August 11, 2020
OpenPay Now Available at the Vision Australia Vision Store
This is where you can pay off an item over $1000 from the Vision Store over a period of time.
For more info, please contact the Vision Store on 1300 847 466 or email@example.com.
Mosen At Large Episode 54 - A Review of Podcast Hosting Services
A good chat about podcast hosting services, including podbean smile.
A great way to get your voice out there.
Apple Watch OS Beta 4 - VoiceOver Not Working
Whilst I understand that this is beta software, I think it is somewhat inexcusable for Apple to release beta software where it is known that VoiceOver is broken (as explained in the beta release notes).
There would have been no way I’m assuming if the Apple Watch face wasn’t working visually, that Apple would have released beta 4, so if it is not ok for sighted folks, why is it ok for people who are blind.
How do You Use Face ID When Waring a Mask
In short you can’t really. An update to iOS 13 allowed FaceID to detect that a mask was being used a promptly bring up the password pin code screen to unlock your iPhone.
This is where I wish Apple would have had both Face ID and Touch ID in the same phone, I don’t have this issue as I use my iPhone SE 2020 when out and about with Touch ID.
Why I like my Mac/Apple Products So Much
Last week I published a podcast on my iSee feed about why I like using my Mac/Apple stuff so much, here are the main points from that podcast (link to the podcast follows):
Hardly any support/re-installation issues,.
MacBook Chimes when plugged in to power.
Apple Watch, Touch ID or keyboard to login in to Mac.
Universal copy between Mac/iOS.
iCloud/documents in the Cloud.
Spell check where ever you are typing.
Easy switching by shortcut keys between main folders in Finder - Applications, Home, Documents, Utilities, and Downloads.
Talking System Clock for Hour or Quarter, Half and 3 Quarter hour.
Talking System Messages.
Talking selected text keyboard shortcut.
Easily switch system sound output via adding Volume Menu to Status Menu.
The option to Play Sound when adjusting the volume just makes life that bit easier for setting the volume at the wright level.
No getting stuck if someone mutes the volume on the Mac, shortcut key to switch it back on.
Switch easily with my AirPods from Mac, iPhone or Apple Watch.
Siri/Type to Siri also available.
Common apps Mac/iOS - Books, FaceTime, Find My, Home, Mail, Maps, Messages, Music, News, Notes, Podcasts, Reminders, Safari, TV, and Voice Memos.
Then we also have Garage Band, Swift Playgrounds, Pages, Numbers, and Keynote that you can also install.
Add to Music )previously iTunes) As a Spoken Track.
Make/receive phone calls via iPhone with FaceTime.
Preview to easily listen to contents of audio files.
Safari Reader mode.
Still love being Abel to play chess with the computer and myself which is of course fully accessible on the Mac with the Chess app.
Easily add iTunes Gift card codes using the FaceTime camera on the Mac.
Turn on Accessibility Menu on Status Menu to check what accessibility options are active.
Accessibility Shortcut menu or triple use of Power button/Touch ID.
Toggle VoiceOver in several ways - Siri, keyboard short cut or Power/Touch ID on MacBooks.
VoiceOver inbuilt training tutorial to get started.
VoiceOver with Alex Synthesiser still only synthesiser that actually breaths (up to 200 different breaths).
Multiple ways to navigate with VoiceOver - Control+Option or Caps Lock, QuickNav, Lock VO Keys, Numeric Keypad Touch Bar, or Trackpad.
When using my iMac, I can still link up a Magic Trackpad and use VoiceOver gestures (the same as on the trackpad on my MacBook).
VoiceOver keyboard commands similar subset on iOS.
VoiceOver cursor location same as on iOS.
VoiceOver keyboard shortcuts to launch Apple Scripts or applications.
VoiceOver Screen Curtain.
VoiceOver Sounds to assist with navigation.
VoiceOver easily supports a wide range of USB/Bluetooth Braille displays (plug in and Play).
Easily switch sound sources for VoiceOver.
The Mac fits my work flow for work and home, be mindful to check if it does for you as well.