The Amazon Echo’s feature set keeps growing constantly, and this time around, the voice-activated virtual assistant has added support for Kayak, allowing you to track flights, find hotels, and much more using just your voice.
If you want a quick and easy way to find out when that rice cooker you ordered will arrive on your doorstep, you can now ask Alexa.
Ever wish you could read your books while doing other stuff at the same time? Sure, you could listen to Audiobooks with Audible, but your Amazon Echo can also read your Kindle ebooks to you out loud. Here’s how.
Siri makes for a handy assistant, capable of all sorts of useful things. But if you’ve ever been in a meeting or theater and had Siri get triggered by accident, you know she can also be a bit of a nuisance. By default, Siri speaks aloud even when you have your phone muted. Here’s how to change that.
If you enjoy reading, you likely also enjoy audiobooks, since they allow you to “read” a book while you do other things. Here’s how to listen to audiobooks on the Amazon Echo using just your voice.
While the Amazon Echo is known for providing news and traffic info, or playing music and reading your audiobooks to you, that’s really just the tip of the iceberg. Using an add-on Skill, you can use the voice-controlled device to help you tune your guitar without any extra tools.
Calling people with Siri is a great little shortcut, but it isn’t always natural to say “Call Jane Smith” instead of “Call Mom”. Luckily, you can teach Siri who people are–your parents, your doctor, or anyone else–for even more convenient voice calling.
If you’ve been using the Amazon Echo to add things to your grocery list, here’s how to send that list to your email when you’re finally ready to go shopping.
You found somebody’s lost iPhone. They were cautious enough to enable a passcode, so you can’t root around in their contacts looking for the owner. If Siri is enabled, though, she can help you get the iPhone back to the right person.
Unbeknownst to many Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick owners, you can easily access Amazon’s powerful voice assistant, Alexa, right from your Fire TV device.
You can do a lot of things with Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant, and now, thanks to new smart home integration, you can control your Nest Learning Thermostat.
The Amazon Echo has a fantastic little feature that most people are unaware of: a robust web-based control panel that makes modifying and interacting with the Echo a breeze.
Your Amazon Echo is really good at giving you up-to-the-minute weather, traffic reports, and sports updates, but only if you help it out a bit by tweaking the device settings. Here’s how to fine-tune them.
The crux of Amazon’s personal voice-assistant Alexa and the companion hardware the Amazon Echo is that she’s always there listening and ready to help but that doesn’t mean that you always want Alexa listening and at the ready.
There’s a whole host of tricks your Amazon Echo is capable of and, among them, is a pretty neat one: you can order products right off Amazon using voice commands. Read on as we show you how to enable it, disable it, and add a PIN protection code to the ordering process.
The Apple Watch is one of the more feature-complete smartwatches on the market these days and with the inclusion of Siri, can perform tasks many other smartwatches cannot. That said, if you want to turn off the “Hey Siri” function, here is how.
The Amazon Echo is a fantastic tool for using your voice to manage everything from shopping lists to music play lists, but what if you have other people in your household? Read on as we show you how to link multiple Amazon accounts to the Echo for shared music, lists, and more.
Alexa and the Amazon Echo make for a great voice-driven personal-assistant and hardware platform combo but even the sensitive microphones in the Echo have their limitations. Extend the reach of your Echo with the companion Voice Remote for whole-house functionality.
The newest version of Apple TV has a lot of cool advanced features. Chief among these is Siri integration, which we’re betting a lot of people still don’t know how to use. Here then are 17 things you can do with Siri on it.
Apple is integrating Siri into everything and why not? It is a favorite of ours and works well whether it is on the Apple Watch or the iPhone or iPad. If you’re using an Apple TV however, you might want to disable it.
Apple Watch includes plenty of Siri integration, and while it’s not as extensive as what you can do with Siri on the iPhone, it’s still plenty useful as it currently stands.
Siri is best known as Apple’s so-called digital personal assistant available on iOS devices like iPhone and iPad. Some might think Siri is only good for looking stuff up, but it can actually do a great deal more.
No two people sound exactly alike. Different people have different accents and ways of pronouncing words, and computer voice recognition systems like Siri, Cortana, and Google’s voice search aren’t as good as actual human beings at understanding every voice. Train your voice assistant and it’ll be better at understanding you.
By default, Siri only responds when you press and hold the home button on your iPad or iPhone. You can, however, configure Siri to respond when you say “Hey Siri.”
Siri is the incredibly handy assistant that comes with iOS devices. Through voice commands, you can get Siri to do almost anything that you could normally do on your phone or tablet yourself. In this article, we’ll show how to put Siri to work to make your iOS experience easier and faster.