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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 142 Finding COVID-19 Vaccination Sites

5/12/2021
Need to get a COVID-19 vaccine? Learn how your Echo can help you locate a vaccination center near you!

Duration:00:21:12

Episode 141 UV Light Info and Why did you do that, Alexa?!

5/6/2021
In this episode we'll discuss how you can use the UV Index to help protect you and your family during those sunny days. Also two methods to determine why Alexa responds the way she does sometimes; what did she think she heard? Check it out, in this episode of the Echo Tips Podcast.

Duration:00:28:09

Episode 140 DIY Panic Alarm

4/28/2021
In this weeks episode we'll demonstrate using Alexa routines to create a panic alarm and/or a gag recording notification.

Duration:00:28:02

Episode 139 NFB Newsline Revisited

4/21/2021
In episode 42 we originally discussed the NFB Newsline Skill, but now we're revisiting it. We're also taking a look at some of its more advanced and less known features. The NFB Newsline Skill is designed for those with print disabilities and requires you to be registered with the service. You can find out additional information about the service at www.nfbnewsline.org.

Duration:00:15:44

Episode 138 Sharing Music with Friends

4/14/2021
Love that tune? Want to share it with a friend? Learn how in this episode of the Echo Tips Podcast!

Duration:00:26:45

Episode 137 Turbo Charged Reminders!

4/7/2021
Don't ever miss that medication reminder again! In this episode learn how to tailor your notifications to turbo charge your reminders! We'll discuss how to set your reminders to go off more than the typical two times, and how to receive your reminders on all your Amazon Echos at once. Additionally, we'll show you how to enable those reminders to appear on your phone, for those times when your away from the house. That an more on this episode!

Duration:00:55:01

Episode 136 Notifications Revisited

3/31/2021
In this episode we revisit the notifications settings. Learn how to have your notifications go off more than twice or how to have them announced on all your Echos at once.

Duration:00:46:18

Episode 135 Nearby COVID-19 Testing and Trials

3/24/2021
Need to get a COVID-19 test? Learn how your Amazon Echo can tell you of nearby testing centers! Additionally, if vaccine trials are being conducted in your area you can learn about that as well.

Duration:00:05:53

Episode 134 Are You Smarter than a Fifth Grader

3/17/2021
In this episode we'll explore the game and podcast.

Duration:00:08:31

Episode 133 Who Wants to Be a Millionaire [Game]

3/10/2021
This week will be stretching our brain muscles with this engaging trivia game based on the famous TV show.

Duration:00:07:21

Episode 132 Alexa for PC

3/3/2021
Did you know you can use Alexa on your Windows 10 PC? Guess what you can. Learn how in this episode and the hardware you might need to make it a good experience.

Duration:00:13:23

Episode 131 Buying Alarm Tones

2/24/2021
Last week we discussed the all new custom alarm tones. This week we discuss how to find and purchase them. We'll highlight how to do it verbally or to use a Fire tablet or Android device to purchase these tones.

Duration:00:17:21

Episode 130 Custom Alarm Tones

2/17/2021
In this episode learn about the new paid-for and free custom alarm tones you can set on your Amazon Echo. When this feature debuted Amazon highlighted a Jurassic World, SpogeBob, and Minions alarm tones as options.

Duration:00:08:34

Episode 129 The Care Hub for Caregivers

2/10/2021
In this episode we discuss the all new Care Hub feature. This feature allows caregivers and those needing assistance to connect through the Amazon Alexa accounts. Want to know when mom gets going in the morning? This feature could help you with that. Want to be able to call her on her Echo or have you designated as an emergency contact; this feature could help. All the while, Amazon has been very attentive to privacy with the design of this feature. Learn more, have a listen, and please...

Duration:00:14:37

Episode 128 [From Our Archives] Searching Your Calendar

2/3/2021
We're diving into our archives to bring out this gem. This episode had roughly 4 times the number of listeners than our average episode; so I know it was popular. So we've knocked off a bit of the dust and brought it back. Learn about searching your connected cloud calendar using nothing but your voice.

Duration:00:08:35

Episode 127 [From Our Archives] Show and Tell Feature

1/27/2021
This episode is pulled from our archives and will be a good lead into the barcode scanning feature we'll discuss in a future episode. The Show and Tell feature is designed for the visually impaired, to help identify pantry items.

Duration:00:14:50

Episode 126 [From Our Archives] Finding Podcast by Category

1/21/2021
In this episode we rollback to a goodie from late 2019, that may aid you in finding podcats you've never heard of, based simply on the category of the podcast.

Duration:00:08:36

Episode 125 Creating New Lists

1/13/2021
For many years you could add items to a shopping list or a to do list. Now you can create your own personal lists. Learn how it all works in this episode, along with the basics of deleting and clearing items from a list.

Duration:00:09:44

Episode 124 Echo Education

1/6/2021
In this episode we'll highlight newsletter resources, blogs, and a new podcast that all teach you new and exciting things about your Amazon Echo. In particular we'll play a sample from the new Echo Show Podcast, with co-hosts Shaun Preece and Robin Christopherson.

Duration:00:16:11

Episode 123 Limericks

12/30/2020
Have Alexa drop some topical limericks on you. We have her tell us a dog and Star Trek limerick in this episode.

Duration:00:06:55