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My first iPhone arrived in 2012 while I was at guide dog school receiving my third guide. I had no idea how to work with either of them and I became quite frustrated. I was pretty stressed out because I was trying to learn how to work with my new dog and I could not even answer my phone. Fortunately, several students had iPhones and they took pity on me. They would call me over and over again so I could practice 2 finger double tapping to answer. I was so relieved to at least be able to answer and make a call.

After a few days of having my phone, I began to notice all the cool things the other students were doing and I started pestering them to show me. That is when the GPS App BlindSquare came into my life. I had to have it! Naturally, downloading an app was out of the question so I cornered the best iPhone user on the bus. I had a captive teacher. He was very kind and we downloaded BlindSquare. It was my first app and it still holds a prominent position on my Home Screen.

With BlindSquare I can search for coffee shops, professional offices, shopping places and tons more. I can set my favorite places or I can just go on a walking adventure with my dog knowing I won’t get lost. It is even possible to make a call to the place you want to go from BlindSquare. The Help section makes learning easy. BlindSquare GPS has empowered me to get out and take charge of where I want to go.

In November 2012, I had a new dog and a new iPhone with maybe 2 apps on it. I made up my mind to become a power user of my phone so I called Mr. VaShaun Jones at Fedora Outlier LLC to find out if I could get lessons. The teachers at Fedora were patient and kind. Between my phone, my dog, and BlindSquare I am now on the move and I don’t plan on slowing down any time soon!

If you are like me and find yourself struggling with learning how to use your Apple gear whether it is an iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, or even a Mac computer, do yourself a favor and give the great folks at Fedora Outliera call. In a very short amount of time they will also be able to teach you how to become of power user and your life will never be the same again!

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