CCB Tech Articles, Donna’s Low Tech Tips, Scam alert, September 24, 2018

September 24 2018

A scam alert

 

Hi there!  It’s Donna and thank you for allowing me to come into your inbox.

Today, I’d like to introduce you to my scam alert.

 

A scam alert

Those emails asking you to login and verify your username and password that appears to be coming from your bank or insurance company.

 

If the email in question that you have received seems to be from a bank or insurance company that you do not do business with then you are okay.  Just delete it and move on.

 

On the other hand if the email in question is from a bank or insurance company that you do business with; then by all means you can read it but my advice would be to also delete it.

 

No bank or insurance company would ever send you this type of email.

Not sure?  Then just visit your bank.

Ask them to verify that they never sent you such an email.

You could also call to verify as well.

 

Some of these types of emails may also go as far as to ask you to provide such details as your date of birth and account number.

Just delete this email and move on.

 

What would happen if you were to respond?

The simple answer would be trouble, lots of trouble, and now you have given a scammer out there carte blanche to hack into either your bank account and/or your very own computer system.

 

That’s it from me for this week.

If you would like to become a member of  my CCB Mysteries chapter you can do so for the price of $10 annually and in return you will receive unlimited access to either of the following libraries.

Recipes –

http://www.donnajodhan.com/library-recipes.html

Audio mysteries for all ages –

http://www.donnajodhan.com/library-audio-mysteries.html

Or you can subscribe to both for the price of $20 annually.

Now you  can subscribe to “‘Let’s Talk Tips”‘ which is my monthly resource for the most current and reliable

informational tips available in the areas of Technology, Nutrition, Media,

Business, and Advocacy.

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To contact me, send me an email at info@sterlingcreations.ca and I’d be happy to respond.

Have yourselves a great day and see you next week.

Donna

CCB Tech Articles, Donna’s Low Tech Tips, Privacy protection, September 17, 2018

September 17 2018

Privacy protection

 

Hi there!  It’s Donna and thank you for allowing me to come into your inbox.

Today, I’d like to introduce you to my tip on privacy protection.

 

Privacy protection

We are constantly striving to protect ourselves from scams and scammers, but most of all we need to ensure that our privacy, confidentiality, and independence are kept safe from prying eyes and those who thrive on destroying our right to these precious commodities.

 

Completion of income tax forms

In most cases we need to provide our accountants with such things as tax receipts and statements from our banking institution and we need to ensure that we provide the correct and appropriate paper work to our accountant.

How do we do this if we are vision impaired?

 

If we have a scanner, then for much of the time we can use our scanners to read our statements but what if the print on these documents is either faded or sometimes there is handwriting?

Well!  We need to find a trustworthy person to help us out.  It must be someone that we trust; friend, neighbour, or family member.

 

What if we do not have anyone to help us?

Try going to your banking institution and explain your situation to them.  You would be amazed to find that help is there.

 

Other actions:

You could ask your banking institution for electronic versions of your statements.

You could also phone those who have sent receipts to you to see if they can also provide electronic versions to you.

Try calling 1800 622 6232 and explain what you are seeking.

This is the Federal Government’s toll free number – 1800 ocanada.

 

That’s it from me for this week.

If you would like to become a member of  my CCB Mysteries chapter you can do so for the price of $10 annually and in return you will receive unlimited access to either of the following libraries.

Recipes –

http://www.donnajodhan.com/library-recipes.html

Audio mysteries for all ages –

http://www.donnajodhan.com/library-audio-mysteries.html

Or you can subscribe to both for the price of $20 annually.

Now you  can subscribe to “‘Let’s Talk Tips”‘ which is my monthly resource for the most current and reliable

informational tips available in the areas of Technology, Nutrition, Media,

Business, and Advocacy.

http://bit.ly/ADJSubscribe

 

To contact me, send me an email at info@sterlingcreations.ca and I’d be happy to respond.

Have yourselves a great day and see you next week.

Donna

CCB Tech Articles, Donna’s Low Tech Tips, Apps round up, September 10, 2018

September 10 2018

Apps round up

 

Hi there!  It’s Donna and thank you for allowing me to come into your inbox.

