adendum to cloud convert podcast: batch convert files on the fly

I take a look at cloud convert’s ability to quickly batch convert files. YOu cannot I don’t think chage any settings, how ever this is a quick way to do this if you are are a work, school, etc.

Looking at cloud convert: an ios app for remote conversion

In this episode I take a look at
cloud convert, an ios app for conversion of files from one format to antoehr that’s done in the cloud. This is 100 percent accessible and I comend the developers for taking the time to make it so.

Any comments or questions can be left in the comments area after every post or via the comment line which can be gotten at the end of every file.

Enjoy.

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blog post: changes I see in ios7.1

Hello to all. This morning, or maybe it was last night, apple released ios7.1. I was going over the changes on the applevis blog and I noticed some oddities. One of them though is very annoying and hope it can be fixed.

The bluetooth keyboard that you use may generate odd looking characters that look like IPA symbols or even cr (carriage returns). Restarting the keyboard works, how ever when you switch windows the bug might or might not crop up again.

solution

I reported this bug to apple in early october or november and as of yet it has not been fixed. They did say the were working on a fix, so we will see in the next minor release if this happens.

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Does this bug happen to you? if so what is your work around? Post comments or email me feedback on this post using the form below. Thanks all.

blogpost: tip: showing all apps in iOS: from a voice over perspective

Here is an
iOS tip
I learned from a twitter user who retweeted a blog. Here is how to do said tip in voice over.

  1. from your home screen swipe down with 3 fingers after touching an icon. Make sure it is not the ones on the doc.
  2. type any character such as a back slash. I will use a period (.) in this example
  3. Now flick from the top of the window and you will notice every single app that you have installed. This will work even if the app is inside a folder.

I hope someone enjoys this tip and how to do this using voice over. If someone needs a podcast I can quickly do one but some people like to read the posts in text.

if you have any questions feel free to get hold of me from the contact page or call (641) 715-3800

and enter the access code:
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Looking at air drop for iOS

I go over air drop for iOS with a guest podcaster @kd6cae. We air drop 2 items to each other and discuss the apps that open when you air drop let’s say a contact. Enjoy.

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an entertaining look at blocking calls in ios7

In this episode I take a look at how to block and unblock callers. This was at the request of a twitter follower. Thanks for the suggestion and if I got your handle wrong in the podcast you still know who you are. I block a friend of mine and you get to hear what happens when a call is blocked. I then unblock them and we test that. Enjoy the podcast and any feedback is welcome. [signoff]

looking at run keeper: an iOS app

I take a look at
run keeper,
an iOS app that lets you keep track of your walking, driving, etc. There are several accessaries you can buy, but I take you on a live walk to show how the controls are laid out. enjoy [signoff]

blog post: a new kind of malware for ios?

today I read an interesting blog article. I’ll link to it below so you can read it for yourself, but basically someone built a charger to install militias software on the iOS device when a charger is plugged in to the iOS device. Frankly I’m a bit scaptel but this proves that we need to watch out and for now only use chargers from apple and griffin technologies. Here is an excerpt from the blog.

“This approach uses a charger that looks like a standard charger, but has malicious software on it. When an iOS device is plugged into the charger, an attacker can bypass iOS defense mechanisms and compromise a device within one minute of it being plugged in. ”

So even though I’m skeptical, I urge those of you that are not to be very very careful!

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Gaget insurence: a good thing?

I love my iPhone. I don’t’ own an iPad so there. Heha. Anyways I want to say I also have one thing that most iOS devices owners don’t want to have and that is Gadget Insurance Even though I get mine via apple care plus, there are many sites like the one linked to where you can do this. I should also mention I’m visually impaired and use my iOS device on a daily bases. So insurance for me is a very good thing. If you want to know how I use my phone as a VI person look at my podcast blog for more info. I do several demos therein. Enjoy.

blog post: samsung attempts to sue apple to get rid of voice over on all iOS devices

Yes you read the subject right. the patent troll also known as samsung is attempting to get rid of voice over on all iOS devices. here is the link to the story on the bbc. And here is an email posted by a list member. I got his permission to post this. and I agree 100 percent.

Ladies and Gentlemen, Please forgive my email but a very valuable piece of information has been brought to my attention that affects blind IT users everywhere who use apple hardware. For those who know and those who don’t. Samsung Electronics has filed a patent removal case against Apple. inc over the accessibility component called “Voiceover” also it’s other assistive technology components developed over iOS. To set the record straight on this, Voiceover for both OS X and iOS is developed by apple and NOT samsung electronics. The assistive technologies pack built into iOS is developed by Apple and NOT samsung. With this attack from Samsung against apple, If a court rules in favour of Samsung, Apple will be forced to remove Voiceover and all assistive components related to the iOS interface. This will affect all blind and visually impaired / print impaired users as well as those with complex learning and communication disabilities. We as a disabled community must stand firm and support the necessary bodies connected to fighting against Samsung Electronics challenge against apple. If Samsung are allowed to continue, they would be found guilty through a class action suit of disability discrimination and human rights violations. So that anyone on the internet reads this message, If you’re a manufacturer or developer of hardware / software, understand that disabled people use your products and have an equal right to use your products as well as you. Imagine if you will, a situation where you woke up to see nothing but black for the rest of your life and have to rely on your other senses to work for you, you won’t be able to drive, read a newspaper, NOTHING AT ALL! without support and adaptive technologies and toools. These products exist for a reason, to promote equality. Please forgive this off topic email. We must do something proactive and legal to make ourselves heard. We are human, just like the rest. Just because we cannot see clearly or at all, does not mean we cannot exist in this world. When we are walked all over, do we not feel pain? When we are wounded, do we not cry out? We are equal to all others and just because our bodies are impaired in one way or another, Don’t shut us out. We are just like you!

So what are we going to do. Boycoting is not an option as there are too few of us to do it and it will not hurt them. I’d like your thoughts and comments regarding this matter. Do you think it’s a good idea for samsung to block voice over and all accesses functions of the iOS devices just so they can take over?

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