Cover art for podcast Blind Tech Guys

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

1:13:06

Securing Your Digital Life And Accessible Fitness Apps

Welcome to episode 72 of the Blind Tech Guys. We appreciate you taking time out of your day to listen and we trust you will enjoy the latest episode of the pod. We also welcome all of the new countries that have come onboard over the last week. Happy Chinese New Year. Thank you to Strap.tech for mentioning our podcast in their newsletter, as well as to Top Tech Tidbits.

 

PSA: Don't ever wear your AirPods at bedtime; here's why

More than 3 Billion Emails and Passwords Leaked Online

The best fitness trackers of 2021

Google Pixel Phones Will Use Cameras To Check Your Heart Rate

Google Play Music library will be deleted this month

How to transfer your Google Play Music library to YouTube Music before it's deleted on February 24th

Apple iPhone hits record US market share as flagship demand grows

Apple to take 53% of TSMC's 5nm chip production this year according to fresh estimate

Apple will reportedly stop 5G iPhone 12 mini production next quarter

Why are smartphone camera bumps so huge?

How Google can have its privacy cake while eating its data tracking, too

iOS 14.5 will provide a great excuse to buy an Apple Watch: mask support for Face ID

 

Main Topic

 

We discussed privacy and security of your phone. While a VPN is not the answer to being “hack-proof”, it can go a long way to keeping you safe, particularly on public wireless networks.

  • Kirt demonstrated Surfshark, his preferred VPN app and service.

Nimer discussed the need of anti-virus programs on PC and phones.

  • We recommend Sophos Home.

 

Get Fit

 

Marco told us about the fitness apps he has tried on Android whilst he’s gone back to the gym and in next week’s show, he will demonstrate these, plus others that may be of interest.

 

Did you know??

 

Telegram is a great alternative to WhatsApp for your chatting needs. We have previously discussed the Android and iOS version. We discuss Unigram, a Windows app to use Telegram. Unigram is accessible with both Jaws for Windows and NVDA. 

 

Listener Emails

 

We addressed some comments from our web form, and a listener email this week. 

 

Consider a Donation

 

Did you know that we pay more than $50/month to bring this content to you?

  • If you enjoy and value our content, please consider donating. Any contribution, no matter how small, helps us  give you more app demos, device reviews, and tips to help you make the most of your technology.
  • please share our podcast with your friends, and let app developers know that you heard a demo of their app on our podcast by tagging them on Twitter. 

 

Thank you for your support, and for your listenership!

 

Get in Touch


 

★ Support this podcast ★

Educational emoji reaction

Educational

Interesting emoji reaction

Interesting

Funny emoji reaction

Funny

Agree emoji reaction

Agree

Love emoji reaction

Love

Wow emoji reaction

Wow

Listen to Blind Tech Guys

RadioPublic

A free podcast app for iPhone and Android

  • User-created playlists and collections
  • Download episodes while on WiFi to listen without using mobile data
  • Stream podcast episodes without waiting for a download
  • Queue episodes to create a personal continuous playlist
RadioPublic on iOS and Android
Or by RSS
RSS feed
https://feeds.transistor.fm/blind-tech-guys

Connect with listeners

Podcasters use the RadioPublic listener relationship platform to build lasting connections with fans

Yes, let's begin connecting
Browser window

Find new listeners

  • A dedicated website for your podcast
  • Web embed players designed to convert visitors to listeners in the RadioPublic apps for iPhone and Android
Clicking mouse cursor

Understand your audience

  • Capture listener activity with affinity scores
  • Measure your promotional campaigns and integrate with Google and Facebook analytics
Graph of increasing value

Engage your fanbase

  • Deliver timely Calls To Action, including email acquistion for your mailing list
  • Share exactly the right moment in an episode via text, email, and social media
Icon of cellphone with money

Make money

  • Tip and transfer funds directly to podcastsers
  • Earn money for qualified plays in the RadioPublic apps with Paid Listens