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PC Outlaws Meeting                   
April 12, 2021

(Note: Jitsi-Meet Only, Virtual Meeting)
Monday 9:00 AM (PDT)

Note1: The following (Chromium based) browsers will work with
either Jitsi-Meet, Google or Skype Meeting.
These are the optimum browsers, others may cause video streaming
problems on your end.
Microsoft Edge 
Google Chrome 
Opera & Opera GTX
Brave, but you MUST disable “Shields” first.
Amazon Silk

1: The 5 Best Smart Locks for 2021 (Don B.): https://www.reviewgeek.com/35875/the-best-smart-locks-for-2021/

2a: Data backups, is it necessary to purchase online backup storage rather than use the free or paid online backups from your OS? Which is easier to use? Both Microsoft and Apple provide a storage solution for their products.

2b: Microsoft OneDrive cloud storage pricing and plans: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/onedrive/compare-onedrive-plans

2c: Apple iCloud storage plans and pricing: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201238

2d: 10 Best Cloud Storage Services of 2021: https://www.adamenfroy.com/best-cloud-storage

3a: 7 Uses For The USB Port on Your Router: https://www.dignited.com/63931/uses-for-the-usb-port-on-r-router/

3b: How to Connect a USB Printer to a Network: https://www.wikihow.com/Connect-a-USB-Printer-to-a-Network

3c: Everything USB: https://www.everythingusb.com/

3d: Asus ROG Delta S Headset: https://rog.asus.com/us/headsets-audio/headsets/3-5mm-headsets/rog-delta-s-model/    and   https://www.amazon.com/ASUS-ROG-Noise-Canceling-Microphone-Playstation/dp/B08QHBJ1WJ


4a: Some of the best free photo editing software.

4b: Darktable, similar to LightRoom: https://www.darktable.org/

4c: The Gimp: https://www.gimp.org/

4d: paint.net, similar to Photoshop Elements: https://www.getpaint.net/

4e: digiKam is an advanced digital photo management application: https://www.digikam.org/

4f: 11 Best Photo Management Software of 2021 (Ultimate Guide): https://www.adamenfroy.com/best-photo-management-software

4g: Top 25 Photo Organizing Software and Apps of 2021: https://www.pixpa.com/blog/photo-organiser

Organize and find your photos on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT207368

 Metadata search

FastPhotoTagger: https://sourceforge.net/projects/fastphototagger/

Finding Your Images: https://community.acdsee.com/finding-your-images/

Awesome Duplicate Photo Finder: https://www.duplicate-finder.com/photo.html

Note: Test run looking for duplicates. 3279 images, 588 duplicates found, run time: 6 minutes.

 How to sort using your computer.

In Win 10 File Explorer you can sort or group your photos by applying the settings below:

  1. In the File Explorer, open the folder that contains your photos.
  2. Click on the View tab, you can select Sort by or Group by.
  3. Select Name, Date, Type Size, Tags, Date Created, etc.

5: Intel accused of wiretapping because it uses analytics https://www.theregister.com/2021/03/30/intel_wiretapping_data    is there anything we can do to mitigate this, is this a big deal? My three suggestions to mitigate tracking, extensions for Firefox. The Register has 12 trackers on their website, others have more.


Manage local site storage settings (Firefox): https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/storage

6: Windows 10: Guides, tips, tricks, and everything you need to know about Microsoft’s OS: https://www.pcworld.com/article/3605769/windows-10-guides-tips-tricks-and-everything-you-need-to-know-about-microsofts-os.html

 Interwebs or news around the tubes

 Old Technology in Photos & Videos: https://secure.flickr.com/photos/9479603@N02/albums

 Google Voice: https://voice.google.com/about

Everything You Need to Know About Your Amazon Fire Tablet: https://www.makeuseof.com/everything-you-need-to-know-about-your-amazon-fire-tablet/

Some interesting websites, flights and ships:







What Was CP/M, and Why Did It Lose to MS-DOS (Don B.): https://www.howtogeek.com/718124/what-was-cpm-and-why-did-it-lose-to-ms-dos/

 Biden Announces His Broadband Plan: https://www.wired.com/story/biden-announces-broadband-plan-isps-will-hate-it/


One response to “SPCUG

  1. Just to be clear about the new office app, it’s a front end menu for office users. In itself it doesn’t have any word processing capabilities or anything like that. It’s just a new clean menu interface for office when you first login .I’ve been using it for sometime because it’s actually already embedded in office it’s just not prominent, you can choose to have it as your landing spot or not but in the near future version there will not be a choice. It will be the landing page for your login.

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