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Re: Mail and Documents, Device for Reading

Ekstrand, Pamela A. -ND
 

Mike, does she have any sight?  Even if not, I know some of the newer magnifiers also have built-in speech, although those start to get more expensive.  You might look at the Humanware line of magnifiers.  I thought they had one or more that also had speech.

 

Pam

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Monte Single via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, January 6, 2021 3:18 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Mail and Documents, Device for Reading

 

Hi Mike,

 

That stumps me.

If it is not a cctv, portable or not, and it is not a smart phone, what does that leave?

Many hears ago,  there was a cell phone with the 0original knfb reader; b ut, that’s been replaced tith  a smart phone.

There  are some devices that look like a pair of glasses with a mini camera attached.

It  must be connected to some kind of processor, I don’t know what it is called.

I’m sure someone on the list will know if it exists!

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B
Sent: January 6, 2021 1:59 PM
To: TechTalk <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] Mail and Documents, Device for Reading

 

Hi All,
This query below is from a smart phone list but, I think y'all might be able to provide an answer for this young lady.  Do any of you know of a device that can be used for the types of reading described below? 

 

Original Message 
From: Michelle Bernstein
Subject: [iDevices] Reading your mail
I was talking with a good friend this morning who is neither a computer user nor an owner of a smart phone. She told me that she has heard of a portable device which reads your mail or other paper documents. I asked her if she meant a c c t v and she said no. What do you all use to read the mail which comes in your mail box or other paper documents if you are not a computer or smart phone user? Is there such a thing as a portable reader and who would make such a device? My friend has a volunteer reader, but can not meet with this person because of the current situation.
Thank you, Michelle

Stay safe and take care.  Mike.


Re: Mail and Documents, Device for Reading

Monte Single
 

Hi Mike,

 

That stumps me.

If it is not a cctv, portable or not, and it is not a smart phone, what does that leave?

Many hears ago,  there was a cell phone with the 0original knfb reader; b ut, that’s been replaced tith  a smart phone.

There  are some devices that look like a pair of glasses with a mini camera attached.

It  must be connected to some kind of processor, I don’t know what it is called.

I’m sure someone on the list will know if it exists!

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B
Sent: January 6, 2021 1:59 PM
To: TechTalk <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] Mail and Documents, Device for Reading

 

Hi All,
This query below is from a smart phone list but, I think y'all might be able to provide an answer for this young lady.  Do any of you know of a device that can be used for the types of reading described below? 

 

Original Message 
From: Michelle Bernstein
Subject: [iDevices] Reading your mail
I was talking with a good friend this morning who is neither a computer user nor an owner of a smart phone. She told me that she has heard of a portable device which reads your mail or other paper documents. I asked her if she meant a c c t v and she said no. What do you all use to read the mail which comes in your mail box or other paper documents if you are not a computer or smart phone user? Is there such a thing as a portable reader and who would make such a device? My friend has a volunteer reader, but can not meet with this person because of the current situation.
Thank you, Michelle

Stay safe and take care.  Mike.


Re: Mail and Documents, Device for Reading

 

Hello, one device that may be useful is a Sarah scanner. This device is not portable but it is able to scan print pages one or two at a time.
Hope this helps,

Ashley

On Jan 6, 2021, at 1:59 PM, Mike B <mb69mach1@...> wrote:


Hi All,
This query below is from a smart phone list but, I think y'all might be able to provide an answer for this young lady.  Do any of you know of a device that can be used for the types of reading described below? 
 
Original Message 
From: Michelle Bernstein
Subject: [iDevices] Reading your mail
I was talking with a good friend this morning who is neither a computer user nor an owner of a smart phone. She told me that she has heard of a portable device which reads your mail or other paper documents. I asked her if she meant a c c t v and she said no. What do you all use to read the mail which comes in your mail box or other paper documents if you are not a computer or smart phone user? Is there such a thing as a portable reader and who would make such a device? My friend has a volunteer reader, but can not meet with this person because of the current situation.
Thank you, Michelle
Stay safe and take care.  Mike.


Mail and Documents, Device for Reading

Mike B
 

Hi All,
This query below is from a smart phone list but, I think y'all might be able to provide an answer for this young lady.  Do any of you know of a device that can be used for the types of reading described below? 
 
Original Message 
From: Michelle Bernstein
Subject: [iDevices] Reading your mail
I was talking with a good friend this morning who is neither a computer user nor an owner of a smart phone. She told me that she has heard of a portable device which reads your mail or other paper documents. I asked her if she meant a c c t v and she said no. What do you all use to read the mail which comes in your mail box or other paper documents if you are not a computer or smart phone user? Is there such a thing as a portable reader and who would make such a device? My friend has a volunteer reader, but can not meet with this person because of the current situation.
Thank you, Michelle
Stay safe and take care.  Mike.


Re: Virtual desktop infrastructure

Michael Mote
 

Hi Pablo. Yes you do, but the license is controlled by the local computer.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Pablo Morales
Sent: Wednesday, January 6, 2021 12:03 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Virtual desktop infrastructure

Hi Mike,

Thank you for your reply.
Do I need to have Jaws installed on the server?

Thanks Mike,




-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Michael Mote
Sent: Wednesday, January 6, 2021 8:00 AM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Virtual desktop infrastructure

Hi Pablo. I've been sifting through my messages from the last two weeks and saw yours. I have used JAWS in a Citrix environment, VMWare and also RDP. Citrix and VMWare seem to work the best. A lot depends on band width. If you have good connectivity, things work well. Of course, you need to have the Remote access add-on license on your version of JAWS, which is an additional 200 bucks.


On 12/29/20, Pablo Morales <pablocmd2014@gmail.com> wrote:
Hello all,

I would like to know if some of you guys had the opportunity to work
on a Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI).

