Sunday, April 22, 2018

Want a great deal on a tablet?

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Here's the best deal I have seen on a tablet computer. QVC is selling this Amazon tablet for less than Amazon sells it for.


Saturday, April 21, 2018

Walmart to enter electric car charging business

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It looks like Walmart is getting into the electric car charging business. This just in from Yahoo News:


Thursday, April 19, 2018

Big Brother is watching you

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Here's the latest on Facebook privacy from Consumer Reports:


Saturday, April 14, 2018

Forget CDs and DVDs - Put programs on flash drives

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CDs and DVDs are going the way of the Dodo. So, if you want to install a program or operating system such as Windows 10 on your computer, you'll probably want to do it by using a flash drive. Many people wander how to get Windows and how to put it on a flash drive. One of the easiest ways I know is by downloading the Windows 10 ISO file and then writing it to the flash drive.

I like Rufus, a free flash drive writing program. https://rufus.akeo.ie/ The program is simple. Insert the drive and let Rufus know where the file is located. Then run the program. That's it!

Friday, April 13, 2018

Executive Board Minutes

Oak Run Computer Club – Executive Board Minutes
April 13, 2018

Alan Marcus, President, called the meeting to order at 9:00AM. Members in attendance: Bob Leiner, Elliot Bogart, Linda Tingley, Bill Cahill, Bob Kenlay, Bill Balch, Ron Kenyon, Jim Trimboli, and Alan Marcus.

Secretary’s report read by Bob Kenlay. No corrections or additions necessary.

Jim Trimboli read the Treasurer's Report. The current balance is $2049.45.

Ron Kenyon detailed conversations with Oak Run Assoc. Ltd. in order for the Oak Run Computer Club to file with the State of Florida to make the institutional changes. Oak Run Assoc. Ltd would like to review any documents before submitting to the State. The board decided to review the “Club By-Laws” and make any necessary changes for a presentation to the Club membership. Alan Marcus will present these changes at our next regular meeting.

Future meeting topics:
Apr 18   Meeting Canceled - Work in Orchid Club
May 16   Toyota - Safety features on new cars
June 20   Dimension Works 3D Printing by Mindy Beegle

The meeting adjourned at 10:25AM.

Respectfully submitted,
Bob Kenlay, Secretary

Veteran's Administration virtual doctor visits

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If you are a veteran, you can now have a video consultation with your doctor. Here's information about the process.


Thursday, April 12, 2018

How to insert special characters

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Have you ever needed to insert special characters in text? Here's how.

Turn on the NUM Lock key on your computer. Then, using the chart below, find the character you'd like to insert. Press the ALT key and type the corresponding number on the keypad to insert the character.


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