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Review: TCL Pulse Vibrating Alarm with iOS App

Introduction I recently started a feature that has become popular on my live weekly Internet radio show, The Mosen Explosion, where I review an iOS app. The reviews are live and spontaneous, which gives them a different feel from an edited podcast. On last week’s show, I demonstrated the iOS app for some new hardware …

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A Plea for Civility in the Online Blind Community

They say confession is good for the soul, so I’ll start with a confession. I’m usually a decisive kind of guy, but I confess that I abandoned writing this post a few times. I’m enjoying a fairly peaceful online life right now, and I’d like to keep it that way. But if you’re reading this …

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The book “Apple Watch Without Watching” has been cancelled for now. Refunds being issued

Hello everyone. Thanks to all our wonderful customers who ordered “Apple Watch Without Watching”. The key point in this post is to let you know that I am now not able to complete this book in a timely manner, and that if you’ve pre-ordered it, you’ll be refunded in full and will receive an email …

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I Super-charged my RSS Experience with Feedly, ReadKit and Lire

Over the last couple of months, I’ve changed the apps I use for interacting with RSS feeds. That’s a big deal for me, since my RSS readers are apps in which I spend a great deal of time. I use them for leisure reading, and for keeping my work-related knowledge current. What is this RSS …

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New Zealand’s Lack of Accessibility Options A Good Reason to Beat Geoblocking

Public relations 101. What do you do when you have unpalatable news that you’d like to stay under the radar as much as possible? One of the oldest tricks in the book is to release it just ahead of a long weekend, especially one of the few days where a newspaper isn’t going to be …

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Does an Apple Watch have a place in your life, and on your wrist?

Apple has today concluded an event they called “Spring Forward” – a somewhat odd name given that Apple does have a large number of customers for whom autumn, not spring, is just beginning, and our clocks are falling back. The event was quite substantial. Those of us who follow Apple news have known that the …

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Life After Audioboom. There’s Still a Need for Social Audio

Following Audioboom’s decision last week to prevent those who go to its website from hearing content unless a user has an account and logs in, I deleted my Audioboom account today. It’s been a gradually souring relationship, to be honest. In my view, last year Audioboom turned its back on its original user-base, people using …

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On Radio new Zealand, I talk Be My Eyes, TapTapSee, and KNFB Reader

Simon Morton hosts a great show on Radio New Zealand National called This Way Up. It’s an eclectic weekly programme with a science and technology focus. Simon paid me a visit earlier this week, and I talked about and demonstrated Be My Eyes, KNFB Reader, and TapTapSee. These are three iOS apps that use the …

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