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Posted on Tuesday 21 October 2014 by Christopher Hallsworth

Hi all
I am here to proudly bring you instructions on how to set up text message forwarding under iOS 8.1 and later.
First, you must have an iPhone 4s or later running at least iOS 8.1. Second, you must have any iPad or iPod Touch, also running at least iOS 8.1. If you plan to enable your mac for text message forwarding, it must be...

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Posted on Monday 13 October 2014 by Don Barrett

I just purchased a big Jambox and for the most part, I love it. The speaker phone is awesome and almost makes the $269 price from Amazon worth it, but one thing was just driving me crazy.

When I plugged the JamBox into my Mac running Windows under BootCamp, the computer took priority over the Bluetooth connection between the speaker and...

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Posted on Wednesday 17 September 2014 by mehgcap
Before We Begin

Starting in iOS8, you can write braille on your iOS device, similar to apps like MBraille or Braille Touch. The difference is that this is global, available anywhere you have a keyboard. No switching apps and pasting text, you simply use braille instead of the on-screen keyboard. If you prefer to listen, you can hear an audio...

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Posted on Wednesday 17 September 2014 by mehgcap
What Are They?

In IOS eight, Apple introduced a new feature called Interactive Notifications. This feature allows users to interact with notifications, without leaving the app they are currently using. For example, you could respond to a text message without leaving Mail, Safari, or whatever app you're using at the moment you receive the text...

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Posted on Sunday 7 September 2014 by mehgcap
Intro

Not everyone knows that all Macs come with a full-featured chess game. Even fewer know that this game is completely accessible, and can even pull some nice tricks to make the experience better for the visually impaired. Below, I will explain the different ways to move around the board, make moves, get help, and set up the game to speak...

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Posted on Sunday 27 July 2014 by Chris Norman

For a while now, VoiceOver portable preferences has bugged me, because it's so outdated. Today I decided to tackle the problem once and for all.

Aims:
What I wanted was a way to take my preferences with me wherever I go. I have 2 macs, one at my house, and one at the place I volunteer, which sort of doubles as a demo machine. So I...

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Posted on Friday 25 July 2014 by mehgcap
Intro

The default Mail app on the Mac is easy enough to use once you set up your mail accounts. You up and down arrow through your messages, press delete to trash some, and… Wait, how do you read messages? Enter? VO-j? Use the preview? When writing a message, how do you choose contacts, or add multiple contacts to a field? Why is it so hard to...

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Posted on Friday 11 July 2014 by mehgcap
Intro

When you first get a Mac, and are learning VoiceOver, it can be hard to remember the myriad commands available. Some are pretty easy, like control-option-w to read the current word. Some are quite complex or seldom used, such as control-option-command-f5 to move the mouse pointer to where VoiceOver is focused. Then there are the core...

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Posted on Wednesday 9 July 2014 by mehgcap
So Many Macs!

When people think about switching to a Mac, the available options can seem overwhelming. Is a Mac Mini a laptop? Do you need a Macbook Air, or the extra power of the Pro? What's an iMac? Which Mac is best for VoiceOver users? Do they all have the same features? Will your new Mac have the ports you need? The choice is far more...

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Posted on Monday 23 June 2014 by Christopher Hallsworth

This guide has been written by myself so hope you like it.

Installing Mac OS X from a USB flash drive

This guide will show you how to create a bootable USB flash drive to install Mac OS X. Here are the prerequisites.
A USB flash drive that's at least 8 GB in size. The installer and other files take up at least this space....

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