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Good news for OE runasxp users

Loy <loyrg2845@...>
 

I just updated my computer to 20H2 and it did not delete my OE runasxp version of Outlook Express.So I am good for at least another 6 months.


Re: Looking for a laptop replacement

Andy
 

Joe on the BBQ podcast said he had been using a Surface Pro for years, but it had only 4 GB of RAM, and he felt it had become too slow for what he needed. The general consensus of the people on the podcast was that a screen reader user should have an absolute minimum of 8 GB RAM, 16 would be better.

Andy

----- Original Message -----
From: "Marie" <magpie.mn@gmail.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, October 30, 2020 7:50 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Looking for a laptop replacement


I do not agree with this statements regarding tablets. My Surface Pro is capable of anything my laptop can do. It is running the latest Win 10 and runs Jaws or NVDA with same results.
It also runs Office 365 without issue.


-----Original Message-----
From: Ann Parsons
Sent: Friday, October 30, 2020 4:37 AM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Looking for a laptop replacement

Hi all,

A couple of things come to mind here. First, what are you intending to
do with this laptop? If you intend using it for advanced
wordprocessing, playing media files, or storing audio files or
pictures, you don't want a tablet. Tablets are great for most things,
but they cannot help you if you want to do advanced wordprocessing e.g.
adding running headers, adding attributes, adding headings, working
with tables or footnotes or prolonged co-authoring of documents. A
tablet is not a computer and cannot be used as such.

Second, the group is right, 4GB of RAM is not enough these days,
especially for Jaws with all it's extra programs. You want 8GB of RAM.

You also want a decent mike and camera so you can Zoom. Everyone's
using Zoom from ACB to schools to medical practices to university
lectures. You want both a mike and a camera! Now most of the ACB
webinars are designed for folks who are blind, so they don't care if
you don't have a camera. On the other hand, if you expect to do any
tele-medical stuff or meet with sighted friends, you'll want a camera.
After all, your doctor wants to at least see you.

size of hard drive isn't as important with all the 1TB, 2TB and even
3TB external hard drives available for reasonable prices, but 500GB
should do you just fine.

Again, it always, always depends on what *you* are going to do with
this laptop. That is the driving force behind any decision to get a
new computer.

Ann P.

--
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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

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









Re: Looking for a laptop replacement

Andy
 

Blind Bargains BBQ Podcast 215 features 3 blind persons discussing their recent purchases of computers, and all of the factors leading to their decisions.
You can find the podcast and show notes at www.blindbargains.com
You can also subscribe to the podcast by directing your podcatcher of choice to Blind Bargains Audio.

Andy

----- Original Message -----
From: "Victor" <victorelawrence@gmail.com>
To: <main@techtalk.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, October 30, 2020 5:58 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Looking for a laptop replacement


If you want to do audio editing, you'll need 16 GB of RAM.
On Oct 30, 2020, at 4:37 AM, Ann Parsons <akp@sero.email> wrote:

Hi all,

A couple of things come to mind here. First, what are you intending to do with this laptop? If you intend using it for advanced wordprocessing, playing media files, or storing audio files or pictures, you don't want a tablet. Tablets are great for most things, but they cannot help you if you want to do advanced wordprocessing e.g. adding running headers, adding attributes, adding headings, working with tables or footnotes or prolonged co-authoring of documents. A tablet is not a computer and cannot be used as such.

Second, the group is right, 4GB of RAM is not enough these days, especially for Jaws with all it's extra programs. You want 8GB of RAM.

You also want a decent mike and camera so you can Zoom. Everyone's using Zoom from ACB to schools to medical practices to university lectures. You want both a mike and a camera! Now most of the ACB webinars are designed for folks who are blind, so they don't care if you don't have a camera. On the other hand, if you expect to do any tele-medical stuff or meet with sighted friends, you'll want a camera. After all, your doctor wants to at least see you.

size of hard drive isn't as important with all the 1TB, 2TB and even 3TB external hard drives available for reasonable prices, but 500GB should do you just fine.

