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Top Tech Tidbits - Volume 311
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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1) For a review of the Ariadne GPS program for the iPhone, read the blog post at
http://www.shaned.net/archives/929

2) "My Accessible Google"¯, a user interface designed to make access to Googleā€™s calendar much simpler and more efficient for persons with vision impairment, will be the topic for Tek Talk on GMT Tuesday, 12 July at 00:00.
http://conference321.com/masteradmin/room.asp?id=rsc9613dc89eb2

3) Earle Harrison has recorded a demo of the TVSpeak program, showing what it is and why you may well want it.
http://www.handytech.us/demos/tvspeak.mp3

4) A handy web resource for those wanting to get involved with tandem bicycling and perhaps find sighted riders to partner with, even if you may not have a bike, can be found here:
http://bicyclingblind.org

5) Mobile Speak 5.5 for Symbian is now available, featuring support for the latest phones, a graphics labeler, a phone search feature, and better voices.
http://www.codefactory.es/download.asp?file=family_4/ms50_userguide_symbian.html

6) A T Guys in conjunction with a new company, Speed Dots, is now offering brand new tactile screen protectors for the iPhone 4 and 3GS. Other models will be added later.
http://www.atguys.com/store/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=15

7) HumanWare announces version 3.4 of the HumanWare Companion, the free program for transferring data to the Victor Reader Stream. this version allows users to find Bookshare books from within the program and transfer them directly to the Stream.
http://visit.humanware.com/e/3332/tream-software/7RFW6/216897292

8) the American Printing House now sells the Wilson Digital Voice Recorder for $29.95. It records up to eight hours of messages or lectures and content can be transferred to a computer via UsB.
http://shop.aph.org/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_The%20Wilson%20Digital%20Voice%20Recorder_1-03993-00P_10001_11051

9) Recent additions to the Gizmo site include: How to Keep an Eye on the Health of Your Laptop Battery
http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/how-keep-eye-health-your-laptop-battery.htm
Best Free Instant Messaging Client
http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-instant-messaging-client.htm
Probably the Best Free Security List in the World
http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/probably-best-free-security-list-world.htm
Best Free Trojan Scanner/Trojan Remover
http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-trojan-scanner-trojan-remover.htm
Best Free Web Mail Accessory
http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-web-mail-accessory.htm
Best Free Spam Filter for the Average User
http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-spam-filter-for-the-average-user.htm
Best Free DVD Ripper
http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-dvd-ripper.htm
Best Free PC Tune-up Utility
http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-pc-tune-up-utility.htm

10) Coverage of the two US consumer conventions can be heard on SAMNet Radio.
http://serotalk.com/2011/07/05/convention-coverage-on-the-all-new-samnet-radio/

110 Serotek's Mike Calvo wrote a blog post advocating for accessibility.
http://blog.serotek.com/2011/07/while-this-is-personal-post-and-i-dont.html

12) In SeroTalk Tech Chat 108, 3 techies from the UK and Ireland discuss the top tech and access tech news stories for June 2011
http://serotalk.com/2011/06/29/serotalk-tech-chat-108-3-techies-from-the-uk-and-ireland-discuss-the-top-tech-and-access-tech-news-stories-for-june-2011/

13) the creators of AppleVis, Accessible iOS apps, news & guides for blind and vision-impaired VoiceOver user,s have launched user groups, which, as they say, "offer a great opportunity to connect and learn from each other in ways not normally associated with large communities."
http://www.applevis.com/applevis-forum/applevis-site-announcements/applevis-user-groups-launched

14) Recent reviews and entries on the AppleVis site include VM Alert - Video Motion Detector
http://www.applevis.com/app-directory/utilities/vm-alert-video-motion-detector
Sickipedia
http://www.applevis.com/app-directory/entertainment/sickipedia
Mobile ToDo
http://www.applevis.com/app-directory/productivity/mobile-todo
ClearRecord Premium - Noise Free Recorder with Play Speed Control
http://www.applevis.com/app-directory/business/clearrecord-premium-noise-free-recorder-play-speed-control
HopStop
http://www.applevis.com/app-directory/navigation/hopstop
DAISY reader for free?
http://www.applevis.com/applevis-forum/ios-app-discussion/daisy-reader-free
GoReader (RSS Reader with Google Reader™ full support)
http://www.applevis.com/app-directory/productivity/goreader-rss-reader-google-reader%E2%84%A2-full-support
Stem Stumper
http://www.applevis.com/app-deals/price-drop/stem-stumper-0
GoReader Pro
http://www.applevis.com/app-directory/news/goreader-pro
InTime NYC
http://www.applevis.com/app-directory/navigation/intime-nyc
Privacy for facebook
http://www.applevis.com/app-directory/social-networking/privacy-facebook
Better Clock
http://www.applevis.com/app-directory/utilities/better-clock

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