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Use Token to protect yourself against credit card fraud

Use Token to protect yourself against credit card fraud – By Rick Broidacnet.com4 min
My son had his first debit card for all of three months before the number got stolen and used for unauthorized purchases — to the tune of about $1,600. It's happened to me at least three or four times. And based on a couple informal polls I ran, at least 75 percent of Cheapskate readers have experienced it at least once.

What is a Roku?

What is a Roku? You Asked, We Answer  — By Jess Barnes cordcuttersnews.com

We’ve seen a lot of questions lately from those who are brand new to the cord cutting family, and those who are looking for more information before making the leap. In these posts, we’re answering some of those common questions about streaming devices and services, to help you decide which options are right for you.

Google Maps gets an on-screen speedometer

Google Maps gets an on-screen speedometer while driving – By Hagop Kavafian, www.androidpolice.com

Just last week, we reported Google was finally rolling out essential Waze features to Maps, including speed limit indication and speed camera alerts. The company appears to be on an improvement spree, as some users are starting to see an option offering to display a speedometer while they drive.

Wyze’s new motion and contact sensor kit secures your home for just $20

Wyze’s new motion and contact sensor kit secures your home for just $20 By Napier Lopez, thenextweb.com

We came away impressed when we reviewed Wyze’s Cam Pan security camera last year. At just $30 a camera, it was almost disconcertingly cheap (and Wyze sells a $20 model too). But my colleague Tristan Greene concluded that “despite a few shortcomings, [it] does everything I want it to do and more.”



If you need a Wyze Cam to attach the Bridge to, you can get one of those for $20 or $30 from Wyze’s website,

Firefox Send, Free File Transfers

Firefox SendFree File Transfers and Sharing with End to End Encryption.

Firefox Send uses end-to-end encryption to keep your files secure from the moment you share to the moment it's opened. You choose when your file link expires, the number of downloads and the option to add a password to protect the contents further.  

Firefox Send also makes it easy to share large file sizes. You can share file sizes up to 1GB without a login. To send files up to 2.5GB, login to your Firefox account, if you don't have a Firefox account signup is free.

Firefox Send makes it easy for your recipient. They click the link you sent to download the file. They don’t need to have a Firefox account to download your file. Making the file sharing experience seamless for both parties, as quick as sending an email.

Here's the link to Firefox Send, save as a bookmark.

Note: This is a great tool for sharing event pictures and videos with other attendees. Simply upload your images, send everyone the link, as many as 100 people will have 7 days to download them.

Streaming live TV great alternatives

Canceling Sling TV? These are some great alternatives By Phil Nickinson, www.cordcutters.com

Sling TV remains (for now, anyway) the most popular streaming TV service, with somewhere in the neighborhood of 1.5 million subscribers, at last count. But the thing about streaming services is that it's super easy to cancel and try a new one. But you'll need a replacement streaming service, right? If you're getting rid of Sling — and here's how to do that, by the way — you'll want to try something else.


Internet Streaming: What is it and How Does it Work? By Andrew Heinzman, www.howtogeek.com

We’ve been streaming content from the internet for a long time, and it’s gotten to the point that the internet is synonymous with services like Netflix and Youtube. But what exactly is streaming, and how does it work?


What the tech: Best streaming services for 'cord-cutters' by https://www.wkrn.com

There are two types of TV viewers these days: the ones who've cut the cord for satellite and cable and the ones who are thinking about it.

A UBS survey shows an estimated 20-percent of Americans will ditch cable or satellite to save money this year. 

Tablo’s DVRs will soon automatically skip ads

Tablo’s DVRs will soon automatically skip ads in your recordings – By Jon Porter, www.theverge.com

Tablo’s DVR boxes will soon be able to automatically skip the ad breaks in your antenna TV recordings, its manufacturer Nuvyyo has announced, according to Variety. The skipping will happen without you having to do anything. As you watch, the DVR will automatically skip to the end of the break when it detects that one has started. The new functionality will enter a testing phase this quarter, and the company intends to have it ready for a full release in the coming months.

How Safe is Mint.com?

How Safe is Mint.com? – By Curtis Hearn, smartmoneynation.com

A few weeks ago, Equifax, one of the world’s largest repository of personal financial information, announced it had been hacked. Over 140 million consumers’ personal data was stolen, including credit card numbers for some of those affected.

