Getting Comfortable With The Basics

Program Archive 2017

The Gadget Gurus – Everyone welcome! We do not have any prerequisites, just come, ask questions about previous presentation session topics, or any other tech questions you might have. Bob, Susan and/or Glenn will be at the Clubhouse for one-on-one assistance with your computers, smart phones, cameras, tablets, etc. Bring your tech issues and enjoy. 

April 17, 2017 at 7:00 pm – Navigating Goggle, Gmail, Calendar, Maps,Wallet, Docs… – Google provides Internet services that let you search the web, create blogs, send email, word processing, spreadsheets, video chat, and publish web pages. Google has social networking tools, organization tools, and services for mobile devices, Google Wallet card, and even Google branded merchandise. 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.

May 1, 2017 at 7:00 pm – Use Google Photo To Manage Your Digital Pictures – All your photos organized and easy to find. Photos on your computer or smart phone are backed up safely, organized and labeled automatically, so you can find them fast, and share them how you like. Google has built in some clever tools for sharing photos as well – drag to select a few shots, and with a couple clicks, you can create a web album to . Free unlimited storage, automatic backup and fun editing effects make Google Photos one of my favorite tools for managing photos to share with friends.
A revised version of David Bowie's Space Oddity, recorded by Commander Chris Hadfield on board the International Space Station.  –  Chris

May 15, 2017 at 7:00 pm –  – Upgrade Your Old Spinning Hard Drive With A Solid State Drives (SSD) – If your Windows 10 computer takes a long time to boot up, that's likely because it runs on a regular hard drive. This is also the case of most older computers. Replacing that hard drive with a solid-state drive (SSD) will make the machine run much faster. – I have replaced the spinning hard drives with Solid State Drives (SSD) in all of my legacy computers, the startup speed improvement is stunning.

June 5, 2017 at 7:00 pm – Online Shopping – Everyone loves saving money and online shopping makes it easy. Back in the pre-internet age, if you wanted to save a few bucks, you either had to visit several stores to compare prices or spend an entire Sunday afternoon cutting coupons.

June 19, 2017 at 7:00 pm – Streaming Video Your Best TV Entertainment Value – Streaming video is content sent in compressed form over the Internet and displayed by the viewer in real time. With streaming video or streaming media, a Web user does not have to wait to download a file to play it. Instead, the media is sent in a continuous stream of data and is played as it arrives. The user needs a player, which is a special program that uncompressed and sends video data to the display and audio data to speakers. A player can be either an integral part of a browser, a set top box or built into a Smart TV.


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