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From another OnePlus apology and Lollipop's slow progress, to spectacular displays, Android ransomware, and Cortana's Cyanogen coziness, it's our regular roundup of the week's top tech news.
A part of the new update to Apple's iOS 9 is the addition of voice training to the company's Siri voice assistant. The feature, when activated, only listens to the owner's voice commands.
Cyanogen's CEO says Microsoft is working with his company to 'deeply integrate' Cortana into the next release of Cyanogen OS, praising the assistant as "better than Apple's Siri" in some areas.
Siri is a big part of the new Apple TV box, but the voice assistant will only be available in eight markets - all other countries get an 'onscreen search app' and a different version of the remote.
What is Apple announcing at its event today? How can I watch? And what time does it start in my part of the world? Find out more in our roundup of info on Apple's Fall product launch event.
New Apple products are expected soon and that includes a new generation of Apple TV devices. Aside from processor upgrades, one big feature could sell this platform to casual gamers.
Facebook M seeks to get things done on your behalf, assisted by artificial intelligence but “supervised” by real people, using its Messenger chat to do things for you in a conversational format.
Apple has sent out invites for its next major product announcement, to be held on September 9 in San Francisco, at which it's expected to announce its new iPhones and Apple TV.
Parallels Desktop 11 now integrates Cortana right into the OS X environment, launching from the Dock and running continuously in “Always on Cortana” mode. Take that Siri.
Apple hasn't sent out the invitations yet, but it's believed to be preparing for an event on September 9, at which it will unveil its latest iPhones and the new Apple TV, and possibly some new iPads.
The next-gen Apple TV box will reportedly be unveiled alongside the new iPhones in September, bringing a redesigned remote with touchpad, faster A8 processor, Siri support, a new App Store, and more.
Apple's personal assistant has now become infused into popular culture, despite its many (often hilarious) misgivings. Ask her to charge your phone and she'll call the police for you.
Apple has announced the next version of its mobile OS, introducing multitasking support that will be familiar to Windows 8 users, and Siri features that appear to borrow from Cortana and Google Now.
Hound made headlines when the internal demo was made public a couple of days ago, but is it as fast and flexible as they demoed in the video? We go hands on and check it out for ourselves.
Apple plans to leverage its wide array of first-party apps, as well as some third-party ones, to create a service called 'Proactive' in an attempt to compete with Google Now for iPhone users.
The next version of Apple TV is expected to launch this summer with improved specs, a dedicated App Store and Siri voice interactions, as well as a redesigned remote featuring touchpad controls.
Apple will reportedly launch its new TV set-top box at the Worldwide Developer Conference in June, introducing a new App Store and developer SDK, along with Siri and HomeKit home automation support.
Tomorrow is Valentine's Day, and Microsoft has gotten in on the act by putting out two ads of a man and a woman, with each professing their love for Cortana; there's a bit of Siri bashing too.
Microsoft has released another commercial that puts Siri against Cortana and this time around, it's the HTC One M8 with Windows Phone and the Dot View case taking charge and making fun of Siri.
Microsoft has been releasing Cortana vs Siri commercials for some time and the latest version goes after the iPhone 6 and how Siri has not been improved with iOS 8.
Voice assistants like Microsoft's Cortana, Google's Google Now and Apple's Siri help some of us quite a lot in our daily life but how useful are they when asked incredibly complex questions?
Microsoft has released a new Windows Phone commercial that once again shows how Cortana is better than Siri and also highlights the recently launched Lumia 635 Windows Phone too.
Microsoft has released another Windows Phone commercial where Siri and Cortana go head-to-head, and this time, the topic is about remembering your favorite things.
It seems Siri can't catch a break. Ever since Cortana arrived and consistently proved she can do better than Apple's assistant, Microsoft has been happily pointing this out in its commercials.
Microsoft has released a new Windows Phone commercial that once again shows how Cortana is better than Siri and also highlights the recently launched HTC One M8 for Windows too.
In Microsoft's latest Windows Phone ad, Cortana on the low-cost Lumia 635 takes on Siri on the iPhone 5s, and manages to show off a couple of tricks that leave Apple's digital assistant impressed.
BlackBerry is prepping the launch of its latest operating system, version 10.3, which will feature the company's homegrown personal assistant known simply as BlackBerry Assistant.
We have taken the three popular digital assistants and put them in side-by-side for a few tests to see how each performs when asked a series of different questions and the results are a bit intriguing
The Arsenio Hall Show featured a parody of Microsoft's new Cortana digitial assistant for Windows Phone 8.1 giving Hall some attitude, along with Apple's own Siri.
Apple's much anticipated update to iOS 7, which has been in developer testing for many months, has finally been released, with significant performance enchancements, tweaks and fixes.
Huawei's latest product teaser used a Siri-like assistant to mock Apple and Samsung, "fruit" and "Some Song"
Susan Bennett, an Atlanta voice actor, claims that her voice is the original one that was used by Apple as the basis for its Siri voice command feature in recent versions of iOS.
Apple's decision to launch a gold colored version of the iPhone 5s is the subject of a very funny parody video from the Conan late night talk show that shows an interesting new designer.
Microsoft is rumored to be working on a secret personal assistant program made to rival Siri and Google Now called "Cortana" that could be a "core" feature in upcoming operating systems.
An email that was discovered on the Nuance servers (who are the developers of the Siri personal assistant for iOS) seems to suggest that iOS 7 will finally be made available on the 10th of September.
With all the Google Nows and Apple Siris out there you may have wondered what Microsoft's response is in this digital assistant landscape. Well, wonder no more as Bing is Microsoft's secret weapon.
Apple has made Bing the default search engine in Siri, its voice assistant service. Microsoft says its "thrilled" at the integration of its search engine with Apple's technology.
A new commercial for Windows 8 turns Siri against itself as Microsoft gets agressive with its Windows 8 campaign to show that Windows 8 tablets are better than Apple's line of iPads.
A new report claims Apple wants to go after GPS systems in cars and replace them with its own Apple Maps solutions. Users will be able to see directions directly on their dashboards.
With WWDC quickly approaching, we are getting our first bits of information about what the new platform will include and how Apple will continue to blur the line between OS X and iOS.
Apple have revealed conservations you have with voice assistant Siri will be kept for up to two years. The announcement comes just days after questions were raised over users' privacy rights.
A report by the Wall Street Journal has outlined talks between Yahoo! and Apple about a deeper integration of Yahoo! services to combat iOS' reliance on Google. Apple may also be considering Bing.
Apple has appeared in court, accused of copying software used in Siri, and the company behind the claim says it plans to demand that Apple stops selling those devices that infringe its patent rights.
Google's chairman, and former CEO, Eric Schmidt has made a passing remark about Google Now on iOS. Schmidt hinted that the Google Now app is awaiting Apple's approval, and will come out soon.
Ferrari is collaborating with Apple to enhance its in-car infotainment system. To this end they have added iPad minis and Siri voice integration to their latest and greatest cars.
The next-generation Xbox will reportedly see major enhancements to its voice control features, including speech-to-text, natural speech recognition, and power-on through voice command.
An Apple advertisement in The Economist makes Siri look a bit dim-witted, as the digital assistant serves up the wrong answer to a user enquiry about poison oak.
Martin Scorsese has appeared in an advert promoting Apple's Siri voice assistant software, with the famed director appearing in his natural environment of New York.
Research in Motion is trying to remain relevant in the smartphone market and are placing all of their chips on the new Blackberry 10 OS. The latest developer release has added voice command features.