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Listening to audiobooks using Google Nest

Apr 7, 2021 / by Anthony Micallef

You can listen to audiobooks hands-free using voice commands on your Google Nest speaker or display. This guide goes over how you can find and play audiobooks by voice.

Topics : Knowledge base, Google Speaker

The impact of smart technology on attendant care

Mar 16, 2021 / by Anthony Micallef

The COVID-19 pandemic exposed many flaws and injustices in our healthcare system. At the forefront of these was  severe understaffing  within nursing homes and long-term care facilities, often bordering on neglect. With support worker demand at an all-time high and supply being threateningly low, resource management becomes critical, and in many cases, even life and death.

Topics : Smart technology, Attendant care

Video Calling with your Google Nest Hub Max

Mar 2, 2021 / by Anthony Micallef

In our previous blog post about technology and social isolation, we talked about the importance of technology during times of isolation and loneliness. One great way to leverage technology to empower us to stay connected with family, friends, and loved ones is video calling. Video calling services such as  Zoom  and  Google  Meet  have risen in popularity since the COVID-19 pandemic. However, did you know that if you have a  Google  Nest  Hub  Max  (included by default in all of Novalte's voice packages), you can video call your contacts without lifting a finger? This guide will go through all of the steps to take for you to be set up to start video chatting by voice.

Topics : Independent Living, Google Speaker