9/17/16 Weekly Summary

Here’s the LME 9/17/16 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.


Drank Last Night


9/12/16 – Stupid Alexa Tricks: TV & Movies
The list keeps getting longer and longer when it comes to Stupid Alexa Tricks: TV & Movies. Check out these references to popular shows and films!

AlexaDev Tuesday
There was no AlexaDev Tuesday post this week, due to technical difficulties. The feature will return next week as usual.

9/14/16 – Alexa Push Notifications: No, Alexa Will Not Start Talking “Out of the Blue”
The Information is reporting Alexa push notifications are coming: that Alexa will be able to speak without the wake word being spoken first.

9/16/16 – Freebie Friday: Two Classic Audiobooks with Celebrity Narrators
All this month Amazon is making two excellent, celebrity-narrated Audible titles available for owners of Alexa-enabled devices to hear at no cost.


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