Meet The New Boss

Post published 8/5/19 - Well gang, it's time for your ol' pal April to be moseying on down the trail, and I'm passing the reins to a capable Alexa Champion who I trust to do right by you. Meet the new boss: Austin Wilson. Who is Austin Wilson? Austin is a young and very promising Alexa developer who's also a strong communicator, and I'm sure he has a lot to offer consumers and Alexa developers...

7/27/19 LME Weekly Summary

Here’s the 7/27/19 LME Weekly Summary: links to the previous week’s posts along with a brief summary of each. 7/26/19 - Fast Tips Friday: Alexa, Manage My Content While searching for a specific title in my Kindle book library, I noticed a new tip at the top of the screen: "Try saying Alexa, manage my content."7/22/19 Things To Ask Alexa Queries and statements to try on Alexa for a funny,...

Fast Tips Friday: Alexa, Manage My Content

Post published 7/26/19 - While searching for a specific title in my Kindle book library on the Amazon site, I noticed a new tip at the top of the screen: "Try saying Alexa, manage my content." It works, sort of... I gave the new command a try, followed Alexa's response prompts, and discovered three things.First, per Alexa's response, as of this writing the new command only enables Alexa to send...

7/22/19 Things To Ask Alexa

Welcome to LME’s 7/22/19 Things To Ask Alexa: queries and statements to try on Alexa for a funny, unexpected or informative response. Say the wake word followed by any of the queries or statements below. What’s the longest word in the English language? Move along.This line is in one of the most famous Star Wars scenes. Say something funny. What is the first amendment? You can ask about other...

7/20/19 LME Weekly Summary

Here’s the 7/20/19 LME Weekly Summary: links to the previous week’s posts along with a brief summary of each. 7/19/19 - Fast Tips Friday: Troubleshooting ‘device isn’t responding’ Alexa errors Today's fast tip can help when you get that annoying, "Sorry, device isn't responding. Please check its network connection and power supply," Alexa error.7/15/19 Things To Ask AlexaQueries and...

Fast Tips Friday: Troubleshooting ‘device isn’t responding’ Alexa errors

Post published 7/19/19 - Perhaps no Alexa error is quite so frustrating as the dreaded, "Sorry, isn't responding. Please check its network connection and power supply," because you only get this one after your smart home device has been properly set up and in use. Today's fast tip can help with that. Smart home devices used to have skills, and many still do Many owners of Alexa devices don't...

7/15/19 Things To Ask Alexa

Welcome to LME’s 7/15/19 Things To Ask Alexa: queries and statements to try on Alexa for a funny, unexpected or informative response. Say the wake word followed by any of the queries or statements below. Show me the money. Did you sleep well? What does the dog say? You can also try, ‘What does the cat say?’ Tea, Earl Grey, hot. Star Trek's Captain Picard knows this one. When is the end of...

7/13/19 LME Weekly Summary

Here’s the 7/13/19 LME Weekly Summary: links to the previous week’s posts along with a brief summary of each. 7/12/19 - Fast Tips Friday: Early Alexa Prime Day deals start tomorrow Amazon's rewarding Alexa owners again. Starting Saturday, 7/13/19, early Alexa Prime Day deals are available exclusively to Alexa device owners.7/8/19 Things To Ask Alexa Queries and statements to try on Alexa for...

Fast Tips Friday: Early Alexa Prime Day deals start tomorrow

Post published 7/12/19 - Just a quick one today, letting readers know that starting tomorrow, 7/13/19, early Alexa Prime Day deals are available exclusively to Alexa device owners. Beginning tomorrow, Prime members can ask Alexa "What are my deals?" to get exclusive Prime Day offers.This is a command that works outside the Prime Day window as well, but from 7/13-7/16/19 it will return limited...

7/8/19 Things To Ask Alexa

Welcome to LME’s 7/8/19 Things To Ask Alexa: queries and statements to try on Alexa for a funny, unexpected or informative response. Say the wake word followed by any of the queries or statements below. Did you go to college? Do you have any children? How do you know so much about swallows?Another for the Monty Python fans. When is the next full moon? What happened in 1972? You can ask for any...