Again, it always, always depends on what *you* are going to do with this laptop. That is the driving force behind any decision to get a new computer.

Ann P.

--
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

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





Re: Looking for a laptop replacement

Marie <magpie.mn@...>
 

And some days I even am powerful!
Marie

-----Original Message-----
From: Gene
Sent: Friday, October 30, 2020 8:22 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Looking for a laptop replacement

You may not be a power user but you use power. (grin)

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Marie
Sent: Friday, October 30, 2020 10:10 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Looking for a laptop replacement

Of course that depends on usage but I would say I can safely get at least
eight hours on one charge. But I am no longer what you would call a power
user since I am retired and use it primarily at home.
By the way, it has 8GB ram Intel I5 processor and 128GB SSD.
If you want further info, please contact privately so as not to clutter the
list.
Magpie.mn@gmail.com
Marie

-----Original Message-----
From: Mary Smith via groups.io
Sent: Friday, October 30, 2020 7:54 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Looking for a laptop replacement

Marie, what is the battery life on the surface pro? How long can you use
it until you need to charge it?



On 2020-10-30 10:50 a.m., Marie wrote:
I do not agree with this statements regarding tablets. My Surface Pro is capable of anything my laptop can do. It is running the latest Win 10 and runs Jaws or NVDA with same results.
It also runs Office 365 without issue.


-----Original Message----- From: Ann Parsons
Sent: Friday, October 30, 2020 4:37 AM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Looking for a laptop replacement

Hi all,

A couple of things come to mind here. First, what are you intending to
do with this laptop? If you intend using it for advanced
wordprocessing, playing media files, or storing audio files or
pictures, you don't want a tablet. Tablets are great for most things,
but they cannot help you if you want to do advanced wordprocessing e.g.
adding running headers, adding attributes, adding headings, working
with tables or footnotes or prolonged co-authoring of documents. A
tablet is not a computer and cannot be used as such.

Second, the group is right, 4GB of RAM is not enough these days,
especially for Jaws with all it's extra programs. You want 8GB of RAM.

You also want a decent mike and camera so you can Zoom. Everyone's
using Zoom from ACB to schools to medical practices to university
lectures. You want both a mike and a camera! Now most of the ACB
webinars are designed for folks who are blind, so they don't care if
you don't have a camera. On the other hand, if you expect to do any
tele-medical stuff or meet with sighted friends, you'll want a camera.
After all, your doctor wants to at least see you.

size of hard drive isn't as important with all the 1TB, 2TB and even
3TB external hard drives available for reasonable prices, but 500GB
should do you just fine.

Again, it always, always depends on what *you* are going to do with
this laptop. That is the driving force behind any decision to get a
new computer.

Ann P.


Re: iPhone: IOS 14 and Phone Issue

Mike B.
 


Hi Ron,
 
Take a look at the thread below:
 
 Original Message 
 From:  Jeff Kenyon
 Hi guys,
Has anyone run across an issue where when the phone rings and you go to answer it there is no place to double tap either on
 the phone or BlueTooth keyboard?  Just now, I almost missed a doctor appointment because when she called I had tried to find the area to tap, and even
tried to move to it with the keyboard and
 there was nothing there to tap to answer.  Fortunately, she called back, but this isn't the first time it has happened since
 upgrading to iOS14last week.  Has anyone else dealt with this, and have you found a solution?
Jeff
 
From:  Alan Lemly,
walemly@...
 Jeff,
 
 Go to Settings, Phone, Incoming calls and make sure that setting is set to full screen. I noticed mine got set to banner which makes the keypad unavailable
when the phone is unlocked and a call comes in.
 Alan Lemly
 
 
From: Alan Lemly
The Incoming calls setting is only in iOS 14 and is found under Settings, Phone, Incoming calls. It follows Notifications on this screen.
Alan Lemly 

Take care and stay safe.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.  Go dodgers & Rams!
Main's Law:  For every action there is an equal and opposite government program.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, October 30, 2020 8:31 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] iPhone: IOS 14 and Phone Issue

Hi Group,

With the upgrade of iPhone to system 14.X, I have had no major issues
except for one. In past versions, when I made an outgoing call, the
screen changed automatically from the contacts list to the keypad. This
made rapid interaction with in-call operations such as pressing a numpad
number to access various options presented by the call destination.

