A developer has brought the Pixel Launcher to any Android phone and Alexa lets you block incoming calls – MCOJ Daily 6/13

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Amazon now lets users block certain contacts from calling and messaging them via the Alexa Calling service

When Amazon introduced the Echo Show, the company also announced Alexa Calling & Messaging – a service that allows you to send and receive calls and text messages through the Alexa app and your Echo smart speaker. While the service is still in its early days, Amazon just released an update to the Alexa iOS app that allows users to finally block certain contacts from getting ahold of them.

Via: The Verge

A fully-functional Pixel launcher is available to download for any Android device

One of the best software exclusives to the Google Pixel is its Pixel Launcher. A successor to the old Google Now Launcher, the Pixel Launcher brings an app drawer that’s accessed with a swipe up on the home screen, a consistent weather widget, Google Search “Pill”, and Google Now cards on the left-most side of your home screens. Thanks to developer AmirZ, you can now downloaded a fully-functional version of this launcher to any Android device.

Via: XDA Developers

Microsoft’s Xbox One X costs $499 and is the most powerful gaming console ever

At E3 yesterday, Microsoft officially unveiled its latest gaming console – the Xbox One X. The One X is the follow-up to the Xbox One/One S, and it comes equipped with some seriously impressive horsepower that enables it to play 4K HDR games at 60 frames-per-second, be fully backwards compatible with existing Xbox One games, play 4K Blu-Ray discs, and a lot more. Microsoft will be selling the Xbox One X for $499, and it officially goes on-sale on November 7.

The Xbox One X is the most powerful console ever, coming in November for $499