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Re: logitech mk 270 keyboard

Loy
 

Just bought my second one and I love it.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Monte Single" <mrsingle@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, August 2, 2020 12:25 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] logitech mk 270 keyboard


GeneralissimoOlusegunsio,

I really don't need a new keyboard, but getting rid of a few wires and
getting the media keys has just about twisted my arm.
I'll buy one the next time I have a little mad money

Tap on!!
-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
Sent: August 1, 2020 5:39 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] logitech mk 270 keyboard

Colonel Monte, the MK270 is Plug-&-Play and forget! In other words, leave
the dongle alone and it'll always be good to go. Of course, you can move
the dongle from one toy to another if desired. And now, don't pound it too
hard like I do, <hahaha!!>

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado






two smart hub questions

Fanus
 

Hello list
Has Zigbee any advantages for blind people and is it better to use just a
smart hub for connecting wifi devices or are their advantages of getting a
device like a speaker with a built-in smart hub?
Regards
Fanus


Re: logitech mk 270 keyboard

Monte Single
 

GeneralissimoOlusegunsio,

I really don't need a new keyboard, but getting rid of a few wires and
getting the media keys has just about twisted my arm.
I'll buy one the next time I have a little mad money

Tap on!!

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
Sent: August 1, 2020 5:39 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] logitech mk 270 keyboard

Colonel Monte, the MK270 is Plug-&-Play and forget! In other words, leave
the dongle alone and it'll always be good to go. Of course, you can move
the dongle from one toy to another if desired. And now, don't pound it too
hard like I do, <hahaha!!>

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado


Re: logitech mk 270 keyboard

Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
 

Colonel Monte, the MK270 is Plug-&-Play and forget! In other words, leave
the dongle alone and it'll always be good to go. Of course, you can move
the dongle from one toy to another if desired. And now, don't pound it too
hard like I do, <hahaha!!>

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado


Re: logitech mk 270 keyboard

Geoff Eden
 

P&P
 
Geoff
 

From: Monte Single
Sent: Friday, July 31, 2020 10:48 PM
To: techtalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] logitech mk 270 keyboard
 

Hello keyboard commandos,

 

Is the Logitech mk 270 keyboard a plug and play item or is there software  to be installed to make the media keys work?

 

Thanks,

 

Monte

 


Re: Podcasting on the iPhone

Victor
 

Hello:

I have not used that particular app for creating a podcast. Therefore, I cannot speak from personal experience. However, I do know of some blind people who teach iOS and use that app for the creation of their own podcasts. I recommend that may be you and the person you were trying to teach play with this app a little bit more before you give up on it.

Victor

On Jul 31, 2020, at 7:17 PM, Allen West <alwest0324@...> wrote:

Hi all,

I'm trying to help a student with creating a podcast on her iPhone.
She had downloaded Anchor podcast. It is clumsy with VoiceOver. Does
anyone know of a podcast that works well with VoiceOver?

Thanks in advance

Allen



question for a friend

Michael Amaro
 

Hello Listers,
 
Does any one know of any email lists for new laptop users?
 
Thanks
 
Michael
 
Email:
 
 
JFK"What kind of peace do I mean? What kind of peace do we seek? Not a Pax Americana enforced on the world by American weapons of war. Not the peace of the grave or the security of the slave. I am talking about genuine peace, the kind of peace that makes life on earth worth living, the kind that enables men and nations to grow and to hope and to build a better life for their children--not merely peace for Americans but peace for all men and women--not merely peace in our time but peace for all time."


Using Wix to Create a Web Site

Rich DeSteno
 

Is the web-creation service, Wix, accessible with screen-reading software, such as NVDA and Jaws, sufficiently to create a web site without sighted assistance?  I would like to hear all opinions on Wix.  Thanks.


--
Rich De Steno


logitech mk 270 keyboard

Monte Single
 

Hello keyboard commandos,

 

Is the Logitech mk 270 keyboard a plug and play item or is there software  to be installed to make the media keys work?

 

Thanks,

 

Monte

 


Podcasting on the iPhone

Allen West
 

Hi all,

I'm trying to help a student with creating a podcast on her iPhone.
She had downloaded Anchor podcast. It is clumsy with VoiceOver. Does
anyone know of a podcast that works well with VoiceOver?

Thanks in advance

Allen


Re: How do I add BCC

Smiling?
 

