Pleasanton Senior Center

Personal Technology Users Group Handouts

Get the handouts in person at our next meeting on October 25, 2018

Remaining 2018 meetings on November 15 and December 20

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

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9/27 The why, the how and the types of backups for your PC

9/27 Update on Smart Assistants and Hardware

9/27 Know which programs you can safely delete in Windows 10


8/23 Introduction to the Registry in Windows

8/23 Let Windows 10's Cortana Show Me be your familys tech support

8/23 How Do I Use OneDrive to Protect Important Folders


6/28 How to use Windows 10's File History backup feature

6/28 What does Google know about you

6/28 7 Ways to Take a Screenshot in Windows 10

6/28 Ten insider ways to keep hackers and scammers away from your private files

6/28 (Meeting Handout) 10 insider tricks to keep hackers and scammers from stealing from you

6/28 Slides for Ten insider ways to keep hackers and scammers away from your private files


5/24 Virus Removal Procedures

5/24 How to Find Out Why Your PC Crashed Using Built in Tools on Windows 10

5/24 How to Search a Second Hard Drive in Windows 1

5/24 Windows 10 April 2018 Update Feature Focus: Continue on PC


4/26 How to Remove Windows 10 Startup Programs To Make Your PC Start Faster

4/26 Finding Reliable Health Information on the Internet

4/26 Some incredibly useful websites you wish you knew earlier

4/26 What Is the Dark Web

4/26 The Dark Web has your online identity for sale


3/22 Everything you wanted to know about Bluetooth

3/22 Ten useful websites

3/22 How to customize your Windows 10 Start Menu

3/22 How to Add Remix 3D Items to a Microsoft Word Document

3/22 How to Add 3D Objects to Powerpoint Presentations


2/22 Build your own home security system with Ring Products

2/22 Five incredible ways to use your smartphone camera you never knew until now


1/25 Bitcoins: Background and Usage explained

1/25 Use Microsoft Photos app for editing photos and video

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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