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VLC Media Player 3.0.7 Released: security Updates and Improvements

 

A new version of the cross-platform multimedia application VLC Media Player has been released today. VLC Media Player 3.0.7 is a minor update that fixes security issues and includes some improvements and updates to components.
Read the article: VLC Media Player 3.0.7 released: security updates and improvements
Link: https://www.ghacks.net/2019/06/06/vlc-media-player-3-0-7-released-security-updates-and-improvements/

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how to change the order in outlook 2016 of fields

Adrien
 

Hi

 

I am having to completely reset my outlook inbox folders. Can somebody please tell me where to find the section in outlook where you can change the order in which the headers are displayed on a message? For example, in my sent folder my messages are showing as from adrien but I want the recipient name first, not sure where to find this in this version of outlook.

 

Regards

Adrien G0mun

 

I run a group on groups.io, to join the group:

best-circle-of-friends+subscribe@groups.io

facebook page at bestcircleoffriends, just do a search for it.

 

Skype with me on adriencollins06


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Re: What are the important specs of a flatbed scanner

Thomas N. Chan
 

Beside the resolution, I only can recommend Epson and make sure it's the LED
scanner. Older model uses don't know what type. Not my speciality.
LED scanner is more efficient and much much more brighter and I would say,
it will make a different for certain situation.



--------------------
regards
Thomas N. Chan

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Fanus
Sent: Saturday, 25 May 2019 12:08 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] What are the important specs of a flatbed scanner

Hello list
Which specs must I check for a good scanner i.e. is a factor of 1200 DPI
enough and what else? A while ago someone on the list recommended Plustek
but I can not find an agent nearby.
Regards
Fanus


Re: Speech with an Android Phone

Ron Canazzi
 

Mine has TalkBack.  I found what I needed to know with a google search.

On 6/7/2019 12:12 AM, Pamela Dominguez wrote:
Ron.  If it's a flip, pushbutton phone, it does not have talk back.  I don't know what it's called.  It just says screenreader in the menu. Unfortunately, I think you may have to get a sighted person to turn it on. Pam.

-----Original Message----- From: Ron Canazzi
Sent: Thursday, June 06, 2019 11:54 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Speech with an Android Phone

How does one turn on Talk Back or voice assistant?


On 6/6/2019 11:37 PM, Ashley Breger via Groups.Io wrote:
I believe the voice over feature on an android phone is called talk back. It could also be something called voice assistant.


Ashley Breger

On Jun 6, 2019, at 9:48 PM, Ron Canazzi <aa2vm@...> wrote:

Hi Group,

My wife has an Android phone. She is having difficulties with it. It is an off brand--something called an Alcatel track phone. I have an iPhone and i have become quite proficient with it.  I figure that if I had speech for this android, and with a bit of research, I might be able to help her.

How does one turn on speech on this kind of phone?  What is the screen reader for this Alcatel Android track phone?  I would look up basic command for the screen reader once it is turned on. Maybe they have a help system like the Voice Over on the iPhone.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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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!"





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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: Speech with an Android Phone

Ron Canazzi
 

I did a google search and figured this out.

On 6/6/2019 11:54 PM, Ron Canazzi wrote:
How does one turn on Talk Back or voice assistant?


On 6/6/2019 11:37 PM, Ashley Breger via Groups.Io wrote:
I believe the voice over feature on an android phone is called talk back. It could also be something called voice assistant.


Ashley Breger

On Jun 6, 2019, at 9:48 PM, Ron Canazzi <aa2vm@...> wrote:

Hi Group,

My wife has an Android phone. She is having difficulties with it. It is an off brand--something called an Alcatel track phone. I have an iPhone and i have become quite proficient with it.  I figure that if I had speech for this android, and with a bit of research, I might be able to help her.

How does one turn on speech on this kind of phone?  What is the screen reader for this Alcatel Android track phone?  I would look up basic command for the screen reader once it is turned on. Maybe they have a help system like the Voice Over on the iPhone.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

--
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!"





