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Iris Takes on Siri in Voice Recognition Battle

Forbes - 25 Oct, 2011
Since 2001, we've been educating millions of monthly readers about mobile technology and its effect on the world. Regularly recognized as an authority in the industry, we're often cited as experts in major media outlets such as the New York Times, ...

'Conan' Parodies Siri Commercial In IPhone 4S Spoof (VIDEO)

Huffington Post (satire) - 25 Oct, 2011
One of the most talked-about apps on the new iPhone 4S is Siri, the voice-activated personal "assistant" that can tell its users everything from the nearest restaurants to where babies come from. But the trick is that they have to ask. ...

Siri ported to iPad

Moneycontrol.com - 25 Oct, 2011
Just as Siri was previously ported over to the iPhone 4, a developer has now found a way for Siri to function on the iPad, which, goes without saying, was jailbroken. Of course, the catch, as with Siri on the iPhone 4, is that it does not interact with ...

Why Are Computer Voices Female? Ask Siri

ABC News - Ned Potter - 25 Oct, 2011
Siri, the new virtual assistant, is displayed on the new Apple iPhone 4S in San Francisco. (AP Photo) Apple's new Siri, the voice-activated virtual assistant built into its new iPhone 4S, has already been hailed as a game ...

Taking Siri out for a spin?

Reuters Blogs (blog) - 25 Oct, 2011
Blog Guy, I gather from your recent posts that you're a big fan of Siri, the personal assistant on the new iPhone 4S who carries on conversations with users? I am. I'm pretty dazzled, I must say. So, have you gotten to know her personally? ...

Siri co-founder leaves Apple

GMANews.TV - 25 Oct, 2011
A co-founder and CEO of Siri, the company behind the Apple iPhone 4S' new voice-activated personal assistant, has left the company, a tech site reported. Citing sources, All Things Digital said Norwegian-born Dag Kittlaus left on amicable terms and had ...

Apple has Siri, Android gets Iris

Moneycontrol.com - 25 Oct, 2011
iPhone 4S users are boasting about the ability to speak to their phones and the ability of their handsets to speak back to them. This new feature may have left a few Android users, dare I say, envious of their iOS counterparts. ...

Siri co-founder leaves Apple for Chicago

Chicago Sun-Times - Sandra Guy - 25 Oct, 2011
Dag Kittlaus, CEO and co-founder of the Apple iPhone 4S voice-recognition assistant Siri, confirmed media reports Monday that he has returned to Chicago to spend time with his ...

What Makes Siri Special?

PCWorld - David Daw - 25 Oct, 2011
With its combination of advanced artificial intelligence and sharp wit, Apple's virtual assistant may kick off an explosion of new voice recognition applications. By David Daw, PCWorld If you ask Siri, the virtual personal assistant on the iPhone 4S, ...

Aussie developer Remember The Milk takes Siri-ous initiative

NEWS.com.au - 25 Oct, 2011
HOW do you get Siri to do your bidding if you don't have an iPhone? Sydney app outfit Remember The Milk have been working on a solution, Fairfax media reports. Siri has been one of the huge talking points from the release of the iPhone 4S, ...

Siri runs on iPad, but Apple ignores it

CNET (blog) - Amanda Kooser - 25 Oct, 2011
I talk to my iPad 2 all the time, but it never answers me back. Still, there is a small kernel of hope that Siri may one day start chatting me up via my Apple tablet. ...

Siri co-founder leaves Apple

CBS News - Chenda Ngak - 25 Oct, 2011
(CBS) - Apple's personal assistant Siri made a splash from the moment she was introduced. Now that's she's been welcomed by millions of iPhone 4S users, the co-founder of the revolutionary software is leaving Apple for greener pastures. ...

Apple's winning strategy: Lower prices

CNET - Lance Whitney - 25 Oct, 2011
In the past, Apple had always been seen as a company selling niche, high-quality products at high prices. In recent years, however, it's captured business by keeping costs more competitive ...

Siri Co-Founder Bids Apple Adieu (It's Not What You Think)

TIME - Matt Peckham - 25 Oct, 2011
Siri says hello, one of its creators says goodbye? That's the story, according to the good folks at AllThingsD. Dag Kittlaus, whose name you've probably missed with all the laser-like focus on Steve Jobs, ...

Siri Co-Founder Leaves His Job at Apple

PC Magazine - Leslie Horn - ‎Oct 24, 2011‎
It's been less than two weeks since Apple launched the iPhone 4S with the central feature of fully-integrated Siri voice controls. Now, Dag Kittlaus, co-founder of the company that built Siri, has left his post at Apple. ...

Siri co-founder Kittlaus leaves Apple, report says

CNET (blog) - Don Reisinger - ‎Oct 24, 2011‎
Now that the iPhone 4S is on store shelves, Siri co-founder Dag Kittlaus, who headed up Apple's development of the service, has left the Cupertino, Calif.-based company, a new report claims. ...

