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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…


Who Has 1,000 Skills? Alexa Of Course

Such skillage! This week Amazon reported that developers have now released over 1,000 skills for Alexa, the cloud-based virtual assistant behind Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Amazon Fire TV,…


Complete Alexa Skills Search

One small frustration you may have with the Alexa app (and website) is the ability to discover new apps “Skills”. Enter this Alexa Skills Search on AnyMote which allows…