How to Remotely Troubleshoot PC’s

How to Remotely Troubleshoot a Friend’s Windows PC Without Any Extra Software – By Chris Hoffman, www.howtogeek.com

Windows offers a few built-in tools for performing remote assistance over the Internet. These tools allow you to take remote control of another person’s computer so you can help them troubleshoot it while you’re on the phone with them. They work similarly to Remote Desktop, but are available on all editions of Windows and are easy to set up.

Microsoft Accounts Now Support Passwordless Login via FIDO 2 Security Keys

Microsoft Accounts Now Support Passwordless Login via FIDO 2 Security Keys By Lucian Armasu, www.tomshardware.com

Microsoft and Yubico announced today that all Microsoft account owners using the latest Windows 10 version (build 1089) and the Edge browser will be able to log in to their accounts using nothing but a FIDO2/WebAuthn-enabled security key like Yubikey 5.

Privacy.com: Protect Your Bank Accounts

Privacy.com: Protect Your Bank Accounts By Justin, operational-security.com

It is no secret that I am a major fan of Blur, the privacy service that allows you to mask your email address and phone number. One of my favorite features of Blur is credit card masking – the ability to create one-time-use credit card numbers that are billed to your real credit card. A new service has come along that allows you to create one-time use credit card numbers. The service is a little bit different than Blur, and has some advantages and disadvantages. It is called Privacy.com.

Credit freeze: A freebie that you actually want

Credit freeze: A misunderstood freebie that you actually want by freep.com

On Sept. 21, the three big credit reporting agencies will have to give consumers credit freezes for free.

Just one year ago, consumers woke up and discovered that hackers had one heck of a field day with their Social Security numbers and other information in a massive data breach at Equifax. 


Credit Freezes Will Soon Be Free by lifehacker.com

With the one-year anniversary of the Equifax breach just behind us, here’s a reminder that you will be able to freeze your credit reports and sign up for year-long fraud alerts for free starting Sept. 21 thanks to a federal law passed earlier this year. 


Know the difference between a fraud alert and a credit freeze by komonews.com

It's been one year since Equifax let us know that hackers stole the personal information of half the adults in the country. But a surveyshows most of us have not taken steps to freeze our credit reports.

How Two Friends Built a Remote Astrophotography Observatory

How Two Friends Built a Remote Astrophotography Observatory by petapixel.com

Deep Sky West is a remote astrophotography observatory in New Mexico, USA. It offers the opportunity for any astrophotographer around the world to use the site to access clear skies without the need to travel there, and to use advanced astronomy and photography equipment without the need to own it themselves.  DeepSkyWest

Create virtual cards that protect your money

Create virtual cards that protect your money. at privacy.com

Privacy is the safest and easiest way to shop online.

Freeze, unfreeze, and set spending limits. Get real cashback rewards. Take control of your money.

Privacy provides a service that allows you to checkout online without sharing your real credit or debit card information online. We allow you to use any name and billing address with the merchant you would like, so your private information remains secure and private.


Privacy.com Review by echeck.org

When you pay for something online, you are putting your financial and personal details at risk. No matter which form of payment you use, there is always a risk, and there is no way for you (the consumer) to know just how big or small the risk is. The sheer number of massive hacks and leaks over the last ten years is proof enough that we have no idea how safe our payment information really is. Privacy.com adds another layer of privacy.


Privacy.com's virtual Visas are burner debit cards that keep online shoppers safe by pcworld.com

Slinging your credit card information all over the web may be the norm when you’re online shopping, but playing fast and loose with those precious numbers is just begging for identity theft to happen. A new company dubbed Privacy.com thinks it has a solution to the problem. Instead of handing out your actual debit and credit card numbers, Privacy.com lets you create “virtual” debit cards that are locked for use with a single vendor, or “burner” cards that are valid only for one-time use.


One Response to Privacy.com Review: Get Virtual Card Numbers which Allow Using Any Name & Address by doctorofcredit.com

Privacy.com allows consumers to make payments online safely and anonymously. For security or privacy reasons, people don’t always want to use their regular payment methods online and expose their card/bank details, name, and address to random online vendors.


