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This DemoCast discusses Audible, the latest craze in digital book-buying to hit the interwebs. Erin reviews the accessibility of the website and the iOS app using the iPad mini with retina (2013). You will need to create an account at Audible.com and download the latest iOS app from the iTunes App Store. Be sure to follow @Audible_com on Twitter for sales, updates and more! 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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Stone Wave ImageIn this DemoCast, Erin demonstrates the microwavable cookware called Stone Wave. She will show how easy it is to make a no fuss and no hassle omelette. Erin will also include a couple handy kitchen items that are inexpensive and difficult to do without. If you have an idea for a tip, trick or tidbit, please feel free to submit it for a possible upcoming episode!

Visit the Official Stone Wave website.

Get the Stone Wave on Amazon.com.

Get the OXO Steel Can Opener on Amazon.com.

Check out the OXO Good Grips Smooth Edge Can Opener on Amazon.com. We do not have this model, but it appears very similar with less metal.

Get the Jar Pop Opener at Amazon.com.

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In this DemoCast, Erin demonstrates an excellent free calorie-counting and weight loss tool available in a variety of formats called My Fitness Pal. This episode will focus on My Fitness Pal version 4.2.2.242c843 using an iPhone 5 with iOS 7.0.4 with VoiceOver. You are able to follow the developers on Twitter @MyFitnessPal and like the app at Facebook.com/MyFitnessPal. If you have an idea for a tip, trick or tidbit, please feel free to submit it for a possible upcoming episode!

Visit MyFitnessPal.com

View in iTunes,

View on Google Play

View in Windows Marketplace

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In this episode, Erin demonstrates the versatility of a text-to-speech application called Voice Dream Reader for iOS. To find out more information about the product please visit the developer’s website at VoiceDream.com and purchase the iOS application by visiting iTunes, click here. 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 demonstrates iBooks version 3.1.3 for iOS 7.0.3. She also interviews Jonathan Mosen about his new book iOS 7 Without the Eye. You can purchase this book in Braille and Daisy formats from The National Braille Press. You can learn more about Jonathan and his various ventures at Mosen.org, follow him on Twitter @JonathanMosen, and check out MushroomFM.com for the world’s widest variety of music.

By the way, check out Erin’s show, The Melting Pot, on MushroomFM.com, Sundays from 7PM to 10PM Eastern.

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 episode 26 Erin demonstrates the new BARD Mobile app for iOS, developed by the National Library Service (NLS) in the United States. This app allows you to download specially-produced NLS books to your iDevice of choice. You can download the app on iTunes by clicking here. For further information on using the BARD Mobile app, please read the BARD Mobile Application User Guide. Erin also discusses how to share BARD books via Dropbox.

Sign-up for a free Dropbox account here.

To download Dropbox for iOS on iTunes, click here.

Visit the BARD Catalog by clicking here.

For BARD Mobile Support, click here.

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In this democast, Erin discusses the new updates to the Braille Edge 40 Braille Display manufactured by HIMS Inc. You can find out more information about the update by visiting The HIMS Website Additionally, Erin also introduces the new custom case for the Braille Edge sold by Executive ProductsExecutive Products Inc. 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, 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.

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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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