Android 4.4.2 breaking my apps

Playing with the Nexus 7 this morning, still messing around with the Text To Speech thing. I never could get back the feature that I lost but I did add a new speech engine and voice that I like better. I added the Ivona text to speech app and the Ivona Kendra tts voice. I like the new voice better.

A little about the The Easy Text To Speech app. It will speak everything that is copied to the clipboard, which is handy for me when writing. It helps me catch misspelled words and typos. So this is great while at home because I am the only one that hears this, however I take my tablet out with me sometimes and I don’t really want everybody hearing everything I clip spoken out loud. Yes I can turn this off but I forget sometimes and then I have to do 3 or 4 clicks to get it off and by then everyone is looking at me and wondering what it is that I am doing. If you think about some of the things you cut and paste, you can see this might get interesting out in public, LOL. So the feature that I lost was a little icon that set in the notification bar that will let you stop the speech by quickly sliding down the notification bar and tapping the app’s (“ongoing notification” as it is called) nice, easy and fast. I miss that little feature 😦 Over all the Easy Text to Speech app is still one of my favorite tools on my tablet. I did email the developer and was responded to, they are looking into it.

I found another app broken by Android 4.4.2 😦  This one is App Ops Starter man I hope these apps get a fix. This app is not partly broken, it is down for the count!

More vendors are starting to set up around Quartzite now, still not the madness of January yet but it is starting. I will be here till the 21st of Dec and then I go somewhere for about 3 weeks or so before coming back for one last time this year. At the end of January I will go north a town or two for all of February and maybe a little of March, tentatively.

Today has been a much nicer day than the last couple and I do want to go for a walk ……… But I will not, the knee still needs time 😦 Hopefully the weather and knee will play nice together one day soon.

Night folks