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Re: i phone questions

Ron Canazzi
 

It's some place the band the 'Guess Who' went running back to a long time ago.

hahehahe! couldn't resist!

On 3/30/2019 7:55 PM, Carolyn Arnold wrote:
Where is Saskatoon?

Best regards,

Carolyn


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: Saturday, March 30, 2019 2:51 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] i phone questions

I can buy a used phone and use it as just qa cell phone without a data pack. That’s because I own the phone am am not buying it on a multi year plan.


The cheapest data plan I can get here in Saskatoon will cost me fifty per cent more than my cell plan.

No thanks.

Don’t need it.


From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Loy
Sent: March-30-19 12:38 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] i phone questions


There are some low cost plans that include a small amout of data which could work for you to just use Siri for calling. Pure Talk has a plan for $20 a month that includes unlimited calls and text and half Gig of data. you can add a Gig for $5 more a month. For those that have any type of Medicaid help can get a free phone plan tor 1000 min andunlimited text and a Gig of data.

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

From: Barb O'Connor <mailto:broconnor1972@comcast.net>

To: main@techtalk.groups.io <mailto:main@techtalk.groups.io>

Sent: Saturday, March 30, 2019 2:15 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] i phone questions



When you use your voice to ask to have a phone call made, you are using Siri. I also don’t know if you can get by without buying some kind of a data package. I was always told that you had to have something, good luck.

Barb




On Mar 30, 2019, at 10:45 AM, Loy <loyrg2845@gmail.com <mailto:loyrg2845@gmail.com> > wrote:

you have to have an Internet connection to use Siri, either data connection or a WiFi connection.

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

From: Monte Single <mailto:mrsingle@sasktel.net>

To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>

Sent: Saturday, March 30, 2019 10:41 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] i phone questions



IK,

I’ll state the question again

Can I make a call on the I phone using my voice without using Siri.

Can I just tell the phone to call a numberSSS

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Loy
Sent: March-30-19 8:39 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] i phone questions

If you have a WiFi connection then you can use it through the WiFi.

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

From: Monte Single <mailto:mrsingle@sasktel.net>

To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>

Sent: Saturday, March 30, 2019 10:20 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] i phone questions

Well, No. I am more interested in using the phone as a cell phone and not a smart phone. I don’t want to pay for a data pack which I would hardly ever want to use.

I just do not like the idea of having to be on line to use a phone.

Yes, I have a basic cell phone but a smart phone may have some additional features I can use without having to have a data package.

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of david
Sent: March-30-19 8:07 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] i phone questions

well;

if your thinking of getting a new phone, and want to use Siri, you may want to lern how to spell the name.

it's not, S e r i, it's, S I r i.

just like yu would want folks to spell your name correctly.

The impossible is the untried, Never under estimate the power of a dream.

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> <main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> > On Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: Saturday, March 30, 2019 9:37 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io <mailto:TechTalk@groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] i phone questions

As usual, I’m thinking about getting a new phone; well, a new used phone.

Is it true that in order to dictate a text message, I have to be online with Seri?

Also can I use voice commands to make calls without being online with Seri?

I’m thinking about getting an I phone 6 or 7.

Thanks,

Monte





--
They Ask Me If I'm Happy; I say Yes.
They ask: "How Happy are You?"
I Say: "I'm as happy as a stow away chimpanzee on a banana boat!"


Re: Portable NLS players besides a Smart Phone

Loy <loyrg2845@...>
 


Make sure you copy the entire unzipped folder, not the contents of the folder.

----- Original Message -----
From: Brian Zolo
Sent: Saturday, March 30, 2019 7:25 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Portable NLS players besides a Smart Phone

Good Evening.  The player will say the title of the book and then just beep.  I’ve unzipped it using bard express and copy to a cartridge.  I’d sure like to figure out why it’s not playing.  It’s a 30 gig drive.  When I hit rewind, the machine just beeps.  Any assistance will be greatly appreciated.  BZ! 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Loy
Sent: Saturday, March 30, 2019 6:51 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Portable NLS players besides a Smart Phone

 

I know you can use as much as 128Gig. Must be something wrong with the drive or the way they were unzipped. I use a 32 gig mini drive that only pretrudes about  a quarter of an inch from the side of the  player. Only disadvantage of using large drives is, it takes a while to boot up when you turn on the player. the More books on the drive, the more beeps. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hi, Ann, Brian Zolo here in Gahanna, Ohio.  Feel free to call me BZ, grin!  I’m needing to find a flash drive for my advanced digital talking book player.  What size is your flash drive?  I’ve got two Samsung 30 gig drives and I’m not able to play books on them.  I can unzip the books on bard express to the flash drive but then I can’t play them.  I hear the title of the book and the author but I then can’t play the book.  What size is your flash drive.  I had heard that you really shouldn’t go above sixteen gigs of storage with digital talking books for them to play properly on your flash drive and I am using the latest firmware on my digital talking book player.  Thanks so much and appreciate your assistance, have a great weekend!  BZ!  

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of ann
Sent: Saturday, March 30, 2019 11:32 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Portable NLS players besides a Smart Phone

 

Hi,

You can play Learning Ally books on the DTBM NLS players. I have several on my main flash drive right now. You just need to go to the Learning Ally web site, and get instructions as well as a key to install on your device.

