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  • Apple's iPads are transforming students' lives in multilingual European classrooms

    cropr said:
    ajl said:
    frantisek said:
    I wonder about that multilingual environment. I do use iPhone like that and it is plain horrible experience. Mainly switching two languages, occasionally up to six. Even two languages are nightmare as apps or iOS, no idea where is problem, do not remember what language was used in each conversation or chat so I constantly switching keyboard or typing or dictating with wrong one. In this particular case I can not call iPhone smartphone until it will remember language on conversation/contact base.
    ? Mine does.

    I am living in Belgium with 3 official languages (Dutch, French and German) and with a a very prominent role for English (NATO and EU headquarters are here).  It is not uncommon to have sentences  or even words with a mix of languages.  iOS and macOS have very limited support for multilingual environments.  And I mean multilingual in the sense of simultaneously supporting multiple languages.   
    Same issue here in Southern California. Mix between Spanish and English. Especially frustrating with Siri when your system language is English, she has no understanding of Spanish words which are everywhere around here.
    davgreg
  • CorelDRAW returns to Mac with upgraded vector tools, Touch Bar support & more


    mtefre said:

    I worked with pre press for textiles and preferred AI-files. EPS was also fine. PDF not so much as they could be harder to edit.
    That's the thing - you are not supposed to edit PDF files. Illustrator doesn't collect fonts or placed graphics for output. There is no page set up per se, at least not like inDesign and the only way to created crops is to draw a rectangle and convert it to crops, plus there is no multipage feature. Providing Illustrator files to a printer just causes headaches for them. Proper PDF workflow has been the norm for around twenty years or more. All modern RIPs require PDF so if you send something else to the printer they have to convert it PDF anyway.
    gatorguy
  • Apple in talks to put Apple Watch into the hands of Medicare users

    volcan said:
    volcan said:
    My problem with the Apple Watch is that I need to use my reading glasses to see the small text. I can't do that while driving because the reading glasses only focus for a close distance - not suitable while driving or even walking around for that matter. I'm thinking of getting RK but I've read it doesn't remain effective past a few years.
    The simple solution here is to use Voice Over, part of the accessibility features on most all Apple devices. I was blind for three years recently and relied on Voice Over to "tell" me what was on the screen. For those who are driving and don't want to move their hands off the wheel, you could just ask Siri to read things like text messages and dictate messages to other people. Hands free, eyes free, what could be better?
    There is a big difference between being completely blind  and just aging eyes. If you are blind you turn on Voice Over once and always depend on it. When you need reading glasses only for tiny text your are not going to be bothered with turning Voice Over on and off all the time.

    My best friend from childhood is blind and he has an iPhone but has a lot of complaints about the software. He actually programmed the accessibility voice software for Microsoft’s implementation in Windows.

    He is constantly asking for my help with his iPhone because the controls are not user friendly for the blind and often don’t work as advertised. Sure he is a unique case but he often says that Apple should have consulted him when developing their interface as he is widely considered the foremost authority in this subject and the original inventor of the technology.
    Yeah I don’t know about that — Apple has received multiple awards for accessibility for the blind, including VoiceOver:

    https://appleinsider.com/articles/15/05/06/apple-voiceover-accessibility-receives-award-from-american-foundation-for-the-blind

    https://appleinsider.com/articles/17/01/27/apple-honored-with-louis-braille-award-for-efforts-in-device-accessibility-

    ...I’d have to weight those blind groups over what your friend from Microsoft says. 

    Sure he agrees the iPhone is the best device  available for the blind but still sucks in his opinion. The guy has an IQ off the charts. Perhaps he is just a grumpy old man and he also isn’t very complimentary of blind people in general. According to him they are lazy, no motivation to overcome their disability just waiting for their SSDI benefits.  He on the other hand is a self made multimillionaire developing software while blind. He has a Helen Keller studio that he completely financed on his own where he has dozens of workstations with his software and conducts training to prepare blind people to enter the workforce. Those foundations are just interested in making paid endorsements and collecting government contributions. Mostly just bureacratic organizations.
    GeorgeBMac
  • Apple in talks to put Apple Watch into the hands of Medicare users

    volcan said:
    My problem with the Apple Watch is that I need to use my reading glasses to see the small text. I can't do that while driving because the reading glasses only focus for a close distance - not suitable while driving or even walking around for that matter. I'm thinking of getting RK but I've read it doesn't remain effective past a few years.
    The simple solution here is to use Voice Over, part of the accessibility features on most all Apple devices. I was blind for three years recently and relied on Voice Over to "tell" me what was on the screen. For those who are driving and don't want to move their hands off the wheel, you could just ask Siri to read things like text messages and dictate messages to other people. Hands free, eyes free, what could be better?
    There is a big difference between being completely blind  and just aging eyes. If you are blind you turn on Voice Over once and always depend on it. When you need reading glasses only for tiny text your are not going to be bothered with turning Voice Over on and off all the time.

    My best friend from childhood is blind and he has an iPhone but has a lot of complaints about the software. He actually programmed the accessibility voice software for Microsoft’s implementation in Windows.

    He is constantly asking for my help with his iPhone because the controls are not user friendly for the blind and often don’t work as advertised. Sure he is a unique case but he often says that Apple should have consulted him when developing their interface as he is widely considered the foremost authority in this subject and the original inventor of the technology.
    GeorgeBMac
  • Analysts pile on Apple following revenue guidance miss

     I gues that makes me part of the problem. Still using an iPhone 6 and had my battery replaced for $29. Actually they just gave me a refurbiruished phone which I plan to keep using as long as it still works. I’m not a power user, just text, email, phone, casual photography, some music, but nothing that requires the latest technology.

    i also have older Macs, iPads and Apple Watch. Haven’t spent a dime on Apple hardware in around four years or more.
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