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These short top tips and skills for the Amazon Echo are for everyone who's simply dotty about Alexa

These short top tips and skills for the Amazon Echo are for everyone who's simply dotty about Alexa
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These short top tips and skills for the Amazon Echo are for everyone who's simply dotty about Alexa

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DTD685 West World Maze and Mind Maze (revisited)

12/16/2018
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Today we have two amazing skills brought to us by Patrick Steggle (lynnstggll@gmail.com). The first; West World Maze is shiny and new to DTD, whilst the second; Mind Maze was covered waaaay back in episode 163 but well worth a revisit.

Duration:00:14:23

DTD684 The BBC (update)

12/15/2018
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This great skill from the BBC now brings us the ability to listen to any radio programme from every national and local station on demand - augmenting the existing option of streaming live any BBC station or checking out their full compliment of brilliant podcasts. Many apologies to everyone without the blessing of the much beloved Beeb.

Duration:00:12:51

DTD683 Diabetes Helper

12/14/2018
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Packed with helpful and informative hints and tips to manage (or avoid) diabetes, today's skill may well be of particular benefit around this bountiful, festive season.

Duration:00:09:37

DTD682 Christmas Radio and Christmas Jukebox

12/13/2018
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Today's first skill brings us a radio station full of good Christmas-related tunes from different decades, whilst the second is a nice playlist of festive songs with a similar feel. Both brilliant.

Duration:00:08:34

DTD681 Infected

12/12/2018
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Will Patrick Steggle (lynnstggll@gmail.com) infect you with his enthusiasm for this zombie apocalypse-themed audio adventure skill? Would you want imoortality … … … at any price??

Duration:00:10:08

DTD680 Yoga Me

12/11/2018
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Wally went to a yoga instructor and asked if he could have lessons. "How flexible are you?" asked the instructor. "Well, I can't do Wednesdays or Fridays," replied Wally…

Duration:00:11:37

DTD679 Maths Hero

12/10/2018
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Hear me having an heroic attempt at becoming a maths hero - but just ending up being a bit of a doofus. I guess that me and maths just don't add up. Better luck having a go yourselves, if this skill is available wherever you are.

Duration:00:07:48

DTD678 How Smart Are You?

12/9/2018
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You may be smarter than me, but are you smarter than Patrick Steggle (lynnstggll@gmail.com)? Are you?? This is the skill to help you find out.

Duration:00:10:29

DTD677 The Night Before Christmas and Dear Santa

12/8/2018
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Both of today's skills are brilliant and both are by Button Push Apps. The demos have been sent in by one of its developers; Nick who, BTW, also hosts a podcast called 'Alexa Skills Review' (do search for it in your podcatching app - it's great) and who, BTW2, also kindly created and posted the daily flash briefing version of this very podcast (you can find it by searching for 'D 2 D' in the skillstore).

Duration:00:11:12

DTD676 The Incredibles Training

12/7/2018
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Incredible as it might be to believe, I haven't actually seen this film. I know. It's totally unlike me to demo a skill that requires some rudiment of knowledge on a subject before making anything other than a completely ham-fisted attempt at demoing it. And it wasn't even an heroic attempt either.

Duration:00:08:02

DTD675 Word Scramble and Sentence Scramble

12/6/2018
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Who's back? Patrick Steggle (lynnstggll@gmail.com), that's who - bringing us two more brilliant word-related skills to scramble our brains.

Duration:00:08:48

DTD674 Brain Ninja

12/5/2018
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This brilliant skill has a selection of challenges to train your brain until it's a finely honed fighting machine. Well, better at remembering things and doing quick-fire maths questions anyway. Great sound effects and a lot of fun too.

Duration:00:09:38

DTD673 Name, Place, Animal, Thing

12/4/2018
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Jewel's demo yesterday made me stumble upon today's skill of a similar name. Itmight make you want to go back and try 'Animal Letters' or 'Harry Potter Letters' - both covered in earlier episodes.

Duration:00:10:24

DTD672 Name Place Animal Rapid Fire

12/3/2018
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Brand new contributor Jewel (herekittykat97@gmail.com) brings us today's brilliant skill demo and, as she states in the demo, it really needs to be activated in the skill store or else you'l most likely end up enabling tomorrow's skill instead…

Duration:00:09:04

DTD671 From the Mouth of Shakespeare and Shakespeare's poems on Spotify

12/2/2018
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Opened with "Shakespeare's words", this first skill serves up only the most erodite and eloquent insults imaginable; “You scullion! You rampallian! You fustilarian! I’ll tickle your catastrophe!” Henry IV Part 2 (Act 2, Scene 1). We then spot that we can stream the bard's words on Spotify.

Duration:00:06:44

DTD670 Santa Pals

12/1/2018
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Is it too early to start Christmas-related skills? Nooooo! Patrick Steggle (lynnstggll@gmail.com) brings us a nice one to kick off the festive season.

Duration:00:06:31

DTD669 Body Fat Calculator

11/30/2018
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Faith dropped in to help on this one. Opened with "Fat calculator", this skill uses the U.S. Navy fitness formula to get an estimated measurement of your body's fat percentage. Use a tape to measure your waist, hip(If your female), neck size and height and the skill provides the dreaded verdict…

Duration:00:10:00

DTD668 Wordscape

11/29/2018
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You really can never have too many word skills coming into your ears over the ether - and to push that premise to its very limit, let's hear from Patrick Steggle (lynnstggll@gmail.com) who once again brings us a very worthy word-based skill.

Duration:00:07:14

DTD667 Skype on the Echo (done properly)

11/28/2018
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Today Randy Rusnak (@TheBigR on the Twitters) and I do a double-act demoing Skype calling from the A-lady. We also revisit standard calling Echo to Echo as well as exchanging a voice message or two. Please check out Randy's excellent 'Accessibility Moving Forward' podcast if that sounds like your thing - and send in topic suggestions to reachingamf@gmail.com.

Duration:00:22:24

DTD666 Word Game

11/27/2018
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I've decided that you can never have too many word games in your podcast queue. Currently subject to an error here in the UK, this skill can be found by searching for 'Sush Productions' as there are around a million results for 'Word game' - so here we go again with big thanks to Patrick Steggle (lynnstggll@gmail.com).

Duration:00:09:47