What is the best way to work on this platforms with jaws remotely?
Thanks in advance,

And Happy new year 2021,

Pablo








Re: talking timer

Carolyn Arnold
 

Same with my iPhone. My husband just couldn't believe it.
One time, we had to have something in the oven for an hour.
I said, "hay siri, set Timer for an hour." She did; it went
off. He was happily surprised.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: Wednesday, January 6, 2021 1:11 PM
To: techtalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] talking timer

I use my talking timer just about every day now.

I use it a lot for cooking.

Don't burn those chops.

Don't rubberize the eggs.



I use my google home mini.

I got it a year ago for less than 20 bucks u s at
bestbuy.

I don't have to touch anything. I just give it the command
for x minutes and go about my business.



It does so many more things than just set a timer.


Re: Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

Carolyn Arnold
 

Sounds, Good, Janet. I hope Narrator works for you.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Janet
Sent: Tuesday, January 5, 2021 10:09 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

Carolyn,
Thank you for the suggestion, but I already bought another ASUS today. I cancelled my appointment with the Geek Squad for today, as well as the purchase of the ASUS VivoBook Laptop. When I was on line to check for another ASUS as I seem to like those keyboards, and I found the exact same one I had bought last week for the exact same price, and this one is brand new, and not open box. The only difference is the one I bought today, is not a VivoBook, and this is fine with me. I didn't buy any of the warranties though, and I'm fine with that I hope! Smile! I also know where the control, windows. Enter keys so I can once again try to get Narrator going, so I can complete the set up. Instead of having the Laptop delivered, I will pick it up, and I will take it out of the box, and if Narrator doesn't stay on, I will leave the Laptop there! Smile!
Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Tuesday, January 05, 2021 9:59 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

Janet, I wonder if you would have better luck with Wal-Mart? Of course, I realize, that a Wal-Mart store might not be accessible to you.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Janet
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2021 11:24 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

Carolyn,
I've seen just way too many times how people treat those floor devices. It might not have even been a floor device, it could have been someone took it home, and used it for awhile, it could have been a trade in, but Best Buy says it is new, but when I check my account on line, it makes it perfectly clear this is an out of the box item, and matter of fact, on their web site, they also say they don't sell this Laptop new anymore, but yet they want to charge me for the full price as a new Laptop, but that's not going to happen! LOL! ,

Janet
-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2021 7:20 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

Good thing you took the thing back.

The guy at Wal-Mart told me their floor devices get terrible treatment. He showed me a keyboard with keys taken off it. Maybe some guy from Clinton's time came to good old Sanford, NC and took a couple of keys before old George W could come buy and try it out, hahahaha.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Janet
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2021 6:48 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

Carolyn,
Paying $50 isn't bad. The Laptop I bought was $699.99, but because I couldn't use the chat feature online, I had a friend to go online to see if she could get Best Buy to do a price match, and Best Buy did for $100 in which brought down the price to $500.99, but I still say that is to much money to pay for something out of the box, or at least for me it is. I wasn't even told this Laptop was out of the box though. I didn't even know this until I got an email from them thanking me for shopping at Best Buy Outlet, but I wasn't shopping at an outlet store. Because it was a out of the box Laptop, that could very well answer my question is why I couldn't keep Narrator turned on long enough to set up my new Laptop. I guess is like the saying, everything happens for a reason because if I did set up my Laptop, I probably wouldn't have ever known I didn't buy a new Laptop, but instead I bought something that was out of the box, in which means that could be for several different reasons why it was out of the box. Best Buy does have a trade in Laptop program, and they can't guarantee me this was not a trade in, or just something that was on the floor for anyone who wanted to just play around with it.


Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2021 5:00 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

Jim had a refurbished Motorola Android phone, white, by the way. The thing just worked, never gave him a problem, but he closed his account, decided he didn't use a cell phone enough to justify paying for it. We paid $50 for the phone.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Lenron
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2021 5:31 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

Open box doesn't mean someone had the laptop for a year. Normally it means someone got it and returned it. I really really hope you find what you are looking for. I have a dell refurbished laptop and it runs great so I have no problem with buying refurbished

On 1/4/21, Janet <janet.harvard@outlook.com> wrote:
Hi Monte,
The only difference between the Intel and the AMD is $100 so far as I
can see. But, like you say, if the keys are right, and I plan on
using it for as long as I can, I might as well pay the extra! Smile!
So, I think I will go to Best Buy tomorrow, and cancel the Asus, and feel the other ones there.
So now, if I do buy a different one, I might have to try and set it
up myself, and this means I will have to deal with Narrator once
again, as the Geeks are so busy people need to schedule an appointment
at least a few days in advance, but who knows, maybe they just might
set it up for me, just to get rid of me once in for all! LOL! If
not, I might have to schedule an appointment just so I can finally get up and running!

Thank you for all this.

Janet

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2021 4:04 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

Hi Janet,

If I were buying a new laptop or desktop, I would not care if the
processor was intel or a m d, if they were of equal speed and price.
It’s really just a brand.
If it costs a few dollars more, get the one that feels right for your
fingers and hands;; you’ll be felling that keyboard for many hundreds
of hours!
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Janet
Sent: January 4, 2021 3:51 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

Hi Juan,
I did go in to the Best Buy store, and I felt the keys on the Asus,
and I did like that as it also had a NumPad. I just didn’t know it
was what Best Buy calls out of the box, as the salesmen never told me
that. I also seen a HP Laptop I liked, and I also seen a Dell Laptop
I liked, but I now don’t know if all those Laptops are out of the box,
meaning someone could have brought it back to the store as a trade in
after they might have had it for several months or even a year.
Although, as I am searching online, I have noticed the Asus Laptops
now have the Intell processor instead of the AMD Risen like the one I bought. So, I don’t really know what all that means.
Can you tell me what kind of keyboard you have with those keys, as
that sounds like something I would like as well, or is it the Lenovo
one you currently have? I had a Lenovo a few weeks ago, and the
problem I had with the keys on the keyboard, was the keys would stick
down in the board when I pressed them. The keys were to large for my
fingers, and they were to many different shapes, meaning some of them were long, some of them were short.

