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

Jim Rawls
 

Thanks for this. Ii will check it out for sure. Jim

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Steve Matzura
Sent: Monday, January 18, 2021 6:41 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer will not update, causing all kinds of problems.

 

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I think his use of the word abacus was to indicate that he perceives it to be an outdated dinosaur.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: Google device or Alexa device?

Gene
 

I had thought the Google assistant on phones was equivalent to playing Youtube content to the Google smart speakers.  I just found some information on playing Youtube with Google smart speakers and it evidently is very different.  You can tell a Google smart speaker to play a genre, like a radio feature, but you can't tell it to play a specific song.  Why the Google assistant allows that to be done on phones that support the Google digital assistant and why Google smart speakers don't allow playing the same content that is available for free on phones and browsers seems illogical to me.


Gene

On 1/18/2021 1:42 PM, Andy wrote:


i have and use both.  The Amazon Echo is better as far as streaming content is concerned, but the Google Home is better for accessing information because it uses the Google search engine.  I have experienced several instances where the Google device gave me the info I wanted, such as a dictionary definition, and the Echo said something like "Sorry, i don't know that one".
 
Andy
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, January 18, 2021 8:09 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?

Oh well; one less thing I can use this thing for, then.  If they take away the radio stations, I may as well get rid of it.  The only thing that will be left is possibly looking up phone numbers.  Pam.
 
Sent: Sunday, January 17, 2021 9:19 PM
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

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>

>

> From: Carolyn Arnold

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

> To: main@TechTalk.groups.io

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

>

>

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>

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

>

>

>

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

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> 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@...>

>

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

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

>

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

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> All right chat with you then.

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> Ashley

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

> <vrvaughan63@...> wrote:

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>                

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>

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

>

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>                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?

>

>

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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.

>

>

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>

>                Ashley

>

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>                                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?

>

>

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>                                Many thanks for any help!

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>                                Sincerely, Vicky V

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Re: Google device or Alexa device?

Andy
 


i have and use both.  The Amazon Echo is better as far as streaming content is concerned, but the Google Home is better for accessing information because it uses the Google search engine.  I have experienced several instances where the Google device gave me the info I wanted, such as a dictionary definition, and the Echo said something like "Sorry, i don't know that one".
 
Andy
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, January 18, 2021 8:09 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?

Oh well; one less thing I can use this thing for, then.  If they take away the radio stations, I may as well get rid of it.  The only thing that will be left is possibly looking up phone numbers.  Pam.
 
Sent: Sunday, January 17, 2021 9:19 PM
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

>

>

>

>

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>

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>

>                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: Questions in regards to jaws activation if you do not have the long authorization number?

Angelo Sonnesso
 

The activation site will provide what you need.
I did it using my email address.
You get an executable file that will handle the activation.



73 N2DYN Angelo

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Dana Leet
Sent: Monday, January 18, 2021 12:35 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Questions in regards to jaws activation if you do not have the long authorization number?


Good afternoon everyone. Unfortunately I believe the motherboard went crazy in my previous laptop, but thankfully I have another one to utilize. The problem is, however I do not remember my huge big long authorization number to activate my version of jaws. Thus, I wonder do I have to wait until freedom Scientific opens up again? The weird thing is we call them today and all of their numbers just hang up do you even an automated response on any of their lines. I’m thinking they’re probably closed for Martin Luther King day, but it’s just really weird that there is not even a recording that’s coming when we try to contact them. I’ve already paid of course for just 2021 so I should have the latest authorization allow ability. Just not sure what to do, some people say I can go onto FS activate, but I am not sure if that will work or not with the type of jaws that I have. It’s tho jaws home edition, but it’s the grandfathered version that they had initially went home first came out

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On Jan 18, 2021, at 11:48 AM, Gene <gsasner@gmail.com> wrote:

It was said that Groove Player is the default, not that Media Player isn't provided. Whether it is or not, you can install an use it if you want.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: Jim Wohlgamuth
Sent: Monday, January 18, 2021 10:17 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?



Pam, my Windows 10 has the Windows Media Player, not to certain of who said it wasn't there since I have the latest build of Windows. Just thought I would let you know. Have A Great Day!

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mailto:wohlggie@gmail.com<KF8LT><Jim Wohlgamuth>.





On 18-Jan-21 11:09, Pamela Dominguez wrote:

Oh well; one less thing I can use this thing for, then. If they take away the radio stations, I may as well get rid of it. The only thing that will be left is possibly looking up phone numbers. Pam.

