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PUSH Articles - October

The Internet is My Cookbook - Searching for Recipes, Tom Burt, Sun City Summerlin Computer Club (Approx. 697 words). An oft-spoken motto around Casa de Burt is "Fight Boring Food." As part of the menu planning process, the Burt's use the Internet to search for recipes.

Thoughts from a Clicker - September, Tiny Ruisch, Cajun Clickers Computer Club (Approx. 593 words). This month Tiny's article is about one of his favorite utility programs.

Website Analytics, Jim Wilkerson, Sun City Summerlin Computer Club (Approx. 632 words). Data gathered from website logs can provide a vast amount of data about how users interact with a website.

Windows 10 Helps with Vision Problems, Nancy DeMarte, Sarasota Technology Users Group (Approx. 832 words). As we age, many of us find that our vision begins to deteriorate, making it difficult to read the computer screen.

Windows 10 Taskbar Options, Jim Sanders, North Orange County CC (Approx. 530 words). The taskbar is a very important part of the Windows 10 operating system. Arguably, it's primary purpose is to make computer like for you, the user, easier.

You Seem to Have an Assistive Touch, Yeah, Frank Petrie (Approx. 702 words). Recently Apple acquired Workflows, added some features, cleaned it up, and Viola! - Siri Shortcuts. Frank stumbled across a few articles that showed him an additional plethora of shortcuts that can be had in iOS using an additional method.

A DVI Story, Jim Sanders, North Orange County Computer Club (Approx. 997 words). Sometimes learning experiences occur for simple reasons. This particular learning experience happened because of the way I organized my test bench. This experience revolves around the video interfaces on the computers that most of us use.

Bad Memories, Greg Skalka, Under the Computer Hood UG (Approx. 1836 words). We are our memories. Our personalities and identities are tied to the information stored in our brains. Without our brain's ability to store and retrieve memories, we could not learn, improve ourselves or differentiate ourselves from others as individuals. Computers and other tech devices also rely on memories to function, and there are a number of parallels to humans in the way memories are used and the problems they have. There are different types of electronic digital memories, and they are used in computers in different ways.

Meeting review: Big changes coming to media, entertainment, and newspapers, Michael Shalkey and John Weigle, Channel Islands PCUG (Approx. 1591 words), All of us hate the amount of money we spend each month for TV. Many have added boxes to watch content from the internet. Some have already become cord-cutters and get their TV only that way. Live TV is now viewable using the LoCast app.

Cell Phone Collusion, Jim Sanders, North Orange County Computer Club (Approx. 1872 words). For several years, I have noticed a few ads for cell phones that said they included an FM radio. By that I mean the actual electronic hardware that allows the cell phone to be used as a transistor radio and tune in to the local, over the air, FM radio broadcasts….

Computer History, Leah Clark, Los Angeles Computer Society (Approx. 357 words). Recently Leah was in Washington D.C. While there she visited the Smithsonian Museum of American History where there was a special exhibit on computer history.

Google Apps Made Easy - Learn to Work in the Cloud, Terry Flanagan, GVR Computer Club (Approx. 475 words). Google Apps is Google's response to Microsoft Office and LibreOffice.

How to Clean Your Dirty Laptop, David Kretchmar, Sun City Summerlin Computer Club (Approx. 1046 words). After being used regularly for months or years, our laptops accumulate dust, grime, skin oils, sneezes, and who knows what else. Your laptop is most likely due for a cleaning and David passes along some suggestions on how to do it effectively without harming this delicate piece of equipment.

Interesting Internet Finds - October 2019, Steve Costello (Approx. 360 words).

Interesting Internet Finds - September 2019, Steve Costello (Approx. 424 words).

Light Cubed, Frank Petrie (Approx. 1050 words). Several months ago I reviewed the benefits of Bias Lighting, not just for setting ambience but regarding taxiing your retinas. Lately, I have found myself being a creater of video not just a consumer. Enter Lume Cube.

Linux Mint 19.2, Cal Esneault, Cajun Clickers Computer Club (Approx. 382 words). Linux Mint is a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu. A long-term support version, Linux Mint 19 was released in June of 2018.

Lock Up Those Photos, Bill Crowe, Sarasota Technology User Group (Approx. 461 words). Last month Bill lost his wallet. Not a good day. Info about what he went through cancelling and replacing his credit cards and something he found that would have made the process easier.

Review: MailWasher Pro, Jim Fromm, MOAA-The TUG (Approx. 528 words). Their September meeting was Q&A and one of the questions was about MailWasher Pro, a program Jim has used for years.

Making Your Tech "Fit" - Cords, Voice, Sound, and other hazards, Debra Carlson, CVC Computer Club (Approx. 480 words). Good tips on handling those pesky cords, sound problems….

Microsoft's AARD Code, Jim Sanders, North Orange County Computer Club (Approx. 2110 words). The AARD code was a segment of code in a beta release of Windows 3.1 that would determine whether Windows was running on MS-DOS or PD DOS, rather than a competing product such as DR-DOS. Jim takes you down memory lane re AARD code.

My Experience with a subscriber VPN, Part 1, John Krout, PATACS (Approx. 1954 words). This article is based on a lot of research, several years using a corporate VPN at work, and a few months of using a subscriber VPN at home.

Part 2 (Approx. 1359 words). This part explores some of the complications and workaround John has encountered.

Security is Important - Why Does it Take So Long (and Cost So Much)? Greg Skalka, UCHUG (Approx. 1711 words). I am a technology user. I use all sorts or tech products, applications and services. I have laptops, desktops and Chromebooks. I have mobile devices - smart phones and tablets. I have home Internet access and I access the web from other places as well. They all need to be protected.

Smart Devices in the home - With voice control, Phil Sorrentino, The Computer Club (Approx. 1155 words). There are a whole host of smart devices available for use in the home now. The devices have some limited intelligence in them….

Smartphone Map Apps vs. Dedicated GPS Devices, Dorothy Fitch, GVR Computer Club (Approx. 569 words). Dorothy recently heard an interesting report on a local TV station about the pros and cons of using your Smartphone vs. a GPS device to find your way when you travel.

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