Chrome Extensions Will Work on the New Edge

Chrome ExtensionsEven the Chrome Extensions will work on the new Edge. Wow! Microsoft really has made the conversion!

Microsoft confirms that Chrome extensions will run on new Edge browser

ZDNet – By: Liam Tung – “Microsoft didn’t reveal many details about Edge’s transition to Chromium, announced last week, but company officials have now confirmed it’s aiming for Edge to support Chrome extensions.

A dearth of extensions for Microsoft Edge has become one of the many obstacles to Windows 10 users adopting Microsoft’s modern answer to Internet Explorer.

But following Microsoft’s announcement that Edge will move to Chromium, the company has revealed it may address the add-on gap by supporting the much larger population of existing Chrome extensions.

‘It’s our intention to support existing Chrome extensions,’ Kyle Pflug, a Microsoft Edge project manager, wrote on Reddit in response to users and developers seeking answers about the switch.

Pflug didn’t clarify how Microsoft envisages extensions being installed. As Ed Bott noted, Microsoft is believed to be aiming to allow all existing Chrome extensions to work unmodified on the new Edge browser, but developers will still need to package the extensions for the Microsoft Store.

Pflug also responded to Windows application developers looking for answers about what the switch would mean for Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps and Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) if Microsoft ditched the EdgeHTML browser engine.

Both app categories depend on EdgeHTML and may need overhauling if Microsoft completely abandoned them.

Pflug said existing UWP and PWA apps in the Microsoft Store will continue to use EdgeHTML and Microsoft’s Chakra JavaScript engine ‘without interruption’. Microsoft isn’t planning on adding an interpretation layer for existing apps to run on the new rendering engine.

However, Microsoft does ‘expect to offer a new WebView that apps can choose to use based on the new rendering engine’, according to Pflug.

Microsoft is also aiming to enable PWAs to be installed on Edge from the web, rather than restricting installs to the Microsoft Store as it currently does for PWAs. This move would be in line with Google’s current approach for Chrome.

‘We expect to provide support for PWAs to be installed directly from the browser (much like with Chrome) in addition to the current Store approach. We’re not ready to go into all the details yet but PWAs behaving like native apps is still an important principle for us so we’ll be looking into the right system integrations to get that right,’ wrote Pflug.

Pflug also said Microsoft is in the early stages of bringing the next version of edge to ‘all Microsoft devices’, meaning it will come to Xbox One and possibly also to Microsoft’s HoloLens AR headset.”

Chrome Wins! Microsoft to Kill Edge!

Chrome Wins!The big news is… Edge and IE are dead… long live Chromium! (Chromium is the free, Open Source basis of Google Chrome.)

Microsoft Putting Edge on Chromium Will Fundamentally Change the Web

Motherboard – By: Owen Williams – “Owen Williams is a freelance writer and developer thinking about new ways to get the news. He created Charged (https://char.gd ) an, independent technology newsletter and blog that helps people keep up with the news that matters.

After more than 20 years of fighting for relevance on the web, Microsoft is planning to scrap the underlying architecture of its internet browser in favor of Chromium.

That alone is monumental, and the internet responded with both jubilation and hesitance as you’d expect: Internet Explorer’s legacy is finally dead!

But, we just learned the full picture, with Microsoft announcing the move on GitHub Thursday, and it’s even bigger than we could have possibly dreamed of. Not only will Edge use Chromium as its rendering engine, but Microsoft is actively investing in developing the open-source engine further, to best optimize it for every device it touches.

A rendering engine is the software your browser uses to display web pages. Different rendering engines have different quirks and features, maintained by their own parent companies, with the largest in use today owned by Mozilla, Google, Microsoft, and Apple.

Here’s a bit from the company’s long, detailed post about why it’s making this change:

‘We will evolve the Microsoft Edge app architecture, enabling distribution to all supported versions of Windows including Windows 7 and Windows 8, as well as Windows 10. We will also bring Microsoft Edge to other desktop platforms, such as macOS. Improving the web experience for end users (better compatibility) and developers (less fragmentation) requires a consistent web-platform as widely available as possible. To accomplish this, we will use Chromium’s cross-platform app-technology along with a change in our distribution model, so that the Microsoft Edge experience and web-platform become available across all supported operating systems.’

Yes, that’s right: not only will Microsoft shift to Chromium as its rendering engine, it’ll begin shipping Edge across all supported desktop devices on the planet, and it’ll start building it into the web platform within Windows.

