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Android Voice Xtreme wants to be Android Siri

Android Voice Xtreme wants to be Android Siri

Android Voice Xtreme or AVX is a newly released voice assistant for Android smartphones. The developers of the application say that the app is useful in the car and offers features that aren't found of Apple's similar Siri voice assistant. AVX offers support for NFC tags on compatible devices and has a number of other features that can be accessed using your voice.

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Nuance’s Nina brings Siri’s smarts to customer service apps

Nuance’s Nina brings Siri’s smarts to customer service apps

Personal voice assistants such as Siri and S-Voice certainly help shift handsets, but their functions are limited in scope to what Apple and Samsung implement. That issue can be sidestepped thanks to Nuance, who have today introduced Nina, a voice recognition service designed to be implemented directly into customer service apps for iOS and Android. The service combines multiple technologies such as text-to-speech, voice biometrics, and natural language understanding, all processed in the cloud that helps carries out commands.

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Saga takes on Siri and Google Now in mobile context

Saga takes on Siri and Google Now in mobile context

Siri, Google Now and other digital personal assistants have a new rival in the shape of Saga, a mobile app that uses learns from users to provide contextual help, suggestions and more. A free app, currently iPhone-only, Saga pulls in data from Facebook, Twitter and other apps to build an understanding of the individual user, and then crunches that with schedules and preferences to produce suggestions as to nearby restaurants, when would be a good time in the day to run, where friends are (and who users might actually like to hang out with), and other recommendations. However, Saga's future is most definitely in wearables like Google's Glass.

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RIM’s BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha adds Siri-like voice command

RIM’s BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha adds Siri-like voice command

After years of believing that it didn't need to follow in the footsteps of the iPhone or Android (because people obviously prefer mobile operating systems based on a 20-year-old platform), it looks like RIM is now going after the most talked-about feature of the iPhone - Siri. The new alpha version of BlackBerry 10 contains a similar voice-controlled assistant.

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Siri upgraded for iOS 6 – goes international too

Siri upgraded for iOS 6 – goes international too

We knew Apple would be coming out swinging with Siri, their virtual assistant. Along with Siri finally going international they have announced all sorts of great new features coming in iOS 6. Siri will be better than ever, can now launch apps, and most likely we'll be seeing plenty more of Zooey Deschanel in the near future. Head below to see what's new.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook faces D10, talks Siri flaws

Apple CEO Tim Cook faces D10, talks Siri flaws

Tim Cook took the stage at the D10 conference this evening, and as you might expect when he's facing questions from no-nonsense business types, he was asked to defend the iPhone 4S's personal voice assistant Siri, which has gone from a cool novelty to one of Apple's biggest marketing campaigns of the decade, even though some suggest Siri doesn't have the chops to back it up.

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IBM blocks Siri on its networks

IBM blocks Siri on its networks

When you use Siri, voice data is sent back to Apple’s servers in order to be processed, but the information is also stored there for a period of time to help hone the voice assistant. IBM seems to be a little spooked by this, and has begun blocking use of Siri on its private networks in the fear that sensitive information may wind up in the wrong hands.

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Apple blasts Siri class-action: Gold-diggers with unfair expectations

Apple blasts Siri class-action: Gold-diggers with unfair expectations

Apple has fired back at iPhone 4S users who joined a class-action suit accusing the company of deceptive advertising around Siri's capabilities, arguing the complainers are simply out to make money. In a freshly filed motion to dismiss the suit, Apple suggests that rather than having legitimate issues with the accuracy of the "beta" virtual personal assistant system on the iPhone, those taking part in the class-action motion can only give vague indications of how Siri has let them down.

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iOS 6 “Sundance” Siri API and iPad support tipped

iOS 6 “Sundance” Siri API and iPad support tipped

Apple's upcoming iOS 6 won't just mark a shift to a homegrown mapping system but finally see Siri, the company's personal virtual assistant technology, show up on the iPad, according to the latest rumors. iOS 6 is currently being referred to as "Sundance", so TechCrunch's sources claim, with the codenamed platform update marking a significant shake-up in new and tweaked APIs that developers will be particularly keen on. As well as new mapping APIs, to hook into iOS 6's new location app, Sundance will also supposedly see the launch of the Siri API.

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