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Alexa, Witness To A Murder? Yes. But No, Alexa’s STILL Not Spying On You.

The internet’s all aflutter with the news: Alexa, the digital assistant inside Amazon’s Echo, Dot and Tap, witness to a murder? Yes, it’s true. But pay no attention to those hysterical, pearl-clutching headlines and conspiracy theorist comment threads: if anything, the reports on this should only reassure you Alexa is not spying on you.   […]

Love My Echo’s Alexa 101: For Anyone Giving Or Getting An Alexa Device

This is a cross-posting of Love My Echo‘s Alexa 101 post, which I posted to that site on 12/20/16. There will be MANY more owners of Alexa-powered devices by the end of this month and it occurs to me that there are a few essential bits of information that most Alexa device owners find helpful, […]

How Alexa Powered Devices Can Help Aging and Disabled Family Members

Amazon’s Echo and Dot have been featured in a lot of articles about cool, futuristic, smart home tech, but these devices aren’t just for showing off. Alexa powered devices can help aging and disabled family members in many practical ways.     For Those Struggling With Dementia When memory begins to slip away, it’s a […]

Amazon’s Alexa: What’s That All About?

The smart home wars are heating up, causing many consumers to ask: “Amazon’s Alexa: what’s that all about?” If you want to know more about the capabilities of Amazon’s digital assistant and the devices that use it, you’ve come to the right place.     Today I’m sharing some of the most popular and relevant […]

Alexa Comes To Fire TV

This is a reprint of a post I originally wrote for the Love My Echo site.   On Monday, I fired up the ‘ol Fire TV stick as usual and got this screen (click or tap on images below to view an enlarged version in a new tab or window):     Oddly, my second […]