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Talking Tech 13th April 2021

April 13, 2021

Whoops, A Belated Happy Birthday to Apple April 1 1976

 

On Apple’s Birthday each year, I always tend to look back fondly on my first Apple computer which was an Apple IIE: CPU and keyboard in one unit, single floppy disk drive, and a very tiny monitor. For access, I used an Echo synthesiser, TextTalker software, and several talking programs like WordTalk.

 

https://www.macobserver.com/news/happy-birthday-apple-founded-april-1-1976/

 

Tech Friday for Newcastle April 2021 - Smart Home Tech

 

Andreas, Rebecca, Ray and I share our smart home tech we use plus some other suggestions.

 

Video Link:

 

https://visionaustralia.zoom.us/rec/play/DREf3bnMllHfc4KwjtY-PTwD3EXK1jssMjy_ZQs3Spwuh-CUCvr0CKBDEyWSpID_TOGv0ioxYaXJgw9l.JlQAvmKtHBu8COzL?continueMode=true&_x_zm_rtaid=2e6Or3WzR8WKoDJsPSUnCQ.1617940416126.c644e99ffce760db9a670aa3855f4335&_x_zm_rhtaid=930

 

Exploring Technology with David Woodbridge - In the Kitchen low and High Tech

 

In my latest Exploring Tech Webinar for March, in the Kitchen, Alex, Tony and I share low and high tech ideas for working in the kitchen.

 

Video Link:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVODmlqHGw8

 

Product Video from Me - Victor Reader Stream

 

In my continuing product video series on my favourite products from the Vision australia Vision Store, this one is a mini get up and going with the Victor Reader Stream which allows you to play daisy books, take recorded notes, read documents, listen to podcasts and radio stations online.

 

Video Link:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIcVNtNU0EM

 

Vision australia Vision Store product link for the Victor Reader Stream:

 

https://shop.visionaustralia.org/shop/product/esrm021

 

Code Jumper Now Available on the Android Google Play Store

 

Code Jumper which is the physical series of pods to teach the concept of block programming for students available from APH and developed by Microsoft, now has it’s Code Jumper software available on Android, not just Windows 10 computers.

Tip - like Windows 10, your screen reader (Talkback) will speak out of the Hub speaker on Android as the Code Jumper Hub which the pods are connected to acts as a hBT head set.

Whole setup works extremely well.

 

Android Play Store Link to Code Jumper:

 

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.aph.codejumper

 

Vision australia Vision Store Product Link for Code Jumper hardware link:

 

https://shop.visionaustralia.org/shop/product/es1208-so

 

Code Jumper website for All tutorials, Curriculum etc: 

 

https://codejumper.com

 

Smart Tab Plus

 

 

The new way to find items from Samsung.

 

https://news.samsung.com/global/introducing-the-new-galaxy-smarttagplus-the-smart-way-to-find-lost-items?utm_source=nr_twitter&utm_medium=social

 

How to Find 3rd Party Accessories Using Apple’s Find My

 

3rd party support for Find My Items Tab in Find My from Apple, still no sign of AirTags.

 

https://9to5mac.com/2021/04/10/how-to-track-third-party-accessories-using-apples-find-my/

 

All the Best Head Phones for Working at Home in 2021

 

This article which goes through a variety of head phones is just a good reminder what is available and at different prices.

 

https://www.cnet.com/news/the-best-headphones-for-work-at-home-for-2021/?ServiceType=twitter&UniqueID=CD12D100-99FE-11EB-9F14-8B263A982C1E&ftag=COS-05-10aaa0b&PostType=link&TheTime=2021-04-10T13%3A15%3A20

 

How Often Should One Shut Down Their iPhone

 

Looks like at least once a week.

 

https://www.idropnews.com/news/heres-how-often-you-should-shut-down-your-iphone-and-why/98673/

 

The Latest Trade in Deals for Apple Devices in Australia

 

The old story, the longer you wait to trade something in to upgrade, the less the trade in price is. However, I think having a backup to your iPhone by keeping an older one around is still a great idea.

 

https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2021/04/new-apple-iphone-ipad-watch-trade-in-deals-australia/

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