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Re: EarPods or Air Pods?

Lenron
 

Hmm I would love to check out these Sony headphones. Is there a link to those?

On 3/29/19, Maria Reyes <blindteky@gmail.com> wrote:
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@gmail.com> 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


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


Gmail's website.

Carolyn Arnold
 

Does anyone have any instructions on how to navigate and use the Gmail website? Thanks for any help.

 

If you pray, don’t worry; if you worry, don’t pray,

 

Carolyn


Re: Portable NLS players besides a Smart Phone

Lenron
 

So many choices, and Gerald you always say the same thing about price.
Many people don't buy these phones at full price. In most cases even
when they do they can probably justify it, remember most specialized
tech for the blind costs thousands of dollars. You can get IPhones for
less than 500 bucks, same thing goes for a nice enough android device
as well. If you can learn a Victor stream you can learn an IPhone I
say. The stream has buttons, but to be fair even doing somethings on
it annoyed me more than just grabbing my phone opening up the app I
need, and downloading the book I want.

On 3/29/19, Jim Wohlgamuth <wohlggie@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi there FOLKS!!

I have an NLS Bard player but I listen to books on a variety of devices
and find all of them to be fairly easy to use and navigate.  I use the
NLS player, my personal Nls player whith I got from a friend, my Galaxy
S9+ and have no issues using any of them.  I really do enjoy learning
new things, and cannot wait for the next toy to come out! Just my
2-sense worth<SMILE!>.  Catch ya all later! de

<wohlggie@gmail.com><KF8LT><Jim Wohlgamuth>.

On 29-Mar-19 17:36, Holly 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


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


Re: Microsoft Exchange down?

joseph hudson <jhud7789@...>
 

Hello Mike, on my iPhone, since I was only having trouble sending mail, I had to enter in my username and password Indy optional field of my iPhone past the outgoing mail server. And on my computer, I had to reset the modem box, plus reconfigure my email account. Since I've done that, I haven't really had too many issues.

On Mar 29, 2019, at 6:31 PM, Mike B <mb69mach1@fastmail.com> wrote:

Hi Joseph,

Would you share your solution so we can try it to see if it'll help when we the list members encounter this type of lack of email service? Personally, I started using Fastmail but, I still have a couple of email accounts I use for business purposes with Spectrum. Thanks much.

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: joseph hudson
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Sent: Friday, March 29, 2019 12:13 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Microsoft Exchange down?

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

Technology support for the blind or better known as Mack, IOS and Windows support

FaceTime, iMessage, and email

jhud7789@twc.com

Telephone/what's up messenger

254-300-7667

Twitter
https://twitter.com/josephhudson89

Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/joseph.hudson.9404
Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 29, 2019, at 1:53 PM, Cristóbal <cristobalmuli@gmail.com> 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
To: techtalk@groups.io
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

Jim Wohlgamuth
 

Hi there FOLKS!!

I have an NLS Bard player but I listen to books on a variety of devices and find all of them to be fairly easy to use and navigate.  I use the NLS player, my personal Nls player whith I got from a friend, my Galaxy S9+ and have no issues using any of them.  I really do enjoy learning new things, and cannot wait for the next toy to come out! Just my 2-sense worth<SMILE!>.  Catch ya all later! de

<wohlggie@...><KF8LT><Jim Wohlgamuth>.

On 29-Mar-19 17:36, Holly 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


Is there a list of special symbols and how to type them?

Sharon Hooley
 

Hi,


does anyone know where I can get a list of special key combinations to make special symbols used for programming?  I've come across one that I don't know how to make.  It's the tilde. Any help would be much appreciated.


Thanks,



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Re: Microsoft Exchange down?

Mike B.
 


Hi Joseph,
 
Would you share your solution so we can try it to see if it'll help when we the list members encounter this type of lack of email service?  Personally, I started using Fastmail but, I still have a couple of email accounts I use for business purposes with Spectrum.  Thanks much.

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

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, March 29, 2019 12:13 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Microsoft Exchange down?

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

Technology support for the blind or better known as Mack, IOS and Windows support 

FaceTime, iMessage, and email

jhud7789@...

Telephone/what's up messenger

254-300-7667

Twitter
https://twitter.com/josephhudson89

Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/joseph.hudson.9404
Sent from my iPhone

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

Steve Matzura
 

On 3/29/2019 10:54 AM, Amber Gilmore wrote:








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

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@...
>
>
>
>


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