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Voice Actions for Android vs Apple’s Siri – Will the Better Software Please Speak Up?

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Voice-activated software has been around for quite some time now. So, to be genuinely excited about any of these, someone must have done something right. However, the problem with these types of programs is that you have to talk in an almost robotic tone to make them actually do something. This could be frustrating even for an English instructor and even harder for us who don’t possess flawless communication skills. How Does Voice Activation Work? Voice recognition software aims to make our life easier by letting us “speak” our commands rather than typing them into a device or using our…

Apple Flattering Android by Imitating Android’s Voice Actions Feature

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At its meeting today, Apple released one key piece of iOS 5 that was not much talked about before–Siri.  In April of this year, Apple had acquired Siri, “your personal assistant,” for somewhere around US$100 to US$200 million. At the time, most people didn’t think much of it. However, Apple has now made it a key part of the new iOS 5, using the catchphrase “Your wish is its command.” Recently, I expressed my thoughts about iOS 5 in an article about the top 5 features that iOS 5 copied from Android. After this morning’s announcement, you can chalk up…