Thursday, September 24, 2015

That's a Good Question!

The Pre-Show included a good one from 1999: "George Lucas in Love", the real story of how Star Wars was created.  <link>

First Announcements ...
  • Tomorrow only: Amazon Prime for $67 for new Prime Members
  • New Amazon Fire Tablet:  Just $50 (We bought two for the Social)
  • Membership renewals are due.  If not paid up, after 30 Sep (midnight) you are off the rolls!  No more email notices.  :-(
Today's Topics:
  • What about Cookies &  Ad-blockers?
  • The 5 “R’s” - Repair, Recovery, Restore, Refresh, & Reset
  • How to talk to a Router
My new favorite Browser Add-on, "uBlock Origin." Search for it in your browser add-ons!

Friday, September 18, 2015

Windows 10 Followup ... and more!

Wow.  That hour and a half went quick!

In Club News:
  • Please renew your membership if you haven't. If you don't remember (hey, we're seniors!) send an email to akadivamom @ to ask your status.
  • Yes, you do have to fill out a form for renewal.  Among other things, that form confirms your email address and allows you to provide feedback to the club officers.  What do *you* want to hear, learn, and get from membership? 
  • Watch for an email with John Bray's info.  He will greatly appreciate any cards and letters you care to send him.
  • Lastly, we need a volunteer for the program director's job.  It's simple really, just contact and setup speakers for Thursday's presentation each week - you don't have to present anything yourself.
First the 'more' ...
  • 2.5 Hours of Apple Annoucments in 2.5 Minutes!  <link>
  • What and when was the first USB Flash Drive?
  • Your Yearly Dementia Test
Follow-up on Windows 10:
  • Turn off the Windows 10 upgrade nag:  <link>
  • When Windows 10 is free, and when it's not
  • Should you upgrade to 10?  (Spoiler: From Windows 8 or 8.1 - yes; from Windows 7 -  it depends)
  • The Privacy Dilemma.  Or is it just Market Research?
  • Windows 10 Privacy Settings - 13 pages worth of them
  • WUDO: Windows Update Delivery Optimization
  • WiFi Sense: Convenience or a Bad Idea?
  • Microsoft Account: "It just works" or Microsoft spying?
  • Some Windows 10 Apps need more baking  (especially Mail!)
  • David Pogue's 10 Days of Windows 10:  <link>  (good, short helpful videos!)
Next week:  It's more Bob.   Is that good or bad?  :-)