Thank you for all this.
Janet


From: main@TechTalk.groups.io<mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Juan Gonzalez via
groups.io
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2021 3:40 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io<mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

A great method of finding the right laptop for you is to go into a
computer shop and have some hands on with the laptop. I personally do
not like the crammed keyboards so I went in and found one that has
great spacing. I also wanted one with a number pad and this one had
it. I also would stay with any of the intel core I5 computers or AMD
Ryzen 5 and up for processors. 8 GB Ram and SSD of 250 GB or higher.
Lenovo is my computer manufacture of choice right now but that doesn’t
mean there isn’t other good computers in the dell, hp, lineups.
Juan Gonzalez
IT – DAX Analyst/IT Support Technician | Information Technology
Phone: 312 .666.1331 Ext. 3704
www.chicagolighthouse.org<http://www.chicagolighthouse.org>







From: Janet<mailto:janet.harvard@outlook.com>
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2021 3:17 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io<mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

Hi,
Thank you for this. I won’t be doing any gaming or video though. I
want a Laptop basically for using email, basic editing, etc. So I
know what I want, but trying to find it is another thing. LOL!

Janet

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io<mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Fawaz Abdul rahman
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2021 2:44 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io<mailto:main@techtalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

Hi these are like model names, think pad and ideapad from Linovo as
far as I know and vivobook from Asus.
They are like series, and you can find plenty of models in that
series, just as for example, iPad pro 2018, 2020 etc.
Naturally 2020 model will have more updated specs such as processor
or ram etc.
Think pad for example 14inch laptop with intel processer and several
models coming either i5 or i7 and all of them U which means low energy
consumption.
So all of them laptop just different companies and different models.
You have others similar to these, dell xps, hp specter etc.
To know which one you should pick, first decide for what you are
getting the device for, if heavy gaming or video editing etc, these
are not so good, but for productivity and portability, these are perfect.
And laptops which are for gaming and more than 14-15 inch will be not
so great with portability hence they will be quite heavy.

Good luck.

Sent from Mail<https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=550986> for
Windows
10

From: Janet<mailto:janet.harvard@outlook.com>
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2021 11:30 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io<mailto:main@techtalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

Hi everyone,
Can someone please explain to me the difference between a Laptop
ThinkPad or an IdeaPad or a Vivobook Laptop, as opposed to a computer
Laptop? I am doing some searching on line about the Laptop Vivobook I
recently bought, as it is showing this is not a new Laptop, and I
didn't know that as the salesmen at Best Buy didn't tell me that. So
I am seeing sales for computer Laptops and ThinkPad Laptops, IdeaPad
Laptops, Vivobook Laptops, but then I see different prices for computer Laptops.

Thank you all for any help in this.

Janet
Janet oppsode

Peace Be With You.














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Re: Problem with email delivery.

Carolyn Arnold
 

Yes, thank you, how do you put in address without
Auto-Complete? I guess you go into Outlook settings and find
it and turn it off? What a hassle!

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Tuesday, January 5, 2021 8:50 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Problem with email delivery.

I'm not sure what is occuring. If you check and see that
the message is going to the correct address, it shouldn't go
to both addresses. it sounds as though the messages are
going to the correct address and to the incorrect address.

There are ways to place an address in a message using
contacts that don't involve autocomplete. If you don't know
how to do that with your specific program, ask here.

Meantime, try manually writing the entire address in the to
line of a message and don't use autocomplete. Send the
message and see what happens.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Tuesday, January 05, 2021 7:18 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Problem with email delivery.

This has been going on for a year or so. I send her several
a week, and they just keep coming. As far as we can figure,
she eventually get them all or most of them anyway. I just
don't know what to do to get that net out of my computer.
I've tried typing it in, regardless of the address coming
up, which says dot com, when it does.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Tuesday, January 5, 2021 7:40 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Problem with email delivery.

I really doubt it. A delivery failure message would result
from a delivery failure, not from an unsent message. An
unsent message has never been attempted to be delivered.

How long and how often do you receive the undelivery
message? When mail can't be delivered, you may receive a
number of failure messages over a period of many days. the
messages may say something like this was the third delivery
attempt, we shall continue to try two more times. Your
message may not have said that but at this point, wait to
see if the messages stop.
They should stop by themselves.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: chris judge
Sent: Tuesday, January 05, 2021 1:25 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Problem with email delivery.

Hi Carolyn.

Check the out box. It will probably have an unsent message
in it. Delete that and all should be well.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On
Behalf Of Carolyn Arnold
Sent: January 5, 2021 3:14 PM
To: Tech Talk <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] Problem with email delivery.

My friend got a new email account. When I first entered, I
accidentally put @gmail.net. Right away, once I realized
that, after sending her an email or two, I deleted the net
and entered com. Still, I got the delivery problem, so I
deleted her from my Contact completely. I reentered the
correct Gmail address; still, the problem continues. I
checked my Address Book, as well as Contact List, and the
proper address is there. Yet, I continue to get the messages
about delivery to gmail.net. What can I do to remedy this
problem, please? I told her I was going to ask you all to
see if anyone had any ideas for solution to this problem.


talking timer

Monte Single
 

I  use my talking timer just about every day now.

I use it a lot for cooking.

Don’t burn those chops.

Don’t rubberize the eggs.

 

I use my google home mini.

I   got  it a year  ago for less than 20 bucks  u s at bestbuy.

I don’t have to touch anything. I  just give it the command for x minutes and go about my business.

 

It does so many more things than just set a timer.


Complete Guide to Narrator URL

Norma A. Boge
 

Hi group,

I strongly encourage anyone who hasn't used Narrator to go to this site and learn how to work with it. If you know just the basic informaition, it may prove to be very helpful at some point. Perhaps when attempting to setup a PC without sighted help.
Here's the link:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/complete-guide-to-narrator-e4397a0d-ef4f-b386-d8ae-c172f109bdb1

HTH
Norma


Re: Virtual desktop infrastructure

Pablo Morales
 

Hi Mike,

Thank you for your reply.
Do I need to have Jaws installed on the server?

