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Posted on Monday 29 October 2018 by AppleVis

Apple has today released iOS 12.1 to the public, following its Brooklyn event that saw the launch of new iPad Pro models and refreshes to its range of Mac computers.

In addition to some new features and enhancements, iOS 12.1 also brings a few improvements for blind and low vision users.

Accessibility Improvements in iOS 12.1

In iOS 12.1, Apple has made continued progress towards addressing the accessibility bugs in...

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Posted on Saturday 27 October 2018 by PaulMartz

I bet my spouse is starting to wonder why I'm sending her so many text messages. I'm testing my new shortcut, of course. No, I didn't create a shortcut to annoy my spouse. She likes to track our spending, and my new shortcut tells her what I've been purchasing.

This blog gets you started with a drop-dead simple shortcut, and then describes the shortcuts I created to help track my spending. But first—

What is a Shortcut?


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Posted on Thursday 18 October 2018 by AppleVis

We are thrilled to announce the launch of Club AppleVis. Club AppleVis offers members and friends of our community a means of directly contributing towards the financial costs of operating AppleVis—thus ensuring that we can continue to deliver the information, help, and support that so many people have come to value and rely on over the past 8 years.

In part, the launch of Club AppleVis is a response to...

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Posted on Thursday 11 October 2018 by David Goodwin

Traditionally, it's any new iPhones which are the highlight of Apple's fall product launches. However, for this year's “Gather Round” event, it was the Apple Watch Series 4 which was the star of the show for me. It was in my opinion the most ground-breaking in terms of product evolution; and, whereas I was somewhat underwhelmed by the three new iPhones, the Apple Watch had me impressed and...

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Posted on Monday 8 October 2018 by AppleVis

As reported by Mac Rumors, Apple has today released iOS 12.0.1 to the public.

According to Apple's release notes, iOS 12.0.1 contains the following fixes:

  • Fixes an issue where some iPhone XS devices did not immediately charge when connected to a Lightning cable
  • Resolves an issue that could cause iPhone XS devices to rejoin a Wi-Fi network at 2.4GHz instead of...
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Posted on Monday 1 October 2018 by AppleVis

Welcome to the September 2018 edition of AppleVis Unlimited, our monthly series which aims to highlight what's new and noteworthy on the AppleVis website. Below, you'll find a selection of the best content posted to AppleVis - from new app entries, to app updates, to the latest news and podcasts. For easier navigation, the major sections of this post are at heading level 3, and each individual item is at heading level 4.

New and Noteworthy App Entries

Amazeng (iOS, Free)...

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Posted on Sunday 30 September 2018 by David Goodwin

For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, the nights have started to draw in and temperatures drop. This can mean only one thing - we're now in what is traditionally Apple's main season for new product launches.

Last week saw the releases of iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and Apple Watch Series 4. The iPhone XR will begin shipping next month, and it's likely that at the very least there will also be an update to iPad Pro before the season ends. Beyond this, there might be new MacBooks;...

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Posted on Tuesday 25 September 2018 by PaulMartz

Apple brings augmented reality (AR) to your phone with Measure, the first native AR app in iOS 12.

Apple's Measure app is visually compelling for sighted users, but also reasonably accessible for blind users. This blog describes taking measurements as a blind or low vision user, and enumerates improvements for Apple's consideration to make the app easier to use.

Keep in mind the Measure app is not available on all iOS devices. According to...

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Posted on Monday 24 September 2018 by mehgcap

Welcome to Mojave

Today, Apple released macOS 10.14, named Mojave. As always, this is a free upgrade for Macs that support it. The good news is that we haven't found any serious bugs in our testing, so if you're running High Sierra already, you can probably upgrade without worrying about running into problems with the new OS. The less-great news is that there are no accessibility updates for us to talk about in Mojave. Much like...

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Posted on Saturday 15 September 2018 by AppleVis

Apple has today released watchOS 5, [saying that it will enable you to do “even more with your Apple Watch”:

Activity competitions with your friends. Brand-new workouts. Innovations to help you take your running further. And more intelligent, fun ways to keep you connected to the people and information you care about. With watchOS 5, you can do even more with your Apple Watch from your morning workout to lights out...

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