--
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: Changing a message subject

 

Abbie,
Why not just start a new thread?
Because the whole purpose of the "was" thing is to let people (mainly group moderators/owners) know where the new subject started so that they can split the topic. It's not about us, it's more about them :)

Cheers,
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Re: Help with site with language change

 

Loy,
Have you ever tried cleaning the cache/deleting cookies? It may do the trick.
Just be aware that doing it probably you will be disconnected from all the accounts you already have (e.g. if you have your Facebook logged in you'll need to log into it again).

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Re: Speech with an Android Phone

Pamela Dominguez
 

Ron. If it's a flip, pushbutton phone, it does not have talk back. I don't know what it's called. It just says screenreader in the menu. Unfortunately, I think you may have to get a sighted person to turn it on. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Ron Canazzi
Sent: Thursday, June 06, 2019 11:54 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Speech with an Android Phone

How does one turn on Talk Back or voice assistant?


On 6/6/2019 11:37 PM, Ashley Breger via Groups.Io wrote:
I believe the voice over feature on an android phone is called talk back. It could also be something called voice assistant.


Ashley Breger

On Jun 6, 2019, at 9:48 PM, Ron Canazzi <aa2vm@...> wrote:

Hi Group,

My wife has an Android phone. She is having difficulties with it. It is an off brand--something called an Alcatel track phone. I have an iPhone and i have become quite proficient with it. I figure that if I had speech for this android, and with a bit of research, I might be able to help her.

How does one turn on speech on this kind of phone? What is the screen reader for this Alcatel Android track phone? I would look up basic command for the screen reader once it is turned on. Maybe they have a help system like the Voice Over on the iPhone.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

--
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!"





--
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!"





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Re: Speech with an Android Phone

Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
 

There are screen readers either under development, or making the rounds in
Android Land. For now, the major one is Talkback developed by Google
itself! VoiceAssistant will only be found on Samsung phones particularly
its high-end ones!

I don't have an Alcatel toy; however, for a start, what have you done to get
your wife's toy working? If nothing, turn it on, wait about 30 seconds or
so, then place two fingers on the face of the toy and wait till speech comes
on then follow the prompts. Do you perchance know which Android version the
toy runs on?

Ok, if referring to your device as a toy robs off wrongly, pardon me, one of
my buddies and I consider these tools as toys and, if you've read any of my
notes to the list, you may have heard me refer to My Shiny Android Toys!

Private contact welcomed if I can help further; else, post your questions in
this space.

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado


Re: OCR for android

Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
 

Ashley, we have too many OCR apps in Android Land. Here are a few to play
ball with:

Text Scanner
Speak!
Eye-D
SmartLens

Type any of these into a Google serch engine and read about them all, then
settle for the one that makes your clock tick!

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado


updating orbit20

Josh Kennedy
 

Well I updated the firmware, success. Updated bootloader, success. Then copied .bin file to sd card, turn off orbit reader. Held down dot4 and bottom right panning button while turning orbit20 on, released both keys, it said preparing and stayed there for a minute or so. Then the message changed to upgrading, some dot sixes went up and down to the right of the word upgrading. After 3 or so minutes, the message upgrade complete appeared then went away now all is well, all my files are still there. Just gotta to delete delete the bin file off the sd card now and I can do that with orbit20 file manager.

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10so now this means folks with macs, Linux and even android can update easily.

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


Re: Speech with an Android Phone

Ron Canazzi
 

How does one turn on Talk Back or voice assistant?

On 6/6/2019 11:37 PM, Ashley Breger via Groups.Io wrote:
I believe the voice over feature on an android phone is called talk back. It could also be something called voice assistant.