This is huge news for the industry across the board, and is poised to propel the web to a first-class experience on par with native application development, as well as making it a much better experience for a broad swathe of internet users who might not have power over what browser they’re using.

The web has already swallowed native application development whole, but it’s about to get a lot better. Here’s a few reasons this news is exciting, and it’s going to open up the next chapter for the web:

Web browsers as first-class citizens

One of the biggest problems today is that despite Chromium’s popularity, it’s really not very good on the resource front: it drains battery, hogs system resources and generally doesn’t play nice. This, largely, has been because Google and Chromium don’t own their own operating system (outside of ChromeOS), and don’t get exclusive access to low-level system APIs that Safari and Edge have enjoyed.

Because Microsoft and Apple have historically had their own first-party browsers, Chromium was always destined to be worse: the project simply doesn’t have the platform resources that these giants had, and was always building a layer further away than the official browsers of each platform.

This move changes everything about that equation. Microsoft can bake Chromium into Windows and the Edge browser at the core, which means it’ll be possible to embed a first-class experience in any app with a native Windows-Chromium view, and it’s porting it to MacOS:

‘Outside the Microsoft Edge browser, users of other browsers on Windows PCs sometimes face inconsistent feature-sets and performance/battery-life across device types. Some browsers have had slower-progress to embrace new Windows capabilities like touch and ARM processors. As you know, we’ve recently started making contributions that provide these types of hardware support to Chromium-based browsers, and we believe that this approach can be generalized.’

Microsoft is, in essence, declaring that it’ll deliver a top-end browser experience, regardless of the platform you’re developing for, with the exact same engine on every device. Not only does it plan to optimize Windows for Chromium, but it’ll be sharing that work as well, porting it to ARM-based devices like the iPhone and ensuring that it’s resource-efficient at the absolute core: the OS level.

But what really matters is what comes as a result of all of this work: the absolute best way to build cross-platform apps, on a scale we’ve never seen before.

The web as a desktop platform

If you’re a business of any size and you’re looking to build an app for desktop or laptop users, frankly, the best choice out there today is Electron. It is no coincidence that Microsoft acquired GitHub, which happens to come with a little project called Electron as a part of that acquisition.

Electron is a framework that allows developers to wrap web code (JavaScript, HTML, and other bits) in a native coating, giving them access to system-level APIs like notifications, file system, and so on, making it simple to deploy on Windows, macOS, Linux and anything else with one language.

Many popular apps leverage Electron under the hood, including Slack, Visual Studio Code, WhatsApp desktop and many others, largely because it’s so easy to target multiple system types with a single, common language underneath.

Electron today, however, comes with a sizable disadvantage: it’s based on the Chromium browser, which means it’s bundled with an entire instance for each application that uses it on your machine. Having Slack and Chrome open, for example, spawns two isolated Chromium instances, both consuming resources to do much the same thing.

With this shift, it’s easy to imagine a single shared thread for Chromium on top of Windows, which can be accessed by any Electron-based instance. Such a change would allow Electron apps to be more efficient, stable, and friendlier on system resources (particularly memory and battery.)

Not only that, but because Microsoft is providing technical resources to every Chromium-based browser, Electron-based apps will gain a killer touch-friendly experience to boot, setting the stage for convertible devices to truly replace laptops.

If Electron was already overwhelmingly the platform of choice despite its massive constraints, this is going to open a new tidal wave of web-based apps on the desktop. Why would you build in any other language at this point, if you can write once and run everywhere?

Web technology is ready for this

Microsoft has made many attempts over the years to build frameworks for developers to use, which failed miserably. There was Silverlight, XAML, WPF, Metro, whatever else you can think of, but largely each technology has struggled to attract developers at a scale that mattered.

Recently, however, Microsoft went all-in on progressive web apps as its next platform. PWAs are one of the more exciting developments on the web in years, allowing web-based applications to access many native capabilities without the need for a wrapper like Electron. They work offline, can send notifications, cache data, and so on, and many app developers, like Twitter, have built compelling first-class PWA experiences that work on Windows too.

The ultimate power move in all of this is Microsoft showing how committed it is to the web as a platform for the future of apps. It wanted developers to build PWAs for the Microsoft Store, but now it’s putting the weight of its resources behind making those apps at home on the OS, expending massive amounts of resources to make them a great experience regardless of if you’re using one in Chrome or an Electron-wrapper.

