Friday Finds for Feb 3rd

APOLOGIES THIS IS LATE

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Contents:
1) rainbow color identifier
2) Sarah Roe’s Money Saving News.
3) Aira CEO Suman Kanuganti Announces Partnership with AFB – Aira-Medium
4) AppleVis Unlimited – what’s new in january 2017
5) Best Headphones for Every Budget and Kids Too
6) The Complete List of 3D Touch Shortcuts for iPhone
7) how a deaf blind person can send a text message on an IPhone
8) Spotlight Gateway
9) Groundhog Day Facts
10) Donna’s corner two
11) prisident’s oath of office
12) Weather Gods
13) who said it
14) Your Hadley Winter Connection Student News In-Depth
15) HOW ARE YOU RUNNING YOUR RACE

Articles Start Next

*1) Rainbow Color Identifier and Light detector

Developers: Pam and Charles Edmonson
Name of company: Edmonson engineering
Stationed in Palm Beach California
Phone: 760-329-0282
Cost $70.00
This Divice fits in the palm of your hand. It is almos the same size as the NLS free money identifiers.
There is one small button on the back.
One end has the window to be pressed against an item to determine it’s color.
Press the small button and immediately the color is spoken.
Holding eh button in for around a second will change volume. Increasing and decresing the volume is done by letting go of the button and then press and hold again. There is no way to go back if you miss a specific loudness. You must just circle around agin.
The unit only cost $70.00.This identifier has been the most accurate of any I’ve tried over 30 years.

*2) Sarah Roe’s Money Saving News

Aldi – Feb 1 – Feb 7

Don’t miss the latest deals happening at ALDI this week:
Beverages

Coca-Cola, 2 L – $0.99
Bread & Bakery

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L’oven Fresh Hot Dog Buns, 12 oz – $0.85
Canned Goods & Soups

Brookdale Chunk Chicken Breast, 12.5 oz – $1.69

Casa Mamita Diced Tomatoes With Green Chilies, 10 oz – $0.59
Condiments, Spice & Baking

Burman’s Hot Sauce, 12 oz – $0.85

Burman’s Wing Sauce, 12.25 oz – $1.79
Asian Kick or Parmesan Garlic.

Tuscan Garden Ranch Dressing, 16 oz – $1.29
Cookies, Snacks & Candy

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Clancy’s Kettle Chips, 8.5 oz – $1.49

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Clancy’s Nacho Cheese Tortilla Chips, 11 oz – $1.09

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Clancy’s White Chocolate Covered Valentine Pretzel Hearts, 7 oz – $1.99

Casa Mamita Classic Organic Salsa, 16 oz – $1.99

Clancy’s Big Dippers Tortilla Chips, 10 oz – $1.49

Clancy’s Cheese Dip, 15 oz – $1.99

Clancy’s Corn Chips, 9.25 oz – $0.99

Clancy’s Crunchy Cheese Curls, 8.5 oz – $1.19

Clancy’s Onion Snack Rings, 6.5 oz – $1.19
Hot or Original.

Clancy’s Party Mix, 15 oz – $1.99

Clancy’s Pretzel Slims, 8 oz – $1.69
Everything or Original.

Clancy’s Pretzel Sticks or Minis, 16 oz – $1.29

Clancy’s Restaurant Style Tortilla Chips, 13 oz – $0.99

Clancy’s White Rounds Tortilla Chips, 13 oz – $0.99

Mars Dove Milk Chocolate Hearts, 8.87 oz – $2.99

Reese’s Peanut Butter Hearts, 10 oz – $2.99

Specially Selected Chocolate Truffle Hearts, 5.29 oz – $2.99

Specially Selected Handcrafted Luxury Chocolates, 24 ct – $7.99
Dairy

Clancy’s CheeseMelt, 32 oz – $3.99

Happy Farms Shredded Cheese, 12 oz – $2.69
Deli

Mama Cozzi’s Pizza Kitchen 16″ Deli Pizza – $4.99

Mama Cozzi’s Pizza Kitchen 16″ Thin Crust Mega Meat Deli Pizza – $5.49

Mama Cozzi’s Pizza Kitchen Deli Pizza – $5.99
Buffalo Style Boneless Chicken Wyngz or Cheeseburger.

Mama Cozzi’s Pizza Kitchen Deli Pizza – $4.49
12″ Ultimate Meat or 16″ Five Cheese.
Frozen Foods

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Mama Cozzi’s Pizza Kitchen Original Crust Pizza, 19.8 – 22.1 oz – $1.99

Appetitos Appetizers, 8 – 11 oz – $1.49

Bremer or Fit & Active Meatballs, 32 oz – $3.99

Cravers Party Wings, 48 oz – $4.99

Kirkwood Chicken Fries, 24 oz – $4.29

Kirkwood Chicken Wings, 28 oz – $5.49
Buffalo or Honey BBQ.

Kirkwood Crispy Chicken Strips, 25 oz – $4.99
Regular or Buffalo.

Mama Cozzi’s Pizza Kitchen Pizza Snacks, 20 oz – $1.99
Combo or Pepperoni.
Home Supplies

Boulder 8 Giant Roll Classic Paper Towel – $5.99

Boulder Flex Scented Tall Kitchen Bags, 40 ct – $4.99

Boulder Heavy-Duty Coated Paper Plates, 80 ct – $2.99

Boulder Napkins, 250 ct – $1.49

Boulder Party Cups, 50 ct – $2.49

Crofton 10.5-Gallon Stainless Steel Trash Can – $29.99

Crofton 12-Quart Stainless Steel Stock Pot – $14.99

Crofton Bag Saver – $3.99

Crofton Banana Hanger With Fruit Basket – $9.99

Crofton Collapsible Dish Rack With Drainer – $4.99

Crofton Fridge Tray Assortment – $4.99

Crofton Mesh Drawer Organizer Assortment – $4.99

Crofton Mesh Kitchen Cabinet Organizer Assortment – $4.99

Crofton Splatter Screen Set or Steamer Insert – $3.99

Crofton Stainless Steel Utensil – $2.99

Easy Home 4.75-Gallon Multipurpose Basket – $4.99

Easy Home Anti-Microbial Cleaning Brush – $1.99

Easy Home Extra Large 15″ Angle Broom With Dustpan – $7.99

Easy Home Handheld Steam Cleaner – $19.99

Easy Home High Reach Cleaning Kit – $14.99

Easy Home Steam Mop – $29.99

Huntington Home Kitchen Towels, Dishcloths or Potholder/Oven Mitt – $4.99
Meat, Poultry & Fish

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Beef, Ground, 73% Lean, per lb – $1.79

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Beef, Ground, Patties, per lb – $2.39
Limit 4

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Chicken, Thighs, per lb – $1.49
3 lb average weight

Appleton Farms or Kirkwood Pulled Pork or Chicken, 16 oz – $3.49

Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Jalapenos, per lb – $6.49

Beef, Ground Sirloin, 90% Lean, per lb – $3.49

Beef, Ribs, St. Louis Style, per lb – $1.99

Chicken, Breasts, Tenderloins, per lb – $2.69

Parkview Beef Franks, 15 oz – $2.49

Parkview Bratwurst or Italian Sausage, 19 oz – $1.99

Parkview Jumbo Franks, 15 oz – $0.99

Parkview Stadium or Smoked Brats, 14 oz – $2.49

Pork, Ribs, Country Style, Boneless, per lb – $2.29

Pork, Roast, Butt, Boneless, per lb – $1.79
Produce

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Avocados, ea – $0.39

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Carrots, Baby, 16 oz – $0.49

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Grapes, Red, 2 lb – $1.98

*3) Aira CEO Suman Kanuganti Announces Partnership with AFB – Aira – Medium
by Suman Kanuganti
I’m very excited to formally announce the partnership between Aira and the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB). In the early days of Aira, I spent a significant amount of time meeting with the community to simply listen. In my meetings with AFB President Kirk Adams over the past year, he expressed interest in using technology to provide equal access to information in an effort and to open up new opportunities for everyone. This alignment around equal access of information for all is core to the mission of Aira and AFB and forms the foundation of our great partnership. I am extremely pleased to partner with such a respected leader as Kirk and his organization. I’d encourage you to read the full release on this collaboration from AFB’s newsroom here:
AFB-AIRA Partnership Delivers Independence and Mobility for People With Vision Loss

Aira & AFB members pictured at ATIA Conference 2017
Comments on the news
“Aira has come forth with a most exciting and, potentially, liberating tool that can open a whole new world of possibilities for people with vision loss,” said AFB President and CEO Kirk Adams. “Essentially, the system allows those who are blind or visually impaired to access at will another set of eyes,” he said, noting that direct access to live descriptors allows users to take in the surrounding environment, making everyday tasks easier.
“Whether the task at hand requires operating a sophisticated console or safely navigating a sprawling airport, it’s clear that Aira’s new technology represents a quantum leap in independence and accessibility for those with visual impairments,” Adams said. He added that the potential for widening opportunities for employment, education, and enhanced quality of life is “self-evident.”
To learn more about Aira, please visit http://www.aira.io

*4) AppleVis Unlimited: What’s New and Noteworthy for January 2017
(Note: Links mentioned in this article have inserted by Dan after checking for activity.)

