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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, May 22, 2014 - Volume 458
The Week's News in Access Technology

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1) Following its usual pattern the creators of NVDA are rolling out the next stable release and first allowing it to be publicly tested. 2014.2rc1 has been released for testing:

2) The popular iOS navigation app BlindSquare has been upgraded to version 2. The upgrade is free to existing owners, but the app now costs $29. Here's a blog post about it:

3) Also in the area of navigation, though this accessory can be used for more, read an Accessory Review of The Second Generation Aftershokz Bluez:

4) Lifehacker offers us the "Five Best Book Recommendation Services":

5) Read MacWorld UK's article, "The 10 best iPhone tricks you didn't know existed: iPhone tips, shortcuts and hidden features":

6) Aaron Linson sells a Kindle Fire HDX tutorial for around $24:

7) Here is "A Review of Chicken Nugget from Accessible Apps"

8) The second installment of GW Micro's online training series on using Microsoft Word 2013 with Window-Eyes is now available.

9) The Council of Citizens with Low Vision International (CCLVI) announces the Dr. Sam Genensky Video Magnifier Memorial Awards. A total of 3 video magnifiers will be awarded to children and adults:

10) Learn about the 13-hour tutorial "Broadcast It" on Tek Talk on GMT Tuesday, 27 May at 00:00:

11) Check out the article "Eight Terminal Utilities Every OS X Command Line User Should Know":

12) Thanks to AppleVis, we can read "Getting the most out of your Apple Mobile or Desktop Device using VoiceOver with Braille":

13) Courtesy of TUAW, Here's "iPhone 101: How to easily combine multiple iMessages into a single message":

14) Chris Hofstader tends to have interesting viewpoints, with which all do not agree. I suspect this will prove true of this article giving his perspective on screen reader history, remembering GW Micro:

In a somewhat truncated look at the week's audio:

15A) This podcast on "Google Glass and the Blind Market" comes with a transcript, as do all the podcasts from Vision Australia:

15B) The AT Junkie offers "A Great App for Shopping Lists and Blowing a Job Interview":

15C) David Woodbridge, the source of much that appears in Tidbits, has recorded a "Demo of using OS X maps with VoiceOver to get route step information from origin to destination location":

15D) The latest Tech Doctor podcast is called Macro Maestro:

15E) Hear about Glance and ETI EloQuence for Android on "Discuss Android From An Accessible Point of View":


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