NVDA 2016.2.1 Update now available

This release fixes crashes in Microsoft Word:

  • NVDA no longer causes Microsoft Word to crash immediately after it starts in Windows XP. (#6033)
  • Removed reporting of grammar errors, as this causes crashes in Microsoft Word. (#5954, #5877)

Before you Download NVDA

The NVDA screen reader can be downloaded free of charge by anyone. This allows some of the world’s poorest blind people access to computers, and a way out of poverty.
If you have the means, no matter how big or small, please consider making a donation before downloading NVDA. We rely on donations and grants to continue improving NVDA and to ensure it remains compatible with the world’s rapidly changing technology.

Note that myvict.com only hosting the mirror download for NVDA and it is appreciated if you can consider donate to NV Access to show your support and appreciation to the one and only free Windows screen reader for the blind.

Source: NV Access

What can you do with your voice on your Android phone? More than you know!

You pick up your phone and say “OK Google”… and then what? Your phone is listening. The microphone icon is pulsing. What do you say to your phone? What can you say to it? Google Now’s voice function has become surprisingly robust over the years.
Here’s a list of just about everything you can say to Google Now. Try experimenting with different phrasing, you’ll be surprised how much it understands. The part of the phrase in [brackets] can be replaced with any similar term you choose.
If Google Now doesn’t get your spoken commands right, you can correct it by saying “No, I said…” and trying the phrase again.

General information

  • How old is [Neil deGrasse Tyson]?
  • Where was [Louis C.K.] born?
  • Define [colloquial] (Or “What does [colloquial] mean?”)
  • What time is it in [Tokyo]?
  • Search for [photography tips]
  • Show me pictures of [the Leaning Tower of Pisa]
  • Do I need an umbrella today? What’s the weather like? What’s the weather in [New Orleans] [this weekend]?
  • What the [Google] stock price? What is [Apple] trading at?
  • What’s [182 yards] in [miles]? What is [12 ounces] in [liters]?
  • What’s [135] divided by [7.5]? (A great many types of math equations will work.)
  • Search [Tumblr] for [cat pictures] (more apps are added to this search-within-apps function all the time)

Device control

  • Open [greenbot.com]
  • Take a picture (“Take a photo” also works)
  • Record a video
  • Open [Spotify]
  • Turn [on / off] [Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Flashlight]


  • What’s the tip for [123 dollars]?
  • Set an alarm for [6:30 am]
  • Set a timer for [20 minutes]
  • Create a calendar event: [Dinner with Glenda, Saturday at 9pm.]
  • Remind me to [buy coffee at 7am] (try locations! Remind me to [buy coffee filters at Walgreens])
  • What is my schedule for tomorrow? (also: What does my day look like [Friday]?)
  • Where’s my package? (tracking confirmation must be in Gmail)
  • Make a note: [update my router firmware] (also try “Note to self:” This works with multiple apps, and you can even email yourself!)
  • Find [Florence Ion’s] [phone number] (Works with all info in your contacts – addresses, birthdays, etc.)
  • Show me my bills. (or: My bills due this week.)


  • Show me my last messages. (Then follow voice prompts)
  • Call [Jon] (also works with relationships: Call [sister])
  • Call [Cartman] on speakerphone
  • Text [Susie] [great job on that feature yesterday] (also works with relationships: Text [mom] [I’m not going to be able to pick you up from the airport, period, I’m a bad son, period])
  • Send email to [Robert Baratheon], subject, [hunting], message, [I don’t think you should drink so much when you go hunting, period]
  • Post to [Twitter]: [Oh my god the Red Wedding episode!]
  • What is French for [I am Charlie]?
  • [Send a Hangout message] to [Dad].
  • Send a [Viber] message to [Derek]: Hang on, I’m going to get more coffee. (works with WhatsApp, Viber, WeChat, Telegram, and NextPlus)