With IOS 14, this no longer happens. You are left in contacts and must
manually find the keypad tab near the bottom or find the button for
keypad that is superimposed over the contact listing. A cursory
examination of phone settings shows nothing obvious to rectify this
situation.

Is there any way of changing this behavior back to the way it was in IOS
13.X? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

--
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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: Looking for a laptop replacement

Monte Single
 

That may be true.
And just consider what a great laptop you could buy for the price of an ipad pro.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Victor
Sent: October 30, 2020 9:13 AM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Looking for a laptop replacement

The iPad Pro can do everything a traditional laptop can as well if you don't mind adapting a bit.

Victor
On Oct 30, 2020, at 8:10 AM, Marie <magpie.mn@gmail.com> wrote:

Of course that depends on usage but I would say I can safely get at least eight hours on one charge. But I am no longer what you would call a power user since I am retired and use it primarily at home.
By the way, it has 8GB ram Intel I5 processor and 128GB SSD.
If you want further info, please contact privately so as not to clutter the list.
Magpie.mn@gmail.com
Marie

-----Original Message----- From: Mary Smith via groups.io
Sent: Friday, October 30, 2020 7:54 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Looking for a laptop replacement

Marie, what is the battery life on the surface pro? How long can you
use it until you need to charge it?



On 2020-10-30 10:50 a.m., Marie wrote:
I do not agree with this statements regarding tablets. My Surface Pro is capable of anything my laptop can do. It is running the latest Win 10 and runs Jaws or NVDA with same results.
It also runs Office 365 without issue.


-----Original Message----- From: Ann Parsons
Sent: Friday, October 30, 2020 4:37 AM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Looking for a laptop replacement

Hi all,

A couple of things come to mind here. First, what are you intending
to do with this laptop? If you intend using it for advanced
wordprocessing, playing media files, or storing audio files or
pictures, you don't want a tablet. Tablets are great for most
things, but they cannot help you if you want to do advanced wordprocessing e.g.
adding running headers, adding attributes, adding headings, working
with tables or footnotes or prolonged co-authoring of documents. A
tablet is not a computer and cannot be used as such.

Second, the group is right, 4GB of RAM is not enough these days,
especially for Jaws with all it's extra programs. You want 8GB of RAM.

You also want a decent mike and camera so you can Zoom. Everyone's
using Zoom from ACB to schools to medical practices to university
lectures. You want both a mike and a camera! Now most of the ACB
webinars are designed for folks who are blind, so they don't care if
you don't have a camera. On the other hand, if you expect to do any
tele-medical stuff or meet with sighted friends, you'll want a camera.
After all, your doctor wants to at least see you.

size of hard drive isn't as important with all the 1TB, 2TB and even
3TB external hard drives available for reasonable prices, but 500GB
should do you just fine.

Again, it always, always depends on what *you* are going to do with
this laptop. That is the driving force behind any decision to get a
new computer.

Ann P.









Re: Looking for a laptop replacement

g melconian <gmelconian619@...>
 

Thanks will be looking out for those deals . 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Nimer Jaber
Sent: Thursday, October 29, 2020 11:49 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Looking for a laptop replacement

 

Pixelbook Go, Samsung Chromebook Plus I believe it's called, HP X360 are all pretty good, but it depends on how muchh you wish to pay.

 

On Thu, Oct 29, 2020 at 10:54 PM g melconian <gmelconian619@...> wrote:

Can you give some good chrome book recommendations. 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Nimer Jaber
Sent: Thursday, October 29, 2020 8:48 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Looking for a laptop replacement

 

You can write documents offline. You can also run Android apps, and manyn apps work just fine offline. You can run Linux apps on some Chromebooks as well.

