Top Tech Tidbits - Volume 291
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology
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1) The Gizmo team alerts us to 31 new free programs we can download now. These are small, somewhat specialized programs.
2) They also provide us with this article: Worms, Trojans and Malware: What Are All Those Security Words and What Do They Mean?
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.
4) The Serotek team and guests are back again to discuss people's current favorite iPhone apps.
5) Executive Products now has a custom case for the Braille Sense Plus.
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.
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
8) Papa Sangre is a totally sound-based game for the iPhone and iPad. Here is a review of it:
9) This is a Fred's Head article entitled Website Teaches Alternative Uses for Everyday Items
10) And here's one about Ptoogle, a Twitter search engine for pricing that lets you find, track and compare prices on items.
11) This 30-minute podcast is entitled 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.
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.
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.
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