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Re: Advocating for talking insulin pumps and CGMs

Keith S
 

some of the CGM units do allow the use of a smart phone to learn your results, but if it does that, it turns off the function to allow the CGM to communicate with the reader that comes with it, so your doctor cannot download the results  and assist you in finding trends and changing your medications, if any, you are taking.
 
Keith

----- Original Message -----
From: Jeremy
Sent: Tuesday, June 05, 2018 2:44 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Advocating for talking insulin pumps and CGMs

I'd herd that there were issues in accessibility with the pumps, but I'd of figured that at least one CGM device might come with some sort of speech. I'd thought about looking into something like this to help keep track of my levels, but then I was curious how hard it'd be to find one that would either speak the result to me or let me get the result through some other accessible means.

On 6/5/2018 5:02 AM, Keith S wrote:

Greetings,

A group of blind diabetics are embarking on attempts to get insulin infusion pump companies/manufacturers

to seriously consider implementing speech output for their devices. (This also includes

CGM technology, also known as Continuous Glucose Monitoring). In short, we all feel

it is a safety issue when using such devices, if we cannot see exactly what is going

on with the pumps and the CGM units. We have been given 2 websites, one for the Federal

House of Representatives

and the other for the Federal Senate groups that are in charge of ensuring diabetes

care is at it's best for Americans with this illness. If you care about accessability

to medical devices that diabetics use, as blind people, please contact the members

of both the House and the Senate websites and ask that accessability to diabetes

devices be improved in relation to blind Americans.

Congressional Diabetes Caucus (House of Representatives:

https://diabetescaucus-degette.house.gov/membership

Senate Diabetes Caucus:

https://www.ciclt.net/sn/pol/poc_detail.aspx?P_ID=&ClientCode=nclm&LegComID=21211

Caucus Members

diabetescaucus-degette.house.gov

Even if your Representatives and Senators from your states are not listed, please contact some of these folks to educate and encourage them to request pump and CGM manufacturers to include speech output for these devices. There are no laws forcing them to do so at the present time.

Thank You.



Re: Echo

Ted Galanos
 

The Dot is like a hockey puck. What I’m calling full echo has its own speakers and resembles a pringles or tennis ball can.

 

Ted Galanos - Audio Technician for The Blind Perspective.

Donations for  Blind Audio Projects & Technical Assistance are welcomed.

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From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Chris Grabowski
Sent: Wednesday, June 6, 2018 4:42 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Echo

 

I think he is referring to the original echo when he calls it the "full echo.".

 


From: janet gross
Sent: Tuesday, Jun 5, 2018 6:56 PM EST
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Echo

Hi Ted,

Are you sure of this? So if I bought just the dot, I could connect that to either a speaker or Bose stereo? What is the full Echo? Would the Echo second Gen be considered a full Echo? I never heard of the full Echo though.  Am I understanding you correctly?

 

Thank you for this information, as I have been searching and searching, and I’m just getting more confused!  LOL! 

Janet

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ted Galanos
Sent: Tuesday, June 05, 2018 5:47 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Echo

 

Yes, dot has auxilery port for stereo or speaker. The full Echo and Tap do not.

 

Ted Galanos - Audio Technician for The Blind Perspective.

Donations for  Blind Audio Projects & Technical Assistance are welcomed.

Click this link to go to the Gifting Page or use my PayPal page.

Phone: 832-632-7779

Mobile: 832-706-7102

Skype: tedster1

 

Email: Teddy@...

 

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Re: [SPF:fail] Re: [TechTalk] accessing bookmarks in chrome

Joe Orozco
 

I have not found a Chrome extension that will allow for easy access
and navigation to Favorites in much the same way we see in Internet
Explorer or Firefox. I have not even found a good extension that will
allow for good synchronization of Favorites between browsers. When
JAWS gets its act together about Firefox I hope to return to it and
use Plain Old Favorites to do the same synchronization I'd been using
before.

Joe

On 5/29/18, Gene <gsasner@ripco.com> wrote:
Yes, but after you type b, you then have to type enter to open the bookmarks
interface.

Gene
----- Original Message -----

From: Marie
Sent: Tuesday, May 29, 2018 11:31 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [SPF:fail] Re: [TechTalk] accessing bookmarks in chrome


Maybe I am misunderstanding Gene but I simply type the Altplus F and then B
which takes me direct to the bookmarks.
Marie


From: Dennis L
Sent: Monday, May 28, 2018 1:18 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] accessing bookmarks in chrome

What about using a chrome extension is this possible?



From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Gene
Sent: Monday, May 28, 2018 4:06 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] accessing bookmarks in chrome



there is no shortcut command such as you are asking about. You can use alt
f, hold alt and type f to open the menu. Then type bo to move to the book
marks item and press enter.



For some reason, you can't use first letternavigation in the main folder.
if you place your book marks in another folder, from the very little I've
played around with this, you can move using first letter navigation.



Gene

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

From: Dennis L

Sent: Monday, May 28, 2018 2:46 PM

To: techtalk@groups.io

Subject: [TechTalk] accessing bookmarks in chrome



IN Internet Explorer I hit altA to quickly get to my favorites. Is there a
way like this to quickly get my bookmarks? I also want to do letter
navigation through my bookmarks this doesn’t seem possible. I DO NOT WANT
TO TYPE INTO A SEARCH FIELD WHAT I WANT!





Re: Outlook 2016 Contacts

Joe Orozco
 

No, sadly there is no pattern. I have tried Up and Down arrow as well
as Left and Right in an attempt to find just such a pattern. I'll
consider uninstalling and starting from scratch but was hoping I could
avoid that step.

Joe

On 6/5/18, Gene <gsasner@ripco.com> wrote:
Is there a pattern, for example, the second one up from where you are or
some reliable pattern that would allow you to easily compensate?

Gene
----- Original Message -----

From: Joe Orozco
Sent: Tuesday, June 05, 2018 8:21 AM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Outlook 2016 Contacts


Hello,

I'm using the latest build of JAWS 2018 with Outlook 2016. I'm
experiencing this annoying issue where, when I flip to the Contacts
screen, I can arrow through the various contacts, but when I enter on
a contact I believe is highlighted, I discover someone else has been
activated. I have changed the view to Card View. In fact, I think I've
cycled through the various views, but nothing has helped. VFO tells me
it's an Office issue. I should consider updating Office, which to me
is code for, we don't know what the heck is bothering your software.
Has anyone else experienced this, and if so, how did you fix it? I can
go to Outlook 2013 if necessary, but I would rather not uninstall and
reinstall if I can avoid it.

Thanks,

Joe



Re: Echo

Chris Grabowski <skywalker@...>
 

I think he is referring to the original echo when he calls it the "full echo.".



From: janet gross
Sent: Tuesday, Jun 5, 2018 6:56 PM EST
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Echo

Hi Ted,

Are you sure of this? So if I bought just the dot, I could connect that to either a speaker or Bose stereo? What is the full Echo? Would the Echo second Gen be considered a full Echo? I never heard of the full Echo though.  Am I understanding you correctly?

 

Thank you for this information, as I have been searching and searching, and I’m just getting more confused!  LOL! 

Janet

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ted Galanos
Sent: Tuesday, June 05, 2018 5:47 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Echo

 

Yes, dot has auxilery port for stereo or speaker. The full Echo and Tap do not.

 

Ted Galanos - Audio Technician for The Blind Perspective.

Donations for  Blind Audio Projects & Technical Assistance are welcomed.

Click this link to go to the Gifting Page or use my PayPal page.

Phone: 832-632-7779

Mobile: 832-706-7102

Skype: tedster1

 

Email: Teddy@...

 

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Re: Echo

Chris Grabowski <skywalker@...>
 

No, the show doesn't have any jacks.
Haven't tried this, but you should be able to connect to a Bluetooth speaker or receiver.
Chris



From: Vicky Vaughan
Sent: Tuesday, Jun 5, 2018 9:53 PM EST
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Echo

Hi, do you know if the Echo Show has the port to connect to a Bose stereo?

 

Thank you very much!

 

Sincerely, Vicky

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ted Galanos
Sent: Tuesday, June 5, 2018 6:47 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Echo

 

Yes, dot has auxilery port for stereo or speaker. The full Echo and Tap do not.

 

Ted Galanos - Audio Technician for The Blind Perspective.

Donations for  Blind Audio Projects & Technical Assistance are welcomed.

Click this link to go to the Gifting Page or use my PayPal page.

Phone: 832-632-7779

Mobile: 832-706-7102

Skype: tedster1

 

Email: Teddy@...

 

“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” - Hebrews 11:1

 


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Re: Which is the better product; Google Home or Amazon Echo?

Chris Grabowski <skywalker@...>
 

Is your system one of those wave music systems?  IE a small box, or is it a home theater system?



