On your voice command, it will send an SMS to an Android phone (for now) if the person you are trying to reach does not have an Alexa device.
This is different from the process so far, which was using the Alexa app for merely managing settings for the smart speaker & so on.
The host of machine learning-based services are aimed at making it easy for customers to embed intelligent capabilities in their applications.
Reports: CNBC, TechCrunch
Something’s happening between Google & Amazon, & something’s not right. Google has reportedly decided against the Amazon Echo Show to access YouTube. If you ask the smart speaker to show you a YouTube video, it fails, with Alexa simply saying: Currently, Google is not supporting Youtube on Echo Show. Go, figure.
Reports: BBC News, Seeking Alpha, CNBC, 9to5Google
With Kparser’s Amazon keyword tool you’ll be able to research the correct keywords & implement a “long tail” strategy for your product listings.
The FreeTime service is a sandboxed whitelist of Websites, ebooks, games & videos which are useful & safe for kids. With the Parent Dashboard, parents can now see activity reports & loads of insights into how their children are using their Tablets, phones or computers.
All of you out there awaiting the official release of Microsoft’s Windows 10, here’s more news, as the countdown to the July 29, 2015 starts. The OS will now be available on a flashdrive, so no more dependance on a DVD. Also, Amazon had started booking pre-orders from today.
Reports: Forbes, Ars Technica, Business Insider
The app, available soon in the App Store and on Google Play, provides instant account access to hundreds of companies including Wells Fargo, Chase, Bank of America & Citi as well as Amazon, Paypal, Expedia, Salesforce, ADT, ADP, E-trade, Ticketmaster, among others.
This is a new place where users can search for & buy desktop applications in case they are using Amazon WorkSpaces. Amazon said these desktop apps were available in the AWS console, & could be deployed to a user’s WorkSpaces using the Amazon WorkSpaces Application Manager.
Online reports seem to suggest that the world famous e-commerce Site is planning to launch “Unlocked” soon. Under this promotional feature, users will be able to select & download apps from Amazon apps store for free.
Reports: TechCrunch, Android Authority (blog), 9 to 5 Google, BGR
The Federal Aviation Administration has permitted the “experimental” flights of unmanned aircraft by Amazon Logistics, Inc. That means, the flight of drones.