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NC #620 Apple Watch Swimming, Standard Mac Apps, BrainPort Visualization Through the Tongue, eSight Low Vision Glasses, Non-tech Podcasts, GhostReader, BeatsX

Allister here standing in for Allison this week. I have a miniature review of using the Apple Watch Series 2 for swim workouts, I’ll quickly review 26 Mac Apps you didn’t know you already had, Allison will pop by with two more videos from the CSUN Assistive Technology Conference, I’ll make some recommendations for podcasts you might want to listen to that aren’t about technology, Terry delivers on his callout from Allison with a review of GhostReader text to speech software, and I’ll finish up with a review of the BeatsX Bluetooth earbuds with Apple W1 chip.


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GhostReader Text to Speech – Guest Review by Terry Vogelaar

GhostReader screenshotI am Terry from Holland and I would like to do a review of GhostReader from ConvenienceWare. Let me start by the problem to be solved. As a graphic designer, I am often the last person to see a text before it is multiplied in a huge quantity. So I need to be very good in proofreading. But whenever I just want to read, I am still scanning for typo’s, punctuation errors and grammar mistakes. It takes forever for me to finish a book. Fortunately, many books are available as audiobooks. But many other books are not. Of course my Mac comes with text-to-speech capability. For example, Pages can read its text out loud. But it is not easy to pause a long text and continue the next day. Wouldn’t it be great if you could turn longer texts into an audiobook? Continue reading “GhostReader Text to Speech – Guest Review by Terry Vogelaar”

No voice? Text to Speech + Audio Hijack + Loopback For the Win!

Audio workflowI’m not sure you noticed on last week’s show, but the audio was just a little bit “different”. I started losing my voice on Friday and by Sunday I could barely squeak out a sentence. I get laryngitis periodically, ever since I was a little girl. Not sure why it happens, seems to be more allergies than a sickness because I felt fine.

Anyway, since I’ve been doing the show non-stop for over a decade, I knew I couldn’t NOT have the show. Luckily I had pre-recorded bits for the majority of the show, but how was I to make sure that the non-recorded bits were at least listenable? And remember that not only do I do the recorded show for the audio listeners, but there’s also the live show that’s broadcast on YouTube as a Hangout on Air and from there broadcast in audio and video to Alpha Geek Media, and the audio is piped to the NosillaCast app. It’s pretty complicated how all this works, and now I had no voice to make things just that much harder.
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NC #569 Voiceless Allison, Blindshell Smart Phone, I Made Fire, Sesame Smartphone, Security Bits

I lost my voice this week so I asked the Text-to-Speech voice named, coincidentally, Allison to step in for me and MC the show. Luckily we’ve got two interviews from the CSUN Person’s With Disabilities Expo. First, we’ll hear about the BlindShell Smartphone for the visually impaired that might also be helpful to the elderly in its simplicity from blindshell.com/. My favorite interview of the show was about the Sesame Smartphone for those with motor Impairment from sesame-enable.com. Next I explain (or I should say Allison explains) how she made fire this week by editing a cron job all by herself without Bart’s help. Speaking of Bart, he’s back with some really interesting Security Bits.


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NC #561 Ground Loop Isolator, Narro, MyDigital SSD, Ditto, Beam, Smartbean, Kangaroo PC, Security Bits & Error 53

Hi this is Allison Sheridan of the NosillaCast Mac Podcast, hosted at Podfeet.com, a technology geek podcast with an EVER so slight Macintosh bias. Today is Sunday 7 February 2016 and this is show number 561. This week we have reviews from George from Tulsa and Victor Cajaio, I’m going to tell you about a service to make any text article into a podcast, we’ll hear about Ditto for wearable notifications, I’ll review the Smartbean to turn any headphones into Bluetooth devices, and to get you to listen till the end of the show, I’ll tell you about my new PC! After that Bart Busschots joins us to talk Security Bits with a special section on this “Error 53” thing that’s been causing some hand wringing about bricked iPhones.


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