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Re: Braille watches - maybe a little low-tech.

Vicky Vaughan
 

Please tell us the brand name of such a well made watch!
Do you know if it is still available?


Sincerely, Vicky

-----Original Message-----
From: Veronica Kirk
Sent: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 4:32 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Braille watches - maybe a little low-tech.

My Braille watch is very, very durable. I have had it for about 40 years.
The only thing I ever have done is get a new battery for it every 2 to 3
years.

-----Original Message-----
From: Rob [mailto:captinlogic@...]
Sent: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 10:59 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Braille watches - maybe a little low-tech.

Carolyn Arnold <4carolyna@...> wrote:
I hope Braille watches last at least as long as I do.
It's been my experience that they are extremely fragile and break at the
drop of a hat. Maybe they've improved in design in the past twenty years
though.


Re: looking for a talking wrist watch

Carlos
 

Okay ladies and gentlemen. Let's try to cut down on the non-tech related content in this thread.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Carolyn Arnold" <4carolyna@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, April 21, 2016 11:45 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] looking for a talking wrist watch


Isn't that annoying? I get that too? I havbe as much right to see what
time it is as anyone. Also playing cards, when I reach to see the last
discard, I get reaction from people, since I might not always remember. I
tell them that I'm sorry if it is distracting to them, that I don't
intend to keep the discard pile covered, just touch top card, so my brain
can receive the same information theirs can without touching it. Things
like that can be a trial on our patience, which I find that really, I do
need to try to have.

Bye for now,

Carolyn


-----Original Message-----
From: Pamela Dominguez [mailto:geodom@...]
Sent: Thursday, April 21, 2016 11:00 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] looking for a talking wrist watch

When I have my watch on, I find myself looking at it a lot and people
tease me about stuff like: 'What's the matter? Do you have somewhere to
go?" or "Am I keeping you from something?" or "Am I boring you?" It's
just a habit I've had for years. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 9:41 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] looking for a talking wrist watch

You know, sighted people have benefit of clocks everywhere. - on the TV,
on the microwave, on radios, in buildings, on buildings. We, on the other
hand do not have as much access, and I, for one, like to know what time
it is. I do lose track sometimes, but when I want to know, I want to
know.

Bye for now,

Carolyn


-----Original Message-----
From: TerriLynne Pomeroy [mailto:tl1@...]
Sent: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 7:27 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] looking for a talking wrist watch

I remember the days when everybody wore a watch and if you asked the
time, they could just glance down and tell you the time. Now, if you ask
someone, you have the 30 second pause while they locate and pull out
their phone.



TerriLynne





From: Matt [mailto:matt.from.florida@...]
Sent: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 4:24 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] looking for a talking wrist watch



Well, personally I don't have a watch at all I just use my cell phone or
smart phone to tell me the time. Now if I was some kind of big business
man or CEO or something like that I would have watch for show and it
would not be a talking watch but a very nice gold watch for show only.
Unless I elected for the gold Apple watch.

I personally don't put that much value in a watch anyhow.





Matt.from.florida@... <mailto:Matt.from.florida@...>



From: Gerald Levy [mailto:bwaylimited@...]
Sent: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 6:12 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] looking for a talking wrist watch





And I must repeat the caveat that buying a talking watch from any of
these blindness products merchants is a crapshoot because there is no way
to insure the battery life of the watch you buy from them. If you're
lucky, the battery will last a few years before it needs to be replaced,
which will require a trip to a jeweler or watch repair shop, which could
wind up costing as much or more than the original cost of the watch
itself. If you're not so lucky,the watch you buy may have been laying
around in a warehouse for a couple of years, and by the time you receive
it, the battery is close to dead, and it may only last a few weeks, or at
least until the warranty or return period expires. I have a whole drawer
full of talking watches whose batteries died prematurely. Spending $15
to replace the battery in a $10 watch doesn't make any sense to me, so
now I use a talking pen watch I purchased from Future Aids for $13 whose
two AG13 button cell batteries are easily replaceable by simply
unscrewing the pen barrel.



Gerald







From: Michael via Groups.io
<mailto:michael_boyd.70359@...>

Sent: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 4:49 AM

To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] looking for a talking wrist watch



One other thing, I recommend futureaids.com to p urchase most
blindness products, their prices are cheaper or at least competive with
other sellers, plus orders over $10 get free shipping. Maxiaids and
others kill you with their shipping charges.



Michael







From: Keith S <mailto:ks.steinbach03@...>

Sent: Tuesday, April 19, 2016 9:11 PM

To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>

Subject: [TechTalk] looking for a talking wrist watch



Hello,

I am in the market for a new talking wrist watch. looking for something
like the one I received as a gift from sharper image. It has 5 buttons on
it and came with a metal band with a clasp (I do not like the watches
with the stretch bands, but might be interested in one with a leather
wrist strap (as long as I can find a replacement band in a brick and
mortar store).

The watch I have still works but the band started losing pins and finally
fell apart about 5 months ago. my wife nd I purchased several cheap
watches from walmart ($10.00 or less) but the bands do not fit the watch.

Any help would be greatly apprecaited.

Keith












Re: Braille watches - maybe a little low-tech.

Carolyn Arnold
 

Right about the look. The other day, there was a grocery slip on the bar. My husband said he went by the store after leaving me at cards, and I said, "I figured you did, since I saw the slip on the bar." Some people get as carried away with that as our looking at our watches or me touching the top card on the discard pile. I have been guilty of saying, "jjust be thankful you don't have to."

Bye for now,

Carolyn

-----Original Message-----
From: Pamela Dominguez [mailto:geodom@...]
Sent: Thursday, April 21, 2016 11:14 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Braille watches - maybe a little low-tech.

Oh come on now! Let's not get picky with my language! I am totally blind, so you know that look meant feel. But it sounds funny to say "I feel my watch". To me, that's looking at my watch. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Matt
Sent: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 11:29 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Braille watches - maybe a little low-tech.

You look at it? Very nice I wish I could look at my watch or anything . But it don't matter I not in that big a hurry . I am retired! Plus I can take my iPhone out of my shirt pocket in less than 5 seconds and tap the button and hear the time. In fact unless I have the volume way down I can just tap the power button with it in my pocket and hear the time.



Matt.from.florida@...


-----Original Message-----
From: Pamela Dominguez [mailto:geodom@...]
Sent: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 8:44 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Braille watches - maybe a little low-tech.

