Technology in general
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I am a volunteer for Age UK in Worcestershire and help run a technology club for silver surfers in Bromsgrove. This deals with all types of computers, tablets, laptops, smart phones etc. I enjoy this so much I am looking for opportunities to deliver this in the Warwickshire area also. I live just outside Stratford on Avon and would love to talk to anyone who runs this sort of service or who wants to start one up. I really think help of this type is desperately needed in an society where technology is running our world!!
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How do you Download Youtube video?
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Hi! I wanted to watch some photography tutorials as I really like to go out and take photos and wanted to improve my skills. I found some videos on Youtube and wanted to save them on my computer. My son recommended me to use https://www.tube2mp3.com/ to convert the video. Is that the only way I can download the video? Or are there other options to download videos from youtube?
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Anti Virus Security
3 Posts Last Activity 28/10/2016
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Hello Folks , Would appreciate any information good or bad about Avast anti virus programme as an alternative to Mc Fee
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Office 2003 ....cannot install it on window 8 pc
2 Posts Last Activity 24/11/2016
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Any suggestions would be grateful?
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Safety first!
1 Posts Last Activity 10/10/2016
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I changed my password to “Incorrect.” That way if I log in with the wrong password, the computer will tell me… “Your password is incorrect.” 14067431_1166183063402416_2902927563881631829_n
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Passwords
6 Posts Last Activity 01/09/2016
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Passwords are very often the bane of surfers everywhere. You can end up with needing hundreds of passwords. So how do you remember them all? Here is an easy way to remember your passwords no matter how many you have. Each will be different and secure. example 1: (pick two names) TomandAnn Because full words are broken easier then change some letters for numbers. So TomandAnn might become T0mand4nn. You could make it even more secure (though some sites won't accept it) by changing it to T0m&4nn 2) Take you address, e.g. 75 Some Lane, Village, Bucks AB12 7SU from that a memorable password could be all the first letters: 75SlvbAS127su it looks complicated but it is basically your address. Using either of these methods (or your own variation) just add onto the end wherever the password is for. Ebay, Amazon, Tesco, Facebook etc. So from example 1) a typical password would be T0m&4nnAsda or T0m&4nnSilversurfers. You will never use the same password twice and each password is easy to remeber, unique and quite secure.
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Downloading Freeware (Free Software) to your computer.
2 Posts Last Activity 02/09/2016
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I have been teaching older people how to use computers and the internet for about 10 years. I have dowloaded many Freeware (software for which you pay no fees to install or annual fees to use) applications onto desktop and laptop computers, and shown my learners how to use it as well. The is a website called Ninite (www.ninite.com) which will allow you download single or multiple Freeware applications in an easy way. It will check your computer so it will select the applications which are suitable for the operating system installed on your computer. It also ensure that no unwanted things such as Spyware (such as B*ng toolbars) piggyback onto the applications that you have requested. It create an .EXE job (executable program) in your Downloads folder which you just click to trigger ad install the requested application(s) on your computer. It really is that simple. If you are unsure what software you should download, please seek advice from a Digital Champion there are many working for various charities and housing associations throughout the country. Or you could register on the wonderful Digital Unite website (www.digitalunite.com) which is a website that promotes Digital Inclusion (getting more of the population online) and asking there. There are many helpful people and organisations who are happy and willing to help and give advice.
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Password on Hotmail
3 Posts Last Activity 29/01/2016
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I can't remember my password on hotmail on my laptop I just get lost on recovery process should I abandon this and create a new hotmail mail link?
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Can anyone help me with pictures I want to view on my laptop (windows 8) from an SD card?
5 Posts Last Activity 28/07/2016
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Pictures from 2 different SD cards from cameras - when I try to look at them on my laptop they are just black .......... any ideas as to what is wrong/happening gratefully received .... when I look at them all in my pictures file I can see them but opening them individually I cannot help???
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Laptop for disadvantaged pensioner
4 Posts Last Activity 13/03/2017
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Can anyone recommend a laptop that can be so simple that the user can just switch it on and it'll start very quickly, have the ability for only 4 or 5 icons/apps to be viewed and to be selected and that will automatically seek out a network. The unit will not need to be portable and battery length is not a problem, nor is cost.. Just need a really simple solution for my sister who has certain educational/intellectual limitations
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