LinkedIn’s Content and Contacts Get Injected Into Samsung Bixby

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Samsung’s Bixby is getting a new set of features this week, thanks to integration with LinkedIn. Moving forward, Galaxy S8 and S8+ owners who utilize Bixby Home can setup LinkedIn’s calendar and contact features through the UI. If you’re a busy businessman with much business to attend to, you can utilize the contact feature to see who exactly you are meeting with. It won’t solely be their name, but their complete profile with the click of their profile photo (shown below). If there are certain news stories ...

Bixby Voice is Officially Here for the Galaxy S8 and S8+ in the US

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Bixby Voice is now available on the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ in the US after a few month delay and short testing period through an early access program. That means you now have the full Bixby experience that was first revealed during the S8’s unveiling. We took it for a good spin a few weeks back – feel free to give that video a look. To get Bixby on your Galaxy S8 or S8+, you’ll only need to hit the Bixby button on your phone ...

Bixby Update Brings Voice Control Over Google Play Store, Pandora, and Yelp

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Bixby received another update this week that adds voice controls to three additional apps: Google Play, Pandora, and Yelp. With this Bixby Voice and Home update and access to those apps, you can perform new voice tasks like installing apps, finding nearby coffee shops, or playing favorite artists or setting sleep timers. So far, the Google Play support is pretty limited to just searching for apps or downloading them. However, I did ask to to “Open Google Play store and install Spotify Music,” and it did ...

Bixby Voice Gets Update With Open Q&A Feature to Help You Get Answers

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Bixby Voice, for those a part of the early access program, is receiving an update today that introduces a new “Open Q&A” feature. As the name of the feature suggests, this is Samsung taking on Google in a way, by offering up a way for you to ask Bixby for answers to general or specific questions. Samsung is selling this new Open Q&A feature as a way to ask Bixby “general questions about people, places or things.” All you have to do is ask Bixby to ...

Report: Bixby Voice for US Delayed Because Samsung Has a ‘Big Data Issue’

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The beta version of Bixby Voice for US users has been available since June, but a widespread rollout is still pending, due to a “big data issue” Samsung is having, according to the latest report from South Korea. In order for Bixby Voice to properly take a user’s question or request, then turn it into something useful more times than not, Samsung needs big data. Big data, in this case, would be large data sets that can be gone over computationally to reveal patterns and trends. ...

Bixby Voice is Arriving Today in the US on the Galaxy S8! (Updated)

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Bixby Voice just showed up on my Galaxy S8, so I’m assuming they are starting to roll it out to those who signed up for the Bixby Early Access Program at the end of last week. And that makes sense since we saw the Galaxy S8 and S8+ receive a bunch of updates to Samsung apps that added Bixby Voice support, within the past few days. I’ve hardly had a chance to play with it yet, but there are a whole bunch of settings to tweak ...

Samsung Opens Up Bixby Early Access Program to Test New Features

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Want to test new Bixby features from Samsung before they go public to everyone? Now you can, thanks to a new Bixby Early Access program that opened up today in the US. As of today, the early access page says specifically that “new voice features are coming” and that you’ll be able to test that feature on your Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ first. As was demoed back during the Galaxy S8 launch event, voice access in Bixby lets you send texts, change settings within your ...