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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
Where: MushroomFM.com

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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“WWDC & more!”

Listener Mail

Robby is looking for a way to get high contrast theme settings onto a Blackberry Bold 9900 that is fully up to date. The Clarity theme only works on 9900′s that are not updated.

Security

LinkedIn confirms passwords were ‘compromised’

eHarmony member passwords compromised

Last.fm warns users of password leak

Check for your password being leaked via LastPass for LinkedIn, eHarmony, and Last.FM.

Microsoft Patches 26 Flaws, Warns of Zero-Day Attack

Flash update for Mac adds silent background updating

Facebook changes data-use policy despite 87% poll opposition

Kaspersky: Devious cyber-weapons share software DNA

Apple News

Apple’s WWDC Keynote by the Numbers

Apple’s WWDC news: New Macbook Pros, iOS 6, upgraded Siri

Retina MacBook Pro full of Air-style proprietary parts

iOS 6 Features you Might Have Missed

Apple using TomTom and OpenStreetMap data in iOS 6 Maps app

Apple releases iTunes 10.6.3

Accessibility News

ZoomText 10.0.3 Has Landed!

NVDA 2012.2.1 Released

“Get on the Bookshare Express” Summer Reading Event!

Blind Olympic torch bearer runs unguided, assisted only by smartphone

What Were You Thinking?

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Other Notes

To view these stories and other considerations, please visit our Delicious bookmarks page.

Please check out our other podcasts Tech Access Democast and Book Hoarders Anonymous.

You may also want to follow us on Twitter: @RodneyEdgar, @ErinEdgar, and @TA_Weekly.

We would greatly appreciate it if listeners and fans would write a short review in iTunes for our shows as well as other visually impaired and blindness related content. These reviews go a long way to promoting the community and getting the word out because without community involvement there are no shows!

Tech Access Weekly
Tech Access Democast
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“Don’t Step in It”

This week we discuss a Password Breach at LinkedIn, US and Israel Confirmed Behind Stuxnet, Flame Virus Used Microsoft Certificate Loophole, Firefox 13 Released, AT&T Helps Android Developers Make Efficient Apps, Windows 8 Upgrade Program, Google Warning About Gmail Hacks, Google Voice Adds New Anonymous Caller Options, Twitter Tweaks Servers For Better Performance, Twitter Usage Doubles Among Users, Facebook Surveys Users About Potential Privacy Changes, All Things D Releases Kara Swisher & Walt Mossberg Interviews with Steve Jobs in Audio and Video, Spoken Layer, NFB Release Newsline App for iOS, BlindSquare for iOS, WebAIM Screenreader Survey #4 Results, ITC Judge Uses Cheech and Chong to Decide Apple Versus Samsung Case, WWYT #1, WWYT #2, and much more! To view these stories and other considerations, please visit our Delicious bookmarks page.

Please check out our other podcasts Tech Access Democast and Book Hoarders Anonymous.

You may also want to follow us on Twitter: @RodneyEdgar, @ErinEdgar, and @TA_Weekly.

We would greatly appreciate it if listeners and fans would write a short review in iTunes for our shows as well as other visually impaired and blindness related content. These reviews go a long way to promoting the community and getting the word out because without community involvement there are no shows!

Tech Access Weekly
Tech Access Democast
Tech Access Daily Tips

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“Stuck in the Honey Tree”

This week we discuss listener mail, Malware is on the Rise, Google Helping Alert About DNSChanger, Flame Malware is Huge!, Sprint Tethering Data Plans Change, Amazon Video for Xbox 360, Cable Companies Spread WiFi, Text Message Sender Not Being Sued For Accident, Facebook Buying Face.com, Accessible Facebook App VoiceBook VO on iTunes, Plextalk Linio, Blind Friendly Medicine Bottles, Paralyzed Woman Controls Robotic Arm, Prosthetic Foot Made in Missassauga Wins Award, Sexy, Six-Legged Robot Hexi Wants to Get Friendly, WWYT #1, WWYT #2, and much more! To view these stories and other considerations, please visit our Delicious bookmarks page.

Please check out our other podcasts Tech Access Democast and Book Hoarders Anonymous.

You may also want to follow us on Twitter: @RodneyEdgar, @ErinEdgar, and @TA_Weekly.

We would greatly appreciate it if listeners and fans would write a short review in iTunes for our shows as well as other visually impaired and blindness related content. These reviews go a long way to promoting the community and getting the word out because without community involvement there are no shows!

