Friday, January 22, 2021

Computer Class Notes 1-21-2021

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Why PayPal
Even I did use "Pay Pal" before and it did work for me, but please can you tell us the benefit of using Pay Pal vs. your own bank account (or charge card) for payment? And what the proper procedure is to operate Pay Pal correctly, whether it is receiving payment or making a payment. I do have an account with "app Pay Pal" but no Pay Pal Bank account with $ in it as such.

PayPal guarantees you are satisfied or you will get the product. You can set up two-factor authorization--2FA.

Mouse Pointer Options
Win+I > Devices > Mouse > Additional mouse options

In the Pointers tab, click Use Default, then click Apply

Recent Scams
We looked at a number of scams that have come over my email in the past weeks.

Be careful about any emails that want to help you with your computer, ask for information about you, or want to confirm your information. “Dear Customer” or “Dear Sir” are both good indications of a scam. Your accounts know your name.

NEVER allow someone to sign in to your computer unless you initiated it. They are NOT from Microsoft. Hang up and call the company the person said they are representing.

If you have messages appearing on your screen telling you to call this number because your computer has a problem, DON’T. You have malware and might need help fixing it. DO NOT call and let them fix it for you.

Windows 10 Hidden Video Editor
Windows 10 has a hidden video editor that works a bit like Windows Movie Maker or Apple iMovie. You can use it to trim videos or create your own home movies and slideshows. You can even have it create videos automatically.

This is a great app to clean up those home movies you take with your cell phone.

Create a Word Cloud in Microsoft PowerPoint
Adding a word cloud to your slideshow helps communicate what’s really important about the presentation by making certain keywords stand out. There’s no built-in tool in Microsoft PowerPoint for creating a word cloud, but it can still be done. Here’s how.

Word Clouds
A wordle (also known as a word cloud and tag cloud) is a visual representation of words, where the size of each word is proportional to the number of times it appears.

Computer Should Be a Mac
You can do incredible things with your iPhone, but you could do so much more with an iPhone and a Mac. Pairing Apple’s excellent devices give you the power to call or text from your desktop, transfer files without annoying cables, and automatically sync credit card or login information. If you’re an iPhone user looking for a new computer, it’s time to skip the Windows machine and buy a Mac or MacBook.

I am not recommending making the switch. I just thought it a good article and food for thought.

Englewood Area Macintosh Users Group
EAMUG was formed in 1993 and is located in beautiful Southwest Florida, nestled between Venice and Punta Gorda, Florida. The members contribute to the organization which is rich in basic as well as advanced computer techniques.

This might be a good source for some of those “Apple” questions. We do have people in the club that are familiar with some devices but most of us are Windows people.

Slow Computer Book
You may have received a copy of my ebook 10 Reasons Your Computer is Slow as a bonus for subscribing to this newsletter. I recently updated it, and have added it to my store. I've put a price on it ($9.97) but for the time being, I'm giving it away. Merry Christmas? You don't have to go through the store if you don't want to, here's the direct download. (Just right-click and "Save As...".)

I have not read through this entire document but thought it might give some food for thought and perhaps bring up some questions for another class. Check it out and let me know what you pick up that was helpful.

Facebook Mimes
You have found a mime either on another’s page or on the internet and you want to post it to someone else's page, to their phone as a text message, or an email.

Use Win+Shift+S to draw a box around the mime. That places what you selected into your clipboard. Just go to where you want to palace it and right-click > paste or Ctrl+V to insert it.

iPhone Display Zoom

           Standard                   Zoomed

For larger onscreen controls on an iPhone, go to:

Settings > Display & Brightness

Scroll to the bottom and tap View

Choose Zoomed

Then in the upper right tap Set

iPhone Texting GIFs

Just above the keyboard tap the red icon to view a list of available GIFs or to search for one

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