April 25, 2013 |
LinkedIn, the business-centric online social network, is rolling out an iPhone app and website feature that combines users' address books, calendars and email accounts in one location. Like a virtual personal assistant, the new app, dubbed LinkedIn Contacts, culls contact information from the user's various email, calendar and address book services and puts them in one place. It also automatically updates the contact information each time there is a change, whether it be in the user's Google or Outlook account.
May 22, 2012 |
Some people talk to their cars. In the near future, their cars will talk right back to them. On Tuesday, Nuance Communications Inc., a company that specializes in voice and language solutions, announced a new product called Dragon Drive that will turn your car into a Siri-like computer personal assistant. "Millions of cars around the world already use Nuance voice recognition for voice dialing and controlling the climate system, but all those activities are relegated to controlling technology in the car," Mike Thompson , senior vice president and general manager of Nuance's Mobile division, said in an interview with The Times.
March 14, 2010 |
There are a lot of reasons why Laura Skandera Trombley spent 16 years working on a book about a woman whom generations of Mark Twain biographers dismissed as inconsequential to his life. But the biggest catalyst was the 450-page elephant in the room -- a manuscript Twain wrote in his final years savaging the reputation of his former personal assistant, Isabel Van Kleek Lyon. That manuscript, never published but well known to Twain scholars, had little in common with "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" and the other books that made Twain one of the nation's first celebrities.
December 30, 2007
MAY 20 / If you object to high legal fees Prepaid legal plans can help you avoid getting overwhelmed by lawyer bills. Individuals can buy into prepaid plans on their own, but most people sign up through the workplace. Here are some tips: * Consider your needs: People usually tap into the plans for help with such things as buying or selling a house, estate planning, adoption, name changes, divorces, credit problems, identity theft, immigration difficulties and tax audits.
December 21, 2007 |
The U.S. military court at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, has the right to try Osama bin Laden's former driver and bodyguard on charges of conspiracy and material support to terrorism, a Navy judge has decided. Capt. Keith J.
October 14, 2007 |
Anyone can hire a personal assistant, but how do we decide whether we're busy or important enough to deserve one? Is it a matter of having disposable cash to pay someone $15 to $50 an hour to run to the dry cleaner or answer the phone and tell our mother we're in a meeting? Or must we hit bottom? Must we lose our library privileges because we didn't return our books? Must we forget our partner or spouse's birthday/anniversary/major surgery date once too often?