Intrigued by Alexa & Apple Integrations

I have an Amazon Fire TV stick, but haven’t used the Alexa on the remote much at all, but news that the Echo & Alexa now integrates with Apple Calendar & Reminders has me intrigued. I know there are rumors Apple may be entering the market with their own competing device, and I’ll certainly hold off on pulling the trigger, but definitely shifts me into may buy column if Apple doesn’t actually enter the fray. WIll be an interesting June.

Free Tracks from Amazon

Kottke points out that Amazon has free music for download, and checking out the list, I see that the title track from my favorite album of 2008, Gaslight Anthem’s ‘59 Sound is among the tracks available for free. Also on the list is a track from another of my top albums of the year, David Byrne and Brian Eno’s Strange Overtones.

All in all, there are over 500 free tracks, though at quick glance, the bulk of the list are lesser known artists.