How to Reboot Harman Kardon Invoke Voice Activated Talking Speaker to Restore Proper Operation

Here, we cover how to reboot Harman Kardon Invoke talking speaker.  One would reboot if the speaker shows bad performance, goes quiet or unresponsive to voice requests.  It may emit weird noises, break up, chirp or squeak.  Or, the speaker may suffer other oddities. In any case, always try a speaker reboot first (described here).  … Continue reading How to Reboot Harman Kardon Invoke Voice Activated Talking Speaker to Restore Proper Operation



How to Reset Microsoft Invoke Cortana Speaker, Hard Reset

You might wish to gift or sell your Microsoft Invoke Cortana speaker to a loved one. Or, perhaps you want to hook it to a new Microsoft account.  Or maybe you want to connect it to a new WiFi network. A speaker reset allows you to do all of these tasks.  It unlinks this device … Continue reading How to Reset Microsoft Invoke Cortana Speaker, Hard Reset



Google Home Mini Charger Cord Info for the Google Mini Smart Speaker

The Google Home Mini charger cord shipped with the smart speaker, is a standard medium-current USB power supply, though it does no charging. Why not?  Because the Google Mini has no rechargeable battery inside despite its small size.  Though a USB style cable, the five foot long white cord is nonetheless permanently attached to the … Continue reading Google Home Mini Charger Cord Info for the Google Mini Smart Speaker



How to Factory Reset Amazon Echo Dot Speakers

The Amazon Echo Dot talking speakers need a factory reset every so often. This restores them to out-of-box, factory default state. Factory resetting them also fixes many weird behaviors they might show. So here, we tell you how to factory reset Amazon Echo Dot smart speakers. Why? Because also, it prepares them for sale to … Continue reading How to Factory Reset Amazon Echo Dot Speakers



How to Play Music from PC on Google Home Speakers

This post covers how to play music from PC on Google Home speakers.  Why would you want to do this?  Well, maybe you have some audio files in your music library, stored on your Windows computer.  And, you’d like to hear them played through your Google Home enabled speakers.  These include the original Google Home, … Continue reading How to Play Music from PC on Google Home Speakers



How to Turn Down Google Home Mini Volume

There are many ways for how to turn down Google Home Mini volume. These depend on the app(s) you’re streaming from mainly. But the speaker itself has two touch pads as well, for volume control on its left and right edges. Plus, you can set volume with the native Google Home app. Finally, the Mini … Continue reading How to Turn Down Google Home Mini Volume



How to Turn Up Volume on Google Home Mini Speaker

There are many ways for how to turn up volume on Google Home Mini speaker. These depend on the app(s) you’re streaming from mainly. But the speaker itself has two touch pads as well, for volume control on its left and right edges. Plus, you can set volume with the native Google Home app. Finally, … Continue reading How to Turn Up Volume on Google Home Mini Speaker



Reset Echo 2nd Generation Factory Settings, How To

You may wish to factory reset the Echo 2nd Generation smart speaker. Why? Because you may wish to sell yours to another. Or perhaps you just want to link it to a new Amazon account, or to a new WiFi network. So, with those tasks in mind, this piece shows how to reset Echo 2nd … Continue reading Reset Echo 2nd Generation Factory Settings, How To



How to Change Alexa WiFi Connection

How to Change Alexa WiFi Connection?  First, put the Alexa based speaker into Setup mode first. There, you choose the desired WiFi network for the speaker.  That’s a simple summary of how to do it. Below, we walk through hooking up Alexa with an Amazon Alexa Echo Dot 2 speaker. But, the hook up Alexa … Continue reading How to Change Alexa WiFi Connection



Can You Change Amazon Alexa Name? Yes Indeed!

Can you change Amazon Alexa 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…” You say this name when you want the voice assistant to run a command or answer a question. It’s how you “get her … Continue reading Can You Change Amazon Alexa Name? Yes Indeed!