Stupid Siri Voice Tricks

Here we are again!  It is another episode of Stupid Voice Tricks featuring the always funny and usually helpful Siri.   It's Friday which is the good news!  The first week of the new year nearly complete.  These screen grabs are compliments of the 9.7" iPad Pro with WiFi.  You can see most of the responses don't nearly need the amount of space available on the screen.   Without further  ado...it is time for this weeks episode of Stupid Siri Voice Tricks. Read More >>> about Stupid Siri Voice Tricks

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Controlling Your Heating and Air Conditioning HANDS ON with Amazon Alexa

You guessed right, it is home automation week here at VoiceDesigned!  

A great project you might be interested in seeing to completion is that of upgrading your thermostat so that you can control your heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems (HVAC) from anywhere!  This article looks at the Sensi Smart thermostat and covers installation, setup and Alexa integration.  There is no support for Google Home yet.   There are a number of different thermostats available from Amazon which support WiFi, and you are always wise to find the one which is right for your situation. Read More >>> about Controlling Your Heating and Air Conditioning HANDS ON with Amazon Alexa

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Home Automation 101 - HANDS ON - Controlling a Smart Plug

The easiest and probably least expensive home automation project you can start with is controlling an electrical socket with a Smart Plug.  This lets you control a standard (non-smart) electrical device like a lamp remotely from your iOS or Android mobile phone and lets you setup scheduling as well.  On top of that, it will integrate with Amazon Alexa and give you the convenience of voice control. Read More >>> about Home Automation 101 - HANDS ON - Controlling a Smart Plug

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Tech Spec Showdown: G. Home vs. A. Echo

Sometimes it has become difficult to find the exact technology that makes up our favorite electronic devices.  Luckily we now have the Internet along with our friends over at iFixIt to give us the insider information on two of our favorite devices: Google Home and the Amazon Echo.  These guys buy the latest tech gadgets and take them apart, revealing all their components.   Read More >>> about Tech Spec Showdown: G. Home vs. A. Echo

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