March 10 – Privacy and New Technology

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Mar 062016
 

March 2016 Meeting Location

Please make a note of a different meeting location for the March 10, 2016 general meeting. We will meet at the Better Business Bureau, 13860 Ballantyne Corporate Place #225, 28277. This location off I-485 between Pineville and Matthews at Johnston Rd. Please see the directions and maps below.

PCCC General Meeting March 10, 2016

Please join us for Eatin’ Before the Meetin’ at 5:30 this Thursday at the Better Business Bureau. Bring your dinner and find the location in Ballantyne Corporate Park. If you can’t join us for supper, please come for the business meeting at 6:30. Please be prompt as the door is locked at 6:30. If you are late, please call 704-607-6461 and someone will meet you.

Come early for supper and we will talk about Apple vs the FBI. The program will be an informational discussion on a variety of topics. Among other items, we will show you how to block notifications for and the automatic upgrade to Windows 10. Then Bill Barnes will demonstrate computer virtualization with Oracle Virtual Box. This is a process that allows you to experience multiple operating systems with just a single computer and without rebooting.

DATE AND TIME:
BYO supper at 5:30.
General meeting at 6:30.
LOCATION: The BBB is at 13860 Ballantyne Corporate Place #225, 28277. From I-485, take  Johnston Rd (exit 61B) toward Ballantyne or Lancaster.

If you get lost or are late and find the door locked, please call Bill at 704-607-6461.

CREDITS:
Our thanks to Maryanne Dailey and the BBB for sponsoring this free room tonight. Please show your appreciation on your social media.


GWX Control Panel

At this week’s meeting we will show you how to block the Windows 10 automatic upgrade with three clicks. Keeping your Windows 7 or 8.1 system from automatically moving on to Windows 10 may be valuable to you. This is especially true if you have special needs such as limited computer power or old or unusual peripherals.

Here are some links you will need to follow the suggestions we will make at the program. Save them for after Thursday. To view and follow all the links  in this newsletter, please browse to http://s.zaitech.com/B-B-160310 at any time.

February 11 – New Meeting Location

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Feb 082016
 
February 11 - New Meeting Location

The PCCC is changing February 2016 Meeting Location Please make a note of a different meeting location for the February 11, 2016 general meeting. We will meet at hygge (pronounced ‘hooga’ – translates roughly to ‘cosiness), 809 W. Hill St, Suite C, Charlotte, NC 28208. This location is 2 blocks from the Conference Champion Panthers’ […more…]

CUTTING THE CORD

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Jan 132016
 

Don’t be a cable chump I admit it. Even though I knew better, I was a cable chump for far too long. I paid the cable company too much every month for services I didn’t need or want or could get better or cheaper elsewhere. Chump #1 Economic payback: 2 months For television, we subscribed […more…]

Meeting – January 14

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Jan 132016
 

URGENT NOTICE Due to conditions beyond our control, the Personal Computer Club of Charlotte regular meeting scheduled for January 14, 2016 HAS BEEN CANCELLED! Please do not come to Pritchard; please do not plan to “meet after eatin’.” Please do watch for more valuable information in the February Bytes & Bits. Galen Bolin President PCCC


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