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One week of life with Android

Ah, it’s already one week. Summary is no regrets so far!

Yes, it’s already a week that I started using Android. Got a nice back cover from Amazon.in at a offer price of 329 INR but pretty cool in black and blue colour.

My initial problem of using SwiftKey keyboard and switched to Apple keyboard. But then my passion is also to write messages in regional language Telugu. For that, I have installed Google Indic Keyboard and that has given me satisfactory experience both for English and Telugu. I never enjoyed typing in Telugu on iOS.

Email is one of the taks I do prefer to use on mobile.With Honor’s native app, somehow I was not able to connect my mail accounts. I am not comfortable with GMail app interface (has poor color contrast). so I started using Microsoft Outlook for Android and this is slightly better but not perfect.

I have started using WhatsApp mostly on desktop web version than on mobile app; for the reason that I don’t like saving media to my phone. Unless iOS, android app doesn’t have an option not to save media but there is option to stop auto downloading of media.

It’s amazing to see that there is a lot of customization of look and feel in android. I have chosen Indian theme and it looks fabulous. May it be my perception, but I found display on android (at least on my HOnor view 10 phone) is brighter than on iOS.

Way to go!

Chrome Extensions to improve browsing experience

I was looking out for how Google Chrome can be used efficiently and during my search, came across interesting extensions to improve experience of browsing on Google Chrome. These extensions can be found onĀ Chrome Extensions Web Store. Some of the extensions are:

  • High Contrast: Change or revert colour schemes to make the page easy to read
  • Long Description: Right click on any element that may have “longdesc” or “aria-describedat” to access the long description.
  • Caret browsing: Enable user to access the text of web page using arrow keys
  • Colour Enhancer: Applies customised colours to web page for enhance visibility
  • Notebook web clipper: This will remove all clutter and have content saved to notepad.

Kudos to Google Accessibility Team and Zohoo (for last one) for making these available.

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Often, we look for accessibility pages of different organizations to know accessibility features of their respective products and services. Not always, it’s easy to invest time to search on internet. So I thought, let me start off listing accessibility links of different companies across the globe.

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