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Re: i phone questions

Monte Single
 

Thank you Curtis.

You  gave me the answer  to one of my  first questions.

I can place a call with a voice command without using siri.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Curtis Delzer
Sent: March-31-19 12:38 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] i phone questions

 

yes you can just say call, "contact name" or number area code plus number or even within your own area code without siri.

 
Curtis Delzer 
HS
W B 6 H E F
Rialto, CA
 

On 3/30/2019 7:41 AM, Monte Single wrote:

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] On Behalf Of Loy
Sent: March-30-19 8:39 AM
To: 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 -----

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] On Behalf Of david
Sent: March-30-19 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 <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: Saturday, March 30, 2019 9:37 AM
To: 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

Curtis Delzer
 

yes you can just say call, "contact name" or number area code plus number or even within your own area code without siri.

Curtis Delzer 
HS
W B 6 H E F
Rialto, CA

On 3/30/2019 7:41 AM, Monte Single wrote:

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] On Behalf Of Loy
Sent: March-30-19 8:39 AM
To: 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

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] On Behalf Of david
Sent: March-30-19 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 <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: Saturday, March 30, 2019 9:37 AM
To: 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

Shelly Kane
 

I don't think so.

On 3/30/2019 10:41 AM, Monte Single wrote:

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] On Behalf Of Loy
Sent: March-30-19 8:39 AM
To: 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

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] On Behalf Of david
Sent: March-30-19 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 <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: Saturday, March 30, 2019 9:37 AM
To: 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

Shelly Kane
 

Monte:


You really aren't on line with Siri.  When you press the home button, you summon Siri and she usually does what you tell her.  I use it all the time.  When I want to text someone, I hit the home button and tell her to text who I want to send a message to and then she will read it back to me and if it's what I want to say, then I will send it.  If you don't want Siri, you should probably turn off voice over.  I'm totally blind so I need Siri for everything.  You can also dictate your texts by going to messages and going to the name and tapping on it and then hit dictate and say your message and then hit dictate again to stop it and then go to where it says send and you can send it.  I find that way is harder.  To call someone, yes, you can hit the home button and tell Siri who you want to call or if you don't want to use Siri, go into the phone app and find key pad and then you can make the call yourself by feeling around for the numbers and double tapping on them and then hit call which is at the bottom of the screen.  That way is also more involved.  In answer to your question, the only way you won't have Siri is by turning off voice over like I said before.  Hope this helps.

Shelly

On 3/30/2019 9:36 AM, Monte Single wrote:

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: Thunderbird update question

Shelly Kane
 

Dave:


I will definitely give that a try next time.  I think I tried it once and when I tabbed over, nothing happened.  I will let you know what happens when the next update comes.

Shelly

On 3/30/2019 7:43 AM, Dave wrote:
Good Morning Shelly,


My Thunderbird Updates go about like yours.  When the update seems to be
done, I have to Tab around till I get to the list of Running programs,
where I find Thunderbird is Minimized.  Press Enter on the Minimized
Thunderbird and it comes right up.


And I too have no indecation of the Download being finished, or the
update being installed.  I just wait a few minutes before I Tab around.



Grumpy Dave






Re: Thunderbird update question

Shelly Kane
 

OK thanks.  I wasn't sure if it was OK for me to start it on my own or if it was supposed to start automatically.  I will keep doing what I'm doing then.  I was just trying to see the percentage at the progress bar and Jaws doesn't tell me.

Shelly

On 3/30/2019 6:55 AM, Gerald Levy via Groups.Io wrote:

What's the problem?  Just wait a few minutes and restart Thunderbird.  As long as it works as it should after the update is installed, you have nothing to worry about.