Today, I’d like to introduce you to my apps round up.

 

  1. Chirp for Twitter (watchOS, Free With In-App Purchases)

Chirp for Twitter is the best way to use Twitter on your Apple Watch.

You can browse your, timeline, lists, like and retweet things, and even post your own

tweets.

Sent and view direct messages, catch up on the latest trends in “Trending”, or search for

your favourite hashtag.

Chirp lets you see quotes, pictures, hashtags, mentions, and so much more.

 

Current Version: 1.1.5 (July 28, 2018)

Read Chirp for Twitter’s AppleVis App Directory entry for more information

https://www.applevis.com/apps/apple-watch/social-networking/chirp-twitter

Visit Chirp for Twitter’s App Store page

https://itunes.apple.com/app/chirp-for-twitter/id1397430041?mt=8

 

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  1. 4. Himama (iOS, Free)

The device supports the data sharing with Apple’s Health App. Authorized user can

obtain data from your BBT, ovulation test, sexual behavior, menstruation, petechial

hemorrhage, the quality of cervical mucus, sleep analysis, height and weight, so as to

have a more comprehensive understanding of your health status.

What could smart Himama pregnancy preparation assistant do for you?

*          [Finding the ovulatory date to determine the best timing for pregnancy] Input

your body temperature, then you will immediately know the status of your

ovulation of that day.

*          [Earlier detection of pregnancy, superior to any LH kit] Automatically detecting

whether you are pregnant 18 days after conception.

*          [Earlier diagnosis of gynaecopathia, earlier detection for earlier treatment]

Reminding of corpus luteum problems or ovulation disorders.

*          [Sleep monitoring for eugenics] Monitoring on total length of sleep and length

of deep sleep all night.

Core functions of smart Himama pregnancy preparation doctor:

  1. Reporting ovulation everyday: telling you whether you are ovulating, the

likelihood of pregnancy and your high/low temperature zone based on your BBT

of the day;

  1. Drawing up BBT curve automatically, to intelligently observe the status of

pregnancy;

  1. Cause analysis on the difficulties in getting pregnant: reminding of and analyzing

on corpus luteum problems or ovulation disorders;

  1. Sleep monitoring: monitoring the accumulated length of sleep, length of

deep/light sleep; determining the quality of sleep, and monitoring the time of

going to sleep and waking up;

 

Current Version: 1.9.2 (June 21, 2018)

Read Himama’s AppleVis App Directory entry for more information

https://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/health-and-fitness/himama

Visit Himama’s App Store page

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/himama/id1116020094?mt=8

 

That’s it from me for this week.

If you would like to become a member of  my CCB Mysteries chapter you can do so for the price of $10 annually and in return you will receive unlimited access to either of the following libraries.

Recipes –

http://www.donnajodhan.com/library-recipes.html

Audio mysteries for all ages –

http://www.donnajodhan.com/library-audio-mysteries.html

Or you can subscribe to both for the price of $20 annually.

Now you  can subscribe to “‘Let’s Talk Tips”‘ which is my monthly resource for the most current and reliable

informational tips available in the areas of Technology, Nutrition, Media,

Business, and Advocacy.

http://bit.ly/ADJSubscribe

 

To contact me, send me an email at info@sterlingcreations.ca and I’d be happy to respond.

Have yourselves a great day and see you next week.

Donna

CCB Tech Articles, Donna’s Low Tech Tips, Odds and ends, September 3, 2018

September 03 2018

Odds and ends

 

Hi there!  It’s Donna and thank you for allowing me to come into your inbox.

Today, I’d like to talk about odds and ends.

 

ODDS & ENDS

To identify keys, put a piece of brightly colored tape, which can be easily seen or felt, around the key. Similarly, put a colored plastic hood (available from                         hardware and department stores) over the key top. Most laces which copy keys have them available in a wide variety of colors.

 

 

  1. Each household item should have a specific place and should be returned there immediately after use. Don’t just drop something!  That way you won’t have to spend a lot of time looking for it when it is next needed.  Encourage other family members to also return items to their proper place.  After all, organization makes it easier for everyone to find things!

