Mosen At Large episode 11, a fix for the iOS 13.2 MFI hearing aid issue, hope for LinkedIn improvements, auto-speak on Apple Watch, a big week for Microsoft and more

Hi Mosen At Largers. We begin this episode with a fix for the issue where MFI hearing aid wearers have been hearing VoiceOver sounds played over their device’s speaker rather than through the aids.

 

Twitterific has already come out with a bug fix for a VoiceOver problem that began over the last week, but maybe we should have just embraced the null?

 

We hear some listener advice on making a Reaper Bleeper and I’m inspired to delve into the archives for my favourite piece of audio production that I’ve done that uses bleeping.

 

I enjoy the quality of discourse on LinkedIn, but have been frustrated for a long time by how cumbersome it is to use on iOS, so I wrote an article detailing my concerns on LinkedIn, which has received a response from LinkedIn’s head of accessibility. It sounds like good times are ahead, and I applaud Microsoft for their willingness to engage with our community.

 

A listener reports problems with the Sendero GPS app in iOS 13.2 and asks for others’ recommendations on good GPS apps.

 

Has your Google Home been bricked by a recent software update that went badly wrong? A listener advises the best process for getting it sorted.

 

A listener talks about her excellent experience with a Hims QBrailleXL in conjunction with a Microsoft Surface pro.

 

New gadgets are arriving for listeners including Echo Buds, Echo Studio and of course AirPods Pro.

 

I give a quick demonstration of auto-speak on the Apple Watch, how it works and why it’s useful.

 

In the US, there’ve been reactions ranging from amusement to perplexity to grief as hundreds of thousands of texts from Valentine’s Day have just turned up.

 

What would you recommend for someone who wants a no frills, no touch screen computer that’s reliable and good to type on?

 

I mention the new podcast from Workbridge here in New Zealand called Mahi, which talks about what the organisation is doing and issues around disability employment. Search for Mahi in all good podcast apps.

 

I share some ideas for items Apple might like to add for customisation by way of VoiceOver activities in iOS in future.

 

We here from a listener who is happy with my recommendation of Todoist as a brilliant task manager for iOS, apart from one bug.

 

Microsoft has had a big week with their Ignite conference making several exciting announcements.

 

Good news for those who use Google Assistant and Sirius XM in the US. They have now partnered.

 

Netflix wants to give you the chance to speed up playback, but some content creators says this violates their copyright. What on earth is up with that?

 

Brit Box is coming to the UK with a grand total of 0 audio described titles.

 

 

Check out this episode!

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