Top Tech Tidbits - Volume 290
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology
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1) A tidbit from an e-mail list: You can track UPS packages by e-mail by sending the tracking number in the message body to
2) Learn about the many new features in the Trekker Breeze on Tek Talk on GMT Tuesday, 11 January at 01:00.
3) In SeroTalk Tech Chat 83, we learn about 2010 Access Technology Highlights and Letdowns
4) SeroTalk Podcast 58 brings us the Latest Tech News as of January 3, 2011
5) John Martin has written JAWS scripts to make the Rhapsody music subscription service accessible. This Fred's Head post discusses the package.
6) The January, 2010 issue of AccessWorld features a review of low-cost magnifier WinZoom 4 and of the magnification found in Windows 7, as well as updates on accessible appliances and Apple Portable device accessibility, discussion of the HIMS/Gw Micro separation, and discussions of approaches to fitness.
7) The team that has brought us Qwitter, the accessible Twitter client, has now devised an accessible interface to the Pandora radio program.
8) Handy Tech North America offers three new workshops: A two-day workshop on Office 2010 with JAWS, and three-day workshops on Producing Music with the Mac and Mac Academy Beyond the Basics. Their training schedule is here:
9) the Gizmo team offers us A Handy Guide To Microsoft's Free Security Tools
10) They also give us a pdf called 9 Great Freeware Programs that should be on Every PC
11) Blekko is a search engine that seeks to provide results free of spam and purely commercial results.
12) An accessibility review of Accessible Twitter version beta version has been added to AccessWatch.
13) Reviews of these apps for iOS4 have been added to Applevis in the last couple days: Secret Sound, MailTimer, Blind Memory, Rick Dees Digital Network, Dragon Dictation, Numerology, Cydelete, Toggle SSH, and uTorrent Remote
14) A local doctor is conducting research to evaluate a new investigational treatment for insomnia and daytime sleepiness in individuals who are totally blind. Participants will be compensated for their time and effort and will receive study medication and study-related medical evaluation at no cost.
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