Blind Tech Guys

Marco Curralejo, Kirt Manwaring

Blind Tech Guys is here to bridge the gap for blind and visually impaired users of technology. We discuss all things related to tech; however, we mainly focus on Android, iOS and mobile devices from a blind and visually impaired perspective. If you have any questions or suggestions for future podcasts, please send an email to contact@blindtechguys.com.

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Welcome to episode 89 of the Blind Tech Guys. We trust you will enjoy this episode. As always, we thank you for your support and for being a part of the community. Please see this announcement from Strap regarding a special code for Blind Tech Guys listeners. Three years in the making, STRAP is an innovative, wearable device that fits over the chest and is designed to detect any type of obstacle. STRAP’s vast array of sensors works by sending real-time information that detects obstacles at your head, chest, and below your waist - including bumps, holes, and steps, then notifying you with haptic language vibrations. Designed for all ages and shipped globally later this year. At STRAP Technologies we believe autonomy and independence are human rights, not luxuries. Our goal is to be the first replacement of the white cane, giving the visually impaired a long overdue hands-free experience. Use code BlindTech strap.tech, for 50% off the current total price of a STRAP device. Preorder today at this discounted price of $250 and pay only $50 at this time to reserve your STRAP. Once STRAP is shipped to you, you will be billed the remaining $200. This offer is just available with this Blind Tech Code. Main Topic We continue our series on accessibility by inviting a number of digital accessibility experts to the stage and discussing a variety of topics in the accessibility sphere, including websites, accessibility training, and numerous other topics that came up throughout the hour. A third instalment on this topic will take place over the next couple of weeks, so keep an eye out for this to hit your favourite podcast app and thanks so much to all of you for the extremely positive feedback that we have been receiving so far and for the encouragement to truly explore what is, without doubt, a discussion that is so especially important to all of us. We sincerely thank Rabeea Wajeeha, Catarina Rivera, Marco Salsiccia, Taylor Arndt, and Ted McCoskey for giving up so much of your valuable time and for such a frank and insightful discussion on digital accessibility and a massive thank you to Hamish McKenzie for assisting on the day to ensure that things ran smoothly on ClubHouse. Podcast Ideas and Being Involved You are welcome to write to us or send us links to recordings. Either visit www.blindtechguys.com and complete our form or email us at contact@blindtechguys.com. We welcome user questions, requests for interviews, and user-submitted tips and tutorials. Consider a Donation Did you know that we pay more than $50/month to bring this content to you? If you enjoy and value our content, please consider buying us a coffee. Any contribution, no matter how small, helps us  give you more app demos, device reviews, and tips to help you make the most of your technology. You can either make a one-time supporter donation, or you can become a Blind Tech Guys member with an ongoing monthly or yearly contribution.  If you are an individual or business and wish to sponsor the podcast and would like for us to advertise your business or social channels, please get in touch with us via email.    For our community to continue growing, we would very much appreciate it if you would consider sharing our podcast with your friends and let app developers know that you heard a demo of their app on our podcast by tagging them in your preferred social medium.  We thank you for your support, and we appreciate you being involved in our community. Get in Touch  To get in touch, you can fill out the contact form on our website.  Alternatively, our direct email is contact@blindtechguys.com  You can also join our mailing list by sending a blank email to blindtechguys+subscribe@googlegroups.com ·  You can find and interact with us at the following:o   ClubHouseo   Facebooko   Twittero   YouTubeo   Telegramo   WhatsApp★ Support this podcast ★

Jul 12

1 hr 19 min

Welcome to episode 88 of the Blind Tech Guys. We trust you will enjoy this episode. As always, we thank you for your support and for being a part of the community. Please see this announcement from Strap regarding a special code for Blind Tech Guys listeners. Three years in the making, STRAP is an innovative, wearable device that fits over the chest and is designed to detect any type of obstacle. STRAP’s vast array of sensors work by sending real-time information that detects obstacles at your head, chest, and below your waist - including bumps, holes, and steps, then notifying you with haptic language vibrations. Designed for all ages and shipped globally later this year. At STRAP Technologies we believe autonomy and independence are human rights; not luxuries. Our goal is to be the first replacement of the white cane, giving the visually impaired a long overdue hands free experience. Use code BlindTech strap.tech, for 50% off the current total price of a STRAP device. Preorder today at this discounted price of $250 and pay only $50 at this time to reserve your STRAP. Once STRAP is shipped to you, you will be billed the remaining $200. This offer is just available with this Blind Tech Code. Main Topic We start a brand new series this week, Talking All Things Accessible, by showcasing the free and open source content management system WordPress and how accessible and powerful it actually is and we sincerely thank our special guest, Taylor Arndt, for popping on to the show. Taylor runs her own accessibility business and is the absolute Queen when it comes to using WordPress. You can catch taylor each week on her podcast Taylor’s Tech Talks Community, and she can also be found on her Youtube Channel, Taylor’s Tech Talks. We strongly recommend that you hit up Taylor if you need any sort of accessibility assistance and training by checking out her freshly updated webpage Taylors Accessibility Services. Finally, we encourage you to follow Taylor on Twitter.  We love having you being a part of this wonderful community, and we welcome your emails or you can send us links to your demo recordings. Either visit www.blindtechguys.com and complete our form, or email us at contact@blindtechguys.com. We welcome user questions, requests for interviews, and user-submitted tips and tutorials Consider a Donation Did you know that we pay more than $50/month to bring this content to you?If you enjoy and value our content, please consider buying us a coffee. Any contribution, no matter how small, helps us  give you more app demos, device reviews, and tips to help you make the most of your technology. You can either make a one-time supporter donation, or you can become a Blind Tech Guys member with an ongoing monthly or yearly contribution. If you are an individual or business and wish to sponsor the podcast, and would like for us to advertise your business or social channels, please get in touch with us via email.  For our community to continue growing, we would very much appreciate it if you would consider sharing our podcast with your friends, and let app developers know that you heard a demo of their app on our podcast by tagging them in your preferred social medium.  We thank you for your support, and we appreciate you being involved in our community. Get in Touch  To get in touch, you can fill out the contact form on our website.  Alternatively our direct email is contact@blindtechguys.com  You can also join our mailing list by sending a blank email to blindtechguys+subscribe@googlegroups.com You can find and interact with us at the following: ClubHouse Facebook Twitter YouTube Telegram WhatsApp ★ Support this podcast ★

Jun 24

1 hr 2 min

Welcome to this bonus Blind Tech Guys episode, featuring all that went on at this week’s ClubHouse townHall. We trust you will enjoy this episode. As always, we thank you for your support and for being a part of the community. Please see this announcement from Strap regarding a special code for Blind Tech Guys listeners. Three years in the making, STRAP is an innovative, wearable device that fits over the chest and is designed to detect any type of obstacle. STRAP’s vast array of sensors work by sending real-time information that detects obstacles at your head, chest, and below your waist - including bumps, holes, and steps, then notifying you with haptic language vibrations. Designed for all ages and shipped globally later this year. At STRAP Technologies we believe autonomy and independence are human rights; not luxuries. Our goal is to be the first replacement of the white cane, giving the visually impaired a long overdue hands free experience. Use code BlindTech strap.tech, for 50% off the current total price of a STRAP device. Preorder today at this discounted price of $250 and pay only $50 at this time to reserve your STRAP. Once STRAP is shipped to you, you will be billed the remaining $200. This offer is just available with this Blind Tech Code.Main Topic On today’s show, Marco went through all that was spoken about by the developers of ClubHouse at their latest townHall event.For a full and thorough breakdown on what occurred, check out the official ClubHouse TownHall notes. Consider a Donation Did you know that we pay more than $50/month to bring this content to you?If you enjoy and value our content, please consider buying us a coffee. Any contribution, no matter how small, helps us  give you more app demos, device reviews, and tips to help you make the most of your technology. You can either make a one-time supporter donation, or you can become a Blind Tech Guys member with an ongoing monthly or yearly contribution. If you are an individual or business and wish to sponsor the podcast, and would like for us to advertise your business or social channels, please get in touch with us via email.  For our community to continue growing, we would very much appreciate it if you would consider sharing our podcast with your friends, and let app developers know that you heard a demo of their app on our podcast by tagging them in your preferred social medium.  We thank you for your support, and we appreciate you being involved in our community. Get in Touch  To get in touch, you can fill out the contact form on our website.  Alternatively our direct email is contact@blindtechguys.com  You can also join our mailing list by sending a blank email to blindtechguys+subscribe@googlegroups.com You can find and interact with us at the following: ClubHouse Facebook Twitter Telegram WhatsApp ★ Support this podcast ★

Jun 21

31 min 46 sec

Welcome to this bonus Blind Tech Guys episode, featuring all that went on at the 2021 WWDC Apple event. We trust you will enjoy this bonus episode. As always, we thank you for your support and for being a part of the community. Please see this announcement from Strap regarding a special code for Blind Tech Guys listeners. Three years in the making, STRAP is an innovative, wearable device that fits over the chest and is designed to detect any type of obstacle. STRAP’s vast array of sensors work by sending real-time information that detects obstacles at your head, chest, and below your waist - including bumps, holes, and steps, then notifying you with haptic language vibrations. Designed for all ages and shipped globally later this year. At STRAP Technologies we believe autonomy and independence are human rights; not luxuries. Our goal is to be the first replacement of the white cane, giving the visually impaired a long overdue hands free experience. Use code BlindTech strap.tech, for 50% off the current total price of a STRAP device. Preorder today at this discounted price of $250 and pay only $50 at this time to reserve your STRAP. Once STRAP is shipped to you, you will be billed the remaining $200. This offer is just available with this Blind Tech Code.Main Topic On today’s show, we went through all that happened at the 2021 WWDC conference.For a full and thorough breakdown on what occurred today, check out WWDC 2021 live blog recap: iOS 15, macOS 12 and all the biggest Apple news from Tom’s Guide. Consider a Donation Did you know that we pay more than $50/month to bring this content to you?If you enjoy and value our content, please consider buying us a coffee. Any contribution, no matter how small, helps us  give you more app demos, device reviews, and tips to help you make the most of your technology. You can either make a one-time supporter donation, or you can become a Blind Tech Guys member with an ongoing monthly or yearly contribution. If you are an individual or business and wish to sponsor the podcast, and would like for us to advertise your business or social channels, please get in touch with us via email.  For our community to continue growing, we would very much appreciate it if you would consider sharing our podcast with your friends, and let app developers know that you heard a demo of their app on our podcast by tagging them in your preferred social medium.  We thank you for your support, and we appreciate you being involved in our community. Get in Touch To get in touch, you can fill out the contact form on our website.  Alternatively our direct email is contact@blindtechguys.com  You can also join our mailing list by sending a blank email to blindtechguys+subscribe@googlegroups.com You can find and interact with us at the following: ClubHouse Facebook Twitter YouTube Telegram WhatsApp ★ Support this podcast ★