 

  1. It is not necessary to rearrange furniture in a special way in your home, but some changes may be helpful. For example, a coffee table with sharp edges may be moved out of the main circulation area.  Also, remember to keep doors, closet doors, and cupboard doors all the way open or all the way shut. Half open doors are dangerous!

 

 

  1. Stairs can be hazardous! Mark the leading edge of each step with a paint or non-skid material of a color which contrasts with the stairs themselves.  Paint the handrail in a bright contrasting color.  It should extend past the top and bottom steps as a guide to know where the steps begin.  Use a contrasting color and/or a different texture floor material, such as carpet, on the top and bottom landings.

 

 

  1. Good lighting is important for many people who are visually impaired. Incandescent lighting is usually best.  Attach lights to the underside of cabinets, over work areas, above the stove, or above your favorite chair.  If you find you don’t have enough light, move the lamp closer or try a stronger bulb.  Three-way bulbs and dimmer switches provide flexibility when more or less light is needed.  A goose neck lamp often comes in handy, and a battery operated flashlight to look at dials is another useful idea.

 

  1. Low vision aids such as hand held magnifiers, telescopes or binoculars often allow persons to continue many tasks that they did prior to their vision loss, for example: reading print, knitting, watching television and locating street or bus signs.

 

Low vision aids do not restore                       vision!

However, they do make things appear larger, closer, clearer or brighter.  Using your low vision aid(s) requires some patience and practise, as well as good contrast and lighting.  And remember, low vision aids will not harm your sight, they enhance it.

 

Large print numbers, raised numbers, and/or Braille on elevator panels and outside the elevator doors (marking the floor number) are helpful, especially in large buildings.  If you live in an apartment complex, place an identifiable marker such as a decoration or door knocker on your apartment door.  In a hotel, place an elastic band or twist tie around your door handle to ensure you are at the right room.

 

To easily identify baggage when travelling, place several large strips of contrasting colored tape on your suitcase.

 

When walking with a sighted person, use the Sighted Guide Technique.  Hold onto the sighted person’s arm just above the elbow in a C-grip, with your thumb on the outside of their arm and your fingers on the inside.  You will be able to feel and follow the motion of the sighted guide’s body, making this a safe and comfortable method of travel.

 

When walking alone, plan the easiest and safest route to take. Think of landmarks that are easily recognized to assist in keeping travel bearings.

 

  1. When taking a bus, ask the bus driver to announce your requested stop, and sit near the front so that the announcement can be easily heard.

 

When grocery shopping with a sighted person, it’s easy to manoeuvre through the store if you stand behind the grocery cart, holding the cart handle, and let the sighted person lead, guiding the cart from the front.  If you plan to grocery shop alone, call the store in advance and request assistance.  Most grocery store managers are more than willing to arrange a mutually convenient time for a clerk to help you find the items you require.  Some individuals prefer to have a volunteer do their grocery shopping.  Also many grocery stores (and drug stores) deliver for a small fee.

 

If you would like to become a member of  my CCB Mysteries chapter you can do so for the price of $10 annually and in return you

will receive unlimited access to any of the following libraries.

Recipes – A collection of hard to find recipes

Audio mysteries for all ages – Comfort listening any time of the day

Home and garden – A collection of great articles for around the home and garden

Or you can subscribe to all 3 for the price of $30 annually.

Visit http://www.donnajodhan.com/subscription-libraries.html

 

To contact me, send me an email at info@sterlingcreations.ca and I’d be happy to respond.

Have yourselves a great day and see you next week.

Donna

 

 

 

CCB Tech Articles, Donna’s Low Tech Tips, SpeaksVolumz Talking Measuring Cup, August 27, 2018

August 27 2018

Meet the SpeaksVolumz Talking Measuring Cup

 

Hi there!  It’s Donna and thank you for allowing me to come into your inbox.

Today, I’d like to talk about the SpeaksVolumz Talking Measuring Cup.

 

Meet the SpeaksVolumz Talking Measuring Cup

 

Here is a product that I myself am looking forward to meeting some day soon.  Maybe you would like to go out there and make friends with it?

