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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, January 3, 2012 - Volume 386
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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1) Learn about accessing the System Access Mobile Network on your iDevice on Tek Talk on GMT Tuesday, 8 January at 01:00:
http://conference321.com/masteradmin/room.asp?id=rsc9613dc89eb2

2) Here are three items related to NVDA: An add-on, AudioScreen, exists which enables blind users to receive audio information about graphics such as maps and diagrams:
http://www.nvaccess.org/audioScreen/

3) The latest snapshots, up-to-the-minute beta versions of the free screen reader, support PowerPoint access:
http://www.nvda-project.org/wiki/Snapshots

4) VMouse for NVDA is a £2.99 add-on which significantly enhances navigation options:
http://www.vict-consultancy.co.uk/content/vMouse_for_NVDA.html

5) Maccessibility announces that New York Times for iPhone has been Updated with Improved Accessibility:
http://maccessibility.net/2013/01/02/new-york-times-for-iphone-updated-with-improved-accessibility/

6) Another iOS app to get an upgrade is the NFB Newsline app, incorporating their recently-added publications such as the Braille Forum, CNN and the Huffington Post, allowing for weather alerts and making other interface changes. To offer feedback, email:
swhite@nfb.org

7) A new mailing list has been created for offering and requesting information and assistance for making app recommendations for i-devices using VoiceOver. To join, send a blank message to:
IDevices-join@GatewayForTheBlind.com

8) Three textual compilations of online periodical information are compiled weekly and are available free for the browsing: Science and Health News, Tech Update and Slate:
http://www.batsupport.com/mags/will_smith/

9) Read the @Freedom Scientific Newsletter:
http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001zJr3ILb56j105Oujlg1xgyoPSGDZhqUk2CzP6FYyeTjxHIUdCWIBpvnyyN0cEqcK7_xzIIbUUwUZvq8zMWS5mgWrCUemsGGt2v3W3I1uTJ2w7OChR9P4EsfEhvxFOmCk-IlC2VIZA2H4bbpqj17ug4PwXGMYG8Cg_Hrl8MigMv4=

10) From MacWorld Australia, learn about "The difference between an iPad Mini and a regular iPad":
http://www.macworld.com.au/features/the-difference-between-an-ipad-mini-and-a-regular-ipad-83043/

11) From OS X Daily come:

"14 Must-Know iPad Tips & Tricks":
http://osxdaily.com/2012/03/20/14-ipad-tips-tricks/

"Write & Send a Complete Email with Siri Faster Than Ever":
http://osxdaily.com/2012/12/30/write-send-complete-email-siri/

And "Other Siri Tips":
http://osxdaily.com/tag/siri/

12) SpeedDots has announced their lineup of tactile screen protectors for the iPad Mini, iPad, iPhone and iPod. They have enhanced their existing layouts and created a new phone-only layout for the iPhone.
http://www.speeddots.com/faq.php

13) The next EASI free webinar is entitled "MS Office is coming - but are you READY!", and takes place on Tuesday, 8 January at 19:00 GMT:
http://easi.cc/clinic.htm

14) On Main Menu for GMT Saturday 5 January, we hear a demo of the new Tiny Tunes talking mp3 player from Future Aids, a demo of using the Text Detective app for OCR on an iPhone, and a demo of syncing notes between a Mac and iOS device via iCloud.
http://mainmenu.acbradio.org/

15) This post from Jeffrey's Soapbox is entitled "Configuring your Samsung Galaxy S3 for Blind Users - Part 1: Getting Rid of the Samsung Keyboard in favor of the Android Stock One"
http://blog.blackspheretech.com/?p=191

16) Among the latest podcasts:

Using J-Say or MagniTalk for hands-free, eyes-free computing:
http://EyesOnSuccess.net/eos_1301_podcast.mp3

Dictabulus: Dictate Text on your iPhone for use on your Mac:
http://www.applevis.com/podcast/episodes/dictabulus-dictate-text-your-iphone-use-your-mac

TypeInBraille: Use Braille to Enter Text on your iPhone:
http://www.applevis.com/podcast/episodes/typeinbraille-use-braille-enter-text-your-iphone

Light Detector: Use the Camera on your iDevice to Transform any Light Source into Sound:
http://www.applevis.com/podcast/episodes/light-detector-use-camera-your-idevice-transform-any-light-source-sound

TapTheMole: Test and Train your Reflexes With this Perfect Time Killer Game for iOS:
http://www.applevis.com/podcast/episodes/tapthemole-test-and-train-your-reflexes-perfect-time-killer-game-ios

17) This well-thought-out post is entitled "A Guide to Making the Switch from Using a Windows Screen Reader to VoiceOver on a Mac":
http://www.applevis.com/guides/guide-making-switch-using-windows-screen-reader-voiceover-mac

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