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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, December 29, 2016 - Volume 591
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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Greetings,

1) A collection of some 20 Step-by-Step How-To Guides for accomplishing various tasks, in Windows 10, Office, Gmail, and other programs, has been prepared by Brian Vogel:
https://win10.groups.io/g/win10/wiki/Helpful-resources-and-documents-for-Windows-10-users

2) Eyes on Success starts a two-part series on guide dogs with its first Episode of 2017, episode 1701:
http://eyesonsuccess.net

We like to highlight adaptive-technology-related material in other languages from time to time, because we have a diverse network of readers. If you know of such material, please pass it along. As a follow-up to last week's French screen reader survey report, here are links to three French Adaptive Technology podcasts:

3A) http://www.edencast.fr/

3B) https://www.oxytude.org/

3C) http://cecitek.fr/

4) Here is an accessible iOS scientific calculator with features not found in the default calculator:
http://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/utilities/talking-scientific-calculator-0

5) This Blind Abilities podcast contains recommendations for 4 iOS apps you'll want if you're studying:
http://blindabilities.com/bateencast/apps-for-studies-3-free-and-1-not-but-well-worth-it/

6) Steve Sawczyn has launched a series of posts with the title "Rediscovering Android, My Journey Begins:"
http://steve.sawczyn.com/rediscovering-android-my-journey-begins/?utm_content=buffer9da0f&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

7A) Now that Apple's wireless Air Pods are becoming available, so are reviews of them as well as information on their use. David Woodbridbge has done a podcast:
https://davidwoodbr.podbean.com/e/first-play-around-with-the-new-airpods-from-apple/

7B) As did iBlindTech
http://hwww.iblindtech.com/democast/getting-your-ears-on-the-airpods-a-voice-over-users-perspect.html

7C) iAccessibility has a written review:
http://iaccessibility.net/product-review-apple-airpods/

7D) And CNET brings us "8 Tips and Tricks for Apple AirPods:"
https://www.cnet.com/how-to/tips-and-tricks-for-apple-airpods/

8) It has become an annual tradition for AppleVis to collect votes and give its Golden Apples for the best apps and developers:
http://www.applevis.com/blog/advocacy-applevis-gaming-ios-apps-mac-apps-news/applevis-community-names-apps-and-developers

9) The New York Times makes suggestions for using, or improving the Windows 10 search:
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/27/technology/personaltech/shining-light-on-a-windows-10-search.html

10) Carl Groves has penned an important article called "Accessibility Lawsuits, Trolls, and Scare Tactics:"
http://www.karlgroves.com/2016/12/19/accessibility-lawsuits-trolls-and-scare-tactics/

And finally, 'Tis the season for lists of The Best of This, and The Best of That, for the year that is fading away. Here are a few:

11A) The Best Books Of 2016:
http://wbur.org/onpoint/2016/12/05/best-books-2016-list

11B) The Atlantic's 50 Best Podcasts of 2016:
https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2016/12/the-50-best-podcasts-of-2016/510698/

11C) Paul Thurrott's "My Favorite Audio Books of 2016:"
https://www.thurrott.com/paul/86080/reading-list-favorite-audiobooks-2016

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