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Re: Portable NLS players besides a Smart Phone

Victor
 



On Mar 29, 2019, at 2:36 PM, Holly <feyk7@...> wrote:

Victor:
 
I do have a little Apple Magic Bluetooth keyboard for quicker entering of large amounts of text on my iPhone.  Works very well.
 
I still love my desktop computer, but love the portability of the iPhone and tablets.
 
Holly

Those apple magic keyboard are very nice!

Victor


Re: EarPods or Air Pods?

Maria Reyes
 

AirPods are technically EarPods without the wires and the stems are a little more thicker. 

Sent from my Sprint iPhone X!!!
see: tech4theblind+subscribe@groups.io if you want to talk blind technology!!

On Mar 29, 2019, at 4:56 PM, Vicky Vaughan <vrvaughan63@...> wrote:

Would it be correct to say that, “Air Pods” are the wireless form of, “EarPods”?

 

The wired ear pods that I have received with my iPhone are a molded plastic and do not come with a foam covering. 

 

Have you seen any ear pod or Air pod that come with replaceable foam covering?

 

Thanks very much for any answers!

 

Sincerely, Vicky


Virus-free. www.avg.com


Re: Portable NLS players besides a Smart Phone

Holly
 

Victor:
 
I do have a little Apple Magic Bluetooth keyboard for quicker entering of large amounts of text on my iPhone.  Works very well.
 
I still love my desktop computer, but love the portability of the iPhone and tablets.
 
Holly


Re: Portable NLS players besides a Smart Phone

Victor
 

Hi Holly:

I’m glad you enjoyed your iPhone. To me, it is so easy to use and the swiping in the tapping are fine. It beats just typing on the keyboard all the time. For those who need it, they can get a little Bluetooth keyboard.

The echo sounds like a pretty neat device. I have never played with one. I would like to.

I definitely agree that there should be alternatives for the technically challenged. Options are always good. I also think people should stretch themselves and at least to try to learn these devices. They might discover that they really like them.

Victor


On Mar 29, 2019, at 2:21 PM, Holly <feyk7@...> wrote:

Hi Victor:
 
I am with you.  I never learned the computer til I was 65 and was almost blind already.  I have had an iPhone now for two years and love it. 
 
I am 75 now and still enjoy learning new technology too.
 
I just recently got a ring doorbell and a new Echo spot.  My husband had little interest in any of it, but I put our old Echo dot next to his bed.  Now we can communicate to each other if we are in different rooms without yelling or running all over the house.  Hahahaha.
 
I had a Victor Stream for a long time, but sold it now that I have the NLS Bard mobile app.
 
However, I do think there should be alternatives for the technically challenged.
 
Holly
 
Be kind whenever possible.  It is always possible.


Re: Portable NLS players besides a Smart Phone

Holly
 

Hi Victor:
 
I am with you.  I never learned the computer til I was 65 and was almost blind already.  I have had an iPhone now for two years and love it. 
 
I am 75 now and still enjoy learning new technology too.
 
I just recently got a ring doorbell and a new Echo spot.  My husband had little interest in any of it, but I put our old Echo dot next to his bed.  Now we can communicate to each other if we are in different rooms without yelling or running all over the house.  Hahahaha.
 
I had a Victor Stream for a long time, but sold it now that I have the NLS Bard mobile app.
 
However, I do think there should be alternatives for the technically challenged.
 
Holly
 
Be kind whenever possible.  It is always possible.


Re: Portable NLS players besides a Smart Phone

Cristóbal
 

Not that it’s an insignificant expense, but you can at this point score an iPad for $250. The more basic current models are always going on sale for that price. This isn’t even considering older generations or if you really want to bargain hunt, go for a refurb or used model.

My sighted mother got herself a used iPad Air with cellular connectivity a couple of years ago on eBay. Showed signs of wear, etc. I think she paid something like $300 for it at that time. The dinkss and scratches didn’t bother her since she put it in a protective case. She’s still using it all the time for audiobooks, Netflix and lots of other stuff. She’s got no interest in upgrading since it meets all of her needs.

Bard and other specialized formatted books will work on these devises as well since all you have to do is download the corresponding app.

