This Monday, June 11, Apple will kick off their Worldwide Developers Conference with a Keynote event. It is not know what will be discussed at the Keynote, but at the very least, Apple is expected to preview updates to both OS X and iOS, (their desktop and mobile operating systems).
As usual, the regulars of the Maccessibility Podcast will be on hand, streaming coverage of the event. If you would like to listen, point your media player of choice to http://darcy.serverroom.us:8576/listen.pls?sid=1. The keynote is scheduled to start at 1 PM eastern, 10 AM pacific. Our plan is to start streaming at around 12:30 PM eastern.
If you would like to interact with us during the stream, the best way to do that is to use the #VoLive hash tag on Twitter.
Today at 10 AM eastern 1 PM pacific, Apple will be holding a press event. The presumption is that they will be announcing the next generation iPad. The regulars of the Maccessibility Round Table podcast will be offering up live commentary of the event.
If you would like to listen, point your media player to http://darcy.serverroom.us:8576/listen.pls?sid=1
If you would like to interact with us, and with other listeners of the stream, the best way to do that is to use the twitter hash tag “#VoLive”.
As is our custom at Mac-cessibility, we won’t be covering the more general enhancements and additions to the iOS operating system which powers Apple’s mobile devices in this review. While some of the new features will certainly be relevant to our discussion, we’re going to be primarily focussing on what’s new in terms of accessibility, especially where regards VoiceOver.
A Note on Timing
A few people have asked us why we waited so long to publish our review of iOS 5 and the new features found in VoiceOver. The fact is that any users publishing reviews, blogs, and additional information on iOS 5 and the new VoiceOver features prior to 12/October/2011, beyond that which Apple has specifically released, are doing so in violation of Apple’s Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA), which they had to accept before gaining access to the software. We at Mac-cessibility believe that such violations show a lack of respect to Apple, and most especially to the developers who comprise the VoiceOver team. We, therefore, will never publish details of Apple’s products before embargoes are lifted, nor will we provide links to sites which publish such content, unless the information comes straight from Apple itself.
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Today at 1 PM eastern, 10 AM pacific, Apple will be holding a press event to announce their newest iPhone and the latest version of the iOS operating system. The regulars of the Maccessibility Round Table Podcast will be live streaming at that time offering up coverage and commentary of the event. If you’d like to listen, point your media player of choice to “http://stream.atmaine.com:8214/”.
If you’d like to interact with us during the stream, the best way to do it is by using the #VOLive hash tag on twitter.
If you can’t join us live, then look for a Maccessibility Round Table podcast later on in the week summing up today’s announcements.
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In this episode of the Mac-cessibility Round Table Podcast, our knights discuss their thoughts on Apple’s recent announcements, including iOS 5, iCloud, and the announced new features coming in VoiceOver for OS X Lion.