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Google Project Glass: Siri or Clippy?

Google Project Glass: Siri or Clippy?

"Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether they could" Jeff Goldblum memorably said in Jurassic Park, "that they didn't stop to think if they should"; has Google done the same with Project Glass? Initial reactions to the wearable computing concept shown off publicly yesterday were predictably gobsmacked, the eye-catching demo video showing an idealized and alluring view of augmented reality. After the dust has settled, though, comes the question: is Project Glass Google's Siri, or is it actually more like Microsoft's ill-fated Clippy?

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Siri pairs with MacBook Pro this summer

Siri pairs with MacBook Pro this summer

In a move that may well portend this summer (or winter) reveal of the iPhone 5, Apple has had a patent revealed which shows an iPhone connecting to a Desktop computer for the sharing of Siri. Since Siri became wildly popular and was picked up by Apple for the iPhone 4S, forums across the web have been filled with the same question: when will this functionality come to the Mac desktop? If what we're seeing today turns out to come to fruition, Siri may never come directly to the Mac, but will be able to control your Mac via your iPhone.

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Research shows what Siri is used for

Research shows what Siri is used for

By now I think everyone is familiar with Siri, the Apple virtual assistant that's only officially supported on the iPhone 4S. Siri is a virtual assistant that allows users to do all sorts of things with their voice from sending and receiving calls, to sending text messages and a lot more. A consulting group called Parks Associates surveyed 482 owners of the iPhone 4S to see what people are using Siri for.

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Siri gets expanded Yelp functionality

Siri gets expanded Yelp functionality

If you're a big user of the iPhone 4S you may be interested to hear that Siri has been given a slight update. The slight update brings expanded Yelp support. The update came in iOS 5.1 that was released last week and users that travel a lot should appreciate the new feature.

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Yelp says iOS update gives it more prominence

Yelp says iOS update gives it more prominence

Yelp claims that Apple's most recent mobile software update has increased the level of connectivity it has with the iPhone 4S Siri voice recognition platform. In addition to integrating more information from Yelp in Siri results, the personal assistant now guides users directly to the iPhone Yelp app for even more detailed data on the location in question. It's expected to be a boon to Yelp after it just declared its initial public offering.

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Clear list-keeper app Review

Clear list-keeper app Review

An app which is very clearly part of the new world ultra-simple design movement tied directly to modernism in the getting-things-done department of all hipsters' lives is "Clear" for iOS. This application allows you to undeniably simply make lists of items you must do during the day and does it with a user interface that's candy for the eyeballs. This app works for iPad, iPod Touch, and iPhone, and we certainly suggest the latter choice for all day long pushing and pulling for productivity growing.

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iPad Dictation prompts Apple data retention questions

iPad Dictation prompts Apple data retention questions

There was a privacy scare recently when the iOS app Path was discovered to be uploading contact and user information to their servers without asking the owners permission. Path quickly rectified the situation by pushing out an update to their app, and Apple also included new warnings in Mountain Lion Developer Preview 2, making it clear when an app was trying to access your contact information. So what about the Dictation feature found on the new iPad?

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Apple sued for deceptive Siri advertising

Apple sued for deceptive Siri advertising

A class action lawsuit has been filed against Apple, claiming that the company used "misleading and deceptive" advertising for its Siri voice-activated intelligent assistant feature on the iPhone 4S. The lawsuit was filed by New York resident Frank M. Fazio in the US District Court of Northern California.

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i4Siri brings Siri to jailbroken iOS 5 devices

i4Siri brings Siri to jailbroken iOS 5 devices

There have been a couple of theories as to why Siri hasn’t made an appearance on devices other than the iPhone 4S. Is it simply to shift more units of the flagship iPhone, or is it because the 4S packs a custom noise reduction chip? In any event, it hasn’t stopped enterprising hackers from porting the personal assistant to other iOS devices, and now there’s a relatively simple way of doing it yourself.

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iPad 3 gets voice dictation but not quite Siri yet

iPad 3 gets voice dictation but not quite Siri yet

The iPad 3 will not be getting Siri as some had speculated, but it will give a good taste of the voice-controlled feature before a full on Siri implementation sometime down the road. Apple revealed today that the next-gen tablet now offers voice-dictation, a feature you'll notice from the addition of a microphone icon to the software keyboard.

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