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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, November 3, 2016 - Volume 583
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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Greetings,

1) JAWS Version 18 is now an official release, featuring increased interoperability with ZoomText version 11, a talking mouse feature and support for the Nuance Vocalizer 2.2 synthesizer, bringing some new voices and support for some additional languages:
http://www.freedomscientific.com/Downloads/JAWS

2) Learn what has been going on in the accessible Apple world from "AppleVis Unlimited: What's New and Noteworthy for October 2016:"
http://www.applevis.com/blog/apple-apple-tv-apple-watch-gaming-ios-ios-apps-macos-news-opinion/applevis-unlimited-whats-new

3A) Meanwhile, with their October event, Apple gave the tech analysts a lot to talk about. Blind Bargains gives us a compendium in its Apple Rundown:
http://blindbargains.com/bargains.php?m=16100

3B) And the latest Tech Doctor podcast discusses what's up with the Mac:
http://www.dr-carter.com

4A) Apple has unveiled a new accessibility page:
http://www.apple.com/accessibility/

4B) And here is an article about it:
http://www.imore.com/accessibility-faq

5) This is a podcast with some iOS dictation tips:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/blindabilities/Dictation_Tips.mp3

6) Mystic Access gives us a tutorial for the Apple Watch:
http://www.mysticaccess.com/other-audio-tutorials/audio-tutorial-for-the-apple-watch-by-mystic-access

7) Microsoft had its own event for unveiling new computers, and it was well received. Here are videos comparing the two approaches:
http://cnet.co/2fkDRxp

8) David Woodbridge has turned his considerable podcasting prowess to the BrailleNote Touch with two podcasts about Version 2, which is now available:
8A) https://davidwoodbr.podbean.com/mf/web/xa2svj/BrailleNote_Touch_unboxing_setup_and_demo.mp3
8B) https://davidwoodbr.podbean.com/mf/web/m8hy3n/BrailleNote_Touch_updating_and_demo_of_KNFB_Reader_and_Braille_Terminal.mp3

8C) And here are the official release notes for this version, featuring KeyMath for typing math, KNFBReader for reading print and terminal mode for connectivity:
http://bit.ly/2eqbThc

9) This post links to e-books on Microsoft OneNote, Outlook and OneDrive:
http://winsupersite.com/office/microsoft-ebook-resources-outlook-and-onenote-2016-plus-onedrive

10) Each year for the last several years, Tek Talk has offered a two-part Stocking Stuffers Series, where vendors of lower-priced items of interest to the blind which could make good holiday gifts present their offerings. The first of this year's series will air on GMT Tuesday, 8 November at 00:00:
http://conference321.com/masteradmin/room.asp?id=rsc9613dc89eb2

11) PEEK, a Portable Eye Examination Kit, converts a standard smart phone into both an ophthalmoscope for examining the inside of the human eye and a visual acuity tester. Learn about it on Eyes on Success #1645:
http://eyesonsuccess.net

12) This Microsoft Support page lists Keyboard Shortcuts for Edge, Calculator, Groove, Maps, Paint, Photos, WordPad and more:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/13805/windows-keyboard-shortcuts-in-apps

13) Check out The Blind Side Podcast Episode 12, featuring NLS consumer liaison Judy Dixon:
https://soundcloud.com/theblindsidepodcast/episode12

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