Submitted by AppleVis on 1 February, 2017 – 04:27

Welcome to the January 2017 edition of AppleVis Unlimited, our monthly series which aims to highlight what’s new and noteworthy on the AppleVis website. Below, you’ll find a selection of the best content posted to AppleVis – from new app entries, to app updates, to podcasts and blogs. For easier navigation, the major sections of this post are at heading level 3, and each individual item is at heading level 4.
New and Noteworthy App Entries
Adobe Acrobat Reader DC (macOS, Free)
Do more with the leading PDF viewer. More powerful than other PDF software, Adobe Acrobat Reader DC is the free, trusted standard for viewing, printing and annotating PDFs. And now, it’s connected to Adobe Document Cloud — so it’s easier than ever to work with PDFs on computers and mobile devices.
View and annotate PDF files. With Acrobat Reader DC, you can do even more than open and view PDF files. It’s easy to add annotations to documents using a complete set of commenting tools.
Open once, read anywhere. Say hello to easy file access.
Current Version: 2015.020.20042
Read Adobe Acrobat Reader DC’s AppleVis Mac App Directory entry for more information
http://www.applevis.com/apps/mac/productivity/adobe-acrobat-reader-dc

Visit the Adobe Acrobat Reader DC page on Adobe.com
https://acrobat.adobe.com/us/en/acrobat/pdf-reader.html

Apple Support (iOS, Free)
Need help? Apple Support app is your personalized guide to the best options from Apple. Find answers with articles tailored to your products and questions. Call, chat or email with an expert right away, or schedule a callback when it’s convenient. Get a repair at an Apple Store or a nearby Apple Authorized Service Provider. Apple Support is here to help.
Current Version: 1.0.3 (January 24, 2017)
Read Apple Support’s AppleVis iOS App Directory entry for more information
http://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/utilities/apple-support
Visit Apple Support’s App Store page
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/apple-support/id1130498044?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D8

Autour (iOS, Free)
Autour is an eyes-free mobile system designed to give blind users a better sense of their surroundings. Although other systems emphasize navigation from one specific location to another, typically accomplished by explicit turn-by-turn instructions, Autour uses spatialized audio to reveal the kind of information that visual cues such as neon signs provide to sighted users. Once users notice a point of interest, additional details are available on demand.
For a demonstration video please visit our website at: http://autour.mcgill.ca/en/
Current Version: 1.6.8 (November 30, 2016)
Read Autour’s AppleVis iOS App Directory entry for more information
http://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/navigation/autour

Visit Autour’s App Store page
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/autour/id887476373?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D8

Blindfold Euchre (iOS, Free with In-App Purchases)
Blindfold Euchre is a fully accessible Euchre card game for both sighted and visually impaired people, designed for rapid audio play.
Blindfold Euchre is a trick taking game where you pick the trump suit. You play with 3 computer players, in teams of two, who will try to stop you from making the tricks you need to win.
You score highest if you make many tricks. A help on how to play Euchre is included with the app.
You can customize the game to your liking: how much extra information is spoken and how quickly it is spoken, how many sound effects are used amongst other things. And you can post your high scores to Twitter or Facebook.
Current Version: 1.2.2 (January 26, 2017)
Read Blindfold Euchre’s AppleVis iOS App Directory entry for more information
http://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/games/blindfold-euchre

Visit Blindfold Euchre’s App Store page
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/blindfold-euchre/id1191946494?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D8

DayNight: Daytime & Nighttime Awareness (iOS, Free)
DayNight is designed to help the blind and visually impaired with day and night awareness by scheduling notifications at sunrise and sunset.
Simply navigate through the setup steps so DayNight knows your location and has access to send you notifications. Once complete 1 month of notifications will be scheduled and can be disabled anytime within the app.
Current Version: 1.1 (January 25, 2017)
Read DayNight’s AppleVis iOS App Directory entry for more information
http://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/utilities/daynight-daytime-nighttime-awareness

Visit DayNight’s App Store page
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/daynight-daytime-nighttime/id1196089484?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D8

Departure Board – UK Train Departure Times (iOS, Free With In-App Purchases)
powerful yet simple UK train app for iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. Instantly check the trains departing from your local station. Supports Apple Watch and watchOS 2. Accessible from everywhere using the Today view widget.
Departure Board is a simple application that displays the information found on rail departure board signs across the UK. When launched, Departure Board will use your location to find that station nearest to you and it will instantly load the rail departure board for it. Departure Board will display the time and platform that the train is due to depart from.
Departure Board also allows you to see where each train currently is, where it has called and at what time. You can even share the train you are getting right from the application.
Features:
• Instant departure board for your nearest station.
• Details of each trains journey progress.
• Filter by calling points.*
• Show arrival board.
• Show arrival time at destination*
• Show earlier trains.*
• Favourite your most frequently used boards.*
• Automatically load a favourite board on launch when you are nearby. Also, in Glance, Watch App and Widget.*
• Handoff Support (transfer sessions between iOS devices and from Apple Watch).
• iPad Split View and Slide Over support
• Spotlight Indexing of all stations and favourites.
• Apple Watch Support.*
• iOS Today Widget – access your departure boards from anywhere in iOS.*
• URL Scheme Support – launch the application directly to a specific train station with optional calling point filter.*
Current Version: 3.0.3 (January 24, 2017)
Read Departure Board’s AppleVis iOS App Directory entry for more information
http://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/travel/departure-board-uk-train-departure-times

Visit Departure Board’s App Store page
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/departure-board-uk-train-departure/id954492323?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D8

Evertree Inn (iOS, US$3.99)
A mysterious tavern with a deadly secret! Check-in to this magical tale of murder and mystery where not everything is as it seems. Explore the tavern in secret or in style, meet and mingle with guests and staff, wield weapons and magic and uncover clues before the killer strikes again!
Evertree Inn is an immersive 265,000 word interactive experience by Thom Baylay, where your choices control the story. It’s entirely text-based–without graphics or sound effects–and fueled by the vast unstoppable power of your imagination.
What will you do when an overnight stay in a highway tavern turns into the biggest mystery of your life? Will you rise to the challenge, or will you resist your destiny? Are you in it for the money, for the thrill of the chase or are you secretly hoping for romance? Enter an open world, where the choices you ignore matter as much as the ones you explore and where every interaction has a reaction. Choose your path as elf or dwarf, human or halfling or even the elusive brownie and find out if you have what it takes to survive the night at Evertree Inn?
Current Version: 1.0.1 (January 19, 2017)
Read Evertree Inn’s AppleVis iOS App Directory entry for more information
http://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/games/evertree-inn
Visit Evertree Inn’s App Store page
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/evertree-inn/id1174445208?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D8

Streaks (iOS, US$3.99)
STREAKS. The to-do list that helps you form good habits.
• Featured in Apple’s “Best of 2015” apps
• Featured in Apple’s “Amazing Apps for iPhone” TV advert
• Featured on the Apple Watch web site
• Preinstalled on demo iPhones in Apple Stores worldwide
Track up to six tasks you want to complete every day. Your goal is to build a streak of consecutive days. Streaks works with the Apple Health app to help you achieve your fitness goals.
Six tasks: Stay focused, get them done.
• Streaks automatically knows when you complete tasks linked to the Health app
• Includes a blazingly fast Apple Watch app, including Complications, Glance screen, and Rich Notifications.
• Customize the app color
• Hundreds of icons to choose from
• Customizable reminder notifications keeps you on track
• View your current and best streak, as well as your completion statistics
Current Version: 2.1.1 (January 26, 2016)
Read Streaks’ AppleVis iOS App Directory entry for more information
http://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/productivity/streaks

Visit Streaks’ App Store page
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/streaks/id963034692?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D8

Super Tile Smash (iOS, US$1.99)
A simple and addictive puzzle game where the objective is to complete as many levels as possible.
Select a tile and if a surrounding tile is the same it will be destroyed, you will need to destroy more tiles as the levels progress.
There are special tiles some of these are called Rocket,sidewinder and crossfire.
The in game menu can be reached by tapping on any item on the bottom row of the screen which contains from left to right current level,upcoming tiles and percentage of level completed.
The game is written to be fully compatible with Voiceover and is suitable for all players with any level of eyesight.
Current Version: 1.0 (January 24, 2017)
Read Super Tile Smash’s AppleVis iOS App Directory entry for more information
http://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/games/super-tile-smash

Visit Super Tile Smash’s App Store page
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/super-tile-smash/id1196714817?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D8

*5) Best Headphones for Every Budget and Kids, Too

Several readers have asked recently about the best inexpensive headphones
and earbuds both for themselves and their kiddos—and today seems like a great day to respond.

