Date   

Re: my computer will not update, causing all kinds of problems.

Steve Matzura
 

Regarding making a recovery backup, you must consider at least these three absolutely critically essential questions, the answers to which must all be "yes:"


1. Is the backup software you will use accessible? (See below for recommendations)

2. Can said backup software make full image backups to external media such as USB drives?

3. Can the image be restored accessibly to the system disk?


There are several fine applications out there which can make and restore recovery images, but the one I have used for a very long time and which I always recommend is Terabyte Drive Image Backup and Restore Suite which has remained accessible for well over ten years and probably a dozen revisions over that time. Every time a new version is issued, I check that accessibility hasn't been forgotten, and I also write them and thank them for keeping it in. Companies love to hear from us--they really do, so when you find software you can use and that you really like, show your love by writing to the company. I believe it helps.

On 1/17/2021 3:48 PM, Jim Rawls wrote:

Sounds like a plan. Jim

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Steve Matzura
Sent: Saturday, January 16, 2021 4:44 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer will not update, causing all kinds of problems.

 

I think his use of the word abacus was to indicate that he perceives it to be an outdated dinosaur. What I'd recommend is to back up the system drive and try a clean install of 20H2. If that doesn't work, just restore the old one and think of something else to try.

 

On 1/16/2021 3:01 PM, Gerald Levy via groups.io wrote:

 

Jim, can you provide us with more information about your **** computer?  I am not familiar with the Abacus brand.  Is your computer a laptop or desktop?  How much RAM and what kind of processor does it have?  When and where did you buy it, and which version of Windows 10 was originally installed on it when you bought it? Have you been able to install any cumulative or feature updates on it since then? And is Windows Security being updated with the latest database definitions?  Maybe someone on this list can guide you in the right direction if you give us more information.

 

Gerald

 

 

On 1/16/2021 2:29 PM, Jim Rawls wrote:

Hi all,For several months, I have tried to get my computer to update from windows 1909 to the current version. Microsoft has tried several times to update it, but they can’t do it. They put a repair tool in an it did no good. They tried installing the current version but that failed as well. So, I have a computer that will not install any updates, security or otherwise. Jaws will not update as well. I am authorized to version 2020, but I can only go to 2018. I am out of warrantee on this abacus computer. Does anyone have any ideas on how I can fixthuis**** computer? Smile. Jim.



Re: longevity of braille printers?

Josh Kennedy
 

the print speed is 25cps or 25 characters per second, it is a single side only printer. 


Question

Shelly Kane
 

Hi Group:


I heard about this device that can help people with disabilities go out on walks by themselves.  Supposedly, you wear this thing around your neck and it's a camera and you can push a button and get someone live and these people do this for a living by giving people directions.  It can probably be used for something else as well but I am very intrigued and was wondering if any of you have heard about it?  I have no idea what it's called but my friend told me about it.  I do know of an app on the phone that is similar but this is a device that goes around your neck so the person can see where you are going.  Thanks in advance and if none of you heard of this, I will tell my friend she is totally off.

Shelly


Re: Google device or Alexa device?

heather albright
 

Yes, it changed when they did away with google play music and now it is all YouTube music and it lets you listen to samples till you obtain a paid YouTube account, 17 last time I was signed up for it. It may have gone up now. I know I have 3 google speakers in my home and 4 alexa speakers. You can play it with say google on your iPhone threw the YouTube app but you will get all the adds. Also, you can use YouTube off the web with adds too. But not with the speakers. I think if you have a chrome cast, you might be able to play YouTube shows. I cant berify this as I do not have a chrome cast. However, if you have a firestick tv, you can get it to play YouTube in their YouTube app off the firestick tv; with adds unless you have a paid subscription.I figured after they got rid of google play music, they were going to make you pay; so greedy. Cheers Heather  

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Gene
Sent: Sunday, January 17, 2021 9:29 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?

 

I can listen to Youtube free using the Google assistant on my phone.  It is

illogical that Google would allow those using web browsers to listen to

Youtube for free but not users of their own smart speaker.  I don't know

what the situation is in countries other than The United States but I'm very

skeptical that Google Voice Assistant users can't listen to Youtube for

free, that is the unrestricted content, which is a great deal.

 

Gene

-----Original Message-----

From: heather albright

Sent: Sunday, January 17, 2021 8:19 PM

To: main@TechTalk.groups.io

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?

 

 

 

Yes they changed this and they got rid of google play music. So one has to

have a free pandora account to get free music off their google speaker.

Alexa is the only one that has free music listening with amazon music if you

are a prim member. Cheers Heather

 

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

 

 

 

 

From: Monte Single

Sent: Sunday, January 17, 2021 3:04 PM

To: main@TechTalk.groups.io

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?

 

 

 

 

 

Here in Canada, my google home mini tells me that I have to have a paid

subscription to play music from u-tube.

 

 

 

-----Original Message-----

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kerryn

Gunness via groups.io

 

Sent: January 17, 2021 1:12 PM

 

To: main@TechTalk.groups.io

 

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?

 

 

 

while the info below is true for persons in the US and canada, in the

caribbean for example trinidad, where i live, playing music from you tube is

not free, you have to pay for a subscription for you tube to use with a

google home

 

 

 

 

 

----- Original Message -----

 

From: "Gene" <gsasner@...>

 

To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>

 

Sent: Saturday, January 16, 2021 5:17 PM

 

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?

 

 

 

 

 

> You can listen to music free with the Google assistant.  It plays music on

 

> Youtube.  I don't know if it works with other music services.

 

 

> I also don't know if The Echo can play music on Youtube.

 

 

> -----Original Message-----

 

> From: heather albright

 

> Sent: Saturday, January 16, 2021 3:10 PM

 

> To: main@TechTalk.groups.io

 

> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?

 

 

 

 

> Well I will start with google. Pros, she spells slower than alexa with

 

> pauses. She plays podcast better too my opinion. She handles smart plugs

 

> better that are not amazon based like the smart life and wemo. She has

 

> more information on certain subjects. She can have several voices not just

 

> one voice. Her language data base is more extensive. Cons, it is hard to

 

> pare smart items with google and she has to apps to control the speaker

 

> instead of just one like alexa. She does not have as many apps that work

 

> or connect with the speaker. You cant drop in on other speakers.

 

 

> Alexa, pros, you have a wide range of connected devices to connect with on

 

> the speaker. She always has more skills to use; you can change her wake

 

> word; you can drop in to different rooms and locations with your contacts;

 

> you can listen to music for free with amazon if you have prime; you can

 

> order using the speaker or put something in the cart; if you have the

 

> show, you can have face to face conversations across the country. Cons,

 

> alexa has not have  the spelling feature to spell slow if you are trying

 

> to do dictation; her data base for information is not as good; amazon has

 

> some issues with their smart plugs that do not always work wich means your

 

> plugs do not work especially with their outages; not all their stuff is

 

> fullally accessible for example, you cant turn on the feature that allows

 

> you to tell the speaker to delete everything that you said as the app does

 

> not allow vo users to access that on the app; you have to have prime to

 

> make the nost out of the speaker.

 

 

> Both speakers will: tell the time and temp, give directions, tell jokes;

 

> give sports scores; play games; tell stories; give the news. OH, forgot ,

 

> it easyer to make routines with alexa as you only have one app to deal

 

> with while google makes you use 2 apps.

 

 

> This is just off the top of my head.

 

 

> Cheers Heather

 

 

 

 

 

 

> Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

 

 

 

 

 

> From: Carolyn Arnold

 

> Sent: Saturday, January 16, 2021 11:19 AM

 

> To: main@TechTalk.groups.io

 

> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?

 

 

 

 

 

 

> Heather, what are the pros and cons of Alexa and Google?

