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Blind Tech Guys

105 EpisodesProduced by Marco Curralejo, Kirt ManwaringWebsite

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 podcas… read more


Have Yourself, A Merry Techy Christmas

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 All

Twitter to stop forcing users to quote tweet

Twitter Acquires Video Chat & Screen-Sharing App 'Squad'

Google explains what caused Monday's multi-service outage

Amazon brings group video calling to Echo devices just in time for the holidays

For Apple, accessibility starts early in the product development process

14 best Siri tips and tricks

iPhones can now automatically recognize and label buttons and UI features for blind users

Microsoft Teams wants to solve one of the most frustrating aspects of remote working

Main Discussion On Today’s Episode

Nimer 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.

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 Emails

We received some excellent listener emails this week and the team appreciates you for taking the time to write to us.

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