Generally these are the best values, price points and styles of headphones for adults and kids, too:
Best inexpensive wired headphones.
Panasonic ErgoFit In-Ear Earbuds are
smartphone compatible with integrated microphone and remote for Apple (iPhone*
/ iPod / iPad), Android and Blackberry Audio devices. Tonally balanced audio with crisp highs and deep low notes. Wider frequency response for musicians and fuller listening enjoyment . Lively sound quality for recorded audio. Comes with small, medium and large earpads to ensure a perfect fit for adults and children. Your
choice of several beautiful colors. About $13.

Best mid-level wired headphones. 1MORE Triple Driver In-Ear Headphones
have two balanced armatures and a separate dynamic driver to deliver an extremely accurate music-listening experience with unsurpassed dynamic power and clarity from deep bass to sizzling highs. The built in microphone and remote are Apple and Android compatible. About $99.

Best value for high quality wired, noise cancelling headphones. Bose
QuietComfort 20 is the Cadillac of smartphone replacement earbuds. These are only for those with discriminating hearing and music appreciation to go along with it. Available in two models: one for Apple devices* and one for Samsung/Android devices. Features noise cancelling that reduces surrounding distractions, letting
music stand out. Many other high-end features. About $250.

Best inexpensive in-ear bluetooth sport/fitness headphones. These Senso
Bluetooth Headphones are ideal for the active listener who cannot be dealing with a cord draping from the ears to the device. Bluetooth is a highly desirable method by which headphones and a listening device can communicate with one another
without a visible connection. Personally, I love the style of the seearbuds with their
flexible behind-the-ear hooks that keep the headphones comfortably firm in place while I tap dance, turn cartwheels and bunny jump—all while listening to my favorite music. (You believe that? What you can believe is the part about me loving this particular style of wireless headphone—and the price!). About $38.

Best mid-level bluetooth on-ear wireless headphones. Get ready for an
elevated audio experience with the Skullcandy Hesh 2 Bluetooth Headphones. This is a sleek and simplified headset which will deliver amazing sound and a long-lasting battery life (12 hours after a full charge). Backup cable comes with mic plus
remote functionality, just in case. Powerful 50mm drivers for crystal clear, refreshingly loud and clear playback. Extremely comfortable, too. About $80.

Best inexpensive kids headphones. These Kids Headphones by Onanoff are
just perfect for your little ones who don’t need ultra-high quality sound. Tired of replacing busted headphones? These are about as indestructible as headphones
can come and are designed to be volume limiting—good for hearing health. Lots of other great features, like a built-in audio splitter, so make sure to check these out.
So darned cute, too, coming in a variety of bright colors and five sets of stickers for your little ones to decorate their headphones! Comes with a travel bag. About $25.

*NOTE: The latest model iPhone 7 does not come with a traditional
headphone jack and requires either Bluetooth headphones or a lightning-to-headphone jack adapter.

Resource Links:
Panasonic ErgoFit In-Ear Headphones
https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B01G7ICI1W/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&f_new=true&f_primeEligible=true&mv_color_name=all&linkCode=sl2&tag=cheapskatemonthl&linkId=44821210b5b2309e7959e26f5a7e6fea

1MORE Triple Driver In-Ear Headphones
https://www.amazon.com/1MORE-Headphones-Earphones-Compatible-Microphone/dp/B01KB9K9Z0/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&qid=1485967472&sr=8-1&keywords=1MORE%2BTriple%2BDriver%2BIn-Ear%2BHeadphones%2Bwith%2BIn-line%2BMicrophone%2Band%2BRemote&th=1&linkCode=sl1&tag=cheapskatemonthl&linkId=3b53d4bd28bd602e10f6a21212748f8c

Bose QuietComfort Noise-Cancelling Headphones
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00X9KV0HU/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ascsub=undefined&th=1&linkCode=sl1&tag=cheapskatemonthl&linkId=011622efea958cf5aa2adc44fceb1a14

Senso Bluetooth Headphones
https://www.amazon.com/Bluetooth-Headphones-Waterproof-Sweatproof-Cancelling/dp/B01G8JO5F2/ref=as_li_ss_tl?s=wireless&ie=UTF8&qid=1485967335&sr=1-5&keywords=jaybird+freedom&linkCode=sl1&tag=cheapskatemonthl&linkId=98d837c1ce4ec05383da26563679258e

Skullcandy Hesh 2 Bluetooth Headphones
https://www.amazon.com/Skullcandy-Bluetooth-Wireless-Headphones-Black/dp/B00NCSIN4W/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&linkCode=sl1&tag=cheapskatemonthl&linkId=70b8f98fdb8e64a02cf8ee9698aeba89

Kids Headphones by Onanoff
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01FRLCZ22/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ascsub=undefined&th=1&linkCode=sl1&tag=cheapskatemonthl&linkId=f3935f62c5a217b1baf691ad48d6330b
Author: Everyday Cheapskate
http://www.everydaycheapskate.com

*6) How a Deaf Blind Person can send a text message using an IPhone
This YouTube video demonstrates, using speech for demonstration purposes,
how a deaf-blind person can send a text using the iPhone:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73amGqTH89A&feature=youtu.be
Source; Flying Blind, Thursday February 2 2017

*7) The Complete List of 3D Touch Shortcuts for iPhone
Posted by Khamosh Pathak on Jan 28, 2017 |
By now, you must be familiar with the long press action in iOS. Like when you tap and hold on an app icon and they all start to jiggle. When you press harder on the screen (don’t worry, you’re not going to break anything), you’ll engage 3D Touch. You’ll know because one, there will be a vibration feedback on the screen. Second, something will happen on screen.
Think of 3D Touch as the right-click for the touchscreen. it reveals hidden functionality and provides shortcuts for doing things. It’s been more than a year since the feature was implemented and it’s starting to become genuinely useful. iOS’s own shortcuts are helpful and some third party apps also integrate the feature quite well. If you have an iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus, you really should consider using 3D Touch for the things we have listed below. It’s sure to make you more efficient.
1. App Icons

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Just start 3D Touching the app icons on your Home screen for a start. You’ll find useful shortcuts in the contextual menus. They’re great for jumping to a particular part of an app.
Also, try this. 3D Touch an app, swipe to an option and then release your finger. Boom, you’ve just activated the option without even lifting your finger.
Some apps will even show the small version of the widget right there.

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• 3D Touching the App Store has the search option so you can directly start searching.
• Music app shows a widget for your recently played songs and a shortcut for playing Beats 1. Also the Search button.
• From Safari’s 3D Touch menu you can quickly open a new tab, a private tab or the reading list.
• Phone app lets you quickly call the top 4 favorite contacts and provides shortcuts for creating a new one or hearing your voicemail.
• Photos show the memories widget, and shortcuts for most recent photos, favorites, and search.
• iBooks has shortcuts for your most recently viewed document, book or audiobook.
• Weather app shows widget for your current location and shortcuts for your top 3 cities.
• Camera app has shortcuts for taking a selfie, recording a video, slow motion or taking a photo.
• Calendar app has the Up Next widget and a shortcut for adding a new event.
• Clock app has shortcuts for creating an alarm and starting a timer or the stopwatch.
• Maps app has the destination widget, and shortcuts for marking and sharing your location.
• Notes app shows your most recent note and gives you shortcuts for creating a new note or a checklist.

2. Open App Switcher
This works best if you don’t have a huge case on your iPhone. At the left edge of the screen, 3D Touch till you get a vibration feedback and swipe in, to the right. This will open the app switcher screen. Press deeper once again and the app switcher view will open directly.
If you swipe in, and keep swiping to the right edge, you’ll end up switching to the last used app.
3. Notifications
Since iOS 10, notifications are interactive. And some apps that have been updated (like Uber or Messages) will even show a rich preview of the message when you 3D Touch it, either from the Lock screen or when the phone is unlocked.
ios 10 interactive notifications
You’ll also find contextual options there. Like the option to Retweet in Twitter or the option to mute a conversation in Messenger.
While we’re talking about notifications, 3D Touch the x icon in the Notification Center and you’ll get an option to clear all notifications in just one tap.
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4. Safari
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Whenever you come across a link (and this is not limited to Safari), just try to 3D Touch. The link will open in a floating window. You’ll be able to preview it right there. If you want to open the page, press deeper again. Or just lift your finger and it will be gone. Apple calls this feature Peek and Pop and once you look beyond the silly name you find out just how useful this is across the OS. In messaging apps you can use this feature to preview conversations.
5. Control Center
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Transfer your iPhone data
Copy your photos, contacts, messages and more without iTunes or iCloud

5. The last row of 4 buttons in Control Center (Flashlight, Timer, Calculator, and camera) are now 3D Touch enabled. So you can 3D Touch the flashlight to change the intensity, or the Camera icon to quickly take a selfie.
6. Turn Keyboard Into Trackpad

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One of my favorite uses of 3D Touch is when the keyboard turns into a trackpad. Once you 3D touch anywhere on the keyboard, the cursor will be activated. Swipe left, right, up or down to move the cursor.
Press again and you’ll get to the text selection. Swipe to select the text.
7. 3D Touch a Folder With Notifications
< “http://cdn.iphonehacks.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/ios-10-folders-notification.jpeg&#8221; alt=”ios-10-folders-notification” />
Say you’ve got a folder with 3 apps and they all have a couple of notifications each. When you 3D Touch the folder, you’ll see a list of all the apps that have notifications and the count. Release your finger on an app name and it will launch directly.

