In this Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, photo, a lady carries a glow extinguisher past a heading for Google during a China International Import Expo in Shanghai. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
Tell Alexa to Do More Than Play Music
Q: we got an Echo for Christmas. How do we use it with intelligent lights so we can say, “Alexa, spin on a lights?”
A: The perks of owning an Echo are officious futuristic, and yes, once Echo discovers your intelligent bulbs, you’ll be vacant how “illuminating” this authority can be. To set adult this system, we will have to buy a intelligent bulbs, download a analogous app, and couple a dual together. But this is only a start of your journey; a best partial of owning an Echo is experimenting with a thousands of commands it already understands, and a thousands of some-more “skills” we can accumulate. You could spend months classification by a skills to find a ones that are many applicable; to help, I’ve offering a crib sheet. Tap or click here for 13 Alexa skills you’ll use time and again.
Stop Videos from Playing Automatically.
Q: we hatred it when videos start personification on a site. If we can make them stop, we will listen to each singular one of your shows, review each essay we post and buy all we can from your shop!
A: I’ll take we adult on that promise! While it’s a first-world problem, videos that play automatically is frustrating on several levels; even if we wanted it to play right away, many videos need a few seconds to buffer. So if this underline drives we bonkers, there’s indeed a environment that will forestall it. Now, get prepared to go Komando! Tap or click here to stop videos from personification automatically.
Learn What Google Knows about You
Q: Google knows a lot about me. we get that. But can we see it all?
A: I’m blissful you’ve done assent with this: Yes, Google does know a lot about us, since that is a company’s mode and trademark. Google has prolonged hoped to enclose all a world’s information, and it collects information about particular users each time we record into a accounts. But we still have a right to know what information Google collects, and luckily for a public, a tech hulk has been flattering forthcoming. Google combined a service, Google Takeout, that can assistance we learn accurately how most information a servers have collected and what it consists of. Takeout simply itemizes this information and analyzes your sum footprint. Tap or click here to see a information that Google has amassed about you.
Moving to Mac Made Easier
Q: we only switched from Windows to Mac. Are there any giveaway lessons?
A: As we will shortly discover, Apple is a universe. There are many crossovers with Windows, and Mac has relations with countless third-party developers, though a association delicately curates a systems and software. Because Macs are so streamlined, this enables a association to emanate useful tutorials, that explain accurately how to use a flagship apps and programs. Whether you’re obscure your approach by iTunes or perplexing to cut together a vacation video on iMovie, Apple offers a extensive ebook that we can download for free. After all, Apple wants we to use a facilities and know their full capacity. Tap or click here for giveaway books on photography, music, video prolongation and sketch from Apple.
Publish an Ebook
Q: This year, we wish to write an eBook. Do we need a special module program to get my book for sale on Amazon?
A: That is an moving decision, and we wish we a best. Writing a book takes time, focus, and a lot of energy. But distinct those out-of-date manuscripts, that someone would harmonise on a typewriter and afterwards wish someone would publish, ebooks make edition simple, autonomous, and best of all, profitable. No matter where you’re based, we can tell an ebook and start accumulating royalties from a comfort of your sofa. Global placement enables we to strech readers in roughly any nation in a world. This routine doesn’t need any special software, though you’ll advantage from meaningful how ebooks work. Tap or click here to tell your possess book and make money.
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