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DTD1022 Farm Tycoon

DTD1022 Farm Tycoon

November 18, 2019

By the same developer as yesterday's skill, today we help rebuild our father's farming empire with blood, sweat and tears - oh, and most probably fertiliser to. Thanks again @h0psing.

DTD1021 Pirate Island

DTD1021 Pirate Island

November 17, 2019

This is skill #1 of 3 by Tobias Sander; @h0psing on the Twitters.

DTD1020 Trivia Blast (revisited)

DTD1020 Trivia Blast (revisited)

November 16, 2019

Covered over 600 episodes ago, this one was flagged by the A-lady as a good skill to try so let's revisit it here.

DTD1019 Mind Masher

DTD1019 Mind Masher

November 15, 2019

Got the answer to the last riddle whilst editing this episode. I think it begins with 'F' and has six letters, if you're interested. Mind not fully mashed yet, then.

DTD1018 Unnovicial Zork (revisited)

DTD1018 Unnovicial Zork (revisited)

November 14, 2019

Covered over 900 episodes ago (and now with sweet, sweet sound-effects), this one's well worth revisiting for all of you listening who like daring do, dungeons and dictating dozens and dozens of detailed directions to a dilligent and devoted digital device.

DTD1017 Send Me A Sample

DTD1017 Send Me A Sample

November 13, 2019

Available in the UK, US, Canada, Ireland and Germany. Whenever you see a brand featuring the Send Me a Sample logo, just say “Alexa, ask Send Me a Sample” and your product sample of choice will be delivered straight to your door, completely free. Send Me a Sample is the voice destination for the latest brand samples. Make sure to check out sendmeasample.net or our Facebook page to find out what samples are currently available. To get started, create and link your Send Me a Sample account. You’ll only need to do this once and we’ll only send you the samples and vouchers that you’ve asked for. Any problems? Get in touch with the team at hello@sendmeasample.net. Please allow 14 days for your samples to arrive.

DTD1016 Quick 3

DTD1016 Quick 3

November 12, 2019

Yes, she's back. Tiffany Black (@1modernmonster on the Twitters) is back with a quick 3 minute demo of a sweet skill called Quick 3. OK - it's a just over 2 minute demo but, hey, unless you're a school nurse it's probs not your job to go about picking positively insignificant nits like that.

DTD1015 Healing Sounds for Sleep, Relaxation and focus plus a top tip on revisiting recent skills

DTD1015 Healing Sounds for Sleep, Relaxation and focus plus a top tip on revisiting recent skills

November 11, 2019

Opened simply with 'Healing Sounds', this one's broadly what you'd expect - some nice, new age music with which to chill out and relax. We also look at how you can now ask the A-lady what recent skills you've used.

DTD1014 Whisper Mode: To bong or not to bong

DTD1014 Whisper Mode: To bong or not to bong

November 10, 2019

To bong or not to bong… That's the resounding question resolved by David Woodbridge (@dwoodbridge on the Twitters) in today's skill. When Whisper Mode is on, you may want to turn the A-lady's request sounds off (Settings > Devices > Sounds) or else all the whispering in the world will be for nought and there may well be some truly disturbing consequences.

DTD1013 Updates on shopping, reminders and A-lady, what can I do?

DTD1013 Updates on shopping, reminders and A-lady, what can I do?

November 9, 2019

Today we briefly look at some built-in goodness. Shopping's better than ever, reminders are now a bit more flexible (in the US, at least) and you can now ask the A-lady what's new that she can do.