From: janet gross
Sent: Tuesday, Jun 5, 2018 7:16 PM EST
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or Amazon Echo?

Gene,

Ok, I called Bose, and I couldn’t understand hardly what the girl was saying, she didn’t speak English very well, and she couldn’t hardly hear what I was saying to her because of all the noise in her background.  There is a completely different group of people now from Bose, and they were in the Philippines, so this made it quite difficult for communication.  Although, I did understand she said they changed their computer system last year, and before she could tell me anything about my system, she would need the Serial number, or at least I think that is what she said.  I kept telling her I can’t see that on my system, but she couldn’t understand that, so finally I just said thank you  and terminated the call.  So I will have to wait for someone to come over who has some good eyes, and ask them if there is a Serial number on the system because I don’t have the paper work that came with the system ten years ago.  The rep didn’t even attempt to locate my account like they always did before.  This lack-poor of communication drives me crazy!   

Janet

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Tuesday, June 05, 2018 5:37 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or Amazon Echo?

 

Also, instead of spending all that money to get the cd player cleaned, you could purchase a cheap portable CD player that you could play through the stereo.  I wouldn't be surprised if you could get one for twenty or thirty dollars though I haven't looked at any for a long time.  It would probably not produce as good sound but it would probably be adequate, unless you are more particular about sound than many people.  Or you could connect your computer to your stereo and play cds in the cd drive of your computer.  That would probably give you better sound and you wouldn't be spending any money.

 

Once you learn how to connect your Echo to your stereo, you can easily connect other things such as your computer. 

 

Or the most convenient option might just be to buy another cd cleaner and see if that solves the problem for another year. 

 

Gene

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

Sent: Tuesday, June 05, 2018 5:24 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or Amazon Echo?

 

I don’t understand; why would that mess up your stereo?  Pam.

 

From: janet gross

Sent: Tuesday, June 05, 2018 2:34 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or Amazon Echo?

 

Hi Gene,

I am currently paying Apple Music $9.99 per month, and I don’t really want to spend any more than that.  What I like about the music subscriptions is   one can create their own playlist.  I have most of the same music on my computer, but I would have to burn all those songs on a disc, and I’ve done that before, but I think that might have messed up my Bose stereo a little, and I would need to send my Bose stereo back to Bose, and pay $114, and they would clean it and set it back to factory settings, so it would be like bran new, so I wouldn’t want to put those discs back in the stereo.  I did use the cheapest CD’S to burn music, and I don’t think that was a good idea now!  The radio will play on the Bose, but if I insert a cd, the cd will either do nothing, or it will just get stuck in it.  Bose told me before just to buy a cd cleaner, and if that didn’t work to send it to them, so I did buy and used the cd cleaner, but I could only play my cd’s in the Bose for maybe close to a year, and now it is right back doing the same thing. 

Is Spotify an app? Not familiar with that. 

Janet

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Monday, June 04, 2018 7:56 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or Amazon Echo?

 

How much do you anticipate spending monthly on music?  It might be better to use something like Spotify with the Echo if you intend to spend at least ten dollars per month.

 

Gene

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

From: janet gross

Sent: Monday, June 04, 2018 7:33 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or Amazon Echo?

 

Mary,
So it sounds like it might be a task to find the skills I might want.  As far as listening to several pod casts, well, I'm not sure I would want to put to much time in to that, as I have a busy schedule as it is!  LOL!  So, I now see I need to do some research on this as well!  LOL!  Smile! 
The reason I would want to connect the Echo to my Bose stereo is because from what I've heard, the Echo is not the best sounding Device out there for listening to music.  I wanted to purchase Amazon music, but I want a good sound though, especially  if I have to pay the Amazon music monthly. 
I also want to listen to the news, as asking Alexa for the weather, make a call, etc.

Thank you again.

Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mary Otten
Sent: Monday, June 04, 2018 7:21 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or Amazon Echo?

Hi Janet, You have put your finger on the biggest issue I have with the
Echo. The skills are great, that is, when you can find those that you
might like. And there are podcasts which review skills, so there's help
there if you have time to spend listening to that stuff. Some
capabilities are there out of the box, of course, like listening to
radio stations through tune in, or whatever. And there are some cool
skills. But star trek, it is not. <smile>


Mary


On 6/4/2018 5:04 PM, janet gross wrote:
> HI Mary,
> Well, thank you so much!  I now have a little better understanding about the add ons that enhance the functionality of the Echo devices.  I was thinking all the skills would just come with the Echo.
> I really thought I could just open the box with the new Echo, and all the skills would be right there!  LOL!  I guess I'm asking for to much!  Smile!
> Thank you again, as I greatly appreciate it.
> Janet
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mary Otten
> Sent: Monday, June 04, 2018 6:53 PM
> To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or Amazon Echo?
>
> I'm not Chris, but what he is getting at is that the Echo family of
> products has add ons that enhance the functionality of the device with
> added capabilities that are not available out of the box. To get that
> additional functionality, you need to find or somehow know about the
> specific skills you want to add, and then you must enable them by
> telling your device to enable such and such a skill or, if that doesn't
> work, you go to the alexa app on your phone or to a specific Amazon page
> and search for and enable the skill there. There are bunches of games,
> for instance, which must be found and enabled before you can play them.
>
>
> Mary
>
>
>
> On 6/4/2018 4:47 PM, janet gross wrote:
>> Chris,
>> What do you mean when you say with the  Amazon Echo one must enable the skills?
>> Janet
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of chris judge
>> Sent: Monday, June 04, 2018 5:40 PM
>> To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
>> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or Amazon Echo?
>>
>> Whith the amazon echo one must enable the skills. Is the same true of the google home?
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Mehler
>> Sent: June 4, 2018 3:26 PM
>> To: main@techtalk.groups.io
>> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or Amazon Echo?
>>
>> Hello,
>>
>> <probably a low-grade question> what is an Echo Dot and a Google Home Mini? Are they smaller versions of the alexa?
>>
>> What all do they do and are there any podcasts on the subject?
>>
>> To those who have one or both devices are there privacy concerns as there now are with I think it's the Amazon alexa?
>>
>> Thanks.
>> Dave.
>>
>>
>> On 6/4/18, Laz <laz@...> wrote:
>>> As someone who owns both an Echo Dot and a Google Home mini i have to
>>> say that the sound on the Google Home mini is much better than that
>>> from the Echo Dot. In my experience they both can access the same
>>> radio stations and both use Tune-In and I heart Radio. I've also found
>>> that you can find a wider variety of songs on the Google Home mini
>>> than you can on the Echo Dot. both can pair with bluetooth Speakers,
>>> headsets, or Bluetooth receivers so connecting either one to a stereo
>>> isn't difficult.
>>>
>>> Laz
>>>
>>> On 6/4/18, Walter Ramage via Groups.Io
>>> <wpr@...>
>>> wrote:
>>>> Hi.  That is good to know.  Last October I traded in my Arcam Solo
>>>> neo DAB music system for something different and high-end.  The good
>>>> thing about the Arcam Solo Neo was it also had internet radio,
>>>> unfortunately the station listings were not accessible Via the hi-fi
>>>> unit but they were via their website.  I think there were well over
>>>> 1000 internet stations I could choose from and I could search them
>>>> via genre i.e. news, sport country music pop music rock music
>>>> religious spoken word etc..  I would imagine I'd need to do a web
>>>> search for stations in order to instruct the echo, or would the echo
>>>> do a search for me?  Walter.
>>>>
>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>> From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
>>>> Behalf Of
>>>> -
>>>> Sent: 04 June 2018 13:17
>>>> To: Walter Ramage via Groups.Io
>>>> Cc: main@techtalk.groups.io
>>>> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or
>>>> Amazon Echo?
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Yes, international stations can be accessed.  Usually any station is
>>>> started by its call letters or its name.
>>>>
>>>> A local station k d k a is started by that call name.  Just using npr
>>>> anywhere starts the local public radio station nearest to you.
>>>>
>>>> For example using a name; one of the bbc services is called bbc 4
>>>> which is a mostly news source, bbc 4 xtra plays radio dramas.  There
>>>> are several other bbc choices for music and regional services in the
>>>> uk.
>>>>
>>>> On Sun, 3 Jun 2018, Walter Ramage via Groups.Io wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Hi.  Thanks.  As much as I would like to listen to local and
>>>>> national
>>>> radio
>>>>> stations I wonder if the Echo would be able to find international
>>>>> radio stations and if so, how is it done.  Walter.
>>>>>
>>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>>> From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
>>>>> Behalf
>>>> Of
>>>>> Richard Brock
>>>>> Sent: 03 June 2018 20:32
>>>>> To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
>>>>> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or
>>>>> Amazon Echo?
>>>>>
>>>>> Hello Walter,
>>>>> I recommend the Amazon, Echo. You can purchase an Echo, Dot for $39
>>>>> thatt will give you all its features for a very reasonable price.
>>>>> You will ve able to listen to many radio stations, plus have access
>>>>> to thousands of skills that are fun to interact with.
>>>>> Good luck,
>>>>> Rich
>>>>>
>>>>> On 6/3/2018 1:45 PM, Walter Ramage via Groups.Io wrote:
>>>>>> Hi folks.  It hasn't interested me in the past but I'm toying with
>>>>>> the
>>>>> idea
>>>>>> of purchasing either a Google Home or An Amazon Echo.  The problem
>>>>>> is, I don't know which product is the best, especially in the area
>>>>>> of accessibility.  My main use for the product would be radio
>>>>>> listening.
>>>>>> I
>>>>> do
>>>>>> have a number of DAB radios in the house but their presets are
>>>>>> limited
>>>> and
>>>>>> it requires pressing a number of buttons to get the station required.
>>>>> With
>>>>>> either Google or Amazon I can ask for that station to be played.
>>>>>> I
>>>> guess
>>>>>> other skills might be useful but I don't know all what is
>>>>>> available
>>>>> however
>>>>>> I'm not interested in having it turn on and off lights since I
>>>>>> never use lights since I am total.  I understand that Amazon have
>>>>>> a much wider
>>>> range
>>>>>> of products but I'm not really concerned about appearance as it is
>>>>>> irrelevant to me.  Also I know some echoes have touch screens but
>>>>>> do
>>>> they
>>>>>> have audio feedback?  As I have said, I'm toying with the idea and
>>>> haven't
>>>>>> made my mind up but when I do and if I decide to make a purchase
>>>>>> I'd
>>>> like
>>>>> to
>>>>>> have some idea of what I'm about to spend my money on.  All
>>>>>> comments welcome.  Walter.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
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Re: Echo

