Tag Archive: Alexa


Amazon Dash Wand with Alexa: Should you buy it?

Alexa is a fridge magnet now? Alright, cool.

Amazon’s Dash Wand, the glossy stick aimed at making shopping on Amazon Fresh a little more convenient, now has Alexa support added. Among other things, this makes the Dash Wand the cheapest Alexa-enabled product you can buy at only $ 20. Before you go pulling out the wallet, there are a few things you need to know about the features and limitations of this superpowered fridge magnet.

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How to track what’s being said to Alexa with the history feature

Alexa history automatically saves your conversations; here’s how to review them.

Alexa, the Amazon Echo’s virtual assistant, learns about you as you interact with her, and part of the reason she’s able to do this is that she records all of your conversations. The history is where all of these conversations are stored and where you can delete conversations you don’t want Alexa to learn from. It’s located right in your settings and we have the details  [Read More…]

How to use Alexa for sports updates

Alexa can make sure you always know the score of the big games!

If you’re a sports fan, then it can be difficult at times to keep track of the score for all of your favorite teams. With Alexa, you can program in your favorite teams and get updates by simply asking her for sports updates. You can add multiple teams too, so you’ll never miss a score again.

We’ve got all the details here!

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How to add a user to your Alexa Household

Share your Amazon content with your special someone with Alexa Household.

Household profiles are an option that you can use on Alexa to share certain Amazon content and purchases with another user. This means that you and your sweetie can share your Audiobooks, Music, Lists within Alexa, and plenty more. We’ve got all the details for you here!

What is an Alexa Household?

By using Alexa Households, you can ensure that no matter which of  [Read More…]

How to use Alexa for traffic updates

Nobody wants to get stuck in traffic, and Alexa can help.

Traffic is the bane of existence for anyone who’s ever been late to a meeting because of gridlock. While you can use your phone, the radio, or the internet to check on traffic before heading out of the house, you can also ask Alexa. She’ll let you know what your commute looks like; all you need to do is let her know where you’re going.

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How to sync your calendar with Alexa

Syncing up your Calendar to Alexa should only take a few moments.

Our lives have gotten progressively busier. Whether you’re bouncing between doctors appointments, play dates, meetings, or family occasions, keeping track of everything you have going on can be easier said than done. Thankfully Amazon Alexa is here to help you out by keeping track of your calendar for you. All you need to do is sync your account, and you’ll be good to go!

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Let your dad tell Alexa how thrifty you are when you get a deal on an Amazon Echo or Tap

Our friends at Thrifter are back again, this time with some great deals on Amazon’s Alexa-enabled product line!

Update: Amazon has just announced the Dash Wand with Alexa support for $ 20, and you get a $ 20 credit Amazon credit for select items when you activate it. Unlike the other Alexa devices, the Dash Wand won’t offer full support for all of Alexa’s features, but if you just have to try it now is the time. If  [Read More…]

How to add new smart home hardware to Alexa Groups

Adding your new smart home hardware to an Alexa group should only take a moment or two.

Alexa works hard to make itself a hub for all of your questions and technology. This of course includes Smart Home hardware, like Hue bulbs. Before you can go about making your house listen to your spoken commands though, you’ll need to add that new hardware to Alexa. Thankfully this is a very easy process, and shouldn’t take you more  [Read More…]

How to shop on Amazon with Alexa

As an Amazon product, naturally you can buy things with Alexa. Here’s how.

Everything Amazon ever does has some form of hook into buying things from its retail store. On its tablets, that extends to adverts on your lock screen, but on the Amazon Echo, it’s pretty much the opposite.

You can use it to buy things from Amazon, but only if you want to. There’re no ads, no up-sell. But instead of reaching for your phone  [Read More…]

Using Alexa Scenes to control your home like magic

How do I use Alexa Scenes?

Most connected home gadgets have a way to do things automatically or based on specific conditions. That’s the whole appeal after all: being able to automate parts of your life. That might be changing the color temperature in your living room when it’s time to watch a movie or maybe just making sure the cable box is set to a specific channel when you turn on your television. Either way, Amazon  [Read More…]