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Re: question for you all mac users out there

Carlos
 

This is what happens when there's no competition.  Notice that almost every Windows screen reader has remote access functionality.  What incentive does Apple have to include such a powerful feature?  VoiceOver is the only screen reader available for the Mac and you're stuck with it.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, July 04, 2017 8:21 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] question for you all mac users out there

Hi Matt, yeah you would think that there would be something like that out there but so far I don't believe that there is. I will definitely do some checking around and see if there are any Mac users that no of search capability and see if there is some ways to do something like this. I'll get back with you on Ted talk whenever I come back with a solution. As I'm sure that there are seriously needing such service.

Sent from my iPhone

On Jul 4, 2017, at 5:58 PM, Matt <matt.from.florida@...> wrote:

Thanks . was asking for someone else. Just another reason for me not to get
a mac. You would think enough blind people would have requested this from
apple this feature.


Thanks,
Matt.from.florida@...

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Joseph Hudson
Sent: Tuesday, July 4, 2017 5:31 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] question for you all mac users out there

Hi Matt, no this is not possible. The only thing that you can do, if share
your screams somebody else through third party applications. Such as zoom
more even Skype. I hope this helps.
Joseph Hudson

Email
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Skype
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FaceTime/iMessage
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On Jul 4, 2017, at 2:48 PM, Matt <matt.from.florida@...> wrote:

Can you do a tendon on mac like you can on windows with jaws? Another
words with VO?


Thanks,
Matt.from.florida@...











Re: question for you all mac users out there

Joseph Hudson <jhud7789@...>
 

Hi Matt, yeah you would think that there would be something like that out there but so far I don't believe that there is. I will definitely do some checking around and see if there are any Mac users that no of search capability and see if there is some ways to do something like this. I'll get back with you on Ted talk whenever I come back with a solution. As I'm sure that there are seriously needing such service.

Sent from my iPhone

On Jul 4, 2017, at 5:58 PM, Matt <matt.from.florida@...> wrote:

Thanks . was asking for someone else. Just another reason for me not to get
a mac. You would think enough blind people would have requested this from
apple this feature.


Thanks,
Matt.from.florida@...

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Joseph Hudson
Sent: Tuesday, July 4, 2017 5:31 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] question for you all mac users out there

Hi Matt, no this is not possible. The only thing that you can do, if share
your screams somebody else through third party applications. Such as zoom
more even Skype. I hope this helps.
Joseph Hudson

Email
jhud7789@...
I device support
Telephone
2543007667
Skype
joseph.hudson89
facebook
https://www.facebook.com/joseph.hudson.9404
Twitter
https://twitter.com/josephhudson89

FaceTime/iMessage
jhud7789@...

On Jul 4, 2017, at 2:48 PM, Matt <matt.from.florida@...> wrote:

Can you do a tendon on mac like you can on windows with jaws? Another
words with VO?


Thanks,
Matt.from.florida@...











Re: top and bottom or beginning and end using audacity

Jeremy <icu8it2@...>
 

I know you posted a link on some tutorials you did for audacity a good while back, but would you mind sending a link so I could grab them again? I'm also slowly learning how to manage this cridder and would love some extra insight.
Take care.

On 7/4/2017 4:14 PM, Gene wrote:
It's just home and end but do you have a tutorial about Audacity?  Aside from keystrokes, you will need to know things such as different ways of moving the cursor and how to skim without moving the cursor and how to move it when you find the place you want it to be. 
 
Do you also know that it is a multitrack recorder where Gold Wave is a stereo recorder?  That results in differences you need to know to avoid confusion when recording. 
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
From: Kimsan
Sent: Tuesday, July 04, 2017 4:07 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] top and bottom or beginning and end using audacity

Hi,

How do I jump to the top and bottom of a track using audacity.

Is it CTRL home and CTRL end like how it use to work in goldwave?

 

Respectfully,

Kimsan Song

kimsansong@...

 



Re: 2 Android questions

Jeremy <icu8it2@...>
 

While Orca does have some similarities to both JFW and NVDA, no, it certainly isn't a replacement, unfortunately. It's also true that perhaps visually the appearance of both the gnome and mate interfaces might come close to that used in Windows or Apple's OSs, using them from an accessibility perspective is quite a bit different also. I feel like that it can be pretty misleading for someone to say to just use mate as it's similar to windows, as there's a lot more that a user needs to understand about the current state of accessibility in Linux if he/she wished to make the switch.

In order to get the best accessibility in Linux, as an example, I think it's necessary to have really good accessibility on the console too. While work is being done for a console-based screenreader, fenrir, speakup is still the best game in town as far as I've been able to gather. If it were a simple matter to get both Orca and speakup working in a distribution, this would be amazing, but that just isn't the case. That's where you throw Pulse audio into the mix and try to get it to play nice with the two screenreaders, which leads to even more confusion. Some say that you just say screw it and remove pulse and rely on alsa, but then you probably break things in your x-sessions so gnome and mate, some say to compile the speech connector to use a different sound sub-system, some run Pulse in system-wide mode which the Pulse devs say is insecure, so yeah.

Oh and lets not even mention trying to get a decent voice up and going, something like eloquence/Voxin that loads of us find easier on the earholes. While it's true that there are awesome folks that will help in getting it working, some of them are even here on this list Like Rob, that I know of, others will just about go nuclear on yo booty for bringing it up. rofllmao :P
Take care.

On 7/4/2017 11:11 AM, Matt wrote:

But I cannot get my favorite screen reader to run on it which is Jaws.

 

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Josh Kennedy
Sent: Tuesday, July 4, 2017 12:09 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 2 Android questions

 

if you try out ubuntu mate you'll find its similar to windows. we just need a bigger variety of voices for it that's all I think.

 

 

On 7/4/2017 12:05 PM, Carlos wrote:

There are many desktop based Linux distributions these days so the perception that you have to bee a geek to run Linux is outdated.

----- Original Message -----

From: Matt

Sent: Tuesday, July 04, 2017 11:58 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 2 Android questions

 

Don’t think so since 90 percent of the people is on windows today. Also not everyone likes or  geeky enough to do Linux . I like windows and while I would not like paying a subscription I would do it. I just a windows fan. Not saying anything about the other OS system it is whatever works for you.

 

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carlos
Sent: Tuesday, July 4, 2017 11:54 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 2 Android questions

 

I will never pay a subscription based fee for my operating system.  I doubt that Microsoft has any such plans, but if they ever did I would immediately switch to Linux.  Besides, I don't think Apple has any such plans in mind so Microsoft would have to take that into account to stay competitive.

----- Original Message -----

From: Matt

Sent: Tuesday, July 04, 2017 11:25 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 2 Android questions

 

Yes so true the whole purpose was to get as many people on this one platform as possible as they don’t want to keep having so many platforms they are going to just one OS and that is it. so once they totally do away with W7 and support for it which is coming very soon in the next couple of years and let say 2 or 3 years after support stops for W7 . and 95 percent or more is on W10 I would not put it past them then to go to a subscription base on windows where you pay a certain amount per year and you get the latest OS always. Or for those on a budget a monthly subscription. I can see them heading this way. Since they say there will be no other OS other than W10 . Yes different sub OS like now Creator edition and so on. But it still W10. Once they close the loop hole for this accessibility thing where you can still upgrade to w10. This is coming. They will then have us.  But I am Ok with paying as long as they will keep the price down to a reasonable amount. Like 5 bucks a month or 50 bucks a year.  I would rather have a free OS system but don’t know that will ever happen with MS.

 

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carlos
Sent: Tuesday, July 4, 2017 10:25 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 2 Android questions

 

And yes, I am aware that many users acquired Windows 10 for free, but that was simply Microsoft's way of insuring that as many people as possible upgraded.  It doesn't change the fact that under normal circumstances, you would still be paying for it.

----- Original Message -----

From: Gene

Sent: Tuesday, July 04, 2017 10:17 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 2 Android questions

 

Tracking may be abused and people have the right to be informed and opt out.  But I believe that if they do, then they should be charged for content others get for free since it is advertising that pays for the content.  I'm not advocating or supporting tracking for commercial purposes or not.  I'm making one point, those who try to defeat tracking by various means still expect and use free content but they aren't doing the equivalent of paying for it. 

