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Re: smart television

heather albright
 

Well, I have it plugged in to a usb hub that is plugged in to a back up supply. But, we have really crappy electrical issues here at the apartment complex! So in the abundance of caution I have all my electrical appliances on back up supplies that also have surge protectors built in! cheers Heather

 

From: Dragos Grecianu
Sent: Wednesday, April 15, 2020 11:41 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] smart television

 

Hey.

Thanks alot, this is the kind of setup that I always wanted.

The only thing that I don't understand is if I can power this box over usb or do I have to actualy get a bigger power strip?

I have a cool idea in mind on how this can work as a small, remote controlled fire pc.

:)

It can also be made portble if that runs from usb because I have a bluetooth speaker with an aux port, a 30000 mah battery that can power the stick and the convertor if it can be powerred from that and I can put them in a box to look like one product or something.

Thanks and best regards..

La 4/14/2020 10:50 PM, heather albright a scris:

Hello, I got my converter  box off amazon. I also got 3.5 head phone jack to connect my speakers to the converter box. Here is the link if you are looking for the same thing:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07DFDQ6HG/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_image?ie=UTF8&psc=1

So with the fire stick, plugg in the fire stick to the ac adaptor and than plugg it in to the converter box. So the 3.5 conector is for the set of speakers that go to the converter box. I thought 3.5 was better than relying on Bluetooth that  can lose connection and you are left with out audio till someone resets up the Bluetooth off the fire stick; a sighted assistant and than you have to have a visual screen to work that out. my speakers are usb powered  with a 3.5 connection. I plug my speakers in a usb hub to power them and use the 3.5 connector to connect to the converter box. So it works out great. Amazon accessibility cant seem to rap their brains over this one; they still cant believe a blind person can operate a firestick without a screen woe!  Now if only they had a remote control with usb powered speakers. Some times the audio gets louder depending on the app like you tube or amazon prime or netflix. So it would have been nice to control the audio with a remote control for the speakers. But, if you do have a smart tv, the fire stick 4.k remote is supposed to work on the tv to control the volume level. But, not worth the money it would cost like over100 dollars vurses the 50 dollars I spent on my set up. I bought my firestick when it was on sale for 15 dollars and the converter box was 22 dollars and the 3.5 connecter was 5 dollars; less than 50 dollars woe!  But if you want something more like the fire tv q, that has room for backing things up, you can use the same set up to do the same thing! Cheers Heather

 

From: Dragos Grecianu
Sent: Tuesday, April 14, 2020 2:17 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] smart television

 

    Hey.

Where did you get that converter box thing?

I want a fire stick, but I want to make mine audio only and portable if possible.

How small and how expensive is that device?

It sounds really cool.

Thanks and best regards.

La 4/13/2020 7:08 PM, heather albright a scris:

I use the firestick but, I do not have connected to a tv, I use a converter box and a set of speakers. I was reading about apple tv, seems they are at war with some tv content, I would check to make sure it meets your needs! Cheers Heather

 

From: Fanus
Sent: Monday, April 13, 2020 10:42 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] smart television

 

Hello list

From a blind person's perspective this may seem like a stupid question.

During this lock down I stream many of the metropolitan opera house operas.

It is quite a pain with my fairly old tv and laptop to stream and now I

examine all kinds of products because my wife is sighted and she enjoys the

shows and we did not realize there are so many things from youtube that one

can stream. I looked at specs for the Amazon fire 4K stick and cube, the

Google Chromecast ultra and the Apple tv but all of them have things that I

like and things that I would want in the device. I have read the Take

Control of Apple TV book and the writer asks what I want to ask year: is it

worth while to buy an apple tv if one can buy a smart television with

Airplay2 and the apple tv app built-in. Here in South Africa I can get such

a tv for not very much more than an Apple tv. So, is there someone who uses

a smart television with airplay and if so, is it a workable better option

for a blind person?

