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CCS General Meeting
Online Computer Library Center
May 21, 2014
CCS General Meeting at OCLC Kilgour building auditorium at 7 PM
Speaker: Unknown
Topic: Unknown


The public is welcome to attend. (FREE)

The April 16 CCS General Meeting at OCLC Kilgour building auditorium at 7 PM
Speaker: our members
Topic: #1 Best Free Software that our members use

Anybody in attendance can talk about their best free software that they use. Also be able to talk about your #2 favorite in case someone talks about your #1 favorite before you do.

Focus will be on:Windows or multi Platform programs.

We talked about following:
Heartbeat Bug and Geotrust
Weather www.spc.noaa.gov
creditcard for iPhone, etc Squareup.com
Utube
iPhone flipboard.com
Office programs Libra office.org & KingSoftOffice
Tax programs TurboTax & othrs
Win 8.1 help
IPcameraView
Hotspot Shield
Avast.com
Skype
GoogleEarth
Freecorder
Ninite.com
Dragon Seaking.com


The public is welcome to attend. (FREE)



March 2014 Meeting:
Speaker: Craig Wright
Topic: Computer Networks, Network Printers, Wifi Printers, Wireless Bridges

A computer network or data network is a telecommunications network that allows computers to exchange data. In computer networks, networked computing devices pass data to each other along data connections. The connections (network links) between nodes are established using either cable media or wireless media. The best-known computer network is the Internet.

Network Printer & WiFi Printer.

A wireless bridge is a hardware component used to connect two or more network segments (LANs or parts of a LAN) which are physically and logically (by protocol) separated. It does not necessarily always need to be a hardware device, as some operating systems (such as Windows, GNU/Linux, Mac OS X and FreeBSD) provide software to bridge different protocols. This is seen commonly in protocols over wireless to cable. So in a sense the computer acts as a bridge by using bridging OS software.

The public is welcome to attend. (FREE)


Ubuntu, perhaps the most popular flavor of Linux for the consumer
world, has released their newest version. It was launched, as
Ubuntu 13.10 it arrived late November.
Today March 4, 2014 you can.
Get the most current Ubuntu (2013)13.10 now.
To Get Ubuntu 13.10 or
To Get the LTS Ubuntu 12.04.4
For extended support, choose Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS
Today March 4, 2014 you can.
Get the most current LTS Ubuntu (2012)12.04.4 now.
Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS is a long-term support release.
It has continuous hardware support improvements
as well as guaranteed security and support updates until April 2017.
http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/download
The next LTS release will be 14.04 due in April 2014

To download Ubuntu, or obtain CDs, visit:
http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/download
or Download Linux Mint 13 Maya-Cinnamon also a LTS
http://www.linuxmint.com/download.php
Also
http://www.mythbuntu.org/
http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/downloadmirrors#alternate

Info for edubuntu and the education layer
http://www.edubuntu.com/Download


For extended support,
choose Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS
Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS is a long-term support release. It has continuous hardware support improvements as well as guaranteed security and support updates until April 2017.
http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/download
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A light duty Linux could be
Linux Lite 1.0.8 (32 bit or 64 bit)
to download see:
http://www.linuxliteos.com/
http://www.linuxliteos.com/download.html
Recommended Hardware/Minimal System requirements:
CPU: 700 MHz processor
RAM: 512mb ram
HARD DRIVE: 5 GB of hard drive
RESOLUTION: VGA capable of 1024x768
MEDIA TYPE: DVD drive or USB port for the iso

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Columbus State Comm. College spring 2014 classes:
Introduction to Computers (Course cost $45)
Jan & Feb classes
LICPT-0101-01A LICPT-0101-02A LICPT-0101-03A LICPT-0101-04A
Phone: 614.287.5858 E-mail cewdreg@cscc.edu

Computers Skills for College Success (Course cost $45)
Jan & Feb classes
LICPT-0125-01A LICPT-0125-02A LICPT-0125-03A
Phone: 614.287.5858 E-mail cewdreg@cscc.edu




CCS Board Meeting Now Meeting at
Sumenos Italian Restaurant
at 7400 Sawmill Road almost at Hard Rd. Except December.
CCS members are welcome to attend.






