Tech Bytes: Alexa's New Skill, Dating App Surge

January 08, 2018 04:39 AM

In today's Tech Bytes, our massive appetite for apps. Apple says customers spent close to a billion dollars on applications, or purchases within them, between Christmas Eve and New Years Eve. On New Years Day alone, they spent 300 million dollars in the app store. That's a new record.

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Alexa will soon offer extra help around the kitchen after acquiring some new cooking skills. If you own an Amazon Echo, you'll be able to control your microwave with your voice, but you must have a smart microwave integrated with the new Alexa support. Amazon plans to add other appliances later.

if you're looking for love, try a dating app this weekend! Apps like Tinder, Bumble and Match say there's always a surge on the Sunday after new year's. If you hope to be successful, they say you need a solid profile with photos that show you smiling with no kids or pets.


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