Not only is this the most constructive outcome of all of this, it’s key to opening up the desktop environment to the next-generation of web-enabled tools. Writing an application to custom-target every device out there is going to disappear, and Microsoft wants to own that as its bet for the future.

The strategy differences here are very different to that of Apple, which has largely ignored any feature of the open web that might threaten its own dominance. There’s no web-based notifications in Safari on iOS, or the ability to execute tasks or caching in the background, and so on. Marzipan, Apple’s next-generation cross-platform app development framework, essentially has iOS apps back-ported to work on Mac-based hardware.

Microsoft is throwing all of that platform-owning nonsense out of the window, saying that it just wants to provide a great, consistent way for developers to build apps that work wherever, written once. Sounds good to me, and this changes the game after years of bickering over which native platform was best to write for.

As it turns out, it was the web all along. I believe that in the long-haul, this is the right horse to bet on, particularly as web tooling continues to improve so rapidly despite its age.

This is just the beginning

It’s still early days, and Microsoft’s plans aren’t even fully baked yet, but I’m excited that we’re shifting into a new gear where web-based technology is treated as a first-party citizen by the operating system vendors.

To be clear, there are drawbacks to this change: the web as a platform is narrowing into a duopoly of rendering engines, with just Chromium, Webkit (which is a Chromium variant) and Gecko, which powers Firefox, left standing. Less choice hurts all of us, as Mozilla’s CEO pointed out in a post about the news that didn’t mince words:

‘Google is so close to almost complete control of the infrastructure of our online lives that it may not be profitable to continue to fight this. […] From a social, civic and individual empowerment perspective ceding control of fundamental online infrastructure to a single company is terrible.’

What’s astounding is that it feels like this is the right thing to be happening, even with Microsoft’s long history in web browsers. It wasn’t that long ago that Microsoft was being punished under antitrust law for forcing Internet Explorer on users, but the Microsoft of today has shown repeatedly that it wants to turn over a new leaf.

It’s true that less choice is bad and may even hurt alternate browsers like Firefox, but it’s difficult to justify Microsoft continuing down the path of building a dedicated browser that nobody really wanted to use.

This time is different because Chromium is an open source project, with multiple contributors already, so Microsoft throwing its weight behind the standard may actually encourage better collaboration on the project rather than leaving it to Google alone.

If you can’t beat them, join them, and it seems like Microsoft is betting on the web for the long haul.”

Dr. Bill.TV #449 – Video – “The Security for the Holidays Edition!”

Dr. Bill gives us ten things we can do to stay safe on the Internet and on-line this Holiday Season! Our sponsor this week is IPVanish VPN, your best way to stay safe on-line! Go to www.DrBill.TV/VPN to get a great discount!

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10 Steps to PC Safety!

PC Safety1) Patch, Patch… PATCH!
An unpatched machine is more likely to have software vulnerabilities that can be exploited. Turn on automatic updates, and allow them to update your machine, and reboot, afterward.

2) Install protective software.
There are a number of free anti-virus software packages. I recommend BitDefender Free.

3) Choose STRONG passwords.
Strong passwords use a combination of letters, numbers, and special characters, or a multi-word pass-phrase. Create a unique password for each on-line account, NEVER re-use a password! LastPass can manage all of your passwords for you – and it’s free!

4) Back up on a regular basis.
Scheduling routine backups can protect you from the unexpected. Always keep a few months’ worth of retrievable backups. Keep one backup on-site, and one in “the Cloud.” EaseUS Backup is free!

5) Control access to your machine.
Don’t leave your computer in an unsecured, public area, especially if you’re logged on. The physical security of your machine is just as important as its technical security.

6) Use email and the Internet safely.
Ignore unsolicited emails. Do not open attachments. Be wary of ANY attachments, links, and forms in emails that come from people you don’t know, or which seem “phishy.” Avoid untrustworthy (often free) downloads. Use MailWasher Free to clean your email.

7) Use secure connections.
When connected to the Internet, your data can be vulnerable while in transit. Use remote connectivity and secure file transfer options. Protect sensitive data. Use a good VPN package. I really like IPVanish. Please use THIS LINK to help the show, and get a great deal!

8) Protect sensitive data.
Securely remove sensitive data files from your hard drive, especially when recycling or re-purposing your computer. Physical destruction of drives is the best way! Protect sensitive files using the encryption tools built into your operating system.

9) Use desktop firewalls.
Windows, Mac and Linux computers use basic desktop firewalls to protect your computer files from being scanned. Make sure they are properly configured.