Gary Greico
 

The echo second generation does have an ear phone jack, I know because I have one.



On 05-Jun-18 6:56 PM, janet gross wrote:

Hi Ted,

Are you sure of this? So if I bought just the dot, I could connect that to either a speaker or Bose stereo? What is the full Echo? Would the Echo second Gen be considered a full Echo? I never heard of the full Echo though.  Am I understanding you correctly?

 

Thank you for this information, as I have been searching and searching, and I’m just getting more confused!  LOL! 

Janet

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ted Galanos
Sent: Tuesday, June 05, 2018 5:47 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Echo

 

Yes, dot has auxilery port for stereo or speaker. The full Echo and Tap do not.

 

Ted Galanos - Audio Technician for The Blind Perspective.

Donations for  Blind Audio Projects & Technical Assistance are welcomed.

Click this link to go to the Gifting Page or use my PayPal page.

Phone: 832-632-7779

Mobile: 832-706-7102

Skype: tedster1

 

Email: Teddy@...

 

“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” - Hebrews 11:1

 



Re: Actually using the Contacts list?

Pamela Dominguez
 

Okay; I’m late on this.  What contacts list are we talking about here: outlook or windows live mail?  In windows live mail, you press control 3 to get into the list.  Arrow down to the contact you want, press the applications key and arrow down to send email.  Enter on that.  It will say personal, and you hit enter on that.  Pam.
 

Sent: Tuesday, June 05, 2018 10:20 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Actually using the Contacts list?
 

Sorry, that does not work for me. 

Please picture yourself pointing at the person to whom you want to send the email.  If I just press Control+n at this point, it then waits for me to type the address in.  It does not put in that address for me. 

 

To me, this is no help at all.

 

Is there something that I am missing?

 

Many sincere thanks!

 

Vicky m

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Smiling?
Sent: Tuesday, June 5, 2018 1:37 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Actually using the Contacts list?

 

Control+N.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Vicky Vaughan
Sent: Tuesday, June 05, 2018 7:28 AM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Actually using the Contacts list?

 

Hi List, when you are in your list of contacts and you find the person you want to send an email to, what is the command to start the new email with that address?

 

Many thanks!

 

Sincerely, Vicky

 

 

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Re: Which is the better product; Google Home or Amazon Echo?

Pamela Dominguez
 

How could cheap cds ruin a system?  The only thing is is they might not work, but as far as I know, they couldn’t ruin anything.  Pam.
 

Sent: Tuesday, June 05, 2018 7:27 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or Amazon Echo?
 

Pam,

What are you not understanding? After ten years or not even that, dust does get in the system, and by me using the cheap CD’s in it, can definitely ruin it. 

Janet

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Pamela Dominguez
Sent: Tuesday, June 05, 2018 5:24 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or Amazon Echo?

 

I don’t understand; why would that mess up your stereo?  Pam.

 

From: janet gross

Sent: Tuesday, June 05, 2018 2:34 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or Amazon Echo?

 

Hi Gene,

I am currently paying Apple Music $9.99 per month, and I don’t really want to spend any more than that.  What I like about the music subscriptions is   one can create their own playlist.  I have most of the same music on my computer, but I would have to burn all those songs on a disc, and I’ve done that before, but I think that might have messed up my Bose stereo a little, and I would need to send my Bose stereo back to Bose, and pay $114, and they would clean it and set it back to factory settings, so it would be like bran new, so I wouldn’t want to put those discs back in the stereo.  I did use the cheapest CD’S to burn music, and I don’t think that was a good idea now!  The radio will play on the Bose, but if I insert a cd, the cd will either do nothing, or it will just get stuck in it.  Bose told me before just to buy a cd cleaner, and if that didn’t work to send it to them, so I did buy and used the cd cleaner, but I could only play my cd’s in the Bose for maybe close to a year, and now it is right back doing the same thing. 

Is Spotify an app? Not familiar with that. 

Janet

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Monday, June 04, 2018 7:56 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or Amazon Echo?

 

How much do you anticipate spending monthly on music?  It might be better to use something like Spotify with the Echo if you intend to spend at least ten dollars per month.

 

Gene

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

From: janet gross

Sent: Monday, June 04, 2018 7:33 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or Amazon Echo?

 

Mary,
So it sounds like it might be a task to find the skills I might want.  As far as listening to several pod casts, well, I'm not sure I would want to put to much time in to that, as I have a busy schedule as it is!  LOL!  So, I now see I need to do some research on this as well!  LOL!  Smile! 
The reason I would want to connect the Echo to my Bose stereo is because from what I've heard, the Echo is not the best sounding Device out there for listening to music.  I wanted to purchase Amazon music, but I want a good sound though, especially  if I have to pay the Amazon music monthly. 
I also want to listen to the news, as asking Alexa for the weather, make a call, etc.

Thank you again.

Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mary Otten
Sent: Monday, June 04, 2018 7:21 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or Amazon Echo?

Hi Janet, You have put your finger on the biggest issue I have with the
Echo. The skills are great, that is, when you can find those that you
might like. And there are podcasts which review skills, so there's help
there if you have time to spend listening to that stuff. Some
capabilities are there out of the box, of course, like listening to
radio stations through tune in, or whatever. And there are some cool
skills. But star trek, it is not. <smile>


