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NC #711 Accessibility Tricks, How Big is My Image, Best Buy for Apple Battery Replacement, Remove Backgrounds, Night Before Christmas

I’ll tell you the story of how I helped a friend of mine’s father-in-law who had some recent vision loss combined with hearing loss and why I think the effort was successful. We’ve got a Dumb Question about how to figure out how big images are on iOS. We have two Tiny Tips – one on how to get your iPhone battery replaced before the end of the year at Best Buy and how to remove backgrounds from photos at We’ll close out the show with Steve’s annual “special” rendition of The Night Before Christmas.

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Hi, this is Allison Sheridan of the NosillaCast Apple Podcast, hosted at, a technology geek podcast with an EVER so slight Apple bias. Today is Friday ??, 2018, and this is show number 711. We’ve got some good content this week – an article on accessibility tricks, a dumb question, two Tiny Tips, and Steve’s annual tradition of his “special” rendition of “The Night Before Christmas”.

Chit Chat Across the Pond

On Chit Chat Across the Pond this week, Dr. Maryanne Garry, also known as “Crusher of Dreams” is back. This time it’s not an intellectual discussion of higher learning. We decided to go through all of our top grammar pet peeves. It’s pedantic and annoying, because that’s who we are at heart. I hope you’ll enjoy it – look for Chit Chat Across the Pond or Chit Chat Across the Pond Lite in your Podcatcher of choice, episode 576. And of course you can always listen right at

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Successfully Teaching Accessibility Tricks

Dumb Question Corner – How Big is My Image on iOS?


I’m super excited about something Amazon has done recently. They came out with something they call OneLink. OneLink allows me to create Amazon Affiliate Links in the store, but if you’re from one of the countries for which I’ve created an account, the links will automatically redirect you to your country’s store. For example if you’re in the UK and you hit the link, it will take you to I have linked the accounts for the UK, Canada and Germany. This means when anyone from any of these countries clicks on a link for a prodcut I’ve recommended, their purchase may result in a small percentage going back to help the podcast production. Thanks to all of you who have been purchasing via Amazon on

Tiny Tip – Best Buy for Apple Battery Replacement

Tiny Tip – Remove Backgrounds with

The Night Before Christmas

That’s going to wind this up for this week. Don’t forget to send in your Dumb Questions, comments and suggestions by emailing me at [email protected], follow me on twitter @podfeet.  Remember, everything good starts with,,,!  And if you want to join in the fun of the live show, head on over to on Sunday nights at 5pm Pacific Time and join the friendly and enthusiastic NosillaCastaways.   Thanks for listening, and stay subscribed.

3 thoughts on “NC #711 Accessibility Tricks, How Big is My Image, Best Buy for Apple Battery Replacement, Remove Backgrounds, Night Before Christmas

  1. Kevin aka Wingman - January 4, 2019

    Just got a chance to finish listening to this show and I think since my 7+ is still under Apple care and the Apple store is 90 minutes away BestBuy might be what I do for my battery. Also Steve’s Twas the night before is always a great listen any time of the year.

  2. Allison Sheridan - January 4, 2019

    Kevin – I hate to tell you but the $29 AppleCare deal was only through the end of 2018. Now it’s jumped up to something like $79 depending on your model.

  3. Kevin aka Wingman - January 5, 2019

    My 7+ is still under Apple care until next month so I should be good and it should be free than according to what Apple is showing me.

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