Items tagged with VoiceOver

As you probably know, Apple's iPod shuffle created quite a stir when it was introduced with no screen and no buttons. How are you really supposed to control it, after all? Of course, Apple's innovative (and hampering, in some ways) solution was VoiceOver, a system that enables owners to shout commands and have it respond accordingly.Unfortunately, this svelte workaround presents a problem: you can only use the headphones which Apple ships with the shuffle, as no other headphones have that VoiceOver chip built in. Of course, a few companies have introduced their own VoiceOver-capable earbuds in the interim, but what if you're not looking to buy new 'buds? Fret not, as Belkin has you covered.Today,... Read more...
It hasn't even been a full month since Apple launched the first iPod Shuffle with speech capabilities, and already the diminutive player is seeing its first software update. Announced late in the day on Friday, the VoiceOver Kit 1.0.1 (which bumps things up from 1.0.0) is the first update for both the player and its talking capabilities. The download weighs in at 17MB, and while a full blown changelog isn't provided (trust us, that's typical of Apple), we are told that it contains "pronunciations for several artist names and fixes a few minor bugs." For those unaware, this applies only to Apple's newest Shuffle, which is the first iPod that can actually speak to its owner. It has the ability... Read more...