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Old Jul 28, 2014, 03:30 AM   #26
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Old Jul 28, 2014, 03:38 AM   #27
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Interesting how the tables have turned on the Mac vs PC commercials. It's now Microsoft that makes them.
I was just about to say how much these ads annoy me but then saw your comment! Your right!
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Old Jul 28, 2014, 03:39 AM   #28
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Ummm... No you don't have to say her name everytime. I use her on my Lumia 1520. I'm in the UK and she is only in Beta for the U.S, but already I get better functionality and more consistant voice recognition.
Annoying choice of pronoun...
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Old Jul 28, 2014, 03:41 AM   #29
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Old Jul 28, 2014, 03:42 AM   #30
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Old Jul 28, 2014, 03:54 AM   #31
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Well, can't really argue with the ad. Siri is getting better at contextual questions, but still behind Google and MS in that respect.
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Old Jul 28, 2014, 03:56 AM   #32
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Google Now produces a lot more accurate results for me. I have a non-native English accent.

According to Apple maps, my country is a huge land with 2 or three roads in it. While Google maps shows almost every road and directions, navigations works perfectly.

I still can't believe why I'm still using the iPhone.
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Old Jul 28, 2014, 03:56 AM   #33
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Siri is the worst. doesnt even give you a chance to think of what you wanna say while you are at it without being thrown off with gibberish

google now is more smooth in that area even tho i disabled both asap. no use for it as you end up spell checking and correcting stuff that takes longer than just typing it yourself
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Old Jul 28, 2014, 03:56 AM   #34
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The only reason I have an iPhone is I develop iOS apps for clients.

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Old Jul 28, 2014, 04:01 AM   #35
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Ugh, still using the old voice even though they're depicting iOS 7. But more glaringly, I create location based reminders primarily with Siri, what are they talking about?

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Seems to be lifted from the Halo game series, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cortana
It's not that Siri can't make location based reminders, it's a very specific case where it's a reminder based on a type of location (flower shop) rather than a specific location (555 A st, "home", or "current location")
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Old Jul 28, 2014, 04:07 AM   #36
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I have both Iphone 5S and a Nokia Lumia 1020. Although I like Siri I have to admit Cortana is better in a way that she gives you more features like the one in the ad like "next time my father calls me remind me to ask if my mother feels better" Or automatic traffic allert. The only downside of Cortana is that only work in the US, UK and China so far.
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Old Jul 28, 2014, 04:11 AM   #37
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does anyone actually use "siri" or "cortana"? the only thing i use dictation for is texting down the interstate

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Google Now produces a lot more accurate results for me. I have a non-native English accent.

According to Apple maps, my country is a huge land with 2 or three roads in it. While Google maps shows almost every road and directions, navigations works perfectly.

I still can't believe why I'm still using the iPhone.
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Google Now produces a lot more accurate results for me. I have a non-native English accent.

According to Apple maps, my country is a huge land with 2 or three roads in it. While Google maps shows almost every road and directions, navigations works perfectly.

The only reason I have an iPhone is I develop iOS apps for clients.
i guess you answered your own question
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Old Jul 28, 2014, 04:14 AM   #38
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So now Microflop is the new Shamesung.
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Old Jul 28, 2014, 04:14 AM   #39
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does anyone actually use "siri" or "cortana"? the only thing i use dictation for is texting down the interstate

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i guess you answered your own question
I figured it out after writing the post.
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Old Jul 28, 2014, 04:18 AM   #40
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None of these assistants match Her.
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Old Jul 28, 2014, 04:19 AM   #41
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User to Siri: "I'm depressed today, Siri. Any advice?"

Siri: "Yes Dave, all humans go through depression at some point in their lives. May I recommend counseling, or perhaps a therapist? I could look one up for you."

User to Siri: "I dunno Siri. I don't really feel like seeing a shrink, don't really see how that's going to help. But thanks anyways."

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User to Cortana: "I'm depressed today, Cortana. Any advice?"

Cortana: "I found 4 shops that sell handguns in the vicinity. Go kill yourself."

User to Cortana: "Wow Cortana, you get right to the point, dontcha? Very contextual, huh?"

Cortana: "You're welcome Dave."
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Old Jul 28, 2014, 04:22 AM   #42
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All this add really highlights (along with Samsungs) is that Apple is still the bar to which all other companies aspire. Do some of these other phones have better features? Of course they do, yet Apple is still, after all this time, the one to beat.

Remember all those forgotten about phones that were 'iPhone killers'? Remember all those people who said YEARS ago that Apple was doomed and were done for?

Apple has set the bar and is still sitting happily on top after all this time.
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Old Jul 28, 2014, 04:22 AM   #43
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All siri like personal assistants will be able to do this in a year. I just see this as good ideas that every manufacturer will develop. By ios9, I'm sure siri will be able to do this.
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Old Jul 28, 2014, 04:23 AM   #44
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Ugh, still using the old voice even though they're depicting iOS 7.
It's intensely recognisable. The original Siri voice will always be recognised by more people than the new one.

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This might actually be a great software, but I'd be a lot less biased if they didn't directly compare their phone to the iPhone. Especially the Siri voice basically literally saying "I'm such a bad phone, the Lumia is much better" is just uncreative and dumb. It's really lazy advertising in my eyes.
I actually think it's effective advertising. Being biased is the whole point of advertising.
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Old Jul 28, 2014, 04:27 AM   #45
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All siri like personal assistants will be able to do this in a year. I just see this as good ideas that every manufacturer will develop. By ios9, I'm sure siri will be able to do this.
Hopefully 8.1
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Old Jul 28, 2014, 04:33 AM   #46
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Annoying choice of pronoun...
Sorry XD After playing the Halo games I keep forgetting that Cortana on the phone isn't supposed to have a gender. Although saying that I prefer her with a females voice. The male voice just doesn't sit right with me.
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Old Jul 28, 2014, 04:39 AM   #47
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I like this one a lot more than Samsung's recent ad - it's poking light fun at Apple while not constructing scenarios which make no sense outside ad space.
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Old Jul 28, 2014, 04:41 AM   #48
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Yes it's an ad and yes it's biased, but they have a point there - the comparison is valid. Siri is lacking in features compared to both Cortana and Google Now.
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Old Jul 28, 2014, 04:50 AM   #49
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Google Now produces a lot more accurate results for me. I have a non-native English accent.

According to Apple maps, my country is a huge land with 2 or three roads in it. While Google maps shows almost every road and directions, navigations works perfectly.

I still can't believe why I'm still using the iPhone.
Agree: Apple maps isn't there yet - I use Google Maps on my iPhone.
There is also google voice recognition support, but it only does google searches.

To be honest, I've turned Siri off - I kept activating it by accident. If it gets good enough to use in the car without pressing any buttons, I might reenable it on my next device. But otherwise, it's a junk feature for me.
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Old Jul 28, 2014, 04:53 AM   #50
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IDK why everyone is always putting down siri. The only thing I find it REALLY sucks at is things involving street names.

Considering that at work I've noticed how often we are given the wrong address to go to because someone misheard the street name over the phone I'm not surprised.

Google Now (for the questions I ask at least) is horrible. It gets points for speed, typing while you talk and working offline but I can never get it to play music correctly. That's probably my most used voice command so that's probably why I'm sour on it.
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