Having audio flow through your entire house is super cool. If you already have a handful of Google Homes spread throughout the house, it’s easy to do—a couple of toggles, and you’ll be ready to roll.
Windows 10’s Redstone 5 update, officially Windows 10 version 1809, should be released in September or October of 2018. This major upgrade includes a clipboard history that syncs between your devices and a long-awaited dark theme for File Explorer. It was initially set to bring tabs to all your applications, but that feature didn’t make the cut.
If you want Alexa in your car, the Roav Viva is an Alexa-enabled car charger that can make that happen for about the price of an Echo Dot. Here’s how it works and how to set it up.
The Amazon Echo is a device that can quickly become the center point of your smarthome setup, but what if you live in a larger home where one Echo just won’t cut it? Here’s what you should know about bringing in a second, or even a third, Amazon Echo into your house.
Too often I find myself taking way too much time to figure out easier ways to control my smarthome devices, but I think many of us (including myself) forget that there’s a better way: not having to control them at all.
If you use multiple calendars on the daily and you also use Google Home, then you know how frustrating it is that Google Home doesn’t list all your calendars when you ask about your day. Fortunately, that’s changing.
So you just got an Amazon Echo, either from the recent sales or the holidays. Let’s take a look at how to set it up and some useful things you can task your Echo with.
You don’t need an Amazon Echo to use Alexa. You can play Skyrim and Westworld, take advantage of Alexa voice shopping, and just use Alexa normally with your iPhone, iPad, or Android phone.
The Fire TV Cube may just seem like an ordinary Fire TV with Alexa capabilities built in, but its biggest feature by far is the ability to use it as a voice-activated universal remote of sorts.
Google has podcasts baked into the Play Music app for Android, and it recently released a dedicated Podcast app, as well. But you also can listen to podcasts directly on your Google Home pretty easily.
At Google I/O 2018, Google announced a featured named Continued Conversation that makes your Home speakers a lot more useful by continuing to listen after the initial command. That feature is now available—here’s how to check it out.
Amazon recently added the ability for users to unlock their smart lock-equipped doors using Alexa. This is a welcome feature, but it does raise some concerns about intruders yelling through windows to tell Alexa to unlock your door. Is this a concern you should worry about, though?
Amazon recently added the ability to unlock smart locks using Alexa. Here’s how to enable the feature and how it works.
You just set up your Amazon Echo, and then you noticed that the ring around the top is doing this blinking flashing yellow thing. What’s up with that? Here’s why your Echo might flash yellow, red, green, or blue.
Well, another Google I/O Keynote is in the books, and just like years past, Google announced a lot of cool stuff. Here are some of the biggest things announced today.
If you have Amazon Echos around your house and rely on Alexa as your digital Assistant, we have good news: you can now set Alexa as your default digital assistant on Android. Here’s the skinny.
Microsoft is ready to release Windows 10’s “April 2018 Update.” It was originally going to be called the “Spring Creators Update” and was codenamed “Redstone 4.” This is Windows 10 version “1803”, and it launches today, April 30, 2018.
There are a ton of Alexa Skills that you can get for your Echo, but now you can create your own basic skills quickly and easily using Alexa Blueprints.
Alexa can be super useful thanks to the Echo’s always-listening capabilities that keep it ready for action at a moment’s notice. But how much electricity is that convenience costing you?
The Galaxy S9 is here, and it’s better than the S8 (even if only marginally). It’s not perfect, though, and there are a handful of things you can do right out of the box to make it better.
The Samsung Galaxy S8, S9, and Note 8 phones all have a button to invoke Samsung’s digital assistant, Bixby. If you don’t use Bixby, you can re-program that button to do something more useful.
Google Home’s speaker sounds pretty good, but the Home Mini is a little lacking. Now, you can pair any Home or Home Mini with a Bluetooth speaker for a better audio experience.
If you use Android, you probably use the Google Assistant. If you’re a Galaxy user, Samsung’s own Bixby can get in the way—especially with the Bixby button on the S8, S9, and Note 8. But there’s good news: it’s easy to turn off.
Siri can be useful for a number of things—some powerful, others more trivial. When it comes to the trivial, asking Siri to grab a shot of your mug may be one of the easiest.
Alexa’s new “Brief Mode” makes her a bit less chatty when responding to commands. Here’s exactly what Brief Mode does and how you can turn it on and off.