Outlook Toggling The BBC Field:

 

1. Open up a new message (Control+N).

2. Alt+P to get into the properties while focus is within this new message.

3. Now press the letter B for BBC Field.

4. Tab or Shift+Tab to see if the BBC Field is now incorporated within this new open message.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Doug Sloan
Sent: Thursday, July 30, 2020 23:12
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] How do I add BCC

 

Hi

 

If someone could please help how do I add the BCC field using outlook 2013

 

Cheers

Doug 31-07-2020

 


Re: another phone for the blind

Sharon S
 

Hi Gerald, you wrote:

" the Real SAM sounds a lot like the ill-fated and overpriced Smart Vision phone, which is no longer being made after being on the market barely more than a year."

The Smart Vision has been around longer then that, at least it has been in Australia. I know this because I got mine over three years ago. I haven't heard if they are still making them or not, but I have had no issues with mine and would happily recommend it to anyone else who doesn't feel confident with a touch screen.

Bye for now.
From Shaz.
Canberra, Australia.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gerald Levy via groups.io
Sent: Friday, 31 July 2020 1:41 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] another phone for the blind


I see one problem with this phone that nobody else has probably thought
of: the name . "RealSAM" sounds suspiciously like "SAMNet", which is a Serotek product, and if Serotek discover that another company is using a name very similar to the name of one of its own products, it might decide to sue them on the grounds of trademark or copyright infringement. Remember when Freedom Scientific sued Serotek for using the name "Freedom Box" for its screen reader, because it would mislead consumers into thinking that it was a Freedom Scientific product? Rather than go through costly litigation, Serotek changed the name of its screen reader to System Access, and in the process, garnered a lot of free publicity for itself. Now Serotek has the opportunity to do the same thing to the company behind the Real SAM, which probably doesn't even know Serotek exists. I hate to say it, but the Real SAM sounds a lot like the ill-fated and overpriced Smart Vision phone, which is no longer being made after being on the market barely more than a year.


Gerald



On 7/30/2020 9:54 AM, Gene wrote:
The buttons do things, presumably, if sighted people use them. One of
them appears to open a menu.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: Pamela Dominguez
Sent: Thursday, July 30, 2020 8:27 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] another phone for the blind

In that case, what is the sense of the buttons? Phew! Drives you crazy!
Pam.

-----Original Message----- From: Gene
Sent: Thursday, July 30, 2020 7:32 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] another phone for the blind

We'll see what we learn over time. The way information is written, it
sounds like everything is programmed in and you can't add apps or
abilities.
As written, it seems that That must be done by the manufacturer. We'll
see.

Those who don't want to learn a touch screen or who are going blind
and who are in transition might want to use such a phone. I doubt
that skilled users of regular smart phones would be content with what
looks like its restrictions.

And you didn't see a price because there isn't one. Can you find the
price somewhere on the site? Maybe. but none of the collapsed
buttons work on the site. I love it when companies who sell products
to blind people have a site that isn't fully accessible. One of those
buttons might open something you could use to find a ;page that had
pricing. But you can't expand the buttons.

.Gene
.----Original Message----- From: john s
Sent: Thursday, July 30, 2020 5:32 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] another phone for the blind

Monte, I didn't see a price for this phone.

At 06:13 AM 7/30/2020, Monte Single, wrote:
Hi Olusegun,

Below is a link to another phone for the blind.
I found it first in a current item on the latest Top Tech Tidbits.
It is based on a Samsung phone.
Please have a look.
and then express yourself.

Thanks,

Monte

http://www.realsam.us/meet-realsam/


John







How do I add BCC

Doug Sloan
 

Hi

 

If someone could please help how do I add the BCC field using outlook 2013

 

Cheers

Doug 31-07-2020

 


Re: another phone for the blind

Monte Single
 

Greetings Olusegun,

Using the smart page browser, I found this page on wikipedi;

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samsung_Galaxy_Core_Prime

Is this old tech, or upgradeable?

Thanks,

Monte

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
Sent: July 30, 2020 11:19 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] another phone for the blind

Colonel Monte wrote:

"Below is a link to another phone for the blind.

I found it first in a current item on the latest Top Tech Tidbits.

It is based on a Samsung phone.

Please have a look.

.and then express yourself."

I hope there's room left at the garrison. Why? I may need to dodge many
tasers, rubber bullets, and a few A K47's and M16's. No, I don't have a
bulletproof vest, too broke to grab one, selah!!

Without looking too hard, I have a few questions already: What is the
Samsung Core Prime? It's got to be an ancient toy Samsung sold eons back.
Ok, what OS does the Core Prime run on? RealSAM won't be sammy enough for
me that's for sure. I won't throw a RED FARTHING at it and won't even
accept it as a free gift.