Mary


On 6/4/2018 5:04 PM, janet gross wrote:
> HI Mary,
> Well, thank you so much!  I now have a little better understanding about the add ons that enhance the functionality of the Echo devices.  I was thinking all the skills would just come with the Echo.
> I really thought I could just open the box with the new Echo, and all the skills would be right there!  LOL!  I guess I'm asking for to much!  Smile!
> Thank you again, as I greatly appreciate it.
> Janet
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mary Otten
> Sent: Monday, June 04, 2018 6:53 PM
> To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or Amazon Echo?
>
> I'm not Chris, but what he is getting at is that the Echo family of
> products has add ons that enhance the functionality of the device with
> added capabilities that are not available out of the box. To get that
> additional functionality, you need to find or somehow know about the
> specific skills you want to add, and then you must enable them by
> telling your device to enable such and such a skill or, if that doesn't
> work, you go to the alexa app on your phone or to a specific Amazon page
> and search for and enable the skill there. There are bunches of games,
> for instance, which must be found and enabled before you can play them.
>
>
> Mary
>
>
>
> On 6/4/2018 4:47 PM, janet gross wrote:
>> Chris,
>> What do you mean when you say with the  Amazon Echo one must enable the skills?
>> Janet
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of chris judge
>> Sent: Monday, June 04, 2018 5:40 PM
>> To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
>> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or Amazon Echo?
>>
>> Whith the amazon echo one must enable the skills. Is the same true of the google home?
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Mehler
>> Sent: June 4, 2018 3:26 PM
>> To: main@techtalk.groups.io
>> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or Amazon Echo?
>>
>> Hello,
>>
>> <probably a low-grade question> what is an Echo Dot and a Google Home Mini? Are they smaller versions of the alexa?
>>
>> What all do they do and are there any podcasts on the subject?
>>
>> To those who have one or both devices are there privacy concerns as there now are with I think it's the Amazon alexa?
>>
>> Thanks.
>> Dave.
>>
>>
>> On 6/4/18, Laz <laz@...> wrote:
>>> As someone who owns both an Echo Dot and a Google Home mini i have to
>>> say that the sound on the Google Home mini is much better than that
>>> from the Echo Dot. In my experience they both can access the same
>>> radio stations and both use Tune-In and I heart Radio. I've also found
>>> that you can find a wider variety of songs on the Google Home mini
>>> than you can on the Echo Dot. both can pair with bluetooth Speakers,
>>> headsets, or Bluetooth receivers so connecting either one to a stereo
>>> isn't difficult.
>>>
>>> Laz
>>>
>>> On 6/4/18, Walter Ramage via Groups.Io
>>> <wpr@...>
>>> wrote:
>>>> Hi.  That is good to know.  Last October I traded in my Arcam Solo
>>>> neo DAB music system for something different and high-end.  The good
>>>> thing about the Arcam Solo Neo was it also had internet radio,
>>>> unfortunately the station listings were not accessible Via the hi-fi
>>>> unit but they were via their website.  I think there were well over
>>>> 1000 internet stations I could choose from and I could search them
>>>> via genre i.e. news, sport country music pop music rock music
>>>> religious spoken word etc..  I would imagine I'd need to do a web
>>>> search for stations in order to instruct the echo, or would the echo
>>>> do a search for me?  Walter.
>>>>
>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>> From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
>>>> Behalf Of
>>>> -
>>>> Sent: 04 June 2018 13:17
>>>> To: Walter Ramage via Groups.Io
>>>> Cc: main@techtalk.groups.io
>>>> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or
>>>> Amazon Echo?
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Yes, international stations can be accessed.  Usually any station is
>>>> started by its call letters or its name.
>>>>
>>>> A local station k d k a is started by that call name.  Just using npr
>>>> anywhere starts the local public radio station nearest to you.
>>>>
>>>> For example using a name; one of the bbc services is called bbc 4
>>>> which is a mostly news source, bbc 4 xtra plays radio dramas.  There
>>>> are several other bbc choices for music and regional services in the
>>>> uk.
>>>>
>>>> On Sun, 3 Jun 2018, Walter Ramage via Groups.Io wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Hi.  Thanks.  As much as I would like to listen to local and
>>>>> national
>>>> radio
>>>>> stations I wonder if the Echo would be able to find international
>>>>> radio stations and if so, how is it done.  Walter.
>>>>>
>>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>>> From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
>>>>> Behalf
>>>> Of
>>>>> Richard Brock
>>>>> Sent: 03 June 2018 20:32
>>>>> To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
>>>>> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or
>>>>> Amazon Echo?
>>>>>
>>>>> Hello Walter,
>>>>> I recommend the Amazon, Echo. You can purchase an Echo, Dot for $39
>>>>> thatt will give you all its features for a very reasonable price.
>>>>> You will ve able to listen to many radio stations, plus have access
>>>>> to thousands of skills that are fun to interact with.
>>>>> Good luck,
>>>>> Rich
>>>>>
>>>>> On 6/3/2018 1:45 PM, Walter Ramage via Groups.Io wrote:
>>>>>> Hi folks.  It hasn't interested me in the past but I'm toying with
>>>>>> the
>>>>> idea
>>>>>> of purchasing either a Google Home or An Amazon Echo.  The problem
>>>>>> is, I don't know which product is the best, especially in the area
>>>>>> of accessibility.  My main use for the product would be radio
>>>>>> listening.
>>>>>> I
>>>>> do
>>>>>> have a number of DAB radios in the house but their presets are
>>>>>> limited
>>>> and
>>>>>> it requires pressing a number of buttons to get the station required.
>>>>> With
>>>>>> either Google or Amazon I can ask for that station to be played.
>>>>>> I
>>>> guess
>>>>>> other skills might be useful but I don't know all what is
>>>>>> available
>>>>> however
>>>>>> I'm not interested in having it turn on and off lights since I
>>>>>> never use lights since I am total.  I understand that Amazon have
>>>>>> a much wider
>>>> range
>>>>>> of products but I'm not really concerned about appearance as it is
>>>>>> irrelevant to me.  Also I know some echoes have touch screens but
>>>>>> do
>>>> they
>>>>>> have audio feedback?  As I have said, I'm toying with the idea and
>>>> haven't
>>>>>> made my mind up but when I do and if I decide to make a purchase
>>>>>> I'd
>>>> like
>>>>> to
>>>>>> have some idea of what I'm about to spend my money on.  All
>>>>>> comments welcome.  Walter.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
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Re: Actually using the Contacts list?

Gene
 

You didn't say what program you are using.  But as a general rule, when you are looking for options in a case where you move to something like a contact or a filename, or a book mark ore many other things, open the context menu and see what's there.
 
If you are on a contact and you open the context menu, you will probably see an item about sending mail, may be more than one item.  You may see a submenu as an item that says send message and, when you press enter on the submenu and look through it, you may well find the item you want.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, June 05, 2018 9:20 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Actually using the Contacts list?

Sorry, that does not work for me. 

Please picture yourself pointing at the person to whom you want to send the email.  If I just press Control+n at this point, it then waits for me to type the address in.  It does not put in that address for me. 

 

To me, this is no help at all.

 

Is there something that I am missing?

 

Many sincere thanks!

 

Vicky m

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Smiling?
Sent: Tuesday, June 5, 2018 1:37 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Actually using the Contacts list?

 

Control+N.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Vicky Vaughan
Sent: Tuesday, June 05, 2018 7:28 AM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Actually using the Contacts list?

 

Hi List, when you are in your list of contacts and you find the person you want to send an email to, what is the command to start the new email with that address?

 

Many thanks!

 

Sincerely, Vicky

 

 

Virus-free. www.avg.com


Re: Actually using the Contacts list?

Thom Spittle
 

Hit the application key and arrow down to create, press enter. Then go to email.

 

 

Thomas Spittle

 

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Vicky Vaughan
Sent: Tuesday, June 5, 2018 10:21 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Actually using the Contacts list?

 

Sorry, that does not work for me. 

Please picture yourself pointing at the person to whom you want to send the email.  If I just press Control+n at this point, it then waits for me to type the address in.  It does not put in that address for me. 

 

To me, this is no help at all.

 

Is there something that I am missing?

 

Many sincere thanks!

 

Vicky m

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Smiling?
Sent: Tuesday, June 5, 2018 1:37 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Actually using the Contacts list?

 

Control+N.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Vicky Vaughan
Sent: Tuesday, June 05, 2018 7:28 AM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Actually using the Contacts list?

 

Hi List, when you are in your list of contacts and you find the person you want to send an email to, what is the command to start the new email with that address?

 

Many thanks!

 

Sincerely, Vicky

 

 

Virus-free. www.avg.com


Re: Actually using the Contacts list?

Vicky Vaughan
 

Sorry, that does not work for me. 

Please picture yourself pointing at the person to whom you want to send the email.  If I just press Control+n at this point, it then waits for me to type the address in.  It does not put in that address for me. 

 

To me, this is no help at all.

 

Is there something that I am missing?

 

Many sincere thanks!

 

Vicky m

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Smiling?
Sent: Tuesday, June 5, 2018 1:37 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Actually using the Contacts list?

 

Control+N.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Vicky Vaughan
Sent: Tuesday, June 05, 2018 7:28 AM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Actually using the Contacts list?

 

Hi List, when you are in your list of contacts and you find the person you want to send an email to, what is the command to start the new email with that address?

 

Many thanks!

 

Sincerely, Vicky

 

 

Virus-free. www.avg.com


Re: Which is the better product; Google Home or Amazon Echo?

Gene
 

Here is an article about how to clean a CD Player. 
Note that in discussing how CD players get dirty, debris shedding from CDs is never mentioned.  Cheap CDs have their problems but I've never seen a warning about them shedding debris into the player.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
From: Gene
Sent: Tuesday, June 05, 2018 8:46 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or Amazon Echo?

I see no connection between using cheap CDS and dust getting into the system.  Even cheap plastic shouldn't flake or turn into tiny particles and neither should dye, as far as I know.  I've never seen any warnings about such a thing happening.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, June 05, 2018 6:27 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or Amazon Echo?

Pam,

What are you not understanding? After ten years or not even that, dust does get in the system, and by me using the cheap CD’s in it, can definitely ruin it. 

Janet

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Pamela Dominguez
Sent: Tuesday, June 05, 2018 5:24 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or Amazon Echo?

