Get ready to test your vocabulary and spelling skills with Zanagrams, the addictive iOS game that's perfect for word puzzle enthusiasts of all ages. In this episode Thomas Domville will demonstrate Zanagrams: Word Puzzles with a Twist. Zanagrams is a fast-paced word game that challenges players to identify and unscramble hidden words within a grid of letters. With its simple rules but increasing difficulty, Zanagrams is easy to pick up but hard to put down. Whether you're a…
In this month's edition of AppleVis Unleashed, Thomas Domville, Mike Malarsie, and John Gassman discuss recent Apple news and other topics of interest. We were also thrilled to have a brief visit from Randy.
Topics featured in this episode include:
- A Word from Randy Rusnack (00:00:00)
- Introduction (00:03:45)
- Woah! Vosh a Possible New Screen Reader Solution for the Mac (00:07:46)
- Apple M3 Chips Have Arrived (00:15:35)
- Will the RSC End…
In this episode, Thomas Domville delves into the details of iOS battery health and charging features. He begins by explaining what battery health is and why it’s important for your device’s performance. Then, he explores the various charging options that iOS provides, discussing how each one affects your device’s battery health.
A key part of this episode is the introduction of a new feature that’s only available on iPhone 15 and newer. This feature lets users set a charging limit to…
In this episode, Thomas Domville takes us on a journey through the world of FruitPot 2, a fun-filled slot machine game for iOS. FruitPot 2 is a game that will take you back to the 80s with its retro graphics and sounds. The game features an ever-changing fruit machine slot, as well as more than 15 mini-games that appear as you progress through the game. With the Bucks you earn, you can purchase items from stores at the mall. FruitPot 2 is a great game to play when you're looking for…
In this episode, Tyler demonstrates how to change Safari's default search engine on iOS, iPadOS, and macOS.
To do this on iOS and iPadOS, go to Settings > Safari and double-tap "Search engine" to specify the search engine for standard browsing windows, or "private search engine" if you want to specify a different search engine to be used in private browsing windows. On macOS, in Safari, choose Safari > Settings (or press Command-Comma) click the Search…
In this episode, Thomas Domville teaches you how to use Screen Recording on iOS and iPadOS.
Screen Recording is a feature that allows you to capture what's happening on your screen. This can be useful for creating tutorials, demos, or simply sharing something interesting with your friends and family.
To set up this feature, go to Settings > Control Center and double-tap the "Insert Screen Recording" button under the "more controls" heading. To create…
In this month's edition of AppleVis Unleashed, Thomas Domville, Mike Malarsie, and John Gassman discuss recent Apple news and other topics of interest. Topics featured in this episode include:
- Introduction )00:00:00)
- Let's Talk about the new iPhone 15 (00:03:07)
- The Good, Bad, and Ugly of iOS 17 (00:16:16)
- Double Tap Fizzle for the Apple Watch Series 9 (00:27:11)
- Time Moves Fast. Scary Fast, you could Say (00:38:04)
- Farewell iTunes!…
In this episode, Thomas Domville delves into the new feature introduced in iOS 17 that allows users to automatically delete one-time verification codes after they have been used. This feature is useful for keeping your Mail inbox and Messages app clutter-free.
To enable this feature:
- Open Settings on your iPhone or iPad.
- Scroll down and double-tap Passwords (you’ll be prompted to use Face ID or Touch ID to authenticate the next screen).
In this episode, join Ida Grace as she explores the innovative BabySitMe app for iOS. This app, designed to simulate the experience of caring for a real infant, will revolutionize how you interact with your Reborn Baby Doll or any other baby dolls.
Simply activate the app when you’re ready to start your babysitting adventure, and switch it off once you’re done.
BabySitMe is engineered to mimic a real-life baby simulator when paired with your Reborn Baby. It’s an ideal choice…
iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max have an Action button in place of the Ring/Silent switch. You can choose which function you want the Action button to perform when you press it, making it useful for actions you perform often. In this episode, Thomas Domville discusses and demonstrates how to configure and use the Action button.
We'd love to hear from you in the comments about how you are customizing and using the new Action button on your iPhone 15 Pro. Are you setting it up…
In this episode, Tyler demonstrates how to create and use Safari website shortcuts or "Web apps" on macOS.
