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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, October 3, 2013 - Volume 425
The Week's News in Access Technology

A Flying Blind, LLC Publication

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1) Time to catch up on informative tech instruction from the HowToGeek site:

How Do You Remove a Default File Association in Windows 7?

RAM Is Cheap So Why Don't We Run Everything From It?

Do You Really Have to Pay for Ringtones?

10 Ways You Can Customize Your Windows Taskbar:

How to Know When It's Time to Replace Your Laptop's Battery:

7 Tips For Using Multiple Hard Drives With Windows:

How to Unlock a Locked Cell Phone and Why You Might Want To:

What Does CCleaner Do and Should You Use It?

2) This New AppleVis Guide is called "Tips For Improving Battery Life in iOS 7": AppleVis

3) In case you haven't upgraded yet, and still intend do so in the future, this article is called "Prepare for iOS 7 the Right Way: What To Do Before Upgrading an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch to iOS 7":

4) Tactile Screen protectors for iPhone 5s and 5c are now available from SpeedDots:

5) The new book, "Reading Kindle Books on Your iOS Device: A Quick Reference Guide" is available in various formats for $6.00 from National Braille Press:

6) Learn about accessible prescription drug labeling, and other tools for staying organized, from EnVision America, on Tek Talk on GMT Tuesday, 8 October at 00:00:

7) Now in beta, the Web Reader for ZoomText for Mac extracts just the important content from a busy webpage and reads it back using one of the built-in, high quality voices already on your Mac:

8) The Droid Cast is a blog and podcast on android accessibility for the blind and visually impaired, touching on a little of iOS and Mac as well:

9) Some of these "Top 28 iOS 7 Battery Life Saving Tips" detract from some of what makes your iDevice accessible and useful, but you might be able to implement some of them:

10) This article, "Talking Windows Pre-installation Environment: Background and Limitations", is for those wishing to understand and perhaps assist with this most worthy project:

11) The $69 "iPad in the Classroom Webinar Series" is available from AFB:

12) George McKenzie and Byron Lee have yet another blog post on the Horizons for the Blind website, this one is a "Quick Tour of the BARD Mobile App for iOS":

13) Wrapping up with audio content:

We have episode 15 of High Contrast:

And also from the SPN people comes SeroTalk Podcast #171:

Web and Computer Accessibility, and the British Computer Association for the Blind, are topics for this week's "Eyes on Success Podcast #1340":

From BGZ come HP G61 Laptop:

Zoom H6 Recorder Review:

Using Talking WinPE Mega Disk to Install Windows 7:

AmbuTech Eye Glasses Demonstration:

Talking WinPE Demonstration:

Finally, AppleVis offers "Using the Camera on your iOS Device to Redeem an iTunes Gift Card"

The New iPhone 5c and Walk-Through of the Initial Setup Process for VoiceOver Users:

We read you loud and clear: A Demonstration of the new BARD Mobile App:

Activating, Accessing and Using Handwriting Mode in iOS 7:


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