iPhone & iPad Apps for the Blind &VisuallyImpaired

Friday, September 1, 2017

How do I clean my AirPods?


Protect your investment with regular cleanings and good aural hygiene. Dropping $160 on a pair of wireless earbuds in a dental-floss-sized case is no small decision. If you decided to spring for a pair of AirPods, you're going to want to take good care of them so they'll last you a couple rounds of iPhone upgrades. After all, these ones don't come bundled in the box. Here's how you clean your AirPods and keep 'em clean! With dirt, dust, lint, grime, ear wax, and more constantly finding its way onto your glossy white AirPods, you're definitely gonna want to clean them from time to time. Consistency is your friend, friend: The best way to ward off long-lasting grime is by preventing it from building up. Clean and clean regularly.


Carry a microfiber cloth


Get a little microfiber cloth and keep it on your person or store it wherever you charge your AirPods. Give your AirPods (and the case if you want) a quick buff every couple days.
If you happen to spot an offending smudge, go ahead and wipe it away.
You can pick up a six pack of microfiber cleaning cloths from Amazon and be set for life … or at least the life of your AirPods! Do not use hand sanitizer on your AirPods. You risk damaging the polish — or worse, the electronics. Instead, a little bit of water (purified is better than tap) on a cloth can help you wipe away the grease and grime.


As much as I wish Apple's AirPods were a seamless piece of plastic, they're not. And the tiny, tiny little cracks and crevices start to fill up with dust, grime, etc. When a cloth-polish just won't do, you've gotta get up close and personal.
I find a cotton swab is great for a thorough cleaning of your AirPods. Whether you've got ear wax clinging to the speaker grilles or dirt in the seams, a cotton swab will usually do the trick.
Lastly, if you've got a particularly stubborn smudge that won't wipe away from the surface of your AirPods, you might try giving it a quick swipe or four with a rubber eraser. The rubber will pull the mark from the surface of your AirPods.

A word of warning, though: Don't get lazy! Check on your little Pod Pals from time to time to make sure they're not collecting grime.

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Thursday, August 24, 2017

How to search for posts in a group on Facebook App


To search for posts in a group:
  • Go to a group and tap Search below the cover photo.
  • Enter names or keywords that appear in either the post or the comments of the post you're searching for.

Once you have hit enter. Some suggestions will come up. Please note that they won't be all for that particular group but there will be a lot better. It's almost like a general search through Facebook. But it's better than nothing.

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Monday, August 14, 2017

Why it is important to protect your iPad from drops.

As we grow more reliant on our gadgets, we take them more places beyond the living-room couch: the gym, on vacation, or onto a gritty work site. Even in the friendliest environments—say, the hands of a child—sometimes you need more than a flimsy cover to protect your investment. And at $499 and up, the most popular tablet of all, Apple’s iPad Air, practically demands it.

A case is one of the first accessories you should bye
 A  good case will protect your investment  from drops and Falls..  You may say that you are super careful. Or you only keep it in one spot. 

But there may be that one time  you take it somewhere and it slips out of your hand. 
The last thing you want to see is a broken screen.  
Yes you can have your iPad repaired. But there is the cost of repair work also the time without your device. Specially if you're using it for work. Investing in a case will save you money and time in the long run

There are many different kinds of cases out there. But if you're looking for a recommendation I would recommend getting the BumpKase
 by NutKase.com  I have been using one for a while.
I have written to posts regarding this product ad  I will put the link below.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Here is my review of my new BumpKase by NutKase.com


Hello my name is Chelsea and I want to tell you about my New iPad case called BumpKase
 by NutKase.com


Being a visually impaired person I have had a few issues with judging exactly if I have placed an item on a bed, counter or dresser. I have had a few times where I have missed the mark. And was extremely concerned if I have damaged what I have dropped. 

  I have been looking for a durable case for my iPad and  I have found the one that will give me that protection I want.

I have been using his case for about one week and it is the best drop proof case ever to protect my iPad! It's excellent quality with sleek design & it's made of rugged TPU and has double protected corners so if it drops it is safe! Plus it has a unique hand strap which allows me to hold it in one hand, & it comes in great colours! You will love it! Connecting headphones & plugging it in to charge is super easy, the ports are clearly delineated and very easy to use. It has a magnetic cover for sleep wake mode, and folds nicely into standing position & landscape mode. 
Another nice feature is that there is a clear pocket for a card with your name/phone number/address and email address. This will be beneficial for people knowing who the device belongs to.

 I know at times that money is extremely tight. And when you purchase an item you don't always plan on purchasing accessories and a mediately. But when you purchase a expensive I am such as an iPad it is extremely important to consider purchasing a case to protect your investment.  

So if you have an iPad or considering getting one I would extremely recommend checking out this company. They also have a case for laptops.


Friday, August 4, 2017

Have you heard of a company called NutKase.com ? They make a very interesting looking iPad case.

