Free updates are the best updates. Last month Apple handed out several with iOS, Watch OS, and of course Mac OS. This month Microsoft sends down the information superhighway the second of the big Windows 10 mega updates for 2018. J.J. and Joe discuss some of the highlights of this Windows refresh and J.J. even has a tip that is Windows related to boot.
Our friends at Google are working hard to create great technology products for everyone. They re inviting you to participate in Google user research studies, where you can help shape the future of accessible products and features and get rewarded for it. head to google.com/userresearch.
Discussion Topic: Windows 10 Fall Update
Shortly after we recorded this episode this happened!
That tiny little problem then led Microsoft to act by doing this...
That's the beauty of podcasting we guess. When the update begins its rollout once again, and it should not take long hopefully, all the links below will still be ready and relevant to the not so October 10th update.
In The News:
Tip: The New Windows 10 Clipboard
J.J. gives a short overview of the new Windows 10 clipboard in this episode. However, if you want to know even more about it, check out the link below.
How to use the new clipboard on Windows 10 October 2018 Update
Charlie Alvarez wrote in to let us know about how Ride Sharing is expanding services in his area.
Dear Joe and JJ:
Sometime ago I wrote to both of you about this issue regarding Uber s participation in the paratransit programs in different cities. Massachusetts is running a pilot program with the big 3 ride sharing companies to provide better paratransit services in the state. Below is the link to the info. I am hoping that we can get the same thing soon in the Miami Florida area. The ride sharing services would provide our riders in the paratransit program with much needed flexibility in terms of scheduling transportation on demand, as well as reducing the need for standard bus service, metro systems and other forms of public transportation.
Thanks again for a great podcast,
Next, Jywanza provides us with an audio book recommendation and a question.
I was looking at the sports book on Audible and came across a book
about beep baseball. The book is entitled
Beep (Inside the Unseen World of Baseball for the Blind. It is
written by David Wanczyk. It was released 06/01/2018. It has a five
star rating. I added it to my wish list and will get it with my next
credit. take care.
P.S. Love when you guys talk about fashion. Need to do more. Ask Joe
does he remember Under Roos?"
Lastly, Stanley Littrell reaches back to the 70s for the new name of the company formerly known as VFO.
I'm going to go back to an old 70s cop drama for this one. All I can
say is keep your eye on Vispero. I can hear Sammy Davis singing that song.
Both of our odd items this week involve lying prone for a while.
The 3rd time is not always the charm
Sleep in coffin for 30 hours, earn $300 in creepy contes
Next week we ll go over all the Google news that hasn t already leaked ahead of their hardware event on October 9th. Okay, that would be like a 5 minute show. So, we ll just go over all the news instead. Have a great week!
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Joe Steinkamp is no stranger to the world of technology, having been a user of video magnification and blindness related electronic devices since 1979. Joe has worked in radio, retail management and Vocational Rehabilitation for blind and low vision individuals in Texas. He has been writing about the A.T. Industry for 15 years and podcasting about it for almost a decade.