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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, December 25, 2014 - Volume 489
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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1) Beta 3 of Window-Eyes Version 9 is now ready for testing:
http://www.gwmicro.com/Window-Eyes/Beta

2) Hear how to get the most out of the Eyes on Success podcast in episode 1452:
http://eyesonsuccess.net

3) Read the Digital Accessibility Legal Update (December 2014):
http://lflegal.com/2014/12/legal-update-1214/

4) Podcast 186 from Assistive Technology Update is an interview with Scott White of NFB Newsline, discussing the ongoing advancement of this amazing information resource:
http://www.assistivetechnologyupdate.com

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6) This is a 17-minute demo of the iBill Talking Currency Reader, which US citizens can order free from their Regional Libraries starting in January 2015:
https://audioboom.com/boos/2751741-blind-abilities-ibill-talking-currency-reader-17-minute-demo

7) David Woodbridge has Posted a demo of the Blaze EZ Portable Daisy Player with OCR:
http://bit.ly/1wmyhGa

8) The post "5 Essential Add-Ons For Dropbox" comes from Gizmodo Australia:
http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2014/12/5-essential-add-ons-for-dropbox/

9) For our final non-iOS related story for the year, the title of SeroTalk Podcast 221 is "The Good, The Bad, The Future," and Joe Orozco and Mike Calvo discuss the past and future directions of Serotek:
http://serotalk.com/2014/12/17/serotalk-podcast-221-the-good-the-bad-the-future/

10) Moving to items related to the iDevices, the article "35 Apps to Help You Get Started with a New iOS Device" has been updated and additional resources added:
http://www.applevis.com/blog/ios-apps/35-apps-help-you-get-started-new-ios-device

11) The video "Starting from Zero with VoiceOver" is intended for sighted users helping to train new blind iDevice users
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8kgHZtlMfY&feature=youtu.be

12) The Siri User Guide page offers Tutorials and Tips on using the Siri iPhone App:
http://www.siriuserguide.com/

13) The latest AppleVis podcast concerns Sending iTunes Gift Cards Direct From Your iOS Device:
http://www.applevis.com/podcasts

14) And finally, from iMore comes "How to use Family Sharing: The Ultimate Guide":
http://www.imore.com/how-use-family-sharing-ultimate-guide

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