I’m not into the Android world, so don’t know if there’s an app that can play NLS books on that OS. If so though, then you can probably score an even cheaper device.

It doesn’t always have to be a smartphone per say.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gerald Levy via Groups.Io
Sent: Friday, March 29, 2019 2:06 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Portable NLS players besides a Smart Phone

 

 

If the 70% unemployment rate among the blind is to be believed (I think its fake news), this could be a major barrier to widespread acceptance of smart phones by blind consumers.  It is pretty difficult to justify spending $600 or more for a smart phone, plus the monthly cost of service if you live on a fixed income and have more important expenses like food and shelter and medical bills to worry about.

 

Gerald

 

 

On 3/29/2019 4:35 PM, Victor wrote:

Well, that makes sense. Listening to Bard books on a PC would make distributing those books illegally very easy.

As for smart phones and tablets, I had a pretty easy time learning the iPhone and the iPad. I’m not sure why some have difficulties, and I’m not sure why it seems to be even harder for some blind people. Maybe it’s a matter of dexterity. Maybe it’s a matter of finger sensitivity as well. I think it also depends on how interested you are in learning these things. If you love technology like I do, you don’t mind learning these new gadgets. My iPhone has become an extension of my brain and body.

Victor


On Mar 29, 2019, at 1:20 PM, Gene <gsasner@...> wrote:

No, there is no way to listen to a Library of Congress audio format book using a computer.  I suspect this is to make it easier to distribut such material without publishers complaining.  If it could be done, its very likely hackers would do it and sighted people would start using the books.  The law in the United States is that the books must not be in an ccessible format for sighted people, only for blind people to be made available without asking publishers for permission. 

 

As long as that condition is met, anyone can share books, with blind people.Blind people can share books person to person, organizations can share with blind people, etc.

Gene

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

From: Victor

Sent: Friday, March 29, 2019 1:55 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Portable NLS players besides a Smart Phone

 

Hi everyone:

I would like the answer to Lisa’s question two. I might want to listen to a book on a PC some day as well.

Thanks,

Victor
> On Mar 29, 2019, at 11:47 AM, Lisa Belville <missktlab1217@...> wrote:
>
> Hi, all.
>
>
> I have a friend who recently sent in his advanced NLS player and got back the basic one.  He hates the basic one, and is wondering if there are ways to play BARD books on his PC.  I told him there probably wasn't, but I thought I'd check with the list first.
>
>
> Since he probably won't be able to use his PC, is there another portable option besides the Victor?  A smart phone isn't even a consideration, so it's going to have to be a blindness specific product.
>
>
> TIA,
>
>
> Lisa
>
>
> --
> Lisa Belville
> missktlab1217@...
>
>
>
>


Re: Portable NLS players besides a Smart Phone

Gerald Levy
 


If the 70% unemployment rate among the blind is to be believed (I think its fake news), this could be a major barrier to widespread acceptance of smart phones by blind consumers.  It is pretty difficult to justify spending $600 or more for a smart phone, plus the monthly cost of service if you live on a fixed income and have more important expenses like food and shelter and medical bills to worry about.


Gerald



On 3/29/2019 4:35 PM, Victor wrote:
Well, that makes sense. Listening to Bard books on a PC would make distributing those books illegally very easy.

As for smart phones and tablets, I had a pretty easy time learning the iPhone and the iPad. I’m not sure why some have difficulties, and I’m not sure why it seems to be even harder for some blind people. Maybe it’s a matter of dexterity. Maybe it’s a matter of finger sensitivity as well. I think it also depends on how interested you are in learning these things. If you love technology like I do, you don’t mind learning these new gadgets. My iPhone has become an extension of my brain and body.

Victor


On Mar 29, 2019, at 1:20 PM, Gene <gsasner@...> wrote:

No, there is no way to listen to a Library of Congress audio format book using a computer.  I suspect this is to make it easier to distribut such material without publishers complaining.  If it could be done, its very likely hackers would do it and sighted people would start using the books.  The law in the United States is that the books must not be in an ccessible format for sighted people, only for blind people to be made available without asking publishers for permission. 
 