If I can find a toy in the mainstream that FITS SNUGLY IN MY HANDS and helps
me GET MY WORK done, any specialized toy for the blind WILL NOT KISS my
quarter or see my signed cheque. It's another D.O.A. I think I'll do well
just running gingerly in my wee, small space whilst I continue to tinker
with technology in the mainstream where I can save myself from a few
haunting headaches!

All that said, RealSAM may be truly sammy for someone else. As an example,
I was SLIGHTLY EXCITED when I heard and read about the iPhone SE2020. I
jumped up a bit, alas, here's an iPhone I can play ball with I thought.
Previously, I FELL OUT OF LOVE with the iPhone because it didn't FIT SNUGLY
IN MY SILLY TINKERING HANDS! Then I checked the battery --- a puny 1,800mAh
at $400! What? In My Shiny Android World, such a toy will have at least
3,000-plus mAh battery power. So, goodbye SE2020, I'll stick with my
terrain.

Some pundits tell me that Apple's technology manages batteries better than
My Shiny Android. May be so, but for someone like me who LEAVES HIS TOYS on
24 hours a day, never turning them off for any reason known or unknown, and
only having to recharge every two days sometimes three, hmm, it is well with
my soul!

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado


Re: another phone for the blind

joseph hudson <jhud7789@...>
 

Before you assume that the blind shell classic cannot do any of the below steps, I think that you should listen to the tutorials and or if you don't get everything answered in a tutorial please ask questions. With this being said, the blind shell classic can play the NLS books. If you need to know how to put them onto the classic, please feel free to ask. And I'm sure somebody can provide some instructions.
joseph hudson

Email FaceTime and iMessage
jhud7789@...


Office phone/what's up messenger

254-300-7667

Emergency sell

254-813-2461

https://www.facebook.com/joseph.hudson.9404

https://twitter.com/josephhudson89

On Jul 30, 2020, at 4:40 PM, Ms. E.M. Kirtley <ekirtley@...> wrote:

The BlindShell classic is the same. The fact that you can't add other app.s to it is why I haven't purchased one. The BSC unable to read nls books, but it appears this one might. Interesting.

Ms. Kirtley




-----Original Message----- From: Pamela Dominguez
Sent: Thursday, July 30, 2020 6:27 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] another phone for the blind

In that case, what is the sense of the buttons? Phew! Drives you crazy!
Pam.

-----Original Message----- From: Gene
Sent: Thursday, July 30, 2020 7:32 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] another phone for the blind

We'll see what we learn over time. The way information is written, it
sounds like everything is programmed in and you can't add apps or abilities.
As written, it seems that That must be done by the manufacturer. We'll see.

Those who don't want to learn a touch screen or who are going blind and who
are in transition might want to use such a phone. I doubt that skilled
users of regular smart phones would be content with what looks like its
restrictions.

And you didn't see a price because there isn't one. Can you find the price
somewhere on the site? Maybe. but none of the collapsed buttons work on
the site. I love it when companies who sell products to blind people have a
site that isn't fully accessible. One of those buttons might open something
you could use to find a ;page that had pricing. But you can't expand the
buttons.

Gene
.----Original Message----- From: john s
Sent: Thursday, July 30, 2020 5:32 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] another phone for the blind

Monte, I didn't see a price for this phone.

At 06:13 AM 7/30/2020, Monte Single, wrote:
Hi Olusegun,

Below is a link to another phone for the blind.
I found it first in a current item on the latest Top Tech Tidbits.
It is based on a Samsung phone.
Please have a look.
and then express yourself.

Thanks,

Monte

http://www.realsam.us/meet-realsam/


John







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Re: another phone for the blind

Ms. E.M. Kirtley <ekirtley@...>
 

The BlindShell classic is the same. The fact that you can't add other app.s to it is why I haven't purchased one. The BSC unable to read nls books, but it appears this one might. Interesting.

Ms. Kirtley

-----Original Message-----
From: Pamela Dominguez
Sent: Thursday, July 30, 2020 6:27 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] another phone for the blind

In that case, what is the sense of the buttons? Phew! Drives you crazy!
Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Gene
Sent: Thursday, July 30, 2020 7:32 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] another phone for the blind

We'll see what we learn over time. The way information is written, it
sounds like everything is programmed in and you can't add apps or abilities.
As written, it seems that That must be done by the manufacturer. We'll see.

