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  • The Complete User Guide for Amazon Echo and Alexa (Alexa Amazon Echo Dot 3rd Generation, Alexa Tips and Tricks, Amazon Echo Dot with Alexa)
  • By: Mark Howard
  • Narrated by: William Bahl
  • Length: 2 hrs and 33 mins
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Summary

Amazon’s Alexa system is one of the most exciting pieces of technology released in the last several years. Being able to tell an electronic speaker like the Echo to play music or engage in conversation is both a great deal of delightful fun and a testament to how far voice-recognition technology has advanced as well as the influence wireless information technology has had on our everyday lives. Even better, Alexa can synchronize the Echo to many things inside and outside the household - hence, you can order food via the internet just by saying a few words to it, or you can even turn the lights on and off by speaking to the Echo instead of heading for a switch.

This audiobook contains:

  • A detailed guide to first setting up your Echo and getting it connected to your Wi-Fi network
  • Explanations of how to change your Echo’s speaker circuit board
  • Advice on making sure your Echo can connect to the internet and solving problems with weak signals or problematic passwords
  • Walk-throughs on using many different internet sites with Alexa’s voice
  • Fun games and secret commands you might not know Alexa recognizes
  • The best ways to train Alexa’s voice-recognition protocols and tips on making sure your Echo won’t lose your voice among the “echoes” in your home
  • Descriptions of the various smart devices you can use with Alexa and troubleshooting guides for problems you may encounter getting them to work with the app
  • An introduction to the Echo Dot, its controls, and its uses
  • Tips on protecting your privacy
  • How to connect to the internet when you are experiencing connectivity problems
  • Tips on helping Alexa to better understand what you are saying
  • What to do when the Echo Dot won’t respond
  • How to update your device’s software
  • A walk-through on blocking or removing unwanted contacts
  • Answers to the most frequently asked Echo Dot questions
  • And more
©2019 Mark Howard (P)2019 Mark Howard
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Really good

This book is really good, it helped me to understand the specific functions of Alexa. It makes me know the full capabilities of how to use Alexa. If you're one of those who have been searching for a complete guide on how to get the most of your Alexa then this is definitely for you. I've always had trouble using my digital assistant, I'm not that techy but since reading this it has been a lot easier and it isn't as technical as I always thought. The book is all-encompassing. It covers Alexa's many abilities. Kudos to the author, my life just got easier!

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Truly loved this course!

Truly loved this course! I learned a lot and it helped me prepare for the SQL certification exams. I definitely recommend, especially if you follow along with the practice examples the teacher gives. The practice examples help prepare you for success in this course and the exam.

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Enjoyed it

This course is really up to the mark. Really enjoying it. A bit hard to understand the language but the way he explains is good.

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Author is very honest

This step-by-step manual is jammed packed with useful information. The author is very honest with his thoughts as well and gives great tips that anyone can use. I liked how the book broke everything down in easy to understand terms whether you’ve had Alexa for a while or just getting her out of the box. It’s like getting the inside scoop on Alexa and Amazon’s brains! I enjoyed learning more about what to expect out of this device and the terms that may be used. Kudos to the author for also adding images to show what he is talking about and how things should look. Some people are visual learners so this really helps. After reading this guide, I finally see what all the hype is about and how to get the most use out of Alexa. In addition, I think that if you’re new to using Alexa this is a great starting point for you. If you use Alexa already then this is still good to use because it will tell you some tricks you don’t get in the basic manual.

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Handy guide from the author

A handy guide from the author. This guide is described in simple language and easy to understand. All tips and tricks are very informative and useful. The author discussed some possible problems that may occur will teach you how to fix them in no all-time at all. I have read a very useful and informative essential guide book which is a detailed elaboration of Alexa. You can use this wirelessly for up to eight hours of playback.

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Very useful for me

I am interested in the Amazon Alexa and Amazon Echo Dot 3rd Generation devices and I bought this guide to get more information about it. This book gave me everything that I needed to know about Alexa Echo Dot, and so much more so that I too can have the smart assistant that I need in my life and one that will change the future itself.

In book 1, the author offers tips and tricks on how to use our Amazon Alexa devices. In book 2, he discusses how to unlock the true potential of the Echo Dot. I want to say, that this guide really helped me a lot in understanding Alexa and Echo Dot. The information is very actual and useful for me.

This guidebook is described in simple language and easy to understand. All tips and tricks are very informative and useful. Now I know that it will save my time and headaches, help me to keep my life organized so that I can focus on the things I want to be doing.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who is in need of such type of information. It is worth reading/listening to. Lots of thanks!

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Very useful and informative guide!

A very useful and informative guide! All aspects of Alexa Skill's development in one place. The skills developed during the course are very useful. I enjoy the walk-through on blocking or removing unwanted contacts and greetings skill developed in this audiobook. Answers to the most frequently asked Echo Dot questions. Even though his vocal cadence is a little hard to understand, I feel I am in good hands to move forward.

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It was a great help indeed

Superb! One of the most popular devices to use today is Alexa. However, sometimes this helpful tool can be a bit confusing to use at first. Thanks to this book though, you’ll be walked step-by-step as to how to properly use Alexa as well as learn some interesting tricks you can try with it. Author- Mark Howard created a huge user manual guide that contains tips and tricks you can use. You’ll learn how to use certain Alexa apps, how to connect to Amazon video, and how to use voice control to activate music verbally. At 2 hrs and 33 mins, this book isn’t very long, so it’s perfect for those who don’t want something too time-consuming to read. In addition to this, Mark writes with a fun style while also giving helpful information so you won’t get lost and confused with technical terms like with some similar books. If you’re interested in learning more about your Alexa device, you’ll definitely want to pick this book up.

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Extremely helpful

This was an Extremely helpful audiobook for me starting out as a beginner in building apps for Alexa. I gained a thorough insight into building the apps, got to see real-life projects up and running, and walked away with extreme value for money. Mark goes above and beyond to teach his students in an easy to understand teaching method, uses thorough explanations, and is also quick to help you out when you get stuck on something. I would definitely recommend this course to other students. Wonderful job.

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Very good material

Very good material. A good starting point for creating new Alexa skills. My only complaint is that there was too much copying and pasting at the end. I would have benefited more if we coded along for the whole thing, and explanations were made about what the code was doing. Although, this was done in the beginning.

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