As long as that condition is met, anyone can share books, with blind people.Blind people can share books person to person, organizations can share with blind people, etc.
Gene
----- Original Message -----
From: Victor
Sent: Friday, March 29, 2019 1:55 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Portable NLS players besides a Smart Phone

Hi everyone:

I would like the answer to Lisa’s question two. I might want to listen to a book on a PC some day as well.

Thanks,

Victor
> On Mar 29, 2019, at 11:47 AM, Lisa Belville <missktlab1217@...> wrote:
>
> Hi, all.
>
>
> I have a friend who recently sent in his advanced NLS player and got back the basic one.  He hates the basic one, and is wondering if there are ways to play BARD books on his PC.  I told him there probably wasn't, but I thought I'd check with the list first.
>
>
> Since he probably won't be able to use his PC, is there another portable option besides the Victor?  A smart phone isn't even a consideration, so it's going to have to be a blindness specific product.
>
>
> TIA,
>
>
> Lisa
>
>
> --
> Lisa Belville
> missktlab1217@...
>
>
>
>



Re: Portable NLS players besides a Smart Phone

Dave
 

Well, Right or Wrong, I have seen the NLS Players for sale on Ebay for around $50.


I would guess those who are selling them have gotten them when Grandpa dies, and all of Grandpa's stuff no body wants gets taken to the Thrift Store, who puts some of it on Ebay.


But, if you are looking for a player, for little money.


EarPods or Air Pods?

Vicky Vaughan
 

Would it be correct to say that, “Air Pods” are the wireless form of, “EarPods”?

 

The wired ear pods that I have received with my iPhone are a molded plastic and do not come with a foam covering. 

 

Have you seen any ear pod or Air pod that come with replaceable foam covering?

 

Thanks very much for any answers!

 

Sincerely, Vicky


Virus-free. www.avg.com


Re: Portable NLS players besides a Smart Phone

Victor
 

Well, that makes sense. Listening to Bard books on a PC would make distributing those books illegally very easy.

As for smart phones and tablets, I had a pretty easy time learning the iPhone and the iPad. I’m not sure why some have difficulties, and I’m not sure why it seems to be even harder for some blind people. Maybe it’s a matter of dexterity. Maybe it’s a matter of finger sensitivity as well. I think it also depends on how interested you are in learning these things. If you love technology like I do, you don’t mind learning these new gadgets. My iPhone has become an extension of my brain and body.

Victor


On Mar 29, 2019, at 1:20 PM, Gene <gsasner@...> wrote:

No, there is no way to listen to a Library of Congress audio format book using a computer.  I suspect this is to make it easier to distribut such material without publishers complaining.  If it could be done, its very likely hackers would do it and sighted people would start using the books.  The law in the United States is that the books must not be in an ccessible format for sighted people, only for blind people to be made available without asking publishers for permission. 
 
As long as that condition is met, anyone can share books, with blind people.Blind people can share books person to person, organizations can share with blind people, etc.
Gene
----- Original Message -----
From: Victor
Sent: Friday, March 29, 2019 1:55 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Portable NLS players besides a Smart Phone

Hi everyone:

I would like the answer to Lisa’s question two. I might want to listen to a book on a PC some day as well.

Thanks,

Victor
> On Mar 29, 2019, at 11:47 AM, Lisa Belville <missktlab1217@...> wrote:
>
> Hi, all.
>
>
> I have a friend who recently sent in his advanced NLS player and got back the basic one.  He hates the basic one, and is wondering if there are ways to play BARD books on his PC.  I told him there probably wasn't, but I thought I'd check with the list first.
>
>
> Since he probably won't be able to use his PC, is there another portable option besides the Victor?  A smart phone isn't even a consideration, so it's going to have to be a blindness specific product.
>
>
> TIA,
>
>
> Lisa
>
>
> --
> Lisa Belville
> missktlab1217@...
>
>
>
>



Re: windows 10 laptop incredibly slow

Gene
 

Even if they are contributing, the bloatware wouldn't be the main cause.  What sort of antimalware programs do you run? 
 