 

Gene

----- Original Message -----

From: Rajmund

Sent: Tuesday, July 04, 2017 9:06 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 2 Android questions

 

take my advice, don't give in, and just let companies watch you, like
they have with Josh. try whatever it takes, to make yourself feel
comfortable. if you don't want to be tracked, do against it. if you
don't care like Josh doesn't, then fair enough, go out buy something,
and just feel safe, knowing you're tracked. I, will prevent it wherever
possible, let me assure you. and I will support those who feel  the same
way as I, and millions of others do.

On 03/07/17 2:10 AM, Josh Kennedy wrote:
> take my advice, stop being paranoid about being watched and just go out
> and buy the device you want to use and enjoy it.
>
>
>
> On 7/2/2017 7:59 PM, janet gross wrote:
>> Carolyn,
>> Even though, all the research I been doing, and I've had some pretty good
>> ideas about which way I wanted to go, this privacy issue just makes 
>> me so
>> uncomfortable!  I just ask myself, why should I go out an purchase a
>> tablet,
>> and the whole time someone is going to be watching me when I'm on the
>> internet, texting, emailing, talking into the phone, etc.  So I'm
>> still not
>> for sure yet, but I have to admit, wow, what a education I'm getting!
>> Smile!
>> Janet
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
>> Behalf Of
>> Carolyn Arnold
>> Sent: Sunday, July 02, 2017 4:42 PM
>> To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
>> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 2 Android questions
>>
>> We'll be interested to know what you end up with, Janet and how you
>> like it.
>>
>>
>> Best from,
>>
>> Carolyn
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
>> [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of janet gross
>> Sent: Saturday, July 1, 2017 11:33 PM
>> To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
>> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 2 Android questions
>>
>> Hi Carolyn,
>> Smart to weigh the pros and cons, this is good to know.
>> Priority you don't have to prove yourself to anyone, You go girl!
>> Janet
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
>> [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carolyn Arnold
>> Sent: Saturday, July 01, 2017 8:36 PM
>> To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
>> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 2 Android questions
>>
>> Smart to weigh the pros and cons. To me the priority is can I use it?
>> If I
>> can, I want the easiest. I am not out to prove anything to anyone.
>>
>> Another tablet option is the Amazon Kindle Fire. I like its screen and
>> speakers. My husband is using one. He just loves the thing. Its screen
>> reader is called Alexa, and I had to change in JAWS dictionary to make it
>> pronounce A l e x a correctly.
>>
>> It is a sort of Android cousin, but, by no means pure Android. You might
>> know all of this, but in case you did not, I was telling you. Accessible
>> electronics sells them and sets them up to make them easier for blind
>> people
>> to use by getting certain features downloaded that you would need.
>> They advertise quite often on the Blind Best list the best part is for
>> buy,
>> sell, trade. So it is the blindbst@groups/ios, I believe.
>>
>> The web site of the company is
>>
>> laz@...
>>
>> Best from,
>>
>> Carolyn
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
>> [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of janet gross
>> Sent: Saturday, July 1, 2017 8:37 PM
>> To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
>> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 2 Android questions
>>
>> Hi Carolyn,
>> Your husband is right, learn one thing at a time.  Hang in there, and
>> before
>> you know it, you will be an expert!
>> I wish you lots of luck, as for myself, I still haven't figured out which
>> tablet I will purchase yet.
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
>> [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carolyn Arnold
>> Sent: Saturday, July 01, 2017 10:26 AM
>> To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
>> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 2 Android questions
>>
>> Janet, I love the screen reader TalkBack. She sounds better than JAWS.
>>
>> I have been learning one thing at a time. Yes, I have been on the net
>> some,
>> and I'm getting there.
>>
>> I have Gmail, and Joshua, who really knows this stuff, advised me to get
>> Aqua Mail. I probably will try it.
>>
>> My husband said to learn one thing at a time and get proficient. That is
>> what I have been doing. When I first got it, I wondered if I'd really get
>> very far, but it is coming right along. It really would be cool if I
>> could
>> have a couple of one-on-one classes, but that simply is not to be, so
>> it's
>> up to me. However, HJoshua answered a million and a half questions,
>> has been
>> so patient and nice about it. Like I told you, I have the list of
>> commands
>> he sent me, and if you get one, I'd be happy to share them with you.
>>
>> Yes, that is a good advantage of the keyboard, which is for a lot of
>> typing.
>> I had to adjust to it. It is a Google keyboard. Below the Spacebar is
>> a wide
>> area, which contains a mouse, that I can use some. The thing is that you
>> have to be sure not to rest the heels of your hands on it, or it does all
>> kind of crazy stuff. First, I thought it was me sitting in my
>> recliner, but
>> I am able to do that, just have to be sure not to have any part of my
>> hands
>> or wrists in the area below the Spacebar. If you get one, check it out
>> real
>> well. The area does not go all the way across the bottom of the keyboard.
>>
>> The fourth key from the left goes directly to Settings. To use
>> Notifications
>> or Overview, for Notifications, you press
>> Control+Alt+N, and for Overview, Control+Alt+R. When you go
>> into Overview, it will have the last few screens, so, maybe you're on
>> Gmail,
>> tab twice to Dismiss, press Alt-Enter.
>> Usually the next program, maybe Settings will appear, and you are
>> right on
>> Dismiss, just Press Control+Alt+Enter.
>>
>> Best from,
>>
>> Carolyn
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
>> [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of janet gross
>> Sent: Friday, June 30, 2017 10:11 PM
>> To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
>> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 2 Android questions
>>
>> Hi Carolyn,
>> Thank you so much for all this great information.  You just about have me
>> sold!  Smile!  How about serfing the internet, how about the email
>> program
>> on the tablet that would be gmail? Did you have a difficult time
>> adjusting
>> to the screen reader talkback? I have an Apple  iPhone though, but I'm
>> slowly am starting to feel about Apple phones, like I'm thinking about
>> Microsoft, and I'm not really all that happy with them.  I was thinking
>> about buying a windows tablet, but I've decided I want to get away from
>> Microsoft, and now, I'm beginning to feel the same way about Apple.  I
>> don't
>> mine using a touch screen, but at the sametime, I wouldn't mind a
>> keyboard
>> so if I have a lot of typing to do.
>> Janet
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
>> [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carolyn Arnold
>> Sent: Friday, June 30, 2017 8:16 PM
>> To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
>> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 2 Android questions
>>
>> It is a touch screen, but it has a Google Keyboard with it.
>> It is really nice, and the way the keyboard is made with it, it is really
>> like a little mini computer. It folds and makes a nice case.
>>
>> You can add an SD card, I believe 128 gb. Joshua Kennedy will know.
>>
>> My Wal-Mart did not have one, so I bought mine from Amazon.
>> I didn't think to check Wal-Mart online. But still, I paid $109;
>> Joshua says
>> Wal-Mart has them for $80, I think $79.99.
>> It has Google TalkBack, and I have now adjusted her to the fastest speed.
>>
>> If you use it without the keyboard, you need to power off the device,
>> and if
>> you reattach the keyboard, you need to power off. It is flexible that
>> way,
>> so you can use it either way. I really think that a person can get good
>> value from one.
>>
>> I think that the future is leading to tablets and phones.
>> I'm not sure why one might have both. I got the tablet to learn to use
>> the
>> Google platform so that I could get an Android phone, which is a more
>> expensive investment. I am glad that Joshua told us on the list about
>> them.
>>
>> If you get one, I'll send you the key strokes that Joshua sent me,
>> because
>> that makes it way easier, if you know how to navigate. You have to use
>> Alt
>> with Arrow and Enter and things to move about or enter. You use
>> Shift+Alt+Enter for Long Press, which is more or less a
>> menu. If you are
>> using the screen, you double tap and hold. Ana Garza in her book said
>> when
>> you double tap, it is like a two-sylable word. My husband's last name is
>> Samples, so I think Samples, as I double tap, and I am opening things
>> now.
>>
>> Best from,
>>
>> Carolyn
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
>> [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of janet gross
>> Sent: Friday, June 30, 2017 8:59 PM
>> To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
>> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 2 Android questions
>>
>> Hi Carrolyn,
>> I am seriously considering buying a Android tablet.  You sound like
>> you are
>> quite happy with your RCA Galileo pro tablet.  Can you add more space
>> on the
>> tablet if need be? Is it a touch screen? I was trying to follow the
>> thread
>> the list had going sometime ago, but my inbox just fel asleep, so I
>> didn't
>> get all the info I would have liked to get.
>>
>> Thank you in advance for any info.
>> Janet
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
>> [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carolyn Arnold
>> Sent: Friday, June 30, 2017 7:01 PM
>> To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
>> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 2 Android questions
>>
>> I don't have a virus program on my RCA Galileo Pro Android tablet, and
>> I do
>> really like it. It works too. I had been negligent to check
>> notifications.
>> After I had it for about a month, I did - TWENTY UPDATES! I let them run,
>> and you can bet I check notifications every day now.
>>
>> Best from,
>>
>> Carolyn
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
>> [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Olusegun -- Victory
>> Associates
>> LTD, Inc.
>> Sent: Friday, June 30, 2017 3:03 PM
>> To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
>> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 2 Android questions
>>
>> James wrote in path:
>>
>> "please let me ask you just one more question?  Do most Android user's
>> install antivirus on their devices?"
>>
>> This one is a touchy subject!  Personally, I don't use any virus
>> checkers on
>> my Android toys!  I've been with Android for nearly four and half
>> years, I
>> have had NO INCIDENCES WITH VIRUSES to this very minute.  I have
>> installed
>> all manners of aps on my devices with no problems; it has not bothered me
>> whether or not the apps I installed were secured or otherwise.  My
>> toys keep
>> working flawlessly and no virus checkers of any kind.
>>
>> If installing one makes you feel more comfortable, please feel free to do
>> so.  Whilst there are several virus checkers on the Android platform, the
>> two common ones I have heard of are Avast and LookOut!  Feel free to
>> install
>> any or both of these and play with them before settling for the one
>> you like
>> better.
>>
>> Some virus checkers in Android land can be battery hogs, meaning that
>> they
>> may drain your battery far faster than you want to see happen.  I don't
>> believe that the two mentioned here at that way; but, again, I don't
>> use a
>> virus checker in any of my Android toys!  May be I am postponing the
>> inevitable, but I sure want to LEAVE well alone especially if it's
>> working
>> as expected.
>>
>> More questions?  Please don't hesitate to keep sending them through. 
>> There
>> are a number of Androideans in the house who will step up to the plate
>> if I
>> can't get to them fast enough!  All the best sire.
>>
>> Sincerely,
>> Olusegun
>> Denver, Colorado
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Re: popup I occasionally get

