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Brief educational episodes highlighting and demonstrating features of the Amazon Echo. Commands for Alarms, Timers, Phone Calling, reading books, and much more are all laid out by New Vision's technical instructor David Ward. These episodes are especially helpful for new ones to the platform and seniors who are learning how to use their new device.

Brief educational episodes highlighting and demonstrating features of the Amazon Echo. Commands for Alarms, Timers, Phone Calling, reading books, and much more are all laid out by New Vision's technical instructor David Ward. These episodes are especially helpful for new ones to the platform and seniors who are learning how to use their new device.

Location:

Roanoke, VA

Description:

Brief educational episodes highlighting and demonstrating features of the Amazon Echo. Commands for Alarms, Timers, Phone Calling, reading books, and much more are all laid out by New Vision's technical instructor David Ward. These episodes are especially helpful for new ones to the platform and seniors who are learning how to use their new device.

Language:

English

Contact:

5409858900


Episodes

Episode 224 The Dragon and Owl Voice for Kids

12/7/2022
These new character voices for kids are pretty wild. They are only available to Amazon Kids+ subscribers.

Duration:00:11:55

Episode 223 New Voices or Accents for your Echo

11/30/2022
These 7 voices or accents have been around for a while, but now you can easily switch to them with a simple verbal command. Thanks to Shaun, of Shaun of the Shed for mentioning this recently. #FriendOfTheShed

Duration:00:09:36

Episode 222 Follow-Up Mode for Reminders and More Goodness

11/23/2022
In this episode we discuss the all-new follow-up mode for reminders. This allows you to receive prompts every hour after a reminder goes off, to confirm that you actually completed the task! We'll also look at how to remind little Johnny to take out the trash and no bother everyone else in the family with that specific reminder.

Duration:00:16:47

Episode 221 Echo Deals! Don't Get Bamboozled

11/16/2022
In this episode you learn about the typical retail prices for the various Echos, so you'll know a deal when you see it. We'll also compare some basic feature differences and cover a new feature on the Echo 15.

Duration:00:22:12

Episode 220 Resume Feature and Apple Podcasts

11/9/2022
Apple's Podcasting database is the granddaddy of them all. Learn in this episode about the new resume feature, podcast placement sync, and setting Apple Podcasts as your default podcast search provider.

Duration:00:15:26

Episode 219 Recent Changes in Amazon Music Prime vs. Unlimited

11/2/2022
In this episode we discuss the new music features of Amazon Music Prime and compare it to the Unlimited Music package.

Duration:00:21:30

Episode 218 Microwaving with the Echo

10/26/2022
In this episode, I take the podcast home to demo my brand-new Haiar Over-the-range Microwave, which supports Alexa control, via the SmartHQ Skill from GE Appliances.

Duration:00:08:49

Episode 217 Changes with Amazon Kids

10/19/2022
During Amazon's recent announcements, they mentioned updates to Amazon Kids to make Alexa more kid friendly and educational. Learn more in this episode.

Duration:00:11:45

Episode 216 New Rain and Snow Notifications

10/13/2022
In this episode we take a look at the all-new rain and snow notifications. We also review the long standing severe weather alerts, since it seemed appropriate.

Duration:00:12:42

Episode 215 New Echo Dots and Echo Studio

10/5/2022
During the Amazon Event, in September, several new Echo Dots were announced. Learn all about the new 5th generation Echo Dots, in this episode.

Episode 214 [From Our Archives] Turbo Charged Reminders!

9/28/2022
From our archives we revisit turbo charging your reminders.

Duration:00:18:02

Episode 213 SongPop Trivia Game

9/21/2022
The SongPop Trivia game has a ten-year history and has won awards, now it is on the Amazon Echo! Listen as David demo's this fun filled game, that will work your brain to the max!

Duration:00:12:27

Episode 212 Amazon Why Not Reboot

9/14/2022
In this episode we demonstrate how to reboot your Amazon Echo hands free using a routine and smart-plug. We also introduce a new segment, called "Amazon Why Not?".

Duration:00:12:33

Episode 211 Podcast Controls, Navigation, and More

9/7/2022
In this episode learn about how to pull from various podcast databases, on your Amazon Echo. Learn how to play a previous episode or even by episode number. Or if you don't know what to listen too, learn how to search for podcasts by a given category or genre.

Duration:00:15:19

Episode 210 Voice Pad vs. Notes

8/31/2022
Voice Pad is a powerful but simple tool that allows you to dictate a note or message and then have it sent to your email. Easy-peasy.

Duration:00:15:17

Episode 209 Quiz of the Day and Trivia with Samuel L. Jackson

8/24/2022
This week we take a look at the Samuel L. Jackson Trivia game and the Quiz of the Day Skill.

Duration:00:10:05

Episode 208 Star Trek Trivia Skill

8/17/2022
In this episode we geek-out on the new Star Trek Trivia game.

Duration:00:10:27

Episode 207 New Photo Frame Mode for Echo Shows

8/10/2022
In this episode you'll learn about Photo Frame mode, a feature originally unique to the Echo Show 15, but now available on all modern Echo Shows. This feature allows you photos to be viewed in all their glory minus the time and annoying news blurbs covering them up. Link to Website Mentioned in Podcast: About Amazon Blog Website with Alexa Updates

Duration:00:11:31

Episode 206 Turning on Request Sounds via Voice [An Accessibility Feature]

8/3/2022
I've used this feature since the beginning. But only recently learned you could invoke it via voice.

Duration:00:10:21

Episode 205 Deterring Miscreants during Summer Vacation

7/27/2022
Learn how I use People Detection, Routines, and Smart Plugs to make a apartment seem dwelled in, even when I'm not around.

Duration:00:16:16