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Blind Bargains Qast 184: The Wheels On The Mac Go Round And Round

Thousands of developers and programmers headed west to San Jose for Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference this week. And our own BBQ Crew Member Shelly Brisbin was amongst the attendees during the main keynote. Tune in to hear an on-the-spot report from her, as well as, Byron Lee and Scott Davert joining Joe to discuss the big announcements in this wrap up format show.

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Discussion Topic: WWDC 2019

New hardware, new software and some upcoming accessibility features will arrive this fall for fans of Apple's products. Here is some of the stories that formed the basis of why we thought there was a lot to unpack from this event.

Apple's WWDC19 keynote in 12 minutes

Here s everything Apple announced during its WWDC 2019 keynote

Apple Publishes Video from WWDC 2019 Keynote

Everything Apple Tried to Kill at WWDC 2019

Apple s new Mac Pro is a supercar

Apple s top spec Mac Pro will likely cost at least $35,000

Is the New Mac Pro Worth the Apple Tax?

Apple unveils the Pro Display XDR, a display unlike anything else on the market

A $999 monitor stand is everything wrong with Apple today

Apple s $1,000 Pro Display XDR stand is the most expensive dongle ever

iOS 13 overview by Mac Stories

Apple posts list of iOS 13 and iPadOS compatible hardware

Apple Previews Accessibility Enhancements Coming with macOS Catalina, iPadOS, and iOS 13

AppleVis Extra 67: a Conversation with Sarah Herrlinger and Dean Hudson of Apple's Accessibility Team

Introducing Voice Control on Mac and iOS (with Audio Descriptions) Apple

How to use Dark Mode on iPhone in iOS 13

[Apple says mouse support in iOS/iPadOS has been in the works for years, designed for Accessibility ]( via @ChanceHMiller)

Twitter thread about Voice Control on iOS and Mac OS

How iOS 13 Will Save Your iPhone s Battery (by Not Fully Charging It)

3D Touch Likely Dropped in 2019 iPhones as Haptic Touch Expanded Across iPhones and iPads

[iOS 13 includes references to Apple's Tag device for tracking personal items ]( via @9to5mac)

iPadOS, coming this fall : Thumb drives, more gestures, desktop-class browsing [Updated]

iPadOS won t change your mind on the iPad

Apple announces macOS Catalina: Music, Podcasts, TV app, Sidecar, Find My, Voice Control

Apple shares its vision for macOS 10.15 Catalina: Cross-platform apps are key

Apple replaces bash with zsh as the default shell in macOS Catalina

The rise and fall of iTunes, Apple s most hated app

Apple Is Killing iTunes, But Not on Windows

Answers to some of your iTunes questions: Old libraries, Windows, and more

Watch OS 6: Everything You Need To Know

Meet WatchOS 6: Six ways Apple is turning its watch into a mini iPhone

The Apple Watch Is Now the Control Center for Your Health

tvOS 13 overview by Mac Stories

Apple expands tvOS gaming with PS4, Xbox One S controller support

What Apple Didn t Announce at WWDC 2019 Spotlights the Cracks in its Voice Strategy While the Announcements Offer Some Hope

Apple wants to kill the ad industry. It's forcing developers to help

With an antitrust case looming, Apple s new login tool is tempting fate

PROCESSOR WITH DIETER BOHN S2 E12 Does the iPad make sense as a computer now

Linus Tech Tips: Apple's New Mac Pro - My thoughts

Next week Jesse Anderson drops by to talk about E3, virtual reality and what he and Joe did back in March at the Game Accessibility Conference in San Francisco.

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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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