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Microsoft unveils Siri-like digital assistant ‘Cortana’ in Windows Phone 8.1


Microsoft announced today the latest update to the Windows Phone operating system, Windows Phone 8.1. This update brings several new features such as a more customizable start screen and lockscreen themes. One feature looked slightly familiar to fans of iOS or Android, however: Microsoft’s digital assistant Cortana. Cortana is a voice control mechanism for your… Read More

Siri cuts reliance on Google, Apple Maps picks up the slack

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Since the debut of Siri with iOS 5, the personal assistant has become something of a phenomenon, with many users on both sides of the spectrum, praising and criticizing the service. Now, with Google adding their own voice assistant to their search app, Siri has been forced to become even more competitive. Judging by the… Read More

Get Siri To Give You Directions Via Google Maps


Earlier this week, Google Maps was introduced into the iOS App Store, and received a whole host of coverage on what seems like every media outlet out there. Rightly so, it’s a whole lot better than Apple’s own mapping service. This being said, using bespoke Apple applications does have it’s avantages; namely the integration with the rest of Apple’s… Read More

Google Now Coming To Mac & Windows Through Chrome


It looks like Google Now, the Siri competitor developed originally for Android is going to be integrated into the desktop Chrome browser. Recently, the software made its debut on iPhone  a few weeks ago through Googles search application. Now they are planning on bringing it head to head with Siri on the Mac. Nothing is available as of yet and we only know… Read More

Siri vs. Google Now vs. Voice Search (Comparison)


Earlier today, Apple finally saw fit to approve the Voice Search update to the Google Search application. Due to this, I thought the time was fitting to bring to you a comparison between the three giants in personal assistant technologies, Google Now, Voice Search and of course Siri. Now whilst Siri is an awesome bit… Read More