Wolverton: Siri, this is the start of a beautiful relationship

San Jose Mercury News - Troy Wolverton - ‎Oct 24, 2011‎
In this photo taken Monday Oct. 10, 2011, Siri, the new virtual assistant, is displayed on the new Apple iPhone 4S in San Francisco. The 4S will be available Friday in black or white. It will cost $199-$399, depending on included ...

Siri Co-Founder Quits Apple

Fox News - ‎Oct 24, 2011‎
AP Photo/Paul Sakuma Oct. 4, 2011: Apple's Phil Schiller talks about Siri with the new Apple iPhone 4S during an announcement at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, Calif. CUPERTINO, Calif. " Dag Kittlaus, the co-founder and CEO of Siri, ...

My first impression of the iPhone 4S

ZDNet Asia (blog) - Lee Lup Yuen - ‎Oct 24, 2011‎
Last week I received the iPhone 4S that I pre-ordered from the Apple Web site and started using it as my work phone. Here's my first impression of the iPhone 4S: The iPhone 4S looks and feels very ...

Are you talking to me?

Manila Bulletin - ‎Oct 23, 2011‎
Technews assistant editor Edgard Hilario talking to Siri in iPhone 4S cased with Vapor Pro in the MB Techlab. MANILA, Philippines -- One of the features that make the iPhone 4S stands out from the iPhone 4 is Siri -- a personal assistant app for iOS ...

4S: Old design, better specs

Manila Bulletin - Art Samaniego, Jr - ‎Oct 23, 2011‎
MANILA, Philippines -- The iPhone 4S and the iPhone 4 are identical twins and as the name suggests the 4S is just an iPhone 4 with minor changes and a few new features. If you buy phones just for their looks then you are better ...

Apple's lower prices are all part of the plan to find large audience

Economic Times - ‎Oct 23, 2011‎
Something unexpected has happened at Apple, once known as the tech industry's high-price leader. Over the last several years it began beating rivals on price. People who wanted the latest Apple smartphone, the iPhone 4S, were able to get one the day it ...

Android phones offer apps similar to iPhone's Siri

San Francisco Chronicle - David Einstein - ‎Oct 23, 2011‎
Q: I've really been impressed by reviews for Siri, the talking "intelligent assistant" in Apple's iPhone 4S. Is there an app for Android smart phones that offers a similar experience? A: There are several, including Edwin, Speaktoit and Vlingo. ...

iOS versus Android, iPhone 4S breaks records, and more!

Today's iPhone - ‎Oct 23, 2011‎
This Week on TiP (Oct 16-22): With a slew of great Android gadgets launching recently, iOS' longevity is called into question, Apple sold 4 million iPhone 4S units in the its first 3 days, and more! - iPhone 4S review: http://tinyurl.com/42g9aqc ...

Phones Worth Breaking Your Contract For

PCWorld - Ginny Mies - ‎Oct 23, 2011‎
You've signed up for a two-year hitch, but these sweet smartphones might make you rethink your commitment. By Ginny Mies, PCWorld Smartphones are constantly and rapidly evolving--which can make sticking to a two-year commitment increasingly hard. ...

Siri Is Apple's Post-Jobs Ticket To $1000

Forbes - ‎Oct 23, 2011‎
With the passing of Steve Jobs, investors in Apple (AAPL) need an early warning signal to know if Apple stock will go to $1000 or $100 in the future. This article is the second in a series titled “The Future of Apple,” designed to help investors gain ...

Apple's Lower Prices Are All Part of the Plan

New York Times - Nick Wingfield - ‎Oct 23, 2011‎
Something unexpected has happened at Apple, once known as the tech industry's high-price leader. Over the last several years it began beating rivals on price. Apple uses its growing manufacturing scale and logistics prowess to deliver ...

What do iPhone 4S sales figures tell us about consumers?

CTV.ca - ‎Oct 23, 2011‎
Should we be surprised? Maybe. First Apple bragged that the iPhone 4S had been pre-sold to more than one million consumers. Now, in the weekend following its release, the iPhone 4S has moved four million units across the United States, ...

Why Is Apple's Siri Female?

PC Magazine - Leslie Horn - ‎Oct 23, 2011‎
Siri, are you male or female? If you ask this question of the iPhone 4S voice assistant, it won't give you a clear answer, but most people assume that the distinctly feminine-sounding voice comes from a woman. Many electronics, such as ...

Why most computers have female automated voices

Daily News & Analysis - ‎Oct 23, 2011‎
Scientists have now come up with the underlying reasons that can possibly justify the domination of female automated voices in computers. The studies have shown that people generally find women's voices more pleasing than men's. ...

 

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