Move over Siri, competition is on its way…. Apple fan boys the world over scoff at the Cortana commercials, standing by their trust Siri personal assistant… Perhaps not for much longer? 

Roumer has it Cortana is making its way to iOS and Android devices! Albeit in somewhat a restricted incarnation.. For obvious reasons, the hands free “Hey Cortana” activation will not work on iOS devices. Also launching applications on either Android or iOS via voice commands will not be supported! 

However, Cortana on all OS’s will use and in fact sync Cortana’s notebook. Meaning all your Cortana interactions should be seamless regardless of OS. 

Cortana should have hit the respective app stores by the end of June this year. 

It would be interesting to see what the take up is like on both OS’s – or, if the owners decide to stay true to the grandfather of assistance. 

You can read more about this over at Microsoft’s Blog



iOS8.1On October 16th at the end of the press conference, iOS 8.1’s release was firmed up as being Monday the 20th, iOS 8.1 is thought to bring with it a myriad of bug fixes – including the case of the notification bar that blankly refuses to disappear and a hand full of new features which should please iOS fans who also own OS X based hardware.

There are three features in particular which are causing the most buzz on the news networks – those features are as follows:

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update availableApple have today announced the availability of the latest update for their popular mobile operating system iOS 8. This update (8.0.2) fixes several bugs introduced by the previous update (8.0.1) which was available for less than 24 hours. Apple found 8.0.1 to be causing issues with making and receiving calls and SMS messages, among other less show stopping bugs. Although the bugs only affected a small percentage of iOS 8’s user base Apple was quick to pull it from their production store and replace with 8.0.2

You can download the update via iTunes of via your device, by visiting settings > general > software update. Alternative you can use the download links below:

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It’s fair to say Googles analytic service truly is the market leader for website visitor analysis.

The analytics service has been on the go for many years now, and features lots of advanced features for tracking an reducing bounce rates.

There’s always been one downside of the Google analytic service, and that’s been the mobile website, which can be temperamental to say the least!

Well that’s all about to change! Google have just released there own analytics iOS app. Which features all the facilities found on the website. Tied up nearly into a native app.



tetouch iOS7 icon Smile, a developer of productivity applications for Mac and iOS, has released TextExpander touch 2.6, an update for the iOS version of their customizable typing shortcut tool. The update adds support for the Fleksy keyboard as well as various minor fixes.

TextExpander touch is £2.99/$4.99 available on the App Store and requires an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch running iOS 7.

What’s new in TextExpander touch 2.6:

  • Support for Fleksy, a new color keyboard that makes touch typing easy and accurate
  • Various minor bug fixes

TextExpander touch Features:

  • Type faster on your iPhone/iPad/iPod touch using short abbreviations that expand into long snippets of text
  • Compose notes quickly and easily that contain frequently-used text like addresses, phone numbers, email signatures, URLs, etc.
  • Automatically insert your notes into Mail, SMS and Twitter clients, or copy-and-paste messages into other apps on your iOS device
  • Use your snippets directly in many TextExpander-enhanced iOS apps
  • Sync your snippets using Dropbox, or import your snippet groups from your Mac via your local wifi network
  • Share snippet groups with other iOS devices and Macs on your local network
  • Save composed notes in an archive for reuse
  • Organize snippets in groups
  • Sort snippets and organize groups via drag and drop
  • Add Predefined Groups such as emoji, accented words, symbols, and HTML/CSS
  • Add snippet groups available online via URL
  • Create “fill-in-the-blank” snippets including text fields and multiple choice options to quickly customize a snippet upon expansion
  • Create and use formatted text and plain text snippets in notes or when sending to email
  • Add macros to your snippet with the “Insert” menu to include things like the current date and time, clipboard contents, nesting of other snippets, and more

System Requirements:
iOS 7

Pricing:
£2.99/$4.99
For more information on TextExpander touch, please visit:
http://smilesoftware.com/TextExpander/touch/




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