LG Launches Siri Competitor
LG today announced Quick Voice, its answer to Apple's Siri and Samsung's S Voice. The voice control software will run on Optimus-series phones, including certain existing models, including the Vu. The software is configured to control a variety of apps and services, including maps, weather, web search, making calls, texting, alarms, calendar, web search, and settings such as vibrate mode. It also provides voice dictation for messages. The service has been announced initially for the Korean market.
Target Adds Mobile Payment Feature to its App
Target today made it possible for people to make in-store payments with their smartphones through the Target mobile app. Similar to Walmart’s offering, shoppers can link their debit cart to the new Wallet function within the Target app.
Synaptics Says A 'Top Five' Phone Company to Use Its Under-the-Glass Fingerprint Reader
Synaptics today said of the five largest phone manufacturers in the world has agreed to use its Clear ID FS9500 optical, in-display fingerprint sensor. The FS9500 can scan fingerprints through the full thickness of smartphone cover glass, which means device makers can create sleek, button-free designs and still include a fingerprint reader on the front.
Apple Hits Refresh on the Apple TV
Apple today revealed a new set-top box for televisions that brings applications to the living room. The revised Apple TV features powerful hardware, a modernized operating system with a new user experience, weighty developer tools, and a complete App Store.
Siri Gets Smarter
Apple today announced that iOS 9 will include a new version of its Siri voice assistant that's both smarter and more proactive. The new Siri can respond intelligently to commands such as "show me my photos from Utah" and "remind about this web page when I get home".
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