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    Pros and cons of Google Search and Siri

    Google Search for iOS

    PRICE: Free upgrade for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch at Apple App Store

    PROS: Voice-enabled search feature often outperforms Apple’s Siri; new Google Now predictive personal assistant automatically shows convenient information, , including traffic, weather, and sports.

    CONS: Lacks features of Google Search for Android phones. Requires an active Google account for best results. May reduce battery life.

    Siri personal assistant


    PRICE: Free for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch

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    PROS: Pioneering iPhone app offers solid voice-enabled search features.

    CONS: Often slower and provides less useful information than Google Search. No predictive features.