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★ Get a Free Copy of the Favorites app for iPhone

Matt Gemmell has provided us with redemption codes for his Favorites for iPhone application, which features VoiceOver support. We’ll tell you how to win one of the redemption codes below, but first, here’s more about the app.

Visual speed dial, FaceTime, SMS and email that’s right at home on iPhone!

Add and organize your favorite contacts for quick access, and call, SMS or email with one tap. Featuring a beautiful user interface similar to the iPhone’s Home screen, you’ll be right at home with Favorites the first time you use it.

Features a comprehensive built-in tutorial, dynamic help and animation throughout. Choose contacts, names, add badges for Mobile, Home or Work numbers, and more. Favorites can also be customized to behave the way you want it to via the iPhone’s Settings application.

More information about the app is available from the developer’s web site.

Please be sure to read all of the rules below for this give away.

You can enter to win one of the ten available redemption codes in two ways.

  • On Twitter, use the #VOLive hashtag and tweet about an accessible iOS app you find particularly useful or fun.
  • Tell us about an accessible iOS app you find useful or fun via our contact page and selecting the “feedback” category.

Rules to be aware of are the following:

  • You can enter once per day until 11:59 PM EST on Sunday, 11/November/2012. -If you submit multiple entries on the same day, only one will qualify.
  • If you enter on Twitter, make sure you are following @Maccessibility so we can contact you via DM if you win.
  • All winners will be notified during the week of 12/November/2012.
  • Rules are subject to change.
  • This offer is void where prohibited.

★ Next Live Stream of the Maccessibility Round Table on 18/October

Join us tomorrow, 18/October, starting at 9:00 AM PDT, 12:00 PM PDT, for another live stream of the Maccessibility Round Table podcast. The knights will be discussing the latest from the world of Apple, and you can interact and ask questions via Twitter using the hashtag #VOLive.

To tune in, click the “Listen Live” link in the site navigation bar around 9:00 AM PDT, 12:00 PM PDT tomorrow. We hope to see you then!

★ Next Maccessibility Round Table Live Stream Will Be Tomorrow

Tomorrow, 04/October/2012, the knights of the Round Table Podcast will be streaming the recording of our next show shortly after 12:00 PM EDT, 9:00 AM PDT. Join us as we discuss accessibility changes in iOS 6, OS X Mountain Lion, the iPhone 5, and more.

Listen to the stream by clicking the “Listen Live” link in the site navigation bar after noon EDT tomorrow. We look forward to seeing you there!

★ The New Maccessibility Is Here

As we noted previously on Twitter, we’ve been working on an overhaul of our web site and services. We have launched the start of these changes today.

We’ve taken an Apple-like approach to this redesign, and have dramatically simplified the layout of our site to make it easier to find what you’re looking for, and to enjoy the resources on offer here.

One of our primary goals was to focus our efforts on a core set of features. We’ve been providing an enormous range of content on this site, and as a result, much of it was becoming outdated. Our resources are limited, and we simply couldn’t keep up with everything we wanted to do.

Below is a list of changes to the site. Please let us know if you have any suggestions on how we can further improve Maccessibility.

  • A greater focus on news, podcasts, and commentary.
  • A new simplified layout to the site means that everything is only a tap or click away. Links to major sections are provided in the navigation bar near the top of every page, and the sidebar on the right provides additional information and links.
  • The old Lioncourt.com domain has been retired. All features are hosted exclusively at Maccessibility.net. We’ve done our best to ensure that all the old links to Lioncourt.com redirect to the appropriate locations here. Let us know if you find any broken links. If you host pages which include links to us, please update your links when you can. Lioncourt.com will redirect for the next several months, but will eventually be entirely repurposed.
  • Podcasts can now be listened to directly from their posts on our site. Simply click or tap the Play button. Older browsers, or those which do not support the MP3 standard, may not work with this feature.
  • The new Noted section will provide posts which link to articles and pages outside Maccessibility.net, often with some commentary from one of our contributors. These posts will be similar in style to those of sites like DaringFireball or The Loop.
  • New Like and Tweet buttons allow you to share posts on FaceBook or Twitter.
  • The new Listen Live link in the main navigation bar makes it easy for you to listen to the Maccessibility Podcast when it is streaming live.
  • An all new Contact Us page gives you a variety of methods to get in touch with Maccessibility and the wider community of visually impaired Mac and iOS users.

If you have questions, suggestions, or any other feedback, please feel free to tweet us or send us a note. We look forward to providing you with much more content in the future.

★ Maccessibility to Livestream Coverage of the WWDC Keynote

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.