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Re: Is there a way to add capacity to an old Mac Book Air?

Steve Matzura
 

You can probably go way past El Capitán. I had a Mini from 2012 and could go to Catalina but not beyond. You should be able to go to Big Sur.


Now, as to adding storage, it's not economically worthwhile to take it to a tech shop to have the internal disk and memory upgraded, but you can certainly add more disk space with external devices connected to one of the USB ports.

On 3/16/2021 9:40 AM, Sharon Hooley wrote:
Hi,

I have a Mac Book Air from the 2014 or 2015. If I remember correctly, I was able to update to El Capitan. So I'm wondering, is there a way to boost capacity by using a USB external device, or would it be necessary to upgrade to a new one? I'd appreciate any input,

Thanks,


Re: Amazon Alexa Question

John Holcomb II
 

I can say set the volume to 5 and it will.
John

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Shelly Kane
Sent: Tuesday, March 16, 2021 5:09 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Alexa Question

Ron:


Thank you so much. I greatly appreciate your help. Alexa is working again and she is back to full volume. I tried when this happened to tell her to turn up the volume and she wouldn't and then Ashley told me to try volume five but that didn't work. Now I know just to say volume up or down. I thought she was broken. She is used for quite a bit around here. Thanks to everyone who responded.

Shelly

On 3/15/2021 11:42 AM, Ron Canazzi wrote:
Hello:

The proper command is:
Alexa: Volume UP.

Repeat this until the volume is at your desired level.

Similarly for lowering the volume say:
Alexa: volume down until you reach the desired level.


On 3/15/2021 5:31 AM, Shelly Kane wrote:
Ashley:


Thanks for the suggestion but it didn't work. I said Alexa, volume
five and nothing happens. After that, I ask her a question and she
still sounds muffled.

Shelly

On 3/14/2021 1:40 PM, Ashley Breger via groups.io wrote:
Hello,
Try telling her volume five. Then double check to see if it’s still
sounds staticky . It sounds like your volume might just be low.
Hope this helps,

Ashley

On Mar 14, 2021, at 3:05 PM, Shelly Kane <shellykane323@gmail.com>
wrote:

 Hi Group:


I have been using the echo dot for almost 4 years and have never
had any problems. Since yesterday, I have noticed that Alexa
sounds lower than usual and a bit staticky at times. I didn't do
anything differently and we unplugged her and then plugged it back
in and that didn't work. Has anyone else had a problem like this?
Any help will be greatly appreciated. I use it quite a bit and
hope that I don't need a new one.

Shelly












Re: Is there a way to add capacity to an old Mac Book Air?

John Holcomb II
 

I believe (but am not certain), that the SSD is soldered into the
motherboard.
Same goes for the RAM.
I don't own a mac so others will have to help here.
John

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sharon
Hooley
Sent: Tuesday, March 16, 2021 9:40 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Is there a way to add capacity to an old Mac Book Air?

Hi,

I have a Mac Book Air from the 2014 or 2015. If I remember correctly, I was
able to update to El Capitan. So I'm wondering, is there a way to boost
capacity by using a USB external device, or would it be necessary to upgrade
to a new one? I'd appreciate any input,

Thanks,


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Re: changing time on a Sharp el640 calculator?

Carolyn Arnold
 

Well, yeah, it would be like changing time, just set with the hour one hour later. There may be a way to do just Daylight Savings. I think there is on the Victor Stream, but I just set mine like I'm setting the clock, only with the time, you just have to change the hour.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Troy Burnham
Sent: Monday, March 15, 2021 11:09 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] changing time on a Sharp el640 calculator?

Hi all,


A friend of mine has one of the old Sharp el640 calculators and neither she or her husband can remember how to change the time on it.
Specifically they want to change it to daylight savings time, but if doing that is the same procedure as just changing the time if somebody can let me know how to do it so I can pass it along I'd appreciate it.


Troy


Is there a way to add capacity to an old Mac Book Air?

