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We’re looking for Silver Users over the age of 60.

Are you new to using Alexa? Or perhaps you’re a power user? We are growing our core group of older adult Alexa Testers to help beta test, and offer feedback, on select Alexa Skill voice experiences to insure they are well-designed for the wide range of needs and activities of the boomer, silent and greatest generations. If interested in using your review skills in the Voice-First world, contact us!  (United States testers only at this time). Please email Heidi directly at heidi@askmarvee.com

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An Innovative Companion Pet

Who doesn't love a cute, cuddly puppie or kitten... awwww First, a quick note as this post is not Alexa-focused, but I believe this product is so fantastic! Often as we get a bit older, it can become difficult to take care of a loving pet the way we used to. Taking...

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Alexa Blueprints Series

Alexa Blueprints for your home   Amazon recently launched what is called Alexa Blueprints. In a nutshell, Alexa lets anyone create their own custom Alexa Skill with Alexa Blueprints. I'll be doing a full series on how to create different types of blueprints for...

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Safety Tips for Home

Check Safety Hazards To Prevent Falls - First, an initial note here as this post is not Alexa-specific, but I believe is a topic that bears mentioning to the Marvee audience. (We will be adding a checklist to our suite of health and wellness Alexa Skills over the...

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What’s The Weather?

Planning An Outdoor Activity? -   Summer is upon us and it is fantastic to be able to say "Alexa" what's the weather this weekend?" and Alexa responds with the weekend forecast. However, there are times when Alexa gets it wrong..... or is it us? I just asked...

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Alexa, Are You Ready? (Hurricane Re-Post)

Another Hurricane Season Approaches As a new year brings with it the annual hurricane season, I thought I would repost, for a re-read, an earlier post on my experience during Hurricane Irma last year.  Hopefully 2018 will be a peaceful, storm-free year,...

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Happy Mothers Day

We honor all moms! Mom's are special. Mom's gave us life. Mom's are often selfless, even when we are unaware or don't think so. Mom's are our protectors Mom's teach us that tough love is valuable Mom's have our back, even when we're wrong! Mom's get up early to help...

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Reminders To Take Your Medicine – Hmmm

Can You Set Alexa to Remind You To Take Your Medicine? I've had several folks mention they are using "Reminders" as a way to remember to take their medicine. I think this is a great feature as a redundant practice to take your meds. However, I don't believe anything...

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Guides, Tutorials & Cheat Sheets

Voice Command Guide

Here’s a cheat sheet of common voice commands

 

Light Ring Color Guide

We can al use a guide to the many ring light colors on the Echo device.

 

Bonus Tips For You

We’ve put together a a compilation of top tips to guide you on your voice journey.

 

Alexa Calling Cheat Sheet

Print a cheat sheet to personalize call commands

 

Play Some Music Cheat Sheet

Print your personalized cheat sheet for your music favorites!

 

Smart Home Cheat Sheet

Print out to remember your device names and commands

 

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Enjoy using your voice!