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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, May 22, 2014 - Volume 458
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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1) Following its usual pattern the creators of NVDA are rolling out the next stable release and first allowing it to be publicly tested. 2014.2rc1 has been released for testing:
http://community.nvda-project.org/blog/NVDA2014.2rc1Released

2) The popular iOS navigation app BlindSquare has been upgraded to version 2. The upgrade is free to existing owners, but the app now costs $29. Here's a blog post about it:
http://www.hartgen.org/blindsquare

3) Also in the area of navigation, though this accessory can be used for more, read an Accessory Review of The Second Generation Aftershokz Bluez:
http://www.applevis.com/reviews/bluetooth-headsets/second-generation-aftershokz-bluez

4) Lifehacker offers us the "Five Best Book Recommendation Services":
http://lifehacker.com/five-best-book-recommendation-services-1577706074

5) Read MacWorld UK's article, "The 10 best iPhone tricks you didn't know existed: iPhone tips, shortcuts and hidden features":
http://www.macworld.co.uk/feature/iphone/10-best-iphone-tips-tricks-you-didnt-know-existed-3514829/

6) Aaron Linson sells a Kindle Fire HDX tutorial for around $24:
http://blindpodcaster.com/kindle-fire-hdx

7) Here is "A Review of Chicken Nugget from Accessible Apps"
http://dogriver.dreamwidth.org/366644.html

8) The second installment of GW Micro's online training series on using Microsoft Word 2013 with Window-Eyes is now available.
http://www.gwmicro.com/webinars

9) The Council of Citizens with Low Vision International (CCLVI) announces the Dr. Sam Genensky Video Magnifier Memorial Awards. A total of 3 video magnifiers will be awarded to children and adults:
http://www.cclvi.org/scholarships/?q=node/4

10) Learn about the 13-hour tutorial "Broadcast It" on Tek Talk on GMT Tuesday, 27 May at 00:00:
http://conference321.com/masteradmin/room.asp?id=rsc9613dc89eb2

11) Check out the article "Eight Terminal Utilities Every OS X Command Line User Should Know":
http://www.mitchchn.me/2014/os-x-terminal/

12) Thanks to AppleVis, we can read "Getting the most out of your Apple Mobile or Desktop Device using VoiceOver with Braille":
http://www.applevis.com/guides/braille-ios-ios-apps-mac-apps-mac-os-x-voiceover/getting-most-out-your-apple-mobile-or

13) Courtesy of TUAW, Here's "iPhone 101: How to easily combine multiple iMessages into a single message":
http://www.tuaw.com/2014/05/14/iphone-101-how-to-easily-combine-multiple-imessages-into-a-sing/

14) Chris Hofstader tends to have interesting viewpoints, with which all do not agree. I suspect this will prove true of this article giving his perspective on screen reader history, remembering GW Micro:
http://chrishofstader.com/remembering-gw-micro/

In a somewhat truncated look at the week's audio:

15A) This podcast on "Google Glass and the Blind Market" comes with a transcript, as do all the podcasts from Vision Australia:
http://www.mediaaccess.org.au/audio-description-on-radio/google-glass-and-the-blind-market

15B) The AT Junkie offers "A Great App for Shopping Lists and Blowing a Job Interview":
http://audioboo.fm/boos/2161543

15C) David Woodbridge, the source of much that appears in Tidbits, has recorded a "Demo of using OS X maps with VoiceOver to get route step information from origin to destination location":
http://davidwoodbr.podbean.com/e/demo-of-using-maps-in-os-x-mavericks-to-get-route-steps-from-origin-to-destination-location/

15D) The latest Tech Doctor podcast is called Macro Maestro:
http://www.dr-carter.com

15E) Hear about Glance and ETI EloQuence for Android on "Discuss Android From An Accessible Point of View":
http://instaca.st/b/i4r

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