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Use an Extension to Reschedule Work on a Sick Day

When you’re out sick from work, there’s often a lot of stuff that needs to be done before you can take some cough syrup and pass out on the couch next to a bowl of soup. Skip that work with this Siri Shortcut.Read more...
Tags: Siri, Scheduling, Lifehacks, Sick, Shortcuts, Out Sick, Siri Shortcut Read


The 7 basic features that will hopefully return to the MacBook Pro

I miss the old MacBook Pro. Remember when the MacBook Pro had a good keyboard? Or an SD Card slot? Or an escape key? I miss the time when the MacBook Pro was 2mm thicker than the current version but had a full-size USB port. Remember the wonder of MagSafe? Or the glory that was using a MacBook Pro outside because of the matte screen? Remember when the power adapter for Apple’s laptops had little fold-out tabs to hold the cord? There was also a time that a random brush of the keyboard wouldn’t...
Tags: Apple, Gadgets, Microsoft, Siri, Tech, Macbook, Macbook Pro, Natasha Lomas, Siri USB Ports


The 7 great features that will hopefully return to the MacBook Pro

I miss the old MacBook Pro. Remember when the MacBook Pro had a good keyboard? Or an SD Card slot? Or an escape key? I miss the time when the MacBook Pro was 2mm thicker than the current version but had a full-size USB port. Remember the wonder of MagSafe? Or the glory that was using a MacBook Pro outside because of the matte screen? Remember when the power adapter for Apple’s laptops had little fold-out tabs to hold the cord? There was also a time that a random brush of the keyboard wouldn’t...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Gadgets, Microsoft, Siri, Macbook, Macbook Pro, Natasha Lomas, Siri USB Ports


Apple and Google have a long way to go to catch Amazon in the smart speaker race (AMZN, KRX, GOOGL, AAPL)

Smart speakers comprise one of the fastest-growing device segments in the consumer technology market today. This growth has been driven by rapid hardware iteration in the market since Amazon’s introduction of the Echo smart speaker and the Alexa voice assistant in 2014. Despite their growing popularity, nearly half of respondents to Business Insider Intelligence’s Smart Speaker Survey still don't own a device — which presents a long runway for adoption. First Alexa was playing music and tur...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Samsung, Trends, Siri, Alexa, Business Insider Intelligence, Google Home, Google Home Max


Alexa, Siri and Google Assistant: Where are VPAs leading the publishing industry?

My daily hour+ commute to and from work enables me to take in a variety of podcasts, a bit of SiriusXM Radio and, more recently, some quality time with Google Assistant. The latter simply means I press and hold the home button on my Galaxy phone and say, "good morning." Google takes it from there, providing the local weather and news summaries from a variety of sources. OK, that's not exactly ground-breaking, but what fascinates me is where virtual personal assistants (VPAs) like Google Assistan...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Android, Books, Business, Siri, Italy, Npr, Florence, Alexa, Joe, Digital Content, Andrea, Kelly, PAUL


Apple integrates top apps within Siri Shortcuts to make them easier to use

Apple has announced that top apps are integrated within the Siri Shortcuts making apps even easier to use with a simple tap or by asking Siri. Apple announced Siri Shortcuts at the WWDC event and uses powerful on-device intelligence to help users get things done faster. Apple says that Siri Shortcuts help users tackle daily tasks in an instant With just a tap on the Lock screen or by asking Siri, users quickly gain access to apps like Evernote, create audio and camera notes and print and much...
Tags: Apple, News, Siri, Blogging, Siri Apple, Siri Search, Siri Shortcuts, Trello Omnifocus


Find Your Phone by Talking to It

If my home had a Game of Thrones-style family motto, it would be “Honey, can you call my phone?” It’s the usual way to find your misplaced device. But it doesn’t work very well if you leave your phone on vibrate.Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Android, Clever Uses, Household, Siri, Smartphone, Lifehacks, Lost Phone, Google Assistant


How to download your data from Apple

Good news! Apple now allows U.S. customers to download a copy of their data, months after rolling out the feature to EU customers. But don’t be disappointed when you get your download and find there’s almost nothing in there. Earlier this year when I requested my own data (before the portal feature rolled out), Apple sent me a dozen spreadsheets with my purchase and order history, a few iCloud logs, and some of my account information. The data will date back to when you opened your account, b...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Privacy, Siri, Tech, Eu, European Union, Icloud, Apple Store, Cloud Applications, Apple News Maps


