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

Weekend Roundup for 7 December 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 …

[Note to self: Writing the article is good, remembering to also press ‘publish’ is better! Sorry … – Ricky]

OS X Links

Adding Mathematical Equations To Your Documents

How to use hidden features in OS X Yosemite with TinkerTool

Control your computer with the Jouse3 mouth-controlled joystick

How to change default apps on the Mac

iOS Links

Audio demonstration: FingerKey: Lets You Unlock Your Mac Using TouchID On Your iOS Device

BeeLine Reader: BeeLine reader adds a color gradient to text to help you read faster and more accurately.

iOS 9 wish-list: ‘Hey Siri!’ activation alternatives

DIY Stand for Mobile Devices

SpeedDots screen protectors with tiny tactile dots to help you touch type faster. Great for visually impaired user.

How to Have Santa Siri Turn On Your Christmas Lights

Holiday gift guide: Making music with your iPhone, iPad, and Mac

Home Automation / Internet Of Things

Apple reportedly starts accepting home automation product plans for approval ahead of HomeKit launch

Apple Store now selling ecobee3 smart thermostat, stokes ‘smarthome’ competition

Barclays is testing iBeacon tech to improve in-branch accessibility

Hiku review: This tiny scanner is the ultimate tool for creating grocery-store shopping lists

Crowdfunding Campaigns

Hello PUCK: Goodbye, Remotes – A remote-control replacement that lets you control infra-red devices with your iPhone.

DreamPhones headband with wireless headphones – great for sleeping!

Skoog is a squishy cube that makes music with its app.

Here on ATMac

New articles for this week:

ATMac Christmas Gift Ideas – All I want for Christmas is home automation, how about you?

Dictate Better With These Surefire Tips From a Professional

There’s still lots of interest for Screen Protectors for Your iPhone And iPad too, so I have added some more screen protectors to the list.

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

– Ricky

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