Viv Labs

Siri inventor to show off futuristic new AI software next week

By on May 5, 2016 at 10:00 PM.

Siri inventor to show off futuristic new AI software next week

Next week at Disrupt NY 2016, Dag Kittlaus, a former Apple employee and one of the co-founders of Siri, will take the stage to discuss the future of artificial intelligence. Kittlaus’ appearance, however, will be notable for another reason: the world will finally get a glimpse at a new and potentially revolutionary AI system that Kittlaus and his team at Viv Labs have been working over the past few years.

The forthcoming AI system is called Viv and it is already touted as being more advanced than Siri or any other intelligent assistant out on the market. Whereas a service like Siri can handle simple queries like What’s the weather like in Miami or What year was Michael Jordan born in?, Viv can process and answer multi-layered questions. As a quick example, Kittlaus a few weeks ago explained that Viv can handle a more complex query like, “Find me a flight to Dallas with a seat that Shaq could fit in” or “What’s the weather near the Super Bowl?”

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Netflix iPhone Android App Streaming Quality

Terrific new Netflix tool will help you beat your carrier’s data caps

By on May 5, 2016 at 3:05 PM.

Terrific new Netflix tool will help you beat your carrier’s data caps

Netflix will now let you adjust the video streaming quality in its mobile app, so that you don’t go over your monthly data allotment when watching movies and TV shows over a cellular connection. If you’re on an unlimited plan, that’s probably not something that will affect your mobile experience. But iPhone and Android users who like to watch Netflix shows over cellular plans with limited data will surely appreciate the new settings option.

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Apple's Attention To Detail

5 examples of Apple’s insane attention to detail

By on May 4, 2016 at 1:05 PM.

5 examples of Apple’s insane attention to detail

In a story that’s been told a million times over, Steve Jobs, upon his return to Apple in 1997, completely turned the company upside down. He mercifully decimated Apple’s bloated product line and reinvigorated the company with a new sense of purpose. With Jobs at the helm, innovation and design excellence became a company-wide priority. In short order, Jobs’ admittedly obsessive attention to detail began to permeate through all aspects of Apple’s operations.

From the shape of the icons on the iPhone to the type of materials used in Apple retail stores, Jobs viewed every single detail, no matter how minute, as an important piece of a larger puzzle that warranted deep thought and consideration.

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Best Free iPhone Apps May 4 2016

10 paid iPhone apps on sale for free right now

10 paid iPhone apps on sale for free right now

By on May 4, 2016 at 11:35 AM.

Whether you’re celebrating or mourning last night’s election results in Indiana, you could always use some more paid iPhone apps that are on sale for free for a limited time. Today’s list is heavy on games but there are lots of other great apps for things like productivity and photography as well. Let’s check them out! More →

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Windows Vs iOS Vs Android

Longtime Microsoft blogger: Windows is facing a ‘potential extinction moment’

By on May 3, 2016 at 10:45 PM.

Longtime Microsoft blogger: Windows is facing a ‘potential extinction moment’

Windows 10 has been a welcome hit for Microsoft, especially after the massive debacle that was Windows 8. Despite this, it’s an open question of whether Microsoft is set up over the long haul to do well as a platform provider. Longtime Microsoft blogger Paul Thurrott writes that iOS and Android have been improving to such an extent as computing platforms that Windows may be a dead platform walking. More →

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When Will Uber End Surge Pricing

Uber surge pricing may soon be a thing of the past

By on May 3, 2016 at 7:00 PM.

Uber surge pricing may soon be a thing of the past

Great news for Uber passengers — a new report from NPR is claiming that the company is working to end the practice of surge pricing. Specifically, the report claims that Uber sees surge pricing as “a market failure” and “a problem to be solved” if it’s going to continue growing at its current torrid pace. More →

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iMessage App Android PieMessage

There’s finally a way to get iMessage support on your Android phone

By on May 3, 2016 at 6:25 PM.

There’s finally a way to get iMessage support on your Android phone

Did you switch from iOS to Android and find yourself missing iMessage? After all, there’s a lot to like about Apple’s text application that features end-to-end encryption, file transfers, and cross-platform support – as long as you’re using either iOS or Mac.

Those Android users who happen to own MacBooks and iMacs will be happy to hear that there’s a new app called PieMessage that brings iMessage support to their Android handset. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps May 3 2016

10 paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free right now

10 paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free right now

By on May 3, 2016 at 12:06 PM.

Good morning, everyone! It’s time again to learn about today’s best paid iPhone and iPad apps that are on sale for free for a limited time. Today we’ve brought you 10 paid apps that would normally cost a total of $31 but are all completely free if you act right now. Let’s check them out! More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

10 paid iPhone apps on sale for free for a limited time

10 paid iPhone apps on sale for free for a limited time

By on May 2, 2016 at 12:08 PM.

Welcome to a brand new week of brand new sales on paid iPhone and iPad apps that are dropping to free for a limited time. We’ve got 10 fresh apps to kick off the week with, and you’re going to be happy you found your way to today’s post. Included among them are a great email app, a very cool weather apps, two apps Minecraft fans are going to love, and plenty more. More →

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Apple Watch

Developer gets Windows 95 running on an Apple Watch

By on May 1, 2016 at 12:45 PM.

Developer gets Windows 95 running on an Apple Watch

The Apple Watch may admittedly feel a big sluggish at times, but the device’s internals – 520 MHz processor, 512 MB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage – are more impressive than what many old PCs were running back in the early to mid 90s. That being the case, developer Nick Lee recently took it upon himself to see if he could get Microsoft’s seminal Windows release – Windows 95 – up and running on the Apple Watch.

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Best iPhone Games April 2016

5 of the best free iPhone games you might have missed in April

5 of the best free iPhone games you might have missed in April

By on April 29, 2016 at 5:34 PM.

Not every gamer has been enthused by the rise of free-to-play gaming on mobile devices, but it gives everyone a chance to try out all kinds of new experiences without ever spending a cent (unless they want to).

In fact, there are so many new games released every month that it can be hard to keep track, which is why we’ve decided to round up five of the best free iPhone games that launched in April that you need to try.

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