10) Most importantly… stay informed!
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Dr. Bill.TV #448 – Video – “The Holiday Geek Gift and Bug Zapping Edition!”

Geek Gift List for 2018! Google Home Hub, Nintendo Switch, Oregon Trail Card Game, Death Star Popcorn Maker, Exploding Kittens Card Game, Star Trek ComBadge, Death Star Waffle Maker, Star Trek Pizza Cutter, Schrodinger’s Cat Decision Maker, RIF6 CUBE Projector, FireTV Cube, ZOLO Halo Bluetooth Speaker.

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Dr. Bill’s Geek Gift Recommendations!

It’s that time of year again! The time when I give you my best finds for gifts for your geeky friend or family member! A lot of these are special Black Friday deals, so check them out quickly! A dozen choices for you to peruse!

Google Home Hub1)
Google Home Hub for $99.00 on Black Friday
$99.00
Out for less than a full month, but on discount for the holidays if you act now! The Google Home Hub is my screen hub of choice for the bedroom, because it doesn’t have a camera, and it can show me the weather while I lay in bed getting the gumption to get up in the morning! Help at a glance. See your life in one view, and get things done hands-free. Google Home Hub helps you make the most of moments at home.

Command your day.
With Voice Match, get your calendar, commute, reminders, and more right on the home screen. You can even watch the news, make a shopping list, and place calls to friends, family, and local businesses.1
“Hey Google, add doctors appointment to my calendar.”

Simplify your smart home.
Voice-control compatible lights, cameras, TVs, and more from a single dashboard. Works with Nest and 5,000+ smart devices from 400+ popular brands.
“Hey Google, show me the front door camera.”

Answers for any moment.
Ask questions and get visual, immersive answers from Google on weather, recipes, local business info, and more. You can even watch helpful videos from YouTube.
“Hey Google, show me how to tie a tie.”

Play your favorite songs.
Use your voice to play your favorite songs, albums, artists, and music videos from YouTube Music. You can also listen to Spotify and Pandora. All available free.
“Hey Google, play some jazz music.”

Relive your memories.
Use your voice to show any picture youve ever taken in Google Photos. And with Live Albums, always view the latest photos of loved ones.
“Hey Google, show me my photos from Hawaii.”

1 Calling available for US and Canadian domestic calls only, not including 911 calls and premium numbers.


Nintendo Switch2)
Nintendo Switch Game System
$299.00
The GameMaster’s favorite game platform is ready for you this season! Now that you can view YouTube, play games, even with other Switch users, why wouldn’t you get it? Not only would I get it…. we did… for the GameMaster last year! And, he HIGHLY recommends it! Nintendo Switch console, Nintendo Switch dock, Joy-Con (L) and Joy-Con (R), and Two Joy-Con strap accessories. One Joy-Con grip, HDMI cable, and Nintendo Switch AC adapter.


Oregon Trail Game3)
Oregon Trail Card Game
$19.99
Nostalgia for us older geeks! Formally an eight bit game for old PC platforms, the Oregon Trail game is now a board game! Players work together to move along the trail, fording rivers and playing Supply Cards to overcome calamities.

Playing Time: 30 Minutes or Less

Number of Players: 2-6 Players

Manufacturer’s Suggested Age: 12 Years and Up; level of difficulty: Intermediate

Level of difficulty: Intermediate


Star Wars Popcorn Maker4)
Star Wars Death Star Popcorn Maker
$49.99
Because Geeks love Star Wars and Popcorn, of course! Pop some corn and watch the original trilogy while eating your popcorn! That’s no moon, it’s a popcorn maker from a galaxy far, far away!

Popper heats with hot air, creating bright and fluffy popcorn you can season however you’d like. Machine makes delicious popcorn in minutes.

The top half of the Death Star conveniently doubles as a fun serving bowl.

Put it on display when not in use – makes a great addition to your Star Wars collection!


Exploding Kittens Game5)
Exploding Kittens Card Game
$19.99
Yes, this game is weird, but also VERY geeky! Cats, goats, explosions…what more do you need? Hologram ensures Authenticity. Exploding kittens is a card game for people who are into kittens and explosions and laser beams and sometimes goats. Family-friendly, party game for 2-5 players (up to 9 players with 2 decks) This is the most-backed project in Kickstarter history and all cards feature illustrations by the oatmeal. Includes 56 cards (2.5 x 3.5 inches), box, and instructions. This box, like 99.99% of boxes, does not Meow.
Skill level: Beginner


Star Trek Bluetooth Combadge6)
Star Trek Bluetooth Combadge (Half Off)
$39.99
Half off!! Come on, you know you want to answer your smartphone from your combadge! We’ve had a screen-accurate prop replica ST:TNG badge in our closet for a while. The only thing it was missing was the ability to emit the classic communicator chirp sound effect when we pressed it.

