blog post: listening to books via podcast addict

The following will cover a quick way to listen to audio books. I will be using airmore and podcast addict.

I should preface this by saying that I’m 2 weeks new to android, so any corrections will probably be necessary.

steps”

  1. Download podcast addict from the google play store.
  2. Download airmore from the google play store
  3. Run both at least once.
  4. Connect your computer to airmore with the IP address method.
  5. Click files
  6. Click the SD card if that’s where you want to put the files.
  7. Create a new folder for your book files. Note it is best if your mp3s are numbered so, 001, 002, ETC.
  8. Click import after selecting the new folder
  9. Import your files.
  10. Wait until your files have ben imported. Make sure you have all of the files or you might find some odd jumps in the book. I’ve had this happen once already.

Once the book is imported into that folder you will do the following.

  1. Launch podcast addict.
  2. click the nav drawer at the upper left.
  3. Click add new podcasts.
  4. Click virtual podcast.
  5. Browse to where the folder is.
  6. Tap the folder
  7. Tap ok.

Now if you did things right you should be able to queue each ep in the playlist by double tapping and holding.

I’m reading a book this way and it is working fine. I have the auto advance function on in the playlist, so this makes listening to a book very enjoyable. I hope this simple guide helps someone.

blog post: Why I’m a federationist

People often ask me why I belong to the national federation of the blind. I could give the generic minute message we have, but I believe our own words speak loudly as well. Here’s my answer to the question.

#why I belong to the NFB.

Why am I a federationist?? I’m a big believer in technology. I believe technology has and will continue to help the blind, however it costs a lot. A simple machine for embossing (that is brailing from a computer on to paper) cost about 5-50 grand, and that’s new. A braille display (a contraption that turns computer screen output into braille right a way for a user) cost between 500 to 5000 dollars. This must stop. I’m aware most of us are buying our stuff through services for the blind in what ever state/country you live, however that gives companies no excuse to charge an arm and leg for the technology. I know companies need to make a profit, I have 2 small businesses so I get it, however this is wrong on so many levels. As a federationist I feel that by making my and others’ voices heard we can stop this treatment of the blind and disabled.

Let’s race in an out of control mine cart

For some reason my audio would not let the voice through I dunno why, but I take a look at mine racer an audio game for mac os. I had a bit of a problem when it came to the game itself but I have emailed the developer and hopefully they will look into it. This is a fun fun game and I hope to do an actual play through one day.

Let’s play with reverb. No, not sound this time.

I take a look at [reverb](https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/reverb-for-amazon-alexa/id1144695621?mt=8) an iOs app that will let you use most of what alexa has to offer, except for music. The app is somewhat easy to use but I had trouble in the alexa app itself toward the end of the podcast.

Enjoy and feel free to leave feedback.

addendum to threema: sharing and accessing non mp3 files

Having trouble opening that file a user sent you? Here is 1 of probably many solutions. I actually want to hear more of them as this might be more common than we think.

Join me for this episode where I present only 1 of as stated many solutions to this issue.

Feedback is more than welcome. Leave it in the disqus frame etc.

Let’s talk with threema: a high quality but low cost voice and texting app

I go over threema a low cost, high quality app for iOs and android.. Thanks to all who helped me in this review. All of you rock and you know who you are.

#what is this?
Threema is a low cost high quality chat app for text, voice, media, photos video etc. It is 100 percent accessible with voiceover, and the developers are very good with feedback. I have spoken with them regarding some design changes and they seem as though they want to do said changes.

Any comments, leave them in the disqus frame.