In this episode, Thomas Domville demonstrates how to enable the Fast long-press speed option on iOS 17. This new feature allows for quicker access to context menus and other Haptic Touch actions, enhancing your workflow and making your iPhone feel more responsive.
Here’s how you can activate the Fast Long-Press Speed Option:
- Launch the Settings app.
- Navigate to Accessibility.
- Select Touch.
- Choose Haptic Touch.
Under Touch Duration,…
In this episode, Thomas Domville introduces us to the Text Detection feature added to the Magnifier app in iOS 17. This tool can read text aloud that is detected in real-time by your device camera or display it on the screen, making it a valuable resource for those with visual impairments or difficulties reading small or challenging text.
Here are the steps to access Text Detection:
- Open the Magnifier app.
- Choose the Detection Mode option.
- Press the…
In this episode, Thomas Domville introduces us to the new “per voice settings” introduced with iOS 17.
These can be found by navigating to Settings > Accessibility > VoiceOver > Speech, and then selecting the language and desired TTS voice. After selecting the voice, flick up or down with one finger, or press space with dot 3 or dot 6 on a Braille display, to access the per voice settings.
The configurable parameters available vary by voice. For example, Vocalizer…
In this episode, Thomas Domville shows us how to change the speaking rate for Siri on iOS and iPadOS. This feature allows you to adjust the speed at which Siri speaks, which can be helpful if you find Siri's default speaking rate too fast or too slow.
To change the speaking rate for Siri, Go to Settings > Accessibility > Siri, and adjust the slider under the "Speaking rate" heading to your desired speed.
Once you have changed the speaking rate for Siri, you can test it…
In this episode, Thomas Domville will guide you through the process of enabling the Sound Curtain feature. Sound Curtain, an accessibility feature introduced in iOS 17 and iPadOS 17, silences all audio on your device, including VoiceOver speech. This is particularly beneficial for Braille users who need to concentrate on their Braille display without any auditory distractions.
To enable Sound Curtain, Navigate to Settings > Accessibility > VoiceOver > Braille, and switch on…
In this episode, Thomas Domville gives us short looks at some of what's new and notable with Accessibility features in iOS 17.
- New Haptic sensation
- Open Per Voice Settings
- Text Detection
- Point and Speak
- Sound Curtain
- Fast long-press speed option
- Siri (Voices sound natural and expressive)
- Listen to Page
- React with your Hands in FaceTime
- Level Tool for Camera
In the fourth instalment of his tutorial series on learning Logic Pro X for Mac, Ming demonstrates how to create, browse, and select virtual instruments in Logic Pro X. He then demonstrates how you can create a 5-bars long piece of music in a few minutes using a number of different virtual instruments. Used shortcuts include:
Turn on and off the midi note writing input on your computer: Command-K
In this edition of the AppleVis Podcast, Dave Nason, Thomas Domville, and Tyler Stephen get together to discuss Apple's September 12 "Wonderlust" Event.
In this month's edition of AppleVis Unleashed, Thomas Domville and Mike Malarsie are joined by John Gassman to discuss recent Apple news and other topics of interest. Topics featured in this episode include:
- Apple to hold iPhone 15 event on September 12
- ChatGPT's fate hangs in the balance as OpenAI reportedly edges closer to bankruptcy
- Be My AI has Opened the Beta Waiting List
- Latest News and Rumors on this year's iPhone and Apple Watch
In the second episode of his series learning Logic Pro X for Mac, Ming introduces two main sections. In the first part, Ming explains why the Interface and Microphone are important in professional recording and music editing, and how the Interface works. Ming uses logic to demonstrate how to slice and dice regions, efficiently move regions to neighboring regions, and export and merge projects into different audio formats. These shortcuts include…
In the first episode of a series learning Logic Pro X for Mac, Ming introduces how to create a new project and audio for a Logic Pro X project. He also shows us some useful shortcuts to make the process easier and more efficient. These shortcuts include:
Pause or play: Space bar
Advance a bar: .
Go back one measure: ,
Solo or unsolo the current track: S
Mute or unmute the…
In this episode, Tyler demonstrates how to configure your iPhone or iPad with Touch ID to bypass the Lock Screen and open immediately after authenticating.
