NEXT MEETING WILL BE SEPTEMBER 21ST at the Activity Center....
The StrawBerry Ridge Computer & Tablet Club meets on the third Thursday of the month at the Activity Center. The purpose of our club is to offer support to other users, solve computer-related problems and learn new things. We will be giving instructions on tablets and IPADS starting at 6:00PM as well as giving individualized help to those who bring laptops. At 7:00PM we turn our focus to computers. All residents of StrawBerry Ridge are welcome to join, and there is no fee.

THANK YOU CAROL TATE!

When the Strawberry Ridge Computer/Tablet Club starts up again in September, we will be missing a key figure.  Carol Tate has moved to CA to be closer to family.  Carol has lived in the Ridge for 21 years and has been very active in so many organizations and events.  Whether you saw her with the CERT group or serving a buffet dinner, selling raffle tickets at the Ceramics Sale or greeting people as they came to Computer/Tablet Club, Carol was a familiar face around here. In addition to all of that, Carol worked quietly in the background keeping our SR Phone Directory up-to-date for all the years that she lived here.  And that was no small task!  To say that Carol will be missed is a gross understatement! Since she was instrumental in keeping the Computer Club going even when other club leaders have moved on, we owe her a debt of gratitude. Yes, we will all miss Carol Tate, but we wish her all the best knowing that she will be relaxing and enjoying her family now.  And with modern technology, we will still be able to stay in touch.  So, Carol........be prepared..........you just never know when we might FaceTime you!  Thanks for your dedication to StrawBerry Ridge!


HOW TO TELL IF PHONE OR TABLET HAS A VIRUS


Your device may have a virus if:

1.  Apps start crashing often
2.  You suddenly start receiving lots of pop-ups
3.  You notice unwanted apps
4.  Device is hot even when idle
5.  Battery starts wearing down faster
6.  Data usage is suddenly up (if not on unlimited
     plan, you may notice extra charges on bill)


Apple Devices

Go into settings and back up everything to ICloud. Then in settings go to General and Reset.  Choose "Erase all content and settings."  Once restored to factory condition, restart device, sign into ICloud to restore your info.  If this doesn't work, go to the Apple Genius Bar at your local Apple store.  

Android Devices

Go into Settings and find Apps or Application Manager.  Find suspicious apps and clear cache and data on them and then uninstall. Some malicious apps may require you to go into Security Settings and uncheck Administrator Permission first. Then go back to Apps and uninstall.  Restart device.

Protect Yourself

1.  Don't jailbreak your device
2.  Don't install apps from unknown sources.  Only
     get your apps at the Apple Store or Google 
     Play Store.
3.  Don't tap on suspicious links.  Be vigilant.  If
     something seems strange, don't tap on it.

INFORMED DELIVERY


How would you like to know whether you got any mail without going to the mailbox?  Well, now you can!  The service, which debuted this year in other parts of the country, has finally come to our area! You will receive an email showing you what first class mail you will receive that day.  You can also sign up for the package notification if you haven't already.  Go to the link below to sign up:

https://informeddelivery.usps.com/box/pages/intro/start.action?utm_source=interest&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=informeddeliveryinterest2016&ns_campaign=informeddeliveryinterest2016&ns_mchannel=email&ns_source=interest

GOOGLE CHROME BROWSER

To download Chrome, go to https://www.google.com/chrome/
Click to Accept and Install.


BROWSING IN CHROME




CUSTOMIZING CHROME



BOOKMARKING IN CHROME




PRIVACY AND SECURITY IN CHROME

FIREFOX BROWSER

To Download Firefox, go to https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/
Click on DOWNLOAD and then run the Installer.

BROWSING WITH FIREFOX




CUSTOMIZING FIREFOX




BOOKMARKING IN FIREFOX




SAFETY AND PRIVACY

HAVING PROBLEMS WITH WINDOWS LIVE MAIL?


Since Microsoft is no longer updating Windows Live Mail (WLM,) you might find it easier to switch to another email client and save frustration. WLM has been getting slower and slower while taking forever to process one command. And it seems to be getting incompatible with GMail as well.  You might want to try EM Client which will handle two email address for free.  (I have three, so I set GMail to collect my other email, and that makes it easy to use EM Client.) If you have a Google Calendar, it will download into EM Client. And other than losing the RSS Feeder, it has everything else that WLM does.  You can download it at http://www.emclient.com/download. Be sure to click on the FREE version, not the trial version.  

TRANSFER YOUR INFO FROM OLD PHONE TO NEW PHONE

This is one of the apps available to transfer info from one to the next. It works on all phones and with all cellular services.  

 

Download at https://www.wondershare.net/ad/mobiletrans/?utm_source=bing&utm_medium=ppc&utm_campaign=Branding&utm_term=mobiletrans&utm_content=brand%3A%20mt_pid(1352)_


CREATING AND RESTORING A SYSTEM IMAGE



EaseUS Todo can be downloaded here:  http://www.todo-backup.com/download/

It is suggested that once you download and install this program, first go into TOOLS and CREATE an EMERGENCY DISK.  You will also need an external hard drive with enough space to be able to accomodate the size of the backup.