Privacy.com is a VPN for credit cards by theverge.com

In 2016, it’s remarkably hard to buy something anonymously. Bitcoin would be the easiest way, but most places don’t accept it. Even walking into a store and paying cash, there’s a decent chance you’ll be asked for your name and zip code. Paying online is even harder. Use a credit card or a traditional payment service and the odds are your purchase will end up in an anonymized database, used to target you the next time advertisers want to find someone who’s bought a burrito, a pair of jeans, or a lamp in the last month.


 

Resize Photos In Windows, Mac & Chromebook

Image Resizer Online Is a Fast Image Resizer

Image Resizer Online does all image resizing in the browser, so you do not need to upload any photos to the server to resize the pictures. Not uploading also allows you to keep your photographs secure as all the images stay on your computer at all times as well as using no bandwidth for sending copies to a server which also makes Image Resizer Online very fast. Or visit: https://imageresizer.online/

Installing the Chrome Extension lets you use the tool with a Chromebook.

Or visit the Web Site to use the tool online directly: https://imageresizer.online/

About

Image Resizer Online was created for a simple reason, to make resizing images online as simple, secure and fast as possible. Image Resizer Online does all the image resizing in the browser which means that your pictures stay on your computer at all times, they never get sent to a server to be processed like many other services.

Image Resizer Online is actively being worked on to improve functionality and user experience. We want to make image resizing and conversion as fast and as simple as possible.

Why use Image Resizer Online

  • Works with Windows, Mac, and Chromebooks.
  • Pixel or percentage based image resizing
  • Image Resizer Online can convert images to JPG, PNG, GIF, TIFF, and WebP (Chrome only)
  • Image Resizer Online can compress JPG and WebP images.
  • Very fast. Because Image Resizer Online runs in your browser, it's extremely fast.
  • Batch image processing. Image Resizer Online can batch process images which means that you can select multiple photos and process them all together. 

Need more features check out TinyPNG.

Why use TinyPNG?

PNG is useful because it’s the only widely supported format that can store partially transparent images. The format uses compression, but the files can still be large. Use TinyPNG to shrink images for your apps and sites. It will use less bandwidth and load faster.

 

 

Make Fake Email Accounts for Website Signups

Make Fake Email Accounts for Website Signups Using the 'Burner Emails' Extension by lifehacker.com

Chrome and Firefox: There are plenty of reasons you might not want to give out your real email address when signing up for a site or service. Maybe you’re really big on privacy; or, more likely, you just hate spam, and figure the fewer places that know your real email address, the better.

What is Google Smart Lock, Exactly

What is Google Smart Lock, Exactly? by howtogeek.com

Google does this thing where it uses bad names for products. Then it re-uses those names for other products, confusing everyone. Such is the case for Smart Lock, which is technically three different things, depending on whether you’re talking about Android, Chromebooks, or passwords.

Here’s are the three different things that are housed under the Smart Lock name:

This Savings-account Hack Will Give You Almost 20 Times What You’re Earning Now

This Savings-account Hack Will Give You Almost 20 Times What You’re Earning Now by marketwatch.com

The world is awash with cash, but you don’t seem to be getting any of it from your bank account.

Banks pay almost nothing for deposits these days — the average savings account gives customers 0.09% a year, according to Bankrate. That means you’d earn $9 a year on an account worth $10,000.

View (and Monitor) Your Credit Report For Free

How to View (and Monitor) Your Credit Report For Free by howtogeek

If you keep a regular eye on your credit report, you’ll notice when identity thieves open accounts in your name and when errors are listed that might cause you problems in the future. Here’s how to do it for free.

US law entitles you to a free yearly credit report directly from each agency, but you’ll have to go…

Cheapest Way to Stream TV

The Cheapest Way to Stream TV: Rotate Your Subscriptions by howtogeek.com

Ever since the dawn of cable bundles, all we viewers have ever wanted is to pay for just the shows that we want to watch. Now that everyone and their parent company has a streaming subscription, you can sort of do that…but if you subscribe to Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, HBO Now, and all of the other ones you want, it could end up costing as much as cable. Fortunately, there’s a solution: rotate your subscriptions.