Navigation and Travel

  • Where is the nearest [sushi restaurant]?
  • Navigate to [Willis Tower, Chicago]
  • Directions to [Fisherman’s Wharf] by [bike] (also try “Directions home” or “How do I get home?”)
  • Where is [the Louvre]?
  • Show me the menu for [Green Chile Kitchen]
  • Call [Asian Art Museum]
  • Show me my flight info
  • Where’s my hotel?
  • What are some attractions around here?
  • How do you say [good night] in [Japanese]?
  • What is [50,000 yen] in [dollars]?
  • What’s the flight status of [United] flight [735]?
  • Show me restaurants near my hotel -or- Give me directions back to my hotel (this works if your hotel confirmation was sent to your gmail account)


  • Play some music (opens “I’m feeling lucky” radio station in Google Play Music)
  • Next Song / Pause Song
  • Play [Happy] (songs must be in Google Play Music on your device)
  • Watch [The Lego Movie] (movies and TV must be in your Google Play account)
  • What’s this song?
  • Listen to TV
  • What songs does [Pharrell] sing?
  • Read [Hunger Games]
  • Did the [Giants] win today? What’s the score in the [Warriors] game?
  • What movies are playing [tonight]? Where is [Toy Story] playing?


  • Say a team name to get the latest score during the season.
  • When is the next [Warriors] game?
  • Where are the [Giants] in the [MLB] standings?
  • Who does [LeBron James] play for?
  • Who won [the Superbowl]?
  • When is the [Stanley Cup final]?

Fun hidden stuff

Many of these deliver funny voice responses, but normal search results. Turn up your sound!

  • Flip a coin
  • Roll dice (rolls a single six-sided die)
  • What is the loneliest number?
  • Do a barrel roll!
  • Askew / Tilt
  • Go go Gadget [Spotify]
  • When am I?
  • Make me a sandwich
  • Sudo make me a sandwich
  • Who’s on first?
  • Up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right
  • Tell me a joke
  • Who are you?
  • Beam me up, Scotty!
  • What is [Jennifer Lawrence’s] Bacon number?

This article was first publish on Greenbot.com. You may check out their website for more tips and info on Android.

How to Transfer Text Messages (SMS) from iPhone to Android

Are you making a switch from an iOS devices to an Android devices? If yes, this post is good for you. Transferring your media files, contacts, calendar from iOS to Android should be fine, but the tricky part is how to transfer your text messages from iPhone to your Android phone.

iPhone text message formats are not Android-friendly which is why you need to convert it to a format that your Android phone can recognize.

1. Extract iPhone Messages File: First of all we have to extract the message file, to do this, open up iTunes and connect your iPhone to your computer. On the left bar, right click your iPhone and select ‘Backup’. Next, to locate the backup file:

  • For Windows users: C://[Users]/[Username]/AppData/Roaming/Apple Computer\Mobile Sync
  • For MacOS users: ~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup/

You will see folders with random characters; open the one with the most recent timestamp. Search for file 3d0d7e5fb2ce288813306e4d4636395e047a3d28. To make searching easier, just copy and paste the file name into the search box. After locating the file, transfer it to your Android phone by copying and pasting the 3d0d7e5fb2ce288813306e4d4636395e047a3d28 file to your Android phone SD card or internal storage.

2. Convert iPhone Messages to Android format: To start converting your iPhone messages to Android format, you need iSMS2droid. Launch iSMS2droid and tap on ‘Select iPhone SMS Database’. It will ask you to search for your iOS messages backup file. Locate and choose the 3d0d7e5fb2ce288813306e4d4636395e047a3d28 file. You can either select which messages you want to load or you can choose to load all of them. The conversion will then start.