Jun 8

17 min 30 sec

Welcome to episode 87 of the Blind Tech Guys. We trust you will enjoy this episode. As always, we thank you for your support and for being a part of the community. Please see this announcement from Strap regarding a special code for Blind Tech Guys listeners. Three years in the making, STRAP is an innovative, wearable device that fits over the chest and is designed to detect any type of obstacle. STRAP’s vast array of sensors work by sending real-time information that detects obstacles at your head, chest, and below your waist - including bumps, holes, and steps, then notifying you with haptic language vibrations. Designed for all ages and shipped globally later this year. At STRAP Technologies we believe autonomy and independence are human rights; not luxuries. Our goal is to be the first replacement of the white cane, giving the visually impaired a long overdue hands free experience. Use code BlindTech strap.tech, for 50% off the current total price of a STRAP device. Preorder today at this discounted price of $250 and pay only $50 at this time to reserve your STRAP. Once STRAP is shipped to you, you will be billed the remaining $200. This offer is just available with this Blind Tech Code. What’s New In The NewsXiaomi introduces 200W wired and 120W wireless HyperCharge techSamsung phones with AMD GPU to get ray tracing capabilitiesLG smartphone production ends todayWhatsApp backtracks on limiting functionality for users who rhefuse privacy policyCourt docs: Google made it harder for Android users to find privacy settingsApple tells podcast creators that the launch of its subscription platform is delayedWindows 11 is coming?11 Google Keep tips and tricks you need to knowGoogle is releasing Fuchsia OS, starting w/ 1st-gen Nest Hub ...Main Topic Thanks to a listener’s request, Marco demonstrates Google Keep and shows us how powerful it is. Following on from our interviews related to ClubHouse and ClubDeck, Marco demonstrates how to use ClubDeck and Kirt demonstrates how to run ClubHouse on his Android phone. Did You Know Continuing our settings series, Kirt explores notification settings on his iPhone 8 and shares his thoughts on the pros and cons of iOS notifications compared to the Android way of doing it. Listener Emails We received a number of listener emails this week and we thank you for your questions and feedback. You are welcome to write to us, or send us links to recordings. Either visit www.blindtechguys.com and complete our form, or email us at contact@blindtechguys.com. We welcome user questions, requests for interviews, and user-submitted tips and tutorials. Consider a Donation Did you know that we pay more than $50/month to bring this content to you?If you enjoy and value our content, please consider buying us a coffee. Any contribution, no matter how small, helps us  give you more app demos, device reviews, and tips to help you make the most of your technology. You can either make a one-time supporter donation, or you can become a Blind Tech Guys member with an ongoing monthly or yearly contribution. If you are an individual or business and wish to sponsor the podcast, and would like for us to advertise your business or social channels, please get in touch with us via email.  For our community to continue growing, we would very much appreciate it if you would consider sharing our podcast with your friends, and let app developers know that you heard a demo of their app on our podcast by tagging them in your preferred social medium.  We thank you for your support, and we appreciate you being involved in our community. Get in Touch To get in touch, you can fill out the contact form on our website.  Alternatively our direct email is contact@blindtechguys.com  You can also join our mailing list by sending a blank email to blindtechguys+subscribe@googlegroups.com You can find and interact with us at the following: ClubHouse Facebook Twitter YouTube Telegram WhatsApp ★ Support this podcast ★

Jun 4

1 hr 8 min

Welcome to episode 86 of the Blind Tech Guys. We trust you will enjoy the latest episode of the pod.Thank you to all of you for listening, and your support means so much to us.Please see this announcement from Strap regarding a special code for BTG listeners.Three years in the making, STRAP is an innovative, wearable device that fits over the chest and is designed to detect any type of obstacle. STRAP’s vast array of sensors work by sending real-time information that detects obstacles at your head, chest, and below your waist - including bumps, holes, and steps, then notifying you with haptic language vibrations. Designed for all ages and shipped globally later this year.At STRAP Technologies we believe autonomy and independence are human rights; not luxuries. Our goal is to be the first replacement of the white cane, giving the visually impaired a long overdue hands free experience.Use code BlindTech strap.tech, for 50% off the current total price of a STRAP device. Preorder today at this discounted price of $250 and pay only $50 at this time to reserve your STRAP. Once STRAP is shipped to you, you will be billed the remaining $200. This offer is just available with this Blind Tech Code. Main Topic Marco spoke with accessibility specialist and all-round great guy Neil McCullough, who walked our listeners through how to use ClubHouse, and the developers of ClubDeck, Pierre Stanislas and Philippe Breuils.Check out ClubHouse and ClubDeck. App of the Week Kirt demonstrates Spotify on an Android phone. Did You Know Marco demonstrates notification settings and do not disturb on Android on a Samsung S21 Ultra. Listener Emails We read out several emails this week, and as always, it's wonderful to hear from all of you with your questions. You are welcome to write to us, or send us links to recordings. Either visit www.blindtechguys.com and complete our form, or email us at contact@blindtechguys.com. We welcome user questions, requests for interviews, and user-submitted tips and tutorials. Consider a Donation Did you know that we pay more than $50/month to bring this content to you?If you enjoy and value our content, please consider donating. Any contribution, no matter how small, helps us  give you more app demos, device reviews, and tips to help you make the most of your technology. You can either make a one-time, individual donation as a guest, or you can donate monthly using our various tiers. If you are an individual or business and wish to sponsor the podcast, and would like for us to advertise your business or social channels in return, please get in touch, or check out our donation page for the relevant option. Please consider sharing our podcast with your friends, and let app developers know that you heard a demo of their app on our podcast by tagging them on Twitter.  We thank you for your support, and for your listenership! Get in Touch To get in touch, you can fill out the contact form on our website.  Alternatively our direct email is contact@blindtechguys.com  You can also join our mailing list by sending a blank email to blindtechguys+subscribe@googlegroups.com You can find and interact with us at the following: Facebook Twitter Youtube Telegram WhatsApp ★ Support this podcast ★

May 26

1 hr 58 min

Welcome to episode 85 of the Blind Tech Guys. We trust you will enjoy the latest episode of the pod. Thank you to all of you for listening, and your support means so much to us. Happy Eid if you celebrated, and happy Shavuot as well.Please see this announcement from Strap regarding a special code for BTG listeners.Three years in the making, STRAP is an innovative, wearable device that fits over the chest and is designed to detect any type of obstacle. STRAP’s vast array of sensors work by sending real-time information that detects obstacles at your head, chest, and below your waist - including bumps, holes, and steps, then notifying you with haptic language vibrations. Designed for all ages and shipped globally later this year.At STRAP Technologies we believe autonomy and independence are human rights; not luxuries. Our goal is to be the first replacement of the white cane, giving the visually impaired a long overdue hands free experience.Use code BlindTech strap.tech, for 50% off the current total price of a STRAP device. Preorder today at this discounted price of $250 and pay only $50 at this time to reserve your STRAP. Once STRAP is shipped to you, you will be billed the remaining $200. This offer is just available with this Blind Tech Code. What’s New In The NewsGoogle I/O 2021Twitter tbo launch paid subscription for $ 2.99 per monthWhatsA`pp will block calls and messages from users who disagree with the new policyMotorola And GuRu Developed New Air Charging TechnologyInstagram Will Add Feature Allowing Us To Create Posts From Desktop BrowsersMain Topic The team discuss Dropbox and Google Drive, and demo both on the web. Come back next week for the mobile version. App of the Week Nimer demonstrates Spotify on the web. Come back next week to hear it demoed on Android and iOS. Did You Know Marco demonstrates sound settings on Android on a Samsung S21 Ultra. Listener Emails We read out a number of submissions from our listeners and addressed their queries. You are welcome to write to us, or send us links to recordings. Either visit www.blindtechguys.com and complete our form, or email us at contact@blindtechguys.com. We welcome user questions, requests for interviews, and user-submitted tips and tutorials. Consider a Donation Did you know that we pay more than $70/month to bring this content to you?If you enjoy and value our content, please consider donating. Any contribution, no matter how small, helps us  give you more app demos, device reviews, and tips to help you make the most of your technology. You can either make a one-time, individual donation as a guest, or you can donate monthly using our various tiers. If you are an individual or business and wish to sponsor the podcast, and would like for us to advertise your business or social channels in return, please get in touch, or check out our donation page for the relevant option. Please consider sharing our podcast with your friends, and let app developers know that you heard a demo of their app on our podcast by tagging them on Twitter.  We thank you for your support, and for your listenership! Get in Touch To get in touch, you can fill out the contact form on our website.  Alternatively our direct email is contact@blindtechguys.com  You can also join our mailing list by sending a blank email to blindtechguys+subscribe@googlegroups.com You can find and interact with us at the following: Facebook Twitter Youtube Telegram WhatsApp ★ Support this podcast ★

May 18

1 hr 9 min

Welcome to episode 84 of the Blind Tech Guys. We trust you will enjoy the latest episode of the pod. Thank you to all of you for listening, and your support means so much to us. Happy Eid if you celebrate, happy late Sinco De Mayo, and a very Happy Mother’s Day for all the Mothers out there, and thank you for all you do. Also, a very happy National Have a Coke Day on May 8. Main Topic The team sits down with Carrie from LiveAccessible to discuss technology and innovation from the past, present, and future, both from low vision and blindness perspectives. LiveAccessible’s YouTube channel has a variety of videos on a variety of topics pertaining to blind and low vision. Carrie focuses on technology, particularly from a low vision perspective, and also on non-technology subjects such as parenting while blind. You can also find interviews with other individuals with vision loss, and blind and vision impaired YouTubers. Check out LiveAccessible’s YouTube channel Visit the LiveAccessible Website  App of the Week Nimer demonstrates the YouTube Music web app, as well as the app on Android. Listener Emails We read out a few submissions from our listeners. You are welcome to write to us, or send us links to recordings. Either visit www.blindtechguys.com and complete our form, or email us at contact@blindtechguys.com. We welcome user questions, requests for interviews, and user-submitted tips and tutorials. Consider a Donation Did you know that we pay more than $50/month to bring this content to you?If you enjoy and value our content, please consider donating. Any contribution, no matter how small, helps us  give you more app demos, device reviews, and tips to help you make the most of your technology. You can either make a one-time, individual donation as a guest, or you can donate monthly using our various tiers. If you are an individual or business and wish to sponsor the podcast, and would like for us to advertise your business or social channels in return, please get in touch, or check out our donation page for the relevant option. Please consider sharing our podcast with your friends, and let app developers know that you heard a demo of their app on our podcast by tagging them on Twitter.  We thank you for your support, and for your listenership! Get in Touch  To get in touch, you can fill out the contact form on our website.  Alternatively our direct email is contact@blindtechguys.com  You can also join our mailing list by sending a blank email to blindtechguys+subscribe@googlegroups.com You can find and interact with us at the following: Facebook Twitter Youtube Telegram WhatsApp ★ Support this podcast ★