Those who don't want to learn a touch screen or who are going blind and who
are in transition might want to use such a phone. I doubt that skilled
users of regular smart phones would be content with what looks like its
restrictions.

And you didn't see a price because there isn't one. Can you find the price
somewhere on the site? Maybe. but none of the collapsed buttons work on
the site. I love it when companies who sell products to blind people have a
site that isn't fully accessible. One of those buttons might open something
you could use to find a ;page that had pricing. But you can't expand the
buttons.

Gene
.----Original Message-----
From: john s
Sent: Thursday, July 30, 2020 5:32 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] another phone for the blind

Monte, I didn't see a price for this phone.

At 06:13 AM 7/30/2020, Monte Single, wrote:
Hi Olusegun,

Below is a link to another phone for the blind.
I found it first in a current item on the latest Top Tech Tidbits.
It is based on a Samsung phone.
Please have a look.
and then express yourself.

Thanks,

Monte

http://www.realsam.us/meet-realsam/


John







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a SiriusXM online subscription question

Troy Burnham
 

Hi all,

I just received an e-mail from siriusXM stating that they are going to start allowing people with lifetime memberships to use them toward the online packages. I subscribe online and pay yearly so I'm supposed to get a refund, I guess for the unused portion of the year that I payed for back in March, but the e-mail also says that 100 or more channels will be added. I have a page in my favorites that shows what channels siriusXM has but it's a long list and I don't know if I'm going to have access to all of them online, does anybody have a page that shows just the channels available in an online subscription?

I don't even know what package I have, and I don't think I ever signed up for an online account when I started using siriusXM years ago. I don't know if the fact that they can contact me by e-mail means that I have an account or if I just had to give contact information when I bought my first membership.

Any help will be appreciated, I tried to log in with the e-mail address that I received the info through but either my e-mail or password I tried to use was wrong, I didn't try clicking on the forgot username and password links but I will try that next.

Troy


Re: another phone for the blind

joseph hudson <jhud7789@...>
 

Gerald I read your message and I read the article, so and it's still a little confusing. So just gonna wait and see what I hear from YouTube and other areas.
joseph hudson

Email FaceTime and iMessage
jhud7789@...


Office phone/what's up messenger

254-300-7667

Emergency sell

254-813-2461

https://www.facebook.com/joseph.hudson.9404

https://twitter.com/josephhudson89

On Jul 30, 2020, at 3:02 PM, Gerald Levy via groups.io <bwaylimited=verizon.net@groups.io> wrote:


If you read my previous message, it sounds to me like the RealSAM is a physical device, not a software app. This is my take. RealSAM signed a contract last year with the Library of Congress to develop the next generation Talking Book player based on their AI speech recognition technology. And so they established an office in Washington, DC for this purpose. But maybe somebody at the company had the bright idea to incorporate this technology into a standard Samsung Galaxy phone and market it as a specialized phone for blind consumers. I don't think RealSAM makes smart phones itself, so they figured it would be more cost effective to redesign a standard Samsung Android Galaxy around its proprietary technology. It does not sound like they have a US distributor yet for this product, which is why its anticipated launch date is not until October. Perhaps Laz might be interested in selling this phone if it becomes a reality. To me, the fact that they signed a contract with the LOC makes them legit.


Gerald



On 7/30/2020 3:45 PM, joseph hudson wrote:
Yeah definitely sounds like misleading software for sure. We'll just have to see what comes out of it.
On Jul 30, 2020, at 12:36 PM, Laz <laz@...> wrote:

I finally visited the provided link and it sounds like it's an
application, not a physical device.

I was surprised to see a few typos though and no way to actually
identify who set this site up.

As Gerald likes to say, buyer beware.

Stya well,

laz

On 7/30/20, Gerald Levy via groups.io <bwaylimited=verizon.net@groups.io> wrote:
This article is vague. Is Real SAM a specialized smart phone for the
blind that is ready to use right out of the box? Does it have a tactile
keypad? Or is it an app that must be installed on a standard Samsung
touchpad smart phone? And where do you buy it? There is no information
about purchasing Real SAM in this article.


Gerald



On 7/30/2020 6:13 AM, Monte Single wrote:
Hi Olusegun,

Below is a link to another phone for the blind.

I found it first in a current item on the latest Top Tech Tidbits.

It is based on a Samsung phone.

Please have a look.

…and then express yourself.