 

 

 

 

> -----Original Message-----

 

 

> From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf

 

> Of heather albright

 

 

> Sent: Saturday, January 16, 2021 11:22 AM

 

 

> To: main@TechTalk.groups.io

 

 

> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?

 

 

 

 

> I personally have both speakers. I have them in my room and in the office

 

> and my mom has both in her room. They both have qualities to like and

 

> dislike.  It is good have both say if you are trying to get your smart

 

> plugs to work, some times google does a better job than alexa. Sometimes

 

> if you want music, alexa is better at that than google.  Find that google

 

> does a better job of spelling words than alexa, she actually pauses

 

> between letters alexa does not always do this.  So it is good to have both

 

> if you can. Cheers Heather

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

> Windows 10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

> From: Ashley Breger via groups.io <mailto:ashbreger@...>

 

 

> Sent: Friday, January 15, 2021 11:21 PM

 

 

> To: main@techtalk.groups.io <mailto:main@techtalk.groups.io>

 

 

> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

> All right chat with you then.

 

 

 

 

> Ashley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

>                On Jan 15, 2021, at 10:27 PM, Vicky Vaughan

 

> <vrvaughan63@...> wrote:

 

 

 

 

>                

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

>                Thanks, so much and I will contact you on Saturday!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

>                Sincerely, Vicky V

 

 

 

 

>                From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On

 

> Behalf Of Ashley Breger via groups.io

 

 

>                Sent: Friday, January 15, 2021 11:25 PM

 

 

>                To: main@techtalk.groups.io

 

 

>                Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

>                Hi Vicki,

 

 

 

 

>                I would be more than happy to assist you with connecting

 

> your email to either of these devices. I am most familiar with the Amazon

 

> Alexa but I know Google home will also read your emails. If you want email

 

> me back privately and I can give you my contact information. I mostly

 

> assist people over the phone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

>                Ashley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

>                                On Jan 15, 2021, at 10:21 PM, Vicky Vaughan

 

> <vrvaughan63@... <mailto:vrvaughan63@...> > wrote:

 

 

 

 

>                                

 

 

 

 

>                                Hi List, Is there a way to get either of

 

> these devices to work with email messages?  That is to: read them, respond

 

> to them, delete them or store them in a folder?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

>                                Many thanks for any help!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

>                                Sincerely, Vicky V

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Re: Google device or Alexa device?

Gene
 

I can listen to Youtube free using the Google assistant on my phone. It is illogical that Google would allow those using web browsers to listen to Youtube for free but not users of their own smart speaker. I don't know what the situation is in countries other than The United States but I'm very skeptical that Google Voice Assistant users can't listen to Youtube for free, that is the unrestricted content, which is a great deal.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: heather albright
Sent: Sunday, January 17, 2021 8:19 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?



Yes they changed this and they got rid of google play music. So one has to have a free pandora account to get free music off their google speaker. Alexa is the only one that has free music listening with amazon music if you are a prim member. Cheers Heather



Sent from Mail for Windows 10





From: Monte Single
Sent: Sunday, January 17, 2021 3:04 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?





Here in Canada, my google home mini tells me that I have to have a paid subscription to play music from u-tube.



-----Original Message-----

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kerryn Gunness via groups.io

Sent: January 17, 2021 1:12 PM

To: main@TechTalk.groups.io

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?



while the info below is true for persons in the US and canada, in the caribbean for example trinidad, where i live, playing music from you tube is not free, you have to pay for a subscription for you tube to use with a google home





----- Original Message -----

From: "Gene" <gsasner@gmail.com>

To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>

Sent: Saturday, January 16, 2021 5:17 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?





You can listen to music free with the Google assistant. It plays music on
Youtube. I don't know if it works with other music services.
I also don't know if The Echo can play music on Youtube.
-----Original Message-----
From: heather albright
Sent: Saturday, January 16, 2021 3:10 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?
Well I will start with google. Pros, she spells slower than alexa with
pauses. She plays podcast better too my opinion. She handles smart plugs
better that are not amazon based like the smart life and wemo. She has
more information on certain subjects. She can have several voices not just
one voice. Her language data base is more extensive. Cons, it is hard to
pare smart items with google and she has to apps to control the speaker
instead of just one like alexa. She does not have as many apps that work
or connect with the speaker. You cant drop in on other speakers.
Alexa, pros, you have a wide range of connected devices to connect with on
the speaker. She always has more skills to use; you can change her wake
word; you can drop in to different rooms and locations with your contacts;
you can listen to music for free with amazon if you have prime; you can
order using the speaker or put something in the cart; if you have the
show, you can have face to face conversations across the country. Cons,
alexa has not have the spelling feature to spell slow if you are trying
to do dictation; her data base for information is not as good; amazon has
some issues with their smart plugs that do not always work wich means your
plugs do not work especially with their outages; not all their stuff is
fullally accessible for example, you cant turn on the feature that allows
you to tell the speaker to delete everything that you said as the app does
not allow vo users to access that on the app; you have to have prime to
make the nost out of the speaker.
Both speakers will: tell the time and temp, give directions, tell jokes;
give sports scores; play games; tell stories; give the news. OH, forgot ,
it easyer to make routines with alexa as you only have one app to deal
with while google makes you use 2 apps.
This is just off the top of my head.
Cheers Heather
Sent from Mail for Windows 10
From: Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Saturday, January 16, 2021 11:19 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?
Heather, what are the pros and cons of Alexa and Google?
-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf
Of heather albright
Sent: Saturday, January 16, 2021 11:22 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?
I personally have both speakers. I have them in my room and in the office
and my mom has both in her room. They both have qualities to like and
dislike. It is good have both say if you are trying to get your smart
plugs to work, some times google does a better job than alexa. Sometimes
if you want music, alexa is better at that than google. Find that google
does a better job of spelling words than alexa, she actually pauses
between letters alexa does not always do this. So it is good to have both
if you can. Cheers Heather
Sent from Mail <https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=550986> for
Windows 10
From: Ashley Breger via groups.io <mailto:ashbreger=yahoo.com@groups.io>
Sent: Friday, January 15, 2021 11:21 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io <mailto:main@techtalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?
All right chat with you then.
Ashley
On Jan 15, 2021, at 10:27 PM, Vicky Vaughan
<vrvaughan63@gmail.com> wrote:

Thanks, so much and I will contact you on Saturday!
Sincerely, Vicky V
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On
Behalf Of Ashley Breger via groups.io
Sent: Friday, January 15, 2021 11:25 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?
Hi Vicki,
I would be more than happy to assist you with connecting
your email to either of these devices. I am most familiar with the Amazon
Alexa but I know Google home will also read your emails. If you want email
me back privately and I can give you my contact information. I mostly
assist people over the phone.
Ashley
On Jan 15, 2021, at 10:21 PM, Vicky Vaughan
<vrvaughan63@gmail.com <mailto:vrvaughan63@gmail.com> > wrote:

Hi List, Is there a way to get either of
these devices to work with email messages? That is to: read them, respond
to them, delete them or store them in a folder?
Many thanks for any help!
Sincerely, Vicky V
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Re: Google device or Alexa device?

heather albright
 

Yes they changed this and they got rid of google play music. So one has to have a free pandora account to get free music off their google speaker. Alexa is the only one that has free music listening with amazon music if you are a prim member. Cheers Heather

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Monte Single
Sent: Sunday, January 17, 2021 3:04 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?

 

Here in Canada, my google home mini tells me that I have to have a paid subscription to play music from u-tube.

 

-----Original Message-----

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kerryn Gunness via groups.io

Sent: January 17, 2021 1:12 PM

To: main@TechTalk.groups.io

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?