Ashley Breger

On Jun 6, 2019, at 9:48 PM, Ron Canazzi <aa2vm@...> wrote:

Hi Group,

My wife has an Android phone. She is having difficulties with it. It is an off brand--something called an Alcatel track phone. I have an iPhone and i have become quite proficient with it. I figure that if I had speech for this android, and with a bit of research, I might be able to help her.

How does one turn on speech on this kind of phone? What is the screen reader for this Alcatel Android track phone? I would look up basic command for the screen reader once it is turned on. Maybe they have a help system like the Voice Over on the iPhone.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

--
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!"




--
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: Speech with an Android Phone

 

I believe the voice over feature on an android phone is called talk back. It could also be something called voice assistant.


Ashley Breger

On Jun 6, 2019, at 9:48 PM, Ron Canazzi <aa2vm@...> wrote:

Hi Group,

My wife has an Android phone. She is having difficulties with it. It is an off brand--something called an Alcatel track phone. I have an iPhone and i have become quite proficient with it. I figure that if I had speech for this android, and with a bit of research, I might be able to help her.

How does one turn on speech on this kind of phone? What is the screen reader for this Alcatel Android track phone? I would look up basic command for the screen reader once it is turned on. Maybe they have a help system like the Voice Over on the iPhone.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

--
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!"




OCR for android

 

Hi guys can anyone recommend a good OCR app for android that will read aloud? Any help be greatly appreciated.
Thanks,


Ashley Breger


FW: [orbit-reader] New feature announcement - Firmware upgrade from SDCard

Josh Kennedy
 

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Tech Support
Sent: Thursday, June 6, 2019 15:48
To: orbit-reader@groups.io
Subject: [orbit-reader] New feature announcement - Firmware upgrade from SDCard

 

Hello, List Members.

 

Orbit Research is pleased to announce a much-awaited new feature – the ability to upgrade the Orbit Reader 20’s firmware from the SD card, instead of requiring a Windows PC!   This enables Mac and Linux users and those without direct access to a computer to easily upgrade the unit.

 

We would like to thank RNIB for supporting the development of this feature.

 

In order to use this feature, you will first have to update the bootloader, which is a mechanism to facilitate upgrading the system’s software.  Please note that upgrading the bootloader is required only in units that are currently in the field and is a one-time process.  New units from the factory will come with the new bootloader.

 

To perform the one-time upgrade of the bootloader, you will need to use a separate (Windows PC based) program which is similar to the firmware upgrade program that is used to upgrade the firmware.

 

Once you have the new bootloader in place, you will be able to perform future firmware upgrades through the SD card or the current method of using the Windows program.   Upgrading the bootloader is NOT necessary if you prefer to only use the existing method of upgrading the software using the Windows program.

 

Please download the software package titled “OR-20 - Bootloader Upgrade Package Setup vB0.00.00.05r02” from the Orbit Research website: https://www.orbitresearch.com/support/orbit-reader-20-bootloader-upgrade-package/

 

The package contains the following:

 

  1. Instructions to perform the bootloader upgrade:  OR-20 - Bootloader Upgrade Procedure v1.0.pdf
  2. Software Installation file: OR-20 - Bootloader Upgrade Package Setup vB0.00.00.05r02.exe
  3. A file containing release notes: OR-20 Bootloader Upgrade Utility vB0.00.00.05r02 Release Notes.txt

 

Important notes:

  1. Please read the instructions carefully before you start the upgrade
  2. Prior to starting the process, we strongly recommend that you confirm that your OR-20 unit is running software version B0.00.00.55r02 or later.  If it is running an earlier version, please upgrade it to the latest version B0.00.00.60r03 first. This will ensure that the messages that are displayed during the first upgrade using the SD card will match the messages described in the user guide.
  3. All settings on the Orbit Reader 20 will be reset to defaults after the bootloader upgrade
  4. If you have applied localization, you should download and use the latest localization package (version B0.00.00.26r01) from the website at https://www.orbitresearch.com/orbit-reader-localization-download/

 