The reason I say the bloatware wouldn't be the main cause is that if a company did that, they would be giving their business to other companies as a gift over time as their reputation declined.  There's nothing wrong with getting rid of bloatware you don't need, but if you haven't tested well for malware, a badly infected computer can be very slow.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
From: Keith S
Sent: Friday, March 29, 2019 2:48 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] windows 10 laptop incredibly slow

Hi,
 
I own an HP laptop and am running windows 10 and jaws 2018 on it.
 
I had  an offer from someone, adam by name, from this list,  to log into my computer to help me with another matter, and even he said, "wow, your computer is incredibly slow".
 
I ran the task manager, (control, alt, delete, on   the laptop and it hung and then stopped responding 3 times.
 
the operating system is an update fro windows 7.
 
I know that HP  installs a bunch of software from their company on all systems they offer.
 
How can I determine if these garbage probgrams are slowigng down my system.
 
I am still a newbie when it comes to using both jaws and windows 10, and I am very discouraged in learning the OS and jaws due to the slowness and lag on the system.
 
I believe the computer is a 4 gig processor and and has 8 gigs of ram on it.
 
it's almost like trying to run a computer on the bare system requirements to run the OS you are trying to run.
 
Any help would be greatly apprecated.
 
I want to learn windows 10 and jaws, but right now, it's like I would be better off actually writing  braille letters and mailing them
 
Thanks
 
Keith


Re: Portable NLS players besides a Smart Phone

Gene
 

No, there is no way to listen to a Library of Congress audio format book using a computer.  I suspect this is to make it easier to distribut such material without publishers complaining.  If it could be done, its very likely hackers would do it and sighted people would start using the books.  The law in the United States is that the books must not be in an ccessible format for sighted people, only for blind people to be made available without asking publishers for permission. 
 
As long as that condition is met, anyone can share books, with blind people.Blind people can share books person to person, organizations can share with blind people, etc.
Gene

----- Original Message -----
From: Victor
Sent: Friday, March 29, 2019 1:55 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Portable NLS players besides a Smart Phone

Hi everyone:

I would like the answer to Lisa’s question two. I might want to listen to a book on a PC some day as well.

Thanks,

Victor
> On Mar 29, 2019, at 11:47 AM, Lisa Belville <missktlab1217@...> wrote:
>
> Hi, all.
>
>
> I have a friend who recently sent in his advanced NLS player and got back the basic one.  He hates the basic one, and is wondering if there are ways to play BARD books on his PC.  I told him there probably wasn't, but I thought I'd check with the list first.
>
>
> Since he probably won't be able to use his PC, is there another portable option besides the Victor?  A smart phone isn't even a consideration, so it's going to have to be a blindness specific product.
>
>
> TIA,
>
>
> Lisa
>
>
> --
> Lisa Belville
> missktlab1217@...
>
>
>
>



Re: bank account.

Cristóbal
 

AH, but very different than the blanket statement of how you have to go in person, etc .

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gerald Levy via Groups.Io
Sent: Friday, March 29, 2019 3:34 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] bank account.


This may be true, but if you are opening a bank account for the very first time, and you are going to fund it with cash, you still have to visit a branch in person to make the deposit. You can't very well send cash through the mail. Opening an account online only works if you can transfer funds to it electronically from another financial institution. Besides, Capital One does not have any branches in the UK, and Royal Bank of Scotland requires visiting a branch in person to open an account:


https://personal.rbs.co.uk/personal/current-accounts/what-do-you-need-to-open-a-current-account.html


Gerald



On 3/28/2019 11:33 PM, Cristóbal wrote:
Not true. Just this month, I opened an online checking account through Capital One. All on my iPhone. It took less than 10 minutes.
Earlier, someone asserted that if you wanted to open a joint account, you’d have to physically go into a bank. Also not true. There are many online banking options now. I can add my wife to this checking account as well Never having to enter any sort of branch. I live on the West Coast and there are no capital one branches anywhere near me. There are no fees associated with this account.

