Welcome to another episode of the #IACast podcast! A lot has happened since episode 21, so let’s get right to it!
- After MatthewIn case you’ve been living under a rock and missed the hurricane that devastated areas along the east coast, let us fill you in. Hurricane Matthew affected Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina. Several members of the iAccessibility team live in North Carolina, and we will feel the impact of Hurricane Matthew for quite awhile.
There is good news, however. Companies are doing what they can to help. Cell phone companies are waiving any overage charges for customers in qualifying areas, and taking donations. Apple is also helping by taking donations through iTunes.
- RIP Note 7
Yes, you read that correctly. Over the last week, more Samsung Galaxy Note 7s exploded, cell phone companies stopped selling the device, Samsung stopped making them… and then finally Samsung officially discontinued the Galaxy Note 7.Official: Samsung Halts All Sales of Galaxy Note 7, Recommends Powering Down and Getting a Refund
- Samsung Buys Viv, a Digital Assistant by the Creators of SiriWhile facing struggles with their mobile division, Samsung is showing interest in starting new, more integrated services by purchasing Viv.
- Apple Developer Allegedly Posted more than 1,000 Fake Reviews on 2 AccountsOver a period of more than two years, the developer of the popular app Dash committed fraud. At least that’s what Apple Says. The developer, on the other hand, thinks he’s done nothing wrong. What do you think?
- Tile – A Missed Opportunity?Recently we posted a review of the bluetooth tracker, Tile. Unfortunately, it is not accessible. It really is such a shame as this product would be really useful for visually impaired and blind travelers.
- iAccessibility NewsWe are proud to announce that our podcast is now available in Google Play and on Tunein. Additionally, you can subscribe to our posts via Apple News.
We are launching new services as well, including: a training program, and iMessage sticker packs.
Lastly, we now have an email address, firstname.lastname@example.org, and we are monitoring the hashtag #IACast on Twitter.
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