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Posted on Monday 2 October 2017 by PaulMartz

My spouse uses Yahoo mail. (Shudder! I know.) Recently she complained that there’s no way to open an attachment when viewing her Yahoo mail in Google Chrome on her Windows 7 laptop. She’s right - Chrome forces you to download an attachment to a temporary location before you can open or print it.

I mention this because there are so many mail client options available to us, but few are satisfactory. I use the native iOS Mail app on my iPad and iPhone, the native OS X Mail app on my...

4 Comments : Last update or comment 8 months 3 weeks ago.
Posted on Sunday 1 October 2017 by AppleVis

Welcome to the September 2017 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

Academy of Disaster (...

0 Comments : Last update or comment 8 months 3 weeks ago.
Posted on Tuesday 26 September 2017 by AppleVis

Just a week after the launch of iOS 11, Apple has today released iOS 11.0.1.

Apple's release notes for iOS 11.0.1 simply state that the update “includes bug fixes and improvements for your iPhone or iPad.”

At the time of posting, it is unknown as to whether any of these fixes address...

26 Comments : Last update or comment 8 months 1 week ago.
Posted on Monday 25 September 2017 by mehgcap

Hello, High Sierra

Today, Apple released the macOS 10.13 “High Sierra” update. As usual, I won’t cover the mainstream features for the most part, concentrating instead on accessibility.

Please remember to check the section about bugs to see if it’s worth upgrading. There’s no harm in holding off a few weeks or months to let Apple address a problem you may find too disruptive to deal with. In particular, users of the “most” punctuation setting should know that this setting...

60 Comments : Last update or comment 8 months 1 week ago.
Posted on Monday 25 September 2017 by PaulMartz

My collection of about 200 late-‘70s and early-‘80s punk, rock, and pop albums is near and dear to my heart, but I couldn’t justify their shelf space when I know they could all fit on my phone. The only thing holding me back from ripping my collection was the overwhelming nature of recording, labeling, and cleaning up well over 100 hours of audio. While I procrastinated, I looked at turntables, read articles, and talked to musician friends about digital recording. Many of them recommended...

4 Comments : Last update or comment 9 months 20 hours ago.
Posted on Monday 25 September 2017 by Amir

Epigram

'Hope' is the thing with feathers—
That perches in the soul—
And sings the tune without the words—
And never stops—at all—
And sweetest—in the Gale—is heard—
And sore must be the storm—
That could abash the little Bird
That kept so many warm—
I've heard it in the chillest land—
And on the strangest Sea—
Yet, never, in Extremity,
It asked a crumb—of Me.

Emily Dickinson
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It used to happen each and every...

15 Comments : Last update or comment 8 months 2 weeks ago.
Posted on Tuesday 19 September 2017 by Lysette Chaproniere

The day has finally arrived. iOS 11 is here. But should you install it now, or would it be better to wait for the next update? To help you decide, I've tested some of the main new features and changes in this release.

A Note to Braille Users

One of the main new accessibility features in iOS 11 is easier editing in braille. As I do not own a braille display, I have not been able to test this. If you are a braille user, please read...

10 Comments : Last update or comment 6 months 2 weeks ago.
Posted on Tuesday 19 September 2017 by Serina Gilbert

This post has been updated to include tips for using the image description feature based on feedback received from the Applevis Editorial Team and members of the Applevis community.

When I first heard at the WWDC Conference In June that Voice Over was going to include a new image description feature I was excited to say the least. I thought to myself - finally I will be able to know what all of those funny memes say on Facebook! Yes, I know - super...

23 Comments : Last update or comment 4 months 1 week ago.
Posted on Tuesday 19 September 2017 by AppleVis

Apple has today released watchOS 4, describing it as:

A smarter coach and workout partner. Better in tune with your taste in music. And an even more proactive all-day assistant. With watchOS 4, Apple Watch is dialed in to you like never before.

Below are some of the highlights of what watchOS 4 will bring to your wrist.

The New Features That We Think You Will Like

Siri Gets...

9 Comments : Last update or comment 9 months 5 hours ago.
Posted on Tuesday 19 September 2017 by AppleVis

Apple has today released tvOS 11 for the fourth-generation Apple TV. It is perhaps unsurprising that the platform which received the least attention during Apple's WWDC keynote earlier this year, is also the one which sees the fewest new features and significant changes in today's round of OS releases. However, the good news is that there are some notable enhancements for blind and low vision...

13 Comments : Last update or comment 6 months 5 days ago.

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