Double Tap Canada

Join hosts Steven Scott and Shaun Preece as they discuss news, reviews and technology stories of interest to people who are blind or partially sighted, Thursdays at 8 p.m. Eastern. 

Double Tap Canada

Join hosts Steven Scott and Shaun Preece as they discuss news, reviews and technology stories of interest to people who are blind or partially sighted, Thursdays at 8 p.m. Eastern. 

Recent episodes

Episode 157: Surface Laptop Go Review, Speed Up Your Video Doorbell & Marc’s Sound Effects Fun

Authored on October 23, 2020

We kick off with a look at Microsoft’s new Surface Laptop Go. This small, affordable laptop ticks a lot of boxes with its great design and reasonable specs, so why hasn’t Marc taken his out of the box yet? Luckily for us, listener Rebecca has been more productive and sent us her impressions of the Surface Laptop Go and why she thinks it’s a great buy. Thanks Rebecca!

Next up, we take a look at the Ring Video Doorbell. How accessible is it? What features does it have and, more importantly, why should a visually impaired person care about them? These questions and more will be answered. Also, Shaun will tell you how to make the Ring Video Doorbell work even better thanks to the Rapid Ring app.

All this and more, such as Steven’s new Oculus Quest 2 headset, four-sided cassette tapes and audio described James Bond are all here in this week’s Double Tap Canada.

Episode 156: The Apple iPhone & Homepod Event

Authored on October 15, 2020

The iPhone 12 is finally here, along with a new Homepod Mini. Should you be grabbing your credit card right now or should we wait for unlucky 13?

This week’s Double Tap Canada is all about the Apple. Steven, Shaun & marc take a look at the new iPhone 12 line-up, with Steven particularly interested in the dinky iPhone 12 Mini. Could this, with its 5.4” display, be the best choice for us as visually impaired people? Will Marc be throwing away all his Sony cameras in favor of the Dolby Vision video recording capabilities of the iPhone 12 Pro Max? Will Shaun ever buy anything at all?

All these questions will be answered, plus your voicemails & emails in this week’s Double Tap Canada.

Episode 155: New Microsoft Hardware, Smart Homes & Sheds & Apple Predictions

Authored on October 8, 2020

The DTC team kick off this weeks Double Tap Canada with a discussion on the new Surface Laptop Go & Surface Pro X hardware from Microsoft. There’s no denying that the Surface Laptop range has always been designed & built to a high standard, but this also meant a premium price point. However, could the new Surface Laptop Go, maintain the high standards of other Surface laptops but at a much more affordable price? Steven is not so sure on the tech specs with the entry level model coming with only 4GB of RAM.

The Surface Pro X also has had a spec upgrade with a faster processor and the promise of better software support. Although the amazing battery life & form factor of the Surface Pro X are tempting, does the still rather limited software support/performance that come with using a ARM processor make this a non-starter for most of us, especially when it comes to 3rd party assistive software?

Next up it’s on to the smart home. Just what devices & setups are we all using and, more importantly, do any other members of the family use it? Shaun explains why his smart tech remains in the garden shed & why Marc refuses to turn on a light switch…

We’ll also be hearing from Renee Richie on his predictions of just what we’re likely to see in the upcoming Apple event and, to wrap up the show, we’ll be diving into your voicemails, texts & emails.