May 11

1 hr 39 min

Welcome to episode 83 of the Blind Tech Guys. We trust you will enjoy the latest episode of the pod. Thank you to all of you for listening, and your support means so much to us. We are now heard in 85 countries, 47 states, and Washington DC. We recently surpassed 20000 plays since July, not counting Spottify and YouTube, and we’d like you to join us for a BTG party and giveaway. Please listen to the pod for more details. What’s New In The NewsApple's Spring Loaded event: Everything announced in April 2021Serious Warning Issued For Apple’s 1.65 Billion iPad, iPhone And MacBook Users (forbes.com)Amazon to let Whole Foods shoppers pay with a swipe of their palmMain Topic The team sits down with Michael Curran and Quentin Christensen from NVAccess to learn more about them, and discuss the screen reader landscape. App of the Week As a result of a listener request, Nimer demonstrates Google Calendar on the web. Did You Know The team continues diving into mobile settings. Listener Emails We read out a piece of feedback from our contact form. You are welcome to write to us, or send us links to recordings. Either visit www.blindtechguys.com and complete our form, or email us at contact@blindtechguys.com. We welcome user questions, requests for interviews, and user-submitted tips and tutorials. Consider a Donation Did you know that we pay more than $50/month to bring this content to you?If you enjoy and value our content, please consider donating. Any contribution, no matter how small, helps us  give you more app demos, device reviews, and tips to help you make the most of your technology. You can either make a one-time, individual donation as a guest, or you can donate monthly using our various tiers. If you are an individual or business and wish to sponsor the podcast, and would like for us to advertise your business or social channels in return, please get in touch, or check out our donation page for the relevant option. Please consider sharing our podcast with your friends, and let app developers know that you heard a demo of their app on our podcast by tagging them on Twitter.  We thank you for your support, and for your listenership! Get in Touch  To get in touch, you can fill out the contact form on our website.  Alternatively our direct email is contact@blindtechguys.com  You can also join our mailing list by sending a blank email to blindtechguys+subscribe@googlegroups.com You can find and interact with us at the following: Facebook Twitter Youtube Telegram WhatsApp ★ Support this podcast ★

Apr 28

1 hr 22 min

Welcome to episode 82 of the Blind Tech Guys. We trust you will enjoy the latest episode of the pod. Thank you to all of you for listening, and your support means so much to us. We are now heard in 85 countries, 47 states, and Washington DC. We recently surpassed 20,000 plays since July, not counting Spotify and YouTube, and we’d like you to join us for a BTG party and giveaway. Please listen to the pod for more details. What’s New In The News Android 12 Gets New Power Button Google Assistant Trigger 2021 iPhone to Feature 48MP Camera, 8K Video: Ming-Chi Kuo | iPhone in Canada Blog Many libraries offer Victor Reader devices for people with vision disorders Microsoft is inviting users of screen readers to participate in a survey to collect information regarding which screen reader they use, how they use it as well as in their confidence level. Customize the Charging Sound on Your iPhone or iPad Main Topic Let’s Get Social! The team demonstrates the use of Facebook and Twitter both on web and mobile, iOS and Android. Notice how many of the web commands are similar to those  found in Gmail. Did You Know The team discusses Bluetooth settings on Android and iOS. Listener Emails We read out a piece of feedback from our contact form. You are welcome to write to us, or send us links to recordings. Either visit www.blindtechguys.com and complete our form, or email us at contact@blindtechguys.com. We welcome user questions, requests for interviews, and user-submitted tips and tutorials. Consider a Donation Did you know that we pay more than $50/month to bring this content to you?If you enjoy and value our content, please consider donating. Any contribution, no matter how small, helps us  give you more app demos, device reviews, and tips to help you make the most of your technology. You can either make a one-time, individual donation as a guest, or you can donate monthly using our various tiers. If you are an individual or business and wish to sponsor the podcast, and would like for us to advertise your business or social channels in return, please get in touch, or check out our donation page for the relevant option. please consider sharing our podcast with your friends, and let app developers know that you heard a demo of their app on our podcast by tagging them on Twitter.  We thank you for your support, and for your listenership! Get in Touch  To get in touch, you can fill out the contact form on our website.  Alternatively our direct email is contact@blindtechguys.com  You can also join our mailing list by sending a blank email to blindtechguys+subscribe@googlegroups.com You can find and interact with us at the following: Facebook Twitter Youtube Telegram WhatsApp ★ Support this podcast ★

Apr 21

50 min 6 sec

Welcome to episode 81 of the Blind Tech Guys. We trust you will enjoy the latest episode of the pod. Thank you to all of you for listening, and your support means so much to us. We are now heard in over  80 countries, 47 states, and Washington DC.  What’s New In The NewsGoogle Phone app now lets you always record calls from numbers not in your contactsApple admits porting iMessage to Android would hurt iPhone salesGoogle Duo uses a new codec for better call quality over poor connectionsGoogle Pay app promotion offers $30 reward as part of “Spring Challenge”LG Smartphone Updates will continue for 3 yearsMain Topic Nimer demonstrates the use of Google Sheets on the web. Did you know you can search for a particular menu option or setting in Google Sheets by pressing alt+/? Learn more about Sheets, as well as the Microsoft Office alternative to that command, in this section of the pod. Nimer also demonstrates the use of chat on web and Android  Did You Know The team continues discussing what all the various settings in your smartphones do with us this week concentrating on WiFi settings by Kirt on iOS and Nimer on Android. Listener Emails We addressed a few listener submissions and we certainly appreciate your input. Consider a Donation Did you know that we pay more than $50/month to bring this content to you?If you enjoy and value our content, please consider donating. Any contribution, no matter how small, helps us  give you more app demos, device reviews, and tips to help you make the most of your technology. You can either make a one-time, individual donation as a guest, or you can donate monthly using our various tiers. If you are an individual or business and wish to sponsor the podcast, and would like for us to advertise your business or social channels in return, please get in touch, or check out our donation page for the relevant option. please consider sharing our podcast with your friends, and let app developers know that you heard a demo of their app on our podcast by tagging them on Twitter.  We thank you for your support, and for your listenership! Get in Touch  To get in touch, you can fill out the contact form on our website.  Alternatively our direct email is contact@blindtechguys.com  You can also join our mailing list by sending a blank email to blindtechguys+subscribe@googlegroups.com You can find and interact with us at the following: Facebook Twitter Youtube Telegram WhatsApp ★ Support this podcast ★

Apr 14

54 min 54 sec

Welcome to episode 80 of the Blind Tech Guys. We trust you will enjoy the latest episode of the pod. Thank you to all of you for listening, and your support means so much to us. We are now heard in nearly 80 countries, 47 states, and Washington DC. Happy Easter to all who celebrate, and happy birthday Microsoft! Thank you to the anonymous donor for the easter eggs! What’s New In The NewsGoodMaps Has Great Plans for 2021New Gmail with Google Chat tabs rolling out for free accounts, here’s how to turn onT‑Mobile and Google Deliver Best‑in‑Class Mobile and TV Experiences, and Showcase Range of Android DevicesGoogle Stack: A new Android scanner app that will digitally file your paperwork Main TopicContinuing on with web apps, Nimer demonstrates the use of Google Docs. Did You Know The team begins a discussion of what all the various settings in your smartphones are. Listener Emails We address a couple of listener submissions and we thank you for your input. Consider a Donation Did you know that we pay more than $50/month to bring this content to you?If you enjoy and value our content, please consider donating. Any contribution, no matter how small, helps us  give you more app demos, device reviews, and tips to help you make the most of your technology. You can either make a one-time, individual donation as a guest, or you can donate monthly using our various tiers. If you are an individual or business and wish to sponsor the podcast, and would like for us to advertise your business or social channels in return, please get in touch, or check out our donation page for the relevant option. please consider sharing our podcast with your friends, and let app developers know that you heard a demo of their app on our podcast by tagging them on Twitter.  We thank you for your support, and for your listenership! Get in Touch  To get in touch, you can fill out the contact form on our website.  Alternatively our direct email is contact@blindtechguys.com  You can also join our mailing list by sending a blank email to blindtechguys+subscribe@googlegroups.com You can find and interact with us at the following: Facebook Twitter Youtube Telegram WhatsApp ★ Support this podcast ★

Apr 6

38 min 46 sec

Welcome to episode 79 of the Blind Tech Guys. We trust you will enjoy the latest episode of the pod. Thank you to all of you for listening, and your support means so much to us. We are now heard in nearly 80 countries, 47 states, and Washington DC. Happy Passover. What’s New In The News Google Discover is increasingly showing old news and content for some Pre-order strap at strap.tech with code strap15 Best OnePlus phones of 2021: all the OnePlus handsets you should consider Main TopicWe interview the team from Hable keyboard to tell us about their Braille keyboard. Is it worth considering? Listen and find out. We begin a new series on web apps. Nimer demonstrates Gmail with NVDA, but please keep in mind that if you use another screenreader, it will pretty much work in exactly the same way. Listener Emails We address a couple of listener submissions and we thank you for your input. Consider a Donation Did you know that we pay more than $50/month to bring this content to you?If you enjoy and value our content, please consider donating. Any contribution, no matter how small, helps us  give you more app demos, device reviews, and tips to help you make the most of your technology. You can either make a one-time, individual donation as a guest, or you can donate monthly using our various tiers. If you are an individual or business and wish to sponsor the podcast, and would like for us to advertise your business or social channels in return, please get in touch, or check out our donation page for the relevant option. please consider sharing our podcast with your friends, and let app developers know that you heard a demo of their app on our podcast by tagging them on Twitter.  We thank you for your support, and for your listenership! Get in Touch  To get in touch, you can fill out the contact form on our website.  Alternatively our direct email is contact@blindtechguys.com  You can also join our mailing list by sending a blank email to blindtechguys+subscribe@googlegroups.com You can find and interact with us at the following: Facebook Twitter Youtube Telegram WhatsApp ★ Support this podcast ★

Mar 30

1 hr 19 min

Welcome to episode 78 of the Blind Tech Guys. We trust you will enjoy the latest episode of the pod. Thank you to all of you for listening, and your support means so much to us. We are now heard in nearly 80 countries, 47 states, and Washington DC. What’s New In The News Learn to Use VoiceOver on Your iPhone: a Beginner’s Guide Android 12 Developer Preview 2 is out Starbucks partners with technology company to make stores more accessible to blind and visually impaired customers  Main Topic Clare McLaughlin, an artist from Ireland, joined us to discuss her project, Seen – Unseen, and discussed upcoming events with us. Check out Clare’s blog and website Check out Shakeloose by Carmen Millar St Patricks Day program To find out more, or to sign up for future events, send Clare an email at claremclaughlinemail@gmail.com  We interviewed Brendan Lewis, President and Director of Business Development, with RealThing AI. RealSAM is a collection of actions For the Google Home smart devices, and skills for Amazon Echo devices, to help blind and vision impaired individuals access various libraries. RealSAM Pocket is a phone-like device which does the same thing, and is available in the UK. Check out the RealSAM Pocket website to learn more about this service. Listener Emails We had one form submission to read this time round, and we always appreciate your feedback. Consider a Donation Did you know that we pay more than $50/month to bring this content to you?If you enjoy and value our content, please consider donating. Any contribution, no matter how small, helps us  give you more app demos, device reviews, and tips to help you make the most of your technology. You can either make a one-time, individual donation as a guest, or you can donate monthly using our various tiers. If you are an individual or business and wish to sponsor the podcast, and would like for us to advertise your business or social channels in return, please get in touch, or check out our donation page for the relevant option. please consider sharing our podcast with your friends, and let app developers know that you heard a demo of their app on our podcast by tagging them on Twitter.  We thank you for your support, and for your listenership! Get in Touch To get in touch, you can fill out the contact form on our website.  Alternatively our direct email is contact@blindtechguys.com  You can also join our mailing list by sending a blank email to blindtechguys+subscribe@googlegroups.com You can find and interact with us at the following: Facebook Twitter Youtube Telegram WhatsApp ★ Support this podcast ★

