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need a bluetooth earbud recommendation

David Mehler
 

Hello,

I'm looking for recommendations for a Bluetooth earbud. My budget is
about $50. I use to have a Jabra Mini, it was a single in-ear earbud.
I liked it, it got stolen, but I was wanting something that was a
little smaller in size possibly but could also pair with multiple
devices.

Any recommendations?

Thanks.
Dave.


Re: Sluggish Boot on Windows 10

Gene
 

I doubt you will notice any difference in your electric bill if you let the computer run or not.  Or if there is any difference, I think it will be negligible, perhaps fifty cents or a dollar.  Others may have different experiences but I don't see any advantage in shutting it down.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, February 03, 2020 3:19 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Sluggish Boot on Windows 10

Hello Gene, I have a hibernate option in my shutdown options, so I think to save on power, I'll use that and shutdown.  I've also set it to hibernate after a certain amount of time not being used, so I can turn off power and back on again.  Thank you for your help. 

On 02/02/2020 11:56, Gene wrote:
I'll discuss different approaches you may want to take to eliminate the inconvenience.  Some may be obvious, some may not, or you may not want to do them.
 
I don't know what might cause the problem.  Of course, you can shut down and turn the power off as you found.  I'm not sure how Windows presents options in the shutdown dialog these days.  If there is just a hibernate option, you should be able to shut off power.  But if it is a sleep/hibernate hybrid, don't do it, And never in sleep.  In other words, if you are going to turn power off at the socket, unless you are sure you are in hibernate, or you have fully shut down, don't do it. 
 
You shouldn't have to deal with the problem often.  You should be able to leave the computer running for a while without starting to get performance problems.  How long may depend on how you use the computer and perhaps on things I don't know about.  But you can experiment or just try a good amount of time such as four days or five days.  You may shorten or lenghthen the time, depending on results.  You don't even have to bother turning off the power.  When you reboot, do it at a time of day when you are doing something else like eating or going to bed or something else.  If you reboot the computer often, such as daily, that is unnecessary.
 
Or, if you really want to reboot daily, or shut down daily, you may do so, leave the power on and not bother turning the power off, and boot again when the delay won't matter because you will be doing something else.
 
And let's say you want to reboot when you intend to use the computer, such as when installing a program.  Shut down, turn the power off, as you found solves the problem, then boot after turning it on again. 
 
In short, you could try to solve the problem but doing so at this point my be disruptive and waste enough time that you may just want to leave things as they are.  It can be easily and conveniently worked around.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, February 02, 2020 2:47 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Sluggish Boot on Windows 10

I have a solid state drive that's 5 years old this year.  I use another hard drive for my data.  I don't think it's that, because if I remember to turn off the power at the plug and turn it back on, it seems to work fine.  I tried the suggestions on the websites you sent Gene, and my drivers are up to date and fast boot is disabled. 

On 02/02/2020 00:28, Abbie Taylor wrote:
How old is your computer? It may need a new hard drive. I had a new one installed on my old computer three months ago when it was slow to start and had other issues. Now, it's as good as new. You also might want to check programs that run on start-up to see if they're slowing your computer down. Good luck.
--


Abbie Johnson Taylor, Author https://abbiescorner.wordpress.com

http://www.abbiejohnsontaylor.com

abbietaylor945@...

 

-- 
Regards, 

Samuel Wilkins
-- 
Regards, 

Samuel Wilkins


Re: CC Crane AM and FM broadcast radio

Pamela Dominguez
 

I have two ccradios, and I don't like them. They are Sangean, and every sangean product I have had isn't what it is cracked up to be. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: brian
Sent: Friday, January 31, 2020 4:22 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] CC Crane AM and FM broadcast radio

I would like to know how the receptions is on the cc radio.
The same man that said that over the air radio is going away also said
that the c crain radios are junk. I don't think so but I have never
had one. I think that if they were junk then all of those coast to
coast listeners would send them back. Brian Sackrider

On 1/31/2020 12:01 PM, Dave wrote:
Hello Fred,


I also own two of these Crane Radios, and for the most part, I like
them, and they have worked well now for years.


Sorry, I don't know of any Fix for your Radio's, but I always lose all
settings when I unplug the Cord, and remove the Batteries, and leave it
for an hour or so.


All settings in memory are erased.


It is odd that both radios are suffering the same problem, and that it
is All the memory Buttons and not just one or two.


One of my Radio's had a problem with the On and Off Switch. I bought
some of that tuner Cleaner, and sprayed all around that Switch, and it
started working again.


If it were me, I would call the Crane Company and talk to a live person,
and see if they can give you an answer, or pass you to someone who could.


Hope you get those Radios fixed.


