Siri is a built-in “intelligent assistant” that enables users of Apple iPhone 4S and later and newer iPad and iPod Touch devices to speak natural language voice commands in order to operate the mobile device and its apps. Users can speak commands — and receive audible confirmation from Siri — to send messages, place calls, set reminders, operate iTunes and more.
Siri can work across multiple iPhone and iPad apps as needed in order to accomplish its tasks. Siri also supports extended dictation, enabling users to have their words translated into text for use in e-mail and text messages, Facebook status updates, tweets, note-taking Web searching and similar operations.
Siri also features prominently in the Siri Eyes Free and iOS in the Car technologies from Apple that provide voice command support of a car’s audio system or in-vehicle infotainment system.
- iOS 5
The fifth major update for Apple’s iOS mobile operating system that powers portable devices such as iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches. Apple iOS 5 debuted in October 2011 at the same time as the iPhone 4S and introduced powerful new features such as a built-in instant messaging client (iMessage), tabbed browsing in the Safari Web […]
iCloud is a suite of free cloud-based services from Apple that helps users store and synchronize digital content across computers and numerous iOS-supported devices such as iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches. iCloud serves as the successor to Apple’s MobileMe service and is included free as part of Apple’s iOS 5, which first became available in […]
- application topology mapping
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- APM - application performance management
Tools and processes responsible for monitoring and managing the performance and availability of software applications. Application performance management (APM) tools alert IT staff to disruptions in availability and/or quality to end users when accessing mission-critical applications. Applications monitored by APM tools can include traditional non-connected applications, Web-enabled applications, streaming apps and cloud applications. In addition […]
A shell interface designed for the GNOME desktop environment running on the Ubuntu operating system. As a shell interface, Unity provides the underlying Ubuntu OS with a distinct, consistent look and feel while providing functionality for working with applications within the operating system. Unity first debuted in June 2010 in the netbook edition of Ubuntu […]