Amazon now lets you opt out of having your Alexa voice recordings reviewed by humans. In other words, you can now stop human beings employed by Amazon from listening to your communications with Alexa. In this article we explain how to do so. Amazon Answers Alexa Security Questions In July 2019, Amazon admitted it retains
Sound quality isn’t dead. Casual fans may be okay with a badly encoded MP3 streamed over a slideshow on YouTube, but if you’re really into your music, you want something better. There is FLAC, but that requires a whole new set of players and a new library. That’s where ALAC comes in: Apple’s lossless codec.
Microsoft is adding Cortana to Skype, but to make use of the intelligent assistant you’ll have to let her listen in on your conversations. Those who are happy to do so will get the benefit of her knowledge, as she offers up useful information related to what you and your contacts are talking about. Cortana
Pandora has added a new feature to Pandora Premium. Called Autoplay, this means you’ll never encounter dead air again while using Pandora Premium. Instead, Pandora will keep on playing music it thinks you’ll enjoy even after you have stopped manually selecting tracks to play. When Pandora launched Pandora Premium in March 2017 it teased a
Throughout 2016, it has become increasingly apparent that our smartphones have been misbehaving. Malware is bad enough, issues with the device chipset can be patched, and you should have set a PIN for your device just in case. But those things — concerning as they are — have been a mere sideshow to the real
Facebook gets accused of listening to users’ conversations, Google tracks lost smartphones, Microsoft’s spam filters fail to work, Periscope enlists juries to take down trolls, and making Windows error messages sound sweet. Facebook Might Be Listening to You Facebook has been accused of listening into people’s conversations, using the results to serve contextual advertising to