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Tech Bytes: iPhone Preorders, Alexa Whisper Mode

Updated: October 19, 2018 06:36 AM

In today's Tech Bites, new offerings from Apple. You can now start ordering the new iPhone XR. It has a larger screen, and comes in more colors, than the iPhone XS . it's also $250 cheaper. Also, new iPad tablets are expected to be announced at an Apple event on October 30.

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Google Maps is now rolling out its 'ETA' feature to IOS users, which allows them to share traveling locations in real time. The feature, called "ETA" also allows users to share their location across third-party apps like Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp.

Alexa is now using its inside voice. Amazon's virtual assistant now has a whisper mode. When you speak softly to Alexa, it will respond with a quieter voice. To use of the new feature, you first need to turn it on and say "Alexa, turn on whisper mode."

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