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Top Tech Tidbits - Volume 217
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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1) Sendero Group has announced version 6 of its GPS product for the Braille Note product family. This version includes 11 changes from Version 5, and users now get morfe maps.

2) This week's editions of Innovations discusses yet another accessible way to use Twitter, using the command line, and the accessible iPhone. Innovations is first heard on GMT Tuesday at 17:00 with repeats on Thursday at 00:00, Friday at 14:00, Sunday at 09:00 on the Global Voice. Fortunately, these programs are all archived here:

3) windows 7 will be the next windows operating system, due out in October. A good place to learn about it, with 791 screens full of information, is the Windows 7 Center:

4) Serotek Tech Chat 24 consists of a round table with HumanWare and Research IN Motion to discuss the forthcoming screen reader for the newest Blackberry phones and the iPhone and what it all means for the future.

5) The features and accessibility of Facebook, the popular and enigmatic social networking site, will be the topic for the Accessible World online program scheduled for GMT Tuesdeay, 21 July at 00:00.

6) Shane Jackson's latest podcast concerns the new Book Sense from Gw Micro.

7) The Winamp scripts for window-Eyes continue to be improved thanks to the new scripting capability built into Window-Eyes 7.1.

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