The February meeting: CCS General Meeting at OCLC Kilgour building auditorium at 7 PM
Speaker: Mike Beargie
Topic: FileMaker Pro


Summary:
> Contact Information:
> Mike Beargie
> mbeargie@anvildataworks.com
> tel: 301.948.8077
> fax: 301.349.2518
>
> Reference Links:
> http://www.cofmug.com – Central Ohio FileMaker User Group
> http://www.anvildataworks.com – FileMaker training and development
> http://www.anvildataworks.com/blog – Helpful tips and FileMaker info.
> http://www.filemaker.com – Official FileMaker Page
> http://www.filemaker.com/technet – FileMaker Technet Community
> http://www.filemaker.com/devcon – FileMaker Developer's Conference

FileMaker Pro is a cross-platform relational database application from FileMaker Inc., formerly Claris, a subsidiary of Apple Inc. It integrates a database engine with a GUI-based interface, allowing users to modify the database by dragging new elements into layouts, screens, or forms. Current versions are: FileMaker Pro 13, FileMaker Pro Advanced 13, FileMaker Server 13, and FileMaker Go 13 for iPhone and iPad.

FileMaker evolved from a DOS application, but was then developed primarily for the Apple Macintosh. Since 1992 it has been available for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS, and can be used in a cross-platform environment. FileMaker server briefly ran on Linux, but Linux support was abandoned with FileMaker 7, and the server currently runs only on Windows or OS X servers. It is available in desktop, server, iOS and web-delivery configurations.

Mike Beargie said:
I am a Filemaker 11/12 certified developer, and work for Anvil Dataworks, a platinum level partner of FileMaker, as well as winner of the 2013 Business Driver of the Year award from FileMaker.

The public is welcome to attend. (FREE)

Dues is $35 a year.
Cindy wants everybody that thinks their membership has expired to contact her about doing a renewal. Dues has been reduced to $35 a year.
c6color0s at gmail dot com.


More info:
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Lee Lybarger called and asked about
Dragon voice recognition software Home edition.
Several questions:
Anybody using it?
Did they find advantages or Disadvantages.
Have any tips about dragon voice recognition sw?
Call Lee Lybarger 740.369.9093 or use email to llybarger@columbus.rr.com

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A desktop Win 8.1 pro unit for sale.
contains 2 (500) Gig hard drives, 8 Gigs Ram,
Blue Ray/dvd unit. No additional software.
$400 Contact David Sherman (614)231-6345 or davidhsherman@gmail.com

David has several other items For Sale.
Couple of 2 TB, a 750 Gb, couple of 320 GB, and a 500 GB
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About Jan 2014 CCS General Meeting at OCLC Kilgour building auditorium at 7 PM
Speaker: Craig Wright
Topic: OS X Mavericks & Raspberry Pi Live Demo


OS X Mavericks (version 10.9) is the tenth major release of OS X, Apple Inc.'s desktop and server operating system for Macintosh computers. OS X Mavericks was announced on June 10, 2013, at WWDC 2013, and was released on October 22, 2013, as a free update through the Mac App Store.

Raspberry Pi model b computer:
The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card-sized single-board computer developed in the UK by the Raspberry Pi Foundation with the intention of promoting the teaching of basic computer science in schools.

The Raspberry Pi has a Broadcom BCM2835 system on a chip (SoC), which includes an ARM1176JZF-S 700 MHz processor, VideoCore IV GPU, and was originally shipped with 256 megabytes of RAM, later upgraded to 512 MB. It does not include a built-in hard disk or solid-state drive, but uses an SD card for booting and persistent storage.

The Foundation provides Debian and Arch Linux ARM distributions for download. Tools are available for Python as the main programming language, with support for BBC BASIC (via the RISC OS image or the Brandy Basic clone for Linux), C, and Perl.

The public is welcome to attend. (FREE)


Free Clinics at your Local Micro Center Store Come participate in the free, in-store clinics hosted by our own tech support staff. Each clinic covers a new topic from the latest technology to troubleshooting your gadgets. You'll also have the chance to get your computer questions answered by the experts.


These FREE clinics will be held at all Micro Center stores. Registration is recommended (or sometimes 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.


Windows® 8 Basics
Saturday, Jan. 18 & Sunday, Jan. 19 2:00 p.m.

Differences between versions (including 8.1) Upgrade path Start Screen, Windows Store, Sky Drive Switching between Start Screen and desktop Personalizing the desktop Gestures and keyboard shortcuts Network access

Smartphones, Tablets, & eReaders
Saturday, Jan. 25 & Sunday, Jan. 26 2:00 p.m.

