Windows 10 tips

For Monday’s Computer Basics Group, here is a webpage of Windows 10 tips

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Do more with Edge and Cortana

Here are the links to Ricks presentations on Edge and Cortana.  Interestingly, because they are images of text and therefore not likely to be scanned by the likes of Google,  I’m not too worried about the copyright.  Note the dates on the bottom of the pages are 2015.

Do more with Edge page 1 Do more with Edge page 2

Get To Know Cortana page 1 Get To Know Cortana page 2

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September free draw winner

Stuart Stout was the winner of the monthly draw for September.

Attendees to our events that have a drop-in fee get a free ticket for the monthly draw, which is a $20 gift card, or a $20 thumb-drive.

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CCleaner hack affects 2.27 million computers

Your device may have CCleaner malware. Here’s what you need to know.

Computer-optimization software is supposed to keep your computer running smoothly. Well, in this case, maybe not so much. Monday, the company that makes CCleaner, Avast’s Piriform, announced that its free software was infected with malware. If you use CCleaner, here’s what you need to know.

CCleaner on Android wasn’t affected. —Alina Bradford/CNET

More info at this link.

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Minutes for Aug 14, 2017 exec meeting

Attending: George, Rick, Martin, Dorothy Ann (Silver Threads)
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Monthly Draw Prize

Join any of our Monday or Thursday classes for a free chance to win a technology related monthly prize.
The month’s winning ticket number will be posted on our website at the end of each month, in this post, so keep your tickets, and email to let us know you have it.  With your matching ticket, you may claim your prize at the next class you attend.

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September Photoshoots


When: Friday September 1st
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Inner Harbour (meet at Information Center)
Photo sharing and refreshments at Milestones


When: Saturday September 9th
Time: 10:00 am
Where: Swan Lake Nature Sanctuary 3873 Swan lake Rd. (meet in parking lot)
Lunch and Photo sharing at Brown’s Social House 109-3680 Uptown Blvd.


When: Wednesday September 27th
Time: 10:00 am
Where: Gorge Kinsmen Park (meet in parking lot off Tillicum Rd.
Lunch and photo sharing at Gorge Pointe Pub 1075 Tillicum Rd

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Technology for 55+

We discuss how to effectively and safely use digital technology (smartphones, digital cameras,  tablets and computers, except Apple products) to those 55 and older who join our club.

Our 150 members can attend any of several sessions per month, held at Silver Threads Passmore Center, kitty corner to Tillicum Mall, south-east corner (click for map).  Scroll down for more articles.

To attend Computer Club events you must be a member of the Victoria Computer Club.  Join us.  New Computer Club members get their first month’s computer club membership for free – attend your favourite club course or try them all. (Silver Threads drop-in fees still apply.)

Memberships are $25 per person.  Memberships last 365 days from the anniversary of joining, (395 days the first year.)

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FREE 2017 Summer Virtual Technology Conference

Saturday, August 19
10:00 – 1:00 PT
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August Photo Shoots

Join the photo group with your digital camera or smart phone.  There are 4 photoshoots planned for August 2nd, 23rd, 26th and 27th, plus at the picnic Continue reading

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