Posted By RichC on January 25, 2019
Currently Amazon has definitely taken the lead in our home as the affordable Echo Dots are now throughout our house. I … well “we” … use Alexa daily for a variety of simple tasks associated with home automation such as controlling the lights and TV, checking weather and playing music. I find myself saying her name accidentally even when talking to my Apple iPhone (although about all Siri does for me anymore is set a timer). This past week when I mistakenly addressed my phone incorrectly, Siri sarcastically commented, “very funny, Rich” as if realizing Apple, and to a lesser extent Google, have fallen behind in the virtual assistant race. Still, I appreciated the humor, even though I’d rather see a little more effort from into Apple into refining their products and working on the next big thing … whatever that might be. Personally I always thought they would simplify and refine the television … but they seem to have fallen asleep in putting their creative and simplification touch on that $1000 must have product … the window is closing?