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Double Tap Canada is the show where blind people talk tech! If you’re blind or partially sighted and have an interest in technology, this is the show for you. Everyone is welcome no matter how old you are or how much or how little experience you have with technology. Each week the team will help you better understand how technology can help your everyday life, even if you have little or no sight. Join the conversation and add your voice to the show either by calling in, sending an email or leaving us a voicemail! Email: feedback@ami.ca Phone: 1-866-509-4545

Double Tap Canada is the show where blind people talk tech! If you’re blind or partially sighted and have an interest in technology, this is the show for you. Everyone is welcome no matter how old you are or how much or how little experience you have with technology. Each week the team will help you better understand how technology can help your everyday life, even if you have little or no sight. Join the conversation and add your voice to the show either by calling in, sending an email or leaving us a voicemail! Email: feedback@ami.ca Phone: 1-866-509-4545

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Canada

Description:

Double Tap Canada is the show where blind people talk tech! If you’re blind or partially sighted and have an interest in technology, this is the show for you. Everyone is welcome no matter how old you are or how much or how little experience you have with technology. Each week the team will help you better understand how technology can help your everyday life, even if you have little or no sight. Join the conversation and add your voice to the show either by calling in, sending an email or leaving us a voicemail! Email: feedback@ami.ca Phone: 1-866-509-4545

Twitter:

@amiaudio

Language:

English

Contact:

1-866-509-4545


Episodes

Episode 238: Apple's New Accessibility Features, Steven Goes Back to Basics & Pool Robots & BBQ Lions

5/20/2022
The Double Tap team are all back together again for another hour of tech news, chat and opinion. After a short discussion on upcoming travel concerns, Marc tells us about some of the new tech gadgets he's been playing with this week. But will Steven and Shaun be impressed with a smart barbeque, a pool cleaning robot, new Ecobee thermostats and a fly-anywhere DJI Drone? Probably not, seeing as Steven has started to de-clutter his tech life, starting with his audio equipment. He's got rid of...

Duration:00:52:50

Return of a Tweeting Trump, Remembering the iPod & Double Tap Goes on the Road

5/12/2022
Welcome to a special episode of Double Tap. Steven and Shaun hit the road and actually meet up in person for the first time in years to record the show from the Crowne Plaza hotel in London. Not only that, but they are joined by a very special guest… In this week's tech news, Apple have finally announced that they are to no longer producing the iPod Touch. Once the current stock has gone that will be it. Love them or hate them, you can't deny that Apple changed not only the tech world but...

Duration:00:53:52

Terrible TTS, Virtual Coffee & Accessible Coconuts

5/5/2022
The Double Tap team is back for another hour of tech chat, news and opinion. We kick the show off with a quick text-to-speech (TTS) voice-off. What makes us pick our particular screen reader voice? And just why is Steven saying that the answer to all problems is to buy a Mac? Next up, we're off to the Metaverse. A listener thinks we need to open our minds to the possibilities and positives the Metaverse may bring to not only our everyday lives, but to education and socializing too. Shaun is...

Duration:00:51:18

The Cost of Free Speech, Metaverse Real Estate & Who Needs the Sun Anyway?

4/28/2022
In this weeks Double Tap Canada the team take on the thorny topic of Elon Musk and the future of free speech. Is free speech even possible or are we all too afraid to be seen as controversial? Next up, Steven tells us about his latest bit of kit. It's the Shure MV7 microphone. He'll be telling us why it and the Riverside recording service will completely change how we record the show. Also, he's found a cool resource for Audacity users. Check out www.musicradiocreative.com It seems...

Duration:00:52:50

Ransomware on the Rise, Accessible Audio Kit & You're Never Late With A Power Cut

4/21/2022
Double Tap Canada is back with another hour of top tech chat. Well, as long as there are no power cuts or comfy chairs nearby… This week, Steven, Marc and Shaun try to make sense of the ever-changing rollercoaster ride that is Elon Musk's Twitter takeover. But can even the world's richest man raise the $43 billion price tag? And why would he want to? In show production news, Steven wants to make a change to the jingles and beds. It should be easy, but inaccessible products make it harder...

