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Colin Hughes wrote a new post, Meta updates Ray-Ban Stories with three useful features 1 week, 6 days ago
As Apple prepares to unveil its first foray into smart wearable headgear, the soon to be launched Reality Pro headset, Meta has been busy upgrading its Ray-Ban Stories smart glasses, which have been around since […]
Colin Hughes wrote a new post, 6 ways Meta can improve Ray-Ban Stories smart glasses 1 month, 2 weeks ago
As someone who has been using Ray-Ban Stories smart glasses all day every day for the past five months, (with added prescription lenses), I have been impressed with their ability to capture photos and videos, and […]
Colin Hughes wrote a new post, Apple adds Siri Shortcuts action for auto-answer calls in iOS 16.4 beta 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Last week Apple released the latest beta version of its iPhone operating system iOS 16.4 to developers and public beta testers.
iOS 16.4 beta is full of new features. These include new emoji, enhanced support […]
Colin Hughes wrote a new post, Meta Ray-Ban Stories smart glasses to offer hands-free calling and texting 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Meta, formerly known as Facebook, announced in a blog post this week that it will soon be rolling out a new feature on its Ray-Ban Stories smart glasses that will allow users to make hands-free phone calls using […]
Colin Hughes wrote a new post, Ring Intercom: an accessible and secure addition to your home security 4 months, 1 week ago
When it comes to home security, there are a lot of options out there. From traditional alarm systems to smart video doorbells, it can be hard to know what’s right for you. One product that has recently caught my […]
Colin Hughes wrote a new post, Voice dictation game changer: My experience with Google’s Project Relate app 4 months, 1 week ago
After a lifetime living with the effects of the progressive muscle wasting condition muscular dystrophy I would describe my speech as non-standard because I don’t have the breath to speak long sentences, and when […]
Colin Hughes wrote a new post, Enhancing accessibility: WhatsApp Mac beta with native Apple Silicon support now available to all users 4 months, 1 week ago
WhatsApp has been working on an updated Mac app that features native Apple silicon support, and a beta version of the app is now available to all WhatsApp users. This beta version is a significant upgrade from the […]
Colin Hughes commented on the post, Overdue Apple Voice Control upgrade should include better dictation accuracy 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Hi Ian, thanks for your reply and many apologies for the delay in getting back to you. I’ve just picked up on your comment. I’m sorry I’m not aware of a community of Apple Voice Control users but I think a community is a good idea and may help shape and influence Apple’s improvement of the application, particularly when it comes to long form…[Read more]
Colin Hughes wrote a new post, How Ray-Ban Stories help me take photos and videos for the first time 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Ray-Ban Stories are wearable smart glasses that give you a new way to capture photos and video, message and call with WhatsApp, listen to music, and like all sunglasses protect your eyes from glaring rays on a […]
Colin Hughes wrote a new post, Apple Accessibility Preview: the unanswered questions 1 year ago
Ahead of its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) on the 6th of June Apple has previewed updated accessibility features coming to its platforms later this year.
Among the software updates with the […]
Colin Hughes wrote a new post, KeyboardMike: how I invented a microphone for speech recognition 1 year, 2 months ago
Getting high levels of accuracy in the words you dictate into a email client, website text box, or document on a computer with speech recognition applications is no easy task.
Tech companies that make voice […]
Colin Hughes wrote a new post, Apple adds useful new feature to Mac Voice Control but didn’t tell anyone 1 year, 2 months ago
The third update to macOS Monterey for Mac computers was released last week. Among the headline grabbing new software tricks in macOS 12.3 is Universal Control, a feature that lets you control multiple Macs and […]
Colin Hughes wrote a new post, iOS 15.4 update: Face ID works again for CPAP mask wearers 1 year, 2 months ago
This week has seen Apple release iOS 15.4 for iPhone users. It’s a big update that brings quite a few useful new features to the iPhone, including the ability to turn off notifications for personal automations i […]
Colin Hughes wrote a new post, Overdue Apple Voice Control upgrade should include better dictation accuracy 1 year, 4 months ago
Apple operating systems and apps face various performance and reliability issues: AirPlay reliability when connecting multiple HomePods, a HomeKit bug that can kill iOS devices, and more…
However, what no o […]
Colin, thank you for documenting these issues, and more broadly speaking about Apple’s voice control! I’ve just newly switched to voice control from Dragon, and I’m interested in connecting with community of people using it. Are you connected with or aware of such a community? If not, would you be interested in helping to start one?
At any rate, thank you for all of the information!
Hi Ian, thanks for your reply and many apologies for the delay in getting back to you. I’ve just picked up on your comment. I’m sorry I’m not aware of a community of Apple Voice Control users but I think a community is a good idea and may help shape and influence Apple’s improvement of the application, particularly when it comes to long form dictation. Dictation with Voice Control could and should be better than it is.
Colin Hughes wrote a new post, Apple accessibility 2021: the good and the bad 1 year, 6 months ago
Autumn has been a busy period for Apple. Following a summer of beta testing it released major updates to its operating systems, including iOS 15, watchOS 8, and macOS Monterey.
The company also released a bunch […]
Colin Hughes wrote a new post, TwistMike review (VIDEO) 1 year, 8 months ago
Freedom: the ability to do what I want to do, when I want to do it, with the minimum of fuss. It’s what I value most in life. And Speechware’s TwistMike means I get to enjoy a lot more freedom.
I have mus […]
Colin Hughes wrote a new post, SpeechWare USB TravelMike review 1 year, 9 months ago
Last year I reviewed the TwistMike by SpeechWare, a company with a strong reputation for professional microphones in the speech recognition industry. I was amazed at the accuracy of my voice dictation when using […]
Colin Hughes wrote a new post, WWDC 2021: accessibility at Apple goes mainstream 1 year, 11 months ago
At its WWDC event last week, Apple unveiled the latest versions of its major operating systems: iOS 15, iPadOS 15, MacOS Monterey and WatchOS 8. While these updates include some eagerly-anticipated new features — […]
Colin Hughes wrote a new post, Apple Announces AssistiveTouch for Apple Watch 2 years ago
Apple has just announced a range of new accessibility features that are designed for people with mobility, vision, hearing, and cognitive disabilities.
One of the most interesting concerns the Apple Watch. […]
Colin Hughes wrote a new post, 8 ways for Apple to be more disability aware 2 years ago
Global Accessibility Awareness Day is in its tenth year of promoting digital access and inclusion for the more than one billion people worldwide with disabilities.
Apple is celebrating the day by making its […]
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