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Amazon Alexa and Voice Technology: It's time to start a conversation

Amazon Alexa users in the US can begin using the new "remember this" feature today. To access, start your command with "Alexa, remember this" or "Alexa, make note." "Alexa, remember Dan's birthday is on June third." To recall this information, ask, "Alexa, when is Dan's birthday?"  This feature is best for dates and events a user will remember to query Alexa about, otherwise, we recommend using Alexa to "set a reminder." 

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If you're out of ideas for dinner, ask Amazon's Alexa for advice. Alexa will access Yelp reviews to recommend highly rated or popular restaurant options near you. You can ask, "Alexa, what's a good Chinese restaurant?"  Visual options accompany listings, for those who use an Echo Show device

Looking to review or delete a few of the Alexa skills you've enabled? Here's how:


1. Open your Alexa app, tap the three horizontal menu lines on the upper left
2. Press Skills
3. Press "Your Skills" in the upper right corner
4. To disable skills, select a skill name and then press the "Disable Skill" button

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The Twitter Reader Alexa skill was created by Twitter Inc. to allow users to passively consume their Twitter streams while tending to other tasks. Enable Twitter Reader and you'll have access to Twitter by invoking the phrases below:

Latest Tweets from your timeline: "Alexa, ask Twitter what is happening?"

Trending Tweets near you: "Alexa, ask Twitter for trends."

Mentions: "Alexa, ask Twitter for my Mentions."

Retweets: "Alexa, ask Twitter has anyone Retweeted me?"

Liked tweets: "Alexa, ask Twitter for tweets I liked."

Your Tweets: "Alexa, ask Twitter for my own Tweets."

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Frustrated by the question and answer limitations of Amazon's Alexa? You can use Alexa to access information from Wikipedia. Gain deeper insight on people, companies, sports, music and more. Say, "Alexa, Wikipedia New York" (insert topic) and you'll receive a short response followed by a prompt inquiring if you'd like to hear more. This skill is currently available to all Alexa-enabled devices and will not need to be enabled prior to use.

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Let Alexa put some pep in your step each morning when you enable her to wake you up with a different song for each day of the week. To get started, enable a preferred music service via the Alexa app. Nex, say, “Alexa, wake me up with Manic Monday (song) by the Bangles (artist) every Monday (day of the week) at 7 a.m.(time). 

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Alexa, how do you say, "You're doing great work," in German? Amazon's Alexa can help you translate English words and short phrases into 36 supported languages.  Here's a handy trip for travelers, if you're on the road and have your smartphone available, you can pull up Amazon's Alexa via the Alexa app or Amazon.com and you'll have an easier time deciphering menus or asking for directions. 

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You can call mobile and landline phone numbers in the US, Canada and Mexico from your Echo devices or via the Alexa app. Alexa can access numbers saved in your phone's contact list or you can say the number you want to call and Alexa will dial it directly. Learn more about calling with Alexa.

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Want to create a personal Alexa skill that's only accessible from your Alexa-enabled devices? Maybe a skill the babysitter can use? Or a family trivia game? Amazon's Alexa skill blueprint provides non-coders with multiple skill templates to choose from. Pick from 20 available templates, fill in the blanks, and you're set. You can access your skill via any Alexa-enabled device. To see a list of your personal skills and edit them, head over to the Alexa Blueprints site.

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Although your Alexa-enabled devices will typically update on their own when connected to WiFi, you may occasionally find that your device is missing new skills and features. Learn how to check the current version of the software you're using and how to download the latest updates.

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 From conversation to cloud storage, we’ll partner with you to carry the voice of your brand to consumers where they live and work. Whether you need custom software architecture or integration with third party systems, our experienced developers will help you navigate toward the "Works with Alexa" badge. Email Jill@creamcitydigital.com to start a conversation.