Duration:00:52:36

Smart Fryers, Data Buyers & Shaun's Broken Internet Wire

4/14/2022
Welcome to this week's episode of Double Tap Canada. Join Steven, Marc & Shaun as they dive into the world of tech. Oh, and the dangers of foxes and hedgehogs. A sickly Steven kicks off the show with a confession of his love for air fryers, but is there such a thing as a smart air fryer? And why does it seem to be that the kitchen is the dumbest room in the smart home? Next, if you have ever thought that your phone must be listening to you because it's suddenly showing you ads for the thing...

Duration:00:52:42

AxeCon 2022, Obsolete MacBooks & World Destruction

4/7/2022
This week its the usual mix of tech and not-so-techy conversation with Steven, Marc and Shaun. There’s a special guest too with Brian Fischler from That Real Blind Tech Show podcast joining us to discuss his part in AxeCon 2022, the digital accessibility conference for developers, coders and businesses who want to learn more about how accessible websites and services can benefit everyone. There’s also much discussion on the big tech stories of the week including the news that Elon Musk...

Duration:00:53:01

Apple Studio Display Alternatives, Steven Flips Over To Android & Unbelievable Battery Life

4/1/2022
This week, the trio get together to discuss the big issues for blind and partially sighted people when it comes to tech - the Will Smith and Chris Rock controversy, of course. Seriously though, they do get down to business and discuss the latest and greatest alternatives to Apple’s new Studio Display, including the new Samsung M8 monitor, as well as Dell’s 27-inch monitor and Samsung's cheaper 24-inch monitor, which all have built in webcams, speakers and microphones. There’s also an...

Duration:00:53:17

The iPhone 2022, So Good He Bought It Twice and A Look At CSUN

3/24/2022
This week on Double Tap Canada, not only do we have the welcome return of Steven Scott, but an uninvited guest shows up in Shaun's shed. I'm sure he'll handle it like a professional… Despite being ill, Steven has managed to cheer himself up this week thanks to the new iPhone SE 2022. With performance on par with the iPhone 13, 5G support, improved battery life, the Home button and Touch ID, what's not to like? Still, why did he feel the need to buy two? Next, we take a look at some of the...

Duration:00:52:39

Digital Warfare, Tesla Price Rises and What's New in iOS 15.4

3/17/2022
This week's Double Tap Canada sees Marc Aflalo in the host's chair as Steven Scott is off sick. But can Steven really keep away? Of course not… We kick off the show with the news that Tesla has increased their prices for their entire range of cars. With the recent rise in gas prices, whatever happened to Elon Musk's dream of everybody owning an electric vehicle? While Steven is away, Marc takes the opportunity to talk about his excitement for the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi series coming to...

Duration:00:52:30

The March Apple Event

3/10/2022
What else could we possibly talk about on this week's Double Tap Canada but the recent Apple event? With a new iPhone SE 2022, an M1 powered iPad Air and a whole new desktop class computer called the Mac Studio, was there anything that tempted Steven, Shaun or Marc to splash some cash?

Duration:00:51:56

Apple Event announced, Bionic Eyes in the dark & The Big Wallet Debate

3/3/2022
Welcome to Double Tap Canada. This week, Steven and Shaun not only discuss all the latest tech news, but also ask the hard-hitting questions, such as do Canadians really live underground and has Steven bought the most pointless bit of Apple tech in the world? We finally have the official announcement that there will be an Apple Event on the 8th of March with rumours of a new iPhone SE, iPad Air and a new Apple silicon-powered Mac. Of course, Steven is excited by this, but it does lead to...

