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Blind Bargains Qast 159: Lamas Whip The Windows Enthusiast

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.

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Discussion Topic: Windows 10 Fall Update

Shortly after we recorded this episode this happened!

Windows 10 October Update Is Deleting Content, Users Beware

That tiny little problem then led Microsoft to act by doing this...

Microsoft pulls Windows 10 October 2018 Update after reports of documents being deleted

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.

Windows 10 accessibility in the October 2018 Update

Narrator User Guide updated for Oct 10th update

Appendix B: Narrator keyboard commands and touch gestures

Windows 10 October 2018 Update (version 1809): All the new features and changes

Windows 10 October 2018 Update (version 1809): All the new features and changes

Windows 10 October 2018 Update: the 10 best new features

The Coolest Things in Microsoft's Windows 10 October Update

What's new with Notepad in the Windows 10 October 2018 Update

In The News:

Skype 7 dead, again, in November

Microsoft announces app mirroring to let you use any Android app on Windows 10

Surface Pro 6 and Surface Laptop 2: New internals, new color, old ports

Microsoft announces noise-canceling Surface Headphones

Surface Studio 2 has an even more amazing screen, ditches the spinning disks

Removal of Helen Keller from Texas social studies classes

New Official NVDA Remote released to aid those running the latest version of NVDA

Jamie and Joe were on a podcast that had very little to do with tech. check out the Eyes Free Fitness podcast over at Blind Alive to hear that for yourself..

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

Sound Off:

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.

Hello guys,

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?"

Joe didn t own a pair of them, shocking we know, but he does remember several commercials for them
on Saturday mornings. If you don t know what they are, here is the Wikipedia page for them

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.

Last Word:

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.

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