On this week’s episode of Double Tap Canada, Steven Scott, Tim Schwartz and Shaun Preece discuss a wide range of topics as usual in their own inimitable style.
A popular social media app for blind and partially sighted people is hinting that it will bring a new subscription model soon to cope with the cost of keeping the service updated and relevant.
VoRail was originally intended to be a dating app, but due to the way it uses audio to communicate with users rather than typing text (like on Facebook and Twitter) blind and partially sighted people have started to adopt the platform as their own.
However as the app isn’t as popular as Facebook or Twitter, commercial opportunities are lacking meaning that the social network needs to find new ways to keep going, and develop itself further.
The creators have announced that they intend to bring in a subscription model soon at a cost of roughly €5 USD a month.
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Sound of Echo Dot
This week Shaun Preece puts the new Echo Dot 3 from Amazon through its paces and compares it to the previous 2nd generation model, as well as the larger Amazon Echo, Google Home and Google Home Mini.
It’s safe to say Shaun won’t be listening to the classic B52s track ‘Love Shack’ again anytime soon!
Flicktype on Apple Watch?
The app developers who brought us the software keyboard Flicktype which can replace the standard keyboard on your Apple iPhone is coming to your Apple Watch.
Tim Schwartz reviews the beta version of the software and comes to the conclusion that while there are still bugs and kinks to be worked out, the app is generally a better way to enter text on your Apple Watch.
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I am an absolute geek who loves technology. I also happen to be severely sight impaired and that has meant my journey with new technology has been challenging. What I've learnt is what I want to share with others and I do that on air in the UK on RNIB Connect Radio's weekly Tech Talk radio show and podcast, and on AMI-Audio's Double Tap Canada radio show and podcast. I'm also a very lucky husband and the owner of the world's coolest dog!