GWSA Computer Club

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From the meeting of September 9, 2019 

 Treasurer’s Report: The bank balance for the computer club, after the meeting fees and the computer lab printer funds were deposited was $401.96. A donation of $275.00 was made to the GWSA from the club’s account.

 Announcements: There were 10 in attendance including 2 guests. Bulk Barn now gives a 10% discount on all regularly priced merchandise to all GWSA members anytime. Simply show your membership card to get the discount.

 Program: Tonight’s program was quite varied, interesting and informative.

 Windows 10 Fall 2019 Update (Build 1909): Ross K discussed some of the changes that are coming with the new build of Windows 10. See notes here.

 Brenda P. Showed and demonstrated Google Image Search. See her Powerpoint here. Brenda also reported on the progress of the GWSA Email Update. See the Powerpoint here.

Websites of the Month: http://iloveimg.com; http://ilovepdf.com. Both sites are free and offer methods of working with photo images as well as pdf files. Check them out to see the various features in action.


From the meeting of May 13, 2019 

Treasurer’s Report: The bank balance for the computer club, after the meeting fees and the computer lab printer funds were deposited was $338.33.

Announcements: There were 14 in attendance.

Program: Tonight’s program was quite varied, interesting and informative.

Windows 10 Spring 2019 Update (Build 1903): Ross K. showed a website https://www.thewindowsclub.com/windows-10-v1903-new-features-list which outlined in a fair degree of detail the various changes that are coming with the new build of Windows 10. As mentioned in a previous meeting, Microsoft will be reserving 7GB of hard drive storage on all systems for future updates.  This will not be visible to the computer user. UPDATED 5/22: Windows 10 May 2019 Update, version 1903, is available to everyone starting May 21, 2019, after being in the Release Preview Ring for several weeks, and with this new feature update, you can expect a new set of features and changes to improve security, performance, and productivity.

Brenda P. Showed and demonstrated a few interesting Phone apps. Included were Google Timeline phone app, Canada Post/Canada Customs phone app, All Trails phone app, and Cornell University Merlin phone app. Her presentation can be accessed here.

Ross K. showed a FREE program that can be used if you forget your Windows Password to log into your system. The application can be downloaded, installed and launched. Once launched, you can create a recovery USB or CD which will allow you to change the main Administrator password. The program can be downloaded from the following website: (https://www.lazesoft.com/lazesoft-recover-my-password.html).

Website of the Month: http://cnet.com/cnet-magazine Ross K. showed a copy of the magazine which was described as an excellent source of up to date technology and tips. It is available for home delivery for about $20 US per year.

Tip of the Month: Go to: https://gwsa-guelph.ca/hints-and-tips/ to see previous tips there.


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