Computer Booters news

Computer Booters has moved its meeting day. Due to unexpected conflicts, we had to move to the first Wednesday of each month from September through May. At 6:00 p.m., we have cookies and coffee. At 6:00 p.m., our technical director, Allan Levy, runs a free one-on-one computer clinic. Come and get your computer questions answered. Meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Sun Lakes Country Club’s Navajo Room, 25601 Sun Lakes Blvd.

At our January meeting guest speaker will be Ted Berenyi (club member). Ted seak about Mathematical modeling – Using your PC for more than just surfing the Internet.

At the beginning of the meeting, we had an ice cream social. A good time was had by all.

This month, we talked about home networks, which actually use dedicated computers that allow us to connect our computers to the outside world (the Internet). The “little black boxes” that handle the digital traffic over phone lines or TV cables are the central component of those networks. They are also an important factor in our information security campaign. Ralph Larsson led discussion on your network, the router and its security.

In February, Tech Travel Tips, Best Travel Apps and Great Travel Gadgets – Are you planning a trip soon – maybe out of the country or just across state lines? Abby talks about precautions you should take so you don’t come home to a smartphone bill that’ll ruin your vacation after-glow. Learn about what great apps there are for your smartphone and tablet to help plan, navigate and enjoy your trip. She has also handpicked some particularly helpful gadgets to make your travels easier and more streamlined. Abby Stokes is the speaker.

January Workshops:

Monday, January 14, 2019 – One Note – Part 1, Microsoft Staff, Microsoft Store – Chandler Mall, 8:30 a.m. For any questions, contact Howard Winkle at 480-626-5006.

Friday, January, 11 and 18 – Genealogy, the Modern Way, Barbara Hug, Ceramics Room/Cottonwood, 9:00 to 10:30 a.m.

January 23 and 30 – Excel Part 1, Teri Bitler, Ceramics Room/Cottonwood, 6:30 p.m.

Important information:

1. It is very important to back up your computers. At the beginning of the meeting, Allan Levy will give a short discussion of why it is important to back up.

The purpose of the Computer Booters organization is:

* To encourage and assist in the dissemination to its members and others of general knowledge concerning computers and their utilization.

* To facilitate the exchange of information among members about all brands of personal computers, related hardware and software products and techniques for their utilization.

* To provide a forum for members where they may share their knowledge with others and seek help in solving specific problems with their computer equipment and applications.

Membership is $36 per year for singles and $48 per year for two members at the same address.

Come join in – become a member – all are welcome.