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Siri will be smarter soon as Apple forms its own speech team

Siri will be smarter soon as Apple forms its own speech team

It’s not the sort of speech team that’d win tournaments in high school, but the sort that’d replace Apple’s reliance on Nuance speech recognition software that’s forming behind the scenes. Word from several sources suggests that Apple’s creation of a speech research team means big things for Siri. After Microsoft released Cortana and Google’s speech recognition has hit Android Wear, it’s high time Apple stepped up their game.

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New iOS 8 Safari extension the most impressive yet

New iOS 8 Safari extension the most impressive yet

A lot has been learned about iOS 8 since Developers have had their chance to toy with it. This newest item might be the coolest we’ve seen. In opening up their platform a bit, Apple is also encouraging more third-party extensions for Safari on mobile. The famed 1Password might have the coolest one yet.

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How will a larger iPhone 6 stretch iOS 8?

How will a larger iPhone 6 stretch iOS 8?

Today we’re having a look at a rather nicely produced demonstration of what it’d look like to see iOS 8 on an iPhone 6, and it got us wondering. What will Apple do with iOS 8 as far as stretching for a larger display? Between the iPhone 4 and the iPhone 5, the display became tall enough to fit another row of icons, making the answer obvious.

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Five apps that give back for Android, iOS

Five apps that give back for Android, iOS

Apps can be fun, but they can also serve another purpose. In going about our daily lives, we often turn to apps on our smartphones and tablets to assist us. What if those apps did more than just help us out? Here are five that aim to give back, and all you have to do is use them.

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7 Years of iPhone

7 Years of iPhone

It’s been seven years and the iPhone is still kicking just as hard - or even - harder than the day it launched. Speaking of the launch – do you remember exactly where you were on that historical day? I remember clearly where I was: at the Cube Apple store in Manhattan where I’d been queued up in a long line along with thousands and thousands of eager iPhone enthusiasts. I was number eight.

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Pipes is a crafty news app for your iPhone

Pipes is a crafty news app for your iPhone

Finding what you want to know about a given topic isn’t hard, but an RSS feed is a bit bland. Other entities can be a bit too flashy for their own good (or ours), relying on snappy animation instead of getting the right data. Others curate information for you, which is nice, but limiting. Pipes, however, does a nice job straddling all those lines.

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