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Re: I phone questions

Carolyn Arnold
 

I'd like to know that one too. It doesn't make sense to me,
but I'm willing to learn.

Best regards,

Carolyn

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of janet gross
Sent: Sunday, March 31, 2019 8:03 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] I phone questions

Hi Curtis,
Wow, now, this sounds interesting. Can you tell me how to
just tell the phone to call a number, without Siri? I would
like to know this one.
Janet




-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Sunday, March 31, 2019 5:25 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] i phone questions

That is what I wondered.

Best regards,

Carolyn


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Loy
Sent: Sunday, March 31, 2019 8:07 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] i phone questions

How do you get the phone to listen to your command?

----- Original Message -----
From: Curtis Delzer <mailto:curtis@calweb.com>
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
<mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, March 31, 2019 2:38 AM
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>
[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: Need suggestion for a bag to carry all my tech

Carolyn Arnold
 

Probably in the luggage department at Wal-Mart, you could
get a brief case with compartments.

Best regards,

Carolyn

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Loy
Sent: Sunday, March 31, 2019 7:50 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Need suggestion for a bag to carry all
my tech

I have accumulated several tech items that I like to take
with me when I go out. I use a cane and don't have enough
pockets or hands to carry them. What would be a good type of
bag for a man to carry to hold these items. Where could I
get such an item?


Re: Need suggestion for a bag to carry all my tech

Jim Wohlgamuth
 

Hi There!

I have a gym bag or more commonly known as a backpack.  When I go out, I generally have it on my back with all my goodies and then some<SMILE!>.  My family and friends think I am a little crazy but it does the job for me! I think you might be able to find them in smaller sizes than what I carry, but the size really doesn't matter-what matters is that it gets the job done! Good Luck & Have A Good 1! de

<Wohlggie@...><KF8LT><Jim Wohlgamuth>. 

On 31-Mar-19 19:50, Loy wrote:
I have accumulated several tech items that I like to take with me when I go out. I use a cane and don't have enough pockets or hands to carry them. What would be a good type of bag for a man to carry to hold these items. Where could I get such an item?


Re: Need suggestion for a bag to carry all my tech

Victor
 

Good question! Personally, our use a backpack and a fanny pack that attaches to it via zippers. But I would like to know what other suggestions people have.

Victor


On Mar 31, 2019, at 4:50 PM, Loy <loyrg2845@...> wrote:

I have accumulated several tech items that I like to take with me when I go out. I use a cane and don't have enough pockets or hands to carry them. What would be a good type of bag for a man to carry to hold these items. Where could I get such an item?


Re: Portable NLS players besides a Smart Phone

Ann Parsons
 

Hi all,

Well now, either you haven't been blind long or some idiot has convinced you that exploring an item with your hands is wrong. Probably given you some nonsense about not touching things because people don't do that. How the Hell are you supposed to learn about your world if you don't explore it with your hands, both hands. Now, I'm not advocating far out stuff like feeling people's faces, but I most certainly am advocating for exploring an object or your environment thoroughly with your hands. Start at the top and work down. Don't be afraid to get dusty or dirty. Sometimes it can be gross, but someone's eyes see those same things. Unless you live in a desert, you can always wash your hands. No touching of hot things or getting in the way of power tools, please. <smiling>

The next time you use your DTBM, feel the entire top of it. The seal is right there. It's round, and it's raised. There's a design in the center and lettering around the edges. You'll find it, you can't miss it.

The same seal is on the cases too.

Ann P.

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Re: I phone questions

Holly
 

I am with you Janet. Love Siri to do as much for me as she can. Saves so much time.

Holly


Re: I phone questions

Janet
 

Hi Carolyn,
When my phone is locked, I can say hey Siri dial etc., and she does, I can also just press the power button and when Siri comes about, I read out the number I want Siri to call. Although, I do have Siri set to appear even when I have my phone locked.
I've never heard of placing a call without using Siri, unless I go in to my contacts or my favorites, and double tap on the number I want to call. Maybe Curtis can explaine further though.
Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Sunday, March 31, 2019 5:22 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] i phone questions

Curtis, do you just unlock your screen and say call, or do
you push the Siri button with her turned off?

Best regards,

Carolyn


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: Sunday, March 31, 2019 3:17 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] i phone questions

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>
[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

Janet
 

Hi All,
Well, I have to admit, I never place a phone call without telling Siri the name that might be in my contacts, or simply read the number to Siri. I wouldn't want it any other way, but that is just me though.
Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Sunday, March 31, 2019 5:21 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] i phone questions

You can? The phone just knows?

