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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, September 4, 2014 - Volume 473
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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Greetings,

1) This is a well-designed page with tutorials for new users of VoiceOver on the iPhone or iPad, including separate guidance for each device:
http://www.voiceover-easy.net/

2) This guide from WebAIM instructs on Using VoiceOver to Evaluate Web Accessibility:
http://webaim.org/articles/voiceover/

3) The impending release of the $100 KNFB Reader for the iPhone has sparked considerable discussion. You can learn about the app, a week or two before its release, on Tek Talk on GMT Tuesday, 9 September at 00:00:
http://conference321.com/masteradmin/room.asp?id=rsc9613dc89eb2

4) For those iOS users who haven't already bought this excellent reading app, Voice Dream Reader is on sale until Sunday 7 September:
http://qz.com/232200/this-software-guy-accidentally-designed-an-app-that-is-saving-my-dyslexic-son/

5) From RNIB comes the post "5 Reasons Why You Need Twitter if You're Blind or Partially Sighted":
http://bit.ly/Yd04A9

6) David Woodbridge, the original source for a good portion of the material that winds up in Tidbits, has written a book, "iSee - Getting the Most out of Your Apple Product's from a Blind Person's Perspective". It is now freely downloadable in HTML:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/idyrix3hpsh5klx/iSee%20Aug%2028%202014%20edit.html?dl=0

7A) The HowToGeek site offers us "7 Features You'll Get If You Upgrade to the Professional Edition of Windows 8":
http://www.howtogeek.com/195540/7-features-youll-get-if-you-upgrade-to-the-professional-edition-of-windows-8/

7B) And "How to Create a Strong Password (And Remember It)":
http://www.howtogeek.com/195430/how-to-create-a-strong-password-and-remember-it/

8) A lot of free post-secondary education is available online now, and you can explore the newest resources by perusing "Plan Your Free Online Education at Lifehacker U: Fall Semester 2014":
http://lifehacker.com/plan-your-free-online-education-at-lifehacker-u-fall-s-1629870934

9) Marco's collection of posts on his Android immersion experience can now be found on its own page:
http://marcozehe.com/30dayswithandroid/

10. Elsewhere in Androidland, NotNav Accessibility is a new free navigation app for blind Android users:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.smithson.notnav&rdid=com.smithson.notnav

11) Here is a Mashable post that asks the question: "Who knew you could play fun games in Microsoft Excel?:
http://mashable.com/2014/08/27/microsoft-excel-games/

12) Jonathan Mosen asks: "A Touchy Subject "How Useful are Tactile Pictorials?":
http://mosen.org/index.php/a-touchy-subject-how-useful-are-tactile-pictorials/

13) You can find the extensive list of new features in NVDA 2014.3 here:
http://community.nvda-project.org/releaseChanges/nvda_2014.3rc3_changes.html

This week's audio content includes:

14A) AccessTalk Podcast 27: Samsung TVs, Microsoft Cortana, TechABreak & the British Airways app:
http://accesstalk.co.uk/podcast-27/

14B) From AppleVis, Discover New Music With Magnatune for iOS:
http://applevis.com/podcast/episodes/discover-new-music-magnatune-ios

14C) And Send Invoices and Estimates, Track Time and Capture Expenses with FreshBooks Cloud Accounting for iOS:
http://applevis.com/podcast/episodes/send-invoices-and-estimates-track-time-and-capture-expenses-freshbooks-cloud

14D) We have a three-part series on Windows Phone 8.1:

Part 1:
http://sndup.net/3wf4

Part 2:
http://sndup.net/kqxd

Part 3:
http://sndup.net/kqxd

14E) And finally, Eyes On Success 1436 focuses on the Fleksy Typing App for iOS and Android:
http://eyesonsuccess.net

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