Archive for the ‘Hints’ Category

Apple’s App Review Should Test Accessibility – Marco.org

Friday, August 8th, 2014

Marco has a great post outlining why Apple (among others) should require accessibility of an app before releasing it. The closer to the design end of the development curve that accessibility is included, the better. Poor or broken accessibility is exactly the sort of problem that Apple’s App Review team should check ...

DwellClick

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

DwellClick lets you use your Mac without clicking. You point, it clicks . DwellClick will drag for you. Point at windows and resize areas to auto-drag, and use the control panel  for anything else. Save thousands of clicks per day. Drag hands-free with total control.What is dwell clicking?Dwell clicking enables ...

CheatSheet – View Mac Keyboard Shortcuts

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

CheatSheet: View A Complete List Of Keyboard Shortcuts For Any App On a Mac Via: AddictiveTips

iPhone/iPod Touch as touchpad plus – ATMac

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

Over on ATMac blog, Blake Watson has a great review of the HippoRemote app for iPhone/iPod Touch that turns your device into a multi-touch touchpad, as well as many other things... HippoRemote will connect to your computer and hand the reins over to you. Your iPhone is now a fully-featured ...

Mosspuppet makes a stylus – Shuddup!

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

Not sure how effective or durable this stylus would be, but I love Mosspuppet and he does offer a little interesting commentary on 'conductive foam' availability - something other DIY stylus, like these here, here and here use. I suppose protein bar and other foil type wrappers are yet another ...

Camera Mouse

Friday, May 21st, 2010

Developed by researchers at Boston College and Boston University, Camera Mouse is a free program that enables you to control the mouse pointer on your computer screen just by moving your head. Camera Mouse requires Windows 7, Vista, or XP and a webcam. Some useful applications and utilities are available from the ...

Keyboard Navigation extension for Chrome

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

Came across an interesting, potentially useful tip on a extension for the Chrome web browser called "Keyboard Navigation", on the excellent blog makeuseof.com. From the blog: The extension defines a hot key (,) which places a hint next to every link on the page that can be clicked. While the hint is ...

Mouse as a glove

Thursday, March 18th, 2010

Mouse parts mounted on a glove. This is interesting as alternate input is can't grasp a mouse. You only need to place your hand on any surface and start mousing. [via hackaday]

Story of ‘good will’ highlights Lifekludger concept – Santa Cruz Sentinel

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

This story from the Santa Cruz Sentinel shows the power of connection and what can be achieved when a Maker (Jon Bjornstad, a Santa Cruz freelance computer programmer) is backed by a Giver (Roy and Ana Cook of Saratoga) to help a Liver (Karadole, a paralyzed woman who lives in ...

Keyboard Access for Google Maps

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

Web Axe points to an article where Patrick H. Lauke provides a solution to making Google Maps keyboard accessible by retrofitting keyboard access into google maps. (Obviously JavaScript is still required.) Also, Google Maps provides a text-only option, which is nice for those using assistive devices, mobile devices, low or ...

WizMouse Scrolls Out of Focus Windows

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

Anything that saves excess clicking and moving when those simple actions can be tiresome or difficult due to any physical limiting factor has to be a good thing. WizMouse is a small app (Windows only) that adds ability to scroll in Out of Focus Windows. Download [via Lifehacker]

Computer reads hand signals

Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

This is kind of like using gestures without contact. Wave Power: The G55 picks out key hand signals from webcam video feeds. Photo by Toshiba  Funny how, apart from the attempts with voice commands, input always seems to come back to hands. At least this one isn't touch related. [via Popsci]