 

I don’t understand; why would that mess up your stereo?  Pam.

 

From: janet gross

Sent: Tuesday, June 05, 2018 2:34 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or Amazon Echo?

 

Hi Gene,

I am currently paying Apple Music $9.99 per month, and I don’t really want to spend any more than that.  What I like about the music subscriptions is   one can create their own playlist.  I have most of the same music on my computer, but I would have to burn all those songs on a disc, and I’ve done that before, but I think that might have messed up my Bose stereo a little, and I would need to send my Bose stereo back to Bose, and pay $114, and they would clean it and set it back to factory settings, so it would be like bran new, so I wouldn’t want to put those discs back in the stereo.  I did use the cheapest CD’S to burn music, and I don’t think that was a good idea now!  The radio will play on the Bose, but if I insert a cd, the cd will either do nothing, or it will just get stuck in it.  Bose told me before just to buy a cd cleaner, and if that didn’t work to send it to them, so I did buy and used the cd cleaner, but I could only play my cd’s in the Bose for maybe close to a year, and now it is right back doing the same thing. 

Is Spotify an app? Not familiar with that. 

Janet

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Monday, June 04, 2018 7:56 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or Amazon Echo?

 

How much do you anticipate spending monthly on music?  It might be better to use something like Spotify with the Echo if you intend to spend at least ten dollars per month.

 

Gene

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

From: janet gross

Sent: Monday, June 04, 2018 7:33 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or Amazon Echo?

 

Mary,
So it sounds like it might be a task to find the skills I might want.  As far as listening to several pod casts, well, I'm not sure I would want to put to much time in to that, as I have a busy schedule as it is!  LOL!  So, I now see I need to do some research on this as well!  LOL!  Smile! 
The reason I would want to connect the Echo to my Bose stereo is because from what I've heard, the Echo is not the best sounding Device out there for listening to music.  I wanted to purchase Amazon music, but I want a good sound though, especially  if I have to pay the Amazon music monthly. 
I also want to listen to the news, as asking Alexa for the weather, make a call, etc.

Thank you again.

Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mary Otten
Sent: Monday, June 04, 2018 7:21 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or Amazon Echo?

Hi Janet, You have put your finger on the biggest issue I have with the
Echo. The skills are great, that is, when you can find those that you
might like. And there are podcasts which review skills, so there's help
there if you have time to spend listening to that stuff. Some
capabilities are there out of the box, of course, like listening to
radio stations through tune in, or whatever. And there are some cool
skills. But star trek, it is not. <smile>


Mary


On 6/4/2018 5:04 PM, janet gross wrote:
> HI Mary,
> Well, thank you so much!  I now have a little better understanding about the add ons that enhance the functionality of the Echo devices.  I was thinking all the skills would just come with the Echo.
> I really thought I could just open the box with the new Echo, and all the skills would be right there!  LOL!  I guess I'm asking for to much!  Smile!
> Thank you again, as I greatly appreciate it.
> Janet
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mary Otten
> Sent: Monday, June 04, 2018 6:53 PM
> To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or Amazon Echo?
>
> I'm not Chris, but what he is getting at is that the Echo family of
> products has add ons that enhance the functionality of the device with
> added capabilities that are not available out of the box. To get that
> additional functionality, you need to find or somehow know about the
> specific skills you want to add, and then you must enable them by
> telling your device to enable such and such a skill or, if that doesn't
> work, you go to the alexa app on your phone or to a specific Amazon page
> and search for and enable the skill there. There are bunches of games,
> for instance, which must be found and enabled before you can play them.
>
>
> Mary
>
>
>
> On 6/4/2018 4:47 PM, janet gross wrote:
>> Chris,
>> What do you mean when you say with the  Amazon Echo one must enable the skills?
>> Janet
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of chris judge
>> Sent: Monday, June 04, 2018 5:40 PM
>> To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
>> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or Amazon Echo?
>>
>> Whith the amazon echo one must enable the skills. Is the same true of the google home?
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Mehler
>> Sent: June 4, 2018 3:26 PM
>> To: main@techtalk.groups.io
>> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or Amazon Echo?
>>
>> Hello,
>>
>> <probably a low-grade question> what is an Echo Dot and a Google Home Mini? Are they smaller versions of the alexa?
>>
>> What all do they do and are there any podcasts on the subject?
>>
>> To those who have one or both devices are there privacy concerns as there now are with I think it's the Amazon alexa?
>>
>> Thanks.
>> Dave.
>>
>>
>> On 6/4/18, Laz <laz@...> wrote:
>>> As someone who owns both an Echo Dot and a Google Home mini i have to
>>> say that the sound on the Google Home mini is much better than that
>>> from the Echo Dot. In my experience they both can access the same
>>> radio stations and both use Tune-In and I heart Radio. I've also found
>>> that you can find a wider variety of songs on the Google Home mini
>>> than you can on the Echo Dot. both can pair with bluetooth Speakers,
>>> headsets, or Bluetooth receivers so connecting either one to a stereo
>>> isn't difficult.
>>>
>>> Laz
>>>
>>> On 6/4/18, Walter Ramage via Groups.Io
>>> <wpr@...>
>>> wrote:
>>>> Hi.  That is good to know.  Last October I traded in my Arcam Solo
>>>> neo DAB music system for something different and high-end.  The good
>>>> thing about the Arcam Solo Neo was it also had internet radio,
>>>> unfortunately the station listings were not accessible Via the hi-fi
>>>> unit but they were via their website.  I think there were well over
>>>> 1000 internet stations I could choose from and I could search them
>>>> via genre i.e. news, sport country music pop music rock music
>>>> religious spoken word etc..  I would imagine I'd need to do a web
>>>> search for stations in order to instruct the echo, or would the echo
>>>> do a search for me?  Walter.
>>>>
>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>> From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
>>>> Behalf Of
>>>> -
>>>> Sent: 04 June 2018 13:17
>>>> To: Walter Ramage via Groups.Io
>>>> Cc: main@techtalk.groups.io
>>>> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or
>>>> Amazon Echo?
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Yes, international stations can be accessed.  Usually any station is
>>>> started by its call letters or its name.
>>>>
>>>> A local station k d k a is started by that call name.  Just using npr
>>>> anywhere starts the local public radio station nearest to you.
>>>>
>>>> For example using a name; one of the bbc services is called bbc 4
>>>> which is a mostly news source, bbc 4 xtra plays radio dramas.  There
>>>> are several other bbc choices for music and regional services in the
>>>> uk.
>>>>
>>>> On Sun, 3 Jun 2018, Walter Ramage via Groups.Io wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Hi.  Thanks.  As much as I would like to listen to local and
>>>>> national
>>>> radio
>>>>> stations I wonder if the Echo would be able to find international
>>>>> radio stations and if so, how is it done.  Walter.
>>>>>
>>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>>> From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
>>>>> Behalf
>>>> Of
>>>>> Richard Brock
>>>>> Sent: 03 June 2018 20:32
>>>>> To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
>>>>> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or
>>>>> Amazon Echo?
>>>>>
>>>>> Hello Walter,
>>>>> I recommend the Amazon, Echo. You can purchase an Echo, Dot for $39
>>>>> thatt will give you all its features for a very reasonable price.
>>>>> You will ve able to listen to many radio stations, plus have access
>>>>> to thousands of skills that are fun to interact with.
>>>>> Good luck,
>>>>> Rich
>>>>>
>>>>> On 6/3/2018 1:45 PM, Walter Ramage via Groups.Io wrote:
>>>>>> Hi folks.  It hasn't interested me in the past but I'm toying with
>>>>>> the
>>>>> idea
>>>>>> of purchasing either a Google Home or An Amazon Echo.  The problem
>>>>>> is, I don't know which product is the best, especially in the area
>>>>>> of accessibility.  My main use for the product would be radio
>>>>>> listening.
>>>>>> I
>>>>> do
>>>>>> have a number of DAB radios in the house but their presets are
>>>>>> limited
>>>> and
>>>>>> it requires pressing a number of buttons to get the station required.
>>>>> With
>>>>>> either Google or Amazon I can ask for that station to be played.
>>>>>> I
>>>> guess
>>>>>> other skills might be useful but I don't know all what is
>>>>>> available
>>>>> however
>>>>>> I'm not interested in having it turn on and off lights since I
>>>>>> never use lights since I am total.  I understand that Amazon have
>>>>>> a much wider
>>>> range
>>>>>> of products but I'm not really concerned about appearance as it is
>>>>>> irrelevant to me.  Also I know some echoes have touch screens but
>>>>>> do
>>>> they
>>>>>> have audio feedback?  As I have said, I'm toying with the idea and
>>>> haven't
>>>>>> made my mind up but when I do and if I decide to make a purchase
>>>>>> I'd
>>>> like
>>>>> to
>>>>>> have some idea of what I'm about to spend my money on.  All
>>>>>> comments welcome.  Walter.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> XB
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>> --
>>> Affordably priced Accessible Talking MP3 Players, Accessible phones,
>>> Bluetooth devices, and accessories http://www.talkingmp3players.com/
>>> Email: laz@...
>>> Phone: 727-498-0121
>>> Skype: lazmesa
>>> Personal Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/laz.mesa
>>> Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/Talkingmp3players?_rdr
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>
>
>
>
>
>






Re: Amazon Music Question Please.

