In this episode, James Oates reviews the new Amazon Echo Dot (2nd Generation). He describes the configuration, and tells the lay-out of the physical buttons, and what they do. If you need help setting up your new Echo device, listen to this podcast from Leonid Prazdnik of Cool Blind Tech. James then talks about Amazon’s new unlimited music subscription which rivals the other major music subscription services already available. He demonstrates how well the Echo works with Amazon’s music subscription.
In this brief episode, James Oates shows us the new voicemail transcription feature in iOS 10. He explains how to find and read the transcription and how to submit feedback to Apple so that the service can improve over time.
In this episode, James Oates demonstrates new third party application integration with Siri in iOS 10. He shows us how to find out which applications are available for Siri integration, and how to activate them. He selects three applications to take on a test run. See how well Uber, Skype, and Roger work with Siri.
In this episode, James Oates introduces us to the built in Windows Mail client, which is a part of Windows 10 Anniversary Update. He shows us how to configure multiple accounts, create a signature line for our outgoing mail, how to create and send a message, how to reply to a message, how to activate a link within a message, how to quickly navigate a webpage using Microsoft Edge, how to search for a message, how to find all of your mail folders, how to use mail filters, how to format text in a message, and how to create and send a message using Cortana. Throughout this podcast, James uses Narrator, the built-in screen reader from Microsoft. He also shows us most of the handy keyboard shortcuts for Windows Mail.
Here, Alex walks us through editing presets by hand using Notepad. Since basically everything that’s good isn’t accessible in the music world, you gotta do silly and time-consuming workarounds. Depending on what kind of tone maniac and audio aficionado you are, you might decide to go through this.
The amazon’s Fire tablet has a lot of content to offer via its app store including games, apps and more. The problem is that not all apps that are on other app stores make it to amazon’s ecosystem. Fortunately, since FireOS is based on Android, it’s possible to get the Google Play Store onto your Fire tablet. In this Podcast, Leo demonstrates how to install the play store using a script from Root Junky. Keep in mind that if you haven’t already, you will need to obtain the Google USB drivers for the tablet.
Have you found the Play store on the Fire tablet useful? Let us know what you think!
In this episode, James Oates demonstrates the new features in the Mail app for iOS10. He shows us the new unsubscribe feature which allows us to quickly unsubscribe from unwanted mailing lists. He shows us how to arrange messages that appear in a thread, and how to easily navigate through those messages with a new feature that has been added to the rotor. He shows us how to filter mail which is an indispensable feature for those who have a large number of messages. Finally, he shows us how to use the new edit feature on the rotor which appears when composing an email. This allows for some basic formatting, and James shows us how to use this feature to add an email attachment to an outgoing email.
The Apple TV 4th Generation recently received an update to TV OS 10. Joel shows off these updates and demonstrates how easy it is to change settings for Blind, Low Vision and Mobility Impaired users of the Apple TV. Apple has provided a great article on all of these changes through their Apple TV support pages. Sit back, relax and let Siri do the channel surfing tonight.
In this episode, James Oates shows us how to enable Apple Pay for Safari, how to temporarily disable add blockers on a web page, and how to close all Safari tabs at once. He also demonstrates the new media interface for Safari by showing us how to upload photos and videos to Facebook, and by showing us how to record and upload videos to YouTube.
In IOS 10, a new and potentially useful feature known as emergency bypass breaks through do not disturb, meaning that someone can contact you even if it is turned on. This means that a contact no longer has to be in the favourites list to break through the do not disturb filter. Note that this has to be enabled separately for calls and texts. In this podcast, Justin shows us how to activate emergency bypass, and explains how it can be implemented.