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CCS General Meeting
Online Computer Library Center
December 21, 2016
CCS General Meeting at OCLC Kilgour building auditorium at 7 PM
Speaker: APCUG Prerecorded Video Conference
Topic: Take control of Windows 10 so you really do have a better, safer, somewhat private computing experience.


The public is welcome to attend. (FREE)


APCUG web presentation for September2016
Speaker: Bob Gostischa, AVAST Evangelist
Topic: Technology from a Different Perspective
APCUGVideos by bob3160@gmail.com
If you liked this web presentation let Gracie at Avast know (send email to) roberts@avast.com
See this web presentation
https://youtu.be/mXalmoe35A8
Also Programs discussed: http://goo.gl/5v4sIQ

APCUG web presentation for August2016
Upgrading Your Laptop, Adding a
larger hard drive or SSD, Greg Skalka
https://youtu.be/DYS2qBJP5to


To get TV grids there are Two choices:
http://titantv.com/default.aspx
http://zap2it.com/default.aspx
http://screenertv.com/default.aspx



The public is welcome to attend. (FREE)




New Release of Raspbian Jessie
2016-11-25:
* SSH disabled by default; can be enabled by creating a file with name "ssh" in boot partition
* Prompt for password change at boot when SSH enabled with default password unchanged
* Adobe Flash Player included
* Updates to hardware video acceleration in Chromium browser
* Greeter now uses background image from last set in Appearance Settings rather than pi user
* Updated version of Scratch
* Rastrack option removed from raspi-config and Raspberry Pi Configuration
* Ability to disable graphical boot splash screen added to raspi-config and Raspberry Pi Configuration
* Appearance Settings dialog made tabbed to work better on small screens
* Raspberry Pi Configuration now requires current password to change password
* Various small bug fixes
* Updated firmware and kernel


Release of Raspbian Jessie
Raspbian Jessie with PIXEL
Image with PIXEL desktop based on Debian Jessie
Version: September 2016
Release date: 2016-09-23
Kernel version: 4.4
See Sept Release notes:
2016-09-23:
* New PIXEL desktop environment - new icon set, window design, desktop images, splash screen and greeter
* Chromium web browser included
* Infinality font rendering patches included
* RealVNC server and viewer included
* SenseHAT emulator included
* Rfkill entries added to Wifi and Bluetooth panel plugins
* Updates to various standard applications, including Scratch and NodeRED
* Various bug fixes, tweaks and translation updates
* Updated firmware and kernel
(https://github.com/raspberrypi/firmware/commit/ad8608c08b122b2c228dba0ff5070d6e9519faf5)




Cindy C wants people to look for emails about membership renewals. Questions call Cindy at 614.403.3458

Most of the web pages for CCS are locked so I do
not have a way to change them. We are trying to
get that resolved. John Cramer.

Starting in September 2015
CCS Board Meeting are now Meeting at
Max & Ermas Restaurant, 7480 Sawmill Rd, Dublin, OH 43016, just north of Hard Rd. Except December. CCS members are welcome to attend.


The new Raspberry Pi Zero(1.3) with camera port is at Columbus Micro Center now(20Sept2016), they have them in stock limit 1 per customer and only $5.00 each. In store only


More info on Raspbian see:
http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=raspbian
Most current version of Raspbian see:
https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/raspbian/

Craig's setup Document (Last Revised on October 16, 2016) for RPi is called Getting started with the Raspberry Pi:
http://wright7634.homeip.net/piFiles/RaspberryPiSetup.pdf
Also the scripts for this has also been (updated Oct 2016)
Other Pi info from Craig see:
http://wright7634.homeip.net/raspberry_pi.html

All these are for Pi Zero items priced from Adafruit:
https://www.adafruit.com/categories/813
Adafruit Pi Protector for Raspberry Pi Model Zero PRODUCT ID: 2883 $4.95
Mini HDMI Plug to Standard HDMI Jack Adapter PRODUCT ID: 2819 $2.95
USB OTG Host Cable - MicroB OTG male to A female PRODUCT ID: 1099 $2.50
Ethernet Hub and USB Hub w/ Micro USB OTG Connector PRODUCT ID: 2992 $14.95


The July 2016 meeting was on Cutting the Cord:
Cord-Cutting Guide © Copyright TitanTV Inc., 2016

To get TV grids there are Two choices:
http://titantv.com/default.aspx
http://zap2it.com/default.aspx


Also
http://www.antennaweb.org/Info/CordCutting

The Cord-Cutting Guide explores television viewing options beyond the traditional cable and satellite subscription.

An option these sites frequently recommend is installing an over-the-air antenna to watch programming from your local broadcasters. Digital technology allows a single station to broadcast multiple channels. The sites also examine the wide range of programming options that are available from online providers and advise you on the approximate cost of these services.

Use the real world information these links provide to become a more fully informed consumer. Learn what you will gain - as well as lose - before you cut the cord.

What is Cord Cutting? - Channel Master
http://www.channelmaster.com/Articles.asp?ID=332&Click=46625

Cord Cutting News You Can Use - Cord Cutters News
http://cordcuttersnews.com/

Discover Cost Effective Alternatives to Cable TV & Dish - KillTheCableBill
http://www.killthecablebill.com/

Calculate What it Would Cost to Get All of your TV Online - The Verge
http://www.theverge.com/a/online-tv-stream-price-guide

How to Get Rid of Cable - Step by Step Guide - Cut Cable Today
http://www.cutcabletoday.com/

The Four Big Steps To Cutting The Cord - TechCrunch
https://techcrunch.com/2011/03/11/the-four-big-steps-to-cutting-the-cord/
© Copyright TitanTV Inc., 2016

Also see:
http://www.rabbitears.info/market.php?request=print_market&mktid=39
http://tvlistings.aol.com/listings/oh/columbus/over-the-air/43222
http://www.palgear.com/location/OH/Columbus/
http://www.titantv.com/Default.aspx?lineupid=6b7d8ecd-4d0f-499e-a0ab-ca2061b17eb5
AntennaWeb is a good source of information to help you select the proper indoor or outdoor antenna.
http://www.antennaweb.org/


New TV channels in the Columbus area started showing up in Mid Nov 2015. So if you have an antenna hooked to a TV do a rescan of your channels to see extra free TV.
4.1 WCMH NBC Channel4
4.2 Me TV
4.3 Ion TV
6.1 WSYX ABC Channel6
6.2 MyTV
6.3 Antenna TV
10.1 WBNS CBS channel10
10.2 Decades TV
19.1 WCLL Daystar
19.2 WCLL
23.1 Bounce2
23.2 Azteca America/Columbus
28-1 WTTE FOX Channel28
28.2 Get TV
28.3 American Sports Network
32.1 WCSN-LD (Columbus)
32.2 LATV COZI TV
32.3 Dalmar TV Ethnic
32.4 Independent TV Africa NW
32.5 Religon Guide US TV
32.6 Religon Independent Prime TV NW
32.7 Soul of the South
32.8 Infomercials
34.1 WOSU PBS Channel34
34.2 WOSU Ohio
34.3 WOSU Plus
39.1 Cornerstone (Marion, Delaware, Columbus)
39.2 Religious
39.3 Daystar
39.4 Classic Shows (Family Classics)
44.1 W44DC HSN
51.1 WSFJ TBN Channel51 (Newark)
51.2 TCC
51.3 Combo Juice
51.4 Enlace USA
51.5 Salsa TBN/Salsa
53.1 WWHO CW Channel53 (Chillicothe)
53.2 Grit TV
53.3 Comet TV


If you have a Windows box and it has QuickTime on it. It should be uninstalled right away.

