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Google’s Majel Siri competition fast-tracked

Google’s Majel Siri competition fast-tracked

This week it appears that someone at the Wall Street Journal has head from a reliable source that Google's own Siri competitor - known internally as codename Majel - has had its development plans accelerated. What this could mean for you, the reader, is that we'll see said competitor at the next big Google event, that being the developer event known as Google I/O coming up on the 27th of June. For those of you that don't know, the codename for this project is a reference to Majel Barrett, also known Nurse Christine Chapel in the original Star Trek television series and - much more importantly - the voice of the ship's computer as well.

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iOS 6 signals Apple legacy device drop-off

iOS 6 signals Apple legacy device drop-off

For those of you that did not know, iOS 6 was revealed this week at Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference 2012, and with it came news that several older model mobile devices, including the original iPad, would no longer be getting updates past version 5. Included in the update to Apple's latest mobile operating system are the iPhone 3GS, 4, and 4S, iPod touch models older than the 4th generation, and the iPad 2 and 3. Everything older than this will more than likely have service updates if bugs arise in the future with iOS 5, but they will not be traveling up unto the 6th iteration of Apple's mobile environment.

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Apple iOS 6 Beta download links go live

Apple iOS 6 Beta download links go live

For those of you out there with a taste for Beta-testing and a heart for developing, Apple has released the first wide-release version of iOS 6 to the public. This version is available to anyone with an Apple developer account and is available now at Apple's developer site, but will not be ready for prime-time for at least a few more weeks. This version of Apple's mobile operating system will work on most Apple mobile products but will not function on the oldest versions of the iPod touch or the original iPad.

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iOS 6 unveiled at WWDC 2012

iOS 6 unveiled at WWDC 2012

Apple just unveiled iOS 6 at WWDC 2012, boasting that it has added more than 200 new features to the next-gen mobile platform. Many of those include new advancements with Siri, the intelligent personal assistant feature. Siri can now launch apps and offers more integrated capabilities.

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Siri coming to iPad 3 this summer

Siri coming to iPad 3 this summer

Amongst the many wild and rapid-fire announcements made by Apple today at WWDC 2012 came not only news that iOS 6 was coming to most legacy mobile devices, but that Siri was coming to The New iPad as well. This is the iPad 3rd generation aka the iPad 3 and the iPad with Retina display, and with the upgrade to iOS 6 we'll see Siri as well. This upgrade will come to both 4G LTE models of the tablet as well as wi-fi models.

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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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