Mobile // Mobile Devices
01:53 PM
Aoife M. McEvoy
Aoife M. McEvoy
Application Firewalls (WAFs) vs. Web Behavior Analytics
Jun 09, 2016
This webinar discusses how the biggest problems to your web site aren't cross-site scripting and S ...Read More>>

7 Slick Siri Alternative Apps

Love it or hate it, Apple's Siri doesn't have to be the be-all and end-all of smart personal assistants. Check out these solid apps.
4 of 7

Unlike Siri, Evi sports a British accent. Like Siri, the app uses natural language processing. But Evi also uses semantic search technology: It goes beyond matching the words you speak or type when you run a search and tries to understand the inference behind the question. Then Evi analyzes the information pulled from various sources to come up with the most accurate answer to your query, responding in a conversational style. You can also initiate a call, send email or an SMS using voice commands. Evi includes a comprehensive tutorial, which provides samples of how you can rephrase queries; for instance, if Evi can't understand you the first time. At one time, Evi cost 99 cents, but it's free for now -- and the app is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad running iOS 5.0 or later.


Google Search Gets Smarter

Siri And Rivals Prep Next Trick: Mind Reading

Apple Hit With Class Action Lawsuit Over Siri

Google Search App Vs. Apple Siri: 8 Questions

IBM: Sorry, Siri. You're Not Welcome Here

Windows 8 Ultrabooks Get Siri-Like Voice

Google Now Melds With iOS

5 Apple iPad 5 Wishes

4 of 7
Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
Building A Mobile Business Mindset
Building A Mobile Business Mindset
Among 688 respondents, 46% have deployed mobile apps, with an additional 24% planning to in the next year. Soon all apps will look like mobile apps and it's past time for those with no plans to get cracking.
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
2016 InformationWeek Elite 100
Our 28th annual ranking of the leading US users of business technology.
Twitter Feed
InformationWeek Radio
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.