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Podcast With A Blindness Perspective.

Oct 20, 2021

In this  episode of the ever-growing iPhone101 series

 from Blind Abilities focuses on exactly that, the Voice Memos app. This app has become significantly more sophisticated and robust in recent years, including with the advent of iOS 15. However, the interface and operation still remains very simple, quick and convenient. You can capture your thoughts, your guitar riffs, melodies, that phone number or email address, or any other thought that might cross your mind with a few short gestures and taps! Voila! You have it saved for posterity, or at least fame, fortune or celebrity!

But, as we mentioned a moment ago, This app is capable of much much more! For example, if you want to “spruce it up” a little to share with family, friends, your Publisher, Agent or social media, just take advantage of one or more of the later features like the Trim function which allows you to delete unwanted noise at the beginning or end of your recording. There’s also a feature which eliminates periods of silence during playback, or enhances the quality of the audio to make it sound more professional and cleaner. 

Join Pete Lane as he takes us through a comprehensive review of this convenient but powerful recording app, demonstrating each of these features, one at a time, at an easy pace. See how to make a simple recording or enhance it to reflect a more polished product. This app is a “native: Apple app and comes loaded on all iDevices: iPhone, iPad, iPod, the Mac and even on your Apple Watch.

 So sit back and relax, and have a listen to this short, 17-minute demonstration as Blind Abilities enhances our understanding of an iPhone app in a way that only they can do: with clarity, humor and flair!

How to record a voice memo:

  1. Open the Voice Memos app on your iDevice.
  2. Single finger double tap on the Record button,
  3. Single finger double-tap on Done to end the recording.

How to play a voice memo

  1. Open the Voice Memos app on your iDevice.
  2. Single finger double tap on a recording on the Voice Memos screen,.
  3. double-tap on Play.

To delete the recording, tap the Done button then tap Delete.

Note: Voice memos you record on any of your devices automatically sync to your Mac, iPad, Apple Watch  and any iOS devices where you’re signed in with the same Apple ID.

How to take advantage of the Trim feature in the Voice Memos app:

  1. Single finger double tap on the More Options button, 
  2. Single finger double tap on Edit and select the Trim button.

How to utilize the new play back features  - playback speed, Skip Silence and Enhanced Recording:

  1. Single finger double tap on Playback Settings,
  2. Single finger double tap on either or both options. The speed slider control as well as the other off and on options are clearly shown,
  3. Single finger double tap on the close button.
  4. Single finger double-tap on the Play button.


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