Pogue’s Basics: Make Amazon Echo tell you when it's transmitting

Wirtschaft 0
Pogue’s Basics: Make Amazon Echo tell you when it's transmitting

The Amazon Echo is getting to be crazy popular. It’s like Siri for your home.

Some people, though, are queasy approximately having an always-on microphone in the house. “Is it listening in? Is it eavesdropping? Is it recording me?”

Well, no. It never records or transmits anything until you say its name, like, “Alexa.”

At that point, you know when it’s transmitting because the ring lights up blue for those few seconds.

But if you’re especially concerned, you can ask the Echo to beep before & after it transmits anything, as an additional awareness helper. In the phone app, open the menu, hit Settings -> your Echo’s name -> Sounds & Notifications.

Now you can turn on sounds that let you know exactly when the Echo is beginning & ending its transmission.

Let your paranoia be your guide.

Adapted from “Pogue’s Basics: Tech.” David Pogue, tech columnist for Yahoo Finance, welcomes non-toxic comments in the Comments below. On the Web, he’s davidpogue.com. On Twitter, he’s @pogue. On email, he’s poguester@yahoo.com. You can read all his articles here (http://finance.yahoo.com/news/david-pogue/), or you can sign up to obtain his columns by email (http://j.mp/P4Qgnh).

More Pogue:

Pogue’s Basics: Use YouTube’s built-in stabilizer

Pogue’s Basics: Bring back Photoshop’s New Document box

These 6 systems will obtain rid of Wi-Fi dead spots in your house

iOS 10 Hidden Feature: Bedtime-consistency management

Pogue’s Basics: Money – The Amazon card

iOS 10 Hidden Feature: Do Not Disturb Emergency Bypass

Pogue’s Basics: Money – Extended warranties

Pogue’s cheap, unexpected tech gifts #2: ThinOptics glasses

A dozen iOS 10 feature gems that Apple forgot to mention

GoPro’s most thrilling mount yet: a drone

Professional-looking blurry backgrounds come to the iPhone 7 Plus

Pogue’s Basics: Turn off Samsung’s Smart Guide

Pogue Basics: Touch & hold Google Maps

The Apple Watch 2 is faster, waterproof—and more overloaded than ever

We sent a balloon into space — & an epic scavenger hunt ensued

Now I obtain it: Snapchat

The new Fitbits are smarter, better-looking, & more well-rounded

Apple has killed every jack yet one: Meet USB-C

Technology & ElectronicsDavid PogueAmazon

Source: „http://finance.yahoo.com/“

About the author / 

News724.com

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Kommentare werden moderiert. Es kann etwas dauern, bis dein Kommentar angezeigt wird.