Alexa App on iOS Screenshot Gallery, 2018

We’ve captured many screenshots of the 2018 versions of the Amazon Alexa app, running on the iOS platform, for the various posts we’re writing about the Alexa smart speakers that this app controls.  We’ve put these photos together here in one post for quick and easy viewing and perusing.  Often times, viewing some screenshots is … Continue reading Alexa App on iOS Screenshot Gallery, 2018



Original Amazon Echo Smart Speaker Picture Gallery

We’ve taken many pictures of the Original (Generation 1) Amazon Alexa Echo smart speaker, and its accessories, for the various posts we’re writing about this intelligent speaker.  We’ve put all those photos together here in one place, for quick and easy viewing and perusing.                       … Continue reading Original Amazon Echo Smart Speaker Picture Gallery



Amazon Echo Gen 2 Smart Speaker Picture Gallery

We’ve taken many pictures of the Amazon Alexa Echo Generation 2 smart speaker, its accessories, and even the original packaging, for the various posts we’re writing about this intelligent speaker.  We’ve put all those photos together here in one place, for quick and easy viewing and perusing. Speaker Packaging             … Continue reading Amazon Echo Gen 2 Smart Speaker Picture Gallery



How to Reset Alexa Echo Gen 2 Dot Back to Factory Default State

You may wish to factory reset the Alexa Echo Dot speaker because you wish to sell your old one to another. Or perhaps you just want to connect it to a different Amazon account, or to a different wireless network.  So, to that end, in order to reset your Alexa Echo Dot to factory default condition, perform the following steps.  Resetting unlinks the … Continue reading How to Reset Alexa Echo Gen 2 Dot Back to Factory Default State



How to Change Alexa Wake Word

You can indeed change the wake word that the Amazon Alexa enabled speakers respond to when you say it.  Current choices are, “Alexa…,” “Amazon…,” “Computer…,” and “Echo…”  The wake word is the name you utter when you want the smart speaker to wake up and start listening for a follow-up command / question.  It’s how you “get her attention,” so to speak.  This setting … Continue reading How to Change Alexa Wake Word



How to Reboot Amazon Echo Gen 2 Dot Smart Speaker

You may wish to reboot your Amazon Echo or Echo Dot speaker if it starts behaving strangely, becomes non responsive to questions and commands, emits unusual sounds, and so on.  However, before attempting any extensive troubleshooting, always try a speaker reboot first. This often clears up many problems such as Wi-Fi connectivity issues.  Plus, trying a reboot initially avoids … Continue reading How to Reboot Amazon Echo Gen 2 Dot Smart Speaker



How to Delete Alexa History, Voice Recordings

Each time you speak a request or command to your Alexa speaker, the virtual assistant records your voice and sends that up to Amazon servers in the cloud.  These recordings help the assistant “learn” your ways of talking (your accent, how you say specific words, et al) so that she grows better able to understand you over … Continue reading How to Delete Alexa History, Voice Recordings