Gerald



On 3/30/2019 1:45 AM, Shelly Kane wrote:
    Hi Group:


My question is when Thunderbird updates, Jaws will tell me I have another update to install and Thunderbird will start automatically in a few minutes.  For some reason, the past few updates I have done, I have had to start Thunderbird myself. Jaws doesn't tell me when the update is complete and another thing it tells me when the progress bar is at 0 percent and then it doesn't speak again. I try hitting different keys just to see what percent the progress bar is at and I get nothing.  So I wait a few minutes and then I restart Thunderbird.  I would appreciate any help on this matter. Thanks in advance.

Shelly






Re: i phone questions

wayne <greenwood33@...>
 

Yes you can make calls on an ipad, if you get an app like TextNow. There's probably many other apps like TextNow. I would suggestg you try some of them out. If you get an ipad with cellular connectivity then you will not ONLY be limited to just wi-fi. however if you only use wi-fi siri will work. As for cell plans with or without data one of the cell phone carriers that we do business with which is consumer cellular, we have a non data plan so we do all of our data over wi-fi. As a matter of fact we stream content all the time on the wi-fi. I can't speak to anyone else's quality but our network is such that we can't tell any difference in the quality. I love having and using all the different tools whether it be a nls player, an iphone or even a flip phone. Just as a note the lg exalt is one of the best flip phones. Anyway, if I can help in anyway here's my contact information:
Wayne
greenwood33@...

----- Original Message -----
From: "Terry Olandese" <olandese@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, March 30, 2019 2:09 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] i phone questions


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: Portable NLS players besides a Smart Phone

wayne <greenwood33@...>
 


Here's the whole picture when it comes to nls players. The flash drives must beformatted fat 32. Some flash drives just will not work, even if they are the  same brand and storage capacity. With the latest firmware installed on the nls players I have some sandisk 238 gig drives that will work perfectly. I'm not sure in what I'm getting ready to tell you, that you could count on all the time because I've seen the following brand of drives, not work from time to time.However, there's a few brands most generally will work, and those brands would be sandisk, p n y, and patriot. I'm not trying to drum up any business but I could custom make nls cardridges up to 238 gig. This is sort of dated but ithis does have some good information of which  here's a sendspace link to this file that you can listen too. Here's the link to download the file
 
Wayne
 
 

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

I copy the folder.  BZ!

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Loy
Sent: Saturday, March 30, 2019 8:23 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Portable NLS players besides a Smart Phone

 

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@...


Re: Portable NLS players besides a Smart Phone

Curtis Delzer
 

I have a keyboard, the Logitech K780 where I can hit a key, go to my iPhone, hit another key and on my pc. Nice, eh?

Curtis Delzer 
HS
W B 6 H E F
Rialto, CA

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



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: i phone questions

Monte Single
 

Saskatoon, the original toontown, is in the province of Saskatchewan. It's about a five hour drive north of the northeast corner of Montana, but that is still a hell of a long waysouth of Alaska.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carolyn Arnold
Sent: March-30-19 5:56 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] i phone questions

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@...>

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@... <mailto:loyrg2845@...> > 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@...>

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@...>

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

Dave
 

Try a Test, use a different Flash Drive.  If it works, then perhaps
something is wrong with the 32 GB drive you are attempting to use.


I have had the occasional Flash Drive not work on my Computers, when it
will work on others.  Go Figure.


Re: question about next door

Kimsan <kimsansong@...>
 

Nobody invited me. I was inspired to try it out after I saw your original question about this topic.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Shelly Kane
Sent: Friday, March 29, 2019 11:08 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] question about next door

I have no idea why that happened to you when you were trying to put your phone number in. I had no problem but I have been here for a long time. Were you personally invited by someone in your neighborhood? That's how I got on there and they sent me a code that I needed to use within 7 days. I'm wondering if you can post something and see if someone on there can help? If someone invited you, maybe you could private message them. Good luck. Keep me posted if you can get in. It's a nice service and very informative.