Uses for each device: OS, apps, data storage and sharing Smartphone carriers and features Tablet form factors and accessories eReader advantages and expandability

More Clinics »
Saturday, Feb. 1 & Sunday, Feb. 2 2 p.m.
Backup and archiving

Saturday, Feb. 8 & Sunday, Feb. 9 2 p.m.
Malware Threats, Viruses, & Spam

Saturday, Feb. 15 & Sunday, Feb. 16 2 p.m.
No Clinic

Saturday, Feb. 22 & Sunday, Feb. 23 2 p.m.
Windows 8 Basics

Saturday, Mar. 1 & Sunday, Mar. 2 2 p.m.
Data Recovery

Saturday, Mar. 8 & Sunday, Mar. 9 2 p.m.
Troubleshooting: System Perf

Saturday, Mar. 15 & Sunday, Mar. 16 2 p.m.
Home Security

Saturday, Mar. 22 & Sunday, Mar. 23 2 p.m.
MS Office Word 2013 Tips&Tricks

Saturday, Mar. 29 & Sunday, Mar. 30 2 p.m.
Windows 8 Basics

Saturday, April 5 & Sunday, April 6 2 p.m.
Understanding & Troubleshooting Windows 8

Saturday, April 12 & Sunday, April 13 2 p.m.
Macintosh OS X Tips&Tricks

Saturday, April 19 2 p.m.
Networking with Macintosh OS X

Saturday, April 26 & Sunday, April 27 2 p.m.
Smartphones, Tablets, & eReaders
Uses for each device: OS, apps, data storage and sharing
Smartphone carriers and features Tablet form factors and accessories
eReader advantages and expandability

Saturday, May 3 and Sunday, May 4 2:00 p.m. - Digital Cameras

Saturday, May 10 and Sunday, May 11 2:00 p.m. - Windows® Basics

Saturday, May 17 and Sunday, May 18 2:00 p.m. - Digital Photography Basics

Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26 2:00 p.m. - No Clinic

Saturday, May 31 and Sunday, June 1 2:00 p.m. - Digital Image Editing


Columbus Metropolitan Library FREE Computer Courses.
Call for required registration 614.645.2275.
Basic Internet Training at the Hilltop Branch.
511 South Hague Ave
Classes should be taken in order starting with

Introduction to Computers on Thursday, 1-3 p.m.
January 9, 30, February 20, March 13, April 3,24, May 15.

Basic Internet on Thursday, 1-3 p.m.
January 16, February 6,27, March 20, April 10, May 1,22

Using the Internet on Thursday, 1-3 p.m.
January 23, February 13, March 6,27, April 17, May 8,29





Tuesday Tech Help.
Library Reference staff is available to provide basic computer instruction by appointment on Tuesday afternoons. Please call to arrange a one-hour session.
Grove City Library Tuesdays, 2-4 pm 875-6716 ext 503
Please call to arrange a one-hour session.
Westland Area Library, anytime call878-1301, ext 604

Get to Know Zinio
Did you know that you can download magazines to your computer for free? Many titles on hand.
Registration required. Call 875-6716 ext 604
Westland Area Library January 13 and February 10 at 7 pm.

Other activities at these library(s)
One-on-One Resume Review, Military History Programs,Lets Talk About...Books in 2014, Shadow Puppets Workshops, Chess Club, Knitting Club, Snow Globes, Anime Club, Prom Spectacular.





December meeting was at OCLC Kilgour building auditorium at 7 PM
Speaker: Craig Wright
Topic: OS X Mavericks

OS X Mavericks (version 10.9) is the tenth major release of OS X, Apple Inc.'s desktop and server operating system for Macintosh computers. OS X Mavericks was announced on June 10, 2013, at WWDC 2013, and was released on October 22, 2013, as a free update through the Mac App Store.

The public is welcome to attend. (FREE)


*** No Meeting November 20th *** Speaker: No Speaker
Topic: No Topic
*** No Meeting November 20th *** No Meeting ***




CCS Board Meeting Now Meeting at
Sumenos Italian Restaurant
at 7400 Sawmill Road almost at Hard Rd. Except December.
CCS members are welcome to attend.