 

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SpeaksVolumz Talking Measuring Cup

Talk about convenience! The SpeaksVolumz Talking Measuring Cup is convenience personified! This measuring cup SPEAKS the measurements. If you want the volume in cups, ounces, milliliters, or grams – push a button. If you want the weight – push a button. If you want the density – that’s right, push a button. Tare function enables you to add ingredients without emptying the cup. The SpeaksVolumz Talking Measuring Cup is composed of three parts: detachable lid, measuring cup, and speaking base.

Product Features:

Speaks measurements

Push-button operation in English

Easy-pour spout

Measures both weight and volume

Measures cups, ounces, milliliters, and grams

Programmed conversion for water, oil, milk, flour, and sugar

Tare function “T” enables adding ingredients without emptying the cup

Auto shut-off

Cup is dishwasher and microwave safe (clear cup only)

Uses 2 AAA batteries (not included)

Click here to learn more or purchase the SpeaksVolumz Talking Measuring Cup:

http://www.independentliving.com/prodinfo.asp?number=756972

 

If you would like to become a member of  my CCB Mysteries chapter you can do so for the price of $10 annually and in return you

will receive unlimited access to any of the following libraries.

Recipes – A collection of hard to find recipes

Audio mysteries for all ages – Comfort listening any time of the day

Home and garden – A collection of great articles for around the home and garden

Or you can subscribe to all 3 for the price of $30 annually.

Visit http://www.donnajodhan.com/subscription-libraries.html

 

To contact me, send me an email at info@sterlingcreations.ca and I’d be happy to respond.

Have yourselves a great day and see you next week.

Donna

 

CCB Tech Articles, Donna’s Low Tech Tips, Leisure time, August 20, 2018

August 20 2018

Leisure time

 

Hi there!  It’s Donna and thank you for allowing me to come into your inbox.

Today, I’d like to talk about leisure time.

 

When playing board games, visually impaired people may find it helpful to use dice that  contrast with the color of the board.  Black dice are easier to locate on a white board and vice versa.  Also, don’t be afraid to substitute larger or color-contrasted objects for game pieces that are difficult to locate.  For example, use a thread spool in a color that contrasts with the board for a game piece.

 

A variety of adapted tools such as large print and raised line rulers are also available.

 

Public Libraries have a wide selection of books and magazines in electronic formats.

 

When hand sewing, use a small bowl to keep track of your needle, thread, thimble, etc.

 

Keep a few needles threaded for quick access or use Self Threading Needles (available from sewing shops).

 

Adjustable seam guides that screw onto the flat bed of your sewing machine provide a tactile guide to measure seams. People with low vision may find it useful to place a brightly colored piece of tape on the seam guide.

 

Keep a magnet in your sewing basket to pick up pins and needles.

 

Many people are not aware of all the recreational and leisure resources available in their own community.  Contact your Recreation Department, YWCA, YMCA, Adult Education Association, Church, Women’s Club, Specialty Groups, and Leagues in your area to find out about the programs and activities they offer.

 

With any leisure time activity, from wood working to knitting, begin with very basic techniques and continue to build on your skills.  People with low vision may find it helpful to use contrasting color and/or larger materials, additional lighting and/or magnification.  Take your time and remember, a little patience goes a long way!

 

If you would like to become a member of  my CCB Mysteries chapter you can do so for the price of $10 annually and in return you

will receive unlimited access to any of the following libraries.

Recipes – A collection of hard to find recipes

Audio mysteries for all ages – Comfort listening any time of the day

Home and garden – A collection of great articles for around the home and garden

Or you can subscribe to all 3 for the price of $30 annually.

Visit http://www.donnajodhan.com/subscription-libraries.html

 

To contact me, send me an email at info@sterlingcreations.ca and I’d be happy to respond.

Have yourselves a great day and see you next week.

Donna

CCB Tech Articles, Donna’s Low Tech Tips, Cleaning & laundry, August 6, 2018

August 06 2018

Cleaning & laundry

 

Hi there!  It’s Donna and thank you for allowing me to come into your inbox.

Today, I’d like to talk about cleaning & laundry.

