How to get Amazon Alexa on iPhone

How to get Amazon Alexa on iPhone

iPhone and iPad users can now access the Alexa voice assistant on their iOS devices free of charge. The official Amazon shopping app previously supported voice queries, but now the company is rolling out Alexa within the app. Besides offering help with shopping, the in-app version of Alexa delivers almost all of the capabilities of Amazon’s speaker devices such as the Echo, Dot and Tap. To try Alexa on your iPhone, simply download the free Amazon App from the App Store. Once installed, launch the app and login to your Amazon account. After Alexa is available in your area, tapping the microphone icon next to the Amazon search bar will prompt for permission to use the microphone. Once access is granted, Alexa will be available directly from the Amazon shopping app. Alexa is capable of answering many shopping-related queries, including reorder requests, product searches and order tracking. In addition, Alexa offers Wikipedia access, word definitions, weather forecasts, sports scores, control of home automation devices and much more. iOS users an even ask Alexa to read Kindle books, play Amazon Music or tell jokes. While there have been third-party apps providing access to Alexa in the past, now iPhone, iPad and iPod touch owners can enjoy official support for the voice assistant directly in the Amazon App for iOS….
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iPhone 8 Face Recognition Rumors Mount As Apple Revises Patent

Multiple leaks, rumors, and analyst reports have pointed to the iPhone 8 coming with facial recognition technology. Apple already owns numerous patents related to the face detection system. A new patent published by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) shows that the company is consistently revising and refining its facial recognition technology as the iPhone 8 launch approaches. The latest patent builds upon a previous patent granted to Apple last year. As Apple Insider points out, the 2016 patent was based on the work in a patent granted to the iPhone maker in 2015, which Apple had first applied for in 2011. Interestingly, all the patents in the series were titled “Locking and unlocking a mobile device using facial recognition.” It’s a clear indication that Apple intends to implement the technology in the future smartphones. The technology uses the front camera to detect the user’s face. If the detected face belongs to the authorized owner, it would automatically unlock the device. If the device has been motionless for a specific amount of time and the camera doesn’t see the authorized owner’s face, it will automatically lock the iPhone. It doesn’t require the user to touch or press a button. When you pull out the phone and the camera detects your face, it will instantly unlock the iPhone. In the latest iteration of the patent, Apple has mentioned an infrared sensor in the “claims” section. The infrared and tilt s…
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ColorWare’s retro-styled iPhone 7 Plus is beautiful and expensive

For the last few years, ColorWare has been gracing Apple’s products with gorgeous special edition paint jobs reminiscent of vintage Macintosh products. And earlier this week, the custom painting company showed off its latest retro makeover for the iPhone 7 Plus. Like the earlier custom ColorWare designs, the iPhone 7 Plus Retro Edition is repainted in a 1980’s beige, complete with darker stripes meant to resemble the vents on older computers. And of course, the monochrome Apple logo on the back is replaced with one in the classic and iconic rainbow stripes. ColorWare has released plenty of other retro-styled Apple gear before, including the MacBook Air, MacBook, iMac, and iPhone 6S all appearing before on the company’s site. But while those models were only sold in extremely limited quantities, the iPhone 7 Plus Retro Edition is in theory available to anyone that’s willing to buy one (although only the first 25 sold will be numbered.) That gets us to the rough part: the cost. ColorWare’s custom paint jobs have never been particularly cheap, and the retro styling is no exception. The iPhone 7 Plus Retro Edition is only available in unlocked, 256GB model for a whopping $1,899. To put that in perspective, that’s almost twice Apple’s $969 price for the phone. It’s a price that’s almost on par with original Macintosh’s $2,495 price tag went on sale in 1984. Price aside, though, the iPhone 7 Plus Retro is probably the nicest looking custom iPhone we’ve ever s…
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