~Ann


On Sat, Mar 30, 2019 at 09:30 AM, Pamela Dominguez wrote:

I don't know if you can play Learning Ally books on the computer or not.
But you can't play BARD books. The key for the device to play them would
have been a key for the player, if it's not a BARD player given out by the
NLS. Like a Victor device, or a bookport or something. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Cristóbal
Sent: Saturday, March 30, 2019 12:03 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Portable NLS players besides a Smart Phone

I vaguely recall years ago trying to play an NLS book or one of those books
from Learning Ally (formally recorded Books for the Blind) with FSReader and
getting an audible message of how I needed to obtain a special key to unlock
the device I wish to play it on due to special restrictions, etc.
With so many other options to read audiobooks, I really didn't follow up on
it.
So whether it's an absolute that there's no way you can play these types of
formatted books on the PC, I don't know, but this was my limited experience.



-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Pamela
Dominguez
Sent: Friday, March 29, 2019 6:00 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Portable NLS players besides a Smart Phone

There is no way you can listen to talkingbooks on a computer. They
purposely made it so that it can't be done. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Victor
Sent: Friday, March 29, 2019 2:55 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
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@...


Braille files on the Victor Reader Stream.

Carolyn Arnold
 

My girlfriend has an iPhone 7. She and her daughter went to the Verizon store yesterday, and the guy told them about a book from Apple about using VoiceOver. Her daughter downloaded it, got it on the SD card, but, when I tried to work with them on the Stream to get it to read, all it was reading was something that sounded like a contents. We went forward 10 percent and still the same kind of reading.

 

We can’t figure out what to do to get the thing to read.

 

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

 

Carolyn

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

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

 


Re: Portable NLS players besides a Smart Phone

Gene
 

I haven't used Bard Express, but while it should do this automatically, I think it would be a good idea to unzip one or two files as you used to as a test.  I wouldn't assume anything.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
From: Brian Zolo
Sent: Saturday, March 30, 2019 6:55 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Portable NLS players besides a Smart Phone

Hi, Gene.  I used to have an old one gig drive that I used to use and eventually it would say cartridge error.  I used to unzip the files to a folder on my hard drive before I realized that when you copy a book to cartridge using bard express, that bard express unzips the files automatically.  I’ve made sure that the talking book player firmware is up to date and it’s running version 2.1.16.  I’m going to try it on my wife Kathy’s machine and I’ve got an older digital talking book player that I need to send back because the battery won’t charge correctly but at least I can test the drive on those other machines and see what happens.  Thanks for your assistance.  bZ!

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Saturday, March 30, 2019 7:43 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Portable NLS players besides a Smart Phone

 

To be certain we have the whole picture, have you used other drives before and of the same or larger size? 

 

Gene

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

From: Brian Zolo

Sent: Saturday, March 30, 2019 6:28 PM

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

 

Hi, Gene.  I’ve formatted as fat32 and also as ntfs.  When I formatted as fat32, when I plug the drive into the player, the machine will speak the title of the book but when I hit rewind or play the machine just beeps.  If I format the flash drive as ntfs, the machine doesn’t say the title of the book at all.  BZ!

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Saturday, March 30, 2019 7:21 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Portable NLS players besides a Smart Phone

 

Are you limited to a certain format, such as FAT32?  I saw that the names of the files are seen but you can't work with the files.  I would think that if a format is incompatible, you couldn't see anything, but the formatting question hasn't been discussed yet, as I recall.

 

Gene

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

From: Loy

Sent: Saturday, March 30, 2019 5:51 PM

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

 

I know you can use as much as 128Gig. Must be something wrong with the drive or the way they were unzipped. I use a 32 gig mini drive that only pretrudes about  a quarter of an inch from the side of the  player. Only disadvantage of using large drives is, it takes a while to boot up when you turn on the player. the More books on the drive, the more beeps. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hi, Ann, Brian Zolo here in Gahanna, Ohio.  Feel free to call me BZ, grin!  I’m needing to find a flash drive for my advanced digital talking book player.  What size is your flash drive?  I’ve got two Samsung 30 gig drives and I’m not able to play books on them.  I can unzip the books on bard express to the flash drive but then I can’t play them.  I hear the title of the book and the author but I then can’t play the book.  What size is your flash drive.  I had heard that you really shouldn’t go above sixteen gigs of storage with digital talking books for them to play properly on your flash drive and I am using the latest firmware on my digital talking book player.  Thanks so much and appreciate your assistance, have a great weekend!  BZ!  

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of ann
Sent: Saturday, March 30, 2019 11:32 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Portable NLS players besides a Smart Phone

 

Hi,

You can play Learning Ally books on the DTBM NLS players. I have several on my main flash drive right now. You just need to go to the Learning Ally web site, and get instructions as well as a key to install on your device.

~Ann


On Sat, Mar 30, 2019 at 09:30 AM, Pamela Dominguez wrote:

I don't know if you can play Learning Ally books on the computer or not.
But you can't play BARD books. The key for the device to play them would
have been a key for the player, if it's not a BARD player given out by the
NLS. Like a Victor device, or a bookport or something. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Cristóbal
Sent: Saturday, March 30, 2019 12:03 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Portable NLS players besides a Smart Phone

I vaguely recall years ago trying to play an NLS book or one of those books
from Learning Ally (formally recorded Books for the Blind) with FSReader and
getting an audible message of how I needed to obtain a special key to unlock
the device I wish to play it on due to special restrictions, etc.
With so many other options to read audiobooks, I really didn't follow up on
it.
So whether it's an absolute that there's no way you can play these types of
formatted books on the PC, I don't know, but this was my limited experience.



