Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, July 17, 2014 - Volume 466
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology
A Flying Blind, LLC Publication
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We open this week with a couple of perhaps basic iPhone-related articles for those that might not yet know every single trick in the ibook:
1A) How to use Siri for iPhone and iPad: The Ultimate Guide:
1B) And 21 Things You Didn't Know Your iPhone Could Do:
2) The BlueAnt S4 offers Fully hands-free iPhone activation with iOS 7:
3) SoundNinja is a new iOS game that a lot of people are enjoying. You may still be able to get a free copy using a promo code:
4) Here is a more comprehensive article on Google Apps accessibility than the one posted last time:
5) Starting on 2 September 2014 for the pilot program, and 1 January 2015 for those who don't get around to joining that program, US citizens with visual impairments can get a free iBill Talking Banknote Identifier:
6) The Library of Congress has released a report: The future of Braille: NLS Braille Summit Presentations and Outcomes. This report represents the proceedings of the June 2013 Braille Summit:
7) This blog post is entitled: "OK Google Voice Commands and Dictation":
8) Learn about "Marquez Products For Independent Living" on Tek Talk for GMT, 22 July at 00:00:
Here are three new posts to the LFLegal website:
9A) Health Insurance Accessibility:
9B) Information Access Legal Update:
9C) And Accessible Prescription Information Update:
10) Chris Hofstader is always an interesting read. In this post, he doesn't do what he claims he is going to do at all, but the article is interesting nonetheless:
11A) This AppleVis article is called: Getting VoiceOver Help on Your Mac:
11B) While this one is called: Getting Started with OS X Safari:
We have a bit of audio this week:
12A) The latest Tech Doctor podcast addresses Recovering From a Corrupted Backup:
12B) From BGZ, Rick Harmon encourages customers of US Bank to battle against US Bank's new website accessibility issues:
12C) And we learn about Windows Installation On Macbook Pro Via Bootcamp:
12D) Finally, Eyes on Success 1429 covers Considerations for Blind People Losing their Hearing. The address below also mentions changes to their podcast feed address:
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