Sharon Hooley
 

Hi,

I have a Mac Book Air from the 2014 or 2015. If I remember correctly, I was able to update to El Capitan. So I'm wondering, is there a way to boost capacity by using a USB external device, or would it be necessary to upgrade to a new one? I'd appreciate any input,

Thanks,


Is it hard to communicate, even with hearing aids? Visit
www.CochlearAmericas.com


Re: Amazon Alexa Question

Donna
 

You can tell Alexa to increase the volume using percentages- Alexa volume up 25%, 50%, 75%, 100%...

Donna


Ron:


Thank you so much. I greatly appreciate your help. Alexa is working again and she is back to full volume. I tried when this happened to tell her to turn up the volume and she wouldn't and then Ashley told me to try volume five but that didn't work. Now I know just to say volume up or down. I thought she was broken. She is used for quite a bit around here. Thanks to everyone who responded.

Shelly

On 3/15/2021 11:42 AM, Ron Canazzi wrote:
Hello:

The proper command is:
Alexa: Volume UP.

Repeat this until the volume is at your desired level.

Similarly for lowering the volume say:
Alexa: volume down until you reach the desired level.


On 3/15/2021 5:31 AM, Shelly Kane wrote:
Ashley:


Thanks for the suggestion but it didn't work. I said Alexa, volume five and nothing happens. After that, I ask her a question and she still sounds muffled.

Shelly

On 3/14/2021 1:40 PM, Ashley Breger via groups.io wrote:
Hello,
Try telling her volume five. Then double check to see if it’s still sounds staticky . It sounds like your volume might just be low.
Hope this helps,

Ashley

On Mar 14, 2021, at 3:05 PM, Shelly Kane <shellykane323@gmail.com> wrote:

 Hi Group:


I have been using the echo dot for almost 4 years and have never had any problems. Since yesterday, I have noticed that Alexa sounds lower than usual and a bit staticky at times. I didn't do anything differently and we unplugged her and then plugged it back in and that didn't work. Has anyone else had a problem like this? Any help will be greatly appreciated. I use it quite a bit and hope that I don't need a new one.

Shelly















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Mike B <mb69mach1@...>
 

Hi All,
 
Running the latest 20H2 ...868.  After this latest cumulative update to, 19042.868, my Windows Security icon no longer shows in the Notification Area / system tray.  The icon is turn on / set to show, but no go. 
 
Can someone tell me how to get the icon back in the Notification Area?  All input is greatly appreciated.  Thanks much.
 
 
Stay safe and take care.  Mike.


Re: Amazon Alexa Question

chris judge
 

Hi. If you are sitting with the echo in front of you the buttons are as follows. With the power cord away from you, the button with the dash on it,at the six o'clock position, is volume down. The button at the twelve o'clock position is volume up. The button at the nine o'clock position is to mute and unmute her Mic, and the button at the three o'clock position is a set up button.

Hope this helps.
Chris Judge

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Howard Traxler
Sent: March 16, 2021 7:36 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Alexa Question

Referring to the Amazon Echo Dot: I think there are volume control buttons on the top surface of the device? There are only four buttons; can someone please describe the function of each of them? Thank you.

Howard

On 3/16/2021 4:09 AM, Shelly Kane wrote:
Ron:


Thank you so much. I greatly appreciate your help. Alexa is working
again and she is back to full volume. I tried when this happened to
tell her to turn up the volume and she wouldn't and then Ashley told
me to try volume five but that didn't work. Now I know just to say
volume up or down. I thought she was broken. She is used for quite a
bit around here. Thanks to everyone who responded.

Shelly

On 3/15/2021 11:42 AM, Ron Canazzi wrote:
Hello:

The proper command is:
Alexa: Volume UP.

Repeat this until the volume is at your desired level.

Similarly for lowering the volume say:
Alexa: volume down until you reach the desired level.


On 3/15/2021 5:31 AM, Shelly Kane wrote:
Ashley:


Thanks for the suggestion but it didn't work. I said Alexa, volume
five and nothing happens. After that, I ask her a question and she
still sounds muffled.

