Showing posts from March, 2022

March 2022 List Apps I Use On Android

This is a list of apps I have installed on my phone, which is currently the Nokia X100 running android 11. I am totally blind and these apps work for me when using TalkBack. I am providing links to these apps on the web version of the Google Play Store. If you use the Play Store App on your device, search for the names of each app. Some of these apps will be pre-installed on your Android phone or device but I list them here as sometimes they might not be, just depends on the device. I also interact with my phone using a bluetooth or USB keyboard, just depending on the need & where I am. Don't let anyone tell you how to use your Android device. The best way is the way that works best for you. I use touch for some things & an external keyboard for others. I do like that as soon as you connect an external keyboard, TalkBack will change its usage hints to ones based on using an external keyboard. As soon as you disconnect & go back to using the on-

No More Chrome Cast with Google TV For Me

At first, I was excited about the idea of the Chrome Cast with Google TV. I was previously using a Mi Box as my streaming device & while I had it setup and doing what I wanted, I was having to restart it twice, each time I turned it on for the first time in a few days. Once the Chrome cast with Google TV arrived I was looking for directions on how to set it up with TalkBack enabled. All of the online information I was finding said to set it up via the Google Home app. At that point, being one of the first few to get a Chrome Cast with Google TV, the really easy way to set it up with TalkBack enabled wasn't widely known yet. Sometimes with these devices, the setup is just as simple as an Android phone. After you connect the remote to the device, all one had to do was to hold down both volume keys. Its just something to try to remember for other devices in the future. Once things were working, I was happy to learn through Google magic, my Netflicks &am