If I need to use my phone to check the time, I have to take it out and put it up to my ear and make sure I push the right buttons to make it tell me the time. Then, I have to put it back where I took it out from. If I'm wearing my watch, it's already on me and I just look at it. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Lenron
Sent: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 2:36 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Braille watches - maybe a little low-tech.

Phone these days is the best thing to tell time with. Unless I got an apple watch or some kind of other little smart watch.

On 4/20/16, Matt <matt.from.florida@...> wrote:
Well. I use my phone for my time piece most of the time these days.
Watches
is really today not to tell time but a piece of jewelry instead.

Matt.from.florida@...

-----Original Message-----
From: Rajmund [mailto:brajmund2000@...]
Sent: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 11:55 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Braille watches - maybe a little low-tech.

Hi,
I laugh, them watches talk so horribly slow, I can ask a sighted, or
get the phone out.

Sent from a BrailleNote

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ann Parsons" <akp@...
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Date sent: Wed, 20 Apr 2016 09:58:02 -0400
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Braille watches - maybe a little low-tech.

Hi all,

Absolutely, Carolyn, a plain, old Braille watch is the best thing going.
Talking watches were designed by the sighted who think they are the
best thing since sliced bread. They aren't. they are cheap, ill-made
and they scream "blind, blind, blind, blind" wherever you go.
It amazes me that people who are losing their sight are content with
talking watches, especially those who won't use a cane because they
might look blind. Makes no sense to me. Get a Braille watch.
they
aren't really "Braille" they just have dots at the hours. That's not
Braille, and it can be used by anyone. You don't have to know Braille.
One thing I can tell you, folks, you'll be considered more of a
professional if you use a Braille watch.

Ann P.

--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
EMAIL: akp@...
web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost."











--
Lenron Brown
Cell: 985-271-2832
Skype: ron.brown762


Re: chicken nugget and friends list

Kimsan <kimsansong@...>
 

Robin:

 

Thank-you for being so helpful with this application.

 

 

I’m trying to set it up to where I can just perform all actions via keystrokes no matter where I’m at but it always seems to conflict with a jaws command.  Or, if I come up with a keystroke, it’s already being used for something else. Great lil nugget to use but good grief haha.

My stuff I hid last night is no longer hidden, thanks.

From: Robin Frost [mailto:robini71@...]
Sent: Thursday, April 21, 2016 6:39 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] chicken nugget and friends list

 

Hi,

Try going under manage timelines in the timeline menu in the main window of the program where you can show or unhide to your heart’s content.

Robin

 

 

From: Kimsan

Sent: Thursday, April 21, 2016 1:12 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] chicken nugget and friends list

 

I’ll also try that, after I fix the issue I just created. I accidentally hid some items like friends list by pressing alt win h, so how do I undo this? I do not like that manual.

 

I’m running win 10 pro, as well.

From: Robin Frost [mailto:robini71@...]
Sent: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 10:07 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] chicken nugget and friends list

 

Hi,

If you’re under windows 10 I find that although it offers alternative keystrokes they all work better if you edit them and add a control to them so they’re control, win, alt whatever. Why it is I don’t know but that’s what worked here. So if you wish to merely use a hot key like that try editing it first and then see if it works any better.

Robin

 

 

From: Kimsan

Sent: Thursday, April 21, 2016 12:58 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] chicken nugget and friends list

 

Thanks, I’ll try that. Hahah, It’s going to be a long minute, as there are 107 friends I must sort through.

 

I kept doing alt windows delete and it kept saying it couldn’t be deleted.

From: Robin Frost [mailto:robini71@...]
Sent: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 8:56 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] chicken nugget and friends list

 

Hi,

when in main window of the program and focused on a friend perhaps you could  navigate to user menu and then hit unfollow to delete them from your friends; or if you use the program globally I.E. through hot keys if you’ve set a key for following or unfollowing do the same by using it when focused on the person you wish to unfollow.

Robin

 

 

From: Kimsan

Sent: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 2:20 PM

Subject: [TechTalk] chicken nugget and friends list

 

I have a friends list of which I’d love to edit. I’m currently reading through the manual, again. How do I delete the friends that are on here, not all but some? I think it’s version 3.2 I’m using.

 

Thanks


Re: looking for a talking wrist watch

Carolyn Arnold
 

Isn't that annoying? I get that too? I havbe as much right to see what
time it is as anyone. Also playing cards, when I reach to see the last
discard, I get reaction from people, since I might not always remember. I
tell them that I'm sorry if it is distracting to them, that I don't
intend to keep the discard pile covered, just touch top card, so my brain
can receive the same information theirs can without touching it. Things
like that can be a trial on our patience, which I find that really, I do
need to try to have.

Bye for now,

Carolyn

-----Original Message-----
From: Pamela Dominguez [mailto:geodom@...]
Sent: Thursday, April 21, 2016 11:00 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] looking for a talking wrist watch

When I have my watch on, I find myself looking at it a lot and people
tease me about stuff like: 'What's the matter? Do you have somewhere to
go?" or "Am I keeping you from something?" or "Am I boring you?" It's
just a habit I've had for years. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 9:41 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] looking for a talking wrist watch

You know, sighted people have benefit of clocks everywhere. - on the TV,
on the microwave, on radios, in buildings, on buildings. We, on the other
hand do not have as much access, and I, for one, like to know what time
it is. I do lose track sometimes, but when I want to know, I want to
know.

Bye for now,

Carolyn


-----Original Message-----
From: TerriLynne Pomeroy [mailto:tl1@...]
Sent: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 7:27 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] looking for a talking wrist watch

I remember the days when everybody wore a watch and if you asked the
time, they could just glance down and tell you the time. Now, if you ask
someone, you have the 30 second pause while they locate and pull out
their phone.



TerriLynne





From: Matt [mailto:matt.from.florida@...]
Sent: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 4:24 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] looking for a talking wrist watch



Well, personally I don't have a watch at all I just use my cell phone or
smart phone to tell me the time. Now if I was some kind of big business
man or CEO or something like that I would have watch for show and it
would not be a talking watch but a very nice gold watch for show only.
Unless I elected for the gold Apple watch.

I personally don't put that much value in a watch anyhow.





