With Mountain Lion, you can now dictate your text. While this isn't exactly Siri functionality we're talking about, Dictation is a step in the right direction for Mac users who don’t have the mobility or typing skills required to compose long emails or documents. The best part is that the new Dictation feature require third-party software manufacturers to make the function available. It works seamlessly with almost every application, including Microsoft Word.
Apple continues to roll out celebrity-powered television commercials for Siri, with the latest starring film director Martin Scorsese as he maneuvers the mean streets of New York in a taxi cab, with Siri helping guide the way.
We're guessing the deafening silence from the App Store today is a result of those corrupted updates that made headlines over the 4th of July holiday. If you've been relentlessly pressing the update button in iTunes only to keep seeing "there are no updates available for any of the apps in your iTunes library," it might be time to take a break and read up on what else is happening in the tech world -- including what Apple has to say on the subject. Here's what's making news for Thursday, July 5, 2012.
Just like clockwork, Apple took the wraps off iOS 6 on Monday during the WWDC 2012 keynote, and developers have already started tinkering with the first beta build. While the company showed off some key features, there’s plenty more in store -- and here’s a look at what we know thus far.
Although it’s little surprise after seeing banners go up Friday afternoon, iOS 6 is indeed real and Apple wasted no time jumping right in to show developers what they’ll be working with in the months ahead.
Now that June is in full swing, the annual E3 show kicks off this week in Los Angeles, only the first of a number of exciting (and costly to our wallet) events. By this time next week we’ll be basking in the glow of whatever Apple has deigned to show us at WWDC, and Google I/O will wrap up the busy month with their own brand of fun. Might be a good time to put those credit cards on ice, right? In the meantime, soak up some absolutely free fun with today’s recap for Monday, June 4, 2012.
The tenth annual D: All Things Digital conference kicked off in California on Tuesday night with a rousing Tim Cook interview. While the Apple CEO didn’t divulge any corporate secrets on the company’s HDTV plans, there was plenty of discussion about the future.
Hey, the weekend is here! And for those of you in the United States, it’s probably a three-day extravaganza, thanks to the Memorial Day holiday on Monday. Although we’re not sure getting an extra day off work is really showing appreciation for those in the Armed Services who keep us safe, we’ll take it where we can get it. The daily recap will be taking Monday off as well, so we’ll see you back here on Tuesday -- in the meantime, enjoy the day’s news for Friday, May 25, 2012!
Actor John Malkovich may not be the next actor you’d expect to see in a pair of Apple commercials following in the footsteps of Samuel L. Jackson and Zooey Deschanel, but that’s exactly who you’ll find discussing “Life” and “Joke” with Siri next.
IBM may have adopted a “bring your own device” strategy for its employees back in 2010, but judging from an interview with the company’s chief information officer, you won’t be able to actually do much with them while there.