Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, January 2, 2014 - Volume 438
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology
A Flying Blind, LLC Publication
This Week's Featured Advertisement: One (1) Practically Unused ALVA 6 Braille Controller 80-Cell Braille Terminal for $5,795.00 USD!!!
Flying Blind, LLC is pleased to offer a practically unused ALVA 6 Braille Controller 80-Cell Braille Terminal at over $2,200.00 USD off of its suggested list price. This unit has only been used once as a demonstration unit and is practically brand new!!! What makes this 80-Cell display different from all the rest is that you can delegate a portion of the display to one device, and the remaining portion of the display to a second device. Imagine being able to access your desktop computer using two-thirds of the Braille cells on the display while accessing your iPhone utilizing the remaining cells? Amazing! These displays can connect to two USB or two Bluetooth devices simultaneously as well as one USB and one Bluetooth device at the same time! Extremely intuitive with robust connectivity backed by a brand name synonymous with Braille display excellence. This display is well worth the money, especially since it comes with a six month manufacturer's warranty, and free shipping within the 48 Continental United States! This is a single unit that will be sold on a first come, first serve, basis. To be the first to secure this unit please use the Buy Now link included below. For additional questions, or to purchase this product offline, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +1 (216) 381-8107 today. Start off 2014 owning the most affordable, versatile, intuitive, and practical 80-Cell Braille display this industry has to offer.
Buy Now - One (1) Practically Unused ALVA 6 Braille Controller 80-Cell Braille Terminal for $5,795.00 USD
1) In another slow news week to kick off 2014 we begin with a few lists:
Courtesy of CNET's iPad Atlas comes: "The first 10 things to do with your new iPad":
2) MacWorld shares: "Top 10 lessons for the new Mac user":
3) This list is obviously directed toward the user with visual impairments, and while people might argue with the inclusion or exclusion of some apps, "32 Apps to Help You Get Started with a New iOS Device" from AppleVis is a good starting point for all users:
4) Yet another list comes from HowToGeek: "10 Great New Features for Tablet Users in Windows 8.1":
5) On the lighter side, play around with "95 Funny and Downright Stupid Siri Commands to Make You Laugh" from Os X Daily:
6) A small but determined number of users want to get the message out that Android accessibility is equal to or better than iOS accessibility:
A) Aaron offers us "iOS VS. Android Myths and Experience":
B) Meanwhile, the Blind Android site promises up-to-date news, tutorials and fresh content as it is developed:
7) Learn about KeySoft version 9.4 for the BrailleNote family, with its first-ever built-in Nemeth translator and PowerPoint Viewer, on Tek Talk for GMT Tuesday, 7 January at 01:00:
8) Buddy Brannan from Serotek offers his perspective on the question: "Kindle Fire HDX: Usable By the Blind At Last?":
9) As to the week in audio:
A) Catch the technology year in review, as well as what we can expect from Main Menu in 2014, on the two-hour year-end Main Menu:
B) For its end-of-the-year gift, the Eyes on Success team talks about "What's Under the Hood of Eyes On Success," how they do everything from selecting topics and guests, to recording and editing, to posting the podcasts and maintaining their web presence, including the tools and techniques they use:
C) Listen to Episode 23 of That Android Show:
D) The last two podcasts for 2013 from Blind Geek Zone are an overview of the HTC1 running stock carrier ROM:
E) And two very useful iOS apps for the blind, Digit-Eyes and Tap Tap See:
Are you on Facebook? Stop by and "Like" Flying Blind, LLC to begin receiving Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday as part of your Facebook News Feed at www.facebook.com/flyingblindllc. If you prefer an RSS Feed, you can access Flying Blind, LLC Publications as they become available using https://toptechtidbits.com/rss. And finally, if audio / video is more your style then you can follow Flying Blind, LLC on YouTube at www.youtube.com/flyingblindllc.
Shopping for accessible technology? Check out the Flying Blind, LLC Online Store at www.flying-blind.com/store.html. All products offered in the Flying Blind, LLC Online Store are products that Larry L. Lewis, Jr. either personally uses, or publicly endorses. Flying Blind, LLC is proud to offer free shipping & handling on all orders over $100.00 USD within the 48 continental United States.
Would you like to receive text-only versions of Flying Blind, LLC Publications? If so, find the link at the bottom of each Newsletter titled "Update Profile/E-Mail Address", and check this option.
Feel free to forward individual Tidbits, or the entire tidbits issue, to interested people (just make sure they don't already receive it; a lot do!) When doing this, please have the courtesy to cite your source, perhaps directing them to the Tidbits Archive (see below.)
Tidbits is intentionally concise, and we know a lot of people may not understand some items because little explanation is given. If a particular Tidbit brings up a question in your mind, feel free to ask, and we will try to answer as time and knowledge permit.
Visit the 2013 Tidbits Archive at https://www.toptechtidbits.com/tidbits2013.html where you can grab back issues. All that welcome information for future issues can be directed to our editor, Dean Martineau, at email@example.com.
You can subscribe to Flying Blind, LLC Publications on the Flying Blind, LLC Website at: http://www.flying-blind.com. This method will provide you with an accessibly friendly and secure medium through which you can subscribe to our mailing list. Just enter your email address, click send, and begin receiving Flying Blind, LLC Publications. It's that easy.***************************************