Amidst rumors Google is about to swallow up voice recognition provider Nuance, Domino's Pizza has teamed up with the current Apple partner to provide a new voice ordering assistant in the latest version of its U.S.-based app, which pretty much brings us full circle back to ordering on the phone, although without any human interaction. That's progress... right?
Google has been a busy little bee this week, finding time to add an activity stream view to Google Drive as well as data compression and Google Translate to the mobile Chrome browser (see below) in between acquiring companies like Nest. But that last move has also raised the threat level for many distrustful of the company whose mantra was once "Don't be evil" — a policy we'll try to stick to with today's recap.
Having home media server software like Plex is great, but what about those times when you want to access content from somewhere else? A new beta PlexPass feature uses cloud storage from existing providers for just such purpose.
The big news heading into this past weekend had to be the announcement that Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer would be stepping down sometime in the next 12 months, a decision that has many pundits wondering if the longtime company man is abandoning the post on his own or if the board of directors helped show him the door in an orderly fashion. One thing's for sure: Microsoft is in dire need of a shakeup if it ever hopes to make a dent in the mobile and tablet markets, so this one will be interesting to watch. In the meantime, here's a quick recap of some other stories you might have missed...
And just like that, HTC has discontinued its trio of Android-based tablets on American shores, with no plans to return unless they can find something that will "make a splash." The real miracle is that there hasn't been more blood in the tablet waters -- not counting HP, who infamously launched the webOS-based TouchPad last July, then yanked it six weeks later before it ever really had a chance. Who will be the next to fall?
Hot on the heels of Corel announcing its acquisition of Avid's consumer product division in July, the company has wasted no time in debuting one of the fruits of that labor with the free Pinnacle Studio 2.0 video editing app for iPad.
Between Dropbox and Box and SugarSync and countless others, does the world need one more cloud sharing service? The makers of LogMeIn seem to think so, which is why Cubby is being rolled out by invitation only preview today.
TiVo has released version 2.8.1 of their Desktop Software. In addition to just a few new settings, the software adds export support for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch. This update affects both Basic and Plus versions of the TiVo Desktop Software, but only the Plus version gets the added export options.
Annndddd, it’s time for the “who can comment PHOTOSHOPPED fastest” part
of our daily news coverage. MacRumors has received a set of pictures
that are purportedly the official boxing for OS X Snow Leopard, or at
least the Portuguese version.