Convergence of our on-the-go and sit-down lives has been around for a long while with Google Voice, Skype, Continuity and now, even AT&T (and T-Mobile and Sprint) providing convergence services for messaging and phone calls. The almighty SIM isn’t as almighty as it once was but, in the age of data, it’s still a keystone to what we do on our smartphones.
It’s here that we notice that Windows Phone, soon to be Windows 10 Mobile, has been lacking such a solution. It’s not going to be the case anymore as Cortana will soon officially bring over SMS and [...]
No, I’m not talking about their sound. I mean, sure, developers can definitely help relating voice assistants’ with the average user by fine-tuning their voices to sound like people and not cyborgs. I think, though, that they should retain some robotic quality so that users clearly know what they’re interacting with as opposed to who.
How Google Now, Siri, Cortana, or any other voice service interacts with you is more important. Important to you, the person who wants data from the internet. It’s most important to the companies behind the services which [...]