8. 3D Touch App Downloads
< “http://cdn.iphonehacks.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/iphone-3d-touch-list-5.jpeg&#8221; alt=”iphone 3d touch list 5″ />
When you 3D Touch an app that’s downloading, you can quickly pause it or prioritize the download (helpful when App Store decides to update 30 apps at once).
9. Phone App
< “http://cdn.iphonehacks.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/iphone-3d-touch-list-2.jpeg&#8221; alt=”iphone 3d touch list 2″ />
3D Touch a contact name anywhere in the phone app and you’ll get a contextual menu will all off their different contact options. So from here you can call them on FaceTime, send them an email or just a plain old SMS. No need to much about in menus.

10. Music App
Save
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By now, you must be familiar with the long press action in iOS. Like when you tap and hold on an app icon and they all start to jiggle. When you press harder on the screen (don’t worry, you’re not going to break anything), you’ll engage 3D Touch. You’ll know because one, there will be a vibration feedback on the screen. Second, something will happen on screen.
Think of 3D Touch as the right-click for the touchscreen. it reveals hidden functionality and provides shortcuts for doing things. It’s been more than a year since the feature was implemented and it’s starting to become genuinely useful. iOS’s own shortcuts are helpful and some third party apps also integrate the feature quite well. If you have an iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus, you really should consider using 3D Touch for the things we have listed below. It’s sure to make you more efficient.
1. App Icons
< “http://cdn.iphonehacks.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/iphone-3d-touch-list-3.jpeg&#8221; alt=”iphone 3d touch list 3″ />
Just start 3D Touching the app icons on your Home screen for a start. You’ll find useful shortcuts in the contextual menus. They’re great for jumping to a particular part of an app.
Also, try this. 3D Touch an app, swipe to an option and then release your finger. Boom, you’ve just activated the option without even lifting your finger.
Some apps will even show the small version of the widget right there.
< “http://cdn.iphonehacks.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/iphone-3d-touch-list-4.jpeg&#8221; alt=”iphone 3d touch list 4″ />
Here’s a snapshot of 3D Touch shortcuts for the stock apps.
• 3D Touching the App Store has the search option so you can directly start searching.
• Music app shows a widget for your recently played songs and a shortcut for playing Beats 1. Also the Search button.
• From Safari’s 3D Touch menu you can quickly open a new tab, a private tab or the reading list.
• Phone app lets you quickly call the top 4 favorite contacts and provides shortcuts for creating a new one or hearing your voicemail.
• Photos show the memories widget, and shortcuts for most recent photos, favorites, and search.
• iBooks has shortcuts for your most recently viewed document, book or audiobook.
• Weather app shows widget for your current location and shortcuts for your top 3 cities.
• Camera app has shortcuts for taking a selfie, recording a video, slow motion or taking a photo.
• Calendar app has the Up Next widget and a shortcut for adding a new event.
• Clock app has shortcuts for creating an alarm and starting a timer or the stopwatch.
• Maps app has the destination widget, and shortcuts for marking and sharing your location.
• Notes app shows your most recent note and gives you shortcuts for creating a new note or a checklist.
Also see: Top 25 iOS 10 Widgets
2. Open App Switcher
This works best if you don’t have a huge case on your iPhone. At the left edge of the screen, 3D Touch till you get a vibration feedback and swipe in, to the right. This will open the app switcher screen. Press deeper once again and the app switcher view will open directly.
If you swipe in, and keep swiping to the right edge, you’ll end up switching to the last used app.
3. Notifications
Since iOS 10, notifications are interactive. And some apps that have been updated (like Uber or Messages) will even show a rich preview of the message when you 3D Touch it, either from the Lock screen or when the phone is unlocked.
< “http://cdn.iphonehacks.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/ios-10-interactive-notifications.png&#8221; alt=”ios 10 interactive notifications” />
You’ll also find contextual options there. Like the option to Retweet in Twitter or the option to mute a conversation in Messenger.
While we’re talking about notifications, 3D Touch the x icon in the Notification Center and you’ll get an option to clear all notifications in just one tap.
< “http://cdn.iphonehacks.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/clear-all-notifications-ios-10-featured.png&#8221; alt=”clear all notifications ios 10 featured” />
4. Safari
< “http://cdn.iphonehacks.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/tweetbot-3d-touch-3.png&#8221; alt=”tweetbot 3d touch 3″ />
Whenever you come across a link (and this is not limited to Safari), just try to 3D Touch. The link will open in a floating window. You’ll be able to preview it right there. If you want to open the page, press deeper again. Or just lift your finger and it will be gone. Apple calls this feature Peek and Pop and once you look beyond the silly name you find out just how useful this is across the OS. In messaging apps you can use this feature to preview conversations.
5. Control Center
< “http://cdn.iphonehacks.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/ios-10-hidden-features-and-changes-2.png&#8221; alt=”ios 10 hidden features and changes 2″ />
The last row of 4 buttons in Control Center (Flashlight, Timer, Calculator, and camera) are now 3D Touch enabled. So you can 3D Touch the flashlight to change the intensity, or the Camera icon to quickly take a selfie.
6. Turn Keyboard Into Trackpad
< “http://cdn.iphonehacks.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/3d-touch-cursor.png&#8221; alt=”3d touch cursor” />
One of my favorite uses of 3D Touch is when the keyboard turns into a trackpad. Once you 3D touch anywhere on the keyboard, the cursor will be activated. Swipe left, right, up or down to move the cursor.
Press again and you’ll get to the text selection. Swipe to select the text.
7. 3D Touch a Folder With Notifications
< “http://cdn.iphonehacks.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/ios-10-folders-notification.jpeg&#8221; alt=”ios-10-folders-notification” />
Say you’ve got a folder with 3 apps and they all have a couple of notifications each. When you 3D Touch the folder, you’ll see a list of all the apps that have notifications and the count. Release your finger on an app name and it will launch directly.
8. 3D Touch App Downloads
< “http://cdn.iphonehacks.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/iphone-3d-touch-list-5.jpeg&#8221; alt=”iphone 3d touch list 5″ />
When you 3D Touch an app that’s downloading, you can quickly pause it or prioritize the download (helpful when App Store decides to update 30 apps at once).
9. Phone App
< “http://cdn.iphonehacks.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/iphone-3d-touch-list-2.jpeg&#8221; alt=”iphone 3d touch list 2″ />
3D Touch a contact name anywhere in the phone app and you’ll get a contextual menu will all off their different contact options. So from here you can call them on FaceTime, send them an email or just a plain old SMS. No need to much about in menus.
10. Music App
You can 3D Touch a song, playlist or album to get the contextual menu.
11. Messages App
Send Effects: 3D Touch the blue “up” arrow and you’ll get the option to send the message using bubble or full screen effects.
Contact picture: When you 3D Touch the contact picture in the messages app you’ll get a menu that lists all their contact information so you can quickly call or email them.
A thread: When you 3D Touch a thread from the app’s Home screen, you’ll get a preview of the conversation. Swipe up and you’ll get some quick reply options.
12. Third Party Apps That Do It Right
< “http://cdn.iphonehacks.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/tweetbot-3d-touch.png&#8221; alt=”tweetbot 3d touch” />
Tweetbot: 3D Touch a tweet in Tweetbot and you’ll be able to see the conversation. When you find a reply tweet, this is good way to quickly view the original tweet. The app icon also has options for directly opening new tweet view.
Instagram: Whenever you see a thumbnail image in Instagram, just 3D Touch is to view it in a pop up view.
WhatsApp: WhatsApp’s app icon 3D Touch action shows your 4 recent chats and options to start a new chat or to see your starred messages.
Speedtest: Speedtest lets you start a new speed test, right from the 3D Touch action.
Lose It!: The Lose It! apps quick actions let you quickly log your weight, food or scan a barcode.
Adjust 3D Touch
Save
< “http://cdn.iphonehacks.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/safari-new-tab-iphone-featured.jpg&#8221; alt=”safari-new-tab-iphone-featured” />
By now, you must be familiar with the long press action in iOS. Like when you tap and hold on an app icon and they all start to jiggle. When you press harder on the screen (don’t worry, you’re not going to break anything), you’ll engage 3D Touch. You’ll know because one, there will be a vibration feedback on the screen. Second, something will happen on screen.
Think of 3D Touch as the right-click for the touchscreen. it reveals hidden functionality and provides shortcuts for doing things. It’s been more than a year since the feature was implemented and it’s starting to become genuinely useful. iOS’s own shortcuts are helpful and some third party apps also integrate the feature quite well. If you have an iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus, you really should consider using 3D Touch for the things we have listed below. It’s sure to make you more efficient.
1. App Icons
< “http://cdn.iphonehacks.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/iphone-3d-touch-list-3.jpeg&#8221; alt=”iphone 3d touch list 3″ />
Just start 3D Touching the app icons on your Home screen for a start. You’ll find useful shortcuts in the contextual menus. They’re great for jumping to a particular part of an app.
Also, try this. 3D Touch an app, swipe to an option and then release your finger. Boom, you’ve just activated the option without even lifting your finger.
Some apps will even show the small version of the widget right there.
< “http://cdn.iphonehacks.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/iphone-3d-touch-list-4.jpeg&#8221; alt=”iphone 3d touch list 4″ />
Here’s a snapshot of 3D Touch shortcuts for the stock apps.
• 3D Touching the App Store has the search option so you can directly start searching.
• Music app shows a widget for your recently played songs and a shortcut for playing Beats 1. Also the Search button.
• From Safari’s 3D Touch menu you can quickly open a new tab, a private tab or the reading list.
• Phone app lets you quickly call the top 4 favorite contacts and provides shortcuts for creating a new one or hearing your voicemail.
• Photos show the memories widget, and shortcuts for most recent photos, favorites, and search.
• iBooks has shortcuts for your most recently viewed document, book or audiobook.
• Weather app shows widget for your current location and shortcuts for your top 3 cities.
• Camera app has shortcuts for taking a selfie, recording a video, slow motion or taking a photo.
• Calendar app has the Up Next widget and a shortcut for adding a new event.
• Clock app has shortcuts for creating an alarm and starting a timer or the stopwatch.
• Maps app has the destination widget, and shortcuts for marking and sharing your location.
• Notes app shows your most recent note and gives you shortcuts for creating a new note or a checklist.
Also see: Top 25 iOS 10 Widgets
2. Open App Switcher
This works best if you don’t have a huge case on your iPhone. At the left edge of the screen, 3D Touch till you get a vibration feedback and swipe in, to the right. This will open the app switcher screen. Press deeper once again and the app switcher view will open directly.
If you swipe in, and keep swiping to the right edge, you’ll end up switching to the last used app.
3. Notifications
Since iOS 10, notifications are interactive. And some apps that have been updated (like Uber or Messages) will even show a rich preview of the message when you 3D Touch it, either from the Lock screen or when the phone is unlocked.
< “http://cdn.iphonehacks.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/ios-10-interactive-notifications.png&#8221; alt=”ios 10 interactive notifications” />
You’ll also find contextual options there. Like the option to Retweet in Twitter or the option to mute a conversation in Messenger.
While we’re talking about notifications, 3D Touch the x icon in the Notification Center and you’ll get an option to clear all notifications in just one tap.
< “http://cdn.iphonehacks.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/clear-all-notifications-ios-10-featured.png&#8221; alt=”clear all notifications ios 10 featured” />
4. Safari
< “http://cdn.iphonehacks.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/tweetbot-3d-touch-3.png&#8221; alt=”tweetbot 3d touch 3″ />
Whenever you come across a link (and this is not limited to Safari), just try to 3D Touch. The link will open in a floating window. You’ll be able to preview it right there. If you want to open the page, press deeper again. Or just lift your finger and it will be gone. Apple calls this feature Peek and Pop and once you look beyond the silly name you find out just how useful this is across the OS. In messaging apps you can use this feature to preview conversations.
5. Control Center
< “http://cdn.iphonehacks.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/ios-10-hidden-features-and-changes-2.png&#8221; alt=”ios 10 hidden features and changes 2″ />
The last row of 4 buttons in Control Center (Flashlight, Timer, Calculator, and camera) are now 3D Touch enabled. So you can 3D Touch the flashlight to change the intensity, or the Camera icon to quickly take a selfie.
6. Turn Keyboard Into Trackpad
< “http://cdn.iphonehacks.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/3d-touch-cursor.png&#8221; alt=”3d touch cursor” />
One of my favorite uses of 3D Touch is when the keyboard turns into a trackpad. Once you 3D touch anywhere on the keyboard, the cursor will be activated. Swipe left, right, up or down to move the cursor.
Press again and you’ll get to the text selection. Swipe to select the text.
7. 3D Touch a Folder With Notifications
< “http://cdn.iphonehacks.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/ios-10-folders-notification.jpeg&#8221; alt=”ios-10-folders-notification” />
Say you’ve got a folder with 3 apps and they all have a couple of notifications each. When you 3D Touch the folder, you’ll see a list of all the apps that have notifications and the count. Release your finger on an app name and it will launch directly.
8. 3D Touch App Downloads
< “http://cdn.iphonehacks.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/iphone-3d-touch-list-5.jpeg&#8221; alt=”iphone 3d touch list 5″ />
When you 3D Touch an app that’s downloading, you can quickly pause it or prioritize the download (helpful when App Store decides to update 30 apps at once).
9. Phone App
< “http://cdn.iphonehacks.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/iphone-3d-touch-list-2.jpeg&#8221; alt=”iphone 3d touch list 2″ />
3D Touch a contact name anywhere in the phone app and you’ll get a contextual menu will all off their different contact options. So from here you can call them on FaceTime, send them an email or just a plain old SMS. No need to much about in menus.
10. Music App
< “http://cdn.iphonehacks.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/iphone-3d-touch-list-1.jpeg&#8221; alt=”iphone 3d touch list 1″ />
You can 3D Touch a song, playlist or album to get the contextual menu.
11. Messages App
Send Effects: 3D Touch the blue “up” arrow and you’ll get the option to send the message using bubble or full screen effects.
Contact picture: When you 3D Touch the contact picture in the messages app you’ll get a menu that lists all their contact information so you can quickly call or email them.
A thread: When you 3D Touch a thread from the app’s Home screen, you’ll get a preview of the conversation. Swipe up and you’ll get some quick reply options.
12. Third Party Apps That Do It Right
< “http://cdn.iphonehacks.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/tweetbot-3d-touch.png&#8221; alt=”tweetbot 3d touch” />
Tweetbot: 3D Touch a tweet in Tweetbot and you’ll be able to see the conversation. When you find a reply tweet, this is good way to quickly view the original tweet. The app icon also has options for directly opening new tweet view.
Instagram: Whenever you see a thumbnail image in Instagram, just 3D Touch is to view it in a pop up view.
WhatsApp: WhatsApp’s app icon 3D Touch action shows your 4 recent chats and options to start a new chat or to see your starred messages.
Speedtest: Speedtest lets you start a new speed test, right from the 3D Touch action.
Lose It!: The Lose It! apps quick actions let you quickly log your weight, food or scan a barcode.
Adjust 3D Touch

