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Re: Accessible Texting Apps for iPhone

 

You can use the iPhone’s negative messages app and if the other user does not have an iPhone then it would allow you to send a regular text message. As for calling if you have Siri you can just tell Siri to make a call to one of your contacts names or a certain phone number.


Ashley Breger

On Nov 20, 2018, at 8:16 PM, Jujube <ellaxyu@gmail.com> wrote:

Hi everyone, I am looking for a fully voice-over accessible app for texting and phoning. I tried Textnow, but it is not totally accessible. Can any of you recommend anything similar? I looked into Viber, but you can only call other Viber users with it. Any suggestions are very much appreciated. Thanks in advance.



question about BARD

Pamela Dominguez
 

I haven’t been able to get back on the Bard list, so I hope somebody can help me.  In an old message that is in one of my email backups, somebody had said you could change the amount of books it shows you from thirty days to whatever number you want to see just by changing the number.  I tried that.  When I try to write a number in, or backspace the old number out so I can write the new one in, it won’t let me.  It refreshes to another page, or another copy of that page, and starts me all over again.  Was that person correct?  Is there something I’m not doing correctly?  Pam.


Re: Seeking Suggestions for RSS reader on Windows

Hope Williamson <isepic@...>
 

Hi, I'd say that RSS isn't necessarily being phased out. However desktop readers definitely are. Most people either use something web-based, or on a mobile device these days.


Accessible Texting Apps for iPhone

Jujube
 

Hi everyone, I am looking for a fully voice-over accessible app for texting and phoning. I tried Textnow, but it is not totally accessible. Can any of you recommend anything similar? I looked into Viber, but you can only call other Viber users with it. Any suggestions are very much appreciated. Thanks in advance.


Re: blind friendly sites to learn a new language

 

The folks say Duolingo is relatively friendly to us blind, I think you should give it a try, so.
There's also a platform called Hinative, which is kind of free but you can pay if you want more functions added to your account.
Once a friend of mine told me about an app called VOA Learn, stuff like this.
Anyway, as you can see, there's various options on this depending on what you want.
Em 20/11/2018 19:46, Shelly Kane escreveu:

            Hi Everyone:


I have been interested in learning Spanish and my friend did a free program on-line where she received a word per day.  I thought it would be interesting so wanted to try it.  She suggested that I try duolingo but she didn't know if it would work with Jaws or the I-phone.  I would appreciate any help on this.  I'm looking for free programs.

Shelly







Program to rip region coded DVD

Cristóbal
 

Hello list,

I’m in search of a program that can rip DVDs with region codes. Is anyone aware of such a thing? The wife and I had a region code free DVD player, but that thing has long since died. We don’t want to buy a new DVD player for the odd-ball DVD and figured it would make more sense to try to rip it for playback on other devices. Be it a computer or to burn on a new disk. We’ve tried Hand Break, but that doesn’t seem to work.

Again, to be clear, it needs to be able to bypass the region codes that restrict playback on devices in certain parts of the world. This is the particular issue we’re trying to overcome.

Thanks,

Cristóbal

 


blind friendly sites to learn a new language

Shelly Kane
 

Hi Everyone:


I have been interested in learning Spanish and my friend did a free program on-line where she received a word per day.  I thought it would be interesting so wanted to try it.  She suggested that I try duolingo but she didn't know if it would work with Jaws or the I-phone.  I would appreciate any help on this.  I'm looking for free programs.

Shelly


Re: AMD versus Intel processors

Troy Burnham
 

Thanks Joseph, that could open up some possibilities for me as I browse.


Troy

On 11/20/2018 1:17 PM, Joseph Lee wrote:
Hi,
Until last year, people recommended Intel Core series. That changed when AMD released Ryzen, which made AMD processors competitive with Intel's. For the most part, there is no difference between intel Core and AMD Ryzen apart from internal differences in how processors perform really low-level tasks in silicon.
Cheers,
Joseph

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Troy Burnham
Sent: Tuesday, November 20, 2018 11:01 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] AMD versus Intel processors

Hi all,


I used to know the answer to this but which is the higher end processor out of AMD and intel?


Thanks.


Troy









Re: Orbit Questions

Josh Kennedy
 

yes they are working on multi line braille displays that will cost less than $1000. the canute360 is one such display. google search canute360 ... and also google search blitab. 


Re: just a note about pandora and echo

Charles Adkins
 

just talked with Amazon. Because of licensing issues, Amazon devices will know longer be able to play Pandora music.

On Nov 19, 2018, at 12:28 PM, Penny Golden <pengold2@gmail.com> wrote:

Hi, all,

In the past 24 hours, I have had trouble with pandora. I never had trouble before.

