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Amazon Echo just became much more useful with IFTTT support

The Amazon Echo didn’t integrate with may non-Amazon services at launch but that’s slowly changing. Amazon launched the Echo software development kit for third-party apps in February and now the Echo has support for IFTTT, or If This, Then That. IFTTT is a simple way to make different devices or apps work together through what are called recipes. Essentially, these… Read more →

Top iOS news of the week: Big downloads Office, huge revenues, and more

Apple rides the iPhone to quarterly revenues of $58 billion Tim Cook reported this week that Apple had earned quarterly revenue of $58 billion, largely due to brisk sales of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. The iPhone alone accounted for $40 billion of the revenue. The 61.17 million iPhones sold exceeded analyst expectations of 55.7 million handsets. Source: ZDNet… Read more →

R.I.P., Windows Media Center

Windows Media Center is dead. In a private meeting this week at the Build developers’ conference in San Francisco, a Microsoft executive confirmed to me that there will be no update to the company’s Media Center software for Windows 10. The decision is a disappointment to the small but incredibly vocal army of Media Center enthusiasts, who had held out… Read more →

Top Android news of the week: Galaxy S6 Edge displays, Alzheimer’s app, and more

Samsung helps develop app that helps with Alzheimer’s effects In an effort to help Alzheimer’s patients remember family and friends, Samsung has developed an app that spurs them to recognize those close to them. Working in conjunction with 3SG BBDO, the two have released an app that automatically recognizes when a loved one approaches the Alzheimer’s sufferer and pops up… Read more →

Top Android news of the week: Galaxy S6 Edge displays, Alzheimer’s app, and more

Samsung helps develop app that helps with Alzheimer’s effects In an effort to help Alzheimer’s patients remember family and friends, Samsung has developed an app that spurs them to recognize those close to them. Working in conjunction with 3SG BBDO, the two have released an app that automatically recognizes when a loved one approaches the Alzheimer’s sufferer and pops up… Read more →

Use your smartphone to spot a serious heart condition that you (or your pet!) may have

Previous  |  Next Image 1 of 7 Previous Next A smartphone or tablet opens up a world of possibilities. You can take photos, control drone, make payments, and, if you’re old-school, make calls and send messages. But here’s something truly amazing that you can do with your iOS or Android device, and it’ll only cost you as little as $75… Read more →