iPadOS

Post Date: Sunday, November 15, 2015

In this guide, I'll be explaining the king's strategies and how to defeat him accordingly. This guide has been updated, since the last modification was February of 2017, and since then, a Blind Legend has done some things.

Post Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Below is a listing of iOS and iPadOS finger gestures arranged by gesture type. All text, single document. Verified in iOS and iPadOS 13, using VoiceOver Practice; (Settings>Accessibility>VoiceOver>VoiceOver Practice).

Additional tips given at bottom.

Note: Much of the information gathered below is a rearrangement of Apple's original materials. Some editing has been performed to better fit the layout. Some editor's additions have been included, from experience and use.

Portions copyright Apple, Inc. All rights reserved.

Post Date: Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Introduction

iMessage apps are a great way to express your emotions, play games, or even send videos or pictures. Some even allow you to send GIF's, Memes and other assortments of stickers.

What are iMessage Apps

iMessage apps are apps that are primarily for iMessage. iMessage apps can come in two forms.

Post Date: Saturday, September 21, 2019

Introduction

As part of their continuing efforts to make iPad a device which customers can use for real work, Apple has this year created iPadOS, a distinct, though still closely related, operating system cousin of iOS.

iPadOS does everything iOS does on the iPhone and iPod Touch, and more. One of the key distinguishing features, which Apple has made further improvements too, is multitasking.

Post Date: Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Intro

iOS 13 adds the ability to customize punctuation even further than before. Perhaps you're tired of VoiceOver saying elepsis all the time, or you just hate when it reads punctuation you don't want it to read, but the default system groups don't help; Well, that all ends now!

Post Date: Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Intro

Sometimes, the dock is just so small, but you have so many apps that are essential, and you'd rather not go sifting through your pages looking for that app when you need it. With this cool trick, you can fit more than 4 apps in your dock, just by using folders. Here's how.

Quick Notes

I previously wrote this guide to demonstrate this process, but since then it has been very out of date. Therefore, I've updated the guide accordingly and I've split it into two separate sections.

Post Date: Friday, July 24, 2020

This guide assumes that you have already received an invitation to AO3, and created your account. These steps will most likely be most easily followed using an ipad and bluetooth keyboard, but should also be doable on any mobile device with voiceover.

Post Date: Saturday, June 9, 2018

Intro

Recently, I was helping someone with their Mac and the question came up, “What is iCloud and what is the cloud?”

Post Date: Saturday, May 7, 2016

Introduction

VoiceOver, a feature Apple has built into all iOS devices to enable Braille and speech access for users who are unable to see the screen, has revolutionized the lives of countless thousands of blind people around the world. It works best when apps are deliberately developed in ways that ensure compatibility with VoiceOver, blind people are considered during development and included in all facets of the testing process.

Post Date: Friday, December 31, 2010

The Mail App

There are plenty of alternative email apps for iOS and iPadOS these days, but most people will use the default app at some point. It's a solid choice, too, with plenty of useful features. While it's accessible and (mostly) easy to use, it's worth going over how it works and what to expect.

Post Date: Monday, April 27, 2020

Due to its length, this page contains only the first few pages of Michael's book. The full version is attached below as a downloadable file. More information on the book and downloadable versions in other file formats are available on Michael's website at https://michaelfeir.blogspot.com/2020/04/personal-power-ios-edition.html

Post Date: Monday, February 1, 2021

Applies to: iPhone and iPad IOS 13+,

If you find that you come across (or yourself write) short chunks of text that you need to translate on the fly, like Facebook comments or an email, here is one solution.

You can copy the text to the clipboard, and then you can use a shortcut to translate the contents of the clipboard using Microsoft’s translation engine. You can activate the shortcut in several different ways. We’ll take each of these steps in turn:

Copying text to the clipboard

There are three main ways you will achieve this:

Post Date: Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Introduction

The Amazon Echo Dot is a smart bluetooth Alexa-enabled speaker which allows you to listen to music, play fun games, set important reminders and alarms, and complete smart home tasks.

The speaker has its companion app, Amazon Alexa, for enabling skills and interacting with all your Alexa-enabled devices. The Echo Dot is a suitable choice for you or your family if you want something small on the outside, but big on the inside, and for a cheap price between $50-100USD.

Post Date: Thursday, September 5, 2019

Improving Battery

We love our technology when it works. But when it dies, it's very frustrating. You'll think things such as, "I literally just charged this an hour ago," or, "Why is my battery draining so fast?"

Usually, this is the result of battery aging. Your battery can only take so much before it starts getting old, and it needs to be replaced.

Other times, it can be software-related. This guide should hopefully help you get at least a bit more juice out of your battery, and hopefully keep it charged for a pretty long time.

Post Date: Thursday, December 19, 2019

Intro

A few weeks ago, I found myself looking for keyboard tips for VoiceOver users online, hoping I'd find something that was perhaps different. I was getting tired with the amount of stress BSI (Braille Screen Input) was giving me, and my most vulnerable weak spot was the onscreen keyboard. I was too slow on it, couldn't type quick enough to match my laptop-typing standards, and was just over the fact that I must've been relying too much on my BrailleSense to have a backup in place when I was without it.