Apple Prepares To Pull Evi From App Store. Did It Slap-Down Siri?

Apple Prepares To Pull Evi From App Store. Did It Slap-Down Siri?

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Last month we reported on the launch of Evi, a new iPhone (iTunes link) and Android app (link) which was very Siri-like in its capabilities. Maybe it was too good at acting like Siri? Yes, Evi can’t do Siri’s trick of adding things to your iPhone Calendar or hook into...
Apple Prepares To Pull Evi From App Store. Did It Slap-Down Siri?
                                       

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www.electronista.com
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