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Re: cost of open book

Pamela Dominguez
 

I saw it in the 1970s.  The speech had a weird accent.  When I got my first windows computer in 2000, a scanner came with the package, and I got Kurzweil 1000.  Pam.
 

Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 6:09 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] cost of open book
 

I’m seventy and never “saw” it.  Perhaps Scranton was behind the times.  It still is.  When did you have this experience?

Jeff

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carlos
Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 5:53 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] cost of open book

 

I remember being one of the first to be trained on that huge Kurzweil reading machine when we got one at the public library.

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

Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 5:48 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] cost of open book

 

 

I had the first KNFBdevice when I was working.  I found it to be virtually useless, even for scanning currency.  At that time it cost over two thousand bucks.  I think that Kurzweil is a pioneer.  He invented the first scanner/ocr It was the size of a washing machine and was only found in libraries, but he was the only one to conceptualize such a device for the blind and make one.

Jeff

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carlos
Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 5:02 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] cost of open book

 

Are you using KNFB Reader?  If not, that will make a huge difference.  KNFB Reader is almost considered the gold standard when scanning with a smart phone these days.

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

Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 4:41 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] cost of open book

 

I don’t find that scanning stuff with my phone works well, most of the time.  Pam.

 

From: Josh Kennedy

Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 4:11 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] cost of open book

 

or for $250 you could get a moto e 4th gen plus smartPhone, plus knfb reader. then scan your stuff and save to dropbox to sink to the computer.

 

 

On 9/12/2017 4:00 PM, Gerald Levy wrote:

 

If you don’t want to spend $1000 to purchase a new copy of Open Book, another text to speech program you might want to consider is DocuScan Plus from Serotek, which only costs $400.  Keep in mind that DocuScan Plus is not as feature rich as Open Book, but it might well suffice for your needs if all you want to do is read simple documents.  Also keep in mind that Serotek is on shaky ground these days, having recently lost its chief programmer, and so its future is uncertain.  For more info about DocuScan Plus:

 

 

 

Gerald

 

 

 

Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 3:41 PM

Subject: [TechTalk] cost of open book

 

For the member who told me it was now one fifty, I just called vfo and it is now one thousand   Things are really changing at vfo.

Jeff

 

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Re: Cost of New IPhone

Jeffrey Schwartz
 

You can store your pictures in the cloud for less than the extra space on an Iphone.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Lenron
Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 6:00 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Cost of New IPhone

you can't say they won't ever use that space. I have a 64 gb IPhone and I have ran out of space a couple times. Do you also forget some people take lots of pictures and 4K video is a thing as well. Not everyone wants to keep everything in the cloud. Also I see nothing wrong with face id, I am happy with using a device that has touch id for now but who knows I might not always feel this way.

On 9/12/17, Jeffrey Schwartz <jeffreyschwartz0238@comcast.net> wrote:
There are people on the net who buy them, do any repairs necessary and
sell them to people looking for a bargain. If I were in the market
for an Iphone, I would go to one of these sights and get the last
version for a huge savings. Most of the Iphone imnprovements are
bogus. We will have people standing in line to pay two hundred for
facial recognition and more space which they will never use.
Jeff
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From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf Of Rob Hudson
Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 5:07 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Cost of New IPhone

Carlos <carlos1106@gmx.com> wrote:
Not necessarily, because many cell providers will also allow you to
trade in your outdated model for a significantly discounted price as
newer models are released.

What happens to those old phones anyway. I always wondered that.








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Re: cost of open book

Pamela Dominguez
 

Well then, I guess I will just have to rely on the Kurzweil in the computer.  Pam.
 

From: Carlos
Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 5:35 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] cost of open book
 
Part of the problem may also be your camera.  Feature phones often have less advanced/lower quality cameras than the ones included in most smart phones.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 5:30 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] cost of open book
 
Yes; that’s what I have.  I don’t have a smart phone; I have the n95, but it has the KNFB mobile reader.  That’s why I bought it.  Otherwise, I would have a much simpler phone.  Pam.
 
From: Carlos
Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 5:02 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] cost of open book
 
Are you using KNFB Reader?  If not, that will make a huge difference.  KNFB Reader is almost considered the gold standard when scanning with a smart phone these days.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 4:41 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] cost of open book
 
I don’t find that scanning stuff with my phone works well, most of the time.  Pam.
 
Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 4:11 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] cost of open book
 

or for $250 you could get a moto e 4th gen plus smartPhone, plus knfb reader. then scan your stuff and save to dropbox to sink to the computer.

 


On 9/12/2017 4:00 PM, Gerald Levy wrote:
 
If you don’t want to spend $1000 to purchase a new copy of Open Book, another text to speech program you might want to consider is DocuScan Plus from Serotek, which only costs $400.  Keep in mind that DocuScan Plus is not as feature rich as Open Book, but it might well suffice for your needs if all you want to do is read simple documents.  Also keep in mind that Serotek is on shaky ground these days, having recently lost its chief programmer, and so its future is uncertain.  For more info about DocuScan Plus:
 
 
 
Gerald
 
 
 
Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 3:41 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] cost of open book
 

For the member who told me it was now one fifty, I just called vfo and it is now one thousand   Things are really changing at vfo.

Jeff


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Re: cost of open book

Jeffrey Schwartz
 

I’m seventy and never “saw” it.  Perhaps Scranton was behind the times.  It still is.  When did you have this experience?

Jeff

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carlos
Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 5:53 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] cost of open book

 

I remember being one of the first to be trained on that huge Kurzweil reading machine when we got one at the public library.

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

Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 5:48 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] cost of open book

 

 

I had the first KNFBdevice when I was working.  I found it to be virtually useless, even for scanning currency.  At that time it cost over two thousand bucks.  I think that Kurzweil is a pioneer.  He invented the first scanner/ocr It was the size of a washing machine and was only found in libraries, but he was the only one to conceptualize such a device for the blind and make one.

Jeff

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carlos
Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 5:02 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] cost of open book

 

Are you using KNFB Reader?  If not, that will make a huge difference.  KNFB Reader is almost considered the gold standard when scanning with a smart phone these days.

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

Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 4:41 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] cost of open book

 

I don’t find that scanning stuff with my phone works well, most of the time.  Pam.

 

Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 4:11 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] cost of open book

 

or for $250 you could get a moto e 4th gen plus smartPhone, plus knfb reader. then scan your stuff and save to dropbox to sink to the computer.

 

 

On 9/12/2017 4:00 PM, Gerald Levy wrote:

 

If you don’t want to spend $1000 to purchase a new copy of Open Book, another text to speech program you might want to consider is DocuScan Plus from Serotek, which only costs $400.  Keep in mind that DocuScan Plus is not as feature rich as Open Book, but it might well suffice for your needs if all you want to do is read simple documents.  Also keep in mind that Serotek is on shaky ground these days, having recently lost its chief programmer, and so its future is uncertain.  For more info about DocuScan Plus:

 

 

 

Gerald

 

 

 

Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 3:41 PM

Subject: [TechTalk] cost of open book

 

For the member who told me it was now one fifty, I just called vfo and it is now one thousand   Things are really changing at vfo.

Jeff

 

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problem with outlook.`

Jeffrey Schwartz
 

When I hit enter on a message in my in box, jaws reads the to info and then the subject.  Then it skips to the number of links in the body of the message, skipping over the message itself.  I can almost always get to the message using the up arrow.  Could this be about my jaws verbosity settings. 

Jeff


Re: how to import book marks into firefox?

Gene
 

I'm not sure if there is a different list.  and I haven't looked at the dialog enough to see if you can import HTML book marks into a different folder or book marks you import from another browser.  Ifr you want the imported bookmarks in their own folder, do a Google search for something like import bookmarks into firefox in their own folder or variants, and see what you find.
 
I don't know how or why you may want this but if you know a word of a book mark, you can use the book mark search feature in Firefox, to find that bookmark.  It searches all bookkmarks no matter what folder they are in.  If you are separating bookmarks to make finding certain ones easier and you already know a word that is distinctive or reasonably distinctive for the bookkmarks you want to find, there may be no need to organize them.  I never organize bookmarks in different folders.  I use the book marks find feature.
If you don't know how to use it, ask here.
 
Gene

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

From: Dennis L
Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 2:39 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to import book marks into firefox?

Is there anyway to land in a list of all your book marks once there imported not other book marks etc.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 8:09 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to import book marks into firefox?