These Are The Best Apps For Your New Apple Watch

The Apple Watch Series 4 stole the show at September's Apple event in Cupertino. With its new display size, beautiful watch faces, improved microphone, and full-day charge capability — it's set to be a hit.While it definitely comes with great built-in fixin's — like Calendar, Maps, and a cool new Walkie-Talkie feature — what's the fun of wearing an Apple Watch without tricking it out a little bit? Whether you're into meditating, working out, or are in desperate need of a pocket-sized organizati...
Tags: Apple, Fashion, Music, Siri, Cupertino, Joe, Dark Sky, Eugenie


The security community increasingly thinks a bombshell Bloomberg report on Chinese chip hacking could be bogus (AAPL)

A Bloomberg report from last week alleged that Chinese spies had been able to malicious chips into servers made by SuperMicro, an American company. All parties involved have denied the report, including, most recently, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, during a Senate hearing. Security professionals are also increasingly distancing themselves from the claims.  Last week, Bloomberg published a bombshell report about how Chinese spies managed to implant chips into computer serve...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Nsa, Senate, China, US, Trends, Siri, Bloomberg, Dhs, Fbi, United States, Tim Cook, Marco Rubio, Bloomberg Businessweek, Nielsen


12 of the best iOS 12 features – and how to use them

Use your iPhone and iPad like a pro, whether creating Siri shortcuts or oddball Memojis
Tags: Siri, Features


Emerging tech: Your bookmark for 2019

“We know from human history that developments in technologies over the centuries, ranging from the Industrial Revolution through to the invention of the automobile, then airplanes and so forth, the landscape of progress is littered with human casualties. People die because of these things being tested.” A provocative statement, the first thing you hear in episode 1 in the third season of the Digital Download podcast that I did with host Paul Sutton last month in which we discussed emerging tech...
Tags: Google, Business, UK, Science, Technology, Hardware, Microsoft, Workplace, Wikipedia, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Siri, Communication, Public Relations, Society


Over a million people asked Amazon's Alexa to marry them in 2017 and it turned them all down (AMZN)

Amazon says that more than 1 million people in 2017 asked their Alexa-powered devices to marry them. Spoiler alert: Alexa is going to reject your marriage proposal. A lot of consumers confide in their virtual voice assistants with more personal information, leading developers to hone in their AI's personalities and make them more conversational. People really love their virtual assistants — so much so, in fact, that over a million people asked Amazon Alexa to marry them in 2017 alone, the ret...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Trends, Siri, Atlantic, Joaquin Phoenix, Amazon Echo, Alexa, Amazon Alexa, AMZN, Judith Shulevitz, Scarlett Johansen, Shulevitz


Apple reportedly plans to give away its TV content, because that worked well with U2

Apple has answered two questions in one day, or rather a CNBC report citing someone within the company has. Why are the shows it’s planning so allegedly boring? And what does it plan to do to get a foot in the door in an increasingly competitive streaming-media market? They’re going to repeat the success they had with U2’s “Songs of Innocence” and just shunt it right onto everyone’s device. To be clear, the report suggests that Apple will give its original content away for free to anyone with...
Tags: Apple, Gadgets, Hbo, Media, Bono, Siri, Tech, Apple TV, Netflix, Cnbc


Apple needs a feature like Google’s Call Screen

Google just one-upped Apple in a significant way by addressing a problem that’s plaguing U.S. cellphone owners: spam calls. The company’s new Pixel 3 flagship Android smartphone is first to introduce a new call screening feature that leverages the built-in Google Assistant. The screening service transcribes the caller’s request in real-time, allowing you to decide whether or not to pick up, and gives you a way to respond. Despite the numerous leaks about Google’s new hardware, Call Screen and th...
Tags: Apple, Google, Fcc, Siri, Tech, Google Voice, Irs, Pixel, Google Pixel, Duplex, Siri Shortcuts, Liza Ma


I take back every bad thing I ever said about the Apple Watch (AAPL)

