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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, March 22, 2018 - Volume 653

The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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Greetings,

1A) Much attention has been paid to the security of our Facebook accounts. The Electronic Freedom Foundation tells us how to protect ourselves:
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/03/how-change-your-facebook-settings-opt-out-platform-api-sharing

1B) We can also download the entire archive of what Facebook has stored and examine it:
http://www.idownloadblog.com/2016/01/18/how-to-download-facebook-archive/

2) Sendero GPS has announced Version 22 of its Navigation Apps for PC, BrailleNote and BrailleSense products. The upgrade costs $22 no matter what version you are upgrading from:
http://senderogroup.com/news/v2018pressrelease.html

3A) Microsoft continues to make great strides in the accessibility of Windows 10. This blog post tells us about a lot of positive changes:
https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/

3B) In this regard, Joseph Lee will present a comprehensive program on the present and future of Windows 10 accessibility with demonstrations on Tek Talk on GMT 27 March 2018 at 00:00. As always archives will be available for later listening:
https://win10.groups.io/g/win10/topic/official_invitation_joseph/15686825?

4) Many vendors offer discounts during the CSUN Conference which is going on as this issue gets to you. Through Saturday, 27 March 2018 you can buy iOS Access for All, the giant book we mentioned recently, in the EPUB or PDF editions, for just $16, rather than the usual $20:
http://www.iosaccessbook.com/csun-book-sale-get-20-percent-off-ios-access-for-all-this-week/

5) 'It's Off To Work We Go', Bonnie Mosen's popular job hunting book for blind people, is now available in DAISY audio, and also still available in text formats. Buy and download instantly:
http://mosen.org/work

6) Video game maker EA has launched a new website to centralize accessibility resources for its games and provide a place for users to share feedback:
https://blindbargains.com/bargains.php?m=18574

7) Just ahead of CSUN, HumanWare has released version 5.0 of the KeySoft software for the BrailleNote Touch. This version includes full support for reading and editing using both USB and Bluetooth QWERTY keyboards, a one-handed mode, media playback shortcut commands, and other various improvements and fixes:
https://blindbargains.com/bargains.php?m=18570

8) This podcast demonstrates Google Lens on iOS (MP3):
http://traffic.libsyn.com/blindabilities/GoogleLens20F.mp3

9) This AppleVis podcast teaches us 'Three Easy Ways to Learn and Use Emoji Like a Pro:'
https://www.applevis.com/podcast/episodes/three-easy-ways-learn-and-use-emoji-pro

10) This Second Sense post offers an answer to the question, "Apple Watch: Convenience or Necessity?"
https://www.second-sense.org/2018/03/apple-watch-convenience-or-necessity/

11A) You can use Alexa as a clock radio:
https://lovemyecho.com/2018/03/16/alexa-fast-tips-friday-use-alexa-clock-radio/

11B) You can also turn on Alexa's Brief Mode:
https://www.androidcentral.com/alexas-new-brief-mode-makes-assistant-talk-less

12) This 3-year-old article from The Braille Monitor offers still-pertinent fodder for discussion about assistive versus mainstream technology, and free versus paid technology:
https://nfb.org/images/nfb/publications/bm/bm14/bm1410/bm141006.htm

13) Microsoft Accessibility gives us an update on their ongoing work to make Skype more accessible:
https://blogs.skype.com/news/2018/03/16/improving-skype-accessibility/

14) Here is 'A DIY Web Accessibility Blueprint' from A List Apart:
https://alistapart.com/article/diy-web-accessibility-blueprint

15) The latest of the podcasts from Audio Pizza demonstrating the audio editing features of Reaper is called 'ReaConsole - Get Geeky, Get Productive with Reaper:'
https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/audio-pizza-more-than-just-sound-bite-reviews-tutorials/id544075194

16) This article from the Globe and Mail of Toronto is entitled 'Emerging Technologies Opening Up Doors:'
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/partners/arcadvlife/emerging-technologies-opening-up-doors/article38293243/

17) Hear about accessible gym equipment on the Blind Side podcast, Episode 78 (MP3):
http://traffic.libsyn.com/theblindside/TheBlindSide78.mp3

18) The Blind Bargains crew got another podcast in before CSUN after all, Episode 3137, and now they'll be recording and posting interviews from there over the next several days:
http://blindbargains.com/b/18602

19) The Mystic Access Free online class for March will be "discover accessible reading material with ease." It will take place on GMt Friday, 23 March at 00:30, and recordings will be available:
https://zoom.us/s/291602898

20) And in closing, Episode #1812 of Eyes on Success is called "Running with WayBand:"
http://eyesonsuccess.net

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