Did you know you can take your photos and have books, blankets, mugs, calendars and more printed up? You can and it's not terribly costly. This month will look at sites that do this and how to get it done.
This month our meeting falls on Veterans Day. The library will be closed so we will not meet.
I'm always available to answer any questions or concerns you may have by email (chris @ meredithlibrary. org) or by phone at the library (279-4303).
See you in December!
This month we're going to take a look at ads online, how search engines try to trick you into clicking on them and how to tell which download button is the real one on a given page.
We're going to make a movie that we can share, email, post on YouTube and even burn onto DVD with Windows Movie Maker.
Earlier this month the news reported over a billion passwords were stolen so we're going to spend a little time talking about passwords.
Microsoft is hard at work annoying us with more OS changes. I'll fill you in on some recent rumors regarding Windows 9.
We'll go over some often overlooked aspects of email such as how to print just the message without all that other garbage, what your message size limit is, how it affects you and what to do about it and how to send messages out to many people while keeping their email addresses private.
I've mentioned several times that having more than one Internet browser installed has its advantages but I've never gone into detail of managing more than one browser, the "default browser" settings so that's what we'll go over this month and of course any and all questions or issues you may have.
See you Tuesday!
This week is it. No more support for Windows XP.
If you are still using a computer with XP be sure your antivirus is up to date and stop using Internet Explorer immediately. Instead, use Firefox or Chrome to browse the Internet and make sure whichever one you are using is up to date.
Your computer will continue to function normally and most likely you will not experience any issues now that support has ended. Over time however problems will arise with compatibility and stability especially when it comes to being on the Internet.
If you are shopping for a new computer Windows 8 is not the horror story many are making it out to be. Yes, there will be a learning curve but at this point you'll experience a learning curve whether you decide to go with Windows 8 or Mac or a tablet or a Chromebook or anything else. Unfortunately where every operating system is going through big changes all at the same time there is no way to escape having to learn somethig new all over again.
This month we're take a look a junk email otherwise known as spam and the various methods of lessening
If you have your email address written plainly on a website you will be hit by mountains of spam. Programs scour the internet copying anything identifiable as an email address: John_Doe@purplenurple.net, mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
You can reduce or prevent this by using an image of your email address rather than text of your email address.
Open Paint, enter the email address or addresses, crop to size and save as a GIF. The result cannot be read by automated bots that seek out addresses to spam.