Meeting Saturday January 13th, 2018
Review of Round Table Conversations on the following topics:
The Genealogy/DNA – Loretta Rippee
The round table had interest from members with many levels of experience with genealogy. We discussed sharing information about records and historical documents and learning about free online and in-person sources like libraries. Members also wanted to find out how to compare and decide on software programs for storing their family trees and which on-line sites were best for locating new information. There was a strong interest in ways to find the stories behind the names and dates in their trees.
Genealogy ongoing SIG's are Wednesdays at 10:30 am.
Notes from table 5, Personal Intelligent Assistant - Dan Buel
We had 6 people at the table. They were not aware that 39 million or 16 % of Americans own a smart speaker, 11 % own the Amazon Alexa.
Fran uses hers to make out her shopping list with Alexa and then can access the list on her smart phone.
The others at the table had heard of but were not familiar with the products, but were very interested.
One big concern was security and if the assistant was listening all the time.
There was enough interest in perhaps having a presentation with samples at a future meeting.
There will be a Meeting on Personal Intelligent Assistants Sat. Feb.24, 2018.
Photos/Files/Folders - Dennis Downer
Review of topics discussed:
How to make folders, name and rename them
How to delete folders
How to move folders
How to download pictures from iPhones, cameras, thumb drives, CD’s, DVD’s, etc
How to place files, pictures into folders
How to save pictures from a web page.
November 2016. Sally Smith presented:
TIPS TO PROLONG THE LIFE OF YOUR BATTERY
1. Decrease your brightness
2. Select auto brightness
3. Turn off background “auto refresh”
4. Turn off mail “auto fetch”
5. Turn off location services
6. Turn off Bluetooth
7. Turn off ‘push notifications”
8. Reduce (or delete) those apps that use a lot of battery
9. Turn off vibrations
10. Turn off Wi-fi when not using it, particularly when on long drives
11. Charging your device in the “airplane mode” allows it to charge faster
Google Earth. Presented by Loretta Rippee March 11, 2017
Google Earth is an extension of Google Maps that provides 3D navigation tools for most places in the world. It can search for places and provide preferred routes with time and mileages similarly to Google Maps, but it can also let you explore surrounding neighborhoods, travel the routes at street level to see roads and buildings you would pass, and “fly” to the next destination on a world globe.
Satellite pictures of the area you are viewing can have several kinds of “layers” turned on or off. These layers include roads, country, state and other geographic borders, weather and photos that have been associated with this location.
Special tools within Google Earth include the ability to view previous satellite maps for some areas going back about 20 years. There are overlays for historical maps, ocean features such as shipwrecks, earthquake locations and much more.
Custom presentations that move between locations and add narrative and images and links can be built to document trips or birthplaces or any other geographic based information.
Links to tutorials:
Click the Buttons below to view the programs on another page.
Close the window on your browser to return to Paradise Computer Club Website.
PC Tips & Shortcuts for your Computer.
Click the grey button below to view PC Keyboard Shortcuts by Dennis Downer
Paradise Computer Club
Information from Program Presentations
Windows 10 Jargon Buster
Click the green button below to view Dayton's program on Windows 10 Jargon Buster
presented by Loretta & Margie Feb.11, 2017
Click the blue button below to view the program on DNA Testing