Amazon announced today that they have acquired text-to-speech company Ivona. Could it mean competition for Google Now and Siri?
Details have emerged showing that Siri almost landed as an Android feature before purchase by Apple.
It’s time, friend. It’s time to drop that Blackberry you’ve got duct-taped together and move up in the world. Android is waiting with open arms, and a plethora of great devices. I’m sure you were with that Blackberry for quite some time, so let’s discuss how you’re going to get acquainted to your new life with Android. It won’t be hard, I promise.
Facebook scheduled a special media event for January 15, further fueling speculation that it will finally unveil its first piece of hardware, the Facebook smartphone that so many rumors were talking about in the not-so-distant past.
Google Now has easily been one of the best features that have been introduced into the Android operating system. If you are lucky enough to be one of the individuals running Jelly Bean on your device, you’ve surely seen just how useful Google Now can be.
Recently, a very viral “easter egg” of sorts was making its rounds. It seems that if you asked Google Now what a Giraffe was, or more specifically “what is a Giraffe?”, you’d get a very interesting response.
Every year in the world of mobile tech there are a few eyebrow-raising moments. So what were the big shocks this year? Join us as we remember the unexpected twists and turns of 2012.
The popular Google Now alternative and so called “Siri for Android”, Maluuba, has received a major update that brings shopping integration for major retailers in the U.S. The improvement allows the app to answer queries that are related to shopping, search for products from user’s preferred stores, and suggest products that fall in a specified price range.
Those Android users that have a handset running Android 4.1 or later (hence a Jelly Bean version) can already take advantage of one of its most interesting features, the smart Google Now search system/assistant that provides custom alerts and results based on certain parameters and search patterns extracted by the company from what’s currently happening in your life.
Liking the fact how Google Now can turn into your personal weatherman and travel guide? There’s actually more to the all-knowing assistant than that. If you find it hard to keep up with the new functionalities that Google keeps adding to Google Now, here’s where you can familiarize yourself with the cards.