Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Computer Class Notes 3-26-2019

Check Your Google Account
You have complete access to everything Google has save for you. Check it out at myaccount.google.com and look at the details for you at myaccount.google.com/dashboard.

I scrolled down a little and was amazed I had over 18,000 photos on Google Photos!

How to Reset Your Apple ID Password
Most or the time we only get asked for it when we are requesting to download an App. Without it we are stuck. This article show you how to reset it.

Excel ChampsFree stuff all about Excel. Every month 300k Excel enthusiasts come here to sharpen their skills by learning some the most amazing tips and tricks. If you don’t use Excel because you do not own it, use it free online at office.com. Most of the tips will apply to other spreadsheets like Google Sheets and LibreOffice. Sign up for their newsletter and get free tips in your email.

Windows 10 version 1903
The soon-to-be-released next feature upgrade for Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system, features a new Windows Update related policy. We are expecting this to arrive second week of March, but who knows the actual date and if it will be a clean release. I for one am going to wait a little before putting it on my main machine.

Microphone App for Cell Phone
Using Bluetooth you can have a wireless microphone for meetings and fun. Download the app and you will instantly have a wireless microphone. So simple; it just works. You just need a bluetooth speaker.

How to Cast iPhone To Windows Computer
It’s surprisingly easy actually and requires no configuration of your Apple device or even a software download. You only need to download the strangely named Lonely Screen to your PC and within seconds you’ll be viewing your iPhone in glorious Technicolor. Now this is on your PC, not your TV. To cast to the TV use Chromecast or an HDMI cable. https://tinyurl.com/ybwvb7zj

The 10 Best Google Docs Add-Ons for More Professional Documents
Along with its regular features, Google Docs also supports a host of add-ons to help you properly format a document. These add-ons are found under the Add-ons menu option. This article outlines some useful Google Docs add-ons you can use to create professional documents. When you are used to doing things in Word it can be frustrating to use Google Docs. These add-ons enable Word like feature in Docs. And they are very easy to install and use. Check them out and these are only 10 of many many more.

The 10 Minute Mail lets you create a temporary email address. Why? You just want to download that delicious recipe and they want your email address. You know what they want it for--to send you junk mail. Instead of using your real one, create a temporary one and use it. They may want to have you confirm your email and this lets you read any emails sent to it. If you need 10 more minutes, you can add it--again and again.

Download from YouTubeYes, you can download the videos on YouTube to watch them later without internet access.
Locate the video on YouTube
Locate its URL in the address bar

Add ss before youtube and hit the Enter key

On the next page, part way down the page locate the offer to download video in browser and click the link

Click Download and the video will be downloaded to your Download folder

Patch My PC can check your system against the current version of Adobe Reader/Acrobat/Flash, Mozilla Firefox, and more. Video tutorial available. Once you run Patch My PC, it will simply show you a list of supported software and then let you know the status. By the way, the app is portable, so no installation is required. Green means it’s okay, red means it needs updating and black means it’s not installed. The interface is more complex than Ninite which will do the same job except for CCleaner. That one is not included in Ninite so you have to go to ccleaner.com and download it yourself, wade through the screen wanting you to buy it, and keep you eye out for other software it wants you to install (Avast). This is an executable file that does not have to be installed to run. However, you might see a warning from your antivirus.

Quick Google Doc
Just type doc.new and Google Docs will open with a new blank document.

Steps Recorder
I did NOT know about this neat feature in Windows 10. Turn it on and it records every step you are doing with images. A great way to show someone how to do something. Save it and email it to them. To start it locate steps recorder by typing that into the Type Here… box. (Win+Q gets you to it if it does not show on the bottom of your screen).

Click to run it.

Click Start Record and everything you do from then on will be recorded. Click Stop Record when finished. It saves as a zip file. Inside find an mht file which can be opened in Internet Explorer.

Try it out. It does an amazing job!

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