Jeremy <icu8it2@...>
 

Yeah, the Amazon unlimited plan and the service should work fine on your IOS device. You'd need to test the app for accessibility of course, but I'd imagine that it works ok. At least for it being able to work with browsing music, creating playlists, whatever though, the IOS app seems to work perfectly well. My wife absolutely loves it and uses hers all the time. :)
Take care.

On 6/5/2018 7:00 PM, janet gross wrote:
Hi,
Thank you for all this. Well, I currently pay for Apple Music at $9.99 per month. Now, Apple isn't all that bad, except for a few exceptions. I am interested in using unlimited Amazon music though at $9.99 per month, for the simple fact from what I read about Amazon, I could use Amazon Music with an Dot or an Echo, as well as with
my iOS Device, although, I will need to read a little more about this option.
Thank you again.
Janet s

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jeremy
Sent: Tuesday, June 05, 2018 2:34 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Music Question Please.

I'm not Marie, but here's my take on the two services, Amazon and
Googles music. As to which service offers more, maybe there's an actual
number that says that one offers slightly more music than the other, but
I think they're pretty comparable. The weird thing about Amazon though
is there seems to be two different parts of their service that offers
music, one of them is the one that comes with Amazon prime which is
kinda crappy in that it really doesn't have much to offer and then
there's the unlimited one that's the one you'd probably compare to Apple
music, google music, whatever. I don't recall exactly what we pay for
prime and what the crappier music thing was costing us but I know that
when my wife upgraded to the unlimited one, we're paying about the same
as what I pay for my google music subscription, so about 10 bucks a
month. I've never messed with the Amazon music stuff on my IOS device to
see how accessible it is with VO, but my wife is able to create
playlists, add and remove songs, play alboms, pretty much exactly the
same as I can on my google account. I might even say that Amazon's
ability to create a radio station from a song that you're listening to,
so to make a station of related music works better than it does on
google, but I tend not to use that feature as much on google.

While Amazon seems to work perfectly for my wife, something that was
pretty important to me and why I decided to go with google instead was
the inclusion of Youtube red as part of the google music plan. Since I
watch quite a bit of Youtube and red lets you watch it with no ads plus
it has a few other things too, I decided I liked it a little bit more.
It does sorta suck though that Google devices and Amazon devices don't
play friendly with each others services better, but I would definitely
recommend trying out the trials on both of the services either way to
see which one you might like.

On 6/5/2018 1:01 PM, janet gross wrote:
Hi Marie and all.
Ok Marie, time to whipe the egg off your face! Smile! You can correct me if I am wrong, but it sounds like you purchased Amazon's music? Can you tell me what you think about their music subscription? Such as do they have a large variety of music? So one could create their own play list? How much does it cost per month, or does it depend on different factors? I'm asking this because when I do purchase an Echo or Dot, I will more than likely also purchase Amazon music. I currently have Apple music on my phone, but will switch when I purchase the Echo or Dot. So if someone is using Amazon's music, would you please share your experience with me?
Thank you all!
Janet







Re: Echo

Vicky Vaughan
 

Hi, do you know if the Echo Show has the port to connect to a Bose stereo?

 

Thank you very much!

 

Sincerely, Vicky

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ted Galanos
Sent: Tuesday, June 5, 2018 6:47 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Echo

 

Yes, dot has auxilery port for stereo or speaker. The full Echo and Tap do not.

 

Ted Galanos - Audio Technician for The Blind Perspective.

Donations for  Blind Audio Projects & Technical Assistance are welcomed.

Click this link to go to the Gifting Page or use my PayPal page.

Phone: 832-632-7779

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Virus-free. www.avg.com


Re: Which is the better product; Google Home or Amazon Echo?

Gene
 

I see no connection between using cheap CDS and dust getting into the system.  Even cheap plastic shouldn't flake or turn into tiny particles and neither should dye, as far as I know.  I've never seen any warnings about such a thing happening.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, June 05, 2018 6:27 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or Amazon Echo?

Pam,

What are you not understanding? After ten years or not even that, dust does get in the system, and by me using the cheap CD’s in it, can definitely ruin it. 

Janet

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Pamela Dominguez
Sent: Tuesday, June 05, 2018 5:24 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or Amazon Echo?

 

I don’t understand; why would that mess up your stereo?  Pam.

 

From: janet gross

Sent: Tuesday, June 05, 2018 2:34 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or Amazon Echo?

 

Hi Gene,

I am currently paying Apple Music $9.99 per month, and I don’t really want to spend any more than that.  What I like about the music subscriptions is   one can create their own playlist.  I have most of the same music on my computer, but I would have to burn all those songs on a disc, and I’ve done that before, but I think that might have messed up my Bose stereo a little, and I would need to send my Bose stereo back to Bose, and pay $114, and they would clean it and set it back to factory settings, so it would be like bran new, so I wouldn’t want to put those discs back in the stereo.  I did use the cheapest CD’S to burn music, and I don’t think that was a good idea now!  The radio will play on the Bose, but if I insert a cd, the cd will either do nothing, or it will just get stuck in it.  Bose told me before just to buy a cd cleaner, and if that didn’t work to send it to them, so I did buy and used the cd cleaner, but I could only play my cd’s in the Bose for maybe close to a year, and now it is right back doing the same thing. 

Is Spotify an app? Not familiar with that. 

Janet

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Monday, June 04, 2018 7:56 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or Amazon Echo?

 

How much do you anticipate spending monthly on music?  It might be better to use something like Spotify with the Echo if you intend to spend at least ten dollars per month.

 

Gene

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

From: janet gross

Sent: Monday, June 04, 2018 7:33 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or Amazon Echo?

 

Mary,
So it sounds like it might be a task to find the skills I might want.  As far as listening to several pod casts, well, I'm not sure I would want to put to much time in to that, as I have a busy schedule as it is!  LOL!  So, I now see I need to do some research on this as well!  LOL!  Smile! 
The reason I would want to connect the Echo to my Bose stereo is because from what I've heard, the Echo is not the best sounding Device out there for listening to music.  I wanted to purchase Amazon music, but I want a good sound though, especially  if I have to pay the Amazon music monthly. 
I also want to listen to the news, as asking Alexa for the weather, make a call, etc.

Thank you again.

Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mary Otten
Sent: Monday, June 04, 2018 7:21 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or Amazon Echo?

Hi Janet, You have put your finger on the biggest issue I have with the
Echo. The skills are great, that is, when you can find those that you
might like. And there are podcasts which review skills, so there's help
there if you have time to spend listening to that stuff. Some
capabilities are there out of the box, of course, like listening to
radio stations through tune in, or whatever. And there are some cool
skills. But star trek, it is not. <smile>