I rarely use Siri to make calls. The Consumer Cellular guy
was right when he told me that if I try,and she says sorry,
can't make the call, that if I make it myself, it will work,
and that has not failed. Also, in cases where I have used
her, there have been some calls where I got more phone
clicking interference than when I call it myself.

Best regards,

Carolyn


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Curtis Delzer
Sent: Sunday, March 31, 2019 2:38 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>
[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: Braille files on the Victor Reader Stream.

Abbie Taylor
 

Unfortunately, braille and text files aren't marked like html files or the books you get from Bookshare. The easiest thing to do is listen to the table of contents, and eventually, you'll come to the beginning of the book.


Re: I phone questions

Janet
 

Hi Curtis,
Wow, now, this sounds interesting. Can you tell me how to just tell the phone to call a number, without Siri? I would like to know this one.
Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Sunday, March 31, 2019 5:25 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] i phone questions

That is what I wondered.

Best regards,

Carolyn


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Loy
Sent: Sunday, March 31, 2019 8:07 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] i phone questions

How do you get the phone to listen to your command?

----- Original Message -----
From: Curtis Delzer <mailto:curtis@calweb.com>
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
<mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, March 31, 2019 2:38 AM
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>
[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


Need suggestion for a bag to carry all my tech

Loy <loyrg2845@...>
 

I have accumulated several tech items that I like to take with me when I go out. I use a cane and don't have enough pockets or hands to carry them. What would be a good type of bag for a man to carry to hold these items. Where could I get such an item?


Re: Excel won't start

Quentin Christensen
 

Hi Howard,

I don't have a solution, but if Excel was asking for a license continually, that sounds like something wasn't registered properly (I believe you it's a legal copy, I mean something was causing it to keep wanting to confirm that - maybe it finally stopped working because it thought it wasn't legal?)

That aside, if you try the same thing without NVDA running (perhaps with Narrator running), does it still do the same thing?

Regards

Quentin.

On Sat, Mar 30, 2019 at 4:36 AM Howard Traxler <howard@...> wrote:
Hi all,

I'm using Windows 10 Pro 64 and NVDA.  I have a perfectly legal copy of
MS Office 2003 which I've been using for almost a year. Excel finally
stopped asking for license agreement a few months ago.  Now it refuses
to start.  It begins to start, flashes a spreadsheet on-screen (NVDA),
then reverts to where I started it from.  Is there a corruption that
needs to be fixed?  Any suggestions, please.


Thank you.


Howard






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Re: Portable NLS players besides a Smart Phone

Janet
 

Hi Gerald,
I was very lucky when I took my advanced player in a few weeks ago because the batteries died. I got another advanced player.
Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gerald Levy via Groups.Io
Sent: Saturday, March 30, 2019 5:56 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Portable NLS players besides a Smart Phone


Not necessarily.  Some network libraries are no longer circulating
advanced players because they do not have any on hand, so if you return
an advanced player to your network library, you may receive a basic
player in return, even if you specifically request another advanced
player.  As I mentioned previously, the NLS badly underestimated the
demand for advanced players and did not produce enough of them, so there
is a shortage of them.  When a network library returns an advanced
player to the NLS for repair, it is often cannibilized for parts to keep
its inventory of basic players working.  Some librarians will go out of
their way to find an advanced player from another library if a patron
begs for one, but not all librarians are this cooperative.


Gerald



On 3/30/2019 2:17 AM, Shelly Kane wrote:
Lisa:


If your friend doesn't like the standard player, tell him to call his
library and tell them that he would like another advanced player and
they will send him one and he will have to send the standard one back.

Shelly

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


thank you for the information.


Lisa


Lisa Belville
missktlab1217@frontier.com

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

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

Thanks again,

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


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


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



Gerald



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


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


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


TIA,


Lisa







Re: Portable NLS players besides a Smart Phone

Janet
 

Hi Ann and All,
NLS probably isn't prosecuting those because they might not be able to afford it. Although, as long as I've had a NLS player, I never knew there was a big fat seal on the player, but then again, I never looked for one. I don't know anything about the cartridge cases either, as I just download the books on to my pc and unzip them, and move them to a flash drive, and insert that in to my NLS player. I'm not whining either, just being honest. Although, I would never ever consider selling or even barrowing my NLS player to anyone, as I just love the NLS player, and I'm also greatful I have one. Matter of fact, I was heart sick when the batteries died on my player, and I didn't have the time to take it in for another replacement for three weeks, but when I did get my replacement, I was so happy! I can't even imagine someone who would even think about selling the NLS player either. NLS should probably have face id on the player, I would think that might make it a little more difficult for people to sell it!
So, to those who might be selling the NLS players stop it, and be decent person. If I ever knew or heard of someone selling the player, you can bet that would sure piss me off big time, and no doubt, I would be one person who would sure report them for that!
Just my personal opinion for what it is worth.
Janet
.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ann Parsons
Sent: Saturday, March 30, 2019 6:25 AM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Portable NLS players besides a Smart Phone

Hi all,

I don't know why NLS isn't prosecuting these idiots! Your NLS player
is the property of the U.S. Government. It has a big, fat seal on it
that tells you that. It's the size of a silver dollar and is tactilely
raised so there's no way a person who is blind can whine that they
didn't know it has a seal on it. BTW, the cartridge cases also have
the seal on them.

