If you have a smart assistant in your home, you'll know it's a handy tool. Rather than finding your phone, unlocking the screen and opening up an app or two to find the information you need, a smart home device can answer most queries in the space of a few seconds.
Google's Next Big Thing, the Nest Hub Max, is the granddaddy of smart assistants. Aside from streamlining information, it doubles as a security camera, a digital photo album, a crisp music system, an expert recipe book and a whole lot more.
The main things left to consider are the $349 price tag and whether recent privacy concerns -- it was revealed humans were listening to your Google requests -- are worth the convenience this device delivers.
The Spotify apps are constantly updated, tweaked and refined, and that means a steady flow of new features for you to try out. In case you’ve been buried in your playlists to such an extent that you haven’t noticed what’s changed in Spotify since you first signed up, here are nine really useful features to take advantage of.