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My love affair with Siri: is the honeymoon over?

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Ever since I purchased my iPhone 4S a few weeks ago, I have been evaluating my use of Siri: in doing so I have come to a few realisations about how I use technology in general. The one theme that prevails is that nothing is infallible. No technology is perfect and, as an end user, I find that I am forever making adjustments and adaptations, and that isn't such a bad thing.

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Making the move from mainstream to assistive technologies

When it came time to migrate from using mainstream technology to using assistive technology, it was only then that I realised how diverse visual impairment really is and how hard it is to find the right technology to suit individual needs. And just to complicate matters, there is always the consideration of what a moveable feast visual impairment is, with good eye days and bad eye days and the just downright 'am I being interrogated by the police and having a torch flashed in my eyes, oh no, that’s just the sunlight, please take me home' kind of days.

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A visually impaired geek finds happiness with a small but perfectly formed Mac Mini

Although I purchased my beloved Mac Mini on the same day I got my iPhone back in June, I wanted to wait a while to have the experience of using it day in and day out, as I anticipated there was going to be an adjustment period since I did port over from a PC running the dreaded Vista after all. It is not like me to wholeheartedly diss something outright, but really, it is just not right when you have regular freezes and crashes because of conflicts between your operating system and software when they are made by the same company!

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