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Facebook and Instagram are bombarding young people with targeted alcohol, gambling and unhealthy food ads

Alliance for Gambling Reform https://www.agr.org.au/ Facebook and Instagram are bombarding young people with targeted ads for alcohol, gambling and unhealthy food, new data shows, prompting calls for reform to protect young people from harmful digital marketing. Researchers at the University of… Continue Reading…

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ChatGPT – Product warrantees & consumer law

I quite often see posts on social media that suggest the poster is blissfully unaware of their rights under Australian consumer law. Don’t get fobbed off by a retailer who may well be ignorant of the law and your rights,… Continue Reading…

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All Melbourne PC User Group members now have Google Workspace. So what?

Greg Eden, [email protected] The transition is complete. Our email is working. Our [email protected] accounts are functioning in Outlook or Thunderbird. All is well, thank you – the end. But that is not the end, that is just the start. This… Continue Reading…

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Publishing Information

The newsletter of Melbourne PC User Group Suite 26, Level 1, 479 Warrigal Road Moorabbin 3189 Office hours 9.30am – 4.30pm (Mon-Friday) Email [email protected] ABN 43 196 519 351 Victorian Association Registration A0003293V Editor David Stonier-Gibson ([email protected]) Technical Editors Roger… Continue Reading…

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From the editor’s keyboard

  So, I’m back to editing the newsletter. Hugh Macdonald became President, and I have taken this one burden off his shoulders. But it’s in a much changed format, as pioneered by Hugh. I hope I’ve managed to cobble it… Continue Reading…

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Revisiting Chromebook

Hugh Macdonald I’ve used a Chromebook in the past and the premise of its operating system, Chrome OS is a great one. It’s a very lightweight operating system that doesn’t require premium CPUs, extensive amounts of memory, or large amounts… Continue Reading…

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From The Editor November/December 2022

Hugh Macdonald So like they say all good things must come to an end, and with my recent decision to become President of Melbourne PC User Group, I no longer feel that I can give PC Update the attention that… Continue Reading…

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The dawn of AI has come, and its implications for education couldn’t be more significant

Vitomir Kovanovic, University of South Australia The release of OpenAI’s ChatGPT chatbot has given us a glimpse into the future of teaching and learning alongside artificial intelligence. Educators immediately pointed out the chatbot’s ability to generate meaningful responses to questions… Continue Reading…

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From The President November/December 2022

Hugh Macdonald Welcome to my very first president’s report in PC Update.   To recap I became president at the November Annual General Meeting and I said I would focus on a number of things for the coming year; to… Continue Reading…

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