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Double Tap Canada is the show where blind people talk tech! If you’re blind or partially sighted and have an interest in technology, this is the show for you. Each week the team will help you better understand how technology can help your everyday life, even if you have little or no sight.

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Double Tap Canada is the show where blind people talk tech! If you’re blind or partially sighted and have an interest in technology, this is the show for you. Each week the team will help you better understand how technology can help your everyday life, even if you have little or no sight.

    Episode 136: Apple Glass Leaks, New Smart Cane Option & LED Light Love

    Episode 136: Apple Glass Leaks, New Smart Cane Option & LED Light Love

    This week’s Double Tap kicks off with Steven telling us all about his new home studio and his new love for LED light strips. But, just as with his big screen TV, surely, there can be no reason for a visually impaired person to care about smart lighting, or is there?

    Next, Steven invites us all to play his exciting new game, “What’s in The Box”. Yes, he’s been buying again, this time it’s a new iPad Pro 11, but did he go all in and get the touchpad enabled Magic keyboard too?

    It’s then on to a discussion of the recent rumours regarding the much-anticipated smart glasses from Apple. With no built-in speakers and no camera, is there anything here of interest, or use, to the visually impaired? And why does Shaun want them to be more expensive?

    Tim then tells us of a new version of the WeWalk smart cane that is available for pre-order. The WeWalk special edition promises to be more durable and offer more features. But are the team yet convinced of the benefits of smart tech when it comes to mobility.

    The show wraps up with a High Speed How To on removing programs in Windows and a strange insight into Stevens childhood...

    • 56 min
    Episode 135: Big Screen Debate, Off the Peg Tech & Steven Goes Trucking Crazy

    Episode 135: Big Screen Debate, Off the Peg Tech & Steven Goes Trucking Crazy

    Double Tap is back with a fun packed episode as Steven, Shaun & J Taylor talk about just what tech is making them happy during these strange days.

    Steven is so excited about his latest tech purchase, a 75 inch television, but will Shaun’s negativity ruin it for him? If your level of vision is so low, is there any advantages in a big screen tv at all?

    Next, J Taylor tells us about his experience with the Samsung Gear VR headset and an video magnifier app that he’s been using recently. With it he’s been able to read departure boards in airports etc, but how does this mainstream solution compare to his E-Sight headset? This ties in nicely to a discussion on the future of specialized tech from last week’s show, and we hear from one listener with her thoughts on the topic.

    Finally, Steven tells us of his new obsession. Truck driving. Don’t panic though, it’s a virtual truck! With only a Playstation, steering wheel and a large monitor strapped to his face, he spends many a happy hour hauling cargo across Europe. If this sounds good to you, he’ll let you know exactly what he’s using. I feel a blind convoy coming on…

    • 54 min
    Episode 134: The Future of Specialized Tech, Echo Buds & iOS Accessibility

    Episode 134: The Future of Specialized Tech, Echo Buds & iOS Accessibility

    In this episode of Double Tap Canada, Steven & Tim are joined by Shelly Brisbin to take a look at what’s new in tech this week. The show kicks off with a possibly controversial question, just what is the future for specialized tech? Does the high price of these devices and improved accessibility in mainstream tech mean that hardware such as video magnifiers or CCTV etc just won’t survive in the long-term?

    Next up, Robin Christopherson from AbilityNet demos the Amazon Echo Buds. Does having the Alexa voice assistant always at hand, or should that be ear, make these the must have wireless ear buds?

    It’s then on to iOS 14 and possible, or hoped for, accessibility features. An easy way to save and transfer your accessibility settings between devices is on the wish list for Shelly, and will Apple finally be making the home screen more customisable?

    The show wraps up with a quick look at the recent hardware released by Microsoft, but although the Surface Go looks like an interesting device, will Steven be able to get past his anger over the ‘missing Insert key’?

    • 55 min
    Episode 133: Hands On With The New iPhone SE, Pixel 4A Rumors & Keeping Track Of iOS 13.5

    Episode 133: Hands On With The New iPhone SE, Pixel 4A Rumors & Keeping Track Of iOS 13.5

    In this week’s episode of Double Tap Canada, Steven, Shaun & Tim discuss, argue and laugh their way through this weeks tech news. But just what is distracting Steven?

    First up, with Steven & Tim both grabbing the new iPhone SE, does it live up to the hype and will Steven really dump his iPhone 11 Pro in favor of the more affordable offering from Apple? Also, can the rumors of a lower starting price for the upcoming iPhone 12 be true?

    Moving away from Apple, it’s on to the Pixel 4A. With the success of the Pixel 3 & 3A, can Google deliver another excellent, feature rich smartphone at a truly affordable price? Shaun seems to think so.

    Next, it’s on to iOS 13.5 and it’s inclusion of a contact tracing API. This allows app developers to create apps with the ability to keep track of who you are in contact with, how long for and how close to them you were. Can this really help with the fight against the Corona virus and are people right to be concerned about privacy?

    Finally, with the upcoming Apple Watch Series 6 rumored to be announced in June, what do we expect it to offer? Sleep tracking seems to be almost certain, but why does this feature make Shaun yawn?

    • 53 min
    Episode 132: Drone Deliveries, High End Headphones & Smart Watches

    Episode 132: Drone Deliveries, High End Headphones & Smart Watches

    Marc Aflalo returns with Shaun Preece to talk tech in another episode of Double Tap Canada. That is, as long as they’re not taken off the air first….

    Marc wants to talk about drones, but as they require line of sight to fly, Shaun doesn’t seem that interested, until, the topic of drone deliveries is mentioned. Are we close to a time where you’re next online order will arrive at your door via drone? And more importantly, how are drones being used to help during lock down?

    Next, Shaun tells us of an upcoming accessibility feature in iOS 14 that may be of interest for anyone with a hearing impairment. After a brief discussion on just how heavy should an iPad keyboard be, Marc walks us through his impressive headphone collection. Just how far can you go to get the perfect fit and sound and at what cost?

    Finally, it’s on to smart watches. Despite there being far more choice now, why do we always come back to the Apple Watch? What is it that Apple does that the others are missing and what exactly are smart watches for anyway?

    • 56 min
    Episode 131: Mac Mini Mishaps, Google Braille Keyboard & E Sports

    Episode 131: Mac Mini Mishaps, Google Braille Keyboard & E Sports

    Join Marc Aflalo & Shaun Preece as Double Tap Canada returns to take a look at what’s new in tech this week. Well, that is assuming Marc can quickly find a replacement computer…

    The new iPhone SE comes up for discussion again this week, with Marc hoping that the rumours of a bigger Plus version are true. But Shaun isn’t so sure it’s needed. Staying with smartphones, Marc gives his verdict on the dual screen LG V60 and wonders just how can accessibility work with multiple screens?

    Next, we hear from listener Michael who tells us how he’s getting on with the new Google Braille Keyboard for Android phones and Jo asks for recommendations for a Bluetooth keyboard.

    Finally, Marc finds he is actually a fan of E Sports after his favorite team, the Montreal Canadians, use the video game NHL 2020 as a way to engage their fans during lock down. But, could this be a new way to enjoy sport even after the current social distancing ends?

    • 54 min

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