Trails End Computer Club

Bulletin for the week of JANUARY 2017
WEEKLY MEETINGS
EACH Wednesday 

Program or Lesson 9:30 - 10:30 AM
One on One Help 10:30-?
In the Library


SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS:

If you would like to meet in a small group to discuss special computer related subjects or form a Special Interest Group lets discuss it.

Our bulletin is also available on line by visiting tecc.apcug.org and clicking on bulletin.


Our weekly program or lesson is intended
to be of interest to all computer users.
Following the program an allotment of time will
be available for one on one help to those
who want a better understanding of something done
 during the presentation.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT 4K TVS

https://www.cnet.com/news/ultra-hd-4k-tv-cheat-sheet/
The holiday shopping time is near. If you are thinking about getting a new TV, check out this post to learn about the 4K TV.


5 THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND WHILE BUYING SMARTPHONE ACCESSORIES

http://www.guidingtech.com/62200/phone-accessories-buying-tips/
Most of us do a lot of research before buying a new smartphone. This post is a reminder to research before getting accessories for that new smartphone.

SINGLE SIGN ON (SSO) – WHAT IS IT AND SHOULD YOU USE IT?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/what-is-single-sign-on
Do you know what SSO is? Even if you don’t you might be using it anyway. Check out this post and know what is going on.

USING PUBLIC WIFI AND YOUR MAIL APP CAN’T CONNECT TO GMAIL? This May Be Why

https://www.theinternetpatrol.com/using-public-wifi-and-your-mail-app-cant-connect-to-gmail-this-may-be-why/
If you use public wi-fi and a VPN, this might happen to you. Check out this post to find out why it happens and what to do if it should.

HOW TO SEND ARTICLES TO YOUR KINDLE FOR LATER READING WITH TINDERIZER, INSTAPAPER, OR POCKET

http://www.howtogeek.com/186431/ask-htg-how-can-i-easily-send-news-articles-to-my-kindle-for-later-reading/
At a recent meeting someone mentioned that he like reading on his Kindle and mentioned getting things from the internet to his Kindle. This post has several ways to do that.

What Is TCP/IP And How Does It Work?

https://www.pcmech.com/article/what-is-tcpip-and-how-does-it-work/
The title is self-explanatory. Easy to follow explanation.

How To Rotate A Video On Android

http://www.howtogeek.com/284652/how-to-rotate-a-video-on-android/
Have you every recorded a video that didn’t come out the way you wanted? This post explains how to use Google Photos to rotate the video.

Can You Add Nicknames To Gmail Contacts?

http://www.askdavetaylor.com/can-add-nicknames-gmail-contacts/
Yes you can, but not directly. Dave explains how to work around Gmail’s limitations.

How To Set Up Your Android Phone For Ultimate Privacy

http://www.greenbot.com/article/3155202/android/how-to-set-up-your-android-phone-for-ultimate-privacy.html
I am comfortable with the level of privacy on my Android phone, but I know others get concerned by how much Google knows about them. If you are one of those that needs more privacy, check out this post.

WiFi vs. Ethernet vs. 4G: Which Should You Use

https://www.maketecheasier.com/wi-fi-vs-ethernet-vs-4g/
This post explains the advantages/disadvantages of each option.

10 Easy Ways To Never Get A Virus

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/9-easy-ways-virus/
Simple yet effective suggestions from MakeUseOf. If you are not using an anti-virus, and you should, following these suggestions is a priority.

Choosing Between Google Photos Or Google Drive For Image Backups

http://www.greenbot.com/article/3156927/android/choosing-between-google-photos-or-google-drive-for-image-backups.html
This post talks about the pros and cons for storing backups of your images. I use a combination depending upon whether I can live with having them compressed.

Amazon Alexa Tip: Prevent Accidental Voice Purchases

https://www.groovypost.com/howto/amazon-alexa-tip-prevent-accidental-voice-purchases/
If you have an Amazon device with Alexa, this tip can save you money. It is the first thing I did on my Echo Dot which I got for Christmas.

Beware: New Sophisticated Gmail Phishing Attacks

http://www.ghacks.net/2017/01/19/beware-new-sophisticated-gmail-phishing-attacks/
All Gmail users need to be aware of this new attack.

[HELP] Windows Troubleshooters

http://askbobrankin.com/help_windows_troubleshooters.html
Bob reminds Windows users that there are a lot of built-in troubleshooters. Sometimes I forget, but have used them myself. If you are having problems with Windows, give them a try.




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