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The Multi Alexa Household: What’s Shared, What’s Specific To Each Device?

The Multi Alexa Household: What’s Shared, What’s Specific To Each Device?

If you own more than one Alexa device some functions and settings that are shared across all devices, some remain tied only to one specific device.

Crosspost: How To Opt Out Of Amazon Seller Emails

Crosspost: How To Opt Out Of Amazon Seller Emails

A cross-post from my Digital Media Mom site, about how to opt out of Amazon seller emails. Not specific to Alexa, but of interest to most Amazon shoppers.

Amazongeddon II: How To Check Amazon Server Status

Amazongeddon II: How To Check Amazon Server Status

#Amazongeddon II, The Force Stays Asleep, happened today: a bunch of Amazon’s servers went down.

Common Alexa Problems, Glitches and Fixes

Common Alexa Problems, Glitches and Fixes

Six of the most common Amazon Alexa issues and fixes, including hub and smart home device problems, Airplay problems and LIFX bulb setup.

Troubleshooting Alexa Connectivity & Streaming Issues

Troubleshooting Alexa Connectivity & Streaming Issues

Easy solutions for problems with Alexa connectivity and streaming.

How To Create Alexa Reminders

How To Create Alexa Reminders

The ability to create Alexa reminders isn’t yet available, but there’s an easy way to fake it using the Alexa mobile or web app.

How To Tell Alexa’s Software Version

How To Tell Alexa’s Software Version

Here’s how to tell Alexa’s software version on your own Alexa devices, so you can tell whether you’ve received the latest update or not.

Alexa & Echo Basics Roundup

Alexa & Echo Basics Roundup

This week LOTS of people took advantage of Prime Day deals to buy their first Echo or other Alexa-enabled device, so today I’m sharing a roundup of the posts that are most helpful and informative to new Alexa users. Be sure to bookmark this page for future reference, and use the buttons at the bottom […]

Yonomi App Lets Alexa Control HUE Bulb ‘Temperature’

Yonomi App Lets Alexa Control HUE Bulb ‘Temperature’

Alexa voice controls for HUE smart lights are fairly limited; if you’ve been looking for a way to let Alexa control your HUE bulbs’ temperature (a.k.a. color tone, with yellows/reds considered “warmer” and blues/greens “cooler”), read on!     Reddit user gosb offers this solution, which is shared here with permission. I like to change […]

How To Access Alexa, Siri & Google Now From A Single Speaker

How To Access Alexa, Siri & Google Now From A Single Speaker

Today I’m sharing news I know MANY consumers have been waiting to hear, particularly those who use iTunes or Google Music. Frankly, I’m surprised I’m the first one to think of it.     This week Ultimate Ears (UE) announced the addition of support for Siri and Google Now voice commands in its UE Boom […]

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