Dot to Dot: A daily 5min Echo demo from Alexa
DTD1165 Tough Choices

DTD1165 Tough Choices

April 7, 2020

Yikes! Ashley Colburn (ashleycolburn2018@gmail.com) pulls no punches with today's hard-hitting interactive adventure game set in a warzone. If you're after a soothing, positive distraction from our current situation, then this one might not be it.
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DTD1164 A-lady, show my photos/my Facebook photos and a reminder of the DTD flash briefing

DTD1164 A-lady, show my photos/my Facebook photos and a reminder of the DTD flash briefing

April 6, 2020

You can now personalise your wallpaper on your Echo Show with photos from your entire photo collection (or selected albums) and/or from your Facebook account.
Firstly, to allow your Show to access your photos go to the Alexa app, go to the menu and select Settings > Photos and then choose to allow access to your phone's photos and/or log in to your Facebook account.
Secondly, on your Echo Show, go to Settings > Home and Clock > Clock > Personal photos to set your background. In there you'll have the choice of your personal photos to use as your Echo's rotating wallpaper and/or photos from Facebook. Select to use all your photos or just selected albums, and from Facebook choose either only your friend's personal profile pictures and/or photos from your timeline.
Phew! That's it 👍
And we round off with a quick reminder that you can get daily Dot To Dot goodness (or, more accurately, variable goodness) via your flash briefing.

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DTD1163 VoiceBrew Tip Of The Day flash briefing

DTD1163 VoiceBrew Tip Of The Day flash briefing

April 5, 2020

VoiceBrew's Tip Of The Day flash briefing gives you one awesome thing to try with Alexa every day, delivered in a minute or less. Available in the US, Canada, UK, Australia and India skillstores - more info for the UK version (to pick one at random) at https://amzn.to/3499MGX. Want more VoiceBrew goodness? You can also subscribe to their daily newsletter via http://voicebrew.com.

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DTD1162 Number Chase (revisited)

DTD1162 Number Chase (revisited)

April 4, 2020

Today a new contributer, Will Lomas (@WLomas on the Twitters), brings back a clasic maths challenge skill, first covered over 800 episodes ago. How far can you go on three lives alone? BTW did you know that some Greek cats have 0 lives? It's true. No wait - some Greek cats have olives. That's right.

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DTD1161 Hands Wash! and Cabin Fever

DTD1161 Hands Wash! and Cabin Fever

April 3, 2020

Forget all those feeble skills that provide you with a mere 20 second timer! Today's goes a full 50% better and will have you happily scrubbing for a whole half minute. Then we follow up with some sage suggestions for staving off the dreaded cabin fever.
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DTD1160 This month’s free audio books and HP… free

DTD1160 This month’s free audio books and HP… free

April 2, 2020

Three more great free audio books available this month - plus, in the US, 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone' on your Echo read by Stephen Fry. Everyone else can read it at the new Harry Potter at Home hub at https://www.wizardingworld.com/collections/harry-potter-at-home.
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DTD1159 A-lady, what new things can you do? (and a few other tips and updates)

DTD1159 A-lady, what new things can you do? (and a few other tips and updates)

April 1, 2020

Today's a real mish-mash of tips and updates; including asking the A-lady what's new that she can do, a reminder about calling phones from your Echo, notetaking and calendar searches (and their lamentably limited availability in many localities) and changing the A-lady wake-word.
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DTD1158 Bamboo Wind Chimes

DTD1158 Bamboo Wind Chimes

March 31, 2020

This is instantly and by far my favourite subtle ambient relaxing audio skill. A must for soothing and focusing our troubled thoughts, I think.

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DTD1157 Kid’s Hub

DTD1157 Kid’s Hub

March 30, 2020

(Try desperately to) keep the kids happy with today's selection of games and activities. It's worth a go…

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DTD1156 Book Suggestions

DTD1156 Book Suggestions

March 29, 2020

Today, Tiffany Black (@1modernmonster on the Twitters) is back - this time bringing us some solid book suggestion potential to help make our self-imposed stay at home more enjoyable.

Feedback, comments, demos please to ✉️ thedottodotpodcast@gmail.com 👍
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