Here's what my sis wrote about it, just in case someone else is having difficulties where none existed before.

--

Well, there is something wrong with Pandora and a new Alexa interface and lots of
people are complaining.
It worked yesterday
It doesn't recognize stations
Won't play what I request
So there is definitely something that needs fixing and I guess if you try over the
next few days you might see it fixed. I'll look at your account too and see if people
are finding solutions.

al best, Pen





Re: Seeking Suggestions for RSS reader on Windows

Hope Williamson <isepic@...>
 

I usually recommend The Old Reader as well. There's also https://feediary.com and https://simplerssreader.com. Both are completely accessible. Feediary is fairly new and a bit unstable, Simple RSS reader works fine.


Re: AMD versus Intel processors

Joseph Lee <joseph.lee22590@...>
 

Hi,
Until last year, people recommended Intel Core series. That changed when AMD released Ryzen, which made AMD processors competitive with Intel's. For the most part, there is no difference between intel Core and AMD Ryzen apart from internal differences in how processors perform really low-level tasks in silicon.
Cheers,
Joseph

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Troy Burnham
Sent: Tuesday, November 20, 2018 11:01 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] AMD versus Intel processors

Hi all,


I used to know the answer to this but which is the higher end processor out of AMD and intel?


Thanks.


Troy


AMD versus Intel processors

Troy Burnham
 

Hi all,


I used to know the answer to this but which is the higher end processor out of AMD and intel?


Thanks.


Troy


Re: Seeking Suggestions for RSS reader on Windows

Cristóbal
 

I always recommend The Old Reader. www.theoldreader.com
It's web based. There are free as well as paid options. I choose to pay for the extra features and to support the service.
I have the all feeds window as my home screen and since it's web based, I can log into it from any one of my computers without having to worry about synchronicity. It's also compatible with iOS RSS apps if you have one of those devices.
Completely screen reader accessible.
All in all, a good service to use.

Cristóbal

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Maria S
Sent: Tuesday, November 20, 2018 12:56 AM
To: techtalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Seeking Suggestions for RSS reader on Windows

Hi all. It's been a few years since I had a good, stable, and simple RSS reader for my laptop. I was using QFeed but it hasn't launched for a couple of months now. I heard that Thunderbird would be removing their support soon. So once again I am searching for a replacement reader. I don't know if RSS is just being phased out or if it's just hard to find accessible readers, but if anyone has any insights or suggestions I'd appreciate it.

Thanks, Maria


Re: Seeking Suggestions for RSS reader on Windows

Gene
 

Does that mean that no version of Thunderbird can be used as an RSS reader or just that new versions won't be able to?  Why upgrade Thunderbird at all if you like the version you are using?  It's possible that security bugs may be found regarding e-mail but I would think they could be eliminated by reading mail as plain text or as simple HTML, if that is the correct term.  E-mail is such a well established format that I don't know if security buggs are likely enough to be found anymore in Thunderbird to worry about.  Others may want to comment.  Thunderbird adds or modifies features over time but e-mail is e-mail and the format is so old and well established that you shouldn't have to update the program to keep it compatible.  There are programs like browsers that should be kept current for security reasons, but this reflexive updating of programs, no matter what they are, just because new versions come out is something people should consider if they want to do.
 

Gene
----- Original Message -----
From: Maria S
Sent: Tuesday, November 20, 2018 2:55 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] Seeking Suggestions for RSS reader on Windows

Hi all. It's been a few years since I had a good, stable, and simple
RSS reader for my laptop. I was using QFeed but it hasn't launched for
a couple of months now. I heard that Thunderbird would be removing
their support soon. So once again I am searching for a replacement
reader. I don't know if RSS is just being phased out or if it's just
hard to find accessible readers, but if anyone has any insights or
suggestions I'd appreciate it.

Thanks, Maria



Re: Latest on Winamp 5.8

Smiling?
 

Yes, the latest version of Winamp works just fine with JAWS2018.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Karim Lakhani
Sent: Monday, November 19, 2018 10:41 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Latest on Winamp 5.8

Has any onetried to use this version of winamp?


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Nancy Shackelford
Sent: Saturday, November 17, 2018 2:45 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Latest on Winamp 5.8

Download
Winamp 5.8
A leaked version of Winamp 5.8 recently spread over the Internet.
Consequently, we have decided to make this new version available to
you, revised by us.
We therefore recommend that you download this version rather than any
other as we guarantee it is safe for you to use.
This version is not an ongoing project but be sure that we are
currently working hard on a future new Winamp. Scroll down to learn
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https://www.winamp.com/

Nance

--
Nancy Shackelford --Walk On Faith And Trust In Love - Michael Reid--


Re: Orbit Questions

Victor
 

This is drew. I’ll braille displays make some noise.

