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MOST CLICKED TIDBITS:


Welcome to the reader-requested Most Clicked Tidbits Hall of Fame.

Below you will find a list of the Most Clicked Tidbits from each issue of the Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday email newsletter.

This list is a running compilation of those Tidbits that have received the highest percentage of clicks within each issue, and as such are intended to represent those Tidbits that readers have found to be the most useful and informative each week.

By reader decree, these are the most informative Tidbits:


Q4 2020 Most Clicked Tidbits


788) All The Windows 10 Tutorials You'll Ever Need (8.4% of all clicks.)

This vast collection from Gizmo's Freeware is kept up to date, and you can download a 125-page index which makes perusing the collection much easier:
https://www.techsupportalert.com/content/all-windows-10-tutorials-you-ll-ever-need.htm

787) Amazon Alexa Announces Two New Features: Call Captioning and Send My Shopping List (13.6% of all clicks.)

This week Amazon Alexa announced two new features, including Call Captioning and Send My Shopping List:
https://www.toptechtidbits.com/3.html

786) Birth of a Universal Translator? How Alexa's New Live Translation for Conversation Works (8.3% of all clicks.)

A couple days ago Amazon launched Alexa's new Live Translation feature, which allows individuals speaking in two different languages to converse with each other, with Alexa acting as an interpreter and translating both sides of the conversation:
https://www.amazon.science/blog/how-alexas-new-live-translation-for-conversations-works

785) 14 Essential Siri Time-Savers You May Have Overlooked (15.8% of all clicks.)

We'll try a couple of these out:
https://www.fastcompany.com/90580887/best-siri-commands

784) Use Voice Control on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch (15.9% of all clicks.)

Voice Control works with VoiceOver now, and could be an excellent resource for a lot of users, especially some who have difficulty using the touch screen:
https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT210417?cid=tw_sc_Accessibility_113020

783) A Full List of Alexa Voice Commands You Can Use (10.1% of all clicks.)

Courtesy of Business Insider:
https://www.businessinsider.com/alexa-voice-commands

782) A Full List of Siri Voice Commands You Can Use (13.7% of all clicks.)

We never tire of offering such reference lists. This one comes from Business Insider:
https://www.businessinsider.com/siri-voice-commands

781) How to Add Siri Shortcuts to iPhone Home Screen (8.4% of all clicks.)

This may be our first item from MashTips:
https://mashtips.com/add-siri-shortcuts-to-iphone-home-screen/

780) How I Changed The Way I Charge My iPhone and Android Smartphones to Reduce Battery Wear (22.9% of all clicks.)

This one comes to us courtesy of ZdNet:
https://www.zdnet.com/article/how-i-changed-the-way-i-charge-my-iphone-and-android-smartphones-to-reduce-battery-wear/

779) How to Use the Alt+Tab Shortcut After Windows 20H2 Update (19.6% of all clicks.)

With the new update coming to Windows, you might want to change a setting to make the familiar Alt+Tab keystroke work more efficiently:
https://windowsreport.com/change-alt-tab-shortcut-windows-10/

778) 8 Google Search Tips: Always Find What You're Looking For (11.8% of all clicks.)

This comes to us from Online Tech Tips:
https://www.online-tech-tips.com/google-softwaretips/8-google-search-tips-always-find-what-youre-looking-for/

777) My Vote Against The iPhone 12 (13.2% of all clicks.)

Finally, here's a post expressing skepticism:
https://joeorozco.com/my-vote-against-the-iphone-12/

776) How To Use Siri's New Queries in iOS 14 (16.5% of all clicks.)

This comes from Apple Insider:
https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/09/29/how-to-use-siris-new-queries-in-ios-14

775) 16,000 BBC Sound Effects (20.3% of all clicks.)