Shelly

On 3/14/2021 1:40 PM, Ashley Breger via groups.io wrote:
Hello,
Try telling her volume five. Then double check to see if it’s still
sounds staticky . It sounds like your volume might just be low.
Hope this helps,

Ashley

On Mar 14, 2021, at 3:05 PM, Shelly Kane <shellykane323@gmail.com>
wrote:

 Hi Group:


I have been using the echo dot for almost 4 years and have never
had any problems. Since yesterday, I have noticed that Alexa
sounds lower than usual and a bit staticky at times. I didn't do
anything differently and we unplugged her and then plugged it back
in and that didn't work. Has anyone else had a problem like this?
Any help will be greatly appreciated. I use it quite a bit and
hope that I don't need a new one.

Shelly















Re: Amazon Alexa Question

Howard Traxler
 

Referring to the Amazon Echo Dot:  I think there are volume control buttons on the top surface of the device?  There are only four buttons; can someone please describe the function of each of them? Thank you.

Howard

On 3/16/2021 4:09 AM, Shelly Kane wrote:
Ron:


Thank you so much.  I greatly appreciate your help.  Alexa is working again and she is back to full volume.  I tried when this happened to tell her to turn up the volume and she wouldn't and then Ashley told me to try volume five but that didn't work.  Now I know just to say volume up or down.  I thought she was broken. She is used for quite a bit around here.  Thanks to everyone who responded.

Shelly

On 3/15/2021 11:42 AM, Ron Canazzi wrote:
Hello:

The proper command is:
Alexa: Volume UP.

Repeat this until the volume is at your desired level.

Similarly for lowering the volume say:
Alexa: volume down until you reach the desired level.


On 3/15/2021 5:31 AM, Shelly Kane wrote:
Ashley:


Thanks for the suggestion but it didn't work.  I said Alexa, volume five and nothing happens.  After that, I ask her a question and she still sounds muffled.

Shelly

On 3/14/2021 1:40 PM, Ashley Breger via groups.io wrote:
Hello,
Try telling her volume five. Then double check to see if it’s still sounds staticky . It  sounds like your volume might just be low.
Hope this helps,

Ashley

On Mar 14, 2021, at 3:05 PM, Shelly Kane <shellykane323@gmail.com> wrote:

        Hi Group:


I have been using the echo dot for almost 4 years and have never had any problems.  Since yesterday, I have noticed that Alexa sounds lower than usual and a bit staticky at times.  I didn't do anything differently and we unplugged her and then plugged it back in and that didn't work.  Has anyone else had a problem like this?  Any help will be greatly appreciated.  I use it quite a bit and hope that I don't need a new one.

Shelly














Re: Amazon Alexa Question

Gene
 

Maybe that unit doesn't follow the number commands. It sounds as though its working properly again and that's good.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Shelly Kane
Sent: Tuesday, March 16, 2021 4:17 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Alexa Question

Gene:


I did as Ron suggested and said volume up and it seems to be fine. I
have tried playing music on there and there is no problem. Maybe the
muffled sound was because it was so low and we couldn't hear it. I will
have to play with it more to see if I notice any static.

Shelly

On 3/15/2021 3:16 PM, Gene wrote:
But this appears to be two problems, that the volume is lower thanit should be and that the sound is muffled.

That being the case, and since suggestions haven't helped either problem, my question is how other audio sounds. If you play music, does it sound muffled and is the volume low? Do you have more than one unit and is this problem limited to one unit or common to all? When problems occur, the possibility that there is something wrong with a unit itself shouldn't be forgotten or overlooked when the kinds of settings or software suggestions don't help.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: Ron Canazzi
Sent: Monday, March 15, 2021 12:42 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Alexa Question

Hello:

The proper command is:
Alexa: Volume UP.

Repeat this until the volume is at your desired level.

Similarly for lowering the volume say:
Alexa: volume down until you reach the desired level.


