Talking Tech 11th April 2017

April 11, 2017

This week, David and Stephen talk to Sam Taylor from Pacific Vision discussing Pacific Vision’s products: in particular the new BrailleSense Polaris and an easy to use smart phone with real buttons. David describes an accessible game for the Apple TV 4th generation that you can play with the Siri Touch remote or a game controller: Inside The Cave.

https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/inside-the-cave/id1123678505?mt=8

How to Keep your Phones Battery Healthy. Stephen came across an article on how to look after your battery in your Smart phone or Laptop: quite an interesting read.

http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/gadgets/a15731/best-way-to-keep-li-ion-batteries-charged/

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Talking Tech 4th April 2017

April 4, 2017

Stephen and David catching up with Romana and Blake from Humanware

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Talking Tech 21st March 2017

March 21, 2017

In this weeks show Stephen and David discuss a number of interviews  coming out from Blind Bargains and Cool Blind Tech concerning the recently held CSUN Conference 2017.

You can subscribe to either Blind Bargains or Cool Blind Tech through iTunes or your favorate pod catcher or download the Blind Bargains for iOS/Android app and go to the Audio Tab to access their show or the CSUn 2017 interviews.

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Talking Tech 7th March 2017

March 7, 2017

ABC Radio and the Cricket

 

With the Australia verses India cricket test match series underway, a good time to mention access to the aBC broadcast for Australians via the ABC digital service including the excellent and fully accessible ABC Radio iOS app for iPhone, iPod touch or iPad.

The Android version has a lot of unlabelled buttons, but after the show I was able to access ABC Extra to listen to the cricket on my Samsung Tab.

The current version of Siri in beta 10.3 will give you Cricket scores, when the next cricket match is, and what the current score in real time is: hopefully biOS 10.3 will be out before the end of much.

 

Some Highlights From CSUN 2017

 

  1. VFO Group Announces Availability of ONYX OCR and ElBraille

 

ElBraille with 14 or 40 Focus Blue refreshable Braille display configurations with the ElBraille docking station running Windows 10/JAWS.  Available 2nd quarter for 14 with 40 version following.

 

Onyx OCR video magnifier for distance, near viewing, and fixed OCR with touch screen.

 

http://www.freedomscientific.com/About/News

 

  1. HIMMS Announces the soon to be Released BrailleSense Polaris

 

New Braille Notetaker from HIMMS allowing access to Android apps, Google Classroom, Google Docs, mirror cast, and touch swipe gestures: available May 2017.

 

https://www.newswire.com/news/announcement-of-braillesense-polaris-by-hims-inc-18913066

 

  1. KNFB Reader Now Available on the Windows 10 App Store

 

This is exciting news with the KNFB Reader now available on Windows 10 plus Android, iOS.  No plans to make it available on Mac O.  $99 US ($130 Australian)..

 

https://nfb.org/national-federation-blind-sensotec-nv-announce-launch-knfb-reader-microsoft-windows-10

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Talking Tech 14th February 17

February 14, 2017

Concise one this week: David gets back to talking with Stephen about Apple.

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Talking Tech 7th February 2017

February 7, 2017

Amongst the various story’s this week, the exciting news is the update to the VA Connect app which gives Vision Australia Library users access now to text based newspapers and magazines, not just a selection.  Also various bugs squashed from user feedback.

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