Pandora Setup Instructions on Amazon Echo Alexa Speakers

Note that Amazon Echo devices do not come equipped with the Pandora streaming music service enabled by default.  Indeed, if you ask Alexa to play Pandora, and Pandora has not been properly configured in your Alexa app, you’ll likely hear a response like: “To play a station, first register your Pandora account using your Alexa app.” Well, … Continue reading Pandora Setup Instructions on Amazon Echo Alexa Speakers



Spotify Setup Instructions on Amazon Echo Alexa Devices

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. With a few simple setup steps, you’ll have complete access via voice commands to your Spotify content.  … Continue reading Spotify Setup Instructions on Amazon Echo Alexa Devices



Belkin Wireless Extender Reset Instructions

Belkin has built a vast line of Wi-Fi range extenders. Many feature a hard reset button.  Pressing this button erases any changed settings. It also returns the wireless extender to factory default settings.  That is, resetting restores the settings to when the unit arrived fresh from the factory.  Do a Belkin wireless extender reset if … Continue reading Belkin Wireless Extender Reset Instructions



Original Google Home Smart Speaker Assistant Setup Instructions, Tips, Procedures, Help

This post details what you’ll need and how to set up a Google Home smart speaker assistant device with Google’s voice assistant service. What You’ll Need Before Starting A Wi-Fi internet connection.  None of the Google Home devices manufactured thus far has an Ethernet RJ45 port.  So, your only choice is to connect them to the Google Assistant service via your internet-connected wireless network.  Note that the … Continue reading Original Google Home Smart Speaker Assistant Setup Instructions, Tips, Procedures, Help



Amazon Alexa Gen 2 Echo Dot Smart Speaker Setup Help Instructions

This article outlines what you’ll need and how to set up an Amazon Echo smart speaker device with Amazon’s voice service, Alexa. What You’ll Need Before Starting 1. A WiFi internet connection.  None of the Echo devices manufactured to date has an Ethernet RJ45 port.  So, your only option is to connect them to the Alexa … Continue reading Amazon Alexa Gen 2 Echo Dot Smart Speaker Setup Help Instructions



Honeywell Smart Thermostat Wiring Instructions RTH9580WF

The most “meaty” part of instaling a new thermostat, is correctly wiring it up.  One useful feature about Honeywell smart thermostats, is that they generally support the same wire labeling conventions and hookup techniques as their older, less intelligent counterparts. Today’s smart thermostats still use the R, Rx, C, W, Y1, Y2, et al wires in the … Continue reading Honeywell Smart Thermostat Wiring Instructions RTH9580WF



Belkin Wi-Fi Range Extender F9K1106v1 Setup Instructions

The setup and connection procedures for the Belkin Wi-Fi Range Extender model F9k1106v1, codify simplicity itself when you have screen shots from an actual setup scenario, as we took here, while connecting our copy to our existing wireless networks. The Belkin firmware automates much of the procedure in a wizard style web interface as you’ll see … Continue reading Belkin Wi-Fi Range Extender F9K1106v1 Setup Instructions



Can You Wash Toms Shoes? Yes You Can

Can you wash Toms shoes? While we own no pair of Toms shoes, our friends who do. say that Toms shoes care is simple. They gave us these Toms Washing Instructions.  They assure us that you indeed can safely wash Toms shoes in the washing machine.  Plus, they tell many success stories of doing just … Continue reading Can You Wash Toms Shoes? Yes You Can