It has been another super busy day in library land so here’s are four cool tech articles to peruse over the weekend!

1. The first article is from the New York Times tech guru columnists David Pogue and it offers a neat (aka simple) explanation of what the term “voice recognition” means. The article also discusses the pluses and minuses of the two most popular voice recognition systems for mobile devices – the ones made for Android and Apple devices.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/22/technology/personaltech/android-vs-siri-the-voice-recognition-sequel.html?src=me&ref=general

2. The second article is also from the New York Times and is titled “Early Exit for Ballmer Amid Course Change at Microsoft” and it discusses how the retirement of the current Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, who replaced original Microsoft CEO Bill Gates, may change Microsoft and thus just perhaps what products they produce:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/24/technology/ballmer-announces-retirement-from-microsoft.html?ref=technology

3. The third article is from PC Magazine online and is titled “DOJ Revises Apple E-Books Proposal, Barely” and it offers information on the modified proposal for what Apple will have to do in answer to the DOJ anti-trust ruling that Apple violated anti-trust laws in conspiring with e-book sellers to sell e-books:

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2423534,00.asp

4. And the fourth article is from CNET and is titled “Pandora adds new timer for sleepy iOS, Android users” and it relays the info that the Pandora app for your Apple or Android mobile device now has a time feature that will allow you to set your favorite music to play while sending you off to the land of nod – and the device will then shut off at a time you set.

Here’s the link:

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57599860-93/pandora-adds-new-timer-for-sleepy-ios-android-users/

Have a great weekend!

Linda R.

References

Albanesius, Chloe. (2013, August 23). DOJ Revises Apple E-Books Proposal, Barely. PC Magazine. Online. Accessed August 23, 2013, http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2423534,00.asp

Pogue, David. (2013, August 21). The Voice-Off: Android vs. Siri. New York Times. Online. Accessed August 23, 2013, http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/22/technology/personaltech/android-vs-siri-the-voice-recognition-sequel.html?src=me&ref=general

Reisinger, Don. (2013, August 23). Pandora adds new timer for sleepy iOS, Android users. CNET. Online. http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57599860-93/pandora-adds-new-timer-for-sleepy-ios-android-users/

Wingfield, Nick. (2013, August 23). Early Exit for Ballmer Amid Course Change at Microsoft. Online. Accessed August 23, 2013,  http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/24/technology/ballmer-announces-retirement-from-microsoft.html?ref=technology

 

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