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10 Ways Technology Is Getting Closer To Becoming Your Personal Assistant

Psht, who says you can't afford a personal assistant?

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Voice Answer refers to itself as "artificial intelligence," and it's not too far off. This app can not only answer whatever questions you have, but it can also store important answers for later. It will keep all your thoughts organized so you don't have to.

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You're super busy and you really need an extra leg-up. Personal Sherpa is an app notorious for having natural, conversational answers and for being able to anticipate your needs based on your past. It knows what you need before you do!

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Siri is the cream of the crop of iPhone apps. She's your secretary, your dictionary, your phonebook, and pretty much everything else. It's pretty amazing how much she knows. Just want a good, affordable lunch? Siri's got your back,

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Evi is a personal assistant app with a nice, clean, minimal layout for easy searching. You can also rate its answers to questions you ask, helping it learn your personal preferences. You can kick your old, chaotic routine to the curb.

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Google Now is the perfect intelligent app for the person who wants to keep all their Google pages totally in sync. It also responds with images, not just text! Link it up with your other google accounts and keep in touch with your co-worker and pals.

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This app is great with notifications. It will remind you about flights, meetings, contacts, and it'll even check to make sure you're not running late. Now you can take down that daunting business card wall in your office.

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