Thanks Mike,

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Michael Mote
Sent: Wednesday, January 6, 2021 8:00 AM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Virtual desktop infrastructure

Hi Pablo. I've been sifting through my messages from the last two weeks and saw yours. I have used JAWS in a Citrix environment, VMWare and also RDP. Citrix and VMWare seem to work the best. A lot depends on band width. If you have good connectivity, things work well. Of course, you need to have the Remote access add-on license on your version of JAWS, which is an additional 200 bucks.


On 12/29/20, Pablo Morales <pablocmd2014@gmail.com> wrote:
Hello all,

I would like to know if some of you guys had the opportunity to work
on a Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI).

What is the best way to work on this platforms with jaws remotely?
Thanks in advance,

And Happy new year 2021,

Pablo








Re: Report on the accesibility of the LG Clasic 120 Flip Phone

Gene
 

I haven't checked this myself but a friend whom I believe looked into it told me it isn't.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: john s
Sent: Wednesday, January 06, 2021 7:11 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Report on the accesibility of the LG Clasic 120 Flip Phone

Is it possible to have 2 cell phones on 1 number?

At 09:54 PM 1/5/2021, Janet, wrote:
Carolyn,
Yes, I did get the warranty, but I never had to use it. So, I paid $250 for the two year warranty for nothing! Although Apple is pretty good if someone has a problem with their devices even without any warranty.

Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Tuesday, January 05, 2021 10:00 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Report on the accesibility of the LG Clasic 120 Flip Phone

Then, I hope you got warranty coverage on your phone. Mine does not get flaky, at least, as far as I know, it does not.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Janet
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2021 11:26 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Report on the accesibility of the LG Clasic 120 Flip Phone

Carolyn,
My phone can get pretty flaky sometimes. Sometimes, I feel like throwing it against the wall, but sometimes and only when it works fine, I love it, and I couldn't be without it. Go figure! Smile!
Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2021 7:17 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Report on the accesibility of the LG Clasic 120 Flip Phone

What does your iPhone do that doesn't work, Janet?

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Janet
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2021 6:35 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Report on the accesibility of the LG Clasic 120 Flip Phone

Carolyn,
So your iPhone works all the time, you are lucky! Smile!
Janet


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2021 5:01 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Report on the accesibility of the LG Clasic 120 Flip Phone

As far as I know, my iPhone works all the time.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Janet
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2021 5:39 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Report on the accesibility of the LG Clasic 120 Flip Phone

Hi Sugar, Pam, Carolyn,
Oh sure I love my iPhone too, but only when it works! Smile! Although, there are still times when I would just like to make a phonecall, and not have to bother listening to Siri or Voiceover, as sometimes it just talks way too much. I know the ways to stop them from talking, but that is what I get tired of. So I guess, one could say I have a love-hate relationship with my iPhone, meaning I love it when it works, and I hate it when it doesn’t! I do miss my old flip phone, but I doubt very much if I could ever get used to another flip phone though again.

Janet


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Sugar Lopez
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2021 4:12 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Report on the accesibility of the LG Clasic 120 Flip Phone

Hat's what I use to say and now, I love my Iphone sugar “How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.â€&#65533;
- - Winnie the Pooh

Please walk with me through a second chance of life:
https://www.gofundme.com/sugars-transplant-journey

-Sugar, â&#65533;¤ðŸ˜˜

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Pamela Dominguez
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2021 10:11 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Report on the accesibility of the LG Clasic 120 Flip Phone

I can't see myself using an iPhone at all. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2021 10:39 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Report on the accesibility of the LG Clasic 120 Flip Phone

You know, Janet, I do not miss my old flip phones, which, I guess could be why I replaced them. They never had enough battery life and tended to be clumsy, compared to the iPhone, once I really started to use it.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Janet
Sent: Sunday, January 3, 2021 9:09 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Report on the accesibility of the LG Clasic 120 Flip Phone

Hi All,
Wow, talking about a flip phone makes me smile! I had a flip phone for so long until I bought my iPhone. I have to admit, I do sometimes really just miss my old flip phones though.

Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Sunday, January 03, 2021 7:12 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Report on the accesibility of the LG Clasic 120 Flip Phone

Read Out is pretty good, especially with texsting. I had an LG Revere that had it. I am glad to hear that Net Ten now has an accessible flip phone to offer at a good price. I was very happy with Net Ten, when I had them.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Loy
Sent: Sunday, January 3, 2021 7:09 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Report on the accesibility of the LG Clasic 120 Flip Phone

I wanted to report on the accessibility of the LG. Classic flip phone from Net10. I was pleasantly surprised on how well read out works.(read out is the screen reader). You will need sighted help to turn on read out in the Initial setup. After that you can read all menus, settings contact, messages and etc. Manual is not much help with explaining the accessible settings. Haven't tested Internet browser or
typing. But this might be a good phone for some people who
don't need a full smart phone. It can be purchased for $39 or less if you buy a plan with the phone.




















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Re: Report on the accesibility of the LG Clasic 120 Flip Phone

john s
 

Is it possible to have 2 cell phones on 1 number?

At 09:54 PM 1/5/2021, Janet, wrote:
Carolyn,
Yes, I did get the warranty, but I never had to use it. So, I paid $250 for the two year warranty for nothing! Although Apple is pretty good if someone has a problem with their devices even without any warranty.

Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Tuesday, January 05, 2021 10:00 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Report on the accesibility of the LG Clasic 120 Flip Phone

Then, I hope you got warranty coverage on your phone. Mine does not get flaky, at least, as far as I know, it does not.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Janet
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2021 11:26 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Report on the accesibility of the LG Clasic 120 Flip Phone

Carolyn,
My phone can get pretty flaky sometimes. Sometimes, I feel like throwing it against the wall, but sometimes and only when it works fine, I love it, and I couldn't be without it. Go figure! Smile!
Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2021 7:17 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Report on the accesibility of the LG Clasic 120 Flip Phone

What does your iPhone do that doesn't work, Janet?

