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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, July 24, 2014 - Volume 467
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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Greetings,

1) To attract readers to its redesigned website, the popular and interesting NewYorker Magazine has opened up its archives for free ... for 3 months:
http://www.newyorker.com/

2) Amazon recently launched a subscription service allowing readers to acquire as many books from the subset of its collection as desired for $9.95 USD per month. This Washington Post article discusses whether the deal is worthwhile:
http://m.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/07/18/is-kindle-unlimited-worth-it

Continuing our survey of mainstream computing resources, here are some recent tech-related posts:

3A) Learning Windows 8 Search: A New Look and Some New Tricks:
http://www.howtogeek.com/school/learning-windows-search/lesson2/

3B) Learning Windows Search: Stop Hunting and Start Finding!
http://www.howtogeek.com/school/learning-windows-search/lesson1/

3C) Why does Application Search in Windows 8 no Longer Match Substrings?
http://www.howtogeek.com/193636/why-does-application-search-in-windows-8-no-longer-match-substrings/

3D) Easy Way to Customize the System Folders "Computer" in Windows 7 and 8 and "This PC" in Windows 8.1:
http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/easy-way-customize-system-folders-computer-windows-7-and-8-and-pc-windows-81.htm

3E) How to Access Advanced Settings and Information for Your Chrome or Firefox Browser:
http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/how-access-advanced-settings-and-information-your-chrome-or-firefox-browser.htm

3F) And Deeper into the Windows Registry:
http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/deeper-windows-registry.htm

4) Before we move on to blindness-related tech, this article about earbuds is called "Earbuds That Won't Fall Out: Testing EarHero, Yurbuds, StayHear tips, and more:
http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/technology/2014/07/earbuds_that_won_t_fall_out_testing_earhero_yurbuds_stayhear_tips_and_more.html

5) Here is an account of a comparative study of three tablets from the blind user perspective:
http://www.incobs.de/tests-english/items/tablettest-blind-en-overview.html

6) Here is an explanatory article, "Touchscreens and Blind Users":
http://webstandardssherpa.com/ask-the-sherpas/touchscreens-and-blind-users

7) Hear about how Dolphin Systems claim to give access to "Touch Screen Magnification And New Access To Hundreds Of Thousands Of Books For Blind Persons" on Tek Talk on GMT tuesday, 29 July at 00:00:
http://conference321.com/masteradmin/room.asp?id=rsc9613dc89eb2

For present and future users of Android devices, we offer:

8A) "13 Ways to Optimize Your Android Smartphone":
http://www.infoworld.com/slideshow/159471/13-ways-optimize-your-android-smartphone-246518#slide1

8B) Cool Tricks Every Android Phone User Should Know:
http://phandroid.com/2014/07/18/cool-tricks-every-android-phone-user-should-know/

8C) And a Video, Android Q & A For The Visually Impaired:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wdt-1a0um0M&feature=youtube_gdata

9) Here's what to do if, on some web pages with FLASH content, JAWS stops talking and Firefox stops responding:
http://www.freedomscientific.com/Support/TechnicalSupport/Bulletin/1410

10) The RiVO keyboard, which can make the iPhone easier to use for some people, is now customized for a number of other languages:
http://www.applevis.com/forum/hardware-accessories/rivo-voiceover-now-expands-handle-more-languages

Looking at audio made available this week:

11A) Considerable material from both recent consumer conventions can be heard. For content from the National Federation of the Blind convention, check out:
https://nfb.org/national-convention-highlights#2014

11B) And for material from the American Council of the Blind convention, visit:
http://acbradio.org/acbconvention2014

11C) Episode 7 of the Easy Access podcast bears the name, "Playing Around with Siri":
http://www.podcastgarden.com/episode/episode-7-playing-around-with-siri_22234

11D) Serotalk offers extensive interviews from both US consumer conventions:
http://serotalk.com/

11E) As well as SeroTalk Podcast 205: All Your Stuff Are Belong to Us:
http://serotalk.com/2014/07/17/serotalk-podcast-205-all-your-stuff-are-belong-to-us/

11F) And from another SPN sector comes Triple Click Home Episode 31:
http://tripleclickhome.com/2014/07/23/triple-click-home-episode-31-tin-cans-and-string/

Our two AppleVis podcasts this week are:

11G) Inquisitor's Heartbeat: Pit Yourself Against the Brutality of The Inquisition in This New iOS Audio Game:
http://applevis.com/podcast/episodes/inquisitors-heartbeat-pit-yourself-against-brutality-inquisition-new-ios-audio-game

11H) And AppleVis Extra #23: KNFBReader Mobile:
http://applevis.com/podcast/episodes/applevis-extra-23-knfbreader-mobile

11I) Eyes on Success 1430 teaches us about Using the iPhone Camera for Access:
http://www.eyesonsuccess.net/

11J) And the topic for the latest Tech Doctor podcast is "Teaching Excellence" with VaShaun Jones:
http://www.dr-carter.com/

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