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It’s a collection of Classroom Pictures Taken By Ada Grossman on 2/05/2010 in Westside Park.

Club FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about the Deerfield Beach Computer Club. Prepared by Barry Cowen

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Introduction to Digital Camera Workshop

Introductory Note: There is no single “best” camera. Also, in some respects, every camera is “better” than every other camera. You must ask; best or better for what, when, where, for whom, under what conditions, etc. TOPICS 1. ) Why Digital vs Chemical Photography! Simple: No darkroom, no enlarger, no developing, etc Economical: No one-time

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Word Processing Made Easy

Basic Features Creating Letters and Memos Add Text Delete Text Cut and Paste Copy Page Size and Margins Search and Replace Print Advanced Features Change Fonts Pictures and Other Graphics Word Wrap Spell Check Letterhead Flyers Mail Merge Tables Thesaurus Footnotes Headers and Footers WYSIWYG

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Trick or Treat Sites for Seniors Handout

Trick or Treat Sites for Seniors Handout Compiled by Barry Cowen AARP- www.aarp.org Seniors Guide To Computers- www.seniorsguidetocomputers.com Alzheimers Association- www.alz.org Ellis Island Record Search- www.ellisisland.org Senior Journal- www.seniorjournal.com South Plainfield Public Library- http://www.southplainfield.lib.nj.us/seniors/seniors.htm Suddenly Senior- www.suddenlysenior.com Senior Citizens’ Govt Resources- http://www.usa.gov/Topics/Seniors.shtml ElderNet- www.eldernet.com Senior.com- www.senior.com SeniorNet- www.seniornet.org ThirdAge- www.thirdage.com Cyndi’s List Genealogy Research- www.cyndislist.com

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Securing Your PC Class Handout

Securing Your PC Class Handout Prepared by Barry Cowen Install and update automatically and/or manually only ONE ANTIVIRUS PROGRAM. Install and update antispyware programs automatically and/or manually Turn on your Windows Firewall and, if applicable, your router’s Firewall. Use a safer alternate browser to IE such as Firefox with special add-ons Don’t open, forward, or

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Investment & Tax Tips for Seniors

Investment & Tax Tips for Seniors January 27, 2012 Charles J. Donovan The Web Site’s Newsletters Section – Published From 2002 through 2008 Some Articles Worth Reading: What’s Your Investment Style (Spring 2006) Losing Money on Investments Is Not Acceptable (Fall 2004) How Your Financial Advisor Charges (Fall 2005) Annuity Sales a Growing Problem (Fall

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Picasa Class Handout

Picasa Class Handout Prepared by Ada Grossman Picasa is a free and easy photo editing program. It may not be the best photo editing program, but I love it because it is so user friendly. 1.How to get Picasa 3.9. Go to google, type in Picasa 3.9, select run.If you already have an older version

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Ten Tips For Making Your Computing Experience More Private

Prepared by Barry Cowen Yesterday, March 1, 2012, Google consolidated all of its services into one privacy statement. Google even explains it in depth on its site. Although there is no way to totally opt out of all of the services, there’s no need to panic. As always, keep your antivirus program and antispyware programs

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Class Handout

Created by Barry Cowen 1. Daylight Savings Time begins at 2 AM on Sunday March 11, 2012. Move your clocks ahead one hour before you go to bed on Saturday. Most computers will make this time conversion automatically. Time and date are located in System Tray/Notification area in lower right hand corner of desktop. 2.

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Basic Computer Networking Class Handout

Prepared by Barry Cowen A network consists of two or more computers that are linked together and share data and information. Networks can be wired, wireless, or combinations of both. Networking requires a broadband connection. Most home networks are set up as Local Area Networks (LANs) Every computer or device connected to the Internet is

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Computing and Technology Quiz

Created by Barry Cowen A computer infection that replicates and travels independently [worm] A group of computers that share information and data [network] 1,000,000,000 bytes [Gigabyte] Where a row and a column meet on a spreadsheet [cell] A picture that represents a folder or file [icon] The process of starting up a computer [bootup] A

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10 Key Features in Windows 8: Tablets, Touch and More

Created by Paul Nappo 1. Support for both x86 PCs and ARM tablets Windows 8 is the first edition of Windows to operate on both ARM-based tablets and traditional x86 PCs based on ARM processors from Intel and AMD. “Support for ARM-based chipsets, touch, and sensors makes Windows 8 work beautifully on your choice of

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PC Backup and Restore Guide

Prepared by Bill Frisch This document has been written for people using Personal Computers (also known as “PCs”) that are manufactured by such companies as “Acer”, “Asus”, “Compaq”, “Dell”, eMachine, Gateway, Hewlett-Packard”, “Sony”, “Toshiba” to name a few or have a custom built computer using the Microsoft Windows Operating System (OS).This document was not written

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HOW TO FORWARD E-MAIL

By Chet Gay (1) When you forward an e-mail, DELETE all of the other addresses that appear in the body of the message (at the top ). That’s right, DELETE them. Highlight them and delete them, backspace them, cut them, whatever it is you know how to do. It only takes a second. You MUST