Download iSMS2droid from Playstore

3. Restore iPhone Messages to Android Phone: After the conversion completed, you need another app to restore it into your Android phone. Download SMS Backup & Restore on your Android device. Launch SMS Backup & Restore and tap on Restore and it will direct you to the file directory where the converted files are located. Tap OK. You can choose to restore all messages or only restore messages from a particular date. Tap OK to start restoring. You will be asked if you want to check for duplicates of messages during the restoration process. Upon completion, you will see the number of successful messages restored, as well as those that cannot be restored. Double check your messages in the Messaging app to find all your perfectly restored messages.

Download SMS Backup & Restore from Playstore

Hooray! all your messages from your iPhone should be transfered to your Android phone successfully.

How to Transfer Your Contacts from iPhone to Android

There was once a time when transferring contacts from one mobile platform to another meant manually typing in an endless amount of names, phone numbers and other information. Our smartphones can now do most of the work for us. And for the most part it can be accomplished in a very small amount of time.

Which is the best way to transfer contacts from an iPhone to an Android phone?

Today we’ll walk you through all of the easiest methods, so you can get started and enjoy your Android device in no time.

Method #1 – Sync contacts with your Google account

First and foremost, to use your Android phone you’ll need a Google account. If you have yet to set one up, head to Google’s homepage and select the “create account” option. You can also do this directly from your smartphone, but the desktop experience is much better. Once you’ve created your Google account, pick up your iPhone and navigate to the “Mail, Contacts, Calendars” section of your Settings menu. This is where you’ll enter in your Google account. Press the “Add Account” button, select the Gmail option, and enter in your login information. Your iPhone will then ask which parts of your Google account you’d like to sync. Make sure the Contacts option is selected; then your iPhone and Android devices will start syncing contacts with one another. This is the part where you’ll need to be patient. If you have a lot of contacts, it could take awhile. Just make sure to keep an internet connection while your contacts are syncing. It should be noted that your iPhone won’t tell you when your contacts are done syncing. To check on their progress, navigate to the Google Contacts website from your desktop, sign in with your Google account, and check up on the list of contacts from there. Once your contacts are done syncing, log in to your Android device with your Google account information, and you should be all set! Note, if for any reason your Android phone doesn’t syncronize the Google contacts immediately, you can syncronize manually by going to Settings > Accounts > Google > (your gmail account) and tap on the contacts to begin syncronize.

Method #2 – Transfer with iCloud

If you have iCloud enabled on your iPhone, this method should take no time at all. On your iPhone, go to Settings, choose “Mail, Contacts, Calendars”, then choose “Accounts” where you should see “iCloud” listed. Choose this option, then turn on the toggle for “Contacts”. Your iPhone will prompt you to “Merge” your device’s contacts with iCloud. Once this process is done, navigate to icloud.com on your computer’s web browser, log in with your Apple ID, then select “Contacts”. Click on the gear icon in the lower-left corner, then press “Select All”. After that, click the wheel again and choose “Export vCard”. Navigate to gmail.com, click on the “Mail” button, then select “Contacts”. Click the “More” tab, select “Import”, select “Choose File”, then select your saved vCard file. When it gets done importing, Gmail will display the number of contacts that have been imported. At this point you may have some duplicate contacts, and getting rid of these is easy. Simply press the “Find & Merge Duplicates” button under the “More” tab.

Method #3 – Transfer with iTunes

If your contacts are stored locally or you’re using an account other than Gmail, you can also transfer your contacts through iTunes on your Windows or Mac computer.
First, connect your iPhone to your computer. Open iTunes and navigate to the device screen by clicking “iPhone” in the upper right-hand corner. Open the Info tab, then check the box next to “Sync Contacts with.” Choose “Google Contacts” from the dropdown menu, then enter your Google account information when prompted. Once your iPhone is finished syncing, log in to your Android device with your Google account information, and your contacts should all be there.

Method #4 – Use a third party application

If for some reason the aforementioned methods don’t work for you, using a third party application may do the trick. Here are two of the best apps we’ve found so far.


