Sunday, 7 February 2016

Talking Tech For Feb 9 2016

Apple AC Wall plug Adapter Exchange program


Initial text from Apple Support page concerning this recall.


Apple has determined that, in very rare cases, the two prong Apple AC wall plug adapters designed for use in Continental Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Korea, Argentina and Brazil may break and create a risk of electrical shock if touched. These wall plug adapters shipped from 2003 to 2015 with Mac and certain iOS devices, and were also included in the Apple World Travel Adapter Kit.

Customer safety is always Apple's top priority, and we have voluntarily decided to exchange affected wall plug adapters with a new, redesigned adapter, free of charge. We encourage customers to exchange any affected parts using the process below.

Note: Other wall plug adapters, including those designed for Canada, China, Hong Kong, Japan, United Kingdom, and United States and Apple USB power adapters are not affected by this program.

Identifying your wall plug adapter

Compare your adapter to the images below. An affected wall plug adapter has 4 or 5 characters or no characters on the inside slot where it attaches to an Apple power adapter. Redesigned adapters have a 3-letter regional code in the slot (EUR, KOR, AUS, ARG or BRA).


For more information, use the following link.


CSUN Conference Technology and Disability 2016 from March 22 to March 26 2016.


Coming up again with some hopefully interesting product announcements including (hopefully an announcement of the low cost Braille display which Vision Australia has been involved with in bringing to market. 


Microsoft Feedback Accessibility Ideas Page:


This page is a great way of giving accessibility feedback ideas to Microsoft for future product development.


The Time Buzz App for Apple watch


Turn your Apple watch in to a vibrating watch, really does feel like your waring a completely different watch.  The app is only a few dollars, and the trick to using it is to have VoiceOver turned off via the Digital Crown, sounds muted, and have activate last app on wrist raised tunred on.  Consequently, just raise your wrist, and get the time vibrated to you after tapping the screen.


Time Buzz iOS App Store Link:


Podcast on the Apple watch,  Time Buzz app:


Time Buzz Developer Website:


Unhand-Me You Beast: another handy Apple watch/iPhone app


Prevent your iPhone from being picked up, and asks to be “unhanded”: works with Apple watch to turn alarm on/off.


Unhand-Me iOS App Store Link:!-get-notified-on/id998160303?mt=8


Podcast of all of the Apple watch apps I use, including the Unhand-Me, and the Time Buzz app:


Several Interesting New Games


Blindfold Horse Race


LifeLine 2


Lifeline Silent Night


iOS Woolworths Shopping App Now Accessible Again


Finally, Woolworths has gotten around to fixing the the splash screen on their app to make it accessible with VoiceOver.

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