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April 2010

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Elder Techies Help Newsletter

 

Senior Computer Users of Greater Kansas City

 

A Not for Profit Organization - Helping Senior Citizens Develop Computer Skills in the 21st Century

 

APRIL 2010

 

         

 

 

 

Sencom Members want more information and asked the following questions at a recent meeting. I have listed a informational website for a quick review.

 

The SENCOM board will look into the possibility of a class, workshop, or a demonstration at some future date.

 

Is there a website that gives basic information on computers? Yes.

http://www.rodmanlibrary.com/rpl/ref/faq_newcomp.htm

 

Whats the difference between DVD + and DVD ?- 

http://www.answerbag.com/q_view/2279

 

Are Laptops and Notebooks the same?

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_the_difference_between_a_laptop_and_a_notebook

 

Is a custom built computer better than a Brand Name computer?

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/794183/custombuilt_versus_brandname_desktop.html

 

Does SENCOM plan to discuss SKYPE?

Yes, Skype will be demonstrated at the MAY 2010 annual meeting.

 

 

 

 

Help for Senior Computer Users

 

 

Click here to see Apr ils Software Pick

 

Best Free Software 2010

 

Monthly Website worth visiting.

 

Buying a new computer April Info

 

 

Windows XP tips and tricks

 

Online shopping and saving.

 

Security Tips for Seniors.

 

Click here to view history of computers. 

 

What's a computer virus?

 

Play Monopoly Online

 

Free RealPlayer Download

 

Download & Listen to Old Time Radio Shows

 

Outlook Express and Vista/Windows 7

 

Investment Scams

 

Free Genealogy Hunt

 

Identity Theft  Information

 

Elder Techies March Subject: Choosing a New Computer

 

Repair Utilities for Beginners and Experts

 

Safeguard your equipment

 

Elder Techies April 22nd Agenda

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Help us improve this newsletter. Tell us what you want published. Tell us what subjects you want covered. Sencom wants your input!

 

 

 

Meet John Worden, Board Member, Instructor, Webmaster,and Elder Techie. John is well versed on digital

photography and offers some excellent classes on digital photo editing.

 

 

Meet Teresa Weaver, Board Member, Instructor, Membership Chairperson, and past president of SENCOM.

Teresa is always willing to answer your questions. Don't be shy-Give Teresa a call.

 

 

 

  

 

Simply point and click left button on mouse to open

 

Subjects of Interest to many seniors:

 

Healthy Meals at a budget price

 

Champss Johnson County

 

 

                                                                 Medical Information

 

Seniors Medical Symptoms

                                                                                 

 

Crime

 

Fighting Crime in Johnson County

 

Fraud Alert Information

 

Fraud and Scams

 

Politics

 

Political Facts and Fiction

 

                                                               Politics-OBJECTIVE Reporting

 

Corruption in Government

 

Lobbyist contributions

 

                                                                          General Interest

 

Making Things Last Longer

 

Funny Emails

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For Beginners Only:

 

You don't have to know everything to be comfortable with computers. But there is a lot of information that will help you understand why things are the way they are... and how disaster can strike!

"Knowledge is power!" So it's to your advantage to gather all the knowledge that you can. Besides which, computers are lots of fun - when they aren't driving you insane!!!

What's in these lessons?

The lessons in this Computer Basics section of Jan's Illustrated Computer Literacy 101 explain a lot of the techno-babble that you hear about computers. The goal is to learn enough that you can follow along as computer technology becomes more and more important in our world.

Consider this set of lessons "Beginning Driver's Ed" for the computer. What might be covered in a Driver's Education course in high school? How the engine works. Parts of the car. How to turn it on. How to shift gears. Rules of the road. Laws. Proper signaling. Lane changing. Basic maintenance. Changing a flat. Filling up with gas. Some clues on when "You'd better stop the car now!"

The topics covered here will introduce you to a similar set of topics about computers. When you finish, you'll be just as prepared to "drive" a computer, as you were to drive a car when you finished Driver's Ed. Scary thought, isn't it? That clearly means you will need lots of practice with a skilled "driver" in the passenger's seat before you can be considered "safe on the road!" But we can get you started! But, really, you'll understand the basic ideas behind computers, some of the ills that affect computers, and some of the basic safety measures to take to keep your computer healthy. You'll gain some knowledge of how we got to today's computers and what lies ahead. It'll be great!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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