BBC has released all of these sound effects for personal, research or educational use::
http://bbcsfx.acropolis.org.uk/


Q3 2020 Most Clicked Tidbits


Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, September 24, 2020 - Volume 774

Amazon Seeks Screen Reader Users for Paid Research

Amazon is currently seeking screen reader users, age 18 and older, to participate in paid research regarding image descriptions on product web pages. If you are an adult screen reader user you can fill out a brief qualification survey with 5 questions to see if you qualify for the study. If you qualify, they will send an email with instructions and a link to the full study. Those who complete the full study will receive a $100 Amazon gift card. The qualification survey is expected to take only a few minutes to complete, and will only be active until September 30, 2020:
https://bvi1-qual.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4HFjROGxCWaII5f
(28.8% of all clicks received.)


Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, September 17, 2020 - Volume 773

17 Things You Can Do in iOS 14 That You Couldn't Do Before

The new Apple operating systems have officially been released. Here's one person's take on iOS14:
https://gizmodo.com/17-things-you-can-do-in-ios-14-that-you-couldn-t-do-bef-1844975020
(29.6% of all clicks received.)


Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, September 10, 2020 - Volume 772

Demo of Orbit Writer

David Woodbridge does a thorough demonstration of this little keyboard:
https://s177.podbean.com/pb/3f6fe3a025fd23368d0177699e26c865/5f5983be/data2/fs54/339150/uploads/Orbit_writer_initial_demo92776.mp3?pbss=c2255025-618b-5dd3-b36b-868ef4a9cd6d
(11.0% of all clicks received.)


Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, September 3, 2020 - Volume 771

New Features in JAWS, ZoomText, and Fusion

We've had an update, so the Web Friendly Help is ready to tell us what's new:
https://webfriendlyhelp.com/new-features-in-jaws-zoomtext-and-fusion-2/
(17.4% of all clicks received.)


Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, August 27, 2020 - Volume 770

How to Improve Your Audio in a Zoom Meeting

Tech Republic helps us answer this question important to many nowadays:
https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-improve-your-audio-in-a-zoom-meeting/
(21.6% of all clicks received.)


Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, August 20, 2020 - Volume 769

How to Find Barcodes on Products

The person behind the SuperSense App for the Blind has written a blog post about finding bar codes:
https://www.supersense.app/post/how-to-find-barcodes-on-products
(18.8% of all clicks received.)


Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, August 13, 2020 - Volume 768

Never, Ever Pay Full Price for These Tech Items, According to The CheapSkate

This CNET podcast suggests that some items are on sale very often:
https://www.cnet.com/news/the-cheapskate-show-podcast-never-ever-pay-full-price-for-these-tech-items/
(11.5% of all clicks received.)


Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, August 6, 2020 - Volume 767

New Accessibility Features in iOS 14 That Everyone Can Take Advantage Of

We can expect this new iOS version in September, and this only covers accessibility improvements, not everything else:
https://ios.gadgethacks.com/how-to/19-new-accessibility-features-ios-14-everyone-can-take-advantage-0323436/
(24.7% of all clicks received.)


Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, July 30, 2020 - Volume 766

Chrome 85 Will Export Tagged PDFs That Aid Accessibility

This could be a big boon for us!
https://9to5google.com/2020/07/29/chrome-tagged-pdf/
(13.2% of all clicks received.)


Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, July 23, 2020 - Volume 765

Keyboard Power

Read about one reader's keyboard and all the customization power it offers:
http://alexhall.blot.im/explaining-my-crazy-new-keyboard
(12.6% of all clicks received.)


Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, July 16, 2020 - Volume 764

5 Ways to Customize Alexa So You Love Your Amazon Echo More

People who haven't tried to customize their Echo device will benefit from this CNET post:
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/5-ways-to-customize-alexa-so-you-love-your-amazon-echo-more/ar-BB16I8dF
(15.3% of all clicks received.)


Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, July 9, 2020 - Volume 763

What Is Compatibility Mode in Microsoft Office?

Have you ever wondered about this? Also, This is our first contribution from Dignited!
https://www.dignited.com/65011/compatibility-mode-microsoft-office/
(14.0% of all clicks received.)


Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, July 2, 2020 - Volume 762

Collection of SIRI Shortcuts

There are shortcuts here in many categories:
https://www.kylereddoch.me/my-siri-shortcuts
(14.2% of all clicks received.)


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