Top Tech Tidbits - Volume 307
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology
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1) VisWiz is a new free iPhone app available in the US and Canada. It lets you get human assistance to perform a lot of visual tasks. Martin Courcelles has written a blog post on it for the CNIB blog.
2) On the same subject, Martin has two posts summarizing his favorite apps. Part 1
and part 2
3) And Seminars Hadley will present Everything i, a seminar designed to help clarify the differences among the iPhone, iPad and ipod. this will take place on Tuesday, 21 June at 15:00 GMT. the seminar will be archived. To register, visit
4) Learn about BlindTunes, a set of JAWS scripts to make iTunes more usable, on Tek Talk on GMT 7 Junbe at 00:00.
5) The Main Menu team is soliciting input as to what you would like to hear on this weekly program. To offer some, e-mail
6) Here are the latest gems from the gizmo site: Best Free Streaming Media Recorder
New Microsoft Emergency Tool for Malware Infected Windows PCs
Seven Tips To Improve Your Security On Facebook
7) The JFW mailing list has moved to a new location. Here is the official site:
8) SeroTalk Podcast 68 covers the usual wealth of tech news.
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