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About Joe Orozco

Joe Orozco is the Communications Director for Serotek Corp. He is also Managing Director for AlphaComm Strategies. When he isn't writing web pages, proposals, and online marketing materials for social and commercial entrepreneurs, he enjoys reading and writing about technology, financial management, and strategic planning. Follow Joe on Twitter @ScribblingJoe

A Tax Break You Can’t Beat!

There are two certainties we tend to agree with, death and taxes. Actually, there is a third certainty we can add to the list, and that is competitive prices for your hard-earned money. That’s really no shocker though, right? Look … Continue reading

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Love is Blind

We here at Serotek enjoyed this year’s Valentine’s Day just as much as anyone else, but, like some of you, there’s a part of us that dreads the fact we have to set aside one day to celebrate love. So, … Continue reading

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A DocuScan Plus Endorsement

We regularly receive positive feedback from satisfied customers. Every now and then we pick out some of these unsolicited testimonials to share with you since their words will mean a lot more than our own biased opinions. In that spirit, … Continue reading

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Liked It? Disliked It? Review It! On Sero

Sero has always been about connecting you to your favorite content and your community. Now, we’re bringing these two aspects of Sero together. When you listen to a piece of content, now you can tell the Sero community what you … Continue reading

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Double Your Spending Power on Black Friday

How many times have you come across those gift certificate opportunities where you have to spend a good chunk of money to earn just a little money? You know the ones we’re talking about. Spend twenty-five to get thirty or … Continue reading

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The Beta Program is Winding Down but the Savings are Ramping Up!

To show our appreciation for everyone’s participation in the Sero beta program, from now through Labor Day, we’re offering a one-year subscription to our network service, plus a free month, for just $99. We haven’t made this service available for … Continue reading

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From the Staff Files: Cinderella and her Grant Adventure

The following comes from our newest member in the Serotek family, Rhonda Partain. By all accounts she is exactly the primary company voice we needed on the other end of the main telephone line. We have heard great things, and … Continue reading

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Serotek’s Position on Microsoft Edge

Summer months are typically a great time for relaxing and unwinding. We here at Serotek recognize the value of rest and recreation, but as you know, the technology landscape is in a constant shift, requiring us to work overtime in … Continue reading

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A Pulse Check on the Sero Beta

Since we launched the beta of Sero, a> our “mother of all updates” on Mother’s Day, we’ve been busy making further improvements to the product based on your extremely helpful feedback. At Serotek we’ve always been all about community, and … Continue reading

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What’s New at Serotek?

You guys may’ve heard the Tek Talk broadcast the other night where Mike Calvo and Matt Campbell covered some changes at Serotek. Didn’t catch it? Click here and listen at your leisure. Or, if you’d rather read about some of … Continue reading

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Serotek on TekTalk and New Announcements!

Tis that season for tech announcements big and small. Here at Serotek Matt and Mike have been in the basement putting touches on some of our popular products, and we think you’re going to like what we have in store. … Continue reading

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SeroTalk: Behind-the-Scenes Edition

Download SeroTalk: Behind-the-Scenes Edition or use the audio player below to tune in. Have you ever been curious about the magic that goes into creating a podcast? We thought some of you might be, so before SPN completes its revamp … Continue reading

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The Imhotep Labyrinth, A Strategic Game You Should Grab!

Serotek Corp has financially supported this effort and encourages you to do the same! The Imhotep Labyrinth is a strategic board game for 2-4 players. It can be played in 3 versions with varying degrees of difficulty. In the easiest … Continue reading

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SeroTalk Extra: The Future of SPN

Download this SeroTalk Extra: The Future of SPN or use the audio player below the show notes to tune in. Where the heck is SeroTalk 229? That’s been the gist of an increasing number of e-mails to the SeroTalk team, … Continue reading

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DocuScan Plus 3 Release Candidate Now Open for Testing

Download the DocuScan Plus V3 audio demonstration or use the audio player below to tune in. Serotek proudly announces the first public release candidate for DocuScan Plus V3, a powerful and affordable OCR option with cross-platform support. Before we deem … Continue reading

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SPN Pulse Check

The new SPN team has been at it for six months now. We’d like to think the results of our labor have been successful, but it’s always good to take a pulse of the listeners, gauge interest, and make sure … Continue reading

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SeroTalk Extra: All Aboard a Cruise Vacation

Download SeroTalk Extra: All Aboard a Cruise Vacation or use the audio player below the show notes to tune in. What better way to ring in the unofficial start to the summer season than a comprehensive look into cruise vacations? … Continue reading

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SeroTalk 228: Go Freeze Yourself

Download SeroTalk 228: Go Freeze Yourself or use the audio player below the show notes to tune in. This week’s book Audible recommendation is Unwind by Neal Shusterman. In a society where unwanted teens are salvaged for their body parts, … Continue reading

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No Braille? No Literacy!