It’s possible that you think 3D Touching takes to much effort or maybe you end up pressing it accidentally. If you go into Settings -> General -> Accessibility -> 3D Touch you can switch the sensitivity to Light or Firm.
When In Doubt, 3D Touch
Save
< “http://cdn.iphonehacks.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/safari-new-tab-iphone-featured.jpg&#8221; alt=”safari-new-tab-iphone-featured” />
By now, you must be familiar with the long press action in iOS. Like when you tap and hold on an app icon and they all start to jiggle. When you press harder on the screen (don’t worry, you’re not going to break anything), you’ll engage 3D Touch. You’ll know because one, there will be a vibration feedback on the screen. Second, something will happen on screen.
Think of 3D Touch as the right-click for the touchscreen. it reveals hidden functionality and provides shortcuts for doing things. It’s been more than a year since the feature was implemented and it’s starting to become genuinely useful. iOS’s own shortcuts are helpful and some third party apps also integrate the feature quite well. If you have an iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus, you really should consider using 3D Touch for the things we have listed below. It’s sure to make you more efficient.
1. App Icons
< “http://cdn.iphonehacks.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/iphone-3d-touch-list-3.jpeg&#8221; alt=”iphone 3d touch list 3″ />
Just start 3D Touching the app icons on your Home screen for a start. You’ll find useful shortcuts in the contextual menus. They’re great for jumping to a particular part of an app.
Also, try this. 3D Touch an app, swipe to an option and then release your finger. Boom, you’ve just activated the option without even lifting your finger.
Some apps will even show the small version of the widget right there.
< “http://cdn.iphonehacks.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/iphone-3d-touch-list-4.jpeg&#8221; alt=”iphone 3d touch list 4″ />
Here’s a snapshot of 3D Touch shortcuts for the stock apps.
• 3D Touching the App Store has the search option so you can directly start searching.
• Music app shows a widget for your recently played songs and a shortcut for playing Beats 1. Also the Search button.
• From Safari’s 3D Touch menu you can quickly open a new tab, a private tab or the reading list.
• Phone app lets you quickly call the top 4 favorite contacts and provides shortcuts for creating a new one or hearing your voicemail.
• Photos show the memories widget, and shortcuts for most recent photos, favorites, and search.
• iBooks has shortcuts for your most recently viewed document, book or audiobook.
• Weather app shows widget for your current location and shortcuts for your top 3 cities.
• Camera app has shortcuts for taking a selfie, recording a video, slow motion or taking a photo.
• Calendar app has the Up Next widget and a shortcut for adding a new event.
• Clock app has shortcuts for creating an alarm and starting a timer or the stopwatch.
• Maps app has the destination widget, and shortcuts for marking and sharing your location.
• Notes app shows your most recent note and gives you shortcuts for creating a new note or a checklist.
Also see: Top 25 iOS 10 Widgets
2. Open App Switcher
This works best if you don’t have a huge case on your iPhone. At the left edge of the screen, 3D Touch till you get a vibration feedback and swipe in, to the right. This will open the app switcher screen. Press deeper once again and the app switcher view will open directly.
If you swipe in, and keep swiping to the right edge, you’ll end up switching to the last used app.
3. Notifications
Since iOS 10, notifications are interactive. And some apps that have been updated (like Uber or Messages) will even show a rich preview of the message when you 3D Touch it, either from the Lock screen or when the phone is unlocked.
< “http://cdn.iphonehacks.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/ios-10-interactive-notifications.png&#8221; alt=”ios 10 interactive notifications” />
You’ll also find contextual options there. Like the option to Retweet in Twitter or the option to mute a conversation in Messenger.
While we’re talking about notifications, 3D Touch the x icon in the Notification Center and you’ll get an option to clear all notifications in just one tap.
< “http://cdn.iphonehacks.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/clear-all-notifications-ios-10-featured.png&#8221; alt=”clear all notifications ios 10 featured” />
4. Safari
< “http://cdn.iphonehacks.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/tweetbot-3d-touch-3.png&#8221; alt=”tweetbot 3d touch 3″ />
Whenever you come across a link (and this is not limited to Safari), just try to 3D Touch. The link will open in a floating window. You’ll be able to preview it right there. If you want to open the page, press deeper again. Or just lift your finger and it will be gone. Apple calls this feature Peek and Pop and once you look beyond the silly name you find out just how useful this is across the OS. In messaging apps you can use this feature to preview conversations.
5. Control Center
< “http://cdn.iphonehacks.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/ios-10-hidden-features-and-changes-2.png&#8221; alt=”ios 10 hidden features and changes 2″ />
The last row of 4 buttons in Control Center (Flashlight, Timer, Calculator, and camera) are now 3D Touch enabled. So you can 3D Touch the flashlight to change the intensity, or the Camera icon to quickly take a selfie.
6. Turn Keyboard Into Trackpad
< “http://cdn.iphonehacks.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/3d-touch-cursor.png&#8221; alt=”3d touch cursor” />
One of my favorite uses of 3D Touch is when the keyboard turns into a trackpad. Once you 3D touch anywhere on the keyboard, the cursor will be activated. Swipe left, right, up or down to move the cursor.
Press again and you’ll get to the text selection. Swipe to select the text.
7. 3D Touch a Folder With Notifications
< “http://cdn.iphonehacks.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/ios-10-folders-notification.jpeg&#8221; alt=”ios-10-folders-notification” />
Say you’ve got a folder with 3 apps and they all have a couple of notifications each. When you 3D Touch the folder, you’ll see a list of all the apps that have notifications and the count. Release your finger on an app name and it will launch directly.
8. 3D Touch App Downloads
< “http://cdn.iphonehacks.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/iphone-3d-touch-list-5.jpeg&#8221; alt=”iphone 3d touch list 5″ />
When you 3D Touch an app that’s downloading, you can quickly pause it or prioritize the download (helpful when App Store decides to update 30 apps at once).
9. Phone App
< “http://cdn.iphonehacks.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/iphone-3d-touch-list-2.jpeg&#8221; alt=”iphone 3d touch list 2″ />
3D Touch a contact name anywhere in the phone app and you’ll get a contextual menu will all off their different contact options. So from here you can call them on FaceTime, send them an email or just a plain old SMS. No need to much about in menus.
10. Music App
< “http://cdn.iphonehacks.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/iphone-3d-touch-list-1.jpeg&#8221; alt=”iphone 3d touch list 1″ />
You can 3D Touch a song, playlist or album to get the contextual menu.
11. Messages App
Send Effects: 3D Touch the blue “up” arrow and you’ll get the option to send the message using bubble or full screen effects.
Contact picture: When you 3D Touch the contact picture in the messages app you’ll get a menu that lists all their contact information so you can quickly call or email them.
A thread: When you 3D Touch a thread from the app’s Home screen, you’ll get a preview of the conversation. Swipe up and you’ll get some quick reply options.
12. Third Party Apps That Do It Right
< “http://cdn.iphonehacks.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/tweetbot-3d-touch.png&#8221; alt=”tweetbot 3d touch” />
Tweetbot: 3D Touch a tweet in Tweetbot and you’ll be able to see the conversation. When you find a reply tweet, this is good way to quickly view the original tweet. The app icon also has options for directly opening new tweet view.
Instagram: Whenever you see a thumbnail image in Instagram, just 3D Touch is to view it in a pop up view.
WhatsApp: WhatsApp’s app icon 3D Touch action shows your 4 recent chats and options to start a new chat or to see your starred messages.
Speedtest: Speedtest lets you start a new speed test, right from the 3D Touch action.
Lose It!: The Lose It! apps quick actions let you quickly log your weight, food or scan a barcode.
Adjust 3D Touch
It’s possible that you think 3D Touching takes to much effort or maybe you end up pressing it accidentally. If you go into Settings -> General -> Accessibility -> 3D Touch you can switch the sensitivity to Light or Firm.
When In Doubt, 3D Touch
3D Touch is starting to show up everywhere now. And it’s really helpful to just get in the practice of 3D Touching. So whenever you think like there has to be a faster way to do something, try 3D Touching.
Source Page:
http://www.iphonehacks.com/2017/01/complete-list-3d-touch-shortcuts-iphone.html