Columbus Metropolitan Library FREE Computer Courses.
Call for required registration 614.645.2275.
Basic Internet Training at the Hilltop Branch.
511 South Hague Ave
Classes should be taken in order starting with

Introduction to Computers on Thursday, 1-3 p.m.
January 9, 30, February 20, March 13, April 3,24, May 15.

Basic Internet on Thursday, 1-3 p.m.
January 16, February 6,27, March 20, April 10, May 1,22

Using the Internet on Thursday, 1-3 p.m.
January 23, February 13, March 6,27, April 17, May 8,29





Sept 2013 meeting was
Speaker: Bob Gostischa
Topic: Protecting Yourself, Your Computer, and Your Identity
Followup Notes at:
http://goo.gl/7AhRh
Bob's Contact: bob3160@gmail.com


It’s common wisdom that avoiding suspicious web-based content and especially ‘dodgy’ websites will keep you safe on the Internet. Unfortunately, that sort of information is ‘old and outdated technology’. Internet security (protecting both your computer and your identity) can however, be demystified. This presentation focuses on normal computer users, rather than “IT geeks,” and clearly explains the following topics:

Protecting yourself from virus, worms, Trojans, rootkits and, botnets.
Computer safety tips How to spot phishing attempts
How to recover when your email account has been hijacked
Email etiquette
Social networking safety tips
Software installation safety tips
Other free software used to create layered protection
Features and benefits of Avast's free antivirus program
Android Smartphone and Tablet safety and protection recommendations
Join presenter Bob Gostischa, as he simplifies, clarifies, and demystifies your computer, making your Internet experience a safe, secure and, enjoyable one.

About the Presenter:
Norbert “Bob” Gostischa, after a successful career in banking, enjoys his retirement as an enthusiast IT security expert, most notably for Avast Software. Avast is the creator of avast! antivirus software.

The Avast website has a discussion and help forum, where Bob has been helping with security-related and general computer issues since 2004.
He has contributed over 20,000 forum interactions.
Bob is proud that this presentation has been approved by AARP:
http://createthegood.org/volunteer/opportunity-details/19507
avast! Antivirus is currently the most used antivirus software in the world. Avast has been making security software for over 20 years and has more than 180 million users worldwide.

Although Bob’s presentation is not a sales pitch for Avast, mentioning Avast and their Software in your announcements, would still be appreciated since they pay all the bills.
There is no charge to the Club, Usergroup or, Organization for Bob’s services.
Click here to view a short video describing the topics covered in this presentation.
http://www.authorstream.com/Presentation/bob3160-1425909-protecting-yourself/
You can also learn a little more about Bob’s presentations in his Blog avast!
Http://bob3160.blogspot.com/
is Now Free for Schools, Universities and Libraries.
http://www.avast.com/en-us/education

The public is welcome to attend. (FREE)



August Meeting info:
Speaker: All in attendance
Topic: Extended Q&A

Ruth said:br> >Has a topic decision been reached?
If not, could we at least do a PIG Sig or extended Q&A?
So extended Q&A.
Also Craig said he would talk about being a new user of a smart phone or what to setup. specifics given for iPhone4s or iPhone5.
Discussion about that and APPs:
Some of those APPs are:
1Password (Win&Mac)
MyRadar
Flashlight
Diabetes Log
Shazam (it listens to music then tell what it is)
Radio Paradise 2 (RP)
QR Reader for iPhone
QRafter (a QR reader)
Game apps (Cut the rope, Candy crush saga, Angry Birds, Where my water & others)
News apps (CNN, WBNS, NBC4i, Dispatch & others)
Banking apps (Chase, Huntington, PNC, Key, 5/3 & others)
Music from iTunes & off of your CD's
He showed how to use seri to transcribe to text
Talked about sync ing to iTunes(contacts)
Talked about sync ing to a laptop(entire iPhone backup)
Craig had a VGA cable for his iPhone 5 so all he was showing displayed on the large screen.
Other apps that also might be good:
Find my iPhone, Appsgonefree, onetuner, iHeartRadio, NoteLedge for iPhone, Deco Sketch, Speedometer GPS+ and others so keep looking.


CCS Board Meeting Now Meeting at
Sumenos Italian Restaurant
at 7400 Sawmill Road almost at Hard Rd. Except December.
CCS members are welcome to attend.


