For those that are using the Speaktoit app will be happy to know the virtual assistant has had over 6-million downloads since its release, and today we can let you know about some new cool features for usability and content.
We here at Phones Review wanted to keep you in the loop on the latest from Speaktoit, Android’s #1 user-rated virtual assistant with over 6 million downloads. As of today the app has just launched some pretty key new features for:
What’s new for Speaktoit Premium?
The Speaktoit Assistant can now be launched even when the phone display is turned off. A voice command of “Hey Assistant” is all that’s needed to wake it up using technology embedded from Sensory, below you can see a quick video of what this is like.
It’s the only virtual assistant to take hands-free assistance to this level – you do not need to touch your phone to use the Assistant. This functionality is now available to Speaktoit Premium users. Premium, which is $2/month or $20/lifetime, and has been selling very, very well, also allows users to teach their Assistant to do any action based on completely customized commands (it’s the only virtual assistant to learn, very directly, from its users – screenshot of example of that attached as well). Also can get you free Premium subscription if you’d like.
What’s new for all Speaktoit users?
Mental push-ups. Example screenshot attached – since people are interacting with their Assistant everyday, Speaktoit developed what they call “mental pushups” as ways to get the blood flowing in creative ways.
Asking trivia questions, completing word rhymes, etc. This is available to all Speaktoit users.
Ability to read email from Gmail, Yahoo and Outlook, etc. All users can now ask to search emails by subject or sender.
Integration with Waze (rumored today to be acquired by Facebook for $1 billion) for super-easy navigation while you’re in your car (and it’s all hands-free).
New avatar. Screenshot attached – Speaktoit’s gone 3D and more realistic. (The avatar – versus faceless voices like Siri – has been a very popular differentiation for Speaktoit.)
If you’re a fan of racing game apps on your iPhone or iPad then you may enjoy this next piece of news. The extremely popular Asphalt 7: Heat iOS app has been made free for the time being after previously being a paid-for app. However we don’t know how long this offer will last so if you want to try it out you’d better be quick!
We first told how Asphalt 7: Heat for the iOS platform had become available last summer so this app is not exactly new. Nevertheless the Gameloft app has been a big hit and was previously priced at $1.29 so this is a great opportunity to try it out for free. Asphalt 7: Heat has gathered great reviews and is optimized for the Retina display of the iPhone 5.
Players can choose from 60 cars from some of the most revered names in motoring such as Ferrari, Aston Martin and Lamborghini and race on 15 tracks in cities across the world including London, Rio and Miami. There are 6 different game modes, 15 leagues and 150 different races to try and also a multiplayer mode to take on up to 5 friends, either locally or online.
The app was recently updated to version 1.1.0 bringing the new Alpine A110-50, the Mazda Furai concept and Jaguar XKR S. If you want to download the free Asphalt 7: Heat iOS app then head to iTunes here. This app is compatible with the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd, 4th and 5th generation) and iPad running iOS 5.0 or later.
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We’ve been bringing readers plenty of information about the upcoming Nokia Lumia 928 and there has been a lot of interest in this Windows Phone handset. If you are a fan of Nokia devices then you are likely to be extremely impressed with a video that Nokia has just made available showing the smartphone’s video capabilities.
The Nokia Lumia 928 is expected to be officially announced shortly with a release looking not too far away as a premature ad was recently spotted. Only yesterday we gave readers a comparison look of the Lumia 928, Samsung Galaxy S3 and Apple iPhone 5 showing low-light video capability and now Nokia has posted another video that shows off the Lumia 928’s optical image stabilization.
The Lumia 928 has a PureView camera and Nokia confirms that it will have video optical image stabilization in the notes for the video that it has posted on YouTube. The new video shows high-quality 1080p HD footage and excellent stability but of course if it hadn’t Nokia would not have made it available!
Nokia took the footage of the Canadian wilderness at the beautiful Squamish Valley, British Columbia by attaching the Lumia 928 to a remote control helicopter with stunning results. You can view the video below this story to see for yourself and we have to say that we’re extremely impressed with the OIS of the phone and just how stable the filming is.
There is changing into a good more sensible choice of obtainable handsets on the robot platform in the least worth levels, and at the highest finish we have a tendency to square measure finally seeing some hardware supply that provide a worthy different to what Samsung should offer. The new Sony Xperia Z smartphone actually falls into this class and sales of the device square measure ostensibly going well since it had been 1st free.
Sony beat each HTC and Samsung with the first launch of their latest smartphone this year with the discharge of the Xperia Z, and in line with some analysts Sony has shifted four.6 million units of the telephone in only forty days.
It has most likely been helped by the very fact that Sony got the telephone out throughout the first a part of the year and before the likes of the HTC One and Galaxy S4 become on the market, however that’s not forgetting the good specifications of the telephone.
Away from its gorgeous wanting 5-Inch Full HD show the device conjointly others options like water and dirt proofing, that square measure the choices that build the device standout from the gang. there have been some early issues with some user’s handsets suddenly dying however the corporate quickly free Associate in Nursing update to handle the problem.
While the corporate most likely won’t be seeing the number of units shifted as Samsung can with its latest flagship telephone, Sony beside HTC can ostensibly be enjoying a far a lot of palmy year sales wise in 2013.
Have you got the Sony Xperia Z and what does one consider it?