 

CLEANING & LAUNDRY

Wear an apron with large pockets when cleaning. The pockets may be used to hold cleaning materials such as a dust cloth and polish, or may be used to hold small items you pick up along the way and plan to return to their original storage places.  Likewise, put cleaning materials in a basket or bucket and carry it around the house with you so all materials will be handy as needed.

 

 

Avoid spot cleaning!  Clean the whole surface to ensure no spots are missed.  When cleaning counters, start at one end and work to the other in overlapping strips.  Use your free hand to check areas just cleaned for extra stubborn spots.  Also work in overlapping strips when dusting, vacuuming, washing floors, etc.  In large areas, you may find it helpful to divide the surface into sections such as halves or quarters, with overlapping boundaries.  Use pieces of furniture (for example, a chair in the middle of the kitchen floor), or use permanent fixtures to mark the boundaries of each section you are cleaning.

 

 

 

Transfer liquid cleaners into containers with pumps for easy use.  Containers can be filled with a funnel.  Remember that flat-sided bottles upset easily.

 

To fill a steam iron use a turkey baster, a funnel, or a squirt bottle.

 

Safety pins or Sock Tuckers (available in department stores) can be used to keep socks in pairs during washing and drying.  Some people find it helpful to buy socks in different colors, patterns or textures for sorting purposes.

 

Wash small items in a pillow case or small mesh laundry bag to keep them from getting lost.

 

To measure laundry detergent use the scoop provided. Avoid pouring directly from the box.

 

 

LEISURE TIME!

If you would like to become a member of  my CCB Mysteries chapter you can do so for the price of $10 annually and in return you will receive unlimited access to any of the following libraries.

Recipes – A collection of hard to find recipes

Audio mysteries for all ages – Comfort listening any time of the day

Home and garden – A collection of great articles for around the home and garden

Or you can subscribe to all 3 for the price of $30 annually.

Visit http://www.donnajodhan.com/subscription-libraries.html

 

To contact me, send me an email at info@sterlingcreations.ca and I’d be happy to respond.

Have yourselves a great day and see you next week.

Donna

 

 

CCB Tech Articles, Donna’s Low Tech Tips, The Talking Color Analyzer For People Who Are Blind Or Color-blind, August 13, 2018

August 13 2018

Meet the Talking Color Analyzer For People Who Are Blind Or Color-blind

 

Hi there!  It’s Donna and thank you for allowing me to come into your inbox.

Today, I’d like to talk about the Talking Color Analyzer For People Who Are Blind Or Color-blind.

 

I am yet to meet this product but I wanted to drop by and introduce it to you.

Why not go out there and make friends with it!

 

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ColorTest II: Talking Color Analyzer For People Who Are Blind Or Color-blind

ColorTest II is a hand-held device that helps the user distinguish colors independently. It has hundreds of uses at home, work, or school, including selecting your own wardrobe; identifying products from the package color; determining if fruit is ripe; and distinguishing colored folders, forms.

 

Features

Uses a clear human voice to announce the color of any object placed in contact with its sensitive detector.

Senses over 1,000 nuances of color. Also detects patterns, brightness, and contrast.

Can provide color analysis with specific values for brightness, hue, and saturation.

 

Use as a light detector.

Talking clock, calendar, timer, thermometer, and three games

Earphone jack and holes to accommodate a neck loop (earphone not included)

Built-in rechargeable battery with talking battery status

Included

Carrying case

Battery charger

Instructions on cassette, plus a large print and braille “quick start” booklet

One year limited warranty

ColorTest II is about the size of a television remote control and can sense over 1,000 shades of color!

ColorTest II:

Catalog Number: 1-03951-00

Go to the link on the next line to  purchase the ColorTest II: Talking Color Analyzer for People Who Are Blind or Color-blind.

https://shop.aph.org/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_ColorTest%20II:%20Talking%20Color%20Analyzer%20for%20People%20Who%20Are%20Blind%20or%20Color-blind:%20English%20Version_1135898P_10001_11051

American Printing House for the Blind, Inc.

