Category: iOS

A review of Aira. What it is, how it works, and the ways it has changed my life

Author’s note. Due to the amount of interest in this post, I’ll be updating it from time-to-time with additional information and experiences. This post was last updated on 23 April 2018 with information on the Aira trial for New Zealand, Australia and the UK, a link to the NewsHub coverage of the ways Bonnie and …

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It’s here! iOS 11 without the eye, second edition. Free for all purchasers

Mosen Consulting is pleased to announce the availability of “iOS 11 Without the Eye”, second edition. If you’ve not yet purchased this comprehensive guide to iOS 11 from a blindness perspective, now running at around 44,000 words, you can purchase it here. If you already own the first edition, the second edition is free, using …

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I’m amazed! My iPhone X has my attention

When Apple announced iPhone X in September, some totally blind users of the product were concerned that we may be excluded from the next big leap in biometric authentication, Face ID. When it comes to experiential paradigm shifts, I think Apple has done enough to earn our trust in this regard, but I was curious …

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Announcing the Accessible Phones for the Blind email group

Back in the days of Symbian and Windows mobile, Talks and MobileSpeak, I operated a popular email group called BlindPhones. We actively encouraged product comparisons on the list, so not only could you compare the different platforms and discuss how accessible they were, you could compare screen readers for those platforms. It was a handy …

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Cupertino, we have a design problem

I read a lot of technology news, and share some of the more interesting titbits of it on the Mosen Consulting Twitter account. Since iOS 11’s release, I’ve been reading numerous articles espousing the view that Apple is no longer producing products with the consistency of design that they once did. The argument goes that …

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We’re unboxing Apple things later today on our podcast

I hope you’re enjoying the many benefits of iOS 11, and managing to cope with its few, (hopefully very short-lived), serious bugs. Thanks to the magic of time zones, it’s already 22 September in New Zealand. This means that New Zealanders will very shortly be getting their hands on new Apple hardware. Still on the …

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Talking iOS 11 in a free webinar, Monday 8 PM US Eastern time

Tuesday’s the day. Specifically, at 1 Pm US Eastern time, 10 AM Pacific, iOS 11 will become Apple’s officially supported operating system for all compatible iDevices. That makes Monday iOS 11 eve, so let’s get together and talk about it. On Monday night at 8 PM US Eastern time, I’m delighted to accept an invitation …

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“iOS 11 Without the Eye” available for instant download

It’s been a long time in the researching and writing, and we’re proud to have just pressed the button to make iOS 11 Without the Eye live in the Mosen Consulting Store. Once again, it’s only $19.95 USD, yet it is coming in at over 41,000 words. This year, to make things easier, we decided …

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