See What Mail You Have Coming Before It Arrives

How to See What Packages and Mail You Have Coming Before It Arrives by howtogeek.com 

The United States Postal Service, UPS, and FedEx all offer online dashboards where you can see exactly what packages (and letters, in the case of the US Postal Service) are scheduled to arrive at your address. They’ll even email and send you text message notifications so you can stay on top of things.


Informed Delivery® by USPS®

Digitally preview your mail and manage your packages scheduled to arrive soon! Informed Delivery allows you to view greyscale images of the exterior, address side of letter-sized mailpieces and track packages in one convenient location.* 

* Images are only provided for letter-sized mailpieces that are processed through USPS' automated equipment


UPS My Choice®

No need to take time off work, change plans or stay home for a package anymore. UPS My Choice® lets you decide how, where and when home deliveries occur to fit your schedule. Get estimated arrival and progress alerts. Sign for a package in advance. Set vacation holds, change a delivery address or hold at a UPS location. Whether online or by mobile, UPS My Choice makes it easy to put your plans ahead of the package.


FedEx Delivery Manager®. Customize deliveries

Receive alerts whenever a FedEx®package is sent to you. Sign up and see FedEx packages coming your way, including things you buy online. View arrival dates and take more control of delivery options. Don't miss another delivery!

Request to hold packages for pickup at a FedEx location, Walgreens and more. Use our Hold at Location option to pick up or redirect to a convenient location.

Sign for a package. Authorize your delivery online and avoid having to schedule a redelivery.

 

Wyze Labs WyzeCam hands-on review

Wyze Labs WyzeCam hands-on review by DigitalTrends
For $20, the WyzeCam might be all the home security you need
Founded by ex-Amazon employees in Seattle, Washington, Wyze Labs is the newest player in the smart home market and the WyzeCam is its first product. A feature-rich smart home camera, the WyzeCam’s spec sheet stacks up nicely to other high-end home monitors, offering 1080p video, motion and sound detection, night vision, and two-way audio. But it also comes with 14 days of free cloud storage plus a MicroSD card slot for continuous local recording. It even offers a time-lapse mode.

Backup Your Hard Drive Using Google’s Backup

How To Backup Your Hard Drive Using Google's Backup And Sync Tool? by fossbytes.com

Backup & Sync is a tool developed by Google. It automatically uploads the data from your hard drive and connected USB devices to your Google Drive.

Backing up their data is an important task for regular users, be it the computer or smartphone. But an important question in this regard is how you backup your data? Locally or on a cloud drive. And how often you do it? 

In the past, I have told you about backing up your hard drive using…

Switch to VoIP and Ditch Your Home Phone Bill

How to Switch to VoIP and Ditch Your Home Phone Bill Forever by How-To Geek 

You can enjoy the convenience of a whole-house phone line without shelling out your hard earned money to your local telecommunications provider. Read on as we show you how to ditch the phone bill, keep the land line, and enjoy free local and long distance calling in the process. Click Here to Continue Reading

 

10MinuteMail

10MinuteMail

Just chick this link 10MinuteMail.com get an email address that lasts for just 10 minutes.

The author of 10MinuteMail states that it has been one of the most popular and heavily used temporary email services since it launched almost 10 years ago. Over a million users a month, from 200 countries, with a million email addresses. Hundreds of millions of spam have been blocked from ending up in people's inboxes! 

  • 10MinuteMail is a secure temporary e-mail service. It lets you have a private e-mail address that anyone can send e-mail to. The e-mail and the address both self-destruct in 10 minutes, so you don't have to worry about SPAM or any other junk mail.
  • The most common reason to use a temporary e-mail service is if you are forced to give an e-mail address to a website you don't fully trust. Many websites force you to register in order to see content. Many of those websites will then either send you SPAM for years or, even worse, sell your e-mail address to large scale SPAM operations. 10MinuteMail allows you to easily give an e-mail address that won't exist in 10 minutes, so there's no risk of SPAM. If the website makes you verify the e-mail address by sending you a link to your e-mail that you have to click, then you can read the e-mail right here on 10minutemail.com and click on the link. You can also reply to e-mail, as some sites require a reply. You can forward the e-mail to your personal account if there's some information you need to save. 
  • When you need an e-mail address to fill out an online form or registration, just open another window or tab and go to 10MinuteMail.com.
    • The e-mail address you see on the page is yours. You are the only person who can see that address.
    • You can copy it from the window, or just click on the icon that looks like two sheets of paper which will automatically copy the e-mail address to your clipboard. DO NOT CLOSE the 10MinuteMail.com window.
    • Then paste the e-mail address into the website you needed it for, complete the registration/form/whatever.
  • If the site sends you an e-mail, it should show up on the 10MinuteMail.com page, down on the page, under the Messages section. It may take a couple of minutes to arrive.
    • Once you see it there, just click on it, and you can read the e-mail. Then you can click on any links, or get any information you need.
  • When you are done, just close the 10MinuteMail.com window, or wait for the 10 minutes to expire. That's it.
  • No need to sign up or provide any information, the idea of 10MinuteMail is to be as fast and simple as possible. Just open 10MinuteMail.com and you have a private secure address ready and waiting for you. You don't need to do ANYTHING!

