What Is Amazon XXX ?

  Amazon XXX  is a special Wi-Fi network that Amazon smart speakers create during setup.  The speaker itself becomes the access point of this network.  A device running the Alexa app can then connect to this amazon xxx network and send configuration directives to the speaker, which are then saved in the speaker’s internal memory.  … Continue reading What Is Amazon XXX ?



Factory Reset Google Home Mini

You may opt to  give / sell your Google Home Mini smart speaker to another person. or wish to link it to a different Google account, or connect it to a new Wi-Fi network. To unlink this device from its current Google account, to make it forget the wireless connection information and any multi-room groups … Continue reading Factory Reset Google Home Mini



How to Stop a DVD from Skipping

We’ve played digital video discs (DVDs) for nearly two decades now.  Daily watching them has been a major time filler of our spare time. So we’ve experienced and stopped many DVDs from skipping while playing.  Neither DVD players, nor discs is immune from this annoying problem, whether a home or car DVD player, whether a cheap portable or most high-end home theater player.  No kind of DVD is exempt … Continue reading How to Stop a DVD from Skipping



How to Pair the Victor Reader Trek Talking GPS eBook Player with Google Home Bluetooth Smart Speakers

The Victor Reader Trek GPS navigator, eBook player, podcatcher, and web radio can connect to most any Bluetooth speaker, allowing you to listen to podcasts, books, recorded notes, and streaming internet radio through it. We thus, demonstrate here how to pair the Trek to a Google Home smart speakers with Bluetooth capability.   Bluetooth Pairing … Continue reading How to Pair the Victor Reader Trek Talking GPS eBook Player with Google Home Bluetooth Smart Speakers



How to Pair the Victor Reader Trek Player with a Harman Kardon Invoke Bluetooth Speaker

The Victor Reader Trek portable eBook player, pod catcher, can connect to most any Bluetooth speaker, allowing you to listen to  podcasts, books, recorded notes, and streaming internet radio through that wireless speaker. We demonstrate here how to pair the Trek to the popular Harman Kardon Cortana Invoke Bluetooth Smart Speaker Bluetooth speaker.  Note that … Continue reading How to Pair the Victor Reader Trek Player with a Harman Kardon Invoke Bluetooth Speaker



Can You Change Alexa’s Name?

You can indeed change the name that the Amazon Alexa enabled speakers respond to when you say it.  Current choices are, “Alexa…,” “Amazon…,” “Computer…,” and “Echo…”  The word is the name you call out when you want the popular voice assistant to wake up and start listening for a follow-up command / question.  It’s how you “get her attention,” so to speak.  … Continue reading Can You Change Alexa’s Name?



Factory Reset Google Home

All of the smart speakers in the Google Home family, including the Original Google Home, the Mini, and the Max, can be easily reset to factory default state in order to restore proper operation or to prepare the speakers for transfer of ownership to another person.  Here, we discuss how to hard reset the original … Continue reading Factory Reset Google Home