android/talk/smartphone
Smart Phone, Technology

How To: Do You Want Your Android Phone To Talk To You?

Actually an Android smart phone doesn’t speak by default.

But there is an app that will read and speak what’s inside your phone,
if you select it to do so. And it is, Shouter.
Shouter is amazing. Shouter Pro has so much to offer in an Android app.

I especially enjoy the part where you can have a Shouter Widget on your screen.
The widget sits right there on your screen for easy disabling and enabling.
In other words, turn shouter on or off.

I put together some screenshots from my phone to help serve as a guide in case you would like to use them a reverence resource. (Check them out below)

It’s totally possible to take 30 minute’s out of the evening and tinker around with Shouter.
Have shouter tell you the time.
Shouter can set/read any reminders you have.
It can tell you if the battery is low.
And perhaps the best section, shouter can read the notifications from apps.
Like Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, and many more .

With shouter you can set your own text for reading SMS message’s.
Shouter will read custom text from incoming calls.

And in certain notification sounds set by the phone shouter works well right along side.

Shouter is safe from any un-wanted content (malware, spying, etc.) -but- if you would want to consider if shouter has a bit of a privacy issue, one could say shouter log’s all the incoming notifications. However, you can remove the logs and disable logging. Please keep in my logging is on by default, (default – set to on automatically).

By using the link to Shouter over at Google Play (here) you can learn more about the app,
and or install shouter. Provided your phone is connected to a computer.
You can also just install Shouter from Google Play Store that’s on the phone.
Installing it from there is the best way.

I believe its possible one could get annoyed with shouter after a long day.

One thing for sure, shouter is very useful when you’re driving home from work and the peeps are trying to reach you even though you just happen to be the safest driver on the road and don’t use the smart phone while driving. Hearing the content of the notification without thinking about picking up the phone you can relax and take the time to prepare one’s thought’s before engaging into a follow-up.

I’ve been using Shouter for almost two years now, and have never had any extreme issue’s with the app crashing. Once there was a bug. After an update shouter didn’t reconnect to the selected apps I had set. So I had to uncheck them all and redo. Then shouter updated from the Google Play Store to fix the bug. The current version in release is very stable and I suggest using the software. If you’re a work horse then shouter just might be the smart phone app you need for better office productivity.

There’s only one way to find out if shouter is for you.
Give it a try, if you don’t like having the phone talk to you, then just un-install it.

I rate Shouter with 5 Stars – Think Twitter and POTUS – Shouter is good for Working in the field, while in the Office, sitting at home, in the gym , and if you’re away just soaking up the ray’s. You might want to turn shouter off if you’re on the beach.


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Shouter Master Control / Enable Shouter to control all your shouts.
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By taping on each section is where you can set the many options shouter gives you. At the silent hours option you can choose the hours you want shouter to be silent. The notification section allows you to pick which apps you want shouter to read. Call, Message, and Time allows you to create a custom text, thus reading the custom text setting notifications. 
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Reading Apps
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Here’s where you select the apps you want shouter to read and shout, so your phone talks to you. Being able to hear my phone tell me what’s happening in real time is like a normal commodity now. If it suddenly disappeared I would be left wondering what happened.
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Custom text for incoming message’s.
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Enable Shouter to read message’s
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Enable Shouter to read incoming phone calls.
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The Shouter Widget
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Shouter Logging

Here we can find the logging shouter can do and does by default. So if you don’t want shouter to log your apps notifications you’re gonna want to go to that section and disable logging. I have shouter saying, “please acknowledge. incoming data. displaying. The rest shouter handles.


If you have any questions I would be glad to answer them, provided I’m able to do so.
Please allow for a timely response.

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Facebook is going to let publishers start charging readers to view stories.

I consider this to be “BAD NEWS” for those of us that are struggling to make a living in this ever increasing world of stupidity. This new service will affect every user of the Facebook platform.

“The social network has started briefing publishers on the forthcoming subscription service and hopes to start testing it by October, according to a person familiar with the matter. – Facebook is currently telling publishers they’ll be able to show at least 10 free articles per month before the paywall kicks in.”

Source link is at the end of this article, for more about this breaking news.

I’ll be the first to admit, I’m not always the sharper tool in the shed -but- if I’m understanding this correctly, if you want to go to a link of a media outlet (TV media, on-line Newspaper) you will have to pay a fee. This is bad news.

Or if I’m understanding this as – since I have two website’s (www.thinkr8.comwww.amerispheresoftware.wordpress.com) and two Fb page’s linking to those websites, and you the reader here in Fb see my post from any one of my Fb page’s and want to link to the website article, you’ll have to pay a fee to me. And if that’s the case, then “Great” I would start to make on-line money. Cause as it stands now, you don’t (yes, some have, thank you) support my on-line endeavor’s. Having said that, if the latter is correct then I’m all for the up and coming new subscription service.

Another funny thing I noticed about this news – I googled it, and there were no links to any tech sites, (Tech Crunch, PCWorld, C|Net, Computerworld, etc.) only local tv station across the states. Weird, very weird.


Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/facebook-testing-publisher-subscriptions-2017-7

Click here for: Facebook Exec Campbell Brown: We Are Launching a News Subscription Product.

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Facebook threatens LinkedIn with job opening features — via TechCrunch

Facebook might muscle-in on LinkedIn’s recruiting business with ways for business Pages to promote job listings. The new Jobs features could give companies another reason to drive traffic to their Facebook Page beyond marketing their products in the News Feed, while also allowing them to pay the social network to get their open position in…

via Facebook threatens LinkedIn with job opening features — TechCrunch


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Facebook releases 360-degree vid of Grand Central

Facebook is showing us the future.

The social media giant just released a stunning 360-degree video of Manhattan’s Grand Central Terminal. The three-minute clip allows viewers to mouse around to look in all directions inside the 42nd Street train stop.

It’s the first 360 video that Facebook has produced and filmed using the new Surround 360 camera. You can tilt your phone to experience different moments happening around you in the terminal. Turn up the sound to know where to look. It’s a preview of what a full-length virtual reality movie will feel like. Instead of watching the action, you’ll be right in the middle of it.

360-degree video of Manhattan’s Grand Central Terminal.
360-degree video of Manhattan’s Grand Central Terminal.

Link here to see in desktop browser. However, 360 Video wouldn’t play in Firefox variant Cyberfox v 46.0.3

Officially called “Here and Now,” the video was made for Samsung and Oculus VR headsets, according to The Verge — but you can kind of get the idea by playing on your phone or browser and mousing around the see more of the station.

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Streaming Media Service – to Develop Adult Content for “Virtual Reality”


SugarDVD is currently attempting to develop new, interactive adult content for virtual reality technology (or VR). Since the acquisition of the Oculus Rift by media giant Facebook, the adult entertainment industry has been abuzz with plans to integrate VR and pornography.

SugarDVD is calling for subscribers to enroll in the unlimited streaming adult service as soon as possible in order to become entered in a pool of potential beta media tester…

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