 

while the info below is true for persons in the US and canada, in the caribbean for example trinidad, where i live, playing music from you tube is not free, you have to pay for a subscription for you tube to use with a google home

 

 

----- Original Message -----

From: "Gene" <gsasner@...>

To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>

Sent: Saturday, January 16, 2021 5:17 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?

 

 

> You can listen to music free with the Google assistant.  It plays music on

> Youtube.  I don't know if it works with other music services.

> I also don't know if The Echo can play music on Youtube.

> -----Original Message-----

> From: heather albright

> Sent: Saturday, January 16, 2021 3:10 PM

> To: main@TechTalk.groups.io

> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?

> Well I will start with google. Pros, she spells slower than alexa with

> pauses. She plays podcast better too my opinion. She handles smart plugs

> better that are not amazon based like the smart life and wemo. She has

> more information on certain subjects. She can have several voices not just

> one voice. Her language data base is more extensive. Cons, it is hard to

> pare smart items with google and she has to apps to control the speaker

> instead of just one like alexa. She does not have as many apps that work

> or connect with the speaker. You cant drop in on other speakers.

> Alexa, pros, you have a wide range of connected devices to connect with on

> the speaker. She always has more skills to use; you can change her wake

> word; you can drop in to different rooms and locations with your contacts;

> you can listen to music for free with amazon if you have prime; you can

> order using the speaker or put something in the cart; if you have the

> show, you can have face to face conversations across the country. Cons,

> alexa has not have  the spelling feature to spell slow if you are trying

> to do dictation; her data base for information is not as good; amazon has

> some issues with their smart plugs that do not always work wich means your

> plugs do not work especially with their outages; not all their stuff is

> fullally accessible for example, you cant turn on the feature that allows

> you to tell the speaker to delete everything that you said as the app does

> not allow vo users to access that on the app; you have to have prime to

> make the nost out of the speaker.

> Both speakers will: tell the time and temp, give directions, tell jokes;

> give sports scores; play games; tell stories; give the news. OH, forgot ,

> it easyer to make routines with alexa as you only have one app to deal

> with while google makes you use 2 apps.

> This is just off the top of my head.

> Cheers Heather

> Sent from Mail for Windows 10

> From: Carolyn Arnold

> Sent: Saturday, January 16, 2021 11:19 AM

> To: main@TechTalk.groups.io

> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?

> Heather, what are the pros and cons of Alexa and Google?

> -----Original Message-----

> From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf

> Of heather albright

> Sent: Saturday, January 16, 2021 11:22 AM

> To: main@TechTalk.groups.io

> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?

> I personally have both speakers. I have them in my room and in the office

> and my mom has both in her room. They both have qualities to like and

> dislike.  It is good have both say if you are trying to get your smart

> plugs to work, some times google does a better job than alexa. Sometimes

> if you want music, alexa is better at that than google.  Find that google

> does a better job of spelling words than alexa, she actually pauses

> between letters alexa does not always do this.  So it is good to have both

> if you can. Cheers Heather

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

> Windows 10

> From: Ashley Breger via groups.io <mailto:ashbreger@...>

> Sent: Friday, January 15, 2021 11:21 PM

> To: main@techtalk.groups.io <mailto:main@techtalk.groups.io>

> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?

> All right chat with you then.

> Ashley

>                On Jan 15, 2021, at 10:27 PM, Vicky Vaughan

> <vrvaughan63@...> wrote:

>                

>                Thanks, so much and I will contact you on Saturday!

>                Sincerely, Vicky V

>                From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On

> Behalf Of Ashley Breger via groups.io

>                Sent: Friday, January 15, 2021 11:25 PM

>                To: main@techtalk.groups.io

>                Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?

>                Hi Vicki,

>                I would be more than happy to assist you with connecting

> your email to either of these devices. I am most familiar with the Amazon

> Alexa but I know Google home will also read your emails. If you want email

> me back privately and I can give you my contact information. I mostly

> assist people over the phone.

>                Ashley

>                                On Jan 15, 2021, at 10:21 PM, Vicky Vaughan

> <vrvaughan63@... <mailto:vrvaughan63@...> > wrote:

>                                

>                                Hi List, Is there a way to get either of

> these devices to work with email messages?  That is to: read them, respond

> to them, delete them or store them in a folder?

>                                Many thanks for any help!

>                                Sincerely, Vicky V

> <http://www.avg.com/email-signature?utm_medium=email&utm_source=link&utm_campaign=sig-email&utm_content=emailclient>

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>

>

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Re: Google device or Alexa device?

Gene
 

It would be interesting to find out why. You can evidently play content but not select sspecific content. It sounds more like a radio feature where you select a genre and the music service plays songs in that genre more or less like Pandora..

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Monte Single
Sent: Sunday, January 17, 2021 7:12 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?

Hi Gene,

OK, for example, I just asked google to play Puff the Magic Dragon. Google said;

"choosing songs is only available to u-tube premium members."
It continued by saying,

"you may like this song instead."

Then, John Denver started singing Country Roads.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: January 17, 2021 6:52 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?

I didn't find anything on the subject.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Gene
Sent: Sunday, January 17, 2021 6:37 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?

Perhaps a search on the subject will disclose some interesting information.
You would think that, since Youtube is a free service unless you want more content and subscribe, that it would be free in digital assistants where it is free for browsers. Evidently that isn't necessarily true.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Monte Single
Sent: Sunday, January 17, 2021 6:17 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?

Yes, sometimes, people send me links to u-tube things. Sometimes there are adds before the file plays, but it does play.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: January 17, 2021 5:28 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?

My e-mail program had a problem and I lost my place in the message list. My first reply was to the wrong thread.

Can you listen to Youtube videos for free on a computer?

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Monte Single
Sent: Sunday, January 17, 2021 3:02 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?

Here in Canada, my google home mini tells me that I have to have a paid subscription to play music from u-tube.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kerryn Gunness via groups.io
Sent: January 17, 2021 1:12 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?

while the info below is true for persons in the US and canada, in the caribbean for example trinidad, where i live, playing music from you tube is not free, you have to pay for a subscription for you tube to use with a google home


----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene" <gsasner@gmail.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, January 16, 2021 5:17 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?


You can listen to music free with the Google assistant. It plays
music on Youtube. I don't know if it works with other music services.

I also don't know if The Echo can play music on Youtube.

-----Original Message-----
From: heather albright
Sent: Saturday, January 16, 2021 3:10 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?



Well I will start with google. Pros, she spells slower than alexa with
pauses. She plays podcast better too my opinion. She handles smart
plugs better that are not amazon based like the smart life and wemo.
She has more information on certain subjects. She can have several
voices not just one voice. Her language data base is more extensive.
Cons, it is hard to pare smart items with google and she has to apps
to control the speaker instead of just one like alexa. She does not
have as many apps that work or connect with the speaker. You cant drop
in on other speakers.

Alexa, pros, you have a wide range of connected devices to connect
with on the speaker. She always has more skills to use; you can change
her wake word; you can drop in to different rooms and locations with
your contacts; you can listen to music for free with amazon if you
have prime; you can order using the speaker or put something in the
cart; if you have the show, you can have face to face conversations
across the country. Cons, alexa has not have the spelling feature to
spell slow if you are trying to do dictation; her data base for
information is not as good; amazon has some issues with their smart
plugs that do not always work wich means your plugs do not work
especially with their outages; not all their stuff is fullally
accessible for example, you cant turn on the feature that allows you
to tell the speaker to delete everything that you said as the app does
not allow vo users to access that on the app; you have to have prime
to make the nost out of the speaker.

