Sunday, 6 November 2016

Talking Tech for October 31 and November 8 2016

Talking Tech for October 31 and November 7 2016

 

Apple Keynote event October 28 2016

 

Accessibility ad started off the keynote.

 

New Apple Accessibility website announced:

 

http://www.apple.com/accessibility

 

An article concerning the new website from iMore:

 

http://www.imore.com/accessibility-faq

 

New TV app announced for iOs for the Apple TV.

 

Watch all of your movies and TV shows from one source, rather than multiple apps: folks don’t seem to think this includes Netflix.

 

New MacBook Pro announced with Touch bar/Touch ID.

 

Thinner, 

Lighter, 

Brighter, 

better audio from speakers, 

13 and 15 inch models, 

Butter fly mechanism keyboard,

starting off with 8gb ram and 256GB SSD,

Larger force  touch trackpad, and

4 Thunder Bolt ports (2 either side) integrating data, charging, and video in one port.,

No SD port, but we still have a head phone jack,

multi-touch bar replacing function keys. 

Touch bar changes to what app is running, 

system control strip available to changing volume etc,

predictive text,

Touch ID to allow finger print for Apple Pay and faster user switching.

Hold down Command key and triple press Touch ID to toggle VoiceOver.

 

Microsoft Keynote Held the same week - An Interesting Point

 

You can still get the 13 inch MacBook Air, but the 11 inch is gone.

 

Microsoft like the Apple keynote started off with an Accessibility promo ad.

 

AirPods Delayed

 

The AirPods from Apple which were supposed to be out by the end of the month have been delayed Apple has said they are not quite ready for release: hopefully out by the end of the year.

 

Apple Watch Nike Now Available

 

The Nike Plus Apple Watch is now available.

 

So we now have updated series1, series 2, edition, and Nike Plus.  Nike same as Series 2 but with specific Nike Band, watch face, and pre-installed Nike app.

 

https://techcrunch.com/2016/10/28/apple-watch-nike/?ncid=rss&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Techcrunch+%28TechCrunch%29&sr_share=twitter

 

This Support Document for Resetting the Mac, is a bit alarming: No More Start-Up Sound

 

Interesting that on new MBP’s the start up sound is not mentioned, I hope this does not mean its gone.

 

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204063

 

KNFB Reader for Android still on at 80 Percent off

 

When I last checked yesterday, Google was still subsidising the KnFB Reader at this great price.

 

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sensotec.knfbreader&hl=en

 

New Podcast from Me - using the new Move/Delete function in iOS VoiceOver

 

So much easier using this new functionality of moving/deleting apps.

 

http://davidwoodbr.podbean.com

 

Upcoming Podcast from Me - unboxing and step of the BrailleNote Touch

 

http://davidwoodbr.podbean.com

 

A couple of Products I’ve tried out Recently

 

The Elgato Window/Door Sensor, and

Native Union Key Lightning to USB Cable.

 

http://www.afb.org/aw/main.asp?utm_source=AFB&utm_medium=email

 

JAWS 18 released

 

JAWS 18 now is officially released and out of beta.

 

http://www.freedomscientific.com

 



Talking Tech for October 31 and November 7 2016

 

Apple Keynote event October 28 2016

 

Accessibility ad started off the keynote.

 

New Apple Accessibility website announced:

 

http://www.apple.com/accessibility

 

An article concerning the new website from iMore:

 

http://www.imore.com/accessibility-faq

 

New TV app announced for iOs for the Apple TV.

 

Watch all of your movies and TV shows from one source, rather than multiple apps: folks don’t seem to think this includes Netflix.

 

New MacBook Pro announced with Touch bar/Touch ID.

 

Thinner, 

Lighter, 

Brighter, 

better audio from speakers, 

13 and 15 inch models, 

Butter fly mechanism keyboard,

starting off with 8gb ram and 256GB SSD,

Larger force  touch trackpad, and

4 Thunder Bolt ports (2 either side) integrating data, charging, and video in one port.,

No SD port, but we still have a head phone jack,

multi-touch bar replacing function keys. 

Touch bar changes to what app is running, 

system control strip available to changing volume etc,

predictive text,

Touch ID to allow finger print for Apple Pay and faster user switching.

Hold down Command key and triple press Touch ID to toggle VoiceOver.

 

Microsoft Keynote Held the same week - An Interesting Point

 

You can still get the 13 inch MacBook Air, but the 11 inch is gone.

 

Microsoft like the Apple keynote started off with an Accessibility promo ad.

 

AirPods Delayed

 

The AirPods from Apple which were supposed to be out by the end of the month have been delayed Apple has said they are not quite ready for release: hopefully out by the end of the year.

 

Apple Watch Nike Now Available

 

The Nike Plus Apple Watch is now available.

 

So we now have updated series1, series 2, edition, and Nike Plus.  Nike same as Series 2 but with specific Nike Band, watch face, and pre-installed Nike app.

 

https://techcrunch.com/2016/10/28/apple-watch-nike/?ncid=rss&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Techcrunch+%28TechCrunch%29&sr_share=twitter

 

This Support Document for Resetting the Mac, is a bit alarming: No More Start-Up Sound

 

Interesting that on new MBP’s the start up sound is not mentioned, I hope this does not mean its gone.

 

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204063

 

KNFB Reader for Android still on at 80 Percent off

 

When I last checked yesterday, Google was still subsidising the KnFB Reader at this great price.

 

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sensotec.knfbreader&hl=en

 

New Podcast from Me - using the new Move/Delete function in iOS VoiceOver

 

So much easier using this new functionality of moving/deleting apps.

 

http://davidwoodbr.podbean.com

 

Upcoming Podcast from Me - unboxing and step of the BrailleNote Touch

 

http://davidwoodbr.podbean.com

 

A couple of Products I’ve tried out Recently

 

The Elgato Window/Door Sensor, and

Native Union Key Lightning to USB Cable.

 

http://www.afb.org/aw/main.asp?utm_source=AFB&utm_medium=email

 

JAWS 18 released

 

JAWS 18 now is officially released and out of beta.

 

http://www.freedomscientific.com

 

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