Carlos
 

I have personally lost faith in Windows Defender AKA Microsoft Security Essentials since they announced a few years ago that they would not invest the effort in making Security Essentials a first-line antivirus scanner.  Supposedly they have since revoked that policy and it's detection rating has improved, but after such a statement I find it difficult to have confidence in it's effectiveness.

----- Original Message -----
From: Pinky
Sent: Tuesday, July 04, 2017 7:02 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] popup I occasionally get

Hi,

Why don’t you try using Windows Defender which comes with Windows 10.

Mr. Ed

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Tuesday, July 04, 2017 8:47 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] popup I occasionally get

 

Carlos, Norman and all

 

It appears to me that both Malware Bytes and AVG offer Anonymizing programs and they advertise them if you use their free antivirus program.  I don't know what they do if you use the paid version.  I don't know about AVG in this respect, but Avast wants to put an add on in your browser, evidently to help in some way make browsing more secure.  I have no idea if removing the add on would eliminate the popup.  I also don't know if, from a security standpoint, you are more secure leaving the add on functioning and in place.  Since the disruption caused by the popup is infrequent and minimal, without more knowledge, it's probably better to leave it active, if it's there.

 

Gene

----- Original Message -----

From: Norman

Sent: Tuesday, July 04, 2017 7:30 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] popup I occasionally get

 

Hi.

I agree. This could probably be fixed by disabling a toolbar or search provider in the browser.

If we know what browser and antivirus are being used that might give us more information to troubleshoot.

 

HTH.

 

 

 

On 7/4/2017 8:13 AM, Carlos wrote:

Spyware is just a type of malware.  Malwarebytes' can detect all types of malware, but that still doesn't mean it will find everything.  Besides, I believe the implication based on Gene's comments is that these messages are possibly being generated by antivirus software which makes sense in hindsight.

----- Original Message -----

From: Matt

Sent: Tuesday, July 04, 2017 3:05 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] popup I occasionally get

 

Wonder if he has tried a spyware remover . I have not used one myself and would not know which one to recommend . But I would think something like this might do something a little different than malware bites . Don’t see how it would hurt.

 

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Troy Burnham
Sent: Monday, July 3, 2017 11:35 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] popup I occasionally get

 

I use avast and have never used AVG, but it wouldn't surprise me if this popup happens with avast as well.

 

Troy

 

 

 

 

----- Original Message -----

From: Gene

Sent: Monday, July 03, 2017 9:44 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] popup I occasionally get

 

Do you use or have you used AVG?  See this discussion. 

 

Gene

----- Original Message -----

From: Gene

Sent: Monday, July 03, 2017 6:09 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] popup I occasionally get

 

Ad Blockers don't remove adware.  They stop ads from being displayed.  I have no idea if they would block ads from adware, but regardless, the adware is still there.

 

Gene

----- Original Message -----

From: Michael Boyd

Sent: Monday, July 03, 2017 5:47 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] popup I occasionally get

 

It sounds like you are getting some Adware. Install an adware blocker such as Ad Blocker Plus for IE or other browsers to remedy your problem. This is a free add-on that works well. You can google it to find the download website.

 

Michael

 

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Troy Burnham
Sent: Monday, July 03, 2017 4:40 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] popup I occasionally get

 

Hi all,

 

Once in a while when I open a web page I'll get a popup that says the following:

Anyone can see what you do online

 

Keep your browsing safe and private.

 

HIDE ME NOW

 

I've scanned with malware bytes and I'm clean from that perspective so what is this and do I need to get rid of it since I only get it occasionally?  And, if I do need to do something what do I do and how?

 

Btw hitting alt-f4 closes the popup and I'm back on the page I want, and it doesn't show in what I pasted above but the first thing I hear when I get this popup is something that sounds like seth toaster.

 

Troy

 

 

 

Virus-free. www.avast.com

 


Trying to Add My GMail Account To Windows Live Mail

Monica Jones
 

I just created a new Gmail account that I would like to use instead of my AT&T account. I’d like to add it as Imap, not pop so it will correctly sync with my iPhone. Any help is appreciated.
Thanks bunches.
 
Monni, the coffee gal
Twitter, @Monni52


Re: popup I occasionally get

Pinky <pinky14@...>
 

Hi,

Why don’t you try using Windows Defender which comes with Windows 10.

Mr. Ed

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Tuesday, July 04, 2017 8:47 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] popup I occasionally get

 

Carlos, Norman and all

 

It appears to me that both Malware Bytes and AVG offer Anonymizing programs and they advertise them if you use their free antivirus program.  I don't know what they do if you use the paid version.  I don't know about AVG in this respect, but Avast wants to put an add on in your browser, evidently to help in some way make browsing more secure.  I have no idea if removing the add on would eliminate the popup.  I also don't know if, from a security standpoint, you are more secure leaving the add on functioning and in place.  Since the disruption caused by the popup is infrequent and minimal, without more knowledge, it's probably better to leave it active, if it's there.

 

Gene

----- Original Message -----

From: Norman

Sent: Tuesday, July 04, 2017 7:30 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] popup I occasionally get

 

Hi.

I agree. This could probably be fixed by disabling a toolbar or search provider in the browser.

If we know what browser and antivirus are being used that might give us more information to troubleshoot.

 

HTH.

 

 

 

On 7/4/2017 8:13 AM, Carlos wrote:

Spyware is just a type of malware.  Malwarebytes' can detect all types of malware, but that still doesn't mean it will find everything.  Besides, I believe the implication based on Gene's comments is that these messages are possibly being generated by antivirus software which makes sense in hindsight.