Both speakers will: tell the time and temp, give directions, tell
jokes; give sports scores; play games; tell stories; give the news.
OH, forgot , it easyer to make routines with alexa as you only have
one app to deal with while google makes you use 2 apps.

This is just off the top of my head.

Cheers Heather





Sent from Mail for Windows 10





From: Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Saturday, January 16, 2021 11:19 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?





Heather, what are the pros and cons of Alexa and Google?



-----Original Message-----

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf Of heather albright

Sent: Saturday, January 16, 2021 11:22 AM

To: main@TechTalk.groups.io

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?



I personally have both speakers. I have them in my room and in the
office and my mom has both in her room. They both have qualities to
like and dislike. It is good have both say if you are trying to get
your smart plugs to work, some times google does a better job than
alexa. Sometimes if you want music, alexa is better at that than
google. Find that google does a better job of spelling words than
alexa, she actually pauses between letters alexa does not always do
this. So it is good to have both if you can. Cheers Heather







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







From: Ashley Breger via groups.io
<mailto:ashbreger=yahoo.com@groups.io>

Sent: Friday, January 15, 2021 11:21 PM

To: main@techtalk.groups.io <mailto:main@techtalk.groups.io>

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?







All right chat with you then.



Ashley











On Jan 15, 2021, at 10:27 PM, Vicky Vaughan
<vrvaughan63@gmail.com> wrote:











Thanks, so much and I will contact you on Saturday!







Sincerely, Vicky V



From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
On Behalf Of Ashley Breger via groups.io

Sent: Friday, January 15, 2021 11:25 PM

To: main@techtalk.groups.io

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?







Hi Vicki,



I would be more than happy to assist you with
connecting your email to either of these devices. I am most familiar
with the Amazon Alexa but I know Google home will also read your
emails. If you want email me back privately and I can give you my
contact information. I mostly assist people over the phone.







Ashley













On Jan 15, 2021, at 10:21 PM, Vicky
Vaughan <vrvaughan63@gmail.com <mailto:vrvaughan63@gmail.com> > wrote:







Hi List, Is there a way to get either
of these devices to work with email messages? That is to: read them,
respond to them, delete them or store them in a folder?







Many thanks for any help!







Sincerely, Vicky V







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Re: Google device or Alexa device?

Monte Single
 

Hi Gene,

OK, for example, I just asked google to play Puff the Magic Dragon. Google said;

"choosing songs is only available to u-tube premium members."
It continued by saying,

"you may like this song instead."

Then, John Denver started singing Country Roads.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: January 17, 2021 6:52 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?

I didn't find anything on the subject.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Gene
Sent: Sunday, January 17, 2021 6:37 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?

Perhaps a search on the subject will disclose some interesting information.
You would think that, since Youtube is a free service unless you want more content and subscribe, that it would be free in digital assistants where it is free for browsers. Evidently that isn't necessarily true.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Monte Single
Sent: Sunday, January 17, 2021 6:17 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?

Yes, sometimes, people send me links to u-tube things. Sometimes there are adds before the file plays, but it does play.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: January 17, 2021 5:28 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?

My e-mail program had a problem and I lost my place in the message list. My first reply was to the wrong thread.

Can you listen to Youtube videos for free on a computer?

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Monte Single
Sent: Sunday, January 17, 2021 3:02 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?

Here in Canada, my google home mini tells me that I have to have a paid subscription to play music from u-tube.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kerryn Gunness via groups.io
Sent: January 17, 2021 1:12 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?

while the info below is true for persons in the US and canada, in the caribbean for example trinidad, where i live, playing music from you tube is not free, you have to pay for a subscription for you tube to use with a google home


----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene" <gsasner@gmail.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, January 16, 2021 5:17 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?


You can listen to music free with the Google assistant. It plays
music on Youtube. I don't know if it works with other music services.

I also don't know if The Echo can play music on Youtube.

-----Original Message-----
From: heather albright
Sent: Saturday, January 16, 2021 3:10 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?



Well I will start with google. Pros, she spells slower than alexa with
pauses. She plays podcast better too my opinion. She handles smart
plugs better that are not amazon based like the smart life and wemo.
She has more information on certain subjects. She can have several
voices not just one voice. Her language data base is more extensive.
Cons, it is hard to pare smart items with google and she has to apps
to control the speaker instead of just one like alexa. She does not
have as many apps that work or connect with the speaker. You cant drop
in on other speakers.

Alexa, pros, you have a wide range of connected devices to connect
with on the speaker. She always has more skills to use; you can change
her wake word; you can drop in to different rooms and locations with
your contacts; you can listen to music for free with amazon if you
have prime; you can order using the speaker or put something in the
cart; if you have the show, you can have face to face conversations
across the country. Cons, alexa has not have the spelling feature to
spell slow if you are trying to do dictation; her data base for
information is not as good; amazon has some issues with their smart
plugs that do not always work wich means your plugs do not work
especially with their outages; not all their stuff is fullally
accessible for example, you cant turn on the feature that allows you
to tell the speaker to delete everything that you said as the app does
not allow vo users to access that on the app; you have to have prime
to make the nost out of the speaker.

Both speakers will: tell the time and temp, give directions, tell
jokes; give sports scores; play games; tell stories; give the news.
OH, forgot , it easyer to make routines with alexa as you only have
one app to deal with while google makes you use 2 apps.

This is just off the top of my head.

Cheers Heather





Sent from Mail for Windows 10





From: Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Saturday, January 16, 2021 11:19 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?





Heather, what are the pros and cons of Alexa and Google?



-----Original Message-----

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf Of heather albright

Sent: Saturday, January 16, 2021 11:22 AM

To: main@TechTalk.groups.io

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?



I personally have both speakers. I have them in my room and in the
office and my mom has both in her room. They both have qualities to
like and dislike. It is good have both say if you are trying to get
your smart plugs to work, some times google does a better job than
alexa. Sometimes if you want music, alexa is better at that than
google. Find that google does a better job of spelling words than
alexa, she actually pauses between letters alexa does not always do
this. So it is good to have both if you can. Cheers Heather







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







From: Ashley Breger via groups.io
<mailto:ashbreger=yahoo.com@groups.io>

Sent: Friday, January 15, 2021 11:21 PM

To: main@techtalk.groups.io <mailto:main@techtalk.groups.io>

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?







All right chat with you then.



Ashley











On Jan 15, 2021, at 10:27 PM, Vicky Vaughan
<vrvaughan63@gmail.com> wrote:











Thanks, so much and I will contact you on Saturday!







Sincerely, Vicky V



From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
On Behalf Of Ashley Breger via groups.io

Sent: Friday, January 15, 2021 11:25 PM

To: main@techtalk.groups.io

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?







Hi Vicki,



I would be more than happy to assist you with
connecting your email to either of these devices. I am most familiar
with the Amazon Alexa but I know Google home will also read your
emails. If you want email me back privately and I can give you my
contact information. I mostly assist people over the phone.







Ashley













On Jan 15, 2021, at 10:21 PM, Vicky
Vaughan <vrvaughan63@gmail.com <mailto:vrvaughan63@gmail.com> > wrote:







Hi List, Is there a way to get either
of these devices to work with email messages? That is to: read them,
respond to them, delete them or store them in a folder?







Many thanks for any help!







Sincerely, Vicky V







<http://www.avg.com/email-signature?utm_medium=email&utm_source=link&u
tm_campaign=sig-email&utm_content=emailclient>



Virus-free. www.avg.com
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tm_campaign=sig-email&utm_content=emailclient>






























Re: Google device or Alexa device?

Gene
 

I didn't find anything on the subject.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Gene
Sent: Sunday, January 17, 2021 6:37 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?

