Microsoft announces Windows Phone 8.1 with ‘Cortana’, a personal assistant like Siri on Windows Phone. Cortana has been in development for several years and comes as a Microsoft player in the game of personal assistants led by Apple Siri and Google Now.
As reported by China’s state-run news agency Xinhua, Apple is suing the country’s State Intellectual Property Office and Shanghai based Zhizhen Network Technlogy over the Apple’s Siri patent infringement. Siri, Apple’s personal assistant is found on iPhone and iPad.
Apple announces that Siri is no more in the Beta testing stage and has now been completely finalized for iOS7. It was an unofficial announcement and was indicated by the change observed in Apple’s website. The Siri page that first added beta with it is now missing the word beta. Technically, Apple should have introduced it with their new iPhones and the iOS7.