With PhoneSwappr, you’ll be able to send all of your contacts to the cloud and easily retrieve them from another device. To begin, you’ll want to download PhoneSwappr to both your Android and iOS device. Open it on your iPhone, and click the “Send Contacts to Cloud” button. It might take a few minutes to synchronize. Once that’s complete, you’ll be shows a 6-digit code. Be sure to write this code down on a piece of paper so you don’t lose it! Open the app on your Android device, and click the “Get Contacts from Cloud” button. Enter in the confirmation code, and wait for all of your contacts to sync with your device. This step might take a few minutes. If everything went according to plan, your contacts should be automatically added to your Contacts app!

Download PhoneSwappr from Google Play
Download PhoneSwappr from the App Store

My Contacts Backup

My Contacts Backup is probably the most popular app for transferring contacts, but requires a few more steps than the first app. Download My Contacts Backup from the Apple Appstore. Once downloaded, open the app, and press the Backup button. Once the backup is complete, press the send button, and enter in your email address. The app will send a .vcf file to your email address. Once the email has been sent, open the email from your Android phone, and click on the file. Once you get confirmation that your contacts have been added, head to your Contacts app to make sure everything transferred over correctly.

Download My Contacts Backup from the App Store

There are a few more ways to transfer contacts from iPhones to Android devices, but the methods listed above are by far the easiest. Do you have any other methods? Be sure to let us know in the comments below!

Source: Android Authority

NVDA 2016.2 Released

What’s New in NVDA 2016.2

Highlights of this release include the ability to indicate spelling errors while typing; support for reporting grammar errors in Microsoft Word; and improvements and fixes to Microsoft Office support.

New Features

  • In browse mode in Internet Explorer and other MSHTML controls, using first letter navigation to move by annotation (a and shift+a) now moves to inserted and deleted text. (#5691)
  • In Microsoft Excel, NVDA now reports the level of a group of cells, as well as whether it is collapsed or expanded. (#5690)
  • Pressing the Report text formatting command (NVDA+f) twice presents the information in browse mode so it can be reviewed. (#4908)
  • In Microsoft Excel 2010 and later, cell shading and gradient fill is now reported. Automatic reporting is controlled by the Report colors option in NVDA’s Document Formatting preferences. (#3683)
  • New braille translation table: Koine Greek. (#5393)
  • In the Log Viewer, you can now save the log using the shortcut key control+s. (#4532)
  • If reporting of spelling errors is enabled and supported in the focused control, NVDA will play a sound to alert you of a spelling error made while typing. This can be disabled using the new “Play sound for spelling errors while typing” option in NVDA’s Keyboard Settings dialog. (#2024)
  • Grammar errors are now reported in Microsoft Word. This can be disabled using the new “Report grammar errors” option in NVDA’s Document Formatting preferences dialog. (#5877)


  • In browse mode and editable text fields, NVDA now treats numpadEnter the same as the main enter key. (#5385)
  • NVDA has switched to the eSpeak NG speech synthesizer. (#5651)
  • In Microsoft Excel, NVDA no longer ignores a column header for a cell when there is a blank row between the cell and the header. (#5396)
  • In Microsoft Excel, coordinates are now announced before headers to eliminate ambiguity between headers and content. (#5396)

