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Editorial April 2021

Hugh Macdonald Pleasingly, life is beginning to return to normal at Melbourne PC User Group. Everytime I walk into the club these days (usually on the weekends) it is a hub of activity, often with members of the Microcontroller Workshop… Continue Reading…

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Yammer Highlights March 2021

Dennis Parsons Windows 10 Merv, our loud and proud purple dinosaur (if you see his Yammer profile pic you’ll understand), has been on a rather steep learning curve with using a new Nokia C3 Android phone as a 4G hotspot… Continue Reading…

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East SIG Report March 2021

Neil Muller Host Dave Botherway opened the March meeting again presented via Zoom. After welcoming members, the meeting commenced with George Skarbek presenting Q&A. With no questions forthcoming, George proceeded to give the first presentation of the night. The presentation,… Continue Reading…

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ASCCA Online Courses

Frank O’Loughlin Last Monday I participated in an online course on Gimp photo editor. I haven’t been game to try this previously as my memory is quite poor and I find it hard to remember much from courses. My motivation… Continue Reading…

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Phone wet and will not turn on? Here is how to deal with water damage

Ritesh Chugh, CQUniversity Australia If you’ve ever gotten your phone wet in the rain, dropped it in water or spilt liquid over it, you’re not alone. One study suggests 25% of smartphone users have damaged their smartphone with water or… Continue Reading…

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Monthly Meeting April 2021

The March 2021 Monthly Meeting was held in person and online on Wednesday 3rd March 2021, with over 40 members in attendance at Moorabbin and over 70 members in attendance via Zoom. This was the program for the evening: Guest… Continue Reading…

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Potential for harm: Microsoft to make US$22 billion worth of augmented reality headsets for US Army

Ben Egliston, Queensland University of Technology and Marcus Carter, University of Sydney Microsoft has reportedly been awarded a ten year contract worth close to US$22 billion, to provide 120,000 military-grade augmented reality (AR) headsets to the US Army. Popularised through… Continue Reading…

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Interesting Internet Finds April 2021

Steve Costello Proxy Vs. VPN: When To Use A Proxy Server And When To Use A VPN? https://www.digitalcitizen.life/when-use-proxy-and-when-use-vpn/ Have you heard about Proxies and VPNs. Do you know the differences, or when you should use which and why? Check out… Continue Reading…

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Chromebook Update

Jeff Wilkinson, President, Sun City Summerlin Computer Club I have become more interested in Chromebooks as an alternative for our club members who need to replace an outdated desktop or laptop computer. Many, if not most, of these users don’t… Continue Reading…

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