Dave






Re: Google Chrome and alt left arrow

chris judge
 

Yes you are right. It was I who brought this up a couple of weeks ago. On my home desktop computer, alt left arrow isn’t working, however it is working fine on the computer in the man cave, as well as my pc at work. Same versions, go figure. I’ve gotten in to the habit of opening links in a new window by using shift Enter. This way I can just close the current page with alt f4 and return to the previous page.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Robin Frost
Sent: February 2, 2020 10:26 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Google Chrome and alt left arrow

 

Hi,

I could have sworn this might have been covered before but for the life of me I can't recall where or what the fix might be. I am finding that alt left arrow no longer works to take you back a page when browsing in Google Chrome.  Is there another means by which to accomplish this or is there a way to make this keystroke function again? Did it used to work in Chrome or did I just think it did.

Thanks in advance for rescuing me from my apparently feeble mind.

Robin

 


Re: Sluggish Boot on Windows 10

Samuel Wilkins
 

Hello Gene, I have a hibernate option in my shutdown options, so I think to save on power, I'll use that and shutdown.  I've also set it to hibernate after a certain amount of time not being used, so I can turn off power and back on again.  Thank you for your help. 

On 02/02/2020 11:56, Gene wrote:
I'll discuss different approaches you may want to take to eliminate the inconvenience.  Some may be obvious, some may not, or you may not want to do them.
 
I don't know what might cause the problem.  Of course, you can shut down and turn the power off as you found.  I'm not sure how Windows presents options in the shutdown dialog these days.  If there is just a hibernate option, you should be able to shut off power.  But if it is a sleep/hibernate hybrid, don't do it, And never in sleep.  In other words, if you are going to turn power off at the socket, unless you are sure you are in hibernate, or you have fully shut down, don't do it. 
 
You shouldn't have to deal with the problem often.  You should be able to leave the computer running for a while without starting to get performance problems.  How long may depend on how you use the computer and perhaps on things I don't know about.  But you can experiment or just try a good amount of time such as four days or five days.  You may shorten or lenghthen the time, depending on results.  You don't even have to bother turning off the power.  When you reboot, do it at a time of day when you are doing something else like eating or going to bed or something else.  If you reboot the computer often, such as daily, that is unnecessary.
 
Or, if you really want to reboot daily, or shut down daily, you may do so, leave the power on and not bother turning the power off, and boot again when the delay won't matter because you will be doing something else.
 
And let's say you want to reboot when you intend to use the computer, such as when installing a program.  Shut down, turn the power off, as you found solves the problem, then boot after turning it on again. 
 
In short, you could try to solve the problem but doing so at this point my be disruptive and waste enough time that you may just want to leave things as they are.  It can be easily and conveniently worked around.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, February 02, 2020 2:47 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Sluggish Boot on Windows 10

I have a solid state drive that's 5 years old this year.  I use another hard drive for my data.  I don't think it's that, because if I remember to turn off the power at the plug and turn it back on, it seems to work fine.  I tried the suggestions on the websites you sent Gene, and my drivers are up to date and fast boot is disabled. 

On 02/02/2020 00:28, Abbie Taylor wrote:
How old is your computer? It may need a new hard drive. I had a new one installed on my old computer three months ago when it was slow to start and had other issues. Now, it's as good as new. You also might want to check programs that run on start-up to see if they're slowing your computer down. Good luck.
--


Abbie Johnson Taylor, Author https://abbiescorner.wordpress.com

http://www.abbiejohnsontaylor.com

abbietaylor945@...

 

-- 
Regards, 

Samuel Wilkins
-- 
Regards, 

Samuel Wilkins


Re: PayPal Question

Shelly Kane
 

Thank you so much.  I know someone mentioned this on here about a call center program that would train you how to do it.  I live in New York and we have the National Statler Center but they are very expensive and they want the department of Rehab to pay for it. Ours doesn't even support the program.  I think it's terrible that they are charging now and before it was free.  If anyone knows of any, please let me know.  Thanks in advance.

Shelly

On 2/2/2020 11:52 PM, Holly wrote:
Shelley:

Sorry your employment prospect didn't work out.

Good luck going forward.



Re: PayPal Question

Holly
 

Shelley:

Sorry your employment prospect didn't work out.

Good luck going forward.


Re: PayPal Question

Holly
 

Shelley:

Yes, any type of account will work.

You could set up a separate account just for PayPal money, as was suggested in an earlier post, but your regular savings account will work fine too.


Re: PayPal Question

Shelly Kane
 

Hi Everyone:


Thank you all for explaining how PayPal works.  I think I'm going to go ahead and cancel my account.  The reason I was asking is because I was going to try becoming a free lance transcriptionist and now I just got confirmation that the websites that you work for are telling me that there software isn't compatible with screen readers and they aren't doing anything at this point to rectify it.  So I guess I will definitely be looking into something else.  Again, thank you so much.

