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scott
Posted: Saturday, December 02, 2017 3:26:41 PM
Rank: Administration
Groups: Member

Joined: 3/24/2008
Posts: 2,388
Points: 4,534
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: 2,388
Points: 4,534
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: 2,388
Points: 4,534
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: 2,388
Points: 4,534
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: 2,388
Points: 4,534
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: 2,388
Points: 4,534
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: 2,388
Points: 4,534
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?

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