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PUSH Articles - June 2017

360 Video Cameras by Len Nasman, Bristol Village CC (Approx. 901 words). Ever since the early days of photography, designers have been working on ways to show the world in -D. At one point, many households owned a stereoscope that simulated 3D scenes. Len's article takes you from stereoscopes to 360 cameras and videos.

Acronis True Image 2017 for PC or Mac by Bart Koslow, Channel Islands PCUG (Approx. 1080 words). Bart had used Acronis True Image for many years and reviews the latest version.

Another Unusual Problem - Why can't I get to, by Phil Sorrentino, The Computer Club (Approx. 1201 words). The last time Phil wrote about an unusual problem was September 2013. That turned out to be a kinked USB cable between the computer and a printer. Problems since then have been of the garden variety but over the past year he has been using OneDrive as a vehicle to distribute information to other people. All of a sudden, his computers didn't know where OneDrive was.

Apps - By Google, by gosh by Phil Sorrentino, The Computer Club (Approx, 1184 words). Most of us know Google as a website we visit to get answers to all kinds of questions, but there is a lot more behind the company and the term Google and this article gives a description of many of its apps. Easy to turn into a mini-presentation.

Customer Support by Erica (her dad is the pres of the Space Coast PCUG), (Approx. 823 words). Dad was stumped on what to write for his monthly column, and his visiting daughter wrote a great one on customer service with several tips we should use when contacting customer support.

Customize Your Quick Access Toolbar by Nancy DeMarte, Sarasota Technology UG (Approx. 630 words). One of my favorite things in the MS Office Suite - Nancy shows us how to customize our QAT - a must-do for anyone using any of the programs.

Databases - They are all around us by Phil Sorrentino, The Computer Club (Approx. 1000 words). Think about it, during the course of the day we might ue a telephone directory, a dictionary, an encyclopedia, an airline flight guide, a bibliography - all of which are databases.

DOS Lives! by Dick Maybach, Brookdale CUG (Approx. 1891 words). I get a lot of you are glad to hear that DOS lives. Are you nostalgic for the days of DOS? Do you miss making disastrous typos on the command line or trying to find an AUTOEXEC.BAT that will let your PC complete the boot process? There is good news! You can return to those thrilling days of yesteryear on your present computers with its GigaBytes of RAM.

Easy Speadsheets for Home Finances by Jim Cerny, Sarasota TUG (Approx. 861 words). Tax time has come and gone and this is always a good time to review your financial status. Over the years, Jim has found that two easy spreadsheets have helped him a great deal in keeping track of his finances and he shares them with your readers.

The Fun of Using Voice-Controlled Speakers by Jim Cerny, Sarasota TUG (Approx. 357 words). There are some new devices out there alled "voice activated speakers" and they appeal to many people. Open your mind, don't limit your thinking to just asking for music…..

How to Destroy Your Computer in Just Minutes by David Kretchmar, Sun City Summerlin Computer Club (Approx. 958 words). There are plenty of new computers being used that are performing much more slowly than they should. One of the quickest ways to turn a fast, new computer into a slow sytem crippled by malware is to start downloading software from the wrong sites. Or by downloading the wrong software from what appears to be the right site.

Interesting Internet Finds - April by Steve Costello, Boca Raton Computer Society (Approx. 377 words).

The Laptop that couldn't keep its colors straight by Sandy Shapiro, Under the Computer Hood UG (Approx. 399 words). Sandy has an Acer Chromebook - a nice little laptop. It's a little over one year old, which means it is out of warranty. The other day when he logged into his Google account, the screen colors reversed putting white letters on a black screen - what to do.

Musings of an Apple Tyro - April 2017 by Lorrin R. Garson, Potomac Area Technology and Computer Society (Approx. 1063 words). Shodan - Security and IoT; iCloud and iCloud Drive are not suitable for backup; Backing up your calendar, contacts and reminders; New Processors Expected for Mac Computers; Apple Music Apps to Get major Updates; Synology DS46play Disk Station.

New Tools in Microsoft Office by Nancy DeMarte, Sarasota Technology UG (Approx. 805 words). One of Microsoft's strengths is the constant adding and refining of its Office tools. Recently, a few new tools caught Nancy's attention and her article gives you a short description of three of them.

Open Source Software of the Month by Geoff Goodrum, Potomac Area Technology and Computer Society (Approx. 756 words). Beneath the Ice, darktable, Free Pascal, Trelby.

Revisiting PartedMagic, Dick Maybach by Brookdale CUG (Approx. 2500 words). For many years, PartedMagic has been Dick's principal computer maintenance tool for formatting and copying disks. Find all about the program in this article.

The Personal Computer Golden Age by Dick Maybach, Brookdale CUG (Approx. 131 words). Some of us fondly recall the early days of personal computers in the '70s and '80s. We could poke through PC parts in dusty stores, frequently adjacent to ham radio equipment and war surplus electronics, or wait in long lines, in heat or snow depending on the season, for admission to a hall full of vendors whose only addresses were the license plates on their trailers….

Scams, Fraud, and ID Theft (QCS meeting review) by Joe Durham (Approx. 1294 words). An officer with a local PD visited QCS to share insight and advise from his perspective on the evolving scourge of the 21st Century: scams, fraud, and ID theft.

Se Habla Windows?, Greg Skalka by Under the Computer Hood UG (Approx. 1477 words). How many languages do you think are actively spoken today? You might be as surprised as I am that it is estimated to be around 7000 and technology has its own language, or rather, languages.

The Perils of Printing by Greg Skalka (Approx. 1451 words). Does anyone really need a printer anymore? When was the last time you printed something from the device you are reading this on? (??Me, since I just printed the 1st page of every PUSH article so I could put this overview e-mail together.) How many times do you print from your PC, laptop, Chromebook?

Thinkware Dashcam Review by George Harding, Tucson Computer Society (Approx. 339 words). This small device gives you a recording of your view out the front window of your car.

Two great iPhone/iPad native application features by Bill Crowe, Sarasota TUG (Approx. 729 words). Bill's article covers the Notes and the Alarm apps.

Upgrade your router, Part 1 by Michael Shalkey, Channel Islands PCUG (Approx. 849 words). Michael takes us through….What is a router and what we need to do with our home router from a security point of view..

Upgrade your router, Part 2 by John Weigle, Channel Islands PCUG (Approx. 753 words). This article explores what you can do to enhance your router beyond what it could do when it ws brand new out of the box.
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What are Cookies? by Melanie Birnbaum, Century Village Computer Club (Approx. 568 words). First, and contrary to popular belief, cookies are not programs. They don't' do anything at all. Melanie's article covers how so they work? The good thing about cookies …. and the bad.

What is an iPad Widget? And How Do I Install One? by Bill Crowe, Sarasota TUG (Approx. 807 words). Widgets are small apps that run on a device's interface, such as a clock or a widget that tells you the current weather.

Windows Corner - File Extensions by Rosita Herrick, Sarasota TUG (Approx. 277 words). A brief overview of file extensions.

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