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Microsoft Omitted An Important Point In Its Latest Siri Attack Ad

It’s a day ending in “y”, which means Microsoft is looking to loosen Apple’s stranglehold on the smartphone market again. This time it’s hammering Siri for not being as awesome as Redmond’s new voice assistant, Cortana. But in its haste to crow about how drop-dead awesome it is, Microsoft has forgotten one very important piece of information.


Apple Wants Siri To Better Understand The Australian Accent

Apple is refining Siri as part of its preparation for the iOS 8 update later this year. One of those refinements, alongside support for new languages like Arabic and Dutch, is getting the voice-to-text virtual assistant to better understand — and speak — the way Australians talk.


Here's Every App And Company That Apple Tried To Kill At WWDC

Last week, Apple announced a huge batch of products aimed straight at the heart of existing companies and apps. Here are just a few of the things that are feeling a spinning beachball target on their backs.


iOS 7.1 Developers' Source Code Hints At Siri For Apple TV

Apple’s virtual helper might soon appear in additional types of hardware from the tech giant, with snippets of code found within the iOS 7.1 SDK suggesting that a version of Siri for Apple TV may be in the works.


This Simple Siri Hack Lets You Control Anything With Your iPhone

Voice control is a super convenient way to control stuff with your phone, at least when your AI isn’t just shouting error messages at other computers. Googolplex makes it even better by unlocking Siri to let her control your stereo, your thermostat; honestly, just about anything.


Watch Cortana, Siri And Google Now Yell At Each Other And Go Insane

Cortana is the newest member of the virtual assistant family, so we thought we’d get the whole crew together for a chat. Turns out getting a sit-down between Siri and Google Now is not only funny but also a great glimpse at how the world will work after the machines finally take over.


Cortana Vs Siri Vs Google Now: The Ultimate Voice Control Showdown

Windows Phone 8.1 is here, and with it comes not only a notification centre(!) but a brand new Halo-flavoured voice assistant. But how does Cortana shape up against her competitors, who have a year or two of experience on her? Surprisingly well.


Apple's Latest Purchase Could Bring Siri Offline

It’s all well and good being able to call upon your own pocketable Siri butler, but I don’t remember Bruce Wayne’s buddy Alfred relying on a Wi-Fi or mobile data connection before he could stitch up his crime-fighting boss. Apple’s aware of the limitations that a mandatory web connection brings to Siri functionality, and it seems to be looking to rectify it with a new purchase.


Aussies Won't Get Microsoft's Cortana Virtual Assistant Until 2015

Microsoft hosted its BUILD conference overnight, where we saw updates to Windows 8.1 that will make it more usable, as well as the debut of Cortana: Microsoft’s virtual voice assistant. Don’t get too excited though, Australia. You’ll be waiting at least until next year to get your hands on Microsoft’s “Siri-killer”.


Apple Just Acquired Patents That Could Put Siri In Charge Of U.S. Homes

While we were all focused on sensors that fit on our wrists, Apple was quietly winning 38 patents for a system of sensors as big as a house.