Be My Eyes, a Danish company that allows some 87,000 people who have downloaded the free app to request assistance in situations where vision is needed from 1.5 million volunteers, won the accessibility prize at the Tech4Good awards.
Amazon has new features for deaf and speech-impaired users. It’s called “Tap to Alexa,” and it lets owners of the Echo Show touchscreen smart speaker tap on the screen to access customizable shortcuts to common Alexa tricks, including weather, news headlines, timers and more. Users can rearrange those shortcuts or exchange them for other shortcuts. There’s also a new keyboard icon that you can select, and you’ll be able to type out a specific Alexa command with no need to talk.
As reported by Android Police, you can now ask Google Assistant to initiate a video call for you with someone in your contact list, and it will do so by automatically launching Duo. If you don’t have Duo installed, Android Police notes that Assistant will use Hangouts instead.
Starting this week, Echo users will be able to adjust the treble, mid-range or bass on their smart speaker by opening the Alexa app, or by simply asking Alexa via voice commands.
HOW TO USE NIGHT SHIFT ON YOUR IPHONE
Released in iOS 9.3, the Night Shift feature in iOS allows you to filter out blue light and adjust the warmth of the colors in your display. To turn it on go to:
Developer Abhishek Singh, the creator of an app that allows Amazon Alexa to respond to sign language uses a camera-based system to identify gestures and interpret them as text and speech.
As long as you remember your password, you can sign in to dropbox.com and change your password through your account settings.
If you can’t sign in to your Dropbox account, a quick way to reset your password is to visit the Forgot password page. You can also try one of the methods below.
Google has announced that it will introduce a “visual snapshot” feature in Assistant to summarize what’s happening in your day.
Microsoft has launched Skype 8.0, the latest desktop version set to replace Skype 7.0, also known as “Classic.” The company is encouraging users to update to the newest version, warning that they have only until September 1 to make the transition. Once that date arrives, Skype Classic will stop working, forcing any remaining users to install version 8.0.