Raspberry Pi Zero runs Raspbian and all your favourite applications, including Scratch, Minecraft and Sonic Pi. . . . .
Some links:
https://www.youtube.com/adafruit
http://www.microcenter.com/product/457746/Zero_Development_Board_%28Pre-Order%29
https://learn.adafruit.com/introducing-the-raspberry-pi-zero

All these are priced from Adafruit:
,
https://www.adafruit.com/categories/813
Adafruit Pi Protector for Raspberry Pi Model Zero PRODUCT ID: 2883 $4.95
Mini HDMI Plug to Standard HDMI Jack Adapter PRODUCT ID: 2819 $2.95
USB OTG Host Cable - MicroB OTG male to A female PRODUCT ID: 1099 $2.50
Raspberry Pi Zero Budget Pack PRODUCT ID: 2817 $29.95
https://www.adafruit.com/category/105


Raspberry Slideshow. Raspberry Slideshow is focused on quick-to-set-up image and video slideshows for the Raspberry Pi. Insert a USB key with image/video files or text files and reboot. The documents will be displayed on the Pi's screen.
See http://www.binaryemotions.com/digital-signage/raspberry-slideshow/

Camera Cable for Raspberry Pi Zero. Sku=051169 is at Columbus Micro Center now(25June2016) only $7.99

The new Raspberry Pi Zero(1.3) with camera port is at Columbus Micro Center now(08June2016), they have them in stock limit 1 per customer and only $5 each. You have to ask a sales person to get one.

A new Raspberry Pi Zero with camera port is released today(about 12May2016). It’s revision 1.3. Some power circuitry was moved and some unpopulated pads at U13 were removed to make space for the new mini camera port which is right on the end of the Pi Zero 1.3. Other than that, the new Zero looks much the same as the previous version.
You can buy Raspberry Pi Zero in Europe from our friends at The Pi Hut and Pimoroni, and in the US from Adafruit and in-store at your local branch of Micro Center. There are roughly 30,000 new Zeros out there today, and we’ll be making thousands more each day until demand is met.

Raspberry Pi 3 As of March 23, 2016 Columbus Micro Center has them in stock limit 1 per customer and only $34.99 each. ($29.99 until 6/05/2016)

Raspberry Pi Zero As of March 23, 2016 Columbus Micro Center has them in stock limit 1 per customer and only $5 each.
Raspberry Pi Zero as of April 12, 2016, Columbus Micro Center has NONE of them in stock.
Raspberry Pi Zero as of May 03, 2016, Columbus Micro Center has SKU 944421 in stock.
This is a PiZero with cables & Power $24.99
Raspberry Pi Zero as of May 17, 2016, Columbus Micro Center has SKU 944421 in stock. This is a PiZero with cables & Power $19.99

More info on Raspbian see:
http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=raspbian
Most current version of Raspbian see:
https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/raspbian/

Craig's setup Document (Last Revised on August 15, 2016) for RPi is called
Getting started with the Raspberry Pi:
http://wright7634.homeip.net/piFiles/RaspberryPiSetup.pdf
Also the scripts for this has also been (updated Mid-Feb 2016)
Other Pi info from Craig see:
http://wright7634.homeip.net/raspberry_pi.html


Newest version of Raspbian for Raspberry Pi
Based on Debian Jessie, Release date: 2016-05-27 Kernel version: 4.4
SHA-1: 64c7ed611929ea5178fbb69b5a5f29cc9cc7c157
https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/raspbian/
or Raspbian Jessie Lite
Based on Debian Jessie, Release date: 2016-05-27
Kernel version: 4.4
SHA-1: 03b6ea33efc3bb4d475f528421d554fc1ef91944

Notes on Jessie

2016-05-27:
* Fixed crash of lxpanel when D-bus not accessible
* Fixed permissions for D-bus Bluetooth access
* Removed sudo from shutdown options
* Appearance of tooltips updated in theme
* Fixed ejecter plugin grabbing focus
* raspi-config command line and GUI apps tidied; unnecessary reboots removed
* More error detection in piclone; copying of volume names and IDs added
* Updated translation files

2016-05-10:
* New version of Scratch, which no longer requires sudo
* New version of BlueJ
* New version of NodeRED
* New version of pypy
* pigpio included
* geany editor included
* SD Card Copier added (can be used to duplicate or back up the Pi)
* Bluetooth plugin added to taskbar
* Volume control on taskbar now compatible with Bluetooth devices
* New shutdown helper application
* Mouse double-click speed setting added to mouse and keyboard preference application
* Option to enable / disable 1-wire interface and remote access to pigpio added to Raspberry Pi config application
* File system automatically expanded on first boot
* Empty Wastebasket option added to right-click menu
* Ctrl-Alt-T can be used to open a terminal window
* Various small bug fixes and appearance tweaks
* Updated firmware and kernel (https://github.com/raspberrypi/firmware/commit/cc6d7bf8b4c03a2a660ff9fdf4083fc165620866)

2016-03-18:
* updated firmware and kernel
(https://github.com/raspberrypi/firmware/commit/951799bbcd795ddf27769d14acf4813fdcbe53dc)
* use serial0 in cmdline.txt
* wpa_supplicant.conf country default to GB (allows use of channels 12 and 13)

2016-02-26:
* Support added for Pi 3, including Wifi and Bluetooth
* Option to set wifi country code added to raspi-config

2016-02-09:
* dtb that uses mmc sdcard driver (fixes problems experienced with certain SD cards)

2016-02-03:
* new version of Sonic Pi (2.9)
* new version of Scratch (15/1/16)
* new version of Node-Red (2.5)
* new version of Wolfram (10.3)
* optional experimental GL desktop driver (can be enabled using advanced options in command-line raspi-config)
* new version of Java (1.8.0_65)
* new version of WiringPi
* raspi-gpio included
* ping no longer requires sudo (except NOOBS installs)
* support for more USB audio devices in lxpanel
* bug fix for creation of new menus in Alacarte
* various changes to raspi-config and GUI to tidy up board support and fix bugs, and updated translations
* small tweaks to theme to support GL driver

2015-11-21:
* Included IBM Node-RED IoT application
* Included graphical package manager
* Included accelerated pixman library
* Updated Epiphany browser to improve video compatibility
* Updated Scratch with performance improvements and bug fixes
* Updated Raspberry Pi configuration to allow boot to pause while network is established
* Various minor bug fixes


