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Expedia App Offers Selected Travel Apps Free Via New Media Lounge

Posted on 04/04/2014 by Chris Hauk


Are you a traveller? Do you use a lot of travel-related apps on your iPhone? If so, you might want to “fly” over to the App Store and land on the Expedia app page. Expedia is offering some paid travel-related apps free, via their app’s Media Lounge feature.


Apple Acquired Speech Recognition Firm Novauris in Bid to Improve Siri

Posted on 03/04/2014 by Chris Hauk

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One of Apple’s acquisitions last year went unnoticed until now, as TechCrunch reports the company purchased automatic speech recognition company Novauris Technologies in 2013. The company’s main product is NovaSystem, a server-based distributed speech recognition system.


Samsung Selfie Stunt Backfires as Obama Administration Upset Over Pic

Posted on 03/04/2014 by Chris Hauk


Samsung’s problems with their sponsored celebrity “selfie” campaign continue, as a report says the White House is unhappy with Samsung over a selfie taken with Boston Red Sox player David Ortiz that turned out to be part of the Samsung campaign.


Review: Family Wall – Your Private Space for Friends and Family

Posted on 03/04/2014 by Chris Hauk


While Facebook is a great place to keep up with family and friends, wouldn’t it be great to have a private place that works much like Facebook for you, your family and friends, but is completely private, and that you completely control? Enter Family Wall.


Microsoft Unveils ‘Cortana’ – A Siri-Like Personal Assistant

Posted on 02/04/2014 by Chris Hauk


Microsoft unveiled the latest update to its Windows Phone mobile operating system on Wednesday. The update includes an “Action Center” which combines the functions of the iOS Control and Notification Centers, a new keyboard input method similar to Swype, and Cortana, their Siri-like personal assistant.


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