SeroTalk Podcast 133: In Happier News

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After a bit of an absence, Jamie, Ricky and Joe are back with another podcast. Did you miss us? We decided to let the rest of the Serotek team have their say with our 2012 SPN holiday review special. In addition to our holiday review special, Ricky Enger, Mike Calvo and Joe Steinkamp sat down to discuss the current state of mobile accessibility in our latest SPN Mobile special: Scratching the Surface with Mike Calvo.

In SeroTalk Podcast 133, we discuss the top news of the week. Then, Jamie Pauls sits down with Dennis of Aftershokz to discuss the company’s latest generation of bone conduction headphones. And now, it’s time for the news!

Syria suffers Internet ‘blackout’; cut off from the outside world

Apple releases iTunes 11 with “dramatically simplified user interface”

Analyst: Apple’s iPad 4 is not selling well. Why? Blame the Mini

iPod Creator: Scott Forstall ‘Got What He Deserved’

Apple SVP Eddy Cue Fires Richard Williamson For Botching Apple Maps

Report: Apple bumps Android from top spot in U.S. smartphone market on strength of iPhone 5

Apple Sold 11 iPads Per Hour On Black Friday While Microsoft Sold Zero Surface Tablets

Windows 8 off to a slow start with consumers in month one, says NPD

Pricing for Microsoft’s Surface Pro Revealed; $899 for 64GB, $999 for 128GB

RIM’s Stock Up 55% in Past 30 Days on BlackBerry 10 Optimism

AT&T is the worst-rated wireless carrier for the third year in a row, according to Consumer Reports

Google+ chief: Facebook is the social network of the past

Like it or not, nonreplaceable CPUs may be the future of desktops

Every computer term you’ve ever wanted to know, explained in our tech dictionary:

Barnes And Noble’s Nook App Gets VoiceOver And Zoom Accessibility

Everything you ever wanted to know about iMessage – in a braille booklet

New Podcast: YouPlayer: Not Just Another YouTube App for iOS … it’s one that Claims Full VoiceOverSupport!

Navigating the Windows8 Start screen with the Keyboard


Blog comment from Jim

Hi guys,

I thought you’d be interested in something for your next podcast. You can have fun testing it out. For all you smart phone and tablet users, especially I-Devices, I thought you’d get a kick out of a cool update to the Google Search app. Some of you may be familiar with Apple’s Siri voice app. Google is going to give Siri a Siri-ous run for its money! I’ve had fun playing with this app and comparing the two.


Smart specs may replace guide dogs

the voice behind Siri (interview with Kerin Jacobson)

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One Response to SeroTalk Podcast 133: In Happier News

  1. Russ Kiehne says:

    I found the following, hope it helps:

    5 Tips to Make iTunes 11 Look Normal Again
    Nov 29, 2012 – 69 Comments

    So you got iTunes 11, launched it for the first time, and now you’re wondering
    where everything is and why it looks so different? You’re not alone, any time an
    apps user interface is redesigned it’s sure to leave some people confused as
    things are switched around, hidden, and adjusted. If you’re a creature of habit
    like me, you’ll want to make iTunes look “normal” again, that is, more familiar
    to what we’ve long become accustomed to with the past versions, and here are
    five simple tricks to do just that.
    Show All Your Music Again by Sorting by “Songs” Instead of Albums
    The new album view looks cool and all, but it can make it harder to browse music
    because it shows less music on screen. This is a super easy one to change, just
    click the “Songs” tab across the top and you’ll see a familiar list of music
    again. Phew!

    Show Sidebar to See Playlists, iPhones, iPads, and the iTunes Store
    This is probably the most important thing to change immediately, because for
    whatever reason Apple hid the sidebar by default and if you’re accustomed to
    seeing it all the time, that’s really silly. Showing the iTunes sidebar again is
    simple, and you’ll immediately be able to see all your playlists, iOS devices,
    and other stuff again:
    From iTunes, pull down the “View” menu and select “Show Sidebar”

    Show Status Bar & How Many Songs in iTunes Library Again
    The status bar in iTunes tells you how many songs are in a library, what the
    playtime is, and how much space it takes up. This is useful knowledge
    particularly if you’re trying to stuff an album or two onto a pretty full iPod
    or iPhone. Showing the status bar again is easy:
    Pull down the “View” menu and select “Show Status Bar”

    Show Podcasts Again
    If you subscribe to podcasts in iTunes and listen to them frequently, you
    probably want quick and easy access to them from the sidebar. You’ll have to
    check this option in the preferences:
    Open iTunes Preferences and click on the “General” tab
    Check the box next to “Podcasts” under Library

    Lose the Color Scheming in Album View
    iTunes 11 changes the background color of the display window depending on album
    artwork. If you prefer your UI’s to be nice and simple, disabling that feature
    is easy:
    Open iTunes Preferences and choose on the “General” tab
    Uncheck the box next to “Use custom colors for open albums, movies, etc”

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