7/7/19 LME Weekly Summary

Here’s the 7/7/19 LME Weekly Summary: links to the previous week’s posts along with a brief summary of each. 7/5/19 - Fast Tips Friday: TV volume messed up? Use Echo as a Bluetooth speaker.Since all my TV programming comes through a streaming device I can bypass my TV's faulty sound card altogether by using an Echo as a Bluetooth speaker.7/3/19 Things To Ask AlexaLME’s 7/3/19 Things To Ask...

Fast Tips Friday: TV volume messed up? Use Echo as a Bluetooth speaker.

Post published 7/5/19 - Today I'm revisiting a tip I shared some time ago, about using Alexa devices as TV speakers. For about a week I've noticed my TV's volume going up and down by itself and based on Google research, I've concluded it has a faulty sound card. I don't want to be without my TV while it's in for repairs and have no idea what such a repair would cost, but since all my TV...

7/3/19 Things To Ask Alexa

Welcome to LME’s 7/3/19 Things To Ask Alexa: queries and statements to try on Alexa for a funny, unexpected or informative response. It’s Independence Day here in the US on July 4th, so keep those pets indoors and enjoy the fireworks! Say the wake word followed by any of the following queries or statements. Happy Independence Day. ET phone home. Tell me a cloud thought.You can ask more than...

Early Prime Day deals on Alexa

Post published 7/1/19 - Amazon Prime Day happens July 15th and 16th this year. While Amazon's kept a pretty tight lid on what's going on sale those days they've also announced some early Prime Day deals on Alexa devices and devices with Alexa built in on their US site, with deep discounts starting on some devices today. The special preview deals start today, with more coming in the lead up to...

6/29/19 LME Weekly Summary

Here’s the 6/29/19 LME Weekly Summary: links to the previous week’s posts along with a brief summary of each. 6/28/19 - Fast Tips Friday: Alexa privacy voice commands are hereAmazon's just announced a new pair of Alexa privacy voice commands that make managing the voice recordings Alexa uses much easier.6/26/19 Things To Ask AlexaHere are LME's 6/26/19 Things To Ask Alexa: queries and...

Fast Tips Friday: Alexa privacy voice commands are here

Post published 6/28/19 - Consumers are increasingly concerned about tech privacy issues, and Amazon's paying attention. Amazon's just announced a new pair of Alexa privacy voice commands that make managing the voice recordings Alexa uses much easier. No more need to hit up the Alexa app or Amazon website: now you can delete Alexa voice recordings using voice commands To delete the most recent...

6/26/19 Things To Ask Alexa

Here are LME's 6/26/19 Things To Ask Alexa: queries and statements to try on Alexa for a funny, informative or unexpected response. Say the wake word followed by any of the items below. Probably he means no harm.A Princess Bride quote.The Dude abides.An Easter egg from The Big Lebowski.How do you tame a horse in Minecraft?What should I wear today? You can ask more than once.Where's Waldo?Do you...

6/23/19 LME Weekly Summary

Here’s the 6/23/19 LME Weekly Summary: links to the previous week’s posts along with a brief summary of each. 6/21/19 - Fast Tips Friday: How to get sports information from Alexa Alexa's capabilities in the sports information area have expanded considerably over the past year. Here are the types of queries you can try. 6/17/19 Things To Ask Alexa Things To Ask Alexa: queries and statements...

Fast Tips Friday: How to get sports information from Alexa

Post published 6/21/19 - Most Alexa device owners already know Alexa can answer some basic questions about sports, but her capabilities in that area have expanded considerably over the past year. Here are the types of queries you can use to get sports information from Alexa. Say the wake word followed by any of the types of questions below. Give me my sports update. What are the {league name}...

6/17/19 Things To Ask Alexa

Here are LME's 6/17/19 Things To Ask Alexa: queries and statements to try on Alexa for a funny, informative or unexpected response. Say the wake word followed by any of the items below. Sing a country song. Do you trust Klingons? Red alert! Do, or do not. Never gonna give you up. Which is the best Star Wars movie? State Starfleet rank and class. A Star Trek classic. You can ask more than once. I...