Matt.from.florida@... <mailto:Matt.from.florida@...>



From: Gerald Levy [mailto:bwaylimited@...]
Sent: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 6:12 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] looking for a talking wrist watch





And I must repeat the caveat that buying a talking watch from any of
these blindness products merchants is a crapshoot because there is no way
to insure the battery life of the watch you buy from them. If you're
lucky, the battery will last a few years before it needs to be replaced,
which will require a trip to a jeweler or watch repair shop, which could
wind up costing as much or more than the original cost of the watch
itself. If you're not so lucky,the watch you buy may have been laying
around in a warehouse for a couple of years, and by the time you receive
it, the battery is close to dead, and it may only last a few weeks, or at
least until the warranty or return period expires. I have a whole drawer
full of talking watches whose batteries died prematurely. Spending $15
to replace the battery in a $10 watch doesn't make any sense to me, so
now I use a talking pen watch I purchased from Future Aids for $13 whose
two AG13 button cell batteries are easily replaceable by simply
unscrewing the pen barrel.



Gerald







From: Michael via Groups.io
<mailto:michael_boyd.70359@...>

Sent: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 4:49 AM

To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] looking for a talking wrist watch



One other thing, I recommend futureaids.com to p urchase most
blindness products, their prices are cheaper or at least competive with
other sellers, plus orders over $10 get free shipping. Maxiaids and
others kill you with their shipping charges.



Michael







From: Keith S <mailto:ks.steinbach03@...>

Sent: Tuesday, April 19, 2016 9:11 PM

To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>

Subject: [TechTalk] looking for a talking wrist watch



Hello,

I am in the market for a new talking wrist watch. looking for something
like the one I received as a gift from sharper image. It has 5 buttons on
it and came with a metal band with a clasp (I do not like the watches
with the stretch bands, but might be interested in one with a leather
wrist strap (as long as I can find a replacement band in a brick and
mortar store).

The watch I have still works but the band started losing pins and finally
fell apart about 5 months ago. my wife nd I purchased several cheap
watches from walmart ($10.00 or less) but the bands do not fit the watch.

Any help would be greatly apprecaited.

Keith


Re: watch band question

Donna
 

Yes you are right you explained expansion band that is what I like and I also just like braille watches self winding do not like talking ones at all. DonnaAt 12:13 PM 4/20/2016, you wrote:

Hi, I've checked out some of the sites people have suggested and have a question on a type of watch band.

I figure there are several types of bands and I will describe them as I see them.

1) velcro (this is a bnd that is simple nylon or leather that has a velcro closure to secure it to the wrist.

2) spring or stretch bands (these have links that are connected to each other by small springs and links can be removed or added to shorten or lengthen the band to accompany different sizes of wrists. I don't like this type due to my wrists being gorilla hairy.

3) clasp bands (these are bands that are made of links which are connected together by pins and the whole band closes and tightens by folding a portion of the clasp onto it'self and then a small clasp locks the whole thing closed.

4) leather bands (these are the typical watch bands that come on your stereotypical watch with a buckle that secures it to the wrist.

But, I have a question. I went to the future aids website and took a look at some of the watches. several of them have something called an expasion band. Would this be the clasp or the spring bands I have described above.

I called walmart to see if they knew of what I was tlaking about and no one in their jewelry department had a clue.

I also whent to google and typed "what is an expansion type watch band" and got several websites that sold them, but none that explained what that type of band was.

Thanks

Keith


Re: looking for a talking wrist watch

Jim Wohlgamuth
 

Hi there!
Took my braille watch into a jewlery store to get it cleaned and I asked the lady at the store if they still sold a lot of watches and she told me that I would be surprised at the number of folks still buying watches.  Yes, I love my S7 but still don't leave home without my watch!  Sorry about the off-topic message on this list.  Catch ya Later! de
<KF8LT><Jim>.

On 20-Apr-16 19:40, Matt wrote:

Yes times has changed



Matt.from.florida@...
Sent from my iPhone

On Apr 20, 2016, at 7:26 PM, TerriLynne Pomeroy <tl1@...> wrote:

I remember the days when everybody wore a watch and if you asked the time, they could just glance down and tell you the time. Now, if you ask someone, you have the 30 second pause while they locate and pull out their phone.

 

TerriLynne

 

 

From: Matt [mailto:matt.from.florida@...]
Sent: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 4:24 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] looking for a talking wrist watch

 

Well, personally I don’t have a watch at all I just use my cell phone or smart phone to tell me the time. Now if I was some kind of big business man or CEO or something like that I would have watch for show and it would not be a talking watch but a very nice gold watch for show only. Unless I elected for the gold Apple watch.

I personally don’t put that much value in a watch anyhow.

 

 

 

From: Gerald Levy [mailto:bwaylimited@...]
Sent: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 6:12 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] looking for a talking wrist watch

 

 

And I must repeat the caveat that buying a talking watch from any of these blindness products merchants is a crapshoot because there is no way to insure the battery life of the watch you buy from them.  If you’re lucky, the battery will last a few years before it needs to be replaced, which will require a trip to a jeweler or watch repair shop, which could wind up costing as much or more than the original cost of the watch itself.  If you’re not so lucky,the watch you buy may have been laying around in a warehouse for a couple of years, and by the time you receive it, the battery is close to dead, and it may only last a few weeks, or at least until the warranty or return period expires.  I have a whole drawer full of talking watches whose batteries died prematurely.  Spending $15 to replace the battery in a $10 watch doesn’t make any sense to me, so now I use a talking pen watch I purchased from Future Aids for $13 whose two AG13 button cell batteries are easily replaceable by simply unscrewing the pen barrel.

 

Gerald

 

 

 

Sent: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 4:49 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] looking for a talking wrist watch

 

One other thing, I recommend futureaids.com to    p urchase most blindness products, their prices are cheaper or at least competive with other sellers, plus orders over $10 get free shipping. Maxiaids and others kill you with their shipping charges.

 

Michael

 

 

 

From: Keith S

Sent: Tuesday, April 19, 2016 9:11 PM

Subject: [TechTalk] looking for a talking wrist watch

 

Hello,

I am in the market for a new talking wrist watch. looking for something like the one I received as a gift from sharper image. It has 5 buttons on it and came with a metal band with a clasp (I do not like the watches with the stretch bands, but might be interested in one with a leather wrist strap (as long as I can find a replacement band in a brick and mortar store).

The watch I have still works but the band started losing pins and finally fell apart about 5 months ago. my wife nd I purchased several cheap watches from walmart ($10.00 or less) but the bands do not fit the watch.

Any help would be greatly apprecaited.

