Thursday, 3 July 2014

Talking Tech for July 1 2014

Changes to Vision Australia Texpo Dates for 2014


Vision Australia’s technology exhibition (Texpo) which used to be held in August, will now be held in October.  In addition, rather than being held at 3 sites (Sydney, Melbourne, and  Brisbane), it will now be held at two sites to be rotated yearly.


Texpo will be on the 10th/11th and the 17th/18th of October, with the locations yet to be decided.


The Voice Dream Reader app allowing easier access to Vision Australia I-Access Online DAISY service


The Voice Dream Reader app which currently runs on iOS (iPhone, iPod touch or iPad), makes it very easy to access the I-Access service via the Add/Web site function.


In Apple news


The 16GB iPod touch seems to have vanished from the online Apple store, and whilst it came back in the US store cheaper, it has not reappeared in the Australian store.  At the moment, there is only the 32gb/64GB iPod touch’s, although reduced in price: $299.00 and $349.00 respectively.


Interestingly, the other week I said that VoiceOver has been around for 5 years now, well it turns out that on June 29 2014, the iPhone was released 7 years ago.


This week, iOS 7.12, Apple TV 6.2, and Mavericks 10.9.4 were all released.


5 Ways Google is Taking on Apple from Google iO held in June 2014 - from Macworld


1. Android L verses iOS 8.

2. Android TV/ChromeCast verses Apple TV.

3. Android Auto verses Car Play.

4. Google Fit verses Health Kit.

5. Android Ware verses the iWatch.

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