In this democast, Rodney and Erin team up once again as they demonstrate two new products from Google, the Nexus 7 2013 tablet and the Chromecast media streaming dongle. They give brief impressions of each as well as comments concerning accessibility.
Visit the Nexus 7 2013 Page at Google Play
Visit the Chromecast Page at Google Play
UUPDATE: After the recording of this DemoCast, several articles have been published regarding issues with the Nexus 7′s Multi-Touch and GPS. The multi-touch issues may be related to some of our frustrations. Below are some articles related to the issues before August 14, 2013. Google has not announced a timetable for an update to Jelly Bean 4.3 so stay tuned.
In this DemoCast, Erin discusses the “StandScan Portascanr”, a portable stand for scanning with your mobile phone, i.e. any phone with a camera and scanning application. She also gives quick demonstrations of several scanning applications for Apple iOS devices, including SayText, Prizmo, and ZoomReader. For more information about the Standscan, including pricing and availability, visit them on the web or follow Standscan Portascanr on Twitter.
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This democast discusses the Amazon Kindle app for iOS. Erin also introduces the Kindle Cloud Reader and discusses various device management options. To keep up-to-date concerning Kindle developments, you can follow The Amazon Kindle Team on Twitter (@AmazonKindle). You should also check out many places on the web to find other book bargains (click here).
Get the Kindle App via iTunes
If you are an avid reader, please check out our other podcast, Book Hoarders Anonymous and follow @BookHoarders on Twitter.
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In this DemoCast, Erin discusses some of the ways in which to use an iDevice with a Braille Display. She uses a Braille Edge 40 from HIMS International to give the demonstration. For a list of some of the most common Braille commands for iOS, visit Apple’s VoiceOver Support Page. For another Tech Access DemoCast detailing other functions of the Braille Edge, listen to Tech Access DemoCast 7.
Visit the HIMS Braille EDGE 40 Page for more Information
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In this democast, Erin demonstrates some of the online tools and external applications available in version 13 of the Kurzweil 1000 scanning and reading software. for more information, visit Kurzweil Educational Systems. If you have an idea for a tip, trick or tidbit, please feel free to submit it for a possible upcoming episode!
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In this democast, Erin reviews and describes the Lenovo Thinkpad X230. A written review of this durable and lightweight laptop can be found on the Engadget website.
Visit Lenovo.com for X230 Specifications
If you have an idea for a tip, trick or tidbit, please feel free to submit it for a possible upcoming episode!
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Please join Erin and Rodney for the 3rd Annual Melting Pot Show New Year’s Eve Extravaganza 2012 as they countdown to 2013! They’ll be playing current hits as well as your all-time party favorites. Grab a red solo cup and head on over to the Home of the Fun Guys, MushroomFM.com, on Monday, December 31st at 11PM as the party begins!
When: December 31, 2012
Time: 11PM to 1AM Eastern
Follow the show on Twitter @MeltingPotShow and visit the show page at MushroomFM.com/MeltingPot.
Please excuse the feed cross-postings!
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