Ever wonder what type of microphone the Cool Blind Tech team is using on their podcasts? Better yet, thinking of starting your very own podcast and want to know which microphone to buy?
Version numbers are not always what they are cracked to be. Windows 10, for example, has kept the version at 10.0, with only incremental build numbers which are prefixed by the month and year.
This year’s 2017 Assistive Technology for Persons with Disabilities Conference, referred to in verbal shorthand as CSUN, held a lot for everyone. As soon as one walked into the exhibit hall, there were people everywhere! So many conversations about the latest and greatest to hit the technological land, most products to be released later this year.
Since covering everything I saw would take until the products are released, let’s do a bird’s-eye view and hit those highlights!
In this episode, we look at the TalkBack settings on a Google Pixel running Android Nougat 7.1.1. James Oates gives a brief overview of accessibility settings while primarily focusing on the settings for TalkcBack 5.1. He also shows us Moves, which are specialized gestures for Android that can be toggled on or off, depending on your preferences.
Although James is new to Android, he is very impressed with the Google Pixel, and looks forward to bringing more Android content to our listeners.
When the iPhone 7 was released, many lamented the headphone jack. Since my own shameless adoption of this new phone, I have and certainly feel obliged to share a different perspective on the matter, one which I have been dabbling in a little. Since many rumors are swirling about the galaxy s8 and whether it will include one, or if other phones are about to adopt the trend like Motorola certainly has, this is quite important to look at. Apple is clearly trying to position their AirPods as the premier experience, especially for seamless connectivity among an ecosystem of many Apple devices. However, just as Belkin and others are benefitting from the new market of adapters capable of charging and 3.5 audio output on iPhones, other markets also get a boost.
Join hosts Joel Ramos, James Oates and Jessica Rickards as they discuss their Cool Picks.
Amazon’s virtual assistant was first introduced on the Echo, as well as the Echo dot. It only made sense that Alexa would eventually expand onto the rest of Amazon’s devices. If you own any of the new fire tablets including the fifth generation—or the hd tablets, you have access to Alexa, including her skills!
In this podcast, Leo demonstrates several ways to interact with the virtual assistant on the Fire tablet. Keep in mind that your tablet will need to run the latest version of Fire OS.
What do you think of Alexa on Fire tablets? Let us know in the comments!
As of this ending year of 2016, we have seen multiple and rapid developments in the choices available to those who wish to cut the cord but are reliant on speech or low-vision tools. Before, the Apple TV was the only usable choice for a long time. Google had the Nexus Player, which in its way was one of the first companies aside from Apple to implement a standard screen reader.