Regards

Fanus

,

 

 

 

 

 

 


Does Amazon Prime Video offer DVS on Xfinity

Steven Johnson
 

I’m trying to figure out how to get DVS on Amazon Prime video through my Xfinity X1 box.  Xfinity provides a gateway that opens the Prime Video app through my Comcast cable setup, but the Amazon Prime Video app on the Xfinity box doesn’t have an option to turn on DVS.  I am able to turn DVS on and off for the regular Xfinity channels, but I cannot get descriptive video when I bring up Amazon Prime on my Xfinity.  Any tips?


Re: which browser to choose?

Carolyn Arnold
 

Makes sense.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: Tuesday, April 14, 2020 10:34 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] which browser to choose?

Hi Caroline,

Switching from I e to chrome or edge is much like switching
from jaws to nvda.
It is so much easier than you think.
Thinking about it and postponing it are way worse than "just
doing it"!
Jump right in, the water is fine.
-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carolyn Arnold
Sent: April-14-20 4:18 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] which browser to choose?

Me too, Pam!

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Pamela
Dominguez
Sent: Tuesday, April 14, 2020 3:02 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] which browser to choose?

And the thing that gets me is, internet explorer is a
microsoft product, so the fact that they wouldn't support
their own product gets me. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Tuesday, April 14, 2020 2:54 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] which browser to choose?

Hollie, it just seems so unnecessary that Microsoft would
abandon a perfectly good product - maybe not to all, but to
many users. I realize that some people have privacy issues,
and I think that should be respected, as well as I am
thinking our desire to take our chances with IE should be
respected too.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Holly
Sent: Tuesday, April 14, 2020 11:33 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] which browser to choose?

Carolyn:

I am with you. Hard to leave I.E., but I am trying.








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Re: which browser to choose?

Monte Single
 

In the world of software, ie 11 is truly ancient.
I don't know, what other piece of software has been around that long without
a makeover.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
chris judge
Sent: April-15-20 9:53 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] which browser to choose?

They just came out with more modern products. Everyone does that eventually.
Besides, internet explorer is a boring name that needed an overhall.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Pamela
Dominguez
Sent: April 15, 2020 9:56 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] which browser to choose?

That's my point. I don't know why they have to stop supporting their own
products. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Marie
Sent: Tuesday, April 14, 2020 10:06 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] which browser to choose?

Why would that surprise you? They stopped supporting Outlook Express and
WLM years ago. both are Microsoft products.



Marie
-----Original Message-----
From: Pamela Dominguez
Sent: Tuesday, April 14, 2020 12:01 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] which browser to choose?

And the thing that gets me is, internet explorer is a microsoft product, so
the fact that they wouldn't support their own product gets me. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Tuesday, April 14, 2020 2:54 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] which browser to choose?

Hollie, it just seems so unnecessary that Microsoft would abandon a
perfectly good product - maybe not to all, but to many users. I realize that
some people have privacy issues, and I think that should be respected, as
well as I am thinking our desire to take our chances with IE should be
respected too.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Holly
Sent: Tuesday, April 14, 2020 11:33 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] which browser to choose?

Carolyn:

I am with you. Hard to leave I.E., but I am trying.








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Re: smart television

Dragos Grecianu
 

Hey.

Thanks alot, this is the kind of setup that I always wanted.

The only thing that I don't understand is if I can power this box over usb or do I have to actualy get a bigger power strip?

I have a cool idea in mind on how this can work as a small, remote controlled fire pc.

:)

It can also be made portble if that runs from usb because I have a bluetooth speaker with an aux port, a 30000 mah battery that can power the stick and the convertor if it can be powerred from that and I can put them in a box to look like one product or something.

Thanks and best regards..

