Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Amazon Echo Dot 2: Additional Settings for User in Malaysia

REMARK: For First Time Setup, kindly refer to Amazon Echo Dot 2: First Time Setup

1. POWER ADAPTER
1.1 Get a UK 3 pin adapter to convert original 9W power adapter to Malaysia 3 pin wall socket

2. ACCESS TO SETUP VIA LAPTOP BROWSER
2.1 Login to alexa.amazon.com from laptop using existing amazon.com account or create a new one. 
    REMARK: Amazon Alexa Apps not available outside US

3. LISTEN TO MALAYSIA INTERNET RADIO
3.1 Skills > Find in your skills: myTuner Radio > ENABLE

3.2 Voice Command: Alexa play Hitz FM from myTuner Radio

4. MALAYSIA TIME ZONE
4.1 Settings > [Device Name] Echo Dot:
    Device location: Malaysia [Home Address]
    Device time zone: Asia
                      China Standard Time (Shanghai)

4.2 Voice Command: Alexa, what time is it?
                   Alexa, tell me weather forecast.

5. MALAYSIA TRAFFIC
5.1 Settings > Traffic:
    From: [Home Address]
    To: [Office Address]

5.2 Voice Command: Alexa, tell me traffic to work?
                   Alexa, what is the conversion rate between US dollar and Malaysia Ringgit?

6. SOUND ADJUSTMENT
6.1 Voice Command: Alexa, louder.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Amazon Echo Dot 2: First Time Setup


1. Connect 9W power adapter onto wall plug socket.

2. Login to alexa.amazon.com from laptop using existing amazon.com account or create a new one. 
   REMARK: Amazon Alexa Apps not available outside US

3. Settings > Set up a new device > Echo Dot.

4. Choose Language: English (United States) > Continue.

5. Connect to Wi-Fi.

6. Power on Echo Dot. Wait until ring light turn orange > Continue.

7. Go to your Wi-Fi settings on this computer and select the network of the format [Amazon-XXX] > Continue.

8. Select your Wi-Fi network:
   Network: [Wi-Fi SSID]
   Password: [Wi-Fi Password]
   Save password to Amazon: [Check]
   Connect

9. Select how you want to use your Echo Dot: No speakers

10. Once the ring light turn blue, try voice command 'Alexa'.

11. Settings > Music & Media > Choose default music services > Default music library: Spotify > Done.

12. Voice Command: Alexa, play [song title] by [artist]

13. Settings > [Device Name] Echo Dot:

    Device location: Malaysia [Home Address]
    Device time zone: Asia
                      China Standard Time (Shanghai)

Friday, December 22, 2017

Amazon Echo Dot (2nd Generation) Black


In The Box
• Echo Dot 2 Black
. 9W Power Adapter
. Micro-USB cable
. Quick Start Guide.

COOL’s
• Smart speaker for any room
• Voice control for music (Required Spotify or Amazon Music)
• Voice control smart home (Required smart home devices)
• Voice recognition
• Always smarter with Alexa
. Skills
. Simple setup and use with Alexa Apps

SUCX’s
• Amazon Alexa app (Android, iOS) NOT Available outside US
• Does not shipped to Malaysia
• Support for smart home devices pricey
• Conflicted response if 2 device put close to each other

Monday, February 13, 2017

Create macOS Sierra Bootable USB Drive Using Disk Creator

1. Download and install Disk Creator
2. Download macOS Sierra Installer

3. Insert an empty 8GB or bigger USB drive. 

4. Launchpad > Other > Disk Utility

5. Under External > click on Generic Flash Disk Media > Click Erase. Enter the following:
   Name: macOS 
   Format: Mac OS Extended (Journaled)
   Scheme: GUID Partition Map
   
6. Click Erase

7. Click Done

8. Open Disk Creator. 
   Select the volume to become the installer: macOS
   Select the OS X installer...: [Browse to Install macOS Sierra.app]

9. Click on Create Installer. Enter macBook user password > click OK.

10. Bootable disk creation in progress...

11. Click OK

12.Insert the Bootable USB disk and power up the macBook. Press option key. Select Install macOS Sierra image. Click on UP arrow underneath.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Install Disk Creator - Mac OS X


ABOUT
Disk Creator used to assist of creating Mac OS X bootable installer

1. Download Disk Creator installer from:

    https://macdaddy.io/InstallDiskCreator.zip

2. Double click on 'InstallDiskCreator.zip'.


3. mv Install Disk Creator.app /Applications/

4. Finder > Applications. 


5. Double click on 'Install Disk Creator.app'

URL: https://macdaddy.io/install-disk-creator/