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PUSH Articles - June 2019

TIS-100 by Dick Maybach, Member, Brookdale Computer Users Group, NJ(Approx. 728 words) At the start of the PC era, the devices were much simpler, and a major attraction for their enthusiastic owners was writing software. TIS-100 is a game that lets you return to those earlier, simpler times.

Using MacOS X Photos Lou Cioccio, Computer Users of Erie (Approx. 363 words). Lou normally doesn't use the as he likes to manage his own images but his wife had a request.

What happens in the downloading process vs. the saving process on a product?
by Dan Douglas, Space Coast PCUG (Approx. 866 words). Dan asks for suggestions at the bottom of his articles and he discusses two topics that were passed along as suggestions.

What is a VPN (Virtual Private Network) and why use one? by Jeff Wilkinson, Sun City Summerlin Computer Club (Approx. 601 words). A VPN is a connection method used to add security and privacy to private and public networks, like Wi-Fi Hotspots and the Internet.

What's with Google and YouTube? by David Kretchmar, Sun City Summerlin Computer Club (Approx. 1060 words). Over 13 years ago, Google bought YouTube for $1.65 billion. Today that figure seems tiny, but at the same time many questioned the wisdom of paying so much for a startup company less than 2 years old.

Who Ya Gonna Call? Unpleasant Experiences - Senior Computer Students by Paul Baecker (Approx. 1068 words). Paul teaches computer classes at a local library and hears a myriad of students' horror stories about their unpleasant computer experiences. This article covers some of them.

Frequently Squeezed Reviews: Write Right by Frank Petrie (Approx. 605 words). Frank has been reviewing software and hardware for about two decades. Sometimes the words just flow, other times he needs to pry them from his skull. In college, he had a professor who always said, 'writing is rewriting.' Too true. Frank has found an incredible app to help with his writing.

You may have a new speech recognition program by Jerry Heaton, Central Kentucky Computer Society (Approx. 586 words). Jerry has tried several speech recognition programs over the years and suddenly a new one showed up on his computer and it is the best one yet!

Apple v. Windows PC's by Dan Douglas, Space Coast PCUG (Approx. 651 words). Dan takes a look at the differences between Apple and Windows-based PCs from the perspective of a repair guy such as himself.

Aukey USB Outlet with Night Light Plug-in by Curt Potsic, Space Coast PCUG (Approx. 306 words). Curt spotted this Aukey USB outlet with a Night Light Plug-in on Amazon; your readers might want to also purchase one.

Backup Tools and Procedures by Tom Burt, Sun City Summerlin Computer Club (Approx. 1589 words). Tom's article covers: What is Backing Up?, Why Back Up?, Full Disk Backup - Cloning and Imaging, and more.

Brain Dead in San Diego by Art Gresham, Under the Computer Hood UG (Approx. 698 words). The trials and tribulations of not having a backup.

Do you know these Google icons?
by Jim Cerny, Sarasota TUG (Approx. 459 words). I'm using this article as a game at my June meeting. The icons represent some popular Google apps, will your readers recognize them?

Google Fi - Short for Fidelity, maybe a country code for Finland, or a new network? by Phil Sorrentino, The Computer Club (Approx. 1168 words). All are correct, but it is the new service that Google is making available that is the real news. At one of the STUG meetings, Phil asked how many people had smartphones = 100% -- there were actually a few flip phone holdouts. Google isn't going out and building cell phone towers, it is putting together the already available cell phone tower networks from some of the other network operators……

Interesting Articles, Websites, and YouTube Videos - April by George Cadmus, Northern Neck CUG (Approx. 450 words). Scams, Why do computers crash? Seven Reasons Why, Dead Zone? Try a Wi-Fi Extender, and more.

Interesting Articles, Websites, and YouTube Videos - May by George Cadmus, Northern Neck CUG (Approx. 446 words). Is your head in the clouds?, Extend your battery life, 10 useful websites you wish you knew earlier! and more.

More About Browsers (meeting idea) by John Fair, Computer Users of Erie (Approx. 1284 words without my introduction). If you open a website you are using a browser. Your device came with one installed, but is it the "right" one or the only one you should use? John gave a browser presentation to his group in March and has continued reading more articles about the latest browsers and put this article together as a follow-up.

myCharge Products by George Harding, Tucson Computer Society Approx. 455 words). This is a review of the HubMax, a modern charger.

No Joy in Techville? by Greg Skalka, Under the Computer Hood UG (Approx. 1925 words). Greg has accumulated a lot of devices, accessories, cables, adapters, software, tools and utilities over the years, probably way more than most other people. Of course, the collection does not remain static either, for as technology advances and new devices, interfaces and services become popular, his collection of stuff must expand to support them. Unfortunately, it is often difficult to determine when something that used to be essential (or at least useful) has become obsolete and of no use and should be disposed of.

Office 2019 and Changes to Office 365 by Nancy DeMarte, Sarasota TUG (Approx. 690 words). New icons and Morph in Office 2019 plus changes to Office 365 Home.

Personalize your Desktop - With Pictures and/or Slideshows by Phil Sorrentino, The Computer Club (Approx. 1333 words). All desktops aren't created equal. Just look at the differences the next time you go to a class where you bring and use your own laptop.

Review - Grammarly by Matt Batt, The Computer Club (Approx. 401 words). I've been using Grammarly since reading Matt's review. Matt always thought he was a decent writer. He knows that he writes in the passive voice too often, but always tries to keep his sentence structure correct and his sentences easy to read. He discovered Grammerly and hasn't looked back.

Review: Honey App by Judy Taylour, SCV Computer Club (Approx. 400 words). Do you use the Honey app when you shop online? I do. I put this article together to use in the newsletters I put together. One of them is for the Glendora's Senior Computer Club; their president gave the What's an App presentation at the May VTC and I thought I'd follow up with a review of an app.

S2dio Products; a review of two products> by George Harding, Tucson Computer Society (Approx. 233 words). POWERQ and AUTOPOWER PD30.

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