Apple World Today News Update: March 2, 2018

Apple World Today News Update: March 2, 2018

On today's News Update podcast, we give you three stories that deal with Apple competitors Facebook, Amazon and Microsoft. Please note that the podcast will be on spring break until March 14.

  • Facebook is testing a new feature that could make it easier to post your status to your News Feed: something called Voice Clips. It lets users record short audio clips that friends and family can then listen to.
  • Amazon's Alexa digital assistant went mute for a while today after a data center issue caused a regional outage of Amazon Web Services
  • Apple's wonderful accessibility features for the vision impaired and blind received a boost today from Microsoft with the Redmond, Washington company's new Soundscape app for iPhone
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Accessible Apple 2017-2018: The 12 Requests of Christmas - Day 12

Accessible Apple 2017-2018: The 12 Requests of Christmas - Day 12

This is the twelfth and final post in this year's edition of our annual 12-part series covering the accessibility features we would like to see Apple bring to its products in the coming year. This series is being put together by Accessibility Editor Alex Jurgensen, with the help of several contributors.

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Accessible Apple 2017-2018: The 12 Requests of Christmas - Day 8

Accessible Apple 2017-2018: The 12 Requests of Christmas - Day 8

This is the eighth post in our annual 12-part series covering the accessibility features we would like to see Apple bring to its products in the coming year. This series is being put together by Accessibility Editor Alex Jurgensen, with the help of several contributors.

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Accessible Apple 2017-2018: The 12 Requests of Christmas - Day 7

Accessible Apple 2017-2018: The 12 Requests of Christmas - Day 7

Happy New Year and welcome to the seventh post in our annual 12-part series covering the accessibility features we would like to see Apple bring to its products in the coming year. This series is being put together by Accessibility Editor Alex Jurgensen, with the help of several contributors.

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Accessible Apple 2017-2018: The 12 Requests of Christmas - Day 6

Accessible Apple 2017-2018: The 12 Requests of Christmas - Day 6

This is the sixth post in our annual 12-part series covering the accessibility features we would like to see Apple bring to its products in the coming year. This series is being put together by Accessibility Editor Alex Jurgensen, with the help of several contributors.

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Accessible Apple 2017-2018: The 12 Requests of Christmas - Day 5

Accessible Apple 2017-2018: The 12 Requests of Christmas - Day 5

This is the fifth post in our annual 12-part series covering the accessibility features we would like to see Apple bring to its products in the coming year. This series is being put together by Accessibility Editor Alex Jurgensen, with the help of several contributors.

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Accessible Apple 2017-2018: The 12 Requests of Christmas - Day 4

Accessible Apple 2017-2018: The 12 Requests of Christmas - Day 4

This is the fourth post in our annual 12-part series covering the accessibility features we would like to see Apple bring to its products in the coming year. This series is being put together by Accessibility Editor Alex Jurgensen, with the help of several contributors.

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Accessible Apple 2017-2018: The 12 Requests of Christmas - Day 3

Accessible Apple 2017-2018: The 12 Requests of Christmas - Day 3

This is the third post in our annual 12-part series covering the accessibility features we would like to see Apple bring to its products in the coming year. This series is being put together by Accessibility Editor Alex Jurgensen, with the help of several contributors.

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Accessible Apple 2017-2018: The 12 Requests of Christmas - Day 2

Accessible Apple 2017-2018: The 12 Requests of Christmas - Day 2

This is the second post in our annual 12-part series covering the accessibility features we would like to see Apple bring to its products in the coming year. This series is being put together by Accessibility Editor Alex Jurgensen, with the help of several contributors. 

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Accessible Apple 2017-2018: The 12 Requests of Christmas - Day 1

Accessible Apple 2017-2018: The 12 Requests of Christmas - Day 1

Now that Christmas has come and gone and Canadian Boxing Day sales are in full swing, it's time to welcome you all back for the 2017-2018 edition of the Accessible Apple column series, The 12 Requests of Christmas. This is the first post in our annual 12-part series covering the accessibility features we would like to see Apple bring to its products in the coming year. This series is being put together by Accessibility Editor Alex Jurgensen, with the help of several contributors. If you missed our series last year, you can find it here. Alternately, you can check out the 2015 series here.

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Accessible Apple: The 12 Requests of Christmas...Day 13

Today is the day Christmas is celebrated in Ukraine and several other countries around the world. In honour of Ukrainian Christmas, we have one final request to round out this year, making this the thirteenth and final post in our annual 12-part (usually!) series covering the accessibility features we would like to see Apple bring to its products in the coming year.

This series is being put together by Accessibility Editor Alex Jurgensen, with the help of several contributors.

For the thirteenth request of Christmas, we ask Apple to give to us:

13. Ukrainian Text to Speech Voices for all Apple Devices

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Accessible Apple: The 12 Requests of Christmas, Day 12

Accessible Apple: The 12 Requests of Christmas, Day 12

This is the twelfth post in our annual 12-part series covering the accessibility features we would like to see Apple bring to its products in the coming year.

This series is being put together by Accessibility Editor Alex Jurgensen, with the help of several contributors.

Be sure to check back later today for a special edition post! For the twelfth request of Christmas, we ask Apple to give to us:

12. Some Good Old Bug Fixes

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