01 setting up my iphone 6

I start by setting up my shiny new iPhone 6 64 gig. I have some issues with getting it set up so people on the stream guide me through what to do next. It’s important to note that ipsw’s are carrier specific and band specific as well. You will see what is referred to in the demo.[1]

As shown the process of setting up was fairly simple. In my case how ever I encrypted my back up, so entering in a password was a must.

I hope you enjoy the demo. Part 2 will be going to the store and getting my phone activated.


  1. I was having issues with updating as I could not find the ipsw. I found one, but it was for my sprint iPhone 5. That would have stopped me dead in my tracks and I would have had to download it anyway. So time really was not waisted.

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Looking at prompt2: an ssh client for ios

I take a look at prompt2 which can be gotten for $16 via the panic bundle which includes transmit. The 2 separately cost $24 us. More info can be found at the [iTunes app store.(h t t p s : / / i t u n e s . a p p l e . c o m / u s / a p p – b u n d l e / p a n i c – p a c k – p r o m p t + t r a n s m i t / i d 9 2 6 9 5 9 5 5 8 ? m t = 8)

I go over adding a server, then doing some commands, then I do the same commands on the mac using ssh via the terminal to compare speed.

Prompt appears to be a very useful iOs app for ssh, and I’m constantly learning about ssh to know how to do stuff for remote management. Enjoy the show.

Looking at the google calendar app for ios

I take a look at the google calendar app for iOs app that was just released today. It looks accessible, how ever there are a number of changes that need to be made.

  • The keys need to be echoed back when using the editors
  • The view does not need to constantly refresh
  • There is no way that i see to change the view so I can view the days in month format in the “shape” of a calendar
  • When viewing the settings, the headings sometimes don’t announce themselves

Over all though the app is fairly easy to use and set up. If these changes would be implemented we would have a good calendar on our hands.

looking at be my eyes: a podcast by Darron Duff

this is a look at be my eyes an ios app that can if used appropriately aid the blind in getting help with identifying a package.1

Darron goes over the layout of the app followed by a use case scenario and ends with his thoughts. . I hope you enjoy.


  1. This was a guest podcast done by Darron Duff. If you would like to contact him you can do so via his twitter. 

Looking at trivia crack, part 1 of 2

This is going to be a 2 part podcast on trivia crack a game for ios, android and more. This was an archived stream recorded on January 10, 2015.

I start by :

  • Going over the main interface
  • talkign about the game itself
  • showing the bugs
  • playing a few games

Part 2 will cover a full length game and excepting lives, spins, etc from users.

I hope you all enjoy.

Looking at endless mode in audio defense

I continue to go over audio defense. I go over endless mode. In this mode, your goal is to shoot as many zombies as possible, while surviving. Sadly, I had to end the demo early, as this game is notorious for lagging. If you need/want a link to audio defense, go to the first episode where in I give a link.

Any feedback is welcome.

a first look at blind square

In this episode I take a first look at blind square a gps app designed with the blind in mind. I go over the main interface, and settings. I also go over what might need to be modified. I have to make a correction though. I said that I wwished I could change to miles. I found the correct setting in settings, except it is feet not miles. That works though and will still serve my purposes.

If you want to leave feedback about this or any other podcast please feel free to contact me.

a look at the new facebook pages manager app for ios released june 2014

I take a look at the newely updated facebook pages manager and all it has to offer. There are some accessibility issues, the main one beeing the 4 tabs, if you will, at the bottom of the screen.

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what’s new in the facebook for ios app as of may 27, 2014

I go over the new face book update as of may 27, 2014. I first talk about how to get to your recent posts, then I go over some of the issues. If you want to leave them feedback, feel free to email them, or tweet them.

All feedback is more then welcome regarding this post and others I’ve done.

Looking at the new audio boo ios update

In this episode I take a look at the new
audio boo iOS app update that came out on april 24, 2014.

I go over trimming and how it can be improved. I follow that up by leavingĀ¬ a comment on a boo and discussing a work around that you need to do as you cannot hear characters echoed back at you or even edit unless you do said work around. I end by discussion with channels and what they are.

Feedback is welcome. Enjoy.

Looking at cloud convert: an ios app for remote conversion

In this episode I take a look at
cloud convert, an ios app for conversion of files from one format to antoehr that’s done in the cloud. This is 100 percent accessible and I comend the developers for taking the time to make it so.

Any comments or questions can be left in the comments area after every post or via the comment line which can be gotten at the end of every file.

Enjoy.

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blog post: changes I see in ios7.1

Hello to all. This morning, or maybe it was last night, apple released ios7.1. I was going over the changes on the applevis blog and I noticed some oddities. One of them though is very annoying and hope it can be fixed.

The bluetooth keyboard that you use may generate odd looking characters that look like IPA symbols or even cr (carriage returns). Restarting the keyboard works, how ever when you switch windows the bug might or might not crop up again.

solution

I reported this bug to apple in early october or november and as of yet it has not been fixed. They did say the were working on a fix, so we will see in the next minor release if this happens.