I was contacted by a nice lady by the name of Amy Lentini she is a owner of a family owned business called NutKase.com.  



They are a small family run business . who have designed a interesting iPad case which protects your product if it is dropped as well as having a unique elasticated strap on the back which is used to hold your iPad conveniently without the fear of dropping it. This looks like a very intriguing product. !

 I will be receiving it in the mail soon. After I tried out for a little while I will do a  in depth review.

 I am going to provide a link to their website here. And some photos. Can't wait to try this out as a visually impaired person . So stay tune for my review of NutKase.com.

 you can also find them at.
 Instagra nutkase_tech









Labeling your Photos or Videos on an iOS Device using Voice Over





Labeling your Photos or Videos on an iOS Device using Voice Over In this tutorial, I show you how to label your photos on your iOS device. This is a hidden feature that is very 

handy. Feel free to comment below for any questions you may have.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Microsoft Seeing AI app Helps Blind People ‘See’ The World With AI

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Microsoft Seeing AI app  Helps Blind People ‘See’ The World With AI 

 A new app for iPhone users describes objects and reads text in the world using the phone's cameraGet More Ideas https://youtu.be/R2mC-NUAmMk

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

How toFind Lost Apple AirPods

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The feature lives inside Apple’s Find my iPhone app, which allows users to locate their missing iOS devices on a Map via iCloud and a standalone iOS app. But since the AirPods rely on Bluetooth connectivity, it will only be able to locate the AirPods if they are in range of your other Apple devices. So, if you happen to lose one and don’t realize until after, you’d have to walk back in range in order to get a hit on the map. With Bluetooth, you can potentially get up to 5-10 meters of range.

The app will also allow you to play a sound from the AirPods that will help you locate one that is out of sight, which will probably be much more useful than the map feature that only gives you a very general location if in range. You can disable the sound for one AirPod, which can be handy if you only lose one and not the other.
Apple warns to make sure they aren’t in your ears when activating the sound, which has to be quite a bit louder than comfortable listening levels in order to work to help you locate a missing AirPod. The sound does, however, gradually get louder, which helps prevent hurting your ears.

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 Step one
 login to your find my iPhone app on your iPhone, iPad  or you can login from your Mac using iCloud.

Step 2 
Select your your Apple AirPods from the list of devices.

Step 3
Tap on actions. Then tap on play sound. The sound will gradually get louder. Once you find it hit pause. And then you can close out whatever you using to find it.




Friday, March 24, 2017

Use Continuity to connect your Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, andAppleWatch

All your devices. One seamless experience.

Start an email on your iPhone and finish it on iPad. Or copy images, video, and text from your iPad, then paste to your nearby Mac. You can even use AirDrop to share files wirelessly — and instantly — between devices.
Each of these features, together known as Continuity, allow your devices to work together so that you can do more. Make and receive phone calls without picking up your iPhone. Start an email, edit a document, or surf the web on one device, then pick up where you left off on another. Unlock your Mac without typing a password. Even activate your iPhone hotspot without taking your iPhone from your pocket or bag.
With Handoff, you can start work on one device, then switch to another nearby device and pick up where you left off.

Set up Handoff
Use Handoff with any Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple Watch that meets the Continuity system requirements. Handoff works when your devices are near each other and set up as follows:
  • Each device is signed in to iCloud with the same Apple ID.
  • To see the Apple ID used by Apple Watch, open the Apple Watch app on your iPhone, then go to General > Apple ID.
  • Each device has Bluetooth turned on.
  • Each Mac, iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch has Wi-Fi turned on.
  • Each device has Handoff turned on:
    • On Mac, choose Apple menu () > System Preferences, then click General. Select “Allow Handoff between this Mac and your iCloud devices.”
    • On iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, go to Settings > General > Handoff, then turn on Handoff.
    • On Apple Watch, open the Apple Watch app on your iPhone, then tap General and turn on Enable Handoff.
    • Apple Watch supports handing off from watch to iPhone only.
Use Handoff
  1. On one of your devices, open an app that works with Handoff.
  2. Apps that work with Handoff include Mail, Maps, Safari, Reminders, Calendar, Contacts, Pages, Numbers, Keynote, and numerous third-party apps.
  3. Use the app to start a task, such as writing an email or document.
  4. If switching to your Mac, click the app's icon in the Dock:
If switching to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, use either of these steps:

If you're on the Lock screen, swipe up from the bottom-left edge of the screen, where you see the app’s icon 
If you're not on the Lock screen, double-click the Home button, then tap the app banner at the bottom of the multitasking screen.

With Universal Clipboard, you can copy text, images, photos, and video on one Apple device, then paste the content on another Apple device.

 Set up And Use Universal Clipboard.
  • On one device, copy the text, image, or video as you normally would. That content is automatically added to the clipboard of your other nearby device. It remains there briefly, or until you replace it by copying something else on either device. To learn more go to.

