Archive for February, 2016

Examining Sonos

Monday, February 29th, 2016

In this podcast, the Tech Doctors examine the speakers and other offerings from the Sonos company. Robert and Allison speak with a Tech Doctor listener and Sonos fan named David Lepofsky.

Before diving into Sonos, however, David talks with us about the disability advocacy work that he does in Canada. To learn more about the Ontario disability advocacy campaign go
David has a
Lecture Series
on the fight to strengthen accessibility legislation in Canada. If you would like to receive email updates on the progress of the accessibility campaign, send a request

David and Allison are both users of the Sonos products. Allison uses Sonos speakers and David connects to Sonos using his existing stereo equipment. A good discussion of the accessibility of the Sonos app follows their explanation of their individual Sonos setup.

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Apple Accessories Error 53 and New Mac Software

Monday, February 15th, 2016

In this Tech Doctor Podcast, Robert begins by describing some new Apple accessories. He discusses the
iPhone Lightning Dock,
Apple Watch Dock,
Milanese Loop
Beats Pill Speakers.

Allison discusses the
Sonos Speakers.

Robert describes the new Trekz Titanium headphones from

Robert and Allison discuss the controversy surrounding “Error 53.”

Finally, Robert and Allison talk about some new Mac software.
Loopback from Rogue Amoeba
and a piece of software, available in the Mac App Store, called
Podcast Chapters.

Robert used the Podcast Chapters software to divide this podcast into chapters. If your podcasting client supports this type of markup, try jumping around to different sections of the podcast and let us know what you think.

To learn more about using Podcast Chapters, check out these two excellent Applevis podcasts.
Podcast Chapters for OS X: Separate Podcasts into Chapters for Easier Listening and Navigation
Quick Tip: How to Navigate Podcasts by Chapter Using Downcast and Overcast for iOS
To understand just how easy it is to use Loopback with VoiceOver, Robert and Allison recommend this excellent
iBlind Tech Demo Podcast.