Tech­ni­cally Speak­ing: Ama­zon’s Alexa is com­ing to iPhones

The Denver Post - - LIFE & CULTURE -

When Ama­zon an­nounced it was putting its vir­tual as­sis­tant Alexa into Ap­ple iPhones, we knew just where to go for a re­ac­tion. “Siri,” we asked our iPhone, “are you up­set that Ama­zon’s Alexa is in the iPhone now?” Turns out, Ap­ple’s Siri is fine with shar­ing smart­phone turf with her ri­val ar­ti­fi­cial in­tel­li­gence bot. While Siri is ac­ces­si­ble in an iPhone via a but­ton or on newer phones by voice com­mand, Alexa lives in the Ama­zon app. Users with the app and an Ama­zon ac­count just hit a mi­cro­phone icon on the app screen to call up Alexa. Roll­out started Thurs­day and was ex­pected to be com­pleted this week. Ethan Baron, Bay Area News Group

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