Tech Access Weekly
Tech Access Democast
Tech Access Daily Tips

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“Text on the Run”

**Special Note** We will be taking the week of May 21st off to relax and revive the minds. We should be back May 30th!

This week we discuss listener mail, Microsoft Patch Tuesday, Kindle Fire Parental Controls, MPAA Claims Censorship is Good, IP Addresses Can’t Even Identify a State, Flashback Malware Could Mean Big Money For Developers, Kaspersky Joins Apple Security, Safari 5.1.7 Released, Apple Update 2012-002 for Snow Leopard, Apple Update 2012-003, Mac OS 10.7.4 Breaks Bluetooth But FileVault Issue, iOS 5.1.1 Released, MacBook Pro Rumors, Apple Will Support MobileMe E-Mail After June 30th, Yahoo’s Scott Thompson Is Out, New York City Imposes Social Media Rules For Schools, High School Principal Resigns Due to Spying, Facebook App Center, Verizon LTE Expands by 28 Cities, RIM Releases Screenreader for Blackberry, Davinci All-In-One HD CCTV, BC Scan 2.0, The Accelerated Dynamic Content API on Kickstarter, New Jersey Ruling in Favor of Blind Student Need to Read Braille, TVonics, RNIB and Ivona Partner For Accessible TV DVR (RNIB Arcticle, Benetech Releases Image Description Tool, Disability Awareness Month This October, WWYT #1, WWYT #2, and much more! To view these stories and other considerations, please visit our Delicious bookmarks page.

If you are a low vision listener make sure to check out High Contrast, Episode 1 “Three iPads for 3 Hosts” on the Serotalk Podcasting Network (SPN) by clicking here. This pilot episode can also be found on iBlink Radio for Android and iOS devices.

Please check out our other podcasts Tech Access Democast and Book Hoarders Anonymous.

You may also want to follow us on Twitter: @RodneyEdgar, @ErinEdgar, and @TA_Weekly.

We would greatly appreciate it if listeners and fans would write a short review in iTunes for our shows as well as other visually impaired and blindness related content. These reviews go a long way to promoting the community and getting the word out because without community involvement there are no shows!

Tech Access Weekly
Tech Access Democast
Tech Access Daily Tips

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“22 Slurpies”

This week we discuss Microsoft Security Essentials 4, ISP’s Must Block Pirate Bay, Skype Reveals Your IP Address, Facebook Announces Antivirus Marketplace, Facebook Support Dashboard, Congress Wants To Stop Facebook Snooping By Employers, Flashback Searches Twitter, Mac Security Behind Microsoft In Security by 10 Years, Apple Plans To Build A Restaurant, iPavement, Cellphone User Falls In Sinkhole, Hulu Is Thinking About Authentication, Tor Books Going DRM Free, Swiss Company Wants To Improve Product Identifications, EyeRing, NavPal, WebAIM Screenreader Survey #4, VoiceOver Support For Firefox For Mac, Desktop Alert Releases Text-To-Speech Screen Reader for PC Notifications, Tiny Mic Could Improve Cochlear Implants, Sip and Puff iOS Dock on Kickstarter, Make Images Accessible With Tobi Version 1, ISci Voice Access Software For Students, Saturn Snagged Pluto’s Cousin and Turned It Into A Moon, WWYT #1, WWYT #2, and much more! To view these stories and other considerations, please visit our Delicious bookmarks page.
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“Soda or Pop”

This week we discuss listener mail, New Java Exploit & Microsoft Word Issues for Mac, Flashback Holds Steady, Macs Have Windows Malware, FBI Warns About DNSChanger, Twitter Spam Spreads Anti-Virus Malware, 15 Year Old Hacker Arrested, Apple Gets Personal With Security Questions, Free Snow Leopard, Office 2011 SP 2 for Mac Pulled, e-Book Price-Fixing Spreads to Canada, Microsoft Updates SkyDrive, Google Drive is Finally Here!, Hulu Expands Original Catalog, Intel’s Ivy Bridge, Adobe Photoshop CS6 Updated, AT&T To Release Watson Voice, Serotek Adds Ivona Voices, Windows Eyes 7.5.4.1 Released, AI Squared Spring Discount, Walmart’s Mail Order Pharmacy, Publishers Call for Industry Cohesion on Accessible e-Books,
Disney and Visually Impaired Guest Propose Class Settlement
, FCC Fines T-Mobile $819,000 Over Accessibility Issues, Ruling on Implant Maintenance For Hearing Impaired, Brain-machine Interface Helps Move Paralyzed Hand, Virtual World Offers New Approach To Tackling Autism, Internet Hall of Fame Announced, WWYT #1, WWYT #2, WWYT #3, and much more! To view these stories and other considerations, please visit our Delicious bookmarks page.