*8) Spotlight Gateway,
Children with low vision may be able to receive free iPads and a specialized
reading app to use for reading the BookShare collection:
http://chrishofstader.com/howard-kaplan-spotlight-gateway-and-me/
Read the complete article below.

February is visually impaired awareness month so I chose to write about a very interesting project being announced today by a number of organizations and companies.
Introduction
Spotlight Gateway, announced today by a number of blindness organizations, a large pharmaceutical company and Bookshare intends to provide an iPad to every underprivileged child who is either blind or low vision first in the US and ultimately globally. It’s starting with a limited number of iPads but plans on expanding its reach over time. The press release announcing this project is pasted verbatim at the bottom of this article.
Am I just publishing a press release without any additional information? Has Gonz Blinko turned into one of those news services that do nothing but take statements from interested parties and republish them with little or no changes? Not at all.
This article describes the history behind how this project came to be and how Dr. Howard Kaplan with a tiny bit of help from me brought Spotlight Gateway from concept to reality. Oddly, the press release issued by all of the giant organizations left Dr. Kaplan’s name out of the story entirely, I find this unacceptable as he did all of the heavy lifting to get an iPad to all of the kids who will enjoy them but was refused credit by the big boys
Howard and Me
I first heard the name Dr. Howard Kaplan when he sent me an email through the contact form on this site. His email said he had a new iOS app designed which low vision users could employ to read books called SpotlightText. I read the email and replied with a cranky response basically saying that every nitwit with anything that might be related to vision disabilities writes to me and that most are jokers with some half assed bit of technology and that I hadn’t time to waste on yet another bit of crap that nobody would ever use.
Howard is a really persistent guy. After about a dozen emails going back and forth, he convinced me that his app was indeed special because it is the first and only piece of software ever written in the low vision space that is based on the actual science of how people with retinal and other disorders can best read text. I’m a science enthusiast and his arguments were very compelling. Thus, I agreed to our first phone call, one that would lead him to bring me on as something of a publicist for SpotlightText and to help him with introductions and the like so he could better navigate the highly opaque world of accessibility.
One of the introductions I made for Howard was with a senior accessibility professional at Apple, they met at a conference and he planted the first seeds of Spotlight Gateway in the minds of the people who make the hardware on which his app runs.
My Role
I wish I could say that I had done a lot of work to push this project forward but, in fact, the introduction to Apple people was the last really valuable contribution I had made. When Howard called me after his meeting with Apple he explained the idea and I said, “You’re trying to get a free iPad for every underprivileged blind or low vision kid in America? You’re out of your freaking mind.” Howard said, “I think we can do this.” I told him I would help in any way I could but that I believed it to be a quixotic pursuit. That’s right folks, the dreamer in me had been overcome by cynicism from watching important projects start and fail in this space and my role was as Sancho Panza to Howard’s Quixote.
About six months ago I witnessed a turn in the tide about Spotlight Gateway as Howard had kept me abreast of his progress and it was then that I said, “Boss, I think you got something here.”
Why Howard Kaplan?
Howard is a full time retina surgeon with offices in downstate New York. He had a little kid as a patient and discovered that no access technology existing previously was compatible with how this child could actually see. Personally offended that one of his patients was about to face a childhood without books, Dr. Kaplan spent roughly $100,000 out of his own pocket to have SpotlightText developed and released onto the iOS AppStore.
Then Howard took the promotion to a higher level. He worked with me to get the story to people in the blindness business as that’s where my contacts live. Howard took on the task of convincing the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) to endorse a technology product for the first time in its long and austere history. Then Howard did the same with Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB) who also for the first time in its history endorsed a technology solution of value to its constituents.
Building Bridges
At CSUN 2016, Howard Kaplan, Sina Bahram and I shared the stage on a panel I had proposed called “Building Bridges.” We had intended to discuss how Howard was working to bring the medical community to technological solutions built by people on what we will call the accommodations side of the discussion. Historically, the medical people didn’t talk to access technology people who in turn never talked to scientists about how their users could better benefit from information buried in research they never even tried to read. We got the “CSUN Death Slot,” Friday at 4PM and literally everyone in the audience were either friends of mine, people who wanted to meet any of the three of us on the panel, a former patient of Dr. Kaplan’s and literally nobody else. We were planning on announcing what would ultimately be called Spotlight Gateway in rather general terms but felt doing so in front of such a tiny audience would have no great value and we just talked about and demoed the SpotlightText app instead.
Medicine Versus Accommodations
Before Dr. Kaplan built the bridges between AAO, FFB and SpotlightText, organizations that work on medical solutions for blindness ignored the access technology world entirely and the access technology industry ignored the medical people. There wasn’t hostility between the two camps but nor was there any cooperation, communication or any contact of substantive value.
Why Did This Divide Exist?
If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you would know that I’m on the accommodations side of the discussion. I help people make software of value to people who are blind today. We accommodation people look at the here and now, the kids in the schools, blind people in universities, blind people in professional settings and blind people at home. Our work is hopefully temporary, we all want to see medicine find cures but we realize that blind people today need technology to fully participate in 21st century life.
Many ophthalmologists view things quite differently. When a patient comes to a retina specialist with RP or some other disease that causes blindness and has no cure currently known to science, they feel an enormous sense of failure. It’s the job of these highly educated and highly skilled people to save their patient’s vision and when they cannot, it’s an emotional nightmare for these doctors. As nobody on the accommodations side of the discussion ever even approached organizations like AAO or FFB, they in turn didn’t approach us either and a chasm has existed for decades.
Howard The Hub
When you read the press release below, you will see that Spotlight Gateway is supported financially by a big pharmaceutical company, will be administered by The Lighthouse For The Blind And Visually Impaired Of San Francisco
http://lighthouse-sf.org/
(SFL, an organization for which I’ve grown a tremendous amount of respect over the past year),
Lighthouse Guild International
http://www.lighthouseguild.org/about-us/our-mission/
(LGI) and the members of VisionServe Alliance
https://www.visionservealliance.org/

