Tips, Tutorials and Thoughts on Voice-Activated Living
And then there was light One of the first things we did after setting up the Echo for mom, and gaining some initial use was to become a "Connected Home". Whether connecting to devices like SmartThings, Wemo or Hue, we added not just lifestyle ease but safety was first...read more
Let's Play Some Tunes! Once you register your device to your Amazon account, you automatically have access to your Amazon Music library and Audible library. We all most likely have a favorite music library or streaming stations we listen to. With Alexa, you can choose...read more
The Growing Echo Line Up Amazon now has a bevy of devices seemingly to try to fit into the many niches of our lives. But it certainly can be a bit confusing for consumers to decide which device to purchase, even when buying more than one. So let's start at the...read more
This Dottie! I have several Echo Dots - love how portable they are, but...the power cord being visible where I have them located always bugged me. I was also concerned that over at my mother place, she might trip and fall (one in four US residents report falling each...read more
Alexa Alarms, Reminders and Timers What's important to know Alexa alarms, timers and reminders are device specific. The alarm, timer or reminder you set will only sound on the specific device in which you set the command. Alexa Timers Think of the Alexa Timer as you...read more
Make Calls Hands-Free!!!! You can now use your supported Echo device or the Alexa app on your mobile phone (or tablet) to call or voice message almost anyone, for free! Alexa calling and messaging works with your existing wifi connection, sending your calls and...read more
Alexa, What Is Household Profiles? You can create an Amazon Household using the Alexa app or from your computer at alexa.amazon.com. Amazon Household allows you to share Amazon benefits with another adult, teens, and children in your household. Shared benefits...read more
Is Anyone Out There? I've been through a few hurricanes living in Florida, but none frightened me like Hurricane Irma. Irma was headed for landfall on the west coast of Florida, aimed at Naples FL, with me directly in the path of the eye! Landfall as a CAT 4,...read more
Those of us who were early adopters the Echo had the great fortune to have the Alexa Voice Remote included in our launch purchase of the device. At first, I wasn't sure I would use it. After all, it's a remote when I can just speak and Alexa performs. However, over...read more
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