Top Tech Tidbits - Volume 263
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology
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1) GW Micro has created BookSense Buddy, a program to make it easy to transfer documents to the BookSense.
2) Jamal Mazrui has converted and assembled a collection of 350 files related to the GNU/Linux operating system and applications. The files are in either html or structured text
3) You can get a thorough VB.net 2008 And Windoweyes Tutorial, again written by Jamal, here
4) Learn about the iPad on Tek Talk on GMT Tuesday 29 June at 00:00.
5) Learn about online dating for the blind and low vision and how adaptive technology, such as mobile apps, can help bridge the distance between those in the singles arena on Saturday 26 June at 17:00 GMT. This will be the latest episode of The Secret Life of Mark Marcus talk show.
6) This Fred's Head post is called "Tired of Windows Update Nagging? Tell Windows to Leave You Alone!"
7) This one is called "Microsoft Tool Helps Developers Create Programs Viewable by the Visually Impaired"
8) If you want to learn to use VoiceOver and the Mac, you can buy the Mac Academy Workbook and Study Guide from HandyTech for $75 on cd.
9) Kathy Ann Murtha sells her three-hour seminar on What's New in Word and Outlook 2010 for $150, and will answer buyers' questions.
10) This Fred's Head posting is called Add Universal Keyboard Shortcuts to Windows Media Player.
11) This one, from Gizmo, is called "Free Acronis Drive Monitor Warns You Of Impending Hard Drive Failure".
12) And this one is "Updated: Gizmo's Freeware Spyware Removal Guide"
13) Hopefully, this is accessible: "This Top Windows Tweak Tool is Now Free"
14) A new version 1.83 of The vOICe Learning Edition is available. The program allows you to understand pictures as sound patterns. The executable can be downloaded from the direct URL:
15) Here is a podcast on using the Miranda insteant message client with Window-Eyes 7.2.
16) Mark Taylor will be busy on Saturday, 26 June, as he announces a second talk show, "Taking Calls on Mobile GEO 2.5" at 19:00 GMT.
17) ABISee, Inc. will give a $500 Compaq Presario Notebook, while supplies last, to anybody who buys their portable low-vision reading device, the Zoom-Twix, by the end of July.
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