Hello! Hello! Hello,
to everyone out there in their quarantine location, looking for entertainment to help the time pass.
I went into this last meeting without many topics; only interested in having a good conversation with you good folks. We were successful! it was awesome conversation, and still, in the minutiae of Covid-19, and things happening in our own locations, and our politics, we did hit a couple of topics that I thought I would mention here. With links to articles I think would be excellent extended reading for anyone that was interested.
- Stanley’s Note 8 language issue: Galaxy Note 8: How to change languages to communicate with Bixby Voice in?
- The biggest announcements from Samsung’s 2020 Unpacked event.
- Google Launches New ‘Google One’ App for iOS With Storage Manager and Backups.
- Is Microsoft going to buy TikTok? 10 latest developments.
- Microsoft Outlook now supports Play My Emails on Android.
Now, a couple of recurring themes from our weekly meetings:
NOTE #1: Next week. I will be scheduling the Google Meet using Google Calendar with your Google account listed as attendants. The advantage is this will allow members (attendants) to enter the meeting without waiting permission, and will send a notification of the meeting through their Google Calendars. The disadvantage is that we will need to adopt a new regular Meet code. I will continue to send out the regular email notification and the Facebook post containing the numit code and the links to the meeting. People that are new to our club, or not on our list, will still be able to participate, but will need to wait for permission to enter the meeting.
NOTE #2: A CHALLENGE: Can you design a phrase or dialog to trigger and execute a smart speaker commands, while masquerading as conversation? #speakerhacker – Any command execution counts, for example: play a song, get the weather, turn on/off a light. The goal is to covertly execute the command with conversation. We’ll play with our speakers and check back in next week. (see article: Uncovered: 1,000 phrases that incorrectly trigger Alexa, Siri, and Google Assistant.)
If you missed our meeting in real-time, then you can always listen to this podcast.
I hope you all enjoy this audio recording. Today the video is better because of the visual nature of the presentation. You can watch the YouTube video at: https://youtu.be/ZDkou5PNZmI.
Another thanks to all of you that have been helping in my endeavors. Without your support these things would not be possible.
Remember, you can always do something to help without costing you a thing. Please take a moment and go to YouTube and iTunes to like, subscribe, and review any of the videos and podcasts. When you do this it gives my efforts greater exposure. It is as valuable and appreciated as any contribution to the work I’m doing. Thank you.
I’ll talk to you next week!
Everyone take care and #techOn! (psst…is it me, or is our audio a much higher quality today?)
at International Computer Solutions (internationalcs.net)
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