Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Talking Tech for November 15 2016

Some Thoughts of my Recent Purchase of Tile



Tile is a little plastic tile with a button which allows you to find an object that it is attached to locate that item.  If you press the button on the Tile, it locates the smart phone that it is attached to.


The Android version is more accessible than the iOs version, but still works.


The developer has said that improvements to accessibility should be coming down the track particularly for the iOS version: i.e. only get Tile name and not map location in the iOS version.


iOS demo of Tile





Android demo of Tile follow-up




Watch Aussie TV Anywhere on your Smart phone


Freview FV is a way of watching digital tV free on your smart phone: the Android version of this app is more accessible than the iOS version, but still works.










A Bit of Information on How the MacBook Pro Touch Bar Works with VoiceOver


Yes the Touch bar does work in the new MacBook Pro, you can use your VoiceOver gestures to flick left right, and 1 finger double tap to activate an item.  You can also hold down the Command key and triple tap the Touch ID to start/stop VoiceOver.  As the new Macbook Pro’s don’t have a function key line, holding down the FN key turns the number row in to the function key row.




Quick Tip if You Can’t Remember Mac VoiceOver Commands


VO+HH will bring up the VoiceOver Commands Help menu, if you start typing the word that a command should contain you will get a list of suggestions: comes in very handy..


MacBook Buyers Guide


With the new MacBook Pro’s coming in, Apple’s line up of MacBooks is getting more and more complicated, this article from iMore will hopefully make things a bit clearer.




  1. Nice podcast David. Can you please do a talking tech podcast about you interviewing the voice of Samantha?

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  3. This is definitely what I should get for my mom on her birthday. She often forgets where she puts her phone and then keeps looking around for it.


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