Getting Comfortable With The Basics

2021 Archive

| Join Online Meeting| The Gadget Gurus | We do not have any prerequisites, just come, ask questions about previous topics. I will also review the current tech news. We will do our best to answer questions concerning computers, smartphones, apps, cameras, tablets, the internet, and more. Bring your tech issues and enjoy the meeting.

Jan 4, 2021, at 12:45 and 7 PM | Join Online Meeting
Navigating Google, Gmail, Calendar, Maps, Wallet, Docs… | Google provides Internet services that let you search the web, send an email, word processing, and spreadsheets. Type With Your Voice | You can type and edit a document by speaking in Google Docs. Note: This feature is only available in Chrome browsers.

Jan 11, 2021, at 12:45 and 7 PM | Join Online Meeting
Learn What A Chromebook Can Do | If you own a Chromebook here is where you start learning how to use it. Interested in buying a Chromebook, learn what to look for.
In The Groves Pavilion at 2:30 PM  | Tips for connecting to the Lee County Vaccination appointment system.

Jan 18, 2021, at 12:45 and 7 PM | Join Online Meeting​​
Use Google Photo To Manage Your Digital Pictures | All your photos are organized and easy to find. Pictures on your computer or smartphone are backed up safely, organized, and labeled automatically. Google Photos my favorite tool for managing photos to share with friends.
In The Groves Pavilion at 2:30 PM  | Tips for connecting to the Lee County Vaccination appointment system.

Jan 25, 2021, at 12:45 and 7 PM | Join Online Meeting
Low|Cost Wireless Providers | Project Fi is a wireless service offered by Google directly to users with coverage in 200+ countries. Mint Mobile uses fast nationwide 4G LTE data coverage and unlimited talk and text as low as $15 a month.  Ting Their slogan is ‘Mobile That Makes Sense.

Feb 1, 2021, at 12:45 and 7 PM  | Join Online Meeting ​​  
Streaming Video Your Best TV Entertainment Value | Streaming video is content sent over the Internet and displayed in real|time. The user needs a player, that can be either a browser, a set|top box, or built into a Smart TV.

Feb 8, 2021, at 12:45 and 7 PM | Join Online Meeting ​​
Use strong Passwords |
Your passwords are the keys to your internet life. Use strong passwords and keep the bad guys out.   LastPass Free Password Manager | You can finally use long, complex, different passwords for each site and no longer need to worry about forgetting them.
Privacy.com Virtual Credit Cards | put the control in your hands when you make a purchase online. Protect your card details and your money by creating virtual cards at each place you spend online, or for each purchase.

Feb 15, 2021, at 12:45 and 7 PM | Join Online Meeting
Do You Think Your PC Has a Virus |
A computer virus is a malicious code, viruses may also be known as malware. Browser hijacking is a form of unwanted software that modifies a web browser’s settings. A browser hijacker may replace the existing home page, error page, or search engine with its own.

Feb 22, 2021, at 12:45 and 7 PM | Join Online Meeting ​​
What’s a Podcast? The new on|demand radio and video service
Podcasts can be videos or audio|only. I personally mostly listen to audio podcasts. I use a podcast player Pocket Casts app.

Mar 1, 2021, at 12:45 and 7 PM Join Online Meeting ​​  
Two Factor Authentication  | Two|factor authentication means using two authentication methods. It is one of the best things you can do to make sure your accounts don’t get hacked.

Mar 8, 2021, at 12:45 and 7 PM |  Join Online Meeting
United States Post Office – USPS |
Consider creating an account on USPS.com; they have many services, including printing your own package shipping labels with postage, get notification of mail to be delivered, hold mail during vacations, and changing address.
GotFreeFax.com | Free Fax Service | Fax cover page plus 3 pages per fax maximum free, 2 free faxes per day maximum.

Mar 15, 2021, at 12:45 and 7 PM | Join Online Meeting
Optimize Your Computer, E|mail, and WEB Use | 
Windows 10 has built|in real|time antivirus named Windows Defender. It automatically runs in the background, ensuring all Windows users are protected against viruses and other nasties.
Wyze Bulb Color | Smart Home Shop at Wyze  

Mar 22, 2021, at 12:45 and 7 PM  | Join Online Meeting ​​
Back To The Basic |
And the “basics” aren’t just for beginners.  You always hear something new, or something you have forgotten because you haven’t used it for a long time.
What to Look for in a Laptop | Laptop shopping help!

Mar 29, 2021, at 12:45 and 7 PM  |  Join Online Meeting ​​
Remote Support for Windows, Mac, and Android phones and tablets. | 
We have implemented a software system/tool to connect to your computer remotely. This allows us to provide remote help installing a program, using an application, fix a problem.
A Mesh Home Network?  | Google WiFi

Apr 5, 2021, at 12:45 and 7 PM  | Join Online Meeting   
The Gadget Gurus | We do not have any prerequisites. Just come, ask questions about previous topics. I will also review the current tech news. We will do our best to answer questions concerning computers, smartphones, apps, cameras, tablets, the internet, and more. Bring your tech issues and enjoy the meeting.

Apr 12, 2021, at 12:45 and 7 PM | Join Online Meeting   
Navigating Google, Gmail, Calendar, Maps, Wallet, Docs…
| Google provides Internet services that let you search the web, send an email, word processing, and spreadsheets. Type With Your Voice | You can type and edit a document by speaking in Google Docs. Note: This feature is only available in Chrome browsers.