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by Xander , posted May 7, 2013 at 10:16AM

Google Now vs Apple Siri Head-to-Head graphicIf you're using an Apple device, Siri may no longer be your only verbose virtual counterpart? At least not if Google has something to say about it.

With the launch of Google Now for the iPhone and iPad, Apple users now have options when it comes to a mobile personal assistant. SiliconBeat takes a look at the pros and cons of Google Now on Apple devices, noting that Siri "isn’t really a search engine...it’s more of a personal assistant that can search for information by using Google as well as other online resources. Google Now, meanwhile, isn’t exactly like Siri. Rather than talking, it mostly delivers information in “cards” on the screen of a mobile device."

The author recommends Apple mobile users try out Google Now for themselves, however, you should note that Google technologies, unlike Apple's hardware-paired apps, pulls information from its array of Google Services (search results, calendar entries, email content, etc.) - thus "if you book a flight and don’t have the confirmation sent to your Gmail account, Google Now may not know about it."

To read the full article, jump over to SilliconBeat.

 


Tags: Apple Mobile, Google Now, iPhone, Head-to-Head, Siri, iPad

by Xander , posted Apr 24, 2013 at 8:04PM

HTC One versus Samsung Galaxy S4The Inquirer has posted a video comparison of the Samsung Galaxy S4 vs HTC One. It's not a complete review, but the video displays some initial distinctions between the two smartphones.

According to the Inquirer, the Samsung Galaxy S4 is the superior option between the two. The article stated, "Samsung thinks it's threatened by HTC's latest Android flagship smartphone, thanks to its high-end curved aluminum chassis. However, it looks to outdo its HTC rival when it comes to the technical specifications of the Samsung Galaxy S4, which boasts a 5in HD 1080p screen, a 13MP rear-facing camera and a 1.7GHz quad-core processor."

You can view the Inquirer's post, here, or view the video after the jump.
 


Tags: Samsung Galaxy S4 vs HTC One, phone comparison, smartphone review, Head-to-head

by Xander , posted Apr 24, 2013 at 7:33PM

Amazon cloud serices vs Microsoft Windows AzureAccording to ZDNet, "Microsoft announced on April 16 that its Linux and Windows Server virtual machines (VMs) on Windows Azure are now generally available and ready for deployment." The article goes on to note that Microsoft pledged to "match Amazon Web Services on price for all "commodity" services, including compute, storage and bandwidth. As part of this pledge, Microsoft is reducing its general-availability pricing on VMs and cloud services by between 21 to 33 percent."

To read the head-to-head matchup, continue on to ZDNet's article: Amazon versus Microsoft


Tags: cloud server comparison, virtual machines, Amazon, Microsoft, windows Server

by Xander , posted Apr 24, 2013 at 6:45PM
Google Glass versus Baidu Eye Head-to-Head
Photo Credit: Google

It looks like Google Glass may soon face some competition. According to evertiq.com, "the Chinese equivalent of Google -- Baidu -- is reportedly working on its own eye-ware product...a small LCD screen -- mounted on a headset -- makes the gadget. The user will then be able to take images and make voice searches, as well as dive into facial recognition."


You can read the full article on evertiq: Baidu Eye


Tags: Google Glass vs Baidu Eye, Head-to-Head, head2head, gadget Comparison

by Xander , posted Apr 18, 2013 at 6:48PM

Dropbox vs Google Drive Store Head-to-Head Comparison graphicBusiness Insider has posted a head-to-head review of the two current leaders in consumer cloud storage: Dropbox vs Google Drive

BI positions the two as having similar models and cost structures, "both Drive and Dropbox feature similar drag-and-drop syncing, and offer a certain amount of free storage, and then force you to pay for additional storage."

The publication determines, "it's a close call between Dropbox and Drive, but Drive ultimately comes out victorious. Drive is much cheaper than Dropbox, offers more functionality online, and supports a unique set of file types."

To read the full Head-to-Head cloud storage comparison, follow the link to
Business Insider.


Tags: web service comparison, Cloud Storage head-to-head, Dropbox versus Google Drive

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