The procedure to upgrade the bootloader is as follows:

 

  1. Install the OR-20 Bootloader Upgrade program by following the simple steps as is the case with any Windows installer.
  2. Once installed, run the Bootloader upgrade program.
  3. You can keep the OR-20 ON or OFF. It will not affect anything in the bootloader upgrade procedure.
  4. Connect the OR-20 to the PC using the supplied micro-B USB cable.
  5. Press and hold the Right Panning forward button (the lower part of the Right Panning button) and the Dot 6 key together.
  6. Now, press and release the Dot 8 key. The other keys can be released after this.
  7. The program will now begin preparing the device for upgrade.  This might take up to 10 seconds.
  8. When the preparation is complete, the program will show the message “The device is ready for upgrade”.
  9. Again, press and hold the Right Panning forward button and the Dot 6 key together
  10. Now, press and release the Dot 8 key. The other keys can be released after this.
  11. The program will begin the upgrade process and will take about 30 seconds to complete.  
  12. The program will show the message “The device successfully upgraded to bootloader version vB0.00.00.xxyzz” after a successful upgrade.

 

For further details, please refer to the user guide at https://www.orbitresearch.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/OR-20-Bootloader-Upgrade-User-Guide-v1.0-2.pdf

 

Once you have successfully upgraded the bootloader, your OR-20 is all set to perform future firmware upgrades from the SD card or using the traditional method.

 

The bootloader upgrade also updated your firmware to the latest version (vB0.00.00.61r01) and you do not need to reload any firmware for now, but If you wish to give the new method a try, you can download the standard firmware upgrade package from the website and perform the following steps:

 

Procedure to upgrade the firmware from SD card:

 

  1. Copy the binary file “Orbit Reader 20 - Target Software vB0.00.00.XXrYY.bin” from the download package to the root folder of the SD card. Use either the Orbit Reader Mass Storage Mode or remove the SD card and put it in a card reader on a computer. When completed, insert the SD card into the Orbit Reader 20.
  2. Turn off the OR-20. The unit should be turned off before the upgrade is started.
  3. Press and hold the Right Panning forward button (the lower part of the Right Panning button) and Dot 4 together, then turn on the Orbit Reader 20; it will show the message “Preparing…”. Now you can release all the keys. Typically, it will take about 40 to 50 seconds to prepare.
  4. Once preparation is complete, the Orbit Reader 20 should show the message “Upgrading….”.  Progress is shown by blinking 4 cells containing dot 6 at the end of the message.
  5. Typically, it will take 2.5 to 3 minutes to upgrade the firmware. DO NOT remove the SD card during the upgrade process.
  6. When the upgrade has completed, the Orbit Reader 20 will show the message “Upgrade complete” for a few seconds and then the device will automatically reset itself and turn off.
  7. The Orbit Reader is now upgraded. Turn on the Orbit Reader to start using the device.
  8. To check for the successful upgrade of the device, press Select + Up Arrow to open the Orbit Reader Menu and arrow to "Ver" in the list. The version number of the firmware release should match the number in the name of the bin file.

 

For further details, please refer to the release notes at https://www.orbitresearch.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/OR20-Software-vB0.00.00.61r01-Release-Notes.txt  and the updated user manual at https://www.orbitresearch.com/support/orbit-reader-20-support/orbit-reader-20-user-guide-downloads/. For upgrade instructions, please refer to Section 21 of the user guide.

 

Customer Support Team

Orbit Research

techsupport@...

 

 


Speech with an Android Phone

Ron Canazzi
 

Hi Group,

My wife has an Android phone. She is having difficulties with it. It is an off brand--something called an Alcatel track phone. I have an iPhone and i have become quite proficient with it.  I figure that if I had speech for this android, and with a bit of research, I might be able to help her.

