Spotify Setup on Amazon Echo Alexa, 2017 Version

If you’re a Spotify streaming service subscription holder, you can now listen to your playlists and request songs from the Spotify library to play on your Amazon Alexa Echo device, including the Dot, Echo, and the Amazon Tap. In this piece we offer instructions on Spotify Setup on Amazon Echo Alexa speakers. With a few simple … Continue reading Spotify Setup on Amazon Echo Alexa, 2017 Version





Google Home Smart Speaker Review, 2019 Update

Launched in November of 2016, the Google Home smart speaker is a Wi-Fi enabled intelligent speaker, that acts as the front end for Google’s virtual assistant service.  The Home can “hear” your spoken questions and commands, and can speak the answers back to and perform tasks for you. It’s also an internet radio that can … Continue reading Google Home Smart Speaker Review, 2019 Update





Philips SHS3200 Earbuds Review

These Philips SHS3200 Earhook Earbuds more resemble buds than headphones, and due to the ear hook feature, that effectively attaches the earphone to your ears, these are well-suited for those sports minded folks, who love listening to their tunes on a morning jog or while bench pressing at the gym. In our tests, with the hook … Continue reading Philips SHS3200 Earbuds Review





How to Unlink Spotify from Alexa, 2017 Version

You may wish unlink your Spotify account from an Alexa host device because, You’re giving an Echo Dot to your child.  Do, you wish to keep him / her from listening to adult stuff on Spotify.  But you still allow her access to other features of your Amazon Alexa account. You cancelled your Spotify subscription.  … Continue reading How to Unlink Spotify from Alexa, 2017 Version





Echo Dot Reset Button, Where Is It

Where is the Echo Dot reset button?  Well, the answer depends on which Dot you’re asking about. Gen 1 Echo Dot Reset Button Location First off, on the 1st generation Echo Dot, find this button on the under side (the bottom) of the unit.  Specifically, the Amazon page Reset Your Amazon Echo or Echo Dot … Continue reading Echo Dot Reset Button, Where Is It





Transfer Music from iPod to iTunes Instructions

There are free ways to copy music from iPod to iTunes library from one or more iPods.  Even if you have no original copies of the music, you can indeed get it off your iPod. Here, we offer instructions on how to transfer your music from an iPod to iTunes on a computer. Copyright Warning … Continue reading Transfer Music from iPod to iTunes Instructions





How to Set Default Music Provider on Google Home, 2019

The default music service on Google Home is the provider that the Google Assistant consults first when you ask her to play a song.  To get content from the default service, you don’t have to say its name.  You can just say, “Okay Google, play Funky Town.”  But if you want to play this from … Continue reading How to Set Default Music Provider on Google Home, 2019





How to Charge JBL Xtreme Bluetooth Speaker

Here’s how to charge JBL Xtreme portable Bluetooth speaker through its  protected DC input power port and the included 19 volt power adapter. How to Charge JBL Xtreme Summary In short, first, we suggest that you charge the Xtreme with the included JBL charger. Why? Because this charger meets the speaker’s current needs, and is … Continue reading How to Charge JBL Xtreme Bluetooth Speaker





Update Amazon Echo Firmware Instructions

Technically speaking, there’s currently no way to update Amazon Echo firmware on many of the Alexa Echo smart speakers.  Further, they typically update quickly on their own as Amazon releases new firmware.  Usually occurs within a couple hours, or at worst, a couple days of release.  But you can update your speaker right away, like … Continue reading Update Amazon Echo Firmware Instructions





Sony MDR V6 Studio Monitor Headphones Review

We listened to the Sony MDR V6 Studio Monitor Headphones  for several months in 2006. Played them over many evenings with several CD players, iPods, headphone amps, mixing boards, radios, and computer sound cards. WE thought them exceptional headsets for many reasons.  We’ve owned more Sony headsets than any other brand so far, and the … Continue reading Sony MDR V6 Studio Monitor Headphones Review