Keith



Re: FW: [tabi] an IPhone app to identify objects to the blind #article

Vicky Vaughan
 

I have never used or investagated the Wallet app.

Are you saying that it also scans and reads like the KNFB Reader?

Many thanks! Vicky

-----Original Message-----
From: George B
Sent: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 11:30 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] FW: [tabi] an IPhone app to identify objects to the blind

use the wallet app in your iPhone it does a great job, and then just deleate it after you get the info.
On Apr 20, 2016, at 8:08 AM, Kimsan <kimsansong@...> wrote:

I have the knfb reader ap but I'm impatient so I was looking for something
quick, as this Asian is always in a rush lol.
I'm going to try it now, let's see if it recognizes my bank card.

-----Original Message-----
From: Matt [mailto:matt.from.florida@...]
Sent: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 3:13 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] FW: [tabi] an IPhone app to identify objects to the
blind

Well, for things like credit card I would try to be careful what I used as
not all these things is just computer generated. Some have sometimes and
some have all the time live people.
This being said for sure enough reading and getting sure enough info on
something I like to use KNFB Reader. It is by no means perfect but it is
very good. Even for reading things off a digital LCD screen. It takes some
practice with it but everything does. The only other thing would be some
kind of stand along sort of like CCTV that would also do real good OCR as
well.
But here again it cost a lot of money and KnFB Reader does as good or better
in some cases and not near the price tag! JST!


Matt.from.florida@...

-----Original Message-----
From: Mike Gurney [mailto:kazejaed@...]
Sent: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 3:16 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] FW: [tabi] an IPhone app to identify objects to the
blind

Yesterday I used taptapsee and it not only identified a birthday card but
also read the hand written name and address on the envelope.

Mike.At 06:22 20/04/2016, you wrote:
K, I'm so stupid. In the ap store, you said it was the first result.
Get ready to laugh, fall off your chair, etc. I thought it was reading
what I wrote!

So, I got it to work, and installed, thus far the only thing it got
wrong was my backpack. It said, fabric. Lol.

Since we are talking recgignition aps is there one that will tell me
what card I'm holding such as bank of America card, capital 1 card, etc?
-----Original Message-----
From: Marie [mailto:magpie.mn@...]
Sent: Tuesday, April 19, 2016 9:30 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] FW: [tabi] an IPhone app to identify objects to
the blind

Sorry it did not work for you. I did it just before I posted that email?
Marie


-----Original Message-----
From: Kimsan
Sent: Monday, April 18, 2016 9:53 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] FW: [tabi] an IPhone app to identify objects to
the blind

I did do it in the ap store and there were no results.
I'll try it later tonight.

-----Original Message-----
From: Marie [mailto:magpie.mn@...]
Sent: Monday, April 18, 2016 9:23 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] FW: [tabi] an IPhone app to identify objects to
the blind

You can also just go to the app Store and do a search for aipoly vision
and it should be the first choice.
Marie


-----Original Message-----
From: Matt
Sent: Monday, April 18, 2016 7:51 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] FW: [tabi] an IPhone app to identify objects to
the blind

Hi, try double tap and hold on the second tap a second or two and then
lift your finger you should get some choices and one should be to open
in app store or iTunes.
BTW: just used my iPhone to open the link and it when I did the double
tap on the link got the cancel thing as well but just ignore the cancel
thing and give it second or two and it will open in the app store. What
is happening is when you do this VO Focus goes to the cancel button and
then changes to the app store. So double tapping on the links will work
as
well.





Matt.from.florida@...

-----Original Message-----
From: Kimsan [mailto:kimsansong@...]
Sent: Monday, April 18, 2016 10:33 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] FW: [tabi] an IPhone app to identify objects to
the blind

When I click that link, which I've done a thousand times from my phone,
it just says cancel. How do you route jaws to pc on the iphone lol.

-----Original Message-----
From: Matt [mailto:matt.from.florida@...]
Sent: Monday, April 18, 2016 7:04 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] FW: [tabi] an IPhone app to identify objects to
the blind

Hi, gave link to it in the app store read farther down in the email.


Matt.from.florida@...

-----Original Message-----
From: Kimsan [mailto:kimsansong@...]
Sent: Monday, April 18, 2016 8:51 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] FW: [tabi] an IPhone app to identify objects to
the blind

I type in the name in the ap store and nothing popped up. I'm wanting
to know what this object is in front of me.

-----Original Message-----
From: Matt [mailto:matt.from.florida@...]
Sent: Monday, April 18, 2016 10:11 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] FW: [tabi] an IPhone app to identify objects to
the blind

Write to them and ask them to add that feature to it. they might do that !


Matt.from.florida@...

-----Original Message-----
From: Rajmund [mailto:brajmund2000@...]
Sent: Monday, April 18, 2016 1:09 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] FW: [tabi] an IPhone app to identify objects to
the blind

Hi,
I've tried this. Its OK, but I wish it recognised images.
Sent from a BrailleNote

----- Original Message -----
From: "Matt" <matt.from.florida@...
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Date sent: Mon, 18 Apr 2016 12:49:54 -0400
Subject: [TechTalk] FW: [tabi] an IPhone app to identify objects to the
blind

Well the App is called Aipoly Vision. My first impression is that it
is a fairly good app for something this new. There is other apps that
does similar things. but a little different. The first thing that
comes to mind is TapTapSee and it is very good but this app does it in
real time and you can also teach the app. That is considering you know
what something is or you have visual help to tell you and then you can
teach the app.
All in all
it is a very nice app and really recommend you adding it to your tool
box of apps and such to help you out. I also recommend if you really
like the app to leave them a small donation or at least a review in the
app store. I also don't know if it is for the Android platform as well
or not. But it is on the Apple platform. So see link to it below. Enjoy!



Aipoly Vision
<https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/aipoly-vision/id1069166437?mt=8
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/aipoly-vision/id1069166437?mt=8
<mailto:Matt.from.florida@...> Matt.from.florida@...



From: tabi-bounce@...
[mailto:tabi-bounce@...] On Behalf Of Chip and Allie Orange
Sent: Sunday, April 17, 2016 6:15 PM
To: tabi@...
Subject: [tabi] an IPhone app to identify objects to the blind



Hi all,



Below is a link to an article a friend just sent me for an Iphone app
named AI PolyVision. You just turn it on and aim your I device and it
begins describing to you what it sees in real time, and it's very fast.