Note: Don't use a temporary e-mail address when.

  • Registering at your bank, credit card site. 
  • Setting up online services like Amazon, Google Play, Netflix or any site that might need to communicant with you in the future.
  • Signing up for an e-mail service like Gmail, Yahoo, OutlookMail, AOL… In the future they may need to send email to your backup address for password reset…

Free Secure Email – ProtonMail

Free Secure Email – ProtonMail

ProtonMail is a security-minded tool to manage your email. It offers great data security and a clean, stylish, user-friendly interface. It also has an end-to-end encryption that ensures no one, not even the creators can read your emails. Available for the Web, iOS, and Android.

Free – Basic account with limited features offers. – 500MB storage, 150 messages per day, Apps for iOS and Android, limited support.

Signup for free ProtonMail plan. You can upgrade anytime for more feature.

In addition to providing secure web-based email, ProtonMail also provides encrypted email on your mobile device. Mobile applications are available for download from both the iOS App Store and the Google Play Store. Mobile apps are compatible with smart phones and tablets.

Email sending

If you send an email to other Protonmail users, they will see the message normally. If you send a message to someone who does not use Protonmail, they’ll be sent a link and will need a password to view the message.

An email sent from one ProtonMail account to another ProtonMail account is automatically encrypted with the public key of the recipient. Once encrypted only the private key of the recipient can decrypt the email. When the recipient logs in their mailbox password decrypts their private key and unlocks their inbox.

When sending Emails from ProtonMail to non-ProtonMail email addresses you may choose to sent in plain text or with end-to-end encryption. With encryption the email is encrypted with AES under a user-supplied password. The recipient receives a link to the ProtonMail website where they can enter the password and read the decrypted email. ProtonMail assumes that the sender and the recipient have exchanged this password through a back channel (voice call, text message…). Emails sent to non-ProtonMail email accounts can be set to self-destruct after a period of time. The non-ProtonMail recipient can reply securely with end-to-end encryption to the sender with a ‘Secure Reply’ button included in the message.

ProtonMail is a free service, you can help support online privacy by selecting a paid account. Your contribution helps us support more users and continue to develop ProtonMail as free and open source software.

Note: I still prefer using Gmail fo my day to day email needs but having a ProtonMail account is handy when needing to communicate is a highly secure manner. The free ProtonMail 500MB, 150 message account is handy to have set up for use when privacy is important.


  • ProtonMail Security Features
  • ProtonMail Blog
  • ProtonMail adds Tor onion site to fight risk of state censorship by techcrunch.com – Swiss-based PGP end-to-end encrypted email provider, ProtonMail, now has an onion address, allowing users to access its service via a direct connection to the Tor
  • ProtonMail Review 2017 – Free Secure Email by Lifewire – lifewire.com – ProtonMail offers free, end-to-end encrypted email through a web interface and mobile apps. Exporting emails or accessing them by any other means is challenging, though, and ProtonMail could offer more productivity features itself.
  • Secure Privacy Email Options 2017 by bestvpn.com – Douglas Crawford – In this article on secure privacy email options, I look at various ways to make your email more private. I pay particular attention to the new breed of end-to-end encrypted webmail services. As a technology, email was not designed with security in mind…

 

What is Bitcoin

Bitcoin – Open source P2P money by bitcoin.org/

Bitcoin is an innovative payment network and a new kind of money. Find all you need to know and get started with Bitcoin on bitcoin.org.


