The grammar-precise side of me cringes a little when using the word “nexai,” but from an accessibility perspective, it fits well! Join Me, Leo, and Quentin on a Marshmallow expedition in this edition of the VIP roundtable podcast, as Cool Blind Tech dissects the Google event and uncovers an array of nexus devices.
In this podcast, Justin goes through how to use the 3D Touch features on the iPhone 6s. He shows us how to do this on the home screen, to peak into things as well as pop into them and finally the settings available for this new feature.
When you go through the physical education of life, you generally have two to three graduations to attend. One, of course, is in high school. Although some institutions do opt to give you a ceremony in middle or “primary” school, this generally is only done for encouragement. The other degrees come at the completion of various college diplomas.
At the very tail end of August, Voice Dream Reader, the wildly popular book reading app, launched on Android. This opens up a huge potential market, ranging from students who want to read college coursework on-the-go, to professionals who drive a lot and need an easy way of reading materials with high-quality voices. Because of the excellent price range of Android devices, you can now own a book reader for under $100.
When iOS 8 launched last year, it was definitely not a smooth start to the life of a new operating system. It was the first year during which you could install iOS as a public beta; This opened up an entirely new avenue of people who would now be streaming their feedback to Cupertino. The release was no slouch, either. Building upon the momentum of iOS 7, 8 included such niceties as a redesigned notification center, health kit and a health app, Continuity features, spotlight redesign, and a new multitasking switcher. A month after release, we had 8.0.1, which completely broke the radio of the new iPhone 6, and apps crashed more frequently. VoiceOver was riddled with a far greater number of bugs, including the famous “app store clearing search” issue.
We are so excited to bring you CrowdViz is an IOS app for blind and vision impaired people. Just released from the Apple app store. The CrowdViz IOS app gives you the ability to interact with trusted sighted assistants. Help is just a click away, when you need it most, making it easy and fast using reliable video streaming technology. With just the press of a button “Request Assistance,” the process for human interaction begins as it will immediately search for an available assistant to connect with and answer whatever question you may have. The app is free to download from the Apple store and really exciting promotions are currently available. Give us a try and see what all the fuss is about.
At Apple’s “Hey Siri!” event on September 9th, the company announced a slew of new Apple Watch models and bands, along with the iPhone 6S, iPad Pro, and Apple TV. To be clear, these watch models are not a second generation product internally; The specs and components remain the same. They are already in stores, so our best guess is that Apple is trying to squeeze as many sales as possible out of the product with this refresh. For example, there is now a new “rose gold” watch, which is a popular colour choice among many.
“While there are other apps that provide text-to-speech features, users of Voice Dream who have tried many other tools are aware of the uniquely fluid user experience.” – Quartz
When Microsoft revamped Windows Phone as just “Windows 10 Mobile”, everyone was at a surprise. For the first time, Windows Phone would share a very heavy codebase with Windows 10. This meant that the features and resource requirements had to shrink, and Microsoft needed to redesign the user interface from almost scratch again.