I have to say the article makes it sound much better than the
results I've had so far, but it's free, so experiment and see for
yourself what you
think:



http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/app-helps-blind-people-s
ee/ar-BBqMw
WZ



Chip













































Re: Braille watches - maybe a little low-tech.

Pamela Dominguez
 

So, since your iPhone is a flat screen thing, how do you find a "button" when it is in your shirt pocket? Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Matt
Sent: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 11:31 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Braille watches - maybe a little low-tech.

I don't even have to take my out of my shirt pocket just tap the button and
I hear the time. But I know you ladies more than likely got it stuck in a
pocket book full of stuff.


Matt.from.florida@...


-----Original Message-----
From: Pamela Dominguez [mailto:geodom@...]
Sent: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 8:40 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Braille watches - maybe a little low-tech.

I use my watch to tell time. It's a lot easier than having to dig out my
phone and make it tell me the time. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Matt
Sent: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 2:32 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Braille watches - maybe a little low-tech.

Well. I use my phone for my time piece most of the time these days. Watches
is really today not to tell time but a piece of jewelry instead.

Matt.from.florida@...

-----Original Message-----
From: Rajmund [mailto:brajmund2000@...]
Sent: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 11:55 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Braille watches - maybe a little low-tech.

Hi,
I laugh, them watches talk so horribly slow, I can ask a sighted, or get the
phone out.

Sent from a BrailleNote

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ann Parsons" <akp@...
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Date sent: Wed, 20 Apr 2016 09:58:02 -0400
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Braille watches - maybe a little low-tech.

Hi all,

Absolutely, Carolyn, a plain, old Braille watch is the best thing going.
Talking watches were designed by the sighted who think they are the best
thing since sliced bread. They aren't. they are cheap, ill-made and they
scream "blind, blind, blind, blind" wherever you go.
It amazes me that people who are losing their sight are content with talking
watches, especially those who won't use a cane because they might look
blind. Makes no sense to me. Get a Braille watch.
they
aren't really "Braille" they just have dots at the hours. That's not
Braille, and it can be used by anyone. You don't have to know Braille.
One thing I can tell you, folks, you'll be considered more of a professional
if you use a Braille watch.

Ann P.

--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
EMAIL: akp@...
web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost."


Re: Braille watches - maybe a little low-tech.

Pamela Dominguez
 

Oh come on now! Let's not get picky with my language! I am totally blind, so you know that look meant feel. But it sounds funny to say "I feel my watch". To me, that's looking at my watch. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Matt
Sent: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 11:29 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Braille watches - maybe a little low-tech.

You look at it? Very nice I wish I could look at my watch or anything . But it don't matter I not in that big a hurry . I am retired! Plus I can take my iPhone out of my shirt pocket in less than 5 seconds and tap the button and hear the time. In fact unless I have the volume way down I can just tap the power button with it in my pocket and hear the time.



Matt.from.florida@...


-----Original Message-----
From: Pamela Dominguez [mailto:geodom@...]
Sent: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 8:44 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Braille watches - maybe a little low-tech.

If I need to use my phone to check the time, I have to take it out and put it up to my ear and make sure I push the right buttons to make it tell me the time. Then, I have to put it back where I took it out from. If I'm wearing my watch, it's already on me and I just look at it. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Lenron
Sent: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 2:36 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Braille watches - maybe a little low-tech.

Phone these days is the best thing to tell time with. Unless I got an apple watch or some kind of other little smart watch.

On 4/20/16, Matt <matt.from.florida@...> wrote:
Well. I use my phone for my time piece most of the time these days.
Watches
is really today not to tell time but a piece of jewelry instead.

Matt.from.florida@...

-----Original Message-----
From: Rajmund [mailto:brajmund2000@...]
Sent: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 11:55 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Braille watches - maybe a little low-tech.

Hi,
I laugh, them watches talk so horribly slow, I can ask a sighted, or
get the phone out.

Sent from a BrailleNote

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ann Parsons" <akp@...
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Date sent: Wed, 20 Apr 2016 09:58:02 -0400
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Braille watches - maybe a little low-tech.

Hi all,

Absolutely, Carolyn, a plain, old Braille watch is the best thing going.
Talking watches were designed by the sighted who think they are the
best thing since sliced bread. They aren't. they are cheap, ill-made
and they scream "blind, blind, blind, blind" wherever you go.
It amazes me that people who are losing their sight are content with
talking watches, especially those who won't use a cane because they
might look blind. Makes no sense to me. Get a Braille watch.
they
aren't really "Braille" they just have dots at the hours. That's not
Braille, and it can be used by anyone. You don't have to know Braille.
One thing I can tell you, folks, you'll be considered more of a
professional if you use a Braille watch.

Ann P.

--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
EMAIL: akp@...
web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost."











--
Lenron Brown
Cell: 985-271-2832
Skype: ron.brown762


Re: looking for a talking wrist watch

Pamela Dominguez
 

When I have my watch on, I find myself looking at it a lot and people tease me about stuff like: 'What's the matter? Do you have somewhere to go?" or "Am I keeping you from something?" or "Am I boring you?" It's just a habit I've had for years. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 9:41 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] looking for a talking wrist watch

You know, sighted people have benefit of clocks everywhere. - on the TV,
on the microwave, on radios, in buildings, on buildings. We, on the other
hand do not have as much access, and I, for one, like to know what time
it is. I do lose track sometimes, but when I want to know, I want to
know.

Bye for now,

Carolyn


-----Original Message-----
From: TerriLynne Pomeroy [mailto:tl1@...]
Sent: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 7:27 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] looking for a talking wrist watch

I remember the days when everybody wore a watch and if you asked the
time, they could just glance down and tell you the time. Now, if you ask
someone, you have the 30 second pause while they locate and pull out
their phone.



TerriLynne





From: Matt [mailto:matt.from.florida@...]
Sent: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 4:24 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] looking for a talking wrist watch



Well, personally I don't have a watch at all I just use my cell phone or
smart phone to tell me the time. Now if I was some kind of big business
man or CEO or something like that I would have watch for show and it
would not be a talking watch but a very nice gold watch for show only.
Unless I elected for the gold Apple watch.

I personally don't put that much value in a watch anyhow.