And then we found out an audio company is making a fully-functioning officially-licensed communicator badge. Behold the Star Trek TNG Bluetooth® ComBadge. It hooks up to your phone or device via Bluetooth® and has a built-in microphone for hands-free calling. Once connected, one touch answers/ends calls, plays/pauses audio, or accesses Siri, Google Now, or Cortana. And, of course, a touch plays that classic communicator sound effect. Warning: you’re going to want to keep the micro-USB charging cable handy right after you receive this, because making it chirp is well-nigh irresistible.
And don’t forget to sign off, “[Your name here] out.”


Star Wars Death Star Waffle Iron7)
Star Wars Death Star Waffle Maker
$34.99
“Come to the Dark Side, we have waffles!” This is an indirect omage to the old Geek Culture movie “Hardware Wars!” And, I am not sure the maker even knows it! The secret of the Death Star was that it looked like one thing, but it was technically another. It looked like a moon hanging there in space, but we know that secretly it was actually a space station. Waffles are a lot like that, too. They look like dessert, all covered with strawberries and whipped cream and chocolate chips and powdered sugar and syrup (well, maybe not all of those at once), but they’re technically breakfast. Booyah.

If you’re ready to make your kitchen explode with awesome, you need a Death Star Waffle Maker. Plug it in, warm it up, and pour the batter onto the non-stick cooking plates. In just minutes, you’ll have golden, delicious waffles, good enough to destroy a planet for. Well, a small one, at least.

And if one side turns out a little funny with bubbles or you overcook it and there’s a Dark Side, just flip it over. There’s a Concave Dish Composite Beam Superlaser indentation on both cooking plates, so you’re covered. And both sides have pockets for your tasty toppings. Just keep in mind when you break out the syrup that it’s likely to do its own version of the trench run.

Honestly, there’s no need to waffle. You know you want it!


Star Trek Enterprise Pizza Cutter8)
Star Trek NCC-1701 Pizza Cutter
$24.99
I have one! You need one! Of course you do! (Of course, it IS the Enterprise, so I have never actually used it to cut pizza! Respect.)

Star Trek Pizza Cutter – This Pizza Cutter is in the shape of the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 from Star Trek: The Original Series.

Cut Pizza Boldly – The Star Trek Pizza Cutter has its mission to explore strange new pizzas, seek out new toppings and cheeses, and boldly cut pizza where no man has cut before.

Stainless Steel – The pizza cutter is a laser-etched stainless-steel blade with a zinc-alloy chromium-plated body. Not dishwasher safe, hand wash only.

Dimensions – Blade diameter: 4″. Total length including blade: 8.5″. Weight: 10 oz.

Officially-licensed Star Trek Collectible – This is officially-licensed Star Trek collectible, and a ThinkGeek creation and exclusive.


Schrodinger's Cat Decision Maker9)
Schrodinger’s Cat Executive Decision Maker
$28.55
How else would a geek oriented executive make decisions? Helps you make tough decisions! Schrodinger’s Cat will give you an answer – Alive or Dead. A great gift!

Schrodinger’s Cat will help you make tough decisions! If you’re having trouble deciding between things often, then Schrodinger’s Cat can help. With this Schrodinger’s Cat Executive Decision Maker, just ask the cat a yes or no question, slide open the door to watch the cat magically fluxing between life and death.

If the cat ends up staying alive, then the answer is yes! If the cat comes back dead, though, then your answer is no. The almighty Schrodinger’s Cat Executive Decision Maker has spoken!
Go and do its bidding. Meow. The Schrodinger’s Cat Executive Decision Maker measures about 5 3/4-inches wide 4 1/4-inches deep x 4 1/4-inches tall.

Require 3x ‘AA’ batteries, not included. Ages 14 and up.


RIF6 CUBE Mini Projector10)
RIF6 CUBE Mini Projector – 2 inch Portable Handheld Projector
$174.99
Wow. I really DO want this one! How cool is this? (Yes, it IS expensive, but look at what you get!)

