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#iACast 149 – iPhone 12 Pro First Impressions

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On this episode, Michael, Leslie and Jason talk about upgrading to the new iPhones, and the accessories they would like to purchase for them. Leslie has already received her iPhone 12 Pro, and gives some of her first impressions of it. They also talk about the speculation of the iPhone 12 series having a secret reverse wireless charging feature that Apple may implement via a software update. Also mentioned was the ability to set default mail and browser apps in iOS 14, along with the latest price increase from Netflix. Jason talks about T-Mobile’s new streaming service called TVision. Next up is Apple One, allowing you to subscribe to Apple News+, Apple TV+, Apple Music, Apple Arcade and more. Finally, we discuss the Charlie Brown Peanut Holiday specials moving exclusively to Apple TV+.


Jason: iOS 14 Leslie: the iPhone 12 Pro Michael: Doom Patrol series

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#iACast 131 – What’s New In iOS 13

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On this episode, Aleeha, Jason, Meaghan and Michael talk about and demonstrate some of the new Voiceover improvements and bugs in IOS 13.


App development services


New iPhones are out.
The release for IOS 13.1 has been pushed up to Sept. 24.
Apple Care is now subscription based.
Apple Care is now available for AirPods and Beats headphones.


Meaghan: IOS 13
Jason: Focus 40 Blue Braille Display
Aleeha: Telegram Messenger
Michael: iPhone 11 Pro Max

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iACast 97: Device Usage Preferences

On this episode of the iACast, Michael, Jason, and Aleeha discuss the latest hardware releases from Apple. We also discuss techniques in using different technology devices


Apple releases their new devices and software


We discuss how to use different devices and we talk about how to determine if a device is right for you.


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#iACast 96: Picking a Device

On this episode of the iACast, Michael, Aleeha and Jason discuss techniques in determining which device is right for you before you even get to the store.



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Beyond The Gallery: Convert Video to Audio

Sometimes you may just want a video to be converted to audio, or you might want to convert your stereo videos on your new iPhone XS or XS Max to audio because stereo recording is not supported yet in other apps, well you can now with this shortcut.

This shortcut takes input from your share sheet, Photos or iCloud Drive, and it will convert the selected video to an audio file which is .m4a, and save it to the location of your choosing.

Download Shortcut: Convert Video File To Audio

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#iACast Special – Hands On With the New iPhones and Apple Watch

On this special iACast, Jason, Lauren, Aleeha and Michael are at the Apple store to get a hands on look at the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and Apple Watch Series 4.

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#iACast 93 – 2018 iPhone Predictions

On this episode of the #iACast, Jason, Aleeha, Scott, and Michael discuss predictions for what the next Apple iPhones will bring in 2018.

In the News, there are rumors of an update to the Mac Mini coming this fall.

This week’s add features PocketBraille for iOS and Android.

Our main topic this week was our predictions for what could be coming in the iPhone lineup for 2018. We discussed possible dates for the Apple unveiling event. We also talked about what we could see for other hardware and software upgrades this year.

For our picks this week,

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#iACast – WWDC 2018 Coverage

On this #iACast special, Aleeha, Jason, Allison, Aaron and Matt, with contributions from Meaghan and Michael, voice our thoughts and Opinions on what Apple announced at it’s WWDC 2018 Keynote.

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#iACast 83 – WWDC PreShow

On this episode of the #iACast, Allison, Jason, Aleeha, Scott and Michael discuss what we would like to see announced at Apple’s WWDC 2018.

In the news, we discussed a critical T-Mobile bug that allowed hackers to hijack users’ accounts. Another hack we talked about was the ability for Comcast routers to be exposed so that SSID’s and passwords could be compromised. For rumors, we discussed an article from AppleInsider suggesting delays on the shipment of Mac orders until June 6th, and rumors regarding Apple’s Project Star. We also discussed an article fromThe Verge asking if Apple will talk about its problems with the Butterfly keyboards on the Mac line. We also talked about issues using function keys in Windows on a Mac with touch bar. We ended by talking about issues experienced while trying to run Windows through Boot Camp after Apple switched to APFs.

