iPhone & iPad Apps for the Blind &VisuallyImpaired

Friday, May 30, 2014

Timely Time Teller App Keeps You Timely Video

Timely Time Teller App Keeps You Timely




The Timely Time Teller app is a simple app for iOS that gives you repeating alerts at set intervals. When alerts are turned on Timely verbally tells you the time at set intervals. For example, Timely could alert you of the time every 15 minutes. I found this helpful when rushing to get ready for school in the morning, with Timely giving me updates on the time I don't have to worry loosing track of time. When the app says, "seven o'clock" I know I have to be eating breakfast if I don't want to be late. Similarly, I found the app very helpful when bike riding instead of stopping and taking my iPhone out of my pocket Timely tells me the time every 15 minutes. When the iPhone is on silent Timely will vibrate at set times. Unfortunately the vibrate feature isn't very useful because you can distinguish a Timely alert from a text message or email notification. It would be more helpful if the vibration was different from other notifications. In all Timely is extremely simple, but can be a helpful tool. It could be especially beneficial for people with executive function difficulties.

Rx mind Me Prescription / Medicine Reminder and Pill Tracker For those who take medication, Rxmindme Prescription / Medicine Reminder and Pill Taker is a fantastic reminder app.

Rx mind Me Prescription / Medicine Reminder and Pill Tracker For those who take medication, Rxmindme Prescription / Medicine Reminder and Pill Taker is a fantastic reminder app. It sends you alerts you when it is time to take your medication and also will keep track of how many pills you have left and when to re-order. It also has a medication database included. It is VoiceOver friendly. Free

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Monday, May 26, 2014

Today is the day for remembering our troops. Happy Memorial Day

Today is the day for remembering our troops. Happy Memorial Day 
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Friday, May 23, 2014

How to find restaurants, read reviews, and make reservations using Siri


How to find restaurants, read reviews, and make reservations using Siri


With iOS 6, Siri can now help you find restaurants and even book tables. You will need the OpenTable app from the App Store to complete your reservations, but Siri do a lot of the heavy lifting, including finding places and times, and showing you Yelp-powered reviews and pictures.

    SayText (free), developed by Norfello Oy, scans text within any image, such as a medical form or restaurant menu, and reads it aloud.


    SayText (free), developed by Norfello Oy, scans text within any image, such as a medical form or restaurant menu, and reads it aloud. Center the document under the iPhone camera and double-tap the "Take Picture" button. Then raise it slowly: a beep indicates that the entire document is in the phone's frame. The app's Optical Character Recognition utility then scans the text. Tap the screen for status updates. Once scanned, swipe right to hear the document read aloud. Free

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    Friday, May 16, 2014

    How to find movie locations, showtimes, reviews, ratings, and trailers using Siri


    How to find movie locations, showtimes, reviews, ratings, and trailers using Siri


    With iOS 6, Siri has become quite the movie buff, able to tell you not only what films are playing at which theaters, but provide you with their ratings and reviews, and even play you their trailers.

    Apple iPhone (Original/1st Gen/EDGE)

    Apple iPhone (Original/1st Gen/EDGE) 4, 8, 16 GB Specs

    The original iPhone (1st Gen.) is a handheld device combining mobile phone, iPod, and Internet communications functionality. It is a Quad-band GSM capable phone -- 850, 900, 1800, and 1900 MHz -- and features a 3.5" display with 320x480 resolution at 163 ppi, 4 GB, 8 GB, or 16 GB of flash memory (4 GB model discontinued September 5, 2007, 16 GB model introduced February 5, 2008), built-in support for Wi-Fi (802.11b/g), EDGE, and Bluetooth 2.0, as well as an integrated 2.0 megapixel camera all packed in a stylish case a mere 0.46 of an inch thick that weighs 4.0 ounces.

    Although initially announced as providing "up to" 16 hours of audio playback and "up to" 5 hours of "talk, video, and browsing", on June 18, 2007, Apple boosted these numbers to "up to" 8 hours of talk time, 24 hours of audio playback, 7 hours of video playback, and 6 hours of web browsing. It provides "up to" 250 hours of standby time.

    Perhaps most notably, the original iPhone introduced a "multi-touch" interface that allows one to control the functions of the system by dragging one or more fingers across the "optical quality" glass display.