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Janet
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2021 6:35 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Report on the accesibility of the LG Clasic 120 Flip Phone

Carolyn,
So your iPhone works all the time, you are lucky! Smile!
Janet


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2021 5:01 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Report on the accesibility of the LG Clasic 120 Flip Phone

As far as I know, my iPhone works all the time.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Janet
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2021 5:39 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Report on the accesibility of the LG Clasic 120 Flip Phone

Hi Sugar, Pam, Carolyn,
Oh sure I love my iPhone too, but only when it works! Smile! Although, there are still times when I would just like to make a phonecall, and not have to bother listening to Siri or Voiceover, as sometimes it just talks way too much. I know the ways to stop them from talking, but that is what I get tired of. So I guess, one could say I have a love-hate relationship with my iPhone, meaning I love it when it works, and I hate it when it doesn’t! I do miss my old flip phone, but I doubt very much if I could ever get used to another flip phone though again.

Janet


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Sugar Lopez
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2021 4:12 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Report on the accesibility of the LG Clasic 120 Flip Phone

Hat's what I use to say and now, I love my Iphone sugar “How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.â€&#65533;
- - Winnie the Pooh

Please walk with me through a second chance of life:
https://www.gofundme.com/sugars-transplant-journey

-Sugar, â&#65533;¤ðŸ˜˜

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Pamela Dominguez
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2021 10:11 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Report on the accesibility of the LG Clasic 120 Flip Phone

I can't see myself using an iPhone at all. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2021 10:39 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Report on the accesibility of the LG Clasic 120 Flip Phone

You know, Janet, I do not miss my old flip phones, which, I guess could be why I replaced them. They never had enough battery life and tended to be clumsy, compared to the iPhone, once I really started to use it.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Janet
Sent: Sunday, January 3, 2021 9:09 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Report on the accesibility of the LG Clasic 120 Flip Phone

Hi All,
Wow, talking about a flip phone makes me smile! I had a flip phone for so long until I bought my iPhone. I have to admit, I do sometimes really just miss my old flip phones though.

Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Sunday, January 03, 2021 7:12 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Report on the accesibility of the LG Clasic 120 Flip Phone

Read Out is pretty good, especially with texsting. I had an LG Revere that had it. I am glad to hear that Net Ten now has an accessible flip phone to offer at a good price. I was very happy with Net Ten, when I had them.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Loy
Sent: Sunday, January 3, 2021 7:09 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Report on the accesibility of the LG Clasic 120 Flip Phone

I wanted to report on the accessibility of the LG. Classic flip phone from Net10. I was pleasantly surprised on how well read out works.(read out is the screen reader). You will need sighted help to turn on read out in the Initial setup. After that you can read all menus, settings contact, messages and etc. Manual is not much help with explaining the accessible settings. Haven't tested Internet browser or
typing. But this might be a good phone for some people who
don't need a full smart phone. It can be purchased for $39 or less if you buy a plan with the phone.




















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Re: k1000 query.

Norman
 

Hi.

Yes, there is. It's in settings, either in scanning or recognition, i forget which.


HTH.


On 1/6/2021 1:34 AM, adam morris wrote:
Hi all,
I don't use k1000 but am assisting someone who does.
In openbook there is a setting to turn off recognition of columns so things like phone bills and bank statements read correctly.
Is there a similar setting in k1000 and if so where may I find it?
Thanks in advance.

-- 

Adam Morris
Email, iMessage & FaceTime 
adam@...


Re: Virtual desktop infrastructure

Michael Mote
 

Hi Pablo. I've been sifting through my messages from the last two
weeks and saw yours. I have used JAWS in a Citrix environment, VMWare
and also RDP. Citrix and VMWare seem to work the best. A lot depends
on band width. If you have good connectivity, things work well. Of
course, you need to have the Remote access add-on license on your
version of JAWS, which is an additional 200 bucks.

On 12/29/20, Pablo Morales <pablocmd2014@gmail.com> wrote:
Hello all,

I would like to know if some of you guys had the opportunity to work on a
Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI).

What is the best way to work on this platforms with jaws remotely?
Thanks in advance,

And Happy new year 2021,

Pablo








Re: Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

chris judge
 

Of course, sorry I muss understood part of that message. Missed the fact that you had paid for new and got a used device, sorry.


Chris Judge

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Janet
Sent: January 5, 2021 11:28 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

Chris,
Oh Yes, this does matter to me. I paid for a brand new Laptop, not one that was an open box. WE are talking with taxes, $662, oh yeah, it needs to be new. If I paid for something brand new, I definitely want it to be brand new. As I also stated before, I was getting emails from Best Buy Outlet, in which I never heard of. So today I bought a brand new one exactly the same except this one I bought today just isn't a VivoBook, and I'm fine with that. Best Buy will send me an email to let me know when I can pick it up, and I don't think it will be to long because they had this one in stock.

Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of chris judge
Sent: Tuesday, January 05, 2021 2:37 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

And if you are purchasing it from a reputable store, and if the warranty is still as new, what difference does it really make if it's open box or not?

Chris Judge


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Lenron
Sent: January 4, 2021 6:31 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

Open box doesn't mean someone had the laptop for a year. Normally it means someone got it and returned it. I really really hope you find what you are looking for. I have a dell refurbished laptop and it runs great so I have no problem with buying refurbished

On 1/4/21, Janet <janet.harvard@outlook.com> wrote:
Hi Monte,
The only difference between the Intel and the AMD is $100 so far as I
can see. But, like you say, if the keys are right, and I plan on
using it for as long as I can, I might as well pay the extra! Smile!
So, I think I will go to Best Buy tomorrow, and cancel the Asus, and feel the other ones there.
So now, if I do buy a different one, I might have to try and set it
up myself, and this means I will have to deal with Narrator once
again, as the Geeks are so busy people need to schedule an appointment
at least a few days in advance, but who knows, maybe they just might
set it up for me, just to get rid of me once in for all! LOL! If
not, I might have to schedule an appointment just so I can finally get up and running!