From: heather albright
Sent: Sunday, January 17, 2021 9:19 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 mailto: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" mailto:gsasner@gmail.com

To: mailto: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
mailto:vrvaughan63@gmail.com wrote:

Thanks, so much and I will contact you on Saturday!
Sincerely, Vicky V
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io mailto: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: Downloading from an On mouse over link

Gene
 

Do you know how to work with mouse over links using JAWS? Can you send the address of the page or is it specifically limited to you after you did something to get the book?

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Terrilynne Pomeroy
Sent: Monday, January 18, 2021 11:53 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Downloading from an On mouse over link



Hi all,

So I have a link to a free ebook, but it is an onmouse over link, and I don’t seem to be able to make it work. Any ideas?



TerriLynne


Downloading from an On mouse over link

Terrilynne Pomeroy
 

Hi all,

So I have a link to a free ebook, but it is an onmouse over link, and I don’t seem to be able to make it work. Any ideas?

 

TerriLynne

 


Re: Questions in regards to jaws activation if you do not have the long authorization number?

gbmagoo@...
 

Hi, you can go to Freedom Scientific‘s webpage and put in your serial number and other information and find your activation gold. Go to freedomscientific.com and type in reactivate in the search box.

On Jan 18, 2021, at 09:34, Dana Leet <danamarieleet@gmail.com> wrote:


Good afternoon everyone. Unfortunately I believe the motherboard went crazy in my previous laptop, but thankfully I have another one to utilize. The problem is, however I do not remember my huge big long authorization number to activate my version of jaws. Thus, I wonder do I have to wait until freedom Scientific opens up again? The weird thing is we call them today and all of their numbers just hang up do you even an automated response on any of their lines. I’m thinking they’re probably closed for Martin Luther King day, but it’s just really weird that there is not even a recording that’s coming when we try to contact them. I’ve already paid of course for just 2021 so I should have the latest authorization allow ability. Just not sure what to do, some people say I can go onto FS activate, but I am not sure if that will work or not with the type of jaws that I have. It’s tho jaws home edition, but it’s the grandfathered version that they had initially went home first came out

Do you love books? Are you a Christian woman seeking fellowship with other Christian women? Do you love fragrances? Would you be interested in a Christian book club? If you answer yes to any of these I have four different groups on WhatsApp messenger please email me for details on how to join and which groups you are interested in being a part of. We would love to have you.

On Jan 18, 2021, at 11:48 AM, Gene <gsasner@gmail.com> wrote:

It was said that Groove Player is the default, not that Media Player isn't provided. Whether it is or not, you can install an use it if you want.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: Jim Wohlgamuth
Sent: Monday, January 18, 2021 10:17 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?



Pam, my Windows 10 has the Windows Media Player, not to certain of who said it wasn't there since I have the latest build of Windows. Just thought I would let you know. Have A Great Day!

de

mailto:wohlggie@gmail.com<KF8LT><Jim Wohlgamuth>.





On 18-Jan-21 11:09, Pamela Dominguez wrote:

Oh well; one less thing I can use this thing for, then. If they take away the radio stations, I may as well get rid of it. The only thing that will be left is possibly looking up phone numbers. Pam.

From: heather albright
Sent: Sunday, January 17, 2021 9:19 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 mailto: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" mailto:gsasner@gmail.com

To: mailto: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
mailto:vrvaughan63@gmail.com wrote:

Thanks, so much and I will contact you on Saturday!
Sincerely, Vicky V
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io mailto: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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Questions in regards to jaws activation if you do not have the long authorization number?

Dana Leet
 

Good afternoon everyone. Unfortunately I believe the motherboard went crazy in my previous laptop, but thankfully I have another one to utilize. The problem is, however I do not remember my huge big long authorization number to activate my version of jaws. Thus, I wonder do I have to wait until freedom Scientific opens up again? The weird thing is we call them today and all of their numbers just hang up do you even an automated response on any of their lines. I’m thinking they’re probably closed for Martin Luther King day, but it’s just really weird that there is not even a recording that’s coming when we try to contact them. I’ve already paid of course for just 2021 so I should have the latest authorization allow ability. Just not sure what to do, some people say I can go onto FS activate, but I am not sure if that will work or not with the type of jaws that I have. It’s tho jaws home edition, but it’s the grandfathered version that they had initially went home first came out

Do you love books? Are you a Christian woman seeking fellowship with other Christian women? Do you love fragrances? Would you be interested in a Christian book club? If you answer yes to any of these I have four different groups on WhatsApp messenger please email me for details on how to join and which groups you are interested in being a part of. We would love to have you.