Perhaps a search on the subject will disclose some interesting information.
You would think that, since Youtube is a free service unless you want more
content and subscribe, that it would be free in digital assistants where it
is free for browsers. Evidently that isn't necessarily true.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Monte Single
Sent: Sunday, January 17, 2021 6:17 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?

Yes, sometimes, people send me links to u-tube things. Sometimes there are
adds before the file plays, but it does play.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: January 17, 2021 5:28 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?

My e-mail program had a problem and I lost my place in the message list. My
first reply was to the wrong thread.

Can you listen to Youtube videos for free on a computer?

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Monte Single
Sent: Sunday, January 17, 2021 3:02 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?

Here in Canada, my google home mini tells me that I have to have a paid
subscription to play music from u-tube.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kerryn
Gunness via groups.io
Sent: January 17, 2021 1:12 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?

while the info below is true for persons in the US and canada, in the
caribbean for example trinidad, where i live, playing music from you tube is
not free, you have to pay for a subscription for you tube to use with a
google home


----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene" <gsasner@gmail.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, January 16, 2021 5:17 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?


You can listen to music free with the Google assistant. It plays
music on Youtube. I don't know if it works with other music services.

I also don't know if The Echo can play music on Youtube.

-----Original Message-----
From: heather albright
Sent: Saturday, January 16, 2021 3:10 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?



Well I will start with google. Pros, she spells slower than alexa with
pauses. She plays podcast better too my opinion. She handles smart
plugs better that are not amazon based like the smart life and wemo.
She has more information on certain subjects. She can have several
voices not just one voice. Her language data base is more extensive.
Cons, it is hard to pare smart items with google and she has to apps
to control the speaker instead of just one like alexa. She does not
have as many apps that work or connect with the speaker. You cant drop in on other speakers.

Alexa, pros, you have a wide range of connected devices to connect
with on the speaker. She always has more skills to use; you can change
her wake word; you can drop in to different rooms and locations with
your contacts; you can listen to music for free with amazon if you
have prime; you can order using the speaker or put something in the
cart; if you have the show, you can have face to face conversations
across the country. Cons, alexa has not have the spelling feature to
spell slow if you are trying to do dictation; her data base for
information is not as good; amazon has some issues with their smart
plugs that do not always work wich means your plugs do not work
especially with their outages; not all their stuff is fullally
accessible for example, you cant turn on the feature that allows you
to tell the speaker to delete everything that you said as the app does
not allow vo users to access that on the app; you have to have prime to make the nost out of the speaker.

Both speakers will: tell the time and temp, give directions, tell
jokes; give sports scores; play games; tell stories; give the news.
OH, forgot , it easyer to make routines with alexa as you only have
one app to deal with while google makes you use 2 apps.

This is just off the top of my head.

Cheers Heather





Sent from Mail for Windows 10





From: Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Saturday, January 16, 2021 11:19 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?





Heather, what are the pros and cons of Alexa and Google?



-----Original Message-----

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf Of heather albright

Sent: Saturday, January 16, 2021 11:22 AM

To: main@TechTalk.groups.io

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?



I personally have both speakers. I have them in my room and in the
office and my mom has both in her room. They both have qualities to
like and dislike. It is good have both say if you are trying to get
your smart plugs to work, some times google does a better job than
alexa. Sometimes if you want music, alexa is better at that than
google. Find that google does a better job of spelling words than
alexa, she actually pauses between letters alexa does not always do
this. So it is good to have both if you can. Cheers Heather







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







From: Ashley Breger via groups.io
<mailto:ashbreger=yahoo.com@groups.io>

Sent: Friday, January 15, 2021 11:21 PM

To: main@techtalk.groups.io <mailto:main@techtalk.groups.io>

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?







All right chat with you then.



Ashley











On Jan 15, 2021, at 10:27 PM, Vicky Vaughan
<vrvaughan63@gmail.com> wrote:











Thanks, so much and I will contact you on Saturday!







Sincerely, Vicky V



From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
On Behalf Of Ashley Breger via groups.io

Sent: Friday, January 15, 2021 11:25 PM

To: main@techtalk.groups.io

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?







Hi Vicki,



I would be more than happy to assist you with
connecting your email to either of these devices. I am most familiar
with the Amazon Alexa but I know Google home will also read your
emails. If you want email me back privately and I can give you my
contact information. I mostly assist people over the phone.







Ashley













On Jan 15, 2021, at 10:21 PM, Vicky
Vaughan <vrvaughan63@gmail.com <mailto:vrvaughan63@gmail.com> > wrote:







Hi List, Is there a way to get either
of these devices to work with email messages? That is to: read them,
respond to them, delete them or store them in a folder?







Many thanks for any help!







Sincerely, Vicky V







<http://www.avg.com/email-signature?utm_medium=email&utm_source=link&u
tm_campaign=sig-email&utm_content=emailclient>



Virus-free. www.avg.com
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tm_campaign=sig-email&utm_content=emailclient>






























Re: Google device or Alexa device?

Gene
 

Perhaps a search on the subject will disclose some interesting information. You would think that, since Youtube is a free service unless you want more content and subscribe, that it would be free in digital assistants where it is free for browsers. Evidently that isn't necessarily true.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Monte Single
Sent: Sunday, January 17, 2021 6:17 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?

Yes, sometimes, people send me links to u-tube things. Sometimes there are adds before the file plays, but it does play.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: January 17, 2021 5:28 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?

My e-mail program had a problem and I lost my place in the message list. My first reply was to the wrong thread.

Can you listen to Youtube videos for free on a computer?

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Monte Single
Sent: Sunday, January 17, 2021 3:02 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?

Here in Canada, my google home mini tells me that I have to have a paid subscription to play music from u-tube.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kerryn Gunness via groups.io
Sent: January 17, 2021 1:12 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?

while the info below is true for persons in the US and canada, in the caribbean for example trinidad, where i live, playing music from you tube is not free, you have to pay for a subscription for you tube to use with a google home


----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene" <gsasner@gmail.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, January 16, 2021 5:17 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?


You can listen to music free with the Google assistant. It plays
music on Youtube. I don't know if it works with other music services.

I also don't know if The Echo can play music on Youtube.

-----Original Message-----
From: heather albright
Sent: Saturday, January 16, 2021 3:10 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?



Well I will start with google. Pros, she spells slower than alexa with
pauses. She plays podcast better too my opinion. She handles smart
plugs better that are not amazon based like the smart life and wemo.
She has more information on certain subjects. She can have several
voices not just one voice. Her language data base is more extensive.
Cons, it is hard to pare smart items with google and she has to apps
to control the speaker instead of just one like alexa. She does not
have as many apps that work or connect with the speaker. You cant drop in on other speakers.

Alexa, pros, you have a wide range of connected devices to connect
with on the speaker. She always has more skills to use; you can change
her wake word; you can drop in to different rooms and locations with
your contacts; you can listen to music for free with amazon if you
have prime; you can order using the speaker or put something in the
cart; if you have the show, you can have face to face conversations
across the country. Cons, alexa has not have the spelling feature to
spell slow if you are trying to do dictation; her data base for
information is not as good; amazon has some issues with their smart
plugs that do not always work wich means your plugs do not work
especially with their outages; not all their stuff is fullally
accessible for example, you cant turn on the feature that allows you
to tell the speaker to delete everything that you said as the app does
not allow vo users to access that on the app; you have to have prime to make the nost out of the speaker.

Both speakers will: tell the time and temp, give directions, tell
jokes; give sports scores; play games; tell stories; give the news.
OH, forgot , it easyer to make routines with alexa as you only have
one app to deal with while google makes you use 2 apps.

This is just off the top of my head.

Cheers Heather





Sent from Mail for Windows 10





From: Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Saturday, January 16, 2021 11:19 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?





