Archive for March, 2015

Everything You Need to Know About Using the Mac

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

In this Tech Doctor podcast, Robert and Allison talk with Janet Ingber the author of
Everything You Need to Know to Use the Mac with Yosemite and VoiceOver
The book is available from National Braille Press.

While some of the information in this book was carried forward from Janet’s first book about learning the Mac, she specifically focuses on everything that is new in the latest Mac OS called Yosemite. There is enough new in Yosemite to justify purchasing this new book even if you have read the first one.

This book is ideal for anyone who wants to gain a clear understanding of what using the Mac with VoiceOver is all about. The book is appropriate for anyone who is considering a Mac as well as the already up and running Mac user who wants to learn the important details about working with Apple Mail, Safari, Text Edit, the Finder, the Notification Center and much more.

Robert and Allison agree that this is a very important book because anyone who follows Janet’s step-by-step instructions can successfully get up and running on the Mac with VoiceOver. It is exciting to finally have clear and thorough documentation on using VoiceOver with Yosemite.


Spring Forward With Apple

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Robert and Allison spend this podcast exploring the major announcements made by Apple at its March 9th, 2015 “Spring Forward” event.

The major announcements included a reduction in price of Apple TV and a new HBO Now package.

There was a new MacBook with a 12 inch retina display new keyboard and trackpad. It weighs two pounds and has excellent battery life. The MacBook has only one USB C port and a headphone jack.

Pricing and availability of the Apple Watch was announced as well.

Allison and Robert can’t wait to try these new products. They encourage everyone to go to the
Apple Events Page
and watch the event for yourself. Robert and Allison thought the event was fabulous.