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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, February 7, 2013 - Volume 391
The Week's News in Access Technology

A Flying Blind, LLC Publication

This Week's Featured Advertisement: The New Victor Reader Stream... Smaller, Smarter and Wireless!

Photo of the new Victor Reader Stream The new Stream's slim, sleek, compact design makes it 28% smaller than its predecessor, and features wireless capabilities that open up the world to people who are blind or visually impaired.

Wireless, for greater independence
Imagine having a multimedia library in your pocket! You could have the latest novels, magazines, your favorite music, audio described films, texts, and your own voice recordings all in the palm of your hand. The new Victor Reader Stream can deliver content from your favorite sources, including DAISY, NLS, Bookshare, Learning Ally, plus books and music from iTunes. Now imagine integrated Wi-Fi for automatic software updates and future online features such as book downloads!

Smarter, to give you more of what you want
The new Victor Reader Stream features an improved, louder speaker, improved text-to-speech from Acapela, improved recording capabilities, faster USB transfers, and 32-gigabyte capacity SD cards, plus it easily connects to flash drives. And it offers the Softpak features of full stereo recordings, EPUB2 unprotected books, DOCX support, MP4 and iTunes M4A files, plus a built-in clock.

A multimedia Library in your pocket
Taking your books, music and much more everywhere you go is so easy with the new Victor Reader Stream's excellent features:

For more information or to purchase the NEW Victor Reader Stream contact us today. 1-800-722-3393.


1.) We'll put the podcasts on top for a change:

Demonstration of Solo-Dx MP3 audio description track to use in conjunction with associated movies:

Using the BrailleTouch Braille input keyboard App on the iPhone 5 with VoiceOver:

BrailleTouch, Interview with the creator:

Jailbreaking iOS 6.1 With the Untethered Jailbreak from Evasi0n (Mac Version):

All-in Yoga: 300 Poses & Yoga Classes on your iOS Device:

AppleVis Extra #8: Digit-Eyes:

AccessNote: A Review and Demonstration of the New iOS Notetaker from the AFB:

The Qube accessible twitter client:

EyesOnSuccess 1306 NLS Services, History & Technology:

2.) We haven't included any postings from HowToGeek for a while, so here are some that could prove instructive:

How to Troubleshoot Internet Explorer Crashes:

HTG Explains: What's the Difference Between Jailbreaking, Rooting, and Unlocking?

How Do I Add Items to the Windows 8 "Send To" Context Menu?

How to Create a VPN Server on Your Windows Computer Without Installing Any Software

The Best Free Ways to Send Encrypted Email and Secure Messages

HTG Explains: Why You Can't Get Infected Just By Opening an Email (And When You Can):

How to Add Powerful New Options to the Title Bar for Windows Apps

What Should I Set the Allocation Unit Size to When Formatting?

How to See if Your Hard Drive is Dying

3.) The University of Washington gives us Accessible University 2.0, fictional pages to teach web accessibility:

4.) On MainMenu for GMT Saturday, 9 February, hear the demo of the BrailleTouch App and hear interviews from the ATIA conference about the new Victor Reader Stream and Book Sense upgrade:

5) Learn how to control your thermostat from your iOS device on Tek Talk on GMT Tuesday, 11 February at 01:00:

6) Kathy Ann Murtha offers a 2.5-3 hour seminar, "An Introduction to Windows 8" on GMT 17 February at 00:00. Price for the seminar is $100 and registrants can buy the Windows 8 textbooks for $50 instead of their usual $80.

7) Commtech, LLC has launched an unlimited tech support service for fees starting at $39.95 per month for individuals.

8) Nearby Explorer is a $99 GPS App designed specifically for blind users from American Printing House that runs on Android 2.2 or later. It comes with onboard maps and integrates with Google's Places and Transit services, and provides good information about the user's environment:>

9) Here is a good set of accessibility guidelines for online course materials from Portland Community College:

10) Here is a well-thought-out playlist of accessibility-related videos:


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