1839 Frankfort Avenue

Mailing Address: P. O. Box 6085

Louisville, Kentucky 40206-0085

Toll Free: 800-223-1839

Phone: 502-895-2405

Fax: 502-899-2274

E-mail:

info@aph.org

Web site:

http://www.aph.org

 

If you would like to become a member of  my CCB Mysteries chapter you can do so for the price of $10 annually and in return you

will receive unlimited access to any of the following libraries.

Recipes – A collection of hard to find recipes

Audio mysteries for all ages – Comfort listening any time of the day

Home and garden – A collection of great articles for around the home and garden

Or you can subscribe to all 3 for the price of $30 annually.

Visit http://www.donnajodhan.com/subscription-libraries.html

 

To contact me, send me an email at info@sterlingcreations.ca and I’d be happy to respond.

Have yourselves a great day and see you next week.

Donna

 

CCB Tech Articles: Donna’s Low Tech Tips, Talking MP3 Player, July 30, 2018

July 30, 2018

Meet the talking MP3 player

Hi there!  It’s Donna and thank you for allowing me to come into your inbox.

Today, I’d like to talk about the talking MP3 player.

 

Meet the talking MP3 player

 

I have not yet met this nifty little gadget but I could not help but post this article.  I hope that some day soon I can go out there and meet it.  So, enjoy!

 

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Tiny Tunes: What It Is Really All About

 

By Kelsey, on Mm-friends.

 

Hi,

I’m writing this as a review of the new Tiny Tunes KD1000 Talking

MP3 Player.  As some people are saying that it is great, some

people are saying that it is awful, I thought it would be good

for someone who actually has this player and is not biost on

either side of the marketing trade to review this pocket sized,

lighter shaped device.  Below is a complete guide and report of

the mini machine.

 

Description and General Functions

Tiny Tunes is a very small MP3 player from Future Aids, a

company based in America.  It has a 1 inch screen with 3 bars

underneath the screen, a headphone and usb port on the bottom of

the device and a locking switch on the top.  The bars are the

controls for the player and can be pressed from either the left

or the right side, performing different actions depending on

which side you press.  The top bar when pressed on the left is

play, and the right is mode (select).  The second bar is the

volume bar: You press right to increase the volume and press left

to decrease it.  The third and final bar work the same as arrow

keys on a computer.  The switch on the top disables the keys from

accidental use when you’re on the move.  The device has 70 hours

battery life and takes 2 hours to charge from a computer.  It can

only be used with a pair of earphones/headphones plugged into the

jack on the bottom.

Below is a chart of some vital features of the player:

 

Memory: 4 GB

Size: About the size of a lighter

Screen: 1 inch

Controls: 3 (can be pressed from either side)

Battery life: 70 hours

Charging time: 2 hours

Speech: Yes

Ebook reader: Yes

Internet access: No

Music listening: Yes

Radio: Yes

Recording: Yes

Memory stick or memory card support: No

Video support: No

 

Turning on/off the player and the main menu

To turn on Tiny Tunes, hold down the play button for 2 to 3

seconds.  It will take a few more seconds for the player to load

before the speech announces the first item on the main menu which

is music.  To turn off the player at any time, hold down the play

button for 5 seconds.  Visually on the screen, when you perform

this action, the machine reads `goodbye` although this message is

not spoken aloud.  On the main menu the following options are

available:

Music.

Continue listening.

Settings.

Browse.

Radio.

Text files.

Notes and Record.

You can select any of these items with the mode button which can

also be pressed from any place in the Tiny Tunes menu or app

system to return you to either the previous menu or the main

menu.

 

Music

The music app can play from a few different options.  These are

type of music, album, artist and all songs.  You can put music on

the machine by placing files or folders into the route of the

player when it is connected to a computer and the device will get

the info from the tags.  It only plays MP3 or WMA files.  Use the

arrow bar to move through your tracks.  The track names are

spoken aloud to you.  When you find one you want to hear, press

mode and then press play to hear it.  You can hold down the play

button for a second to find out the track name and album while

listening to a song.

 

Radio

MP3 player is a misleading name to say the least…  but that

is in a good way.  Tiny Tunes is much more than an MP3 player.

