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Just what is Alexa?

Smart tech is here to stay, becoming more and more of our everyday lives.  However, it is still easy to get confused between the Google Assistant, Alexa, Google Nest Mini and the Amazon Echo Dot – all integral to controlling our smart tech at home.

Here is a quick download of exactly what Alexa is.

What is Alexa?


Simply put, Alexa is a device that will recognise your spoken commands and respond to you – this means you can ask questions to find out the answers and instruct your Alexa to play music for example.  The most common place to find Alexa is in the Amazon Echo – a range of speakers that come complete with the Alexa software.  However, with increasing use of virtual assistants you will find the Alexa software in the likes of cars and other third-party speakers.

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Why should you use an Approved Installer?

We provide consumers with an easy-to-use free directory of businesses for installation services for anything technology based in the home.  Whether it is a simple aerial fix or installation, automating [...]read moreWhy should you use an Approved Installer?

Should you buy an Electric Bike (E-Bike)

We are all seeing more electric bikes on the road, and over the pandemic with the increased creation of dedicated cycle lanes – is the trend likely to continue and [...]read moreShould you buy an Electric Bike (E-Bike)

Do I need a digital camera as well as my smartphone?

As smartphones have developed so have their in-built cameras.  For example, the iPhone 12 Pro, comes with an ultra-wide, wide and telephoto lens, 2x optical zoom in, 2x optical zoom [...]read moreDo I need a digital camera as well as my smartphone?

Apple Watch Series 6 and SE

If you go to buy the latest Apple Watch, you will typically be presented with the series 6 or SE options. It is worth thinking before you go to purchase your watch, what it is exactly you want to use it for and the features you wish to benefit from – this will help you choose the best option for you.

In essence, these two models are very similar. They both run from the latest watchOS 7 software and have GPS built in – the benefit of this is so you can go out running or even just out and about knowing you will still get the accurate fitness stats you want. They both have good bright screens and are water resistant upto 50m.

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