6. Vlingo Virtual Assistant
This is another personal assistant app that, honestly, works best if you talk to it formally -- bossing it around like a virtual underling. You can tell Vlingo to call, text or email a contact; update your status on Facebook, Foursquare and Twitter; and search for stuff. A few unique features include Vlingo being able to buy movie tickets and book hotel rooms for you.
Vlingo knew itself, gave the same canned meaning-of-life answer that iris. did, yet couldn’t tell me what the weather was like outside my window.