Mar 23

1 hr 19 min

Welcome to episode 77 of the Blind Tech Guys. We trust you will enjoy the latest episode of the pod. Thank you to all listeners, and to Louis from California for the generous donation. What’s New In The NewsSurprise! Some Pixel models are affected by Daylight Saving Time bug Main Topic Neill from Dolphin Access provides a demo of Dolphin screen reader. App of the Week Thomas demonstrates Netflix on Android and iOS. Did you know?? Kirt demonstrates voiceover command settings, a powerful feature for iPhone customization. Listener Emails We had a heap of listener emails this week, and the team thanks you all for taking the time to get in touch. Consider a Donation Did you know that we pay more than $50/month to bring this content to you?If you enjoy and value our content, please consider donating. Any contribution, no matter how small, helps us  give you more app demos, device reviews, and tips to help you make the most of your technology. You can either make a one-time, individual donation as a guest, or you can donate monthly using our various tiers. If you are an individual or business and wish to sponsor the podcast, and would like for us to advertise your business or social channels in return, please get in touch, or check out our donation page for the relevant option. please consider sharing our podcast with your friends, and let app developers know that you heard a demo of their app on our podcast by tagging them on Twitter.  We thank you for your support, and for your listenership! Get in Touch  To get in touch, you can fill out the contact form on our website.  Alternatively our direct email is contact@blindtechguys.com  You can also join our mailing list by sending a blank email to blindtechguys+subscribe@googlegroups.com You can find and interact with us at the following: Facebook Twitter Youtube Telegram WhatsApp ★ Support this podcast ★

Mar 16

1 hr 17 min

; Welcome to episode 76 of the Blind Tech Guys. We trust you will enjoy the latest episode of the pod. What’s New In The News Chrome OS overtakes Mac OS for second place computer market share  Google-free /e/ OS is now selling preloaded phones in the US, starting at $380 Paramount Plus: Everything You Need To Know Google Family Link Now Lets Apps To Be Used Even After Allowed Usage Hours Qualcomm's Snapdragon Sound Will Make Finding Hi-Fi Devices Easier Three things Android 12 can do that Android 11 just can't Main Topic Nimer, Kirt, and Dennis discuss TalkBack and provide tips for users, particularly for users of TalkBack 9.1. If you want to know how to revert back to the old method of navigation, this podcast is worth the listen. App of the Week Nimer demonstrates Network manager Pro on Android.Download Network Manager Pro from Google Play Store Did you know?? You can use your voice to control TalkBack. Kirt demonstrates this wonderful new feature of TalkBack 9.1 and shows us why you might want to use it. Listener Emails We had a heap of listener emails this week, and the team thanks you all for taking the time to get in touch. Consider a Donation Did you know that we pay more than $50/month to bring this content to you?If you enjoy and value our content, please consider donating. Any contribution, no matter how small, helps us  give you more app demos, device reviews, and tips to help you make the most of your technology. You can either make a one-time, individual donation as a guest, or you can donate monthly using our various tiers. If you are an individual or business and wish to sponsor the podcast, and would like for us to advertise your business or social channels in return, please get in touch, or check out our donation page for the relevant option. please consider sharing our podcast with your friends, and let app developers know that you heard a demo of their app on our podcast by tagging them on Twitter.  We thank you for your support, and for your listenership! Get in Touch  To get in touch, you can fill out the contact form on our website.  Alternatively our direct email is contact@blindtechguys.com  You can also join our mailing list by sending a blank email to blindtechguys+subscribe@googlegroups.com You can find and interact with us at the following: Facebook Twitter Youtube Telegram WhatsApp ★ Support this podcast ★

Mar 10

1 hr 11 min

Welcome to episode 75 of the Blind Tech Guys. We trust you will enjoy the latest episode of the pod. What’s New In The News Join us for Microsoft Ability Summit on May 5-6, 2021! Apple Stores offering free sign language interpreter appointments Microsoft's investments make Xbox a leader in gaming accessibility, and others should follow Samsung Adds Voice Guidance & More To The Galaxy Watch YouTube TV now offers MLB TV to subscribers Clubhouse for Android in development, cofounder confirms Telegram brings auto-delete to all chats, home screen widgets, invite linksTwitter Safety Mode Is On The Way To Block Abusive Accounts Twitter brings Super Follows for paid subscribers, interest groups to build communities Google Maps adds another useful feature from Waze  The OnePlus 9 trio and the company's first smartwatch will allegedly be unveiled around mid-March Google Pixel 6: release date, leaks and all of the news | What Hi-Fi? iPhone 13 | All of the rumors we've heard about Apple's upcoming 2021 iPhones so far.  Main Topic Dolphin screen reader is a powerful product with lots of settings. Nimer reviewed and demonstrated it. Unfortunately, we had difficulty getting it to work, and thus cannot recommend it, however if anyone wishes to demo it for the podcast, we would appreciate it. App of the Week Marco discusses the Samsung Health app and demonstrates it on his Samsung S21 Ultra. This app comes preinstalled on most Samsung devices, and can be downloaded from the Galaxy app store should you wish to do so. Did you know?? You can use your device to provide an Internet connection to your laptop. Kirt shows us how this is done on Android and iOS. He also runs a speed test using the hotspot. Listener Emails We had a heap of listener emails this week, and the team thanks you all for taking the time to get in touch. Consider a Donation Did you know that we pay more than $50/month to bring this content to you? If you enjoy and value our content, please consider donating. Any contribution, no matter how small, helps us  give you more app demos, device reviews, and tips to help you make the most of your technology. please consider sharing our podcast with your friends, and let app developers know that you heard a demo of their app on our podcast by tagging them on Twitter.   We thank you for your support, and for your listenership! Get in Touch  To get in touch, you can fill out the contact form on our website.  Alternatively our direct email is contact@blindtechguys.com  You can also join our mailing list by sending a blank email to blindtechguys+subscribe@googlegroups.com You can find and interact with us at the following: Facebook Twitter Youtube Telegram WhatsApp ★ Support this podcast ★

Mar 2

1 hr 21 min

Welcome to this mid-week bonus episode of the Blind Tech Guys.On this episode, we sat down and discussed the soon to be released TalkBack 9.1 and Nimer runs us through all the new features, of which there are many.Get in Touch To get in touch, you can fill out our form at blindtechguys.com, or send us an email to contact@blindtechguys.com or join our mailing list by sending an email to blindtechguys+subscribe@googlegroups.com You can find and interact with us at the following: Facebook Twitter Youtube Telegram ★ Support this podcast ★

Feb 24

32 min 31 sec

Welcome to episode 74 of the Blind Tech Guys. We trust you will enjoy the latest episode of the pod. What’s New, In The News Google, Facebook & Twitter To Stand Before Congress Over MisinformationGoogle Chat web gets Gmail and Hangouts-like redesignUpdate to iOS 14.5 will add new Scribble support and improved subscription sheetHuawei plans to cut smartphone production in halfFacebook news ban: Mark Zuckerberg returns to negotiating table with Nine,NVDA 20.4 Released Main Topic  Nimer demos Narrator in a few apps, and goes through the settings to see how customizable it is. Nimer demos NVDA screen review, and discusses the difference between the other review modes, and compares to JAWS cursor and touch cursor. Marco demos the JAWS cursor in a couple of apps. The team discusses their preferences, and why they might use one over another.  Did you know?? Lazarillo can help you find bus stops. Nimer discusses how to go about doing this, and why it may be helpful. Note that we have demoed Lazarillo in the past, and interviewed the developer. This is both an Android and iOS app. Listener Emails We did not have any listener emails this week, however we look forward to your comments in future. You can either fill out our feedback form on the site, or email us at contact@blindtechguys.com Consider a Donation Did you know that we pay more than $50/month to bring this content to you? If you enjoy and value our content, please consider donating. Any contribution, no matter how small, helps us  give you more app demos, device reviews, and tips to help you make the most of your technology. please share our podcast with your friends, and let app developers know that you heard a demo of their app on our podcast by tagging them on Twitter.   Thank you for your support, and for your listenership! Get in Touch  To get in touch, you can fill out the contact form on our website.  Alternatively our direct email is contact@blindtechguys.com  You can also join our mailing list by sending a blank email to blindtechguys+subscribe@googlegroups.com You can find and interact with us at the following: Facebook Twitter Youtube Telegram WhatsApp ★ Support this podcast ★

Feb 23

48 min 29 sec

Welcome to this mid-week episode of Blind Tech Guys.On this mid-week special, Nimer and Marco sat down and discussed the Android 12 Developer Preview. To learn what’s new, check out this AndroidAuthority article.Get in Touch To get in touch, you can fill out our form at blindtechguys.com, or send us an email to contact@blindtechguys.com or join our mailing list by sending an email to blindtechguys+subscribe@googlegroups.com You can find and interact with us at the following: Facebook Twitter Youtube Telegram ★ Support this podcast ★

Feb 19

13 min 45 sec

Welcome to episode 73 of the Blind Tech Guys. We appreciate you taking time out of your day to listen and we trust you will enjoy the latest episode of the pod. Happy Valentine’s Day, and happy Chinese New Year. Android TV Gets A Major Interface Overhaul With The Latest UpdateSecond February update seemingly addresses Samsung Galaxy S21 battery drain issueGoogle app testing out a “people also view” section to help you browse endlessly Main Topic  Nimer recorded a demo of setting up Windows on a new computer. The team discusses changes they make to Windows after set-up, to make a computer better to use, and Nimer demonstrates some of those setting changes. As a follow-up from last week, Marco demonstrates Unigram.  Did you know?? The task manager is a powerful tool for maintaining your computer.Kirt demonstrates the Windows task manager. Listener Emails We did not have any listener emails this week, however we look forward to your comments in future. You can either fill out our feedback form on the site, or email us at contact@blindtechguys.com Consider a Donation Did you know that we pay more than $50/month to bring this content to you? If you enjoy and value our content, please consider donating. Any contribution, no matter how small, helps us  give you more app demos, device reviews, and tips to help you make the most of your technology. please share our podcast with your friends, and let app developers know that you heard a demo of their app on our podcast by tagging them on Twitter.   Thank you for your support, and for your listenership! Get in Touch To get in touch, you can fill out the contact form on our website.  Alternatively our direct email is contact@blindtechguys.com  You can also join our mailing list by sending a blank email to blindtechguys+subscribe@googlegroups.com You can find and interact with us at the following: Facebook Twitter Youtube Telegram WhatsApp ★ Support this podcast ★

