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General Discussion / iOS 11 Coming Soon
« on: August 24, 2017, 09:47:30 AM »
iOS 11
A giant step for iPhone.
A monumental leap for iPad.

iOS 11 Feature Videos

General Discussion / Planned Obsolescence
« on: August 19, 2017, 11:52:43 AM »
I was looking for ideas for our next photo assignment and came across this article. It’s an interesting read… enjoy.

General Discussion / Alan Raul - August 6, 2017 Meeting Notes
« on: July 31, 2017, 07:46:57 PM »
July 2017 SLO Bytes BBQ Video
It’s 1.10 GB in size and 18:04 minutes in length. It will be available at the meeting if someone wants it transferred to a USB flash drive.

Camelcamelcamel is a free Amazon price tracker!

Wolfram Alpha is more than a search engine. It gives you access to the world's facts and data and calculates answers across a range of topics, including science...
Patch My PC Updater is a free, easy-to-use program that keeps over 100 programs up-to-date on your computer.

7 ways to boot into Safe Mode in Windows 10 - See all the ways you can get into Safe Mode in Windows 10.
Google Drive Backup and Sync for Windows - Upload and store files from any folder on your computer, camera, and SD cards in the cloud. You can find your content on any phone, tablet, or computer using Google Drive, and your photos and videos in Google Photos.

Netflix Original Series and Movies
JustWatch - On JustWatch you can easily find out where to watch your favorite movies & TV shows in the United States. JustWatch is easy and effective: Choose your favorite streaming providers and see what’s new on Netflix and Co. Filter by genre and release year to find the perfect movie to stream tonight. Search for a specific movie or TV show to find out where to watch it legally online.

All in One - System Rescue Toolkit YouTube Videos

General Discussion / Acronis Disk Director 12 Update 2
« on: July 19, 2017, 09:39:36 PM »
Acronis has released Acronis Disk Director 12 Update 2.

Log into your Acronis account to download the latest version.

General Discussion / Computer Meetings
« on: June 12, 2017, 11:33:32 AM »
Sunday, January 20, 2019  SLO Bytes Photo Group - Please note that this is one week later than usual.
Home of Connie and Ralph Sutter
498 Hansen Hill Road, Arroyo Grande
2:00-4:00 pm
TOPIC: Doors and Other Portals
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Sunday, February 3, 2019  SLO Bytes General Session
San Luis Obispo Guild Hall, 2880 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo   
12:45 - 2:00 pm  First Session: Alan Raul moderating a Q & A session
2:00 - 2:30 pm  Social Time: We share coffee, goodies and conversation
2:30 - 3:30 pm  Second Session: The Second Session will present a number of different alternatives for creating slide shows. While the presenters will offer their preferred software, audience members are encouraged to add their own methods.
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Thursday, February 7, 2019  SLO Linux Users Group (SLOLUG)
KCBX Training Center, 4100 Vachell Lane, San Luis Obispo
6:30 pm --->
* Q and A
* What's new in tech?
* Open Session - no set topic but all discussions are welcome
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Sunday, February 10, 2019  SLO Bytes Photo Group
Home of Connie and Ralph Sutter
498 Hansen Hill Road, Arroyo Grande
2:00-4:00 pm
TOPIC: To Be Announced
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General Discussion / Microsoft Lumia Phone
« on: June 03, 2017, 11:58:00 PM »
A few of us use a Microsoft Lumia Phone. I have successfully updated from Anniversary Edition to Creators Edition (17.03). Windows 10 on the phone works fast. I use this phone as a backup phone.

I have also included a screenshot of my PIA (Private Internet Access) VPN connection.

General Discussion / Alan Raul - June 4, 2017 Meeting Notes
« on: June 03, 2017, 11:49:13 PM »
3D YouTube Downloader - is a simple yet powerful downloader from YouTube and other popular video sites.

YouTube Downloader HD - is the fastest free video downloader.

Hammers that I Have Known -  a slide show by Ralph Sutter
Atomic Clock Sync - a free configuration utility.
Pismo Preserve - Starting in June, the Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County will hold two “Discovery Days” each month, where people can explore the preserve’s 900 acres unsupervised.

Pismo Preserve Map
Hikers can soon explore Pismo Preserve on their own — but only on these days.
All in One – System Rescue Toolkit - The All in One Linux distribution is an Ubuntu-based live disc for performing system rescue, data retrieval and hardware tests. This utility disc is designed to quickly and efficiently aid a technician with troubleshooting and repairing Windows based PC's.

All in One – System Rescue Toolkit 2017-05-26–_system_rescue_toolkit_technician.html

Lenovo Yoga 720 (13")

ZTE Mobley - Car Wi-Fi Hotspot Device AT&T

General Discussion / Bulletin Board Posting Tips
« on: June 03, 2017, 11:42:59 PM »
The only stupid question is the one that you don't ask.

See the attached PDF for Bulletin Board Posting Tips.

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