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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, May 23, 2013 - Volume 406
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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Greetings,

1) Macworld Australia is gradually giving us "100 More Things Every Mac User Should Know." This installment addresses the desktop and dock:
http://www.macworld.com.au/features/desktop-dock-95812/

2) Jeff Bishop is chronicling his experiences learning Android on his blog:
http://www.jeffbishop.com/blog/

3) This page gives instructions on using Google Docs with JAWS, NVDA, ChromeVox and VoiceOver:
http://support.google.com/drive/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=1632201

4) NVDA 2013.1 has been released, with support for PowerPoint, an improved laptop keyboard layout and some enhanced Braille support:
http://www.nvaccess.org/download/

5) VICT Consultancy has updated its two enhancement programs for NVDA, VTurbo:
http://www.vict-consultancy.co.uk/content/vTurbo_for_NVDA.html

And VMouse:
http://www.vict-consultancy.co.uk/content/vMouse_for_NVDA.html

Podcasts demonstrating the programs and their new features are also available:
http://www.vict-consultancy.co.uk/content/podcasts.html

6) Humanware and Aubible have worked out arrangements so that the new generation Victor Reader Stream plays Audible books:
http://support.humanware.com/en-usa/support/victor_reader_stream_new_generation

7) From AccessU 2013 comes slides from the presentation "Introduction to Mobile Accessibility":
http://www.slideshare.net/iheni/introduction-to-mobile-accessibility

8) CANnect says it is developing "The most comprehensive, most accessible collection of online learning opportunities for people with visual impairments."
http://www.cannect.org/

9) Dancing Dots has released the latest version of its CakeTalking access solution for SONAR, the powerful multi-track audio production software from Cakewalk. A detailed podcast is available for download:
http://www.dancingdots.com/prodesc/CakeTalkingForSONAR.htm

Or stream:
http://www.dancingdots.com/main/presentations.htm

10) This well-conceived article is called "Seven simple tricks to impressively speed up slow iPads":
http://www.joachim-scholz.com/academipad/2013/05/08/speed-up-slow-ipad/

11) Executive Products has launched a $49 case for the Focus 14 Blue Braille display:
https://www.executiveproductsinc.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=277&products_id=1947&osCsid=32mdcsdgobv7rbc1hc7d052h95

12) A blind English teacher in Macedonia has formed two Yahoo groups. To join Blind_Educators, send a blank message to:
blind_educators-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

And the address to join Blind_Singles is:
blind_singles-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

13) The now-free J-Tools Version 6 has been released, bringing enhancements to JAWS functionality, and this is a direct link to a podcast about it:
http://t.co/fgXxQPIQEY

14) In other podcasts:

From AppleVis:

Sound like a pop star with Improvox:
http://www.applevis.com/podcast/episodes/sound-pop-star-improvox
Use the Clock app on your iDevice to beat the smoke alarm, and so much more:
http://www.applevis.com/podcast/episodes/use-clock-app-your-idevice-beat-smoke-alarm-and-so-much-more

mScribble: Create Music by Simply Scribbling on the Screen of your iDevice:
http://www.applevis.com/podcast/episodes/mscribble-create-music-simply-scribbling-screen-your-idevice

Quick Tip for VoiceOver Users: Locking Screen Orientation on your iDevice:
http://www.applevis.com/podcast/episodes/quick-tip-voiceover-users-locking-screen-orientation-your-idevice

From BlindGeekZone:

Installing custom Android ROMs
http://www.blind-geek-zone.net/installing-custom-android-roms/

Dan's accessibility review of google play music update:
http://www.blind-geek-zone.net/dans-accessibility-review-of-google-play-music-update/

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