2015-09-25:
* Based on Debian Jessie
* Upgraded applications - Epiphany browser, Scratch and Sonic Pi
* Included applications - LibreOffice, Claws Mail, Greenfoot, BlueJ
* Included utilities - Alacarte menu editor, Lxkeymap, scrot, tree, pip
* New GUI-based Raspberry Pi Configuration application
* GPIO control now possible without need for sudo
* Web link to Magpi magazine included
* New taskbar plugin to eject mounted USB drives
* Default boot is now to GUI not desktop
* Look and feel now based on GTK+3 default theme
* Print screen key launches scrot to produce screenshot
* Common keyboards autodetected by GUI and drivers loaded accordingly
* Numerous small tweaks and bugfixes
. . .



https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/raspbian-jessie-is-here/

Oldwe version of Raspbian for Raspberry Pi
Based on Debian Jessie, Release date: 2016-05-10 Kernel version: 4.4
SHA-1: 66a50545358e80229d77ebba89ab01f1c0fb4a02
https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/raspbian/


Still Older version of Raspbian for Raspberry Pi
Based on Debian Jessie, Release date: 2016-03-18 Kernel version: 4.1
SHA-1: db41f2a8c6236c0ca9150fe4db2017c09e7871fb



On 7 March 2016 DistroWatch Weekly: said:

* * * * *
Ubuntu MATE supports Raspberry Pi 3 computers. . .
Ubuntu MATE The Raspberry Pi Foundation recently launched a new model of their small, single-board computer. Last week the Ubuntu MATE project announced they have already published an edition of their distribution which is compatible with the new Raspberry Pi 3 computers. "The Raspberry Pi 3 Model B is here and we are delighted to announce the immediate availability of Ubuntu MATE 15.10 for the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B! Many thanks to Ben Nuttall, Simon West, Liz Upton and Phil Elwell from the Raspberry Pi Foundation for providing Martin Wimpress with a Raspberry Pi 3 and engineering assistance over the weekend. The Raspberry Pi 3 Model B is the same form factor as the Raspberry Pi B+ and Raspberry Pi 2 Model B, the RAM remains 1GB and the USB and wired Ethernet port arrangement and configuration are unchanged." While Ubuntu MATE's Bluetooth support for the new Pi is still in development, all other features are expected to work. Further details on the Pi's new hardware and the new edition of Ubuntu MATE can be found in the project's announcement.

* * * * *


On February 29, 2016 Raspberry Pi people said: Pi 3 are shipping.

As of March 8, 2016 Micro Center has them in stock limit 1 per customer and only $34.99 each. sku 988428
Raspberry Pi 3 is now on sale for $35 (the same price as the existing Raspberry Pi 2), featuring:

A 1.2GHz 64-bit quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 CPU (~10x the performance of Raspberry Pi 1)
Integrated 802.11n wireless LAN and Bluetooth 4.1
Complete compatibility with Raspberry Pi 1 and 2

Raspberry Pi 3 Model B
BCM2837, BCM43438 and Raspberry Pi 3

For Raspberry Pi 3, Broadcom have supported us with a new SoC, BCM2837. This retains the same basic architecture as its predecessors BCM2835 and BCM2836, so all those projects and tutorials which rely on the precise details of the Raspberry Pi hardware will continue to work. The 900MHz 32-bit quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 CPU complex has been replaced by a custom-hardened 1.2GHz 64-bit quad-core ARM Cortex-A53. Combining a 33% increase in clock speed with various architectural enhancements, this provides a 50-60% increase in performance in 32-bit mode versus Raspberry Pi 2, or roughly a factor of ten over the original Raspberry Pi.

James Adams spent the second half of 2015 designing a series of prototypes, incorporating BCM2837 alongside the BCM43438 wireless “combo” chip. He was able to fit the wireless functionality into very nearly the same form-factor as the Raspberry Pi 1 Model B+ and Raspberry Pi 2 Model B; the only change is to the position of the LEDs, which have moved to the other side of the SD card socket to make room for the antenna. Roger Thornton ran the extensive (and expensive) wireless conformance campaign, allowing us to launch in almost all countries simultaneously. Phil Elwell developed the wireless LAN and Bluetooth software.

All of the connectors are in the same place and have the same functionality, and the board can still be run from a 5V micro-USB power adapter. This time round, we’re recommending a 2.5A adapter if you want to connect power-hungry USB devices to the Raspberry Pi.

Raspberry Pi 3 is available to buy today from our partners element14 and RS Components, and other resellers. You’ll need a recent NOOBS or Raspbian image from our downloads page. At launch, we are using the same 32-bit Raspbian userland that we use on other Raspberry Pi devices; over the next few months we will investigate whether there is value in moving to 64-bit mode.

New version of Raspbian for Raspberry Pi
Based on Debian Jessie, Release date: 2016-02-26 Kernel version: 4.1
SHA-1: 4a841dffd02197548bf2329b90a0a44eeeebb4ab
https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/raspbian/
Notes on Jessie
https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/raspbian-jessie-is-here/
2015-11-21: * Based on Debian Jessie
* Upgraded applications - Epiphany browser, Scratch and Sonic Pi
* Included applications - LibreOffice, Claws Mail, Greenfoot, BlueJ
* Included utilities - Alacarte menu editor, Lxkeymap, scrot, tree, pip
* New GUI-based Raspberry Pi Configuration application
* GPIO control now possible without need for sudo
* Web link to Magpi magazine included
* New taskbar plugin to eject mounted USB drives
* Default boot is now to GUI not desktop
* Look and feel now based on GTK+3 default theme
* Print screen key launches scrot to produce screenshot
* Common keyboards autodetected by GUI and drivers loaded accordingly
* Numerous small tweaks and bugfixes
More Jessie Notes:
This is a major version upgrade – due to the large number of changes to the underlying operating system, we strongly recommend using Jessie from a clean image, so you’ll need to download a new Jessie image from the downloads page on our site. (Some people have had problems extracting the zip files, as the large size of the image file causes zip to use a different format internally. They can be successfully unzipped with 7-Zip on Windows and The Unarchiver on Mac – both are free applications.)


Please note there is a new Raspberry PI Zero cost is $5. Currently Micro Center is out of them. They will get more in. I will add more notes when I get more info.
From this URL:
https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/raspberry-pi-zero/
It was stated: I’m pleased to be able to announce the immediate availability of Raspberry Pi Zero, made in Wales and priced at just $5. Zero is a full-fledged member of the Raspberry Pi family, featuring:
A Broadcom BCM2835 application processor 1GHz ARM11 core (40% faster than Raspberry Pi 1)
512MB of LPDDR2 SDRAM
A micro-SD card slot
A mini-HDMI socket for 1080p60 video output
Micro-USB sockets for data and power
An unpopulated 40-pin GPIO header Identical pinout to Model A+/B+/2B
An unpopulated composite video header
Our smallest ever form factor, at 65mm x 30mm x 5mm

Raspberry Pi Zero runs Raspbian and all your favourite applications, including Scratch, Minecraft and Sonic Pi. . . . .
Some links:
https://www.youtube.com/adafruit
http://www.microcenter.com/product/457746/Zero_Development_Board_%28Pre-Order%29
https://learn.adafruit.com/introducing-the-raspberry-pi-zero