What is Bitcoin? by CNN Money

Bitcoin is a new currency that was created in 2009 by an unknown person using the alias Satoshi Nakamoto. Transactions are made with no middle men – meaning, no banks! There are no transaction fees and no need to give your real name. More merchants are beginning to accept them: You can buy webhosting services, pizza or even manicures.


What is bitcoin? by CoinDesk

Bitcoin is a form of digital currency, created and held electronically. No one controls it. Bitcoins aren't printed, like dollars or euros – they're produced by people, and increasingly businesses, running computers all around the world, using software that solves mathematical problems.


FAQ – Bitcoin by bitcoin.org

What is Bitcoin mining? How does Bitcoin mining work? Isn't Bitcoin mining a waste of energy? How does mining help secure Bitcoin? What do I need to start …

Amazon Prime Reading

Amazon Prime Reading Bumps Up the Subscription Benefits for Prime Subscribers by WinSuperSite.com

Today Amazon revealed an added feature for all of their Prime subscribers that provides unlimited reading of books, magazines, comics, and Kindle Singles.

The benefit is called Prime Reading and it is not only available on your favorite Kindle device but also through all of the free Kindle apps plus Amazon's Fire tablets.

Just some of the magazines you gain access to at no extra cost includes:

  • Sports Illustrated
  • People
  • Entertainment Weekly
  • HGTV
  • Motor Trend
  • Consumer Reports
  • Motorcyclist
  • Bazaar
  • Esquire

Use a password manager

Why you should use a password manager by Sophos

For years, I read many, many articles about password managers – much like this one – and despite the fact that I’ve been working in the information security field for about a decade, I still resisted trying them out. It seemed like a lot of hassle, and who needs more of that?

Instead, I kept an arsenal of passwords in my head: A few “disposable” ones for

Type with your voice

Type with your voice

                     Print this article  –   Print Commands only  –  Suggested Headsets

You can type and edit a document by speaking in Google Docs.

Note: This feature is only available in Chrome browsers.

Voice typing

Type with your voice

Start voice typing

  1. Check that your microphone works.
  2. Open a document in Google docs with a Chrome browser.
  3. Click Tools > Voice typing. A microphone box appears.
  4. When you're ready to speak, click the microphone.
  5. Speak clearly, at a normal volume and pace (see below for more information on using punctuation).
  6. When you're done, click the microphone again.

Correct mistakes while voice typing

  • If you make a mistake while you're typing with your voice, you can move your cursor to the mistake and fix it without turning off the microphone.
  • After you correct the mistake, move the cursor back to where you want to continue.
  • To see a list of suggestions, right-click words underlined in gray.

Add punctuation

You can use these phrases to add punctuation to your text:

  • Period
  • Comma
  • Exclamation point
  • Question mark
  • New line
  • New paragraph

Note: Punctuation works in German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, and Russian.

Voice commands

You can use commands to edit and format your document when you voice type. For example, "Select paragraph," "italics," or "Go to the end of the line."

Note: Voice commands are available only in English. The account language and document language must both be English.

Select text

To select text, say these commands:

  • Select [word or phrase]
  • Select all
  • Select all matching text
  • Select list item
  • Select list items at current level
  • Select next character
  • Select next [number] characters
  • Select last character
  • Select last [number] characters
  • Select line
  • Select next line
  • Select next [number] lines
  • Select last line
  • Select last [number] lines
  • Select paragraph
  • Select next paragraph
  • Select next [number] paragraphs
  • Select last paragraph
  • Select last [number] paragraphs
  • Select word
  • Select next word
  • Select next [number] words
  • Select last word
  • Select last [number] words
  • Deselect
  • Unselect
  • Select none

Format your document

To format your document, say these commands:

Alignment

  • Align center
  • Align justified
  • Align left
  • Align right
  • Center align
  • Left align
  • Right align

Text formatting

  • Apply heading [1–6]
  • Apply normal text
  • Apply subtitle
  • Apply title
  • Bold
  • Italicize
  • Italics
  • Strikethrough
  • Subscript
  • Superscript
  • Underline

Text color and highlighting

  • Text color [color]
  • Highlight
  • Highlight [color]
  • Background color [color]
  • Remove highlight
  • Remove background color

Note: The colors available are: red, orange, yellow, green, cyan, blue, purple, magenta. If you say "highlight" by itself, the highlighting color is yellow.

