On this Christmas you might receive an Amazon Echo or Dot as a present (lucky you!) 🙂 If this is the case and you happen to live outside the US, then you might scratch your head a bit to understand how to set it up, as the mobile “Amazon Alexa” app is not available on most App stores outside the US.
The Amazon Echo and Dot devices can work independently from each other and there is no need to have either of them first to be able to have the other. The main differences between them are:
Amazon Echo: Has a bigger speaker (thats why the size), but it lacks the possibility to get connected to another speaker through the 3.5mm jack.
Amazon Dot (2nd Gen): Its smaller, has a smaller speaker (the first gen didn’t have a speaker of its own), and has the possibility to connect to another speaker over the 3.5mm jack or Bluetooth.
Tip: While the Dot has volume controls on top as buttons, on the Echo you can control the volume by rotating the top part of the device, like a big dial. Of course both support the control of volume by saying “Alexa, volume 1 to 10”.
Sometimes we wish we could visualize the screen of our iPhone or iPad on our Mac without using a third party tool like Reflector from Squirrels for example. You could want this because you need to build up a tutorial or explain something by showing the actual actions on the device and maybe post it on YouTube. Till now, maybe you have been capturing print screens of the device and then downloading somehow the images you have captures to build a manual, but who doesn’t like video? Its really nice to be able to show the exact actions to do something 🙂
With more and more people using Google services, it’s important to bring awareness of social engineering attacks.
Please watch the video below shared by Symantec that explains the attack type and how easy someone can trick you into giving them access to your Google account.
One of the main suggestions is to enable 2 Step verification to secure all your accounts, not only Google ones, but everything else too.
Make sure to send the link to the video to as much people as you know so that they don’t fall into these scams.
I really enjoy the iPhone, the first I got was the 4S and it was superior than any other smartphone at that time. Then I got the 5S which was really nice although I could benefit of a bigger screen. Today I have the iPhone 6 with exactly the screen I wanted.
My personal opinion on the iPhone 6, is that it looks great and in general it works pretty well too, with the recent release of iOS 8.3 Apple have seemed to address several stability problems, but there is one issue that nobody talks about, and I honestly don’t know why.
With my iPhone 5S I was using different type of headphones, some are very cheap, some where not so cheap. Because I tend to loose headphones often, I usually have several pairs around different parts of the house or jackets/backpack.
Hi all, I am having problems on my own Retina MacBook Pro 15″ and also on my wife’s which is a 13″. For some reason sometimes the wifi speed is good, and sometimes is really bad.
Here you can see a complete test I shooted today with my iPhone 5S camera, please share your comments in case you have the same issues or if you know what the problem could be. Thanks!
Today I was working on a Google Spreadsheet with my Google Apps for work account from work, I was adding multiple images to it. Suddenly an error appeared:
“There was a problem, a server error occurred and we were unable to save your last change. We are restoring your spreadsheet to its previous state.”
The spreadsheet was not getting the latest changes saved and entered into an endless loop of the same error popping up over and over again.
I tried several things I came up with, plus some other suggestions I found online. These are the things I tried and didn’t solve the issue: