June 2017

Check our Classroom schedule. Summer is approaching and for me even sooner. I won’t have any Tuesday classes in June. But will return in July.

June 2017


This class is taught by a Member from the Computer User’s group of Redding  http://cugr.apcug.org.  
Check our Classroom schedule for the Summer dates

CHANGES TO WINDOWS 10 – THE SECOND MAJOR UPDATE
Windows 10 has a major update called Creators Update.
 Before you upgrade you can view the changes on Microsoft’s website. In this article, I touch on a few of the enhancements.
 To actually download the upgrade, you must have a licensed version of Windows 10. Below is the link to that dedicated website to download.
These links will get you to the guide on the changes in this new release and tutorial videos on the new features.
Note: If a Microsoft pop up ad appears, simply click any spot not on the Ad itself to return to the videos
 There are some General overall changes, some are in the System App settings specifically.  There is a new setting for   Pairing Bluetooth accessories and changing permissions for installing Applications. The Start menu’s latest change is called Live Folders.
The tiles are simply short cuts to applications on your computer( appear as 2 icons in 1 tile next to the “e” tile ) . Taking one tile and dropping it onto another tile creates a “Folder” or “new tile “ .   If you have a smartphone or an iPad you have done  the same thing, grouped your Apps into one  folder. When I added Google Apps to my smartphone, all of them came onto my phone in one tile. So I had 5 different Apps in one little square tile. It bugged me because I couldn’t find the App when I needed it. So I dragged that App out of the group and put it by itself on my home screen. I guess Windows 10 thinks this is a feature you want, a method to organize you Apps by grouping them.  
 Another change to the Start panel is the ability to turn off the list of APPS in the left edge. To achieve this, go to the   Settings > Personalization > Start screen.  Here simply choose to Turn Off the App List in Start Menu. Now you will only see the tiles, and not the list of Apps. But you can turn them back on   by clicking   a button on the very far left. The list of Apps will reappear.
There are some changes in the bundled applications, specifically in the Edge Browser. Now you can add several tabs and organize them. It is very similar to Apple’s Safari browser. And you can also purchase and read books in the new version of Edge. A new feature lets you read books aloud.  You will find eBooks in a new section for  EBooks in the Windows Store.  
The Edge browser has changes for Maps. Now you can draw on them.   If you draw points from one location to another on a map you can convert those sketches into distance measurements or text directions. If you’ve ever used Google Maps, you will understand this feature.
The is a new App for 3-D painting or drawing. This is in the Paint App and you can use it to build 3 dimensional objects and artwork.
There are more features to study before jumping into this upgrade. The sites  listed above have  videos and text to read about the various changes you will enjoy when you upgrade. 
Facebook Timeline Issue
This article by Hewie Poplock explains clearly how to control your timeline and posting from people you’re following.
I like to read my Facebook timeline with the most recent items at the top and successive postings in chronological order. Of course, Facebooks interjects with sponsored ads and what appears to be older posts, but have recent replies. Facebook’s default is to show the as “Top Stories” and it determines what those are. Every so often, FB changes my selection back to theirs. I don’t like that.
When I mentioned this to a few friends, they looked at me strangely and I realized that they had no idea of what I was talking about. Here is an explanation of what I mean & how to change the choice.


May 2017

May 2017


This class is taught by a Member from the Computer User’s group of Redding  http://cugr.apcug.org.  
Check our Classroom schedule. Summer is approaching and for me even sooner. I won’t have any Tuesday classes in June. But will return in July.

Did You Know??

Windows 10 version 1507 will no longer receive security updates

After May 9, 2017, Windows 10 devices running version 1507 will no longer receive security and quality updates. Microsoft recommends updating devices to the latest version of Windows 10 by visiting the Software Download site and selecting Update now to manually update your device. For additional info, check out the Windows lifecycle fact sheet.

How do I know which version of Windows 10 I'm running?

In the search box on the taskbar, type winver and then press Enter. This opens the About Windows dialog box, where you'll see the version of Windows 10 that's running on your device.

Discovered Useful Apps for Androids
Google’s Android operating system recently beat Microsoft Windows to become the world’s most popular OS. It’s no wonder then that developers are clamouring to make new apps for the platform. This year hasn’t even reached its halfway mark, and we already have some amazing new tools out there.
One of the good things about Android compared to Apple’s iOS is that most apps are free, and you can choose to pay to remove ads. Of course, you can always try a paid app in this list and get a refund from the Play Store if you don’t like it. But it’s nice to avoid that hassle.

April 2017

April 2017


This class is taught by a Member from the Computer User’s group of Redding  http://cugr.apcug.org.  


WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THE SMARTPHONE CLASS?
Google Maps – Tips and Tricks
From the Geeks On Tour lessons we studied how to use Google Maps. It works on all your devices, including your laptop. From this video you can see demonstrated. You can find Help from the Google Maps website on each instruction. But this video is helpful to see the instruction in action.

Android tips
1.     Directions with multiple waypoints
2.     Share Location or Trip
3.     Find your way back using History
4.     Navigate to location’s Photo
Here’s a Youtube video on using Google Maps
Add a photo
Add a photo from a place's page
1.     Open Google Maps and search for a place.
2.     After you've selected a place, click Add a photo. You might have to scroll down to see this.
3.     A box will appear. Drag the photo that you’d like to upload, or click Choose photos to upload.
Notes:
·        If you're using Maps in Lite mode, you can't add a photo.
·        You can only add photos for points of interest, like businesses or parks, but not addresses or coordinate

Share your real-time location with others
You can choose who can see where you are and for how long. 
If they have a Google Account
1.     If you haven't already, add their Gmail address to your Google Contacts.
2.     On your iPhone or iPad, open the Google Maps app   and sign in. Learn how to sign in.
3.     Tap the Menu, Share location, People
4.     Choose how long you want to share your location.
5.     Tap Select People.
6.     If you’re asked about your contacts, give Google Maps access.
7.     Choose a person.
8.     Tap Share. The person you chose will see that you shared your location with them.

 Computing for Seniors Tuesdays  
Classes by Instructor  Jane Quinn  Tuesday door is opened at noon, class starts at  12:30pm – 2pm.  These classes are 3-times a month on the on the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Tuesday of every month at 12:30pm. We also meet for lunch every 4th Thursday of the month. To get on that list send an eMail to one4cugr@gmail.com

 Windows 10 and Google will continue through March.
Taught by Ed Beaulac. It’s an open forum on Google and Windows 10. So bring your questions or eMail them to one4cugr@gmail.com. It’s every Thursday from 1pm – 3pm 
Class instruction will cover ;
·       How to Use the Start tiles, the taskbar, and change the appearance of your desktop
·       How to use File Explorer
·       How to setup Accounts
·       How to Use the Windows Photo App
·       How windows 10 works with your Smartphone or other devices.
·       Add Apps or remove them



March 2017

March 2017

This class is taught by a Member from the Computer User’s group of Redding  http://cugr.apcug.org.  

 newComputing for Seniors Tuesdays  
Classes by Instructor  Jane Quinn  Tuesday door is opened at noon, class starts at  12:30pm – 2pm.  These classes are 3-times a month on the It   on the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Tuesday of every month at 12:30pm. We also meet for lunch every 4th Thursday of the month. To get on that list send an eMail to one4cugr@gmail.com

New Windows 10 and Google will continue through March.
Taught by Ed Beaulac. It’s an open forum on Google and Windows 10. So bring your questions or eMail them to one4cugr@gmail.com. It’s every Thursday from 1pm – 3pm 
Note: NO CLASS March 16th , will cont 23rd , and 30th.
Class instruction will cover  ;
·       How to Use the Start tiles, the taskbar, and change the appearance of your desktop
·       How to use File Explorer
·       How to setup Accounts
·       How to Use the Photo App
·       How windows 10 works with your Smartphone or other devices.

·     
WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THE SMARTPHONE CLASS?
During the last few session, we had some questions come up during class. Here’s a glimpse of what was discussed
1.      CAN I CREATE A GROUP IN MY CONTACTS TO SEND A MASS MESSAGE ?
On you Contacts APP  check to see if the word Group appears in a tab across the top line of that APP. Most times all you need to do is Tap it, then a wizard begins asking for the name of the new Group. 
I found this answer on the BLOG  page about SmartPhones. I listed your manual here. 

2.      HOW CAN I CLEANUP MY SMARTPHONE? Trash is a 3 part answer. First you have to
cleanup the cache ( stuff that accumulates from App usage) In the General settings you should be able to find STORAGE for your device.  . So here's where you will find the button to delete the cache  or freeup Storage on your device from images, music, etc. Next , if you use the CHROME BROWSER be sure to cleanup the history, just as you would for your desktop computer. And lastly, be sure your erase all your unanswered phone messages.
If you fail to do this, you may not be able to receive new phone messages. The caller will hear this phone is not receiving messages, the inbox is full

3.      WHAT IS THE ACTIVE NOTIFICATION BAR SHOWING ME???
This would be the first line on your smartphone . It will show the percentage remaining, the date and time and all the APPS that are set to notify you there’s activity for them. You can control this through the settings to not be notified.

HOW DO I ORGANIZE PHOTOS IN THE PHONE GALLERY ON MY IPAD ??
Organize photos and videos The Album tab includes albums you create yourself and some albums that are created for you, depending on how you use Photos. For example, videos are automatically added to the Videos album and you see a My Photo Stream album if you use that feature (see My Photo Stream, next). All your photos in iCloud are in the All Photos album if you use iCloud Photo Library (see iCloud Photo Library on page 82). If you don’t use iCloud Photo Library, you see the Camera Roll album instead, which includes photos and videos you took with iPhone and from other sources.

Here’s that manual. The instructions for taking photos, and organizing begin on page 80.
Bring any questions to class or send an eMail to request an answer or demonstration in class to one4cugr@gmail.com.  Some of these are best as an exercise in class.
Here are those PRINTABLE PAGES IN PDF FORMAT
The complete manual for the iPad User

One Last resource A YOUTUBE VIDEO
https://youtu.be/Vcz_kbYzxik

HOW DO I ORGANIZE PHOTOS IN MY ANDROID ??
Andoid phones work similar to the iPad instructions. With the T-Mobile Phone click in the upper  left corner to see the word TIME. Click on it and you will see your photos stored here in time sequence. You can also find the APP Story Album.  With Story Album, you can create a digital Album of your story in media. Special moments will be on a timeline, and if you wish, you can have your album published as a hard copy. 1. From the Home screen, tap (Apps) (Story Album). 2. Read the introductory information and tap Next. 3. Tap Start to begin your Story Album. 4. Follow the on-screen instructions. 5. Press and then tap Help for additional information see page 253 of the manual posted for T-mobile on the Smartphone tab of this Blog

Using a Samsung phone to Create Albums , from the Home Screen, tap on Apps>Gallery. Tap Menu in the Upper left corner, and then tap an option to choose the way items are displayed.

In Albums view, you can create albums to organize your images. On the drop-down menu, tap Albums and then tap More > Create Album. This is on page 86 of that manual 

 LG Phone
On the LG phone, choose the photo first from the Gallery . Then click on the 3dots . From here, using the drop down tool list of options pick either Move or copy . Next find the Album you want to put that image in.

Notice you have lots of other choices here too.

  ANDROID ASSISTANT FROM GOOGLE PLAY:
This paid version you can avoid the advertising

The   Android Assistant can find apps (which install on the phone’s internal memory) and move the moveable ones to the SDcard – just as the tool’s name implies as its function. This method will help you save storage from the APP required to use it and move it to your SD external card.
There is also the free version, but the phone’s touch screens are so sensitive, it’s easy to accidently touch the ad banner and find yourself whisked away to some unrelated product’s website.

On Samsung Galaxy s7, LG v20 and HTC 10
For Android phones running Android 7.0 Nougat and Android 6.0 Marshmallow you can use Google’s Assistant as your personal helper. Here’s a few things to try
·        Take me ot the Museu Picassos
·        Show my photos of sunsets in Tahoe
·        Do I need an Umbrella Today
·        How do I say Hello in French?

Help for Google Photo Users
Below is a link to Google’s Blog on products. This one is their own Google Photos. It is on sharing photos. Now with Google Photos you pick the photos, tap “share” and select the people you want to share with, instead of the apps-. If you friends are on Google Photos they will get a link to the photos and videos via SMS on Android smartphones. And   email address will get an email with the link from Google Photos.
Send an email to one4cugr@gmail.com if you have questions about the class or something you’d like solved




This class is taught by a Member from the Computer User’s group of Redding  
http://cugr.apcug.org.  

 newComputing for Seniors Tuesdays  
Classes by Instructor  Jane Quinn  Tuesday door is opened at noon, class starts at  12:30pm – 2pm.  These classes are 3-times a month on the It   on the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Tuesday of every month at 12:30pm. We also meet for lunch every 4th Thursday of the month. To get on that list send an eMail to one4cugr@gmail.com


New Windows 10 and Google will continue through March.
Taught by Ed Beaulac. It’s an open forum on Google and Windows 10. So bring your questions or eMail them to one4cugr@gmail.com. It’s every Thursday from 1pm – 3pm 
Note: NO CLASS March 16th , will cont 23rd , and 30th.
Class instruction will cover  ;
·       How to Use the Start tiles, the taskbar, and change the appearance of your desktop
·       How to use File Explorer
·       How to setup Accounts
·       How to Use the Photo App
·       How windows 10 works with your Smartphone or other devices.

