Today’s meeting of
the GTPCC was held in The Community Room of Howell Furniture, 6095
Folsom, Beaumont, Texas
Members and 9 Guests.
Guest Speaker: Ira
Wilsker of My Computer Show
Dr. Sam’s Q&A
Discussion Group, opened 1:45 p.m. with Questions & Answers.
Discussion on why
browser quits running after couple hours.
Task manager, check
fans, check physical condition of hard drive on manufacture web site
were options discussed.
Main presentation, My Computer Show Live, hosted by Ira Wilsker
started his presentation at 2:00 p.m.
Portable editions of
software on flash drives now popular.
www.Liberkey.com , a freeware
favorite, includes portable Chrome, Firefox, etc.
Prevents history on
computer you are using
gismo’s freeware site
1000 volunteers tryout
new programs and give opinions
AV rescue & Sandbox
www.liberkey.com Under Tune
Up Utilities, Several cleaners
Internet radio – can
save favorites on flash drive, also line streaming available
www.mwave.com all good
sites for computers and accessories
PDFs like Foxit
(better) and Adobe
Video media options –Irfanvue
needs plugins, but VLC doesn’t and can play anything
NiZn (nickel zinc) rechargeable batteries 1.6V (volts) and safer over
Ira introduced some
new technologiesHome Plug (homeplug.org) – uses existing house wiring
without running additional cables for electronic equipment - with
wi-fi, no interference with household appliances,- needs few watts to
run - Best Buy – Net Gear – $96.00 for 2-pack
Femtocell – expands
range on cell phones (also Magic Jack now)
works on ATT,
T-Mobile but not on Verizon or Sprint phones, with no minutes used.
– back online today (Nov. 21) – known for freebies 24 hours a
www.ebooksdownloadfree.com back up –
pdf format directory to download site
- uses compression format (foreign) vs. zip
computer to buy right now?
Windows 7, 64 bit, 8
gigs, at least 250 video card, check
Can buy router
Computer Shack can
Can buy adapter to go wireless or ethernet
to usb adapter
President gave details on next meeting -
Guest speaker will be Gene Lindsey, “You Want A Website”
APCUG Page will no longer be updated as
of Dec. 1
Firefox updates – suggest to do manually
(go into Help)
Drawing for Door Prizes held by Treasurer,
Door Prizes Winners
Al Alvarado: Quick
Start Your iPhone Donated by Computer Dimensions.
Monopoly GO game Donated by Barnes & Noble
Martin Tirabasso: Key
Chain Digital Camera Donated by GTPCC
Talking Caller ID Donated by GTPCC.
Pickup Tool, and Pen donated by GTPCC.
Meeting was adjorned