By default, after authenticating with Touch ID, you should hear what sounds like a lock opening, at which point you can either press the Home button if the device has one, or slide up from the bottom if it doesn't. However, if you'd rather the device opened immediately once you placed your finger on the Touch ID sensor,…
In this episode, Thomas Domville will be discussing how to use Microsoft Bing on iOS to describe photos. Bing has a feature that allows users to upload a photo and receive a description of the image. This feature is powered by advanced artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms that can recognize and describe the content of the photo.
So if you’re an iOS user looking for a way to get a description of a photo, be sure to check out Microsoft Bing’s image description feature…
In this episode of AppleVis Extra, Thomas Domville talks with Jianfeng Wu about VoiceVista, an iOS app that is essential for the blind and low vision community.
VoiceVista is based on Microsoft’s discontinued and open-source project Soundscape and is licensed under the MIT License. The app uses cutting-edge iOS audio technology and precise location services to help people develop a greater awareness of their surroundings, providing comfort in unfamiliar spaces, and supporting…
In this episode, Thomas Domville discusses how to turn off repeated text message alerts on iOS and iPadOS. By default, your device will send a second notification alert two minutes after you receive a text message if you don't check it right away. This feature is designed to help ensure that you don't miss any important messages, but some users find it to be more annoying than helpful.
If you're one of those users, don't worry, it's easy to turn off repeated alerts. Here's how:…
In this month's edition of AppleVis Unleashed, Thomas Domville and Mike Malarsie are joined by Kevin Jones to discuss recent Apple news and other topics of interest. Topics featured in this episode include:
- Introduction (00:00:00)
- Vision Pro launch at retail stores is Apple’s most complex rollout ever, will require appointment to buy (00:02:11)
- Apple GPT is the company's answer to ChatGPT and it could arrive next year (00:09:49)
- Beats Studio Pro…
In this episode, Thomas Domville walks us through Perplexity, a free iOS app that allows users to ask anything and get instant answers and information on any topic, with up-to-date sources. It is powered by a combination of AI and internet search, and it supports voice input and context-aware follow-up questions. Users can also review the sources and citations of the answers and browse popular questions every day. Perplexity aims to make discovering new information easier and faster than…
In this episode, Tunmi13 walks us through how to activate iOS and iPadOS beta updates.
To do this, first sign in with your Apple ID at either developer.apple.com, to access the developer beta, or beta.apple.com, to access the public beta. Then, once signed up for either program, go to Settings > General > Software update > Beta updates, and select the beta you signed up for. You can then go back…
In this episode, Orinks walks us through Radiant, an iOS app that lets you listen to digital radio with a personal touch. Rad, your digital host, plays music that suits your mood and preferences, thanks to his integration with Apple Music. He also keeps you updated on the weather, traffic, news, and trivia about the artists you love. You can interact with Rad and tell him what you like or dislike, and he will adjust his selections accordingly. Radiant is a fun and smart way to enjoy radio on…
In this month's edition of AppleVis Unleashed, Thomas Domville and Mike Malarsie are joined by James Dean to discuss recent Apple news and other topics of interest. Topics featured in this episode include:
- Apple Makes Developer Betas Free to Download and Install
- Let's Talk about that Vision Pro
- What's New in iOS 17 for Accessibility
- The release of iOS 17 will cause unsupported iPhone X and iPhone 8 lose up to 50%…
In this episode, Tyler demonstrates how to assign your own keyboard shortcuts to menu bar commands that lack default shortcuts in macOS.
An example of where this may be useful is in System Settings, where many settings can be quickly accessed from the View menu, however none of these commands have default keyboard shortcuts mapped to them. To create your own shortcut for a command:
- Open the app that contains the command, and note exactly how it's displayed in the menu…
In this episode, Thomas Domville introduces and demonstrates Microsoft's Bing: Chat with AI & GPT-4 iOS app. Thomas walks through the app's interface, demonstrates some examples of how Bing can be utilized, and shares tips to get the best results.
In this edition of the AppleVis Extra, Thomas Domville, Dave Nason, and Tyler Stephen get together to discuss Apple's WWDC 2023 Keynote.