19th August 2021

Curious Kids: how does music get onto a cassette tape?

Christopher Wenn, The University of Melbourne How does music get onto a cassette tape? — Paul, age 9, Adelaide   Hi Paul! That’s a great question. […]
23rd August 2021

From The Editor August 2021

Hello and welcome to another edition of PC Update. On the club front our activities have been back online this month. We had an interesting monthly […]
28th August 2021

Forty years of the IBM PC

Hugh Macdonald The twelfth of August 2021 marks forty years since the IBM Personal Computer was first released onto the market. It is widely regarded as […]
28th August 2021

Smart Home, Smarter Home

Greg Skalka, Under The Computer Hood User Group Everyone wants some control in their lives. Having the ability to control things in our homes can provide […]
28th August 2021

How one simple rule change could curb online retailers’ snooping on you

Katharine Kemp, UNSW I spent last week studying the 26,000 words of privacy terms published by eBay and Amazon, trying to extract some straight answers, and […]
28th August 2021

Member Short Stories: Elephobia

George Wright My wife loves an Apple. I like apples too, but I like eating mine. My computer is Android. Hers backs-up automatically, several times a […]
28th August 2021

East SIG Report July 2021

Neil Muller Host Paul Woolard opened the July meeting, again with all members back at home joining the meeting via Zoom. The first presentation of the […]
28th August 2021

Yammer Highlights July 2021

Dennis Parsons NBN Questions and Comments Steve posed the question of whether it was possible to use the 4G fall-back capability of a Telstra Smart Modem […]
28th August 2021

A Change to PC Update Subscriptions

David Stonier-Gibson The Committee has decided not to accept any new subscriptions for the printed version of PC Update. Here’s why: The large, fancy colour laser […]
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