On Mar 28, 2019, at 5:32 PM, Pamela Dominguez <pammygirl99@gmail.com> wrote:

I'm sure if I'm wrong, somebody will correct me. But as far as I know, no matter what you want to set up, you would have to go in person to the bank and show ID and sign papers. They want to know you are real. Then after that, you can set up to bank wherever you want to bank. Pam.

-----Original Message----- From: Billy Inglis
Sent: Thursday, March 28, 2019 12:27 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] bank account.

hi again Brian,
As I tried to explain in an earlier post, that I would find it very
difficult to personally visit a bank branch on the high street.
Is home banking an idea?.
I'm also Interested in credit unions, but would have the same issue,
getting to a branch. Do these credit unions have a telephone system?.


On 28/03/2019 13:51, Brian K. Lingard wrote:
Dear Billy Inglis & List:
Bank of Scotland likely offers Telephone Banking with a live Banker as well as with interactive voice response menus and Webb banking. Ask about prevailing plans, costs Etc. Web banking where you rely on your wife may write cheques or make withdrawals.

This can be important if your wife is having difficulty handling money or is legally incompetent. If she is incompetent, the Procurer Fiscal may be her statutory Trustee or another government official.

Check out Credit Unions, they can be much cheaper than Commercial Banks, give you a vote at their annual membership meeting and you can run for office.
Brian K. Lingard VE3YI, Ab2JI, B. A., C. T. M.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf of Billy Inglis
Sent: March 18, 2019 1:45 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] bank account.

Hi, please explain accounts?

On 18/03/2019 15:45, Carolyn Arnold wrote:
I will tell you that I have had three husbands. With the first two, we had joint accounts. However, oh happy day, with this one we have mine, his, and ours. Way to go!

Best regards,

Carolyn


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf of Billy Inglis
Sent: Monday, March 18, 2019 10:43 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] bank account.

Hi people, I have never had a bank account of my own.
I have always used my wife's account, but now I think it is time to look after my own financial affairs.
So I am wondering what would be the best road for me to go down.
Would a joint bank account be a good Idea?
As I have never needed to worry about such things before, I do not really know what kind of bank accounts are out there.
Any advice or help with this query would be so helpful indeed.
--
All the Best
Billy







--
All The Best
Billy







windows 10 laptop incredibly slow

Keith S
 

Hi,
 
I own an HP laptop and am running windows 10 and jaws 2018 on it.
 
I had  an offer from someone, adam by name, from this list,  to log into my computer to help me with another matter, and even he said, "wow, your computer is incredibly slow".
 
I ran the task manager, (control, alt, delete, on   the laptop and it hung and then stopped responding 3 times.
 
the operating system is an update fro windows 7.
 
I know that HP  installs a bunch of software from their company on all systems they offer.
 
How can I determine if these garbage probgrams are slowigng down my system.
 
I am still a newbie when it comes to using both jaws and windows 10, and I am very discouraged in learning the OS and jaws due to the slowness and lag on the system.
 
I believe the computer is a 4 gig processor and and has 8 gigs of ram on it.
 
it's almost like trying to run a computer on the bare system requirements to run the OS you are trying to run.
 
Any help would be greatly apprecated.
 
I want to learn windows 10 and jaws, but right now, it's like I would be better off actually writing  braille letters and mailing them
 
Thanks
 
Keith


Re: Need to no how to disable smart screen in windows10 pro.

Gene
 

Is your problem with Send Space?  Don't disable a security feature that may save you from problems.  If you are having this problem with Send Space, it is because you are a free user and some of the third party advertising sites are being blocked, and with good reason.  Third party advertising is being used a good deal by hackers to take over the sites and send malicious programs to computers to try to infect them.
 
Find the download button, open the context menu, and use save target as to download the file.  That will download the file and not expose you to third party advertising.  Save target as works with links.  The download button on Send Space appears to be a button but the underlying code is a link.  So you can use Save Target As.  People are too cavilier about stopping security features, especially in today's environment.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, March 29, 2019 9:54 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] Need to no how to disable smart screen in windows10 pro.










     I need to disable smart screen it is blocking my downloads even, though it is turned off.  Amber



Re: Portable NLS players besides a Smart Phone

Lenron
 

I don't know about a lot. Most of us get on just fine with smart
phones. Even some of the older people I know.

