Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Online Class Notes 6-19-2019

We started with five online and had a couple join us in the Library. For those of you who know about or are even using Kodi, this may be on interest to you:

LibreELEC 9.0.2 (Leia) has arrived based upon Kodi v18.2, the 9.0.2 release contains many changes and refinements to user experience and a complete overhaul of the underlying OS core to improve stability and extend hardware support. Kodi v18 also brings new features like Kodi Retroplayer and DRM support that (equipped with an appropriate add-on) allows Kodi to unofficially stream content from services like Netflix and Amazon.

How to Use Kodi: The Complete Setup Guide

How Do I Edit a Reply or a Forward?
Even though you might not see it, most email programs include the original message as part of your reply. If you don’t edit the reply yourself, your one-line response might be accompanied by the entire original message that everyone’s already seen. The problem, of course, is that exactly how to edit the entire reply often isn’t obvious at all.

Speech to Text
Our phones let us speak into them and convert our words to typed letters. Well, Window 10 can do it too. Win+H and turn on the speech to text feature. What you say is typed into wherever your cursor is on the screen. Works in Email, Facebook message, WordPad… everywhere. Give it a try.

MailChimp is a great way to send multiple emails. If you send them using your normal email like comcast, embarque, yahoo, gmail, or whatever you can send multiple emails by inserting more than one email address in the TO, CC, or BCC boxes. However, each email service has a maximum number of emails you can send in a month without being considered spamming. Using a free service like MailChimp lets you maintain a database of names and email addresses and when you send using their service everyone gets an individual email. You can even write it now and schedule it to be sent in the future. After it is sent you can check the reporting feature to see how many were actually read and even who read it.

Ransomware is a type of malware that prevents or limits users from accessing their system, either by locking the system's screen or by locking the users' files unless a ransom is paid. Use an image backup application at least once a month to ensure that any attack can be removed by simply formatting the hard drive to eliminate it and restoring from the latest image backup file. I also use Malwarebytes (the free version) to check frequently that I do not have any of its code on my computers.

Win+U opens the Ease of Access window at the Display window. Here you can adjust the settings for your display. Many options to personalize including making text larger and animation and hiding scrollbars and more

I have turned off the following on my computer:

Life360 is a family networking app. It is a location-based service designed primarily to allow friends or family members to share location with each other. You can see where the other person is located and if driving you can see them move along the route and what speed they are traveling at.

A new shortcut allows you to capture a portion of the screen and saves it to the clipboard: Shift+Win+S. Prior to 1809, the clipboard only held the last item sent to it. Now it saves them all until you clear it or restart the computer. To access the saved items and use them use the shortcut Win+V.

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