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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, January 30, 2020 - Volume 740

The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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1) Upgrade to Victor Reader Trek

An improved routing engine is said to improve GPS performance:
http://support.humanware.com/Site/Files/a/06cc20404d351cbaa2520fcd0d5adc3/951088df0465376623a279cb6b506851/ca-enTrek%20Release%20Notes%202-0.html

2) From iPhone to Android: A Week of Interesting Experiences

This post from the Web Friendly Help blog, and the accompanying comments, offer a balanced perspective:
https://webfriendlyhelp.com/from-iphone-to-android-a-week-of-interesting-experiences/

3) Latest Antad Podcasts

This Android-centric podcast for screen reader users has recently yielded episodes focusing on mobile security, productivity, and the best Android phones of the decade:
https://www.podcasts.com/antad-podcast-af07e6cf1

4) More Affordable Braille Math and Science Textbooks

This coordinated effort may be worth watching to see if it yields fruit:
https://www.science20.com/news_staff/braille_math_and_science_textbooks_feel_good_now_they_can_be_automated-244583

5) BARD on Tek Talk

Hear what's new with Web Mobile, BARD Mobile and BARD Express on Tek Talk on GMt Tuesday, 4 February 2020 at 01:00:
https://zoom.us/j/839935813

6) Free Music Reading App on Eyes on Success

The SM Music Reader is a free Android app that enables the visually impaired to access music scores imported onto their devices:
It is the subject of Eyes on Success #2005:
http://eyesonsuccess.net

7) EdTech and HigherEd:

This is a video with transcript from an Accessibility New York City meetup entitled "EdTech and HigherEd: Considerations for Digital Accessibility"
https://equalentry.com/edtech-and-highered-considerations-for-digital-accessibility-accessibility-nyc-meetup-recap/

8) A Bit About Leasey: Adding Extra Functionality to JAWS and Fusion

David Goldfield details why he uses the Leasey package:
https://davidgoldfield.wordpress.com/2020/01/25/a-bit-about-leasey-adding-extra-functionality-to-jaws-and-fusion/

9) Dastro Podcast Player on Mosen at Large

Mosen At Large episodes will now come with chapter markings for easier skimming. Episode 18 features a podcast player for iOS that will be new to many:
http://hwcdn.libsyn.com/p/7/0/b/70b8ddef3130700b/malp0018.mp3?c_id=63285347&cs_id=63285347&destination_id=655755&expiration=1580338835&hwt=205c8c1cf90ba71b9a216efc5334c3f0

10) Battery Life: Guide to Everything That Affects And Drains Your Phone Battery

This useful article comes from Android Authority:
https://www.androidauthority.com/smartphone-battery-life-drain-causes-1071423/

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