Archive for November, 2013

Out of the Whirlpool By Sue Martin

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

In this Tech Doctor podcast, Allison and Robert speak with Sue Martin. Sue has recently written and published her memoir. The book is entitled “Out of the Whirlpool: A Memoir of Remorse and Reconciliation.” Sue’s story is absolutely one of triumph and fulfillment. It begins, however, with Sue describing her serious struggle with depression and the suicide attempt which resulted in blindness.

Sue tells her story in a very honest and compelling manner. This allows the reader to have both an intellectual and a emotional experience while reading the book. One feels as if they are walking along with Sue as she tells her story.

The book is available in print and audio directly from
Sue’s website.

Out of the Whirlpool is available as an ebook in both the
stores. It can also be ordered from any book store.

Robert and Allison love this book and encourage everyone to read it. We thoroughly enjoyed our conversation with Sue and invite you to check out her website not only for the book but for her other writing as well.

After completing our conversation with Sue Martin, we turn our attention to the new Mac operating system update from Apple called Mavericks.

Robert and Allison have found Mavericks to be a solid operating system. The accessibility with VoiceOver is excellent just as it was with Mountain Lion. We discuss a few miner issues that we have found but highly recommend that people upgrade. That is after you have done a complete backup of your computer.

To learn more about Mavericks, we recommend the Mavericks podcasts from
David Woodbridge
Sarah Alawami.

If you really want to explore the technical aspects of Mavericks, we recommend the excellent review by
John Siracusa.



Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

In this podcast, Allison and Robert discuss what we are likely to see from Apple regarding new iPads, MacBook Pros and the eminent release of Mavericks.

They describe the importance of backing up ones system before updating the OS including some recommended backup software.

Robert And Allison discuss their experiences with iOS 7. They are in agreement that it is a very solid first version of the OS.

They explain how one can use the “Drafts” notes app in conjunction with MBraille to create and edit notes. These notes can easily be stored in Dropbox.

Finally, Allison and Robert discuss some of what is new in the world of ebooks and reading.