Shelly

On 3/29/2019 10:41 AM, Kimsan via Groups.Io wrote:
Shelly,
I verified my email; however, after that I needed to verify my address/or confirm this is my address by inputting my phone number. When I plugged my number in it stated that number is not tied to the address, or something to that affect. I don't remember.
I just bought a house a couple of weeks ago and we are in a new neighborhood and aside doing it old school and nocking on everyone's door, I thought this would be a safer route lol.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Shelly Kane
Sent: Thursday, March 28, 2019 11:20 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] question about next door

After you sign up, they will send you an email asking you to verify your email address and all I did was click on that link and my address was verified. You also have to pick different interests that you want to receive posts about. I will admit, it's very tricky. I'm thinking about getting the app. Good luck. If you have anymore questions, just ask.

Shelly

On 3/29/2019 12:34 AM, Kimsan via Groups.Io wrote:
How do you verify your account?

I would love to see what the fuss is all about, but I can't seem to get verified.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
mcLeod stinnett
Sent: Friday, March 22, 2019 6:09 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] question about next door







.


Re: Portable NLS players besides a Smart Phone

Brian Zolo <bzolo@...>
 

It's formatted as fat32, grin! Thanks so much1 bZ!

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Ann Parsons
Sent: Saturday, March 30, 2019 9:18 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Portable NLS players besides a Smart Phone

Hi all,

The drive probably needs formatting in fat32.

Ann P.

--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
EMAIL: akp@...
Author of The Demmies: http://www.dldbooks.com/annparsons/
Portal Tutoring web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

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Not all those who wander are lost."


Re: Portable NLS players besides a Smart Phone

Brian Zolo <bzolo@...>
 

I copy the folder.  BZ!

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Loy
Sent: Saturday, March 30, 2019 8:23 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Portable NLS players besides a Smart Phone

 

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@...


Re: i phone questions

Ann Parsons
 

Hi all,

Saskatoon is located in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan.

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

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Not all those who wander are lost."


Re: question about next door

Veronica Kirk
 

I did not put my phone number in, just verified my address and did receive a welcome e-mail from Next Door.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Shelly Kane
Sent: Saturday, March 30, 2019 1:08 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] question about next door

I have no idea why that happened to you when you were trying to put your phone number in. I had no problem but I have been here for a long time. Were you personally invited by someone in your neighborhood? That's how I got on there and they sent me a code that I needed to use within 7 days. I'm wondering if you can post something and see if someone on there can help? If someone invited you, maybe you could private message them. Good luck. Keep me posted if you can get in. It's a nice service and very informative.

Shelly

On 3/29/2019 10:41 AM, Kimsan via Groups.Io wrote:
Shelly,
I verified my email; however, after that I needed to verify my address/or confirm this is my address by inputting my phone number. When I plugged my number in it stated that number is not tied to the address, or something to that affect. I don't remember.
I just bought a house a couple of weeks ago and we are in a new neighborhood and aside doing it old school and nocking on everyone's door, I thought this would be a safer route lol.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Shelly Kane
Sent: Thursday, March 28, 2019 11:20 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] question about next door

After you sign up, they will send you an email asking you to verify your email address and all I did was click on that link and my address was verified. You also have to pick different interests that you want to receive posts about. I will admit, it's very tricky. I'm thinking about getting the app. Good luck. If you have anymore questions, just ask.

Shelly

On 3/29/2019 12:34 AM, Kimsan via Groups.Io wrote:
How do you verify your account?

I would love to see what the fuss is all about, but I can't seem to get verified.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
mcLeod stinnett
Sent: Friday, March 22, 2019 6:09 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] question about next door







.


Re: Portable NLS players besides a Smart Phone

Ann Parsons
 

Hi all,

The drive probably needs formatting in fat32.

Ann P.

--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
EMAIL: akp@...
Author of The Demmies: http://www.dldbooks.com/annparsons/
Portal Tutoring web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

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


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@...>

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@... <mailto:loyrg2845@...> > 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@...>

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@...>

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





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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,

 

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