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scott
Posted: Saturday, December 02, 2017 3:26:41 PM
Rank: Administration
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Joined: 3/24/2008
Posts: 2,430
Points: 4,563
Location: South Florida USA
Alexa stuff

I love making you laugh.
Just ask, "Alexa, tell me a pun."

THINGS TO TRY
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• "Alexa, cancel my meeting at 2pm."
You can now cancel meetings by voice. Learn more about managing Apple, Google, and Microsoft calendars with Alexa.
• "Alexa, when's my next event?"
• "Alexa, play Indie for the Holidays from Amazon Music."
• "Alexa, quiz me."
• "Alexa, what's the greatest movie of all time?"
• "Alexa, give me a fun fact for lefties."
• "Alexa, who is my senator?"
• "Alexa, flip a coin."
• "Alexa, what's the tallest building in Chicago?"
• "Alexa, pop the champagne."
• "Alexa, where are the Galapagos?"
• "Alexa, who stars in the movie Justice League?"
• "Alexa, hypnotize me."
• "Alexa, tell me a light bulb joke."
• "Alexa, what's your favorite holiday movie?"
• "Alexa, read The Wonderful Wizard of Oz from Audible."
Narrated by Anne Hathaway, this classic is free from Audible for the month of December.

MOST REQUESTED
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• Celebrity bio: Logan Paul
• Recipe skill: Allrecipes
• Coffee purchase: Tully's French Roast


scott
Posted: Saturday, December 09, 2017 12:09:22 PM
Rank: Administration
Groups: Member

Joined: 3/24/2008
Posts: 2,430
Points: 4,563
Location: South Florida USA
THINGS TO TRY
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• "Alexa, you have mad skills."
• "Alexa, what's the traffic to the nearest Starbucks?"
You can now ask Alexa for directions and traffic info to cities, airports, major landmarks, and other points of interest.
• "Alexa, tell me a holiday limerick."
• "Alexa, let's have fun."
• "Alexa, tell me a quote."
• "Alexa, tell me about Echo (RED)."
Let Alexa help you join the fight against AIDS—a portion of proceeds from purchases of Echo (RED) benefit the Global Fund. Learn more.
• "Alexa, play songs for baking holiday cookies from Amazon Music."
• "Alexa, why do we celebrate Hanukkah?"
• "Alexa, tell me a story."
• "Alexa, how many gallons of water are in the Atlantic Ocean?"
• "Alexa, what are Echo Buttons?"
Introducing a new way to play games with your compatible Echo device. Learn more about this Alexa Gadget.
• "Alexa, what's your favorite hat?"
• "Alexa, how do I send a message?"
• "Alexa, who invented GPS?"
• "Alexa, what NBA games are on tonight?"
• "Alexa, let's chat."
scott
Posted: Friday, December 15, 2017 4:21:12 PM
Rank: Administration
Groups: Member

Joined: 3/24/2008
Posts: 2,430
Points: 4,563
Location: South Florida USA
Let me help you spread some cheer.
Just ask, "Alexa, sing me a holiday song.”

THINGS TO TRY
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• "Alexa, wake me up to Pentatonix at 7am."
With music alarms, you can now wake up to your favorite song, artist, playlist, or radio station. Learn more.
• "Alexa, where is Santa?"
• "Alexa, tell me about your Jeopardy! skills."
• "Alexa, spin the dreidel."
• "Alexa, find me a cranberry scone recipe."
• "Alexa, where's my stuff?"
Keep your holiday gifts a surprise—you can now choose whether Alexa reads the names of items being delivered.
• "Alexa, what movies are playing nearby?"
• "Alexa, open my gift."
• "Alexa, what's your favorite sport?"
• "Alexa, play songs for drinking eggnog from Amazon Music."
• "Alexa, when did Dan Brown's latest book come out?"
Alexa can also help you listen to books, bedtime stories, quotes, and more.
• "Alexa, what are you reading?"
• "Alexa, what should I serve at my holiday party?"
• "Alexa, what's the tallest mountain in New York?"
• "Alexa, what are the top holiday movies?"
• "Alexa, call Dad's mobile."
Let Alexa help you stay connected during the holiday season. Learn more about Alexa calling and messaging.

