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Posted on Monday 13 June 2016 by mehgcap

WWDC 2016

Welcome back to Applevis' yearly summary of Apple's yearly developer conference announcements. There's a lot this year, much of it exciting, some of it very much expected, and a few things long overdue. Instead of a long introduction, let's just start moving!

watchOS

First up is the Apple Watch. Love it or hate it, Apple is committed to it and feels it's a great way to get people more...

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Posted on Monday 16 May 2016 by AppleVis

In addition to releasing software updates for iOS, OS X, watchOS and the fourth-generation Apple TV, Apple has today released iTunes 12.4.

According to Apple’s release notes via 9to5Mac, this update brings a number of design and navigation tweaks:

  • Now enjoy all of your music, movies, TV shows, podcasts, and more in a simpler design.
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Posted on Monday 2 May 2016 by Mike Taylor

Since owning my iPhone I have found a world of apps, information and services which I thought that I would never have access to. I am sure any one reading this who is familiar with the accessibility of iOS and Mac will know exactly what I mean, but if you are new to AppleVis or the accessibility of such devices, having a built-in screen reader which gives me access to anything including news, travel, cloud-storage, sat-nav services and audio books to name a few is simply life changing.

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Posted on Sunday 27 March 2016 by Brian Giles

Introduction

I’m a millennial. I love how the rapidly changing pace of technology allows us access to so much information. I usually have no qualms about jumping right in when a new, potentially revolutionary service comes out. For instance, I can’t wait to get my hands on an iPhone SE so I can try out Apple Pay, if only to say that I’ve tried it and to understand why Apple hyped it up when they announced it. However, as humans, we generally only like so much change. One change I’...

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Posted on Sunday 17 January 2016 by AppleVis

Update #2: Please see this further follow-up comment from a member of our Editorial Team for their personal response to the reaction of some to this decision.

Update #1: Please see this comment from a member of our Editorial Team for clarifications and answers to user-submitted questions about this change.


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Posted on Tuesday 8 December 2015 by AppleVis

Apple has today released iOS 9.2, bringing with it some new features and improvements across the operating system.

For blind and low vision users, Apple has made significant progress towards addressing the accessibility-related bugs present in iOS 9.1.

As always at this point, it is worth noting that our testing of iOS 9.2 has been limited and that it is impossible for us to test all devices, apps, and use cases....

62 Comments : Last update or comment 3 years 11 months ago.
Posted on Wednesday 21 October 2015 by AppleVis

Apple has today released iOS 9.1, bringing with it some new features and improvements across the operating system.

For blind and low vision users, Apple has made some progress towards addressing the accessibility bugs still present in iOS 9.0.2.

At this point, it is worth noting that our testing of iOS 9.1 has been somewhat limited. While a majority of our editorial team has been using iOS 9.1 since September, it is...

57 Comments : Last update or comment 4 years 3 weeks ago.
Posted on Wednesday 16 September 2015 by AppleVis

Detailed in this post are possible accessibility-related bugs which members of the AppleVis Editorial Team have identified during their testing of iOS 9. If you have not already updated your device to iOS 9, we strongly recommend that you read through this post and any comments before doing so, as we believe that there are some new bugs in this release which might have a negative impact on the user experience for some blind and low vision users.

As always, we do need to stress at the...

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Posted on Sunday 13 September 2015 by AppleVis

With the public release of iOS 9 now just three days away, we wanted to let you all know that we plan to have lots of information and resources ready to share with you as soon as Apple makes its new version of iOS available for download.

Our coverage will include a number of Blog posts with information on what you will find in iOS 9, along with podcast demonstrations of some new and changed features.

Some of our Editorial Team have been involved in beta testing of iOS 9, and we...

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Posted on Sunday 16 August 2015 by Michael Hansen

I have a love-hate relationship with Siri.

When I tell Siri to set my alarm just before I go to bed, I appreciate the convenience of being able to simply tell my phone something and it get done. I’m the type of person who might possibly sleep through my first alarm, so I set several as an extra precaution. When I wake up and am sure I’m out of bed, I tell Siri, “Turn off all of my alarms,” and go on with my day. The same goes for setting my monthly hair cut appointments; almost...

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