CORVID-19 has interrupted ALL of our club meetings.

Hoping for an October 2020 reboot and so it is:

October 7 in the clubhouse at 1:30pm

Planning for an: Open discussion on what have you been doing these past 7 months.  It’s a computer club or is it a modern day technology club?  What about changing the name?  JBTC? 

Who has needed a computer or phone repair in the last 8 months?  What did you do and how successful were you?

You’ve heard of genres?  Where are my music teachers?   A music genre is a way of categorizing music:  Rock, country, Reggae and so on.  OKAY,  so Let’s talk TV’s and RAP for a minute.  You know what RAP is right?   

Do you “stream” TV shows?

How many of you have “smart TV’s”?    It’s the same as buying an AMAZON, Disney, ROKU or a NETFLIX stix.  How about PEACOCK?  All of these are called streaming channels.  You’ve heard of those?  Do you know how to add them to your smart TV and NOT buy a streaming stick?  (Which by the way costs about $40)

DEMO: SHOW MY ROKU TV INPUT ON OVER HEAD….

After showing/talking about how to add channels,

DEMO: SHOW PICTURE OF HAMILTON ON OVER HEAD….

What is Hamilton?   

I like all kinds of music. 

PLUG IN MY IPHONE AND SHOW MY MUSIC ON OVER HEAD….THEN GO TO SETTINGS, SCROLL DOWN TO MUSIC, TAP IT AND SCROLL DOWN TO DOWNLOADS AND SEE HOW MUCH SPACE I USE FOR MUSIC….

A LITTLE SIDE TRACK:  Choose settings > Carl Blasé Apple ID, iCloud, iTunes.........  NEXT choose iCloud >  see how much storage I’m using???  1.5GB of 5?  How is that possible?  If you look a little lower down the screen, “PHOTOS” is “OFF”.  Scroll down to see the other things you are backing up.    Of course you know how to sign into your iCloud account?  That’s a topic for another meeting…….

 

GETTING BACK ON TRACK:

From my list of music you’ll see I’m not a RAP lover – the only RAP on my phone is Funky Cold Madina but that too is another topic.

(livestreaming on your TV using Disney.  The cost for Disney + is $6.99 a month.  SEE HAMILTON!!  Bleacher seat tickets last year for the play at Barbara Mann were ~$200 and up – each!

How about AMAZON PRIME?  Are you a shopper and pay for PRIME?  Then you have some benefits for using Amazon streaming – look into it!  There is some excellent entertainment out there – Jack Ryan series, Star Trek, all kinds.

 

Who was here when our previous president Janice showed her homemade movie of the trains & the Anoles?  She took dozens of pictures and using free, easy to use Microsoft Windows 10 software she created really good movies. 

We all had hundreds of pictures and yes they do tell a story.  A Picture worth a thousand words….

 

 BUT Put them into a movie and wow I think it tells a better story.  This summer using a bunch of photos of my visiting daughter and family, I created 2 “movies” for her.

 DEMO:  NEXT PLAY MOVIE DEMO:  PLAY THE MOVIES ON THE OVErHEAD  

A Picture worth a thousand words…well I think a movie is more entertaining!   And… you can add canned music or your own!

How did I do this?  It’s not hard.  A brief look:

Goto START…. Select VIDEO editor…Click on 2020 JULY VETS

Is anyone interested in a deeper dive into this software?  A future class…?

 

DEMO: PLAY LEE GREENWOOD YOUTUBE VIDEO FROM THIS DIRECTORY: 

DEMO:  PLUG IN MY PHONE FOR OVERHEAD PROJECTION>  The LEE GREEN VIDEO CAN BE PLAYED ON YOUR PHONE:  FROM THE HOME PAGE SWIPE RIGHT & SEARCH YOUTUBE

That’s a video I “screen scraped” onto my computer for a project I’m working on for Sharon and homeless veterans charity….  Sharon Flanigan: comments? 

The iPhone also lets you create videos from your photos.  Basically you create an album with the pictures by choosing “my albums” , create a new album by selecting “edit” then choose the “plus sign +” at the left top.  Follow the steps.  You can share with anyone on the same WiFi network….using AIRDROP or email…

 

s anyone interested in spending more time on how to create iPhone videos in a future meeting?

AN EXAMPLE OF SHARING USING AIRDROP BY CHOOSING A PHOTO AND this symbol:  

(box with up arrow).  Once selected you should now be able to see the airdrop symbol:

DEMO:  What does the air drop symbol look like?

 

 

So let’s talk about email scams.  My experiences from just this summer:

  1.  Club member asking for money/help

  2.  Anatomy of an APPLE email scam – GOTO JBCC website, gray folder on welcome page

  3. AARP Fraud Watch  - see website & view or download from the Welcome page gray folder

 MOVING ON TO A NEW TOPIC:

How to improve your GOOGLE search results: 

Suppose you wanted to search OUR website for information about Fraud & Scams: 

 

ANOTHER NEW TOPIC:

Creating emojis for your iPhone contacts:  Just discovered:  when adding new contact, edit the picture, then choose your options!