Shelly

On 2/2/2020 8:22 PM, George McCoy wrote:
I set up a second checking account that I use for Paypal and nothing else. I have had that account for fifteen years without any problems.


George

On 2/2/2020 1:52 PM, Holly wrote:
Shelley:

I have a Paypal account and have it tied to my bank account.  If you don't tie it to your bank, the only way you can use the money in your Paypal account is to use the money to buy things that use Paypal as a accepted payment method.

If you tie it to your bank account, you can transfer money back and forth between Paypal and your bank.

As for security concerns using your banking information, that is up to you. Millions of people use Paypal and tie it to their banks.




Re: PayPal Question

Shelly Kane
 

Holly:


If I decide to tie the account with my bank, can I do this with a savings account?

Shelly

On 2/2/2020 12:52 PM, Holly wrote:
Shelley:

I have a Paypal account and have it tied to my bank account.  If you don't tie it to your bank, the only way you can use the money in your Paypal account is to use the money to buy things that use Paypal as a accepted payment method.

If you tie it to your bank account, you can transfer money back and forth between Paypal and your bank.

As for security concerns using your banking information, that is up to you. Millions of people use Paypal and tie it to their banks.


.


Re: Google Chrome and alt left arrow

Robin Frost
 

Hi,

Yes sir that's usually my practice but on the rare occasions when I've forgotten a few times or when a site like zedge.net just won't for the shift enter and insists on opening in the same tab or so it seems when viewing an uploaded ringtone i did note that it wasn't working and just wondered if it was just me losing my mind or if it was broken or actually had never been a thing in that browser.  I thank you for replying. Some days I wonder about the old brain over here 😁

Thanks once again, I appreciate you.

Take good care.

Robin

On 2/2/2020 9:35 PM, Gene wrote:
It should work, and I don't recall a solution.  I presented a work around that I think works as well or better. 
 
To follow a link, use shift enter, not enter.  That will open the link in a new window.  Once you are finished and want to go back, close the window with alt f4.  You will be back in the other window, where you left off on the other page. 
 
Gene
----- Original message -----
Sent: Sunday, February 02, 2020 8:25 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Google Chrome and alt left arrow

Hi,

I could have sworn this might have been covered before but for the life of me I can't recall where or what the fix might be. I am finding that alt left arrow no longer works to take you back a page when browsing in Google Chrome.  Is there another means by which to accomplish this or is there a way to make this keystroke function again? Did it used to work in Chrome or did I just think it did.

Thanks in advance for rescuing me from my apparently feeble mind.

Robin



Re: PayPal Question

George McCoy
 

I set up a second checking account that I use for Paypal and nothing else.  I have had that account for fifteen years without any problems.


George

On 2/2/2020 1:52 PM, Holly wrote:
Shelley:

I have a Paypal account and have it tied to my bank account.  If you don't tie it to your bank, the only way you can use the money in your Paypal account is to use the money to buy things that use Paypal as a accepted payment method.

If you tie it to your bank account, you can transfer money back and forth between Paypal and your bank.

As for security concerns using your banking information, that is up to you. Millions of people use Paypal and tie it to their banks.


Re: Google Chrome and alt left arrow

Gene
 

It should work, and I don't recall a solution.  I presented a work around that I think works as well or better. 
 
To follow a link, use shift enter, not enter.  That will open the link in a new window.  Once you are finished and want to go back, close the window with alt f4.  You will be back in the other window, where you left off on the other page. 
 
Gene

----- Original message -----
Sent: Sunday, February 02, 2020 8:25 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Google Chrome and alt left arrow

Hi,

I could have sworn this might have been covered before but for the life of me I can't recall where or what the fix might be. I am finding that alt left arrow no longer works to take you back a page when browsing in Google Chrome.  Is there another means by which to accomplish this or is there a way to make this keystroke function again? Did it used to work in Chrome or did I just think it did.

Thanks in advance for rescuing me from my apparently feeble mind.

Robin



emptying Comcast trash folder

Vicki W
 

Hi,
 
Does anyone know of a way to empty the trash folder on the e-mail comcast website?
 
Thanks.
 
Vicki
 


Google Chrome and alt left arrow

Robin Frost
 

Hi,

I could have sworn this might have been covered before but for the life of me I can't recall where or what the fix might be. I am finding that alt left arrow no longer works to take you back a page when browsing in Google Chrome.  Is there another means by which to accomplish this or is there a way to make this keystroke function again? Did it used to work in Chrome or did I just think it did.

Thanks in advance for rescuing me from my apparently feeble mind.

