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Google Beware! Here comes Siri…..

Apple’s voice assistant Siri, an exclusive feature of iPhone 4

It’s not Apple’s first foray into the voice-activated controls and speech-recognition realm, yet the best attempt so far. It seems so.

For those of you who are clueless about Siri, it’s time to get introduced to speech-recognition “personal assistant” , inbuilt in Apple iPhone 4S smartphones, unveiled last month. Don’t get mistaken for Siri isn’t an app. So, you can’t download it in a click from any App store. Nor is it any icon on the menu which you can tap on your iPhone.

Siri: All set to steal Internet searchers from Google

Siri is a speech-recognition computer software. It’s your new friend right in your pocket, who can speak to you or who you can speak to. It has already succeeded in capturing the eyeballs of tech watchers.

But why does Google need to be alert? Can Siri eat into Google like a Moth? Or is the media simply yammering about this young virtual assistant at full blow? Is Siri free of all backlashes?

Well, just like everything Siri too isn’t perfect but can be a great game changer. At least, for Google, that considers Siri as a completely novel approach to search technology and even the biggest threat to Google search control.

What cements this suspicion? The usage of Siri has been 10 times more than what even Apple had expected.

Siri, a voice-controlled virtual personal assistant, based on artificial intelligence.

One of the experts, Morgenthaler, is of the opinion that even one right answer from Siri holds more significance than a million search links from Google. And, if it starts getting more and more used to bypass search then Google can be in deep trouble.

Siri sets Google blindsided

With its beta version out, Siri tech titans are already busy supplementing its artificial-intelligence knowledge base with varied streams of user data. Siri is on a roll, guys!

Some have even gone to the extent of pitching their anticipation that Siri will successfully ape human beings in performing tasks in another couple of years. The real twist of the game would be if the Big Daddy Apple opens its API to third-party developers.

The new speech engine, Siri, certainly has a clear technological edge.

If this happens, I repeat if this happens, Android is most likely to suddenly disappear from the race. Why? The answer is obvious. In dearth of apt response to artificial intelligence competence, Google can bite the dust since mass developer mobilization to Apple can be witnessed as this brain child of Sir Steve Jobs focuses on developing some ‘out-of-the-box’, cool apps.

Apple vs. Google..Who will win?

You don’t need to speak like a robot as you do on Google since Siri permits  natural language interaction and applies logic. And, the users get the treat of human-like experiences and engagement level. Not only does it provide you with a blue link, but also navigates you to transactions, which you need to confirm. And, it’s done! It, therefore, saves your lot of time and effort.

It’s the future of search.

Hey all you techie friends, do let me know your insights on this.


Why Should you Upgrade to iOS 5?

Do you love Apple products? Are you an iPhone/iPod/iPad fanatic? Do you know what’s the latest iOS news doing the rounds?

Apple products: groundbreaking computing and technology inventions

Well, it’s time for me to give you a wake-up call or rather a shake-up call that iOS 5 has stepped into the big battleground of operating systems, and is now available for you guys. Huge multitudes of passionate iOS 5 freaks have already outpaced you in downloading and updated their devices to the recent entrant in operating systems war, iOS 5. But then some questions must have popped up in your mind by now—‘Why should I upgrade to iOS 5?’ ‘What’s so good about it?’ ‘What outstanding features does it have?’ 

iOS 5: Exceptionally polished & equipped with glaring features

It’s time to take a tour of some  of its upgrade worthy features.

Notifications. This feature is undoubtedly the most prominent visual change that iPhone freaks had been craving for until now. Apple has, however, integrated this concept its own way. This new feature is especially more enticing since the apps can refine what and how to show you on the screen. I bet the users are going to love the notification access to a wide array of interesting widgets like weather and stock tickers.

Next amazing feature is iMessage. Though it’s not any new story on the board, the fascinating angle to it is that it functions across all iOS devices, over 100 million units sold until now. Aren’t these humongous numbers? Using this new feature, you can easily send across text messages to your friends or groups using any iOS device you possess, iPod or iPhone or iPad? Trust me, it’s going be a new and delightful communication experience for you altogether.

