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Was Amazon Echo Worth the Wait?

Was Amazon Echo Worth the Wait?

Categories: News, Technology
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I love tech.  Gadgets, in particular.  When I saw on November 6th that Amazon was going to release Amazon Echo, a kind of Siri-meets-Sonos device, I had to have one.   As an Amazon Prime member, the cost “for a limited time” would be $99; otherwise, $199.  $99 for a potentially cool gadget.  I was Read more

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Updates to Apple’s Mac operating system has always required user intervention to  install the update through the Mac App Store or intentionally allow updates to occur automatically (Apple Menu –> System Preferences –> App Store). Apple has had the ability to perform automatic OS updates for over two years but has always chosen the ‘user intervention’ Read more


For the first time ever, iOS will support third-party keyboards.   There are several conventional and emoji keyboards out there but my favorite third-party keyboard is ‘GIF Keyboard’ by Riffsy.   Here is how to install ‘GIF Keyboard’ or any other third-party keyboard on your iOS 8 device. STEP 1:  Download a keyboard app to your Read more

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After having a blockbuster launch weekend by selling over 10 million iPhones, Apple is having a rough week. Apple released an iOS update (iOS 8.0.1) that proved to be pretty deadly to their newest models, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.   After numerous reports of these models having no cellular capabilities and nonfunctioning Touch IDs after updating to Read more


U2 performed at the end of September 9th’s iPhones and Apple Watch announcement.  After their performance, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced that U2’s latest album, Songs of Innocence, would be free to all iTunes subscribers. To that end, the album was automatically added to subscribers’ iTunes libraries. Apparently, not every one of the half billion of iTunes Read more


With the Flint Center in Cupertino, California packed, Apple CEO Tim Cook started off Tuesday’s Apple event. Typically, he would start out talking about how many gazillion iPhones have sold, how the adoption rate of the latest iOS version eclipses that of Android adoption and a myriad of other sales numbers and statistics. When Mr. Read more


Apple announced a free replacement battery for “a very small percentage of iPhone 5 devices.” These phones may suddenly experience shorter battery life or need more frequent charging. These devices were sold between September 2012 and January 2013. To determine if your iPhone is eligible, visit Apple’s support page. Since devices within a specific serial number Read more


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