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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, January 21, 2016 - Volume 544
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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1) This AppleVis blog post is called "Managing Your Finances From Your iOS Device: A Snapshot of How I Believe Things are Now, and What I Hope They Could Become:"
http://www.applevis.com/blog/ios-apps-opinion/managing-your-finances-your-ios-device-snapshot-how-i-believe-things-are-now

2) The January 2016 issue of AccessWorld also includes an article about personal finance management. Other articles include an accessibility review of the latest Apple TV, a favorable review of the Chromevox screen reader, a discussion of the implementation of UEB, an introdction to Amadeus Pro audio editor for the Mac, and a discussion of the accessibility of the new Amazon competitor, Jet:
http://afb.org/aw/

3) Here we dig a little deeper into the capabilities of Weather Underground:
http://blog.kellyford.org/fun-with-weather-underground/

4) This blog post is called "Adjusting to Blindness - My Own Experience:"
http://bit.ly/1lxL0aZ

5) Here is a post that bears the title "7 More Terrific Android Apps You Can't Get on the iPhone:"
http://bgr.com/2016/01/18/best-android-exclusive-apps-download-2/

6) Issue 1604 of Eyes on Success concerns research into the online shopping experience of people with disabilities:
http://www.eyesonsuccess.net

7) Hartgen Consultancy offers a 6-lesson course to train Just-Say trainers and possibly product users. The course begins 18 February 2016 and can be had for about $430, or about $856, which includes a Just-Say license at a 25% discount:
http://www.hartgen.org/jsaytrainer

8) While we are on the subject of dictation, DictationBridge is intended to be A Free Dictation Solution For Screen Reader Users. It will be first designed for users of NVDA, but is envisioned to work with all screen readers, and with both Dragon products as well as Windows dictation:
http://dictationbridge.com/2016/01/14/announcing-dictationbridge-a-free-dictation-solution-for-screen-readr-users/

9) This TED Talk is called, "How New Technology Helps Blind People Explore the World:"
https://t.co/kUyXbnL4iK

10) "Understanding Twitter's Evolving Accessibility to Blind Users" PDF:
http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/um/people/merrie/papers/twitter_visual_chi2016.pdf

11) From Windows Club comes "Cortana Tips and Tricks for Windows 10 Users:"
http://www.thewindowsclub.com/cortana-tips-tricks-windows-10

12) The crew from Blind Bargains has ascertained what they believe to be the Top Ten Adaptive Technology Events of 2015. The only way we've found to get a complete listing is to listen to Blind Bargains Qast Episode 48:
http://blindbargains.com/bargains.php?m=14032

13) Amazon Echo now lets Alexa read Kindle books to you:
http://on.mash.to/1S68ZLp

14) CAPTCHA Be Gone is a $3 per month service which will automatically solve those pesky CAPTCHAs for you:
http://captchabegone.com/

15) This RNIB podcast offers Tips for Playing Music on Your SmartPhone:
http://bit.ly/1noCihj

16) "Mastering the Macintosh with VoiceOver" by Tim Sniffen is available for free in iBooks:
http://www.blindbargains.com/bargains.php?m=14021

17) Mac for the Blind has a series of paid tutorials on using VoiceOver with iOS. The latest in the series thoroughly covers using Safari with VoiceOver, and costs $45:
http://macfortheblind.com/iOS-Lessons

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