La 4/14/2020 10:50 PM, heather albright a scris:

Hello, I got my converter  box off amazon. I also got 3.5 head phone jack to connect my speakers to the converter box. Here is the link if you are looking for the same thing:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07DFDQ6HG/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_image?ie=UTF8&psc=1

So with the fire stick, plugg in the fire stick to the ac adaptor and than plugg it in to the converter box. So the 3.5 conector is for the set of speakers that go to the converter box. I thought 3.5 was better than relying on Bluetooth that  can lose connection and you are left with out audio till someone resets up the Bluetooth off the fire stick; a sighted assistant and than you have to have a visual screen to work that out. my speakers are usb powered  with a 3.5 connection. I plug my speakers in a usb hub to power them and use the 3.5 connector to connect to the converter box. So it works out great. Amazon accessibility cant seem to rap their brains over this one; they still cant believe a blind person can operate a firestick without a screen woe!  Now if only they had a remote control with usb powered speakers. Some times the audio gets louder depending on the app like you tube or amazon prime or netflix. So it would have been nice to control the audio with a remote control for the speakers. But, if you do have a smart tv, the fire stick 4.k remote is supposed to work on the tv to control the volume level. But, not worth the money it would cost like over100 dollars vurses the 50 dollars I spent on my set up. I bought my firestick when it was on sale for 15 dollars and the converter box was 22 dollars and the 3.5 connecter was 5 dollars; less than 50 dollars woe!  But if you want something more like the fire tv q, that has room for backing things up, you can use the same set up to do the same thing! Cheers Heather

 

From: Dragos Grecianu
Sent: Tuesday, April 14, 2020 2:17 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] smart television

 

    Hey.

Where did you get that converter box thing?

I want a fire stick, but I want to make mine audio only and portable if possible.

How small and how expensive is that device?

It sounds really cool.

Thanks and best regards.

La 4/13/2020 7:08 PM, heather albright a scris:

I use the firestick but, I do not have connected to a tv, I use a converter box and a set of speakers. I was reading about apple tv, seems they are at war with some tv content, I would check to make sure it meets your needs! Cheers Heather

 

From: Fanus
Sent: Monday, April 13, 2020 10:42 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] smart television

 

Hello list

From a blind person's perspective this may seem like a stupid question.

During this lock down I stream many of the metropolitan opera house operas.

It is quite a pain with my fairly old tv and laptop to stream and now I

examine all kinds of products because my wife is sighted and she enjoys the

shows and we did not realize there are so many things from youtube that one

can stream. I looked at specs for the Amazon fire 4K stick and cube, the

Google Chromecast ultra and the Apple tv but all of them have things that I

like and things that I would want in the device. I have read the Take

Control of Apple TV book and the writer asks what I want to ask year: is it

worth while to buy an apple tv if one can buy a smart television with

Airplay2 and the apple tv app built-in. Here in South Africa I can get such

a tv for not very much more than an Apple tv. So, is there someone who uses

a smart television with airplay and if so, is it a workable better option

for a blind person?

Regards

Fanus

,

 

 

 

 

 


Re: which browser to choose?

chris judge
 

They just came out with more modern products. Everyone does that eventually.
Besides, internet explorer is a boring name that needed an overhall.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Pamela
Dominguez
Sent: April 15, 2020 9:56 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] which browser to choose?

That's my point. I don't know why they have to stop supporting their own
products. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Marie
Sent: Tuesday, April 14, 2020 10:06 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] which browser to choose?

Why would that surprise you? They stopped supporting Outlook Express and
WLM years ago. both are Microsoft products.



Marie
-----Original Message-----
From: Pamela Dominguez
Sent: Tuesday, April 14, 2020 12:01 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] which browser to choose?

And the thing that gets me is, internet explorer is a microsoft product, so
the fact that they wouldn't support their own product gets me. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Tuesday, April 14, 2020 2:54 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] which browser to choose?

Hollie, it just seems so unnecessary that Microsoft would abandon a
perfectly good product - maybe not to all, but to many users. I realize that
some people have privacy issues, and I think that should be respected, as
well as I am thinking our desire to take our chances with IE should be
respected too.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Holly
Sent: Tuesday, April 14, 2020 11:33 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] which browser to choose?

Carolyn:

I am with you. Hard to leave I.E., but I am trying.








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Re: mar-dy.com, what's going on?

