Hi Folks! Thanks for joining us for another edition of the Wednesday Roundup for October 9, 2013. This week’s Roundup includes stories about iOS technology, apps that make our life easier, events, and stories about people and their triumphs over blindness. It’s time to grab that favorite beverage, get comfy, and indulge in some really incredible content.
Apple Acquires Cue, Another Personal Assistant, As the Buy Out Frenzy Continues
social and personal assistant Cue (formerly known as Greplin) is shutting down, now we know why. Apple has added them to it’s many acquisitions over the past few years. I, for one, am looking forward to what they can do for me. It’s always helpful to have apps that will make your life easier. I love the new Siri and new helpful tasks he can do, and yes I chose the new male voice for Siri which is really intuitive and makes my life so easy. If there is another app that can help him out, what fabulous things can they perform together?
New Spin on Video Chats Brings More to the Party
Wish you could do a video chat with more than one person for free? Well, this seems to be an app for you. It was just released for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. I could see all my friends getting together for a face to face chat all at one time. It might be hard to get a word in edgewise with my group of friends, but we can deal with it!
Twitter: Thanks Facebook and You Other Old Guys, but…
Okay, here’s the deal…in my opinion, Facebook is great for keeping up with friends and family and somewhat good for keeping up with events. Google is a great search engine, but sometimes gives you too much information to sort through for what you are looking for. My vote goes to Twitter, because it gives you short clips, and is faster to sort through especially if you have chosen what type of information you like to browse. So that’s just my opinion, what do you think?
Disabilities – October 10th (Meet Abbott, American Airlines, Capital One, FAA, PwC, Peace Corps, and many more.
How is this for a virtual meeting? It’s about time for disabilities to be able to attend this kind of event from their own home. Check it out, there may be a job out there waiting for you. Pass the word on to your friends too. This is so exciting, I can’t wait to see what happens with it.
Register at: www.disability.careereco.net
98-year-old man makes masterpieces in MS Paint
Well, if a 98 year old man can make art on a computer, maybe I could. Of course, it would require a little talent first (I did paint by number when I was young), and the knowledge to use the program on the computer….maybe that’s a bit out of my expertise. Amazing story. Maybe I’ll chek out his art first, before trying to create my own.
Why blindness won’t hold back this Comberton VC schoolgirl
This is an incredible story of a 13 year old young girl and her journey through life as a blind individual. Being blind since 2, she has a gripping story of accomplishments, joys, education. and I couldn’t stop till I read the very last word.
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