On 3/15/2021 5:31 AM, Shelly Kane wrote:
Ashley:


Thanks for the suggestion but it didn't work. I said Alexa, volume five and nothing happens. After that, I ask her a question and she still sounds muffled.

Shelly

On 3/14/2021 1:40 PM, Ashley Breger via groups.io wrote:
Hello,
Try telling her volume five. Then double check to see if it’s still sounds staticky . It sounds like your volume might just be low.
Hope this helps,

Ashley

On Mar 14, 2021, at 3:05 PM, Shelly Kane <shellykane323@gmail.com> wrote:

 Hi Group:


I have been using the echo dot for almost 4 years and have never had any problems. Since yesterday, I have noticed that Alexa sounds lower than usual and a bit staticky at times. I didn't do anything differently and we unplugged her and then plugged it back in and that didn't work. Has anyone else had a problem like this? Any help will be greatly appreciated. I use it quite a bit and hope that I don't need a new one.

Shelly












Re: Amazon Alexa Question

Shelly Kane
 

Gene:


I did as Ron suggested and said volume up and it seems to be fine.  I have tried playing music on there and there is no problem.  Maybe the muffled sound was because it was so low and we couldn't hear it.  I will have to play with it more to see if I notice any static.

Shelly

On 3/15/2021 3:16 PM, Gene wrote:
But this appears to be two problems, that the volume is lower thanit should be and that the sound is muffled.

That being the case, and since suggestions haven't helped either problem, my question is how other audio sounds.  If you play music, does it sound muffled and is the volume low?  Do you have more than one unit and is this problem limited to one unit or common to all?  When problems occur, the possibility that there is something wrong with a unit itself shouldn't be forgotten or overlooked when the kinds of settings or software suggestions don't help.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: Ron Canazzi
Sent: Monday, March 15, 2021 12:42 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Alexa Question

Hello:

The proper command is:
Alexa: Volume UP.

Repeat this until the volume is at your desired level.

Similarly for lowering the volume say:
Alexa: volume down until you reach the desired level.


On 3/15/2021 5:31 AM, Shelly Kane wrote:
Ashley:


Thanks for the suggestion but it didn't work.  I said Alexa, volume five and nothing happens.  After that, I ask her a question and she still sounds muffled.

Shelly

On 3/14/2021 1:40 PM, Ashley Breger via groups.io wrote:
Hello,
Try telling her volume five. Then double check to see if it’s still sounds staticky . It  sounds like your volume might just be low.
Hope this helps,

Ashley

On Mar 14, 2021, at 3:05 PM, Shelly Kane <shellykane323@gmail.com> wrote:

        Hi Group:


I have been using the echo dot for almost 4 years and have never had any problems.  Since yesterday, I have noticed that Alexa sounds lower than usual and a bit staticky at times.  I didn't do anything differently and we unplugged her and then plugged it back in and that didn't work.  Has anyone else had a problem like this?  Any help will be greatly appreciated.  I use it quite a bit and hope that I don't need a new one.

Shelly












Re: Amazon Alexa Question

Shelly Kane
 

Ron:


Thank you so much.  I greatly appreciate your help.  Alexa is working again and she is back to full volume.  I tried when this happened to tell her to turn up the volume and she wouldn't and then Ashley told me to try volume five but that didn't work.  Now I know just to say volume up or down.  I thought she was broken. She is used for quite a bit around here.  Thanks to everyone who responded.

Shelly

On 3/15/2021 11:42 AM, Ron Canazzi wrote:
Hello:

The proper command is:
Alexa: Volume UP.

Repeat this until the volume is at your desired level.

Similarly for lowering the volume say:
Alexa: volume down until you reach the desired level.


On 3/15/2021 5:31 AM, Shelly Kane wrote:
Ashley:


Thanks for the suggestion but it didn't work.  I said Alexa, volume five and nothing happens.  After that, I ask her a question and she still sounds muffled.

