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Top Tech Tidbits - Volume 271
The Week's News in Access Technology

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1) Code Factory has created a new YouTube video of MobileSpeak 4.5 with a Nokia X6 to demo some of the advanced features of the new touch modes in MobileSpeak:

2) Because many people seem to find this aspect of iPhone use challenging, I have created a 24-minute audio tutorial on arranging apps on your home screen, creating folders, and the like. It has been submitted to the Blind Cool Tech podcast, but in the meantime you can download it here:

3) Learn about two new products, the Bay Area Digital Internet Radio, and the Pronto braille and speech notetaker, sold by Bay Area Digital, on Tek Talk on GMT Tuesday, 24 August at 00:00.

4) GW Micro has produced what they're called Window-Eyes 7.2 Refresh, which fixes a few bugs using the Thunderbird e-mail client, the start-up process for windows Vista and windows 7, some difficulties faced by participants in the Pay to Own program, and some lesser bugs as well.

5) Serotalk Podcast 48brings us lots of different tech news as well as features on Two Bluetooth Keyboards, Apple Magic Trackpad and More

6) Jamal Mazrui has released another useful program, Encoding, which lets you view or change the system used to encode a document. If you work with documents in different languages or created in different operating systems, it could be useful.

7) We announced this ages ago, but the product wasn't really out then. Now Freedom Scientific is shipping OpenBook 9, its newest version of the OCR program, which can be bought with the Pearl Portable Reading Camera.

8) This Fred's Head post is called Talk to Your Friends on Facebook From Windows Live Messenger

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