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Joe, Katie, and Laine are back at it again. Steve is still very much a part of the family but is shifting over to anchor a different project at SPN.
Speaking of SPN, thank you to Audible for their continued sponsorship of the Network. Joe recommends you read They Thirst by Robert McCammon, which you could get for free via AudiblePodcast.com/SeroTalk
Recently in Tech News
Here were the recent tech stories that made headlines:
A T Pulse
Lots of news in the assistive tech industry. Don’t forget to check out Joshua Loya’s coverage of CSUN 2015. Among other news:
And then there’s the human interest pieces that usually make for colorful commentary.
Nick Kroll, Jenny Slate, and Adam Scott to star in My Blind Brother Shortly after this episode released, Laine published a blog post going into more detail on the subject, which you can read here.
From the Mailbag
In addition to iReports played in the show, here are some e-mails we received.
*”I wanted to thank Laine for encouraging me to take a second look at Google apps accessibility. I have, using the resources you all provided finally ditched Outlook for email and am using the Gmail standard interface full time, and enjoying it very much. I’m taking more tentative steps into Google’s office-like products, but expect to at least achieve competence with them over the next couple of months as another tool in my toolbox. I appreciate the pointers and the impetus to explore this again.
Finally, I am enjoying the renaissance of Serotalk. Along with the Blind Bargains content hosted by former Serotalk members, I am enjoying the greater variety of perspectives on AT and related issues that all of you are providing. I’m looking forward to what you all will think of next.”
And from Jenine:
*”Thanks for the discussion about cord cutting. I’m curious as to which internet and phone providers you all chose.
I need to have a land line for private use though I have considered just having the cell. My husband is wanting to get rid of his land line and just go with his cell.
Anyway, I’m looking into the Apple TV and am adding up costs. right now our cable bill keeps creeping up. It’s at $170 a month which is outrageous for the amount of TV we watch. I’m not convinced that the internet service or land line phone service is that great either.
Keep up the great work!”
Jenine also asked about alternatives to the Samsung Haven. Do you guys have any suggestions? Please post them in the Comments here.