I am curious about these new braille displays that generate rail on multiple lines. I have read that they are even working on braille displays that generate the equivalent of 1full page of braille. Some of these displays our tablet computers that have a refresher both braille display instead of a screen. Very interesting!

Victor

On Nov 19, 2018, at 3:57 AM, Ann Parsons <akp@sero.email> wrote:

Hi all,

The only way to determine if the Orbit is too noisy is to try it. It would depend on the microphone, and the studio acoustics. I'd try it before making a blanket statement. Remember that a demo of how loud the Orbit is would be done with the mike pointing at it. I have a headset which tends to block out a lot of ambiant noise. I'm sure that something similar may be available for radio equipment. I wouldn't throw out the baby with the bathwater.

It may be that the Orbit will not work well with radio equipment, but to make assumptions is not a good idea. Me, I'd want to try it first; have some measurable data to go on.

Just my $.02 for a Monday morning.

Ann P.

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Portal Tutoring
EMAIL: akp@sero.email
Author of The Demmies: http://www.dldbooks.com/annparsons/
Portal Tutoring web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

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



Seeking Suggestions for RSS reader on Windows

Maria S
 

Hi all. It's been a few years since I had a good, stable, and simple
RSS reader for my laptop. I was using QFeed but it hasn't launched for
a couple of months now. I heard that Thunderbird would be removing
their support soon. So once again I am searching for a replacement
reader. I don't know if RSS is just being phased out or if it's just
hard to find accessible readers, but if anyone has any insights or
suggestions I'd appreciate it.

Thanks, Maria


Re: 3 things i want to use window 10 desk top computer

chris judge
 

That's when I replace them, when they bite the dust or otherwise become problematic. I tend to stick with refurbished computers because they are so affordable, usually work well, and it makes them almost disposable should something go wrong with them.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Penny Golden
Sent: November 19, 2018 5:29 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 3 things i want to use window 10 desk top computer

when do you replace the PC. Mine has been going now since 2012. Or 2011. My old one bit the dust.

I think this is an HP.

I don't know what its spex were, but it was well-equipped.

Thanks. Penny.



On 11/19/2018 3:21 AM, chris judge wrote:
Speaking from Canada, it's extremely rare to find a new pc with fewer than 8 USB ports and less than 8 gig of ram. I guess what I'm saying is that most PCs on the market today should do what you want and more.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Lenron
Sent: November 19, 2018 12:46 AM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 3 things i want to use window 10 desk top
computer

If you plan on working with reaper or some other type of music production software you might want a bit more ram like at least 6 or 8 gb. I download a lot so I also went with something that allowed me to add quite a few Harddrives. If you are going with a desktop I would say the more ports the better. I would say this in any case really.

On 11/18/18, Carolyn Arnold <4carolyna@windstream.net> wrote:
I know I paid around $500 for mine. I do mostly what Gene said, but I
have 200 plus Word files and about 15-20 mailboxes in Outlook. The
computer seems to handle it all right, and it's three years old now.
My husband's is four, and I think he thinks it will just go on and on.
He has a Gateway, and I have a Lenovo. He is amazed at the
differences in ours, which I think could be related more to JAWS and
certain settings I have that he does not. Plus, he just uses the
email site for his mail, does not have any special boxes set up, does
not route his incoming mail.

Best regards,

Carolyn


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Sunday, November 18, 2018 5:02 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 3 things i want to use window 10 desk top
computer

I don't know what else you might try but those aren't tasks that
require a lot of computer power. I don't know what is the case these
days regarding how many USB ports you get on a typical desktop but
you probably don't have to worry. If you need more ports, you can
buy a hub, either powered or unpowered, depending on how you are
going to use it.

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

From: Lorena Pennington <mailto:lpennington3@ca.rr.com>
Sent: Sunday, November 18, 2018 3:45 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] 3 things i want to use window 10 desk top
computer

it will be in 1 place I go on youtube I down a lot of movies and
books I play games listen to the radio and music and will be trying
other things to do on the computer




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Skype: ron.brown762








External disk drive storage

Leedy Diane Bomar
 

I have several external disk drives, with various capacities. A couple of them are USB3, but most are USB2. I would like to find something to store them in, sort of like a video or cassette shelf, so that they will be either side by side, or top to bottom. Is there such an animal? Ideally, it would have multiple USB ports, with one USB cable between it and the computer. It would be nice if it had optional external power capability. Most of my drives are WD Passports, and run on power from the computer’s USB, but, that is quite a drain on the system. I now have them plugged into a couple of USB hubs, but, that requires lots of real estate on my desk. Any suggestions?
Thanks,
Diane Bomar

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