When Samsung announced S-Voice, there was never any question that it would be tested against Siri, Apple’s voice assistant. The folks over at Dialaphone have put together this very interesting ‘S-Voice VS Siri’ infographic to put the two applications against each other.
After looking at the infographic, it’s difficult to decide a winner. Siri clearly loads faster, but the information given by S-Voice seems to be more useful.
I have tried and tested both, and in my personal opinion, I think Siri is better. I feel that S-Voice takes too long to recognize simple commands that are picked up easily by Siri.
The new iPad has been released and iOS 6 and Mountain Lion have been revealed to the public, which means one thing. We can now focus our entire attention to the next iPhone, which is rumoured for release, as always, in October this year. There has been no shortage of ideas and opinions thrown around the web as to what the new iDevice could feature, but this iPhone 5 concept looks to hit the mark pretty well.
Rendered using a piece of software called Rhinoceros 3D by Martin Utrecht, the iPhone 5 concept is very realistic for the main reason that it remains within the boundaries of what we know Apple are comfortable with.
As previously rumoured, Apple have revealed a new addition to the Macbook Pro family at WWDC 2012 earlier today.
I won’t attempt to explain the technical side of the way the new notebook works, as I have very little knowledge in that field. However, the MacBook Pro now has the highest resolution screen of any notebook in the world thanks to the new Retina display. Despite the hardware upgrade, the notebook has actually decreased in size, now 25% thinner than the last generation of MacBook.
Below are some images, as well as the announcement video shown at WWDC.
The long awaited 2012 WWDC conference has just finished, and there has been a few interesting releases by Apple. Notably, and the topic of this article, is the release of iOS 6.
The sixth mobile OS released by the company yearly since launching the iPhone back in 2007. The new operating system comes with 200 new features, some small and some big. Here are some of the notable changes.
Release Date: Beta is out today, Full release in Autumn.
iOS 6 (Developing)
Last year, as part of iOS 5, Apple released deeper Twitter integration. Meaning that you could tweet a website or image directly from an app. Now, in iOS 6, the same idea has been transferred to Facebook. Now you can update a status, post a picture or website from just about anywhere on the operating system. You can also now update a status directly from Siri.
Well, Siri is no longer an iPhone 4S only product. The voice assistant has now officially been ported to the New iPad, meaning sadly older versions of the iPad or iPhone are still left in the dark. Nevertheless, i’m sure in no time at all, older iPad users will be able to get the new version of Siri on their tablets. What is this new version of Siri? Well, in iOS 6, Siri has learnt a lot more than in the last update. Now Siri can give updates on sports scores, film times and locations a lot better than it ever could before. It can also do things a lot smoother and life-like than it has been able to in previous versions.
Okay, this is Android. But it's the same kind of idea.
Better Call Screen
In iOS 6 you can now send a text message or iMessage directly from the call screen. This means that if somebody tries calling you in a time where you just can’t answer, you can send a pre-stored message which explains that you can’t take the call, rather than hanging up and coming across as rude. This is one of my favourite features in Ice Cream Sandwich and while they may be accused of copying Android, this will certainly be a welcome addition to iOS.
There hasn’t been a huge amount of changes to Safari on iOS 6. The only differences being you can now save pages on iCloud for offline reading, and landscape mode supports full screen on iPhone and iPad.
As expected, iOS 6 has dropped Apple’s inclusion of Google Maps. Instead, Apple have opted for their own mapping system, which includes the greatly rumoured 3D maps, as well as a brand new turn-by-turn navigation system.
It’s also worth noting that the slides mentioned a re-designed app store. However there has not been much focus on this as of yet so there aren’t many details. I will update the app when more details surface.
Keep an eye on Geeks Have Landed for a review of iOS 6 Beta!
What’s your favourite feature of iOS 6? Let us know in the comments below!
The TenOne Magnus Stand looks like it could have been designed by Apple specifically for their tablets, however the steep price is similar to what would usually make people opt for a non-Apple accessory.
This is without a doubt, the best keyboard case for the iPad I have ever seen.
The SKINNY is the thinnest case ever to be released for the iPad which incorporates a keyboard, which in this case, is a touch sensitive one. Not only is it brilliant as far as statistics go, but in design.
Available in Black or White, the SKINNY case is available here for $90 (UK customers can e-mail for inquiries). I’d personally advise you get the white, as the combination with the keyboard looks fantastic.