SeroSpectives: This Month in Tech for October, 2013

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About Our Presenters Luis Arellano is an instructional assistant for California School Districts and a regular, helpful participant in the SAMNet Community. He enjoys comparing, contrasting, and demonstrating various mainstream technology solutions.

Rick Harmon manages various email lists related to blindness and technology. He also runs the Blind Geek Zone website and Podcast. Since their launch in 2006, the site and podcast have served as portals to hundreds of free tutorials and demonstrations for the blind community. While he did the majority of these, he has selected high-quality submissions by others for tinclusion as well. In 2007, Rick began offering paid training and support services, both in person in his local area, and by phone.

Laura Legendary is a speaker, author, and educator specializing in disability awareness, advocacy, accessibility, and assistive technology. Read the Accessible Insights Blog. Most recently, Laura has added entrepreneur to the list with her Elegant Insights Braille Creations. Follow Laura on Twitter at either @Accessible_Info or @ElegantInsights.

In the Community

Dr. Abraham Nemeth, inventor of the Braille math code, dies at 94

Jaws 15 has been Released

Serotek: a Fresh Season of Updates

FCC adopts TV rules for blind and deaf


Goodbye Microsoft Security Essentials: Microsoft Now Recommends You Use a Third-Party Antivirus

Do I Need to Stop Using Microsoft Security Essentials?

Windows 8.1: What a difference a year makes


The Google Nexus 5 is finally here. Get all the details

Android 4.4 KitKat is here at last. Take a deep dive into the new OS


From iPad Air to Mac Pro: everything you need to know about Apple’s fall event | The Verge

Papa Sangre II on the App Store on iTunes

[Technically Speaking

I’m the original voice of Siri’

Amazon Launches Kindle Fire HDX Tablets, Fire OS 3.0

Turn on Accessibility Features on your Kindle Fire HD or Kindle Fire HDX

The latest SeroTalk Podcast contains an interview about the Kindle Fire HDX.

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One Response to SeroSpectives: This Month in Tech for October, 2013

  1. Jake says:

    Hello. I just stopped by to comment on a couple of things. First off, I’d like to say something about Microsoft Security Essentials. I’ve used this program for a few years and really like it. I have found it to work great with both System Access and Non-Visual Desktop Access, which are the 2 screen readers I now use. The only issue I’ve had–and I think this is a minor one–is that the automatic scanning and updating options haven’t worked for a couple years now. I don’t exactly know why this is, perhaps it’s a sign of a somewhat outdated desktop machine? Security Essentials was also on my Dell laptop, which now has a fried motherboard. I’m supposed to get a refurbished Toshiba laptop though, key phrase there being “supposed to be getting.” But if Security Essentials isn’t already on there I’m installing it. Perhaps I’ll try Vipre too as an alternative if I can find a payment plan that works for me. Plus, a former coworker of mine highly recommended Security Essentials and he was Microsoft-certified, and fully sighted. Finally, I’d like to give my opinion on that most recent Serotek blog post by Michael Fox. I’ve really been enjoying all the great features of System Access and SAMNet throughout my time as a paying customer. I can’t wait to try out more of them if and when I get this refurbished laptop. Thanks and as always, keep up the excellent work! It’s very much appreciated.

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