If there's one Mac utility we couldn't live without, it would probably be TextExpander, which saves us countless thousands of extra keystrokes each year. The software got a big update today, but don't go looking for it in the Mac App Store.
In case you didn’t know, Apple is holding a media event on Tuesday, October 4 at 10am PST on their Cupertino campus. Based on the invitation send to the press and the teasing “Let’s talk iPhone” tagline, it’s pretty clear that this will be an iPhone event -- but exactly which iPhone(s) they’ll be talking about is still up for debate.
New reports indicate a number of alleged changes in the next iPhone, including RAM, processor, and camera upgrades. But, it is the new Assistant software that sources believe will be the key feature of the iPhone 5.
According to the report, Assistant will be based on the Siri platform, and will be the evolution of the Voice Control software that first appeared with the iPhone 3GS.
New findings suggest that iOS 5 will include a voice navigation system called "Assistant". This possible app could tap into a user’s address book, email, calendars, phone application, and possibly be able to open links. Apple is apparently partnering with one or two software developers that have had success building these types of applications.
Assistant could be built on the Siri platform. Or, perhaps the Nuance platform. Or, according to this report, both.