Mary


On 6/4/2018 5:04 PM, janet gross wrote:
> HI Mary,
> Well, thank you so much!  I now have a little better understanding about the add ons that enhance the functionality of the Echo devices.  I was thinking all the skills would just come with the Echo.
> I really thought I could just open the box with the new Echo, and all the skills would be right there!  LOL!  I guess I'm asking for to much!  Smile!
> Thank you again, as I greatly appreciate it.
> Janet
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mary Otten
> Sent: Monday, June 04, 2018 6:53 PM
> To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or Amazon Echo?
>
> I'm not Chris, but what he is getting at is that the Echo family of
> products has add ons that enhance the functionality of the device with
> added capabilities that are not available out of the box. To get that
> additional functionality, you need to find or somehow know about the
> specific skills you want to add, and then you must enable them by
> telling your device to enable such and such a skill or, if that doesn't
> work, you go to the alexa app on your phone or to a specific Amazon page
> and search for and enable the skill there. There are bunches of games,
> for instance, which must be found and enabled before you can play them.
>
>
> Mary
>
>
>
> On 6/4/2018 4:47 PM, janet gross wrote:
>> Chris,
>> What do you mean when you say with the  Amazon Echo one must enable the skills?
>> Janet
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of chris judge
>> Sent: Monday, June 04, 2018 5:40 PM
>> To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
>> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or Amazon Echo?
>>
>> Whith the amazon echo one must enable the skills. Is the same true of the google home?
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Mehler
>> Sent: June 4, 2018 3:26 PM
>> To: main@techtalk.groups.io
>> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or Amazon Echo?
>>
>> Hello,
>>
>> <probably a low-grade question> what is an Echo Dot and a Google Home Mini? Are they smaller versions of the alexa?
>>
>> What all do they do and are there any podcasts on the subject?
>>
>> To those who have one or both devices are there privacy concerns as there now are with I think it's the Amazon alexa?
>>
>> Thanks.
>> Dave.
>>
>>
>> On 6/4/18, Laz <laz@...> wrote:
>>> As someone who owns both an Echo Dot and a Google Home mini i have to
>>> say that the sound on the Google Home mini is much better than that
>>> from the Echo Dot. In my experience they both can access the same
>>> radio stations and both use Tune-In and I heart Radio. I've also found
>>> that you can find a wider variety of songs on the Google Home mini
>>> than you can on the Echo Dot. both can pair with bluetooth Speakers,
>>> headsets, or Bluetooth receivers so connecting either one to a stereo
>>> isn't difficult.
>>>
>>> Laz
>>>
>>> On 6/4/18, Walter Ramage via Groups.Io
>>> <wpr@...>
>>> wrote:
>>>> Hi.  That is good to know.  Last October I traded in my Arcam Solo
>>>> neo DAB music system for something different and high-end.  The good
>>>> thing about the Arcam Solo Neo was it also had internet radio,
>>>> unfortunately the station listings were not accessible Via the hi-fi
>>>> unit but they were via their website.  I think there were well over
>>>> 1000 internet stations I could choose from and I could search them
>>>> via genre i.e. news, sport country music pop music rock music
>>>> religious spoken word etc..  I would imagine I'd need to do a web
>>>> search for stations in order to instruct the echo, or would the echo
>>>> do a search for me?  Walter.
>>>>
>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>> From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
>>>> Behalf Of
>>>> -
>>>> Sent: 04 June 2018 13:17
>>>> To: Walter Ramage via Groups.Io
>>>> Cc: main@techtalk.groups.io
>>>> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or
>>>> Amazon Echo?
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Yes, international stations can be accessed.  Usually any station is
>>>> started by its call letters or its name.
>>>>
>>>> A local station k d k a is started by that call name.  Just using npr
>>>> anywhere starts the local public radio station nearest to you.
>>>>
>>>> For example using a name; one of the bbc services is called bbc 4
>>>> which is a mostly news source, bbc 4 xtra plays radio dramas.  There
>>>> are several other bbc choices for music and regional services in the
>>>> uk.
>>>>
>>>> On Sun, 3 Jun 2018, Walter Ramage via Groups.Io wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Hi.  Thanks.  As much as I would like to listen to local and
>>>>> national
>>>> radio
>>>>> stations I wonder if the Echo would be able to find international
>>>>> radio stations and if so, how is it done.  Walter.
>>>>>
>>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>>> From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
>>>>> Behalf
>>>> Of
>>>>> Richard Brock
>>>>> Sent: 03 June 2018 20:32
>>>>> To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
>>>>> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or
>>>>> Amazon Echo?
>>>>>
>>>>> Hello Walter,
>>>>> I recommend the Amazon, Echo. You can purchase an Echo, Dot for $39
>>>>> thatt will give you all its features for a very reasonable price.
>>>>> You will ve able to listen to many radio stations, plus have access
>>>>> to thousands of skills that are fun to interact with.
>>>>> Good luck,
>>>>> Rich
>>>>>
>>>>> On 6/3/2018 1:45 PM, Walter Ramage via Groups.Io wrote:
>>>>>> Hi folks.  It hasn't interested me in the past but I'm toying with
>>>>>> the
>>>>> idea
>>>>>> of purchasing either a Google Home or An Amazon Echo.  The problem
>>>>>> is, I don't know which product is the best, especially in the area
>>>>>> of accessibility.  My main use for the product would be radio
>>>>>> listening.
>>>>>> I
>>>>> do
>>>>>> have a number of DAB radios in the house but their presets are
>>>>>> limited
>>>> and
>>>>>> it requires pressing a number of buttons to get the station required.
>>>>> With
>>>>>> either Google or Amazon I can ask for that station to be played.
>>>>>> I
>>>> guess
>>>>>> other skills might be useful but I don't know all what is
>>>>>> available
>>>>> however
>>>>>> I'm not interested in having it turn on and off lights since I
>>>>>> never use lights since I am total.  I understand that Amazon have
>>>>>> a much wider
>>>> range
>>>>>> of products but I'm not really concerned about appearance as it is
>>>>>> irrelevant to me.  Also I know some echoes have touch screens but
>>>>>> do
>>>> they
>>>>>> have audio feedback?  As I have said, I'm toying with the idea and
>>>> haven't
>>>>>> made my mind up but when I do and if I decide to make a purchase
>>>>>> I'd
>>>> like
>>>>> to
>>>>>> have some idea of what I'm about to spend my money on.  All
>>>>>> comments welcome.  Walter.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> XB
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>> --
>>> Affordably priced Accessible Talking MP3 Players, Accessible phones,
>>> Bluetooth devices, and accessories http://www.talkingmp3players.com/
>>> Email: laz@...
>>> Phone: 727-498-0121
>>> Skype: lazmesa
>>> Personal Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/laz.mesa
>>> Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/Talkingmp3players?_rdr
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>
>
>
>
>
>






Re: Which is the better product; Google Home or Amazon Echo?

Gene
 

You should be able to have any sighted person who comes over look at the part of the machine where the jacks are and tell you what you have.  Every jack should be labeled in print.  If you have pin plug recepticles instead of jacks, there will be something like line-in left and line-in right.  I don't know if abbreviations are used on such labels.  Others may. 
 
You shouldn't have to call the company, especially if communication is difficult.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, June 05, 2018 6:16 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or Amazon Echo?

Gene,

Ok, I called Bose, and I couldn’t understand hardly what the girl was saying, she didn’t speak English very well, and she couldn’t hardly hear what I was saying to her because of all the noise in her background.  There is a completely different group of people now from Bose, and they were in the Philippines, so this made it quite difficult for communication.  Although, I did understand she said they changed their computer system last year, and before she could tell me anything about my system, she would need the Serial number, or at least I think that is what she said.  I kept telling her I can’t see that on my system, but she couldn’t understand that, so finally I just said thank you  and terminated the call.  So I will have to wait for someone to come over who has some good eyes, and ask them if there is a Serial number on the system because I don’t have the paper work that came with the system ten years ago.  The rep didn’t even attempt to locate my account like they always did before.  This lack-poor of communication drives me crazy!   

Janet

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Tuesday, June 05, 2018 5:37 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or Amazon Echo?

 

Also, instead of spending all that money to get the cd player cleaned, you could purchase a cheap portable CD player that you could play through the stereo.  I wouldn't be surprised if you could get one for twenty or thirty dollars though I haven't looked at any for a long time.  It would probably not produce as good sound but it would probably be adequate, unless you are more particular about sound than many people.  Or you could connect your computer to your stereo and play cds in the cd drive of your computer.  That would probably give you better sound and you wouldn't be spending any money.

 

Once you learn how to connect your Echo to your stereo, you can easily connect other things such as your computer. 

 

Or the most convenient option might just be to buy another cd cleaner and see if that solves the problem for another year. 

 

Gene

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

Sent: Tuesday, June 05, 2018 5:24 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or Amazon Echo?

 

I don’t understand; why would that mess up your stereo?  Pam.

 

From: janet gross

Sent: Tuesday, June 05, 2018 2:34 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or Amazon Echo?

 

Hi Gene,

I am currently paying Apple Music $9.99 per month, and I don’t really want to spend any more than that.  What I like about the music subscriptions is   one can create their own playlist.  I have most of the same music on my computer, but I would have to burn all those songs on a disc, and I’ve done that before, but I think that might have messed up my Bose stereo a little, and I would need to send my Bose stereo back to Bose, and pay $114, and they would clean it and set it back to factory settings, so it would be like bran new, so I wouldn’t want to put those discs back in the stereo.  I did use the cheapest CD’S to burn music, and I don’t think that was a good idea now!  The radio will play on the Bose, but if I insert a cd, the cd will either do nothing, or it will just get stuck in it.  Bose told me before just to buy a cd cleaner, and if that didn’t work to send it to them, so I did buy and used the cd cleaner, but I could only play my cd’s in the Bose for maybe close to a year, and now it is right back doing the same thing. 

Is Spotify an app? Not familiar with that. 

Janet

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Monday, June 04, 2018 7:56 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or Amazon Echo?

 

How much do you anticipate spending monthly on music?  It might be better to use something like Spotify with the Echo if you intend to spend at least ten dollars per month.