 

If the bookmarks are from another copy of Firefox or a Firefox export, that will require more discussion.  If the book marks are from another browser on your machine or from an HTML file, do the following and ask if you have more questions.

 

In Firefox, open the part of the library that deals with book marks with the command control shift b.

Then open the menus in the usual way with alt.. 

Right arrow until you get to backup and import. 

Down arrow until you gbet to the item you want such as import from another browser or import from an HTML file.

Press enter and follow the wizard. 

When you are finished, close the library window with alt f4.  You are then in the main window of the browser again.

 

Gene

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

Gene

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

From: Dennis L

Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 5:54 AM

Subject: [TechTalk] how to import book marks into firefox?

 

Hi, how do I import book marks into firefox?  Is there anyway to have them import straight into the book marks section and not in a folder called from internet explorer which is how I remember them importing before.


Re: cost of open book

Dennis L <dennisl1982@...>
 

Better cameras that's why

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On September 12, 2017 6:00:15 PM "Josh Kennedy" <joshknnd1982@...> wrote:

I had one of the older nokia n86 phones with knfb on it. got it off ebay for maybe $200 or so. That was a good many years ago. I never could get very good results with it either. For some reason the android phones and iPhones seem to work lots better with knfb reader.



On 9/12/2017 5:30 PM, Pamela Dominguez wrote:
Yes; that’s what I have.  I don’t have a smart phone; I have the n95, but it has the KNFB mobile reader.  That’s why I bought it.  Otherwise, I would have a much simpler phone.  Pam.
 
From: Carlos
Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 5:02 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] cost of open book
 
Are you using KNFB Reader?  If not, that will make a huge difference.  KNFB Reader is almost considered the gold standard when scanning with a smart phone these days.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 4:41 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] cost of open book
 
I don’t find that scanning stuff with my phone works well, most of the time.  Pam.
 
Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 4:11 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] cost of open book
 

or for $250 you could get a moto e 4th gen plus smartPhone, plus knfb reader. then scan your stuff and save to dropbox to sink to the computer.

 


On 9/12/2017 4:00 PM, Gerald Levy wrote:
 
If you don’t want to spend $1000 to purchase a new copy of Open Book, another text to speech program you might want to consider is DocuScan Plus from Serotek, which only costs $400.  Keep in mind that DocuScan Plus is not as feature rich as Open Book, but it might well suffice for your needs if all you want to do is read simple documents.  Also keep in mind that Serotek is on shaky ground these days, having recently lost its chief programmer, and so its future is uncertain.  For more info about DocuScan Plus:
 
 
 
Gerald
 
 
 
Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 3:41 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] cost of open book
 

For the member who told me it was now one fifty, I just called vfo and it is now one thousand   Things are really changing at vfo.

Jeff


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Re: cost of open book

Josh Kennedy <joshknnd1982@...>
 

I had one of the older nokia n86 phones with knfb on it. got it off ebay for maybe $200 or so. That was a good many years ago. I never could get very good results with it either. For some reason the android phones and iPhones seem to work lots better with knfb reader.



On 9/12/2017 5:30 PM, Pamela Dominguez wrote:
Yes; that’s what I have.  I don’t have a smart phone; I have the n95, but it has the KNFB mobile reader.  That’s why I bought it.  Otherwise, I would have a much simpler phone.  Pam.
 
From: Carlos
Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 5:02 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] cost of open book
 
Are you using KNFB Reader?  If not, that will make a huge difference.  KNFB Reader is almost considered the gold standard when scanning with a smart phone these days.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 4:41 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] cost of open book
 
I don’t find that scanning stuff with my phone works well, most of the time.  Pam.
 
Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 4:11 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] cost of open book
 

or for $250 you could get a moto e 4th gen plus smartPhone, plus knfb reader. then scan your stuff and save to dropbox to sink to the computer.

 


On 9/12/2017 4:00 PM, Gerald Levy wrote:
 
If you don’t want to spend $1000 to purchase a new copy of Open Book, another text to speech program you might want to consider is DocuScan Plus from Serotek, which only costs $400.  Keep in mind that DocuScan Plus is not as feature rich as Open Book, but it might well suffice for your needs if all you want to do is read simple documents.  Also keep in mind that Serotek is on shaky ground these days, having recently lost its chief programmer, and so its future is uncertain.  For more info about DocuScan Plus:
 
 
 
Gerald
 
 
 
Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 3:41 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] cost of open book
 

For the member who told me it was now one fifty, I just called vfo and it is now one thousand   Things are really changing at vfo.

