YouTube thumbnail showing an Echo Show in the foreground, table lamp in the background and the text "So near and yet so far..." overlaid.

New Video – Echo Show Light Control: Kinda Useful, But Key Features Missing

The touchscreen on the Echo Show allows you to control your smart light bulbs from the “Smart Home” menu, which is fairly useful if you want to quickly control your…

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YouTube thumbnail showing how to loop songs on Amazon Echo devices.

New Video – Looping Amazon Echo/Alexa Songs (& Within Playlists and Routines)

Being able to repeat sounds and songs (via Amazon’s “loop mode”) on your Amazon Echo devices is a really useful feature – it can save you money (compared to paying…

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One of my Echo Dots on the floor, plus a screenshot of the Amazon Music's playlists section next to it.

Amazon Alexa & Echo: Looping Songs, Playlists and Routines

One of the nice features within the Amazon Alexa platform is the ability to loop music playing on your Amazon Echo devices, whether it’s an individual song or a playlist….

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Echo Show calendar home card, showing tomorrow's upcoming event of "Create an amazing businesss"!

Echo Show Calendar Guide: All You Need To Know

I’m one of those people who like to organize everything via their calendar. I need to ring a company up? Put it in the calendar (otherwise I’ll totally forget!). My…

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Me clicking something on the Echo Show's monthly calendar view.

New Video – Echo Show Calendar Overview: What Works Well… And What Doesn’t!

I’m one of those annoying people who likes to track everything in their life on a calendar! Whilst I’ve used the calendar features on my other Echo devices, I love…

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A new Echo Dot (sandstone color) in setup mode with an orange ring going around it.

Amazon Echo Speaker Comparison (For The Whole Range)

The speaker quality on Amazon’s Echo range has improved with each generation released, with the speaker of the third generation Echo Dot being 60% bigger than its ‘younger brother’ (the…

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New Video – What Exactly Does “Google Home” Mean?!? (Why So Confusing, Google?)

I was recently filming for another YouTube video, and I realized that I kept saying “Google Home” but I hadn’t discussed how “Google Home” can actually mean four different things….

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A veranda/porch with an overhead light turned on.

Can The Nest Doorbell & Cameras Turn On Your Lights?

A fairly desired (and standard) feature of smart doorbells and cameras is that they notify another service about motion, so that automation routines can run – for example, turning a…

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Google Nest ‘Drop In’ Support (And What To Do Instead)

The Google Home range – which includes various Nest smart speakers and hubs including the ‘Mini’ devices – is a line of products known as ‘smart voice assistants’, and they…

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A phone screenshot from my Google Home app's "Downtime" feature, explaining what it does (including that alarms and timers will still be heard).

Google Home Downtime: What, Why… and How To Turn It Off!

“Digital wellbeing” is an idea that appeared a few years ago, and it aims to address addiction to digital technology – such as social media and computer games – by…

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