On Jan 18, 2021, at 11:48 AM, Gene <gsasner@gmail.com> wrote:

It was said that Groove Player is the default, not that Media Player isn't provided. Whether it is or not, you can install an use it if you want.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: Jim Wohlgamuth
Sent: Monday, January 18, 2021 10:17 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?



Pam, my Windows 10 has the Windows Media Player, not to certain of who said it wasn't there since I have the latest build of Windows. Just thought I would let you know. Have A Great Day!

de

mailto:wohlggie@gmail.com<KF8LT><Jim Wohlgamuth>.





On 18-Jan-21 11:09, Pamela Dominguez wrote:

Oh well; one less thing I can use this thing for, then. If they take away the radio stations, I may as well get rid of it. The only thing that will be left is possibly looking up phone numbers. Pam.

From: heather albright
Sent: Sunday, January 17, 2021 9:19 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 mailto: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" mailto:gsasner@gmail.com

To: mailto: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
mailto:vrvaughan63@gmail.com wrote:

Thanks, so much and I will contact you on Saturday!
Sincerely, Vicky V
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io mailto: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
 

It was said that Groove Player is the default, not that Media Player isn't provided. Whether it is or not, you can install an use it if you want.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Jim Wohlgamuth
Sent: Monday, January 18, 2021 10:17 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?



Pam, my Windows 10 has the Windows Media Player, not to certain of who said it wasn't there since I have the latest build of Windows. Just thought I would let you know. Have A Great Day!

de

mailto:wohlggie@gmail.com<KF8LT><Jim Wohlgamuth>.





On 18-Jan-21 11:09, Pamela Dominguez wrote:

Oh well; one less thing I can use this thing for, then. If they take away the radio stations, I may as well get rid of it. The only thing that will be left is possibly looking up phone numbers. Pam.

From: heather albright
Sent: Sunday, January 17, 2021 9:19 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 mailto: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" mailto:gsasner@gmail.com

To: mailto: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
mailto:vrvaughan63@gmail.com wrote:

Thanks, so much and I will contact you on Saturday!
Sincerely, Vicky V
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io mailto: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?

juan gonzalez
 

Windows Media Player is still in windows 10 but it seems like they are pushing for people to utilize groove out of the box.

 

Juan Gonzalez

IT – DAX Analyst/IT Support Technician | Information Technology

Phone: 312 .666.1331 Ext. 3704

www.chicagolighthouse.org

                    

 

 

 

 

 

 

From: Jim Wohlgamuth
Sent: Monday, January 18, 2021 10:17 AM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?

 

Pam, my Windows 10 has the Windows Media Player, not to certain of who said it wasn't there since I have the latest build of Windows. Just thought I would let you know. Have A Great Day!

de

<wohlggie@...><KF8LT><Jim Wohlgamuth>.

 

On 18-Jan-21 11:09, Pamela Dominguez wrote:

Oh well; one less thing I can use this thing for, then.  If they take away the radio stations, I may as well get rid of it.  The only thing that will be left is possibly looking up phone numbers.  Pam.

 

Sent: Sunday, January 17, 2021 9:19 PM

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?

Jim Wohlgamuth
 

Pam, my Windows 10 has the Windows Media Player, not to certain of who said it wasn't there since I have the latest build of Windows. Just thought I would let you know. Have A Great Day!

de

<wohlggie@...><KF8LT><Jim Wohlgamuth>.


On 18-Jan-21 11:09, Pamela Dominguez wrote:
Oh well; one less thing I can use this thing for, then.  If they take away the radio stations, I may as well get rid of it.  The only thing that will be left is possibly looking up phone numbers.  Pam.
 
Sent: Sunday, January 17, 2021 9:19 PM
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?

Pamela Dominguez
 

Oh well; one less thing I can use this thing for, then.  If they take away the radio stations, I may as well get rid of it.  The only thing that will be left is possibly looking up phone numbers.  Pam.
 

Sent: Sunday, January 17, 2021 9:19 PM
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: 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

> Virus-free. www.avg.com

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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>

> Virus-free. www.avg.com

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

>

>

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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.

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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





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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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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







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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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