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    718 Speak it...

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    Speak it is an excellent alternative to Predictable, it lends itself very well to remote keyboard use. TextExpander provides an onscreen keyboard (through Settings>General>Keyboards - don't...
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    719 Attach a keyboard via Bluetooth...

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    Attach a keyboard via Bluetooth and Predictable is transformed. Make sure it's an iOS (if iPad) compatible keyboard (function key arrangements) to achieve the benefits below. Logitech have a...
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    Yes, they're a collection of keyboard macros,...

    Yes, they're a collection of keyboard macros, there are tricks you can use to help build and remember them.
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    Hi Terry, There's two distinct challenges with...

    Hi Terry,

    There's two distinct challenges with all these devices, the first is rapid, simple text entry. The second is delivering the communications to the recipeant.

    Getting your message into...
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    Good point Terry, 'saves typing and in doing so...

    Good point Terry, 'saves typing and in doing so maintains the cadence of the conversation. Keep the iPad screen visible (on a stand) where it can be seen by your circle - using an external keyboard...
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    Hi Barry, i did did say these things are...

    Hi Barry,

    i did did say these things are personal: what matters to one doesn't to another.
    Steven H has MND/ALS but I didn't say he was typical, just a cool dude.
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    Voices - Multi platform for computers + Android...

    Voices - Multi platform for computers + Android tablet and phone, not iPad.

    Alternative, high quality voices.

    https://www.cereproc.com/en/android_tts_voices

    It's a personal choice, I get the...
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    Hi Terry, Yes, very successfully. We use one,...

    Hi Terry,

    Yes, very successfully. We use one, sometimes two UE Boom speakers via Bluetooth. These, like iPad Pro, are expensive but all iPads work well with peripheral devices. Sound quality is...
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    I use Predictable with a Bluetooth keyboard on an...

    I use Predictable with a Bluetooth keyboard on an iPad and experience no problems at all.

    Using an external keyboard speeds up entries and brings many of the useful keyboard shortcuts you would...
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    Hi Katrina, These are testing issues that need...

    Hi Katrina,

    These are testing issues that need facing in a different way than we've been used to in the past. MND/ALS imposes change upon us brutally and in doing so can initially overwhelm our...
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    Ellie and Steve touched a nerve. I love language,...

    Ellie and Steve touched a nerve. I love language, debate and good conversation with friends and those I respect - don't we all. This stimulating flow relies on skills - presenting reasoned and well...
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    Most tablets will pair through Bluetooth with a...

    Most tablets will pair through Bluetooth with a remote keyboard. A device holder secured into a position that gives the user a good view relieves loads on the hands and arms, the keyboard is used on...
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    The bed-sore, aches and pains problem associated...

    The bed-sore, aches and pains problem associated with extended bed occupancy - a real monkey.

    I am in hospital at the moment and have been using (a trial) an air mattress with the ToTo system...
  14. The Independent - 'We just had to watch her fade away'

    From 2011 this interesting piece puts research funding into context.

    I must read more of The Sheffield Institute of Translational Neuroscience (SITraN)
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    Thanks for the well wishes guys, I didn’t eat...

    Thanks for the well wishes guys, I didn’t eat anything for 10 days, couldn't face anything. Fortunately a series of (failed) attempts at sending a tube to my tum via my right nostril coincided with...
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    Ellie, Timely advice. I'm writing this from...

    Ellie,

    Timely advice. I'm writing this from Yeovil Hospital after a three week stay with just under a week to go (PEG Op). Pneumonia with Pleurisy on the side is not to be recommended.

    Update:...
  17. Thanks Dude, its great to be here after the last...

    Thanks Dude, its great to be here after the last three weeks.
  18. Early iPads can be picked up from eBay or friends...

    Early iPads can be picked up from eBay or friends upgrading relatively cheaply. Predictable is pricey viewed one way, looked at after some research it looks fair. It's probably the best app available...
  19. LOL, my GP prescribed these powders, two a day...

    LOL, my GP prescribed these powders, two a day was his recommendation. After an exploratory PAAARP I reached for a cork and reduced to a half sachet per day. Risky business testing the boundaries and...
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    Great heads-up. If my limbs get cold I walk like...

    Great heads-up. If my limbs get cold I walk like a robot and become highly vulnerable to a fall. Good job I can't walk at all now, much safer. :D
  21. Great idea chaps. Don't forget the magnifying...

    Great idea chaps. Don't forget the magnifying glass for the small print to avoid enriching them...

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    Sure Terry, I don't doubt it and I'm sure (Trevor's) due diligence has been done. Just a...
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    Mags, I have yet to have the consult prior to...

    Mags,

    I have yet to have the consult prior to the op, no date booked yet but I have asked to go ahead. It's dragging on a bit. Soup still works and there are some solids I can eat with great care....
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    Well done Mary, looking forward to ay feedback....

    Well done Mary, looking forward to ay feedback. I'll be following you before too long. I bet you're pretty relieved.
  24. Julius, what a remarkable response, 'never seen...

    Julius, what a remarkable response, 'never seen anything quite like it!
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    Oh Ellie, you set the heart a-flutter, you...

    Oh Ellie, you set the heart a-flutter, you shouldn't tease us so.
    Nightclub restroom mirrors don't do so well for lippy work after 02:00 do they?

    Good sport xx
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