    The original iPhone also has an accelerometer that allows the device to "know" whether it is being held in portrait or landscape mode and switch automatically, an ambient light sensor to adjust screen brightness based on need, and a "proximity sensor" to turn off the display when it is held to the ear.
    Photo Credit: Apple, Inc. Self-describing any product as "revolutionary" is gutsy, if not arrogant, but the iPhoneoffers an impressive patented "multi-touch" interface that allows one to control the device by sliding one or more fingers across the touch sensitive display.
    Effectively, the iPhone screen acts as a far more advanced version of the "Scrolling Trackpad" first introduced on January 31, 2005 in the PowerBook G4 series. The iPhone also has an accelerometer -- most likely based on the "Sudden Motion Sensor" technology likewise introduced with the PowerBook G4 -- that allows the iPhone to "know" whether it is being held in portrait or landscape mode and automatically switch accordingly. For example, one might choose to use the device in portrait mode for phone calls and landscape mode for web browsing.
    In addition to the "self switching" accelerometer, the iPhone has an ambient light sensor -- first introduced with the PowerBook G4 1.0/17" (Al) -- to automatically adjust screen brightness depending on need, and a slick "proximity sensor" to turn off the display when it is held to the ear (otherwise you might accidentally operate it with your face).
    The iPhone measures 4.5 inches by 2.4 inches, is 0.46 of an inch thick (115 by 61 by 11.6 mm), and weighs a scant 4.8 ounces (135 grams). It features a high-resolution "optical quality" glass 3.5 inch display with 320x480 resolution at 160 ppi. It has 4, 8, or 16 GB of flash memory storage, provides "up to" 8 hours of talk time, 24 hours of audio playback, 7 hours of video playback, 6 hours of web browsing, and 250 hours of standby time. It also has a 2.0 megapixel digital camera.
    Apple says that the iPhone has just one button -- Home. However, it also has volume up/down, ringer on/off, and sleep/wake buttons. Also see: What exactly is the iPhone?
    To see more on the future of the Apple iPhone click here.

    TalkingTag™ LV ($9.99) from TalkingTag enables blind people to label everyday items with special coded stickers.



    TalkingTag™ LV ($9.99) from TalkingTag enables blind people to label everyday items with special coded stickers. Users scan each sticker with the iPhone camera and record and replay via VoiceOver up to a 1-minute audio message identifying what's been labeled. The app is ideal for organizing a DVD collection, locating boxes during a move, or picking the right jelly jar from the refrigerator. Stickers can be erased and recorded over. this app is currently not available in the US App Store of people it comes soon sounds very cool.

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    Monday, May 12, 2014

    How can I turn On or off autocorrect on the iPad

    How can I turn On or off autocorrect on the iPad

    Sometimes you just don't need Apple's iPad dictionary telling you how to spell. The feature can be helpful but sometimes it's not the best at recognizing certain words and proper names, etc. But if you do need Apple's dictionary the steps will help you turn auto correct on and off as you would like.
    To turn auto correct off or ON:
    1. Navigate to Settings -> General -> Keyboard
    2. Touch Auto-Correction -> OFF or ON


    Friday, May 9, 2014

    How to play and control music using Siri


    How to play and control music using Siri


    Siri can help you access your music more easily than ever. With Siri you can play tracks, albums, and entires genres without ever having to open your Music app. If you're in the car, Siri also makes for a safe way to keep your tunes going while keeping your hands on the wheel.

    5-0 Radio Pro Police Scanner (Extra Feeds) If you hear sirens approaching and are curious as to what the emergency is, you now have an inside tool.

    5-0 Radio Pro Police Scanner (Extra Feeds) If you hear sirens approaching and are curious as to what the emergency is, you now have an inside tool. Just turn on your iPhone and you can use 5-0 Radio Pro Police Scanner to listen in on your local emergency bands. Informative and interesting, 5-0 features live scanner feeds from over 35,000 fire, emergency, air traffic, railroad, police and more. If you want to test it out there is a free version. $1.99

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    Friday, May 2, 2014

    How to create, view, update, and cancel calendar events using Siri


    How to create, view, update, and cancel calendar events using Siri


    Since is meant to be your personal assistant, it only makes sense to have it schedule and manage your meetings and events on your iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPod touch 5, iPad 4, iPad 3, or iPad mini. Asking Siri to create a Calendar event only takes a few seconds and is much faster than creating them manually and entering all the data yourself. Whether you need Siri to schedule a meeting, tell you what's on the agenda for the day, or move an existing meeting to another time to make room for a conference call or a power nap, Siri will help make sure your schedule is set.

    Chime by Black Do you miss the days of clocks and watches that chimed the current time? It is easy to lose track of time, so try this.

    Chime by Black Do you miss the days of clocks and watches that chimed the current time? It is easy to lose track of time, so try this. You can set it to only chime the time when you want. Example you can set it to only chime the time threw  10:00 AM till 10:00 PM. Its FREE

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