iACast

Making Success Accessible. The iACast is a weekly podcast to discuss interesting technology topics.

Latest Episodes

  • Get looped in with Microsoft Loop
    In this episode, we are joined by Taylor Arndt to discuss Microsoft Loop, a program that serves as an alternative to Notion. One of the main advantages of Loop is its accessibility for blind users, addressing the accessibility issues that Notion has. Loop offers features such as workspaces, pages, and ideas, allowing users to categorize …

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  • A Bit about BITS
    In this episode, I’m joined by Jeff Bishop, the President of Blind Information Technology Specialists (BITS). We discuss the accomplishments of BITS as an organization and their mission to promote accessibility and education in the field of technology for the blind and low vision community. Last year, under Jeff’s leadership, BITS saw significant growth in …

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  • Unpacking January Tech News
    In this segment of the conversation, I start by discussing recent tech announcements. I mention the Samsung event and the release of the S24 series, which includes the S24, S24 Plus, and the Ultra. I note that these phones resemble iPhones in terms of their design, with squared-off edges and matte colored sides. I also …

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  • 202 – 2024 Tech Predictions
    In this episode of the podcast, we have Michael Babcock and Ashley Coleman as guests. They discuss the recent tech news and one of the biggest changes, which is the applications key being replaced by the chat GPT key. Michael shares his opinion, stating that he’s not as upset about it because he’s already found …

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  • 201 – Holiday Tech News
    Episode Notes Join Michael as we discuss things like Beeper Mini, and latest technology during the holiday season. Providing Feedback We love hearing from you, so feel free to send an email to [email protected]. You can follow us on Facebook, and Twitter. You can also find us on Reddit, and all around the web. Also, …

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  • 200 – Past and Future of the iACast
    Episode Notes In this episode of the iACast, we reflect on lighthearted and entertaining moments from our show. Setting ourselves apart from other tech podcasts, we emphasize not podcasting too seriously. We plan to diversify our platforms, explore emerging technologies, and promote accessibility. Join us for valuable content and engaging discussions in future episodes. Providing …

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  • The iCast 8 – Scary Reactions
    Episode Notes In this episode, we discussed the highly anticipated M3 MacBook Pros, and the new M3 iMac The These powerful machines will be available for order at the end of November, adding to the anticipation surrounding their release. App Picks Marty: Dark Noise Alisha: Canva Taylor: Square Michael: Buffer Find out more at https://iacast.pinecast.co …

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  • 199 – Bubble Shaming
    Episode Notes In this episode of the iAcast, we discuss rumors of new Apple products, Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard, platform shaming, messaging platforms, shortcuts on iPhones and Android phones, recommended software and devices, and upcoming podcast updates. The overarching theme is respecting individual choices and staying connected to tech trends. Picks Angie: Concept 2 …

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  • 198 – Made By Google and Bluesky Thoughts
    Episode Notes In this episode, we discuss the recent Google event, highlighting the Pixel Watch 2 and its Fitbit influence. We delve into the pricing, design updates, and concerns about Google’s data collection practices. We also touch on new announcements like the Pixel Buds 2 and AI features in the new Google Pixel 8 and …

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  • 197 – Is It About to Rain
    Episode Notes In this episode, we discuss the American Council of the Blind National Organization embracing Mastodon and a bug in the latest iOS beta. We also talk about password managers, integrating NPUs into computer processors, on-device processing, and the costs and privacy implications of cloud storage. We touch on smart speakers and wrap up …

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  • 196 – Amazon and Microsoft Event Details
    Episode Notes On this episode of the iACast Alisha, Taylor and Michael Doise discussed the following topics. Twitter/X owner makes statement that platform may require all accounts to become paying members Announcements from the Amazon Event Announcements from the Microsoft Event Picks Alisha: Minecraft Dungeons on Nintendo Switch Taylor: Spotify Michael: iPhone 15 Pro Max …

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  • 195 – iPhone Pre-Order Issues
    Read transcript Episode Notes In Episode 195 of the iACast, we are joined by Michael Babcock, Marty Sobo, and Lynn Schneider. Michael and Marty discuss their recent work on the Unmute podcast, including their Friday finds and their thoughts on music and podcast apps. They also mention their recent live iACast show on the Apple …

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  • iACast Special – Apple September 2023 Event
    Episode Notes Join Michael Doise, Marty Sobo, Lynn Schneider, and Taylor Arndt as we discuss everything that was announced at Apple’s September 2023 iPhone Event. Apple Watch Series 9 Apple Watch Ultra 2 AirPods 2 with USB-C iPhone 15 iPhone 15 Pro Providing Feedback We love hearing from you, so feel free to send an …

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  • 194 – September 2023 Apple Event Predictions
    Read transcript Episode Notes In this episode of the iACast podcast, we have a group of hosts including Jeff Bishop, Marty Sobo, Lynn Schneider, Taylor Arndt and Michael Doise. We start by discussing our excitement for the upcoming Apple event and the release of new iPhones. We express differing opinions on whether we prefer the …

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  • 193 – Specialist Phone Showdown
    Read transcript Episode Notes In episode 193 of the iACast, a lively group consisting of Michael Doise, Angie Fisher, Michael Babcock, Marty Sobo, and Lynn Shneider discuss various topics. They start by talking about the joys of food delivery and share their experiences attending the American Council of the Blind conference. They also announce that …

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  • “Unifying Networks: The Merger of IACAST and Unmute Presents”
    In this episode of the State of the Union podcast, we discuss the merger of IACAST and Unmute Presents to create a unified network. Listeners can now access all shows through the IACAST Network feed, and exciting new projects are on the horizon. We have revamped our website and developed the IACAST radio for a …

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  • 192 – Bing My AI
    Read transcript Episode Notes In this episode of the IACast, the main speaker, Michael Doise, introduces the rest of the group and mentions that they are now doing a pre-show before recording the episodes live on IACast radio. They also talk about their new travel and tech show that will be coming out soon. Michael …

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  • Programmatic – Comparing Website and Mobile App Accessibility
    Read transcript Episode Notes In this episode of the Programatic podcast, host Michael Doise explores the topic of accessibility in programming. He brings on expert Taylor Arndt to lend her insights and expertise to the conversation. Together, they delve into various aspects of accessibility in programming, covering both desktop applications and websites/mobile apps.  The discussion …

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  • 191 – Tablets to the Extreme
    Read transcript Episode Notes In this episode, Michael Doise flies solo as the host and kicks off the conversation by expressing his appreciation for the audience and his enjoyment of doing the podcast. He updates listeners on the upcoming changes and news in the iAccessibility and Techopolis realms, including the re-release of the VO Starter …

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  • DemoCast – Bing Chat Image Search in Bing for iOS
    Episode Notes In this demo, Michael shows how to use the Bing Chat Image Search feature in the Bing for iOS app. Bing for iOS Support iACast by contributing to their tip jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/iacast Find out more at https://iacast.pinecast.co Send us your feedback online: https://pinecast.com/feedback/iacast/10d9fa28-a969-446a-90fb-a3f84a564b24 Check out our podcast host, Pinecast. Start your own podcast …

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