Amazon Echo gets trigger phrases with IFTTT


If you use Amazon Echo with IFTTT, an automation app that can create conditional statements for web-based services, you might be excited to hear that Amazon Echo’s IFTTT capabilities are expanding. With IFTTT, you can now setup trigger phrases for Amazon Echo, which when activated, will do a specific action whether that be setting a reminder, altering the color of your smart bulbs, and so on.

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Oppo releases almost stock Android OS for global users


Let’s face it – most Android loyalists don’t really like the modifications manufacturers make to the Google-made operating system, and the customized OS developed by Chinese OEMs is outright unbearable for most global users. Therefore, Oppo has released an operating system that is very close to the stock Android, and comes with only a few factory installed apps such as camera, screen off gesture and audio support.

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HTC sends out press invites for November 25 in India, thought to be launching the One A9


HTC has just sent out invites to a press event to be held in India on November 25th, where it is thought to be launching its One A9 handset (reviewed here). The One A9 is available in Europe and the US so far, with a lower-spec variant somehow costing more in the UK than the higher-specced model in the States. It must make sense to HTC, you would hope it does anyway.  Read more

Amazon expands its Prime Same Day delivery service to more parts of the UK

Same day delivery is a service that is just beginning to catch on in the UK, with Argos’ Fast Track Delivery being the most widely available option, as opposed to Amazon’s Prime Same Day service which, up until now, has been limited to Greater London and select Berkshire and Hertfordshire areas. That is about to change, though, as Amazon has announced that its Same Day service is now available in a number of new locations in England and Scotland. Read more