-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Pamela
Dominguez
Sent: Friday, March 29, 2019 6:00 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Portable NLS players besides a Smart Phone

There is no way you can listen to talkingbooks on a computer. They
purposely made it so that it can't be done. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Victor
Sent: Friday, March 29, 2019 2:55 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
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: i phone questions

Carolyn Arnold
 

I never realized that she can open apps, and she can close
some like Bluetooth. The main one I have her do is Do Not
Disturb on a Sunday morning.

I do, occasionally, have her open Compass, because it is in
a folder on Page 3, and she can also close Compass. You have
to be specific about her commands. I don't think she'd react
to exit Compass or shut down Compass.

Best regards,

Carolyn

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: Saturday, March 30, 2019 4:53 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] i phone questions

That's fine, I think I'll spell it Cyri.

Here we go now, warm fuzzies for everyone!!!



From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Karim Lakhani
Sent: March-30-19 2:24 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] i phone questions



wow afgter giving a shot please give the answer instead?





From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
<mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> <main@TechTalk.groups.io
<mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> > On Behalf Of david
Sent: Saturday, March 30, 2019 8:07 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] i phone questions



well;

if your thinking of getting a new phone, and want to use
Siri, you may want to lern how to spell the name.



it's not, S e r i, it's, S I r i.

just like yu would want folks to spell your name correctly.





The impossible is the untried, Never under estimate
the power of a dream.



From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
<mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> <main@TechTalk.groups.io
<mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> > On Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: Saturday, March 30, 2019 9:37 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io <mailto:TechTalk@groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] i phone questions



As usual, I'm thinking about getting a new phone; well, a
new used phone.

Is it true that in order to dictate a text message, I have
to be online with Seri?

Also can I use voice commands to make calls without being
online with Seri?

I'm thinking about getting an I phone 6 or 7.

Thanks,

Monte


Re: i phone questions

Carolyn Arnold
 

To answer your question, yes, you can dictate to Siri. Also,
you can open Messages and get a Contact, or go to a specific
Contact and enter of message. There is a message icon in the
lower left corner. I've never fooled with it, just use Siri
or type them.

That same option is available when adding a new contact.
Again, I have never used it, type in my contact information.
So, you might need Apple Accessibility to help you work
through that, especially when adding a contact, because of
moving from field to field.

Best regards,

Carolyn

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Karim Lakhani
Sent: Saturday, March 30, 2019 4:24 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] i phone questions

wow afgter giving a shot please give the answer instead?


From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On
Behalf Of david
Sent: Saturday, March 30, 2019 8:07 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] i phone questions

well;
if your thinking of getting a new phone, and want to use
Siri, you may want to lern how to spell the name.

it's not, S e r i, it's, S I r i.
just like yu would want folks to spell your name correctly.


The impossible is the untried, Never under estimate
the power of a dream.

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
<mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> <main@TechTalk.groups.io
<mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> > On Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: Saturday, March 30, 2019 9:37 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io <mailto:TechTalk@groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] i phone questions

As usual, I'm thinking about getting a new phone; well, a
new used phone.
Is it true that in order to dictate a text message, I have
to be online with Seri?
Also can I use voice commands to make calls without being
online with Seri?
I'm thinking about getting an I phone 6 or 7.
Thanks,
Monte


Re: i phone questions

Carolyn Arnold
 

You can set an iPhone, where it is on the net for calling. I
haven't had the need to do it, but it is there in Settings,
where that can be done. The reason someone would do that, is
if the signal is poor where they are, but I wonder, if the
signal is poor, how good Wi-Fi would be?

Best regards,

Carolyn

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Olusegun --
Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
Sent: Saturday, March 30, 2019 3:47 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] i phone questions

Monte, on a smartphone, you can make calls via WI-FI.
However, you will need to establish a phone number. An App
like TextNow can generate a phone number for you at no
charge. This app will need to be installed and customised.
If you're not in a WI-FI zone, the service will not work
although callers can leave you voicemail for later
retrieval. There are other apps that do the same, TextNow
just happens to be the one I remember as I type this. I
will add that I don't know if TextNow will run on the
iPhone, I'm an Androidean and it sure works over here though
I don't use it myself. I did give it a test run once upon a
time and was pleasantly surprised.

In my view, there's no reason why you can't ask Siri to
place a call for you using your voice once you obtain a
phone number using the app discussed above, or a similar app
in iOS Land.

I trust that the foregoing is a bit helpful; now I'll duck
and let my pals and buddies in i OS Land straighten me out
where I've fallen short!

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado
.


Re: Portable NLS players besides a Smart Phone

Brian Zolo <bzolo@...>
 

Hi, Gene.  I used to have an old one gig drive that I used to use and eventually it would say cartridge error.  I used to unzip the files to a folder on my hard drive before I realized that when you copy a book to cartridge using bard express, that bard express unzips the files automatically.  I’ve made sure that the talking book player firmware is up to date and it’s running version 2.1.16.  I’m going to try it on my wife Kathy’s machine and I’ve got an older digital talking book player that I need to send back because the battery won’t charge correctly but at least I can test the drive on those other machines and see what happens.  Thanks for your assistance.  bZ!

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Saturday, March 30, 2019 7:43 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Portable NLS players besides a Smart Phone

 

To be certain we have the whole picture, have you used other drives before and of the same or larger size? 

