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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, August 18, 2016 - Volume 572
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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Greetings,

1) This British technology expert mentions a few of his favourite apps and offers resources for exploring others:
https://www.rnib.org.uk/nb-online/blog-the-power-of-technology?utm_campaign=robinchristophersontechnologyblog&utm_medium=social-media&utm_source=twitter&utm_content=nbonline&utm_term=

2) Despite its really long version number, new TalkBack 5.0.4.3 includes a variety of updates for Android users:
http://blindbargains.com/bargains.php?m=15754

3) This Microsoft post provides accessibility resources for the different versions of Microsoft Office:
https://support.office.com/en-US/article/Office-accessibility-resources-by-version-b73c485e-5b75-4f3f-a1f2-71b761633f6d?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US&fromAR=1

4) Jonathan Mosen has created a tradition of publishing books about the new versions of iOS, available the day of the version's release. As iOS 10 will be with us in September, his book "iOS 10 Without the Eye" is ready for pre-order at $19.95:
http://mosen.org/ios10/

5) CAVI has enhanced its audio production courses and you can still register for the upcoming term. Here is a demonstration of what can be achieved, a free tutorial:
http://cavi.xyz/irtutorial

6) This long Washington Post interview with Apple CEO Tim Cook has garnered positive reviews:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/sf/business/wp/2016/08/13/2016/08/13/tim-cook-the-interview-running-apple-is-sort-of-a-lonely-job/?tid=a_inl

7) From iMore comes "Touch ID: Ultimate Guide:"
http://www.imore.com/touch-id

8) A frequent contributor of content to Tidbits, David Woodbridge, gives us his list of "Favorite Assistive and General Technology Podcasts," complete with podcast URLs, a very thorough list:
http://davidwoodbridge.blogspot.com/2016/08/my-favorite-assistive-and-general-tech_15.html

Speaking of podcasts, here are a couple recent releases:

9A) Blind Bargains Qast #69
http://www.blindbargains.com/b/15750

9B) And the latest iAccessVo podcast covers interesting territory:
http://iaccessvo.libsyn.com/iaccessvo-fantasy-football-league-for-the-blind-are-you-ready-aira-visual-interpreter-for-the-blind-iavo-022

10A) Regarding the Windows 10 Anniversary Edition, Brian Hartgen takes some issue with the article mentioned last week which purported to rank performance of screen readers in the update:
http://www.hartgen-home.org/node/76

10B) Serotek has thoughts on the accessibility of the Microsoft Edge browser in this update:
http://www.serotek.com/blog_seroteks_position_on_microsoft_edge

10C) And finally, here is a Cool Blind Tech Podcast with a thorough discussion of the new version:
https://www.coolblindtech.com/windows-10-anniversary-update-complete-concise-overview/

11) Spoonbill Software has released yet another in its series of free, self-voicing games for Windows, and now you can download the game directly from the site rather than requesting it by email. The game is B G Word Maze, which claims to combine the skill of solving a maze with the skill of unscrambling letters:
http://www.spoonbillsoftware.com.au/bgwordmaze.htm

12) Take Another 5 is a new weekly podcast featuring recipes, technology tips, thoughts on entrepreneurship and other musings of the author:
http://www.takeanother5.com

13) Hear about the Microsoft Disability Answer Desk and other Microsoft services for the visually impaired in Eyes on Success #1634:
http://eyesonsuccess.net

14) The team from National Council for the Blind of Ireland (NCBI) has created several tutorials for performing tasks in Microsoft Outlook:
http://www.ncbi.ie/technology/

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