Thursday, December 27, 2018

Class Notes 12/27/2018

I know we did not have class this week, but I have put together some notes from my readings and experimenting this week. So I thought I would get you up to speed and wish you a Happy and Safe New Year.

Windows 10 version 1809 rollout to speed upAs we talked last week, 1809 is working and we are putting it on the machines we are working on at the club. I have installed it without a hiccup on three of my machines at home as well. If you do not want it yet then do NOT click check for updates. More in this article:

Windows 10 password-less accounts in 1903This article is about things to come. We will be able to setup Windows 10 to not even require a password to get started. Details in this article

Sign in to a Windows 10 account automatically on startWe can do this manually by invoking netplwiz at the Run screen (Win + R). The next version of Windows 10 will have an easier approach to making this happen. This article details doing it now.

How to Email a Text
Yes, we can send a text to someone right from our computer. Not Facebook messenger texting, phone texting. This article details how to send and receive texts on your computer

How To Record Internet Audio
This article shows how to use a male-male cable to record in Audacity anything playing on your computer.

Google’s Chrome Canvas
Google has quietly released a progressive web app called Chrome Canvas that lets you make quick doodles that automatically save to your Google account. Go to “” in a Chrome browser on any computer, and pull up a basic drawing app without having to download any programs or apps. More in this article

LiveTV Free
Check out for a channel listing. Get it on your Roku box or on your computer. There is a TV Channel Listing just like on Cable and On Demand movies… free...

How to Send and Receive Faxes Online
Most companies still want a fax rather than an email. I believe this has something to do with what the courts will accept as a legal document. This article details how to send and receive a Fax from your computer without having to have a fax machine or a printer that does fax.

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

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