Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, June 13, 2013 - Volume 409
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology
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1) Let's catch up on some mainstream computer information, first from HowToGeek:
How to Electronically Sign Documents Without Printing and Scanning Them
How to Eliminate SMS Fees and Text for Free
10+ Useful System Tools Hidden in Windows
8 Ways Your Wireless Carrier is Gouging You
What is Net Neutrality?
Why You Don't Need to Install a Third-Party Firewall (And When You Do)
How to Use Safe Mode to Fix Your Windows PC (and When You Should)
And from Gizmo:
Probably the Best Free Security List in the World
Internet Addresses, Protocols, and Ports Explained in Simple Terms
2) The June 2013 issue of AccessWorld includes "Using VoiceOver with the Accessible Amazon iOS Kindle App", "TextGrabber + Translator" from ABBYY and the "StandScan Pro: A Review of Two Products", "An In-Depth Look at the ScripTalk Station from En-Vision America", "Social Networking on Portable Devices", "The Work of the Smith-Kettlewell Institute Part II: The Video Description Research and Development Center", and more.
3) You might find the discussion in the BlindPhotography group on GoogleGroups to be enlightening.
4) Cult of Mac gives us Five Easy Ways To Master Battery Life In iOS:
5) The iOS audio mailing list is a place to discuss audio related Voiceover compatible apps as well as hardware (mixers, midi keyboards, audio interfaces and microphones) compatible with the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch:
6) Another accessible Linux option for the blind is Sonar GNU/Linux:
7) The free LookTel VoiceOver tutorial has been upgraded:
8) David Woodbridge talks about a handy Mac App, Battery Monitor:
And summarizes what we learned from the Apple WWDC keynote presentation:
9) Here is a good accessibility tutor for the Mac, courtesy of Mactuts:
10) AFB has announced two new fee-based webinars: "Developing Friendships: A Preschool Priority":
And "Blind Teaching the Blind: Effective Strategies for Vision Loss Professionals Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired":
11) Thanks to the TED Blog, we have "Your Mega Summer Reading List: 200 Books Recommended by TEDsters":
12) Freedom Scientific offers a number of newly-scheduled free webinars, including some demonstrating new features to be found in JAWS 15:
13) This week's podcasts:
2 iOS Apps to Speed-Up Checking In for Foursquare Users
There have been a couple SeroTalk podcasts since we last listed them:
Podcast #158, which includes a summary of the plans for the next iOS and Mac OS announced at the WWDC conference among many other things:
And Podcast #157
From The Thoughts and Ramblings of Steve, Accepting physical credit card payments, the accessible PayPal solution:
Brian Hartgen brints us "A Brief Tour of the Samnet Socializer":
Cool Blind Tech #47, Buttons! Why Are They Important, iOS Versus Android:
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