Entries from Manifest Tech Blog tagged with 'Amazon'

Google Assistant on the Google Pixel smartphone and Google Home speaker

The Amazon Echo Bluetooth speaker with the Amazon Alexa digital personal assistant is designed to integrate voice-based personal assistance into your home (see previous post). And smartphone-based assistants like Apple Siri, Google Assistant, and Microsoft Cortana make sure the same...

Amazon Echo Dot and Alexa Digital Assistant

We're entering the era of digital personal assistants -- voice-controlled devices that provide information, keep notes and reminders, and even carry out actions for us. Smartphone-based systems like Apple Siri, Google Assistant, and Microsoft Cortana can retrieve information, play music,...

Updating Kindle Fire Complaints

Amazon has released an upgrade to the Amazon Kindle Fire tablet, Update 6.2.1, saying it "enhances fluidity and performance, improves touch navigation responsiveness, gives you the option to choose which items display on the carousel, and adds the ability...

The Amazon Kindle Fire Tablet as an E-Viewer

The Amazon Kindle Fire tablet is an intriguing product -- a 7-inch color touchscreen Android tablet for only $199! (Kindle the fire, get it?) What Amazon has done is to create what I would call a spectacularly adequate tablet...

Amazon Prime Members Can Now "Borrow" Books for Free on Kindle

Amazon has enhanced its Prime program, now for book readers as well as video enthusiasts -- Prime members now can "borrow" books for free to read on their Kindle devices, as part of the Kindle Owners' Lending Library. Amazon Prime...

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