MOST REQUESTED
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• Holiday song: "Jingle Bells" by Frank Sinatra
• Star Wars purchase: Kylo Ren lightsaber
• Inspirational skill: Inspire Me

scott
Posted: Saturday, December 23, 2017 7:36:12 PM
Rank: Administration
Groups: Member

Joined: 3/24/2008
Posts: 2,430
Points: 4,563
Location: South Florida USA
Let's get jolly.
Just ask, "Alexa, tell me a holiday story."

THINGS TO TRY
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• "Alexa, tell me a fun fact about sleep."
• "Alexa, test my history knowledge."
• "Alexa, remind me to feed the dog every day at 7am."
You can now set, browse, and cancel repeating reminders. Learn how.
• "Alexa, open Fireplace Sounds."
• "Alexa, how far away is the North Pole?"
• "Alexa, what's free from Audible?"
• "Alexa, what are the best films of 2017?"
• "Alexa, play 'Footloose.'" + "Alexa, play more like this."
With Amazon Music, you can now discover new tunes by asking Alexa to play music similar to any song or artist that is currently playing.
• "Alexa, sing a Christmas rap."
• "Alexa, how do I make a call?"
• "Alexa, who is the strongest Pokémon?"
• "Alexa, tell me a football joke."
• "Alexa, start Holiday Song Quiz."
• "Alexa, who is the highest paid actor?"
• "Alexa, what's your favorite song?"
• "Alexa, how do I play music in all my rooms?"
Multi-room music allows you to play and control music from Spotify, SiriusXM, and Amazon Music across multiple Echo devices at the same time. Learn more.


scott
Posted: Sunday, December 31, 2017 9:13:33 AM
Rank: Administration
Groups: Member

Joined: 3/24/2008
Posts: 2,430
Points: 4,563
Location: South Florida USA
THINGS TO TRY
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• "Alexa, what will the weather be at 5pm today?"
You can now ask Alexa for the weather at a specific time.
• "Alexa, what were your favorite moments of the year?"
• "Alexa, give me a Star Wars fact."
• "Alexa, I want to vote for the NBA All-Star Game."
• "Alexa, what's the most popular TV show?"
• "Alexa, open Heads Up!"
Now you can play this fan favorite game from the Ellen DeGeneres Show with Alexa.
• "Alexa, play Classy Classic New Year's Eve from Amazon Music."
• "Alexa, can I play music in multiple rooms?"
• "Alexa, what day of the week is January 9th?"
• "Alexa, what are your top skills of 2017?"
• "Alexa, invite Michelle to a meeting today at 1pm."
You can now schedule meetings and send email invites with Alexa contacts. Learn how to get started.
• "Alexa, tell me about Echo Spot."
• "Alexa, what are you doing for New Year's Eve?"
• "Alexa, when was the last time Mount St. Helens erupted?"
• "Alexa, who can I call?"
• "Alexa, goodnight."

MOST REQUESTED
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• Definition: optimism
• News Flash Briefing: CNN
• Kitchen purchase: Ziploc Gallon Slider Bags

scott
Posted: Friday, January 05, 2018 5:26:00 PM
Rank: Administration
Groups: Member

Joined: 3/24/2008
Posts: 2,430
Points: 4,563
Location: South Florida USA
Need a little motivation? I can help.
Just ask me, "Alexa, who inspires you?"

THINGS TO TRY
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• "Alexa, help me start the New Year."
• "Alexa, play the Carpe Diem playlist from Amazon Music."
• "Alexa, play rock-paper-scissors."
• "Alexa, who's hosting the Golden Globes?"
• "Alexa, read The Confidence Gap from Audible."
Embrace 2018 with renewed confidence—enjoy this free audiobook for the month of January. Learn more.
• "Alexa, what's the history behind New Year's resolutions?"
• "Alexa, what's the quote of the day?"
• "Alexa, do dogs dream?"
• "Alexa, what's the coldest temperature ever recorded in the US?"
• "Alexa, tell me a Pokémon joke."
• "Alexa, open 1-Minute Mindfulness."
• "Alexa, let's shop."
• "Alexa, how do I set up calling and messaging?"
• "Alexa, who will win a Golden Globe?"
• "Alexa, what are your New Year's resolutions?"
• "Alexa, help me get started with skills."

