With Echo Connect and a compatible Echo device, you can ask Alexa to call anyone using your home phone service—all you have to do is ask. Because Echo Connect uses your home phone number, either landline or VoIP, friends and family recognize the call. Answer your home phone on your Echo from across the room, so you can easily talk to anyone hands-free when you’re busy making dinner or away from the phone.
For someone who is blind or visually impaired, using a phone can present some challenges. Thankfully there are ways to dial a phone call without your sight, and even laws to ensure those with disabilities get equal access to telecommunications services.
Google Assistant can control some aspects of your phone by voice alone. The trick, like in setting your phone’s maximum or minimum brightness, is knowing the right thing to say.
LG announced Monday it will bring artificial intelligence to its smartphone lineup in 2018, starting with this year’s version of the LG V30.
AirPods are designed to work with an iPhone with Apple’s proprietary features, but in my opinion they are also the best bluetooth earbuds for my Pixel XL phone. They fit well in my ears and sound better than my previous bluetooth earbuds, and come with a tiny charging case.
Whether you’ve got Play:1, Play:3 or Play:5 speakers, we will show you how to install a Sonos system. The Sonos app has been accessible for blind and low vision users for as far as I can remember with great support if needed. When you’re setting up a speaker for the first time, these are the steps you’ll need to take.
A Google app teardown has revealed some new features that may arrive to Assistant, including custom hot-words and secondary languages.
Custom hot-words would allow users to create their own version of the existing “OK Google” and “Hey Google” hot-words.
A secondary language could be set up to allow Assistant to respond to queries in two languages.
Blind and low vision Moovit users can now access Be My Eyes directly from the Moovit app, to ensure a smooth journey with public transportation.
As smartphone use continues to increase in the U.S., especially among children, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) recently issued guidance for individuals and families who want to decrease their exposure to the radio frequency energy emitted from cell phones. Research suggests long-term, high use may impact human health.