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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, October 17, 2013 - Volume 427
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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Greetings,

1) From Axleration, a few of these 15+ Resources to Learn Programming Online for Free are hopefully accessible:
http://axleration.com/15-resources-learn-programming-online-free/

2) Apple Launches an iPhone Tips and Tricks Guides website:
http://mashable.com/2013/10/07/apple-iphone-tips-and-tricks-guides/

3) According to Educational Technology and Mobile Learning, these are the Top 100 Websites for Academics and Research Students:
http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2013/10/top-100-websites-for-academics-and.html

4) Not everybody agrees that we need to stop using Microsoft Security Essentials, as suggested in last week's Tidbits:
http://askleo.com/do-i-need-to-stop-using-microsoft-security-essentials/

5) From The Spectronics Blog, we read about Free Text to Speech for Google Docs:
http://www.spectronicsinoz.com/blog/tools-and-resources/free-text-to-speech-for-google-docs/

6) If you've ever asked the question, "Why Does Rebooting a Computer Fix So Many Problems?", the HowToGeek writers offer this answer:
http://www.howtogeek.com/173760/htg-explains-why-does-rebooting-a-computer-fix-so-many-problems/

7) You can Save lots of disk space with Microsoft's new Windows Update Cleanup tool:
http://www.ghacks.net/2013/10/09/save-lots-disk-space-microsofts-new-windows-update-cleanup-tool/

8) Here is a fairly complete listing of audio-described US television programs:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/12HN-8UeDWGj1Y_NjHQxAsEwYjqNxq3sYHrgL5zrw3F8/mobilebasic?pli=1

9) Learn from MacTrast How to Make free worldwide FaceTime Audio Calls in iOS 7:
http://www.mactrast.com/2013/10/make-facetime-audio-calls-ios-7-2/?utm_source=ht&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=blogpost

10) The price of the Social-Eyes App from GW Micro is going up:
http://www.blindbargains.com/bargains.php?m=9698

11) Ian Humphreys of Spoonbill Software has released six new free accessible games, three word games and three card solitaire games:
http://www.spoonbillsoftware.au/news.htm

12) The AHEAD conference focuses on technology in education. For a considerable fee, conference sessions will be streamed for remote participation:
http://accessinghigherground.org/virtualAHG2013.html

And EASI will hold a webinar discussing the fun and value of the conference on Monday 21 October at 18:00 GMT:
http://www.easi.cc/clinic.htm

13) There isn't a lot of audio this week:

From Applevis, Timely Time Teller: Have Your iOS Device Help You to Keep Track of the Time:
http://applevis.com/podcast/episodes/timely-time-teller-have-your-ios-device-help-you-keep-track-time

Using the MESS Emulator to Run Apple II Games and Programs that use the Echo Speech Synthesizer:
http://applevis.com/podcast/episodes/using-mess-emulator-run-apple-ii-games-and-programs-use-echo-speech-synthesizer

BGZ offers us "Making the Thunderbird Inbox read more familiar for JAWS users!":
http://www.blind-geek-zone.net/making-the-thunderbird-inbox-read-more-familiar-for-jaws-users/

SeroTalk keeps on keeping on with podcast 172:
http://serotalk.com/2013/10/09/serotalk-podcast-172-the-sarah-tech/

14) I'm going to end by plugging a product and an entrepreneur I believe to be worthy of your consideration. All the text of this issue of Tidbits has been composed on a Braille Sense U2 from HIMS.
http://www.hims-inc.com

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abletec@gmail.com

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