Ever since the Apple Watch was introduced, I've criticized Apple's wearable device. My habit was to contrast the Apple Watch with "real" watches. But after buying and wearing an Apple Watch Series 3 for months, I've completely changed my mind. I've been a relatively steadfast critic of the Apple Watch. Ever since the Cupertino giant introduced its first wearable gadget, my reaction had generally been a reliable "Why?" You can consider my skepticism here. Or here. Or here. Admittedly, I didn't...
Tags: Apple, Verizon, California, China, Trends, Siri, Starbucks, Apple Watch, Cupertino, Detroit, Seiko, Detroit Auto Show, Mickey Mouse, Timex, Hodinkee, Space Gray


Portable Bluetooth Speaker $26.99 (Highly Rated) Today Only

Portable Bluetooth Speaker Today only, Amazon is offering this highly rated OontZ Angle 3 Ultra : Portable Bluetooth Speaker for $26.99! It is only available in black for this price. Speakers like this also make really nice gift ideas. Product Details: SUPERIOR SOUND QUALITY WITH RICH FULL BASS – Our digital audio processor pumps up the bass and enhances the clarity of the mids and highs; 14 Watts of power delivers surprisingly loud room filling volume from the dual precision stereo drivers ...
Tags: Amazon, Siri, Frugality, Watts, Kindle Owners Lending Library, Amazon Echo Amazon, Thrifty NW Mom Sign up for Amazon, Amazon Family, Thrifty NW Mom Related Stories Portable Bluetooth


Philips Hue bulbs can now seamlessly synchronize with Siri Shortcuts

As of iOS 12, Philips Hue smart lights work with Siri's Shortcuts app. This app replaces Apple's Workflow and allows users to link multifunction routines together to perform complicated tasks with a single phrase. The post Philips Hue bulbs can now seamlessly synchronize with Siri Shortcuts appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Mobile, News, Trends, Siri, Smart Home, Philips, Siri Shortcuts


Apple strongly denies bombshell report that Chinese spies were able to secretly implant chips in its servers (AAPL)

Chinese spies were able to add small, undocumented chips to motherboards in data servers bought by big US tech companies, according to a blockbuster investigation by Bloomberg published Thursday. Apple denies that it has ever found malicious chips in its servers. Apple also denies that it is under a national security "gag order," undercutting speculation that it was under pressure from the government to deny the Bloomberg report.  On Thursday,   Bloomberg published a blockbuster investigation...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, US, Trends, Siri, Bloomberg, Fbi, Bloomberg Businessweek, Topsy, Bloomberg News, Bloomberg Television, BusinessWeek, Bloomberg Apple, Jordan Robertson, Super Micro


Pulled over while connected: Siri can quietly video record the police

iPhone users can now use Siri to secretly record police encounters and alert others of what happened.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Siri, Usa Today


Zungle’s Viper 2.0 is redemption for bone-conduction headphones

I’ve always been a proponent of new technology, but if you’ve read my previous pieces on bone-conduction headphones, you’ll know that I’m a skeptic. The technology has a long way to go before it can replace the airpods in your ear. The earphones I’ve tried before made great promises, but failed to deliver, with expensive price tags and an audio that clearly didn’t match up to the hype. Bone conduction earphones are messy, tinny (with a very higher-frequency-focused sound), and often don’t eve...
Tags: Google, Gadgets, Music, Design, Wearable, Audio, Siri, Headphones, Sunglasses, Eyewear, Earphones, Google Now, Popular, Product Design, Random, Portable Audio


These are the two deadliest places to take selfies, a new study shows — so think twice before you whip out that phone

Selfies played a part in more than 250 deaths between October 2011 and November 2017, a new study says. Researchers found that the top causes of selfie-related deaths were centered around water or moving vehicles. The idea of "no-selfie zones" has emerged in an effort to decrease the amount of selfie-related deaths. Before going to great lengths to capture that one-of-a-kind selfie, you might want to think hard about how much you'd risk for it. More than 250 deaths between October 2011 and No...
Tags: New York, Russia, India, US, Trends, Siri, Mumbai, Catskill Mountains


