Microsoft reveals Windows Phone 8.1 with Siri-like ‘Cortana’ personal assistant

Software behemoth Microsoft on Wednesday showed off the latest update to its Windows Phone mobile operating system, refining several areas and officially unveiling Cortana, Microsoft’s answer to Apple’s Siri. Cortana is the update’s tentpole feature, bringing Windows Phone users the ability to schedule meetings, send text messages, and search the web using their voice. The…

Apple Granted 33 Patents Today Covering Siri, iDevice Editing Techniques, Apple Store Docks and More

The US Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 33 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover the signage docks found at the Apple Store, iDevice editing, the remote in Apple’s headsets and most importantly a patent relating to Siri. Siri was originally introduced as an iOS…

Should you upgrade to the iPhone 5?

  When Apple introduced the iPhone 5 on Wednesday—with its taller screen, faster networking, and new Lightning port—iPhone owners everywhere faced a common question: Is it worth an upgrade? As with so much in life, the answer is a definite maybe. Apple will start accepting iPhone 5 pre-orders on September 14. Before the virtual lines start queuing…