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3/17/17 Alexa Fast Tips Friday

3/17/17 Alexa Fast Tips Friday

You may have heard one or more of them before, but hopefully, at least one of these tips will be totally new to you.

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 […]

Alexa Things To Try Added To Flash Briefing

Alexa Things To Try Added To Flash Briefing

The Alexa engineers over at Amazon have quietly added yet another very useful feature to the Alexa Voice Service.     If you’re not already aware of it, sometime back a special, daily Easter Egg (aka Stupid Alexa Trick) was added: if you wish Alexa “Good morning,” she will reply each day with a different […]

New News Briefing & Sports Sources For Amazon Echo / Alexa!

New News Briefing & Sports Sources For Amazon Echo / Alexa!

When the Amazon Echo was initially released, the selection of sources for your customized News Briefing (aka “Flash Briefing”) were fairly limited. If you haven’t been back to check ’em out in a while, you’re in for a pleasant surprise because there’s a lot more to choose from now.     News & Information From […]

If You Think The Amazon Echo Is Useless, Ur Doin It Rong

If You Think The Amazon Echo Is Useless, Ur Doin It Rong

Yesterday I received a kind of rage-y email from a gentleman who has concluded his Echo is a useless toy. He went so far as to say, “I honestly feel, that AMAZON’s great reputation for retail selling is greatly diminished by this product.” My answer to him and anyone else who says the Echo is […]

Echo Features Update: New Flash Briefing Sources, Support For Multiple Timers & Alarms, + Fire TV Scuttlebutt

Echo Features Update: New Flash Briefing Sources, Support For Multiple Timers & Alarms, + Fire TV Scuttlebutt

New features, hot off the press! These two seem to have been added just in the past 24 hours. New Flash Briefing Sources Some terrific new Flash Briefing sources have been added, such as Jimmy Kimmel Live The Morning After, ABC News Headlines and Top Stories, and more (click or tap on image to view […]

How To Customize Alexa’s Flash Briefing

How To Customize Alexa’s Flash Briefing

One of the features users are loving most about the Echo is its “Flash Briefing,” where the user says, “Alexa: Flash Briefing,” and the Echo provides news-in-brief items from various websites. By default, National Public Radio (NPR) is the selected source for these briefings, but you can change the settings in the Echo mobile app […]

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