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PUSH Articles - July

Thoughts from a Clicker by Tiny Ruisch, Cajun Clickers Computer Club (Approx. 657 words). Ever since Tiny learned how, he's always been an avid reader. Enter e-books and audio books.

Two Ways to Add Style to a Word Document by Nancy DeMarte, Sarasota Technology Users Group (Approx. 1002 words). Word is loaded with features that give style to documents. "Style" in this case means modifying the look of text and paragraphs.

Using a Web Browser by Jim Cerny, Sarasota Technology Users Group (Approx. 723 words). Have you heard of Google chrome, Microsoft Edge, Firefox, or Safari? Well, they are all Internet Browsers….

Where'd That Sound Come From? by Frank Petrie, Freshly Squeeze Reviews (Approx. 1063 words). Rogue Amoeba has seemingly been around since Edison was first occupying himself with wax cylinders. It has been the benchmark for audio software since the fledging days of podcasting.

Who Wants to be Average? by Greg Skalka, Under the Computer Hood UG (Approx. 1408 words). A newspaper article on June 6 caught Greg's attention: Mobile Devices Used More Than TV. This premise did not surprise him much, considering how often he sees people holding or manipulating their phones while driving.

Windows 10 April May 2019 Update by David Kretchmar, Sun City Summerlin Computer Club (Approx. 528 words). In June 2019 it started attempting to install itself on many users' computers, including maybe yours. This update is both promising and problematic.

WYSIWUG Web Watch by Paul Baecker, Sterling Heights Computer Club (Approx. 308 words). This column attempts to locate sites containing valuable, amusing, and free content, with no overbearing pressure to purchase anything.

Blocks and Bits by Joan Grace, Northeast Ohio PC Club (Approx. 435 words). Blockchain - Bitcoin - Cryptocurrency - Blockland. Blockchain technology promises to transform finance the way the internet transformed communication.

Digital Transducers: What? by Phil Sorrentino, The Computer Club (Approx. 1144 words).- Computer Input Devices are transducers. They convert the user's physical actions into commands that the computer an understand and use. Technically speaking, a transducer is a device that converts one form of energy into another form of energy.

Forty Years by Greg Skalka, Under the Computer Hood UG (Approx. 3008 words). There have been a lot of changes in the technology that affects our everyday lives over the last 40 years……

Interesting Internet Finds by Steve Costello (Approx. 464 words). Free images, How much RAM does a Chromebook really need, What you need to know about DuckDuck Go and more.

Internet of Things Data Tracking by Jeff Wilkinson, Sun City Summerlin Computer Club (Approx. 546 words). As Jeff continues to delve into the ramifications of targeted marketing and how it might affect us in our everyday lives, he's diverted to the IoT.

Is the CPU the PC Shopping Key? by Paul Baecker, Sterling Heights Computer Club (Approx. 892 words). With the pending demise of all Microsoft support on January 14, 2020 for what is possibly their best OS to date (Windows 7), many users will be shopping for a new PC as one of their solutions.

Is there a better gift one can give than money? by Jerry Heaton, Central Kentucky Computer Society (Approx. 279 words). Looking for volunteers?

Let's be safe out there by Matt Batt, The Computer Club (Approx. 364 words). We've all heard about all the hackers and the data breaches that have happened to so manyonline sites. We shudder when we hear the names of the sites. But, what we don't know is if our own email address and passwords were actually compromised.

My Windows 10 Reset on its Own to Empty Folders! by Sheila Swaikowski, The PCUG of Connecticut (Approx. 513 words). A strange thing happened to her computer recently = a cautionary tale.

Need to email a big file? Try Firefox Send by Steve Shank, Golden Gate Computer Society (Approx. 190 words). Almost all email providers have a size limit for attachments; enter Firefox Send.

New Amazon Alexa Skill (Plex) by Jeff Wilkinson, Sun City Summerlin Computer Club (Approx. 415 words). In a constant search for new things to try, Jeff came across a new Amazon Alexa skill that he thought would of interest to his club members.

Password Managers by Dave Gerber, Sarasota Technology Users Group (Approx. 601 words). A question about Password Managers came up during the Windows 10 Forum at the July STUG meeting so Dave thought he'd share some info common to all of the best known and reputable programs.

Research Before Online Shopping by Richard Durand, Wisconsin All-computer Users Club. As the old saying goes, "When the going gets tough, the tough go shopping." Here in the 21st Century, we don't have to be as tough to be shopping because now a lot of shopping can be done online.

Security - June 2019 by David Shulman, Westchester PCUG (Approx. 690 words). Lots of good security info.

Six Ways to Disorganize Your Music on Android Smart Phones by John Krout, Potomac Area Technology and Computer Society (Approx. 4469 words). When he bought his new Samsung Galaxy S7 smart phone in 2017, he found out by experiment that Google Play Music (GPM) is able to play not only MP3 song files but also FLAC song files.

Software literacy begins with learning to code by Dick Maybach, Brookdale Computer Users Group (Approx. 684 words). If you are reading this, you probably work with computers almost every day, and you probably also find yourself repeating some tasks many times, not because you enjoy them but because they have to be done. Often, you could reduce the tedium by writing a simple program.

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