Shelly

On 3/14/2021 1:40 PM, Ashley Breger via groups.io wrote:
Hello,
Try telling her volume five. Then double check to see if it’s still sounds staticky . It  sounds like your volume might just be low.
Hope this helps,

Ashley

On Mar 14, 2021, at 3:05 PM, Shelly Kane <shellykane323@gmail.com> wrote:

        Hi Group:


I have been using the echo dot for almost 4 years and have never had any problems.  Since yesterday, I have noticed that Alexa sounds lower than usual and a bit staticky at times.  I didn't do anything differently and we unplugged her and then plugged it back in and that didn't work.  Has anyone else had a problem like this?  Any help will be greatly appreciated.  I use it quite a bit and hope that I don't need a new one.

Shelly












Re: Amazon Alexa Question

Shelly Kane
 

Ashley:


I'm going to have my niece help me with this when she comes on Wednesday.  I will let you know how it goes.  If that doesn't work, we are going to unplug the echo from the wall and try and reset it.

Shelly

On 3/15/2021 4:30 AM, Ashley Breger via groups.io wrote:
The only other thing I can think of to do is to go into the Alexa app, click on devices tab at the bottom, click on all devices, then select the device that is giving you trouble and scroll down to the Deregister. After doing this you will need to set her up as a new device.
Note this will not disable your skills that you have enabled.

Ashley

On Mar 15, 2021, at 2:29 AM, Shelly Kane <shellykane323@gmail.com> wrote:

Ashley:


Thanks for the suggestion but it didn't work. I said Alexa, volume five and nothing happens. After that, I ask her a question and she still sounds muffled.

Shelly

On 3/14/2021 1:40 PM, Ashley Breger via groups.io wrote:
Hello,
Try telling her volume five. Then double check to see if it’s still sounds staticky . It sounds like your volume might just be low.
Hope this helps,

Ashley

On Mar 14, 2021, at 3:05 PM, Shelly Kane <shellykane323@gmail.com> wrote:
 Hi Group:


I have been using the echo dot for almost 4 years and have never had any problems. Since yesterday, I have noticed that Alexa sounds lower than usual and a bit staticky at times. I didn't do anything differently and we unplugged her and then plugged it back in and that didn't work. Has anyone else had a problem like this? Any help will be greatly appreciated. I use it quite a bit and hope that I don't need a new one.

Shelly











Re: changing time on a Sharp el640 calculator?

E.M. Kirtley
 

Hello,  There is a button that you press in the settings that will say “day-light savings time” when pressed  (on and off).  I believe it is the one above the multiplication button.  It is in that row going up and down. 

 

Hth

 

 

 

From: Troy Burnham
Sent: Monday, March 15, 2021 8:08 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] changing time on a Sharp el640 calculator?

 

Hi all,

 

 

A friend of mine has one of the old Sharp el640 calculators and neither

she or her husband can remember how to change the time on it.

Specifically they want to change it to daylight savings time, but if

doing that is the same procedure as just changing the time if somebody

can let me know how to do it so I can pass it along I'd appreciate it.

 

 

Troy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


changing time on a Sharp el640 calculator?

Troy Burnham
 

Hi all,


A friend of mine has one of the old Sharp el640 calculators and neither she or her husband can remember how to change the time on it. Specifically they want to change it to daylight savings time, but if doing that is the same procedure as just changing the time if somebody can let me know how to do it so I can pass it along I'd appreciate it.


Troy


Re: Bose Connect app

gbmagoo@...
 

It is free, and you need to create a account, so it can find your device.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kay Malmquist
Sent: Monday, March 15, 2021 14:21
To: TechTalk <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] Bose Connect app

 

Hi again,

Today we are wondering about the Bose Connect app.  The last time I used the thing, it was reasonably accessible.  Today when I opened it, it wanted me to sign in or create an account.  I don't remember ever having to do that before, so I hit the skip button.  On the next page I found an about button and a Product carousel that when you clicked on it, took you to the Bose product page in Safari.  What happened and how do I get this thing to work?  Do I have to create an account?  That looked like it wasn't free.  Any ideas are welcome.  Thanks


Kay Malmquist
kay.malmquist@...