·       Add Apps or remove them

WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THE SMARTPHONE CLASS?
During the last few session, we had some questions come up during class. Here’s a glimpse of what was discussed
1.      CAN I CREATE A GROUP IN MY CONTACTS TO SEND A MASS MESSAGE ?
On you Contacts APP  check to see if the word Group appears in a tab across the top line of that APP. Most times all you need to do is Tap it, then a wizard begins asking for the name of the new Group. 
I found this answer on the BLOG  page about SmartPhones. I listed your manual here. 

2.      HOW CAN I CLEANUP MY SMARTPHONE? Trash is a 3 part answer. First you have to
cleanup the cache ( stuff that accumulates from App usage) In the General settings you should be able to find STORAGE for your device.  . So here's where you will find the button to delete the cache  or freeup Storage on your device from images, music, etc. Next , if you use the CHROME BROWSER be sure to cleanup the history, just as you would for your desktop computer. And lastly, be sure your erase all your unanswered phone messages.
If you fail to do this, you may not be able to receive new phone messages. The caller will hear this phone is not receiving messages, the inbox is full

3.      WHAT IS THE ACTIVE NOTIFICATION BAR SHOWING ME???
This would be the first line on your smartphone . It will show the percentage remaining, the date and time and all the APPS that are set to notify you there’s activity for them. You can control this through the settings to not be notified.

HOW DO I ORGANIZE PHOTOS IN THE PHONE GALLERY OR MY IPAD PHOTO APP??
Organize photos and videos The Album tab includes albums you create yourself and some albums that are created for you, depending on how you use Photos. For example, videos are automatically added to the Videos album and you see a My Photo Stream album if you use that feature (see My Photo Stream, next). All your photos in iCloud are in the All Photos album if you use iCloud Photo Library (see iCloud Photo Library on page 82). If you don’t use iCloud Photo Library, you see the Camera Roll album instead, which includes photos and videos you took with iPhone and from other sources.
Here’s that manual. The instructions for taking photos, and organizing begin on page 80.
Bring any questions to class or send an eMail to request an answer or demonstration in class to one4cugr@gmail.com.  Some of these are best as an exercise in class.



Here’s that manual. The instructions for taking photos, and organizing begin on page 80.
Bring any questions to class or send an eMail to request an answer or demonstration in class to one4cugr@gmail.com.  Some of these are best as an exercise in class.
Here are those pages with that instruction
Also here is the complete manual for the iPad User

One Last resource A YOUTUBE VIDEO



  Android Assistant from Google Play:
This paid version you can avoid the advertising

The   Android Assistant can find apps (which install on the phone’s internal memory) and move the moveable ones to the SDcard – just as the tool’s name implies as its function. This method will help you save storage from the APP required to use it and move it to your SD external card.
There is also the free version, but the phone’s touch screens are so sensitive, it’s easy to accidently touch the ad banner and find yourself whisked away to some unrelated product’s website.

On Samsung Galaxy s7, LG v20 and HTC 10
For Android phones running Android 7.0 Nougat and Android 6.0 Marshmallow you can use Google’s Assistant as your personal helper. Here’s a few things to try
·        Take me ot the Museu Picassos
·        Show my photos of sunsets in Tahoe
·        Do I need an Umbrella Today
·        How do I say Hello in French?

Help for Google Photo Users
Below is a link to Google’s Blog on products. This one is their own Google Photos. It is on sharing photos. Now with Google Photos you pick the photos, tap “share” and select the people you want to share with, instead of the apps-. If you friends are on Google Photos they will get a link to the photos and videos via SMS on Android smartphones. And   email address will get an email with the link from Google Photos.
Send an email to one4cugr@gmail.com if you have questions about the class or something you’d like solved







February 2017


This class is taught by a Member from the Computer User’s group of Redding  
http://cugr.apcug.org.  

 newComputing for Seniors Tuesdays

Classes by Instructor  Jane Quinn  Tuesday at 12:30pm – 2pm.   It will be held on the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Tuesday of every month at 12:30pm.
The class material will cover usage and the basics for Smartphones, Tablets, iPads , iPhones , as well as Laptop to transfer data from you devices to it.  The first lesson will be on terminology and resources for self-help. A list of topics for class discussion are on this Blog site on the Smartphone and Tablets section.