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Does this bug happen to you? if so what is your work around? Post comments or email me feedback on this post using the form below. Thanks all.

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blogpost: tip: showing all apps in iOS: from a voice over perspective

Here is an
iOS tip
I learned from a twitter user who retweeted a blog. Here is how to do said tip in voice over.

  1. from your home screen swipe down with 3 fingers after touching an icon. Make sure it is not the ones on the doc.
  2. type any character such as a back slash. I will use a period (.) in this example
  3. Now flick from the top of the window and you will notice every single app that you have installed. This will work even if the app is inside a folder.

I hoep someoen enjoys this tip and how to do this using voice over. If someone needs a podcast I can quickly do one but some people like to read the posts in text.

if you have any questions feel free to get hold of me from the contact page or call (641) 715-3800

and enter the access code:
49819#

an entertaining look at blocking calls in ios7

In this episode I take a look at how to block and unblock callers. This was at the request of a twitter follower. Thanks for the suggestion and if I got your handle wrong in the podcast you still know who you are. I block a friend of mine and you get to hear what happens when a call is blocked. I then unblock them and we test that. Enjoy the podcast and any feedback is welcome. [signoff]

blog post: a new kind of malware for ios?

today I read an interesting blog article. I’ll link to it below so you can read it for yourself, but basically someone built a charger to install militias software on the iOS device when a charger is plugged in to the iOS device. Frankly I’m a bit scaptel but this proves that we need to watch out and for now only use chargers from apple and griffin technologies. Here is an excerpt from the blog.

“This approach uses a charger that looks like a standard charger, but has malicious software on it. When an iOS device is plugged into the charger, an attacker can bypass iOS defense mechanisms and compromise a device within one minute of it being plugged in. ”

So even though I’m skeptical, I urge those of you that are not to be very very careful!

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Gaget insurence: a good thing?

I love my iPhone. I don’t’ own an iPad so there. Heha. Anyways I want to say I also have one thing that most iOS devices owners don’t want to have and that is Gadget Insurance Even though I get mine via apple care plus, there are many sites like the one linked to where you can do this. I should also mention I’m visually impaired and use my iOS device on a daily bases. So insurance for me is a very good thing. If you want to know how I use my phone as a VI person look at my podcast blog for more info. I do several demos therein. Enjoy.

blog post: samsung attempts to sue apple to get rid of voice over on all iOS devices

Yes you read the subject right. the patent troll also known as samsung is attempting to get rid of voice over on all iOS devices. here is the link to the story on the bbc. And here is an email posted by a list member. I got his permission to post this. and I agree 100 percent.

Ladies and Gentlemen, Please forgive my email but a very valuable piece of information has been brought to my attention that affects blind IT users everywhere who use apple hardware. For those who know and those who don’t. Samsung Electronics has filed a patent removal case against Apple. inc over the accessibility component called “Voiceover” also it’s other assistive technology components developed over iOS. To set the record straight on this, Voiceover for both OS X and iOS is developed by apple and NOT samsung electronics. The assistive technologies pack built into iOS is developed by Apple and NOT samsung. With this attack from Samsung against apple, If a court rules in favour of Samsung, Apple will be forced to remove Voiceover and all assistive components related to the iOS interface. This will affect all blind and visually impaired / print impaired users as well as those with complex learning and communication disabilities. We as a disabled community must stand firm and support the necessary bodies connected to fighting against Samsung Electronics challenge against apple. If Samsung are allowed to continue, they would be found guilty through a class action suit of disability discrimination and human rights violations. So that anyone on the internet reads this message, If you’re a manufacturer or developer of hardware / software, understand that disabled people use your products and have an equal right to use your products as well as you. Imagine if you will, a situation where you woke up to see nothing but black for the rest of your life and have to rely on your other senses to work for you, you won’t be able to drive, read a newspaper, NOTHING AT ALL! without support and adaptive technologies and toools. These products exist for a reason, to promote equality. Please forgive this off topic email. We must do something proactive and legal to make ourselves heard. We are human, just like the rest. Just because we cannot see clearly or at all, does not mean we cannot exist in this world. When we are walked all over, do we not feel pain? When we are wounded, do we not cry out? We are equal to all others and just because our bodies are impaired in one way or another, Don’t shut us out. We are just like you!

So what are we going to do. Boycoting is not an option as there are too few of us to do it and it will not hurt them. I’d like your thoughts and comments regarding this matter. Do you think it’s a good idea for samsung to block voice over and all accesses functions of the iOS devices just so they can take over?

[signoff]

kindle accessibility: a podcast by Alleson of the gwenna cast.

Alleson talks about the kindle app and a letter campaign going on at the apple vis site to let amazon that we need the kindle app to be accessible, not just for readers but college students like myself. Amazon has a history of not making their products accessible unless they are sued, I hope we can send enough letters to do this. Just follow the prompts at the campaign for the month part on the apple vis home page. Thanks all, and good luck.

[signoff]