Thanks,

Monte

http://www.re <http://www.realsam.us/meet-realsam/>

alsam.us/meet-realsam/ <http://www.realsam.us/meet-realsam/>


--
Affordably priced Accessible Talking MP3 Player/book Reader, Victor
Reader Stream & Trek, blindshell Classic phone, Bluetooth devices, and
accessories
http://www.talkingmp3players.com/
Email: laz@...
Phone: 727-498-0121
Personal Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/laz.mesa
Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/Talkingmp3players?_rdr



Re: another phone for the blind

Gerald Levy
 

If you read my previous message, it sounds to me like the RealSAM is a physical device, not a software app.  This is my take. RealSAM signed a contract last year with the Library of Congress to develop the next generation Talking Book player based on their AI speech recognition technology.  And so they established an office in Washington, DC for this purpose.  But maybe somebody at the company had the bright idea to incorporate this technology into a standard Samsung Galaxy phone and market it as a specialized phone for blind consumers.  I don't think RealSAM makes smart phones itself, so they figured it would be more cost effective to redesign a standard Samsung Android Galaxy around its proprietary technology.  It does not sound like they have a US distributor yet for this product, which is why its anticipated launch date is not until October.  Perhaps Laz might be interested in selling this phone if it becomes a reality.  To me, the fact that they signed a contract with the LOC makes them legit.


Gerald

On 7/30/2020 3:45 PM, joseph hudson wrote:
Yeah definitely sounds like misleading software for sure. We'll just have to see what comes out of it.
On Jul 30, 2020, at 12:36 PM, Laz <laz@...> wrote:

I finally visited the provided link and it sounds like it's an
application, not a physical device.

I was surprised to see a few typos though and no way to actually
identify who set this site up.

As Gerald likes to say, buyer beware.

Stya well,

laz

On 7/30/20, Gerald Levy via groups.io <bwaylimited=verizon.net@groups.io> wrote:
This article is vague. Is Real SAM a specialized smart phone for the
blind that is ready to use right out of the box? Does it have a tactile
keypad? Or is it an app that must be installed on a standard Samsung
touchpad smart phone? And where do you buy it? There is no information
about purchasing Real SAM in this article.


Gerald



On 7/30/2020 6:13 AM, Monte Single wrote:
Hi Olusegun,

Below is a link to another phone for the blind.

I found it first in a current item on the latest Top Tech Tidbits.

It is based on a Samsung phone.

Please have a look.

…and then express yourself.

Thanks,

Monte

http://www.re <http://www.realsam.us/meet-realsam/>

alsam.us/meet-realsam/ <http://www.realsam.us/meet-realsam/>


--
Affordably priced Accessible Talking MP3 Player/book Reader, Victor
Reader Stream & Trek, blindshell Classic phone, Bluetooth devices, and
accessories
http://www.talkingmp3players.com/
Email: laz@...
Phone: 727-498-0121
Personal Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/laz.mesa
Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/Talkingmp3players?_rdr


Re: another phone for the blind

joseph hudson <jhud7789@...>
 

Yeah definitely sounds like misleading software for sure. We'll just have to see what comes out of it.

On Jul 30, 2020, at 12:36 PM, Laz <laz@...> wrote:

I finally visited the provided link and it sounds like it's an
application, not a physical device.

I was surprised to see a few typos though and no way to actually
identify who set this site up.

As Gerald likes to say, buyer beware.

Stya well,

laz

On 7/30/20, Gerald Levy via groups.io <bwaylimited=verizon.net@groups.io> wrote:

This article is vague. Is Real SAM a specialized smart phone for the
blind that is ready to use right out of the box? Does it have a tactile
keypad? Or is it an app that must be installed on a standard Samsung
touchpad smart phone? And where do you buy it? There is no information
about purchasing Real SAM in this article.


Gerald



On 7/30/2020 6:13 AM, Monte Single wrote:

Hi Olusegun,

Below is a link to another phone for the blind.

I found it first in a current item on the latest Top Tech Tidbits.

It is based on a Samsung phone.

Please have a look.

…and then express yourself.

Thanks,

Monte
http://www.re <http://www.realsam.us/meet-realsam/>
alsam.us/meet-realsam/ <http://www.realsam.us/meet-realsam/>




--
Affordably priced Accessible Talking MP3 Player/book Reader, Victor
Reader Stream & Trek, blindshell Classic phone, Bluetooth devices, and
accessories
http://www.talkingmp3players.com/
Email: laz@...
Phone: 727-498-0121
Personal Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/laz.mesa
Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/Talkingmp3players?_rdr