Feb 16

1 hr 2 min

Welcome to episode 72 of the Blind Tech Guys. We appreciate you taking time out of your day to listen and we trust you will enjoy the latest episode of the pod. We also welcome all of the new countries that have come onboard over the last week. Happy Chinese New Year. Thank you to Strap.tech for mentioning our podcast in their newsletter, as well as to Top Tech Tidbits. PSA: Don't ever wear your AirPods at bedtime; here's whyMore than 3 Billion Emails and Passwords Leaked OnlineThe best fitness trackers of 2021Google Pixel Phones Will Use Cameras To Check Your Heart RateGoogle Play Music library will be deleted this monthHow to transfer your Google Play Music library to YouTube Music before it's deleted on February 24thApple iPhone hits record US market share as flagship demand growsApple to take 53% of TSMC's 5nm chip production this year according to fresh estimateApple will reportedly stop 5G iPhone 12 mini production next quarterWhy are smartphone camera bumps so huge?How Google can have its privacy cake while eating its data tracking, tooiOS 14.5 will provide a great excuse to buy an Apple Watch: mask support for Face ID Main Topic We discussed privacy and security of your phone. While a VPN is not the answer to being “hack-proof”, it can go a long way to keeping you safe, particularly on public wireless networks.Kirt demonstrated Surfshark, his preferred VPN app and service.Learn more and get links to your platform of choice at the Surfshark Website Nimer discussed the need of anti-virus programs on PC and phones.We recommend Sophos Home.Learn more and get links to your platform of choice at the Sophos Home website  Get Fit Marco told us about the fitness apps he has tried on Android whilst he’s gone back to the gym and in next week’s show, he will demonstrate these, plus others that may be of interest. Did you know?? Telegram is a great alternative to WhatsApp for your chatting needs. We have previously discussed the Android and iOS version. We discuss Unigram, a Windows app to use Telegram. Unigram is accessible with both Jaws for Windows and NVDA.  Check out the Unigram github page, where you can learn about and download it. You can also get it from the Microsoft Store.  Listener Emails We addressed some comments from our web form, and a listener email this week.  Consider a Donation Did you know that we pay more than $50/month to bring this content to you? If you enjoy and value our content, please consider donating. Any contribution, no matter how small, helps us  give you more app demos, device reviews, and tips to help you make the most of your technology. please share our podcast with your friends, and let app developers know that you heard a demo of their app on our podcast by tagging them on Twitter.   Thank you for your support, and for your listenership! Get in Touch  To get in touch, you can fill out the contact form on our website.  Alternatively our direct email is contact@blindtechguys.com  You can also join our mailing list by sending a blank email to blindtechguys+subscribe@googlegroups.com You can find and interact with us at the following: Facebook Twitter Youtube Telegram WhatsApp ★ Support this podcast ★

Feb 9

1 hr 13 min

Welcome to episode 71 of the Blind Tech Guys. We appreciate you taking time out of your day to listen and we trust you will enjoy the latest episode of the pod. We also wish to welcome individuals from the two new countries who have begun listening to our cast since last week. Main Topic  Thomas recorded a demo for us on his new Galaxy S21 Ultra. Thank you Thomas! Nimer, Marco, and Kirt discuss their views on the S21 Ultra. Nimer compares the S21 Ultra to the iPhone 12 Pro Max, so if you are interested in a high-end device and are struggling to choose, this section is worth a listen! Nimer demonstrates both Seeing AI and Super LiDAR, and provides a comparison between them and the vOICe. Download Seeing AI Download Super LiDAR Access the vOICe on the web on your iOS device Download the vOICe on your Android device  Listener Emails We addressed an email from a new listener this week regarding our use of mechanical keyboards. Thank you Beth, and welcome! If you’d like to reach out to us, please visit the BlindTechGuys website, where you can either fill out our feedback form at the bottom, or you can email us at contact@blindtechguys.com Consider a Donation Did you know that we pay more than $50/month to bring this content to you? If you enjoy and value our content, please consider donating using the support us link on our site. This way, we can continue to bring you great content, app and device reviews, and more. Also, share our podcast with your friends, and let app developers know that you heard a demo of their app on our podcast by tagging them on Twitter. Thank you for your support, and for your listenership! Get in Touch  To get in touch, send us an email to: contact@blindtechguys.com or join our mailing list by sending an email to blindtechguys+subscribe@googlegroups.com You can find and interact with us at the following: Facebook Twitter Youtube Telegram WhatsApp ★ Support this podcast ★

Feb 2

1 hr 5 min

Welcome to episode 70 of the Blind Tech Guys. We appreciate you taking time out of your day to listen and we trust you will enjoy the latest episode of the pod. We also wish to welcome individuals from the five new countries who have begun listening to our cast since last week. We were joined by Shane Lowe from Supersense. We learned about Supersense, new features which are in progress, and a new iOS app called SuperLidar. Download Supersense for Android Download Supersense for iOS SuperLidar is not yet released, however we will link to it once it is.  Next, Nimer demonstrated the Supersense Android app. Listen to the podcast to find out what Nimer thinks of this app, and stay tuned for the iOS demo of Supersense. Finally, Kirt reviewed the Samsung Buds Pro. The audio you hear comes from those earbuds. Listen to the podcast to find out what he thinks of these in-ear bluetooth earbuds. Get in Touch  To get in touch, send us an email to: contact@blindtechguys.com or join our mailing list by sending an email to blindtechguys+subscribe@googlegroups.com You can find and interact with us at the following: Facebook Twitter Youtube Telegram WhatsApp ★ Support this podcast ★

Jan 25

1 hr 7 min

Welcome to episode 69 of the Blind Tech Guys. Thanks for listening and we trust you will enjoy the latest episode of the pod.We started with a huge thank you to our Blind Tech Guys community, in particular the forty-nine countries that listen to the podcast. It is thanks to all of you that the show continues to grow and we certainly appreciate each of you for taking the time to tune in each week.What’s New, In the NewsTelegram gains 25M new users in the past 72 hoursWhatsApp Reassures Users Their Privacy Is Unaffected By New PolicyWhatsApp delays the implementation of its new terms and privacy policyHow To Use Signal: The Brilliant WhatsApp AlternativeThere's an easy fix to Signal's latest chat errors, but an update is comingWhat is Nuvia? Qualcomm's $1.4 billion startup buy takes aim at AppleThe Pixel 5 hisses after every vibration, and we can't unhear itGoogle's new Guest Mode is like incognito mode for Google AssistantApple's latest iOS beta update hints at an imminent release of this long awaited accessoryBelkin phone chargers sold nationwide online and in Apple stores urgently recalledMain Discussion On Today’s EpisodeThe team sat down and discussed CES 2021 and all the announcements that matter. There were the usual announcements by Asus and HP, but this year, there was a great deal announced that is relevant to blind and visually-impaired consumers, and those with hearing loss, as well as other disabilities.You can get a good run-down on the four day event by checking out this Pocket-Lint article And for accessibility news, check out this CNET article.For our UK listeners, Marco demonstrates on a Samsung S10+ BBC Sport and BBC Sounds, two offerings that are very popular for both sports fans and for those who want to hear all of the various BBC radio offerings.You can find out more by checking out the BBC Sounds website and the BBC Sport website.Marco talks about the Trade Up for Samsung app on Google Play and is thoroughly disappointed with the process Samsung puts Australian users through in order to purchase the new Samsung S21 offerings and how inaccessible the Samsung app is.Did You Know?Actions are a powerful way of accessing certain system events both on iOS and Android. Nimer talks about how to make accessing actions easier in Android, and where actions may be found, as well as why you’d want to use them.Listener EmailsWe received a number of listener emails this week and the team thanks you for taking the time to send us your questions.Get in Touch To get in touch, send us an email to: contact@blindtechguys.com or join our mailing list by sending an email to blindtechguys+subscribe@googlegroups.com You can find and interact with us at the following: Facebook Twitter Youtube Telegram WhatsApp ★ Support this podcast ★

Jan 19

58 min 32 sec

Welcome to this mid-week episode of the Blind Tech Guys. Thanks as always for joining us.Samsung announced a trio of new phones, a tracker, and some new earbuds. Nimer, Marco and Kirt sat down to discuss these announcements and their views on these new offerings by Samsung. To learn more about today’s event, check out this Tom’s Guide article.Nimer demoed and discussed the Aftershokz Open-Comm headset. You can learn more about, and purchase these directly from the Aftershokz website.Get in Touch To get in touch, send us an email to: contact@blindtechguys.com or join our mailing list by sending an email to blindtechguys+subscribe@googlegroups.com You can find and interact with us at the following: Facebook Twitter Youtube Telegram WhatsApp ★ Support this podcast ★

Jan 15

32 min 10 sec

Welcome to episode 68 of the Blind Tech Guys. Thanks as always for listening and we certainly have much to share with you this week. Please come back on Thursday at 7 pm U.S. time to hear us live recapping the Samsung announcements.What’s New, In the NewsGoogle Docs adds Smart Compose and autocorrect to the comments sectionTwitter acquires Breaker podcasting app to help build Twitter SpacesTelegram's location sharing isn't as private as you might likeHere's how WhatsApp shares your data with other Facebook brandsApple AirPods Max review: disregard the hypeSerious Warning Issued For Apple AirPods Max UsersDo you prefer access to Whatsapp over privacy?WhatsApp vs Telegram vs SignalApple Executives' Bonuses to Be Tied to Their Performance With Respect to Accessibility and the Company's Other Core ValuesGoogle Phone app may soon get automatic call recording for unknown numbersQualcom's new Snapdragon 480 brings 5g to budget smartphonesMain Discussion On Today’s EpisodeThe team discuss methods of determining whether a website is accessible, and how to go about accessing all features of that site.Marco demonstrates WillyWeather on a Samsung S10+, which is a very accessible and accurate weather app on both Android and iOS for those living in Australia. Taken from their website, WillyWeather uses information based on data supplied by the Bureau of Meteorology and other sources.Check WillyWeather out.Nimer discusses Linux and provides our listeners with various options as to how to go about installing the platform and various ways of obtaining assistance, whether it be on an email list or by doing your research and reading documentation.Did You Know?Kirt demonstrates Blindo, an app with user-submitted Talkback labels for popular Android applicationsListener EmailsWe only received one listener email this week, which made for a very quick q & a section.Get in Touch To get in touch, send us an email to: contact@blindtechguys.com or join our mailing list by sending an email to blindtechguys+subscribe@googlegroups.com You can find and interact with us at the following: Facebook Twitter Youtube Telegram WhatsApp ★ Support this podcast ★

Jan 11

48 min 54 sec

Welcome to this midweek episode of the Blind Tech Guys. We thank you for tuning in and hope you get your tech fill out of this week’s bonus episode. Main Discussion on Today’s EpisodeNimer and Marco discuss the state of Braille on Android and iOS, and we look at the good points on both platforms, as well as things we would like to see improved moving forward.The team received email correspondence from GoodMaps with regards to Nimer’s demo late last year and we went through the GoodMaps emails and we look forward to having one of their representatives on an upcoming episode. Marco reviewed and demonstrated a recommendation which he received from a fabulous new podcast called Podcasting 2.0. The app is PodFriend, an app which a number of listeners have been asking about on various email lists, which in its current early form allows you to listen to podcasts on Windows, MAC and Chromecast and runs us through how to install it on Windows 10 and shows us that it is very accessible but there is still a lot of room for improvement. We hope to get the developer of this app on to a future episode to talk more about its development and to chat about when it will be available on Android and iOS. Did You Know?Widgets are powerful. We discuss why widgets should be considered as a tool in your everyday phone usage on iOS or Android and debate how much more productive you can potentially be when you set them up correctly. Listener EmailsWe received some excellent listener emails this week, including a love letter to Marco, and the team appreciates you for taking the time to write to us.  Get in Touch To get in touch, send us an email tocontact@blindtechguys.com or join our mailing list by sending an email to blindtechguys+subscribe@googlegroups.com You can find and interact with us at the following: Facebook Twitter You tube Telegram WhatsApp ★ Support this podcast ★

