Sprint Offering Free Accessibility App to the Visually Impaired
Sprint today announced the availability of an application developed by Code Factory that will allow the blind of visually impaired to use Android smartphones. The app is called Wireless Accessibility, and works by reading aloud the menu selections on the screen as the user traces their finger around the display. It supports a wide range of actions, such as making phone calls, sending messages, setting alarms, and making calendar appointments. The application normally costs $99, but Sprint is letting its customers use it for free as long as they subscribe to an unlimited data plan. The application requires Android 2.1 and up.
Google's Lookout App to Help Visually Impaired Learn About Surroundings
May 9, 2018
Google hopes its new app, called Lookout, will assist the blind and visually impaired as they navigate through their environment. Google says the app is intended to work when the owner's phone is worn around their neck in a lanyard with the camera facing outwards.
Google Assistant Lets Device Makers Create Custom Actions
Mar 9, 2018
Google today introduced new Custom Device Actions for Google Assistant that will give devices native functionality specific to their hardware. Custom Device Actions build on the Assistant's existing Actions tool for issuing specific commands.
Amazon Prime Reading Lets Prime Subscribers Read for Free
Oct 5, 2016
Amazon today announced Prime Reading, a new benefit for subscribers of Amazon Prime that provides a selection of free books, magazines, and comics each month. Amazon says Prime Reading includes access to more than one thousand popular books, the latest magazines, and exclusive short content all presented within the Kindle app.
Verizon Wireless Debuts New My Verizon App and Plan
Jul 6, 2016
Verizon Wireless today announced major changes to its service plans and how customers manage them. The new Verizon Plan goes hand-in-hand with a completely new My Verizon app for mobile devices.
Apple Says iOS 12 Will Be Faster, Work Better On Older iPhones
Jun 4, 2018
Apple today announced iOS 12, its next-generation platform for the iPhone and iPad. Apple says it spent time improving the performance of the operating system, which in claims will work well on iPhones and iPads that went on sale as far back as 2013.