 

Gene

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

From: janet gross

Sent: Monday, June 04, 2018 7:33 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or Amazon Echo?

 

Mary,
So it sounds like it might be a task to find the skills I might want.  As far as listening to several pod casts, well, I'm not sure I would want to put to much time in to that, as I have a busy schedule as it is!  LOL!  So, I now see I need to do some research on this as well!  LOL!  Smile! 
The reason I would want to connect the Echo to my Bose stereo is because from what I've heard, the Echo is not the best sounding Device out there for listening to music.  I wanted to purchase Amazon music, but I want a good sound though, especially  if I have to pay the Amazon music monthly. 
I also want to listen to the news, as asking Alexa for the weather, make a call, etc.

Thank you again.

Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mary Otten
Sent: Monday, June 04, 2018 7:21 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or Amazon Echo?

Hi Janet, You have put your finger on the biggest issue I have with the
Echo. The skills are great, that is, when you can find those that you
might like. And there are podcasts which review skills, so there's help
there if you have time to spend listening to that stuff. Some
capabilities are there out of the box, of course, like listening to
radio stations through tune in, or whatever. And there are some cool
skills. But star trek, it is not. <smile>


Mary


On 6/4/2018 5:04 PM, janet gross wrote:
> HI Mary,
> Well, thank you so much!  I now have a little better understanding about the add ons that enhance the functionality of the Echo devices.  I was thinking all the skills would just come with the Echo.
> I really thought I could just open the box with the new Echo, and all the skills would be right there!  LOL!  I guess I'm asking for to much!  Smile!
> Thank you again, as I greatly appreciate it.
> Janet
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mary Otten
> Sent: Monday, June 04, 2018 6:53 PM
> To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or Amazon Echo?
>
> I'm not Chris, but what he is getting at is that the Echo family of
> products has add ons that enhance the functionality of the device with
> added capabilities that are not available out of the box. To get that
> additional functionality, you need to find or somehow know about the
> specific skills you want to add, and then you must enable them by
> telling your device to enable such and such a skill or, if that doesn't
> work, you go to the alexa app on your phone or to a specific Amazon page
> and search for and enable the skill there. There are bunches of games,
> for instance, which must be found and enabled before you can play them.
>
>
> Mary
>
>
>
> On 6/4/2018 4:47 PM, janet gross wrote:
>> Chris,
>> What do you mean when you say with the  Amazon Echo one must enable the skills?
>> Janet
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of chris judge
>> Sent: Monday, June 04, 2018 5:40 PM
>> To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
>> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or Amazon Echo?
>>
>> Whith the amazon echo one must enable the skills. Is the same true of the google home?
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Mehler
>> Sent: June 4, 2018 3:26 PM
>> To: main@techtalk.groups.io
>> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or Amazon Echo?
>>
>> Hello,
>>
>> <probably a low-grade question> what is an Echo Dot and a Google Home Mini? Are they smaller versions of the alexa?
>>
>> What all do they do and are there any podcasts on the subject?
>>
>> To those who have one or both devices are there privacy concerns as there now are with I think it's the Amazon alexa?
>>
>> Thanks.
>> Dave.
>>
>>
>> On 6/4/18, Laz <laz@...> wrote:
>>> As someone who owns both an Echo Dot and a Google Home mini i have to
>>> say that the sound on the Google Home mini is much better than that
>>> from the Echo Dot. In my experience they both can access the same
>>> radio stations and both use Tune-In and I heart Radio. I've also found
>>> that you can find a wider variety of songs on the Google Home mini
>>> than you can on the Echo Dot. both can pair with bluetooth Speakers,
>>> headsets, or Bluetooth receivers so connecting either one to a stereo
>>> isn't difficult.
>>>
>>> Laz
>>>
>>> On 6/4/18, Walter Ramage via Groups.Io
>>> <wpr@...>
>>> wrote:
>>>> Hi.  That is good to know.  Last October I traded in my Arcam Solo
>>>> neo DAB music system for something different and high-end.  The good
>>>> thing about the Arcam Solo Neo was it also had internet radio,
>>>> unfortunately the station listings were not accessible Via the hi-fi
>>>> unit but they were via their website.  I think there were well over
>>>> 1000 internet stations I could choose from and I could search them
>>>> via genre i.e. news, sport country music pop music rock music
>>>> religious spoken word etc..  I would imagine I'd need to do a web
>>>> search for stations in order to instruct the echo, or would the echo
>>>> do a search for me?  Walter.
>>>>
>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>> From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
>>>> Behalf Of
>>>> -
>>>> Sent: 04 June 2018 13:17
>>>> To: Walter Ramage via Groups.Io
>>>> Cc: main@techtalk.groups.io
>>>> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or
>>>> Amazon Echo?
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Yes, international stations can be accessed.  Usually any station is
>>>> started by its call letters or its name.
>>>>
>>>> A local station k d k a is started by that call name.  Just using npr
>>>> anywhere starts the local public radio station nearest to you.
>>>>
>>>> For example using a name; one of the bbc services is called bbc 4
>>>> which is a mostly news source, bbc 4 xtra plays radio dramas.  There
>>>> are several other bbc choices for music and regional services in the
>>>> uk.
>>>>
>>>> On Sun, 3 Jun 2018, Walter Ramage via Groups.Io wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Hi.  Thanks.  As much as I would like to listen to local and
>>>>> national
>>>> radio
>>>>> stations I wonder if the Echo would be able to find international
>>>>> radio stations and if so, how is it done.  Walter.
>>>>>
>>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>>> From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
>>>>> Behalf
>>>> Of
>>>>> Richard Brock
>>>>> Sent: 03 June 2018 20:32
>>>>> To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
>>>>> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or
>>>>> Amazon Echo?
>>>>>
>>>>> Hello Walter,
>>>>> I recommend the Amazon, Echo. You can purchase an Echo, Dot for $39
>>>>> thatt will give you all its features for a very reasonable price.
>>>>> You will ve able to listen to many radio stations, plus have access
>>>>> to thousands of skills that are fun to interact with.
>>>>> Good luck,
>>>>> Rich
>>>>>
>>>>> On 6/3/2018 1:45 PM, Walter Ramage via Groups.Io wrote:
>>>>>> Hi folks.  It hasn't interested me in the past but I'm toying with
>>>>>> the
>>>>> idea
>>>>>> of purchasing either a Google Home or An Amazon Echo.  The problem
>>>>>> is, I don't know which product is the best, especially in the area
>>>>>> of accessibility.  My main use for the product would be radio
>>>>>> listening.
>>>>>> I
>>>>> do
>>>>>> have a number of DAB radios in the house but their presets are
>>>>>> limited
>>>> and
>>>>>> it requires pressing a number of buttons to get the station required.
>>>>> With
>>>>>> either Google or Amazon I can ask for that station to be played.
>>>>>> I
>>>> guess
>>>>>> other skills might be useful but I don't know all what is
>>>>>> available
>>>>> however
>>>>>> I'm not interested in having it turn on and off lights since I
>>>>>> never use lights since I am total.  I understand that Amazon have
>>>>>> a much wider
>>>> range
>>>>>> of products but I'm not really concerned about appearance as it is
>>>>>> irrelevant to me.  Also I know some echoes have touch screens but
>>>>>> do
>>>> they
>>>>>> have audio feedback?  As I have said, I'm toying with the idea and
>>>> haven't
>>>>>> made my mind up but when I do and if I decide to make a purchase
>>>>>> I'd
>>>> like
>>>>> to
>>>>>> have some idea of what I'm about to spend my money on.  All
>>>>>> comments welcome.  Walter.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
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Re: Amazon Music Question Please.

Marie <magpie.mn@...>
 

I do not subscribe to the premium Amazon music but get a huge variety of free Amazon music with the Prime membership. I am not sure of the cost but if you buy regularly from Amazon, the Prime member ship gets you lots of music with a wide variety of genres, Videos, free 2 day shipping on most products and occasionally additional promos for members only. I figure I can only listen to so much music and what I get with Prime is enough for me., so it might not be enough for some others.
Marie

-----Original Message-----
From: janet gross
Sent: Tuesday, June 5, 2018 11:01 AM
To: 'main@TechTalk.groups.io'
Subject: [TechTalk] Amazon Music Question Please.

Hi Marie and all.
Ok Marie, time to whipe the egg off your face! Smile! You can correct me if I am wrong, but it sounds like you purchased Amazon's music? Can you tell me what you think about their music subscription? Such as do they have a large variety of music? So one could create their own play list? How much does it cost per month, or does it depend on different factors? I'm asking this because when I do purchase an Echo or Dot, I will more than likely also purchase Amazon music. I currently have Apple music on my phone, but will switch when I purchase the Echo or Dot. So if someone is using Amazon's music, would you please share your experience with me?
Thank you all!
Janet

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