 

Gene

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

From: Brian Zolo

Sent: Saturday, March 30, 2019 6:28 PM

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

 

Hi, Gene.  I’ve formatted as fat32 and also as ntfs.  When I formatted as fat32, when I plug the drive into the player, the machine will speak the title of the book but when I hit rewind or play the machine just beeps.  If I format the flash drive as ntfs, the machine doesn’t say the title of the book at all.  BZ!

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Saturday, March 30, 2019 7:21 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Portable NLS players besides a Smart Phone

 

Are you limited to a certain format, such as FAT32?  I saw that the names of the files are seen but you can't work with the files.  I would think that if a format is incompatible, you couldn't see anything, but the formatting question hasn't been discussed yet, as I recall.

 

Gene

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

From: Loy

Sent: Saturday, March 30, 2019 5:51 PM

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

 

I know you can use as much as 128Gig. Must be something wrong with the drive or the way they were unzipped. I use a 32 gig mini drive that only pretrudes about  a quarter of an inch from the side of the  player. Only disadvantage of using large drives is, it takes a while to boot up when you turn on the player. the More books on the drive, the more beeps. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hi, Ann, Brian Zolo here in Gahanna, Ohio.  Feel free to call me BZ, grin!  I’m needing to find a flash drive for my advanced digital talking book player.  What size is your flash drive?  I’ve got two Samsung 30 gig drives and I’m not able to play books on them.  I can unzip the books on bard express to the flash drive but then I can’t play them.  I hear the title of the book and the author but I then can’t play the book.  What size is your flash drive.  I had heard that you really shouldn’t go above sixteen gigs of storage with digital talking books for them to play properly on your flash drive and I am using the latest firmware on my digital talking book player.  Thanks so much and appreciate your assistance, have a great weekend!  BZ!  

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of ann
Sent: Saturday, March 30, 2019 11:32 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Portable NLS players besides a Smart Phone

 

Hi,

You can play Learning Ally books on the DTBM NLS players. I have several on my main flash drive right now. You just need to go to the Learning Ally web site, and get instructions as well as a key to install on your device.

~Ann


On Sat, Mar 30, 2019 at 09:30 AM, Pamela Dominguez wrote:

I don't know if you can play Learning Ally books on the computer or not.
But you can't play BARD books. The key for the device to play them would
have been a key for the player, if it's not a BARD player given out by the
NLS. Like a Victor device, or a bookport or something. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Cristóbal
Sent: Saturday, March 30, 2019 12:03 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Portable NLS players besides a Smart Phone

I vaguely recall years ago trying to play an NLS book or one of those books
from Learning Ally (formally recorded Books for the Blind) with FSReader and
getting an audible message of how I needed to obtain a special key to unlock
the device I wish to play it on due to special restrictions, etc.
With so many other options to read audiobooks, I really didn't follow up on
it.
So whether it's an absolute that there's no way you can play these types of
formatted books on the PC, I don't know, but this was my limited experience.



-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Pamela
Dominguez
Sent: Friday, March 29, 2019 6:00 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Portable NLS players besides a Smart Phone

There is no way you can listen to talkingbooks on a computer. They
purposely made it so that it can't be done. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Victor
Sent: Friday, March 29, 2019 2:55 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
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: i phone questions

Carolyn Arnold
 

Where is Saskatoon?

Best regards,

Carolyn

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: Saturday, March 30, 2019 2:51 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] i phone questions

I can buy a used phone and use it as just qa cell phone without a data pack. That’s because I own the phone am am not buying it on a multi year plan.



The cheapest data plan I can get here in Saskatoon will cost me fifty per cent more than my cell plan.

No thanks.

Don’t need it.



From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Loy
Sent: March-30-19 12:38 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] i phone questions



There are some low cost plans that include a small amout of data which could work for you to just use Siri for calling. Pure Talk has a plan for $20 a month that includes unlimited calls and text and half Gig of data. you can add a Gig for $5 more a month. For those that have any type of Medicaid help can get a free phone plan tor 1000 min andunlimited text and a Gig of data.

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

From: Barb O'Connor <mailto:broconnor1972@comcast.net>

To: main@techtalk.groups.io <mailto:main@techtalk.groups.io>

Sent: Saturday, March 30, 2019 2:15 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] i phone questions



When you use your voice to ask to have a phone call made, you are using Siri. I also don’t know if you can get by without buying some kind of a data package. I was always told that you had to have something, good luck.

Barb




On Mar 30, 2019, at 10:45 AM, Loy <loyrg2845@gmail.com <mailto:loyrg2845@gmail.com> > wrote:

you have to have an Internet connection to use Siri, either data connection or a WiFi connection.

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

From: Monte Single <mailto:mrsingle@sasktel.net>

To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>

Sent: Saturday, March 30, 2019 10:41 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] i phone questions



IK,

I’ll state the question again

Can I make a call on the I phone using my voice without using Siri.

Can I just tell the phone to call a numberSSS

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Loy
Sent: March-30-19 8:39 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] i phone questions

If you have a WiFi connection then you can use it through the WiFi.

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

From: Monte Single <mailto:mrsingle@sasktel.net>

To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>

Sent: Saturday, March 30, 2019 10:20 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] i phone questions

Well, No. I am more interested in using the phone as a cell phone and not a smart phone. I don’t want to pay for a data pack which I would hardly ever want to use.

I just do not like the idea of having to be on line to use a phone.

Yes, I have a basic cell phone but a smart phone may have some additional features I can use without having to have a data package.