You can't sell property that doesn't belong to you. NLS is really lax
about following up on this, but if they did, those people who are
selling the players on ebay would be fined and might spend time in jail
for petty theft.

If you no longer need your NLS player, be it a cassette player, a
record player or a digital player, you're supposed to send the machine
back to NLS. You're not supposed to sell it, it isn't yours!

Some years ago, I had the pleasure of belonging to a group of people
who set down one of these yahoos who tried to sell somebody a broken
cassette player from NLS. We got her money back, and we found out that
the player originally belonged to a regional library in AL. They had
full records on it, who it had been lent to and so on. We returned the
broken player to them.

Oh, yes, they may not prosecute you, but they keep accurate records of
all their equipment. Each player has a serial number, folks, that
number is listed with your regional library, and may, for all I know,
be forwarded to some database at the Library of Congress. Best treat
your NLS equipment with care, and send it back to them if you don't
need it any more.

Ann P.

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

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

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



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

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Not all those who wander are lost."


Re: i phone questions

Curtis Delzer
 

hold down the home key and then wait for the beep.
Curtis Delzer 
HS
W B 6 H E F
Rialto, CA

On 3/31/2019 5:07 AM, Loy wrote:

How do you get the phone to listen to your command?
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, March 31, 2019 2:38 AM
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 -----

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

Carolyn Arnold
 

Absolutely, Victor - the reason for iPhone for me and not Android!

Best regards,

Carolyn

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Victor
Sent: Sunday, March 31, 2019 3:41 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] i phone questions

Hi everyone:

If you want to learn all about the iPhone and the iPad, I urge you to look up the Hadley institute videos on YouTube. They have been very helpful to me.

Victor



On Mar 31, 2019, at 7:44 AM, Ron Canazzi <aa2vm@roadrunner.com <mailto:aa2vm@roadrunner.com> > wrote:



Hi Group,




Once you have your call recipients in your contacts, it's easier to use Siri. However, you can tell Siri to call a number verbatim as in "Hey Siri - Call 1 408 752 8052. If you do it clearly enough, it will work.




On 3/31/2019 2:09 AM, Shelly Kane wrote:


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> [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: i phone questions

Carolyn Arnold
 

Siri is from the Internet. If you are off the Net - no Siri.
She'll tell you that if you ask her to turn on Airplane
Mode, which is in Settings. I use Siri more for answering
questionsm as a Google sub than I do to perform tasks.

Best regards,

Carolyn

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ron Canazzi
Sent: Sunday, March 31, 2019 10:42 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] i phone questions

Hi Shelly and Group,




I have become pretty good in the short time of using touch
gestures to get around with the iPhone. I have figured out
a lot of stuff. I find that if you don't want to use Siri
all the time, you can put your phone/e-mail/messaging
people into contacts and then use the phone/contacts item to
address your mail/texts/whatever and then use the dictation
feature to write the body of the message. The voice
recognition is far superior to anything I have ever seen
with Windows. It almost is inducing me to buy a Mac
Desktop.





As far as any concerns about using the dictation feature for
confidentiality, I never use any wireless items for things
like purchasing or banking. I'm worried enough about the
wired systems I have.







On 3/31/2019 2:06 AM, Shelly Kane wrote:


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

--
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: i phone questions

Carolyn Arnold
 

That is what I wondered.

Best regards,

Carolyn

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Loy
Sent: Sunday, March 31, 2019 8:07 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] i phone questions

How do you get the phone to listen to your command?

----- Original Message -----
From: Curtis Delzer <mailto:curtis@calweb.com>
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
<mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, March 31, 2019 2:38 AM
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>
[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: Gmail's website.

Carolyn Arnold
 

I'll add those tab tips to my information - the Alt+Tab and
the Control+Tab.

Best regards,

Carolyn

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Sunday, March 31, 2019 6:06 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Gmail's website.