Dues is $35 a year.
Cindy wants everybody that thinks their membership has expired to contact her about doing a renewal. Dues has been reduced to $35 a year.
c6color0s at gmail dot com.



Columbus Metropolitan Library FREE CLASSES
at 96 S Grant. call for registration 614.645.2275
Other classes are offered.

Tuesday Tech Help.
Library Reference staff is available to provide basic computer instruction by appointment on Tuesday afternoons. Please call to arrange a one-hour session.
Grove City Library Tuesdays, 2-4 pm 875-6716 ext 503

Get Plugged in at Your Library!
Repairing your car? Studying for your GED? Searching for family history? Did you know that the library provides FREE electronic databases to answer your questions? Join us and get plugged into Chilton's, Learning Express Library, Ancestry and the Ohio Newsbank. Handouts will be provided.
Westland Area Library August 6 at 7 pm 878-1301 ext 604

eReader Exploration-Nooks, Kindles, iPads, and more:. . .
Westland Area Library Mondays, 6-7 pm
June 10, July 8, August 12

One-on-One Tech Assistance(computer topics)
Please call to schedule your individual 1-hour session.
Westland Area Library August 6 878-1301 ext 604

Get to Know Zinio
Did you know that you can download magazines to your computer for free? Many titles on hand.
Westland Area Library Tuesday, 6-7 pm
June 18, July 16, August 20

Other summer activities at these library(s)
Chess Club, Book Discussion groups, Library Board Meetings.

Westland Area Library Only:
Wool Gathering - for Knitters
Tuesday at 6:30 pm June 4, July 9, August20
Organic Gardening Sat June 22 at 2 pm
Meet the Authors Sat July 20 2-4 pm


These clinics will be held at all Micro Center stores.


Saturday, Oct. 5 & Sunday, Oct. 6
2 p.m. Malware Threats
Saturday, Oct. 12 & Sunday, Oct. 13
2 p.m. Network Security
Saturday, Oct. 19 & Sunday, Oct. 20
2 p.m. NEW CLINIC - Safe Web Surfing
Saturday, Oct. 26 & Sunday, Oct. 27
2 p.m. Windows® 8 Basics

Saturday, Nov. 2 & Sunday, Nov. 3
2 p.m. Digital Image Processing

Saturday, Nov. 9 & Sunday, Nov. 10
2 p.m. Connecting Multiple Monitors

Smartphones, Tablets, & eReaders
Saturday, Nov. 16 and Sunday, Nov. 17 2:00 p.m.

Determining how you want to use the device
Product features including:
Display type
Display resolution
Battery life
Data storage
OS and applications
Data transfer capability
Smartphones
Carrier specific
Unlocked
Service-enabled features
Tablets
Form factor
Accessories to enhance functionality eReaders
The eBook advantage
Expandability

Windows® 8 Basics
Saturday, Nov. 23 and Sunday, Nov. 24 2:00 p.m.

Differences between versions, including 8.1
Upgrade path
Features including:
Windows Start screen
Windows store
Sky Drive
How to:
Switch between Start screen and desktop
Find files and installed programs
Personalize the desktop
Use gestures and keyboard shortcuts
Configure network access

Clinics will resume in January 2014

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


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July 17th Meeting:
*** No Meeting July 17 *** No Meeting ***

Speaker: No Speaker
Topic: No Topic
*** No Meeting July 17 *** No Meeting ***






June Meeting was: CCS General Meeting at OCLC Kilgour building auditorium at 7 PM
Speaker: CCS people
Topic: Questions from the attendees

Discussion about Office 2010 & 2013. Also Office365.

We will have a door prize.
A download of a free ebook from O'Reilly & APCUG.






May 2013 CCS General Meeting was at OCLC Kilgour building auditorium at 7 PM
Speaker: Gene Barlow
Topic: Organize, Protect and Share your Hard Drive

Description:
Gene will start by describing the various options you have to better organize your hard drive to serve your needs. How you organize your hard drive can affect how protected your files are and how easy it is to use them. He will show you how he personally organizes his hard drive and why he chose to do it that way. Then he will demonstrate a software tool, Acronis Disk Director 11, that makes organizing your hard drive very quick and easy to do. Acronis Disk Director 11 Home. At this time, Acronis has not updated it to run on a Windows 8 computer. However, you can still use it to partition your new Windows 8 computer. Here's how to do this. Install Disk Director 11 on a WinXP, Vista, or Windows 7 computer and make a bootable CD with Disk Director 11 on it. Then you can boot from that CD on your new Windows 8 computer and use this standalone version of Disk Director 11 to partition your new Windows 8 computer. This approach will work just fine for you.