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of david
Sent: March-30-19 8:07 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] i phone questions

well;

if your thinking of getting a new phone, and want to use Siri, you may want to lern how to spell the name.

it's not, S e r i, it's, S I r i.

just like yu would want folks to spell your name correctly.

The impossible is the untried, Never under estimate the power of a dream.

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> <main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> > On Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: Saturday, March 30, 2019 9:37 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io <mailto:TechTalk@groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] i phone questions

As usual, I’m thinking about getting a new phone; well, a new used phone.

Is it true that in order to dictate a text message, I have to be online with Seri?

Also can I use voice commands to make calls without being online with Seri?

I’m thinking about getting an I phone 6 or 7.

Thanks,

Monte


Re: i phone questions

Carolyn Arnold
 

I have the same plan with Consumer cellular, only for $19 a month, because I'm a member of AARP. We are careful to use Wi-Fi as much as possible. So far, haven't gone over. They'd bump us up to the next data plan, if we did.

Best regards,

Carolyn

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Loy
Sent: Saturday, March 30, 2019 2:38 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] i phone questions

There are some low cost plans that include a small amout of data which could work for you to just use Siri for calling. Pure Talk has a plan for $20 a month that includes unlimited calls and text and half Gig of data. you can add a Gig for $5 more a month. For those that have any type of Medicaid help can get a free phone plan tor 1000 min andunlimited text and a Gig of data.

----- Original Message -----
From: Barb O'Connor <mailto:broconnor1972@comcast.net>
To: main@techtalk.groups.io <mailto:main@techtalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, March 30, 2019 2:15 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] i phone questions

When you use your voice to ask to have a phone call made, you are using Siri. I also don’t know if you can get by without buying some kind of a data package. I was always told that you had to have something, good luck.

Barb


On Mar 30, 2019, at 10:45 AM, Loy <loyrg2845@gmail.com <mailto:loyrg2845@gmail.com> > wrote:



you have to have an Internet connection to use Siri, either data connection or a WiFi connection.

----- Original Message -----
From: Monte Single <mailto:mrsingle@sasktel.net>
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, March 30, 2019 10:41 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] i phone questions


IK,



I’ll state the question again



Can I make a call on the I phone using my voice without using Siri.

Can I just tell the phone to call a numberSSS



From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Loy
Sent: March-30-19 8:39 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] i phone questions



If you have a WiFi connection then you can use it through the WiFi.

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

From: Monte Single <mailto:mrsingle@sasktel.net>

To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>

Sent: Saturday, March 30, 2019 10:20 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] i phone questions



Well, No. I am more interested in using the phone as a cell phone and not a smart phone. I don’t want to pay for a data pack which I would hardly ever want to use.

I just do not like the idea of having to be on line to use a phone.

Yes, I have a basic cell phone but a smart phone may have some additional features I can use without having to have a data package.



From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of david
Sent: March-30-19 8:07 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] i phone questions



well;

if your thinking of getting a new phone, and want to use Siri, you may want to lern how to spell the name.



it's not, S e r i, it's, S I r i.

just like yu would want folks to spell your name correctly.





The impossible is the untried, Never under estimate the power of a dream.



From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> <main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> > On Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: Saturday, March 30, 2019 9:37 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io <mailto:TechTalk@groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] i phone questions



As usual, I’m thinking about getting a new phone; well, a new used phone.

Is it true that in order to dictate a text message, I have to be online with Seri?

Also can I use voice commands to make calls without being online with Seri?

I’m thinking about getting an I phone 6 or 7.

Thanks,

Monte


Re: Portable NLS players besides a Smart Phone

Gene
 

To be certain we have the whole picture, have you used other drives before and of the same or larger size? 
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
From: Brian Zolo
Sent: Saturday, March 30, 2019 6:28 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Portable NLS players besides a Smart Phone

Hi, Gene.  I’ve formatted as fat32 and also as ntfs.  When I formatted as fat32, when I plug the drive into the player, the machine will speak the title of the book but when I hit rewind or play the machine just beeps.  If I format the flash drive as ntfs, the machine doesn’t say the title of the book at all.  BZ!

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Saturday, March 30, 2019 7:21 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Portable NLS players besides a Smart Phone

 

Are you limited to a certain format, such as FAT32?  I saw that the names of the files are seen but you can't work with the files.  I would think that if a format is incompatible, you couldn't see anything, but the formatting question hasn't been discussed yet, as I recall.

 

Gene

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

From: Loy

Sent: Saturday, March 30, 2019 5:51 PM

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

 

I know you can use as much as 128Gig. Must be something wrong with the drive or the way they were unzipped. I use a 32 gig mini drive that only pretrudes about  a quarter of an inch from the side of the  player. Only disadvantage of using large drives is, it takes a while to boot up when you turn on the player. the More books on the drive, the more beeps. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hi, Ann, Brian Zolo here in Gahanna, Ohio.  Feel free to call me BZ, grin!  I’m needing to find a flash drive for my advanced digital talking book player.  What size is your flash drive?  I’ve got two Samsung 30 gig drives and I’m not able to play books on them.  I can unzip the books on bard express to the flash drive but then I can’t play them.  I hear the title of the book and the author but I then can’t play the book.  What size is your flash drive.  I had heard that you really shouldn’t go above sixteen gigs of storage with digital talking books for them to play properly on your flash drive and I am using the latest firmware on my digital talking book player.  Thanks so much and appreciate your assistance, have a great weekend!  BZ!  

