YouTube wouldn’t build an app for the Apple Vision Pro, so Someone did! Introducing Juno

YouTube wouldn’t build an app for the Apple Vision Pro, so Someone did! Introducing Juno

YouTube is one of the most popular video platforms in the world, but it doesn’t have a native app for the Apple Vision Pro, the latest augmented reality device from Apple. That’s why Someone decided to create Juno, a third-party app that lets you watch YouTube videos on your Vision Pro with ease. Juno is more than just a YouTube viewer. It also lets you browse, search, comment, like, and subscribe to your favorite channels and creators. You can also customize your viewing experience with different modes, filters, and settings. Juno is the ultimate YouTube app for the Apple Vision Pro, and it’s available now on the App Store. Download it today and enjoy YouTube like never before!

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Free Seeing AI app Launched

Free Seeing AI app Launched

If you are looking for a powerful and accessible tool to help you with everyday tasks, you might want to check out the free Seeing AI app from Microsoft. This app uses artificial intelligence and computer vision to describe the world around you, whether it’s reading text, recognizing faces, identifying colors, scanning barcodes, or more. You can use the app with your smartphone’s camera or a connected device like the Pivothead smart glasses. The app also supports multiple languages and voice options and works offline for some features.

In this blog post, I will show you how to download and use the free Seeing AI app and share some tips and tricks to make the most of it. Whether you are blind, low vision, or just curious about the app, you will find it useful and fun to explore.

How to download the free Seeing AI app

The free Seeing AI app is available for iOS devices running iOS 12 or later. You can download it from the App Store by searching for “Seeing AI” or by following this link:

The app is about 200 MB in size, so make sure you have enough space on your device and a stable internet connection before downloading. The app will ask for permission to access your camera and microphone, which are necessary for its functionality. You can also enable notifications to get updates and tips from the app.

How to use the free Seeing AI app

The free Seeing AI app has several channels that you can switch between by swiping left or right on the screen. Each channel has a different purpose and functionality. You can also customize the order of the channels in the settings menu. Here are the channels and what they do:

  • Short Text: This channel reads any text that appears in front of the camera, such as signs, labels, menus, etc. It reads the text aloud as soon as it detects it, without needing to take a picture. You can also pause or resume the reading by tapping on the screen.
  • Document: This channel helps you scan and read documents, such as letters, bills, forms, etc. It guides you to align the document in the camera view, and then takes a picture and analyzes it. You can then hear the text read aloud, or explore it by swiping on the screen. You can also save or share the document as an image or a PDF file.
  • Product: This channel helps you identify products by scanning their barcodes or QR codes. It beeps when it finds a code, and then reads the product name and information aloud. You can also access more details about the product online, or save it to a favorites list.
  • Person: This channel helps you recognize people’s faces and emotions. It tells you how many people are in the camera view, and their approximate age, gender, and emotion. You can also teach the app to recognize specific people by entering their names and taking their pictures. The next time the app sees them, it will say their names aloud.
  • Currency: This channel helps you identify currency bills of different countries. It tells you the denomination and value of the bill that is in front of the camera. You can also change the currency type in the settings menu.
  • Color: This channel helps you identify the colors of objects or clothes. It tells you the name and shade of the color that is in the center of the camera view. You can also use a flashlight button to illuminate dark areas.
  • Scene: This channel helps you describe scenes or environments around you. It takes a picture and analyzes it using artificial intelligence. It then tells you a brief description of what it sees, such as “a living room with a couch and a TV” or “a street with cars and pedestrians”.
  • Handwriting: This channel helps you read handwritten text, such as notes, cards, signatures, etc. It works similarly to the document channel, but it is optimized for handwriting recognition. You can also save or share the handwritten text as an image or a text file.
  • Light: This channel helps you detect light sources around you. It uses a tone that varies in pitch depending on the brightness of the light. The higher the pitch, the brighter the light. You can use this channel to find windows, lamps, switches, etc.