Jan 7

45 min 16 sec

Welcome to episode 67 of the Blind Tech Guys. We wish all of our listeners a happy new year and trust that 2021 will be a far better year for all of you than 2020 was.  What’s New, In the News  Galaxy S21 launches January 14th at Samsung's first Unpacked of 2021  Motorola looks to start 2021 on a strong note with an affordable flagship and a low-tier 5G phone  Five Best Police Scanner Apps for Android  12-year old British girl sues TikTok over use of her personal data Main Discussion On Today’s EpisodeKirt discusses getting Talkback back on Samsung devices running Android 11 and takes us through the process of how to get this done by using NVDA on a Windows PC and how to set things up to run smoothly on his Samsung device.Kirt used  This tutorial on xda developers to uninstall Samsung Talkback. For convenience, the specific commands for removing Samsung Talkback are listed below. Extract the developer tools to an easy location, plug your phone into a USB port on your computer, enable USB debugging in your phone developer options and grant your computer permission as directed by the XDA tutorial. If prompted make sure you change your connection from charging only to file transfer mode. Open the “platform tools” inside the ADB folder you extracted, press shift +f10 and you’ll either be able to run the command prompt or power shell. Either works. Launch the developer bridge. Command prompt: adb devices powershell: .\adb devices Open the adb shell: Command prompt: adb shell Powershell: .\adb shell Uninstall Samsung Talkback – He couldn’t get this to copy and paste in powershell so you may have to type this out: pm uninstall -k –user 0 com.samsung.android.accessibility.talkback If you get the “success” message, Samsung Talkback has been uninstalled. If your Talkback was on during the uninstall you may need to turn it off before stock Talkback shows up in your installed services. He used commentary screen reader for that part.   Get in Touch To get in touch, send us an email tocontact@blindtechguys.com or join our mailing list by sending an email to blindtechguys+subscribe@googlegroups.com You can find and interact with us at the following: Facebook Twitter YouTube Telegram WhatsApp ★ Support this podcast ★

Jan 4

23 min 54 sec

Welcome to the final episode of 2020, episode 66, of the Blind Tech Guys. We appreciate you taking the time out to listen to the show and we thank you for your continued support throughout what has certainly been a challenging year.  Main Discussion On Today’s EpisodeOn this episode, we welcome the third member of our trio, Kirt Manwaring, to the team and we have no doubt that you will enjoy having him appear each week on the show as much as we love having him around.  We also followed up our last mid-week bonus episode by further discussing GoodMaps, as well as our personal favorite, Nearby Explorer. Download GoodMaps on the Playstore; Download GoodMaps on the App Store.  We chatted about our giveaway, which will likely be done on the first of our Kish Kish Zoom get-togethers.You can find out more about our Zoom parties, as well as enter to win $100 by going to the Blind Tech Guys website, but it is imperative that you listen to this episode, as the secret word that you will need is contained within the show. Finally, Nimer spoke on the fact that Microsoft's Seeing AI app now supports LiDAR scanners on the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Max.Learn more about LiDar in Seeing AI Listener Emails This week, instead of reading out listener feedback, we decided to run through some of the responses that we have received in the past week from our listeners via our feedback form. We appreciate all of you that have provided comments on our form and the team wants you to know that we most certainly take every piece of feedback that we receive extremely seriously. Get in Touch To get in touch, send us an email to blindtechguyspodcast@gmail.com or join our mailing list by sending an email to blindtechguys+subscribe@googlegroups.com You can find and interact with us at the following: Facebook Twitter Youtube Telegram WhatsApp ★ Support this podcast ★

Dec 2020

55 min 43 sec

Prior to Santa coming down your chimney this Christmas, Nimer has a little surprise to share with you.On this mid-week episode of the Blind Tech Guys, Nimer evaluates GoodMaps for Android, which was released on December 23.Download GoodMaps for Android at this Google Play LinkWe also wish to thank Patrick from Melbourne, Australia and Kirt from the U.S. for their donations to help keep this podcast going!Get in Touch To get in touch, send us an email to blindtechguyspodcast@gmail.com or join our mailing list by sending an email to blindtechguys+subscribe@googlegroups.com You can find and interact with us at the following: Facebook Twitter Youtube Telegram WhatsApp ★ Support this podcast ★

Dec 2020

20 min 33 sec

Welcome to episode 65 of the Blind Tech Guys. As always, thanks for joining us, and a Merry Christmas and happy holidays to our listeners!Some announcements: If you have not yet done so, check out the Envision app, and sign up for the raffle. Time is almost up. If you purchase at least the yearly subscription, you are entered in for a chance to win the Envision glasses! Coming Soon: Check out the Super LiDar app on the iOS app store. We discuss this excellent new innovation by the team who brings us Supersense for Android and iOS. Thank you to BlindAbilities for this tip. The Blind Tech Guys will be hosting a holiday get-together to bring in the new year over Zoom! Join us on December 30 at 07:00 UTC and 19:00 UTC, whichever timezone suits you, for a good ole’ party with the good ole’ boys! A link will be provided closer to the date on all of our social channels, so keep an eye out for that. What’s New, In the News[UPDATE: Wear OS In Doubt] OnePlus Smartwatch Officially Confirmed, Coming With Wear OS After AllTwitter to stop forcing users to quote tweetTwitter Acquires Video Chat & Screen-Sharing App 'Squad'Google explains what caused Monday's multi-service outageAmazon brings group video calling to Echo devices just in time for the holidaysFor Apple, accessibility starts early in the product development process14 best Siri tips and tricksiPhones can now automatically recognize and label buttons and UI features for blind usersMicrosoft Teams wants to solve one of the most frustrating aspects of remote workingMain Discussion On Today’s EpisodeNimer and Marco listed their top phones for 2020, and took the opportunity to discuss the top apps as well. While there really wasn’t anything that really stood out that can be considered innovation, there were some good picks discussed.Marco ran through how to install 1Password on an Android phone and Nimer went about installing 1Password on to an iOS device. Download 1Password for Android Download 1Password for iOS Did You Know?Did you know that you can make inaccessible iOS apps potentially more accessible to Voiceover by enabling a feature on your iPhone? In this section, Nimer demonstrates this feature, and applies it to the Telegram app.Listener EmailsWe received some excellent listener emails this week and the team appreciates you for taking the time to write to us.Get in Touch To get in touch, send us an email to blindtechguyspodcast@gmail.com or join our mailing list by sending an email to blindtechguys+subscribe@googlegroups.com You can find and interact with us at the following: Facebook Twitter Youtube Telegram WhatsApp ★ Support this podcast ★

Dec 2020

1 hr 18 min

Hello everyone and welcome to another mid-week episode of the Blind Tech Guys. Thanks as always for tuning in and we appreciate you taking some time out of your day to join us.  On this mid-week bonus episode, Nimer and Marco discuss Android 11 and how this new update fares on a Samsung phone. If you are thinking of updating, we highly recommend that you take the time to listen to this episode, otherwise you may well be in for a nasty shock.  Get in Touch To get in touch, send us an email to blindtechguyspodcast@gmail.com  or join our mailing list by sending an email to blindtechguys+subscribe@googlegroups.com You can find and interact with us at the following:  Facebook  Twitter  YouTube  Telegram   ★ Support this podcast ★

Dec 2020

29 min 57 sec

Welcome to the 64th episode of Blind Tech Guys, and a happy Hanukkah to anyone who celebrates it. As always, thanks for joining us on this bumper episode. What’s New, In the News Google Made It Possible To Search Assistant Settings On Android Embracing plastic was the best change to smartphones in 2020 Play Store On Android TV Gets Redesigned Interface, New Icons & More Exynos 2100 Will Consume Way Less Battery Than Exynos 990 Samsung could launch a new 30W charger alongside the Galaxy S21 series Sketchy Rumour Tips Plastic Back For The Entire Galaxy S21 Line-up Don't worry — Samsung will have cases for the Galaxy S21 to hold your S-Pen Pesky iOS 14 bug will likely not be addressed in the next update Twitter buying Squad could signal a possible glow-up next year, but don't hold your breath A Nasty Bug Is Hitting Google Pixel 5 Units, And It's Not New  Main Discussion On Today’s EpisodePraanav came on to discuss his views on the vOICe sensory substitution app, and what he uses it for, including taking photos of his travels. Visit Praanav's blog dealing with the vOICe Check out Praanav's non-fiction writing Follow Praanav on Twitter Learn more about the vOICe  Nimer discussed Chromebook accessibility, and answered the questions of who Chromebooks are for, which Chromebooks should I buy, and how much should I spend on a Chromebook. Chromevox Google Support Page YouTube Playlist for Chromebook Accessibility  Marco illustrated the process of signing up for a 1password account, and how to go about downloading, and logging into the Windows client.Check out 1password  Listener EmailsWe received two wonderful listener emails this week and the team appreciates you both for taking the time to write to us.  Get in Touch To get in touch, send us an email to blindtechguyspodcast@gmail.com   or join our mailing list by sending an email to blindtechguys+subscribe@googlegroups.com You can find and interact with us at the following:  Facebook  Twitter  YouTube  Telegram   Support the show (https://www.pod.fan/blind-tech-guys)★ Support this podcast ★

Dec 2020

1 hr 13 min

Hello everyone and welcome to this week’s mid-week episode of the Blind Tech Guys.  On today's episode, Nimer and Marco sat down to discuss the happenings at Apple on the 8th of December 2020. Apple announces AirPods Max, $549, available to order  Read more about what the Verge thinks of these headphones.  Apple’s Fitness+ is going live on Dec 14  Pricing is $9.99/Month, $79.99/Year  Combines coaching for 10 different work-out events, along with music on your iOS device.   We invite you to listen to this mid-week podcast to find out what we think of these announcements, as well as to learn about our upcoming giveaways, and a sneak preview of what is happening on our next podcast. Get in Touch To get in touch, send us an email to blindtechguyspodcast@gmail.com  or join our mailing list by sending an email to blindtechguys+subscribe@googlegroups.com You can find and interact with us at the following:  Facebook  Twitter  YouTube  Telegram   Support the show (https://www.pod.fan/blind-tech-guys)★ Support this podcast ★