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of ann
Sent: Saturday, March 30, 2019 11:32 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Portable NLS players besides a Smart Phone

 

Hi,

You can play Learning Ally books on the DTBM NLS players. I have several on my main flash drive right now. You just need to go to the Learning Ally web site, and get instructions as well as a key to install on your device.

~Ann


On Sat, Mar 30, 2019 at 09:30 AM, Pamela Dominguez wrote:

I don't know if you can play Learning Ally books on the computer or not.
But you can't play BARD books. The key for the device to play them would
have been a key for the player, if it's not a BARD player given out by the
NLS. Like a Victor device, or a bookport or something. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Cristóbal
Sent: Saturday, March 30, 2019 12:03 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Portable NLS players besides a Smart Phone

I vaguely recall years ago trying to play an NLS book or one of those books
from Learning Ally (formally recorded Books for the Blind) with FSReader and
getting an audible message of how I needed to obtain a special key to unlock
the device I wish to play it on due to special restrictions, etc.
With so many other options to read audiobooks, I really didn't follow up on
it.
So whether it's an absolute that there's no way you can play these types of
formatted books on the PC, I don't know, but this was my limited experience.



-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Pamela
Dominguez
Sent: Friday, March 29, 2019 6:00 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Portable NLS players besides a Smart Phone

There is no way you can listen to talkingbooks on a computer. They
purposely made it so that it can't be done. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Victor
Sent: Friday, March 29, 2019 2:55 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
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

Brian Zolo <bzolo@...>
 

Hi, Gene.  I’ve formatted as fat32 and also as ntfs.  When I formatted as fat32, when I plug the drive into the player, the machine will speak the title of the book but when I hit rewind or play the machine just beeps.  If I format the flash drive as ntfs, the machine doesn’t say the title of the book at all.  BZ!

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Saturday, March 30, 2019 7:21 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Portable NLS players besides a Smart Phone

 

Are you limited to a certain format, such as FAT32?  I saw that the names of the files are seen but you can't work with the files.  I would think that if a format is incompatible, you couldn't see anything, but the formatting question hasn't been discussed yet, as I recall.

 

Gene

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

From: Loy

Sent: Saturday, March 30, 2019 5:51 PM

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

 

I know you can use as much as 128Gig. Must be something wrong with the drive or the way they were unzipped. I use a 32 gig mini drive that only pretrudes about  a quarter of an inch from the side of the  player. Only disadvantage of using large drives is, it takes a while to boot up when you turn on the player. the More books on the drive, the more beeps. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hi, Ann, Brian Zolo here in Gahanna, Ohio.  Feel free to call me BZ, grin!  I’m needing to find a flash drive for my advanced digital talking book player.  What size is your flash drive?  I’ve got two Samsung 30 gig drives and I’m not able to play books on them.  I can unzip the books on bard express to the flash drive but then I can’t play them.  I hear the title of the book and the author but I then can’t play the book.  What size is your flash drive.  I had heard that you really shouldn’t go above sixteen gigs of storage with digital talking books for them to play properly on your flash drive and I am using the latest firmware on my digital talking book player.  Thanks so much and appreciate your assistance, have a great weekend!  BZ!  

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of ann
Sent: Saturday, March 30, 2019 11:32 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Portable NLS players besides a Smart Phone

 

Hi,

You can play Learning Ally books on the DTBM NLS players. I have several on my main flash drive right now. You just need to go to the Learning Ally web site, and get instructions as well as a key to install on your device.

~Ann


On Sat, Mar 30, 2019 at 09:30 AM, Pamela Dominguez wrote:

I don't know if you can play Learning Ally books on the computer or not.
But you can't play BARD books. The key for the device to play them would
have been a key for the player, if it's not a BARD player given out by the
NLS. Like a Victor device, or a bookport or something. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Cristóbal
Sent: Saturday, March 30, 2019 12:03 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Portable NLS players besides a Smart Phone

I vaguely recall years ago trying to play an NLS book or one of those books
from Learning Ally (formally recorded Books for the Blind) with FSReader and
getting an audible message of how I needed to obtain a special key to unlock
the device I wish to play it on due to special restrictions, etc.
With so many other options to read audiobooks, I really didn't follow up on
it.
So whether it's an absolute that there's no way you can play these types of
formatted books on the PC, I don't know, but this was my limited experience.



-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Pamela
Dominguez
Sent: Friday, March 29, 2019 6:00 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Portable NLS players besides a Smart Phone

There is no way you can listen to talkingbooks on a computer. They
purposely made it so that it can't be done. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Victor
Sent: Friday, March 29, 2019 2:55 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
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

Brian Zolo <bzolo@...>
 

Good Evening.  The player will say the title of the book and then just beep.  I’ve unzipped it using bard express and copy to a cartridge.  I’d sure like to figure out why it’s not playing.  It’s a 30 gig drive.  When I hit rewind, the machine just beeps.  Any assistance will be greatly appreciated.  BZ! 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Loy
Sent: Saturday, March 30, 2019 6:51 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Portable NLS players besides a Smart Phone

 

I know you can use as much as 128Gig. Must be something wrong with the drive or the way they were unzipped. I use a 32 gig mini drive that only pretrudes about  a quarter of an inch from the side of the  player. Only disadvantage of using large drives is, it takes a while to boot up when you turn on the player. the More books on the drive, the more beeps. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hi, Ann, Brian Zolo here in Gahanna, Ohio.  Feel free to call me BZ, grin!  I’m needing to find a flash drive for my advanced digital talking book player.  What size is your flash drive?  I’ve got two Samsung 30 gig drives and I’m not able to play books on them.  I can unzip the books on bard express to the flash drive but then I can’t play them.  I hear the title of the book and the author but I then can’t play the book.  What size is your flash drive.  I had heard that you really shouldn’t go above sixteen gigs of storage with digital talking books for them to play properly on your flash drive and I am using the latest firmware on my digital talking book player.  Thanks so much and appreciate your assistance, have a great weekend!  BZ!  

