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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, March 5, 2015 - Volume 499
The Week's News in Access Technology

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We'll start this week with several Apple-related items:

1) A lot of work has gone into the accessibility of Microsoft Word for the iPad:

2) The Tech Juggernaut site contains some free audio tutorials on using VoiceOver with the iPhone and the Mac and a growing body of other informative material as well:

Two regular posts keeping us up-to-date on the world of Apple and Apple accessibility have appeared on schedule:

3A) We can catch up with "What's New in Accessible Apps for February 2015":

3B) And we have "The Weekly Apple Rundown" from Blind Bargains:

4) Triple Click Home, Episode #36 is out:

5) This video teaches the use of Siri, Speak Screen and Speak Selection in iOS8:

6) Visit Hadley's YouTube Channel to find the all new iFocus "Using the KNFB-Reader" Instructional Video. This video includes all of the latest updates to the KNFB-Reader app and can be found at:

7) "Everything You Need to Know to Use the Mac with Yosemite and VoiceOver" is a $22 book available in multiple formats from National Braille Press:

8) iPhone Slow? According to iMore, Here's how to speed up iOS 8!

9) iPhone users who own a Mac can use Audio Hijack to record phone calls:

10) This PC World article, accompanied by an unrelated video and ad, shares "Six Ways to Make Your iOS or Android Phone Easier on the Eyes":

11) Those trying to decide between Android and iOS can read "Accessibility Head-To-Head: 2015 Update":

And now, moving away from Apple:

12) Among the new material to be found at SeroTalk is a new Serotalk podcast, a new health podcast, and several blog posts on different subjects:

13) FSCast 105 is here, with Part 2 of Jonathan Mosen's interview with Ted Henter:

14) Learn about Dropbox, for storing and sharing files, on the first Tek Talk to take place after Daylight Savings Time kicks in, on GMT Tuesday, 10 March at 00:00:

15A) In news related to NVDA, the latest Cool Blind Tech podcast helps us "Unravel the Enigma of NVDA Object Nav":

15B) And here is information about the upcoming NVDACon, a global virtual conference to take place throughout GMT Saturdays 14 and 21 March:

16) This article is called "How Technology is Helping this Visually Impaired Journalist See and Report":

17) Here is a list of keyboard shortcuts for Chromevox:

18) HIMS has posted an update to the Blaze EZ allowing for playing NLS books, providing a database of radio stations to search, adding some capability to the OCR function, and more:

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