Thursday, July 31, 2014

New Website Launch

The club's website has been updated and now has a new address:

Please change your bookmarks/favorites to point to the new site. 

Our old site, will no longer exist in a few weeks.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Smart Phones - Training Class

Tom Sutor and Elaine Drain presented a morning class on Smartphones. After an overview of how cell phones work, Tom Sutor demonstrated features of the iPhone and Elaine followed with Android features. This was a training class for members with a fee of $5 for a 2-hour class. Another class will be held in September. Class limit is 16 and 12 are already on the waiting list. Members will receive an email prior to the class for additional registrants. Registration is by email only.  

Overview of Cell Phones    
Android Smart Phones

Sunday, July 20, 2014

"Simple" Answers

The Topics of the day:  Our New Asus "Transporter" 2-in-1 Tablet/Laptop; Does HTTPS mean a site is 'Safe?' (short answer: no); Recommended Computers; Is that email True?; and Net Neutrality Fear Uncertainty & Doubt (FUD).

Remember to take our survey here:  <survey>
Our New Device:  <Asus T100TA>
Interesting Amazon Top Rated <link> and Top Sellers <link>
HTTPS Safe or Not?  <Ask Leo>
A safe but UNtrusted link:
Buy or Build a new PC:  (configurations from Destitute <$250 to Monstrous >$3,000 with detailed components for each.  Neat!)
Gizmo's Freeware:  Best Hoax sites:  <TechSupportAlert>
The Bad Times Virus (funny)  <link>
Are the Nigerian scammers Stupid or not?  <Freakonomics>
Net Neutrality:  <EFF>  <ACLU> And an interesting anti-NN note from <Forbes>.  And the official FCC page:
and links to all the preshow videos are on the last slides.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Little Bytes - Elaine Drain

Quickie Topics from Elaine on Media Storage, Useful freeware, Printing the Google Calendar and some Keyboard tricks.  Handout is available <here>.