 

"When the student is ready, the teacher will appear"
Author Unknown.


Bose Connect app

Kay Malmquist
 

Hi again,
Today we are wondering about the Bose Connect app.  The last time I used the thing, it was reasonably accessible.  Today when I opened it, it wanted me to sign in or create an account.  I don't remember ever having to do that before, so I hit the skip button.  On the next page I found an about button and a Product carousel that when you clicked on it, took you to the Bose product page in Safari.  What happened and how do I get this thing to work?  Do I have to create an account?  That looked like it wasn't free.  Any ideas are welcome.  Thanks

Kay Malmquist
kay.malmquist@...
 
"When the student is ready, the teacher will appear"
Author Unknown.


Re: Amazon Alexa Question

Gene
 

But this appears to be two problems, that the volume is lower thanit should be and that the sound is muffled.

That being the case, and since suggestions haven't helped either problem, my question is how other audio sounds. If you play music, does it sound muffled and is the volume low? Do you have more than one unit and is this problem limited to one unit or common to all? When problems occur, the possibility that there is something wrong with a unit itself shouldn't be forgotten or overlooked when the kinds of settings or software suggestions don't help.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Ron Canazzi
Sent: Monday, March 15, 2021 12:42 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Alexa Question

Hello:

The proper command is:
Alexa: Volume UP.

Repeat this until the volume is at your desired level.

Similarly for lowering the volume say:
Alexa: volume down until you reach the desired level.


On 3/15/2021 5:31 AM, Shelly Kane wrote:
Ashley:


Thanks for the suggestion but it didn't work. I said Alexa, volume five and nothing happens. After that, I ask her a question and she still sounds muffled.

Shelly

On 3/14/2021 1:40 PM, Ashley Breger via groups.io wrote:
Hello,
Try telling her volume five. Then double check to see if it’s still sounds staticky . It sounds like your volume might just be low.
Hope this helps,

Ashley

On Mar 14, 2021, at 3:05 PM, Shelly Kane <shellykane323@gmail.com> wrote:

 Hi Group:


I have been using the echo dot for almost 4 years and have never had any problems. Since yesterday, I have noticed that Alexa sounds lower than usual and a bit staticky at times. I didn't do anything differently and we unplugged her and then plugged it back in and that didn't work. Has anyone else had a problem like this? Any help will be greatly appreciated. I use it quite a bit and hope that I don't need a new one.

Shelly











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They ask: "How Happy are You?"
I Say: "I'm as happy as a stow away chimpanzee on a banana boat!"


Re: Amazon Alexa Question

Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
 

Hmm, with Alexa, can't you request a certain volume level?

On My Google toy, I can say stuff like: "Ok Google, Volume Up 40%, or
Volume Down 15%" and it adjusts to the requested volume accordingly. I can
also use the "set' instructions to adjust volume; example, SET VOLUME 30%.

I would think that these types of instructions are also possible with Alexa?
Much thanks!

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado


Need Microsoft Word advice

Steven Johnson <saxmonger@...>
 

Hi everyone.  I’m having problems with my Word in Office 2019 and I could use some help.  My Word will not open up properly.  I hit enter on Word from the Windows 10 desktop and I get the 5 choices including Blank document, Resumee, single-spaced document, etc., but when I choose blank document, JAWS reports that Word is not responding and then JAWS goes silent as if all of my system resources are being used.  After a few minutes, I can reload JAWS, but Word still says that it is not responding.  I ran “Repair Office” from settings and that did nothing except appearing to reinstall Office and it killed my Product key, causing me to have to re-enter it.  I tried to run Word in safe mode by hitting ctrl-enter on Word’s desktop icon, and that didn’t help.  Any tips or things that I could try to bring back Word.  I need it for work.  Thanks in advance.

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