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Use Voice Commands to Quickly Check Your Google Security Settings Use Voice Commands to Quickly Check Your Google Security Settings

Android: It’s a good idea to check on your Google security and privacy settings every once in a while. Google makes it even easier with a few handy voice commands that can jump right to the important parts of your account.

How to Keep Curious Kids From Ordering Stuff With Your Amazon Echo How to Keep Curious Kids From Ordering Stuff With Your Amazon Echo

If you think being able to purchase stuff with only your voice is neat, kids—who have no concept of money—will think it’s straight-up magic. Here are a few ways you can keep curious kids from treating your Amazon Echo like a real-life Santa Claus.

The Best Google Assistant Skills to Use With Your Google Home The Best Google Assistant Skills to Use With Your Google Home

Google may be playing catch up with the Amazon Echo, but Google Home already has a bunch of third-party services that can add features to your smart home speaker. Some are garbage, but we found the best ones that you should try out.

The Google Assistant Commands that Work on Google Home, Pixel, and Allo The Google Assistant Commands that Work on Google Home, Pixel, and Allo

Google Assistant is a powerful tool, but it doesn’t work the same way the Pixel that it does on Google Home, and both are different from the Android phone you already have. We’ve put together a chart to help clear up what each devices can do.

Help Alexa Understand You Better By Telling Her When She's Right Help Alexa Understand You Better By Telling Her When She's Right

The Amazon Echo is pretty great at understanding your voice out of the box, but Alexa could always use a little help. If she gets a command wrong—or even if she gets it right—open up your Alexa app to give some feedback.

Join Lets You Control Your Phone From Your Desktop With Voice Commands Join Lets You Control Your Phone From Your Desktop With Voice Commands

Android/Chrome: When you’re at your desk, you don’t want to constantly fiddle with your phone. Join helps you control your phone without picking it up, and now you can even use voice commands to do so.

Home Voice Assistant Showdown: Amazon Echo vs. Google Home Home Voice Assistant Showdown: Amazon Echo vs. Google Home

This week, Google released Google Home, a voice-controlled smart appliance, to compete with the surprisingly popular Amazon Echo. Both devices can play music, control your lights, and answer questions with nothing but your voice, but we wanted to see how Google’s new device stacked up against the established…

All the Things You Can Do With Google Assistant That You Couldn't Do Before All the Things You Can Do With Google Assistant That You Couldn't Do Before

Google’s new Google Assistant appeared in every part of the company’s hardware event yesterday. Google was less clear about how Assistant differs from Google Now, or Now On Tap, or Google’s voice commands. To clear things up, here are some of Assistant’s best new features, and how it fits into your Google life.

Here's a Big List of macOS Sierra Specific Questions You Can Ask Siri Here's a Big List of macOS Sierra Specific Questions You Can Ask Siri

Siri is the big new feature in macOS Sierra and while you can ask it just about anything you can ask it on iOS, it does have a few tricks of its own. OS X Daily put together a list of some of those.

Use Ok, Google Voice Commands to Control Videos In YouTube  Use Ok, Google Voice Commands to Control Videos In YouTube 

Android: Google’s voice commands are incredibly powerful. However, you might not have noticed that you can use them while watching videos on YouTube. Simply say “Ok, Google” and you can send a bunch of commands directly to the app.

Learn New Google Now Commands With OK Google Learn New Google Now Commands With OK Google

Google Now offers a wide range of voice commands designed to work with your natural language, but it can help to know exactly what the virtual assistant is capable of understanding. That’s where OK Google comes in—it’s a growing, searchable list of every known Google Now command.

Use Roger to Control Your Amazon Echo No Matter Where You Are Use Roger to Control Your Amazon Echo No Matter Where You Are

Android/iOS: The Amazon Echo is a cool little device that can do a lot of things just with voice commands. However, it becomes useless if you leave the room. Walkie-talkie app Roger can help with that.

SoundHound Now Lets You Search and Add Songs to Spotify With Voice Commands  SoundHound Now Lets You Search and Add Songs to Spotify With Voice Commands 

The music discovery app SoundHound has gone hands-free, letting you search music, look up information, and add songs directly to your Spotify playlist with “OK Hound...” voice commands.

Add Items to Your Google Keep Shopping List with a Voice Command Add Items to Your Google Keep Shopping List with a Voice Command

Google Keep is one of Google’s quieter successes. The notes and to-do app has a ton of awesome, buried features. For example, you can add items to your shopping list without ever opening the app.

Amazon Unveils the Echo Dot and Amazon Tap, Two New Alexa Devices Amazon Unveils the Echo Dot and Amazon Tap, Two New Alexa Devices

Today, Amazon announced two new Alexa-enabled devices, both cheaper than the existing Amazon Echo: The Echo Dot for $89 and the Amazon Tap for $129. Each focuses on one aspect that the original Echo did well.

Hear and Reply to Your Last Five Messages With a Google Now Command Hear and Reply to Your Last Five Messages With a Google Now Command

Google’s voice commands are excellent at making texting easier. Recently, Google made this even better, adding an answering machine-style command that allows you to read your last five messages.

Call Someone on Speakerphone With a Google Now Command Call Someone on Speakerphone With a Google Now Command

You can do a lot of cool things with your voice on your phone, but did you know you can make phone calls, too? It’s pretty neat. Google Now can even initiate speakerphone calls directly with a voice command.

Use Some Google Now Voice Commands Without an Internet Connection Use Some Google Now Voice Commands Without an Internet Connection

Android: Google’s voice commands are pretty amazing. The one catch is that you need an internet connection to use them. Now, however, some of them work even when you’re offline.

Everything You Can Ask Cortana to Do in Windows 10 Everything You Can Ask Cortana to Do in Windows 10

Cortana is easily one of the coolest new features of Windows 10. You’re probably already familiar with personal assistants like Google Now and Siri, but now you have one built right into your desktop! Here’s how to get information, manage your schedule, and even run a few Google commands.

Amazon for Android Now Supports Voice Commands Like "Where's My Stuff" Amazon for Android Now Supports Voice Commands Like "Where's My Stuff"

Voice commands are great. While we’re used to using these in our various personal assistant apps, Amazon is getting in on the action with app-specific voice commands in its app, including things like “where’s my stuff?” and reordering some items.

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