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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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English


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DTD599 Fan Disney Trivia Game

9/20/2018
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An exhausted Faith steps in to help me out with this groovy skill all about classic Disney movies - and breaking news - you can actually also open this skill with "Cartoon Trivia".

Duration:00:10:15

DTD598 Five Minute Epic

9/19/2018
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Requiring those groovy Echo Buttons, this skill serves up sections of stories and you, the loquacious button-wielders, provide the bits in-between. Enjoy today's demo, but watch out for those creepy soot-covered mime artists coming down the chimney…

Duration:00:13:25

DTD597 Audio Escape Room

9/18/2018
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Today's relatively feeble puzzle skill may well not b your cup of tea - or if it is then you like your tea pretty weak and don't mind it having a couple of slightly dodgy bits in it. Perhaps a palid brew with some strange, suspiscious-looking lumps in - almost certainly owing to the milk being more than a bit off…

Duration:00:14:02

DTD596 Daily Stretch

9/17/2018
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Stretching's important if you want to avoid such notable injurious episodes as THE GREAT HISTORICAL NERVE TRAUMA OF THE SUMMER OF 2016. You have been warned…

Duration:00:07:56

DTD595 Jack Ryan: November Morning

9/16/2018
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Simply opened with 'Jack Ryan', this intense escape-the-room-style audio adventure has attitude. Will you make it through the initial training exercise, graduate to full gung-ho, gun-toting agent status and find the mole in your CIA organisation? (I'd start under the front lawn myself and, instead of a gun, go for a hoe.)

Duration:00:11:19

DTD594 Star Trek Trivia

9/15/2018
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I'm not going to say anything about the button-toting individual who knows nothing about Star Trek and yet still assumes he can demo a skill about same - I'm too embarrassed.

Duration:00:08:06

DTD593 Music Bop Adventures

9/14/2018
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Put on your workout gear and your dancing shoes and get down with the kids for today's hip and happening space rave, er, party. Whatever it is, it's out of this world.

Duration:00:06:19

DTD592 Unofficial Disney Trivia

9/13/2018
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Was the title character in 'Sleeping Beauty' a bit of a looker? Was 'Frozen' set in the Bahamas? Search me - I'm a real Dumbo when it comes to Disney. Luckily, Phillip Chalker is back to help us out. I'm not even the Sorcerer's Apprentice on this one…

Duration:00:10:01

DTD591 Additional - Maccessibility live post-Apple-event-round-up and My Pod update

9/12/2018
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Wow that's a lot of hyphens. I wonder if 'update' should actually have one too? Anyway, I digress. This is a quick update/up-date of the My Pod skill we covered recently, as well as a shout-out for the live Maccessibility stream starting today promptly after the end of the great Apple event of September 2018 (in which we all found out how much money we're going to have to shell out in the coming weeks). You can listen to the stream at maccessibility.net or using the My Pod skill on your...

Duration:00:05:32

DTD591 Bees, Flowers, Bears Game

9/12/2018
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Is today's skill as sweet as honey with a mere fraction of the calories? Do bears pick flowers in the woods?? Do bees always find their way back to the best podcasts?

Duration:00:07:10

DTD590 Squeak in the Night

9/11/2018
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From the awesome Amazon Kids series of skills, Squeak in the Night is a must for every child (of any age) lucky enough to have nerves of steel and at least two Echo Buttons. Help Sergeant Sunny, Field Agent Jade and their pals provide for the mouse clan - but watch out for Lucy the cat who lies in ambush.

Duration:00:09:07

DTD589 The Dark Citadel

9/10/2018
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Unlike a recently covered skill, today's adventure game with a rich and sizeable story-canvas really is on an epic scale - albeit with one teensy-weensy little sound-effect to its name.

Duration:00:11:10

DTD588 Day Word (x2)

9/9/2018
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The fab Phillip Chalker brings us a version of Day Word from Down Under and I follow up with a slightly different flavour from Blighty. What's yours like where you are in the World, I wonder? And please send in recordings of your favourite skills; robin.christopherson@gmail.com. Pretty please?

Duration:00:06:52

DTD587 Tibetan Singing Bowls, Underwater Sounds and R2D2 Talk

9/8/2018
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Three nice sound-related skills today; 'Tibetan Singing Bowls' (spoon not included), 'Underwater Sounds' (search for 'Sleep Sounds: Underwater Sounds') and the very chatty 'R2D2 Talk'. Sounds like fun!

Duration:00:08:01

DTD586 Mind Reading Magic

9/7/2018
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Invoked with 'Mind Reader', this skill employs a mysterious method of reading the mind of the A-lady whose thinking of a random number between 1 and 10. Good luck getting to the bottom of it.

Duration:00:06:59

DTD585 Quick Fire Quiz

9/6/2018
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Even though we really could do with some more sound-effects to build the tension, today's skill is still a bit of a heart-stopper. How many trivia questions can you get right in a minute with the help of some bonus seconds along the way?

Duration:00:08:50

DTD584 Driver Trainer

9/5/2018
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Phillip Chalker is back to bring us a groovy skill that will quiz you on your driving theory. Strap yourself in and let's go - brum, brum.

Duration:00:08:50

DTD583 Starship Sounds and Starship Captain

9/4/2018
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We're doubling up today with some stunning starship sounds as a backdrop to the deep-space skirmish skill; Starship Captain. Prepare photon torpedoes and set phasers to stun!

Duration:00:11:39

DTD582 When In Rome

9/3/2018
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Use this skill either as a quick querky fact generator about countries around the world, or to augment the playing experience when using the physical boardgame of the same name.

Duration:00:08:26

DTD581 Fortune Teller and Agent Do Good

9/2/2018
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Two for the price of one today, first Phillip Chalker brings us the partially perspicacious Fortune Teller skill, followed by Agent Do Good who swings into decidedly domestic action. If you get promoted to level 2 after 12 solid days of do-goodery, do you get a cape to sew all your badges on?

Duration:00:13:59