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.

December Columns

December Monthly Meeting

The December Monthly Meeting will be held Wednesday December 4 at 7pm. Guest Speaker: Fiona Patten MP Fiona Patten is a state politician. She is the […]

DOTW Winners November 2019

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

Editorial December 2019

Hugh Macdonald Welcome to the final edition of PC Update for 2019. This edition comes off the back of a momentous month for the club. Firstly […]

Yammer Highlights December 2019

Chit Chat While having a cleanout of his shed Greg came across the instructions he’d been sent by Melb PC some time in the mid 90s […]

Member Notices

Office Closure The office will be closed from Monday December 23 2019 and will reopen on Monday January 6 2020 at 9.30am. Security Warning – Windows […]

From The President December 2019

David Stonier-Gibson Well, my first monthly report for PC Update. Executive summary: I’m learning the ropes! I actually started on the job several weeks before the […]

December Articles

Book Review: We Have Been Harmonized

Tim McQueen We have been harmonised – Life in China’s surveillance state Kai Stittmatter Old Street Publishing. 328 Pages. This is not the usual type of […]

How To Clean Your Dirty Laptop

David Kretchmar, Sun City Summerlin Computer Club After being used regularly for months or years, our laptops accumulate dust, grime, skin oils, sneezes, and who knows […]

Interesting Internet Finds

Steve Costello, Boca Raton Computer Society While going through the more than 300 RSS feeds, I often run across things that I think might be of […]

Smart Devices In The Home

Phil Sorrentino, The Computer Club, Florida There are a whole host of smart devices available for use in the home now. Some of the most basic […]

Your New Commitee

Following the Annual General Meeting on Wednesday December 6, a new committee of members was elected. These are their stories. David Stonier-Gibson, President David Stonier-Gibson made […]

November 2019

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]