On SeroTalk 227 we featured an article contemplating whether or not Braille was headed for obsolescence. The idea is not a new one. Everyone can agree technology is reshaping the way a blind person consumes information, but the debate prompts … Continue reading

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DOKY iPhone App: Non-Visual Reading and Editing Structured Documents

You may find the following item of interest if you are a mobile technology user and are looking for an alternative means to edit documents. The original message follows: Dear Member In the frame of his Ph.D. project Martin Dorigo … Continue reading

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Tech Tip: One Way to Synchronize Your Favorites

Do you want to be able to access your favorite websites across Internet Explorer, Firefox, iOS and OSX across different devices? This is not the quickest method, but nor does it involve the alternative registry tweak that is too likely … Continue reading

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SeroTalk 227: These Raised Dots Spell Controversy

Download SeroTalk 227: These Raised Dots Spell Controversy or use the audio player below the show notes to tune in. On this episode, the audiobook recommendation from Audible comes to us via Katie, who recommends Drowning Ruth by Christina Schwarz, … Continue reading

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SeroTalk Extra: Tech Chat Edition

Download this SeroTalk Extra: Tech Chat Edition or use the audio player below the show notes to tune in. Not long ago Mike Calvo made what seemed like a preposterous claim that the Apple Watch was destined to become a … Continue reading

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SeroTalk 226: It Happened Again

Download SeroTalk 226: It Happened Again or use the audio player below the show notes to tune in. On this episode, the audiobook recommendation from Audible comes to us via Laine, who says we must check out The Job by … Continue reading

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RWF 4: An interview with fat loss expert Josh Hillis

Listen to RWF 4: An interview with fat loss expert Josh Hillis JOSH HILLIS is a nutrition coach who specializes in habits-based, positive changes.LoseStubbornFat.com his popular fitness and fat-loss blog, has tens of thousands of regular readers, and his fat-loss … Continue reading

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5 Reasons Why Guide Dogs Are a Terrible Idea!

If you’re blind, you obviously read Braille. Your hearing must naturally be superior to your sighted peers, and of course you have a guide dog! Right? Well, that last may not be as pervasive as the first and second. Someone … Continue reading

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SeroTalk 225: Mirror Mirror

Download SeroTalk 225: Mirror Mirror or use the audio player below the show notes to tune in. Joe, Katie, and Laine are back at it again. Steve is still very much a part of the family but is shifting over … Continue reading

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Real World Fitness 3: Al Kavadlo – Top Body Weight Guru

Listen to Real World Fitness 3: Al Kavadlo – Top Body Weight Guru In this episode of The Real World Fitness Podcast Bill addresses a listeners question regarding choosing the right gym. He also offers a couple simple nutrition tips … Continue reading

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SeroTalk Extra: CSUN 2015, Part 1

Listen to SeroTalk Extra: CSUN 2015, Part 1 In this special Joshua Loya speaks to Bill Mccan of Dancing Dots as well asBrad Davis of Freedom Scientific and Glen Dobs of Logan Tech. You can always find the latest on … Continue reading

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Real World Fitness 2: Michael Elliott – Muscles and Brains

Listen to Real World Fitness 2: Michael Elliott – Muscles and Brains Michael Elliott began his life as a normal child with 20/20 vision and dreams of becoming a professional basketball player. As an adult he earned a masters degree … Continue reading

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SeroTalk 224: Red World Z

Listen to SeroTalk 224: Red World Z The new team is back for its round 2 of the SeroTalk Podcast! This episode was brought to you by the good folks over at Audible. Want to get your free audiobook download? … Continue reading

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Real World Fitness: England’s First Blind Fitness Trainer

Listen to Real World Fitness: England’s First Blind Fitness Trainer The SeroTalk Podcast Network proudly introduces a new member to the SPN family. Here is Bill Kociaba’s debut on the Network: An Interview With Jaina Mistry I recently interviewed an … Continue reading

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SeroTalk Extra: Policy Talk Around the Hill – Winter 2015

Listen to SeroTalk Extra: Policy Talk Around the Hill – Winter 2015 A big thank you to Audible for their continuing support. Download your free audiobook at AudiblePodcast.com/SeroTalk. Stay tuned. The full team returns next week for SeroTalk 224. We … Continue reading

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SeroTalk Podcast 223: Autonomous Wheels, Bat Men, and the Mesh in Between

Listen to SeroTalk Podcast 223: Autonomous Wheels, Bat Men, and the Mesh in Between The SeroTalk Podcast is back in business! And Audible continues to be a proud sponsor. If you haven’t downloaded your choice of free audiobook, what’re you … Continue reading

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Goo-Goo for Google, but Are the Blind and Visually Impaired Being Left Behind?

The following is a guest post by Laine Amoureux. Laine is employed as an assistive technology specialist at the Idaho Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired. She has served the state of Idaho for seven years. She recently obtained … Continue reading

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It’s the End of the World as We Know It

It’s highly unlikely the world will fall to the likes of the walking dead. I read an article the other day explaining the logistical impossibility of a virus triggering the kind of symptoms common to Hollywood zombies, and if the … Continue reading

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The Return of SPN

So, what’s the scoop? Is SPN dying a slow death? Well, that’s what skeptics would have you believe, but thank goodness SPN is the intrepid cat that keeps coming back and feeling more than ready to rise to the challenge! … Continue reading

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Is the Death of the Third Party Screen Reader Really a Good Thing?

These days it seems more voices are adding to a chorus of death to the third party screen reader. Apple fueled a universal hope in the blindness community that if one company could make their products talk straight out of … Continue reading

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What is Net Neutrality and Why Should I Care?

The best way to think of net neutrality is to think about the telephone. When you pick up your telephone, you can call whomever you want, say whatever you want to say, and your telephone company can’t regulate any of … Continue reading

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