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Posted on Wednesday 5 February 2020 by PaulMartz

With no accessible 64-bit Audacity build available, GarageBand has become my new digital recording solution on MacOS. In this series, I hope to fully explore nearly all of GarageBand's many features. In GarageBand Part 1: The Basics, I covered creating a project, recording simple audio, GarageBand's playback controls, and exporting your recording. That blog also contains a...

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Posted on Saturday 1 February 2020 by AppleVis

Welcome to the January 2020 edition of AppleVis Unlimited, our monthly series which aims to highlight what's new and noteworthy on the AppleVis website. Below, you'll find a selection of the best content posted to AppleVis by members of the community - from new app entries, to app updates, to the latest news and podcasts. For easier navigation, the major sections of this post are at heading level 3, and each individual item is at heading level 4.

New and Noteworthy App Entries...

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Posted on Tuesday 28 January 2020 by AppleVis

Apple has today released macOS 10.15.3, watchOS 6.1.2, and tvOS 13.3.1.

MacRumors has previously reported that it didn't find any major changes to macOS 10.15.3 during the beta cycle, suggesting that Apple's focus with this release is on performance improvements, security updates, and bug fixes.

Our own testing of macOS 10.15.3 suggests that there are likely no changes or fixes for...

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Posted on Tuesday 28 January 2020 by AppleVis

Apple has today released iOS 13.3.1 and iPadOS 13.3.1.

In these releases, Apple has addressed a number of issues with Smart Invert.

These are the fixes and improvements to Smart Invert that we are currently aware of:

  • Smart Invert now works as expected with Safari webpages when Dark Mode is enabled.
  • Apps which use a dark on light color scheme should now invert to light on dark when Dark Mode and Smart Invert are enabled.
  • The onscreen keyboard...
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Posted on Monday 20 January 2020 by PaulMartz

I've always used Audacity for digital recording projects, including ripping my vinyl collection for use in iTunes. A 64-bit Audacity build for Mac exists, but it doesn't work with VoiceOver. As a result, Audacity is no longer a viable option for blind Mac users.

I took this as a sign. It was finally time to learn GarageBand.

How would I learn it...

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Posted on Wednesday 1 January 2020 by AppleVis

Welcome to the December 2019 edition of AppleVis Unlimited, our monthly series which aims to highlight what's new and noteworthy on the AppleVis website. Below, you'll find a selection of the best content posted to AppleVis by members of the community - from new app entries, to app updates, to the latest news and podcasts. For easier navigation, the major sections of this post are at heading level 3, and each individual item is at heading level 4.

New and Noteworthy App Entries...

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Posted on Friday 27 December 2019 by AppleVis

The AppleVis community has voted the first generation AirPods the winner of its World Cup of the Decade, beating Apple Pay by 55% to 45% in the final.

Whilst Apple's AirPods weren't the first truly wireless earphones, the combination of ease of use; solid audio performance; long battery life; good call quality; and a price point that compares well with competitors, make them one of Apple's most ground-breaking products of recent years.

Three years on from their launch - and...

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Posted on Monday 16 December 2019 by AppleVis

We are pleased to announce the winners of the eighth annual AppleVis Golden Apple Awards.

Since their launch in 2012, the AppleVis Golden Apple Awards have afforded blind and low vision users of Apple products the opportunity to recognize and acknowledge the hard work and dedication which developers have put into making and maintaining great and accessible applications over the given year. The response of past nominees and winners to this recognition from blind and low vision users...

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Posted on Tuesday 10 December 2019 by AppleVis

Apple has today released macOS 10.15.2, watchOS 6.1.1, and tvOS 13.3.

MacRumors has previously reported that it didn't find any major changes to macOS 10.15.2 during the beta cycle, suggesting that Apple's focus with this release is on performance improvements, security updates, and bug fixes.

Our own testing of macOS 10.15.2 suggests that Apple has resolved the problem which was...

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Posted on Tuesday 10 December 2019 by AppleVis

Apple has today released iOS 13.3 and iPadOS 13.3 to the public. In addition to bringing some new features and enhancements, these releases bring fixes for a number of the bugs that iOS 13.0 and iOS 13.1 and iPadOS 13.1 introduced for...

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