Delete Google Home Recordings, How To

This post details how to delete Google Home recordings to protect against possible privacy breaches.  Each time you speak a request or command to your Google Home speaker, the system records your voice and sends that up to the Google Assistant service in the cloud. These recordings help the assistant “learn” your ways of talking … Continue reading Delete Google Home Recordings, How To





How to Delete Alexa Voice Recordings History

Jn this piece, we show how to delete Alexa voice recordings for those who do not want a lot of voice history hanging around in their Amazon accounts. Clearing this Amazon Echo history is fairly straight forward. Erasing these recordings though, does present some problems, as discussed below. How to Delete Alexa Voice Recordings: Introduction … Continue reading How to Delete Alexa Voice Recordings History





How to Adjust Volume on Microsoft Invoke Speaker

You may control the volume of the sound output on the Cortana smart speaker by Harman Kardon and Microsoft, in two ways.  You can ask it to raise and lower the volume. Or you may rotate the outer ring at the top of the speaker. This post explains how to adjust volume on Microsoft Invoke … Continue reading How to Adjust Volume on Microsoft Invoke Speaker





Unboxing Google Home Voice Activated Speaker

Not difficult packaging for the Google Home voice activated speaker.  Here we show how simple unboxing the Google Home is. We also show how to power up, and get it ready for setup. What’s On the Box For our vision impaired and blind readers, the Google Home smart speaker comes in a solid, heavy box that slides apart … Continue reading Unboxing Google Home Voice Activated Speaker





ClassCo 9900CW Talking Caller Id Review

The ClassCo VoiceAnnounce 9900CW Talking Caller Id box is very helpful for blind and vision impaired users.  It extends the world of accessible, yet low cost, blind-friendly tech into the realms of phone caller Id boxes. Now, you don’t have to see well in order to know who’s ringing you before answering the call.  As … Continue reading ClassCo 9900CW Talking Caller Id Review





Setting Default Voice in Windows 8 Instructions

We often sync our iPod Nano, 4th generation with spoken menus enabled with iTunes on our computer.  But we found the Windows 8 default system voice (David in our case) not to our liking.  So, we wanted to change it before attempting another iPod sync.  The following procedure did this for us. Setting Default System … Continue reading Setting Default Voice in Windows 8 Instructions





Setting Default Windows 10 System Voice

Some Windows 10 programs, such as Apple’s iTunes application, rely on the Windows 10 default system voice when applying voice accessibility to older iPod Nanos.  You can change the voice that iTunes and apps like it use in Windows 10 by following the procedure below. As with prior Windows versions, text to speech translation ability … Continue reading Setting Default Windows 10 System Voice