Thank you for all this.

Janet

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2021 4:04 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

Hi Janet,

If I were buying a new laptop or desktop, I would not care if the
processor was intel or a m d, if they were of equal speed and price.
It’s really just a brand.
If it costs a few dollars more, get the one that feels right for your
fingers and hands;; you’ll be felling that keyboard for many hundreds
of hours!
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Janet
Sent: January 4, 2021 3:51 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

Hi Juan,
I did go in to the Best Buy store, and I felt the keys on the Asus,
and I did like that as it also had a NumPad. I just didn’t know it
was what Best Buy calls out of the box, as the salesmen never told me
that. I also seen a HP Laptop I liked, and I also seen a Dell Laptop
I liked, but I now don’t know if all those Laptops are out of the box,
meaning someone could have brought it back to the store as a trade in
after they might have had it for several months or even a year.
Although, as I am searching online, I have noticed the Asus Laptops
now have the Intell processor instead of the AMD Risen like the one I bought. So, I don’t really know what all that means.
Can you tell me what kind of keyboard you have with those keys, as
that sounds like something I would like as well, or is it the Lenovo
one you currently have? I had a Lenovo a few weeks ago, and the
problem I had with the keys on the keyboard, was the keys would stick
down in the board when I pressed them. The keys were to large for my
fingers, and they were to many different shapes, meaning some of them were long, some of them were short.

Thank you for all this.
Janet


From: main@TechTalk.groups.io<mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Juan Gonzalez via
groups.io
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2021 3:40 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io<mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

A great method of finding the right laptop for you is to go into a
computer shop and have some hands on with the laptop. I personally do
not like the crammed keyboards so I went in and found one that has
great spacing. I also wanted one with a number pad and this one had
it. I also would stay with any of the intel core I5 computers or AMD
Ryzen 5 and up for processors. 8 GB Ram and SSD of 250 GB or higher.
Lenovo is my computer manufacture of choice right now but that doesn’t
mean there isn’t other good computers in the dell, hp, lineups.
Juan Gonzalez
IT – DAX Analyst/IT Support Technician | Information Technology
Phone: 312 .666.1331 Ext. 3704
www.chicagolighthouse.org<http://www.chicagolighthouse.org>







From: Janet<mailto:janet.harvard@outlook.com>
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2021 3:17 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io<mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

Hi,
Thank you for this. I won’t be doing any gaming or video though. I
want a Laptop basically for using email, basic editing, etc. So I
know what I want, but trying to find it is another thing. LOL!

Janet

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io<mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Fawaz Abdul rahman
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2021 2:44 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io<mailto:main@techtalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

Hi these are like model names, think pad and ideapad from Linovo as
far as I know and vivobook from Asus.
They are like series, and you can find plenty of models in that
series, just as for example, iPad pro 2018, 2020 etc.
Naturally 2020 model will have more updated specs such as processor
or ram etc.
Think pad for example 14inch laptop with intel processer and several
models coming either i5 or i7 and all of them U which means low energy
consumption.
So all of them laptop just different companies and different models.
You have others similar to these, dell xps, hp specter etc.
To know which one you should pick, first decide for what you are
getting the device for, if heavy gaming or video editing etc, these
are not so good, but for productivity and portability, these are perfect.
And laptops which are for gaming and more than 14-15 inch will be not
so great with portability hence they will be quite heavy.

Good luck.

Sent from Mail<https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=550986> for
Windows
10

From: Janet<mailto:janet.harvard@outlook.com>
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2021 11:30 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io<mailto:main@techtalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

Hi everyone,
Can someone please explain to me the difference between a Laptop
ThinkPad or an IdeaPad or a Vivobook Laptop, as opposed to a computer
Laptop? I am doing some searching on line about the Laptop Vivobook I
recently bought, as it is showing this is not a new Laptop, and I
didn't know that as the salesmen at Best Buy didn't tell me that. So
I am seeing sales for computer Laptops and ThinkPad Laptops, IdeaPad
Laptops, Vivobook Laptops, but then I see different prices for computer Laptops.

Thank you all for any help in this.

Janet
Janet oppsode

Peace Be With You.














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k1000 query.

adam morris
 

Hi all,
I don't use k1000 but am assisting someone who does.
In openbook there is a setting to turn off recognition of columns so things like phone bills and bank statements read correctly.
Is there a similar setting in k1000 and if so where may I find it?
Thanks in advance.

-- 

Adam Morris
Email, iMessage & FaceTime 
adam@...


This week on Eyes On Success: Access Technology Reminiscences

blueskies11
 

For the first episode of eyes On Success of the new year we have:

2102 Access Technology Reminiscences (Jan. 6, 2021)
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Re: Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

Janet
 

Thank you Gene. I'm sure I will need that web site as I start to learn NVDA.
Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2021 5:56 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

When you start to use NVDA, if you don't know about resources for learning
it, ask here. There is a specific web page on the NVDA site for those
beginning to use NVDA who are JAWS users. I haven't looked at it for a long
time so I can't evaluate it but it will have useful information.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Janet
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2021 5:53 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.



Hi Heather,

I haven’t ever used NVDA or Narrator, but I do use JAWS, so I will be
wanting to put JAWS on my new Laptop. I also want to get used to NVDA, but
I’ll stick with JAWS and use Narrator to set up my Laptop, and once I get
used to the Laptop, I am going to start using NVDA, so I can have a second
screen reader just in case JAWS gets a little upset with me! LOL!



Janet





From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
heather albright
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2021 4:30 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.





Well, if you know how to use NVDA, you can always put it on a thumb drive
and stick in the laptop and you can set it up using NVDA instead of
narrator! And you can take that portable copy and install it on your laptop
as a full copy if you want to use NVDA! But narrator will set up windows and
it will talk you threw it; just have turn it on. The tricky part is to set
up a local account instead of a Microsoft account; they changed it now!
Cheers Heather



Sent from Mail for Windows 10





From: Janet
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2021 4:22 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.





