Within the last few minutes, iOS 4.0.2 for iPhone 3G, 3GS, 4, and iPod touch 2nd and 3rd generation (late 2009 models with 32 or 64 GB) has become available for download. In addition, the iPad has received an update to iOS 3.2.2.
The updates fix a security vulnerability that was associated with viewing malicious PDF files. It doesn't appear that there are any fixes to any other issues (i.e., the proximity sensor glitch), but the fix to the PDF exploit insures that the iOS platform...
Shape Services committed Wednesday to make its flagship IM+ instant messaging application for the iPhone accessible to blind people by way of Apple's built-in VoiceOver screen reader.
"We are sending IM+ Pro v.4.3 with VoiceOver support for App Store review today and expect its publishing in a week or so," said Natalia Kasyanova, a representative from the company's business development team in a Wednesday morning e-mail....
The following information was provided by BookShare to one of the subscribers to the VIPhone mailing list:
"At this point we don't provide ePub as it violates the Chafee
amendment requiring that books be "distributed in specialized formats
exclusively for use by blind or other persons with disabilities." If
and when we open up Bookshare to non-Chafee membership we can consider
A new low cost daisy reader for the iPhone has been released.
DaisyWorm was developed by the Association for the Blind of Western Australia and Curtin University of Technology. It is a simple yet powerful DAISY audio book reader app for the Apple iPhone supporting the 2.02, 2002 and 2005 formats
with full or partial audio.
Full information can be found in the iTunes App Store.
People have started to receive the free cases that Apple are providing to iPhone 4 users.
If you haven't already applied for a case, you can so at www.apple.com/iphone/case-program.
The procedure is very quick and easy. You simply download and run an app from the above page. This will present you with a...
Dropbox have confirmed that version 1.3 of their app will address some existing accessibility problems
The current version already works very well with VoiceOver, but there are some instances of button labelling that leave a little to be desired (notably when you are browsing photos).
Once again, this shows the value in contacting developers, as this is another example of a developer responding positively.
As a direct response to approaches from a blind user, Feeds - RSS Reader with Google Reader Sync has improved its accessibility to VoiceOver users.
It was already very good, but now all the buttons on the app are clearly labelled.
Thank you to the deveopers for responding so positively and quickly.