On 3/29/19, Gerald Levy via Groups.Io <bwaylimited=verizon.net@groups.io> wrote:

Your friend is not alone.  A lot of blind folks want nothing to do with
smart phones because they are expensive, do not have tactile keypads and
have a steep learning curve.


Gerald



On 3/29/2019 3:26 PM, Lisa Belville wrote:
Oh yes, I tried praising the uses of a smart phone for being more than
a phone, but he's not interested.


thank you for the information.


Lisa


Lisa Belville
missktlab1217@frontier.com

On 3/29/2019 2:09 PM, Victor wrote:
Hi Gerald:

Thank you for answering our question. This is yet another reason why
I personally prefer smart phones and tablets over traditional laptop
and desktop computers. Just my opinion.

Thanks again,

Victor
On Mar 29, 2019, at 12:06 PM, Gerald Levy via Groups.Io
<bwaylimited=verizon.net@groups.io> wrote:


No, NLS books cannot be played on a computer.  Besides the Victor
Stream, the Book Port Plus from APH, which sells for $340, can play
NLS Talking Books (see link below).  It is unfortunate that the NLS
underestimated demand for the advanced DTB player, which they no
longer manufacture, and so there is ashortage of them. Basic players
are now being substituted by some network libraries for advanced
players that are returned for repair.


http://shop.aph.org/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_Book+Port+Plus_1-07191-00P_10001_11051




Gerald



On 3/29/2019 2:47 PM, Lisa Belville wrote:
Hi, all.


I have a friend who recently sent in his advanced NLS player and
got back the basic one.  He hates the basic one, and is wondering
if there are ways to play BARD books on his PC.  I told him there
probably wasn't, but I thought I'd check with the list first.


Since he probably won't be able to use his PC, is there another
portable option besides the Victor?  A smart phone isn't even a
consideration, so it's going to have to be a blindness specific
product.


TIA,


Lisa






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


Re: Portable NLS players besides a Smart Phone

Gerald Levy
 

Your friend is not alone.  A lot of blind folks want nothing to do with smart phones because they are expensive, do not have tactile keypads and have a steep learning curve.


Gerald

On 3/29/2019 3:26 PM, Lisa Belville wrote:
Oh yes, I tried praising the uses of a smart phone for being more than a phone, but he's not interested.


thank you for the information.


Lisa


Lisa Belville
missktlab1217@frontier.com

On 3/29/2019 2:09 PM, Victor wrote:
Hi Gerald:

Thank you for answering our question. This is yet another reason why I personally prefer smart phones and tablets over traditional laptop and desktop computers. Just my opinion.

Thanks again,

Victor
On Mar 29, 2019, at 12:06 PM, Gerald Levy via Groups.Io <bwaylimited=verizon.net@groups.io> wrote:


No, NLS books cannot be played on a computer.  Besides the Victor Stream, the Book Port Plus from APH, which sells for $340, can play NLS Talking Books (see link below).  It is unfortunate that the NLS underestimated demand for the advanced DTB player, which they no longer manufacture, and so there is ashortage of them. Basic players are now being substituted by some network libraries for advanced players that are returned for repair.


http://shop.aph.org/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_Book+Port+Plus_1-07191-00P_10001_11051


Gerald



On 3/29/2019 2:47 PM, Lisa Belville wrote:
Hi, all.


I have a friend who recently sent in his advanced NLS player and got back the basic one.  He hates the basic one, and is wondering if there are ways to play BARD books on his PC.  I told him there probably wasn't, but I thought I'd check with the list first.


Since he probably won't be able to use his PC, is there another portable option besides the Victor?  A smart phone isn't even a consideration, so it's going to have to be a blindness specific product.


TIA,


Lisa




Re: Portable NLS players besides a Smart Phone

Lisa Belville
 

Oh yes, I tried praising the uses of a smart phone for being more than a phone, but he's not interested.


thank you for the information.


Lisa


Lisa Belville
missktlab1217@frontier.com

On 3/29/2019 2:09 PM, Victor wrote:
Hi Gerald:

Thank you for answering our question. This is yet another reason why I personally prefer smart phones and tablets over traditional laptop and desktop computers. Just my opinion.