All these are priced from Adafruit:
,
https://www.adafruit.com/categories/813
Adafruit Pi Protector for Raspberry Pi Model Zero PRODUCT ID: 2883 $4.95
Mini HDMI Plug to Standard HDMI Jack Adapter PRODUCT ID: 2819 $2.95
USB OTG Host Cable - MicroB OTG male to A female PRODUCT ID: 1099 $2.50
Raspberry Pi Zero Budget Pack PRODUCT ID: 2817 $29.95
https://www.adafruit.com/category/105

Raspberry Pi & Raspbian notes:
Raspbian is a free operating system based on Debian GNU/Linux and optimised for the Raspberry Pi hardware (the armhf processor architecture). Raspbian comes with over 35,000 packages, or pre-compiled software bundled in a nice format for easy installation on a Raspberry Pi. The initial build was completed in June of 2012, but the distribution continues to be active developed with an emphasis on improving the stability and performance of as many Debian packages as possible. Although Debian produces a distribution for the arm architecture, it is compatible only with versions later than the one used on the Raspberry Pi (ARMv7-A CPUs and higher vs the Raspberry Pi's ARMv6 CPU).
http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=raspbian

New TV channels in the Columbus area started showing up in Mid Nov 2015
So if you have an antenna hooked to a TV do a rescan of your channels to see extra free TV.
4.1 WCMH NBC Channel4
4.2 Me TV
4.3 Ion TV
6.1 WSYX ABC Channel6
6.2 MyTV
6.3 Antenna TV
10.1 WBNS CBS channel10
10.2 Decades TV
19.1 WCLL Daystar
19.2 WCLL
23.1 Bounce2
23.2 Azteca America/Columbus
28-1 WTTE FOX Channel28
28.2 Get TV
32.1 WCSN-LD (Columbus)
32.2 LATV COZI TV
32.3 Dalmr TV Ethnic
32.4 Independent Tv Africa NW
32.5 Religon Guide US Tv
32.6 Religon Independent Prime Tv NW
32.7 Soul of the South
32.8 Infomercials
34.1 WOSU PBS Channel34
34.2 WOSU Ohio
34.3 WOSU Plus
39.1 Cornerstone (Marion, Delaware, Columbus)
39.2 Religious
39.3 Daystar
39.4 Classic Shows (Family Classics)
44.1 W44DC HSN
51.1 WSFJ TBN Channel51 (Newark)
51.2 TCC
51.3 Combo Juice
51.4 Enlace USA
51.5 Salsa TBN/Salsa
53.1 WWHO CW Channel53 (Chillicothe)
53.2 Grit TV
53.3 Comet TV

Also see:
http://www.rabbitears.info/market.php?request=print_market&mktid=39
http://tvlistings.aol.com/listings/oh/columbus/over-the-air/43222
http://www.palgear.com/location/OH/Columbus/
http://www.titantv.com/Default.aspx?lineupid=6b7d8ecd-4d0f-499e-a0ab-ca2061b17eb5
AntennaWeb is a good source of information to help you select the proper indoor or outdoor antenna. http://www.antennaweb.org/default.aspx


Starting in September 2015
CCS Board Meeting are now Meeting at
Max & Ermas Restaurant,
7480 Sawmill Rd, Dublin, OH 43016, just north of Hard Rd. Except December.
CCS members are welcome to attend.





Micro Center In-store Clinic Update Overview:

******
How to clinics are not presented from
28 Nov 2015 until Mid Jan 2016

Jan. 2 0 1 6

Saturday, Jan. 16 & Sunday, Jan. 17 2 p.m. — Windows® 10 OS Basics
Differences between versions
Upgrade path
New features
Windows Start screen, Store, OneDrive
Switch between Start screen and desktop
Find files and installed programs
Personalize the desktop
Use gestures and keyboard shortcuts
Configure network access

Saturday, Jan. 23 & Sunday, Jan. 24 2:00 p.m. - Smartphones & Tablets
Device functions
Product features
Display, battery life
Data storage and transfer
OS and applications
Carrier specific, unlocked, service features
Form factor and accessories

Saturday, Jan. 30 & Sunday, Jan. 31 2 p.m. — Virus & Malware Troubleshooting
Spy/adware, viruses, spam, trojans, phishing
How malware spreads
Identifying malware symptoms
Protecting your system


Feb. 2 0 1 6

Saturday, Feb. 6 & Sunday, Feb. 7 2 p.m. — Raspberry Pi Basics
History of Raspberry Pi
Raspberry Pi model comparison
Power requirements
Raspberry Pi software
Uses for Raspberry Pi

Saturday, Feb. 13 & Sunday, Feb. 14 2 p.m. — Windows® 10 OS Basics
Differences between versions
Upgrade path
New features
Windows Start screen, Store, OneDrive
Switch between Start screen and desktop
Find files and installed programs
Personalize the desktop
Use gestures and keyboard shortcuts
Configure network access

Saturday, Feb. 20 & Sunday, Feb. 21 2 p.m. — Wireless Networking
802.11 wireless basics
Wireless security
Change router/access point configurations
Configure/connect to WAPs
Configure peer-to-peer connections

Saturday, Feb. 27 & Sunday, Feb. 28 2 p.m. - Macintosh OSX Tips & Tricks
Overview
Features
System management features
Customizing

March 2 0 1 6

Saturday, March 05 & Sunday, March 06 2 p.m. — 3D Printers
Brief 3D printing history
Parts of the printer
Common filament types
Creating a print
Troubleshooting

Saturday, March 12 & Sunday, March 13 2:00 p.m. - Smartphones & Tablets
Device functions
Product features
Display, battery life
Data storage and transfer
OS and applications
Carrier specific, unlocked, service features
Form factor and accessories

Saturday, March 19 & Sunday, March 20 2 p.m. — Windows® 10 OS Basics
Differences between versions
Upgrade path
New features
Windows Start screen, Store, OneDrive
Switch between Start screen and desktop
Find files and installed programs
Personalize the desktop
Use gestures and keyboard shortcuts
Configure network access

Saturday, March 26 & Sunday, March 27 2 p.m. — Raspberry Pi Basics
History of Raspberry Pi
Raspberry Pi model comparison
Power requirements
Raspberry Pi software
Uses for Raspberry Pi

April 2 0 1 6

Saturday, April 2 & Sunday, April 03 2 p.m. — Understanding & Managing Windows® 10


Saturday, April 9 & Sunday, April 10 2 p.m. — Wireless Networking
802.11 wireless basics
Wireless security
Change router/access point configurations
Configure/connect to WAPs
Configure peer-to-peer connections

Saturday, Apr. 16 & Sunday, Apr. 17 2 p.m. — Windows® 10 Basics
Differences between versions
Upgrade path
New features
Windows Start screen, Store, OneDrive
Switch between Start screen and desktop
Find files and installed programs
Personalize the desktop
Use gestures and keyboard shortcuts
Configure network access

Saturday, Apr. 23 & Sunday, Apr. 24 2 p.m. — Malware Threars: Stop-Think-Connect
Spy/adware, viruses, spam, trojans, phishing
How malware spreads
Identifying malware symptoms
Protecting your system

Saturday, Apr. 30 & Sunday, May 1 2 p.m. — Raspberry Pi
History of Raspberry Pi
Raspberry Pi model comparison
Power requirements
Raspberry Pi software
Uses for Raspberry Pi