Hi Monte,

The only difference between the Intel and the AMD is $100 so far as I can
see. But, like you say, if the keys are right, and I plan on using it for
as long as I can, I might as well pay the extra! Smile! So, I think I will
go to Best Buy tomorrow, and cancel the Asus, and feel the other ones there.
So now, if I do buy a different one, I might have to try and set it up
myself, and this means I will have to deal with Narrator once again, as the
Geeks are so busy people need to schedule an appointment at least a few days
in advance, but who knows, maybe they just might set it up for me, just to
get rid of me once in for all! LOL! If not, I might have to schedule an
appointment just so I can finally get up and running!



Thank you for all this.



Janet





From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Monte Single
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2021 4:04 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.





Hi Janet,



If I were buying a new laptop or desktop, I would not care if the processor
was intel or a m d, if they were of equal speed and price.

It’s really just a brand.

If it costs a few dollars more, get the one that feels right for your
fingers and hands;; you’ll be felling that keyboard for many hundreds of
hours!



From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Janet
Sent: January 4, 2021 3:51 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.





Hi Juan,

I did go in to the Best Buy store, and I felt the keys on the Asus, and I
did like that as it also had a NumPad. I just didn’t know it was what Best
Buy calls out of the box, as the salesmen never told me that. I also seen a
HP Laptop I liked, and I also seen a Dell Laptop I liked, but I now don’t
know if all those Laptops are out of the box, meaning someone could have
brought it back to the store as a trade in after they might have had it for
several months or even a year. Although, as I am searching online, I have
noticed the Asus Laptops now have the Intell processor instead of the AMD
Risen like the one I bought. So, I don’t really know what all that means.
Can you tell me what kind of keyboard you have with those keys, as that
sounds like something I would like as well, or is it the Lenovo one you
currently have? I had a Lenovo a few weeks ago, and the problem I had with
the keys on the keyboard, was the keys would stick down in the board when I
pressed them. The keys were to large for my fingers, and they were to many
different shapes, meaning some of them were long, some of them were short.



Thank you for all this.

Janet







From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Juan Gonzalez via groups.io
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2021 3:40 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.





A great method of finding the right laptop for you is to go into a computer
shop and have some hands on with the laptop. I personally do not like the
crammed keyboards so I went in and found one that has great spacing. I also
wanted one with a number pad and this one had it. I also would stay with any
of the intel core I5 computers or AMD Ryzen 5 and up for processors. 8 GB
Ram and SSD of 250 GB or higher.

Lenovo is my computer manufacture of choice right now but that doesn’t mean
there isn’t other good computers in the dell, hp, lineups.

Juan Gonzalez

IT – DAX Analyst/IT Support Technician | Information Technology

Phone: 312 .666.1331 Ext. 3704

www.chicagolighthouse.org

















From: Janet
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2021 3:17 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.





Hi,

Thank you for this. I won’t be doing any gaming or video though. I want a
Laptop basically for using email, basic editing, etc. So I know what I
want, but trying to find it is another thing. LOL!



Janet





From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Fawaz Abdul rahman
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2021 2:44 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.





Hi these are like model names, think pad and ideapad from Linovo as far as I
know and vivobook from Asus.

They are like series, and you can find plenty of models in that series, just
as for example, iPad pro 2018, 2020 etc.

Naturally 2020 model will have more updated specs such as processor or ram
etc.

Think pad for example 14inch laptop with intel processer and several models
coming either i5 or i7 and all of them U which means low energy consumption.

So all of them laptop just different companies and different models.

You have others similar to these, dell xps, hp specter etc.

To know which one you should pick, first decide for what you are getting the
device for, if heavy gaming or video editing etc, these are not so good, but
for productivity and portability, these are perfect.

And laptops which are for gaming and more than 14-15 inch will be not so
great with portability hence they will be quite heavy.



Good luck.



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From: Janet
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2021 11:30 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.





Hi everyone,

Can someone please explain to me the difference between a Laptop ThinkPad or
an IdeaPad or a Vivobook Laptop, as opposed to a computer Laptop? I am doing
some searching on line about the Laptop Vivobook I recently bought, as it is
showing this is not a new Laptop, and I didn't know that as the salesmen at
Best Buy didn't tell me that. So I am seeing sales for computer Laptops and
ThinkPad Laptops, IdeaPad Laptops, Vivobook Laptops, but then I see
different prices for computer Laptops.



Thank you all for any help in this.



Janet

Janet oppsode



Peace Be With You.


Re: Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

Janet
 

Gene,
I'm glad to hear that! Smile!
Janet

-----Original Message-----
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Sent: Tuesday, January 05, 2021 9:35 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

I'm feeling alright. I've been active. Thanks for azsking.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Janet
Sent: Tuesday, January 05, 2021 9:33 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

Hi Gene,
How are you feeling? I haven't seen you out here much, but then again I
haven't been out here much myself until lately.

Janet
-----Original Message-----
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Gene
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2021 11:47 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

That's just a coincidence. Stores don't do something to make computers
break. it would be illegal, it would be easy for the stores to be caught
one way or another and it would only be able to be done when someone
purchased something to be shipped, not an in store purchase.

And what would the thing be? You can't sabotage a machine so it will break
after the year warranty. You could do something like damage animportant
fan, but that would cause problems shortly after purchase.
Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Janet
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2021 9:54 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

Hi Gene,
I know the insurances are expensive, but when I don't buy the insurance,
something goes wrong, and now if I do buy the insurance, everything is fine.
I really just wonder sometimes if these stores do something to the product
if a person doesn't buy insurance. I know it sounds crazy, but I really
just wonder sometimes.
Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Gene
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2021 9:37 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

I never buy extended warranties on computers. In this case, the price you
are paying is more than half the price of a new computer and, while
something may happen, it probably won't.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Janet
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2021 9:32 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.



