Most People Just Use Siri for Calls and Text

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When Siri on the iPhone 4S was revealed to the world, many people marvelled at the possibilities. They were ecstatic that they could simply talk to their phones in regular language and Siri would respond with weather reports, restaurant recommedations, and useful facts. But that’s not how most people actually use Siri on a day-to-day basis.

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Google Assistant for Android to Challenge iPhone’s Siri

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If you have an Android smartphone or tablet, then you’ll know that voice search is already an integrated feature in Google’s mobile OS. The Siri voice assistant in the iPhone 4S is stealing some serious thunder, so it looks like Google wants to fight back with something simply named Assistant.

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Apple Plans To Pull Siri Competitor, Evi, From The App Store

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While it is hard to find a voice assistant even close to being as stable and capable as Siri, there is one app that actually comes pretty close, and that’s True Knowledge’s Evi. While the device has been known for having server connection problems here and there, I can attest to the fact that at least the Android version is very good, when I can get it to connect the server properly.

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iOS 5.1 Screenshots Reveal New Features

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Just in case you are wondering, you have to double press the home button for summoning up the camera button in current versions. There were rumors flying around earlier that suggested Siri will be supporting Japanese iPhone 4S owners in the future. The above screenshot of Siri’s settings is evidence on the matter. As you already know, Nuance is the driving force behind Siri and it’s worth noting that Nuance’s Dragon Dictation already supports Japanese. So a Japanese Siri is certainly not far away.

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Apple Blocks Siri On Jailbroken Non-iPhone 4S Devices

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Many believe that Apple’s decision to keep Siri away from non-4S iOS devices is part of their marketing strategy, while some believe that the company is simply unable to provide the service to the whole iOS population. But whatever the reason is behind it, it appears like Apple will always be deciding on who all will be playing with the voice assistant. They have killed Siri on jailbroken iOS devices other than the iPhone 4S.

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Samsung’s New Touchscreen Remote Understands Your Voice Commands

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TVs these days are as smart as many computers out there. And it appears like the remotes accompanying those are also becoming more complex. The size of the remote is already smaller than before and now the devices are becoming much smarter as well. The device that you see above is a new remote from Samsung which comes equipped with a touchpad and a Siri-like voice control system. Yes, no more unnecessary buttons.

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Showdown: iPhone 4S Siri Vs. Droid RAZR Google Voice Actions (Video)

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Ever wanted to see a showdown between voice assistants? You can do just that by taking a peek at the video (posted below) which has been released by Motorola. It shows the duel between Siri on the iPhone 4S and Google Voice Actions on the Droid RAZR.

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Siri Meet Evi, The Voice Assistant For Android And iOS

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It looks like Siri now has a sister. A sister that is smarter, faster, and more resourceful. A sister that is more social too, playing friendly with both Android and iOS people. The sister’s name is Evi and this cross-platform voice assistant looks to be a serious challenger to Siri.

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Siri And Crestron Means Softly Spoken Home Automation

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With help from Crestron’s AMS-AIP home automation equipment and an intermediary proxy server, Apple iPhone 4S Siri can take over the highly intelligent voice control of lighting, temperature, home theater equipment and more; commanding your home’s WiFi thermostat by voice.

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Lost The Remote? There Is No Remote: Samsung Smart TV

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Are you getting fed up with constantly searching for the remote control for your TV? If you are, welcome to the group. But the answer to our troubles appears to have arrived. With the newly unveiled Samsung Smart TV, we will be able to finally forget that old-school remote and do much, much more.

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Verizon iPhone Sales Double Over Holidays

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Then, on top of that, Verizon had this setback with three separate outages of their 4G/LTE network in December alone, and it’s unclear whether customers will be receiving a credit on their accounts because of the outage or whether the 4G/LTE network will be able to support additional devices like the iPhone 5.

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Ask Ziggy Brings Siri-Like Functionality To Windows Phone

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These days Siri is a pretty big deal, and something that really helps set the iPhone even further apart from the competition. With recent 3rd party efforts to create Siri plugins this experience has gotten even better. What about those that don’t have an iPhone?

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Android’s Siri “Clone” Removed From Android Market

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One of the latest apps to join this “fake app” bandwagon comes from a developer called “Official App” which is no doubt designed to fool inexperienced Android users. This so-called “developer” has recently put up an app called “Siri on the Android Market, fooling people into thinking it’s the real thing.

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