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I'm with @fffred .  I prefer my desktop with keyboard, mouse, and much larger screen (monitor) than my 8" Android tablet or iPhone.  Since I don't haul my desktop with me, the tablet and phone work when traveling or away from home, but 2-finger/thumb typing on a small touchscreen is a PITA. Much easier (and faster for me) to type with both hands.

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Lol @MsStretch I am 100% with you and @fffred . I spend way too much time hitting the wrong keys on my Android 🤣😂

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A desktop computer connected to a 46" television.  I sit on a recliner 10' from the screen and use a wireless mouse on the arm rest.  I sometimes use a small wireless keyboard that I rest on my lap.

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@aruzinsky wrote:

A desktop computer connected to a 46" television.  I sit on a recliner 10' from the screen and use a wireless mouse on the arm rest.  I sometimes use a small wireless keyboard that I rest on my lap.


💥Hi @aruzinsky thank you for stopping by to join our discussion! 😁💥

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Mostly  on my laptop as that's the device I open first in the mornings, and close last at night, when I do social media. Once in a while I have used my phone and its dictation feature instead of typing, but the dictation doesn't always get my pronunciations and it's annoying to have to correct the wrong words.

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💥Lol @DeahWA I have never used it but I have received texts where it was obvious it was used. 🤣😂 Hugs.💥

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@Bye 

@DeahWA 

 

The "dictation" functions are really great, especially on the small screens (keyboards) of smartphones. Yes, I do often have to go back and tidy up stuff. But for some of my long-winded dissertations it's worthwhile. And for some instant messages it's not important, the gist of the point gets through.

 

25 years ago I used "Dragon" speech-to-text software on a pc. "it...was...very...difficult...to...dictate...like...that". But based on my phone's capabilities I'm tempted to try that software again.

 

Some of my contacts use iMessage on their iPads and iPhones. I don't care for that system myself, I find it unreliable. But I am forced to use it at times on my iPad. Sometimes I just draft an email in gmail on my computer, then go to the iPad and copy/paste from the draft email into iMessage. Again, this wouldn't be necessary except for my long-windedness (LOL)

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@Bye 

@DeahWA 

 

The "dictation" functions are really great, especially on the small screens (keyboards) of smartphones. Yes, I do often have to go back and tidy up stuff. But for some of my long-winded dissertations it's worthwhile. And for some instant messages it's not important, the gist of the point gets through.

 

25 years ago I used "Dragon" speech-to-text software on a pc. "it...was...very...difficult...to...dictate...like...that". But based on my phone's capabilities I'm tempted to try that software again.

 

Some of my contacts use iMessage on their iPads and iPhones. I don't care for that system myself, I find it unreliable. But I am forced to use it at times on my iPad. Sometimes I just draft an email in gmail on my computer, then go to the iPad and copy/paste from the draft email into iMessage. Again, this wouldn't be necessary except for my long-windedness (LOL)


💥Lol @fffred so you are one those 🤣😂 I have something on my Android called text-to-speech which I have not looked into 🙄 💥

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Ahoy, AngelaVA!

 

I access the board via:

 

1 - my laptop/desktop computer (Win 10) with a web browser (generally use Chrome).. This is my preferred medium for "serious posting"

 

2 - my iPad Mini with web browser. This is nice if I'm lounging on sofa and surfing/reading. The tablet form is nice for reading forums, newspapers, magazines, etc. (still though, for serious research I prefer using my laptop)

 

3 - I sometimes use my Android phone with web browser. Generally, this mode is for late at night in bed and I will just read. Although sometimes I just have to reply to a post and I really hate doing this on the phone (and the iPad) because it is so tedious to type with one finger and invariably things get messed up. Which is unfortunate because I would only be responding to some urgent/serious post in this scenario!

 

 

 

 

 

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@fffred wrote:

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Ahoy, AngelaVA!

 

I access the board via:

 

1 - my laptop/desktop computer (Win 10) with a web browser (generally use Chrome).. This is my preferred medium for "serious posting"

 

2 - my iPad Mini with web browser. This is nice if I'm lounging on sofa and surfing/reading. The tablet form is nice for reading forums, newspapers, magazines, etc. (still though, for serious research I prefer using my laptop)

 

3 - I sometimes use my Android phone with web browser. Generally, this mode is for late at night in bed and I will just read. Although sometimes I just have to reply to a post and I really hate doing this on the phone (and the iPad) because it is so tedious to type with one finger and invariably things get messed up. Which is unfortunate because I would only be responding to some urgent/serious post in this scenario!

 

 

 

 

 


💥That is awesome you have so many choices @fffred 😉💥

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@Bye wrote:

💥That is awesome you have so many choices @fffred 😉💥


 

@Bye 

 

I have been known to use smoke signals sometimes when my other systems are down.    <wink>

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@Bye iPhone 

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@LindaB671 wrote:

@Bye iPhone 


💥@LindaB671  thank you for stopping by to join our discussion. 😁 No pressure to answer the following. What are the pros and cons of using your device on the AARP Community Board? Thanks, Angela 💥

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I like the convenience and ease of using my iPhone. Sometimes the screen is a little small though.

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Android


💥Pros are, convenience. I can access the board when I am out and about. Had to have a funeral for my old Dell Laptop. Cons, lol, my finger always hit the wrong letters and screen too tiny. Thanks, Angela 💥

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Desk Top.

 

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@nctarheel wrote:

Desk Top.

 


💥@nctarheel thank you for stopping by to join our discussion. 😁 No pressure to answer the following. What are the pros and cons of using your device on the AARP Community Board? Thanks.💥

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