Dot to Dot: A daily 5min Echo demo from Alexa
DTD845 Additional - The Alexa in Canada podcast

DTD845 Additional - The Alexa in Canada podcast

May 25, 2019

This week on the above podcast, Teri Fisher (@AlexaInCanadaCA) goes over those thousands of settings in the A-lady app to help you make sure your Echo is set up to perfection - and so I wanted to give him a shout out. Nice job. 

DTD845 Magic Battle

DTD845 Magic Battle

May 25, 2019

This is a gentle game of extreme violence inflicted with unusual spells and weapons. If you've ever wanted to make a mountainous magic bubble out of gum and blow it at your foe, then today's skill's for you.

DTD844 Car Genie

DTD844 Car Genie

May 24, 2019

Never miss an MOT again with the help of Andy Brown (@AndrewBrown100) and his genie in a can.

DTD843 Super Roulette

DTD843 Super Roulette

May 23, 2019

* Again a mature content warning * The last in the 'Super something' series of skills by Vocala.co today, and this time we're at the roulette wheel. When the chips are down, the podcast host goes completely to pieces.

DTD842 Adventure Game

DTD842 Adventure Game

May 22, 2019

Zork! Zork's back! In several flavours!! Thanks to Thomas Domville (thomas@themickeyhouse.com) who's a gent of the first order to bring this to our attention. If this skill is not available where you are, you may want to try asking for 'Unofficial Zork' instead.

DTD841 Super Blackjack

DTD841 Super Blackjack

May 21, 2019

* Again a mature content warning * Also by Vocala.co, today's skill is an Alexified version of Blackjack with some great sound-effects. As before, you can also up your credits with cold hard cash by saying "Open shop" at any time in the game.

DTD840 Optimum Nutrition

DTD840 Optimum Nutrition

May 20, 2019

Ashley Colburn (ashleycolburn2018@gmail.com) brings us a really high-powered skill today. So if you want to optimise nutrition to get the most out of those workouts, then this skill may well be for you.

DTD839 Super High-Low

DTD839 Super High-Low

May 19, 2019

* Mature content warning guys - and I'm not sure why, but flagging just in case * Today's skill is the first in a series by Vocala.co and is the good old higher/lower card game with delicious sound effects. The twist is that you can buy more chips with actual money and get nothing in return but virtual versions of those plastic discs. Discuss.

DTD838 Gator Lake

DTD838 Gator Lake

May 18, 2019

In today's episode I said that nothing would persuade me to swin in a lake of alligators. I take it back. If my family were in danger that might just do it. But today Thomas Domville (thomas@themickeyhouse.com) swims out in that gator-infested nightmare for his carkeys. That's right! No car is worth that. Noooooooooo! No way José.

DTD837 Narratively Out Loud

DTD837 Narratively Out Loud

May 17, 2019

Today we look at a skill that brings us the great stories from Narratively.com - read out loud. Please do send in your skill demos, or questions about how to go about recording one, to robin.christopherson@gmail.com. I'd also really appreciate it if you'd follow me on Twitter (@USA2DAY) or just tweet about Dot to Dot using #DTDPod or just @mention me in your tweets. Also, any reviews for the podcast in iTunes, or for the 'Daily 5 Minute Skill Demo Show' (which is the flash briefing version of this podcast) on the Alexa website (or in the app), would be supremely appreciated.