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Top Tech Tidbits - Volume 242
The Week's News in Access Technology

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1) Version 1.12 of MaPlEr, a $10 media player and playlist manager is available, ready for Windows 7 and using bookmarks and global hotkeys.

2) Larry Lewis will be discussing the new MobilSpeak 4.0 on Tek Talk on GMT Tuesday, 26 January at 01:00.

3) You can also find audio demos of this cross-platform screen reader at

4) Accessible World is also holding more technology-related programs on North American Tuesday evenings, or GMT Wednesday mornings. On GMT Wednesday, 27 January, engineer Lloyd Rasmussen from NLS will unofficially speak about the NLS BARD program, giving tips for making the most of the book download site.

5) Some students have launched the Accessible Classnotes project so that students from across the world can share their course notes and thereby improve opportunities for equal education.

6) GW Micro gives us the first announcement related to the March CSUN conference in San Diego with their two-day script writing class.

7) Blind Bargains has relaunched its mobile site, with an interface streamlined to work for mobile phone users.

8) As Baum has not yet signed onto the Freedom Scientific Secure and Compatible Braille Display Initiative, FS has created its own driver for the Brailliant and BrailleConnect running in 32-bit versions of Windows.

9) Nickie Coby has prepared a blog entry entitled Touching Wellness in which she lists several accessible apps for the iPhone and iPod Touch related to wellness.

10) This short Fred's Head post describes a way to update one's Twitter account from the address bar in any browser.

11) Serotek Podcast 33 summarizes the latest tech news within and without Serotek, including discussion of the newly accessible Skype app for the iPhone and an interview with Robert Carter.

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