In part two of Exploring Windows 8.1, James Oates takes us on a tour of all of the applications that are pre-installed on the start screen. The following applications are included in the demonstration: Mail, Skype, One Drive, Reading List, Calendar, Weather, Finance, Video, Music, Sports, Internet Explorer, News, and the Windows Store. James also briefly demonstrates Google Now on Chrome.
In this podcast, James Oates walks you through the layout of Windows 8.1. He explains live tiles, and how to change the appearance of the start screen. He shows you how to find your applications, and how to add them to your start screen or task bar. He shows you how to use the file explorer and search feature, add keyboard short cuts to access your most frequently used programs from anywhere on the computer, how to have your computer show the desktop at startup instead of the start screen, and how to bypass the login screen when starting your computer.
A sneak peek into possible new voices on iOS 8 beta. Join Hugo for an exploration of the features that iOS offers for the blind and low vision with a quick sample of Alex, originally found on the Mac.
Hugo gives an in-depth demonstration of the Focus 40 Blue Wireless Braille Display from Freedom Scientific.
Justin demonstrates the Logitech K760 Keyboard, explaining some of the highlights and lowlights. He says good-bye to battery hassles, this wireless keyboard is powered by any light, low light and lamp light, indoors and out. Fully charged, it works for at least three months.
Listen in as Cullen demonstrates a fully accessible phone from Odin Mobile. The ODIN VI is a talking cell phone that is 100 percent accessible to the blind. It speaks everything that is on the screen, speaks the keys that you press and even prompts you to perform certain functions. Create your own contacts and move through your contact list to hear the names read out loud. Write text messages and hear your incoming messages spoken to you. Access your call log to learn which calls you missed.
Hugo unveils his new microphone, Audio-Technica’s new AT2005USB is an all-purpose microphone designed to take you from the stage to the studio and beyond. This rugged handheld microphone offers two outputs, USB output for digital recording, and an XLR output that connects with a sound system’s conventional microphone input for use in live performance. The microphone plugs right into your computer’s USB port, and functions seamlessly with your favorite recording software.
Pull up a chair as Kayaker serves up the Lattissima Plus Espresso Machine, With its advanced technology, this new generation of Lattissima delivers an even simpler and more intuitive operation thanks to its new One Touch System. Exceptional Cappuccino and Latte Macchiato are prepared wit h milk froth with the touch of a button.
Blind Yoda takes the full power of the New Dell Venue 8 Pro Tablet featuring Windows 8.1 and Office Home & Student 2013. She configures and demonstrates jesters and keyboard commands on the tablet for the first time.
Sadam demonstrates how to backup to iCloud and setting up the new iPad Air. Unbelievably thin and light. And yet it’s so much more powerful and capable. With the A7 chip, advanced wireless, and great apps for productivity and creativity — all beautifully integrated with iOS 7. iPad Air lets you do more than you ever imagined. In more places than you ever imagined. All-new design, leaner and definitely meaner. It is impossibly thin but incredibly solid thanks to its aluminum unibody design. It dropped almost a quarter of the volume of the previous-generation iPad. So it weighs just one gravity-defying pound. But what makes iPad Air truly remarkable is that it packs so much more power and capability into its sleek enclosure. So you can do even more with it, while carrying even less with you.