We chatted with musician, technologist, and Periscope addict from London, Andre Louis, otherwise known as @FreakyFwoof. How does someone who is blind use Periscope, and how does Siri and similar assistive technology help those with a vision impairment to live an active life online and offline.
All music used in the show was created by Andre Louis. www.andrelouis.com
#siriscope #siri #periscope
Tonight we chat with musician, technologist, and Periscope addict from London, Andre Louis, otherwise known as @FreakyFwoof. We look at how someone who is blind uses Periscope and how Siri and similar assistive technology help those with a vision impairment to live an active life online and offline.
#siriscope #periscope #siri #accessibility
Periscope made a big announcement yesterday and it's implications have not yet been fully realised by many Periscope users. Periscope has removed the barriers to entry!
The new update is that anyone can now view your Periscope broadcasts without requiring the app, a Periscope account, or a mobile device. As of yesterday, all Periscope broadcasts, otherwise referred to as "scopes", can be viewed in the web browser.
This means MANY more people will now be viewing your scopes!
More to it than meets the eye: Recording your broadcasts
But there are other aspects that flow on from this change. Prior to this update yesterday, if a broadcaster wanted to record their own scopes to upload to YouTube or elsewhere later they had to jump through a lot of hoops to do so. You had two choices:
1. Upload from the video saved on your camera roll, which didn’t contain the hearts or the comments, which is a large part of any broadcast.
2. Watch the broadcast on your device with the Periscope app, use a cable or AirPlay to push the content to the Desktop computer, and then use screen recording software to record the screen. Even then, there was often lag that made the comments, video and sound out of sync.
Being able to view your scopes in the web browser after the broadcast now means that you can simply record the screen as you play it back!
Wide Screen Format: Comments + Broadcast + Hearts!
Now here's the important part: Even if you were to jump through all the hoops to get your scope onto the desktop and recorded with the hearts and comments it was still in portrait mode. If you want to upload that to YouTube you’d have large zones of dead space on the left and right side of the tall strip of video in the middle.
Now you can adjust your screen so that the comments all flow up the space on the left side of the screen, while the hearts flow up the space on the right side, leaving your content unobscured and in clear view! See the video below to see this in effect.
Don’t yet have a Periscope Landing page to embed your scopes in? Contact Vintuitive to help you create one so that you can direct anyone to a central page where they can find out all about your Periscope broadcasts. Here’s an example: http://www.vintuitive.com/periscope/
#periscope #livestreaming #broadcasts #youtube
“I think I know what’s going on,” Dr. Myrna Cardiel told me casually after a 20-minute-long examination. After I described my headaches, she’d shined lights in my eyes, tested my coordination skills, watched me walk, and asked a laundry list of questions. Then, she pulled up Google and typed in a scary-looking phrase: “occipital neuralgia.”
“What about smartphone usage?” I asked. “I’m constantly craning my neck to look down at my phone. Maybe that has something to do with it.”
“You know what,” Dr. Cardiel said, nodding. “I’ve been a practicing neurologist for 10 years, and I’ve seen cases of this condition skyrocket since smartphones became popular. I should write a paper.”
Today, it’s become even easier to enjoy video on Twitter. Now native videos, Vines and GIFs will begin to play back automatically. So you can keep up with the action without missing a Tweet and get a better sense of what’s been shared instantly.
Once you tap the video, sound will turn on and the video will continue to play in an expanded view. If you turn the video to landscape mode, the sound will automatically turn on and the video will expand to fill the screen.
Read more on the Twitter blog: http://vintui.tv/1GQRrhq
#twitte #video #streaming
Find out how to get more people viewing your Periscope broadcasts with these unique techniques!
Contact Vintuitive to get your own Periscope landing page to help you promote your scopes more effectively. www.vintuitive.com/contact
View more at www.vintuitive.com/periscope
#howto #periscope #tips #promote #scope
HomeKit, Apple’s initiative to controlling home automation that was introduced last year at the Worldwide Developers Conference, has been in the market for nearly twelve months now. Just recently Apple updated an entire list of commands that you can give Siri for taking care of Apple HomeKit enabled devices.
I've attached a couple of examples that I tried out on my iPad after reading the article. Here are a few more that you can ask:
“Turn on the lights” or “Turn off the lights.”
“Dim the lights” or “Set the brightness to 50%.”
“Set the temperature to 68 degrees.”
“Turn on the coffee maker.”
Read the full story at TechFrag: http://vintui.tv/1BJpLdM
#siri #homekit #apple
"You forgot my software update, Dave."
"Can't we do this later, please let me out."
"I'm sorry Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that."
No Life Forms Detected, Fire Suppression System Activated
Air levels at 20%
The Periscope update that no one is talking about. Take advantage of the wide screen format of Periscopes on the web, with comments & hearts.
Your Periscope Landing Page is where you can list upcoming scopes, give background info, images, video and even embed recorded scopes. Get Vintuitive to create your Periscope Landing Page. www.vintuitive.com/periscope
#periscope #recording #video
Until a few hours ago the only way you could watch a Periscope broadcast in a web browser was if you were able to catch it live.
Now, you can watch it for up to 24 hours after the broadcast, just like you can with the app.
Watch the latest Vintuitive scope to find out why.
#periscope #moreviewers #update
As many as 600 million Samsung phones may be vulnerable to attacks that allow hackers to surreptitiously monitor the camera and microphone, read incoming and outgoing text messages, and install malicious apps, a security researcher said.
Read the full story at Ars Technica http://vintui.tv/1InFUmu
#samsung #hacked #swiftkey #galaxy #security
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