Have you ever felt overwhelmed with texting, and wished you had some help? Worry no more, Apple has you covered in its newest patent, which may bring Siri — iOS’s virtual assistant — to iMessage. The new functionality will allow Siri to perform various tasks in the iMessage app, such asRead More
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PayPal is joining the platform party on iOS. In September, Venmo — along with Circle, neobank Monzo, and Square Cash — took advantage of the platformization of Siri and iMessage and tied their services into the voice and text-based mediums. Today, PayPal added the ability to send and receive moneyRead More
With the launch of iOS 10 on Sept. 13, new payment functionality was enabled for Siri, iOS’s voice-activated virtual assistant, and iMessage, Apple’s text-based messaging platform. The first wave of payments apps on Apple’s newly platformized apps are: Venmo, the P2P payments platform from PayPal; Square Cash, from mobile payments serviceRead More
The “voice revolution” is about to make consumer banking a whole lot faster and easier. This week, Barclays announced that it is expanding its voice authentication program to all 12 million retail customers who call the bank, expanding the program it launched four years ago in its wealth management division.Read More
The long-awaited Windows 10 anniversary update is just around the corner (Aug. 2, to be precise), and yesterday Microsoft finally laid out what users should expect. Among other upgrades, Microsoft’s voice-activated digital assistant – Cortana – is getting a do-over, as well. She will now be better integrated with WindowsRead More
The payments news from Apple seemed sparse compared to other flashier offerings at today’s Worldwide Developers Conference, but significant new payment platforms within the iOS were quietly announced. Ben Brown of the bank consultancy First Annapolis tweeted: WWDC payments news in a tweet: Apple Pay in/coming to 9 markets, comingRead More
Apple Pay & Siri functionality already works in iOS 8.0.2, letting users select their cards via the personal assistant.
US Bank announced it will soon begin offering voice control technology to users of its FlexPerks mobile app. The technology is provided by Nuance, a provider of digital speech and imaging tools. Specifically, US Bank is installing Nina, the Siri-like virtual assistant in Nuance’s software that provides speech recognition, text-to-speech, voice biometricsRead More