Juan,

Best Buy did offer me a three year accidental warranty, and I did buy it,
but it cost me $245. If I wanted total Geek insurance, that would have cost
another $145, and that was only for one year, so if I wanted the total
insurance next year, I would have to pay another $145. All this insurance
could cost more than the Laptop! Smile! On both of those Laptops did have
SSD, as I do like those on my machines.





Janet



From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
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Sent: Monday, January 04, 2021 8:49 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.





I don’t know the in and outs of best buys policies Unfortunately but they do
offer extended warranty on open box items so that might be something to
consider. The amount you will save from buying an open item could be used to
buy the extended warranty.



I understand all about not needing the latest and greatest. I just went over
to my brothers house and installed an SSD to his 2005 dell xps M1330 dual
core laptop. He was ready to throw it out cause it was very slow and he only
needs it to watch movies. Putting that SSD gave it another life line with a
clean of windows 10.



Juan Gonzalez

IT – DAX Analyst/IT Support Technician | Information Technology

Phone: 312 .666.1331 Ext. 3704

www.chicagolighthouse.org

















From: Monte Single
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2021 7:28 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.





Hi Juan,



If it is an “open box” item at bestbuy, would the usual 1 year warranty
apply?



I purchased a used hp desktop from amazon about 18 months ago.

It has a 6th gen I 5 processor with 8 gig of ddr4 ram.



It’s a little slow decompressing large, 30 gig files, and converting books
from text to speech, but that’s fine.



I’m not trying to prevent a cataclysm with it.

If I get 2 or 3 years use out of it, that’s fine.

99 per cent of us do not need the latest and the greatest.





From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Juan
Gonzalez via groups.io
Sent: January 4, 2021 6:41 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.





The one that I currently have is the Lenovo legion but again it’s a gaming
computer so might be over kill for what you are looking for. Best buy has
been doing that more recently, selling open box items. They are not bad it
might just be some one opened it didn’t like it and returned it. I am sure
they have inspected it to make sure everything is like new but you can
always tell them that you want a brand new one. That sales person doesn’t
sound like a good one if he didn’t tell you what you were buying. I got one
of those when I went in so I went to a different best buy and got a better
sales person. I almost bought an Asus gaming computer because of the
keyboard layout and everything being so nicely spaced out but it did not
have a number pad. It really depends on how much you are looking to spend,
if you want to save some money you can get an i5 9th generation processer to
save some money and you would not notice the difference in speed with the 10
generation. I would safely go back as far as a 6 generation i5 processer for
what you are looking to do.



Juan Gonzalez

IT – DAX Analyst/IT Support Technician | Information Technology

Phone: 312 .666.1331 Ext. 3704

www.chicagolighthouse.org

















From: Janet
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2021 3:50 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.





Hi Juan,

I did go in to the Best Buy store, and I felt the keys on the Asus, and I
did like that as it also had a NumPad. I just didn’t know it was what Best
Buy calls out of the box, as the salesmen never told me that. I also seen a
HP Laptop I liked, and I also seen a Dell Laptop I liked, but I now don’t
know if all those Laptops are out of the box, meaning someone could have
brought it back to the store as a trade in after they might have had it for
several months or even a year. Although, as I am searching online, I have
noticed the Asus Laptops now have the Intell processor instead of the AMD
Risen like the one I bought. So, I don’t really know what all that means.
Can you tell me what kind of keyboard you have with those keys, as that
sounds like something I would like as well, or is it the Lenovo one you
currently have? I had a Lenovo a few weeks ago, and the problem I had with
the keys on the keyboard, was the keys would stick down in the board when I
pressed them. The keys were to large for my fingers, and they were to many
different shapes, meaning some of them were long, some of them were short.



Thank you for all this.

Janet







From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Juan Gonzalez via groups.io
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2021 3:40 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.





A great method of finding the right laptop for you is to go into a computer
shop and have some hands on with the laptop. I personally do not like the
crammed keyboards so I went in and found one that has great spacing. I also
wanted one with a number pad and this one had it. I also would stay with any
of the intel core I5 computers or AMD Ryzen 5 and up for processors. 8 GB
Ram and SSD of 250 GB or higher.

Lenovo is my computer manufacture of choice right now but that doesn’t mean
there isn’t other good computers in the dell, hp, lineups.

Juan Gonzalez

IT – DAX Analyst/IT Support Technician | Information Technology

Phone: 312 .666.1331 Ext. 3704

www.chicagolighthouse.org

















From: Janet
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2021 3:17 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.





Hi,

Thank you for this. I won’t be doing any gaming or video though. I want a
Laptop basically for using email, basic editing, etc. So I know what I
want, but trying to find it is another thing. LOL!



Janet





From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Fawaz Abdul rahman
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2021 2:44 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.





Hi these are like model names, think pad and ideapad from Linovo as far as I
know and vivobook from Asus.

They are like series, and you can find plenty of models in that series, just
as for example, iPad pro 2018, 2020 etc.

Naturally 2020 model will have more updated specs such as processor or ram
etc.

Think pad for example 14inch laptop with intel processer and several models
coming either i5 or i7 and all of them U which means low energy consumption.

So all of them laptop just different companies and different models.

You have others similar to these, dell xps, hp specter etc.

To know which one you should pick, first decide for what you are getting the
device for, if heavy gaming or video editing etc, these are not so good, but
for productivity and portability, these are perfect.

And laptops which are for gaming and more than 14-15 inch will be not so
great with portability hence they will be quite heavy.



Good luck.



Sent from Mail for Windows 10





From: Janet
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2021 11:30 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.





Hi everyone,

Can someone please explain to me the difference between a Laptop ThinkPad or
an IdeaPad or a Vivobook Laptop, as opposed to a computer Laptop? I am doing
some searching on line about the Laptop Vivobook I recently bought, as it is
showing this is not a new Laptop, and I didn't know that as the salesmen at
Best Buy didn't tell me that. So I am seeing sales for computer Laptops and
ThinkPad Laptops, IdeaPad Laptops, Vivobook Laptops, but then I see
different prices for computer Laptops.



Thank you all for any help in this.



Janet

Janet oppsode



Peace Be With You.

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