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Changing Wake Word For Amazon Echo

Did you know that you can change the “wake word” for Amazon Echo? The Echo device defaults to the wake word Alexa but for someone with speech impairment, pronouncing “Alexa” may not be easy....

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Silence (Or Un-Silence) Your Android Phone With Amazon Echo & IFTTT

For someone with disabilities, especially with motor skills issues or no limbs, even enabling or disabling a simple setting on their phone can be quite a tedious task. With the help of Alexa and...

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Alexa’s Twitter Reader Skill Reads Out Tweets To Users

For a person with disabilities who uses Twitter quite regularly, Alexa can help find out what’s going on in the Twitter world without that person having to access a phone or computer. Alexa’s “Twitter...

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Set Smart Bulb To Blink When Alexa Timer Goes Off (Visual Notification For Deaf People)

Amazon Echo obviously has many purposes, and one of them happens to be setting timers – whether it’s for laundry, baking something in the oven, reading or for various other activities. Now, setting a...

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Add Items To Your To-Do List On Your Phone Using IFTTT & Alexa

Many of us create lists for reminders, to-dos, action items, etc. Picture this: You will be running errands, and attending events tomorrow. In such a situation, many of us like to create a list...

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Let Alexa Set Reminders For You

For a long time, Alexa responded only when you asked her a question. Thanks to a recent update, Alexa can now initiate things on her now! The most useful feature of that aspect is...

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Get Your Daily News From Alexa

Since Alexa can do just so many things, it is kind of natural to assume that she can provide latest news everyday too! Well, the assumption is right, and there are several skills you...

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The Seeing Eye & Alexa: Amazon Echo In Seeing Eye Dog Training School

The Seeing Eye in Morristown, NJ is a not for profit school that trains seeing eye dogs for blind people. What’s really amazing about them is that they ask a blind person to pay...

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Amazon Echo Tracks Expenses & Pays Bills

If you have accounts with Capital One, you can use Alexa to perform your bank transactions. You can totally avoid using a computer or mobile app to log into the account, and navigate around...

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Listening to TED Talks On Amazon Echo

How do you listen to TED Talks? Either on TED’s website/app or through a streaming device like Apple TV. Both these options require that you use a mouse or remote to browse and navigate...