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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, July 11, 2013 - Volume 413
The Week's News in Access Technology

A Flying Blind, LLC Publication

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1) We'll start with podcasts for a change, as there aren't many this round:

From AppleVis:

AppleVis Extra #13: MBraille:

Two iOS Apps From Pzizz that Could Improve Your Sleep and Re-energize you During the Day:

MBraille: Use Braille to Enter Text on your iOS Device

From Cool Blind Tech:

CBT#55, Seeing Eye GPS Demo

And an SPN Special:

The State of Technology, with Mike Calvo:

2) From the blog "A Blind Man's Journey" comes "Because Somebody Gotta Be the Goat: My initial thoughts on Seeing Eye GPS":

3) The July 2013 Edition of AccessWorld includes "Android's Big Step Forward: A Review of the Screen Enhancement Features of Android 4.2.2," "A Review of the TapTapSee, CamFind, and Talking Goggles Object Identification Apps for the iPhone," "Working with Text and VoiceOver on a Mac," "An Overview of New Features and Bug Fixes in Victor Reader Stream Version 4.1.6 from HumanWare," "An Evaluation of the RAY G300, an Android-based Smartphone Designed for the Blind and Visually Impaired," "AFB AccessNote Notetaker App Updated", and more:

4) Socializer, the GW Micro App that provides a consistent interface to Facebook, is now shipping for the introductory price of $25 per year:

5) Cast your vote on most wanted Seeing Eye GPS features:

6) Recent how-to guides added to the AppleVis site include:

Saving Streaming Station Link To Home Screen:

And get accessible Facebook and notifications on your iPhone with no app:

7) From MacWorld UK we glean "20 Computer Terms Every Mac User Should Know":

8) From the "Switch to Mac" series, MacWorld gives us "Bring your hardware with you."

9) Learn about the many new features in Keysoft version 9.3 for the Apex products, which have come from requests by users, on Tek Talk on GMT Tuesday, 16 July at 00:00.

10) The mailing list for discussing and receiving announcements regarding The Qube, the popular PC-based Twitter client, has moved. To subscribe, send a blank message to:

11) PeopleFinder Lite uses Bluetooth signals, available in nearly every mobile device, to alert you of other PeopleFinder users within 30 to 100 feet. You choose if you want to be found or not. When you are alerted of other users in the vicinity, you have the option to text or call them.

12) CNET offers us "A Windows 8.1 Survivor's Guide: Hardware":


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