Damien Garwood <damien@...>
 

Hi Simon,
Unfortunately, this has been the case for a number of years now. I remember attempting to contact them after my last big house move, which was back in 2015. This means I had to say goodbye to both my Mississippi, and my MaPlEr licences. Extremely annoying to say the least, especially since VIPGamesZone has gone the same way. Talk about a wasted $120 or so.
Cheers,
Damien.

On 15/04/2020 04:30 pm, goshawk on horseback wrote:
hello all,
does anyone know what's going on with the:
http://www.mar-dy.com/
site?
I have several times tried to update my registration details for the MaPlEr software, but for at least the last 2 months, e-mails don't seem to be getting through. new orders get no response, and the contact us page also seems not to be available either.
this is all very irritating!
Simon


Re: dropbox

Kerryn Gunness
 


thanks jene
will try it
 

----- Original Message -----
From: Gene
Sent: Wednesday, April 15, 2020 11:26 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] dropbox

Open the system tray icon for drop box.  It is a menu.  You will see an item that says recently changed files.  See if what you are looking for is there.  I have almost never done this and I don’t recall if it works, but press enter on the item if it is there and see what happens.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, April 15, 2020 9:52 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] dropbox
 
hi group
if someone accidentally deleted a shared folder, is there a way to retrieve  it?
 
 


mar-dy.com, what's going on?

goshawk on horseback
 

hello all,
does anyone know what's going on with the:
site?
I have several times tried to update my registration details for the MaPlEr software, but for at least the last 2 months, e-mails don't seem to be getting through. new orders get no response, and the contact us page also seems not to be available either.
this is all very irritating!
 
Simon
 
 


Re: dropbox

Gene
 

Open the system tray icon for drop box.  It is a menu.  You will see an item that says recently changed files.  See if what you are looking for is there.  I have almost never done this and I don’t recall if it works, but press enter on the item if it is there and see what happens.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, April 15, 2020 9:52 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] dropbox
 
hi group
if someone accidentally deleted a shared folder, is there a way to retrieve  it?
 
 


dropbox

Kerryn Gunness
 

hi group
if someone accidentally deleted a shared folder, is there a way to retrieve  it?
 
 


Re: which browser to choose?

Gene
 

Anyone who is a significant user of different sites on the Internet should have more than one browser and use it when the one they usually use doesn’t work well or at all on some aspect of a site or the entire site.  For example, I can’t post comments using Chrome on a widely used blogging site.  I can post them using Firefox.  If I only used Chrome and refused to use another browser, I would be unable to comment when I want to.
 
The same with screen-readers.  As with browsers that support the virtual PC cursor or browse mode, both names for the same thing, screen-readers have developed standardized commands that are almost identical from browser to browser, so too using a different screen-reader for many tasks can be done in the same or almost the same ways.  the majority of commands you use much of the time are program and Windows commands.  You can move from one screen-reader to another and still do much of what you do in the same ways.  There are a small number of commands you need to learn, read to end, read current line, read title bar, how you adjust speech rate, set punctuation level, and perhaps a small number of others but the idea that you must jump through hoops when you use a different screen-reader is just plain wrong and it leads to people not using their computers to the best advantage.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
From: Richard
Sent: Wednesday, April 15, 2020 8:48 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] which browser to choose?
 
This may be true, but consider this:
The web experience will vary from system to system, browser to browser, and
the same for screen readers.
In other words, 2 users of the same version of Windows, Internet Explorer,
and Jaws may experience different results on the same website.
I have seen this first-hand on different systems of my own as well as
others,
so the user may want to  have more  than one web browser, and more than one
version of their favorite screen-reader.
I compare it to tools, one screwdriver will not work on all screws,
so you have different ones to fit different situations.
There is no cure-all, but there are work-arounds.
Just my opinion.

HTH,
Rick
----- Original Message -----
From: "chris judge" <chrisjudge1967@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, April 15, 2020 3:53 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] which browser to choose?


