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PUSH Articles - December 2018

The Amazing Clock on Your Phone by Jim Cerny, Sarasota TUG (Approx. 713 words). The iPhone does a lot more than you think. With all the apps to choose from the apps already on your phone, suck as the Clock app, so much is available to you. Explore your phone - have fun! His article covers the world clock, alarm, bedtime setting, etc.

Are your trips being tracked by your mobile phone? by Jeff Wilkinson, Sun City Summerlin Computer Club (Approx. 445 words). In Jeff's president's message, he writes about a member who found Google had tracked his GPS coordinates and more on a trip to Canada.

Blah Friday by Greg Skalka, Under the Computer Hood User Group (Approx. 1119 words). And, how was your Black Friday shopping?

Clean My Mac X is a Stellar Upgrade by Frank Petrie (Approx. 668 words). If you have been using Clean My Mac3, you're gonna love this new version.

Control of your passwords yet? by John Fair, Computer Users of Erie (Approx. 1832 words). John gave two presentations to CUE members last spring, some members one of the meetings. He wants to make sure those who attended the meetings take the subject seriously. He wrote the article to give members a second chance to learn about how and why they should take control of their passwords. This article is perfect for my newsletter; we're having Joe Kissell give my group an interactive webinar tonight on his 11/3 VTC presentation.

Cure Desktop Clutter by Joe Issac, Central Kentucky Computer Society (Approx. 233 words). If you have more than four rows of icons on your desktop, you probably have too many for efficient use. Organize them!

Defragmentation by Dan Douglas, Space Coast PCUG (Approx. 872 words). Dan starts a new series that will look at programs and utilities that we were all told we absolutely had to have. This month it's Defragmentation. Back-in-the-day, I liked to watch Diskeeper's defrag program move everything around.

Don't Just Sit There! (At the computer, that is) by Keith Connes, The Computer Club (Approx. 682 words). "Oh, my aching back!" Not a very original thought, but that's what used to go through my mind every time I would get up from my office chair after a long session at the computer. Keith reviews the standing desk.

Financial Software by Dick Maybach, Brookdale Computer Club (Approx. 1450 words). Everyone knows about Quicken, in this article Dick evaluates two other financial programs: GnuCash and HomeBank.

Help! I'm Stuck! What do I do Now? by Dorothy Fitch, GVR Computer Club (Approx. 553 words). Have you ever forgotten how to do something you have done before in a software program or OS? Dorothy writes about resources that can help.

How do I add additional Time Zones in Windows? by Rosita Herrick, Sarasota TUG (Approx. 259 words). This article will show your members how to set up a second clock as well customize sounds by application.

How to Connect a Laptop PC or a Tablet to an iPhone Personal Hotspot by David Kretchmar, Sun City Summerlin Computer Club (Approx. 487 words). Most smart cellphones can connect to the Internet wherever they can find a 3G or 4G signal, but most PCs and tablets need a Wi-Fi connection to get online. This article discusses a technique for using your iPhone as a personal hotspot.

Interesting Internet Finds for September 2018 by Steve Costello (Approx. 433 words).

Interesting Internet Finds for October 2018 by Steve Costello - 458 words;

Interesting Internet Finds for November 2018 by Steve Costello -454 words;

Meet the New Gmail by Nancy DeMarte, Sarasota TUG (Approx. 1107 words). Gmail is a popular email service for good reason. Located in the cloud, it can be accessed from any computer, smartphone, or tablet. A few months ago, Nancy began to notice little changes to her Gmail screen. After a brief search, she found that Gmail was involved in a big makeover that began in the spring of 2018. (Use what's in this article for a mini-presentation.)

MuseScore - A Music Score Editor by Dick Maybach, Brookdale CUG (Approx. 1049 words). Amateur musicians frequently make notations on and corrections to the scores from which they play, to the extent that they can become illegible. Dick reviews a high-quality editor for Windows, OS X and Linux - MuseScore.

My July 2018 Linux Only Vacation by Steve Costello (Approx. 564 words). Now that the Boca Raton CS closed, he no longer needs Publisher to get out the newsletter. When he went on vacation, he took a Linux Mint Cinnamon laptop on his vacation. He writes about his success accessing information and writing a couple of columns and his blog.

Network Attached Storage - It's like a Personal Cloud by Phil Sorrentino, The Computer Club (Approx. 1074 words). It seems like everybody is into, or onto, the cloud these days. Most of the time, for the average user, it means taking advantage of one of the Cloud Storage services like OneDrive, Dropbox, Google Drive, or Box. Cloud services provide a great way to store a fairly large amount of data but there is an alternate, a personal cloud you can set up in your home.

Night Light by Martin Arbagi, Dayton Microcomputer Association (Approx. 386 words). An increasing amount of scientific evidence now indicates that bluish-white light-the kind that typically occurs at noon on a clear day-tends to stimulate the brain centers that keep us awake. This article reviews Microsoft's Night Light feature.

Security Tips - October by David Shulman, Westchester PCUG (Approx. 352 words). This month and next David will be catching up on the security news that has broken over the summer and in September.

Security Tips - November by David Shulman(Approx. 504 words).

Set Up a Format for Dates in Excel by Nancy DeMarte, Sarasota TUG (Approx. 560 words). Excel is a great application to use for creating chronological lists, like a history of when you made major household purchases, or a record of when you visited various cities or countries. Nancy's article will show your members how to do this. (Mini presentation.)

Store Your Recipes in Word by Jerry Heaton, Central Kentucky Computer Society (Approx. 636 words). This article also includes a yummy recipe for

Review: The Amazon Fire Stick, a Plug-in Streaming Device for Internet TV Services by Tom Burt, Sun City Summerlin Computer Club (Approx. 1013 words). Your members might want to buy one after reading his review.

The Year of Living Dangerously by Greg Skalka, Under the Computer Hood UG (Approx. 1719 words). Good grief! 2019 is the last year of Windows 7 support.

Use Your Computer to Write a Memoir by Keith Connes, The Computer Club (Approx. 595 words). Keith writes about a way to use your computer to create a legacy. Members might find they've acquired a new hobby!

What Was Old is New Again by Frank Petrie (Approx. 753 words). Frank reviews Twitterific.

Windows 10 Paint 3D by Len Nasman, Bristol Village Computer Club (Approx. 731 words). Microsoft has included a simple paint program with all earlier versions of Windows 10, version 1803 included a new version of Paint, called Paint 3D. We can now create and edit 3D images.

Fighting Robocalls, Jan Laan, Computer Club of Hot Springs Village (Approx. 905 words). What does fighting "robocalls" have to do with computers? Well, for starters, our digital phones are computers and, for finishers, robocalls are generated by computers operating sophisticated computer programs.

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