How did all of these groups find each other in a world where medicine never talks to the technology people and vice versa? The answer is plain and simply Howard Kaplan. While I may have greased the wheel a little, Howard is the hub in the middle holding all of these spokes together. He took the step from the medical model and had SpotlightText made and, as far as I can tell, became the first person to bridge the gap between the medical community and those of us who work on access technology.
Beginning with his meeting with Apple at that conference nearly two years ago, Howard has been putting block after block into place and has built the bridge we’ve needed in the blindness world for decades. As I wrote above, I thought this project was a fantasy, an impossibility and that Apple would never cooperate. I must have told Howard he was insane at least five dozen times. Howard proved me wrong and below you can read the press release in full. I typically include a conclusions section at the end of my articles but I’ll put the single conclusion for this article here: Howard Kaplan has made history by getting Spotlight Gateway as far as it is today and he has built the all important bridge between medicine and accessibility and everyone in our community should send him a thank you for doing so.
The Press Release
OnLine Library Available Free to Eligible Students Who Are Visually Impaired
Lighthouse Guild and Bookshare® Announce New Program Offering
Half a Million Digitized Books Free to People with Print Disabilities
American Academy of Ophthalmology, LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, and VisionServe Alliance, Work in Partnership on Important Initiative
New York, (Feb. 1, 2017 ) – Reading is a simple pleasure. However, millions of people are denied the joy of reading due to vision loss. Now, Lighthouse Guild and Bookshare®, are collaborating with the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) to provide greater opportunities for students with low vision or print disabilities. They are working in partnership with LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired in San Francisco and the members of VisionServe Alliance, who provide services throughout the United States for individuals who are blind or have low vision. The new program will use an application known as Spotlight Gateway to expand access to print materials specifically designed for people with low vision.
“Reading should not be a privilege,” said Mark G. Ackermann, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Lighthouse Guild. “Books document our history, mark our present and inspire our future. We’re pleased to join in establishing this program to break down barriers and open a world of possibilities to students who are visually impaired.”
Rebecca Alexander, author, psychotherapist, fitness instructor, and extreme athlete who is almost completely blind and deaf due to a rare genetic disorder called Usher syndrome type III said, “I am an avid reader, and I access the extensive Bookshare® library through the Spotlight Gateway app. It has changed my life. I am thrilled this new initiative will allow more people with low vision to expand their horizons and explore new worlds through reading.” Ms. Alexander, author of the book “Not Fade Away: A Memoir of Senses Lost and Found” added, “This is a wonderful program that helps students of all ages with low vision to live as fully and independently as possible.”
Lighthouse Guild is working with the American Academy of Ophthalmology to help ensure that students of all ages with vision loss are made aware of the new program. In order for a student to become a program member, an ophthalmologist must confirm a qualifying vision disability. Once eligibility is confirmed, the ophthalmologist can register the student online through the AAO website.
Since the program requires the use of iPads, Lighthouse Guild in New York City and LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired in San Francisco will distribute a limited number of iPads through participating vision agencies. This will help make the online library available to students who do not have access to iPads. In addition, VisionServe Alliance, which has offices across the country, will provide locations where students can access iPads if they are not in NYC or Northern California.
Bookshare®, a Benetech initiative, is the world’s largest online library for people who are blind, visually impaired, have a physical disability, or a learning disability that interferes with reading, such as dyslexia. “We are proud to partner with Lighthouse Guild to make Bookshare®’s library of over 500,000 books available to individuals unable to read standard print,” said Brad Turner, Benetech’s Vice President of Global Literary. “Organizations like Lighthouse Guild help Bookshare® ensure everyone has equal access to content by expanding our reach into the communities we serve.”
Training and educational sessions will be available at Lighthouse Guild headquarters in New York, LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired in San Francisco, and participating vision agencies. to help patients and their families access, navigate and utilize the library. Detailed videos have also been created and uploaded to YouTube to help participating vision agencies and individuals understand how to access and navigate the expansive library.
Support for the Spotlight Gateway program has been provided in part by a generous grant from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
About Lighthouse Guild
Lighthouse Guild, based in New York, is the leading not-for-profit vision and healthcare organization with a long history of addressing the needs of people who are blind or visually impaired, including those with multiple disabilities or chronic medical conditions. With more than 200 years of experience and service, Lighthouse Guild brings a level of understanding to vision care that is unmatched. By integrating vision and healthcare services and expanding access through its programs and education and awareness, we help people lead productive, dignified and fulfilling lives. For more information, visit Lighthouseguild.org
About American Academy of Ophthalmology
The American Academy of Ophthalmology is the world’s largest association of eye physicians and surgeons. A global community of 32,000 medical doctors, we protect sight and empower lives by setting the standards for ophthalmic education and advocating for our patients and the public. We innovate to advance our profession and to ensure the delivery of the highest-quality eye care. Our EyeSmart® program provides the public with the most trusted information about eye health. For more information, visit aao.org.
About Bookshare®
Bookshare®, a Benetech initiative, is the world’s largest online library of accessible ebooks for people with print disabilities. Through its extensive collection of educational and popular titles, specialized book formats and reading tools, Bookshare® offers individuals who cannot read standard print materials the same ease of access that people without disabilities enjoy. The Bookshare® library has over 500,000 titles and serves more than 450,000 members. Access to Bookshare® is free for all U.S. students with a qualifying print disability. Bookshare® is an initiative of Benetech, a Palo Alto, CA-based nonprofit that develops and uses technology to create positive social change. For more information, visit bookshare.org.
About LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Founded in 1902, the LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired offers programs in six locations in San Francisco and throughout Northern California, annually serving over 3,000 blind and visually impaired individuals annually. LightHouse is the place where blind people come to learn skills to gain confidence and independence. At the LightHouse, people connect with resources, peers and mentors. Every day we prove that with training in Braille, cane travel, and adaptive technology, blind people can live the lives they want as competent and confident employees, students, and community members.
About VisionServe Alliance
VisionServe Alliance, founded in 1987 and now celebrating its 25th year, provides a forum for top executives of private agencies and organizations specializing in blindness, and represents the interests of such agencies before many organizations, professional, governmental and non-profit groups. VisionServe Alliance is the only organization whose members directly represent every aspect of services to people who are blind or visually impaired, including dog guide schools, adult rehabilitation agencies, private residential schools, early intervention and pre-school programs, career placement/employment and manufacturing, membership organizations, advocacy organizations, low vision clinics, and services to those with multiple disabilities. For more information about VisionServe Alliance, visit the website visionservealliance.org or call 314-961-8235.
About Spotlight Text
Spotlight Text, developed by Focus Reading Technology, Inc, is the first eBook reader specifically for individuals with vision loss. For more information, visit spotlighttext.com
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*9) From: trish <patricia.zoellers@tx.rr.com>
Sent: Wednesday, February 01, 2017 6:52 PM
Subject: GroundHog Day

February 2, Thursday, was Groundhog Day! The big question today is whether or not the groundhog will see
his shadow. If the groundhog does not see his shadow, then spring will come early.

