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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, September 13, 2012 - Volume 370
The Week's News in Access Technology

A Flying Blind, LLC Publication

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1) GW Micro has updated its free ad-supported Skype client, GW Connect, to version 2.1 , reducing start-up time and fixing a variety of bugs.

2) Accessible Devices Program #31 deals with the Quest from Envision America.

3) The JAWS 14 public beta is out, featuring better voices, improved Office and web support, and more.

4) With the coming release of Windows 8 we'll share some articles in preparation for it. Here are three:

Windows 8 Simplifies Computing

Windows 8 Review, Part 1, The Desktop

Five Reasons to Make the Switch

5) ZCaptcha is a new service blind users can try for solving CAPTCHAs. There is a minimal cost to use the service because the people doing the solving are themselves paid a small amount.

6) Here are several appleVis podcasts:

Blogging on the GO: A Guide to the Wordpress iOS Aapp

AppShopper, a Guide and Walkthrough.

Keep the Chatter Going with Conversation Cards

Muxic: The Music Lover's Alternative to the Native iOS Music App

Dice With Buddies: Roll Your Way to Victory

LookTel Recognizer Revisited

New & Updated: Remapping the Keys on your Mac's Keyboard to Enhance the VoiceOver Experience

YouMail Visual Voicemail: A Great Alternative to the iPhone's Native Voicemail App

And a tech doctor podcast: 1Password and VoiceOver

7) A student discusses his GPS experiences on Tek Talk on GMT Tuesday, 18 September at 00:00.

8) JAWS scripts for the Tween Twitter client have been released.

9) Humanware has released the Deaf-Blind Communicator, a $99 iOS app that allows a deaf-blind person with a braille display and an i-device to communicate with the sighted speaker writing on the phone. This is an iTunes link:

10) Several helpful articles from the HowToGeek site:

Is ReadyBoost Worth Using?

How Windows Uses The Task Scheduler for System Tasks

How Windows 8's Backup System Differs From Windows 7's

11) Several recent Viewpoints podcasts dealt with products on display at the AER conference in July.

12) Read recent posts from the AT blog of the NFB regarding the $99 Humanware Communicator, the new Google YouTube app for the iPhone, and Kindle's complete failure to include accessibility features in their announced new Kindles.


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