Matt.from.florida@... <mailto:Matt.from.florida@...>



From: Gerald Levy [mailto:bwaylimited@...]
Sent: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 6:12 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] looking for a talking wrist watch





And I must repeat the caveat that buying a talking watch from any of
these blindness products merchants is a crapshoot because there is no way
to insure the battery life of the watch you buy from them. If you're
lucky, the battery will last a few years before it needs to be replaced,
which will require a trip to a jeweler or watch repair shop, which could
wind up costing as much or more than the original cost of the watch
itself. If you're not so lucky,the watch you buy may have been laying
around in a warehouse for a couple of years, and by the time you receive
it, the battery is close to dead, and it may only last a few weeks, or at
least until the warranty or return period expires. I have a whole drawer
full of talking watches whose batteries died prematurely. Spending $15
to replace the battery in a $10 watch doesn't make any sense to me, so
now I use a talking pen watch I purchased from Future Aids for $13 whose
two AG13 button cell batteries are easily replaceable by simply
unscrewing the pen barrel.



Gerald







From: Michael via Groups.io
<mailto:michael_boyd.70359@...>

Sent: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 4:49 AM

To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] looking for a talking wrist watch



One other thing, I recommend futureaids.com to p urchase most
blindness products, their prices are cheaper or at least competive with
other sellers, plus orders over $10 get free shipping. Maxiaids and
others kill you with their shipping charges.



Michael







From: Keith S <mailto:ks.steinbach03@...>

Sent: Tuesday, April 19, 2016 9:11 PM

To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>

Subject: [TechTalk] looking for a talking wrist watch



Hello,

I am in the market for a new talking wrist watch. looking for something
like the one I received as a gift from sharper image. It has 5 buttons on
it and came with a metal band with a clasp (I do not like the watches
with the stretch bands, but might be interested in one with a leather
wrist strap (as long as I can find a replacement band in a brick and
mortar store).

The watch I have still works but the band started losing pins and finally
fell apart about 5 months ago. my wife nd I purchased several cheap
watches from walmart ($10.00 or less) but the bands do not fit the watch.

Any help would be greatly apprecaited.

Keith


Cuba's 'offline internet': no access, no power, no problem - World news - The Guardian #article

Carlos
 

I thought this was an interesting article and another example of things we take for granted.


Re: chicken nugget and friends list

Robin Frost
 

Hi,
Try going under manage timelines in the timeline menu in the main window of the program where you can show or unhide to your heart’s content.
Robin
 
 
From: Kimsan
Sent: Thursday, April 21, 2016 1:12 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] chicken nugget and friends list
 

I’ll also try that, after I fix the issue I just created. I accidentally hid some items like friends list by pressing alt win h, so how do I undo this? I do not like that manual.

 

I’m running win 10 pro, as well.

From: Robin Frost [mailto:robini71@...]
Sent: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 10:07 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] chicken nugget and friends list

 

Hi,

If you’re under windows 10 I find that although it offers alternative keystrokes they all work better if you edit them and add a control to them so they’re control, win, alt whatever. Why it is I don’t know but that’s what worked here. So if you wish to merely use a hot key like that try editing it first and then see if it works any better.

Robin

 

 

From: Kimsan

Sent: Thursday, April 21, 2016 12:58 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] chicken nugget and friends list

 

Thanks, I’ll try that. Hahah, It’s going to be a long minute, as there are 107 friends I must sort through.

 

I kept doing alt windows delete and it kept saying it couldn’t be deleted.

From: Robin Frost [mailto:robini71@...]
Sent: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 8:56 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] chicken nugget and friends list

 

Hi,

when in main window of the program and focused on a friend perhaps you could  navigate to user menu and then hit unfollow to delete them from your friends; or if you use the program globally I.E. through hot keys if you’ve set a key for following or unfollowing do the same by using it when focused on the person you wish to unfollow.

Robin

 

 

From: Kimsan

Sent: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 2:20 PM

Subject: [TechTalk] chicken nugget and friends list

 

I have a friends list of which I’d love to edit. I’m currently reading through the manual, again. How do I delete the friends that are on here, not all but some? I think it’s version 3.2 I’m using.

 

Thanks


Re: Winamp disappearing

Kwork
 

Or, go download the latest officially patched builds in the Winamp forums:
http://forums.winamp.com/showthread.php?t=374929#download
Maybe that will help?
Travis

----- Original Message -----
From: "Robin Frost" <robini71@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 8:53 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Winamp disappearing


Hi,
forgive me if this was already addressed but when it does run for you before
you play anything I am just curious how its appearance is set. I.E. are you
running classic skin or modern? I found that performance over all in
windows 10 as with other versions of windows I've run Winamp under go much
better when classic skin is used.
I just thought I'd throw that out there just in case.
Have you tried installing it from another site? Perhaps something is not
quite right with the ninite installer?
Perhaps the version at
www.oldversions.com might work better.
I still have my installer but don't know how I'd get it to you.
Sorry for your troubles.
Robin


-----Original Message-----
From: Laz
Sent: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 3:05 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Winamp disappearing

Thanks for the suggestions, Carlos. No I'm not running any kind of
window hiding software and I had not installed anything just prior to
this problem starting. I had been running a slightly older version of
Winamp when it started but since I didn't have the installer for some
reason, I installed the latest version from the Ninite site but as
I've indicated the problem continues. Perhaps it's time I checked out
Foobar 2000...

Laz

On 4/20/16, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
I'm not sure what might be causing this problem. I could not reproduce it
on my Windows 10 installation. Are you running any type of window hiding
software which might be automatically hiding Winamp? I doubt it since it
would have probably occurred to you as a possibility if you were, but I'm
running out of ideas so just throwing out suggestions.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Laz" <laz@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 2:26 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Winamp disappearing


Thanks Gary. While a keyboard shortcut might be a nice work-around it
doesn't address the root of the problem. No I'm not using more than
one monitor, just the one which sits there turned off until for
whatever reason I need sighted assistance from a sighted family
member.

Laz

On 4/20/16, Gary Bowers <gdbowers@...> wrote:
Have you tried making a hotkey to the Winamp icon?

r u using more than one monitor to expand your desktop?

If so, it may have reappeared on a monitor position not covered by your
screen.

Gary


-----Original Message-----
From: Laz [mailto:laz@...]
Sent: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 11:14 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Winamp disappearing

I've just uninstalled Winamp, deleted the Winamp folder from program
files,
restarted and installed a fresh download of Winamp. The first track I
tried
worked fine, the Winamp window came up, track played, and I could alt
tab

in
and out of it with no problem. The second track I tried pulled the
vanishing
act as it started playing the track and I found Winamp in the running
applications toolbar. I know from experience that if I uncheck that in
Winamp, I'll have the situation where it just disappears to nowhere with

the
only way to get it back being pressing enter several times on the
desktop
icon.