ULTRA PORTABLE PROJECTOR SCREEN – This 2-inch mini projector lightweight, portable and can be easily carried for a movie theater experience at home or outdoors. This pico pocket projector is equipped with a built-in rechargeable internal battery that lasts up to 90 minutes

COMPATIBLE with HDMI DEVICES – This small handheld and wireless projector is designed with an HDMI cable port to mirror out your smart phone, computer, laptop, gaming console, or TV screens. It also comes with a built-in speaker and a headphone jack

MULTIPLE CONNECTIVITY OPTIONS – Unlike other digital cube projectors, ours is powered with a wide range of inputs where you can play high-resolution videos, movies, slideshows, music and office text files directly from a USB flash drive or micro SD card

CLEAR FULL LED DISPLAY – Vibrant LED light projection with full 50 lumens lasts up to an incredible 20,000 hours and displays a video screen size of up to 120 inches. Whether on the bedroom wall at home, or office board room for business presentations, you’re guaranteed an amazing experience

COMPLETE with ESSENTIAL ACCESSORIES – 2 x 2 x 1.9 inches mobile projector has a flexible mini tripod with bendable legs to help adjust projection angle and keeps your projector stand stable. It also comes with a remote control charger, USB and HDMI connectors.


Amazon Alexa FireTV Cube11)
Amazon Fire TV Cube
HALF OFF – $59.99
Again, HALF OFF! You KNOW you need it! Great for Cord Cutters, and at this price, a real deal! Fire TV Cube is the first hands-free streaming media player with Alexa. From across the room, just ask Alexa to turn on the TV, dim the lights, and play what you want to watch. With far-field voice recognition, eight microphones, and beamforming technology, Fire TV Cube hears you from any direction. Enjoy hands-free voice control of content—search, play, pause, fast forward, and more. Plus control the power and volume on your TV, sound bar, and A/V receiver as well as change live cable or satellite channels with just your voice. Fire TV Cube has a built-in speaker that lets you check the weather, listen to the news, control compatible smart home devices, and more—even with the TV off. Fire TV Cube is always getting smarter with new Alexa skills and voice functionality.

Experience true-to-life picture quality and sound with access to vivid 4K Ultra HD up to 60 fps, HDR, and the audio clarity of Dolby Atmos. Enjoy tens of thousands of channels, apps, and Alexa skills. Get over 500,000 movies and TV episodes from Netflix, Prime Video, Hulu, HBO, SHOWTIME, NBC, and more. Access YouTube, Facebook, Reddit, and more websites with Silk and Firefox browsers.

An Amazon Prime membership unlocks thousands of movies and TV episodes including “Thursday Night Football” and Prime Originals like “The Big Sick” and “Sneaky Pete.” Now includes all-new Alexa Voice Remote with power and volume controls.


ZOLO Bluetooth with Alexa Speaker12)
ZOLO Halo Bluetooth and Wi-Fi Smart Speaker with Alexa
$19.99
Alexa AND a Bluetooth/WiFi speaker for your PC, Tablet or other Bluetooth or WiFi connected device! Oh yeah! Superior Audio: Professionally tuned 5W high-excursion speaker and bass port deliver exceptional sound quality and rich bass from Halo’s miniaturized body. Alexa Built-In: Voice-activated Alexa functionality with over 10000 life-enhancing skills. Stream audio and music services (including Amazon Music Unlimited, Spotify, TuneIn, iHeartRadio, Audible ); Check news, traffic, and weather; find answers; control smart home devices; and shop with your voice. Multi-Room Sound: With simplified Wi-Fi connectivity, link up to 6 Halo speakers simultaneously for house-wide audio and Alexa communication. Bluetooth Connectivity: Not only a Smart Speaker, Halo works as a stand-alone high-fidelity Bluetooth Speaker!


Dr. Bill.TV #447 – Video – “The I’m Just So Confused Edition!”

Dr. Bill discusses Windows 10 Pro users seeing activation issues, Disney’s new Netflix rival will be called Disney+, YouTube arrives on the Nintendo Switch, the Alexa App is now available in the Microsoft Store on Windows 10, GSotW: 4K Video Downloader!

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Dr. Bill.TV #447 – Audio – “The I’m Just So Confused Edition!”

Dr. Bill discusses Windows 10 Pro users seeing activation issues, Disney’s new Netflix rival will be called Disney+, YouTube arrives on the Nintendo Switch, the Alexa App is now available in the Microsoft Store on Windows 10, GSotW: 4K Video Downloader!

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