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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 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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“Louis, The Blind Christmas Elf”, a Story for Children

Season’s greetings everyone. Please find below a little story I wrote that I hope you may find worthy of sharing with the blind children in your life. If you prefer, you can also hear a narrated audio version. A long long time ago, so long ago that even your teacher hadn’t been born yet, so …

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Clean Energy Vision Could be Life Changing for the Blind

Tony Seba has been in New Zealand this week, and his visit has prompted some interesting discussion about the future of transportation. Just as blindness technology has made its way into the mainstream in a number of notable cases, so also has technology where our needs weren’t at the forefront made a lasting difference to …

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I’m Talking Challenges and Strategies for Blind Hearing Aid Users on the “Eyes On Success” Podcast

I still get emails from people following up on the blog posts I wrote last year, regarding the unique needs of blind people who wear hearing aids. I’m in the early stages of putting a book together for blind people who use hearing aids and audiologists, which I hope will be a useful resource.  I …

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This Week, I’m on ACB Radio Mainstream

Brian McCallen hosts a show on ACB Radio mainstream called “Speaking Out for the Blind”. He gave me a Skype call yesterday and we had a chat about my work with assistive technology, founding ACB Radio, working in broadcasting, dealing with discrimination, Mosen Consulting and more. The show first airs this Wednesday 25 June at …

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A Lesson Begun at the School for the Blind. Abuse and Forgiveness

Some weeks ago, I promised some blog posts on topics wider than technology, and here we are. This one has taken me 10 days to write, because I wanted to be as clear as possible about my reasons for writing it. I wrote a very different version of this post a decade ago, inspired by …

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Mosen Consulting Expands its Mission, Adds a New Staff Member

Regular readers will have noticed that while I continue to write about technology, I’ve also been writing in recent times about some of the most amazing, complex technology of all, our brains and our minds. No user manual comes with it, unfortunately, but the more we learn to take control of our mind, our willpower, …

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