Jeff


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Re: Cost of New IPhone

Lenron
 

you can't say they won't ever use that space. I have a 64 gb IPhone
and I have ran out of space a couple times. Do you also forget some
people take lots of pictures and 4K video is a thing as well. Not
everyone wants to keep everything in the cloud. Also I see nothing
wrong with face id, I am happy with using a device that has touch id
for now but who knows I might not always feel this way.

On 9/12/17, Jeffrey Schwartz <jeffreyschwartz0238@comcast.net> wrote:
There are people on the net who buy them, do any repairs necessary and sell
them to people looking for a bargain. If I were in the market for an
Iphone, I would go to one of these sights and get the last version for a
huge savings. Most of the Iphone imnprovements are bogus. We will have
people standing in line to pay two hundred for facial recognition and more
space which they will never use.
Jeff
-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Rob Hudson
Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 5:07 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Cost of New IPhone

Carlos <carlos1106@gmx.com> wrote:
Not necessarily, because many cell providers will also allow you to
trade in your outdated model for a significantly discounted price as
newer models are released.

What happens to those old phones anyway. I always wondered that.







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Re: cost of open book

Carlos
 


I remember being one of the first to be trained on that huge Kurzweil reading machine when we got one at the public library.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 5:48 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] cost of open book

 

I had the first KNFBdevice when I was working.  I found it to be virtually useless, even for scanning currency.  At that time it cost over two thousand bucks.  I think that Kurzweil is a pioneer.  He invented the first scanner/ocr It was the size of a washing machine and was only found in libraries, but he was the only one to conceptualize such a device for the blind and make one.

Jeff

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carlos
Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 5:02 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] cost of open book

 

Are you using KNFB Reader?  If not, that will make a huge difference.  KNFB Reader is almost considered the gold standard when scanning with a smart phone these days.

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

Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 4:41 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] cost of open book

 

I don’t find that scanning stuff with my phone works well, most of the time.  Pam.

 

From: Josh Kennedy

Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 4:11 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] cost of open book

 

or for $250 you could get a moto e 4th gen plus smartPhone, plus knfb reader. then scan your stuff and save to dropbox to sink to the computer.

 

 

On 9/12/2017 4:00 PM, Gerald Levy wrote:

 

If you don’t want to spend $1000 to purchase a new copy of Open Book, another text to speech program you might want to consider is DocuScan Plus from Serotek, which only costs $400.  Keep in mind that DocuScan Plus is not as feature rich as Open Book, but it might well suffice for your needs if all you want to do is read simple documents.  Also keep in mind that Serotek is on shaky ground these days, having recently lost its chief programmer, and so its future is uncertain.  For more info about DocuScan Plus:

 

 

 

Gerald

 

 

 

Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 3:41 PM

Subject: [TechTalk] cost of open book

 

For the member who told me it was now one fifty, I just called vfo and it is now one thousand   Things are really changing at vfo.

Jeff



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Re: cost of open book

Jeffrey Schwartz
 

 

I had the first KNFBdevice when I was working.  I found it to be virtually useless, even for scanning currency.  At that time it cost over two thousand bucks.  I think that Kurzweil is a pioneer.  He invented the first scanner/ocr It was the size of a washing machine and was only found in libraries, but he was the only one to conceptualize such a device for the blind and make one.

Jeff

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carlos
Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 5:02 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] cost of open book

 

Are you using KNFB Reader?  If not, that will make a huge difference.  KNFB Reader is almost considered the gold standard when scanning with a smart phone these days.

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

Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 4:41 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] cost of open book

 

I don’t find that scanning stuff with my phone works well, most of the time.  Pam.

 

Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 4:11 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] cost of open book

 

or for $250 you could get a moto e 4th gen plus smartPhone, plus knfb reader. then scan your stuff and save to dropbox to sink to the computer.