Heather, what are the pros and cons of Alexa and Google?



-----Original Message-----

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf Of heather albright

Sent: Saturday, January 16, 2021 11:22 AM

To: main@TechTalk.groups.io

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?



I personally have both speakers. I have them in my room and in the
office and my mom has both in her room. They both have qualities to
like and dislike. It is good have both say if you are trying to get
your smart plugs to work, some times google does a better job than
alexa. Sometimes if you want music, alexa is better at that than
google. Find that google does a better job of spelling words than
alexa, she actually pauses between letters alexa does not always do
this. So it is good to have both if you can. Cheers Heather







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







From: Ashley Breger via groups.io
<mailto:ashbreger=yahoo.com@groups.io>

Sent: Friday, January 15, 2021 11:21 PM

To: main@techtalk.groups.io <mailto:main@techtalk.groups.io>

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?







All right chat with you then.



Ashley











On Jan 15, 2021, at 10:27 PM, Vicky Vaughan
<vrvaughan63@gmail.com> wrote:











Thanks, so much and I will contact you on Saturday!







Sincerely, Vicky V



From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
On Behalf Of Ashley Breger via groups.io

Sent: Friday, January 15, 2021 11:25 PM

To: main@techtalk.groups.io

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?







Hi Vicki,



I would be more than happy to assist you with
connecting your email to either of these devices. I am most familiar
with the Amazon Alexa but I know Google home will also read your
emails. If you want email me back privately and I can give you my
contact information. I mostly assist people over the phone.







Ashley













On Jan 15, 2021, at 10:21 PM, Vicky
Vaughan <vrvaughan63@gmail.com <mailto:vrvaughan63@gmail.com> > wrote:







Hi List, Is there a way to get either
of these devices to work with email messages? That is to: read them,
respond to them, delete them or store them in a folder?







Many thanks for any help!







Sincerely, Vicky V







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Re: Google device or Alexa device?

Monte Single
 

Yes, sometimes, people send me links to u-tube things. Sometimes there are adds before the file plays, but it does play.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: January 17, 2021 5:28 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?

My e-mail program had a problem and I lost my place in the message list. My first reply was to the wrong thread.

Can you listen to Youtube videos for free on a computer?

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Monte Single
Sent: Sunday, January 17, 2021 3:02 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?

Here in Canada, my google home mini tells me that I have to have a paid subscription to play music from u-tube.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kerryn Gunness via groups.io
Sent: January 17, 2021 1:12 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?

while the info below is true for persons in the US and canada, in the caribbean for example trinidad, where i live, playing music from you tube is not free, you have to pay for a subscription for you tube to use with a google home


----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene" <gsasner@gmail.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, January 16, 2021 5:17 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?


You can listen to music free with the Google assistant. It plays
music on Youtube. I don't know if it works with other music services.

I also don't know if The Echo can play music on Youtube.

-----Original Message-----
From: heather albright
Sent: Saturday, January 16, 2021 3:10 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?



Well I will start with google. Pros, she spells slower than alexa with
pauses. She plays podcast better too my opinion. She handles smart
plugs better that are not amazon based like the smart life and wemo.
She has more information on certain subjects. She can have several
voices not just one voice. Her language data base is more extensive.
Cons, it is hard to pare smart items with google and she has to apps
to control the speaker instead of just one like alexa. She does not
have as many apps that work or connect with the speaker. You cant drop in on other speakers.

Alexa, pros, you have a wide range of connected devices to connect
with on the speaker. She always has more skills to use; you can change
her wake word; you can drop in to different rooms and locations with
your contacts; you can listen to music for free with amazon if you
have prime; you can order using the speaker or put something in the
cart; if you have the show, you can have face to face conversations
across the country. Cons, alexa has not have the spelling feature to
spell slow if you are trying to do dictation; her data base for
information is not as good; amazon has some issues with their smart
plugs that do not always work wich means your plugs do not work
especially with their outages; not all their stuff is fullally
accessible for example, you cant turn on the feature that allows you
to tell the speaker to delete everything that you said as the app does
not allow vo users to access that on the app; you have to have prime to make the nost out of the speaker.

Both speakers will: tell the time and temp, give directions, tell
jokes; give sports scores; play games; tell stories; give the news.
OH, forgot , it easyer to make routines with alexa as you only have
one app to deal with while google makes you use 2 apps.

This is just off the top of my head.

Cheers Heather





Sent from Mail for Windows 10





From: Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Saturday, January 16, 2021 11:19 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?





Heather, what are the pros and cons of Alexa and Google?



-----Original Message-----

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf Of heather albright

Sent: Saturday, January 16, 2021 11:22 AM

To: main@TechTalk.groups.io

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?



I personally have both speakers. I have them in my room and in the
office and my mom has both in her room. They both have qualities to
like and dislike. It is good have both say if you are trying to get
your smart plugs to work, some times google does a better job than
alexa. Sometimes if you want music, alexa is better at that than
google. Find that google does a better job of spelling words than
alexa, she actually pauses between letters alexa does not always do
this. So it is good to have both if you can. Cheers Heather







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From: Ashley Breger via groups.io
<mailto:ashbreger=yahoo.com@groups.io>

Sent: Friday, January 15, 2021 11:21 PM

To: main@techtalk.groups.io <mailto:main@techtalk.groups.io>

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?







All right chat with you then.



Ashley











On Jan 15, 2021, at 10:27 PM, Vicky Vaughan
<vrvaughan63@gmail.com> wrote:











Thanks, so much and I will contact you on Saturday!







Sincerely, Vicky V



From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
On Behalf Of Ashley Breger via groups.io

Sent: Friday, January 15, 2021 11:25 PM

To: main@techtalk.groups.io

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?







Hi Vicki,



I would be more than happy to assist you with
connecting your email to either of these devices. I am most familiar
with the Amazon Alexa but I know Google home will also read your
emails. If you want email me back privately and I can give you my
contact information. I mostly assist people over the phone.







Ashley













On Jan 15, 2021, at 10:21 PM, Vicky
Vaughan <vrvaughan63@gmail.com <mailto:vrvaughan63@gmail.com> > wrote:







Hi List, Is there a way to get either
of these devices to work with email messages? That is to: read them,
respond to them, delete them or store them in a folder?







Many thanks for any help!







Sincerely, Vicky V







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Re: Google device or Alexa device?

Gene
 

My e-mail program had a problem and I lost my place in the message list. My first reply was to the wrong thread.

Can you listen to Youtube videos for free on a computer?

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Monte Single
Sent: Sunday, January 17, 2021 3:02 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?

Here in Canada, my google home mini tells me that I have to have a paid subscription to play music from u-tube.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kerryn Gunness via groups.io
Sent: January 17, 2021 1:12 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?

while the info below is true for persons in the US and canada, in the caribbean for example trinidad, where i live, playing music from you tube is not free, you have to pay for a subscription for you tube to use with a google home


----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene" <gsasner@gmail.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, January 16, 2021 5:17 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?


You can listen to music free with the Google assistant. It plays music on
Youtube. I don't know if it works with other music services.

I also don't know if The Echo can play music on Youtube.

-----Original Message-----
From: heather albright
Sent: Saturday, January 16, 2021 3:10 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?



Well I will start with google. Pros, she spells slower than alexa with
pauses. She plays podcast better too my opinion. She handles smart plugs
better that are not amazon based like the smart life and wemo. She has
more information on certain subjects. She can have several voices not just
one voice. Her language data base is more extensive. Cons, it is hard to
pare smart items with google and she has to apps to control the speaker
instead of just one like alexa. She does not have as many apps that work
or connect with the speaker. You cant drop in on other speakers.

