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How to use Amazon Alexa devices as Bluetooth speakers for your iPhone

How to use Amazon Alexa as a Bluetooth speaker for iPhone and iPad.

If you want to play music from your iPhone or iPad through a speaker, any of Amazon's Alexa devices can be used as one. All you have to do is pair your iPhone or iPad with an Amazon Echo, Echo Dot or Tap and voilà, you have yourself a speaker. It doesn't have to be your Amazon device and you don't need the Alexa app either. Here's how to do it:

How to install the iOS 11 public beta on your iPhone

How to install iOS 11 public beta on iPhone and iPad.

Apple's recently unveiled iOS 11, slated to launch this fall with the debut of the new iPhone, introduces a slew of new features including an overhauled, customizable Control Center, an improved Siri, the ability to send money to friends via Messages and more. While the new iOS is still several months away, it is currently available for developers and a public beta version will be available within a few weeks for anyone who can't wait to test drive the new features.

Facebook makes GIFs available in comments in celebration of the format's 30th anniversary

Facebook adds animated GIFs to comments.

The Graphics Interchange Format, aka GIF, celebrated its 30th anniversary this week and Facebook took note. The social media giant announced that it would honor the format by sharing some details of the GIF's history on Messenger, making GIFs available in comments for everybody in the main Facebook app and throwing a "GIF party" by introducing a bunch of new GIFs featuring popular internet personalities.

How to check which apps work with Siri on iPhone

How to check which apps work with Siri on iPhone.

There was an almost palpable collective feeling of “Finally!” among iOS users when, with iOS 10, Apple introduced third-party app integration with Siri. This allows you to interact with third-party apps via Siri, so you can, for example, order an Uber or Lyft through the digital assistant, or dictate a message to WhatsApp and so on. It isn’t always apparent which apps have updated with Siri integration or if they have, what functionality they have with Siri.

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