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Georgie app gives the blind Android eyes [Hands-on]

Georgie app gives the blind Android eyes [Hands-on]

Android eyes? That's the promise from UK company Screenreader, who have created what's said to be the world's first smartphone app designed for, and by, blind and partially-sighted people. Georgie runs on most regular Android phones, but heavily redresses the interface into a combination of chunky icons, consistent navigation and clever haptics to suit the needs of those who have been all but left behind by the rise of touchscreen smartphones.

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SlashGear Weekly Wrap-Up: June 30, 2012

SlashGear Weekly Wrap-Up: June 30, 2012

Happy Saturday, everyone. It's the final day of June, which means the first full month of summer is just around the corner. For now, though, let's end the month with a bang of all the biggest tech news of the week. Of course, the big news over the past six days came from Google I/O. Yes, it was chock full of announcements, including hardware from Asus – Asus CEO: Building Nexus 7 is like torure. Here’s another nugget from the show – Google Offline Maps update now live, YouTube adds preloading. And yes, Project Glass also made an appearance – Are $1500 Google Glasses a bargain? Keep reading for more I/O news…

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Apple tipped to overhaul iTunes, improve sharing

Apple tipped to overhaul iTunes, improve sharing

Apple showed off a whole host of new features at WWDC 2012, but things have been quiet on the iTunes front. Bloomberg reports that Apple is busy preparing a major update to iTunes that will have deeper integration with iCloud and place an emphasis on sharing. Sources speaking to Bloomberg say that Apple recognizes that organizing the various content available from its services has become difficult, with iCloud integration hoping to fix that.

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Valve on Tim Cook meeting: ‘I wish!’

Valve on Tim Cook meeting: ‘I wish!’

Earlier this month a meeting between Apple's Tim Cook and the gaming company known as Valve was reported by several sources - now it turns out that it never happened. Or so Valve's co-founder Gabe Newell says. From what Gabe and crew say now, they were as surprised by the news that Cook had visited their facilities as everyone else was, frantically emailing one another trying to find out who, if anyone, had actually seen Cook enter or exit their offices - is he now just being a bit of a fibber to cover up the truth?

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Valve head says Apple meeting never took place

Valve head says Apple meeting never took place

We talked a few times now about rumors that pegged Apple CEO Tim Cook at Valve for some sort of meeting. The head of valve, Gabe Newell, has now come out and said that meeting never happened. The announcement comes during a podcast with Seven Day Cooldown. Apparently, the rumor was so factual that even Newell was confused.

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7.85-inch iPad mini on Apple testbench tips insider

7.85-inch iPad mini on Apple testbench tips insider

Apple is reportedly experimenting with a 7.85-inch "iPad mini" in its labs, according to insiders, though as with all tech tinkering the project may never spawn a commercial release. "I've heard from numerous people that that's one of the ideas that they're noodling with" Daring Fireball's John Gruber confirmed on a podcast with The Talk Show, with the tester tablet said to be roughly the same height as the current new iPad is wide (7.31-inches).

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