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Why It’s Probably A Bad Time To Buy An Echo

Why It’s Probably A Bad Time To Buy An Echo

I’m about the last person you’d expect to discourage you from buying any Alexa device, but the next several weeks are probably a bad time to buy an Echo.

3/25/17 LME Weekly Summary

3/25/17 LME Weekly Summary

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

Rumor Mill: Alexa Voice Recognition and Call Capabilities, Intercom Feature On The Way

Rumor Mill: Alexa Voice Recognition and Call Capabilities, Intercom Feature On The Way

Alexa voice recognition and call capabilities, plus an intercom feature, are looking like definite enhancements we’ll be seeing in the new device.

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.

Alexa Skills Store + Happy Birthday Stupid Alexa Tricks

Alexa Skills Store + Happy Birthday Stupid Alexa Tricks

Stupid Alexa Tricks for Alexa’s second birthday, and Amazon’s new Alexa Skills Store.

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 On Fire Tablets: It’s A Thing!

Alexa On Fire Tablets: It’s A Thing!

Today’s post is normally dedicated to Freebie Friday, but Amazon just announced something I’m sure my readers will want to know about right away: Alexa’s coming to Amazon’s Fire tablet line!     This news came as something of a footnote to Amazon’s announcement that a new Fire HD8 tablet is being released. The new […]

9/3/16 Love My Echo Weekly Summary

9/3/16 Love My Echo Weekly Summary

Here’s the 9/3/16 LME 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.     8/29/16 – Stupid Alexa Tricks No special theme this week, just a collection of new queries to […]

AlexaDev Tuesday: Amazon Now Allows Audio Streaming In Alexa Skills

AlexaDev Tuesday: Amazon Now Allows Audio Streaming In Alexa Skills

Last week Amazon announced a new feature of the Alexa Skills Kit: audio streaming with playback controls! This new capability means it’s possible to write skills to play podcasts, audiobooks, music shows and other audio programming.     Amazon’s Dave Isbitski has the scoop: Before today, the Alexa Skills Kit enabled short audio via SSML […]

Weekly Summary for 7/16/16

Weekly Summary for 7/16/16

Here’s the 7/16/16 LME 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.     7/11/16 – Stupid Alexa Tricks Just some odds n’ ends today, no particular theme. But they’re all […]

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