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2-19-2021: What’s New In Assistive Technology in 2021

Don Grossman was kind enough to rework his excellent  February 19, 2021 Zoom  presentation on ways of using your Iphone and Amazon devices to assist you.  The new presentation, with additional helpful commentary can be found on the link below. https://youtu.be/Nbt8WimUVX8 Here are the links to the individual videos from Don’s February 19, 2021 Zoom presentation for quick review. They are also posted on our Home page under Trending Now >Assistive Tech Spoken Content with Speak on Touch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ytc0B74NFlk&feature=youtu.be Screen Readers for the Android Phone https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61jsQAZHgJA&feature=youtu.be Using Zoom magnifier https://youtu.be/PWVJK-tkxN4 Voice control (for dictating and editing text with iphone/ipad) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-ykg3jZ9_k&feature=youtu.be Envision Glasses https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ehENnq2EFo&feature=youtu.be Adobe scan https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tsDuKTnRGuU&feature=youtu.be

01-08-2021-Trending Tech in 2021

Barry discussed the technology that was rumored to be introduced at the January 11-14 virtual Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Due to the pandemic the live show from Las Vegas was cancelled. Click or tap on the link below to view the most innovative technologies from the CES. https://www.pcmag.com/news/technical-excellence-awards-the-most-innovative-products-and-technologies    

12-18-2020 Zoom Holiday Party

Our final meeting of 2020 included lots of sharing of our cool gadgets and gizmos, participation from various APCUG experts (Bob Gosticha, Ron Brown, Judy Taylour, Jere Minich, Bill James and John Kennedy). Here is the link to the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tm80wfDjPcA Here are some of the things that were posted in the chat: From Ron Brown : Here are the dates and times for unlimited meetings: 10 a.m. ET on Wednesday, Dec. 30, to 6 a.m. ET on Saturday, Jan. 2  Zoom will have unlimited on-line for the free version From Ada G : I have a Jabra speaker and I do not know how to make it work. This is not a new gadget so if you do not […]

12/4/20 -Carol’s Tech Tips and Tricks

Carol Freedman presented many great tips to help you get the best out of your computer, iphone or chromebook.  Here is the link to the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUFSp3pyxHc And the links to the pdf set of notes in the Handouts: https://www.db-cc.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Carols-Tips-and-Tricks-Google-Docs-1.pdf  https://www.db-cc.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Tips-tables-of-shortcut-keys.pdf Here’s some of the things she covered: Windows PC Move taskbar Bring up app from toolbar Copy from one window to another Select text, images using arrows Gaming panel for sound control and screen capture See all open windows and move thru them See Chrome or Gmail history 2.  I phone Make phone 20% louder  Show location Turn off push and fetch Turn off unnecessary notifications Turn off app refresh Turn off auto lock Turn on Magnifier Use space […]

10/23/2020- Intro To Linux

10/23/2020 John Kennedy Intro to Linux You may have been like me, thinking that you weren’t interested in Linux… but you’d probably have been wrong.  This was way more interesting and useful than expected.  I suggest giving it a watch. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOIXJjEHwn4 Here’s John’s powerpoint: https://www.db-cc.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/DB_CC-Linux.pdf John covered the following: How Linux started Who uses it? (Google, amazon, McDs, Travelocity, UPS, airlines, movie industry, Android phones, courts, gaming systems, etc) Why you don’t hear about it (because Office became the dominant software in all settings and MS paid computer manufacturers to include it) Lenovo now installing Why it’s now getting used— because of its security   The difference that open source code makes (the ability to make useful adaptations, the likelihood of […]

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