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of ann
Sent: Saturday, March 30, 2019 11:32 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Portable NLS players besides a Smart Phone

 

Hi,

You can play Learning Ally books on the DTBM NLS players. I have several on my main flash drive right now. You just need to go to the Learning Ally web site, and get instructions as well as a key to install on your device.

~Ann


On Sat, Mar 30, 2019 at 09:30 AM, Pamela Dominguez wrote:

I don't know if you can play Learning Ally books on the computer or not.
But you can't play BARD books. The key for the device to play them would
have been a key for the player, if it's not a BARD player given out by the
NLS. Like a Victor device, or a bookport or something. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Cristóbal
Sent: Saturday, March 30, 2019 12:03 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Portable NLS players besides a Smart Phone

I vaguely recall years ago trying to play an NLS book or one of those books
from Learning Ally (formally recorded Books for the Blind) with FSReader and
getting an audible message of how I needed to obtain a special key to unlock
the device I wish to play it on due to special restrictions, etc.
With so many other options to read audiobooks, I really didn't follow up on
it.
So whether it's an absolute that there's no way you can play these types of
formatted books on the PC, I don't know, but this was my limited experience.



-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Pamela
Dominguez
Sent: Friday, March 29, 2019 6:00 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Portable NLS players besides a Smart Phone

There is no way you can listen to talkingbooks on a computer. They
purposely made it so that it can't be done. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Victor
Sent: Friday, March 29, 2019 2:55 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
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

Gene
 

Are you limited to a certain format, such as FAT32?  I saw that the names of the files are seen but you can't work with the files.  I would think that if a format is incompatible, you couldn't see anything, but the formatting question hasn't been discussed yet, as I recall.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
From: Loy
Sent: Saturday, March 30, 2019 5:51 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Portable NLS players besides a Smart Phone

I know you can use as much as 128Gig. Must be something wrong with the drive or the way they were unzipped. I use a 32 gig mini drive that only pretrudes about  a quarter of an inch from the side of the  player. Only disadvantage of using large drives is, it takes a while to boot up when you turn on the player. the More books on the drive, the more beeps. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Hi, Ann, Brian Zolo here in Gahanna, Ohio.  Feel free to call me BZ, grin!  I’m needing to find a flash drive for my advanced digital talking book player.  What size is your flash drive?  I’ve got two Samsung 30 gig drives and I’m not able to play books on them.  I can unzip the books on bard express to the flash drive but then I can’t play them.  I hear the title of the book and the author but I then can’t play the book.  What size is your flash drive.  I had heard that you really shouldn’t go above sixteen gigs of storage with digital talking books for them to play properly on your flash drive and I am using the latest firmware on my digital talking book player.  Thanks so much and appreciate your assistance, have a great weekend!  BZ!  

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of ann
Sent: Saturday, March 30, 2019 11:32 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Portable NLS players besides a Smart Phone

 

Hi,

You can play Learning Ally books on the DTBM NLS players. I have several on my main flash drive right now. You just need to go to the Learning Ally web site, and get instructions as well as a key to install on your device.

~Ann


On Sat, Mar 30, 2019 at 09:30 AM, Pamela Dominguez wrote:

I don't know if you can play Learning Ally books on the computer or not.
But you can't play BARD books. The key for the device to play them would
have been a key for the player, if it's not a BARD player given out by the
NLS. Like a Victor device, or a bookport or something. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Cristóbal
Sent: Saturday, March 30, 2019 12:03 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Portable NLS players besides a Smart Phone

I vaguely recall years ago trying to play an NLS book or one of those books
from Learning Ally (formally recorded Books for the Blind) with FSReader and
getting an audible message of how I needed to obtain a special key to unlock
the device I wish to play it on due to special restrictions, etc.
With so many other options to read audiobooks, I really didn't follow up on
it.
So whether it's an absolute that there's no way you can play these types of
formatted books on the PC, I don't know, but this was my limited experience.



-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Pamela
Dominguez
Sent: Friday, March 29, 2019 6:00 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Portable NLS players besides a Smart Phone

There is no way you can listen to talkingbooks on a computer. They
purposely made it so that it can't be done. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Victor
Sent: Friday, March 29, 2019 2:55 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
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: Need a Zoom Expert

joseph hudson <jhud7789@...>
 

Are use Zoom, but I’ve never added a contact or had to except one. But I know what you’re talking about. I’ll have to look at it and play with it and see if I can figure out how to do it.

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On Mar 30, 2019, at 4:34 PM, Steve Matzura <number6@...> wrote:

I have tried and tried to verify contacts, but I just can't figure out how to do it. I receive the contact request in the Chats tab, but I can't find the Notifications view which I'm supposed to expand and then once that's done, I'm supposed to do something with the incoming contact request. I have sent suchn contact requests to others and they have accepted them, but if someone can explain how to do this accessibly, I would appreciate it greatly.