MOST REQUESTED
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• Actor: Chuck Norris
• Conversion question: ounces in a cup
• Reorder purchase: paper towels

scott
Posted: Saturday, January 13, 2018 10:55:35 AM
Rank: Administration
Groups: Member

Joined: 3/24/2008
Posts: 2,430
Points: 4,563
Location: South Florida USA
I'm here to make things easier.
Just ask, "Alexa, tell me a life hack."

THINGS TO TRY
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• "Alexa, drum roll, please."
• "Alexa, how do I say 'how are you' in German?"
You can now ask Alexa to translate words and short phrases from English into a number of supported languages. Learn more.
• "Alexa, let's play a game."
• "Alexa, who won a Golden Globe?"
• "Alexa, who's your favorite actor?"
• "Alexa, can you play radio stations?"
• "Alexa, what's number one in the charts?"
• "Alexa, how old are you?"
• "Alexa, what's the normal blood sugar range?"
• "Alexa, how much does Jabba the Hutt weigh?"
• "Alexa, how do I receive calls?"
• "Alexa, play the new album by Camila Cabello on Amazon Music."
Prime members can enjoy this new release through January 25.
• "Alexa, give me a meal idea."
• "Alexa, tell me a ninja joke."
• "Alexa, how old is Britney Spears' first album?"
• "Alexa, how can I help my child learn today?"
With the Vroom skill, you can turn everyday moments into brain building activities for kids. Learn more.


MOST REQUESTED
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• Podcast: Radiolab
• Animal sound skill: Box of Cats
• History question: who was the 10th US president?

scott
Posted: Saturday, January 20, 2018 11:36:22 AM
Rank: Administration
Groups: Member

Joined: 3/24/2008
Posts: 2,430
Points: 4,563
Location: South Florida USA
THINGS TO TRY
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• "Alexa, when's the next blue moon?"
• "Alexa, give me a foreign language quiz."
• "Alexa, when is the Super Bowl?"
• "Alexa, open Escape the Room."
Experience escape rooms in a whole new way—solve puzzles to find your way out with Alexa as your guide. Learn more.
• "Alexa, make a call."
• "Alexa, tell me a palindrome."
• "Alexa, when was Generation X born?"
• "Alexa, who's your favorite skateboarder?"
• "Alexa, what's the word of the day?"
• "Alexa, tell me a dinosaur joke."
• "Alexa, what's the fifth largest city in the United States?"
• "Alexa, enable Today in Music."
Add Today in Music to your Flash Briefing for the latest news and tracks curated by the experts at Amazon Music.
• "Alexa, what Audible books do I have?"
• "Alexa, when were the Dark Ages?"
• "Alexa, how do I get details about a song?"
• "Alexa, give me a spelling bee word."

MOST REQUESTED
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• Artist: Pentatonix
• Food ordering skill: Domino's
• Science question: how hot is the sun?

scott
Posted: Monday, January 29, 2018 6:40:59 PM
Rank: Administration
Groups: Member

Joined: 3/24/2008
Posts: 2,430
Points: 4,563
Location: South Florida USA
Let's find some rhythm.
Just ask, "Alexa, beatbox for me."

THINGS TO TRY
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• "Alexa, open Headspace."
With Alexa, you can now enjoy free guided meditation and a sleep exercise from one of the most popular meditation apps. Learn more.
• "Alexa, good morning."
• "Alexa, when are the Grammys?"
• "Alexa, tell me a joke about unicorns."
• "Alexa, play TED Radio Hour podcast."
• "Alexa, let's workout."
• "Alexa, how many astronauts have been to the moon?"
• "Alexa, tell me about Calling and Messaging."
• "Alexa, sing a country song."
• "Alexa, play Groundhog Day playlist from Amazon Music."
• "Alexa, tell me a fact about dogs."
• "Alexa, I want to learn something."
• "Alexa, who's your favorite superhero?"
• "Alexa, what are the top five most populated countries?"
• "Alexa, how did the Dow Jones do today?"
• "Alexa, read a sample of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them."
Brush up on the beasts of the Wizarding World with J.K. Rowling's most recent work, narrated by Eddie Redmayne. Learn more.


