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iPhone 4S Siri is much better than Google’s voice recognition

Siri beat Android’s Voice Recognition hands down!

Rory Cellan-Jones from BBC did a quick test to see which smartphone is better in Voice Recognition, iPhone 4S’s Siri or Android’s Google Voice Recognition.

He did the test by speaking the same text into Siri in iPhone 4S and Samsung Galaxy Tab and compared the transcribed results from both of them.

Orignal text he read:

It’s a challenge that has occupied scientists for decades and promised huge fortunes to anyone who could solve it. I’m talking about speech recognition, back in the news because it is one of the most significant features of Apple’s latest phone. Will it remain an amusing party-trick – or become the key way in which we communicate with computers?

Siri transcribed it as:

It’s a challenge that has occupied scientists the decade and promised huge fortunes to anyone who could solve it stop I’m talking about speech recognition back in the news because it is one of the most significant features of Apples latest phone STOCK will it remain unamusing party trick or become McKee way in which we communicate with COMPUTERS?

Galaxy Tab’s transcription:

If I started the decade and poets 14th avenue and hope It stops on Interstate recognItIon back In the news because It’s 1 of the most signIant pIctures of apples latest phone got the wIll remaIn In the musIc of the trIck or become a keyway computers.

From the above results, it seems like iPhone 4S’s reply is so much better than Samsung’s GalaxyTab’s. Although Apple’s Siri is release close to 1 year later than Google’s but it has already beat his competitor hands down. Congrats to Apple!


Taiwanese NextMedia created Animation on Google’s purchase of Motorola

Google Purchased Motorola Mobility

NextMedia did it again! Within days of the release of Google purchase Motorola Mobility, they have came out with this interesting animation on YouTube. I have to praise them on their view and take of this news. It have accurately summarized the whole situation in a 1 minute clip.

What’s your thought of Google purchasing Motorola Mobility? Mine is blogged here. Let me know your views.

Check out their video below:


iPhone the Number 1 Smartphone for 3 years, more to come?

iPhone, the most popular smartphone

Most popular smartphone for the past 3 years? If this question is asked, I’m sure most will answer iPhone. Yes, iPhone have been the most popular smartphone since 2009, and still remains as the most popular. Since a few years ago, iPhone slowly grew from a small market share, to now almost all my friends are using one.

Millennial Media, did a report and ranked all smartphone by impression. Only iPhone and Blackberry Curve stayed in the chart for 12 months. So I’m pretty sure in 2-3 years down the road, iPhone will still be in this chart.

Apple’s Advantages

But how did Apple achieved this? From my point of view, Apple have a very strong advantage of having control of both Hardware and Software of the iPhone. Not only software works well, it works very well with the phone. Android, one of iPhone’s strongest competitor now, is not having this benefit. Thus sparks off Google’s recent purchase of Motorola Mobility. Now Google’s Android will have some control over their hardware and all of their software. This will put Android in a stronger position.

So will we see both iPhone and Android Phone on the chart in the next 3 years? Let’s Stay tuned.


It sounds like they are building iPad on 1994 [Video]

Ideas don’t just come to us overnight. It seems like people have been looking at tablets even during 1994, and what they have been designing sounds very similar to what we have now in our iPad.

Of course we know that Steve Jobs has been wanting to build iPad from the first day he starts his company, but technology is just now there. All computers are just too bulky and no way to pack them into such a slim device like iPad.  But it is just pure amazing that people has been toying around the idea for so long.


Adobe Flash Video viewable on iOS, Android and even Internet TVs

Built on Flash Media Server, you will soon be able to watch flash videos on iOS devices like iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch which do not and will not support Flash. Mobile platform like Android and Internet TVs support Flash Video playing now, but the performance is not too good, and it drains battery from mobile devices.

Using HTTP Dynamic Streaming Technology, video streams will be readable and playable by mobile devices and performance will be better and automatically change the bit rate of video depending network speed.


Preview: McTiVia is coming to Singapore!

McTiVia is coming to Singapore! Remember McTiVia? It won the Best of MacWorld Show 2011, it is the wireless display sync between your Mac to your HDTV!

McTiVia can sync your display from Macbook to any HDTV, allowing you to surf the web, watch movie or even play games on your large TV screen, but still control via your Macbook. It is a very cool technology because you no longer need to hook up your Mac to your HDTV anymore, it will stream wireless via Wifi!

Check out the demo video:

Pretty cool right?

Below is the list of features that McTiVia can do for you:

  • Works as Wireless Access Point
  • Watch Movie or your Home Video on your HDTV in your living room, without hook up cables from your computer. Do note that even the audio will come from your TV and not your Mac!
  • Play PC games on your TV via Computer
  • Surf Web, YouTube or even show pictures from your PC/Mac on the big screen TV wirelessly
  • Use iPhone or Android Phone to control your Mac/PC

My Thoughts

I think it is one of the coolest gadget you can buy for your living room, because I always do my web surfing in my living room while watching TV. Sometimes I will see something so interesting that I would want to show my family. I can only show them via my Macbook Pro Screen, but imagine if I can show them on the 42″ TV I have in my living room will be amazing!

Oh ya, another time will be FaceTime on Mac! Imagine Wireless displaying your FaceTime chat with your loves ones who are away in other countries, and the ability to show it on large screen. Pretty cool too.

McTiVia will be coming to Singapore by late April or May, please Stay Tuned with us and we will definitely update the pricing and other details once we get it!


iPhone 4’s upload speed is faster than 4G Motorola Atrix

Users of Motorola Atrix complain that they ain’t getting very good speed with the phone although it is a 4G Phone. A test was done and the result shows that iPhone 4‘s upload speed is much faster than Atrix! But words on the street are saying the fault might not be Motorola or Google fault, but AT&T!  It seems like AT&T hasn’t enable the higher speed HSDPA+ radios on Android phone, but because Apple controls iPhone firmware and AT&T can’t touch it, thus the faster upload speed.

Check out the SPEED test video:


Playable Angry Birds Cake! [Video]

Angry Birds is the top downloaded games on iOS, Android and even Mac. Due to the popularity of the App, tons of plush toys, keychains, board games came to the market!

Now there is even Angry Birds Cake! What is more amazing is that it is a playable cake, meaning you can really throw your Angry Birds to knock off the Pigs off their shelters!

Check out the Playable Angry Birds Cake:


iPhone users spent $2 more than Android users Monthly!

As seen in the infographics, iPhone users on average spent at least $2 more than Android users. I think the most important reason for that is App Store. Apple has built up a very easy way to purchase apps, your credit card information is already kept in Apple’s Server. So if you want to buy any apps, there is nothing that will stop you other than your user id and password!

With Apple’s App verification process, I think quality of the Apps are on average better than Android’s Market place, thus might give users a peace of mind when deciding to buy apps.

What you do think? Leave us a comment!


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