Top Tech Tidbits - Volume 227
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology
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1) This Fred's Head article is called Download Old PC Games for Free
2) And here's one entitled How To Set Default Programs, File Associations & Context Menus in Windows
3) Last week we mentioned a source for online documentaries; this Fred's Head post contains that resource and several others:
4) They also point us to TweetAlarm a site that lets you get e-mail alerts regarding content that appears on Twitter:
5) For programmers, Jamal Mazrui has released the first beta of Homer.NET, a collection of libraries and executables to assist rapid application development with .NET-based languages. It includes functionality related to accessing Internet data, creating GUI forms, and using screen reader APIs.Below is the
6) David Bales has produced another of his guides for JAWS users, though they will benefit most any screen reader user. This one demystifies the BBC iPlayer:
those interested in such things can read this blog article which gives more technical information about the audio streams of the BBC:
7) Work continues to go forward on NVDA, the free screen reader.
Now there is a way to easily keep up with the frequent new releases to the program:
8) A new mailing list has been set up to help facilitate contact among guide dog owners, puppy raisers and others with similar interests from throughout the world. To join, send a blank message to
9) Windows 7 will be released to the public on 22 October, and the upcoming edition of Tek Talk for GMT Tuesday, 29 September at 00:00 will feature a thorough discussion of what's new with the operating system.
10) The Michael Hingson Group, vendors of the KNFB Mobile, will hold two online gatherings to show the program working with the new Nokia N86 phone, Friday 25 September at 21:00 GMT and Saturday 26 September at 17:00 GMT.
11) This week, J.J. at BlindBargains.com is writing mini-tutorials about different aspects of eBay. Find the links for eBay basics on the main page to read them.
12) BlindBargains.com also informs us that Notebooks for Students sells refurbished notebook computers to part- or full-time secondary and post-secondary students.
13) You might want to track the Cheapscate blog, which offers some discoveries of very good deals, for products which may or may not be accessible.
14) The All Things Radio podcast is a weekly look at radio, past and present. There's news of format changes and other current happenings, as well as some historical airchecks and profiles of great radio people and stations.
15) The Sendero Group announces version 6.1 of its GPS for the BrailleNote family of products, with seven changes since 6.0:
16) ABISee will give you a Free "Acer Aspire One Netbook" (a $299 value) with each purchase of an Eye-Pal, Zoom-Ex or Zoom-Twix until 31 October. They have two webinars on Thursday, 24 September, at 19:00 and 22:00 GMT. For information:
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