Chapter 6

Using Alexa at Home


Bullet Letting your voice do the shopping

Bullet Making lists (and, optionally, checking them twice)

Bullet Getting the latest weather, traffic, news, and sports

Bullet Managing your calendar

Bullet Setting reminders, alarms, and timers

Alexa is often described as a “virtual personal assistant,” and if you haven’t felt the truth of that description yet, you almost certainly will by the time you’re done with this chapter. That’s because over the next few pages, you explore a wide range of Alexa settings, features, and voice commands that are designed to make your home life easier and more efficient. Do you shop? Do you make up a list before you go shopping? Alexa can help with both chores. Do you like to start your day with updates about the latest news, sports, and traffic? Alexa’s on it. Would you like someone who doesn’t forget an appointment to manage your calendar? That someone would be Alexa. Do you need to time something or be reminded of something? Just ask Alexa ...

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