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Apple claims Google Now infringes on Siri patents in GALAXY S 4

Apple claims Google Now infringes on Siri patents in GALAXY S 4

A series of patent infringement claims have been filed by Apple this month surrounding both the Samsung GALAXY S 4 and the Android-centric Google Now system. Two "Siri" patents have been pulled up by Apple surrounding unified search, each of them originally attached to a suit that filed against the Android Quick Search Box in devices running Android 4.0 and lower. Apple has also claimed in a similar document this week that claims against past Samsung Galaxy devices continue to hold true with the Samsung GALAXY S 4, the company asking that this device be included in a suit they've already got on the books.

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Apple looks to boost in-car integration with iOS 7

Apple looks to boost in-car integration with iOS 7

We'll most likely hear about iOS 7 at some point this year, possibly at WWDC in June, but in the meantime we're left to speculate on what we could see in the new update. However, it's reported that iOS 7 will focus more on in-car integration with Apple Maps and Siri. The company is said to be improving in that section of iOS in order to deliver their technology to more cars.

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Intel and Samsung throw cash at Expect Labs’ smart Siri alternative

Intel and Samsung throw cash at Expect Labs’ smart Siri alternative

Intel and Samsung have invested in a startup company by the name of Expect Labs, which offers an alternative to Siri and Google Now, but the only difference is that the software constantly monitors users' voices to deliver content in real-time, rather than delivering content on command like in Siri.

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Apple keeps anonymized Siri data for two years

Apple keeps anonymized Siri data for two years

After releasing Siri on the iPhone 4S back in 2011, Apple has finally disclosed how long it keeps all of those commands and hankering questions you have for Siri. The Cupertino-based company says that it keeps all Siri data for two years, but they state that all of the data from Siri that the company collects is completely anonymized.

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Digital assistant Sherpa looks to take on Apple’s Siri

Digital assistant Sherpa looks to take on Apple’s Siri

A new digital assistant has arrived in town, and she's looking to steal Siri's job. Her new name is Sherpa and she just arrived to North America today. Right now, she's only offering her services to Android users, but eventually, she'll be aiding Apple's iPhone users as well. You will be able to use her on both your phone and your tablet. After testing out her services, she's actually much more useful than I expected.

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Amazon reportedly acquires Evi voice-control app to take on Siri

Amazon reportedly acquires Evi voice-control app to take on Siri

It's been rumored for quite a while that Amazon would be manufacturing their own smartphone, especially considering that they have their own tablets. While still have yet to see anything official come out from that front, we've been treated with a report saying that the e-tailer giant has acquired Evi, which is a Siri-like voice control app.

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Apple and Yahoo in talks to bring deeper integration to iOS

Apple and Yahoo in talks to bring deeper integration to iOS

Yahoo already powers the Weather and Stocks app in iOS, but it seems they don't want to stop there. It's reported that the Sunnyvale-based company is currently in discussions with Apple to bring more Yahoo services to iOS, including more ways to bring sports information to users, as well as integration with Yahoo News.

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iPhone 5S and the “budget” iPhone: should you wait for Summer?

iPhone 5S and the “budget” iPhone: should you wait for Summer?

This week it's become apparent that not only has Apple begun production on the next-generation iPhone model, they've already set a general date range for revealing said device. With the smartphone we must assume will be called iPhone 5S, Apple has been tipped to be going forward with a design that had definite Steve Jobs input, this suggesting the idea that the iPhone 5 body will remain in-tact.

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Apple looking to bolster Siri cred, according to job listings

Apple looking to bolster Siri cred, according to job listings

It's not surprising, obviously, but it seems Apple is wanting to boost the accuracy and performance of Siri, the company's voice-controlled personal assistant of sorts. Apple posted up 12 job listings over the weekend, all of which relate to Siri. Most of the positions are rather vague on what exactly the involvement is with Siri on a consumer level, but they hint at some features that may come to the voice-controlled personal assistant.

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Apple in court over Siri patent infringment claim

Apple in court over Siri patent infringment claim

Apple is dealing with another problem in China and this time it involves its personal assistant program, Siri. A couple of weeks back, Apple had faced criticism by the television program China's Central Television over issues people had with the company's warranty policy. Now Apple is now dealing with the patent infringement claims made by Shanghai's Zhizhen Network Technology company. The company filed the claims last July.

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Siri obeys real-life mind control

Siri obeys real-life mind control

This week over at Honda R&D Americas, senior iOS architect Duane Cash is showing off a new brainwave control device and custom Siri API working with the iPhone in the real world. The initial test shows the man using a wave of his hand and the EEG signals his brain generates to start up the app and activate several functions on the device. This isn't the sort of thing you're going to be able to run out and buy right this minute, but given the relative simplicity of the build - so to speak - we might be seeing something like this from 3rd party developers (namely Honda R&D Americas) bringing such solutions soon.

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Apple looking to boost in-car integration prowess with new job listing

Apple looking to boost in-car integration prowess with new job listing

Several car manufacturers have announce partnerships with Apple in order to put iOS and Siri integration into their in-car entertainment systems, and it looks like this is a thing that might actually take off as Apple is looking for more team members to work in the company's division meant strictly for developing in-car software.

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