WACI Monday Highlights 11-7-22 | Senior Planet from AARP
Judy offered Eleanore some information about Samsung and Blu smartphones in her quest to replace her Android phone. They were each about $200.00 online but may be available at stores. Better deals might be available on Black Friday or Cyber Monday. We also gave her some insights into backing up her contacts, apps and the information within her apps.
We addressed Malcolm‘s query about finding who is the administrator on his Windows 10 computer. Search for “Owner” in “Settings” to get the details.
Zoom has once been updated again since our last meeting. The current version is 5.12.6. Download the latest version at https://zoom.us/download
The current Chrome version has remained steady since last week – it’s still 107.0.5304.88.
Our share folder of previous PDFs and videos is found on Google Drive at: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1BIL-Tm2ul4CR0YErTI-ApPbBG8A51pRO?usp=sharing
From Last Week:
E.G.‘s solution to the auto-populate problem he was having. (Watch for an upcoming how-to on Gmail contacts!)
Linda shared the “Car Repair Assistant” at CR.org/carrepair which is actually a Consumer Reports site and redirects there. I visited and saw an icon and logo indicating: “Provided By Repair Pal”.
Scrolling down to the bottom of the page I found that Consumer Reports has an affiliate relationship with Repair Pal. They get a commission when a car owner uses one of their shops in their network for repairs. They do clearly state that the fees received do support their nonprofit mission.
Does anyone have any experience using this service? Please tell us about them – use the comments section below or contact us directly.
Marianna asked about Firefox updates. I found a page on Firefox Release notes which provides notes on both the major and minor updates. Two of the most interesting updates are:
- It is now possible to edit PDFs: including writing text, drawing, and adding signatures. I haven’t tried it yet but it does sound interesting.
- You can now pin private windows to your Windows taskbar on Window 10 and Windows 11. This saves time in opening a new tab.
New This Week:
I reviewed the Google Hum feature. See last week’s post entitled “Google Hum Can Get You The Name Of The Song In Your Head”.
Tony provided a link to an article. (I’m sorry, I didn’t save the chat.)
On the agenda for next week:
Alberta: labels for cards for the upcoming holidays, mailing labels and recipes in LibreOffice.
Tony: discount shopping sites. Note: I had some for today on my slide deck but we ran out of time.
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