August 19, 2012


Today’s meeting of the GTPCC was held in Community Room of Howell Furniture, 6095 Folsom in Beaumont, Texas 

Attendance: 19 members and 7 guests.

No New Members: 2 Renewals 

1:30 pm: This month's entire meeting was a Q & A Session.

Questions &Topics discussed:

Windows 7 Libraries

Saving info from flip phones


Microsoft Press free ebooks

Office 2010 & Libre Office

Free templates for Libre Office and Office 2010

Sophos free antivirus for Mac

Windows 8 touch screen

Android Tablets

Free books from Amazon, Barnes & Nobles, Google, archive.org

Solar chargers

Network attach storage (NAS) devices

Refilling printer cartridges

Printing pictures with retail stores vs. at home

Air Print

Splashtop Streamer remote access

USB flash drives with hard read errors

Recuva (www.piriform.com/recuva) & Spinrite (www.grc.com/spinrite.htm)

Note: Backup before upgrading

Mountain Lion for Mac

Note: Monitor deals for Verizon, TWC, AT&T that may be cost effective


Android 4.0 (Icecream sandwich)

Passport (external drive) use on Mac & PC

3:30 pm: Our treasurer held drawing for door prizes, winners were:

Billy Hardee: Verbatim DVD+R donated by Zydeco Technologies

Hans Sheridan: iPod Charger/USB Cable donated by Computer Dimensions

Billie Jean Sorrells: Jigsaw Puzzle donated by Barnes and Noble

Angel Badeaux: Mobil Head Set donated by GTPCC

Angela Walker: USB Wireless Lan Card donated by GTPCC

Gilbert Saldana: USB 4x4GB Data Traveler donated by GTPCC

3:40 pm: Announcements were made by our President

Should we have more  Q&A Sessions. Let the GTPCC know what you think.

September: Digital Photography by Doug Hargraves of Barnes & Nobles

October: Shopping Online by Ira Wilsker

November: Online Banking & Online Trading by Ross Jones of MerrillLynch

December: Useful Apps for Tablets & Smart Phones by Dr. Sam Giglio

Q&A meetings every four months agreed to.

3:50 pm: Meeting was adjourned.


Submitted by,

Gwen Jones

GTPCC Secretary