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Old 10-04-2011, 03:30 PM   #16
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An hour and a half and what do we get?

What a wasted event!
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Old 10-04-2011, 03:33 PM   #17
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Old 10-04-2011, 03:40 PM   #19
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An hour and a half and what do we get?

What a wasted event!

Hey, TM, you can upgrade to a white ipod touch. What more do you want, blood? .

Seriously, this event was all about Siri... and iCloud. But may be, there's a big "one thing more"....

Oh well, I guess not.
Apparently, they did not achieve the WOW factor.

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Old 10-04-2011, 03:40 PM   #20
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Well that was underwhelming. It looks like I'll be purchasing the Samsung Galaxy S II.
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Old 10-04-2011, 03:47 PM   #21
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It's still some nice upgrades. only letdown is if you wanted a bigger display/different form factor.
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Old 10-04-2011, 03:48 PM   #22
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Old 10-04-2011, 03:50 PM   #23
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Old 10-04-2011, 03:53 PM   #24
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I knowan Iphone user who uses Siri, and she really likes it. Apparently they took Siri, pumped it up to 11, and wove it right through the operating system to produce the Assistant.
We'll have to see how helpful this Assistant is. If done right, it really could change everything... again. (sound familiar?. )
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What a wasted event!
I'm so gagging on my disappointment right now.
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Old 10-04-2011, 03:58 PM   #26
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Old 10-04-2011, 04:12 PM   #27
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I knowan Iphone user who uses Siri, and she really likes it. Apparently they took Siri, pumped it up to 11, and wove it right through the operating system to produce the Assistant.
We'll have to see how helpful this Assistant is. If done right, it really could change everything... again. (sound familiar?. )
If it's done really well, it might take off, but it would have to be available all the time so that it becomes second nature, and be forgiving of background noise and pronunciation.

I use the voice commands on my Android phone for navigation and web searches, but I do think of it as a gimmick rather than a fundamental way of interacting with the device.

I do like the example given of setting an alarm by voice. I'd certainly like that on my phone.

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I do like the example given of setting an alarm by voice. I'd certainly like that on my phone.

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I thought the geofencing thing (it can message you when you leave home or work, for example) is pretty amazing if it works.
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I thought the geofencing thing (it can message you when you leave home or work, for example) is pretty amazing if it works.
Oh, I missed that bit in the Guardian blog I was following. They just typed

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There already apps that trigger alarms by location, certainly on Android and I would assume also on iOS. Is there more to it? Could the geofencing system send a message to one's spouse, for example, when you left for home?

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