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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, June 13, 2013 - Volume 409
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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Greetings,

1) Let's catch up on some mainstream computer information, first from HowToGeek:

How to Electronically Sign Documents Without Printing and Scanning Them
http://www.howtogeek.com/164668/how-to-electronically-sign-documents-without-printing-and-scanning-them/

How to Eliminate SMS Fees and Text for Free
http://www.howtogeek.com/164395/how-to-eliminate-sms-fees-and-text-for-free/

10+ Useful System Tools Hidden in Windows
http://www.howtogeek.com/164484/10-useful-system-tools-hidden-in-windows/

8 Ways Your Wireless Carrier is Gouging You
http://www.howtogeek.com/164490/8-ways-your-wireless-carrier-is-gouging-you/

What is Net Neutrality?
http://www.howtogeek.com/164896/htg-explains-what-is-net-neutrality/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=080613

Why You Don't Need to Install a Third-Party Firewall (And When You Do)
http://www.howtogeek.com/165203/why-you-dont-need-to-install-a-third-party-firewall-and-when-you-do/

How to Use Safe Mode to Fix Your Windows PC (and When You Should)
http://www.howtogeek.com/164876/how-to-use-safe-mode-to-fix-your-windows-pc-and-when-you-should/

And from Gizmo:

Probably the Best Free Security List in the World
http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/probably-best-free-security-list-world.htm

Internet Addresses, Protocols, and Ports Explained in Simple Terms
http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/internet-addresses-protocols-and-ports-explained-simple-terms.htm

2) The June 2013 issue of AccessWorld includes "Using VoiceOver with the Accessible Amazon iOS Kindle App", "TextGrabber + Translator" from ABBYY and the "StandScan Pro: A Review of Two Products", "An In-Depth Look at the ScripTalk Station from En-Vision America", "Social Networking on Portable Devices", "The Work of the Smith-Kettlewell Institute Part II: The Video Description Research and Development Center", and more.
http://www.afb.org/aw/main.asp

3) You might find the discussion in the BlindPhotography group on GoogleGroups to be enlightening.
https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!forum/blindphotography

4) Cult of Mac gives us Five Easy Ways To Master Battery Life In iOS:
http://www.cultofmac.com/230568/five-easy-ways/

5) The iOS audio mailing list is a place to discuss audio related Voiceover compatible apps as well as hardware (mixers, midi keyboards, audio interfaces and microphones) compatible with the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch:
http://lists.screenreview.org/listinfo.cgi/iosaudio-screenreview.org

6) Another accessible Linux option for the blind is Sonar GNU/Linux:
http://www.sonar-project.org/

7) The free LookTel VoiceOver tutorial has been upgraded:
http://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/reference/looktel-voiceover-tutorial

8) David Woodbridge talks about a handy Mac App, Battery Monitor:
http://davidwoodbridge.blogspot.com/2013/06/mac-app-utility-battery-monitor.html?spref=tw

And summarizes what we learned from the Apple WWDC keynote presentation:
http://davidwoodbridge.blogspot.com/2013/06/wwdc-2013-keynote-my-notes.html?spref=tw

9) Here is a good accessibility tutor for the Mac, courtesy of Mactuts:
http://mac.tutsplus.com/tutorials/os-x/os-x-accessibility-101/

10) AFB has announced two new fee-based webinars: "Developing Friendships: A Preschool Priority":
http://www.afb.org/store/Pages/ShoppingCart/ProductDetails.aspx?ProductId=eDevFriendships

And "Blind Teaching the Blind: Effective Strategies for Vision Loss Professionals Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired":
http://www.afb.org/store/Pages/ShoppingCart/ProductDetails.aspx?ProductId=eBlindTeachBlind

11) Thanks to the TED Blog, we have "Your Mega Summer Reading List: 200 Books Recommended by TEDsters":
http://blog.ted.com/2013/05/31/your-mega-summer-reading-list-180-books-recommended-by-tedsters/

12) Freedom Scientific offers a number of newly-scheduled free webinars, including some demonstrating new features to be found in JAWS 15:
http://www.freedomscientific.com/training/Free-Webinars.asp

13) This week's podcasts:

From AppleVis:

2 iOS Apps to Speed-Up Checking In for Foursquare Users
http://www.applevis.com/podcast/episodes/2-ios-apps-speed-checking-foursquare-users

There have been a couple SeroTalk podcasts since we last listed them:

Podcast #158, which includes a summary of the plans for the next iOS and Mac OS announced at the WWDC conference among many other things:
http://serotalk.com/2013/06/11/serotalk-podcast-158-it-just-ate-my-like/

And Podcast #157
http://serotalk.com/2013/06/05/serotalk-podcast-157-she-got-verified-on-friday/

From The Thoughts and Ramblings of Steve, Accepting physical credit card payments, the accessible PayPal solution:
http://steve.sawczyn.com/accepting-physical-credit-card-payments-the-accessible-paypal-solution/

Brian Hartgen brints us "A Brief Tour of the Samnet Socializer":
http://audioboo.fm/boos/1435885-a-brief-tour-of-the-samnet-socializer

Cool Blind Tech #47, Buttons! Why Are They Important, iOS Versus Android:
http://coolblindtech.com/podcast/buttons-why-are-they-important-ios-versus-android-cbt-47672013

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