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Important note for VMWare Fusion users regarding upgrading to MacOS Sierra

As I write this post, it’s only a few hours until Apple officially releases MacOS Sierra. The new operating system offers some welcome new features, including Siri, and being able to unlock your Mac automatically when you’re wearing your Apple Watch. While I use some Mac applications and enjoy all the continuity features of the …

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Why I’m buying an iPhone 7 Plus, with mixed feelings about it

When I was 18, I became the presenter of an information line for blind people in New Zealand. This predates the mainstreaming of the Internet, so it was a way for blind people to dial a number, hear a recorded message about the latest goings on in the blind community, then leave a message that …

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The Marrakesh Express won’t take us to the end of our journey

As I’ve blogged previously, I’m pleased to have played a part in starting the journey back in the early 1990s that has ultimately led to the formulation of the Marrakesh Treaty. This significant international agreement, a triumph for all those involved in the delicate negotiations, will facilitate the sharing of accessible format material across country …

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One Blind Guy’s Experience with Android. How accessible is it really?

Revision History 17 June 2016 Expanded on the use of OK Google Refined discussion of Focus Speech Audio   Introduction If you read this blog on a regular basis, you’ll already know that I enjoy playing with new technology. Since one of my roles here at Mosen Consulting is to train people in the use …

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The Top 10 Things I’d like in iOS 10

Introduction I’m looking forward to our usual pre-WWDC discussion here on the blog. This post continues a tradition I started when I founded Mosen Consulting in 2013, where just ahead of the big iOS reveal at Apple’s Worldwide Developer’s Conference, I write down my wish list for the latest iOS and open up the discussion …

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Synology DiskStation Manager, now significantly more accessible

It’s said that good things come to those who wait. Those of us who’ve had Synology network attached storage devices for sometime have been concerned by the lack of accessibility in the user interface for the operating system powering these devices, DiskStation Manager, affectionately known as DSM for short. In May 2014, I purchased a …

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Weight! Weight! Do tell me! My search for a reliable, accessible smart scale

Background I’ve not become one of those people who uses their Apple Watch for tasks I previously did with my phone. For the most part, I still text, email, tweet, and talk to Siri on my iPhone. But my Apple Watch has become an essential fitness companion. I’m moving, exercising, and standing more than I …

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