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10 Ways Technology Is Getting Closer To Becoming Your Personal Assistant

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Skyvi is an app for Android that can function completely on voice commands. Need somewhere to eat? Can't remember the actor's name from the movie with that guy? Just ask!
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Skyvi is an app for Android that can function completely on voice commands. Need somewhere to eat? Can't remember the actor's name from the movie with that guy? Just ask!

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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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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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Vlingo, another intelligent app, is able to delegate tasks to other apps and streamline everything into one place. Perfect for the ultra organized!
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Vlingo, another intelligent app, is able to delegate tasks to other apps and streamline everything into one place. Perfect for the ultra organized!

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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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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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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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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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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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Dragon Go! is an ideal app for the customizer. Create tabs based on your interests and get rid of the tabs you don't use! Great for any individual or business owner!
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Dragon Go! is an ideal app for the customizer. Create tabs based on your interests and get rid of the tabs you don't use! Great for any individual or business owner!

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This android app has tons of categories to choose from including sports, stocks, restaurants, and movies. Everything you want in one place!
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This android app has tons of categories to choose from including sports, stocks, restaurants, and movies. Everything you want in one place!

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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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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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