Episode 372: Tech Support For All Problems

Manton checks in with Daniel’s impression of his Amazon Echo after finally cracking it open. They compare and contrast with the HomePod/Siri experience. In response to a listener question, they talk about the tradeoffs of being publicly accessible to users, and the impact that has on free time for “real work.” Finally, they talk a little bit about “bad customer behavior” when it comes to support inquiries.

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  • Amazon Echo – The smart speaker that Daniel finally started playing with.
  • Only Apple Devices – Confirmation that Apple’s “Wi-Fi password sharing” feature only works with their own devices.
  • HomePod – Apple’s smart speaker.
  • Core Int Slack – Sign-up page for our friendly online community.

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May 11, 2019 at 9:27 am.