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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, March 5, 2015 - Volume 499
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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Greetings,

We'll start this week with several Apple-related items:

1) A lot of work has gone into the accessibility of Microsoft Word for the iPad:
http://support.office.microsoft.com/client/Use-VoiceOver-in-Word-1387428a-5eaf-4eb3-a2a9-230b60462654

2) The Tech Juggernaut site contains some free audio tutorials on using VoiceOver with the iPhone and the Mac and a growing body of other informative material as well:
http://www.thetechjuggernaut.com/

Two regular posts keeping us up-to-date on the world of Apple and Apple accessibility have appeared on schedule:

3A) We can catch up with "What's New in Accessible Apps for February 2015":
http://www.applevis.com/blog/applevis-assistive-technology-gaming-ios-apps-news/applevis-unlimited-whats-new-accessible-apps

3B) And we have "The Weekly Apple Rundown" from Blind Bargains:
http://blindbargains.com/bargains.php?m=12407

4) Triple Click Home, Episode #36 is out:
http://tripleclickhome.com/2015/02/27/triple-click-home-episode-36-lollipops-are-uber-trivial/

5) This video teaches the use of Siri, Speak Screen and Speak Selection in iOS8:
http://www.atomiclearning.com/movie/124285/play_window?sid=5198

6) Visit Hadley's YouTube Channel to find the all new iFocus "Using the KNFB-Reader" Instructional Video. This video includes all of the latest updates to the KNFB-Reader app and can be found at:
http://youtu.be/uZBb6u_48p0?list=PLcIupCht58IcZ8m3fS4fScuB8phKEcdSi

7) "Everything You Need to Know to Use the Mac with Yosemite and VoiceOver" is a $22 book available in multiple formats from National Braille Press:
http://www.nbp.org/ic/nbp/MAC-YOSEMITE.html

8) iPhone Slow? According to iMore, Here's how to speed up iOS 8!
http://www.imore.com/iphone-slow-heres-how-speed-it

9) iPhone users who own a Mac can use Audio Hijack to record phone calls:
http://weblog.rogueamoeba.com/2015/02/26/capture-iphone-calls-using-audio-hijack/

10) This PC World article, accompanied by an unrelated video and ad, shares "Six Ways to Make Your iOS or Android Phone Easier on the Eyes":
http://www.pcworld.com/article/2886282/six-ways-to-make-your-ios-or-android-phone-easier-on-the-eyes.html

11) Those trying to decide between Android and iOS can read "Accessibility Head-To-Head: 2015 Update":
https://takesugar.wordpress.com/2015/03/01/accessibility-head-to-head-2015-update/

And now, moving away from Apple:

12) Among the new material to be found at SeroTalk is a new Serotalk podcast, a new health podcast, and several blog posts on different subjects:
http://www.serotalk.com

13) FSCast 105 is here, with Part 2 of Jonathan Mosen's interview with Ted Henter:
http://freedomscientific.com/About/FSCast

14) Learn about Dropbox, for storing and sharing files, on the first Tek Talk to take place after Daylight Savings Time kicks in, on GMT Tuesday, 10 March at 00:00:
http://conference321.com/masteradmin/room.asp?id=rsc9613dc89eb2

15A) In news related to NVDA, the latest Cool Blind Tech podcast helps us "Unravel the Enigma of NVDA Object Nav":
http://www.coolblindtech.com/unravel-the-enigma-of-nvda-object-nav/

15B) And here is information about the upcoming NVDACon, a global virtual conference to take place throughout GMT Saturdays 14 and 21 March:
http://www.nvda-kr.org/en/nvdacon.php

16) This article is called "How Technology is Helping this Visually Impaired Journalist See and Report":
http://bit.ly/1ALAEVb

17) Here is a list of keyboard shortcuts for Chromevox:
http://www.chromevox.com/keyboard_shortcuts.html

18) HIMS has posted an update to the Blaze EZ allowing for playing NLS books, providing a database of radio stations to search, adding some capability to the OCR function, and more:
http://blindbargains.com/bargains.php?m=12432

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