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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...

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...