And addendum to audio game hub

I go over the update to [a href=”https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/audio-game-hub/id1101972684?mt=8″audio game hub for iOs />a>
Again. This is a suite of fun time waisting games you can use while waiting for a bus or what not. I love the way these games were designed, and yes high scoring now works. Remember any feedback can go on the disqus form.

lets play blindfold pool

A note to the listener: I messed up on the date. It’s 04-29-2016 not march 29, 2016. Ok, on with the show notes.

I attempt to go over blindfold pool an iOs app. This is yet another game in the series. These guys really do an awesome job. While I’m not good at the game, hopefully you can see a bit of game play. I start by going over the help manual for a bit, then play a few games. My favorite is the one with dave. Lol!

Any feedback can be left in the disqus frame.

Let’s game on with audio hub

In this short demo I take a look at
audio game hub>/a> An ios gaming platform with several games. Here is their itunes description.


Audio Game Hub is a set of eight experimental arcade videogames that use audio as their primary interface – making them accessible for both sighted and non-sighted users.

Dive into a rich world of sounds and experience the unique collection of mini audio games. Close your eyes and let your imagination flow.

Any feedback can be left in the comments. I love this series of games and can see myself using this to just waste time.

Let’s race some horses

I should add that before I begin the show notes, I said the name of the app wrong. Look in the show notes for more info about what the app is called. My appoligies to all who tune in.

I go over blindfold horserace another game in the blindfold series. This is a fun filled, fast paced game that is very exciting to play. The developers really did a good job on this game and I encourage you to try it out.

Let’s have fun moving animals in to a barnyard

I look at blindfold barnyard a very fun iOs game where you move animals into a barn with iOs gestures. This game is relaxing and difficult at the same time. The blindfold developers have done an excellent job at this game as they always do with their series of games. Check them out.

Any feedback is more then welcome. Feel free to comment in the frame below each and every post.

blog post; a review of the braven r-1 water resistant bluetooth speaker

the following will cover the braven r–1 bluetooth speaker. A description will be covered , followed by pros and cons.

Description

The braven r–1 bluetooth speaker is about 5 inches long and maybe 2–3 inches high. There are 4 buttons that operate the unit. Both sides are sloped On the left top slope is volume up and down. You can skip back and forth with these 2 buttons, just hold them down. [1] On the right hand side is power and play. Hold down power and turn it on. You will get a low bass tone that is the same pitch as the droid sound.

The play button also acts as the pair button. To pair a device, hold down play for about 3 seconds until you hear 4 slow beeps that echo, twice. Then follow the directions on your device to pair. If you need to enter a code enter 4 0’s.[2] The play button is also answer and end. If you need to answer a phone call, you hold down play. [3] To end the call hold down play. If no bluetooth signal is present the unit will shut off after 0.5 hours. To turn off the unit, hold down power for 3 seconds. You will hear two tones an octave apart. Warning, they can be loud so turn the unit down first just in case.

On the back of the unit is a cap. Unscrew this to access the other ports. You will find a regular usb 2.0 port that is for charging a device. And a micro port for charging the unit. You will also find a button that shows the battery indicator. There is also a reset button but I’m not sure yet where that is. On the left hand of this circle next to the usb port is the aux port. Use the provided mini patch cord to plug it in. If you need a longer one I’m sure best buy has them. Screw on the cap to make the unit water resistant again.

pros

I love this unit. It is loud and can cover a midsize room. I’ve done it when I’m cooking and the sound is excellent. Not much base from a mono speaker, but enough to make it heard and sometimes felt. The speaker is lite weight and easy to carry.

con

The only con I have with it is it cannot do sd cards or even micro sd cards. Over all though this is an excellent unit.

exit

If I have forgotten anything please let me know. Over all the speaker is a very good sounding speaker and I recommend it to anyone in need of something small.


  1. Note, this will not work everywhere. For example in vlc you cannot skip, nor in the quick look. I had the opportunity to test this in some places and it works fine. It is trial and error.

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  2. the code comes from the manual which you can download from braven’s site. The pdf is accessible to voiceover users. It will take trial and error to learn the buttons.

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  3. A note to voiceover users. For some reason when a call comes in the phone does not pipe the voiceover and the ring through the speaker. This has been an ongoing issue since about iOs 8 or so.

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apple live event: Hey siri 09-09-2015

Lots of stuff are discussed including the new iPhone 6s and 6s plus, and siri, plus the new and improved apple tv and its remote. Apple are really going above and beyond here, and I’m proud to be a member of their community. Enjoy this energy packed 2 hours including a performance by one republic.

Looking at ringr: a podcast by Melanie Peskoe

In this episode Melanie goes over ringr an app for recording high definition phone calls. this does not rely on your phone but an email invite code. The calls sound almost as good as face time.

She starts by going over the interface and discussing the few hitches with registration. she then lets us hear 2 excerpts. One in mono and one in stereo so ware head phones if you want to hear both sides of the conversation. This was originally on blind abilities, and audio boom channel which is why she began the way she did. Follow this guest podcaster on twitter

Feedback and comments on this app are more then welcome as my goal is to give this to the developer for discussion of changes to the interface in some areas.

apple keynote for June 8, 2015

In this keynote event, Apple introduces El Capitan and announces a public beta for ios 9. and El Capitan. We alsohear a lot about apple music and what it has to offer. The release date is July 8. 2015.