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Posted on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 by AppleVis

Over the past few days, 9to5Mac and MacRumors have posted details of several iOS features that are reportedly in development at Apple.

Based upon findings in supposed unreleased iOS 14 code, one of these reports is of a new developer framework named VoiceProvider, which could let developers replace built-in speech voices on iOS with custom text-to-speech synthesizers.

Information on how this might be used is speculative, with…

23 comments : last update or comment 3 months ago
Posted on Sunday, March 1, 2020 by AppleVis

Welcome to the February 2020 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 by members of the community - 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…

0 comments : last update or comment 1 year 6 months ago
Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 by AppleVis

Apple has today released watchOS 6.1.3 to the public, bringing bug fixes and under-the-hood improvements.

Most notably, watchOS 6.1.3 contains a fix for an issue that Apple says prevented irregular heart rhythm notifications from working correctly for users in Iceland. From Apple's release notes:

This update includes improvements and bug fixes, including a fix for an issue that prevented the irregular heart rhythm notification from working as expected for Apple…

3 comments : last update or comment 1 year 6 months ago
Posted on Saturday, February 1, 2020 by AppleVis

Welcome to the January 2020 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 by members of the community - 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…

1 comments : last update or comment 1 year 7 months ago
Posted on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 by AppleVis

Apple has today released macOS 10.15.3, watchOS 6.1.2, and tvOS 13.3.1.

MacRumors has previously reported that it didn't find any major changes to macOS 10.15.3 during the beta cycle, suggesting that Apple's focus with this release is on performance improvements, security updates, and bug fixes.

Our own testing of macOS 10.15.3 suggests that there are likely no changes or fixes for…

3 comments : last update or comment 1 year 7 months ago
Posted on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 by AppleVis

Apple has today released iOS 13.3.1 and iPadOS 13.3.1.

In these releases, Apple has addressed a number of issues with Smart Invert.

These are the fixes and improvements to Smart Invert that we are currently aware of:

  • Smart Invert now works as expected with Safari webpages when Dark Mode is enabled.
  • Apps which use a dark on light color scheme should now invert to light on dark when Dark Mode and Smart Invert are enabled.
  • The onscreen keyboard…
20 comments : last update or comment 1 year 7 months ago
Posted on Monday, January 20, 2020 by PaulMartz
7 comments : last update or comment 6 months 3 weeks ago
Posted on Wednesday, January 1, 2020 by AppleVis

Welcome to the December 2019 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 by members of the community - 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…

0 comments : last update or comment 1 year 8 months ago
Posted on Friday, December 27, 2019 by AppleVis

The AppleVis community has voted the first generation AirPods the winner of its World Cup of the Decade, beating Apple Pay by 55% to 45% in the final.

Whilst Apple's AirPods weren't the first truly wireless earphones, the combination of ease of use; solid audio performance; long battery life; good call quality; and a price point that compares well with competitors, make them one of Apple's most ground-breaking products of recent years.

Three years on from their launch - and…

23 comments : last update or comment 1 year 8 months ago
Posted on Monday, December 16, 2019 by AppleVis

We are pleased to announce the winners of the eighth annual AppleVis Golden Apple Awards.

Since their launch in 2012, the AppleVis Golden Apple Awards have afforded blind and low vision users of Apple products the opportunity to recognize and acknowledge the hard work and dedication which developers have put into making and maintaining great and accessible applications over the given year. The response of past nominees and winners to this recognition from blind and low vision users…

22 comments : last update or comment 1 year 5 months ago
Posted on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 by AppleVis

Apple has today released macOS 10.15.2, watchOS 6.1.1, and tvOS 13.3.

MacRumors has previously reported that it didn't find any major changes to macOS 10.15.2 during the beta cycle, suggesting that Apple's focus with this release is on performance improvements, security updates, and bug fixes.

Our own testing of macOS 10.15.2 suggests that Apple has resolved the problem which was…

9 comments : last update or comment 1 year 8 months ago
Posted on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 by AppleVis

Apple has today released iOS 13.3 and iPadOS 13.3 to the public. In addition to bringing some new features and enhancements, these releases bring fixes for a number of the bugs that iOS 13.0 and iOS 13.1 and iPadOS 13.1 introduced for…

55 comments : last update or comment 1 year 6 months ago
Posted on Monday, December 9, 2019 by AppleVis

We are pleased to announce that voting for the AppleVis Golden Apples of 2019 is now open.

First launched in 2012, the AppleVis Golden Apples is an opportunity for blind and low vision users of Apple products to recognize and acknowledge the hard work and dedication which developers have put into making and maintaining great and accessible applications over the last twelve months.

Past winners of a Golden Apple include

Posted on Sunday, December 8, 2019 by PaulMartz

Hello AppleVis community. It's been some time since I blogged. Other writing tasks have occupied my time. But the real reason I haven't blogged is because bugs are getting me down.

I could remain silent about the bugs as I've been doing for the past seven months. Or I could post a rant on the forum. But ultimately, I decided to approach the topic with some seasonal levity. So if you can read this blog as constructive criticism and humor, then join me on a merry sleigh ride through…

30 comments : last update or comment 8 months 3 weeks ago
Posted on Sunday, December 1, 2019 by AppleVis

Welcome to the November 2019 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 by members of the community - 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…

0 comments : last update or comment 1 year 9 months ago
Posted on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 by mehgcap

A Fair Look at Talkback and VoiceOver

Hello there, reader. Did you come here because you're the world's biggest Apple fan, and are excited to join in some Android bashing? Are you in love with Android, with visions of finally hearing someone put those Apple idiots in their place? Well, my goal is to do neither. You see, I've used iOS for years, and recently spent some time learning Talkback. I found it an interesting experience. I want to compare VoiceOver and Talkback, because…

74 comments : last update or comment 3 months ago
Posted on Monday, November 18, 2019 by AppleVis

Apple has today released iOS 13.2.3 and iPadOS 13.2.3.

According to the release notes, these updates include the following fixes and improvements:

  • Fixes an issue where system search and search within Mail, Files, and Notes might not work
  • Addresses an issue where photos, links, and other attachments might not display in the Messages details view
  • Fixes an issue that could prevent apps from downloading content in the background
  • Resolves issues…
34 comments : last update or comment 1 year 9 months ago
Posted on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 by AppleVis

Apple has today announced the launch of a new 16-inch model MacBook Pro that features a redesigned ‘scissor’ keyboard, thinner display bezels, and 9th generation Intel Core i7 and i9 processors. The new model replaces the existing 15-inch MacBook Pro at a similar price point.

The 16-inch MacBook Pro features the latest 6- and 8-core 9th-generation processors with…

2 comments : last update or comment 1 year 10 months ago

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