However, if the groundhog does indeed spot his shadow, we’re doomed with six more weeks of
winter. The largest Groundhog Day celebration is held in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, with
Punxsutawney Phil.

In honor of this celebrated day, here are some fun facts about groundhogs.

RANDOM TIDBITS

The average groundhog is 20 inches long and normally weighs from 12 to 15 pounds. Punxsutawney Phil
weighs about 20 pounds and is 22 inches long.

Groundhogs are covered with coarse grayish hairs (fur) tipped with brown or sometimes dull red. They
have short ears, a short tail, short legs, and are surprisingly quick.

A groundhog’s diet consists of lots of greens, fruits, and vegetables and very little water. Most of their
liquids come from dewy leaves.

A groundhog can whistle when it is alarmed. Groundhogs also whistle in the spring when they begin
courting.

Insects do not bother groundhogs and germs pretty much leave them alone.
They are resistant to the plagues that periodically wipe out large numbers of wild animals. One reason
for this is their cleanliness.

Young Groundhogs are usually born in mid-April or May, and by July they are able to go out on their
own. The size of the litter is 4 to 9. A baby groundhog is called a kit or a cub.

*10) Hi there! I am pleased to bring you two weekly features:
In the end zone with the entrepreneur and
Scam Alerts.
You can listen to these two features plus more by visiting and downloading
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You can also view our weekly scam watch by going to
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and this appears each Sunday.
Enjoy!
Donna J. Jodhan

In the end zone with the entrepreneur
Testing the market for entrepreneurship

How does one test the market for entrepreneurship? I’ll tell you that there
is no hard and fast way but based on my years of entrepreneurial experience,
I am going to share some hard learned lessons with you.

Firstly, one should know that there will always be a market. It does not
matter where it is, how big it is, and so on; there will always be one and
you need to ensure that it is a real one. One with real consumers and real
opportunities. Not one that is simply a perceived or imagined one.

Here are some further points for your consideration.
You will need to test the economy.
You will need to pay very close attention to the cycles. These cycles are:
Up turn, recession, down turn, and recovery.

Good times or economic boom; good market opportunities and these are the
recovery and up turn cycles.
Retracting economy; not the best time to enter markets and these are the
recession and down turn cycles.

+++++++++++++++

A scam alert

A real estate agent wants to either buy or sell your home

This type of scam would usually come to you as a phone call. However, it
could also appear in front of you through a flyer in your mail box or
someone knocking at your door or even through signs placed in malls or on
the side of sidewalks.

This is how one of these types of scams would look.
Someone offering to either buy or sell your home.
They probably got your name out of a phone book printed or online in their
area.
They may not be with a real estate company and if they tell you that they
are with a real estate company you need to make sure of this.

If they are not then you need to terminate any sort of conversation
immediately or just ignore the outdoor signs with their info.

If they are with a real estate company then you are better to meet them face
to face and at their company’s offices. Do not make the mistake to meet
them outside of their office or at your home. This is very crucial.

One last thing: Make sure indeed that this company does indeed exist, that
it has been in business for a while and check it out with your friendly
better business bureau to ensure that its business practices are above
board.

Until next week then!
I’m Donna J. Jodhan

*11) Every president has taken the oath of office in Washington, D.C. except for
six. George Washington and John Adams were sworn in in Philadelphia.
However, it should be noted that the United States capital had not yet been
transferred to Washington, D.C. when they became president.

Chester A. Arthur became president in New York City, and three other
presidents took the oath in seemingly odd locations; Theodore Roosevelt
(Buffalo), Calvin Coolidge (Plymouth, Vermont) and Lyndon Baines Johnson
(Dallas).

In the last three instances, the oath was administered because each man
assumed office upon the death of his predecessor and took the Presidential
oath where he happened to be at the time.

The shortest inaugural address belonged to George Washington. That 1793
oration weighed in at just 135 words. On the flip side, William Henry
Harrison gets the ‘Hot Air Award’ with the longest inaugural address – 8,445
words – in 1841. The already elderly new president delivered this oration
without a hat and in frigid weather, contracting a fatal case of pneumonia
shortly thereafter and expiring after only a month in office.

When Calvin Coolidge assumed office initially in 1923 upon the sudden death
of President Warren G. Harding, his own father administered the oath, making
‘Silent Cal’ the first president to be sworn in by his father.

Just as interesting, Coolidge – re-elected as President in his own right in
1924 – was sworn in by ex-president William Taft in March of 1925. By then,
Taft had become the Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, and
is, to date, the only President to also have served on the nation’s highest
court.

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*13)
WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: “As a player, it says everything about you if you made the Hall of Fame. But, then again, boy…there’s something about winning a Super Bowl.”

HINT: (1948- ), is a former American football quarterback who played for the Pittsburgh Steelers in the National Football League (NFL).

RANDOM TIDBITS

The game between the New York Jets and the Baltimore Colts in 1969 was the first time the league used Roman numerals and the official “Super Bowl”
name. The Jets went on to beat the Colts 16-7 and Joe Namath continued on a path that would eventually lead him to the Hall of Fame.

Everyone enjoys a good Super Bowl party, especially when there’s food involved. The event is the second-highest day of food consumption after Thanksgiving. Beer consumption has declined over the years, but it’s still one of the most popular beverages during the game.

Super Bowl 10 in Miami welcomed Up With The People, an organization who brought education and positive energy to the youth. The group was the first musical act to perform at the Super Bowl. One of the most legendary acts would come years later during Super Bowl XXVI, starring the late Michael Jackson.

1967 – A 30-second commercial costs about $40,000 during the first Super Bowl. 2016 – A 30-second spot sells for a record cost of $5 million.

Lowest Winning Score – January 14, 1973 – Lowest scoring winner – Miami Dolphins 14, Washington Redskins 7 – Super Bowl VII, at the Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles.

Highest Winning Score – January 28, 1990 – Highest scoring winner – San Francisco 49ers, 55, Denver Broncos, 10 – Super Bowl XXIV, at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans. This was also the largest margin of victory to date.

WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: “As a player, it says everything about you if you made the Hall of Fame. But, then again, boy…there’s something about winning a Super Bowl.”

ANSWER: Terry Bradshaw.
*14) Winter 2017

Welcome to Connection, a quarterly newsletter offering
the latest, in-depth news and announcements of interest to
Hadley students, partners and colleagues. Connection is
available online
http://www.hadley.edu/ConnectionNewsletter.asp

and through audio at 847-784-2828.

In this Issue…
* Letter from the President
* Calling All Entrepreneurs: Enter the 2017
* New Venture Business Competition Today!
* Curriculum Corner: The Braille Curriculum at Hadley
* Low Vision Focus @ Hadley Webinars Are
* Finding a Receptive Audience
* A Matter of Course:
* Get to Know Hadley Instructor Vicky Vaughan
* Hadley Celebrates White Cane Safety Day
* Seminars@Hadley Moving to a New Platform
* ICRE-R Visit to Hadley in December 2016

Read the complete issue online or listen by calling 847-784-
2828.

We love your feedback!
Email us and let us know what you think of Connection newsletter!

*15) HOW ARE YOU RUNNING YOUR RACE?
Growing up in his native India, author Ravi Zacharias used to participate in a strange event on community sports days.
It’s called the slow cycling race.
The goal of the race is not to take off as soon as the gun sounds, but to move as slowly as possible. In fact, it’s best if you can remain completely still on your bicycle, your feet never touching the ground.
The goal of the race is to come in dead last.

Some competitors are so adept at remaining stationary that the distance of the race is only a few yards.
Imagine a visiting cycling champion from another culture standing there before the gun sounds.
He sees the riders hop onto their bikes and thinks, “I wish I could be in this race so I could teach these beginners a few things about cycling.” If he’s offered the opportunity, imagine his surprise at what happens next.
At the pop of the starting pistol he speeds off and breaks through the tape first, only to look back and notice that the rest of the cyclists are still at the starting line trying to balance their motionless bikes.
Imagine his astonishment that he has finished last, even though he crossed the line first.
It pays to know the purpose of a race before we try to win it.

It pays to know how we should define a rich and meaningful life before we speed off, assuming we’re winning, when in fact we can’t even state what kind of life God has actually called us to.
He who dies with the most toys wins.
Money is life’s scorekeeper.
If I just made $10,000 more, I know I’d be happy.
There’s no shortage of bankrupt philosophies in the world. Some of life’s most famous “winners” are convinced they have outsmarted, outhustled, and outmaneuvered everyone they know.
Jesus offers this warning: “The last will be first, and the first will be last.” (Matthew 20:16)
It pays to learn how God defines the Good Life.
That will certainly help us keep our balance in whatever slow race he’s set before us this day.
— Authored by Glenn McDonald

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