Send an email to one4cugr@gmail.com if you have questions about the class or something you’d like solved

New Windows 10 and Google 6 week class beginning Feb 16th
Taught by Ed Beaulac. It’s an open forum on Google and Windows 10. So bring your questions or eMail them to one4cugr@gmail.com
sample of Tablet with Windows 10 
Windows 10 March 23rd Thursday 1pm – 3pm Instructor Jane Quinn

·        Find the Control Settings
·        How to Use the Start tiles, the taskbar, and change the appearance of your desktop
·        How to use File Explorer
·        How to setup Accounts
·        How to Use the Photo App
·        How windows 10 works with your Smartphone or other devices.
·        Add Apps or remove them
·       One Drive on an iPhone

Windows 10 on a tablet


 This student needed an APP that would convert his MP4 video that was transferred to this tablet from his smartphone. He wanted to add titles and captions to the movie made with the smartphone.

Waking up your computer from Sleep mode 

Windows 10 offers a number of features to keep your computer and data secure. One way the operating system protects your device from unauthorized access is by keeping it locked on certain events, including when waking up from sleep.

Comment : After time in this classroom I found if you use a number password to wakeup your computer, it’s quite fast. And you remain safe from violators. Also if you use the power schemes and set the Sleep mode to a good length of time that will also help you to be productive.  Below is a link on how to handle this setting.

http://www.windowscentral.com/how-prevent-windows-10-requiring-password-when-resuming-sleep

Make a Book from your Blog

If you 'd like to create a book from a blog, you can. This company makes it really easy to take your entries from any blog source and create a book. The uses are many. For example, create a memory year book from your blog activity. Here's that link 

https://www.mysocialbook.com/index.php?page=create_book#/cover

FACEBOOK  Question: How can I save a recipe I find posted on FB?

Recipes come in so many different formats on facebook. I love the quick video ones!
If you see the text for a recipe, probably the best thing to do is to drag across all the text, right click and Copy. Then open Word, or Wordpad, or anywhere you can paste text. Paste it, then use that software’s File-Print command.
Did you know you can also save a recipe post so you can find it easily later? ON each post, you will see a little v down arrow at the upper right of the recipe post. Click that, then “Save Link” That puts it in a special ‘saved items’ area in your Facebook. Here is the place in our What Does This Button Do show where we demonstrated that


 Google Account Security 

Turn On Two step account verification. Goto Google Account, login , click on my account. Signin and security. Add a phone that can receive text messages.
So if a bad actor tries to get into my account, a text message is sent to your phone. So they are unable to get into your account.

The text message with verification code is sent to your phone.

IN THE SMARTPHONE CLASS
We solved many problems. And thanks for students willing to help  “we” discovered ALL our devices have a General SETTINGS icon that will lead us all to solutions. 

The MESSAGING APP was discussed and used in the work session. The iPhone, iPad and all the Androids in the room  used the same MESSAGING APP.

HOW TO DELETE MULTIPLE MESSAGES IN A SAMSUNG S4 SMARTPHONE?
One student had not cleaned up his old messages and thus couldn’t receive any more voice messages. He was using a Samsung S4 mobile -T phone. He was only able to delete one message at a time. He had to remove several going back a couple of years. This answer doesn’t address his problem now, however, you can set your limit of phone messages to receive so you will avoid exceeding your limit.

 I found through reading the on-line manual ( see the smartphone tab section on  this blog ) the answer is to configure the settings first.
Here are those steps.
Messaging Settings To configure the settings for text messages, multimedia messages, Voice mails, and Push messages. 1. From the Home screen, tap . 2. Press and then tap Settings. The following Messaging settings are available: General settings • Delete old messages: deletes old messages when the limit is reached, rather than overwriting them. • Text message limit: allows you to set a limit on how many text messages are allowed in one conversation


Webpage menu selection on the iphone or Android
 The menu appears on the bottom. When you make a menu choice
your selection is sent to the bottom of the webpage

EMOJI
The newest version of IOS will match your text words that relate to the Emoji. If you type the word dog, that word will be highlighted in color to indicate it has an emoji to match that word.
Two Fingers and spread them, to pick an emoji
 EMOJI ON THE SMARTPHONE
Using the APP Hangout, the emoji’s are in a list when you strike the icon to show them.


Apple ID
Find you APPLEID using the iTunes App go into Settings and you will see you APPLE id. But you will need to know your password

TAKING A PICTURE
You can use the earbuds to take a picture. On the Android you can use voice control to take a picture. Some smartphones, will let you add voice control and choose a “word” to activate the camera shot.

Save a Photo from a Text message
On the Android, you can use Hangout App for texting. Saving that picture
  1. Make sure the picture is the only thing on the screen
  2. Tap again. Find the 3dots , then choose save.
  3. It is in the GALLERY. In google photos you need to tap on the controls to set which devices to look for the photos.