You guys do know that for all intents and purposes, web browsing is much the
same regardless of the browser you are using. Sure, the settings are
different but I'm sure there are folks around, myself included, who would be
more than happy to connect with you and help you get things configured to
your liking. All of the techniques you have been using to navigate web
pages, with few exceptions are the same.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Carolyn
Arnold
Sent: April 14, 2020 3:54 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] which browser to choose?

Hollie, it just seems so unnecessary that Microsoft would abandon a
perfectly good product - maybe not to all, but to many users. I realize that
some people have privacy issues, and I think that should be respected, as
well as I am thinking our desire to take our chances with IE should be
respected too.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Holly
Sent: Tuesday, April 14, 2020 11:33 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] which browser to choose?

Carolyn:

I am with you.  Hard to leave I.E., but I am trying.















Re: which browser to choose?

Richard
 

This may be true, but consider this:
The web experience will vary from system to system, browser to browser, and
the same for screen readers.
In other words, 2 users of the same version of Windows, Internet Explorer,
and Jaws may experience different results on the same website.
I have seen this first-hand on different systems of my own as well as
others,
so the user may want to have more than one web browser, and more than one
version of their favorite screen-reader.
I compare it to tools, one screwdriver will not work on all screws,
so you have different ones to fit different situations.
There is no cure-all, but there are work-arounds.
Just my opinion.

HTH,
Rick

----- Original Message -----
From: "chris judge" <chrisjudge1967@gmail.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, April 15, 2020 3:53 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] which browser to choose?


You guys do know that for all intents and purposes, web browsing is much the
same regardless of the browser you are using. Sure, the settings are
different but I'm sure there are folks around, myself included, who would be
more than happy to connect with you and help you get things configured to
your liking. All of the techniques you have been using to navigate web
pages, with few exceptions are the same.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Carolyn
Arnold
Sent: April 14, 2020 3:54 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] which browser to choose?

Hollie, it just seems so unnecessary that Microsoft would abandon a
perfectly good product - maybe not to all, but to many users. I realize that
some people have privacy issues, and I think that should be respected, as
well as I am thinking our desire to take our chances with IE should be
respected too.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Holly
Sent: Tuesday, April 14, 2020 11:33 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] which browser to choose?

Carolyn:

I am with you. Hard to leave I.E., but I am trying.


Re: which browser to choose?

Gene
 

No software company supports its products .indefinitely.  Things change over time in terms of technical ways which things are done and requirements change over time in terms of what a program does.  For .example, when Internet .explorer was developed, there wasn’t the emphasis on security there is now.  I would think it was better and easier to design a new browser than to try to add what would be needed in Internet Explorer.  Also, I suspect things have changed in terms of how some web pages are coded and there will be ongoing changes. 
 
Windows 10 is very different technically than Windows XP.  It doesn’t make sense for Microsoft to continue to support XP. 
 
It may not always be a goode decision not to support programs.  I don’t know enough technically to say if Microsoft should have continued to support Outlook Express, for example.  But in general, look at all sorts of programs by all sorts of for profit companies and open source developers.  New versions come out over time and old versions are no longer supported. 
 
Look at NvDA.  It has just recently undergone major technical changes for technical reasons that were necessary as the programming language it uses is further developed.  As a result, old versions of a lot of add-ons don’t work in the current version and a lot of developers have modified their add-ons to work.  And NVDA hasn’t supported XP for a number of years because it is too technically difficult to support it in newer versions as those versions change to support changes in Windows itself. 
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, April 15, 2020 7:55 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] which browser to choose?
 
That's my point.  I don't know why they have to stop supporting their own
products.  Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Marie
Sent: Tuesday, April 14, 2020 10:06 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] which browser to choose?

    Why would that surprise you? They stopped supporting Outlook Express and
WLM years ago. both are Microsoft products.



Marie
-----Original Message-----
From: Pamela Dominguez
Sent: Tuesday, April 14, 2020 12:01 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] which browser to choose?

