Friday, August 4, 2017

Class Notes 8-3-2017

We covered a number of topics as I answered questions from the group both in the meeting room at the club and on the hangout site. We will do this both ways again next week and then I will be traveling again and doing hangouts only. If we had someone who could run the netting in the club meeting room, we could open the room up each week. I would be on the screen and not in the room itself. So if you would be willing to learn how to do that it would be a big help. Let us know and we will make the arrangements. Thanks!

If you are on the internet and want to join in on the meeting from home, just open a browser and go to this URL: This will open the hangouts page and let you JOIN IN. If you do not have a webcam you can still join in. We just will not see you. You will be able to see and hear what is happening.

Here are the things I talked about from my notes. But we did cover a number of other questions during the class. If you have something you remember and want we to type it up, let me know.

Text from your computer, sync'd with your Android phone & number. This site allows you to text with others on their cell phone without you having a cell phone.

Access free movies and TV shows. This is not Kodi but will let you see some current run movies right on your PC. Be aware that there are some links to a few XX sites you might want to avoid. And do not download any extras.

Google keeps a complete list of almost everything you've looked at on the internet. Yes they do keep track of everything you do. However, you can turn their tracking off. This article tells how. And we checked, incognito searches are not tracked.

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update: Removed Features. This article tells about the upcoming version of 10 that is coming soon in your automatic updates. Paint is being removed from the release in favor of Paint 3D.

How To Recover Forgotten Windows Password. This article outlines how to be ready in advance to recover. This is not a secret door into locating or changing your password.

Harold presented on passwords in January. Here is a link to that talk:

Here is a summary of one of his slides and an easy way to create and never forget a password:

Easy to remember passwords

First 3 letters of mothers first name, & first 3 letters of father's first name.

• Insert a “&” between the names
• Add your birth year – the last three digits
• *************************************
• My mother: rose, father: howard, my birth year 1944
• Base password: ros&how944

Now use the first letter of the site you are needing the password for, a capital letter. And use the last letter of that site as the last letter of the password, a lower case letter.

If the password is for Amazon, place an A in front and n at the end.

If the password is for Microsoft, place an M in front and a t at the end.

If the password is for Yahoo, place a Y in front and an o at the end.

Get the picture? All your passwords are easily remembered by you.


How to Sync Your Desktop PC with Google Drive (and Google Photos).

I presented on this topic at the August club meetings. Here is the link to my notes from that talk:

In addition to my own research, I want to give thanks to Harold at the Club, Newsletter, and for the useful ideas we take a look at each week.

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