----- Original Message -----

From: Matt

Sent: Tuesday, July 04, 2017 3:05 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] popup I occasionally get

 

Wonder if he has tried a spyware remover . I have not used one myself and would not know which one to recommend . But I would think something like this might do something a little different than malware bites . Don’t see how it would hurt.

 

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Troy Burnham
Sent: Monday, July 3, 2017 11:35 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] popup I occasionally get

 

I use avast and have never used AVG, but it wouldn't surprise me if this popup happens with avast as well.

 

Troy

 

 

 

 

----- Original Message -----

From: Gene

Sent: Monday, July 03, 2017 9:44 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] popup I occasionally get

 

Do you use or have you used AVG?  See this discussion. 

 

Gene

----- Original Message -----

From: Gene

Sent: Monday, July 03, 2017 6:09 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] popup I occasionally get

 

Ad Blockers don't remove adware.  They stop ads from being displayed.  I have no idea if they would block ads from adware, but regardless, the adware is still there.

 

Gene

----- Original Message -----

Sent: Monday, July 03, 2017 5:47 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] popup I occasionally get

 

It sounds like you are getting some Adware. Install an adware blocker such as Ad Blocker Plus for IE or other browsers to remedy your problem. This is a free add-on that works well. You can google it to find the download website.

 

Michael

 

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Troy Burnham
Sent: Monday, July 03, 2017 4:40 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] popup I occasionally get

 

Hi all,

 

Once in a while when I open a web page I'll get a popup that says the following:

Anyone can see what you do online

 

Keep your browsing safe and private.

 

HIDE ME NOW

 

I've scanned with malware bytes and I'm clean from that perspective so what is this and do I need to get rid of it since I only get it occasionally?  And, if I do need to do something what do I do and how?

 

Btw hitting alt-f4 closes the popup and I'm back on the page I want, and it doesn't show in what I pasted above but the first thing I hear when I get this popup is something that sounds like seth toaster.

 

Troy

 

 

 

Virus-free. www.avast.com

 


Re: question for you all mac users out there

Matt
 

Thanks . was asking for someone else. Just another reason for me not to get
a mac. You would think enough blind people would have requested this from
apple this feature.


Thanks,
Matt.from.florida@...

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Joseph Hudson
Sent: Tuesday, July 4, 2017 5:31 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] question for you all mac users out there

Hi Matt, no this is not possible. The only thing that you can do, if share
your screams somebody else through third party applications. Such as zoom
more even Skype. I hope this helps.
Joseph Hudson

Email
jhud7789@...
I device support
Telephone
2543007667
Skype
joseph.hudson89
facebook
https://www.facebook.com/joseph.hudson.9404
Twitter
https://twitter.com/josephhudson89

FaceTime/iMessage
jhud7789@...

On Jul 4, 2017, at 2:48 PM, Matt <matt.from.florida@...> wrote:

Can you do a tendon on mac like you can on windows with jaws? Another
words with VO?


Thanks,
Matt.from.florida@...


Re: Magic Jack On An iOS iPhone.

adam morris
 

Hi all,

My wife and I have Magic Jack on our iPhones.

We pay $18AUD  per year for each account.

You don't need to have the unit for ethernet.

Quality is great.



On 03-Jul-17 07:49, Carolyn Arnold wrote:
Our neighbors back in Texas had it about 13 years ago. The
sound quality from their end was terrible. I wonder if it
has improved and how well you hear on your end of Magic
Jack. 

Best from,

Carolyn Arnold
-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike Thomas
Sent: Sunday, July 2, 2017 8:39 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Magic Jack On An iOS iPhone.

the Magic Jack app is great.  It allows me to be away from
home and know if anyone is calling, and gives me the name or
number.   I can answer the magic Jack call if I'm in a WiFi
area and connected since I don't have  it set to use
cellular data, but I would imagine I could.  If you already
have Magic Jack, the app is just a neat extention to allow
you more flexibility, and you don't need to use cellular
data.
Mike

	----- Original Message ----- 
	From: janet gross <mailto:janet.harvard@...>

	To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
<mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>  
	Sent: Saturday, July 01, 2017 8:27 PM
	Subject: [TechTalk] Magic Jack On An iOS iPhone.


	Hi Everyone, 

	Can anyone tell me if it is possible to some way to
connect my Magic Jack phone to a tablet? When I do purchase
a tablet, I won't be using any internet service on my
Windows 7 pc, but I would use internet service on my tablet.


	Any help would be greatly appreciated.  

	Janet 

	 







-- 

Adam Morris
Jaws certified 2016
Phone:
02 6654 7777
Email, iMessage & FaceTime 
adam@...


Re: 2 Android questions

Janet
 

Gene,

The number signifies to increase or to decrease the rate of the setting.  I am using Windows 7 64 bit, and your right when you say you think I am using IE 11 as well as the latest version of JAWS.  I did change the percentage from 40 up to 80.  I will see if that will make a difference or not. 

Thank you. 

Janet

IE  

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Tuesday, July 04, 2017 4:25 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 2 Android questions

 

I don't use that way of setting cookies and I don't know what the number signifies.  Someone else may be able to answer that question.  I believe you are using Internet Explorer.  If you are, you can customize cookie settings.  At this point, without customization, I don't know if third party cookies are enabled. 

 

Gene

----- original Message -----

From: janet gross

Sent: Tuesday, July 04, 2017 4:15 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 2 Android questions

 

Gene,

I just checked my cookie settings, and it says it is set at 40 percent.  I do have an obtion to increase, should I increase it to 100 percent?

Thank you. 

 

Janet

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Tuesday, July 04, 2017 3:21 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 2 Android questions

 

If you disable third party cookies, you will stop a lot of tracking.  Many first party cookies aren't used for tracking, though I would think some are.  You can control what sites are allowed to place cookies in the browser. 

 

Do you use loyalty cards in stores?  that's a form of tracking.  You don't just get discounts for nothing.  Tracking is generally done for displaying targeted advertising.  People aren't concerned with a person named x who lives at y and who is reading this article.  They are concerned that c computer with a cookie from site a shows that the person visited site b and looked at page c, thus demonstrating an interest in something that this or that product may match.  Of course, there are ways to match people by identity but these tracking companies handle enormous amounts of information.  Why would they waste their time trying?  Providing these ways of tracking may be accidental and I don't know, and wouldn't assume, that the companies even know about it when they design the systems. 

 

Gene

----- Original Message -----

From: janet gross

Sent: Tuesday, July 04, 2017 3:08 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 2 Android questions

 

Pam,
You just raised a good question about disabling cookies although, I wonder
would this make a difference? This tracking issue just irritates me!!   Any
thoughts anyone?
Janet


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Pamela Dominguez
Sent: Tuesday, July 04, 2017 2:34 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 2 Android questions

I agree, and I think the other stuff, talking about living off the grid and
all that is extreme.  We were talking about a specific thing: being tracked
on your computer.  Can't we disable tracking cookies anymore?  I haven't
gone in to check that, actually.  Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Carlos
Sent: Tuesday, July 04, 2017 11:58 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 2 Android questions

I think that is an overly dramatic and extreme response to a simple desire
to reduce internet/operating system tracking.  I don't want to live in a
bubble, I just don't want everything I do on the internet or my computer to
be logged/tracked.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Carolyn Arnold" <4carolyna@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Tuesday, July 04, 2017 11:37 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 2 Android questions


