DTD107 Difficult Word Quiz

May 16, 2017

Can you capture the correct meaning of an obscure word from a number of abstruse decoy definitions designed to obfuscate? Me neither - most of the time.

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DTD106 Lie Swatter (Lice Water)

May 15, 2017

Try not to think about lice floating in a cup of water as you listen to this really groovy and nicely produced audio truth or lie multiple choice skill. 

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DTD105 Jeopardy

May 14, 2017

My very sanity is in jeopardy playing this skill which, as you will only too readily see, is totally beyond my meagre abilities. Good luck playing this excellent skill which seems very faithful to the US TV show.

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DTD104 Additional - The updated Alexa app with VoiceOver

May 13, 2017

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.

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DTD104 New built-in voice calling and messaging

May 13, 2017

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.

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DTD103 Eurovision Song Contest

May 12, 2017

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!

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DTD102 Additional - Airlock

May 11, 2017

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??

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DTD102 Tribute to Douglas Adams

May 11, 2017

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.

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DTD101 Life in the UK Test

May 10, 2017

This fascinating skill convinced me beyond a shadow of a doubt that I'm not worthy to be a UK citizen. I wouldn't even pass the entrance exam.

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DTD100 Additional - Call for contributions

May 9, 2017

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 robin.christopherson@gmail.com. I also repeat my shameless request for reviews on iTunes and shares on social media. The threat still dangles...

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