Recently I was in the mall with a loved one while they looked for the perfect pair of shades to accent their summer wardrobe and a thought occurred to me. I was passing the Apple store and began to think of some major projects that we are working on that will brighten the future for not only the blind community of Apple product users but for the disabled community as a whole.
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People say that you should not take shortcuts in life, but when using my Mac I can appreciate a great shortcut that makes my work easier. Your F 1 to F 12 keys are fast and easy ways to change settings on your Mac without allot of fuss, but what about a shortcut to the shortcut?
Here is something you should keep in your mental arsenal when wanting to change master settings on your Mac. Adding the Option Key to the Function that you are trying to toggle opens its respective preference pain and tab within System Preferences. This proves useful when you need to change sound schemes, update video displays or a host of other settings easily.
Remember the parties in the back yard with the grill burning and all the folks with cups in hand listening to the jams blasting through the stereo? There were several coolers of this drink and that drink and you or your uncle would be back and forth between the kitchen and the grill filling the cups up with your favorite drink. Bring your own bottle (B.Y.O.B) is the quote the person planning the party would tell all who is invited. Read on to catch my drift…
Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple Inc. had this to say to us, the developers and his company at the end of the keynote address at this years Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) “Only Apple could make such amazing hardware, software and services. We are so proud of these products as they are perfect examples of what Apple does best and ultimately its why people choose to come to work at Apple and with Apple. To do the very best work of their lives. To create products that empower people to do great things. To make a difference in the lives of so many people around the world. The products we make, combined with the apps that you create can fundamentally change the world and really I can’t think of a better reason of getting up in the morning.”
Currently the iPhone and iPad come in three different sizes. When we say sizes we are speaking of hard drive capacities. The storage on these devices range from 16 GB, 32 GB or 64 GB. Often times we are asked “what size iOS device should I buy”?
We usually start by asking these three questions as follows:
1. Do you have a good backup strategy?
2. How big is your music, video and apps library?
As our firm strives for excellence in the assistive technology consulting, teaching and support industry, we run across one common thread amongst those struggling to learn their technology. That thread is that they are afraid of it in one form or another.