 

 

On 9/12/2017 4:00 PM, Gerald Levy wrote:

 

If you don’t want to spend $1000 to purchase a new copy of Open Book, another text to speech program you might want to consider is DocuScan Plus from Serotek, which only costs $400.  Keep in mind that DocuScan Plus is not as feature rich as Open Book, but it might well suffice for your needs if all you want to do is read simple documents.  Also keep in mind that Serotek is on shaky ground these days, having recently lost its chief programmer, and so its future is uncertain.  For more info about DocuScan Plus:

 

 

 

Gerald

 

 

 

Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 3:41 PM

Subject: [TechTalk] cost of open book

 

For the member who told me it was now one fifty, I just called vfo and it is now one thousand   Things are really changing at vfo.

Jeff



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Re: cost of open book

Carlos
 


Part of the problem may also be your camera.  Feature phones often have less advanced/lower quality cameras than the ones included in most smart phones.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 5:30 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] cost of open book

Yes; that’s what I have.  I don’t have a smart phone; I have the n95, but it has the KNFB mobile reader.  That’s why I bought it.  Otherwise, I would have a much simpler phone.  Pam.
 
From: Carlos
Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 5:02 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] cost of open book
 
Are you using KNFB Reader?  If not, that will make a huge difference.  KNFB Reader is almost considered the gold standard when scanning with a smart phone these days.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 4:41 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] cost of open book
 
I don’t find that scanning stuff with my phone works well, most of the time.  Pam.
 
Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 4:11 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] cost of open book
 

or for $250 you could get a moto e 4th gen plus smartPhone, plus knfb reader. then scan your stuff and save to dropbox to sink to the computer.

 


On 9/12/2017 4:00 PM, Gerald Levy wrote:
 
If you don’t want to spend $1000 to purchase a new copy of Open Book, another text to speech program you might want to consider is DocuScan Plus from Serotek, which only costs $400.  Keep in mind that DocuScan Plus is not as feature rich as Open Book, but it might well suffice for your needs if all you want to do is read simple documents.  Also keep in mind that Serotek is on shaky ground these days, having recently lost its chief programmer, and so its future is uncertain.  For more info about DocuScan Plus:
 
 
 
Gerald
 
 
 
Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 3:41 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] cost of open book
 

For the member who told me it was now one fifty, I just called vfo and it is now one thousand   Things are really changing at vfo.

Jeff


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Re: Cost of New IPhone

Jeffrey Schwartz
 

There are people on the net who buy them, do any repairs necessary and sell
them to people looking for a bargain. If I were in the market for an
Iphone, I would go to one of these sights and get the last version for a
huge savings. Most of the Iphone imnprovements are bogus. We will have
people standing in line to pay two hundred for facial recognition and more
space which they will never use.
Jeff

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Rob Hudson
Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 5:07 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Cost of New IPhone

Carlos <carlos1106@gmx.com> wrote:
Not necessarily, because many cell providers will also allow you to
trade in your outdated model for a significantly discounted price as
newer models are released.

What happens to those old phones anyway. I always wondered that.


Re: cost of open book

Pamela Dominguez
 

Yes; that’s what I have.  I don’t have a smart phone; I have the n95, but it has the KNFB mobile reader.  That’s why I bought it.  Otherwise, I would have a much simpler phone.  Pam.
 

From: Carlos
Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 5:02 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] cost of open book
 
Are you using KNFB Reader?  If not, that will make a huge difference.  KNFB Reader is almost considered the gold standard when scanning with a smart phone these days.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 4:41 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] cost of open book
 
I don’t find that scanning stuff with my phone works well, most of the time.  Pam.
 
Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 4:11 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] cost of open book
 

or for $250 you could get a moto e 4th gen plus smartPhone, plus knfb reader. then scan your stuff and save to dropbox to sink to the computer.

 


On 9/12/2017 4:00 PM, Gerald Levy wrote:
 
If you don’t want to spend $1000 to purchase a new copy of Open Book, another text to speech program you might want to consider is DocuScan Plus from Serotek, which only costs $400.  Keep in mind that DocuScan Plus is not as feature rich as Open Book, but it might well suffice for your needs if all you want to do is read simple documents.  Also keep in mind that Serotek is on shaky ground these days, having recently lost its chief programmer, and so its future is uncertain.  For more info about DocuScan Plus:
 
 
 
Gerald
 
 
 
Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 3:41 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] cost of open book
 

For the member who told me it was now one fifty, I just called vfo and it is now one thousand   Things are really changing at vfo.