Second, doing regular backups of your computer’s hard drive is the most important thing you can do to protect the content of your computer. He will describe the backup approach that will give you the best protection for your computer. This will be followed by a demonstration of the best backup utility on the market, Acronis True Image 2013. Acronis recently released a new build (#6514) of Acronis True Image Home 2013. This new build contains many corrections to the software that have been discovered in the past 8 months.

At the end of the meeting, Gene will offer a free software product to each of the attendees to monitor the well being of their own hard drive. He backs up his customers with a special Starter Guide and extended technical support. “I want everyone that buys from me to be totally successful in using the products I offer”, he says.

Biography:
Gene Barlow has worked with computers for the past 50 years in various technical, marketing, and management positions. He had a long career (34 years) with IBM and managed their User Group Support organization when the IBM PC was first introduced in 1981. When he retired from IBM, he set up his own consulting firm, User Group Relations, to continue to represent various software companies to user groups. He is an interesting speaker and has the ability to make complex topics easy for his audience to understand. This will be a presentation that you will not want to miss.
Gene's web site is here: http://www.ugr.com

Download your free copy of Acronis Drive Monitor from
http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing/download/drive-monitor/




CCS's April 2013 meeting:
Speaker: Craig Wright
Topic: iTunes

iTunes is a media player and media library application developed by Apple Inc. It is used to play, download, and organize digital audio and video on personal computers running the OS X operating system and the iOS-based iPod, iPhone, and iPad devices, with editions also released for Microsoft Windows.

Through the iTunes Store, users can purchase and download music, music videos, television shows, iPod games, audiobooks, podcasts, movies and movie rentals in some countries, and ringtones, available on the iPhone and iPod Touch (fourth generation onward). Application software for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch can be downloaded from the App Store. iTunes has been criticized for not being able to transfer music from one portable device to another.

iTunes 11 is the most recent version of iTunes, available for Mac OS X v10.6.8 or later, as well as Windows XP or later. It was released on November 29, 2012, one month later than expected, because of a delay by Apple, which said that it needed extra time to get things right.


CCS's March 2013 meeting:
Speaker: Bill Blinn
Topic: Windows 8

Windows 8 is a version of the Microsoft Windows operating system, produced by Microsoft for use on personal computers, including home and business desktops, laptops, tablets, and home theater PCs. Development of Windows 8 started before the release of its predecessor, Windows 7, in 2009. Its existence was first announced at CES 2011, and followed by the release of three pre-release versions from September 2011 to May 2012. The operating system was released to manufacturing on August 1, 2012, and was released for general availability on October 26, 2012.

Windows 8 introduces significant changes to the operating system's platform, primarily focused towards improving its user experience on mobile devices such as tablets to better compete with other mobile operating systems like Android and Apple's iOS. Windows 8 introduces a new touch-friendly shell and user interface based on Microsoft's "Metro" design language, featuring a new Start screen with a grid of dynamically updating tiles that represent applications. The Start screen replaces the "Start menu" of earlier Windows versions. There is a new app platform with an emphasis on touchscreen input, and the new Windows Store to obtain and/or purchase applications to run on the operating system.

Questions about:
- Windows® 8 Basics
» Differences between versions
» Upgrade path
» New features including:
» Windows Start screen
» Windows store
» Sky Drive
» How to:
» Switch between Start screen and the desktop
» Find files and installed programs
» Personalize the desktop
» Keyboard shortcuts
» Configure network access

Note for members of CCS.
The CCS Board has re-written our Constitution this
will require a membership vote at the March CCS
general meeting. I sent a copy of the new
Constitution to CCS members on Feburary 20,
2013. I sent it out again March 15, 2013.
We will discuss & vote on it at the March 20, 2013 general meeting.

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We did have a door prize drawing at the this meeting.
The door prize was from O'Reilly/APCUG books program.