With the iPhone Cellular Calls feature, you can make and receive calls from your Mac, iPad, or iPod touch when those devices are on the same network as your iPhone.

Set up iPhone Cellular Calls
Use iPhone Cellular Calls with any Mac, iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch that meets the Continuity system requirements. It works when your devices are near each other and set up as follows:
  • Each device is signed in to iCloud with the same Apple ID.
  • Each device is signed in to FaceTime with the same Apple ID.
  • Each device has Wi-Fi turned on.
  • Each device is connected to the same network using Wi-Fi or Ethernet.
  • On iPhone, go to Settings > Phone > Calls on Other Devices, then turn on Allow Calls on Other Devices.
  • On iPad or iPod touch, go to Settings > FaceTime, then turn on Calls from iPhone.
  • On Mac, open the FaceTime app, then choose FaceTime > Preferences. Click Settings, then select Calls From iPhone.
If your carrier supports Wi-Fi calling on other devices, you can set up those devices to make and receive calls even when your iPhone isn't turned on or nearby.

Use iPhone Cellular Calls
Make a call on your iPad or iPod touch
  • Tap a phone number in Contacts, Calendar, Safari, or other app that automatically detects such data.
  • Or open the FaceTime app and enter the phone number in the search field. Tap the phone number in the search result, then tap Call.
Make a call on your Mac
  • Move the pointer over any phone number in Contacts, Calendar, Safari, or other app that automatically detects such data. Click the arrow in the box that outlines the phone number, then choose Call [phone number] Using iPhone.
  • Or open the FaceTime app and enter a phone number in the search field. Control-click the phone number in the search result, then choose the phone number from the pop-up menu.
Answer a call
  • On iPad or iPod touch, slide to answer the call.
  • On Mac, a notification appears when someone calls your iPhone. From there you can answer the call, send it to voicemail, or send the caller a message.
To stop getting calls at one of your devices, just turn off the Calls from iPhone setting on that device. See the setup section above for details.
If you have an iPhone, the text messages that you send and receive on your iPhone can appear on your Mac, iPad, and iPod touch as well. You can then continue the conversation from whichever device is closest to you.
Set up SMS and MMS messaging
Use this feature with any Mac, iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch that meets the Continuity system requirements. Make sure that your devices are set up as follows:
  • Each device is signed in to iCloud with the same Apple ID.
  • On iPhone, go to Settings > Messages > Send & Receive. Make sure that the Apple ID at the top of the screen is the same Apple ID that you're using for iMessage on your other devices. Add a check to your phone number and email address, so that you can be reached by iMessage at both. Do the same on your iPad or iPod touch.
  • On iPhone, go to Settings > Messages > Text Message Forwarding, then choose which devices to allow to send and receive text messages from this iPhone. If you're not using two-factor authentication for your Apple ID, a verification code appears on each of your other devices: enter that code on your iPhone.
  • On Mac, open Messages, then choose Messages > Preferences. Click Accounts, then select your iMessage account. Make sure that the Apple ID shown here is the same Apple ID that you're using on your other devices. Add a check to your phone number and email address.
Use SMS and MMS messaging
To use this feature, just start conversations as normal in the Messages app on any of your devices. You can also start a conversation by clicking a phone number in Safari, Contacts, Calendar, or other apps that detect phone numbers. All of your incoming and outgoing messages appear on all of your devices.
With Instant Hotspot, the Personal Hotspot on your iPhone or iPad (Wi-Fi + Cellular) can provide Internet access to a Mac, iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch without requiring you to enter the password on those devices.
Set up Instant Hotspot
Use Instant Hotspot with any Mac, iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch that meets the Continuity system requirements. It works when your devices are near each other and set up as follows:
  • Your iPhone or iPad (Wi-Fi + Cellular) has Personal Hotspot turned on in Settings > Cellular > Personal Hotspot.
  • Your device must have an activated carrier plan providing Personal Hotspot service.
  • Each device is signed in to iCloud with the same Apple ID.
  • Each device has Bluetooth turned on.
  • Each device has Wi-Fi turned on.
Use Instant Hotspot
To connect to your Personal Hotspot:
  • On Mac, use the Wi-Fi status menu .
  • in the menu bar to choose the name of the iPhone or iPad providing your Personal Hotspot 

On iPad, iPod touch, or even another iPhone, go to Settings > Wi-Fi, then tap the name of the iPhone or iPad providing your Personal Hotspot 

If you're asked for a password when connecting, make sure that your devices are set up as described above. The Wi-Fi status icon  in the menu bar shows the Personal Hotspot icon 

 as long as your device remains connected to your Personal Hotspot.
Set up and use Auto Unlock
Auto Unlock gives you instant access to your Mac when wearing your Apple Watch. Just wake up your Mac and you’re ready to go—without typing a password. Learn how.