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Posted on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 by Ajay

The Control Center is the feature, that allows users to directly access and manipulate commonly used settings at one place. These settings include, turning airplane, wi – fi, Bluetooth etc on or off, locking/unlocking screen orientation, activating / deactivating do not disturb, adjusting brightness, handling music player, turning rear led flashlight on or off, using calculator and clock and many other frequently used feature settings.

Like notification center, the control center…

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Posted on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 by Ajay

After unlocking your device, you would be taken to the home screen. Let’s see how does it look like.

The Home Screen is divided into four sections, namely, the status bar, the application grid, the Page adjustment and the doc. All these sections have same width and placed one over another

Like the Lock Screen, the topmost section is the status bar, here you can find the time and status of various modules and background processes of your device as described in the in earlier…

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Posted on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 by Ajay

This is the first screen that you would find when you press either home or lock button, when your Device is idle.

When the device is locked, It displays various types of information through different display blocks or containers on the lock screen, as mentioned below:

1.The Status Bar It is a topmost component of the screen. It is permanent in nature and remains fixed in its place. It displays information about the status of:

1. Your service provider: It displays the…

0 comments : last update or comment 2 years 2 months ago
Posted on Saturday, April 11, 2015 by mehgcap

What Is Night Owl?

Night Owl is the only accessible Twitter client for the Mac, or at least the most popular among VoiceOver users. With it, you can retweets, manage lists, send direct messages, save searches, and much more. While most of the app is relatively simple, some parts can be a bit confusing, and there are some undocumented shortcuts and features. This guide will walk you through…

12 comments : last update or comment 2 years 2 months ago
Posted on Sunday, December 14, 2014 by Musicruz

Before writing this guide, I had searched the Applevis site about this topic. According to the threads I have read, some people are having difficulties making this feature work.

This guide will not make your raise to record feature work consistently because to tell you guys honestly, that feature is a hit and miss, more often the latter. So without further ado, here are the steps.

Note: This tip only works on the Messages app, so if you are trying to do this on the quick…

1 comments : last update or comment 6 months 3 weeks ago
Posted on Monday, December 1, 2014 by mehgcap

Intro

Are you a Mac user, and a fan of audio games? Does it make you angry that there are only a few audio games for the Mac, and that you need Windows just to kill some zombies or play cards? Do you not have access to Windows, and find yourself suffering from game withdrawal? Well, my friends, I have great news: your suffering may be at an end! That's right, I'v been playing my favorite audio game, Swamp for a week now, and I've…

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Posted on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 by Unregistered User

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 running OS X Yosemite or later.
Now that's out the way let's get started.
1. On your iPhone, go to settings, double tap messages…

6 comments : last update or comment 4 months 1 week ago
Posted on Monday, October 13, 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 the iPhone, and VoiceOver on the iPhone stopped talking through JamBox.
In fact, the iPhone stopped talking at all, since the PC-JamBox…

1 comments : last update or comment 2 years 2 months ago
Posted on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 by mehgcap

Before We Begin

Braille Screen Input is a feature of iOS/iPadOS that allows you to type braille directly on your device's screen. You can use this input method anywhere an on-screen keyboard is available. If you prefer to listen, you can hear an audio demonstration of braille input in iOS8 here. Note that, though this podcast was made under iOS 8, its content is still relevant to more modern iOS…

65 comments : last update or comment 11 months ago
Posted on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 by mehgcap

What Are They?

In iOs eight, Apple introduced a 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, or trash an email without ever opening the Mail app.

How Do I Use Them?

The officially documented way of doing this is through…

12 comments : last update or comment 2 years 2 months ago
Posted on Sunday, September 7, 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 hints and moves. Please note that you do not need to know how to play chess to read this article. In fact, once you know how to use the app,…

8 comments : last update or comment 2 years 2 months ago
Posted on Sunday, July 27, 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 wanted to be able to make awesome things happen at home, then have the changes reflected when I went to another mac, without the really serious…

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Posted on Friday, July 25, 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 view attachments? How do you add mailboxes to your favorites bar, so you can access them with hotkeys? Okay, so Mail isn't as simple as it…

26 comments : last update or comment 8 months 2 weeks ago
Posted on Friday, July 11, 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 concepts, like interacting, moving around dialogs, getting to menus, and plenty more. So, I wanted to offer a guide that does not explain most…

1 comments : last update or comment 2 years 2 months ago
Posted on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 by Chris Norman

This is an updated and refined version of this guide, now that I've learned a little more, and stopped being so confused.

So we all know about the keyboard commander, and how you can make it read the time when you press option + t, but I personally find that method really really slow. In addition, for me at least, the date doesn't even read some times. So I set to making my own solution.

So, if you've got VoiceOver controllable by Applescript (in the General tab…

4 comments : last update or comment 3 months 3 weeks ago
Posted on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 by blinky321

Accessing Audio Described DVDs on a Mac Computer.
 
I was recently very excited to discover that I could play Audio described DVDs on my Apple computer. after inserting a DVD into my MacBook Pro and expecting my wife to have to help me turn on the audio description, I was shocked to find that I was actually able to do this independently, without having to rely on sighted assistance.
 
I sat back and waited until the computer loaded the DVD which in this case, was a…

8 comments : last update or comment 2 years 2 months ago
Posted on Friday, April 25, 2014 by mehgcap

Intro

As many of you know, Apple recently opened up its OS X beta testing program to anyone. So long as you have an Apple ID and a Mac that can handle Mavericks, you can test upcoming OS X releases. Note that this is not for iOS testing - that is still limited to developers only.

Please remember that discussion of how to get and run OS X betas is perfectly fine on AppleVis. However, when you agree to become…

3 comments : last update or comment 2 years 2 months ago
Posted on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 by mehgcap

Partitioning a Drive

When you partition a drive, you essentially make your computer see two different drives where there used to be one. This is useful for a variety of reasons and is something you may find yourself needing to do, but the process on a Mac is a bit complicated. It may be easy to do visually, but using Voiceover, there are some tricks you should know. So, let's get started.

First, open Disk Utility. If you want to browse to it manually, it is in applications/…

1 comments : last update or comment 2 years 2 months ago
Posted on Saturday, April 19, 2014 by mehgcap

Intro

Safari is the Mac's default web browser, and it does all the usual web browser things - opens webpages, downloads files, plays audio, all that. It has some neat tricks, too, like the Reader that can show you only the meat of an article.

However, if you are coming to the Mac for the first time, especially from a Windows background, Safari can seem like a clunky app at best, and a totally unusable mess at worst. As with all things on the Mac, though, you just have to…

14 comments : last update or comment 1 year 5 months ago
Posted on Friday, April 18, 2014 by mehgcap

What's a Commander?

A commander is a really handy feature of VoiceOver. With it, you can quickly move around, change a setting, or even run an app or Applescript file. Commanders are very useful and, among many other things, they are an easy way to give the Mac a way to speak the time and date with a single keystroke.

There are four commanders in total, but the ones available to you will vary based on the hardware you have. They are:

  • Keyboard: use the option…
2 comments : last update or comment 4 years 6 months ago

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