The avatars which accompany these virtual assistants can also be tweaked, ranging from comic-book style characters to photo-realistic images whose lips move as they speak. The system supports 13 text and 38 spoken languages.
Apple’s cash pile has grown to that size from $98bn last March.
After Uber released a mobile app that aims to help passengers and drivers locate one another, New York City’s Taxi and Limousine Commission quickly told taxi drivers to Share/Save
Cisco is buying Virtuata, a specialist in virtual machine security, and will meld that company into its data center security group led by Cisco SVP David Yen.
Sales for Macs came in at about 4 million units, a 7 percent increase; iPods, 7.7 million, a 15 percent unit decline.
Analysis firm Ovum studied global use of popular services like Whatsapp, Blackberry Messenger and Facebook chat.
US regulators have approved Google’s $12.5bn (£7.9bn) bid for phone maker Motorola Mobility, hours after it won clearance from European authorities.
Apple has pulled several iPad and iPhone models from its German online store after Motorola Mobility enforced a patent injunction against its rival.
Apple just had its biggest quarter in history – insane $46.33 billion in revenue. But do we really know how much money $46.33 billion is? It’s hard to visualize, so this presentation and facts may help.
Apple may have spent $100 million in its legal assault against HTC over what it believes is ripped-off technology used in Android mobile devices.