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Improvements in Photo Sharing!

The Idaho Technology Users Group’s April meeting was held on Thursday, March 10th, 6:30 PM, at the Lee Pesky Learning Center located at 3324 Elder Street, Boise with about 16 in attendance. We will open the meeting with announcements and the usual Q&A session. If you have a question or problem with using your computer, this is the time to …

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Microsoft MSE and FUD

Clint Tinsley Idaho PC Users Group, Boise, ID. Microsoft again proves itself as one of the masters of FUD - Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt.  Microsoft had said that MSE (Microsoft Security Essentials anti-virus and malware protection) would continue to be supported on WindowsXP through the middle of next year but instead Microsoft has turned MSE into a very annoying, nagware like, FUD messenger …

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Performance, Capacity, Ports…Tablet discriminators

Performance, Capacity, and Ports - sounds like something you might think of when you are considering a Vacation Cruise. But Performance, Capacity, and Ports are the three technical things to consider when contemplating acquiring many new devices. These three things should be considered, especially when you are planning to buy a tablet, a computer, or even a TV. TVs and computers have been around for quite a while, so let’s take a look at these considerations for the new kid on the block, the tablet. Usually, when it comes to choosing a tablet, the first thing that meets the eye is the tablet size.  Today’s tablets seem to be roughly 7 or 10 inch. Once the size has been decided, then the Operating System becomes a choice: Apple’s iOS (iOS5, iOS6), Google’s Android (and all of its versions, like FroYo, Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean), or Microsoft’s Windows 8 (Pro or RT). And then, with the number of tablets and Operating Systems, the choice can really get difficult. But another way to help you make the final choice may be just to look at Performance, Capacity, and Ports.

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Vidometer

By George Harding Treasurer, Tucson Computer Society, AZ January 2013 issue, eJournal www.aztcs.org Georgehardingsbd (at) earthlink.net Here is one of the neatest applications for iPhone that I've seen. It uses many of the internal facilities of the iPhone at the same time to record your activity. Showing on the screen are Speed, Altitude, Attitude (tilt), Acceleration and G-force. All this info …

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Tablets—a review with random musings

Frank Ramsey Newsletter Editor, Akron Canton PC Users Group, Ohio www.acpcug.org Aframsey (at) yahoo.com Those of you that know me understand I have fallen in love with tablets. They are sweet in my mind. This doesn't mean that all tablets are created equal. I thought it was time for some random musings on what I've found in the tablet markets. …

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Backup and Restore – A very useful Windows 7 feature

I’m going to go out on a limb, here and say that we are all aware that our computers software has to be backed up.  Your data, the Operating System and the Applications that you have installed, all should be backed up with some regularity.  Data is fairly easily backed up with a simple “copy” or a free backup utility such as SyncToy, but up until Windows 7, the system had to be backed up with an “imaging” application that was typically not for free.  But now, with Windows 7, Microsoft has provided a feature (Image and Restore) that allows the system (OS and Applications) to be easily backed up.  Windows 7 refers to the backup of the system as an image because it is a bit-for-bit copy (an image) of the system that is loaded and running in memory.

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Connecting Things to Your Computer – The USB Port

Back to Basics Jim Cerny Director, Sarasota PCUG, Florida December 2012 issue, Sarasota PC Monitor www.spcug.org jimcerny123 (at) gmail.com Printers, cameras, flash drives – is there any limit to what you can connect to your computer?  Today we want to look at how to connect all those wonderful devices to your laptop or desktop. Almost all such connections (which are …

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My First Steps in Windows 8

I know you were breathless in waiting for Microsoft's release of its newest Version of Windows. It is simply called Windows 8. It is now here for you to use and enjoy. Are you familiar with it? In this article I hope to give you a little insight into it.

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Websites to Broaden Your Computer Horizons

There are innumerable websites on the internet covering every topic imaginable. Some are toxic to the sensibilities. Some are dedicated to historic events. Many are opinion sites that cover all topics from art, to comedy, to topical news, anything you can think of, you can find on the internet. All have their own interesting element.

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What is a ‘CAPTCHA’?

Have you ever found yourself grinding your teeth because you can't make out those weird words in something like this? All you want to do is get somewhere on the internet to do something and then, Wham! They hit you with this silliness!

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