Talking Tech 28th June 2022

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Published Jun 28, 2022, 5:14 AM

Reminder about the new Vision Australia Vision Store

 

Particularly the new search function, and add to your wish list if something catch’s your attention.

 

https://shop.visionaustralia.org

 

Tech Friday on Leave for 3 weeks

 

I’m on leave for the first several weeks of July, so Tech Friday will be back on 22/7/2022.

Of course as all ways, the show must go on (grin) with Talking Tech.

 

A Little Handy Tip I picked up for the Notes app

 

If you just select a Note you have already done without actually editing the note by double tapping on it if you are a VoiceOver user, you can simply read the note without the annoyance of the on screen keyboard coming up or you accidentally entering text in to the note.

 

A Small but Very General Helpful Purchase from Apple Last week

 

The Apple Dual USBC charger 34W is certainly making its presence known at home for not only charging Apple stuff, but over USBC things as well.

 

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT213263

 

An Aspect of A11Y That No one Seems to talk About Any more - Background Music on Videos, Podcasts etc

 

Radio stations including the ABC do this all the time. If you listen to the updated of the news via your smart speaker, u’ll get music in the background, when they do a traffic report on live radio, you’ll get music in the background.

May sound nice, but for folks with hearing and processing issues, it is down wright inaccessible and annoying.

 

Apple is Doing Away not Only with Passwords in iOS 16, iPad OS and Mac 13

 

Yes, Captions will be a thing of the past: i.e. those annoying things where you have to count the number of traffic lights in a photo or listen to a poor quality accessible audio alternative.

 

https://www.imore.com/ios-16-could-kill-more-passwords-handy-feature?utm_source=im_tw&utm_medium=tw_card&utm_content=84157&utm_campaign=social

 

Don’t Buy These Apple Products

 

Simply, because there not being upgraded or at end of life etc.

My main 3 are the Apple Watch S3, Apple TV HD, and the iPhone 12 mini.

 

https://apple.news/ARcFx-uxaTmuMUhAMO9gdIQ

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