And the thing that gets me is, internet explorer is a microsoft product, so
the fact that they wouldn't support their own product gets me.  Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Tuesday, April 14, 2020 2:54 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] which browser to choose?

Hollie, it just seems so unnecessary that Microsoft would
abandon a perfectly good product - maybe not to all, but to
many users. I realize that some people have privacy issues,
and I think that should be respected, as well as I am
thinking our desire to take our chances with IE should be
respected too.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Holly
Sent: Tuesday, April 14, 2020 11:33 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] which browser to choose?

Carolyn:

I am with you.  Hard to leave I.E., but I am trying.








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Re: which browser to choose?

Pamela Dominguez
 

That's my point. I don't know why they have to stop supporting their own products. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Marie
Sent: Tuesday, April 14, 2020 10:06 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] which browser to choose?

Why would that surprise you? They stopped supporting Outlook Express and
WLM years ago. both are Microsoft products.



Marie
-----Original Message-----
From: Pamela Dominguez
Sent: Tuesday, April 14, 2020 12:01 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] which browser to choose?

And the thing that gets me is, internet explorer is a microsoft product, so
the fact that they wouldn't support their own product gets me. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Tuesday, April 14, 2020 2:54 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] which browser to choose?

Hollie, it just seems so unnecessary that Microsoft would
abandon a perfectly good product - maybe not to all, but to
many users. I realize that some people have privacy issues,
and I think that should be respected, as well as I am
thinking our desire to take our chances with IE should be
respected too.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Holly
Sent: Tuesday, April 14, 2020 11:33 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] which browser to choose?

Carolyn:

I am with you. Hard to leave I.E., but I am trying.








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Re: smart television

Norma A. Boge
 

Hi Heather,

 

Many thanks for the link to the converter. I had all but given up on making this happen with my Fire stick. I can’t wait to get one of these bad boys and try it out.

 

Best,

Norma

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of heather albright
Sent: Tuesday, April 14, 2020 2:50 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] smart television

 

Hello, I got my converter  box off amazon. I also got 3.5 head phone jack to connect my speakers to the converter box. Here is the link if you are looking for the same thing:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07DFDQ6HG/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_image?ie=UTF8&psc=1

So with the fire stick, plugg in the fire stick to the ac adaptor and than plugg it in to the converter box. So the 3.5 conector is for the set of speakers that go to the converter box. I thought 3.5 was better than relying on Bluetooth that  can lose connection and you are left with out audio till someone resets up the Bluetooth off the fire stick; a sighted assistant and than you have to have a visual screen to work that out. my speakers are usb powered  with a 3.5 connection. I plug my speakers in a usb hub to power them and use the 3.5 connector to connect to the converter box. So it works out great. Amazon accessibility cant seem to rap their brains over this one; they still cant believe a blind person can operate a firestick without a screen woe!  Now if only they had a remote control with usb powered speakers. Some times the audio gets louder depending on the app like you tube or amazon prime or netflix. So it would have been nice to control the audio with a remote control for the speakers. But, if you do have a smart tv, the fire stick 4.k remote is supposed to work on the tv to control the volume level. But, not worth the money it would cost like over100 dollars vurses the 50 dollars I spent on my set up. I bought my firestick when it was on sale for 15 dollars and the converter box was 22 dollars and the 3.5 connecter was 5 dollars; less than 50 dollars woe!  But if you want something more like the fire tv q, that has room for backing things up, you can use the same set up to do the same thing! Cheers Heather

 

From: Dragos Grecianu
Sent: Tuesday, April 14, 2020 2:17 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] smart television

 

    Hey.

Where did you get that converter box thing?

I want a fire stick, but I want to make mine audio only and portable if possible.

How small and how expensive is that device?

It sounds really cool.

Thanks and best regards.

La 4/13/2020 7:08 PM, heather albright a scris:

I use the firestick but, I do not have connected to a tv, I use a converter box and a set of speakers. I was reading about apple tv, seems they are at war with some tv content, I would check to make sure it meets your needs! Cheers Heather

 

From: Fanus
Sent: Monday, April 13, 2020 10:42 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] smart television

 

Hello list

From a blind person's perspective this may seem like a stupid question.

