Tagged with: iOS

Google Acquires Emu, A Messaging and Personal Assistant App

Google Acquires Emu, A Messaging and Personal Assistant App

Google has acquired Emu, a new mobile messaging application that just exited beta earlier this year. Emu was at heart an IM client, but it differentiated itself from the crowded market with smart features that incorporated a virtual assistant not unlike Siri to automate tasks based on your conversations – meaning you ...

Ooloo Answers Your Questions With Real, Live People

Ooloo Answers Your Questions With Real, Live People

Sick of virtual assistants like Siri mangling your searches? Well, the new Ooloo app for iOS and Android dispenses with voice recognition and just sends your request to an actual human being. Ooloo, which has been spun off from online backup service IDrive, will have staff on hand 24/7 to answer your questions. I’m ...

Calendar App ‘UpTo’ Turns Your Smartphone Into a Personal Assistant

Calendar App ‘UpTo’ Turns Your Smartphone Into a Personal Assistant

If you've been searching for a new way to look at your calendar, look no further than UpTo. UpTo, which launched on iOS in March and is now available on Android, adds an entirely new dimension to your upcoming schedule. UpTo offers a top-level view of your calendar and can expand to show upcoming events based on a whole ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – July 21, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – July 21, 2014

How many times have you asked a friend to call your phone because you can’t find it? Whether it slipped behind a couch cushion or was left in a jacket pocket, there are plenty of hiding spaces that phones love to hide in. Thanks to a new app called Marco Polo, however, finding your phone just got a lot easier – and more ...

These Mobile Apps Are Great Bookends to Summer Reading Assignments

These Mobile Apps Are Great Bookends to Summer Reading Assignments

Many articles and studies endorse summer reading as a beneficial and necessary experience for all students. While book options have the potential to change from year to year, it remains that readers equip themselves with tools that foster their understanding of key terms, characters, plot, themes, comprehension and critical ...

Apple Adds Step Counter and Caffeine Tracking to iOS 8

Apple Adds Step Counter and Caffeine Tracking to iOS 8

Apple’s iOS 8 Health app can track dozens of health stats through other apps and devices, providing a full picture of your well-being. Now, it can track two more things and one of them can be measured by the iPhone itself. AppleInsider installed the latest beta version of iOS 8, which was made available on Monday, and ...

Siri Will Soon Be Able to Understand You Much Better

Siri Will Soon Be Able to Understand You Much Better

It all started at a small academic get-together in Whistler, British Columbia. The topic was speech recognition, and whether a new and unproven approach to machine intelligence—something called deep learning—could help computers more effectively identify the spoken word. Microsoft funded the mini-conference, held just ...

Nudge (Android, iOS) Gathers Your Health and Fitness Data

Nudge (Android, iOS) Gathers Your Health and Fitness Data

With the quantified self movement in full swing, you can now track and monitor every movement, learn when you’re drinking too much coffee, discover how well you sleep, and even lose weight. But with so many different apps and gadgets for different facets of our lives, it can be difficult to keep on top of everything. This ...

Amazon Instant Video (iOS) Now Offers ‘First Episode Free,’ HBO Content

Amazon Instant Video (iOS) Now Offers ‘First Episode Free,’ HBO Content

Even though Amazon is investing heavily in its Fire platform including new Fire TV and Fire Phone, it still is showing some chops for iOS. Monday's free update brings the latest features of Amazon’s Video service to its iOS apps. Amazon upgraded the iPad and iPhone apps today with all new video playback controls, ...

iOS 8 Will End the Weather Partnership Between Apple and Yahoo

iOS 8 Will End the Weather Partnership Between Apple and Yahoo

Of the many announcements made at Apple’s recent Worldwide Developers Conference, one that did not garner as much attention concerned the pre-installed weather app on the iPhone. The look, feel and data has been provided to Apple by Yahoo for many years, part of a deal that sends a lot of traffic back to the Internet ...