Tech Tip: Slide 2 Unlock App

by Laura M on July 21, 2014

Anna Leung, iPad specialist at Easter Seals Crossroads in Indiana, introduces us to the free “Slide 2 Unlock” app–available for the iPad.  This app provides great practice for the “slide to unlock” gesture, which is required for iOS devices.

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Your weekly dose of information that keeps you up to date on the latest developments in the field of technology designed to assist people with disabilities and special needs.

Show Notes:

Trick My iPhone with Wade Wingler

* Special episode: Replacing the built-in apps on iOS with alternatives

* Some assistive and some usability – definitely geeky

* Haven’t tried all of these with voice over yet – many I have though and they work. (If you’re interested in one, contact me and I’ll give it a quick once over with voice over – or check applevis)

* Built in apps:

* Calendar

* Fantiscal 2 $4.99

* Clock

* Sleep Cycle $2.99 & HD (Free)

* Email

* Boxer $.99

* Voice Memos

* Sound ever $1.99

* Reminders

* Evernote (free)

* Notes

* Evernote (free)

* Drafts $2.99

* Byword $4.99*

* Camera

* Scanner Pro $2.99 and Jot Not (free) for scanning (Evernote)

* Calculator

* 10bii for financial calculator $5.99

* iCloud

* Google Drive and Dropbox (free)

* Podcasts

* Pocket Casts (less than before) $3.99

* Weather

* Favorite – Yahoo but flaky (free)

* Perfect weather is new favorite $2.99

* Weather bug (free)

* WTHR for local (free)

* Safari

* Chrome (free)

* Facetime

* Skype (free)

* iBooks

* Audible (free)

* Kindle (free)

* Voice Dream $9.99

* One I can’t get into:

* Launch Center Pro $4.99 (wanted to like it but don’t so far)

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WADE WINGLER:  Hi, this is Wade Wingler with the INDATA Project at Easter Seals Crossroads in Indiana, with your Assistive Technology Update, and today, I’m going to show you how to trick your iPhone.

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WADE WINGLER:  Hi, this is Wade Wingler with the INDATA Project at Easter Seals Crossroads in Indiana, and this is your Assistive Technology Update, a weekly dose of information that keeps you up-to-date on the latest developments in the field of technology, designed to assist people with disabilities and special needs.  Welcome to episode number 152 of assistive technology update.

Today we’re doing a special episode.  I am on vacation this week and set in the studio a few weeks ago and recorded this episode that I’m calling “Trick my iPhone.”  Normally on assistive technology update, we spent our time doing interviews and talking about the news in the field of assistive technology, but it occurred to me recently that I use my iPhone a lot.  It’s probably one of my number one tools, but I don’t always use the built-in apps that came with iOS.  Although I think those are very good apps, I’m going to spend today’s show talking about apps that I use instead of the apps that are built into the iPhone.
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