Sunday, February 28, 2016

My Apple Watch by Chelsea Stark Part One


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Yesterday I purchased a Rose Gold Apple Watch. Today is my first full day using the watch. Still learning how to customize it to my liking. I will try to do regular posts regarding the Apple Watch from my Point of view is a visually impaired person.
So here we go.
Here are some key things you need to do when you’re planning to get your Apple Watch so when you go to the store and have them help you set up it goes smoothly. I was not aware of a few of these things and it probably would’ve save me a little bit of headache.
If you’re going to have someone from the store you’re purchasing the Apple Watch from help you set it up.
1 make sure your iPhone is updated to the latest greatest iOS. You need to bee running IOS9.
2 Make sure the Apple Watch app is loaded. 
3 Make sure your phone has a full charge.
4Make sure you know your iTunes password.
5 Bring a jump pack. This would be helpful because the Apple Watch does not come with a full charge and if they have problems pairing your device they have a way to charge your Watch as you’re doing it.
Notes if you’re going to try to do it yourself at home.
1 make sure your so phone and Apple Watch are fully charged.
2  Make Sure your phone is running IOS9 or earlier.
Also make sure that the Apple Watch app is installed.
3 make sure your so phone is connected to a Wi-Fi network this will make the process go faster.
4 Reed and listen to is much info about setting up the Apple Watch as you can before you get started.
5Make sure Bluetooth is turned on on your phone. Have your iTunes password handy.
Here is a list of YouTube videos and links I recommend for you to read and listen to.

Friday, February 19, 2016

iPhone and iPad Apps for the Blind And Visually Impaired : Should Apple comply with the order to unlock San B...



News broke yesterday that a United States magistrate judge in California ordered Apple to comply with the FBI’s request for assistance in bypassing the passcode lock of the San Bernardino gunman’s iPhone. Hours later Apple published an open letter by Tim Cook explaining that creating a tool to bypass this specific iPhone would jeopardize the security of all iPhones.The battle between personal privacy and information gathering as it relates to Apple and security has been building up for years now, and the government narrowing it down to one specific iPhone used by a terrorist in the U.S. has caused the debate to reach new levels. This may be Apple’s battle to lose, but it will be a very public one nonetheless.Since Apple’s response to the FBI and court order, the White House has stood by the Department of Justice and argued that it’s not about a backdoor for all devices but just a single device, which Tim Cook’s argument already addressed.Tim Cook’s open letter is on Apple’s homepage and headlines about the government’s demands are all over the news.  Tim Cook’s open letter is on Apple’s homepage and headlines about the government’s demands are all over the news. From my view, Apple customers seem to be overwhelmingly in favor of Tim Cook’s position, while presidential candidates are unsurprisingly siding with the FBI. Where do you weigh in? Here’s what we know so far.
iPhones with passcode locks are currently disabled after multiple failed attempts to guess passwords. Try too many incorrect passcodes on an iPhone and you’re temporarily only allowed to place emergency calls for 1 minute. Try again after that and it extends to 5 minutes, then 15 minutes, and so on. Optionally, iPhones can be set to erase all data after just 10 failed attempts.
In Cook’s words, this is how he describes the government’s request:The government would have us remove security features and add new capabilities to the operating system, allowing a passcode to be input electronically. This would make it easier to unlock an iPhone by “brute force,” trying thousands or millions of combinations with the speed of a modern computer.