 

Thanks.

 

On Thu, Oct 29, 2020 at 7:40 PM Monte Single <mrsingle@...> wrote:

The one thing  I would mention about a chrome book, regardless of brand,   is that the programs on the unit are on line.
For example, I do not think  it has a word processor, email, etc.  installed.  You have to be logged in, as in on line.
If I am wrong,  than excuse the misinformation.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mary Smith via groups.io
Sent: October 29, 2020 8:12 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Looking for a laptop replacement

Hello, I've been doing a lot of research on chromebooks. One model I'm looking at is the chromebook duet manufactured by lenovo.




On 2020-10-28 11:59 p.m., Nimer Jaber wrote:
> Hello,
>
> My recommendation would be to consider a Chromebook, as it seems that it
> should meet your needs depending on what you said. I just bought an HP
> which allows for use as a tablet or a lapto, it has a great keyboard, and
> if you wish, you can connect a bluetooth keyboard to it.
>
> Thanks.
>
> On Wed, Oct 28, 2020 at 7:13 PM Mary Smith via groups.io <ms0120=
> mailbox.org@groups.io> wrote:
>
>> Hello listers, I'm interested  in getting a couple of recommendations
>> for a laptop replacement. Ideally, I'd like something that is a bit more
>> portable. The type of device I'd like is something that either has a
>> detachable keyboard or something that would allow me to pair it with a
>> bluetooth keyboard. I don't need a device with high specifications. I'd
>> like something that could be used for Email/web browsing or entertainment.
>>
>> Thank you for any recommendations you send my way.
>>
>> Mary.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>









 

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Roku TVs

Kathy Pingstock
 

Good afternoon
I am considering purchasing a Roku TV, are the Roku TVs accessible for me downloading my Amazon so I can watch my Amazon movies question

Kathy


iPhone: IOS 14 and Phone Issue

Ron Canazzi
 

Hi Group,

With the upgrade of iPhone to system 14.X, I have had no major issues except for one.  In past versions, when I made an outgoing call, the screen changed automatically from the contacts list to the keypad.  This made rapid interaction with in-call operations such as pressing a numpad number to access various options presented by the call destination.

With IOS 14, this no longer happens. You are left in contacts and must manually find the keypad tab near the bottom or find the button for keypad that is superimposed over the contact listing.  A cursory examination of phone settings shows nothing obvious to rectify this situation.

Is there any way of changing this behavior back to the way it was in IOS 13.X?  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: Looking for a laptop replacement

Gene
 

You may not be a power user but you use power. (grin)

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Marie
Sent: Friday, October 30, 2020 10:10 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Looking for a laptop replacement

Of course that depends on usage but I would say I can safely get at least
eight hours on one charge. But I am no longer what you would call a power
user since I am retired and use it primarily at home.
By the way, it has 8GB ram Intel I5 processor and 128GB SSD.
If you want further info, please contact privately so as not to clutter the
list.
Magpie.mn@gmail.com
Marie

-----Original Message-----
From: Mary Smith via groups.io
Sent: Friday, October 30, 2020 7:54 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Looking for a laptop replacement

Marie, what is the battery life on the surface pro? How long can you use
it until you need to charge it?



On 2020-10-30 10:50 a.m., Marie wrote:
I do not agree with this statements regarding tablets. My Surface Pro is capable of anything my laptop can do. It is running the latest Win 10 and runs Jaws or NVDA with same results.
It also runs Office 365 without issue.


-----Original Message----- From: Ann Parsons
Sent: Friday, October 30, 2020 4:37 AM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Looking for a laptop replacement

Hi all,

A couple of things come to mind here. First, what are you intending to
do with this laptop? If you intend using it for advanced
wordprocessing, playing media files, or storing audio files or
pictures, you don't want a tablet. Tablets are great for most things,
but they cannot help you if you want to do advanced wordprocessing e.g.
adding running headers, adding attributes, adding headings, working
with tables or footnotes or prolonged co-authoring of documents. A
tablet is not a computer and cannot be used as such.

