For our visually-impaired listeners, in this additional episode Randy and Jason give us a brief demo of the updated Alexa app with new calling features using the built-in screen-reader; VoiceOver.
In this episode, the first contributed by you fab listeners to Dot to Dot, Randy Rusnak (@Thebigr on Twitter) and Jason Castonguay (@Jcast) take us through the new built-in capabilities of the Echo to do voice calls, voice messaging and texts. Please send them a tweet to tell them what stars they are.
Love it or hate it you just can't ignore it (not if you live in Europe anyway). Personally I love it. Only a few short days to go before the spectacle begins and the UK inevitably comes last. 12 points go to this skill!
After mentioning in todays episode my favourite line of author Douglas Adams, I went and dug out the first ever (and only) recording I made with the iOS app Songify. I spoke the phrase just once into the app and pressed play and this is what I got back. I never used the app again as, well, how can you top that??
On this day in 2001 the much loved author of the Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy series, Douglas Adams, died aged only 49. In this episode we pay tribute to his works with no fewer than four skills; Radio Hitch-Hiker's Guide, Marvin the Depressed Android, Unofficial Douglas and My Ching. Apologies for the audio quality in part of the episode - no idea what went on there.
In this additional episode I repeat the invitation for anyone to contribute a demo - even Alexa's getting sick of my voice. Please just send your suggestions or contributions to email@example.com. I also repeat my shameless request for reviews on iTunes and shares on social media. The threat still dangles...