Twitter integration with iOS 5 makes share your activities via a Tweet extremely easy.

And now the bandwagon that almost each one of us has jumped on to. Yes, you guessed it right! It’s Twitter. The new iOS 5 has Twitter integrated into the system that has a big repository of features like camera roll, maps etc. Now if you wish to share a photograph with your friend, you need to prod that image and tap on to it to tweet the same. And, you’re DONE!

Let me touch the topic that would interest you to the hilt. We’re always looking out for opportunities to reconnect with our school/college days friends; friends we loved hanging out with and sharing our day-to-day experiences with. The exciting app released by Apple, Find My Friends, needs iOS to function, and lets you share your status and location updates with your buddies. Isn’t it cool?

iCloud: A marquee feature of iOS 5

Another captivating feature that deserves your attention is iCloud that lets you use an iOS device without any need of Mac, and maintain a repository or backup of  photos, documents and other app settings.

Well, these are some of the ones that I’ve liked. Welcome your comments, insights and experiences of using the new features of iOS 5 once you try them out.

Until then keep eating Apple, a lovely gift from Sir Steve Jobs to all of us!

Steve Jobs: The Visionary, who made Technology Beautiful & Revolutionized Personal Tech

“That’s been one of my mantras — focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.”—Steve Jobs

A visionary. An innovator. A college drop out. The founder of an iconic company–Apple. The corporate titan, who made technology not only accessible, but also innovative and great fun. A competitor to scores of tech luminaries across the globe. Inspiration to millions of people worldwide. Multi-facets of one personality—Steve Jobs, the gizmo God.

The Apple co-founder, Steve Jobs, dies at the age of 56

October 5, 2011–a sad day for millions of Apple fans, geeks and gearheads across the world as one of the greatest technology pioneers and American CEOs of his generation, Steve Jobs finally resigned to death after a seven-year long battle against pancreatic cancer at the age of 56.

This tech talisman brought about a shift of technology from garages to our pockets, and transformed our mobile devices to what we call as ‘entertainment devices’ in the form of iPhones, iPads, iPods etc.

Steve Jobs, a man with extraordinary vision, who could comprehend much before anybody else how the consumers, you & me, would live our lives through devices is likely to set another record even after his death.

Steve Jobs: The tech giant behind innovative Apple products

As per some of the leading social media analysts, the death of Steve Jobs, the tech giant who transformed computers and culture, is the most talked about Internet event of all times that has ushered an unbelievable outpouring of grief, which is most likely to hammer all previous online records. Hits touching the count of 10,000 tweets per second—Incredible!

The man behind multiple computing revolutions has bid ‘Good bye’ to all of us. The world has lost a visionary and tech stylemaker.

We salute this iconic innovator and mourn his death. He stays and will continue to rule the hearts of generations to come.

May God rest his soul in peace!

October 4: Why so much of Hullabaloo?

October 4 could be a historic day.

For whom? What’s there on this date?

iPhone 5: All set to grab the Big Chunk of the spotlight

Well, it could be a momentous day for iPhone enthusiasts as well as Apple. The much awaited smartphone from Apple is all set to knock the doors of the market on October 4, 2011.

iPhone fanatics, mobile gaming companies, publishers—everyone had been speculating about this device for a long time now. But now it’s Super Apple Official! Almost all media biggies have received invitations from Apple.

The media outlets opine about the invitations being a treat to the eyes, with fantastic Map, date, clock & phone icons and of course, the event’s name ‘Let’s talkiPhone’ at Apple HeadQuarters, to be presided over by Tim Cook, CEO of Apple.

A titillating revelation has succeeded in holding the attention of many onlookers like me. All the vacation requests made by the employees between October 9th October 12th & October 14thOctober15th have been refuted by Apple. All this in purview of anticipation of an exponential increase in the number of iPhone buyers, and the subsequent in-flow of inquiries from the iPhone and iPod Users.

Let’s wait & watch for the official launch of much awaited iPhone 5!