Second, the group is right, 4GB of RAM is not enough these days,
especially for Jaws with all it's extra programs. You want 8GB of RAM.

You also want a decent mike and camera so you can Zoom. Everyone's
using Zoom from ACB to schools to medical practices to university
lectures. You want both a mike and a camera! Now most of the ACB
webinars are designed for folks who are blind, so they don't care if
you don't have a camera. On the other hand, if you expect to do any
tele-medical stuff or meet with sighted friends, you'll want a camera.
After all, your doctor wants to at least see you.

size of hard drive isn't as important with all the 1TB, 2TB and even
3TB external hard drives available for reasonable prices, but 500GB
should do you just fine.

Again, it always, always depends on what *you* are going to do with
this laptop. That is the driving force behind any decision to get a
new computer.

Ann P.


Re: Looking for a laptop replacement

Victor
 

The iPad Pro can do everything a traditional laptop can as well if you don't mind adapting a bit.

Victor

On Oct 30, 2020, at 8:10 AM, Marie <magpie.mn@gmail.com> wrote:

Of course that depends on usage but I would say I can safely get at least eight hours on one charge. But I am no longer what you would call a power user since I am retired and use it primarily at home.
By the way, it has 8GB ram Intel I5 processor and 128GB SSD.
If you want further info, please contact privately so as not to clutter the list.
Magpie.mn@gmail.com
Marie

-----Original Message----- From: Mary Smith via groups.io
Sent: Friday, October 30, 2020 7:54 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Looking for a laptop replacement

Marie, what is the battery life on the surface pro? How long can you use
it until you need to charge it?



On 2020-10-30 10:50 a.m., Marie wrote:
I do not agree with this statements regarding tablets. My Surface Pro is capable of anything my laptop can do. It is running the latest Win 10 and runs Jaws or NVDA with same results.
It also runs Office 365 without issue.


-----Original Message----- From: Ann Parsons
Sent: Friday, October 30, 2020 4:37 AM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Looking for a laptop replacement

Hi all,

A couple of things come to mind here. First, what are you intending to
do with this laptop? If you intend using it for advanced
wordprocessing, playing media files, or storing audio files or
pictures, you don't want a tablet. Tablets are great for most things,
but they cannot help you if you want to do advanced wordprocessing e.g.
adding running headers, adding attributes, adding headings, working
with tables or footnotes or prolonged co-authoring of documents. A
tablet is not a computer and cannot be used as such.

Second, the group is right, 4GB of RAM is not enough these days,
especially for Jaws with all it's extra programs. You want 8GB of RAM.

You also want a decent mike and camera so you can Zoom. Everyone's
using Zoom from ACB to schools to medical practices to university
lectures. You want both a mike and a camera! Now most of the ACB
webinars are designed for folks who are blind, so they don't care if
you don't have a camera. On the other hand, if you expect to do any
tele-medical stuff or meet with sighted friends, you'll want a camera.
After all, your doctor wants to at least see you.

size of hard drive isn't as important with all the 1TB, 2TB and even
3TB external hard drives available for reasonable prices, but 500GB
should do you just fine.

Again, it always, always depends on what *you* are going to do with
this laptop. That is the driving force behind any decision to get a
new computer.

Ann P.









Re: Looking for a laptop replacement

Marie <magpie.mn@...>
 

Of course that depends on usage but I would say I can safely get at least eight hours on one charge. But I am no longer what you would call a power user since I am retired and use it primarily at home.
By the way, it has 8GB ram Intel I5 processor and 128GB SSD.
If you want further info, please contact privately so as not to clutter the list.
Magpie.mn@gmail.com
Marie

-----Original Message-----
From: Mary Smith via groups.io
Sent: Friday, October 30, 2020 7:54 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Looking for a laptop replacement

Marie, what is the battery life on the surface pro? How long can you use
it until you need to charge it?