A way to turn your iPhone into a body cam that records police stops

I thought this was pretty cool so I set it up on my iPhone, haven't tested it yet but if it works it'll be nice to be able to record a video of the entire conversation between the police and I if I ever get pulled over. The story about it https://www.foxnews.com/tech/iphone-...-record-police The reddit thread about it https://www.reddit.com/r/shortcuts/c...ver_by_police/ The iCloud area where you get the Siri shortcut https://www.icloud.com/shortcuts/2d6...e2fd600b9855b5 and no, I am not ...
Tags: Siri, Weapon, General Discussion


FEMA will send a test 'Presidential Alert' to your phone today, and you can’t turn it off

Don't be alarmed when your phone buzzes incessantly with an emergency alert from the president Wednesday afternoon — it's only a test. But unlike the emergency alerts and AMBER alerts that you can toggle off on your smartphone, you won't be able to switch off the notification for this "presidential alert," which is designed to be used "in the event of a national emergency," the Federal Emergency Management Agency says. The special Presidential Alert will be pretty similar to any emergency alert...
Tags: Barack Obama, Trends, Siri, Fema, Don, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Presidential Alert


Apple’s Tim Cook talks privacy, user data in China and banning Alex Jones

Notoriously secret on one hand, Apple has never been one to shy away from speaking its mind on matters of principle. During this current period of societal tumult, the $1 trillion company has more to answer for than ever. In a new interview with VICE News Tonight on HBO, Apple chief executive Tim Cook talked about a slew of topics — including privacy, how the company keeps user data safe amid legal challenges and why it decided to ban notorious conspiracy theorist Alex Jones from its platforms. ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Security, Facebook, Cook, Privacy, Congress, Youtube, China, Siri, Tech, Fbi, Beijing, United States, Tim Cook, Fortune


Research finds the sound of chirping birds can be used to hack Alexa

Your voice assistant may not be as safe as you think it is. According to researchers in Germany, the Alexas, Siris, and Assistants of the world can be hacked with manipulated audio files that hide hidden commands. The post Research finds the sound of chirping birds can be used to hack Alexa appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Germany, Trends, Siri, Smart Home, Alexa, Google Assistant, Alexas Siris


The sound of birds chirping can be used to hack voice assistants like Alexa

Your voice assistant may not be as safe as you think it is. According to researchers in Germany, the Alexas, Siris, and Assistants of the world can be hacked with manipulated audio files that hide hidden commands. The post The sound of birds chirping can be used to hack voice assistants like Alexa appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Germany, Trends, Siri, Smart Home, Alexa, Google Assistant, Alexas Siris


Microsoft just announced three new premium Surface computers and a pair of headphones — and we got to try all of them (MSFT)

Microsoft unveiled a four-pack of new Surface gadgets at an event in New York City on Tuesday. We saw the company show off the new Surface Pro 6 tablet/laptop hybrid; the Surface Laptop 2; the Surface Studio all-in-one desktop; and, to cap it all of, the surprise of the $349 Surface Headphones.  Here's everything Microsoft just announced — and our first impressions of the new gear, after getting to go hands-on with all four devices following the event. SEE ALSO: 'Siri, I'm getting pulled over':...
Tags: Apple, Microsoft, New York City, Trends, Siri, Intel, Nvidia


FEMA will send a test 'Presidential Alert' to your phone Wednesday, and you can’t turn it off

Don't be alarmed when your phone buzzes incessantly with an emergency alert from the president Wednesday afternoon — it's only a test. But unlike the emergency alerts and AMBER alerts that you can toggle off on your smartphone, you won't be able to switch off the notification for this "presidential alert," which is designed to be used "in the event of a national emergency," the Federal Emergency Management Agency says. The special Presidential Alert will be pretty similar to any emergency alert...
Tags: Samsung, Barack Obama, Trends, Siri, Fema, Don, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Presidential Alert


'Siri, I'm getting pulled over:' A new shortcut for iPhones can automatically record the police (AAPL)

A big new feature for iPhones this year is called Shortcuts, which is an app that lets you write scripts for the iPhone. One Shortcut that has been widely shared is called Police. It records police interactions and texts a predetermined contact that you've been pulled over.  It also sends video of the encounter to your contact. The creator says that the shortcut can be adapted for other situations.  There's a big new feature for iPhone experts this year: It's called Shortcuts, and with a litt...
Tags: Apple, Trends, Siri, Arizona, Reddit, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Petersen, American Civil Liberties Union, Peterson, Robert Petersen, Shortcuts Peterson