Last week with Alexa – 3/8/20 & 3/15/20

Quick Updates I apologize for missing last week's article! My university has cancelled in-person classes due to COVID-19. As we begin social distancing, I will resume regular updates. In addition, look out for more articles over the next couple of weeks! We wish everyone a safe a healthy season! New Features Over the past couple of weeks, Amazon has released new ways to access polling...

Last week with Alexa – 3/1/20

New Features Today, I'm highlighting two new features of Alexa! For owners of an Echo Show, you can now have Alexa scan barcodes of items in your home and have them added to your shopping list. To access this feature, try: "Alexa, scan this to my shopping cart""Alexa, scan this" The next feature we are going to look at is setting timers and alarms for a specific device. In the past, anytime you...

Last week with Alexa – 2/23/20

New Features This week, I'm reflecting back to my time at CES! Early in January, I witnessed some of the new Alexa features that are coming soon. I will be coming out with a larger article about CES and Privacy with the Echo Devices in the next week or so, but one of the really apparent things at CES this year was the expansion of Alexa in vehicles. With the release of the Echo Auto and...

Last week with Alexa – 2/16/20

New Features This week, I'm highlighting two new features with Alexa! The first is the new ability to change the rate of which Alexa speaks to you. You can set this using your voice: "Alexa, speak faster""Alexa, speak slower""Alexa, reset the speaking speed" The next feature is routine creation via voice. You can now use voice commands to create simple routines. "Alexa, create routine""Alexa,...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...