Well, as I’m describing here, it also includes an FM

radio–builtin.  of course.  When you select the radio app from

the main menu, you are placed back into the station you were

listening to last time.  You can use the arrow bar to move

through the stations available to you.  You can record FM radio

shows with the recording app (described later) too.  Of course,

the headphones are used to receive the signal for the radio.

 

Record and Notes

The Tiny Tunes player enables the recording of notes or longer

things using its internal microphone.  Simply select record from

the main menu, hold down play for half a second (then let go) and

speak.  You can pause the recording at any time just by pressing

play and then pressing it again when you’re ready to resume.

When you’ve done, hold down mode and you’ll be placed in the

notes folder where you can review and delete the note you’ve just

recorded or notes that you have recorded before.  Another way to

access the notes area of the device is to select notes from the

main menu and either select micrecord for microphone recordings

or fmrecord for radio recordings.  Then select the file from the

folder and hit mode, then hit play.

 

Books

The Tiny Tunes player also plays text files.  Just place them

on to the route of the player and it puts them automatically into

the text files section.  Your books will be read aloud in clear,

synthetic speech or the book can be read on the 1 inch display.

The book voice is the same voice that reads the rest of the

content on the Tiny Tunes player such as the menus and music

tracks.

 

Browse and Settings

In the main menu, there is an option called settings.  This has

several settings which modify the way the player works.  If you

want to use your player normally and are not some high tech music

developer etc these settings can be left at their defaults.

However, some are useful for people if you want a sleep timer,

auto shut down after so much time of inactivity, screen shut off

time and so on.  It also has speech enable/disable.

The browse function enables you to browse everything on your

player.  Just select browse and you can view books, audio and

recordings.

 

Personal Comments

I think the Tiny Tunes KD1000 MP3 player is an extremely

powerful device with many features and a long battery life.  I

believe that however many people have said that it is just like

tossing $75 in the trash, the player is certainly a player that

is worth buying.  It is good for all people whether they do not

use much technology or are computer geeks as it has a simple and

basic interface which is impossible for you to get lost in.

 

**I wrote this article in the hope that perhaps it may help with

the research and hopeful presentation of the Tiny Tunes player in

the future on Main Menu.  Maybe you could read the article out

with your demonstration or without it to give people more idea

about the player from a person who has first-hand experience with

the device.**

 

If you would like to become a member of  my CCB Mysteries chapter you can do so for the price of $10 annually and in return you will receive unlimited access to any of the following libraries.

Recipes – A collection of hard to find recipes

Audio mysteries for all ages – Comfort listening any time of the day

Home and garden – A collection of great articles for around the home and garden

Or you can subscribe to all 3 for the price of $30 annually.

Visit http://www.donnajodhan.com/subscription-libraries.html

 

To contact me, send me an email at info@sterlingcreations.ca and I’d be happy to respond.

Have yourselves a great day and see you next week.

Donna

CCB Tech Articles: Donna’s Low Tech Tips, Kitchen Knife With Guide, July 23, 2018

July 23, 2018

Meet the kitchen knife with the guide

 

Hi there!  It’s Donna and thank you for allowing me to come into your inbox.

Today, I’d like to talk about the kitchen knife with the guide.

 

Meet the kitchen knife with a guide

 

No, no joking!  There is a kitchen knife out there that has a guide attached to it and this enables a blind person to use it safely without worrying about cutting one’s self.

 

This knife is good for anyone; not just a blind person.  The guide enables a blind person to feel along the blade of the knife and to set how thick they wish to cut their stuff.  It works and I use it all the time.  Once you get used to how to use it, your life becomes a bit easier in the kitchen.

 

So go out there and meet the kitchen knife with a guide.

 

If you would like to become a member of  my CCB Mysteries chapter you can do so for the price of $10 annually and in return you will receive unlimited access to any of the following libraries.

Recipes – A collection of hard to find recipes

Audio mysteries for all ages – Comfort listening any time of the day

Home and garden – A collection of great articles for around the home and garden

Or you can subscribe to all 3 for the price of $30 annually.

Visit http://www.donnajodhan.com/subscription-libraries.html

 

To contact me, send me an email at info@sterlingcreations.ca and I’d be happy to respond.

Have yourselves a great day and see you next week.

Donna