Anyone else have any ideas how to address this problem?

Thanks,

Laz

On 4/19/16, Laz <laz@...> wrote:
Yes, sure am.

On 4/19/16, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
Well, it probably shouldn't make a difference, but make sure you are
also using the "Winamp Classic"
skin.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Laz" <laz@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Tuesday, April 19, 2016 12:43 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Winamp disappearing


Thanks for your answer Carlos. Neither the notification area or task
bar is checked. It seems to minimize somewhere but I have no idea
where. The only way I can get it back is to press enter on the
desktop icon several times until it comes up again but if I then alt
tab away from it, it's gone instantly. I did try uninstalling and
reinstalling it after deleting the Winamp folder under program
files, and it seemed to clear up for a couple of tracks but then
reverted to the vanishing act.

On 4/19/16, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
Hi Laz,
Are you sure it isn't minimizing to the system tray? Under
"General Preferences"
see if the
"Notification area"
checkbox is checked.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Laz" <laz@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Tuesday, April 19, 2016 12:13 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Winamp disappearing


This only started happening within the last month but up until
then it wasn't doing this. I also recently upgraded to Windows 10
but it had started happening prior to that.

When I pressed enter on an audio track Winamp used to come up and
stay up as one of the programs that could be reached by using the
alt tab key combination. However recently it'll just vanish as
it's playing the audio track making it impossible to adjust volume
or skip ahead and back, etc. I've gone through the Winamp settings
and checked the box for it to stay on top of other programs but no
dice. Now if I press enter on the desktop icon it comes up but if
I alt tab away from it, it disappears.

I hope someone has a clue to what i can change to make it behave
as it used to.

Thanks,

Laz

--
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Phone: 727-498-0121
Skype: lazmesa
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Bluetooth devices, and accessories
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Skype: lazmesa
Personal Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/laz.mesa
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Bluetooth devices, and accessories
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Phone: 727-498-0121
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Personal Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/laz.mesa
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Re: Braille watches - maybe a little low-tech.

rajmund <brajmund2000@...>
 

Hi,
I would, but the designers have obviously thought otherwise.

Sent from a BrailleNote

----- Original Message -----
From: "Pamela Dominguez" <geodom@...
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Date sent: Wed, 20 Apr 2016 21:37:24 -0400
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Braille watches - maybe a little low-tech.

Yes, but if you push the button, wouldn't you expect that the time was about
to be announced? (smile) Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Rajmund
Sent: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 3:16 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Braille watches - maybe a little low-tech.

Hello,
Maybe to warn you that the time is about to be announced?

Sent from a BrailleNote

----- Original Message -----
From: "Pamela Dominguez" <geodom@...
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Date sent: Wed, 20 Apr 2016 14:35:06 -0400
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Braille watches - maybe a little
low-tech.

Yes, I don't know why they had to have a sound before the speech.
Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Kwork
Sent: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 12:35 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Braille watches - maybe a little
low-tech.

LOL, and did it bong very loudly before announcing the time? I
hated that
most about the cheapo talkers.
Travis
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ann Parsons" <akp@...
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 8:07 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Braille watches - maybe a little
low-tech.


Hi all,

No, I am not ashamed of being blind. <smiling> What I mean is
that
many who lose their sight later in life have a hard time with
tools
that might help them e.g. canes. A talking watch does this, but
because it is talking and there is no way to hear it without its
speaker, it advertises that the person using it is indeed unable
to
read a conventional watch.

As for folks with retinopathy, you're right, and I am fully aware
that
some people must use talking watches.

I just happen to feel that if at all possible, one should use a
Braille
watch. If you think I've been talking without experience, I will
tell
you that I have had a series of talking watches, and they all
either
broke their bands, ran out of juice, or lost their buttons. It
was a
pain to keep buying them. I also have had the horrible
experience of
sitting in a quiet church at the consecration of the Mass only to
hear
my watch say very loudly "It's ten o'clock A.M.!" After that
experience, I was through with talking watches. I wanted to sink
down
through the floor to the basement and the basement below the
cript!

Ann P.

--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
EMAIL: akp@...
web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost."


Re: Winamp disappearing

Carlos
 

Hi Robin,
Thanks for the suggestions. I did indeed suggest using the classic skin in a previous message and I have used the Ninite installer myself, but I have personally still not been able to reproduce this issue in Windows 10.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Robin Frost" <robini71@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 11:53 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Winamp disappearing


Hi,
forgive me if this was already addressed but when it does run for you before you play anything I am just curious how its appearance is set. I.E. are you running classic skin or modern? I found that performance over all in windows 10 as with other versions of windows I've run Winamp under go much better when classic skin is used.
I just thought I'd throw that out there just in case.
Have you tried installing it from another site? Perhaps something is not quite right with the ninite installer?
Perhaps the version at
www.oldversions.com might work better.
I still have my installer but don't know how I'd get it to you.
Sorry for your troubles.
Robin


-----Original Message-----
From: Laz
Sent: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 3:05 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Winamp disappearing

Thanks for the suggestions, Carlos. No I'm not running any kind of
window hiding software and I had not installed anything just prior to
this problem starting. I had been running a slightly older version of
Winamp when it started but since I didn't have the installer for some
reason, I installed the latest version from the Ninite site but as
I've indicated the problem continues. Perhaps it's time I checked out
Foobar 2000...

Laz

On 4/20/16, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
I'm not sure what might be causing this problem. I could not reproduce it
on my Windows 10 installation. Are you running any type of window hiding
software which might be automatically hiding Winamp? I doubt it since it
would have probably occurred to you as a possibility if you were, but I'm
running out of ideas so just throwing out suggestions.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Laz" <laz@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 2:26 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Winamp disappearing


Thanks Gary. While a keyboard shortcut might be a nice work-around it
doesn't address the root of the problem. No I'm not using more than
one monitor, just the one which sits there turned off until for
whatever reason I need sighted assistance from a sighted family
member.

Laz

On 4/20/16, Gary Bowers <gdbowers@...> wrote:
Have you tried making a hotkey to the Winamp icon?

r u using more than one monitor to expand your desktop?

If so, it may have reappeared on a monitor position not covered by your
screen.