Dec 2020

22 min 55 sec

Welcome to the 63rd episode of Blind Tech Guys. As always, thanks for joining us and we most certainly appreciate your support each and every week. What’s New, In the Newsan XDA developer launched web adb that will let you do things with your phone on the web.Here's why Google kills so many of its projectsGoogle Assistant spoken notifications come to all wired headphonesLionsgate Play enters India’s crowded streaming market with an attractive priceBlind photographer Pranav Lal captures images using soundPOCO M3 with 6000mAh battery, SD 662 SoC debuts in EuropePoco Is Becoming an Independent Brand Globally, After Being Part of Xiaomi for Over 2 Years.Qualcomm launches Snapdragon 888 cpu with next generation 5g modem Main Discussion On Today’s Episode We welcomed Karthik from Envision back to the podcast to discuss updates related to Envision, as well as the release of the Envision Glasses. Envision Glasses are now shipping. There is currently a winter sale going on for the Envision app.  Download the Android app  Download the iOS app  The Envision app has seen some updates which have added column support, translate, and the library. We are the first to report on an upcoming raffle of a pair of Envision glasses, simply by purchasing the annual subscription.  Next, Nimer demoed the Envision app, particularly the new features which have been announced. In that process, we discovered a few bugs which we will be reporting, however these new features are excellent and we hope you will check out the winter sale. Thank you Karthik for joining us live! We discussed two giveaways which we will be promoting heavily in the next few weeks. This is exciting news, so be sure to listen to this section. Marco and Nimer also talked about the NVDA Conference held on TeamTalk over the weekend and the team certainly are not in favor of TeamTalk continuing to be the platform of choice for such an important annual event.Listener Emails We received several listener emails this week, and will be following up on those in the next episode. The team appreciates each of you for taking the time to ask your questions.  Get in Touch To get in touch, send us an email to blindtechguyspodcast@gmail.com  or join our mailing list by sending an email to blindtechguys+subscribe@googlegroups.com You can find and interact with us at the following:  Facebook  Twitter  Youtube  Telegram   Support the show (https://www.pod.fan/blind-tech-guys)★ Support this podcast ★

Dec 2020

1 hr 16 min

Welcome to another midweek bonus episode of the Blind Tech Guys. We appreciate you taking the time out of your day to check out this episode of the show.Nimer and Marco interviewed Koen, a volunteer on the open-source AntennaPod podcast client for Android project. Did you know that the developer of AntennaPod decided to fix accessibility challenges which were reported by other blind users as a result of enabling Talkback and trying out AntennaPod blindfolded? Learn more about AntennaPod, their efforts towards accessible design, and more by listening to this interview. Visit antennapod.org Download AntennaPod from the Playstore App DemoFollowing the interview, Nimer demonstrated how to join the AntennaPod beta, as well as the interface of this app. While there are a few challenges accessing chapter markers, we discovered that it is doable, and the rest of the app is quite accessible and full of customization options.Conclusion To get in touch, send us an email to blindtechguyspodcast@gmail.com or join our mailing list by sending an email to blindtechguys+subscribe@googlegroups.com You can find and interact with us at the following: Facebook Twitter Youtube Telegram Support the show (https://www.pod.fan/blind-tech-guys)★ Support this podcast ★

Dec 2020

41 min 4 sec

Thanks for tuning into episode 62 of the Blind Tech Guys. As always, a special welcome to all our listeners and especially to our new listeners. What’s New, In the NewsReliance Jio to Offer OTT Subscription, Shopping Benefits, And Discounts with Jio Exclusive SmartphonesRealme 8 - Specifications and price have releasediPhone 13, no Touch ID, 120Hz display and charging portMOTOROLA MOTO G 5G WITH TRIPLE REAR CAMERA SETUP TO LAUNCH IN INDIA ON 30 NOVEMBERRedmi Note 9 Pro 5G, Redmi Note 9 5G, Redmi Note 9 4G Launched in China: Price, SpecificationsSamsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 With S Pen May Launch in June 2021; Galaxy Note Series May Be DiscontinuedOnePlus Nord 2 Codename Leaked Online, Expected to Launch SooniPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro Bill of Materials Surface Online, South Korean Components Dominate Value:Apple M1-Powered MacBook Air Scores More Than 1 Million Points in AnTuTu Benchmark Test Main Discussion on Today’s EpisodeDiego, the CEO, and Ben, the CTO of strap, came to discuss Strap, the white cane replacement. This certainly looks like a promising device and the BTG team are pleased to have the privilege to promote such an exciting concept. Learn more, and pre-order Strap at strap.tech Follow Strap on twitter Email them with questions at hello@strap.tech  Marco demonstrates the Windows version of Bitwarden.And Nimer demonstrates the Windows version of 1Password. Listener EmailsWe received several listeners emails this week and the team appreciates each of you for taking the time to ask your questions. Conclusion To get in touch, send us an email to blindtechguyspodcast@gmail.com or join our mailing list by sending a blank email to blindtechguys+subscribe@googlegroups.com You can find and interact with us at the following:  Facebook  Twitter  YouTube  Telegram   Support the show (https://www.pod.fan/blind-tech-guys)★ Support this podcast ★

Nov 2020

1 hr 24 min

Welcome to episode 61 of the Blind Tech Guys. As always, thanks to all of you for tuning in and a special welcome to our first time listeners.What’s New, In The News Google Pay launching 'Plex' bank accounts with Citi next year Google Pay gets a huge overhaul with a new design and cashback rewards Zoom Adds New Security Features To Stop 'Zoombombers' Samsung produced the top-selling 5G phone worldwide in September Amazon Music Now Has X-Ray So You Can Learn While Streaming Songs Google Chrome support for Windows 7 will be extended another year WhatsApp tests a new feature that will let you ignore conversations easily Main Discussion On Today’s EpisodeOn this week's episode, Nimer demonstrated the use of the new Google Pay app. It was clear that a lot of work still needs to be done to make this application fully functional, so we suggest waiting until it is formally released, rather than rushing out and downloading the early access version.Warren’s Tip Of The WeekThis week, Warren discussed Alpha Backup Pro and demonstrated the app’s functionality. Disappointingly, this app still has a long way to go in order to be fully accessible, and the team would certainly appreciate the opportunity to interview the developer of Alpha Backup pro so we can go about discussing what changes we would like made and to explain to him the importance of accessibility and why this is such a vital component to blind and visually-impaired users.  Check out the app on the Playstore.  Listener EmailsWe received two very thought-provoking listener emails this week and the team appreciates each of you for taking the time to ask your questions and we hope that we managed to answer them to your satisfaction.Conclusion To get in touch, send us an email to blindtechguyspodcast@gmail.com In order to support the show, please share this podcast, and subscribe using your favourite podcatcher. Links can be found at the Blind Tech Guys website. We can also be found on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Finally, why not join the Blind Tech Guys Telegram group or be a part of our mailing list by sending a blank email to blindtechguys+subscribe@googlegroups.com Support the show (https://www.pod.fan/blind-tech-guys)★ Support this podcast ★

Nov 2020

50 min 29 sec

Hello everyone and welcome to this week's bonus episode of the Blind Tech Guys.On this episode, Nimer and Marco sat down with Mark Muscat and Dr. Scott Hollier for a chat on accessibility, WCAG, and whether we are moving in the right direction with making the web and PDF documents truly accessible. Dr. Hollier and Mark introduced themselves, and discussed their experience in the accessibility field. Marco and Nimer took turns asking questions about a number of topics including: WCAG and its purpose, How valuable is WCAG at making sure companies’ web presence is accessible, How do individuals receive training in WCAG, How do companies locate individuals to hire who are trained in WCAG and other accessibility best practices, And what kind of enforcement exists in the U.S. and Australia which mandates companies comply with WCAG, as well as what Mark and Dr. Hollier think works to get companies to comply. This was certainly an interesting conversation. For instance, did you know that in many countries, there are no laws to legislate web accessibility?We want to thank Dr. Scott Hollier and Mr. Mark Muscat for agreeing to discuss this interesting topic with us and the team appreciates you giving up your valuable time in order to be a part of this week's bonus show.Conclusion To get in touch, send us an email to blindtechguyspodcast@gmail.com In order to support the show, please share this podcast, and subscribe using your favourite podcatcher. Links can be found at the Blind Tech Guys website. We can also be found on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Finally, why not join the Blind Tech Guys Telegram group or be a part of our mailing list by sending a blank email to blindtechguys+subscribe@googlegroups.com Support the show (https://www.pod.fan/blind-tech-guys)★ Support this podcast ★

Nov 2020

51 min 52 sec

Wow folks, we are up to episode 60 of the Blind Tech Guys. As always, thanks for tuning in.What’s New, In The News Microsoft urges users to stop using phone-based multi-factor authentication Samsung Galaxy S21 series full specs and features get leaked Google Photos will stop offering free unlimited storage in June 2021 Amazon tries to make Alexa feel more natural with proactive queries Google Play Services will sync Android & Chrome OS Wi-Fi You Can Get 3 Months Of Amazon Music Unlimited For Free Google confirms Nest Audio and Chromecast integration is on the way Netflix copies TikTok with its experimental 'Fast Laughs' feature Messenger gets Vanish Mode, coming soon to Instagram Main Discussion On Today’s EpisodePassword managers are tools to help create, fill, and save Passwords and other information into apps and web forms. We like 1Password and Bitwarden. Visit their sites to learn more, and to get downloads for your platform of choice, or look for them in your favorite appstore. The team discussed Google Authenticator. Marco demonstrated the bitwarden password manager for Android, iOS, Linux, Windows, and Mac OS. Nimer demonstrated the 1Password password manager for Android, iOS, Linux, Windows, and Mac OS. Nimer discussed different methods of authentication for all of your accounts. Download the Yubico Authenticator. Purchase a Yubikey. Following on from last week’s interview with Pramit, Marco did a demonstration of Louie Voice. You can check it out on Google Play. Learn more about Louie Voice on their website. Warren’s Tip Of The WeekWarren continued to explore iBroadcast's potential. You can get it at this Google Play Link.  Listener EmailsThanks to the listeners who got in contact this week.Conclusion To get in touch, send us an email to blindtechguyspodcast@gmail.com In order to support the show, please share this podcast, and subscribe using your favourite podcatcher. Links can be found at the Blind Tech Guys website. We can also be found on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Finally, why not join the Blind Tech Guys Telegram group or be a paSupport the show (https://www.pod.fan/blind-tech-guys) ★ Support this podcast ★

Nov 2020

1 hr 19 min

Hello everyone and welcome to this week’s mid-week bonus episode of the Blind Tech Guys, where we covered Apple’s ‘One More Thing’ hardware event. As always, it is a pleasure to be a part of your podcast listening experience and we appreciate you tuning into the show. If you would like to find out more on today’s main announcements made by Apple, check out The 5 biggest announcements from Apple’s ‘One More Thing’ hardware event and the biggest difference between the MacBook Air and the MacBook Pro is a fan.To round out this week’s bonus episode, Warren interviewed a representative from Orbit AI. To learn more about this project or to get involved, visit The ORBIT (Object Recognition for Blind Image Training) Dataset website.Conclusion To get in touch, send us an email to blindtechguyspodcast@gmail.com In order to support the show, please share this podcast, and subscribe using your favourite podcatcher. Links can be found at the Blind Tech Guys website. We can also be found on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Finally, why not join the Blind Tech Guys Telegram group or be a part of our mailing list by sending a blank email to blindtechguys+subscribe@googlegroups.com Support the show (https://www.pod.fan/blind-tech-guys)★ Support this podcast ★

