Voice

Apple’s Siri No Longer Uses Female Voice By Default

Apple ends default choice of female voice for Siri, as Microsoft pulls plug on Cortana for Android and iOS

1 year ago

WhatsApp Adds Voice And Video Calling To Desktop App

Bigger screen time. Facebook's WhatsApp messaging service has finally added voice and video calling capabilities to its desktop version

1 year ago

WhatsApp To Bring Voice, Video Calls To Web Version

Watch out Zoom! WhatsApp is reportedly deliver voice and video calling to WhatsApp Web, its desktop based offering

2 years ago

Microsoft Shuts Down Cortana Consumer Features

Cortana consumer capabilities pared back as Microsoft seeks to turn the virtual assistant into a chat interface for business-oriented commands

2 years ago

Call Centres Could Use Voice-Analytics To Understand Customers’ Moods

Hold please. Telephone merchants of PPI claims and solar panels could utilise real-time voice-analytics to improve rapport

6 years ago

BT To Provide EU With Voice Services For Next Seven Years

BT Global Services extends relationship with the European Commission with second contract win of 2015

7 years ago

Desktop Chrome Browser Users Gain Voice Search

Desktop users of the Chrome browser now have the ability to conduct searches via voice, thanks to new plug-in

9 years ago

Google Hummingbird Signals Major Search Algorithm Revision

Google lets fly with its new Hummingbird search algorithm to better answer longer and more complex questions

9 years ago

Microsoft Readies Cortana To Battle Apple’s Siri – Report

Microsoft is reportedly developing a Windows Phone voice assistant to rival that of Apple’s Siri

9 years ago

Siri And Its Rivals Need To Speak Out

Virtual assistants like Apple's Siri will only be really useful when they get conversational, says Michell Maisto

9 years ago

Google Adds Voice Search For Gmail And Google Plus

Google is to offer users of Gmail, Google+ and Google Calender the ability to utilise voice searches

9 years ago

Google Glass Update Improves Voice Capabilities

Google Glass has received its third software update that includes additional voice capabilities and commands

9 years ago

Google Adds Gmail Search And Voice Commands

Relevant emails will now be shown alongside search results

10 years ago

Yahoo Passwords Hacked And Posted Online

Hackers break into VoIP user-base, as a "wake up call"

10 years ago

MWC: Qualcomm and Ericsson Hand Calls From LTE To WCDMA

Qualcomm and Ericsson have achieved a mobile breakthrough after successfully transferring a voice call from LTE to a WCDMA network

10 years ago

Nuance Buys Vlingo As Voice Recognition War Grows

As Apple and Google square up over voice recognition, Nuance is to acquire Vlingo despite being sued by the company

10 years ago

Google+ Hangouts Opens For Free Phone Calls

Google+ now gives its users the opportunity to make free phone calls from the Hangouts video chat app

10 years ago

Skype Adds Direct Facebook Friends Video Chatting

The integration partnership deepens with direct connection for Facebook-to-Facebook calls through Skype

11 years ago

Security Is Draining Down The Plughole Of Privacy

Little by little we are giving up our privacy and with it security ebbs away without us realising what we…

11 years ago

Android’s Iris Voice App Takes Aim At Apple’s Siri

Apple's Siri intelligent assistant now has Android competition from the cheekily named 'Iris' app

11 years ago

Apple Siri Beats Google On Speech Recognition

Siri Assistant puts Apple ahead of Google on voice recognition, but Clint Boulton asks if people will get serious about…

11 years ago

Apple’s iPhone 4S Strengthens Walled Garden: First Look

It's got a better processor and better camera and - with iCloud - better lockin to Apple's ecosystem

11 years ago

Google Updates Android Voice Actions For Brit Speak

Google has realised that not everyone speaks English like Americans after it updated Android’s voice support

11 years ago

Email Matches Voice On Readers’ Devices

eWEEK readers do email as often as voice on their mobiles. Next: which social network is best?

11 years ago

Google Chrome To Challenge Skype With WebRTC

Google Chrome is set to get real-time voice and video chat tools in the near future, thanks to WebRTC, says…

11 years ago

Avaya Expands Collaboration Tools To SMBs

Avaya has extended Aura Branchto include medium-sized business and support more complex environments

11 years ago

Researchers Demonstrate GSM Phone Call Hack

Security researchers have demonstrated how they can intercept any GSM call, in as little as 20 seconds

11 years ago

Mobile Operators Need To Wake Up To Wi-Fi

Operators don't like voice over Wi-Fi says Wayne Rash. If they don't change their ideas soon, they will face a…

12 years ago

Apple’s iPhone Dons Google’s Goggles

Google made its Goggles visual search app a part of its Google Mobile Apps refresh for Apple's iPhone. Apple recently…

12 years ago

Analysts Think Facebook Should Make A Soft Phone

Facebook denies it is making a phone. But if it did, it should stick to a softphone, like Skype or…

12 years ago