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Talking Tech 17th March 2020

March 17, 2020

Various cOVID-19 Tech info and resources

 

Apple Closes All of It’s Apple Retail Stores Outside of China Until the 27th of March

 

Whilst the Apple retail stores will be closed, you can still access Apple online for shopping, and of course the Apple Helpdesk.

 

Apple’s Australian main Webpage:

 

https://www.apple.com/au/

 

Apple Store for iOS:

 

Best way to shop for Apple Products.

 

https://apps.apple.com/au/app/apple-store/id375380948

 

Some Movements with Upcoming Tech Conferences

 

Apple WWDC 2020 to be a Virtual Conference

 

A great decision by Apple to move the WWDC 2020 conference to a virtual one.

 

https://www.imore.com/apple-announces-wwdc-2020-and-its-all-going-be-online

 

The Microsoft Build conference will also be going virtual, but it appears as if the Google Io Conference is being cancelled.

 

Online Tools to Keep in Mind for Keeping in Touch

 

Zoom seems to be the most popular online conference system at the moment, and is fully accessible.

 

https://zoom.us

 

Of course, our good old friend Skype.

 

https://www.skype.com/en/

 

From Microsoft as well, we have Microsoft Teams which is also accessible.

 

https://products.office.com/en-au/microsoft-teams/group-chat-software

 

From Apple, we have FaceTime which can also be used for FaceTime Group calls.

FaceTime is pre-installed on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.

 

https://www.imore.com/facetime

 

Two Very Helpful Video Assistance Services That Use Your Smart Phone Camera

 

Be My Eyes Free), and Aira (up to 5 mins for free).  Both run on either iOS or Android.

 

Be My Eyes Android app:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bemyeyes.bemyeyes&hl=en_AU

Be My Eyes iOS app:

https://apps.apple.com/au/app/be-my-eyes/id905177575

 

Aira Android app:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=io.aira.smart&hl=en_AU

Aira iOS app:

https://apps.apple.com/au/app/aira/id1071584352

 

Help desks from Apple, Microsoft, and Google (plus Vision Australia AT Help Desk)

 

Apple - 1300 365 083.

 

Microsoft - 1800 280 300.

 

Google - via the Specialist section within the Be My Eyes app.

 

Vision Australia  Assistive Technology Help Desk - 1300 847 466.

 

Also, lets not Forget Online Shopping

 

Both Coles Online and Woolworths online are excellent.

 

Coles Android App:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.coles.android.shopmate&hl=en_AU

Woolworths Android app:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.woolworths&hl=en_AU

 

Coles online iOS app:

 https://apps.apple.com/au/app/coles/id529118855

Woolworths online iOS app:

https://apps.apple.com/au/app/woolworths/id975089690

 

Speaking of Online Stores - The Vision Store

 

If your worried about being out and about and you still want to get stuff from Vision Store, remember our shop at:

 

https://shop.visionaustralia.org

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