Font size

  • Decrease font size
  • Increase font size
  • Font size [6-400]
  • Make bigger
  • Make smaller

Paragraph formatting

  • Decrease indent
  • Increase indent
  • Line spacing [1-100]
  • Line spacing double
  • Line spacing single

Lists

  • Create bulleted list
  • Create numbered list
  • Insert bullet
  • Insert number

Remove formatting

  • Clear formatting
  • Remove formatting
  • Remove bold
  • Remove italics
  • Remove strikethrough
  • Remove underline

Edit your document

To edit your document, say these commands:

  • Copy
  • Cut
  • Paste
  • Copy link
  • Delete
  • Delete last word
  • Delete link
  • Insert table of contents
  • Delete table of contents
  • Update table of contents
  • Insert bookmark
  • Insert equation
  • Insert footer
  • Insert footnote
  • Insert header
  • Insert horizontal line
  • Insert page break

Add and edit tables

To add and edit tables, say these commands:

  • Insert table
  • Insert table [1-20] rows by [1-20] columns
  • Insert row
  • Insert column
  • Insert new column
  • Insert new column on the left
  • Insert new row
  • Insert new row above
  • Insert new row below
  • Delete column
  • Delete row
  • Delete table
  • Remove column
  • Remove row
  • Remove table
  • Exit table

Move around your document

To move around your document, say these commands:

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Example:

Go to

 

end of

 

paragraph

Go to

Move to

end of

start of

paragraph

column

line

row

table

document

Go to

Move to

next

previous

character

column

footnote

formatting change

heading

heading [1-6]

image

line

link

list

list item

misspelling

paragraph

row

table

word

page

Go

Move

forward

backward

[number] characters

[number] words

Go

Move

up

down

[number] lines

[number] paragraphs

 

Scroll

  • Scroll down
  • Scroll up

Resume voice typing

To move the cursor to the end of the paragraph and start voice typing again, say "Resume."

To move the cursor to a particular word or phrase, say "Resume with [word]." The cursor moves to the end of the word that you speak.

Here are all the commands you can say to resume voice typing:

  • Resume
  • Resume with [word or phrase]
  • Go to the end of the paragraph
  • Move to the end of the paragraph
  • Go to the end of the line
  • Move to the end of the line

Commands to open help

To open a list of voice commands in your document, say these commands:

  • Voice typing help
  • Voice commands list
  • See all voice commands

Speak (for accessibility)

To use these commands, turn on screen reader support. It's best to wear headphones so the screen reader feedback isn't typed into your document.

  • Speak cursor location
  • Speak from cursor location
  • Speak selection
  • Speak selection formatting
  • Speak table row and column headers
  • Speak table cell location
  • Speak table column header
  • Speak table row header

Troubleshoot

If voice typing isn't working, try these steps.

"We're having trouble hearing you"

If you see an error message that says "We're having trouble hearing you," try the following:

  • Move to a quiet room.
  • Plug in an external microphone.
  • Adjust the input volume on your microphone.
  • The microphone isn't working

If you can't get the microphone to work on your computer, try the following:

  • Make sure that that the microphone isn't broken.
  • Make sure that your document has permission to use your camera and microphone.
  • Check that your microphone is plugged in and is not being used by another application.
  • Move to a quiet room.
  • Restart your computer.

Voice commands aren't working

If voice commands aren’t working, try the following:

  • Speak more slowly and clearly
  • Pause before and after each command. The text of your command might show in the document for a moment.  For example, if you say "select all," the words "select all" show up before your text is selected.

Some suggested headsets

  1. Logitech ClearChat Comfort/USB Headset H390 (Black) Amazon Price:$24.99

  2. Plantronics 80935-21 AUDIO 655 DSP Headset W/MIC USB Noise Cancelling Amazon Price:$39.68

  3. Plantronics Voyager Pro HD Wireless Bluetooth Headset – Compatible with iPhone, Android, and Other Leading Smart Devices Amazon Price:$57.14

 

 

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