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”

Siri Shortcuts stands to be a boon for people living with disability

I watched the Apple WWDC presentation this morning and was excited to see the announcement of Shortcuts. Siri Shortcuts Streamline the things you do often with shortcuts. Siri can now intelligently pair your daily routines with third-party apps to suggest convenient shortcuts right when you need them. So if you typically pick up a coffeeContinue reading “Siri Shortcuts stands to be a boon for people living with disability”

Lifekludger Quick Links: Hand Stylus; Voice Activated Alarm Clock

The Hand Stylus The Hand Stylus is a kickstarter-funded project. It has a retractable stylus tip. The tip rotates automatically to prevent wearing on one side. [via Chip Chick]   ivee Voice Activated Alarm Clock Can speak to it Able to understand more than 30 simple voice commands Touchscreen capabilities and volume adjustment 5” LEDContinue reading “Lifekludger Quick Links: Hand Stylus; Voice Activated Alarm Clock”

BrailleTouch – a Braille-like texting app

Georgia Tech has come up with BrailleTouch – a Braille-like texting app. This ia a prototype app for touchscreen mobile device. You can Text not even having to even look at the device’s display at all – which bodes well for the visually impaired, of course. “Research has shown that chorded, or gesture-based, texting isContinue reading “BrailleTouch – a Braille-like texting app”

Voice Controlled Alarm Clock

[Link: Moshi Alarm Clocks: Speak to your Moshi Alarm Clock and it speaks back] Moshi Alarm Clocks are sleekly designed clocks with voice recognition technology. The Moshi Alarm Clock is fully voice interactive and can be operated without ever even seeing the clock. Speak to your Moshi in plain English and it will speak backContinue reading “Voice Controlled Alarm Clock”

Phone designed for the Blind shows importance of feedback

SENS concept phone. by Japanese designer, Takumi Yoshida I’ve written previously about the importance of the correct type of feedback for input, especially when one or more of your senses fail you. This SENS phone uses a combination of tactile sensors and audio feedback to the user. When a person key is pressed the phoneContinue reading “Phone designed for the Blind shows importance of feedback”

Emporia Life Phone info sought

Back here I wrote about the Emporia Life Phone. The other day I got an email asking me about where to get one in Australia, which it appears you can’t. Can anyone help shelly? Are you listening Emporia? shelly wrote: EMPORIA PHONE These are not available in Australia at present and nobody I have spokenContinue reading “Emporia Life Phone info sought”

More simple cell phones for life

emporia have a great statement on their site which states: What is simple will be understood. What is understood generates relevance. I came across these phones made by emporia via Popgadget blog. They reminded me of my observations made in an earlier post where I see that simpler interfaces for devices that hide the convergenceContinue reading “More simple cell phones for life”

Media Centre Voice Reccognition

The other day the e-HomeUpgrade blog had news and a review about some speech recognition software from OneVoice Technologies. The Media Center Communicator Version 2, is designed to let you talk to and control your Media Center PC. For the future One Voice Communications is working with other partners on integrating voice command into homeContinue reading “Media Centre Voice Reccognition”