M A Y 2 0 1 6

Saturday, May 7 & Sunday, May 8 2 p.m. — 3D Printers
Brief 3D printing history
Parts of the printer
Common filament types
Creating a print
Troubleshooting

Saturday, May 14 & Sunday, May 15 2 p.m. — Build Your Own PC: Choosing Pieces
Choosing components by specification
Minimizing Electro-Static Discharge (ESD) risk
Installing CPU and memory
Installing motherboard in case
Power connections and issues with ACPI
Installing video cards, hard disks, optical drives
Testing the system throughout build process

Saturday, May 21 & Sunday, May 22 2 p.m. — Windows® 10 Basics
Differences between versions
Upgrade path
New features
Windows Start screen, Store, OneDrive
Switch between Start screen and desktop
Find files and installed programs
Personalize the desktop
Use gestures and keyboard shortcuts
Configure network access

Saturday, May 28 & Sunday, May 29 2 p.m. — New-Microsoft Office Word & Excel: What's New
Differences between versions
Upgrade path
New features



J U N E 2 0 1 6

Saturday, June 4 & Sunday, June 5 2 p.m. — Malware Threars: Stop-Think-Connect
Spy/adware, viruses, spam, trojans, phishing
How malware spreads
Identifying malware symptoms
Protecting your system

Saturday, June 11 & Sunday, June 12 2 p.m. — Smartphones, Tablets & eReaders


Saturday, June 18 & Sunday, June 19 2 p.m. — Windows® 10 Basics
Differences between versions
Upgrade path
New features
Windows Start screen, Store, OneDrive
Switch between Start screen and desktop
Find files and installed programs
Personalize the desktop
Use gestures and keyboard shortcuts
Configure network access

Saturday, June 25 & Sunday, June 26 2 p.m. — Raspberry Pi
History of Raspberry Pi
Raspberry Pi model comparison
Power requirements
Raspberry Pi software
Uses for Raspberry Pi



Saturday, ????? ?? & Sunday, ????? ?? 2 p.m. — Understanding & Managing Windows® 10
2 p.m. — Virus & Malware Troubleshooting

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. . .

In-store Clinic Notes
Missed a Clinic?
Check out Understanding Tech for Clinic Notes and other resources.
http://www.microcenter.com/site/support/tech-center.aspx

. . .
Other computer reference info:
http://www.microcenter.com/understand_tech/index.html

Come participate in the no-charge, in-store clinics hosted by our own tech support staff.
These clinics will be held at all Micro Center stores. Registration is recommended (not required)
since space is limited; sign up sheets are available only in your local Micro Center at Tech
Support or the Customer Service area. Clinics may be cancelled without notice due to holiday sale
events. Call your nearest Micro Center store to confirm your clinic.

Micro Center Link to Clinic details:
http://www.microcenter.com/site/stores/instore-clinics.aspx





OSU games 2016
Date Opponent / Event Location Time
09/03/16 vs. Bowling Green TV Columbus, Ohio TBA
09/10/16 vs. Tulsa TV ColCCS General Meeting at OCLC Kilgour building auditorium at 7 PM
Speaker: TBA
Topic: TBA


The public is welcome to attend. (FREE)

Cindy C wants people to look for emails about membership renewals. Questions call Cindy at 614.403.3458

Most of the web pages for CCS are locked so I do
not have a way to change them. We are trying to
get that resolved. John Cramer.


Raspberry Pi 3 As of March 23, 2016 Columbus Micro Center has them in stock limit 1 per customer and only $34.99 each.

Raspberry Pi Zero As of March 23, 2016 Columbus Micro Center has them in stock limit 1 per customer and only $5 each.
Raspberry Pi Zero as of April 12, 2016, Columbus Micro Center has NONE of them in stock.

More info on Raspbian see:
http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=raspbian
Most current version of Raspbian see:
https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/raspbian/

Craig's setup Document (updated April 3,2016) for RPi is called
Getting started with the Raspberry Pi:
http://wright7634.homeip.net/piFiles/RaspberryPiSetup.pdf
Also the scripts for this has also been (updated Mid-Feb 2016)
Other Pi info from Craig see:
http://wright7634.homeip.net/raspberry_pi.html


New version of Raspbian for Raspberry Pi
Based on Debian Jessie, Release date: 2016-03-18 Kernel version: 4.1
SHA-1: db41f2a8c6236c0ca9150fe4db2017c09e7871fb
https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/raspbian/
Notes on Jessie
2016-03-18:
* updated firmware and kernel
(https://github.com/raspberrypi/firmware/commit/951799bbcd795ddf27769d14acf4813fdcbe53dc)
* use serial0 in cmdline.txt
* wpa_supplicant.conf country default to GB (allows use of channels 12 and 13)
2016-02-26:
* Support added for Pi 3, including Wifi and Bluetooth
* Option to set wifi country code added to raspi-config
https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/raspbian-jessie-is-here/


On 7 March 2016 DistroWatch Weekly: said:

* * * * *
Ubuntu MATE supports Raspberry Pi 3 computers. . .
Ubuntu MATE The Raspberry Pi Foundation recently launched a new model of their small, single-board computer. Last week the Ubuntu MATE project announced they have already published an edition of their distribution which is compatible with the new Raspberry Pi 3 computers. "The Raspberry Pi 3 Model B is here and we are delighted to announce the immediate availability of Ubuntu MATE 15.10 for the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B! Many thanks to Ben Nuttall, Simon West, Liz Upton and Phil Elwell from the Raspberry Pi Foundation for providing Martin Wimpress with a Raspberry Pi 3 and engineering assistance over the weekend. The Raspberry Pi 3 Model B is the same form factor as the Raspberry Pi B+ and Raspberry Pi 2 Model B, the RAM remains 1GB and the USB and wired Ethernet port arrangement and configuration are unchanged." While Ubuntu MATE's Bluetooth support for the new Pi is still in development, all other features are expected to work. Further details on the Pi's new hardware and the new edition of Ubuntu MATE can be found in the project's announcement.

* * * * *


On February 29, 2016 Raspberry Pi people said: Pi 3 are shipping.

As of March 8, 2016 Micro Center has them in stock limit 1 per customer and only $34.99 each. sku 988428
Raspberry Pi 3 is now on sale for $35 (the same price as the existing Raspberry Pi 2), featuring:

A 1.2GHz 64-bit quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 CPU (~10x the performance of Raspberry Pi 1)
Integrated 802.11n wireless LAN and Bluetooth 4.1
Complete compatibility with Raspberry Pi 1 and 2

Raspberry Pi 3 Model B
BCM2837, BCM43438 and Raspberry Pi 3

For Raspberry Pi 3, Broadcom have supported us with a new SoC, BCM2837. This retains the same basic architecture as its predecessors BCM2835 and BCM2836, so all those projects and tutorials which rely on the precise details of the Raspberry Pi hardware will continue to work. The 900MHz 32-bit quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 CPU complex has been replaced by a custom-hardened 1.2GHz 64-bit quad-core ARM Cortex-A53. Combining a 33% increase in clock speed with various architectural enhancements, this provides a 50-60% increase in performance in 32-bit mode versus Raspberry Pi 2, or roughly a factor of ten over the original Raspberry Pi.

