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On the morning of Friday 22 September I will be one of the first to head to the Apple Store to collect the newly released iPhone 8. This is a rarity for me; rarely do I upgrade my smartphone, and I have a particular aversion to queueing so never purchase new devices on release day. My current iPhone 6 has served me well for nearly 3 years besides the screen on my original model cleanly separating itself from the phone in the first month or ownership, necessitating an Apple replacement. But it’s time for an upgrade, not least before the phone, which I purchased outright, devalues to the point of being entirely worthless.

Is The Apple iPhone Upgrade Program Worth It Or A ...


Fantastically loud renditions of some of rock’s greatest records mixed with some of Rock’s sweetest ballads, intermingled with dialogue and wrapped around a great story make for a raucous, emotional and truly unforgettable three hours.

Review: Bat Out Of Hell The Musical at the London ...


I recently had to erase a Time Machine backup drive that had become corrupted. The drive was refusing to show when connected and would force the Mac’s Disk Utility to hang indefinitely on the ‘loading disks’ message.

Tech Tip: Fix MacOS Disk Utility Unmount Error 69888




One of my most used) features of the iPhone is its camera. For the past few years the camera has been predominantly used in conjunction with apps to identify objects, detect sources of light, read the screens of electronic devices and to scan and convert printed text. More recently I’ve developed an interest in photography and videography, with a view to begin taking snaps and producing my own videos showcasing my daily life, interesting activities and hobbies. The accessibility of Apple’s iOS devices is leagues ahead of that on other platforms, and that advancement in accessibility has extended to the camera to the point where it is now possible, with a little training and practice, to accurately take pictures and shoot video with no sight at all.

iPhone Photography From A Blind Person’s Point Of View




As an all-round keyboard for your Mac or iOS device offering a decent typing experience, a small form factor, useful yet uncluttered features and quiet operation, the Magic Keyboard is worth consideration and almost manages to justify its asking price.

Apple Magic Keyboard With Numeric KeyPad Review


Like you, Blind people use our hearing to communicate with others, enjoy entertainment (music, film, TV etc) and to hear the sounds of the world around us. We however rely on our hearing as a means to stay safe, to navigate our surroundings, and, primarily in combination with our sense of touch, to explore everything that you would using your eyes. For some of us our hearing plays another key role, allowing us to perform echo location. Echo location is a means to use hearing to determine the location and properties of an object in space.

Echo Location: Listening to Objects and the Environment


One of the first apps I developed for the Windows platform was a rendition of the classic game 'Guess The Number' with some ridiculous difficulty levels and plenty of bugs. I thought it had been lost to the depths of time until it was unearthed during the rebuilding of this website.

We All Start Somewhere



I and others feel that the portrayal of disability doesn’t accurately reflect its true nature. Through a combination of straight-talking honesty, total openness and (hopefully) a large collective of readers, I hope to share what it’s really like to be a disabled person today.

The disability series Introduction