Top Tech Tidbits - Volume 205
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology
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1) If you want to begin to find out what's in store for you with the upcoming Windows 7, drop in to Tek Talk on GMT Tuesday, 28 April at 00:00.
2) Design Science announces that MathDaisy 1.0 is Now Shipping. This add-on enhances the Microsoft Save as Daisy plug-in for Word and allows schools to easily create accessible math from Word documents.
3) US citizens have for some time now been able to download audio books from National Library Service for the Blind. This capability is being enhanced now as the pilot program ends on 28 April, and the new Braille and Audio Readings Download web site will be unveiled on 30 April with better search capabilities and no download limits. (Many users of the pilot program apparently did not get the announcement that was e-mailed.) If you own one of the supported players, it is a great way to read!
4) This Fred's Head post, a salvo in the constant battle against unresponsive automated support phone systems, is called Find-A-Human On The Phone
5) This one is called How To Use System Restore in Windows XP
6) This one is called Free-of-Charge Audio Literary Works
7) We learn from another posting about CometDocs, which is a comprehensive file & data conversion tool which lets you do over fifty different file format conversions online.
8) WeAreHunted is a service that aggregates and charts music listening data from various online sources like P2P networks, Torrent sites, blogs, forums, social networks and Twitter discussions. It brings you the most popular 99 songs played online.
9) SeroTalk Tech Chat 12 features Skype, Magic Jack and Other Low Cost Phone Services
10) Handy Tech North America is trying out a program whereby US residents can pay for mobile phone software in installments, paying a $100 administrative fee in addition to the usual cost for the screen reader or gps program.
11) Bill Boules' Friday Morning Podcast will discuss computer security.
12) The reviewers at Gizmo's Best Ever Freeware declare The Best Free Software Update Monitor
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