Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, April 17, 2014 - Volume 453
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology
A Flying Blind, LLC Publication
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1) For serious students and academics who want to use Excel to find hidden tables of useful data, this article may be for you: "Do Visionary Web Research Studies Using Deep Web Data & Excel Web Queries."
From the NFB AT Blog come:
2) "Odds and Ends - Bite-Sized Bits of Access Technology," where there is probably something of interest to most everybody:
3) For Windows 8.1 users, check out "Some tips and tricks for using the Windows 8.1 Update":
4) This MacWorld UK article will give insight into how to "Improve your WiFi signal":
5) Study guides and audio files are now available for the "Window-Eyes 8.4 with Outlook 2013" webinar. You can get them, along with similar materials from past webinars, on the webinar page:
Since this is a fairly slow week, we will catch up on a lot of useful posts from HowToGeek.
6A) To begin with, they did a ten-part series on the free SysInternals Pro suite of tools. This is the first article, which contains links to the others: SysInternals Pro: What Are the SysInternals Tools and How Do You Use Them?
6B) How to Never Fax a Document Again:
6C) What the Heartbleed Bug Is and Why You Need to Change Your Passwords Now:
6D) Microsoft is Still Making Security Updates for Windows XP, But You Can't Have Them:
6E) How to Install Windows on a Mac With Boot Camp:
7) EASI will hold a Free Webinar Explaining the Importance of Color Accessibility, on Thursday, 24 April at 18:00 GMT:
8) Learn about Setting Up iCloud Keychain on Macs And iOS DevicesS on Tek Talk for GMT Tuesday, 22 April at 00:00:
9) This blog post, inspired by the appearance of musician Marcus Roberts on the US TV Show 60 Minutes, gives some information about accessible music technology and invites contribution of more information:
10) iMore brings us "How to use Apple TV: The ultimate guide":
11) From User Vision comes "iBeacons in Retail: What They Are and Making them Relevant":
Turning to audio material:
12A) This podcast discusses basic math tools for the blind:
12B) The AT Junkie podcast launches with a demonstration of the NutriBullet blender:
12C) Eyes on Success #1416 talks about the accessibility of the Kindle Fire HDX:
From BgZ this week come:
12D) Alter Eon:
12E) Alternative Flash Player Aauto Updater
12F) And how to change system sounds on the Apex:
12G) The lone AppleVis podcast for the week is entitled, "Do some Spring Cleaning of your Mac with App Cleaner 3":
12H) And finally, don't miss SeroTalk Podcast #194:
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