I just realized there is a possible inconvenience to this I
didn't mention. You may or may not experience this, I don't
know if its just my machine or more general. Sometimes,
when I open a link in a new window, the new window opens but
shows the same content as the old window. the window is
actually showing the new content but the screen-reader shows
the old. If I alt tab, release both keys, then alt tab
again back to the window, the new content is shown.

I haven't tested to see if the problem occurs when opening
the link in a new tab. The command to move between tabs is
control tab.

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

From: Gene <mailto:gsasner@gmail.com>
Sent: Sunday, March 31, 2019 5:00 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Gmail's website.

It would be much easier to do the following:
When you follow a link to open a message, don't use just
enter. Use shift enter. That opens the link in a new
window. In other words, you have opened the message in a
new window. When you are finished reading it or whatever
you want to do with it, simply close the new window with alt
f4. You are now back in the first window again exactly
where you left off, because you never moved or did anything
in that window.

If you prefer, you can use control enter, which opens the
message in a new tab. To close the new tab, use control f4
instead of alt f4.

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

From: jlblists@gmail.com <mailto:jlblists@gmail.com>
Sent: Sunday, March 31, 2019 3:42 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Gmail's website.


You can find some help by Googling it. Here are a few
things I know:

There are two modes, standard and basic. If you use Basic
mode, the e-mails show up as a table. It's a bit tricky to
get around in this mode, but sometimes it is needed. I set
up a bunch of place markers in JAWS to help me get to
different places. For example, I set one for Back to inbox,
Reply, show original-that one jumps me to the text of an
open message.

Standard mode is easier to use, but it does not always show
everything.

If you're using standard mode, you have to turn off the
virtual cursor with insert-z. If you navigate away from
Gmail and then come back, you have to turn the cursor off
again.

Once it is off, hit g then i for "go to inbox".

At this point, you can arrow up or down through your list of
messages.

To read one, hit enter on it, then the letter n.

To close it and get back to your list, hit u.

If that virtual cursor is not off, none of this will work.

Sometimes it will not read the entire text of a long message
or a forwarded one. In this case, hit control-z to turn the
cursor on, then arrow down until you find the message
content. When finished, turn the cursor back off, then hit
u to get back to the message list.



C means compose, r for reply, a for reply to all, f for
forward. Control-enter to send.



I'm sure there's a lot I have missed. It's nowhere near as
easy as Outlook, but it's quite doable, once some of the
keystrokes become second-nature.





From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On
Behalf Of Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Friday, March 29, 2019 8:49 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Gmail's website.



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



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



Carolyn


Re: Gmail's website.

Carolyn Arnold
 

The instructions yall are giving are helping. I just have to
work at it to get it, thanks.

Best regards,

Carolyn

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Sunday, March 31, 2019 6:00 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Gmail's website.

It would be much easier to do the following:
When you follow a link to open a message, don't use just
enter. Use shift enter. That opens the link in a new
window. In other words, you have opened the message in a
new window. When you are finished reading it or whatever
you want to do with it, simply close the new window with alt
f4. You are now back in the first window again exactly
where you left off, because you never moved or did anything
in that window.

If you prefer, you can use control enter, which opens the
message in a new tab. To close the new tab, use control f4
instead of alt f4.

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

From: jlblists@gmail.com <mailto:jlblists@gmail.com>
Sent: Sunday, March 31, 2019 3:42 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Gmail's website.


You can find some help by Googling it. Here are a few
things I know:

There are two modes, standard and basic. If you use Basic
mode, the e-mails show up as a table. It's a bit tricky to
get around in this mode, but sometimes it is needed. I set
up a bunch of place markers in JAWS to help me get to
different places. For example, I set one for Back to inbox,
Reply, show original-that one jumps me to the text of an
open message.

Standard mode is easier to use, but it does not always show
everything.

If you're using standard mode, you have to turn off the
virtual cursor with insert-z. If you navigate away from
Gmail and then come back, you have to turn the cursor off
again.

Once it is off, hit g then i for "go to inbox".

At this point, you can arrow up or down through your list of
messages.

To read one, hit enter on it, then the letter n.

To close it and get back to your list, hit u.

If that virtual cursor is not off, none of this will work.

Sometimes it will not read the entire text of a long message
or a forwarded one. In this case, hit control-z to turn the
cursor on, then arrow down until you find the message
content. When finished, turn the cursor back off, then hit
u to get back to the message list.



C means compose, r for reply, a for reply to all, f for
forward. Control-enter to send.



I'm sure there's a lot I have missed. It's nowhere near as
easy as Outlook, but it's quite doable, once some of the
keystrokes become second-nature.





From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On
Behalf Of Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Friday, March 29, 2019 8:49 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Gmail's website.



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



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



Carolyn

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