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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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DTD511 Additional - Canyon and rope puzzle solution

6/24/2018
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Here’s the answer to yesterday’s really rather ropey riddle. If you want more puzzles like this in future, or if you definitely don’t, let me know…

Duration:00:09:03

DTD511 Show of Hands and Dungeon Dice

6/24/2018
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Andrea Barker (abarker15@msn.com) is back with two terrific skills; Show of Hands pits our polling skills against the people, whereas Dungeon Dice really puts the A-lady’s rolling skills to the test.

Duration:00:28:33

DTD510 Additional - Crossing the canyon logic puzzle

6/23/2018
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Here’s a logic puzzle for all of you out there with a pronounced masochistic streak… I’ll provide the answer tomorrow along with the names of everyone who either got it right or had a good go. Send your answers to robin.christopherson@gmail.com.

Duration:00:09:28

DTD510 The A-lady England football chant and World Cup Wonders

6/23/2018
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Today’s a really ropey episode, reaching new depths of amateur dodginess. Anyway - it’s about the World Cup and all it’s various wonders. Actually, speaking of rope and significant depths - that reminds me of a puzzle so I might as well add an additional episode today.

Duration:00:05:09

DTD509 Mrs Hooper’s Flash Cards

6/22/2018
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Improve your maths skills with the dynamic duo of Mrs Hooper and Penny Golden (pengold2@gmail.com). Together they bring us a skill that, I’m hoping/assuming, stands out with the addition of visuals to each quick-fire calculation for those owning an Echo with a screen.

Duration:00:17:32

DTD508 Wizard Adventures

6/21/2018
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A new contributor today brings us a truly magical first demo. Casey (jescoslilmommy@gmail.com) takes us on a wizarding adventure through the wonderful world of charms and spells, Hogwarts-style.

Duration:00:13:20

DTD507 My Pet Rock (revisited)

6/20/2018
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Rob and Juliet Winter are back to bring us bang up to date with the updates to the great My Pet Rock skill - and their pet rock in particular. Pinky’s pretty perky today.

Duration:00:15:30

DTD506 Top Tap tip and Bible App

6/19/2018
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Today Andrea Barker (abarker15@msn.com) gives us a tip about one shortcoming of the Echo Tap, along with a dynamite demo of the Bible App skill. I wish I sounded like this guy.

Duration:00:14:31

DTD505 Brain Facts

6/18/2018
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Which is more powerful; the humble human brain or a super-computer? Is a bottle-nosed dolphin’s brain bigger than ours? Who would rather have electric shocks than a bit of quiet time? Who has all the answers? Penny Golden (pengold2@gmail.com), that’s who.

Duration:00:20:56

DTD504 Take me to the World Cup

6/17/2018
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Are you a footie fan? Do you like cups? What about the world? If you’re partial to any/all of the above then today’s top tip might be for you. If you aren’t then here’s a joke instead; Did you hear about the explosion at the cheese factory? The owner covered all damages in curd.

Duration:00:30:28

DTD503 Song Quiz (revisited)

6/16/2018
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The lovely Jane Suh revisits this brilliant skill that dives into the decade of your choice and tests your music trivia to the very limit. Play against friends or friends you haven’t made yet across the interwebs - this one’s well worth a reprise. Want to send in a demo of your favourite skill? Please do to robin.christopherson@gmail.com.

Duration:00:12:21

DTD502 Bible Trivia

6/15/2018
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You’re bound to be blown away by the beautifully broad Bible knowledge of Andrea Barker (abarker15@msn.com) as she demos today’s skill. Brilliant job!

Duration:00:12:16

DTD501 Explain Like I’m Five

6/14/2018
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From funny bones to freckles, today’s skill is all about simple explanations for interesting topics. Penny Golden (pengold2@gmail.com) brings us another great skill and you can too - simply send them to me at robin.christopherson@gmail.com or drop me a line for help on how to record them or suggestions on what skills to cover.

Duration:00:18:40

DTD500 Additional - Hello from DTD listeners

6/13/2018
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A few quick ‘Hi’s from you brilliant listeners around the world. Thanks guys.

Duration:00:08:07

DTD500 The Daily Prophet and half of Harry Potter Letters (revisited)

6/13/2018
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Today we cover a simple skill that delivers daily dollops of HP goodness (is HP Sauce a thing where you are? Probably not as the ‘HP’ of its name stands for ‘Houses of Parliament’) and follow it up with a half-hearted reprise of Harry Potter Letters. It’s all about quality on this podcast… and if not quality then certainly quantity. We have reached episode 500, after all.

Duration:00:28:20

DTD499 Trivia Hero

6/12/2018
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Juliet and Rob Winter are back again with a brilliant skill demo; Trivia Hero. Pit your trivia wits against the clock and clock up points in this excellent and sound-effects-stuffed skill.

Duration:00:13:13

DTD498 Listening to Dot to Dot on your Echo

6/11/2018
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Today we look at the various ways you can listen to Dot to Dot on your Echo. You can listen using the built-in TuneIn skill, add it to your daily flash briefing or via the excellent AnyPod skill which gives you far more control over your podcast playback. Here’s a full list of AnyPod instructions.

Duration:00:42:11

DTD497 Four Is the Magic Number

6/10/2018
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Penny’s back (pengold2@gmail.com with a great brainteaser of a skill. Think Green Glass Door meets a Magimatician. I just made that word up. It means someone who can only do tricks with numbers … … and perhaps spellings (hint).

Duration:00:20:30

DTD496 Millionaire Quiz Game : Basketball Trivia Million

6/9/2018
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Once enabled you can just ask for ‘Basketball Million’, today’s skill is a must for anyone who likes both basketball and ‘Who Wants to be a Millionaire’. If you don’t mind someone who knows nothing about basketball demoing this skill, then listen on…

Duration:00:09:34

DTD495 Wizard of Oz

6/8/2018
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Rill’s back to bring us the amazing and most wonderful world that is the Wizard of Oz. Well, more of a land than a world. And more the Oz bit rather than the wizard bit. He’s more like a man. If the wizard was more like a world than a man, well, then that would be a horse of a very different colour.

Duration:00:17:14