> As my husband says, if one wants complete privacy, one could
> try living in isolated area. Grow all food. Depend on wood
> for fuel. Obtain commodities by bartering. Keep no bank
> account, no credit card, no electronic device, no utilities.
> Go to the river for water. Make your own candles, all that
> stuff, and maybe, just maybe, you could have some privacy.
>
> Best from,
>
> Carolyn
> -----Original Message-----
> From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
> [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Olusegun --
> Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
> Sent: Tuesday, July 4, 2017 8:03 AM
> To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 2 Android questions
>
> Hi Janet:
>
> You'll probably punch me for this twisted logic, and that
> will be ok it might help me wake up and smell some more
> lavender!
>
> I was somewhat private in mama's womb even though certain
> gadgets were used to keep a spying eye on me.  I lost
> privacy at birth, and will try getting it back when my
> casket is closed for good, laid in its 9 feet of dust and,
> some graveyard person makes the rounds at closing the grave
> when everyone has gone away!  I'd have to hope that in the
> process of closing my grave, the service provider won't open
> my casket and try to yank out my phone thus making it hard
> to make phone calls to anyone from my new residence, <LOL>!
>
> Right now, our federal government is asking for a list of
> voter registrations from every state that will include the
> last digits of our social security numbers, our dates of
> birth, address, voting records, et al.
> So, dear sister, this privacy thing, in my view will always
> be a HIT-&-MISS!
>
>
> As one who hops around quite a bit due to what I label
> Restless Legs and feet Syndrome--sorry I coined this one
> just as I coined waitiosis--I am CONSTANTLY RANSACKED at the
> airport!  I can't use SkyHop to check my bags prior to going
> through T S A.  Why?  My name!  Thank you Mrs. Government or
> constantly HAUNTING me like an elk!  Sadly, if I dare say
> so, this only happens to me in my country.  In Europe and
> South America, I have been treated with more decency.  At
> PHL--Philadelphia--City of Brethrenly love--I had no LOVE
> extended at the airport.  I told the T S A agent that it was
> OK to STRIP ME NAKED publicly if it satisfied his ego and
> made him happier than a lark.  Through it all though, I
> weather the storm and get things done along with my cane now
> showing her age!  May be I should consider getting a guide
> dog; however, I don't want to deal with quarantine rules
> across far too many ponds!
>
> So, there it is; I can't think of any other spin to put on
> it when it comes to addressing privacy issues!  English
> coined us a great word, but what exactly does it mean?  This
> wandering mind, body and soul will most certainly love to
> know!  So, don't let privacy concerns make you a prisoner
> especially when you are not one in your beautiful heart!
> Keep marching on, knocking walls that block the path into
> smitherings.  It's what I try to do, and I am loving every
> chance I get at being able to do this.
>
> Sincerely,
> Olusegun
> Denver, Colorado
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>


 


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Re: 2 Android questions

Pamela Dominguez
 

I don’t really bother with store cards.  The times we used to, the savings were negligible, and they were usually on stuff we didn’t buy, anyway.  Pam.
 

From: Gene
Sent: Tuesday, July 04, 2017 4:20 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 2 Android questions
 
If you disable third party cookies, you will stop a lot of tracking.  Many first party cookies aren't used for tracking, though I would think some are.  You can control what sites are allowed to place cookies in the browser. 
 
Do you use loyalty cards in stores?  that's a form of tracking.  You don't just get discounts for nothing.  Tracking is generally done for displaying targeted advertising.  People aren't concerned with a person named x who lives at y and who is reading this article.  They are concerned that c computer with a cookie from site a shows that the person visited site b and looked at page c, thus demonstrating an interest in something that this or that product may match.  Of course, there are ways to match people by identity but these tracking companies handle enormous amounts of information.  Why would they waste their time trying?  Providing these ways of tracking may be accidental and I don't know, and wouldn't assume, that the companies even know about it when they design the systems. 
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, July 04, 2017 3:08 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 2 Android questions
 
Pam,
You just raised a good question about disabling cookies although, I wonder
would this make a difference? This tracking issue just irritates me!!   Any
thoughts anyone?
Janet


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Pamela Dominguez
Sent: Tuesday, July 04, 2017 2:34 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 2 Android questions

I agree, and I think the other stuff, talking about living off the grid and
all that is extreme.  We were talking about a specific thing: being tracked
on your computer.  Can't we disable tracking cookies anymore?  I haven't
gone in to check that, actually.  Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Carlos
Sent: Tuesday, July 04, 2017 11:58 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 2 Android questions

I think that is an overly dramatic and extreme response to a simple desire
to reduce internet/operating system tracking.  I don't want to live in a
bubble, I just don't want everything I do on the internet or my computer to
be logged/tracked.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Carolyn Arnold" <4carolyna@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Tuesday, July 04, 2017 11:37 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 2 Android questions


> As my husband says, if one wants complete privacy, one could
> try living in isolated area. Grow all food. Depend on wood
> for fuel. Obtain commodities by bartering. Keep no bank
> account, no credit card, no electronic device, no utilities.
> Go to the river for water. Make your own candles, all that
> stuff, and maybe, just maybe, you could have some privacy.
>
> Best from,
>
> Carolyn
> -----Original Message-----
> From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
> [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Olusegun --
> Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
> Sent: Tuesday, July 4, 2017 8:03 AM
> To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 2 Android questions
>
> Hi Janet:
>
> You'll probably punch me for this twisted logic, and that
> will be ok it might help me wake up and smell some more
> lavender!
>
> I was somewhat private in mama's womb even though certain
> gadgets were used to keep a spying eye on me.  I lost
> privacy at birth, and will try getting it back when my
> casket is closed for good, laid in its 9 feet of dust and,
> some graveyard person makes the rounds at closing the grave
> when everyone has gone away!  I'd have to hope that in the
> process of closing my grave, the service provider won't open
> my casket and try to yank out my phone thus making it hard
> to make phone calls to anyone from my new residence, <LOL>!
>
> Right now, our federal government is asking for a list of
> voter registrations from every state that will include the
> last digits of our social security numbers, our dates of
> birth, address, voting records, et al.
> So, dear sister, this privacy thing, in my view will always
> be a HIT-&-MISS!
>
>
> As one who hops around quite a bit due to what I label
> Restless Legs and feet Syndrome--sorry I coined this one
> just as I coined waitiosis--I am CONSTANTLY RANSACKED at the
> airport!  I can't use SkyHop to check my bags prior to going
> through T S A.  Why?  My name!  Thank you Mrs. Government or
> constantly HAUNTING me like an elk!  Sadly, if I dare say
> so, this only happens to me in my country.  In Europe and
> South America, I have been treated with more decency.  At
> PHL--Philadelphia--City of Brethrenly love--I had no LOVE
> extended at the airport.  I told the T S A agent that it was
> OK to STRIP ME NAKED publicly if it satisfied his ego and
> made him happier than a lark.  Through it all though, I
> weather the storm and get things done along with my cane now
> showing her age!  May be I should consider getting a guide
> dog; however, I don't want to deal with quarantine rules
> across far too many ponds!
>
> So, there it is; I can't think of any other spin to put on
> it when it comes to addressing privacy issues!  English
> coined us a great word, but what exactly does it mean?  This
> wandering mind, body and soul will most certainly love to
> know!  So, don't let privacy concerns make you a prisoner
> especially when you are not one in your beautiful heart!
> Keep marching on, knocking walls that block the path into
> smitherings.  It's what I try to do, and I am loving every
> chance I get at being able to do this.
>
> Sincerely,
> Olusegun
> Denver, Colorado
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>


 


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Re: 2 Android questions

Carlos
 

You can override cookie blocking behavior more precisely on the
"Privacy"
tab by selecting the
"Advanced"
button.  If you enable the
"Override automatic cookie handling"
checkbox, the second group of radio buttons determines if third-party cookies are blocked.

----- Original Message -----
From: Gene
Sent: Tuesday, July 04, 2017 5:25 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 2 Android questions

I don't use that way of setting cookies and I don't know what the number signifies.  Someone else may be able to answer that question.  I believe you are using Internet Explorer.  If you are, you can customize cookie settings.  At this point, without customization, I don't know if third party cookies are enabled. 
 
Gene
----- original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, July 04, 2017 4:15 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 2 Android questions

Gene,

I just checked my cookie settings, and it says it is set at 40 percent.  I do have an obtion to increase, should I increase it to 100 percent?

Thank you. 

 

Janet

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Tuesday, July 04, 2017 3:21 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 2 Android questions

 

If you disable third party cookies, you will stop a lot of tracking.  Many first party cookies aren't used for tracking, though I would think some are.  You can control what sites are allowed to place cookies in the browser. 

