News tagged ‘Microsoft’
About a week after the release of Microsoft's ad mocking Siri and a couple of days after the release of two iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus ads voiced by Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake, the guys from Cupertino have decided to make another commercial available for public. The short video, which can be found below, tells us about one of new iMessage features introduced in iOS 8 and is called "Voice Text". I bet you've already guessed what particular feature the ad highlights.
Following the release of Microsoft's ad mocking Apple and its virtual assistant called Siri, the guys from Cupertino published two own ads, which tell us about the recently-released iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus as well as about their gaming capabilities and the ability to use both handsets to make calls from iOS and OS X devices. Like all the previous iPhone 6 and 6 Plus ads, these are voiced by Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake, who talk about the advantages of using Apple's handsets. Both commercials are available below, take a look.
It is Sunday today, so you're probably waiting for our traditional roundup of the most interesting posts of the past seven days. Let's take a look at them right now.
Looks like the concept of the smartwatch is much older than we all have thought. According to the video, which I managed to find on 9to5Mac this morning, back in 2001, IBM created a kind of smartwatch with small black-and-white display with touch input and something very similar to Apple's Digital Crown. The video is available below, so take a look and tell me what you think.
Microsoft has recently released another anti-Apple ad. This time it's a short clip featuring an iPhone 6 with Siri virtual assistant and a handset with Windows Phone 8.1 and Cortana on board. As you might have guessed, the guys from Redmond mock Apple's creation claiming their product is more efficient, functional and user-friendly.
Anyway, let's get back to the main topic. Today, Microsoft advertises Cortana's ability to create contextual reminders and traffic alerts based on the latest traffic data. Take a look at the video below and you'll understand what I mean.
Microsoft has recently released another ad. As you might have guessed, in the short video one of Apple's products is compared to one of Microsoft's products. To be honest, I don't understand how a tablet can be compared to a laptop with normal keyboard, operating system and completely different form factor. I should probably ask the guys from Redmond as they seem to be comparing Apple's MacBook Air with their Surface Pro 3 on a regular basis.
Anyway, let's get back to the most recent commercial. This is the second ad from the so-called MacBook vs. Surface Pro 3 series. It is entitled "Winter Wonderland" and is available below.
Aside from making iOS 8.1.1 available for users worldwide, Apple on Monday released OS X Yosemite 10.10.1, which contains a number of security improvements and bug fixes. The release comes about two weeks after the release of the first beta version of 10.10.1. This update is recommended for all OS X Yosemite users as it fixes several noticeable bugs in the operating system. In particular, Apple managed to eliminate the problem, which caused Wi-Fi connection issues on a wide number of Mac models running OS X 10.10.
At the annual two-day Mobile Pwn2Own conference held earlier this week by HP, several groups of developers managed to find a number of bugs in iOS, Android and Windows Phone platforms and successfully hacked Apple's iPhone 5s, Samsung's Galaxy S5, Google's Nexus 5, Microsoft's Nokia Lumia 1520 and Amazon's Fire Phone. What I find interesting is that the hackers were able to get full control over all of the handsets except for one. You will never guess, which device turned out to be the most reliable.
Microsoft earlier today released a new ad, where it compared the Lenovo Yoga 3 convertible laptop with Apple's MacBook Air. The commercial is entitled "Let's Dance" and it offers us a closer side-by-side look at both devices. If you have time and mood, you may watch the short video below.
More than a month after Apple, Microsoft has today officially announced its smartwatch. The new wearable device is called Microsoft Band and I must admit it is totally different from the Apple Watch and other market rivals. It should be noted, however, that it is very difficult to call the new gadget a smartwatch; because of its design and the price tag of $199, it is rather a fitness tracker.
Apple has sent members of the press an invite to a special event on October 16th, reports The Loop. The event will take place at the company's Cupertino, California campus starting at 10:00 am PT.
Microsoft has recently released two new ads mocking Apple's virtual assistant called Siri. The first is called Lost and describes the ability of Microsoft's virtual assistant to warn users about coming late to important meetings, parties etc. using recent traffic data. The second commercial is called Remind Me and it tells us about Cortana's ability to remind users about the people-related tasks. For example, when the user is talking with somebody on a phone, Cortana can remind to congratulate with this person with birthday (if this person is actually celebrating his or her birthday on that day).
Both ads are available below. You may take a look.
You have probably seen Microsoft's ads comparing Apple's iPhone and Siri to the devices working on Windows Phone 8 platform with a virtual assistant called Cortana. A new interesting piece of news appeared on the Internet today, which deals with Cortana. As it turns out, the actress Jen Taylor, who is the voice of Microsoft's virtual assistant, is actually using an iPhone.
Microsoft released a new ad today, which shows us Apple's Siri compared to Cortana. The short clip is entitled Siri vs. Cortana – Mirror Mirror and features the iPhone 5s and the HTC One M8 for Windows 8. The ad mocks Apple and its products again, but this is what the guys from Redmond usually do in their ads. The commercial is available below, so you may take a look if you want.
The guys from Cupertino have recently released two new "Your Verse" iPad ads. The ads are available either on Apple's official YouTube channel or below. Take a look and tell me what you think about these ads.