Amazon took a number of steps on Thursday help Alexa, the less well-known cousin of ditigal assistants Siri and Cortana, gains some visibility in the connected device marketplace.
Apple may finally be on the road to success with its cloud applications. That is if the rumors are true that the company is building a high-speed network and changing the way it designs its data centers. Considering the company joined the Open Compute Project a few months ago, it seems like we should bet on the rumors being true.
Updates coming to Siri and iPad add some capabilities that Microsoft has introduced in earlier versions of Cortana and Surface tablets.
Microsoft is pitting its virtual assistant, Cortana, directly against Siri and Google Now with new apps for iPhone and Android. The new capabilities may prove useful for the many mobile workers who use Windows computers but carry iPhones or Android devices.
Move over Siri. Cortana, Microsoft's personal assistant, may be coming to stay awhile on the iPhone.
If Apple and Google get their way, Siri and Google Now might soon vie for attention as your virtual secretary. According to news reports, both smartphone manufacturers are looking at ways connect their virtual assistant technology to enterprise data to give workers a whole new way of accessing company apps and information.
A computer-generated voice named "Dom," similar to Apple's Siri, will start taking your mobile device order on the Domino's app Monday, according to the pizza delivery chain, the AP reports.
Quick takes on mobile IT news for Thursday, 12/5 including: Samsung's plans to unveil five new phones in the first quarter, the role of cross-platform tools in mobile app development, the latest plans for Siri, the time Europe beat the U.S. in mobile apps and Google's efforts to correct mobile browsing errors.
Microsoft is at work on Cortana, a voice-enabled personal assistant for Windows Phone designed to rival Apple's popular Siri feature for iOS, ZDNet reports.
Apple will roll out its overhauled iOS 7 mobile operating system to consumers on Sept. 10, according to an email sent to developer Owen Williams by Apple partner Nuance Communications, whose voice and natural language technologies power the platform's Siri intelligent assistant.