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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, July 31, 2014 - Volume 468
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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Greetings,

1) Mastering the Macintosh with VoiceOver is a book available free on iBooks:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/mastering-macintosh-voiceover/id899197795?mt=11

2) Presentations and slides from the recent Accessing Social Media Conference can be found here:
http://www.fcc.gov/events/accessing-social-media

3) Here is a post titled, "10 Ways to Control Your iPhone with Your Apple Earbuds":
http://www.tuaw.com/2014/07/15/10-ways-to-control-your-iphone-with-your-apple-earbuds/

4) Master Chef Christine shares a video about how she runs her home office with her Apple products:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OO9w_oK6dQ&feature=youtu.be

5) Glassbrick Screen Magnifier is free from Australia:
http://www.glassbrick.org/

6) Classic Six Dragons is an accessible text game with a Sound Pack:
http://mud.themudhost.net/~vladaar

7) Learn about the Harbolt Company, selling useful products to the blind, on Tek Talk on GMT Tuesday, 5 August at 00:00:
http://conference321.com/masteradmin/room.asp?id=rsc9613dc89eb2

8) Here is an AppleVis Forum Topic: Productivity on the MacBook Pro:
http://www.applevis.com/forum/os-x-mac-app-discussion/productivity-macbook-pro

9) A lot of people agree with the sentiments expressed in this article, "I'm Done with Braille Notetakers," but I (Editor, Dean Martineau) am not fully among them:
https://mehgcap.wordpress.com/2014/07/19/im-done-with-braille-notetakers/

In this week's available audio:

10A) The sessions of the recent NVDACon are now available:
http://www.nvda-kr.org/en/nvdacon.php

10B) This amazon Kindle Fire tutorial used to cost, but now it has gone free:
http://blindpodcaster.com/kindle-fire-hdx

10C) The July FSCast from Freedom Scientific describes the new FS Website, previews Typeability 5, and demonstrates how to use place markers on the web:
http://podcast.freedomscientific.com/FSCast/episodes/fscast092-July2014.mp3

10D) Episode 1431 of the Eyes on Success Radio Show is for Finding a Job:
http://www.eyesonsuccess.net/

From AppleVis Come:

10E) QCast: an Accessible Podcast Manager and Player for Mac OS X:
http://applevis.com/podcast/episodes/qcast-accessible-podcast-manager-and-player-mac-os-x

10F) Using Talking Windows Pre-installation Environment to Install Windows on a Mac from a USB Drive:
http://applevis.com/podcast/episodes/using-talking-windows-pre-installation-environment-install-windows-mac-usb-drive

10A) Innovative Language 101 for iOS: Learn the Language of your Choice With These Lessons and Learning Tools:
http://applevis.com/podcast/episodes/innovative-language-101-ios-learn-language-your-choice-these-lessons-and-learning

10G) In a herculean act of service and dedication, Rick Harmon has obtained permission and then assembled virtually the entire collection of Blind Cool Tech podcasts from 2005-2012:
http://www.blind-geek-zone.net/blindcooltecharchive/

10H) Here's an Audioboo, The Perfect Sound Design in BlindSquare:
https://audioboo.fm/boos/2356554-the-perfect-sound-design-in-blindsquare

10I) And finally, Exploring Windows 8.1 - I'm At The Start Screen, now what? is the topic for the latest Cool Blind Tech podcast:
http://coolblindtech.com/podcast/exploring-windows-81-im-at-the-start-screen-now-what

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