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In a surprising example of collaboration between two keen cloud computing rivals, Amazon and Microsoft have will enable their respective virtual assistants, Alexa and Cortana, to communicate with each other.
The LG V30 handset, introduced at the IFA 2017 show, has a strong design and performance to be a viable alternative to Apple iPhone and the Samsung Galaxy S8.
Vendors will only have 90 days to patch flaws that are demonstrated at the upcoming mobile security contest.
NEWS ANALYSIS: Craig Federighi, Apple senior vice president for software engineering has taken over development of the Sir digital assistant with plans to improve its features integration with iOS.
DAILY VIDEO: Rival virtual assistants Cortana, Alexa to interoperate by fall; Windows mixed-reality hardware goes on display at IFA 2017; Google releases SDK to let developers add AR features to Android apps; and there's more.
Under the agreement, Accenture will provide a “dedicated iOS practice” inside while Apple will co-locate employees with Accenture staff to facilitate application development.
Users will soon be able to use Google Assistant to interact with audio speakers from Sony, Panasonic and others using simple voice commands.
DAILY VIDEO: Apple schedules Sept. 12 event to introduce 10th anniversary iPhones; Uber board votes for new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi from Expedia; Oracle hiring 5,000 cloud professionals in the United States; and there's more.
As it has for the past decade, Apple is planning a media briefing to introduce new mobile products including the predicted iPhone 8 as well as an updated Apple watch.
DAILY VIDEO: Microsoft begins to button up Windows 10 Fall Creators Update; FBI arrests Chinese hacker with possible links to OPM breach; New IBM storage software for VMs coming in Q4; and there's more.
Samsung already had two winners in its Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones. Now it's launched the Galaxy Note 8. Are the new phone's improved features worth the high price tag?
News reports say Apple has set Sept. 12 as the date for to introduce its latest iPhone models and updated Apple smartwatches.