James Adams spent the second half of 2015 designing a series of prototypes, incorporating BCM2837 alongside the BCM43438 wireless “combo” chip. He was able to fit the wireless functionality into very nearly the same form-factor as the Raspberry Pi 1 Model B+ and Raspberry Pi 2 Model B; the only change is to the position of the LEDs, which have moved to the other side of the SD card socket to make room for the antenna. Roger Thornton ran the extensive (and expensive) wireless conformance campaign, allowing us to launch in almost all countries simultaneously. Phil Elwell developed the wireless LAN and Bluetooth software.

All of the connectors are in the same place and have the same functionality, and the board can still be run from a 5V micro-USB power adapter. This time round, we’re recommending a 2.5A adapter if you want to connect power-hungry USB devices to the Raspberry Pi.

Raspberry Pi 3 is available to buy today from our partners element14 and RS Components, and other resellers. You’ll need a recent NOOBS or Raspbian image from our downloads page. At launch, we are using the same 32-bit Raspbian userland that we use on other Raspberry Pi devices; over the next few months we will investigate whether there is value in moving to 64-bit mode.

New version of Raspbian for Raspberry Pi
Based on Debian Jessie, Release date: 2016-02-26 Kernel version: 4.1
SHA-1: 4a841dffd02197548bf2329b90a0a44eeeebb4ab
https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/raspbian/
Notes on Jessie
https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/raspbian-jessie-is-here/
2015-11-21: * Based on Debian Jessie
* Upgraded applications - Epiphany browser, Scratch and Sonic Pi
* Included applications - LibreOffice, Claws Mail, Greenfoot, BlueJ
* Included utilities - Alacarte menu editor, Lxkeymap, scrot, tree, pip
* New GUI-based Raspberry Pi Configuration application
* GPIO control now possible without need for sudo
* Web link to Magpi magazine included
* New taskbar plugin to eject mounted USB drives
* Default boot is now to GUI not desktop
* Look and feel now based on GTK+3 default theme
* Print screen key launches scrot to produce screenshot
* Common keyboards autodetected by GUI and drivers loaded accordingly
* Numerous small tweaks and bugfixes
More Jessie Notes:
This is a major version upgrade – due to the large number of changes to the underlying operating system, we strongly recommend using Jessie from a clean image, so you’ll need to download a new Jessie image from the downloads page on our site. (Some people have had problems extracting the zip files, as the large size of the image file causes zip to use a different format internally. They can be successfully unzipped with 7-Zip on Windows and The Unarchiver on Mac – both are free applications.)


Please note there is a new Raspberry PI Zero cost is $5. Currently Micro Center is out of them. They will get more in. I will add more notes when I get more info.
From this URL:
https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/raspberry-pi-zero/
It was stated: I’m pleased to be able to announce the immediate availability of Raspberry Pi Zero, made in Wales and priced at just $5. Zero is a full-fledged member of the Raspberry Pi family, featuring:
A Broadcom BCM2835 application processor 1GHz ARM11 core (40% faster than Raspberry Pi 1)
512MB of LPDDR2 SDRAM
A micro-SD card slot
A mini-HDMI socket for 1080p60 video output
Micro-USB sockets for data and power
An unpopulated 40-pin GPIO header Identical pinout to Model A+/B+/2B
An unpopulated composite video header
Our smallest ever form factor, at 65mm x 30mm x 5mm

Raspberry Pi Zero runs Raspbian and all your favourite applications, including Scratch, Minecraft and Sonic Pi. . . . .
Some links:
https://www.youtube.com/adafruit
http://www.microcenter.com/product/457746/Zero_Development_Board_%28Pre-Order%29
https://learn.adafruit.com/introducing-the-raspberry-pi-zero

All these are priced from Adafruit:
,
https://www.adafruit.com/categories/813
Adafruit Pi Protector for Raspberry Pi Model Zero PRODUCT ID: 2883 $4.95
Mini HDMI Plug to Standard HDMI Jack Adapter PRODUCT ID: 2819 $2.95
USB OTG Host Cable - MicroB OTG male to A female PRODUCT ID: 1099 $2.50
Raspberry Pi Zero Budget Pack PRODUCT ID: 2817 $29.95
https://www.adafruit.com/category/105

Raspberry Pi & Raspbian notes:
Raspbian is a free operating system based on Debian GNU/Linux and optimised for the Raspberry Pi hardware (the armhf processor architecture). Raspbian comes with over 35,000 packages, or pre-compiled software bundled in a nice format for easy installation on a Raspberry Pi. The initial build was completed in June of 2012, but the distribution continues to be active developed with an emphasis on improving the stability and performance of as many Debian packages as possible. Although Debian produces a distribution for the arm architecture, it is compatible only with versions later than the one used on the Raspberry Pi (ARMv7-A CPUs and higher vs the Raspberry Pi's ARMv6 CPU).
http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=raspbian

New TV channels in the Columbus area started showing up in Mid Nov 2015
So if you have an antenna hooked to a TV do a rescan of your channels to see extra free TV.
4.1 WCMH NBC Channel4
4.2 Me TV
4.3 Ion TV
6.1 WSYX ABC Channel6
6.2 MyTV
6.3 Antenna TV
10.1 WBNS CBS channel10
10.2 Decades TV
19.1 WCLL Daystar
19.2 WCLL
23.1 Bounce2
23.2 Azteca America/Columbus
28-1 WTTE FOX Channel28
28.2 Get TV
32.1 WCSN-LD (Columbus)
32.2 LATV COZI TV
32.3 Dalmr TV Ethnic
32.4 Independent Tv Africa NW
32.5 Religon Guide US Tv
32.6 Religon Independent Prime Tv NW
32.7 Soul of the South
32.8 Infomercials
34.1 WOSU PBS Channel34
34.2 WOSU Ohio
34.3 WOSU Plus
39.1 Cornerstone (Marion, Delaware, Columbus)
39.2 Religious
39.3 Daystar
39.4 Classic Shows (Family Classics)
44.1 W44DC HSN
51.1 WSFJ TBN Channel51 (Newark)
51.2 TCC
51.3 Combo Juice
51.4 Enlace USA
51.5 Salsa TBN/Salsa
53.1 WWHO CW Channel53 (Chillicothe)
53.2 Grit TV
53.3 Comet TV

Also see:
http://www.rabbitears.info/market.php?request=print_market&mktid=39
http://tvlistings.aol.com/listings/oh/columbus/over-the-air/43222
http://www.palgear.com/location/OH/Columbus/
http://www.titantv.com/Default.aspx?lineupid=6b7d8ecd-4d0f-499e-a0ab-ca2061b17eb5
AntennaWeb is a good source of information to help you select the proper indoor or outdoor antenna. http://www.antennaweb.org/default.aspx


Starting in September 2015
CCS Board Meeting are now Meeting at
Max & Ermas Restaurant,
7480 Sawmill Rd, Dublin, OH 43016, just north of Hard Rd. Except December.
CCS members are welcome to attend.