Thanks again,

Victor
On Mar 29, 2019, at 12:06 PM, Gerald Levy via Groups.Io <bwaylimited=verizon.net@groups.io> wrote:


No, NLS books cannot be played on a computer. Besides the Victor Stream, the Book Port Plus from APH, which sells for $340, can play NLS Talking Books (see link below). It is unfortunate that the NLS underestimated demand for the advanced DTB player, which they no longer manufacture, and so there is ashortage of them. Basic players are now being substituted by some network libraries for advanced players that are returned for repair.


http://shop.aph.org/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_Book+Port+Plus_1-07191-00P_10001_11051


Gerald



On 3/29/2019 2:47 PM, Lisa Belville wrote:
Hi, all.


I have a friend who recently sent in his advanced NLS player and got back the basic one. He hates the basic one, and is wondering if there are ways to play BARD books on his PC. I told him there probably wasn't, but I thought I'd check with the list first.


Since he probably won't be able to use his PC, is there another portable option besides the Victor? A smart phone isn't even a consideration, so it's going to have to be a blindness specific product.


TIA,


Lisa


Re: Microsoft Exchange down?

joseph hudson <jhud7789@...>
 

Hi Cristebal and Mike, Yolanda the only ones. I’ve been having issues with spectrum email for the last week. Or better whenever it comes to my computer and then I won’t even mention how long from my iPhone. But I’m glad that all issues with that are now fixed thanks to a good friend of mine. Give me a solution to fix the problem.

joseph hudson

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On Mar 29, 2019, at 1:53 PM, Cristóbal <cristobalmuli@...> wrote:

Same here. It was buggy all this morning. Very … stressful as my business is upwards of 80% conducted via email.

Everything seems back to normal.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B
Sent: Friday, March 29, 2019 11:35 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Microsoft Exchange down?

 

Hi Cristóbal,

 

Our email service has been screwed up for the last couple of days and Spectrum says it's a Microsoft server problem and it's out of Spectrum's control.  I was able to receive but, not send.  Now the good news, our email service started working correctly about 30 minutes ago.


Take care.  Mike.  Sennt from my iBarstool.  Go Dodgers!
Book: a utensil used to pass time while waiting for the computer repairman!

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

From: Cristóbal

Sent: Friday, March 29, 2019 9:30 AM

Subject: [TechTalk] Microsoft Exchange down?

 

Hello list,

Is anyone else having problems with their exchange accounts this morning?

I’ve got three business Exchange accounts and none seem to be able to connect to the server be it in Outlook, iOS or through the web portal itself. I’ve looked around online and don’t’ seem to find any notice of service interruption.

Hopefully it’s not just me.

 


Re: Portable NLS players besides a Smart Phone

Victor
 

Hi Gerald:

Thank you for answering our question. This is yet another reason why I personally prefer smart phones and tablets over traditional laptop and desktop computers. Just my opinion.

Thanks again,

Victor

On Mar 29, 2019, at 12:06 PM, Gerald Levy via Groups.Io <bwaylimited=verizon.net@groups.io> wrote:


No, NLS books cannot be played on a computer. Besides the Victor Stream, the Book Port Plus from APH, which sells for $340, can play NLS Talking Books (see link below). It is unfortunate that the NLS underestimated demand for the advanced DTB player, which they no longer manufacture, and so there is ashortage of them. Basic players are now being substituted by some network libraries for advanced players that are returned for repair.


http://shop.aph.org/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_Book+Port+Plus_1-07191-00P_10001_11051


Gerald



On 3/29/2019 2:47 PM, Lisa Belville wrote:
Hi, all.


I have a friend who recently sent in his advanced NLS player and got back the basic one. He hates the basic one, and is wondering if there are ways to play BARD books on his PC. I told him there probably wasn't, but I thought I'd check with the list first.


Since he probably won't be able to use his PC, is there another portable option besides the Victor? A smart phone isn't even a consideration, so it's going to have to be a blindness specific product.


TIA,


Lisa


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