On 2020-10-30 10:50 a.m., Marie wrote:
I do not agree with this statements regarding tablets. My Surface Pro is capable of anything my laptop can do. It is running the latest Win 10 and runs Jaws or NVDA with same results.
It also runs Office 365 without issue.


-----Original Message----- From: Ann Parsons
Sent: Friday, October 30, 2020 4:37 AM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Looking for a laptop replacement

Hi all,

A couple of things come to mind here. First, what are you intending to
do with this laptop? If you intend using it for advanced
wordprocessing, playing media files, or storing audio files or
pictures, you don't want a tablet. Tablets are great for most things,
but they cannot help you if you want to do advanced wordprocessing e.g.
adding running headers, adding attributes, adding headings, working
with tables or footnotes or prolonged co-authoring of documents. A
tablet is not a computer and cannot be used as such.

Second, the group is right, 4GB of RAM is not enough these days,
especially for Jaws with all it's extra programs. You want 8GB of RAM.

You also want a decent mike and camera so you can Zoom. Everyone's
using Zoom from ACB to schools to medical practices to university
lectures. You want both a mike and a camera! Now most of the ACB
webinars are designed for folks who are blind, so they don't care if
you don't have a camera. On the other hand, if you expect to do any
tele-medical stuff or meet with sighted friends, you'll want a camera.
After all, your doctor wants to at least see you.

size of hard drive isn't as important with all the 1TB, 2TB and even
3TB external hard drives available for reasonable prices, but 500GB
should do you just fine.

Again, it always, always depends on what *you* are going to do with
this laptop. That is the driving force behind any decision to get a
new computer.

Ann P.


Re: Looking for a laptop replacement

Mary Smith
 

Thank you for this info. I was under the impression that you absolutely had to type on the device itself. I know that there are tactile overlays that some people use with their I-devices but I don't know if you can use them with the most recent models.

On 2020-10-30 11:02 a.m., Josh Kennedy wrote:
you do not need to type on a touchscreen using an Apple device. Just plug in a USB keyboard with a USB to lightning adapter, or connect a Bluetooth keyboard. And you do not have to type using the touchscreen at all.





Re: Looking for a laptop replacement

Josh Kennedy
 

The document editing on an iPad is really good, especially with a USB keyboard or a Bluetooth keyboard. There are also a whole ton of commands for people who use Bluetooth braille keyboards and refreshable braille displays. The iPad makes an amazing inexpensive note taker. it is a very very powerful device.


Re: Looking for a laptop replacement

Josh Kennedy
 

you do not need to type on a touchscreen using an Apple device. Just plug in a USB keyboard with a USB to lightning adapter, or connect a Bluetooth keyboard. And you do not have to type using the touchscreen at all.


Re: Looking for a laptop replacement

Mary Smith
 

Marie, what is the battery life on the surface pro? How long can you use it until you need to charge it?

On 2020-10-30 10:50 a.m., Marie wrote:
I do not agree with this statements regarding tablets. My Surface Pro is capable of anything my laptop can do. It is running the latest Win 10 and runs Jaws or NVDA with same results.
It also runs Office 365 without issue.


-----Original Message----- From: Ann Parsons
Sent: Friday, October 30, 2020 4:37 AM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Looking for a laptop replacement

Hi all,

A couple of things come to mind here.  First, what are you intending to
do with this laptop?  If you intend using it for advanced
wordprocessing, playing media files, or storing audio files or
pictures, you don't want a tablet.  Tablets are great for most things,
but they cannot help you if you want to do advanced wordprocessing e.g.
adding running headers, adding attributes, adding headings, working
with tables or footnotes or prolonged co-authoring of documents. A
tablet is not a computer and cannot be used as such.

Second, the group is right, 4GB of RAM is not enough these days,
especially for Jaws with all it's extra programs.   You want 8GB of RAM.

