The Tech Doctor Blog and Podcast

The Tech Doctor Blog and Podcast
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Feb. 12, 2018
In this podcast, the Tech Doctors sit down with David Woodbridge to examine Apple’s new smart speaker called the HomePod. It seems that everyone who hears it in person agrees that the audio is spectacular. Once again, Apple has created some incredible hardware. At the time of this podcast, a subscription to Apple Music is the best way to fully enjoy music on the HomePod. Airplay can be used to send audio from other devices that support Airplay to the HomePod. The HomePod makes excellent use of the Siri voice interface to control both music and smart home devices. David and the Tech Doctors are interested to see what else Apple will do in future software to compliment this outstanding speaker. Be sure to go Here To listen to all of David Woodbridge’s other excellent podcasts. Thanks, David, it was a pleasure having you on the Tech Doctor Podcast.
Jan. 30, 2018
In this podcast, the Tech Doctors begin by discussing how they feel about their recent Apple purchases. They then move on to a discussion and demonstration of a remote control for the iPhone called O6. This product offers a new way to work with the iPhone that makes excellent use of VoiceOver. To learn more, go to The O6 Website
Jan. 26, 2018
In this podcast, the tech doctors have the pleasure of talking with Anna Dresner about her three latest books. Anna’s books are available from the National Braille press. The easiest way to locate them on the National Braille Press website is to do a search for “Anna Dresner.” That way, you get to see all of Anna’s books. The first book that we discuss called “How to Learn About Almost Anything” is an excellent review of iOS apps that are educational in nature. There are apps for children and adults and there is something here for everyone. The variety is astounding. The second book entitled “Ten Thousand Steps” is all about apps that help with fitness and wellness. VoiceOver users have lots of choices when it comes to exercise and self care. The third book “you and Your Apple Watch” is a very thorough exploration of how to select, configure and use the Apple Watch. The tech doctors believe that this book contains everything that a VoiceOver user needs to know to get up an running with an Apple Watch. If you are considering whether or not to purchase an Apple Watch, the tech doctors recommend combining Anna’s book with Lisa Salinger’s Apple Watch audio tutorial. This way, you get Anna’s clear and concise written explanations and Lisa’s audio demonstrations of how the watch actually sounds with VoiceOver running.. Lisa’s tutorial is available at Mystic Access. Thanks Anna. It was great to podcast with you again.
Dec. 6, 2017
In this podcast, the Tech Doctors are joined by Aleeha Dudley of the i Accessibility Cast To discuss three popular Refreshable Braille products. Aleeha owns the BrailleNote Touch, Robert purchased the BrailleSense Polaris And Allison has the VarioUltra The information that was discussed in the podcast was based on our experiences at the time of recording which was on December 2nd, 2017. It is likely that many things will have changed by the time you listen to this recording. The Tech Doctors encourage everyone to evaluate these devices by getting hands on experience and by asking the product representatives for up-to-date information on current features and bug fixes.
Nov. 20, 2017
In this podcast, the Tech Doctors discuss their experiences with the new iPhone X. This is an all new design with an edge to edge OLED screen, no home button and Face ID in in stead of Touch ID. The phone has glass on both the front and back to support wireless charging. It is a tiny bit larger than the iPhone 8 but smaller than the plus phones. It feels fabulous in the hand. Even though the phone feels and operates like an iPhone, no home button means that there are some new gestures and some new habits to get into when using this phone. The Tech Doctors explore all of these changes in detail. The Tech Doctors are pleased that Apple has, once again, made this phone completely VoiceOver accessible right out of the box. Both Tech Doctors ran into some setup glitches which they describe in the podcast. Being early adopters who love new technology, the Tech Doctors are thrilled with the new iPhone X. Apple is selling seven models of the iPhone in addition to the iPhone X. There is something there for everyone and they are all excellent phones. You just have to figure out which one is right for you.
Sept. 25, 2017
In this podcast, the Tech Doctors share their experiences with iOS 11, tvOS 11, Watch OS 4, Apple TV 4K and the Series 3 Apple Watch. More information about all of these products is available on Apple’s Website. Serenity Caldwell posted an excellent review of the new LTE Series 3 Apple Watch. It is available Here. If you are a VoiceOver user who wants to learn about using iOS 11, the Tech Doctors highly recommend Jonathan Mosen’s book iOS 11 without the Eye. Finally, the Tech Doctors appreciate Wade Wingler mentioning our podcast on his excellent Assistive Technology Update podcast.
Sept. 25, 2017
In this podcast, the Tech Doctors share their experiences with iOS 11, tvOS 11, Watch OS 4, Apple TV 4K and the Series 3 Apple Watch. More information about all of these products is available on Apple’s Website. Serenity Caldwell posted an excellent review of the new LTE Series 3 Apple Watch. It is available […]
Sept. 14, 2017
In this Tech Doctor podcast, Allison, Robert and David Woodbridge discuss all of the important announcements that Apple made during its September 12, 2017 fall event. This keynote featured a new Apple Watch, a new Apple TV and three new iPhones. It was also the first event to take place in the Steve Jobs Theater in Apple Park. Relax and enjoy. There is a lot to cover in this podcast. The Tech Doctors thank David Woodbridge for helping us cover it all.
Sept. 14, 2017
In this Tech Doctor podcast, Allison, Robert and David Woodbridge discuss all of the important announcements that Apple made during its September 12, 2017 fall event. This keynote featured a new Apple Watch, a new Apple TV and three new iPhones. It was also the first event to take place in the Steve Jobs Theater […]
June 13, 2017
In this podcast, the Tech Doctors have the pleasure of spending the hour with Chuck Joiner the creator and host of all of the excellent video and audio content that he produces at MacVoices Our discussion centers around the fact that Chuck attended one of the conferences that runs alongside WWDC called AltConf. As always, […]