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Many people are going to have their real fingers hovering over virtual buttons, trying to snag a fancy new Apple thing for release day. We have some comments on what Apple announced, as well as iOS 17 which will be going public on Monday.

There is more comment on ACB’s Mastodon fiasco, including from a former President and Board of Publications chair.

The Be My AI beta has been a huge hit, but this week, it suddenly became a lot less useful. We hear some listener reaction and I reach out to the CEO of Be My Eyes for some answers.

We’ve been talking a bit lately about the remarkable HeardThat app, available for both Android and iOS. It uses AI to apply real-time noise cancellation even in the nosiest environment. I speak with Bruce Sharpe, the CEO of Singular hearing which makes HeardThat. Then we’ll go out to dinner, and we’ll see how the app performs at a restaurant. I’d love to Dropbox you some yummy food, but we have to wait a bit longer for that kind of tech.

Bonnie joins me to help answer a listener question about the benefits of being a guide dog handler, and the kind of commitment involved in taking care of one.

And Bonnie sticks around to discuss that perennial important question, when to disclose your blindness to a potential or soon to be employer.

All this and much more in episode 249 of Living Blindfully.