MOST REQUESTED
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• Spelling word: sincerely
• Pet skill: Cat Facts
• Music genre: country

scott
Posted: Saturday, February 03, 2018 1:21:37 PM
Rank: Administration
Groups: Member

Joined: 3/24/2008
Posts: 2,430
Points: 4,563
Location: South Florida USA
I like to keep you on your toes.
Just ask, "Alexa, give me a burn for the big game."

THINGS TO TRY
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• "Alexa, tell me a Martin Luther King Jr. quote."
• "Alexa, do you like cats or dogs?"
• "Alexa, play the new album by Justin Timberlake on Amazon Music."
• "Alexa, how do I get a stain out?"
• "Alexa, what is Artemis about?"
• "Alexa, what are you doing for the big game?"
What would happen if Alexa lost her voice? Find out with an early look at the Alexa commercial playing during Sunday's big game.
• "Alexa, open babbling brook sounds."
• "Alexa, how fast can Serena Williams serve?"
• "Alexa, can you make calls?"
• "Alexa, give me a Black History Month fact."
• "Alexa, who's leading the NBA in points per game?"
• "Alexa, let's play a game for kids."
• "Alexa, what's on my to-do list?"
• "Alexa, how much caffeine is in coffee?"
• "Alexa, give me a prediction for the big game."
• "Alexa, who is Darth Vader?"
• "Alexa, send a text message."
Android users can now enable Alexa to send SMS messages to any contact through their mobile phone. Learn how.


MOST REQUESTED
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• International time: London
• Sports skill: NBA
• Fictional character: Harry Potter

scott
Posted: Sunday, February 11, 2018 10:29:50 AM
Rank: Administration
Groups: Member

Joined: 3/24/2008
Posts: 2,430
Points: 4,563
Location: South Florida USA
I can paint you a picture.
Just ask, "Alexa, tell me a love story."

THINGS TO TRY
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• "Alexa, are you feeling better?"
• "Alexa, open This Day in History."
• "Alexa, give me a 'roses are red' poem."
• "Alexa, where is the nearest florist?"
• "Alexa, what's the weather this weekend?"
• "Alexa, find my phone."
• "Alexa, sing me a love song."
• "Alexa, pretend to be a supervillain."
• "Alexa, when was The Color Purple published?"
• "Alexa, play the song that goes 'all of me loves all of you.'"
• "Alexa, how do I play music in multiple rooms?"
• "Alexa, tell me about Echo Connect."
Echo Connect allows you to make and receive hands-free calls on any supported Echo device, using your existing home phone service. Learn more.
• "Alexa, help me sleep."
• "Alexa, tell me about Cupid."
• "Alexa, how old is Betty White?"
• "Alexa, play the Love Me playlist from Amazon Music."

MOST REQUESTED
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• Athlete: Tom Brady
• Insurance skill: GEICO
• Song: "Perfect" by Ed Sheeran



scott
Posted: Friday, February 16, 2018 4:50:13 PM
Rank: Administration
Groups: Member

Joined: 3/24/2008
Posts: 2,430
Points: 4,563
Location: South Florida USA
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before.
Just ask, "Alexa, tell me a joke about you."

THINGS TO TRY
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• "Alexa, when is women’s figure skating?"
Just ask for any event, country, or the medal count for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games.
• "Alexa, what's on your mind?"
• "Alexa, what are you doing for Black History Month?"
• "Alexa, give me a presidential speech."
In honor of President’s Day, listen to 2-minute speeches from past US presidents—search by decade or president and let the inspiration begin.
• "Alexa, what's another word for 'happy?'"
• "Alexa, who is hosting the Oscars?"
• "Alexa, play the Long Weekend Indie playlist from Amazon Music."
• "Alexa, give me a quiz for Black History Month."
• "Alexa, what can I make with chicken and spinach?"
• "Alexa, tell me a President's Day fact."
• "Alexa, call Mom."
Try a new way of connecting with the people you love. Learn more about Alexa calling and messaging.
• "Alexa, test my spelling skills."
• "Alexa, wake me up in the morning."
• "Alexa, how long is the movie Black Panther?"
• "Alexa, speak in iambic pentameter."
• "Alexa, how many days until Memorial Day?"

MOST REQUESTED
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• Health skill: 30 Day Pushup Challenge
• Soundtrack: Trolls
• Amazon Music activity: Music for meditating

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