During this lock down I stream many of the metropolitan opera house operas.

It is quite a pain with my fairly old tv and laptop to stream and now I

examine all kinds of products because my wife is sighted and she enjoys the

shows and we did not realize there are so many things from youtube that one

can stream. I looked at specs for the Amazon fire 4K stick and cube, the

Google Chromecast ultra and the Apple tv but all of them have things that I

like and things that I would want in the device. I have read the Take

Control of Apple TV book and the writer asks what I want to ask year: is it

worth while to buy an apple tv if one can buy a smart television with

Airplay2 and the apple tv app built-in. Here in South Africa I can get such

a tv for not very much more than an Apple tv. So, is there someone who uses

a smart television with airplay and if so, is it a workable better option

for a blind person?

Regards

Fanus

,

 

 

 

 

 


Re: which browser to choose?

chris judge
 

You guys do know that for all intents and purposes, web browsing is much the
same regardless of the browser you are using. Sure, the settings are
different but I'm sure there are folks around, myself included, who would be
more than happy to connect with you and help you get things configured to
your liking. All of the techniques you have been using to navigate web
pages, with few exceptions are the same.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Carolyn
Arnold
Sent: April 14, 2020 3:54 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] which browser to choose?

Hollie, it just seems so unnecessary that Microsoft would abandon a
perfectly good product - maybe not to all, but to many users. I realize that
some people have privacy issues, and I think that should be respected, as
well as I am thinking our desire to take our chances with IE should be
respected too.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Holly
Sent: Tuesday, April 14, 2020 11:33 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] which browser to choose?

Carolyn:

I am with you. Hard to leave I.E., but I am trying.


Re: which browser to choose?

Keith S
 

I've noticed a slow down or stickiness when using IE now.  I do use firefox, but that is slow and seems to refresh constantly, so if I go to a webpage on firefox I usually have to wait 2 or 3 minutes for the page to load completely, but when I arrow down the page, it will (60% of the time) refresh and the cursor will jump back to the top.  I rarely use internet browsing anymore due to this.
 
Keith

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, April 14, 2020 3:38 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] which browser to choose?

Yes, the Apex uses Keyweb, and the Touch Plus uses a version of Chrome. So
if those devices are your way to go on-line, you don't need to choose a
browser.

If you're using a Windows PC, this issue is more urgent, since Internet
Explorer is supposedly no longer supported and, so the error message I get
on the PC now and then tells me, will quit working at some future point.
We're not to that point yet. So I am using IE, with Chrome as an option.

Susie


"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." -Eleanor Roosevelt


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
jan howells via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, April 14, 2020 3:29 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] which browser to choose?

Would the browser for the Apex be Keyweb? How do you choose a
browser?

Jan







This week on Eyes On Success: Braille Displays - dot Watch and Beyond

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Re: which browser to choose?

Monte Single
 

Hi Caroline,

Switching from I e to chrome or edge is much like switching from jaws to
nvda.
It is so much easier than you think.
Thinking about it and postponing it are way worse than "just doing it"!
Jump right in, the water is fine.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Carolyn Arnold
Sent: April-14-20 4:18 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] which browser to choose?

Me too, Pam!

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Pamela Dominguez
Sent: Tuesday, April 14, 2020 3:02 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] which browser to choose?

And the thing that gets me is, internet explorer is a microsoft product, so
the fact that they wouldn't support their own product gets me. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Tuesday, April 14, 2020 2:54 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] which browser to choose?

Hollie, it just seems so unnecessary that Microsoft would abandon a
perfectly good product - maybe not to all, but to many users. I realize that
some people have privacy issues, and I think that should be respected, as
well as I am thinking our desire to take our chances with IE should be
respected too.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Holly
Sent: Tuesday, April 14, 2020 11:33 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] which browser to choose?

Carolyn:

I am with you. Hard to leave I.E., but I am trying.








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