 

Do you use loyalty cards in stores?  that's a form of tracking.  You don't just get discounts for nothing.  Tracking is generally done for displaying targeted advertising.  People aren't concerned with a person named x who lives at y and who is reading this article.  They are concerned that c computer with a cookie from site a shows that the person visited site b and looked at page c, thus demonstrating an interest in something that this or that product may match.  Of course, there are ways to match people by identity but these tracking companies handle enormous amounts of information.  Why would they waste their time trying?  Providing these ways of tracking may be accidental and I don't know, and wouldn't assume, that the companies even know about it when they design the systems. 

 

Gene

----- Original Message -----

From: janet gross

Sent: Tuesday, July 04, 2017 3:08 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 2 Android questions

 

Pam,
You just raised a good question about disabling cookies although, I wonder
would this make a difference? This tracking issue just irritates me!!   Any
thoughts anyone?
Janet


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Pamela Dominguez
Sent: Tuesday, July 04, 2017 2:34 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 2 Android questions

I agree, and I think the other stuff, talking about living off the grid and
all that is extreme.  We were talking about a specific thing: being tracked
on your computer.  Can't we disable tracking cookies anymore?  I haven't
gone in to check that, actually.  Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Carlos
Sent: Tuesday, July 04, 2017 11:58 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 2 Android questions

I think that is an overly dramatic and extreme response to a simple desire
to reduce internet/operating system tracking.  I don't want to live in a
bubble, I just don't want everything I do on the internet or my computer to
be logged/tracked.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Carolyn Arnold" <4carolyna@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Tuesday, July 04, 2017 11:37 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 2 Android questions


> As my husband says, if one wants complete privacy, one could
> try living in isolated area. Grow all food. Depend on wood
> for fuel. Obtain commodities by bartering. Keep no bank
> account, no credit card, no electronic device, no utilities.
> Go to the river for water. Make your own candles, all that
> stuff, and maybe, just maybe, you could have some privacy.
>
> Best from,
>
> Carolyn
> -----Original Message-----
> From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
> [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Olusegun --
> Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
> Sent: Tuesday, July 4, 2017 8:03 AM
> To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 2 Android questions
>
> Hi Janet:
>
> You'll probably punch me for this twisted logic, and that
> will be ok it might help me wake up and smell some more
> lavender!
>
> I was somewhat private in mama's womb even though certain
> gadgets were used to keep a spying eye on me.  I lost
> privacy at birth, and will try getting it back when my
> casket is closed for good, laid in its 9 feet of dust and,
> some graveyard person makes the rounds at closing the grave
> when everyone has gone away!  I'd have to hope that in the
> process of closing my grave, the service provider won't open
> my casket and try to yank out my phone thus making it hard
> to make phone calls to anyone from my new residence, <LOL>!
>
> Right now, our federal government is asking for a list of
> voter registrations from every state that will include the
> last digits of our social security numbers, our dates of
> birth, address, voting records, et al.
> So, dear sister, this privacy thing, in my view will always
> be a HIT-&-MISS!
>
>
> As one who hops around quite a bit due to what I label
> Restless Legs and feet Syndrome--sorry I coined this one
> just as I coined waitiosis--I am CONSTANTLY RANSACKED at the
> airport!  I can't use SkyHop to check my bags prior to going
> through T S A.  Why?  My name!  Thank you Mrs. Government or
> constantly HAUNTING me like an elk!  Sadly, if I dare say
> so, this only happens to me in my country.  In Europe and
> South America, I have been treated with more decency.  At
> PHL--Philadelphia--City of Brethrenly love--I had no LOVE
> extended at the airport.  I told the T S A agent that it was
> OK to STRIP ME NAKED publicly if it satisfied his ego and
> made him happier than a lark.  Through it all though, I
> weather the storm and get things done along with my cane now
> showing her age!  May be I should consider getting a guide
> dog; however, I don't want to deal with quarantine rules
> across far too many ponds!
>
> So, there it is; I can't think of any other spin to put on
> it when it comes to addressing privacy issues!  English
> coined us a great word, but what exactly does it mean?  This
> wandering mind, body and soul will most certainly love to
> know!  So, don't let privacy concerns make you a prisoner
> especially when you are not one in your beautiful heart!
> Keep marching on, knocking walls that block the path into
> smitherings.  It's what I try to do, and I am loving every
> chance I get at being able to do this.
>
> Sincerely,
> Olusegun
> Denver, Colorado
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>


 


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Re: 2 Android questions

Janet
 

Gene,

The number signifies to increase or to decrease the rate of the setting.  I am using Windows 7 64 bit, and your right when you say you think I am using IE 11 as well as the latest version of JAWS.  I did change the percentage from 40 up to 80.  I will see if that will make a difference or not. 

Thank you. 

Janet

 

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Tuesday, July 04, 2017 4:25 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 2 Android questions

 

I don't use that way of setting cookies and I don't know what the number signifies.  Someone else may be able to answer that question.  I believe you are using Internet Explorer.  If you are, you can customize cookie settings.  At this point, without customization, I don't know if third party cookies are enabled. 

 

Gene

----- original Message -----

From: janet gross

Sent: Tuesday, July 04, 2017 4:15 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 2 Android questions

 

Gene,

I just checked my cookie settings, and it says it is set at 40 percent.  I do have an obtion to increase, should I increase it to 100 percent?

Thank you. 

 

Janet

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Tuesday, July 04, 2017 3:21 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 2 Android questions

 

If you disable third party cookies, you will stop a lot of tracking.  Many first party cookies aren't used for tracking, though I would think some are.  You can control what sites are allowed to place cookies in the browser. 

 

Do you use loyalty cards in stores?  that's a form of tracking.  You don't just get discounts for nothing.  Tracking is generally done for displaying targeted advertising.  People aren't concerned with a person named x who lives at y and who is reading this article.  They are concerned that c computer with a cookie from site a shows that the person visited site b and looked at page c, thus demonstrating an interest in something that this or that product may match.  Of course, there are ways to match people by identity but these tracking companies handle enormous amounts of information.  Why would they waste their time trying?  Providing these ways of tracking may be accidental and I don't know, and wouldn't assume, that the companies even know about it when they design the systems. 

 

Gene

----- Original Message -----

From: janet gross

Sent: Tuesday, July 04, 2017 3:08 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 2 Android questions

 

Pam,
You just raised a good question about disabling cookies although, I wonder
would this make a difference? This tracking issue just irritates me!!   Any
thoughts anyone?
Janet


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Pamela Dominguez
Sent: Tuesday, July 04, 2017 2:34 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 2 Android questions

I agree, and I think the other stuff, talking about living off the grid and
all that is extreme.  We were talking about a specific thing: being tracked
on your computer.  Can't we disable tracking cookies anymore?  I haven't
gone in to check that, actually.  Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Carlos
Sent: Tuesday, July 04, 2017 11:58 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 2 Android questions

I think that is an overly dramatic and extreme response to a simple desire
to reduce internet/operating system tracking.  I don't want to live in a
bubble, I just don't want everything I do on the internet or my computer to
be logged/tracked.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Carolyn Arnold" <4carolyna@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Tuesday, July 04, 2017 11:37 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 2 Android questions