How does one turn on speech on this kind of phone?  What is the screen reader for this Alcatel Android track phone?  I would look up basic command for the screen reader once it is turned on. Maybe they have a help system like the Voice Over on the iPhone.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

--
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: Changing a message subject

Pamela Dominguez
 

I have seen, and I like this better, when people start a new subject and say in the body of the message, that they are changing the subject.  Usually, you know what it relates to, because you have just seen people talking about what the new subjectline becomes, in the old subjectline, which has strayed off topic.  For instance: if somebody sent a message whose subject was:  “watching youtube on my phone”, and the topic strayed into people’s different phones that they used, and whether they were iPhones or android, and the features of each, then somebody starts a new subjectline from scratch and calls it “features or cellphones”, and says in the body:  “I changed the subject so we wouldn’t be off topic” or something like that, you can tell where it came from.  Pam.
 

From: Gene
Sent: Thursday, June 06, 2019 7:35 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Changing a message subject
 
The new subject is often related to the old subject when people do this, or it should be.  If the new subject is entirely different, then it should be a new thread.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, June 06, 2019 6:08 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Changing a message subject
 
Why not just start a new thread? I hate to say this, but it really drives me up the wall when people on lists say, "New Subject, Was Old Subject." Inquiring minds don't need to know what the original thread of discussion was.

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Re: Changing a message subject

Pamela Dominguez
 

Yes, that drives me nuts, too.  It also makes the subjectline a lot longer.  Pam.
 

Sent: Thursday, June 06, 2019 7:08 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Changing a message subject
 
Why not just start a new thread? I hate to say this, but it really drives me up the wall when people on lists say, "New Subject, Was Old Subject." Inquiring minds don't need to know what the original thread of discussion was.

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Re: Recording a Webinar or a you tube program?

Vicki W
 

When I record on the internet, I use Virtual Recorder. I always make sure to turn off JAWS and mute my system sounds.  I have the recording source on the third setting "what you hear" and set it to mp3 mono. It works quite well.
 
Vicki
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, June 06, 2019 4:18 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Recording a Webinar or a you tube program?

Hi List, I have been watching health programs that have a lot of information, but when I take notes the Jaws covers over the continuing lecture.  If I stop Jaws from talking, so I am typing silently I still find it hard to think of what I am writing and not what the lecture is saying and thereby I have lost what is being said.

 

Therefore, I think recording it would be the best answer for me. 

 

I am not sure if it really is a you tube, but whatever it is, do any of you have any suggestions as to how I could manage this?

 

If it helps to know what I am working with, I am using Windows 10 on a desk top with Jaws 2019.

 

Thanks very much for any helpful suggestions!

 

Sincerely, Vicky V


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Re: Recording a Webinar or a you tube program?

Gene
 

There are many options to consider.
 
You can download the Youtube video if you wish and have the audio converted to MP3.  You can also use a recording program.  For what you want to do, Virtual Recorder would probably be the best choice. 
 
But taking notes while you listen would be much more efficient than not doing so.  If you prefer to do that, then if you find out where you are listening to the recordings from, in other words, what site, we can probably tell you how to pause the program, make notes, then resume listening.  Though it would probably be more convenient, perhaps a lot more, to take notes on a separate device, or to speak them into something like a digital or tape recorder, then Braille them later, or write them in a program like Notepad, copying more or less what you spoke as notes.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, June 06, 2019 6:18 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Recording a Webinar or a you tube program?

Hi List, I have been watching health programs that have a lot of information, but when I take notes the Jaws covers over the continuing lecture.  If I stop Jaws from talking, so I am typing silently I still find it hard to think of what I am writing and not what the lecture is saying and thereby I have lost what is being said.

 

Therefore, I think recording it would be the best answer for me. 

 

I am not sure if it really is a you tube, but whatever it is, do any of you have any suggestions as to how I could manage this?

 

If it helps to know what I am working with, I am using Windows 10 on a desk top with Jaws 2019.

 

Thanks very much for any helpful suggestions!

 

Sincerely, Vicky V


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