Serotalk Podcast 84: Siri Queries

Listen to Serotalk Podcast 84: Siri Queries


This week, Jamie Pauls, Ricky Enger, and Joe Steinkamp discuss the top news stories of the week. Then, Jamie visits with Mike Calvo about the release of his first book, Cloudy With a Chance of Profits.

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General Tech

Stanford researchers crack Captcha


Pay Pal Wallet coming soon


Amazon launches a lending library with little enthusiasm from publishers




The end of an era: Internet Explorer drops below 50% of Web usage –


Are Windows PCs already falling to smartphones and tablets?


Windows 7 continues to roll as XP fades away




One in five willing to make Facebook friends with complete strangers


Forget Your Facebook Password? Your “Trusted Friends” Could Help




GW Micro announces the Read Easy Plus


What’s new in Humanware’sKeysoft 9.2


The NLS Materials Development Division Modifies the Digital Talking Book Management Software


Create Accessible DAISY Multimedia with Tobi – Version 1.5 Now Available


Outlook 2010 Keyboard Commands with Jaws, Window-Eyes and System Access is now available from National Braille Press In braille, eBraille, or Word, for $6.00:


The new Blind Mice mart design is now live


Inmates read for the Blind with new recording studio


If you have a Symbian Ana or Belle phone and wish to beta test Mobile Speak, please send us an email to





Possible culprit and a possible temporary fix found for iPhone 4S battery-drain problem


Customers complaining of audio problems on iPhone 4s

Apple Releases GarageBand for iPhone


Updated information on obtaining a refund for inaccessible iOS apps:


Siri, how much data do you gobble up in a month?



: 10 things blind people can teach us about Apple’s Siri on the iPhone 4S.


If you use Braille with your iPhone, iPad or iPod, there’s a Braille User Group on AppleVis to connect with others:


Apple mulling end of life for Mac Pro line, report says | Apple Talk – CNET News –


Mac Store Apps must adhere  to Sandboxing by March 2011




Gmail changes, again


Google designs, welcome to dullsville


Google Maps to start charging for API usage


Android powerd shoes for the Blind and visually impaired



Mail Bag

iReport from Anthony Garcia on Twitter for the iPhone and PDF reading

iReport Scott from South Carolina on the storage story from SeroTalk 82


Email by mike arigo

Hey, enjoyed the newest pod cast. A few comments. That was interesting about the male and female TTS voices. I’ve heard the Tom voice in some airports, and of course that is mostly what is used on the weather radio as well, though they also have a female voice that is used at times. That impression Ricky did of Daniel was great, got a real kick out of that. As far as the Macintosh not being as good for productivity, I guess it depends on what you want to do. For Office suites, Iwork on the mac is quite accessible, and Open Office is useable, though the way it announces some things takes a bit of getting used to. One spreadsheet program many users use is called tables. As far as Microsoft Office itself, there is really nothing Apple can do about that. Microsoft seems unwilling to develop office using standard operating system controls, and unless they do that, it will never be accessible. Apple has done their part, but if Microsoft Office is ever going to be accessible on the mac, we need to let Microsoft know how important this is to us. Of course, they may just say, our office product works fine on Windows just use that. Of course, that’s not the answer, but Microsoft needs to realize that.





Braille Song becomes a reality


Pepsi Sound of Football


Why fingernails down a blackboard cause us to cringe via Wired


Kinnect mod allows for rumble navigation for the Blind and Visually Impaired


A voice-controlled future is finally upon us



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