> As my husband says, if one wants complete privacy, one could
> try living in isolated area. Grow all food. Depend on wood
> for fuel. Obtain commodities by bartering. Keep no bank
> account, no credit card, no electronic device, no utilities.
> Go to the river for water. Make your own candles, all that
> stuff, and maybe, just maybe, you could have some privacy.
>
> Best from,
>
> Carolyn
> -----Original Message-----
> From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
> [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Olusegun --
> Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
> Sent: Tuesday, July 4, 2017 8:03 AM
> To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 2 Android questions
>
> Hi Janet:
>
> You'll probably punch me for this twisted logic, and that
> will be ok it might help me wake up and smell some more
> lavender!
>
> I was somewhat private in mama's womb even though certain
> gadgets were used to keep a spying eye on me.  I lost
> privacy at birth, and will try getting it back when my
> casket is closed for good, laid in its 9 feet of dust and,
> some graveyard person makes the rounds at closing the grave
> when everyone has gone away!  I'd have to hope that in the
> process of closing my grave, the service provider won't open
> my casket and try to yank out my phone thus making it hard
> to make phone calls to anyone from my new residence, <LOL>!
>
> Right now, our federal government is asking for a list of
> voter registrations from every state that will include the
> last digits of our social security numbers, our dates of
> birth, address, voting records, et al.
> So, dear sister, this privacy thing, in my view will always
> be a HIT-&-MISS!
>
>
> As one who hops around quite a bit due to what I label
> Restless Legs and feet Syndrome--sorry I coined this one
> just as I coined waitiosis--I am CONSTANTLY RANSACKED at the
> airport!  I can't use SkyHop to check my bags prior to going
> through T S A.  Why?  My name!  Thank you Mrs. Government or
> constantly HAUNTING me like an elk!  Sadly, if I dare say
> so, this only happens to me in my country.  In Europe and
> South America, I have been treated with more decency.  At
> PHL--Philadelphia--City of Brethrenly love--I had no LOVE
> extended at the airport.  I told the T S A agent that it was
> OK to STRIP ME NAKED publicly if it satisfied his ego and
> made him happier than a lark.  Through it all though, I
> weather the storm and get things done along with my cane now
> showing her age!  May be I should consider getting a guide
> dog; however, I don't want to deal with quarantine rules
> across far too many ponds!
>
> So, there it is; I can't think of any other spin to put on
> it when it comes to addressing privacy issues!  English
> coined us a great word, but what exactly does it mean?  This
> wandering mind, body and soul will most certainly love to
> know!  So, don't let privacy concerns make you a prisoner
> especially when you are not one in your beautiful heart!
> Keep marching on, knocking walls that block the path into
> smitherings.  It's what I try to do, and I am loving every
> chance I get at being able to do this.
>
> Sincerely,
> Olusegun
> Denver, Colorado
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>


 


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Re: Clearing an Intranet Password

Carlos
 

Ctrl+Shift+Delete to open the
"Delete Browsing History"
dialog and then select the
"Passwords"
checkbox.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Joe" <jsoro620@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Tuesday, July 04, 2017 5:59 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Clearing an Intranet Password


Hello,

I need to clear an Intranet password on Internet Explorer. This is where IE
prompts for a user name and password to enter private space. I accidentally
entered the wrong character in the prepopulated field, and because it was
said to remember my creds, it now gives me an access denied message because
it's trying to automatically log in using the incorrect password. Can
someone please help? Not sure where to clear the cache for this login info.

Joe

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Re: question for you all mac users out there

Joseph Hudson <jhud7789@...>
 

Hi Matt, no this is not possible. The only thing that you can do, if share your screams somebody else through third party applications. Such as zoom more even Skype. I hope this helps.
Joseph Hudson

Email
jhud7789@...
I device support
Telephone
2543007667
Skype
joseph.hudson89
facebook
https://www.facebook.com/joseph.hudson.9404
Twitter
https://twitter.com/josephhudson89

FaceTime/iMessage
jhud7789@...

On Jul 4, 2017, at 2:48 PM, Matt <matt.from.florida@...> wrote:

Can you do a tendon on mac like you can on windows with jaws? Another words with VO?


Thanks,
Matt.from.florida@...


Re: Tracker Breeze

Carolyn Arnold
 

I don't know why it happened. I even changed my text to HTML.

Best from,

Carolyn

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Pamela Dominguez
Sent: Tuesday, July 4, 2017 3:24 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Tracker Breeze

I wonder why you got all that junk and when I hit enter, I got nothing at all except that it went to view downloads, like I had downloaded something, but it didn't show. That was why I did the save target as, and it saved just fine, and then played. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Tuesday, July 04, 2017 11:33 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Tracker Breeze

OK, Matt, thanks. I switch to HTML, but then, here's what I got, pretty similar to what I got with Plain Text:

Podtrac

Invalid URL

Reason: Incomplete URL

The Podtrac Measurement Service only supports redirects to valid podcast media files that appear in a podcast feed registered with Podtrac.

If you are the owner of this podcast and want to use the Podtrac Measurement Service, you need to register your podcast RSS feed at Podtrac.com. If you do not want to use the Podtrac Measurement Service, please remove the Podtrac redirect from your media files.

Best from,

Carolyn

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Pamela Dominguez
Sent: Tuesday, July 4, 2017 7:19 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Tracker Breeze

But the difference is, your computer doesn't have a GPS. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Monday, July 03, 2017 8:11 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Tracker Breeze

You know, even at the preorder price, that is more than my computer with 1 TB of storage.

Best from,

Carolyn

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Josh Kennedy
Sent: Monday, July 3, 2017 5:17 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Tracker Breeze

it will cost around $700.



On 7/3/2017 5:06 PM, Carolyn Arnold wrote:
How much is this device yall are talking about?

Best from,

Carolyn
-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf Of Pamela Dominguez
Sent: Monday, July 3, 2017 2:05 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Tracker Breeze

I just downloaded and played the podcast, and I agree. I think I am
finally going to own a Victor product. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Matt
Sent: Monday, July 03, 2017 1:25 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Tracker Breeze

Well it has 32 GB of on board memory as well as well as a FM radio and
BT and a lot faster processer as well. All this really sounds good to me.
JMT.


Thanks,
Matt.from.florida@...


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf Of Gary Ray
Sent: Monday, July 3, 2017 12:02 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Tracker Breeze

Gary Ray here.

Yes, it appears that the new "combo" unit does have "built in" BT
capability.

This seems to be the only additional feature of interest to me as a V
Stream Next Generation user. I am currently thinking that it is a lot
to pay for onboard BT capability.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf Of Peter Spitz
Sent: Monday, July 03, 2017 11:58 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Tracker Breeze

Maybe the new combo Stream/Trekker will have Bluetooth, I hope. But,
in the meantime, I think Laz sells a Bluetooth setup that will plug
into the current Victor Stream.<div
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On 7/3/17, Gary Ray <gary.hubert.ray@...> wrote:
Carolyn:

The V Stream Next Generation does NOT have BT capability.

Gary Ray

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf Of Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Monday, July 03, 2017 11:37 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Tracker Breeze

What is that new device. I just bought a Stream, which I am having to
send for repair, but I believe that it is Bluetooth capable.

What is this new one? How much storage does it have? Is the speaker
quality better than the Victor. I mean, this is like pulling a scab
off a sore for me to ask you this, but I'd be interested to know
whether or not I can get one.

Laz on Blind Best had a great demonstration of a Daizy Reader, and I
like Sally and Joey, oh way, way, way better than Heather and Ryan.
Trouble is though that as I understand it, you can't access BARD with
it. The controls sounded so smart and logical.

Best from,

Carolyn

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Matt
Sent: Monday, July 3, 2017 10:44 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Tracker Breeze

Well there is no doubt I will be getting this device! As soon as I
can put in a Pre order for it. I have been waiting for the newer
version of a victor stream to come out with Bluetooth. But this is so
much better. I never expected this. You save 100 bucks on pre order
so that is nice as well. So will be getting this device.





Thanks,

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



From: MattFromFlorida [mailto:matt.from.florida@...]
Sent: Monday, July 3, 2017 9:36 AM
To: Tech Talk
Subject: Tracker Breeze



Well here is a podcast on what was the tracker breeze GPS that then
became tracker Breeze +. It the tracker breeze + was discontinue for
they could no longer gets parts for it.

Good news Human ware has now came out with the victor stream reader
with tracker breeze incorporated into the victor reader stream. So
listen all about it from the Blind bargains podcast . See link below.



http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/www.blindbargains.co
m/audio/170702_humanware_trek.mp3









Thanks,

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






















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Clearing an Intranet Password

Joe
 

Hello,

I need to clear an Intranet password on Internet Explorer. This is where IE
prompts for a user name and password to enter private space. I accidentally
entered the wrong character in the prepopulated field, and because it was
said to remember my creds, it now gives me an access denied message because
it's trying to automatically log in using the incorrect password. Can
someone please help? Not sure where to clear the cache for this login info.

