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Top Tech Tidbits - Volume 291
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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Greetings,

1) The Gizmo team alerts us to 31 new free programs we can download now. These are small, somewhat specialized programs.
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/gizmosbest/~3/baoMIBYfAls/31-brand-new-free-programs.htm

2) They also provide us with this article: Worms, Trojans and Malware: What Are All Those Security Words and What Do They Mean?
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/gizmosbest/~3/LEdA4ghSH9I/worms-trojans-and-malware-what-are-all-those-security-words-and-what-do-they-mean.htm

3) ABiSee Inc. announces That Its Instant Readers, Eye-Pal and Zoom-Ex, Are Now Compatible with Kurzweil 1000. K1000 users need to have the latest patch to version 12 to use these camera devices.
http://www.pr.com/press-release/288520

4) The Serotek team and guests are back again to discuss people's current favorite iPhone apps.
http://serotalk.com/podcasts/SeroTalk058.mp3

5) Executive Products now has a custom case for the Braille Sense Plus.
http://www.executiveproductsinc.com

6) Mike May will discuss his experiences and impressions from the Consumer Electronics Show on Tek Talk on GMT Tuesday, 18 January at 01:00.
http://conference321.com/masteradmin/room.asp?id=rsc9613dc89eb2

7) wxMaxima is a free, open source "computer algebra system". It is quite accedssible, and therefore could be useful for users as well as for those wishing to encouragement development of such a system. It is available at
http://maxima.sourceforge.net/

8) Papa Sangre is a totally sound-based game for the iPhone and iPad. Here is a review of it:
http://tink.co.uk/2011/01/papa-sangre-game-review/

9) This is a Fred's Head article entitled Website Teaches Alternative Uses for Everyday Items
http://www.fredshead.info/2011/01/there-are-many-things-out-there-that.html

10) And here's one about Ptoogle, a Twitter search engine for pricing that lets you find, track and compare prices on items.
http://www.fredshead.info/2011/01/ptoogle-price-of-your-next-item.html

11) This 30-minute podcast is entitled Exploring the iPod Touch and Learning Braille Using the Refreshabraille 18 Display
http://blindaccessjournal.com/2011/01/exploring-the-ipod-touch-and-learning-braille-using-the-refreshabraille-18-display/

12) On Main Menu for GMT 15 January at 02:00, you can hear this week's tech news, a discussion of the Hope interface for the Pandora music service, a rebroadcast concerning Apple TV, a demonstration of entering an address for GPS with the Trekker Breeze, and discussion of a program called Unrestrict PDF.
http://www2.acbradio.org/mainmenu/

13) With schedule changes in place, EASI now offers a webinar on Flash accessibility on January 18 and a webinar on OneNote on January 19.
http://easi.cc/clinic.htm

14) From India comes Accessible News DAISY, a program that lets you convert news web pages and blogs into digital talking books. The program is free for two weeks, and $30/year thereafter.
http://www.accessiblenews.co.in/daisy

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