Alexa app

LME 11/5/16 Weekly Summary

LME 11/5/16 Weekly Summary

links to all of the previous week’s posts along with a brief summary of each.

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.

LME 10/29/16 Weekly Summary

LME 10/29/16 Weekly Summary

Links to all of the previous week’s posts along with a brief summary of each. Click through on the links to view the full post for any you’re interested in.

More Alexa/Echo Tips and Tricks

More Alexa/Echo Tips and Tricks

Hardly a week goes by that I don’t learn about some new Alexa feature—or am reminded of pre-existing one I’d forgotten about. So it’s time to share some more Alexa/Echo tips and tricks.     List Newly-Released Skills In the recent Skills tab redesign in the Alexa app, the top-level sort ‘by release date’ option […]

Strange Voices Coming From Echo: There’s More Than One Reasonable Explanation

Strange Voices Coming From Echo: There’s More Than One Reasonable Explanation

Every three months or so someone will post to an Echo discussion group, saying he or she is freaked out because strange voices or sounds were heard coming from his or her Echo, and of course that can only mean 1) the NSA spies who’ve been listening in on Echos all along have accidentally revealed […]

Alexa Skills Menu Redesigned At Last!

Alexa Skills Menu Redesigned At Last!

Note: I’d normally run an AlexaDev Tuesday post here, but since I know today’s post is one many of my readers have been waiting anxiously for, I’m moving this week’s developer post to tomorrow. You’ve been asking, wishing and praying, and Amazon has finally come through: the Alexa skills menu redesign they’ve just rolled out […]

AlexaDev Tuesday: Innovative Alexa Skills Spotlight

AlexaDev Tuesday: Innovative Alexa Skills Spotlight

Today I’d like to share some of the most innovative Alexa skills being created by Alexa developers. There’s a lot to be learned from the way these developers have solved coding and technical challenges to build something extraordinary.     Only one of the skills I’m sharing today is available to consumers. The first two […]

Local News Added To Alexa’s Flash Briefing News Sources

Local News Added To Alexa’s Flash Briefing News Sources

I posted about new sources added to the Flash Briefing news, sports and headline options just last month, and some terrific new choices have been added to Alexa’s Flash Briefing news sources this month, too!     Local News In Your Flash Briefing: It’s A Thing Now! While the local news coverage is still limited […]

6/4/16 LME Weekly Summary

6/4/16 LME Weekly Summary

Welcome to the first LME Weekly Summary post! Here’s where I’ll share links to all of the previous week’s posts, along with a brief summary of each. Click through on the links to view the full post for any you’re interested in. Remember: you can now subscribe to receive these Weekly Summary posts only. Click […]

6/1/16 Mailbag: LME Answers Reader Questions

6/1/16 Mailbag: LME Answers Reader Questions

Newly-minted Echo, Dot and Tap owners are being welcomed to the Alexa fold every day, and a lot of them have questions. Today I’m addressing a few of the questions I’ve received most often in the past couple of months.     Q: I don’t have a smart phone or tablet. Is there any other […]

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