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Top Tech Tidbits - Volume 290
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

Distributed by Flying Blind, LLC
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Greetings,

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
totaltrack@ups.com

2) Learn about the many new features in the Trekker Breeze on Tek Talk on GMT Tuesday, 11 January at 01:00.
http://conference321.com/masteradmin/room.asp?id=rsc9613dc89eb2

3) In SeroTalk Tech Chat 83, we learn about 2010 Access Technology Highlights and Letdowns
http://www.serotalk.com/2010/12/29/serotalk-tech-chat-83-2010-access-technology-highlights-and-letdowns/

4) SeroTalk Podcast 58 brings us the Latest Tech News as of January 3, 2011
http://www.serotalk.com/2011/01/05/serotalk-podcast-58-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.
http://www.fredshead.info/2011/01/rhapsody-music-accessibility-for-blind.html

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.
http://www.afb.org/accessworld

7) The team that has brought us Qwitter, the accessible Twitter client, has now devised an accessible interface to the Pandora radio program.
http://q-continuum.net/

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:
http://www.handytech.us/workshop_reg.html

9) the Gizmo team offers us A Handy Guide To Microsoft's Free Security Tools
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/gizmosbest/~3/3n2EMoIjf4U/handy-guide-microsofts-free-security-tools.htm

10) They also give us a pdf called 9 Great Freeware Programs that should be on Every PC
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/gizmosbest/~3/wqHhh9bQkBc/9-great-freeware-programs-should-be-every-pc.htm

11) Blekko is a search engine that seeks to provide results free of spam and purely commercial results.
http://www.blekko.com

12) An accessibility review of Accessible Twitter version beta version has been added to AccessWatch.
http://www.accesswatch.info

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
http://www.applevis.com/

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