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Top Tech Tidbits - Volume 332
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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1) This article is called 100 Excellent Hints and Tips for every Computer User:

2) Thanks to the December 16, 2011 post to the NFB - Access Technology Blog, we learn about Mobile PC Monitor, a mobile phone app that allows users to control and monitor many facets of the operation of their PC. A big practical ability is the ability to kill processes, such as frozen JAWS processes, so that a reboot isn't necessary.

3) The December 13 post to the same blog discusses the new Brailliant braille display and takes HumanWare to task for inaccurately suggesting that the display presently works with IOS devices, which it now does not.

4) To high acclaim, GW Micro has released GW Skype, a standalone alternative application for the Skype internet telephony program. It works with any windows screen reader and replaces the standard Skype program. It is much more accessible than the standard skype program and it is intended that it will remain so, no matter what changes are made to the regular Skype interface.

5) De Witt & Associates will begin creating training books for window-Eyes, which can be purchased through Gw Micro. $99 Books on using window-eyes with word 2007 and Word 2010 are now available.

6) The creator of the JAWS discussion mailing list has launched a generalized technical support mailing list for use with issues not particular to JFW or its interactions with other programs.

7) The DAISY Consortium Announces the Latest Release of the Save as DAISY for Office 2010 Add-in. This lets users convert Word 2003, 2007 and 2010 documents to DAISY, and optionally add synthesized audio to the file.

8) Here are the most recent updates to the Gizmo site:
Best Troubleshooting Sites:
Web Site of the Week (Encyclopedia Smithsonian):
Normalise Your MP3 Files So They All Play At The Same Volume:
How to Make a List of the Installed Drivers on a PC:
How to Know If Your Computer Is Infected:
How To Avoid Spam:
How to Stay Safe While Online:


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