In this week’s VIP, Nelson and James discuss the top stories from assistive tech and give you some Cool Picks to think about.
Facebook’s “Snooze” button allows users to mute people, Pages, and Groups for 30 days. This is beneficial if you find someone’s posts very annoying, but do not want to unfriend them for whatever reason. Snooze also allows Pages and Groups to retain less-active users that would otherwise unlike a page or leave a group.
Want to access Siri, Alexa, and Google Assistant from one device without any other hardware? Jinni—pronounced “genie”—helps you do just that by offering a take-along device you can use almost anywhere, even if you don’t own an Echo or Google Home.
Apple has added airport terminal maps, featuring check-in locations, dining options, and shopping outlets, into its Apple Maps app in iOS 11 as part of a new indoor maps feature.
CBT takes a dip in the water with the Ultimate Ears roll 2. Will this portable bluetooth speaker sink or swim?
In order to use your Mac for phone calls, you will need to sign in to both iCloud and FaceTime with the same Apple ID on both your Mac and iPhone. And both devices will need to be connected to the same network. A Bluetooth connection is not needed.
Recently, Artificial intelligence took center stage at Microsoft’s AI Summit in San Francisco. Aside from announcing AI smarts for a range of software, Microsoft is also ramping up its Seeing AI app for iOS, which uses computer vision to audibly help blind and visually impaired people to see the world around them.
This time out we take a look at recording audio. This covers everything from setting up the computer to know which device/microphone to record from to telling GarageBand which track to record onto. Especially useful in projects with more than one tracks.So warm up those vocal pipes or playing fingers and lets continue our dive into recording with GarageBand.
Google Maps will soon guide you through every step of a mass transit ride, including telling you when it’s time to get off. Once the feature rolls out, you should find a “start” button at the bottom of the screen when you look up how to go to a certain destination. If you select that button, you’ll get live updates on where you are as you walk or as your ride moves, not only within the app, but also on your Android lock screen.
Announced at WWDC 2017, Apple Pay Cash is Apple’s answer to services like PayPal. It lets you send money to other iOS users via Messages. The money you send is taken from the Apple Pay card(s) you already use. When that cash is received, it is added to a new virtual payment card found in the Wallet. You can pay for things using the balance on that card and Apple Pay. You can also transfer the money into your bank account.