Nov 2020

29 min

Welcome to the 59th episode of the Blind Tech Guys. It is a pleasure to be a part of your podcast listening experience and we appreciate you tuning into the show. What’s new in the news Google supported calls from smart speakers to be axed in the UK Samsung Launches 256GB Galaxy S20 FE For $769.99 WhatsApp to add Snapchat disappearing messages feature LineageOS adopts “SeedVault”--and Opensource backup service for its backup On the Hardware front, Motorola introduces two phones: The Moto G5G with 5000mAh battery for 300Euros and the Moto G9Power with 6000mAh battery MicroMax releases two new Phones, courtesy of AndroidPolice. Main SectionOur guest this week was Pramit, developer of Louie Voice. This app can help you perform common tasks in apps such as Youtube, Uber, and Messages with your voice. You can check it out on Google Play. Learn more about Louie Voice on their website. App of the WeekWarren’s app of the week was iBroadcast, an app for uploading music. You can get it at this Google Play Link.  Listener EmailsWe received a number of listener emails this week and the team appreciates each of you for taking the time to ask your questions and we hope that we managed to answer them to your satisfaction. One of the questions was about Outlook keyboard shortcuts for the Mac. You can access those shortcuts here.Conclusion To get in touch, send us an email to blindtechguyspodcast@gmail.com In order to support the show, please share this podcast, and subscribe using your favourite podcatcher. Links can be found at the Blind Tech Guys website. We can also be found on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Finally, why not join the Blind Tech Guys Telegram group or be Support the show (https://www.pod.fan/blind-tech-guys) ★ Support this podcast ★

Nov 2020

1 hr 3 min

Welcome everyone to episode 58 of the Blind Tech Guys. As always, it is a pleasure to be a part of your podcast listening experience and we appreciate you tuning into the show each and every week. What’s new in the news Apple Adds New AR-Enhanced ‘People Detection’ Accessibility Feature To iOS 14.2 Developer Beta Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G Was The Best Selling 5G Smartphone in H1 2020 LG K92 5G phone available in the US soon at an affordable price Samsung was the top phone manufacturer globally in Q3; you'd be surprised to see where Apple landed Bridging the Distance: NVDACon 2020 December 5 and 6. Learn about the Free NVDA Screenreader and the Upcoming NVDA Conference. The Google Pixel 4a 5G Is Finally Available For Pre-Order Google is adding a free VPN to its most expensive Google One plan Google Testing Messages Categorization To Reduce Clutter Microsoft Is Finally Purging Flash From Windows Deezer Unveils Its New HiFi Room Designed For Audiophiles Typing Comparison between iOS and AndroidThis week, we kicked off the main section of the podcast by discussing typing. In particular, we covered: Typing lag between platforms Differences in options for typing between iOS and Android Slide to type demo on iOS  Braille Screen Input Differences between iOS and Android Hardware ConsiderationsMarco and Nimer discussed hardware considerations when purchasing devices. In particular, we feel that a good modem makes a huge difference in what makes a phone work as a “good” phone.Warren's Tip of the WeekWarren could not join us this week, but he did prerecord a tip about a great app for reading the news called   Prometheus News FeedsListener EmailsWe received a number of listener emails this week and the team appreciates each of you for taking the time to ask your questions and we hope that we managed to answer them to your satisfaction.Conclusion To get in touch, send us an email to blindtechguyspodcast@gmail.com In order to support the show, please share this podcast, and subscribe using your favourite podcatcher. Links can be found at the Blind Tech Guys website. We can also be found on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Finally, why not join the Blind Tech Guys Telegram group or be a part of our mailing list by sending a blank email to blindtechguys+subscribe@googlegroups.com Support the show (https://www.pod.fan/blind-tech-guys)★ Support this podcast ★

Nov 2020

59 min 52 sec

Welcome everyone, to the 57th episode of the Blind Tech Guys. As always, it is awesome to have you all with us, and we appreciate you tuning in each and every week. What’s new in the news Google Is Prepping Messages For Web With Google Fi Features Data Collection – The ORBIT (Object Recognition for Blind Image Training) Dataset Interesting Early Pixel 5 Issues You can finally mute conversations forever on WhatsApp Main Part Of Today's PodcastWe discussed and demonstrated the procedure for flashing the public release, or an AOSP build of ANdroid onto a Pixel phone. Please note that we are not responsible for anything which may happen to your device as a result of following our instructions, or the below links. Follow these instructions to prepare your device, computer, and to learn how to flash. Use this link to flash your Pixel back to the latest release. Install custom ROMs and GSIs on Samsung Galaxy devices without TWRP How To Install Custom ROM on Android App of the WeekThe vOICe is an app which takes advantage of sensory substitution to provide us with a great deal of independence, and we encourage you to take the time to learn and work with it. The app’s core purpose is to convert images into soundscapes, however it has many other useful features as well. You can access the tutorial, learn about the developer, and find other platforms where you can use the vOICe. Visit the SeeingWithSound website to learn more about the vOICe. Download the voICe from Google Play Use the vOICe from a web browser from an iPhone or most other devices To conclude this week's podcast, we had several emails which we went through and hopefully provided the answers you were seeking. The team would like to thank everyone that submits feedback and queries each and every week.In Conclusion To get in touch, send us an email to blindtechguyspodcast@gmail.com In order to support the show, please share this podcast, and subscribe using your favourite podcatcher. Links can be found at the Blind Tech Guys website. We can also be found on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube Support the show (https://www.pod.fan/blind-tech-guys)★ Support this podcast ★

Oct 2020

1 hr 1 min

Welcome everyone to the 56th episode of what is now known as the Blind Tech Guys. We rebranded the podcast in order to make it easier to find and to allow us to branch out from simply discussing Android, but the same old crew are still here, with the aim of helping you get your fill of mobile tech news and lots more. Thank you as always for joining us and we look forward to continue serving you moving forward under our new name.You will also find that it will be a lot easier to play the podcast with your smart speakers, so why not give it a go and ask your device to play the latest episode of the blind Tech Guys podcast.What’s new in the news We start with this funny article about a Plane passenger caught smuggling gold in their rectum to avoid taxes. Next, we have this article about the OnePlus 8T Pro. Are you underwhelmed by the OnePlus 8T?  Say hello to YouTube Music: Google Play Music is no longer available on Smart Speakers. Google Maps Will Help You To Stay Away From Crowds. Forgotten that song? If you can hum it, Google Assistant can now play it. iPhone 12 loses to iPad Air 4 on AnTuTu, also lags behind iPhone 11 in graphics. Say Goodbye To Hangouts Soon, A Free Google Chat Is Coming. Finding a Good CaseNimer talks about the various kinds of cases, and what you need to know when you are choosing a case.Mobile PaymentsNimer discusses the various mobile payment platforms, their upsides and downsides, and how to choose which one to use, and whether you should use one at all.Oneplus Nord UpdateAustin provides us with a recording of an update on his experiences with the OnePlus Nord. A tip to our listeners: If you hear any wind noise in the background, he was in the middle of a wind storm.Listener EmailsWe addressed a number of listener emails this week on a variety of topics and we ask that Margaret follow-up with her question so that we can fully address this in the next episode.Conclusion To get in touch, send us an email to blindtechguyspodcast@gmail.com In order to support the show, please share this podcast, and subscribe using your favourite podcatcher. Links can be found at the Blind Tech Guys website. We can also be found on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube Support the show (https://www.pod.fan/blind-tech-guys)★ Support this podcast ★

Oct 2020

59 min 12 sec

Hi everyone and welcome to this special midweek bonus episode of the ANATAD podcast. As always, we thank you for tuning in and the team appreciates you supporting the show each week.In our midweek special, we encourage you to take a look at this PhoneArena article, which will give you all the information you want on today’s Apple presentation, plus provide you with all of the videos presented at the event.Full coverage on this event can be found by going to the Apple website.Conclusion• To get in contact, please email us at anatadpodcast@gmail.com • Please share this podcast, and subscribe using your favourite podcatcher. Links can be found at the ANATAD Podcast website.• Please find us on Facebook, Twitter, and YoutubeSupport the show (https://www.pod.fan/blind-tech-guys)★ Support this podcast ★

Oct 2020

31 min 56 sec

Hello and thank you for joining us for episode 55 of the ANATAD Podcast. We certainly appreciate you taking the time to listen and boy, what a fun podcast this turned out to be.In the news this week iPhone launches imminent according to this ZDNET Article New Look and Feel for Google Meet Android app, puts it in line with iOS and Gmail interface changes New Voices For Google Assistant Make It Sound More Natural Now In the main section of this week's podcast, we discussed different calendar apps, with the team suggesting that Google Calendar was our personal favourite. Marco went about demonstrating Google Calendar and we went through the different features that can be found in this app.We also talked about Do Not Disturb and how this works on Android, due to a listener email from Dennis Long and explained that these days, Do Not Disturb works perfectly well and any previous issues found with this feature have been well and truly ironed out.Nimer decided to run AI apps through their paces by seeing if they would recognize the label on his beer bottle. The winner overall was Lookout by Google.Finally, Warren demonstrated his app of the week Speech Central, which is a voice reader. We will have more on this app next week, as we ran out of time to really put it through its paces.In conclusion To get in contact, we invite you to email us at at anatadpodcast@gmail.com  Please share this podcast, and subscribe using your favourite podcatcher. Links can be found at the Anatad Podcast website. Please find us on Facebook, Twitter and Youtube Support the show (https://www.pod.fan/blind-tech-guys)★ Support this podcast ★

Oct 2020

55 min 31 sec

Hello and thank you for joining us for episode 54 of the ANATAD Podcast. We appreciate you taking the time out of your week to give us a listen and we are sure that you will enjoy this episode as much as we loved putting it together for you. This week, we began with an interview with Rene Espinoza, the developer of Lazarillo, a GPS app found on iOS and Android. Did you know that Lazarillo was named as a result of a character in a book, and sometimes refers to a guide dog? Listen to our interview and find out more about Lazarillo and future plans for this app. Download Lazarillo for Android at this Playstore Link Download Lazarillo for iOS at this Apple Appstore Link Learn more about Lazarillo, and find ways to get in touch with the developer at their website. Marco demonstrated the layout of the Lazarillo app. Nimer demonstrated the app outdoors and discusses his thoughts of Lazarillo. Finally, we inserted a pre-recorded interview with Oleg Sheremet, the developer of the article reader and the Eyes-Free Reader for Android. Even though these apps are no longer being developed, learn more about what caused Oleg to develop these apps, and about the struggles he has been having with maintaining development of the app. Article Reader Playstore Download Eyes-Free Reader Playstore Download In conclusion To have your say, we invite you to get in touch via email at anatadpodcast@gmail.com  Please share this podcast and subscribe using your favourite podcatcher. Links can be found at the ANATAD Podcast website. Please find us on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. To find out what Marco has been up to of late other than producing this podcast, we urge you to go and check out Noisy Balls. Support the show (https://www.pod.fan/blind-tech-guys)★ Support this podcast ★

Oct 2020

1 hr 6 min

In this special midweek episode of the ANATAD Podcast, we celebrate National Podcast day by discussing the Google event held on 30-Sep, 2020. We started by discussing The new Chromecast with Google TV, including voice remote. Next, we discussed the newly-released Nest Audio. Finally, we discussed the Pixel 4A 5G and the Pixel 5. You can compare them and purchase them at this Google link. You can read up on ther specs at this Google link. Conclusion• To get in contact, feel free to use our email at anatadpodcast@gmail.com • Please share this podcast, and subscribe using your favorite podcatcher. Links can be found at the Anatad Podcast website.• Please find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube.Support the show (https://www.pod.fan/blind-tech-guys)★ Support this podcast ★

Oct 2020

25 min 55 sec