You can now read 10 articles in a month for free on BostonGlobe.com. Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

The Boston Globe

Business

Tech Lab

Google Now is one step ahead

Does anybody still use Siri? The clever speech-activated personal assistant made its debut on Apple Inc.’s iPhone to near-universal delight less than two years ago. It’s standard equipment on the iPhone 4S that I carry in a hip pocket, but I hardly ever use it.

When I want to ask my iPhone a question, I generally fire up the free and very good Google Search app, which responds to voice queries faster and better than Siri.

Loading comments...

You have reached the limit of 10 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week