Alexa, pros, you have a wide range of connected devices to connect with on
the speaker. She always has more skills to use; you can change her wake
word; you can drop in to different rooms and locations with your contacts;
you can listen to music for free with amazon if you have prime; you can
order using the speaker or put something in the cart; if you have the
show, you can have face to face conversations across the country. Cons,
alexa has not have the spelling feature to spell slow if you are trying
to do dictation; her data base for information is not as good; amazon has
some issues with their smart plugs that do not always work wich means your
plugs do not work especially with their outages; not all their stuff is
fullally accessible for example, you cant turn on the feature that allows
you to tell the speaker to delete everything that you said as the app does
not allow vo users to access that on the app; you have to have prime to
make the nost out of the speaker.

Both speakers will: tell the time and temp, give directions, tell jokes;
give sports scores; play games; tell stories; give the news. OH, forgot ,
it easyer to make routines with alexa as you only have one app to deal
with while google makes you use 2 apps.

This is just off the top of my head.

Cheers Heather





Sent from Mail for Windows 10





From: Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Saturday, January 16, 2021 11:19 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?





Heather, what are the pros and cons of Alexa and Google?



-----Original Message-----

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf
Of heather albright

Sent: Saturday, January 16, 2021 11:22 AM

To: main@TechTalk.groups.io

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?



I personally have both speakers. I have them in my room and in the office
and my mom has both in her room. They both have qualities to like and
dislike. It is good have both say if you are trying to get your smart
plugs to work, some times google does a better job than alexa. Sometimes
if you want music, alexa is better at that than google. Find that google
does a better job of spelling words than alexa, she actually pauses
between letters alexa does not always do this. So it is good to have both
if you can. Cheers Heather







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







From: Ashley Breger via groups.io <mailto:ashbreger=yahoo.com@groups.io>

Sent: Friday, January 15, 2021 11:21 PM

To: main@techtalk.groups.io <mailto:main@techtalk.groups.io>

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?







All right chat with you then.



Ashley











On Jan 15, 2021, at 10:27 PM, Vicky Vaughan
<vrvaughan63@gmail.com> wrote:











Thanks, so much and I will contact you on Saturday!







Sincerely, Vicky V



From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On
Behalf Of Ashley Breger via groups.io

Sent: Friday, January 15, 2021 11:25 PM

To: main@techtalk.groups.io

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?







Hi Vicki,



I would be more than happy to assist you with connecting
your email to either of these devices. I am most familiar with the Amazon
Alexa but I know Google home will also read your emails. If you want email
me back privately and I can give you my contact information. I mostly
assist people over the phone.







Ashley













On Jan 15, 2021, at 10:21 PM, Vicky Vaughan
<vrvaughan63@gmail.com <mailto:vrvaughan63@gmail.com> > wrote:







Hi List, Is there a way to get either of
these devices to work with email messages? That is to: read them, respond
to them, delete them or store them in a folder?







Many thanks for any help!







Sincerely, Vicky V







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Re: longevity of braille printers?

Pat Seed
 


Hi,
Well, Then, you might be able to make your own colouring books.
 
I remember colouring in thermoform colouring books as a kid. Some of them even had numbers in Braille in the empty spaces, where the colouring would go. The numbers in those spaces were matched to colours in a box of crayons.
 
Blessings and All the Very Best,
Pat Seed
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, January 17, 2021 11:04 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] longevity of braille printers?

Oh just to let you all know, yesterday I got a clipart image of mickey mouse from google images, opened it in microsoft paint in windows10 which is now very accessible even if you are totally blind and it works with screen readers, printed it to the braille buddy and now I have a tactile graphic of mickey mouse on an 8.5x11 inch thermoform sheet. 


Re: Google device or Alexa device?

Monte Single
 

Here in Canada, my google home mini tells me that I have to have a paid subscription to play music from u-tube.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kerryn Gunness via groups.io
Sent: January 17, 2021 1:12 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?

while the info below is true for persons in the US and canada, in the caribbean for example trinidad, where i live, playing music from you tube is not free, you have to pay for a subscription for you tube to use with a google home


----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene" <gsasner@gmail.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, January 16, 2021 5:17 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?


You can listen to music free with the Google assistant. It plays music on
Youtube. I don't know if it works with other music services.

I also don't know if The Echo can play music on Youtube.

-----Original Message-----
From: heather albright
Sent: Saturday, January 16, 2021 3:10 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?



Well I will start with google. Pros, she spells slower than alexa with
pauses. She plays podcast better too my opinion. She handles smart plugs
better that are not amazon based like the smart life and wemo. She has
more information on certain subjects. She can have several voices not just
one voice. Her language data base is more extensive. Cons, it is hard to
pare smart items with google and she has to apps to control the speaker
instead of just one like alexa. She does not have as many apps that work
or connect with the speaker. You cant drop in on other speakers.

Alexa, pros, you have a wide range of connected devices to connect with on
the speaker. She always has more skills to use; you can change her wake
word; you can drop in to different rooms and locations with your contacts;
you can listen to music for free with amazon if you have prime; you can
order using the speaker or put something in the cart; if you have the
show, you can have face to face conversations across the country. Cons,
alexa has not have the spelling feature to spell slow if you are trying
to do dictation; her data base for information is not as good; amazon has
some issues with their smart plugs that do not always work wich means your
plugs do not work especially with their outages; not all their stuff is
fullally accessible for example, you cant turn on the feature that allows
you to tell the speaker to delete everything that you said as the app does
not allow vo users to access that on the app; you have to have prime to
make the nost out of the speaker.

Both speakers will: tell the time and temp, give directions, tell jokes;
give sports scores; play games; tell stories; give the news. OH, forgot ,
it easyer to make routines with alexa as you only have one app to deal
with while google makes you use 2 apps.

This is just off the top of my head.

Cheers Heather





Sent from Mail for Windows 10





From: Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Saturday, January 16, 2021 11:19 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?





Heather, what are the pros and cons of Alexa and Google?



-----Original Message-----

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf
Of heather albright

Sent: Saturday, January 16, 2021 11:22 AM

To: main@TechTalk.groups.io

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?



I personally have both speakers. I have them in my room and in the office
and my mom has both in her room. They both have qualities to like and
dislike. It is good have both say if you are trying to get your smart
plugs to work, some times google does a better job than alexa. Sometimes
if you want music, alexa is better at that than google. Find that google
does a better job of spelling words than alexa, she actually pauses
between letters alexa does not always do this. So it is good to have both
if you can. Cheers Heather







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







From: Ashley Breger via groups.io <mailto:ashbreger=yahoo.com@groups.io>

Sent: Friday, January 15, 2021 11:21 PM

To: main@techtalk.groups.io <mailto:main@techtalk.groups.io>

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?







All right chat with you then.



Ashley











On Jan 15, 2021, at 10:27 PM, Vicky Vaughan
<vrvaughan63@gmail.com> wrote:











Thanks, so much and I will contact you on Saturday!







Sincerely, Vicky V



From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On
Behalf Of Ashley Breger via groups.io

Sent: Friday, January 15, 2021 11:25 PM

To: main@techtalk.groups.io

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?







Hi Vicki,



I would be more than happy to assist you with connecting
your email to either of these devices. I am most familiar with the Amazon
Alexa but I know Google home will also read your emails. If you want email
me back privately and I can give you my contact information. I mostly
assist people over the phone.







Ashley













On Jan 15, 2021, at 10:21 PM, Vicky Vaughan
<vrvaughan63@gmail.com <mailto:vrvaughan63@gmail.com> > wrote:







Hi List, Is there a way to get either of
these devices to work with email messages? That is to: read them, respond
to them, delete them or store them in a folder?







Many thanks for any help!







