Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Computer Club Notes 3-10-2020

Current Browser Stats


What You Need to Know About the New Microsoft Edge Browser
Are you using Windows 10? If so, Microsoft is about to install a new browser on your PC via Windows Update. The new browser is still called Microsoft Edge, but it’s based on the same code as Google Chrome.

If you are still using Internet Explorer, it is time to move on. It has not been supported for a while and many websites will not work on it.

Brave Most Private Browser
Are you concerned about your web browser sending data back to the company that created it? A new study, Web Browser Privacy: What Do Browsers Say When They Phone Home?, looked at the six popular desktop web browsers Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge (Chromium-based), Apple Safari, Brave, and Yandex, to uncover what these browsers send back to the mothership.

Speaking of private, duckduckgo is a good search engine that also does not use your information.

How to add a Menu Bar

The Menu Bar, once a given for any desktop web browser, has been removed from the majority of web browsers. Some, Firefox or Vivaldi, still support a menu bar but even these need to be configured to display the toolbar permanently in the browser. Firefox users may use the Alt-key to display the menu bar at any time.

The + in the upper right of the browser lets you turn the menu on and off

2020 Cord Cutting Guide
Cable and satellite monthly bills keep creeping up, but thanks to new technology and tons of streaming services, there are lots of cable TV alternatives out there.

And we again looked at ustvgo.tv to watch live TV free.

YouTube Downloader

Very simple. You can also go to https://www.y2mate.com and paste in the URL from the video on YouTube

TinyURL is a URL shortening web service, which provides short aliases for redirection of long URLs. Kevin Gilbertson, a web developer, launched the service in January 2002 as a way to post links in newsgroup postings which frequently had long, cumbersome addresses.

Wise Care 365

This does all Wise Disk Cleaner does and more. Cleans registry and junk files from your PCs. Protects your privacy and will make your PCs more secure. It provides a better option of optimizing and accelerating your computer!

Removes invalid Windows registry entries, easily back up and restore Windows registry.

Cleans Windows temporary files, clean browsers (IE, Edge, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Safari, etc.) caches, download history, browsing history, Cookies, passwords. Wise Care 365 can also clean invalid shortcuts, recent use traces, useless files created by other applications.

Scans the whole system to clean files with specific extensions.

How do I use screen mirroring
When you want to display content from your phone or tablet on a nearby TV, you may be able to use screen mirroring. This feature allows you to replicate (or “mirror”) the screen of your compatible Android™ or Windows® device wirelessly onto your TV screen. With screen mirroring, you can send web pages, videos, photos, music, and more to your compatible Roku® streaming player or Roku TV™. In other words, whatever you see and do on your mobile device appears on your TV.

Most current generation Roku streaming players and Roku TVs support screen mirroring with notable exceptions listed below. To find the model of your Roku device, go to Settings > System > About

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