Robin



Re: PayPal Question

Holly
 

Shelley:

I have a Paypal account and have it tied to my bank account. If you don't tie it to your bank, the only way you can use the money in your Paypal account is to use the money to buy things that use Paypal as a accepted payment method.

If you tie it to your bank account, you can transfer money back and forth between Paypal and your bank.

As for security concerns using your banking information, that is up to you. Millions of people use Paypal and tie it to their banks.


Re: PayPal Question

Angelo Sonnesso
 

They just make the payment to your email address, and it stays in your PayPal
account until you transfer it to your savings account, since that the bank
account that you have on file.
You could get the PayPal debit card and spend from your PayPal account if you
like.
HTH


73 N2DYN Angelo

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Shelly Kane
Sent: Sunday, February 2, 2020 4:45 PM
To: techtalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] PayPal Question

Hi Group:


I would like some information about a PayPal account. I have had one for a
long time but I have no idea how to use it. My credit card is on there but I
was wondering how does someone pay you? I don't have a checking account or a
debit card. The only thing I have is a savings account and I'm not
comfortable putting my information on there. I was looking into doing
freelance transcription on some websites and they will only pay you if you
have a PayPal account. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated. I
have seen some conversations on this list and I think several of you have an
account. Thanks again.

Shelly


PayPal Question

Shelly Kane
 

Hi Group:


I would like some information about a PayPal account.  I have had one for a long time but I have no idea how to use it.  My credit card is on there but I was wondering how does someone pay you?  I don't have a checking account or a debit card.  The only thing I have is a savings account and I'm not comfortable putting my information on there.  I was looking into doing freelance transcription on some websites and they will only pay you if you have a PayPal account.  Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.  I have seen some conversations on this list and I think several of you have an account.  Thanks again.

Shelly


Re: looking for $8 per month track phone plan

joseph hudson <jhud7789@...>
 

The only ones that use the other type of network or Verizon and Sprint. Every other company, uses GSM. So if you are taking a phone from the AT&T, and you want to go to cricket, you will be perfectly good to do so.

On Feb 2, 2020, at 9:05 AM, Gene <gsasner@...> wrote:

others can discuss this further and correct any errors. There are two kinds of networks. You can use some phones on one network, some on others, and I think there may be phones you can switch so they work on either network.

As far as I know, as long as someone has a compatible phone, it isn't blocked by companies. Some phones are locked so they can only be used with this or that company. If you have an unlocked phone, as far as I know, you can use it on any compatible network.

Gene
----- Original Message -----
From: Joe Giovanelli
Sent: Sunday, February 02, 2020 8:49 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] looking for $8 per month track phone plan

Good Morning, Gene,

Thank you for your input.

I realize that lots of phones can be used. I thought, however, that the carrier determines what phones will work.

I'd like a clarification on this.

Thanks very much.

Joe, W2PVY

----- Original Message -----
From: Gene <gsasner@...>
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020 18:34
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] looking for $8 per month track phone plan



You may be asking about this plan. It is for a basic phone and is for text, talk, and lite browsing.
$8.99
30 SERVICE DAYS
30 MINUTES
FOR TALK, TEXT & WEB

Track phone is a company. Your question doesn't apply. You can use all sorts of phones with Track Phone, but you purchahse a service plan from them.

If you just want to do talk and text with a prepaid plan, this plan is much more expensive than the one I use. My TMobile Plan charges me three dollars a month for half an hour of talk, thirty textx, or any combination that adds up to three dollars. After that, I am charged ten cents a minute for talk and ten cents per text. In other words, ten cents a minute.

Gene
----- Original Message -----

From: Joe Giovanelli
Sent: Saturday, February 01, 2020 2:17 PM
To: techtalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] looking for $8 per month track phone plan


Hello,

The subject says it. I heard there is a plan costing about $8 per month or there abouts.

If there is one, what carrier does it use, so I can know what phone to purchase.

Thank you.

Joe Giovanelli, W2PVY





Re: consumer celular network and other providers?

Carolyn Arnold
 

Yes, Cricket does have AT&T, plus they have s store here in
Sanford, a real advantage, when there is an accessible
store.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of joseph hudson
Sent: Sunday, February 2, 2020 1:27 AM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] consumer celular network and other
providers?

Hi Hank, since both of your phones are with AT&T, you would
be fine with selecting consumer cellular as your carrier. As
they have AT&T towers as well.
On Feb 1, 2020, at 4:45 PM, The Wolf
<hank.smith966@...> wrote:

Hello what network does consumer celuar use?

also can I gert a listing of providers that use the atnt
network?

I was given a atnt phone and my friend has a unlocked
iphone

the atnt phone is a samsung galaxy and am using it on
cricket both phones were given to use the phone that I have
I can use on any atnt network currently I am using it on
cricket and my friend is also using her iphone on cricket.

thanks

Hank