Re: Portable NLS players besides a Smart Phone

Loy <loyrg2845@...>
 


I know you can use as much as 128Gig. Must be something wrong with the drive or the way they were unzipped. I use a 32 gig mini drive that only pretrudes about  a quarter of an inch from the side of the  player. Only disadvantage of using large drives is, it takes a while to boot up when you turn on the player. the More books on the drive, the more beeps. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Hi, Ann, Brian Zolo here in Gahanna, Ohio.  Feel free to call me BZ, grin!  I’m needing to find a flash drive for my advanced digital talking book player.  What size is your flash drive?  I’ve got two Samsung 30 gig drives and I’m not able to play books on them.  I can unzip the books on bard express to the flash drive but then I can’t play them.  I hear the title of the book and the author but I then can’t play the book.  What size is your flash drive.  I had heard that you really shouldn’t go above sixteen gigs of storage with digital talking books for them to play properly on your flash drive and I am using the latest firmware on my digital talking book player.  Thanks so much and appreciate your assistance, have a great weekend!  BZ!  

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of ann
Sent: Saturday, March 30, 2019 11:32 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Portable NLS players besides a Smart Phone

 

Hi,

You can play Learning Ally books on the DTBM NLS players. I have several on my main flash drive right now. You just need to go to the Learning Ally web site, and get instructions as well as a key to install on your device.

~Ann


On Sat, Mar 30, 2019 at 09:30 AM, Pamela Dominguez wrote:

I don't know if you can play Learning Ally books on the computer or not.
But you can't play BARD books. The key for the device to play them would
have been a key for the player, if it's not a BARD player given out by the
NLS. Like a Victor device, or a bookport or something. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Cristóbal
Sent: Saturday, March 30, 2019 12:03 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Portable NLS players besides a Smart Phone

I vaguely recall years ago trying to play an NLS book or one of those books
from Learning Ally (formally recorded Books for the Blind) with FSReader and
getting an audible message of how I needed to obtain a special key to unlock
the device I wish to play it on due to special restrictions, etc.
With so many other options to read audiobooks, I really didn't follow up on
it.
So whether it's an absolute that there's no way you can play these types of
formatted books on the PC, I don't know, but this was my limited experience.



-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Pamela
Dominguez
Sent: Friday, March 29, 2019 6:00 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Portable NLS players besides a Smart Phone

There is no way you can listen to talkingbooks on a computer. They
purposely made it so that it can't be done. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Victor
Sent: Friday, March 29, 2019 2:55 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
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: i phone questions

joseph hudson <jhud7789@...>
 

Hi Terry, yes you can. However, the call quality is not as good as the call quality from say your regular phone carrier. I recommend using the FaceTime app and activating Wi-Fi calling on your iPhone.

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
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On Mar 30, 2019, at 5:09 PM, Terry Olandese <olandese@...> wrote:

Can I make calls on an I pad if I have wi fi and get something like text
now?

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
Sent: Saturday, March 30, 2019 3:47 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] i phone questions

Monte, on a smartphone, you can make calls via WI-FI.  However, you will
need to establish a phone number.  An App like TextNow can generate a phone
number for you at no charge.  This app will need to be installed and
customised.  If you're not in a WI-FI zone, the service will not work
although callers can leave you voicemail for later retrieval.  There are
other apps that do the same, TextNow just happens to be the one I remember
as I type this.  I will add that I don't know if TextNow will run on the
iPhone, I'm an Androidean and it sure works over here though I don't use it
myself.  I did give it a test run once upon a time and was pleasantly
surprised.

In my view, there's no reason why you can't ask Siri to place a call for you
using your voice once you obtain a phone number using the app discussed
above, or a similar app in iOS Land.  

I trust that the foregoing is a bit helpful; now I'll duck and let my pals
and buddies in i OS Land straighten me out where I've fallen short!  

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado
.  











Re: i phone questions

Terry Olandese
 

Can I make calls on an I pad if I have wi fi and get something like text
now?

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
Sent: Saturday, March 30, 2019 3:47 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] i phone questions

Monte, on a smartphone, you can make calls via WI-FI. However, you will
need to establish a phone number. An App like TextNow can generate a phone
number for you at no charge. This app will need to be installed and
customised. If you're not in a WI-FI zone, the service will not work
although callers can leave you voicemail for later retrieval. There are
other apps that do the same, TextNow just happens to be the one I remember
as I type this. I will add that I don't know if TextNow will run on the
iPhone, I'm an Androidean and it sure works over here though I don't use it
myself. I did give it a test run once upon a time and was pleasantly
surprised.

In my view, there's no reason why you can't ask Siri to place a call for you
using your voice once you obtain a phone number using the app discussed
above, or a similar app in iOS Land.

I trust that the foregoing is a bit helpful; now I'll duck and let my pals
and buddies in i OS Land straighten me out where I've fallen short!

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado
.


Need a Zoom Expert

Steve Matzura
 

I have tried and tried to verify contacts, but I just can't figure out how to do it. I receive the contact request in the Chats tab, but I can't find the Notifications view which I'm supposed to expand and then once that's done, I'm supposed to do something with the incoming contact request. I have sent suchn contact requests to others and they have accepted them, but if someone can explain how to do this accessibly, I would appreciate it greatly.


Re: Is it Thunderbird or Jaws?

Abbie Taylor
 

I use NVDA and have noticed the same thing. 

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