We have a new course starting next Thursday at #yarrajanction at Cire (formerly Upper Yarra Community House) starting next Thursday morning. The venue is Yarra Junction. The times are 9:30 am to midday. Call Nina on 03 9736 1977 to enrol.
I remember when Windows 95 came out and my then girlfriend had Win95 with 4 MB of ram. I was so excited and believed I "had it made". My how things change.
Having spent a few months now advising people about Windows 10, its interesting how different age groups react differently to the fact that Windows10 has a key stroke logger built in. The younger set couldn't give a toss, they think that is just the way things are. Older students and myself were horrified to realise the fact, and that were trusting Microsoft to keep a lour personal login information for the many sites we use everyday, private. You know its only a matter of time before hackers and or Governments gain access to this information stored by Microsoft.
Inside the suite of Windows 10, Home cant be disabled and have the keystroke logger turned off. Windows 10 Pro and Enterprise can have the logger disabled and I'll put links below to show you the steps. Personally I dont like the way Microsoft are in essence forcing people to use Windows 10, as outlined above. If you are are like me you still have trusty Windows 7, I'll set out a series of graphics below that will show you how to control whats downloading from Microsoft by way of updates, and how to stop Windows 10 downloading and installing itself.
How to reclaim your privacy in Windows 10, piece by piece
Windows 10 Hack: 3 Ways To Stop Forced Updates
Steps to disable Windows 10 download for Windows 7 users
1. Click Start then 2. Control Panel
3. Click Windows Updates
4. Click Change Settings
5. Click and select Check for updates etc as shown above.
6. Check and uncheck the updates you want.
7. Finally click install updates. Away with pesky Windows and time to enjoy Windows 7 without pressure from Microsoft.
Google Docs Voice Typing is a relatively new feature to the already excellent Google Drive. In this video I'll show you the steps to dictate your letters versus conventional typing. Great if you want to dictate your memoirs and you don't feel up to typing them out. The accuracy is pretty good and I reckon with a bit of practice the accuracy will improve. Once completed one need only go back over and tidy up the mistakes.
Thanks Diane for bringing the morning smoko. One cannot lose weight when students keep bringing this to class. Not that I'm complaining. People are very generous.
If you have an HP Deskjet printer then here is how to scan documents or photos.
Here is a short presentation of my new Term 2 Classes at The Healesville Living & Learning Centre. Click on the video below, and sit back. All will be revealed.
This class is specifically designed for those who have no computer experience, but feel the relentless pressure to use computers as they creep into daily life.
I often get questions about using your existing Hard Drive with your new #Chromebook. The answer is yes, you can. Its actually very easy. Watch this #screen-cast and follow the steps and enjoy using your Hard Drive content.
After some gentle encouragement from myself, a number of students have lashed out and bought Chromebooks. I made this video for one Student who wasn't sure how to connect their external hard drive to their Chromebook, of if it would work at all. The good news it works and is very simple to do. Watch the videos below and all will be revealed.
Nigel Dobson Computer Trainer in the heart of the beautiful Yarra Valley.