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Hey, Toronto

The Amazon Skills store has been surprisingly active with Canadian content considering the Echo platform has yet to be introduced officially in Canada. From transit information to trivia…


WTF Alexa?

With the utter deluge of political news happening every day, you might find yourself using the phrase WTF often enough. Now Alexa has a skill for that. Enterprising developer…


Add CBC Hourly News to Your Flash Briefing

With Flash Briefing, Alexa delivers pre-recorded updates from popular broadcasters such as the US public broadcaster NPR, BBC News, the Economist, headlines from The Associated Press and weather…


Even More Canadian Amazon Echo Skills Available

No, Amazon Echo has not been officially launched in Canada. However, that hasn’t stopped Canadian developers from quietly adding Canuck-centric Alexa skills. Alexa, the voice service that powers…


The Results Are In: Top 2016 Alexa Skills

From home automation to weather to recipes, Amazon Echo is packed with a rich featureset. Echo offers several Amazon built and 3rd party designed apps, aka “skills”, allowing you…


Got Amazon Echo for Christmas? 3 New Canadian Skills

Although Amazon Echo is still not officially available in Canada, you are amongst the few lucky that managed to get one for Christmas. You might have glanced at the quick-start guide, but…


10 Things You can do Today with Amazon Echo in Canada

So you got yourself an Amazon Echo and you live in Canada. What’s next? Even though Amazon has not yet officially announced the Amazon Echo platform in Canada,…


Another Canadian Alexa Skill (sort of)

Longing for more Canadian Alexa skills content? Until an official announcement from Amazon on Echo’s Canadian release, we can only wait. That said, if the medium is the…


TideGuide Alexa

TideGuide Skill does Vancouver

Although Amazon hasn’t yet announced a Canada release date for Echo we’re still seeing forward movement on the Canadian Alexa Skills front. Enter TideGuide by Argusware. This skill…