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“Metropolitan”

This week we discuss the passing of Dick Clark at age 82 (video auto-plays), listener comments (sort of), Mac OS Flashback.K Declining, Cybersecurity Bill Angers Hackers, Microsoft Patches Office ActiveX Controls, LeNa Malware Strikes Android, Facebook Users Giving Over Debit, Credit and ID Information to Ice IX, Facebook, Dropbox and More Vulnerable to Malware on Jailbroken Devices; Twitter Spam Leads to Legal Action, Judge Preserves Megaupload Evidence For Now, While Gov’t Tries To Pin Blame On Hosting Company, Facebook-Instagram Deal Raises New Privacy Worries, AOL Sells Its Patents To Microsoft For $1 Billion: Microsoft Now Owns Netscape IP, Three Flavors of Windows 8, Raspberry Pi $35 Mini System Starts Shipping, Apple Investigates iPad WiFi Issues, Paramount Renting Movies on YouTube, New Federal Agency Gives Boost To Disability Issues, New Low-Cost Handheld Device Offers Independence for Millions of Visually Impaired Americans, Brain Chips Could Help the Blind See, Audio App for – Learning Ally, Deaf-Blind Glove, WWYT #1, WWYT #2, and much more! To view these stories and other considerations, please visit our Delicious bookmarks page.

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“Wings & Things”

This week we discuss Erin’s upcoming appearance on SeroSpectives, listener mail, Flashback.K, Apple Security Fixes for Flashback.K & more, Adobe Flash Auto-Update while promoting “Scareware”, Global Payments Credit Card Fraud and an Update to the Credit Card Fraud, VISA Fails During System Update, Resetting XBOX 360 Doesn’t Remove Your Credit Card Data, White House Seeks to Have Search Engines Play Copyright Cops, April Fool’s Day Roundup, ‘Girls Around Me’ Shows a Dark Side of Social Networks, Facebook Timeline Rolls Out to All Brand Pages, Spotify’s Facebook Timeline Chronicles Over 1,000 Years of Music, School Orders Students To Delete Facebook Accounts Or Face Expulsion, Boys’ Diplomas Withheld For Facebook Kissing Photos, Teacher’s Aide Refuses to Share Facebook Access, Is Suspended, Path Starts Encrypting User Contact Data, Arizona Law Amendment Would Criminalize “Lewd Or Profane” Language On The Internet”, North Carolina Town Bans All Cell Use While Driving, Hulu Plus For Android, MPAA Wants More Criminal Cases Brought Against ‘Rogue’ Sites, MPAA Withholds MegaUpload Data, FCC Pushing New Closed-Captioning Rules, Panasonic Talking TVs Hitting Stores, AFB 2012 Access Awards, Justice Department Intervenes in Lawsuit Involving New Hampshire’s Mental Health System, iPad App That Lets Mute Kids Speak Menaced By Patent Lawsuit, Hearing Aid Can Stream Wireless Audio, Flying Cars, WWYT, and much more! To view these stories and other considerations, please visit our Delicious bookmarks page.

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“3, 2, 1, Rant!”

This week we discuss listener mail, Draw Something Twitter Scam, FCC Code of Conduct for ISPs, Fake Law Firm Scams MegaUpload, Give Us Your Facebgook Logon, Single Sign-On Flaw Hits Facebook & Google, Mobile Safari Spoofing, Mac OS Trojan and ESET’s Findings, Apple UDID’s Are Off-Limits to Developers, Safari 5.1.5 Update Released, iTunes 10.6.1 Released, Siri Lawsuit, Again, Apple’s nanoSIM Licensing, Apple iPad Not So Fast, iPad Complaints Rise, AT&T Incorrectly Collected Federal Funds For Relay Services, AT&T Wants to Keep Customers, Comcast Going to XBox 360 and Net Neutrality, Blind Man Drives Courtesy of Google, UsersFirst Mobility Map, AppWriter for iPad, Deque System Upgraded Products, Never Too Old to Learn Braille, WWYT #1, WWYT #2, and much more! To view these stories and other considerations, please visit our Delicious bookmarks page.

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