This feature allows you to create shortcuts to websites on your dock that when opened, behave as if the website was its own app. This may be useful for VoiceOver users, as web apps are included when pressing Command-Tab to cycle through open apps, making them easy to switch to and from. In addition, these web apps can be mapped to commands in Keyboard Commander so they…
In this episode, Ida gives us an in-depth look at the iOS app Widget Pet.
In Widget Pet, you can adopt and care for a virtual pet. You can select and customize a dog, cat, bunny or other virtual pet from the in-app WidgetPet pet shop. Once selected, the pet can be incubated and hatched. You then feed, play with, and care for your virtual pet, impacting its mood and triggering activities. As the pet grows, it unlocks…
In this episode, Ida gives us an in-depth look at the iOS app Widget Baby.
In Widget Baby you can adopt and take care of a cute digital companion. The app allows you to track the widget baby's health stats, provide food, sleep, soothing, and diaper changes as needed. You can play mini-games together with your widget baby and climb leaderboards. The widget baby will grow over time and have new stories and adventures…
In this episode, Thomas Domville demonstrates how to enable the Fast long-press speed option on iOS 17. This new feature allows for quicker access to context menus and other Haptic Touch actions, enhancing your workflow and making your iPhone feel more responsive.
Here’s how you can activate the Fast Long-Press Speed Option:
- Launch the Settings app.
- Navigate to Accessibility.
- Select Touch.
- Choose Haptic Touch.
Under Touch Duration,…
In this episode, Thomas Domville introduces us to the Text Detection feature added to the Magnifier app in iOS 17. This tool can read text aloud that is detected in real-time by your device camera or display it on the screen, making it a valuable resource for those with visual impairments or difficulties reading small or challenging text.
Here are the steps to access Text Detection:
- Open the Magnifier app.
- Choose the Detection Mode option.
- Press the…
In this episode, Thomas Domville introduces us to the new “per voice settings” introduced with iOS 17.
These can be found by navigating to Settings > Accessibility > VoiceOver > Speech, and then selecting the language and desired TTS voice. After selecting the voice, flick up or down with one finger, or press space with dot 3 or dot 6 on a Braille display, to access the per voice settings.
The configurable parameters available vary by voice. For example, Vocalizer…
In this episode, Thomas Domville shows us how to change the speaking rate for Siri on iOS and iPadOS. This feature allows you to adjust the speed at which Siri speaks, which can be helpful if you find Siri's default speaking rate too fast or too slow.
To change the speaking rate for Siri, Go to Settings > Accessibility > Siri, and adjust the slider under the "Speaking rate" heading to your desired speed.
Once you have changed the speaking rate for Siri, you can test it…
In this episode, Thomas Domville will guide you through the process of enabling the Sound Curtain feature. Sound Curtain, an accessibility feature introduced in iOS 17 and iPadOS 17, silences all audio on your device, including VoiceOver speech. This is particularly beneficial for Braille users who need to concentrate on their Braille display without any auditory distractions.
To enable Sound Curtain, Navigate to Settings > Accessibility > VoiceOver > Braille, and switch on…
In this episode, Thomas Domville gives us short looks at some of what's new and notable with Accessibility features in iOS 17.
- New Haptic sensation
- Open Per Voice Settings
- Text Detection
- Point and Speak
- Sound Curtain
- Fast long-press speed option
- Siri (Voices sound natural and expressive)
- Listen to Page
- React with your Hands in FaceTime
- Level Tool for Camera
In the fourth instalment of his tutorial series on learning Logic Pro X for Mac, Ming demonstrates how to create, browse, and select virtual instruments in Logic Pro X. He then demonstrates how you can create a 5-bars long piece of music in a few minutes using a number of different virtual instruments. Used shortcuts include:
Turn on and off the midi note writing input on your computer: Command-K
In this edition of the AppleVis Podcast, Dave Nason, Thomas Domville, and Tyler Stephen get together to discuss Apple's September 12 "Wonderlust" Event.
In this month's edition of AppleVis Unleashed, Thomas Domville and Mike Malarsie are joined by John Gassman to discuss recent Apple news and other topics of interest. Topics featured in this episode include:
- Apple to hold iPhone 15 event on September 12
- ChatGPT's fate hangs in the balance as OpenAI reportedly edges closer to bankruptcy
- Be My AI has Opened the Beta Waiting List
- Latest News and Rumors on this year's iPhone and Apple Watch