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PUSH Articles - June 2015

9 Mac System Preferences You Haven’t Tweaked Yet by Justin Pot, (Approx. 834 words). System Preferences, Enable Apps from Outside the App Store, Set Up Autoreplace for Easy Text Expansion, Schedule Wake-up and Sleep Times, Set up Hot Corners to Quickly do Anything, Add a Lock Message in Case You Lose Your Mac, Turn off Notifications During Your Work Day, Explore What Your Trackpad Can Do, Mac Custom Keyboard Shortcuts, and Handy Shortcut: Right-Click Preferences Icon for a List.

The Best Virus Protection….ever! by Phil Sorrentino, The Computer Club, Florida (Approx. 1218 words). Virus protection isn’t really a very popular topic, until you’ve concluded that your computer has just been infected by one of those nasty viruses. Find out what Phil considers the best virus protection.

BitTorrent by Dick Maybach, Brookdale Computer Users’ Group (Approx. 1437 words). BitTorrent is a peer-to-peer file sharing protocol for transferring files over the Internet. In the BitTorrent scheme of transferring files, the central site is called an indexer and it functions as a file director. There are also sites called trackers that work with and assist indexers. Sound complicated? Dick’s article will bring you up-to-speed.

Computer Experiments by Dick Maybach, Brookdale Computer Users’ Group (Approx. 1348 words). In the early days of PCs, we had no choice but to experiment with them. Back then, what today are simple changes required changing hardware and software configurations. We use our computers more and more but most tend to know less and less about them. Using a safe “sandbox” let’s us experiment without risk.

Computing…Yesterday and Today by Phil Sorrentino, The Computer Club, Florida (Approx. 936 words). Take a trip down memory lane on how computers have evolved.

Cybercrime and Phishing by Kathy Frey, Computer Club of Green Valley, Arizona (Approx. 559 words). At one time or another we all will be a victim of some form of Cybercrime and Phishing. The use of any preventive product is of little help if you don’t practice safe computing. Kathy gives us several tips to protect ourselves.

Five Things the Tech Industry Won’t Tell You by Greg Skalka, Under the Computer Hood User Group, California (Approx. 1517 words). In a nod to the Wall Street Journal Sunday’s imaginative, interesting and informative “10 Things….(xxx) Won’t Tell You” columns, Greg offers his half-sized version.

Freeware / Open Source SIG by Steve Costello, Boca Raton Computer Society, Florida (Approx. 341 words). Steve tells us where to download and not download freeware.

Get Around Quickly in Word Documents by Nancy DeMarte, Sarasota Tech UG (Approx. 918 words). Do you write multi-page documents or ones based on an outline? Do you save them from other sources? If so, you should get familiar with a helpful feature that was introduced with Office 2010 and refined in Office 2013 – the Navigation Pane.

Get Help From Others by Sandy Berger, (Approx. 202 words). Need help with your computer, tablet, or phone? Sandy tells us about several places we can go to get help (don’t forget your computer club).

How to Deal With Tech Support by Melanie Birnborn, Century Village Computer Club, Florida (Approx. 605 words). Melanie gives us several tips of how we can get good customer support.

How to Stream TV by Sandy Berger, (Approx. 955 words). There is no doubt that the world of TV content and the way we get that content is changing. Are you thinking about cutting your cable or satellite TV cord? Sandy’s article is a quick tutorial on how to stream and what you need.

Interesting Internet Finds – February by Steve Costello, Boca Raton Computer Society, Florida (Approx. 348 words). Interesting sites you might want to visit. April – more interesting sites (Approx. 359 words).

Interesting Internet Finds – April by Steve Costello, Boca Raton Computer Society, Florida (Approx. 348 words). Interesting sites you might want to visit. April – more interesting sites (Approx. 359 words).

Learning to Program by Dick Maybach, Brookdale Computer Users’ Group, New Jersey (Approx. 1370 words). Dick’s article covers three languages you might want to learn.

LibreOffice 4.4 by Cal Esneault, Cajun Clickers Computer Club, Louisiana (Approx.443 words). In the recent release of the ninth major version, LibreOffice 4.4, has had some major changes.

Mac Tips by Ernie Cox, Jr. and Ruth White, Computer Club of Green Valley, Arizona (Approx. 165 words). How to use audio messages in iOS to send voice texts for iPhone, What to do if you cannot remember an Apple ID or password and many more tips.

Neverputt by Cal Esneault Cajun Clickers Computer Club, Louisiana (Approx. 468 words). Neverputt is a multi-player miniature golf computer game available as a free download for Linux, Windows, and MAC OS. It allows selection of 7 different courses or varying difficulty. It is a challenging game combining both skill and strategy and is suitable for all ages.

A review of The TUG – MOAA Computer User Group meeting featuring social networks by Jim Fromm, The TUG-MOAA CUG, Hawai’i (Approx. 492 words). We’ve all, most likely, heard of Facebook, Google +, Twitter, LinkedIn and others – they are the most popular. There are others out there and we need to know some steps to ensure our on-line safety.

Glary Utilities by Joe Lucchesi, The TUG – MOAA CUG, Hawai’i (Approx. 399 words). Glary Utilities is a full-featured computer cleaner and optimization program, at a very low price, consisting of optimization applets to keep our computers running smoothly, faster and safer.

Sharing Data – That’s what networks are all about by Phil Sorrentino, The Computer Club, Florida (Approx. 1205 words). Having all your computers networked together makes the Internet readily available to each device, with the added benefits of file sharing and video streaming. Phil gives us several ways we can network our devices.

Sort a List of Names in MS Word by Howard Lewis, Midland Computer Club, Michigan (Approx. 440 words). Howard gives us some simple instructions to help us sort names, etc. in MS Word.

The Best Things in Life are Free…Take 2 by Lou Torraca, The TUG-MOAA US, Hawai’i (Approx. 787 words). Lou gives us lots of places we can go for “freebies.”

The Times they are A-Chargin’ by Greg Skalka, Under the Computer Hood UG, California (Approx. 1464 words). This article is about batteries, battery technology, and more.

The Tip Corner – April 2015 by Bill Sheff, Lehigh Valley Computer Group, Pennsylvania (Approx. 2074 words). The first anniversary of the end of XP, Transferring Files, Find Your Android Phone, LibreOffice Portable, and Your Next Computer.

The Tip Corner – February 2015 by Bill Sheff, (Approx. 1553 words). Windows Sidebar Graphics, Balloons, Pop-ups and Tooltips, Windows 8 Terminology, Organize Windows 8 Start Screen, PDF Security, and more.

The Tip Corner – March 2015 by Bill Sheff (Approx. 1819 words). Hacking, What is encryption?, and Setting Up a New Computer.

Turning Off Your Computer, iPad and iPhone by Jim Cerny, Sarasota Technology UG, Florida (Approx. 853 words). Off and on switches are no more! Learn how to turn or / off some of your devices.

When is a Word Document not a Document? by Nancy DeMarte, Sarasota TUG, Florida (Approx. 857 words). What happens when you Save As? To .doc, .docx. or .rtf….

Where to Get Instructions for your new Device by Sandy Berger, (Approx. 167 words). Sandy lets us know where we can learn a little more our cell phone or tablet to make the most of our devices.

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