Friday, March 12, 2021

Computer Class Notes 3-11-2021

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Email Scam
Several of my contacts got a message that said it was from me stating that I need their Amazon account because I need to send somebody an Amazon gift card. I know it’s a scam and I sent a note out to everyone that I could think of. I am now running the super anti-spyware. Is there anything else I should be doing?

I got the same email from you. Somehow they got a list of your contacts which would have come from Comcast and not your computer since they are stored on Comcast.

The only thing I would do is change my email password just in case they were able to get into my email directly. Of courses, running all the maintenance programs is always a good idea. Include MalweareBytes as one to run as well as SuperAntispyware.

Transfer Your iCloud Photo Library to Google Photos
There are many cloud storage services available today, and Apple and Google offer two of the more popular options. Switching can feel like a daunting task, but Apple makes it easy to move your iCloud library to Google Photos.

What is great about this feature and the one below is that you do not have to first copy the images to your PC and then send them to Photos. The transfer is directly from Apple (Facebook below) to Google Photos.

Facebook Launches Tool for Transferring Photos and Videos to Google Photos
Facebook’s new Photo Transfer Tool is available worldwide and makes photo and video transfer as easy as possible. You can check out an in-depth guide at How-To Geek, but the gist of it is pretty simple. You just open your Facebook Settings, select “Transfer a Copy of Your Photos or Videos,” and log into your Google Photos account. Once you confirm the transfer, you can do whatever you want. Facebook will notify you when the transfer is complete.

Change the Default New Folder Name in Windows 10
By default, when you create a new folder in Windows 10, the folder is given the name “New folder.” If you don’t like this name and you’d rather use another name, you can change the default name for new folders in Windows 10.

This might be a little tricky for most of us as it requires making changes to the registry file directly. If you are going to give it a try, make an image backup beforehand.

Disable All of Windows 10’s Built-in Advertising
Windows 10 has a lot of built-in advertising. This isn’t just about the free upgrade offer: Even if you purchase a new PC that comes with a Windows 10 license or spend $200 for a copy of Windows 10 Professional, you’ll see ads in your operating system. You can, however, disable a lot of it.

This removes a number of naggy popups and notifications from Windows 10. I stepped through all the suggestions and removed them from my PC as we talked about them.

Getting Started with Kodi
Complete Kodi Setup & Install For Windows Computer - 2021 Update

This is a good video on installing Kidi and applying a useful build to be able to watch pretty much everything at no charge. If it is available over the Internet you will be able to view it--movies, sports, tv shows, and more...

Got an Old Tablet? Put It to Work in the Kitchen
A lot of people have aging gadgets tucked away in a dusty drawer. One handy use that I’ve found for an old tablet is as a dedicated kitchen hub. This simple thing has really improved my cooking experience.

Instead of a tablet, you could use an old laptop that won’t upgrade to 10. All you will use it for is access to the Internet. If it ran XP it will upgrade nicely to a version of Linux like Mint.

Email Part Of A Webpage
You are looking at a webpage you found or perhaps one that came as a link from an email you received. Perhaps it was a recipe or maybe an article in an online newspaper. All you want is to send a portion of that webpage to someone, not the entire webpage. Here are a couple of ways you might do that:

Select the portion of the page, then right-click in the selection and choose Copy. This will place the selected portion in the clipboard. Open your email app and compose a new email to your friend. In the body of the email, right-click > paste and the portion of the email you selected will be included along with any links.

Win+Shift+S and draw a box around the portion you want to send to someone else. This places it in the clipboard as an image. Open your email app and compose a new email to your friend. In the body of the email, right-click > paste and the portion of the email you selected will be included as an image. It will not have any working links.

The Shift+click Method
When selecting a portion of the page, remember the Shift+Click method. Select the first item, then scroll down to the last time you want to include, hold the shift key down and click at the end of the last word. Everything from the first word selected through to the last word will be selected even if it is down to another page on your screen.

Reduce A Photo Size

Locate the image that needs to be resized, then right-click it > Open with > Photos. Photos is an application that comes with Windows 10.

Click the three dots to open the menu and select Resize

Choose the desired size or click to “Define custom dimensions”

Save the results with a new name or you will overwrite the original.

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