Micro Center In-store Clinic Update Overview:

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How to clinics are not presented from
28 Nov 2015 until Mid Jan 2016

Jan. 2 0 1 6

Saturday, Jan. 16 & Sunday, Jan. 17 2 p.m. — Windows® 10 OS Basics
Differences between versions
Upgrade path
New features
Windows Start screen, Store, OneDrive
Switch between Start screen and desktop
Find files and installed programs
Personalize the desktop
Use gestures and keyboard shortcuts
Configure network access

Saturday, Jan. 23 & Sunday, Jan. 24 2:00 p.m. - Smartphones & Tablets
Device functions
Product features
Display, battery life
Data storage and transfer
OS and applications
Carrier specific, unlocked, service features
Form factor and accessories

Saturday, Jan. 30 & Sunday, Jan. 31 2 p.m. — Virus & Malware Troubleshooting
Spy/adware, viruses, spam, trojans, phishing
How malware spreads
Identifying malware symptoms
Protecting your system


Feb. 2 0 1 6

Saturday, Feb. 6 & Sunday, Feb. 7 2 p.m. — Raspberry Pi Basics
History of Raspberry Pi
Raspberry Pi model comparison
Power requirements
Raspberry Pi software
Uses for Raspberry Pi

Saturday, Feb. 13 & Sunday, Feb. 14 2 p.m. — Windows® 10 OS Basics
Differences between versions
Upgrade path
New features
Windows Start screen, Store, OneDrive
Switch between Start screen and desktop
Find files and installed programs
Personalize the desktop
Use gestures and keyboard shortcuts
Configure network access

Saturday, Feb. 20 & Sunday, Feb. 21 2 p.m. — Wireless Networking
802.11 wireless basics
Wireless security
Change router/access point configurations
Configure/connect to WAPs
Configure peer-to-peer connections

Saturday, Feb. 27 & Sunday, Feb. 28 2 p.m. - Macintosh OSX Tips & Tricks
Overview
Features
System management features
Customizing

March 2 0 1 6

Saturday, March 05 & Sunday, March 06 2 p.m. — 3D Printers
Brief 3D printing history
Parts of the printer
Common filament types
Creating a print
Troubleshooting

Saturday, March 12 & Sunday, March 13 2:00 p.m. - Smartphones & Tablets
Device functions
Product features
Display, battery life
Data storage and transfer
OS and applications
Carrier specific, unlocked, service features
Form factor and accessories

Saturday, March 19 & Sunday, March 20 2 p.m. — Windows® 10 OS Basics
Differences between versions
Upgrade path
New features
Windows Start screen, Store, OneDrive
Switch between Start screen and desktop
Find files and installed programs
Personalize the desktop
Use gestures and keyboard shortcuts
Configure network access

Saturday, March 26 & Sunday, March 27 2 p.m. — Raspberry Pi Basics
History of Raspberry Pi
Raspberry Pi model comparison
Power requirements
Raspberry Pi software
Uses for Raspberry Pi

April 2 0 1 6

Saturday, April 2 & Sunday, April 03 2 p.m. — Understanding & Managing Windows® 10


Saturday, April 9 & Sunday, April 10 2 p.m. — Wireless Networking
802.11 wireless basics
Wireless security
Change router/access point configurations
Configure/connect to WAPs
Configure peer-to-peer connections

Saturday, Apr. 16 & Sunday, Apr. 17 2 p.m. — Windows® 10 Basics
Differences between versions
Upgrade path
New features
Windows Start screen, Store, OneDrive
Switch between Start screen and desktop
Find files and installed programs
Personalize the desktop
Use gestures and keyboard shortcuts
Configure network access

Saturday, Apr. 23 & Sunday, Apr. 24 2 p.m. — Malware Threars: Stop=Think-Connect
Spy/adware, viruses, spam, trojans, phishing
How malware spreads
Identifying malware symptoms
Protecting your system

Saturday, Apr. 30 & Sunday, May 1 2 p.m. — Raspberry Pi
History of Raspberry Pi
Raspberry Pi model comparison
Power requirements
Raspberry Pi software
Uses for Raspberry Pi

M A Y 2 0 1 6

Saturday, May 7 & Sunday, May 8 2 p.m. — 3D Printers
Brief 3D printing history
Parts of the printer
Common filament types
Creating a print
Troubleshooting

Saturday, May 14 & Sunday, May 15 2 p.m. — Build Your Own PC: Choosing Pieces

Saturday, May 21 & Sunday, May 22 2 p.m. — Windows® 10 Basics
Differences between versions
Upgrade path
New features
Windows Start screen, Store, OneDrive
Switch between Start screen and desktop
Find files and installed programs
Personalize the desktop
Use gestures and keyboard shortcuts
Configure network access

Saturday, May 28 & Sunday, May 29 2 p.m. — New-Microsoft Office Word & Excel: What's New
Differences between versions
Upgrade path
New features

J U N E 2016

Saturday, June 4 & Sunday, June 5 2 p.m. — Virus & Malware Troubleshooting
Spy/adware, viruses, spam, trojans, phishing
How malware spreads
Identifying malware symptoms
Protecting your system

Saturday, June 11 & Sunday, June 12 2 p.m. — Smartphones, Tablets & eReaders
Device functions
Product features
Display, battery life
Data storage and transfer
OS and applications
Carrier specific, unlocked, service features
Form factor and accessories


Saturday, June 18 & Sunday, June 19 2 p.m. — Windows® 10 Basics
Differences between versions
Upgrade path
New features
Windows Start screen, Store, OneDrive
Switch between Start screen and desktop
Find files and installed programs
Personalize the desktop
Use gestures and keyboard shortcuts
Configure network access

Saturday, June 25 & Sunday, June 26 2 p.m. — Raspberry Pi
History of Raspberry Pi
Raspberry Pi model comparison
Power requirements
Raspberry Pi software
Uses for Raspberry Pi





J U L Y 2016

Saturday, July 2 & Sunday, July 3 2 p.m. — Build Your Own PC
Choosing components by specification
Minimizing Electro-Static Discharge (ESD)
Installing CPU and memory
Installing motherboard in case
Power connections and issues with ACPI
Installing video cards, hard disks, optical drives
Testing the system throughout build process

Saturday, July 9 & Sunday, July 10 2 p.m. — Virus & Malware Troubleshooting
Spy/adware, viruses, spam, trojans, phishing
How malware spreads
Identifying malware symptoms
Protecting your system


Saturday, July 16 & Sunday, July 17 2 p.m. — Windows® 10 Basics
Differences between versions
Upgrade path
New features
Windows Start screen, Store, OneDrive
Switch between Start screen and desktop
Find files and installed programs
Personalize the desktop
Use gestures and keyboard shortcuts
Configure network access


Saturday, July 23 & Sunday, July 24 2 p.m. — Raspberry Pi
History of Raspberry Pi
Raspberry Pi model comparison
Power requirements
Raspberry Pi software
Uses for Raspberry Pi


Saturday, July 30 & Sunday, July 31 2 p.m. — Nest Basics
Types of products
Savings overviewr
Phone alerts
Alarms
Nest-Compatible products



