1640 Tips and Tricks for Your Computer or Mobile Device (Sep. 28, 2016)

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Show #1605: Technical Tips and Tricks (Jan. 27, 2016)

The Anything 2 MP3 program can be found at:
http://anything2mp3.com

The YouTube-MP3 program can be found at:
www.youtube-mp3.org

The Boop Light Detector app can be found in the Apple App Store at:
Boop Light Detector in the Apple App Store

The NantMobile Money Reader can be found in the Apple App Store at:
NantMobile Money Reader in the Apple App Store

If you would like to hear some previous episodes of Eyes On success in which we talked with Ted Henter click on one of the links below to find links to the audio and show notes for that episode:

If you would like to hear some previous episodes of Eyes On Success in which we talked with Jose Tamayo click on one of the links below to find links to the audio and show notes for that episode:

The VoiceOver-Easy home page has tutorials for using the gestures on your iDevice and can be found at:
www.voiceover-easy.net

If you are looking for a list of hotkeys that can be used for various versions of Windows (including 7, 8, and 10), Microsoft has them compiled for you at:
List of Windows Hotkeys from Microsoft
Near the top of that page you'll find a combo box for selecting your version of Windows. Also, near the bottom of the page are links to lists of hotkeys for other Microsoft applications. For convenience, here are the additional links that you might find useful:

If you would like to listen to previous episodes of Eyes On Success in which we talked about the free NVDA screen reader click on one of the links below to find links to the audio and show notes for that episode:

The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) has a series of on-line tutorials for learning to use the free NVDA screen reader. You can find these tutorials at:
www.afb.org/learnnvda
You can find out more about NVDA and download the program from:
www.nvaccess.org

If you would like to listen to a previous episode of Eyes On Success in which we talked with Gerry Chevalier click on the link below to find links to the audio and show notes for that episode:
Show #1438: Developing DAISY Standards and Players (Sep. 17, 2014)

With the Victor Reader Stream it is easy to search for radio stations and add them to the favorites playlist by pressing the bookmark key. However, the favorites playlist can quickly grow to a large number of stations and become rather unwieldly. Letís say your Favorites playlist had many stations consisting of music, old-time radio, sports, news or other categories. You can easily separate these stations into separate playlists for each category.

Below are step-by-step instructions for doing that. For example, to create a playlist of only the sports stations from your Favorites follow these steps:

  1. Press key 1 multiple times to reach the Streamís Radio bookshelf.
  2. Press key 4 or 6 multiple times to reach the Favorites playlist.
  3. Press key 3 followed by the Pound (Confirm) key to export the Favorites playlist to the SD card.
  4. Remove the SD card and access it on your computer.
  5. You will find a file on the SD card named, Exported Favorites Playlist.xspf.
  6. Rename this file to Sports.xspf.
  7. Put the SD card back into your Stream.
  8. Press the menu key 7 multiple times to reach the Internet Radio menu.
  9. Press key 8 until you reach the menu item named, Import Internet Radio playlist from File.
  10. Press the Confirm key to import the new sports playlist from the SD. Then press the Cancel key to exit from the Stream menu.
  11. Press key 1 to reach the Radio bookshelf and then key 6 multiple times until you find the new Sports playlist.
  12. Press Confirm to open the Sports playlist. It will be a duplicate of your Favorites playlist.
  13. However, you can now use the 4 or 6 keys to navigate through the stations and press key 3 followed by Confirm key to delete all stations that are not sports related.
  14. Finally, use key 1 then keys 4 or 6 to return to the Favorites playlist, press Confirm to open it, and then use keys 4 or 6 to navigate your original favorites and use key 3 to delete all the sports stations since they are now in your new Sports playlist.
You can repeat the above steps for each new playlist you wish to extract from your Favorites.

The Blind Tech Channel on youtube provides tips on using technology with screen reader software. You can find it at:
www.youtube.com/channel/UCqS0kSx4b9pVArcrC8pNNqA
Below are links to some sample tutorials: