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From The Editor December 2021

Hugh Macdonald Hello and welcome to the final edition of PC Update for 2021! And what another strange year it was. It started with some promise but ended up being another trying one. Hopefully along the way, whatever the situation… Continue Reading…

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Why wearable fitness trackers aren’t as useless as some make them out to be

Ben Singh, University of South Australia and Carol Maher, University of South Australia Wearable fitness trackers will be on many Christmas shopping lists this year, with a vast range of devices (and an ever-increasing number of features) hitting the market… Continue Reading…

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How 2021 was the year governments really started to wise up against big tech

David Tuffley, Griffith University After all the bad press tech companies have received, would anyone still be surprised to learn the outwardly smiling face of social media conceals a sophisticated data-collection industry? This year’s headlines delivered news of an array… Continue Reading…

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Monthly Meeting December 2021

The November 2021 Monthly Meeting was held online on Wednesday 1st December 2021, with about 70 members in attendance via Zoom and a few in attendance at Moorabbin. This was the program for the evening: Guests: Dr Michael Brand Topic:… Continue Reading…

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Most Common Issues that Need Repair from a PC or Mac Repair Shop Perspective

Dan Douglas, President, Space Coast PCUG This month I am updating the presentation highlights from the session I gave at the APCUG virtual Technology Conference held back in 2019. I spoke on “Most Common Issues that Need Repair from a… Continue Reading…

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Interesting Internet Finds

Steve Costello A Quick Way To “Clear Your Web Browsing History And Data” … https://technewsforyou.com/2021/03/01/a-quick-way-to-clear-your-web-browsing-history-and-data/ I can’t believe I did not know this before. This shortcut is easy to use. I will be clearing my browsing history and data more… Continue Reading…

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Behind The Scenes At PC Update

Hugh Macdonald I began as PC Update editor back in September 2019 and with my permanent step into the role, there were a lot of changes in how PC Update was produced and how it could be consumed. From a… Continue Reading…

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How To Install Linux

Hugh Macdonald Every few months in PC Update, reviews of different Linux distributions are featured, and other aspects of the operating system are discussed as well. So you might have found yourself interested in trying it out but been unsure… Continue Reading…

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Yammer Highlights November 2021

Dennis Parsons Computer Help Smart phones can be confusing for everyone at times and doubly so when you’re on the other end of a phone call trying to sort out what they’ve done 😉 But that’s another story. For many… Continue Reading…

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