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Windows 7 Basics Handout

Prepared by Paul Nappo Microsoft released it to the public on October 22, 2009. The taskbar on the Desktop has bigger buttons and full-sized previews. Jump Lists provide shortcuts to files, folders, and web sites. Snap, Peek, and Shake features give you easy and fun new ways to juggle open windows. Nag-free Notification Area, which

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DBCC E-Mail Basics Class Handout

DBCC E-Mail Basics Class Handout Prepared by Barry Cowen 1. E-mail is an electronic mail message sent from one computer to another. 2. There are two basic kinds of e-mail: -Client-based such as Outlook resides on your computer -Cloud (Web)-based (G-Mail, Hotmail, Comcast Mail, etc) resides on the Internet -Computers known as mail servers direct

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Internet Basics Handout

Prepared by Barry Cowen The Internet or World Wide Web (WWW) is a global network of computers. To connect to the Internet you need an Internet-capable device such as a computer, tablet, smartphone, or e-reader, a modem, and an Internet Service Provider (ISP). A browser is an application that lets you view and surf (navigate)

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Windows 101 Handout

Created by Barry Cowen Windows is a series of graphical interface operating systems developed by Microsoft®. The Desktop is the main screen including the background and icons. A Window is a screen that is anything that is not the Desktop. A Taskbar containing icons usually spans the entire bottom of the screen. To open the

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Computer Basics Quiz (with Answers)

Compiled by Barry Cowen Speeds up overall performance (RAM) The concept of Internet-based computing (Cloud) The result of a normal computer bootup (Desktop) A picture that represents a file or program (Icon) Getting a program or file from the Internet (Downloading) .org .edu, .com, .net (domain) Used to view what is on the Internet (Browser)

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Smart Shopping Handout

Prepared by Barry Cowen Know what you want to buy, how you plan to use it, and how much you are willing to pay. Use the Internet to check and compare prices and products before heading out the door. Call the local brick and mortar stores to see if they will match Internet or competitors’

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PC Security 101

Prepared by Barry Cowen Install and update automatically and/or manually only ONE ANTIVIRUS PROGRAM. Install and update antispyware programs automatically and/or manually Turn on your Firewall(s). Install the latest security updates and patches for your Operating System. Use the most updated version of your browser. Don’t open, forward, or reply to suspicious e-mails with links,

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Introduction to Itunes

11 Prepared by Barry Cowen Go to www.apple.com/itunes to download the file. Click Run to install it. Click on the Itunes icon on the Desktop to open the program. If not already displayed, press the key to display the Menu. Under the View Menu click Show Sidebar and Show Menu. Go to Edit Menu and

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Suggested Free Programs

A Short List Of Programs I Suggest Using [all programs below are free or have free versions] Avast Free Antivirus – www.avast.com Avast Free Mobile Security for Android – http://www.avast.com/en-us/free-mobile-security FileHippo Update Checker – http://www.filehippo.com/updatechecker/ Malwarebytes Antimalware Free -http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free Nitro PDF Reader Free – http://www.nitroreader.com/download/ Open Office 3 – http://download.openoffice.org/ Opera Browser – http://www.opera.com/download/ Secuna

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How to Uninstall and Install Avast!

Below are the steps for uninstalling the present antivirus (av) and installing a new one Download the new av program but do not install it. Download the uninstall tool for the present av but do not use it. Disconnect from the Internet. Uninstall the present av using Add/remove programs (XP) or Programs (W7). I am

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Malware Definitions

MALWARE 101 What is Malware? Malware, short for malicious software, is software designed to secretly access a computer system without the owner’s informed consent. Malware includes computer viruses, worms, trojan horses, spyware, dishonest adware, scareware, crimeware, most rootkits, and other malicious and unwanted software or program. Notice the use of words “informed consent” in above

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Computer Owner Attitude

Many times the attitude of people seems to be that of … “Well, they do not know me.” “My computer has no information that would be of interest to anyone but me.” … and many others. The approach to computers by too many is one of naivity. They also seem to often think on a

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Barry’s Top Tips of The Season (May 10, 2013)

Season Finale May 10, 2013 Written by Barry Cowen If you print out and follow these tips throughout the year, I guarantee that you will have a safer and more pleasant computing experience. My deepest thanks to the Board, volunteers, and members who attended our classes for their continued loyalty and support. Have a safe

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Avast! Presentation by Bob Gostischa

Here are the instructions I promised to forward for installing avast! and totally removing your current anti virus program. Remember to save the programs you are downloading to a folder where you can find these files or, to your Desktop. To learn more about avast! Antivirus, simply go to: http://www.avast.com Instructions to successfully install avast!

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Who We Are

The Deerfield Beach Computer Club (DBCC) Inc is a non-profit fraternal self-help group of primarily senior users who meet to share their experiences and improve their skills and enjoyment of using their computers. All classes meet at the recently renamed Johnny E. Tigner building in Westside Park at 445 SW 2nd Street in Deerfield Beach.

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Every March 14 is National Pi Day. Pi is 3.1416 or the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. Raspberry Pi, the world's smallest computer.