Duration:00:52:45

Power, and our lack of it

2/25/2022
On this week’s episode, it’s all about power—yes, power—at home that often doesn’t work when the bad weather hits. But what can you do to save your beloved tech from being destroyed by surge power and fluctuating power sources? Steven, Marc and Shaun all discuss the growing use of UPS (uninterrupted power supplies) in homes across Canada and around the world, and how these devices can make it possible to keep the lights and Internet on as well as vital communication links when the power goes...

Duration:00:51:16

Windows Updates, Apple Rumours and Google flexes its muscles

2/18/2022
The tech trio are back together to discuss the big tech stories of the week, including big new updates for Windows 11, rumours of an upcoming Apple Event and what’s new with Google’s Chrome OS. Steven, Marc and Shaun also debate whether or not Marc is a doppleganger for Conan O’Brien and Steven offers his own unique advice to a listener with new PC problems - toss it straight into the trash! Share your feedback with the team by emailing feedback@ami.ca

Duration:00:50:12

Unpacking Samsung's Unpacked Event and White Cane Week

2/10/2022
This week on Double Tap Canada, Steven and Shaun discuss the latest news from Samsung’s Unpacked event, with the launch of new smartphones and tablets. But what does the blind community stand to benefit? We discuss. Plus, it’s White Cane Week, and the guys talk about using the traditional white cane versus newer smart canes. Also, there are lots of hints about ways to make your existing cane smarter and more functional. Share your thoughts on the topics discussed by emailing feedback@ami.ca.

Duration:00:53:24

The Metaverse, Microsoft's accessibility features and your feedback

2/4/2022
This week Steven, Marc and Shaun get together for another chat on the big tech topics of the week. Following this week’s Double Tap TV episode on the subject of the Metaverse, guest Chris Matthieu joins the gang on the podcast to go more in-depth and answer some of the big questions around the future of the Internet. If you’ve always wondered what an NFT is, or how crypto currency could become part of our everyday lives, you must check out this episode. Plus, there’s more feedback from our...

Duration:00:53:25

Did the Mac change the world, say no to green bubbles and Anker Soundcore Frames

1/27/2022
Steven, Marc and Shaun return for another hour of news, opinion and debate on the topic of tech. The show kicks off with a listener reprimand for Marc and his apparent love for Elon Musk. Should we be looking beyond the impressive technology of companies such as Tesla and Space X and concentrate more on the effects it may have on other areas of modern life? Next, do people really judge others by the type of phone they use? Google seems to think that the Green Bubble label given to those...

Duration:00:52:54

Rockets, Keyboards and the future of civilization!

1/20/2022
It’s another busy week for the tech team at Double Tap Canada as Steven, Marc and Shaun discuss the big stories this week in tech, along with a healthy dose of nonsense. We start with an overly-excited Marc, who tells us about the amazing job being done to send rockets to space pretty much every couple of weeks these days as Steven and Shaun listen on with, let’s just say, less excitement! Steven is more interested in an email from listener Rebecca, who suggests the Matias Bluetooth keyboard...

Duration:00:53:04

iPhone Turns 15, What Matters at CES and Why Is Ham-Ham So Sad?

1/13/2022
Prepare yourselves for a hour of your favourite tech talk, tech news and other ramblings. Steven Scott, Shaun Preece and Marc Aflalo are back with another episode of Double Tap Canada! After a brief discussion on COVID-19 and soggy keyboards, it’s time to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the iPhone. We take a look back at where it all started in 2007, and just what impact it had on not only accessibility, but also the entire tech world. Next, it’s on to the Consumer Electronics Show 2022....

Duration:00:52:39

Hands-Free Apple Watch, Braille Labelers and The Mystery Sandwich

1/6/2022
Happy New Year! Double Tap Canada is back with another hour of the latest tech talk, news and opinions. Shaun has been testing out the new hand gestures feature that was introduced with the latest Apple Watch OS update. It allows you to navigate and interact with your Apple Watch without actually touching the screen. Instead, you simply perform gestures, such as clenching your fist or pinching your fingers together, to move or select items on the Apple Watch. Very useful when using a long...

Duration:00:52:06