Apple’s Voice Control in iOS13 is the real deal

A friend on Twitter asked my impressions on Voice Control. That prompted me to finally install iOS13 and give it a go. I am very enthused by the result. Voice Control acts just like most Apple products do – they do what they say and they show thought and attention to detail. It’s a gameContinue reading “Apple’s Voice Control in iOS13 is the real deal”

Hear a sound after saying “Ok Google” on Google Home device

When Google Home hears the hotword (“OK Google” or “Hey Google”), it records what you say and sends the recording to Google to fulfill your request. To hear a brief sound at the start and/or end of your request: Make sure your mobile device or tablet is connected to the same Wi-Fi as your Google HomeContinue reading “Hear a sound after saying “Ok Google” on Google Home device”

How a Smart Home Empowers People with Disabilities

… While advances in personal technology continue at a rapid pace, at times their designers seem to forget about the population that could perhaps benefit from it the most. Stabelfeldt says just the ability to charge a phone with a wheelchair didn’t even exist until a few years ago. But features like Apple’s “Home” appContinue reading “How a Smart Home Empowers People with Disabilities”

Want a Lanyard for iPhone 3/4?

With the advent of the iPhone 5 and the “Lightning” connector, the Danglet style lanyard which clips in the large charging port, is now obselete. Until this year when the iPhone SE came out I used a lanyard from Danglet for my phones. A lanyard is so important and integral to my use of a mobileContinue reading “Want a Lanyard for iPhone 3/4?”

Reader – Writes : A set of helpful resources

A reader, Patricia, recently sent me these resources to share.   A colleague of mine has a special needs daughter and is easily one of the hardest working moms I know. Recently she told me about her frustrations with finding enough time in the day — she said she’s always hearing about different ways toContinue reading “Reader – Writes : A set of helpful resources”

A shape-shifting navigation device for both the sighted and visually impaired (w/ Video)

Without doubt, this concept has to be the most lateral thinking piece of technology I’ve seen recently. Just think what it would be capable of if it had GPS built in and a route could be preprogrammed in it from a map. Or a phone providing real time navigation information from a pocket and the cubeContinue reading “A shape-shifting navigation device for both the sighted and visually impaired (w/ Video)”