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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, January 2, 2014 - Volume 438
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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Greetings,

1) In another slow news week to kick off 2014 we begin with a few lists:

Courtesy of CNET's iPad Atlas comes: "The first 10 things to do with your new iPad":
http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-31747_7-57559805-243/the-first-10-things-to-do-with-your-new-ipad/

2) MacWorld shares: "Top 10 lessons for the new Mac user":
http://www.macworld.com/article/2081983/top-10-lessons-for-the-new-mac-user.html

3) This list is obviously directed toward the user with visual impairments, and while people might argue with the inclusion or exclusion of some apps, "32 Apps to Help You Get Started with a New iOS Device" from AppleVis is a good starting point for all users:
http://www.applevis.com/blog/ios-apps/32-apps-help-you-get-started-new-ios-device

4) Yet another list comes from HowToGeek: "10 Great New Features for Tablet Users in Windows 8.1":
http://www.howtogeek.com/178286/10-great-new-features-for-tablet-users-in-windows-8.1/

5) On the lighter side, play around with "95 Funny and Downright Stupid Siri Commands to Make You Laugh" from Os X Daily:
http://osxdaily.com/2013/12/29/funny-siri-commands/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+osxdaily+%28OS+X+Daily%29

6) A small but determined number of users want to get the message out that Android accessibility is equal to or better than iOS accessibility:

A) Aaron offers us "iOS VS. Android Myths and Experience":
http://blindpodcaster.com/between-two-worlds-ios-vs-android-myths-and-experience/

B) Meanwhile, the Blind Android site promises up-to-date news, tutorials and fresh content as it is developed:
http://www.blindandroid.com/

7) Learn about KeySoft version 9.4 for the BrailleNote family, with its first-ever built-in Nemeth translator and PowerPoint Viewer, on Tek Talk for GMT Tuesday, 7 January at 01:00:
http://conference321.com/masteradmin/room.asp?id=rsc9613dc89eb2

8) Buddy Brannan from Serotek offers his perspective on the question: "Kindle Fire HDX: Usable By the Blind At Last?":
http://serotalk.com/2013/12/26/kindle-fire-hdx-usable-by-the-blind-at-last/

9) As to the week in audio:

A) Catch the technology year in review, as well as what we can expect from Main Menu in 2014, on the two-hour year-end Main Menu:
http://mainmenu.acbradio.org/viewshow.php?showid=284

B) For its end-of-the-year gift, the Eyes on Success team talks about "What's Under the Hood of Eyes On Success," how they do everything from selecting topics and guests, to recording and editing, to posting the podcasts and maintaining their web presence, including the tools and techniques they use:
http://www.eyesonsuccess.net/

C) Listen to Episode 23 of That Android Show:
http://thatandroidshow.com/2013/12/30/that-android-show-episode-23-drive-by-google-you/

D) The last two podcasts for 2013 from Blind Geek Zone are an overview of the HTC1 running stock carrier ROM:
http://www.blind-geek-zone.net/over-view-of-the-htc1-running-stock-carier-rom/

E) And two very useful iOS apps for the blind, Digit-Eyes and Tap Tap See:
http://www.blind-geek-zone.net/two-very-useful-ios-apps-for-the-blind/

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