A u g u s t 2016



Saturday, Aug. 06 & Sunday, Aug. 07 2 p.m. — 3D Printing
Brief 3D printing history
Parts of the printer
Common filament types
Creating a print
Troubleshooting

Saturday, Aug. 13 & Sunday, Aug. 14 2 p.m. — Mac OS X Tips & Tricks
Overview
Features
System management features
Customizing

Saturday, Aug. 20 & Sunday, Aug. 21 2 p.m. — Wireless Networking 802.11 wireless basics
Wireless security
Change router/access point configurations
Configure/connect to WAPs
Configure peer-to-peer connections

Saturday, Aug. 27 & Sunday, Aug. 28 2 p.m. — Windows® 10 Basics
Differences between versions
Upgrade path
New features
Windows Start screen, Store, OneDrive
Switch between Start screen and desktop
Find files and installed programs
Personalize the desktop
Use gestures and keyboard shortcuts
Configure network access



S e p t e m b e r 2016



Saturday, Sept. 3 & Sunday, Sept. 4 2 p.m. — Smartphones & Tablets
Device functions
Product features
Display, battery life
Data storage and transfer
OS and applications
Carrier specific, unlocked, service features
Form factor and accessories

Saturday, Sept. 10 & Sunday, Sept. 11 2 p.m. — Word & Excel:
What's New
Differences between versions
Upgrade path
New features

Saturday, Sept. 17 & Sunday, Sept. 18 2 p.m. — Build Your Own PC
Choosing components by specification
Minimizing Electro-Static Discharge (ESD)
Installing CPU and memory
Installing motherboard in case
Power connections and issues with ACPI
Installing video cards, hard disks, optical drives
Testing the system throughout build process

Saturday, Sept. 24 & Sunday, Sept. 25 2 p.m. — Windows® 10 Basics
Differences between versions
Upgrade path
New features
Windows Start screen, Store, OneDrive
Switch between Start screen and desktop
Find files and installed programs
Personalize the desktop
Use gestures and keyboard shortcuts
Configure network access


O c t o b e r 2 0 1 6

Saturday, Oct. 1 & Sunday, Oct. 2 2 p.m. — Mac OS X Tips & Tricks
Overview
Features
System management features
Customizing

Saturday, Oct. 8 & Sunday, Oct. 9 2 p.m. — 3D Printers Brief 3D printing history
Parts of the printer
Common filament types
Creating a print
Troubleshooting


Saturday, Oct. 15 & Sunday, Oct. 16 2 p.m. — Windows® 10 Basics Differences between versions
Upgrade path
New features
Windows Start screen, Store, OneDrive
Switch between Start screen and desktop
Find files and installed programs
Personalize the desktop
Use gestures and keyboard shortcuts
Configure network access


Saturday, Oct. 22 & Sunday, Oct. 23 2 p.m. — Word & Excel 2016: What's New
Differences between versions
Upgrade path
New features


Saturday, Oct. 29 & Sunday, Oct. 30 2 p.m. — Wireless Networking 802.11 wireless basics
Wireless security
Change router/access point configurations
Configure/connect to WAPs
Configure peer-to-peer connections


November 2 0 1 6


Saturday, Nov. 5 & Sunday, Nov. 6 2 p.m. - Build Your Own PC:Component Selection
Choosing components by specification
Minimizing Electro-Static Discharge (ESD)
Installing CPU and memory
Installing motherboard in case
Power connections and issues with ACPI
Installing video cards, hard disks, optical drives
Testing the system throughout build process


Saturday, Nov. 12 & Sunday, Nov. 13 2 p.m. — Mac OS X Tips & Tricks
Overview
Features
System management features
Customizing


Saturday, Nov. 19 & Sunday, Nov. 20 2 p.m. — Windows® 10 Basics
Differences between versions
Upgrade path
New features
Windows Start screen, Store, OneDrive
Switch between Start screen and desktop
Find files and installed programs
Personalize the desktop
Use gestures and keyboard shortcuts
Configure network access


Saturday, Nov. 26 & Sunday, Nov. 27 How-To Clinics Suspended until Next Year(2017)
Clinics will resume in January 2017



January 2 0 1 7


Saturday, Jan. 07 & Sunday, Jan. 08 2 p.m. — TBA


Saturday, Jan. 14 & Sunday, Jan. 15 2 p.m. — TBA


. . .

. . .

In-store Clinic Notes
Missed a Clinic?
Check out Understanding Tech for Clinic Notes and other resources.
http://www.microcenter.com/site/support/tech-center.aspx

. . .
Other computer reference info:
http://www.microcenter.com/understand_tech/index.html

Come participate in the no-charge, in-store clinics hosted by our own tech support staff.
These clinics will be held at all Micro Center stores. Registration is recommended (not required)
since space is limited; sign up sheets are available only in your local Micro Center at Tech
Support or the Customer Service area. Clinics may be cancelled without notice due to holiday sale
events. Call your nearest Micro Center store to confirm your clinic.

Micro Center Link to Clinic details:
http://www.microcenter.com/site/stores/instore-clinics.aspx







09/03/16 vs. Bowling Green Columbus, Ohio TV BXN 97.1 FM 12 noon
09/10/16 vs. Tulsa Columbus, Ohio TV ABC 97.1 FM 3:30 pm
09/17/16 at Oklahoma Norman, Okl. TV FOX 97.1 FM 7:30 pm

10/01/16 vs. Rutgers * Columbus, Ohio TV BXN 97.1 FM 12 noon
10/08/16 vs. Indiana * Columbus, Ohio TV: ABC/ESPN/ESPN2 97.1 FM 3:30 p.m.
10/15/16 at Wisconsin * Madison, Wis. TV: ABC 6 radio97.1/1460 FM/AM 8 p.m.
10/22/16 at Penn State * State College, Pa. TV: ABC 6 radio97.1/1460 FM/AM 8 p.m.
10/29/16 vs. Northwestern * Columbus, Ohio TV: ESPN/ESPN2 radio97.1/1460 FM/AM 3:30 p.m.

11/05/16 vs. Nebraska * Columbus, Ohio TV: ABC/ESPN/ESPN2 R:97.1/1460 FM/AM 8 p.m.
11/12/16 at Maryland * College Park, Md. TV: ESPN R:97.1/1460 FM/AM 3:30pm
11/19/16 at Michigan State * East Lansing, Mich. TV: ESPN R:97.1/1460 FM/AM Noon
11/26/16 vs. Michigan * TV: ABC R:97.1/1460 FM/AM Noon


Best Team from each division.
12/03/16 Big Ten Championship Game
Penn St. vs. Wisconsin in Indianapolis 8:17 p.m. TV: ABC/ESPN/ESPN2 or

From:
http://www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com/sports/m-footbl/sched/osu-m-footbl-sched.html

Scratch pad area: http://www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com/sports/m-footbl/sched/osu-m-footbl-sched.html

TV:BXN or ABC/ESPN/ESPN2 Radio WBNS FM/AM 97.1/1460
TV: ABC/ESPN/ESPN2 radio 97.1/1460 FM/AM

Visit for OSU sports items from OSU



Web Training:
HTML-The language for building web pages
http://www.w3schools.com/


GeoIP

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