Our featured Ad was Michael’s book, “Finding Success in the Digital Age through Problem Solving”, which is currently being written.

We discussed what we would like to see at WWDC from iOS 12, macOS 10.14, and watchOS 5. We also talked about hardware changes we’d like to see and the rumors that NFC might be unlocked on supported devices. We even touched on improvements we would like to see with Siri.

For this week’s picks, Aleeha talked about Timecrest. Jason told us about his Logitech Slim combo case with keyboard for 10.5 inch iPad Pro. Scott talked about one of his favorite food ordering Apps, Grubhub. Allison mentioned an app she was playing with multiple games, Dice World. Last but not least, Michael told us about his latest purchase, the iPod touch. Be sure to send us feedback by emailing You can also follow us on Twitter @iAccessibility1. If you enjoy what we are doing, please consider donating to our Patreon and help keep good content coming.

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#iACast 65: Blindness VS Mainstream Devices

In this episode of the iA Cast, Michael, Aleeha, Matt, and Jason discuss what accessibility or mainstream devices are right for different situations.

We also discuss what each person on the panel uses to complete certain day to day tasks whether it is mainstream or an accessibility related device.

This episode contains a tribute to an amazing tech enthusiast who left us in November. Jason Earls plays keyboard and created a tribute to Rich called the iPhone Man which is a parody of the song Piano Man. Please listen to the end as we pay tribute to such an amazing person.

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iA UnboxCast 12: iPhone X

On this episode of the iA UnboxCast, Scott Van Gorp, Michael, Jason, and Philip unbox the iPhone X and go through the setup process.

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What’s New in VoiceOver in iOS 11

On Tuesday, September 19th, Apple released iOS 11, bringing with it some new VoiceOver features and improvements.


You can now drag and drop apps using VoiceOver To do this, do the following:

  1. While on the home screen, double tap and hold to enter edit mode.
  2. Find an app you wish to move.
  3. Set the VoiceOver rotor to”actions” if it’s not done automatically and flick up or down to “drag app name.”
  4. Navigate to where you wish to drop the app and choose an option. You can drop an app before the app that the VoiceOver cursor is focused on, after it, or create a folder containing the focused app and the one you’re dragging. If you wish to drag more than one app, you can choose the final option. This is to “Add To Drag Session.” You can use this method do drag files from one app to another minus the double tap and hold.


VoiceOver includes several new verbosity settings you can now change. They are located by tapping Settings>General>Accessibility>VoiceOver>Verbosity.

These options include:

  • Speak hints. This setting is on by default. Double tapping this setting will turn them off.
  • Punctuation. After double tapping this option, you can choose to set it to all, some, or none.
  • Speak detect text. This determines whether automatically detected text in the focused item is spoken. For example: If you are on an app with an unlabeled button, VoiceOver will announce something like “Button. Possible text: View menu.”
  • Capital letters: This option will change what VoiceOver does when encountering a capital letter. You can choose from speak cap, play sound, change pitch, and do nothing.
  • Deleting text: You can choose from speak, play sound, change pitch, and do nothing.
  • Embedded links: You can choose from speak, Play sound, change pitch, or do nothing.
  • There is a table output heading with options related to the reading of tables.
  • You can toggle reading of table headers and row and column numbers.
  • As in iOS 10, you can turn the emoji suffix on or off, depending on whether or not you want VoiceOver to speak the word “Emoji” when one is encountered.


You no longer need to three-finger tap on a message to hear the preview.

When reading a message, you have VoiceOver actions to reply, archive, flag, mark as read/unread, and to activate.

If you use threaded messaging, you have a rotor option, “Expand/Collapse Thread”. When expanded, you can manage all of the messages inside a thread on an individual basis.

Smart Actions Rotor

VoiceOver in iOS 11 now has a new feature that allows for the user to continue to use the last used actions rotor item. This is useful for deleting large amounts of messages. This feature also appears in the App Switcher

What have we missed?

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