iBlindTech Democast


Jail Breaking 7.04 - iBT 56

Hugo joins us again today to walk through jailbreaking iOS 7.04. With Apple’s latest beta release of iOS 7.1, it appears they have closed the exploits that allow this jailbreak. Also many of the problems that users were experiencing when this jailbreak was released have now been fixed. So if you’re considering a jailbreak, now’s the time to jump on it. 

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DoItWrite - iBT 55

Thanks to Hugo again on this episode of iBlindTech for his demo of the app DoItWrite.. The app is designed to help users of Voice Over learn to use the handwriting feature available under iOS 7. Many blind or vision impaired people have had little or no experience with standard handwriting and this app will help you improve your skills. The developer is Draconis Entertainment.

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Getting the Most from Your iTunes Account with Multiple Users - iBT 54

In this episode of iBT I take a look at how to configure your iPhone with multiple Apple IDs. This is particularly useful where you have multiple people in your family using iOS devices. In short, each Apple ID comes with the ability to make purchases in the app & iTunes stores and access to iCloud services such as iCloud backup and an iCloud email address. I suggest using one singular Apple ID to make purchases through the App & iTunes stores across your family.  Than setup separate Apple ID's for use with the iCloud services. By doing this you will be able to avoid purchasing the same apps and media multiple times in your family whilst each person retains there own backup and iCloud storage space amongst other iCloud services.

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Syncing Media To Your iOS Device - iBT 53

This episode of iBT takes a look at syncing different media types, such as music, books and photos between iTunes on your computer and your iOS device. I also discuss the differences between syncing, backing up and transferring purchases. I do this on a Mac however much will also hold true for Windows users. Thanks for downloading and listening to the show.

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Reminders and WWDC Look Back - iBT 52

In this episode of the iBlindTech Democast, I take a look at the builtin reminders app and go through some of the basics of using it. I show ow to create a New reminder, and show how to create different lists of reminders within the app amongst other things. I also share a recording myself and a few friends did post WWDC. I know this is a little late coming but in any case I hope you enjoy 
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Voice Memos - iBT 51

In this episode of the iBlindTech Democast I take you through using the integrated Voice Memos app on the iPhone and iPod. This app doesn't appear on the iPad. The Voice Memos app allows you to make audio recordings on your phone.  It includes the ability to pause and resume the recording and trim the finished recording prior to sharing it. Hope you enjoy. 

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Thank-you & Predictions - iBT 50

Welcome to Episode 50 of the iBlindTech Democast. In this episode I say thank-you to all those who have supported the show and share some of the email I have received. I also introduce a sponsor to the show. ProXPN

We also spend sometime with Nelson, Hugo, Shaun, Eric and Justin as we discuss Apple's upcoming WWDC.

We share predictions and desires for the future of Apple's iOS & OSX Operating Systems.

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Taking Photos with the Camera App when your Blind or Low Vision - iBT 49

Todays episode of the  iBlindTech Democast  is a look at the camera app. I go through the controls and settings of the Camera, showing how to take pictures and videos. I also give a few hints on taking photos for OCR apps and demonstrate the basic video editing that can be done in the camera roll. Hope you enjoy.

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Earl App - iBT 48

This week I welcome Bill to the podcast to talk to us about this intuitive news reading app. He gives us a brief history of the development of the app and Angle LLC. We discuss the benefits and features along with what can be expected to be coming to Earl in the future. Bill also gives us some insight into the pricing structure for the Earl service subscription. You can try a fully functional version of the app out by downloading from the app store. The app is free to try at time of writing. This allows you to read three articles per day and this limitation is removed with a monthly or annual subscription.

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iFile for JailBroken Devices - iBT 47

Thanks to Hugo for this weeks episode on the app iFile. This app is for jailbroken devices and allows you to explore and work with the iOS file system. 

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Big Browser - iBT 46

In this weeks episode of iBlindTech, I interview Ryan Honey from the Braille Institute of America.

He joins us to tell us about their Big Browser app for low vision users of the iPad.
Click here to grab it for free from the app store.

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Introducing CoolBlindTech and Jail Breaking - iBT 45

In this episode I introduce a new podcast I have been working on - Please check it out in iTunes or your favourite pod-catcher. I also interrupt the episode to remind people not to update their iOS devices to 6.13 if they are interested in jail breaking. This version of the OS fixes the exploits which enable you to jail break.

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A Look at Robo-E - EP 44

This week I say thanks to Anonymouse for his look at the game Robo-E. It is available in the app store for about a dollar. Hope you all enjoy.   

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Looktell's VO Tutorial App - iBT 43

Thanks again to Hugo for his dedication. This week he brings us a demo of the new app from LookTell called VO Tutorial. This app takes you through some of the basics of using Voice over on your iOS device. Enjoy. 

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Bluetooth Devices - Ep 42

This week I welcome Nelson to the iBlindTech Democast. He demonstrates a number of BT devices, including a couple of headsets, a speaker dock and a car kit. Hope you enjoy. 

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iOS Software Keyboard - iBT 41

This weeks episode is a look at number of the settings and options with the iOS software keyboard. I take a look at adding additional keyboards including the Emoji keyboard, adding shortcuts, splitting and merging the iPad keyboard, working with and dismissing auto-correction and various other settings. Hope yo enjoy.

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VO Starter App - iBT 40

This weeks episode of the iBlindTech Democast is brought to us by Hugo. He gives us a look at the app BO Starter. This is a useful app if you are very new to iOS. Hope you all enjoy.

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A Spotlight On Spotlight - iBT 39

Welcome to this weeks episode. I take a look at Spotlight on iOS. Spotlight lets you search a large variety of content on your device. I show how to optionally choose which content is displayed and in which order. I also show how you can find those lost apps and some of the other great features   of Spotlight. I hope you enjoy.

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The Home Screen - iBT 38


This weeks episode is a look at the apps I have on my home screens.  I take a quick look at how and why I organise them the way I do. I'd love to hear how you organise your apps as well. Please write to and let me know.


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Podcasting with Amadeus Pro - iBT 37

We leave iOS behind for the first time this week. I wanted to share a demo of Amadeus Pro on the mac. I walk through creating a podcast and editing it. I explain some of the basic concepts with the app and show you some of the preferences I change. I show the basics of editing and putting together a series of audio pieces with AP. I assume you have a basic knowledge of the Mac and cover a number of the keyboard shortcuts used with Amadeus Pro. Hope you enjoy. 

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