Tips and tricks for using the free Seeing AI app

Here are some tips and tricks to help you use the free Seeing AI app more effectively:

  • Use headphones or earphones when using the app, especially in noisy environments. This will help you hear the app’s voice more clearly, and also protect your privacy.
  • Adjust the voice speed and volume in the settings menu according to your preference. You can also choose from different voice options and languages.
  • Use voice commands to control some functions of the app without touching the screen. For example, you can say “switch” to change channels, “help” to get instructions, or “pause” to stop the reading.
  • Explore the app’s features and settings by tapping on the menu button at the top left corner of the screen. You can find more options and information there, such as tutorials, feedback, updates, etc.
  • Have fun and experiment with the app. You might discover new things or ways to use it that suit your needs and interests.

I hope you enjoyed this blog post and learned something new about the free Seeing AI app. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to leave them below. And if you liked this post, please share it with your friends and family who might benefit from this app. Thank you for reading!

Why did Apple remove Watch Blood Oxygen from the Apple watch?

Why did Apple remove Watch Blood Oxygen from the Apple watch?

If you are a fan of the Apple watch, you may have noticed that one of the features that was announced with much fanfare last year, the Watch Blood Oxygen app, is no longer available on the latest models. What happened to this app that promised to measure your blood oxygen level and alert you to potential health issues?

The official answer from Apple is that the app was removed due to “technical limitations” and that they are working on a solution to bring it back in the future. However, some experts and users have speculated that there may be other reasons behind this decision.

One possible reason is that the app was not very accurate or reliable. Several tests and reviews have shown that the app often gave inconsistent or erroneous readings, especially when compared to other devices that measure blood oxygen level. Some users also reported that the app failed to work at all or gave them false alarms.

Another possible reason is that the app was not approved by the FDA or other regulatory agencies. Although Apple claimed that the app was not intended for medical purposes, some users may have relied on it for diagnosing or monitoring their health conditions, such as COVID-19, asthma, or sleep apnea. This could expose Apple to legal risks or liabilities if the app caused harm or misled users.

A third possible reason is that the app was not profitable or popular enough for Apple. The app was only available on the Apple Watch Series 6, which had a higher price tag than other models. It also required users to wear the watch snugly on their wrist and keep their arm still for 15 seconds to get a reading. These factors may have deterred some potential buyers or users from using the app.

Whatever the reason, it seems that Apple has decided to remove the Watch Blood Oxygen app from its current lineup of watches, at least for now. Whether they will bring it back in the future remains to be seen. In the meantime, if you are looking for a way to measure your blood oxygen level, you may want to consider other options, such as a pulse oximeter or a smart ring.

New Safaricom app brings security, better UI, more user control

New Safaricom app brings security, better UI, more user control

Safaricom app mysafaricom

Safaricom PLC today unveiled a new mobile application (app) tailored at customers lifestyle. The new app comes with a new user interface, enhanced security and puts the user in control. It also promises an excellent experience.

Safaricom Head of Digital Products and Services, Fawzia Ali Kimathi, led the virtual launch event. Showcasing new and exciting features of the new mySafaricom app. She noted that this was a journey that began in October 2018 in response to customer feedback about the existing app.

Prior to the official release, about fifty thousand customers have tested the app. It has been in beta testing since February 2020, Fawzia shares.

We are very excited about this journey. It’s taken us a couple of months to get here. We welcome your feedback, both good and bad. We have adopted the agile methodology … so we will be releasing something fresh and new every two to three weeks”.

Fawzia Ali Kimathi

Speaking on some of the innovations the app brings she shares that customers who prefer to use the voucher card, can scan the 16 digits and it will automatically pick the digits and top up.

The new app will allow customers to choose five services in the favourite icon.

Postpaid customers can now see their usage during the month. They can see their credit limit, balance, make payments and increase or reduce limits.

Prepaid Safaricom customers will be able to see their airtime, data, Bonga and SMS balances. Topping up on any of the services happens right on that page from the new app.

A feature to know your data usage is currently available on the Safaricom mobile web app and will be coming soon to the mobile app.

Click to download the new app from the Google Play Store or iOS store and get free 500MB data.

Watch the full Safaricom app virtual launch event

Find out first-hand what other features the app brings with insights from Joel Kaba, Stephen Mutungi and Derek.

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