Bug Fixes

  • In browse mode, when attempting to use single letter navigation to move to an element which isn’t supported for the document, NVDA reports that this isn’t supported rather than reporting that there is no element in that direction. (#5691)
  • When listing sheets in the Elements List in Microsoft Excel, sheets containing only charts are now included. (#5698)
  • NVDA no longer reports extraneous information when switching windows in a Java application with multiple windows such as IntelliJ or Android Studio. (#5732)
  • In Scintilla based editors such as Notepad++, braille is now updated correctly when moving the cursor using a braille display. (#5678)
  • NVDA no longer sometimes crashes when enabling braille output. (#4457)
  • In Microsoft Word, paragraph indentation is now always reported in the measurement unit chosen by the user (e.g. centimeters or inches). (#5804)
  • When using a braille display, many NVDA messages that were previously only spoken are now brailled as well. (#5557)
  • In accessible Java applications, the level of tree view items is now reported. (#5766)
  • Fixed crashes in Adobe Flash in Mozilla Firefox in some cases. (#5367)
  • In Google Chrome and Chrome-based browsers, documents within dialogs or applications can now be read in browse mode. (#5818)
  • In Google Chrome and Chrome-based browsers, you can now force NVDA to switch to browse mode in web dialogs or applications. (#5818)
  • In Internet Explorer and other MSHTML controls, moving focus to certain controls (specifically, where aria-activedescendant is used) no longer incorrectly switches to browse mode. This occurred, for example, when moving to suggestions in address fields when composing a message in Gmail. (#5676)
  • In Microsoft Word, NVDA no longer freezes in large tables when reporting of table row/column headers is enabled. (#5878)
  • In Microsoft word, NVDA no longer incorrectly reports text with an outline level (but not a built-in heading style) as a heading. (#5186)
  • In browse mode in Microsoft Word, the Move past end/to start of container commands (comma and shift+comma) now work for tables. (#5883)

Changes for Developers

  • NVDA’s C++ components are now built with Microsoft Visual Studio 2015. (#5592)
  • You can now present a text or HTML message to the user in browse mode using ui.browseableMessage. (#4908)
  • In the User Guide, when a %kc:setting command is used for a setting which has a common key for all layouts, the key may now be placed after a full-width colon (:) as well as the regular colon (:). (#5739)

Before you Download NVDA

The NVDA screen reader can be downloaded free of charge by anyone. This allows some of the world’s poorest blind people access to computers, and a way out of poverty.
If you have the means, no matter how big or small, please consider making a donation before downloading NVDA. We rely on donations and grants to continue improving NVDA and to ensure it remains compatible with the world’s rapidly changing technology.

Note that myvict.com only hosting the mirror download for NVDA and it is appreciated if you can consider donate to NV Access to show your support and appreciation to the one and only free Windows screen reader for the blind.

Source: NV Access

Samsung Malaysia Melancarkan Waranti Pintar (Samsung Smart Warranty)

Adakah anda bimbang dengan waranti telefon pintar Samsung anda dan jika ia tiba-tiba rosak selepas tempoh jaminannya? Jika ini merunsingkan anda selama ini, kini anda boleh bertenang kerana Samsung Malaysia baru sahaja melancarkan pakej Waranti Pintar (Samsung Smart Warranty), jaminan peranti Samsung anda boleh dilanjutkan setahun lagi.

Samsung Malaysia kini membolehkan anda melanjutkan waranti peranti Samsung anda yang mana biasanya hanya setahun sahaja dan apa yang anda perlu lakukan adalah membeli Waranti Pintar. Dengan pelan ini, Samsung akan menyediakan perkhidmatan kepada mana-mana telefon pintar Samsung yang rosak, tertakluk kepada terma dan syarat mereka.

Perlu diingat bahawa jaminan ini hanya meliputi isu-isu mekanikal dan teknikal tertentu, tidak ada perlindungan untuk kerosakan akibat kemalangan atau skrin pecah. Ini juga merupakan lanjutan jaminan, yang bermaksud bahawa anda hanya layak untuk membeli Waranti Pintar apabila jaminan peranti anda sedia ada masih aktif.

Waranti Pintar Samsung berharga RM49 atau RM99 bergantung pada peranti anda dan boleh dibeli di Pusat Perkhidmatan Express Samsung terpilih di seluruh negara.

Untuk maklumat lanjut, anda boleh layari laman web mereka.

Antara Peranti yang dilindungi seperti Galaxy S7 / S7 edge, Galaxy Note5, Galaxy S6 dan juga beberapa tablet. Untuk senarai penuh peranti yang disokong dan kosnya, lihat halaman Soalan Lazim Waranti Pintar.