You also want a decent mike and camera so you can Zoom. Everyone's
using Zoom from ACB to schools to medical practices to university
lectures.  You want both a mike and a camera! Now most of the ACB
webinars are designed for folks who are blind, so they don't care if
you don't have a camera.  On the other hand, if you expect to do any
tele-medical stuff or meet with sighted friends, you'll want a camera.
After all, your doctor wants to at least see you.

size of hard drive isn't as important with all the 1TB, 2TB and even
3TB external hard drives available for reasonable prices, but 500GB
should do you just fine.

Again, it always, always depends on what *you* are going to do with
this laptop.  That is the driving force behind any decision to get a
new computer.

Ann P.


Re: Looking for a laptop replacement

Marie <magpie.mn@...>
 

I do not agree with this statements regarding tablets. My Surface Pro is capable of anything my laptop can do. It is running the latest Win 10 and runs Jaws or NVDA with same results.
It also runs Office 365 without issue.

-----Original Message-----
From: Ann Parsons
Sent: Friday, October 30, 2020 4:37 AM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Looking for a laptop replacement

Hi all,

A couple of things come to mind here. First, what are you intending to
do with this laptop? If you intend using it for advanced
wordprocessing, playing media files, or storing audio files or
pictures, you don't want a tablet. Tablets are great for most things,
but they cannot help you if you want to do advanced wordprocessing e.g.
adding running headers, adding attributes, adding headings, working
with tables or footnotes or prolonged co-authoring of documents. A
tablet is not a computer and cannot be used as such.

Second, the group is right, 4GB of RAM is not enough these days,
especially for Jaws with all it's extra programs. You want 8GB of RAM.

You also want a decent mike and camera so you can Zoom. Everyone's
using Zoom from ACB to schools to medical practices to university
lectures. You want both a mike and a camera! Now most of the ACB
webinars are designed for folks who are blind, so they don't care if
you don't have a camera. On the other hand, if you expect to do any
tele-medical stuff or meet with sighted friends, you'll want a camera.
After all, your doctor wants to at least see you.

size of hard drive isn't as important with all the 1TB, 2TB and even
3TB external hard drives available for reasonable prices, but 500GB
should do you just fine.

Again, it always, always depends on what *you* are going to do with
this laptop. That is the driving force behind any decision to get a
new computer.

Ann P.

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Not all those who wander are lost."


IFTT

Joe Orozco
 

Hi,

Does anyone have experience using IFTT? I’m trying to figure out if
their current promotion is worth it. Thanks for any information.

Joe


Re: Looking for a laptop replacement

Gene
 

That may be, but a blanket statement of that sort is not accurate. I was editing music files, not multitrack editing, such as editing a file containing one song and also, longer files. At times, ai would edit a file of 45 minutes or perhaps an hour. But I'm sure that if you look at the requirements for programs like Goldwave and Audacity, you won't see 16MB as a minimum requirement. I haven't checked but, as I said, I have never seen such a statement anywhere but in two posts on lists.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Rob Hudson
Sent: Friday, October 30, 2020 9:02 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Looking for a laptop replacement

But how many tracks were you working with at a time, how many virtual instruments, how many effects.
If you're just doing plain voice recording/editing, four gb is fine. For serious music production, not so much.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene" <gsasner@gmail.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Date: Fri, 30 Oct 2020 08:59:10 -0500
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Looking for a laptop replacement

In my experience, you don't need all that RAM for audio editing. I do
editing all the time with 8GB of RAM. I've repeatedly read about video
editing requiring a lot of RAM, but I've only seen one or two people on
lists make this statement about audio editing, never anywhere else. Also, I
haven't looked into this, but programs may differ or give you a choice.
Some may edit the material on the hard drive, some may edit it in RAM. I
don't know. But I've used Audacity, MP3 Direct Cut, and Years ago Goldwave
and had no memory problems.

Gene


Re: Question about Thunderbird

John Sanfilippo
 

Hi, I'm running TB 78.4 with NVDA and having similar trouble. It seems that the autofill is working, but somewhere between TB and NVDA, it's just not being spoken. I'm not sure of the solution, but try either Saying Current line, and/or tabbing or arrowing about. Not very convenient, but it can work.

John

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