Gary


-----Original Message-----
From: Laz [mailto:laz@...]
Sent: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 11:14 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Winamp disappearing

I've just uninstalled Winamp, deleted the Winamp folder from program
files,
restarted and installed a fresh download of Winamp. The first track I
tried
worked fine, the Winamp window came up, track played, and I could alt tab

in
and out of it with no problem. The second track I tried pulled the
vanishing
act as it started playing the track and I found Winamp in the running
applications toolbar. I know from experience that if I uncheck that in
Winamp, I'll have the situation where it just disappears to nowhere with

the
only way to get it back being pressing enter several times on the
desktop
icon.

Anyone else have any ideas how to address this problem?

Thanks,

Laz

On 4/19/16, Laz <laz@...> wrote:
Yes, sure am.

On 4/19/16, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
Well, it probably shouldn't make a difference, but make sure you are
also using the "Winamp Classic"
skin.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Laz" <laz@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Tuesday, April 19, 2016 12:43 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Winamp disappearing


Thanks for your answer Carlos. Neither the notification area or task
bar is checked. It seems to minimize somewhere but I have no idea
where. The only way I can get it back is to press enter on the
desktop icon several times until it comes up again but if I then alt
tab away from it, it's gone instantly. I did try uninstalling and
reinstalling it after deleting the Winamp folder under program
files, and it seemed to clear up for a couple of tracks but then
reverted to the vanishing act.

On 4/19/16, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
Hi Laz,
Are you sure it isn't minimizing to the system tray? Under
"General Preferences"
see if the
"Notification area"
checkbox is checked.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Laz" <laz@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Tuesday, April 19, 2016 12:13 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Winamp disappearing


This only started happening within the last month but up until
then it wasn't doing this. I also recently upgraded to Windows 10
but it had started happening prior to that.

When I pressed enter on an audio track Winamp used to come up and
stay up as one of the programs that could be reached by using the
alt tab key combination. However recently it'll just vanish as
it's playing the audio track making it impossible to adjust volume
or skip ahead and back, etc. I've gone through the Winamp settings
and checked the box for it to stay on top of other programs but no
dice. Now if I press enter on the desktop icon it comes up but if
I alt tab away from it, it disappears.

I hope someone has a clue to what i can change to make it behave
as it used to.

Thanks,

Laz

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Re: chicken nugget and friends list

Kimsan <kimsansong@...>
 

I’ll also try that, after I fix the issue I just created. I accidentally hid some items like friends list by pressing alt win h, so how do I undo this? I do not like that manual.

 

I’m running win 10 pro, as well.

From: Robin Frost [mailto:robini71@...]
Sent: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 10:07 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] chicken nugget and friends list

 

Hi,

If you’re under windows 10 I find that although it offers alternative keystrokes they all work better if you edit them and add a control to them so they’re control, win, alt whatever. Why it is I don’t know but that’s what worked here. So if you wish to merely use a hot key like that try editing it first and then see if it works any better.

Robin

 

 

From: Kimsan

Sent: Thursday, April 21, 2016 12:58 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] chicken nugget and friends list

 

Thanks, I’ll try that. Hahah, It’s going to be a long minute, as there are 107 friends I must sort through.

 

I kept doing alt windows delete and it kept saying it couldn’t be deleted.

From: Robin Frost [mailto:robini71@...]
Sent: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 8:56 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] chicken nugget and friends list

 

Hi,

when in main window of the program and focused on a friend perhaps you could  navigate to user menu and then hit unfollow to delete them from your friends; or if you use the program globally I.E. through hot keys if you’ve set a key for following or unfollowing do the same by using it when focused on the person you wish to unfollow.

Robin

 

 

From: Kimsan

Sent: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 2:20 PM

Subject: [TechTalk] chicken nugget and friends list

 

I have a friends list of which I’d love to edit. I’m currently reading through the manual, again. How do I delete the friends that are on here, not all but some? I think it’s version 3.2 I’m using.

 

Thanks


Re: chicken nugget and friends list

Robin Frost
 

Hi,
If you’re under windows 10 I find that although it offers alternative keystrokes they all work better if you edit them and add a control to them so they’re control, win, alt whatever. Why it is I don’t know but that’s what worked here. So if you wish to merely use a hot key like that try editing it first and then see if it works any better.
Robin
 
 
From: Kimsan
Sent: Thursday, April 21, 2016 12:58 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] chicken nugget and friends list
 

Thanks, I’ll try that. Hahah, It’s going to be a long minute, as there are 107 friends I must sort through.

 

I kept doing alt windows delete and it kept saying it couldn’t be deleted.

From: Robin Frost [mailto:robini71@...]
Sent: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 8:56 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] chicken nugget and friends list

 

Hi,

when in main window of the program and focused on a friend perhaps you could  navigate to user menu and then hit unfollow to delete them from your friends; or if you use the program globally I.E. through hot keys if you’ve set a key for following or unfollowing do the same by using it when focused on the person you wish to unfollow.

Robin

 

 

From: Kimsan

Sent: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 2:20 PM

Subject: [TechTalk] chicken nugget and friends list

 

I have a friends list of which I’d love to edit. I’m currently reading through the manual, again. How do I delete the friends that are on here, not all but some? I think it’s version 3.2 I’m using.

 

Thanks


Re: chicken nugget and friends list

Kimsan <kimsansong@...>
 

Thanks, I’ll try that. Hahah, It’s going to be a long minute, as there are 107 friends I must sort through.

 

I kept doing alt windows delete and it kept saying it couldn’t be deleted.

From: Robin Frost [mailto:robini71@...]
Sent: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 8:56 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] chicken nugget and friends list

 

Hi,

when in main window of the program and focused on a friend perhaps you could  navigate to user menu and then hit unfollow to delete them from your friends; or if you use the program globally I.E. through hot keys if you’ve set a key for following or unfollowing do the same by using it when focused on the person you wish to unfollow.

Robin

 

 

From: Kimsan

Sent: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 2:20 PM

Subject: [TechTalk] chicken nugget and friends list

 

I have a friends list of which I’d love to edit. I’m currently reading through the manual, again. How do I delete the friends that are on here, not all but some? I think it’s version 3.2 I’m using.

 

Thanks


How Do You Add A Stream To The ITunes Application

Ron Canazzi
 

Hi Group,

I started playing around with the ITunes application on my Windows 8 64 bit system. I was able to play a bunch of Internet streams that are pre set. I was able to copy and paste a stream into ITunes by Pressing control + O and the stream played. How do I add this stream to a bookmark or playlist in ITunes?

Thanks for any help.


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