Hi, this is Allison Sheridan of the NosillaCast Apple Podcast, hosted at Podfeet.com, a technology geek podcast with an EVER so slight Apple bias. Today is Friday, January 31, 2020, and this is show number 769. Yes, the show is actually 2 days early. That means there will be no live show on Sunday, remember?
This week’s show
We’re going to start out with an interview with ALOGIC, a company that makes really good looking power banks and USB-C for Apple lovers. Then we’ll hear from Allister Jenks about an app that makes his public transport options more transparent. We’ve got an interview with the CEO of Bridge, well known for their keyboard that make iPads into real computers. This year they’ve got a couple of new devices that are truly drool worthy. If you’re not happy with how easily you can search your devices, I’ll enjoy hearing from the folks at FindOut for secure and private search within your local documents. I’ll jump in next with a review of a new handwriting recognition keyboard for iOS that I’m really excited about. We’ll finish up by learning about smart diapers from Lumi by Pampers from CES. Remember every single one of these interviews is a lovingly-created video by Steve as well as being in audio here in the podcast.
Chit Chat Across the Pond
While we were in Las Vegas for CES, we carved out some time to have dinner with our good friend, JF Brissette, who is also the editor of all of my videos for ScreenCastsOnline. He brought his daughter Lila to dinner and she started talking to me about her journey of discovery into accessibility on Apple devices. I found Lila’s enthusiasm for learning about accessibility infectious, so I asked her to come on Chit Chat Across the Pond. In our conversation she specifically talks about her perspective on accessibility as a young person without any disabilities. She’s delightful and intelligent and I really enjoyed seeing these topics through her frame of reference.
You can find this episode of Chit Chat Across the Pond Lite in your podcatcher of choice or you can listen over at podfeet.com. She wrote a pretty extensive outline as well over there.
Can you tell that I really love the Alogic devices? Pratik gave me one of them as a review unit so expect that soon.
We’ve got another great review by Allister Jenks up next.
After we got done talking to Nick, he explained something really interesting. The Apple trackpad doesn’t work with iPad OS 13, but the Brydge trackpad does work. He explained that the Apple trackpad self identifies as a mouse, not a trackpad, but they’ve written drivers into macOS that change it into a trackpad. He proved this by plugging the Apple trackpad into a Windows machine and sure enough it showed up as a mouse. Then he plugged the Brydge trackpad into the same Windows machine and it showed up as a trackpad, with no drivers installed. I thought it was really cool to learn that directly from the CEO of Brydge.
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This next one starts out kind of slow because of the gentleman’s skill at English but his CEO jumps in and clarifies what he was trying to say.
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