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YouTube video showing me, an Echo Dot in listening mode and the textg "Improve Alexa Flash Briefings"

New Video – Amazon Echo: Change Alexa’s Flash Briefing News & Weather To Suit You

The Flash Briefing feature on Amazon Echo devices is quite useful, unless you dislike the news or weather provider – in which case a very useful feature quickly becomes wasted….

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The Echo Show camera lens

Echo Show For Video Calls: Skype, Zoom and More

The Echo Show product line packs a tech-punch in terms of features: The Echo Show 5 and the Echo Show 8 offer portability—and 2020’s Echo Show 10 is, more or…

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Echo Show easter eggs - beat box - and me

New Video – Funny Amazon Echo Easter Eggs (#shorts YouTube video)

A YouTube #shorts video covering some funny easter eggs that I’ve come across on my Amazon Echo Show (although they’ll work on all Echo devices), in less than a minute….

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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 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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Screenshot of Alexa app, on the Communicate tab, showing Call, Message, Drop In and Announce features.

Alexa & Echo: Are Calls and Messages Free?

The “Communicate” tab on the Alexa app shows various options, including ‘Call’ and ‘Message’. This allows you to contact your Echo devices, but also people in your contact list. So…

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

Echo Is ‘Account Locked’. Also Can Stolen Echos Be Tracked?

During the setup process for a new Amazon Echo smart speaker, you’ll have to link it to your Amazon account via the Alexa app. However sometimes this fails for unclear…

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