Author Archives: John

Updates for 9/27/17

I am a little behind, but the News page of the site has been updated with the last Apple event. I just received my iPhone 8 a few days earlier and I am, as usual, just as impressed with it … Continue reading

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iOS 11 is released

Today, Apple released iOS 11 for all supported devices. I have just updated my iPhone 7 and am messing with it. However, in their usual, efficient and informative manner,, Applevis has a summary of what you can expect which you … Continue reading

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FYI, in case there is any interest.

I have recently been asked to be a revolving cohost on the Blind Abilities podcast with Brian Fischler. Recently, I recorded my first episode with Brian. If anyone is interested, the link to the show is here to listen to … Continue reading

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Mac for the Blind 4th of July and Convention Sale

In honor of the 4th of July and the ACB and NFB summer conventions, Mac for the Blind is happy to announce a sale on all audio tutorials and Apple Slices! This sale will continue throughout the month of July. … Continue reading

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WWDC 2017 Announcements

Once Again, Apple held it’s World Wide Developer Conference, returning to San Jose after some 15 years. There were quite a few product announcements made by Tim Cook during the two and a half hour keynote presentation. I tried to … Continue reading

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My return to the iAccess VO Podcast

It’s been a few months, but I was, once again, a guest on the iAccess VO podcast hosted by Brian and Ed. If you are interested in listening, please go here. As usual, I thank Brian and Ed for inviting … Continue reading

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Mac for the Blind is Proud to Announce the Apple Slices Series

In conjunction with the Audio Tutorial Series for the Mac and iOS, I am now adding what I’m calling, Apple Slices. These are very short mini lessons of 5 to 7 minutes in length that focus on a specific task … Continue reading

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Cyber Weekend sale on All Audio Tutorials!

A new audio tutorial for the Mac has been added to the Mac Lessons Page You can learn about using VoiceOver and SIRI in Mac OS Sierra in this tutorial. Also, until Monday, November 28 at midnight, receive a 25 … Continue reading

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Another potential source for Braille input and output for the Mac and iOS

Many probably know that I have a particular interest and strong opinion about the use of Braille by the blind. Braille literacy has become a hot topic, and there is an dangerously foolish attitude out there that because of the … Continue reading

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Apple Event from September 7 and Some Additional News

I am a bit behind here, and it seemed that Apple decided to release a lot of products while I was on vacation. I summarized most of the announcements from their September 7 event here. I did not buy an … Continue reading

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