PC Update is the Melbourne PC User Group magazine/newsletter. The first issue of PC Update appeared in March 1984 under the title MELB-PC.

The name was changed to PC Update in September of the same year and has remained unchanged ever since. The magazine has won a number of International Awards.

PC Update has been published in various formats, firstly as a printed newsletter, then a printed magazine, then an e-magazine, and currently as a e-newsletter.

November Columns

Yammer Highlights October 2019

Dennis Parsons Chit Chat One good thing about Yammer is members read a wide variety of news media from around the world and post links to […]

East SIG Report October 2019

Neil Muller The October meeting opened with George Skarbek conducting his usual Q&A segment. George commenced with an update to a recent presentation he gave on […]

Editorial November 2019

Hugh Macdonald Welcome to the November 2019 edition of PC Update. This edition marks the end of an era as we have a President’s report from […]

November Monthly Meeting

The November Monthly Meeting (including Annual General Meeting) will be held Wednesday November 5 at 7pm Guest Topic: Tim Talks Tech Our November speaker is Melbourne […]

DOTW Winners October 2019

Roger Brown DOTW (whatever that stands for) is our weekly poll and light hearted review of the sillier events of the week. Thanks to those who […]

Science and Tech Projects Group Report

David Stonier-Gibson Hydroponics Project Update In Sci/Tech meeting on Sunday 20th October we decided to enter our hydroponics project in the upcoming Monash Mini Maker Faire […]

From The President November 2019

John Hall Our new committee In my September President’s Report I asked for volunteers to nominate for the upcoming committee and I am very pleased to […]

November Articles

How to use the iHelp website

Leighton West The iHelp website can be found at http://www.melbpc.org.au/ihelp Intro & Search Many Members are unaware of the free facilities available to them from our […]

Software Review: CloudReady

Hugh Macdonald Like me, you might have always wondered whether a Chromebook would be a useful computing device for everyday use. But also like me, you […]

October 2019

DOTW September 2019

Roger Brown Latest winners of the DOTW poll were: Townsville Mayor Jenny Hill who says homelessness charities providing food and laundry services to people are “enabling” […]

Yammer September 2019

Dennis Parsons Chit Chat We had an interesting and educational thread involving three of Melbourne’s great religions – AFL, Judaism & gambling! Judy heard it mentioned […]

East SIG Report September 2019

Neil Muller The September meeting opened with George Skarbek conducting his usual Q&A segment.   Q: I received an email from Google Map Timelines in early […]

Computer History Tours of Melbourne

Graham Farr You are invited to join one of the upcoming Computer History Tours of Melbourne, organised by the Faculty of IT at Monash University.  The tours are on Sat 19 Oct, […]

Editorial October 2019

Hugh Macdonald Welcome to the October 2019 edition of PC Update. Firstly thank you to everyone who has provided feedback on last month’s issue. On the […]

October Monthly Meeting

The October Monthly Meeting will be held Wednesday October 2 at 7pm Guest Topic: Data Collection, Computing and Climate Modelling Our October guest speaker is Lynette […]

Book Reviews

Weapons of Math Destruction – Cathy O’Neil Tim McQueen Melb PC purchased a copy of Weapons of Math Destruction after the recommendation by Michael Brand who […]

Time Machine: FreeBSD

Peter Kostouros Every month we delve into the PC Update archive to take a look at what computing was like in the past…this month, a review […]

From The President October 2019

John Hall Volunteering for your Club By the time you read this it will be the end of September/early October and the time for nominations for […]

Member Tips and Tricks

Each month we’ll publish tips and tricks from members that could help you use your computer more effectively. If you have any tips and tricks you […]