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Posted on Sunday, August 22, 2010 by Florian

This guide explains how to make sure you won't be coming home to a huge phone bill after having used your iPhone for a while.

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When i first got my iPhone, I came from a symbian background, and I didn't have a data contract. I was a little bit skiddish around using 3g, hearing about the high amount of data the iPhone goes through just by being connected.

OK, on to the guide...

It's pretty simple really.

Double tap the Settings app, double…

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Posted on Friday, August 20, 2010 by Darrell Shandrow Hilliker

This quick guide provides instruction in the two ways of stopping apps running on Apple iDevices running iOS 4. As of this writing, Aug. 19, 2010, only the iPod Touch, iPhone 3 G S and iPhone 4 support multitasking with iOS 4.

We assume VoiceOver is enabled while following this guide, so VoiceOver gestures are used. If you are sighted, you may wish to turn off VoiceOver and use standard gestures before proceeding.

There are two ways to close running apps. Each method has…

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Posted on Monday, August 16, 2010 by Darrell Shandrow Hilliker

Would you like to uninstall an app from your iPod Touch without the need to connect it to your computer? If you need an easy way to delete an app from your iDevice without using iTunes, this quick guide is for you.

We assume VoiceOver is enabled while following this guide, so VoiceOver gestures are used. If you are sighted, you may wish to turn off VoiceOver before proceeding.

Follow these steps on the device to delete an app:

  1. Press the Home button to move…
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Posted on Saturday, August 14, 2010 by Darrell Shandrow Hilliker

Do you need a way to easily turn off VoiceOver so a sighted friend can use your iPad, iPod Touch or iPhone? Are you playing a gesture-based audio game that requires you to disable VoiceOver? If you need a way to easily turn VoiceOver off and on without sighted assistance or Siri, keep reading for instructions. This quick guide is for you.

Configuring the Accessibility Shortcut

The Accessibility Shortcut allows you to enable or disable accessibility features by pressing the…

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Posted on Saturday, August 7, 2010 by Janner

To request a refund for an inaccessible app, follow these steps:

  1. Open iTunes on your Mac or PC. If you are already signed in, skip to step 4.
  2. Choose Store > Sign in.
  3. Enter your account name and password, then click the Sign In button.
  4. Choose Store > View My Account:
  5. Click the Purchase History button:
  6. Click the Report a Problem button at the bottom of your purchase history:
  7. Click the arrow next to the purchase with which you…
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Posted on Tuesday, August 3, 2010 by Darrell Shandrow Hilliker

Some blind users of Apple's built-in VoiceOver Mac OS X screen reader have reported an inability to rate content or post reviews in the iTunes Store. Apple has responded with a solution that has been confirmed to solve the problem effectively.

The trouble is found in the way the ratings widget interacts with VoiceOver, said Nate Doss, a member of Apple's executive relations team.

"Each review requires that you rate the product you wish to review," he said. "The normal…

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Posted on Saturday, July 31, 2010 by kevinchao89
Within in any edit field, it is possible to select text to delete, copy or cut and paste contents of clipboard. 1. Flick to edit field, double tap to move focus to start/end of edit box and another double tap will move focus to opposite end. 2. Place two fingers on screen and turn right or left to word/character, depending on how one wishes to select text. 3. Flick down to move forward by selected unit and up to move back by selected unit. Note: VoiceOver speaks the character/word that it…
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Posted on Saturday, July 31, 2010 by Darrell Shandrow Hilliker
The Freedom Pro Bluetooth keyboard from Freedom Input may be used as an alternative to the touch screen for typing text. This can be particularly helpful for performing text entry tasks such as taking notes and writing e-mail. As of June 28, Freedom Input has not provided instructions for connecting the keyboard to the iPhone in its knowledge base or manuals. This document provides those instructions in a format that is especially useful for blind people. The gestures and instructions in…
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Posted on Saturday, July 31, 2010 by Darrell Shandrow Hilliker
Apple provides a guide to developers describing exactly how to make their applications accessible to blind users by way of VoiceOver. When advocating with app makers, it is strongly recommended that initial communications include a link to this guide. Apple describes this guide as follows: Using iOS 3.0 and later, VoiceOver is available to help users with visual impairments use their iOS–based devices. The UI Accessibility programming interface, introduced in iOS 3.0, helps developers make…
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