Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Talking Tech for April 29th 2014

0Day bug found in All Versions of Internet Explorer: From GiZmodo

 

This bug effects 26 percent of the web (IE users), Windows XP users will not be covered, and analysts suggest if concerned switch browsers such as Firefox, Google Chrome or Safari.

 

http://gizmodo.com/new-vulnerability-found-in-every-single-version-of-inte-1568383903

 

 

AudioBoo demo of Windows 8.1 Developer preview of Narrator Screen Reader working on a Nokia Phone

 

Sounds pretty good.  VA will be getting a phone to evaluate.  One thing we have learnt is that you can web browse with Narrator.

 

http://audioboo.fm/boos/2108263-exclusive-new-screen-reader-accessibility-on-nokia-windows-phone-8-1-devices-a11y

 

iOS 7.1.1 Now Available (Fixing VO BT KB Major Bug) - From TUAWB

 

Amongst other updates, this 7.1.1 release now means that VoiceOver users can again use their Bluetooth keyboards with VoiceOver to edit documents etc.

 

http://www.tuaw.com/2014/04/22/ios-7-1-1-now-available-improves-touch-id-fixes-keyboard-issue/?ncid=rss_truncated&%3Fncid=tw

 

Now You Can Get OS X Mavericks Beta AS Well - 

 

Great that everyone can now join in the Apple Seed testing program for Mac OS X Mavericks: just remember this is a beta program and not to be used on production machines as you may loose data etc.

 

Apple OS X Seed Testing page:

  

https://appleseed.apple.com/sp/betaprogram

 

About the OS X Mavericks Seed Testing Program - From iMore

 

http://www.imore.com/apple-opens-mavericks-beta-program-public

 

Apple’s Q2 Earning Results - From Apple Hot News

 

Apple sold in Q2 44M iPhones, 16M iPads, and 4M Macs.  Made 1 billion dollars revenue in 2013 from the Apple TV.

 

http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2014/04/23Apple-Reports-Second-Quarter-Results.html

  

Should Apple Ditch the iPod - From Cult Of Mac

 

As this article states, once the iPhone came out in 2007 which included an iPod (music) player, it really did mark the beginning of the drop in iPod sales.  Be interesting to see when and if Apple’s wearable device comes out, that the iPod’s may cease to exist as they now have not been updated for 2 years.

 

http://www.cultofmac.com/276252/apple-ditch-ipod/

 

The Little Hobby That Wouldn’t Die: The Apple TV - From Mashable

 

http://mobilizer.instapaper.com/m?u=http://feeds.mashable.com/~r/Mashable/~3/uOkNTD-vuu0/

 

Zoomtext for Mac

 

Just a reminder that Zoomtext for Mac has 3 inbuilt speech features now besides that of screen magnification: speak controls on the screen, speak items under the mouse, and the speak web tool.

 

http://us1.campaign-archive2.com/?u=46e107c7813eb905dfd2a6938&id=8a1f20c19b

 

7128 Software 25 top Game Sites for Blind Gamers

 

This is a great resource to find the top25 game related websites for blind and low vision users for Mac, iOS, and Windows.

 

http://www.7128.com/top25/topsitesblind.html

 

Avoid Quick Format of USB drives to Stop  File recovery - From Life Hacker

 

Just a way of avoiding people recovering your files from a supposed formatted USB key.

 

http://lifehacker.com/avoid-quick-formatting-flash-drives-to-prevent-file-r-1568230632?utm_campaign=socialflow_lifehacker_twitter&utm_source=lifehacker_twitter&utm_medium=socialflow

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