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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.


iOS 7.1 Is Here With More Australian Siri, Faster UI

iOS 7.1 is here! That means you’ve got a more Aussie-sounding Siri, faster animations and several UI tweaks. We made a little comparison between the two so you can hear the difference.


Here's What Microsoft's 'Cortana' Virtual Assistant Can Do

Microsoft is looking to hone and sharpen its search capabilities in its Windows 8.1 app, and out of a bid to improve the friendliness of its operating system, Cortana seems to have been born. Here’s what Microsoft’s new virtual assistant can do according to a new leak.


Microsoft's Cortana Could Combine The Best Parts Of Siri And Google Now

Microsoft is late to the game when it comes to putting a digital assistant on its phones, but the wait might be worth it. Sources close to the project have revealed some of the specifics of Microsoft’s upcoming “Cortana” service to The Verge, and it could be the very best of Siri and Google Now.


Siri To Sound More Naturally Australian In iOS 7.1

iOS 7.1 is on its way, with Beta 5 seeding to developers recently. Included in the update looks to be a tweak to Siri to make her sound more Australian.