Pleasanton Senior Center

Personal Technology Users Group Handouts

Get the handouts in person at our next meeting on the THIRD THURSDAY, December 21, 2017

Click on the links below to display the handout (uses your PDF reader)

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12/21 Use Microsoft OneDrive to share files with your PC/Tablet/Phone or other people

12/21 Uses for your old phone: Handout #1

12/21 Uses for your old phone: Handout #2

11/30 How to keep your old videos music and photos safe forever

11/30 The Best Free Software for your PC>

10/26 How to use Safe Mode to solve PC problems/viruses/malware/etc.

10/26 Quick update on KRACK, the latest problem that hacks your Wi-Fi.

10/26 Some useful websites you probably don't know about

10/26 A few of the new features in the Fall Creator 10/17/17 update for Windows 10

9/28 Equifax Credit Hack - What happened? What you can do.

9/28 Get real time crime alerts for your neighborhood

9/28 Free Microsoft Apps for Photo editing, Movie clip making and Blog writing

8/24 Cool ways to use your phones camera that don't involve photos

8/24 Mobile Virual Network Operators (Non-Big 4 Mobile Providers)

8/24 Avoiding Tech Support Scams

8/24 Uninterruptable Power Supplies

8/24 How to boot into Windows 10s Safe Mode

6/22 Android Runtime for Chrome OS (ARC)

6/22 Electric Cars

6/22 Identify those mystery plants with this handy app

6/22 This Website Helps You Spot Fake Reviews on Amazon

6/22 How to unsend Gmail messages with the Undo Send feature

6/22 What's the difference between Windows 10 S Vs Windows 10

5/25 Seventeen iPad tips and secrets you'll use

5/25 How to protect yourself from ransomware attacks

5/25 Use Windows Own Troubleshooters to Fix a Problem

5/25 A Guide to Computer Ports and Adapters

4/20 How does wifi really work?

4/20 What's new in the Windows 10 Creator Update

4/20 Use the Opera Browser when you don't want to be tracked

3/23 Demo of the Amazon Dot and how it can be used

3/23 History of Microsoft Operating Systems

3/23 Options for PC Power, Sleep, Hibernate

3/23 Five folder options you might find useful

3/23 Password Managers Pros and Cons

3/23 See how much crime takes place in your neighborhood

2/23 How to add extensions to the Chrome and Firefox Browsers

2/23 How to transfer photos from your smartphone to your computer

2/23 Find free magazines to download to your PC

2/23 Get the most out of Windows 10's File Explorer

1/26 Five Weather Apps for your smart phones

1/26 Windows 10 Ultimate Utilities List

1/26 Five free extensions for your Edge Browser (or any other browser)

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12/15 Introduction to Google's Duo (Video Calling) and Allo (Smart Messaging) Apps

12/15 Scan photos with your Android/Apple Phone to make good quality digital copies

12/15 How hackable is your car? Check it out at this website

12/15 Use Restart to access advanced troubleshooting

11/17 Elements of electricity

11/17 Options for formatting USB Drives

11/17 Three handy builtin tools in Windows

11/17 Three free Microsoft apps you will want to use

11/17 Samsung Virtual Reality - Travel anywhere from your Lazy Boy

10/27 Computer-aided Genealogy

9/22 Three ways to recover files that have been deleted

9/22 Block the camera on your computer/Senior's Guide to Online Safety/How to use Quick Assist in Windows 10 to help(or get help from)someone else

8/25 Get free magazines from your library though Zinio or buy them from Zinio

8/25 Six surprising things you can do with your smart phone

8/25 How to send a text message to a cell phone from your PC

8/25 How to set default apps in Windows 10 / New thoughts on choosing a password

8/25 Check what Google has been recording about you and choose what they can record

7/28 Google Now

7/28 What are podcasts, where to find them

6/23 Favorite Apps Used By PC User Group Attendees

6/23 What are drivers? Should you update them?

5/26 Adding Android to your PC as a second system

5/26 Introduction to Evernote

5/26 Tools to remove almost any malware

5/26 What to do to protect yourself from Ransomware

4/28 Home Managememnt Technology

4/28 Windows 10 Speech Recognition

4/28 Seven Essential browser tricks every computer user needs to know

4/28 How to enter Windows 10's Safe Mode

3/24 How to use your Windows Recovery Drive

3/24 Make Microsoft's OneDrive work for you

3/24 One change that instantly makes your computer 86% safer

2/25 Be careful believing CallerID information

2/25 How to create a Windows Recovery Drive

2/25 How to make the File Explorer Quick access section work for you

2/25 Other Options for the Windows Signon Password

2/25 What to do when your computer freezes

2/25 Get a second chance on California Lottery Tickets

1/28 Time and Technology, 1959 to present

1/28 What you should know about Cyber Security

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12/17 Use Goodsync to synchronize files across multiple platforms

12/17 Router Issues Part 1

12/17 Router Issues Part 2

11/19 Use Roboform to automate your passwords

11/19 A few good reasons to upgrade from Windows 7 to 10

11/19 How to stop Microsoft from pushing Windows 10 to your PC

11/19 Personal emergency alert technology that works on your smart phone

10/22 Essential information every computer user needs to know

10/22 How to stop those computer robo calls

10/22 The price of "free"

9/24 How to reclaim your privacy in Windows 10

9/24 Four Ways To Take Screenshots in Windows 8 and 10

9/24 Use Microsoft Print to PDF in Windows 10

9/24 Lost and found-Windows 10 Safe Mode

9/24 Learn how to create the Windows 10 Recovery Drive

8/27 Podcasts you can listen to on your PC, tablet or smartphone

8/27 Experiences and demonstration of Windows 10

7/23 Cloud Services. What are they? How to use them.

7/23 Cloud Services - Presentation slides

7/23 How to transfer an eBook to your Kindle Reader

7/23 How to automate your software updates. Look for bad bookmarks in your browser. Make "watercolr paintings" from your photos

6/25 What to expect with Windows 10

6/25 Intersting Apps in the Google Web Store

6/25 Uninteruptible Power Systems

5/28 How to use OverDrive to get audio or readable books from your library onto your tablet/PC or Mac/Smartphone

5/28 Keeping your PC up-to-date using Windows Update

4/23 Comparison of Asus ZenBook vs Dell XPS 13 vs MacBook

4/23 Demo on how one person uses a ChromeBook

4/23 How to remove Windows malware using free software

3/26 Medical alert systems for seniors

3/26 Resizing photos

3/26 A free and easy way to control a computer from anywhere

2/26 Tips and Tricks for your iPhone, iPad and iMac

2/26 What can you see at the Computer History Museum in Mountainview

2/26 Wearable Technology

1/22 Lots of information available on the website

1/22 Find people, neighbors, reverse phone numbers, etc. on White Pages/Learn what programming is like at

1/22 Free photo editors