Technology http://www.onemediacollective.com/ Thu, 27 Apr 2017 01:38:45 +0000 FeedCreator 1.7.3 http://www.onemediacollective.com/images/ Technology http://www.onemediacollective.com/ Apple Kicks Blind Guy - "Siri-ously" http://www.onemediacollective.com/technology/item/32-apple-kicks-blind-guy-siri-ously.html http://www.onemediacollective.com/technology/item/32-apple-kicks-blind-guy-siri-ously.html apple-kicks-blind-guy-siri-ouslyPublished in: Technology Blog

A BIG company, a blind man, and a promise of hope, betrayed.

The story begins with a recommendation I made to a visually impaired friend; that he look into the iPhone, as it had some technology that could get him connected, and it ends with Apple kicking a blind guy.

On November 3, 2011, the Apple flagship store on 14th Street in Manhattan, held a workshop called "Accessibility out of the Box." The workshop promised "... innovative solutions for people with disabilities, allowing them to access [Apple Products]...[and to] learn about accessibility features such as screen magnification, VoiceOver, Mouse Keys, and more ..."

That same afternoon, I received a call from from the 3rd floor workshop room of that store, and listened to my hopeful friend describe the scene.  Phil tells me, "this place is amazing, I've never seen a retail outlet like this, there are hundreds of people here, and the space is amazing. I'm so psyched to get an iPhone and be able to use it."  I was psyched for him.

He told me that there were disabled people lined up outside the store for hours waiting to get into the workshop. He estimated that the attendees were about 30% hearing impaired, 30% percent mobile impaired, and 30% visually impaired. I asked him to call me after the presentation," and wished him good luck.

I could never have guessed the content of the next phone call that I received from him. Phil says, noticeably upset, "...you're not going to believe what just happened... I cant believe it...

This place is ridiculous...  read more...

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Tue, 15 Nov 2011 05:36:40 +0000
Flash: Dead in a flash! http://www.onemediacollective.com/technology/item/10-flash-is-dead.html http://www.onemediacollective.com/technology/item/10-flash-is-dead.html flash-is-deadPublished in: Technology Blog

Many rock stars have hailed in their songs that Rock & Roll will never die, but the same may not be true for the ubiquitous  interactive technology we know as Flash.  We spent all this time adopting it, and now it is over.

It's painful, I know.  I am the biggest fan of the technology.  I love to think back at what is used to mean to me in terms of the endless possibilities.  And the truth of the matter is that the Flash technology itself IS "all that, and a bag of chips."   The problem is that is no longer fits within the political and technological landscape of the future of the internet.  HTML5, developed as a product of the "open source" movement, looks down upon the third-party plug-in concept.  Wether HTML 5 will be the ultimate replacement to flash is still very much open to debate.  More than likely data base fed content management systems such as Joomla and Dupral, will fill a large portion of this gap, and much of the rest will continue to use the custom Javascript model.  Back in its day, Flash fought a tough fight to earn its place as the champion of interactive web applications.  Developers spend endless amounts of time and energy

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Mon, 02 Aug 2010 11:22:00 +0000
iPhone Outgoing http://www.onemediacollective.com/technology/item/8-iphone-outgoing.html http://www.onemediacollective.com/technology/item/8-iphone-outgoing.html iphone-outgoingPublished in: Technology Blog

The iPhone makes voicemail super easy. From recording an outgoing message to listening to new voicemails, it just works.

The only thing is, recording an outgoing message never turns out just right because it's being recorded through iPhone's tiny microphone. The way around it, upload a custom outgoing message to your iPhone.  To start, you need a suitable outgoing message.

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Sun, 15 Aug 2010 17:28:00 +0000