The next EDCUG meeting
will be held at the
Placerville Seventh Day Adventist Church
  on March 4, 2019

The Early Session
will cover more tips and tricks for Windows 10, Smartphones, and other computer interests.  We will look at battery life problems and recommendations on how to extend our battery life for daily use and over the life of the device.  Fast Charging is an option on newer smartphones, but it might not be "smart charging."  If you want a one-click shortcut to shut down your computer, we will show you how to build one.  Downloaded files are normally blocked by Windows.  This is a not-so-new feature.  It is significant in that Windows is preventing freshly downloaded files from being able to run or execute on their own. You have the opportunity to scan the files before you unblock and run downloaded files.

During the meeting we will review our freshly audited treasury acount balance.  There will be time for questions and, hopefully, solutions for any new computer problems you might have encountered recently.  This is the time of year for tax scams.  If either the IRS or the FTB doesn't agree with your filings, they will contact you with a letter delivered by the US Post Office.  If you receive any other form of communication from the IRS/FTB, it will be a scam and sholuld be reported.

As always, your suggestions for programs for future meetings are always welcome.

The Main Program will be the start of a program reviewing digital means of communicating.  Electronic mail or  email is the primary reason the Internet exists.  We will look at email, client email, and web email.  We will review mail services and some important terms like POP3, IMAP, and SMTP.

We will also look at texting or SMS/MMS, Chats, Instant Messaging, and VOIP.  A discussion of digital communications wouldn't be complete unless it included a discussion of security and privacy.  Mail can be encrypted and your Internet travels can be secured by using VPN services or Virtual Private Networks.

The next meeting will be Monday, April 1st, 2019.


Dave Leippe

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