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08-06-2021: Bob Gostischa: Use CCleaner For More Than Cleaning Your Hard Drive

Bob Gostischa showed everyone how the free version of the  CCleaner  utility program from Piriform can be used to clean much more than the crap in your computer. Click on the link below to get complete details on his presentation.

07-23-2021: Barry Cowen-Potpourri

In his Potpourri I class, Barry presented a brief tour of our new Club site. Using his iPhone 11, Barry presented the following tips and tricks with a live demo.  Reviewed key points of our website: blog with all presentations and notes, calendar, key links,  handouts, Breaking news,  Trending News,  Sections of iphone– About for your phone model, software, other info for giving to repair people, contents of phone, EID #, Carrier and sim cards Iphone storage–app size, documents and data, offloading an app to free up space and then reload later Battery health–graphs of usage, how much to charge and when, what you’ve used and where Display and brightness–light or dark options Swiping–left, right-app library, down (control center) App library–Apple […]

07-09-2021-Carol Freedman: Gmail Tips You Don’t Want To Miss

Here’s the YouTube link to watch this presentation again: And here’s the link to the handouts with all the screenshots and steps: Here are some of the topics covered: Finding and using settings Using and eliminating tab categories Reading panes Making space in the left column for more folders Labels 2 ways to create (from side panel, from email) Move from inbox to folder (will get rid of the inbox label) Add color Filters Stars Important Snooze emails Move emails Keyboard shortcuts Importing other emails into gmail Deleting emails using several methods

06-18-2021: Hewie Poplock: Learning Resources For Seniors

Here’s the YouTube link to Hewie’s presentation: Here’s the link to Hewie’s handouts which are chockful of cool resources: He included information and examples about the following, many of which also have links shown in the slides: Great places for courses, including Coursera,  Tech Boomers, Udemy, Geeks on Tour, AskAbby., Thurrott, YouTube, Central Florida Computer Society, Stanford OnLine, Khan Academy, Great Courses, FAU, Institute for Learning, Bernard Osher Foundation Great presentations and info sources like TedX, WebMD, LifeHacker, Tech 911,  Ways to connect and learn–Meetup, Learning Institute for Elders, Senior Learning Network,  APCUG, Tech for Seniors, Hewie’s Views and reviews Ways to go to school for free in FL  

05-07-2021: Bob Anstett: Robots Around The House

Bob Anstett gave us a riveting presentation about robots.  Here is the link to our video, plus some of the many things he covered. The history of robots (the origin of the concept and how it changed over time, what we’ve thought about them, what they could) What makes it a robot–Can it :make its own decisions, operates based on programming What modern ‘robots’ can do (their use in warehousing/logistics, nursing homes, health care for contactless service, self-driving robots being used at the Villages in FL, and in Las Vegas for tours on the strip, Chevy Volts can actually drive you home and to destinations, ‘pets’ that can sense emotions and make appropriate responses, keep your medical records and […]

04-23-2021: Geeks On Tour: Hodgepodge of Cool Tips

Geeks on Tour gave us a packed class with the following great tips: How to make or save a qr code-works on Edge and Safari, too How to find all their youtubes shows How to stop the ringing of phones or regulating volume How to offload apps on iphone and open up storage How to use google lens to identify objects –menus –street signs –identify landmarks from photos –clippings –Business cards (for calls —for handwritten text (and will read it or translate it)

03-19-2021:Declutter Your Digital Life

Judy Taylor’s presentation was chock full of tips.  Here is the YouTube recording– Here is the invaluable powerpoint which you’ll probably want to keep as a valuable reference– Here are some of the things she covered: Importance of restarting your computer once a week to clear memory Why and how to create a ‘restore point’ How to uninstall programs you don’t use to open space How to clear your “download folder,’ since everything stays there till you do Why you should do Win updates and how and when to do it so you don’t miss the important stuff, but control when your computer restarts Programs to use to easily update your software (FileHippo, Ninite, and Patch My PC) […]

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