Sincerely, Vicky V







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Re: accessible budget-friendly color laser printers

heather albright
 

I think someone suggested brother but their accessible tec support is not existent. SO you will have to have sighted assistance to set up and everytime it goes off line. They do not have a lazyer print that is truly accessible for someone who is blind or lowvision. I am sure the first question tec support is “I am sorry, do you have someone sighted there to assist you” cheers Heather !

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: David Mehler
Sent: Sunday, January 17, 2021 9:55 AM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] accessible budget-friendly color laser printers

 

Hello,

 

Does anyone have a recommendation for an accessible color laserjet

printer that is budget friendly?

 

Thanks.

Dave.

 

 

 

 

 


Re: I am trying NVDA for the first time. Is it hard to learn? and are there tutorials I can get? I am running windows ten. Jim

Jim Rawls
 

Thanks Steve. Jim

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Steve Matzura
Sent: Saturday, January 16, 2021 4:50 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] I am trying NVDA for the first time. Is it hard to learn? and are there tutorials I can get? I am running windows ten. Jim

 

No, it's not hard to learn. Yes, there are tutorials made by Joseph Lee himself. I highly recommend this course, available for $52 U.S., all of which goes to support the very worthwhile NVDA project and will teach you everything you need to know about using NVDA, and then some.

 


Re: my computer will not update, causing all kinds of problems.

Jim Rawls
 

Sounds like a plan. Jim

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Steve Matzura
Sent: Saturday, January 16, 2021 4:44 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer will not update, causing all kinds of problems.

 

I think his use of the word abacus was to indicate that he perceives it to be an outdated dinosaur. What I'd recommend is to back up the system drive and try a clean install of 20H2. If that doesn't work, just restore the old one and think of something else to try.

 

On 1/16/2021 3:01 PM, Gerald Levy via groups.io wrote:

 

Jim, can you provide us with more information about your **** computer?  I am not familiar with the Abacus brand.  Is your computer a laptop or desktop?  How much RAM and what kind of processor does it have?  When and where did you buy it, and which version of Windows 10 was originally installed on it when you bought it? Have you been able to install any cumulative or feature updates on it since then? And is Windows Security being updated with the latest database definitions?  Maybe someone on this list can guide you in the right direction if you give us more information.

 

Gerald

 

 

On 1/16/2021 2:29 PM, Jim Rawls wrote:

Hi all,For several months, I have tried to get my computer to update from windows 1909 to the current version. Microsoft has tried several times to update it, but they can’t do it. They put a repair tool in an it did no good. They tried installing the current version but that failed as well. So, I have a computer that will not install any updates, security or otherwise. Jaws will not update as well. I am authorized to version 2020, but I can only go to 2018. I am out of warrantee on this abacus computer. Does anyone have any ideas on how I can fixthuis**** computer? Smile. Jim.


Re: I am trying NVDA for the first time. Is it hard to learn? and are there tutorials I can get? I am running windows ten. Jim

Jim Rawls
 

Thanks Gene.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Gene
Sent: Saturday, January 16, 2021 1:30 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] I am trying NVDA for the first time. Is it hard to
learn? and are there tutorials I can get? I am running windows ten. Jim

I don't know how you use your computer. A lot of what you do will be the
same because a lot of what you do is using program and Windows commands.
Some commands, such as read title bar, are the same. Web page navigation
commands are just about identical.

There is a page for those beginning to use NVDA who now use JAWS.
https://github.com/nvaccess/nvda-community/wiki/SwitchingFromJawsToNVDA
There is training material available from NVDA that you can pay for. There
is other material done by users. I don't follow that subject enough to
discuss it much. I suspect, though I don't know this, that some training
material is discussed on the transition page I'm sending the link for.
Whatever the case, if you do a Google search for NVDA training material, you

will find resources.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Jim Rawls
Sent: Saturday, January 16, 2021 1:33 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] I am trying NVDA for the first time. Is it hard to
learn? and are there tutorials I can get? I am running windows ten. Jim


Re: Google device or Alexa device?

Kerryn Gunness <k_gunness@...>
 

while the info below is true for persons in the US and canada, in the caribbean for example trinidad, where i live, playing music from you tube is not free, you have to pay for a subscription for you tube to use with a google home

----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene" <gsasner@gmail.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, January 16, 2021 5:17 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?


You can listen to music free with the Google assistant. It plays music on Youtube. I don't know if it works with other music services.

I also don't know if The Echo can play music on Youtube.

-----Original Message-----
From: heather albright
Sent: Saturday, January 16, 2021 3:10 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?



Well I will start with google. Pros, she spells slower than alexa with pauses. She plays podcast better too my opinion. She handles smart plugs better that are not amazon based like the smart life and wemo. She has more information on certain subjects. She can have several voices not just one voice. Her language data base is more extensive. Cons, it is hard to pare smart items with google and she has to apps to control the speaker instead of just one like alexa. She does not have as many apps that work or connect with the speaker. You cant drop in on other speakers.

Alexa, pros, you have a wide range of connected devices to connect with on the speaker. She always has more skills to use; you can change her wake word; you can drop in to different rooms and locations with your contacts; you can listen to music for free with amazon if you have prime; you can order using the speaker or put something in the cart; if you have the show, you can have face to face conversations across the country. Cons, alexa has not have the spelling feature to spell slow if you are trying to do dictation; her data base for information is not as good; amazon has some issues with their smart plugs that do not always work wich means your plugs do not work especially with their outages; not all their stuff is fullally accessible for example, you cant turn on the feature that allows you to tell the speaker to delete everything that you said as the app does not allow vo users to access that on the app; you have to have prime to make the nost out of the speaker.

Both speakers will: tell the time and temp, give directions, tell jokes; give sports scores; play games; tell stories; give the news. OH, forgot , it easyer to make routines with alexa as you only have one app to deal with while google makes you use 2 apps.

This is just off the top of my head.

Cheers Heather





Sent from Mail for Windows 10





From: Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Saturday, January 16, 2021 11:19 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?





Heather, what are the pros and cons of Alexa and Google?



-----Original Message-----

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of heather albright

Sent: Saturday, January 16, 2021 11:22 AM

To: main@TechTalk.groups.io

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?



I personally have both speakers. I have them in my room and in the office and my mom has both in her room. They both have qualities to like and dislike. It is good have both say if you are trying to get your smart plugs to work, some times google does a better job than alexa. Sometimes if you want music, alexa is better at that than google. Find that google does a better job of spelling words than alexa, she actually pauses between letters alexa does not always do this. So it is good to have both if you can. Cheers Heather







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All right chat with you then.



Ashley











On Jan 15, 2021, at 10:27 PM, Vicky Vaughan <vrvaughan63@gmail.com> wrote:











Thanks, so much and I will contact you on Saturday!







Sincerely, Vicky V



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Hi Vicki,



I would be more than happy to assist you with connecting your email to either of these devices. I am most familiar with the Amazon Alexa but I know Google home will also read your emails. If you want email me back privately and I can give you my contact information. I mostly assist people over the phone.







Ashley













On Jan 15, 2021, at 10:21 PM, Vicky Vaughan <vrvaughan63@gmail.com <mailto:vrvaughan63@gmail.com> > wrote:







Hi List, Is there a way to get either of these devices to work with email messages? That is to: read them, respond to them, delete them or store them in a folder?







Many thanks for any help!







Sincerely, Vicky V







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Re: longevity of braille printers?

Monte Single
 

Hi,

Glad to hear your new buddy is working well for you.

What is the print speed?

 

Cheers,

 

Monte

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Josh Kennedy
Sent: January 17, 2021 9:43 AM
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I payed $1495 for my braille buddy embosser from www.irie-at.com 

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