Joe

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Re: 2 Android questions

Carlos
 

You can override cookie blocking behavior more precisely on the

"Privacy"
tab by selecting the
"Advanced"
button.  If you enable the
"Override automatic cookie handling"
checkbox, the second group of radio buttons determines if third-party cookies are blocked.
----- Original Message -----
From: Gene
Sent: Tuesday, July 04, 2017 5:25 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 2 Android questions

I don't use that way of setting cookies and I don't know what the number signifies.  Someone else may be able to answer that question.  I believe you are using Internet Explorer.  If you are, you can customize cookie settings.  At this point, without customization, I don't know if third party cookies are enabled. 
 
Gene
----- original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, July 04, 2017 4:15 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 2 Android questions

Gene,

I just checked my cookie settings, and it says it is set at 40 percent.  I do have an obtion to increase, should I increase it to 100 percent?

Thank you. 

 

Janet

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Tuesday, July 04, 2017 3:21 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 2 Android questions

 

If you disable third party cookies, you will stop a lot of tracking.  Many first party cookies aren't used for tracking, though I would think some are.  You can control what sites are allowed to place cookies in the browser. 

 

Do you use loyalty cards in stores?  that's a form of tracking.  You don't just get discounts for nothing.  Tracking is generally done for displaying targeted advertising.  People aren't concerned with a person named x who lives at y and who is reading this article.  They are concerned that c computer with a cookie from site a shows that the person visited site b and looked at page c, thus demonstrating an interest in something that this or that product may match.  Of course, there are ways to match people by identity but these tracking companies handle enormous amounts of information.  Why would they waste their time trying?  Providing these ways of tracking may be accidental and I don't know, and wouldn't assume, that the companies even know about it when they design the systems. 

 

Gene

----- Original Message -----

From: janet gross

Sent: Tuesday, July 04, 2017 3:08 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 2 Android questions

 

Pam,
You just raised a good question about disabling cookies although, I wonder
would this make a difference? This tracking issue just irritates me!!   Any
thoughts anyone?
Janet


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Pamela Dominguez
Sent: Tuesday, July 04, 2017 2:34 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 2 Android questions

I agree, and I think the other stuff, talking about living off the grid and
all that is extreme.  We were talking about a specific thing: being tracked
on your computer.  Can't we disable tracking cookies anymore?  I haven't
gone in to check that, actually.  Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Carlos
Sent: Tuesday, July 04, 2017 11:58 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 2 Android questions

I think that is an overly dramatic and extreme response to a simple desire
to reduce internet/operating system tracking.  I don't want to live in a
bubble, I just don't want everything I do on the internet or my computer to
be logged/tracked.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Carolyn Arnold" <4carolyna@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Tuesday, July 04, 2017 11:37 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 2 Android questions


> As my husband says, if one wants complete privacy, one could
> try living in isolated area. Grow all food. Depend on wood
> for fuel. Obtain commodities by bartering. Keep no bank
> account, no credit card, no electronic device, no utilities.
> Go to the river for water. Make your own candles, all that
> stuff, and maybe, just maybe, you could have some privacy.
>
> Best from,
>
> Carolyn
> -----Original Message-----
> From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
> [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Olusegun --
> Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
> Sent: Tuesday, July 4, 2017 8:03 AM
> To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 2 Android questions
>
> Hi Janet:
>
> You'll probably punch me for this twisted logic, and that
> will be ok it might help me wake up and smell some more
> lavender!
>
> I was somewhat private in mama's womb even though certain
> gadgets were used to keep a spying eye on me.  I lost
> privacy at birth, and will try getting it back when my
> casket is closed for good, laid in its 9 feet of dust and,
> some graveyard person makes the rounds at closing the grave
> when everyone has gone away!  I'd have to hope that in the
> process of closing my grave, the service provider won't open
> my casket and try to yank out my phone thus making it hard
> to make phone calls to anyone from my new residence, <LOL>!
>
> Right now, our federal government is asking for a list of
> voter registrations from every state that will include the
> last digits of our social security numbers, our dates of
> birth, address, voting records, et al.
> So, dear sister, this privacy thing, in my view will always
> be a HIT-&-MISS!
>
>
> As one who hops around quite a bit due to what I label
> Restless Legs and feet Syndrome--sorry I coined this one
> just as I coined waitiosis--I am CONSTANTLY RANSACKED at the
> airport!  I can't use SkyHop to check my bags prior to going
> through T S A.  Why?  My name!  Thank you Mrs. Government or
> constantly HAUNTING me like an elk!  Sadly, if I dare say
> so, this only happens to me in my country.  In Europe and
> South America, I have been treated with more decency.  At
> PHL--Philadelphia--City of Brethrenly love--I had no LOVE
> extended at the airport.  I told the T S A agent that it was
> OK to STRIP ME NAKED publicly if it satisfied his ego and
> made him happier than a lark.  Through it all though, I
> weather the storm and get things done along with my cane now
> showing her age!  May be I should consider getting a guide
> dog; however, I don't want to deal with quarantine rules
> across far too many ponds!
>
> So, there it is; I can't think of any other spin to put on
> it when it comes to addressing privacy issues!  English
> coined us a great word, but what exactly does it mean?  This
> wandering mind, body and soul will most certainly love to
> know!  So, don't let privacy concerns make you a prisoner
> especially when you are not one in your beautiful heart!
> Keep marching on, knocking walls that block the path into
> smitherings.  It's what I try to do, and I am loving every
> chance I get at being able to do this.
>
> Sincerely,
> Olusegun
> Denver, Colorado
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>


 


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Re: Hosts File For Ad Blocking

Gene
 

On rereading the message, I see I misunderstood what it does.  I haven't looked at the actual file itself so I don't know how many domains are blocked.  It's more effective than I originally thought.  What I don't know is whether it's better to use the host file or an ad blocker. 
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
From: Carlos
Sent: Tuesday, July 04, 2017 4:22 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Hosts File For Ad Blocking

It doesn't just block Google ads.  It blocks ads from any domain in the hosts file.
----- Original Message -----
From: Gene
Sent: Tuesday, July 04, 2017 4:07 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Hosts File For Ad Blocking

That only blocks Google ads.  Google ads make up a lot of advertising, but hardly all. 
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----

From: Mike B.
Sent: Tuesday, July 04, 2017 2:45 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Hosts File For Ad Blocking

Hi All,
 
I would like to get some feedback on the following message, & opinions from anyone that is using this method of blocking ads.  All input will be greatly appreciated.  Thanks much.
 
There is a very elegant way to block ads that requires no additional
software.  This works on a mac and pc and likely linux/unix but I have no
direct knowledge of the latter.  It also works to block any unwanted web
source.  Google for "hosts ads" and there is a ton of information.

This page explains how for a mac:

https://www.ihash.eu/2015/09/how-to-edit-hosts-file-in-mac-os-x-10-11-el-capitan/

Here for a pc:

http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.htm

The "hosts" file used in both can be found here, it is updated about once
a month:

http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.zip

Dan
 
Take care.  Mike.  Go Dodgers!
Sent from my iBarstool.
Arguing with a woman is like reading a software license agreement.  In the end you have to ignore everything, & click I agree.


Re: Ok Google on an iPhone.

Janet
 

Hi Olusegun,
I really don't know what the problem might be that I can't get Ok Google to
tell me anything other than the time or the day. I also checked all the
settings, and I'm sure I have them set correctly. I did notice in your
message, you referred to Google as GoogleAssistant, but when I was in the
app store, there were Google Search and GoogleAssistant. I downloaded
Google Search. Should I have downloaded GoogleAssistant instead? I've ask
this question to other people, and they don't know either.
Thank you
Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
Sent: Monday, July 03, 2017 11:01 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Ok Google on an iPhone.

Janet wrote:

"I have an iPhone 6 with the latest update, and I downloaded Ok Google from
the app store, but I can only get Ok Google to tell me the time of day. I
went online and researched Ok Google, and they say it is fine for an iOS
phone, but can't get it to tell me anything other than the time of day."

Oh dear! Is there a setting you need to adjust? I would not know on an iOS
device 'cause I don't play ball with one. But, I do have a number of
friends on both platforms and the GoogleAssistant does play ball well in iOS
hills and mountain tops!

I'll have my friends dig up a thing or two, and I'll post in this space as
soon as I have something down to some kind of science! Hang in there
though, a better mind-set than mine might equally beat me to the punch!

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado