How to Change Amazon Echo Dot Wake Word

You can indeed change the wake word that the Amazon Alexa enabled speakers such as the Echo Dot, 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,” … Continue reading How to Change Amazon Echo Dot Wake Word



How to Change Amazon Echo Dot Name

You can indeed change the name that the Amazon Alexa enabled speakers such as the Echo Dot 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 … Continue reading How to Change Amazon Echo Dot Name



How to Clear Settings on Honeywell Thermostat RTH9580WF

Clearing out all customization settings such as Wi-Fi and schedules, lock screen passwords, and restoring the Honeywell RTH9580WF Touchscreen Thermostat to factory default condition, is accomplished with the instructions below. This procedure is recommended when troubleshooting intelligent thermostats, to rule out the possibility that corrupted settings could be causing the thermostat to malfunction. Keep in mind however, that after doing … Continue reading How to Clear Settings on Honeywell Thermostat RTH9580WF



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 Reset Comcast Remote XR2 to Factory Default

Sometimes, most remote controls develop strange behaviors which require a factory default reset to clear up.  These include some key presses not registering, stuck-on transmit lights, and key presses sending the wrong commands (the channel up down buttons actually change the volume, or pressing the SAT key actually switching the remote over to DVD player … Continue reading How to Reset Comcast Remote XR2 to Factory Default



Yes, You Can Change Alexa’s Name, Here’s How

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 Yes, You Can Change Alexa’s Name, Here’s How



How to Restart a Honeywell Thermostat

You may wish to reboot your Honeywell thermostat if it starts behaving strangely, freezes, hangs, does not turn on or off the furnace even though the current temperature and current setting are far apart, will not connect to Wi-Fi, is not properly sending information periodically to the Honeywell Total Comfort Connect servers on the internet, et al. Before attempting … Continue reading How to Restart a Honeywell Thermostat



HP DeskJet 3632 Printer Unboxing

Just purchased this HP DeskJet 3632 Printer for a customer.  Part of the 3630 All-In-One series of HP printers, we selected the 3632 because it can easily print documents and pictures wirelessly from mobile devices (tablets and phones).  I’ve been charged with setting this up at her place, and the first part of doing that … Continue reading HP DeskJet 3632 Printer Unboxing



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



How to Clean Anti Glare Glasses

We’ve worn eyeglasses with anti reflective coatings for over two decades, and have received advice from several optometrists about how best to clean them.  How to clean anti glare glasses is not difficult once you understand how to safely handle them, which cleaners work the most gently and safely, and which cleaning cloths scratch the least.  All of … Continue reading How to Clean Anti Glare Glasses