Jeff


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Re: Cost of New IPhone

Rob Hudson <rob_hudson_3182@...>
 

Carlos <carlos1106@gmx.com> wrote:
I've seen my brother get a couple of
Samsung Galaxies for $200. One for himself and one for his girlfriend who
is on his plan.

That's the phone I have. Got it in 2015 and it still works great.
I found a driver/assistant last week and she has an eyephone. I told her I would have to start burning sage every time she came over here because, until she showed up, nothing Apple has ever oozed into my house. My house will now need purifying.


Re: Cost of New IPhone

Carlos
 

Right, but that's when being able to trade them in for newer models at a discounted price comes in handy. I've seen my brother get a couple of Samsung Galaxies for $200. One for himself and one for his girlfriend who is on his plan.

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Carlos <carlos1106@gmx.com> wrote:
If you don't have $700 to
spend out of pocket, then you don't have it. If you don't have $30000 to
spend for that new car, then you pay it off over a period of time despite
interest rates as most people do.

Yes but a car and/or a house can appreciate in value. Phones are outdated in three years lol.
Anyway I don't care one way or the other. This is just a fun discussion for me.


Re: Cost of New IPhone

Cristóbal
 

Correction. Looks like the 256 model is $150 more. Either way, if you’re in for $700, then going the extra $150 for a much larger amount of storage is the more cost effective move. And again, beats the prices the 16 GB iPhones used to go for. They’ve in short lowered their prices, not by actually lowering the price, but scaling up what you get for the price points you’re used to paying by now.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Cristóbal
Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 2:08 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Cost of New IPhone

 

They start at $699.00 actually.  Back in the day the 16 GB model cost you $650.00 but now for $50 more, you can get 64 GB which used to be the max size and for $100 more, you can get four times the storage. Not to mention all the extra technology that is now included with these models. So yeah, try again.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gerald Levy
Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 1:46 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Cost of New IPhone

 

 

Remember how everyone was hoping that the price of an IPhone would eventually come down as manufacturing costs were reduced by economies of scale?  Well, guess what?  Just the opposite is happening.  Apple announced the much anticipated IPhone 8 today, and it willsell for $799.  And the new IPhone X, which features facial recognition will sell for a ridiculous $999.  But hey,all the Apple lovers on this list are probably just licking their chops to get their hands on one of them, even though they may have to go on a macaroni and cheese diet to afford one.

 

Gerald

 

 


Re: Cost of New IPhone

Pamela Dominguez
 

Most people don't notice that, or they don't seem to care, as long as they don't see the price all at once. Pam.

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Carlos <carlos1106@gmx.com> wrote:
Most people get an iPhone the same way they get any other expensive smart phone, as part of a contract or deal with the cell provider.
Yeah but then you get gouged with interest and other surcharges, which makes the phone more expensive over the term of the contract lol. So it's probably cheaper relatively speaking to just plunk down your credit card and go on that canned tuna diet.




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Re: Cost of New IPhone

Rob Hudson <rob_hudson_3182@...>
 

Carlos <carlos1106@gmx.com> wrote:
If you don't have $700 to
spend out of pocket, then you don't have it. If you don't have $30000 to
spend for that new car, then you pay it off over a period of time despite
interest rates as most people do.

Yes but a car and/or a house can appreciate in value. Phones are outdated in three years lol.
Anyway I don't care one way or the other. This is just a fun discussion for me.


Re: Cost of New IPhone

Carlos
 

And the fact is that as with many expensive items, what is most cost effective is not necessarily most realistic. If you don't have $700 to spend out of pocket, then you don't have it. If you don't have $30000 to spend for that new car, then you pay it off over a period of time despite interest rates as most people do.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Rob Hudson" <rob_hudson_3182@gmx.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 5:01 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Cost of New IPhone


Carlos <carlos1106@gmx.com> wrote:
Most people get an iPhone the same way they get any other expensive smart phone, as part of a contract or deal with the cell provider.
Yeah but then you get gouged with interest and other surcharges, which makes the phone more expensive over the term of the contract lol. So it's probably cheaper relatively speaking to just plunk down your credit card and go on that canned tuna diet.

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