G3 iMac in a manual wheelchair over an old OS X default desktop image.

Weekend Roundup for 28 September, 2014

Here are some of the best articles, links, and new products that I have spotted online in the past week or so which have some relevance to Apple products and disabled or chronically ill users …

OS X Links

Four ways to open applications and documents automatically in OS X

iOS Links

How to make icons, text, and graphics larger with Display Zoom for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

Top 4 Keyboards for Accessibility on iOS 8

TextExpander
The TextExpander keyboard for iOS 8 can save you a lot of keystrokes if you set up abbreviations in advance.

How to customize, hide or remove QuickType suggestions with the iOS 8 keyboard

Quick Tip: Siri and Speak Screen

Compatibility of Proloquo2Go and Pictello Moving Forward – How will this affect you?

How to setup Medical ID with iOS 8’s Health app

Whats New to Zoom in iOS 8? Lots new for low vision users

Triple-click Home Podcast – episode 33: Where’s the Braille?

Co:Writer Universal

Launcher Adds Shortcuts To Favorite Apps And Common Actions To iOS 8’s Notification Center

How to set a keyboard as your default in iOS 8

OtterBox Defender Case for iPhone 6 Plays Great Defense

An Audio Demonstration of the Social Links Feature in the Safari Browser for iOS

StandScan vs Giraffe Reader – what’s the difference for blind users? Some great answers in the comments.

Typo2 sliding keyboard for iPhone 6 Pre-Orders now open!

The Typo2 case gives your iPhone a physical slide-out keyboard so it vaguely resembles a Blackberry.
The Typo2 case gives your iPhone a physical slide-out keyboard so it vaguely resembles a Blackberry.

Home Automation

Belkin Crock-Pot Smart Slow Cooker review: Can WiFi make cooking easier?

Rachio Iro Smart Sprinkler Controller now available at Apple Stores nationwide in USA

The Revolv Hub is the center of your connected universe

Crowdfunding Campaigns

Digitsole: The first interactive insole to heat your feet. This will be great for so many disabled folk who have trouble with circulation or regulating body temperature.

AnyMote Home + Your Phone = The Ultimate Universal Remote by Color Tiger

VERVE 2: Connect your world to your computer and internet #kickstarter – AWESOME!! I want this very much…

Other Links

Apple surreptitiously adds HomeKit support to recent Apple TVs

Here on ATMac

New articles for this week:

Keyboard Maestro for Mac OS X

Smart Scroll for Mac OS X

Did you see anything else online that I missed? Leave a comment or drop me a line!

– Ricky

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