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How to Use the Alexa App Hands-Free

By design, most Alexa-powered devices can be controlled entirely with voice commands right out of the box — just say “Alexa” and your Echo speaker, Fire TV or other Alexa device will respond, no button-presses or taps necessary. The rare exception is the Alexa smartphone app, which requires users tap…

Stop Force Closing Your Apps

Stop Force Closing Your Apps

Many of us have become accustomed to constantly force closing apps. We were told it helps improve battery life and makes our phones run faster. But the truth is, it can actually have the opposite effect.

PSA: You (Probably) Don’t Need A Phone Screen Protector

PSA: You (Probably) Don’t Need A Phone Screen Protector

In the early days of smartphones, you probably didn’t dare walk out of the Telstra store without a screen protector and case already installed on your very delicate (and very expensive) device. A fall to the floor or any jostling in your purse would leave you with shattered or scratched…