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.

Publishing Information

May 2021

Backing Up

Dan Douglas, President, Space Coast PC Users Group Two types of files are required to be backed up. There are your personal files, normally stored in […]

Book Review

Tim McQueen This is how they tell me the world ends – the cyber weapons arms race Nicole Perlroth Bloomsbury 491 pages   On 10 May […]

Building a DIY CNC Router (Part 1)

Dave Williams This is the first part of a series of articles on Dave Williams’ experience of building a CNC (computerised numerical control) router, which is […]

Casting, not in the theatrical sense

Phil Sorrentino, Sarasota Technology Users Group Most modern computers have HDMI outputs so it is easy to display your computer screen on a big-screen TV, but […]

DOTW Winners April 2021

Roger Brown DOTW is a lighthearted look at some of the sillier events of the week. Don’t take it too seriously and do pop over to […]

East SIG Report April 2021

Neil Muller Host Paul Woolard opened the April meeting again presented via Zoom. After welcoming members, the meeting commenced with George Skarbek presenting Q&A. Q: I […]

Editorial May 2021

Hugh Macdonald Hello and welcome to another edition of PC Update. This month the highlights include: Dave Williams with the first part of his series on […]

Interesting Internet Finds

Steve Costello What Is Archive In Gmail And How To Archive And Unarchive Emails https://www.guidingtech.com/what-is-archive-in-gmail-how-to-archive-unarchive-emails/ Do you know what archiving in Gmail is? If so, do […]

Monthly Meeting May 2021

The May 2021 Monthly Meeting was held in person and online on Wednesday 5th May 2021, with over 20 members in attendance at Moorabbin and over […]

Presidential Musings May 2021

David Stonier-Gibson Successful Covid-be-gone party Sunday 18th April I think I can confidently declare the Party at Moorabbin on Sunday 18th April a success. We all […]

Yammer Highlights April 2021

Dennis Parsons Coronavirus Discussion & Comments   The use of QR codes for “checking in” to many businesses and venues for COVID tracking purposes, including Melb […]

April 2021

ASCCA Online Courses

Frank O’Loughlin Last Monday I participated in an online course on Gimp photo editor. I haven’t been game to try this previously as my memory is […]

Chromebook Update

Jeff Wilkinson, President, Sun City Summerlin Computer Club I have become more interested in Chromebooks as an alternative for our club members who need to replace […]

DOTW Winners March 2021

Roger Brown DOTW is a lighthearted look at some of the sillier events of the week. Don’t take it too seriously and do pop over to […]

East SIG Report March 2021

Neil Muller Host Dave Botherway opened the March meeting again presented via Zoom. After welcoming members, the meeting commenced with George Skarbek presenting Q&A. With no […]

Editorial April 2021

Hugh Macdonald Pleasingly, life is beginning to return to normal at Melbourne PC User Group. Everytime I walk into the club these days (usually on the […]

Interesting Internet Finds April 2021

Steve Costello Proxy Vs. VPN: When To Use A Proxy Server And When To Use A VPN? https://www.digitalcitizen.life/when-use-proxy-and-when-use-vpn/ Have you heard about Proxies and VPNs. Do […]

Monthly Meeting April 2021

The March 2021 Monthly Meeting was held in person and online on Wednesday 3rd March 2021, with over 40 members in attendance at Moorabbin and over […]

Presidential Musings April 2021

David Stonier-Gibson Internet lounge equipment As part of our refurbishing and de-cluttering the club rooms, we have moved all the Internet Lounge equipment into temporary storage. […]

Yammer Highlights March 2021

Dennis Parsons Windows 10 Merv, our loud and proud purple dinosaur (if you see his Yammer profile pic you’ll understand), has been on a rather steep […]

March 2021

DOTW Winners February 2021

Roger Brown DOTW is a lighthearted look at some of the sillier events of the week. Don’t take it too seriously and do pop over to […]

East SIG Report February 2021

Neil Muller Host Frank Maher opened the first East SIG’s meeting for 2021 again hosted via Zoom. After welcoming members, the meeting then commenced with George […]

From The Editor March 2021

Hugh Macdonald Hello and welcome to the March edition of PC Update. Our magazine this month covers a range of topics: A discussion of various types […]

Interesting Internet Finds

Steve Costello, SEFCUG Gmail’s New Quick Settings https://cynmackley.com/2020/08/04/gmails-new-quick-settings/ https://cynmackley.com/2020/08/05/gmail-quick-settings-part-2/ https://cynmackley.com/2020/08/06/gmail-quick-settings-part-3/ If you use Gmail, you should know how to use its quick settings feature. Cyn Mackley […]

Member Wanted Ad

Expert tuition and assistance needed in using software to improve vinyl records and cassettes. I have a basic knowledge of Adobe Audition 1 and hope to […]

Monthly Meeting March 2021

The March 2021 Monthly Meeting was held in person and online on Wednesday 3rd March 2021, with over 75 members in attendance. This was the program […]

Those Nasty Pop Up Ads

Jim Cerny, Help Desk Host, The Saratoga Users Group You’re going along just fine, enjoying a fun game on your device, you don’t know how it […]

Why Linux?

Jim Quinn, Vice President, Under the Computer Hood User Group In 2008 we (my wife & I) decided to do the 5-year plan to retire in […]

Yammer Highlights February 2021

Dennis Parsons Computer Help Occasionally members raise the issue of readability of the Yammer posts, no not the quality of the content, but the combination of […]

February 2021

Book Review

Tim McQueen Uncanny Valley – A memoir Anna Wiener Farrar Strauss & Giroux 284 pages Wiener is a contributing writer to The New Yorker. After college […]

Club News February 2021

Hugh Macdonald Upgrades to the AV system at Moorabbin Our Moorabbin headquarters hosted its first in-person monthly meeting since February 2020 on Wednesday 2 February, when […]

East SIG Report December 2020

Neil Muller Host Paul Woolard opened East SIG’s December meeting again via Zoom. After welcoming members, the meeting then commenced with George Skarbek presenting Q&A. Q: […]

From The Editor February 2021

Hugh Macdonald Hello and welcome to PC Update for another issue, and another year! The club is slowly returning to ‘normal’. Earlier this month we had […]

From The President February 2021

David Stonier-Gibson 2020 will of course always be remembered as the year of Covid 19. We are fortunate that in Australia the effects of the pandemic […]

Interesting Internet Finds

Steve Costello, SEFCUG In the course of going through the more than 300 RSS feeds, I often run across things that I think might be of […]

Monthly Meeting February 2021

The February 2021 Monthly Meeting and Annual General Meeting was held online on Wednesday 3rd February 2021, with over 75 members in attendance. This was the […]

UEFI Configuration for Booting Live Media

Dick Maybach, Brookdale Computer User Group In modern PCs the boot process is controlled by a Unified Extended Firmware Interface (UEFI), that has replaced the old […]

Yammer Highlights January 2021

Dennis Parsons Computer Help   In these days of COVID online meetings are ubiquitous and if you wish to fully participate a functioning camera and microphone […]

Your Committee For 2021

Leading up to this month’s Annual General Meeting, the committee for 2021 was installed. There were quite a number of familiar faces returning, but also a […]
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