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Echo Show FAQ and Alexa Intercom FAQ

Echo Show FAQ and Alexa Intercom FAQ

Answering your burning questions about Echo Show and Alexa intercom features.

Alexa Contact Blocking: It’s A Thing Now!

Alexa Contact Blocking: It’s A Thing Now!

When Alexa calling and messaging was first released, there was a major hole: no ability to block. Yesterday an Alexa app update closed that hole.

6/10/17 LME Weekly Summary

6/10/17 LME Weekly Summary

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

Alexa Reminder Lifehacks

Alexa Reminder Lifehacks

Alexa reminder lifehacks extend reminder functionality in some useful ways.

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.

Alexa, Witness In A Murder Case? Yes. But No, Alexa’s STILL Not Spying On You.

Alexa, Witness In A Murder Case? Yes. But No, Alexa’s STILL Not Spying On You.

Pay no attention to those hysterical, pearl-clutching headlines: the reports on this should only reassure you Alexa is NOT spying on you.

Alexa 101: For Anyone Giving Or Getting An Alexa Device

Alexa 101: For Anyone Giving Or Getting An Alexa Device

Essential information most Alexa device owners find helpful, for both givers and recipients of Alexa devices.

Alexa Can Now Track Your Amazon Packages!

Alexa Can Now Track Your Amazon Packages!

Here’s another one of those small features that owners of Alexa-enabled devices have been asking for pretty much since the beginning, and it’s finally here: Alexa can now tell you when your next Amazon shipment will be arriving.     Hopefully this new feature will be expanded to support inquiries about all current orders, or […]

Editorial: Why Can’t Amazon, Apple & Google Play Nice?

Editorial: Why Can’t Amazon, Apple & Google Play Nice?

Back in October, Amazon announced it would no longer be carrying Apple TV and Google Chromecast video streaming devices. The announcement spawned a tidal wave of “Why Amazon Gotta Be So Evil?” blog posts and social media exchanges.   Image credit: robohub.org   Now that the Echo’s been out for a year and still doesn’t […]

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