Google Now has gotten a little boost as well. I was very excited to name Google Now our Innovation of the Year; it's gone almost completely under the radar, compared to something like Siri, but, here's the comparison. Google Now is more innovative, more capable, and more useful--most importantly, the thing actually works. Tap on the search bar to bring up your "cards," which are little snippets of information tailored specifically to you, what you want to know right now and right here. Right now, mine is telling me the weather, subway closings for the train nearest me, that a thing I bought from Amazon is shipped and in transit to my apartment, and when I need to catch the subway to get to my next appointment. I didn't ask it to do any of that; it looked through my email to snag the tracking number from Amazon, and found weather for my location. The appointment thing is even crazier: it looked through my calendar for the appointment, routed me based on my current location (using the subway schedule), and learned that I take public transit rather than drive. Complicated! But all I see when I go to Google Now is "hey Dan, you should leave in 12 minutes to catch the C train to get to your appointment on time." That is amazing.