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After Nice attack, Google makes calls to France free

Jul 15, 2016 - 11:30 AM

To help people check on their loved ones Google is making calls to France from Google Hangouts Google Voice and Project Fi free from anywhere in the world those services are supported

Samsung pushing Android 6.0 to its latest phones

Feb 16, 2016 - 5:30 PM

The Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge are the first two devices that will be getting the Android 6 0 Marshmallow upgrade

Google, Disney team up for Star Wars tie-in

Nov 24, 2015 - 3:06 PM

The tweaks to the various Google products make up Google and Disney s Awaken the Force Within campaign

THE GOOGLE-STAR WARS TIE-IN. Screen shot from https://www.google.com/starwars/

Microsoft's Cortana assistant launches on Android

Aug 25, 2015 - 11:27 AM

A beta version of Cortana is being made available as of Monday to US users of Android devices and Microsoft is planning to roll it out to other markets according to a blog post

CORTANA ON ANDROID. Screen shots from Microsoft blog.

Google's new Android seeks to make smartphone smarter

May 29, 2015 - 9:48 AM

Google s preview of Android M includes a preview of the upgraded version of Google Now as well as a new feature called Now on Tap

GOOGLE NOW. Aparna Chennapragada discusses Google Now. Screen shot from Live stream.

Ask your MotoX 'What's Up?' and it reads out your notifications

Mar 07, 2014 - 5:11 PM

Motorola s Touchless Control gets even better with an update that gives supported phones the ability to read out notifications with the “What’s Up” command

Move over Siri: Meet Windows Phone's Cortana

Feb 21, 2014 - 3:43 PM

Windows Phone digital assistant Cortana will appear as circular icon which animates when it speaks or thinks and will sport a custom color depending on the hue of your phone

Google Now for desktop debuts on Chrome Beta

Feb 04, 2014 - 9:44 PM

The search giant s digital assistant software comes to Chrome Beta on Mac Windows and Chrome OS