The public is welcome to attend. (FREE)

Feb 2013 meeting:

CCS General Meeting at OCLC Kilgour building auditorium at 7 PM
Speaker: Anybody
Topic: Best Free Software that our members use

This month because last month we did not talk
about these we are going to try again. January
we first talked about Not running Java except
if you really need it. Then we talked about
doing virtual systems and many ins and about
for doing this.

Because of limited time last month we will
again talk about the following. We then had
5 Minutes to discuss the following list:
Ninite.com/ Select programs to download & install
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/personal/ Personal Software Inspector
www.soluto.com/ program that will reduce boot time
www.oo-software.com/ bootable USB & other programs
www.pdf995.com/
www.cutepdf.com/
www.belarc.com/free_download.html/ Advisor builds a detailed profile of your installed software and hardware
www.sisoftware.net/ Windows, GPGPU, Android, iOS analysers, diagnostic and benchmarking apps.
pcdecrapifier.com/ Removes unwanted preinstalled software from Windows XP and Vista
www.blackviper.com/ XP, Vista & Win 7 help
www.makeuseof.com/ online magazine featuring cool websites, cool software and internet tips.
freecorder.soft32.com/ video and audio capture program
www.videolan.org/ VLC is a open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework.
Majorgeeks.com/ many software programs and new updates daily
http://pcbackupreview.org/ backup info

Some non free products:
MS Student Edition Office (3 computers) (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
www.acronis.com/homecomputing/products/trueimage/ (ATI13 Backup for Windows & Windows 8)
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We did have a door prize drawing at the this meeting.
The door prize was from O'Reilly/APCUG books program.

The public is welcome to attend. (FREE)

Feb 2013 meeting:

Jan 2013 meeting:
CCS General Meeting at OCLC Kilgour building auditorium at 7 PM
Speaker: Anybody
Topic: More Best Free Software that our members use

Focus will be on the following list:

We first talked about Not running Java except if you really need it.
Then we talked about doing virtual systems and many ins and about for doing this. We then had 5
Minutes to discuss the following list: Ninite.com/ Select programs to download & install
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/personal/ Personal Software Inspector
www.soluto.com/ program that will reduce boot time
www.oo-software.com/ bootable USB & other programs
www.pdf995.com/
www.cutepdf.com/
www.belarc.com/free_download.html Advisor builds a detailed profile of your installed software and hardware
www.sisoftware.net/ Windows, GPGPU, Android, iOS analysers, diagnostic and benchmarking apps.
pcdecrapifier.com/ Removes unwanted preinstalled software from Windows XP and Vista
www.blackviper.com/ XP, Vista & Win 7 help
www.makeuseof.com/ online magazine featuring cool websites, cool software and internet tips.
freecorder.soft32.com video and audio capture program
www.videolan.org/ VLC is a open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework.
Majorgeeks.com/ many software programs and new updates daily
Late entry:
http://pcbackupreview.org/ backup info

Some non free products:
MS Student Edition Office (3 computers) (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
www.acronis.com/homecomputing/products/trueimage/ (ATI13 Backup for Windows & Windows 8)--

The public is welcome to attend. (FREE)

Dec 2012 meeting:
CCS General Meeting at OCLC Kilgour building auditorium at 7 PM
Speaker: CCS members
Topic: Best Free Software that our members use.
Members should be able to talk about one free useful programs that they use.(think of your 3 best)
Following items were talked about:

Microsoft Security Essentials
Linux Mint 13 LTS
Open SUSE Linux
www.hotspotshield.com/
PuTTY
DoubleCAD XT Free
Harmony Remotes (HW)
http://notepad-plus-plus.org/
TextPad
http://alternativeto.net/
http://downrightnow.com/
https://squareup.com/
LibreOffice
OpenOffice



The public is welcome to attend. (FREE)

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High price medicine gets generic substitutes in 2012.
Now Lexapro has generic Escitalopram
Lipitor has generic Atorvastatin
Seroquel has generic Quetiapine Fumurate
Geodon has generic Ziprasidone
March-Avapro has generic Irbesartan
April-Provigil has generic Modafinil
May-Plavix has generic Clopidogrel
August-Singulair has generic Montelukast
August-Actos/ActosPlus has generic Pioglitazone
September-Diovan/Diovan HCT has generic Valsartan/Valsartan HCT
September-Detrol has generic Tolterodine
November-Lidoderm has generic Lidocaine Patch
December-Maxalt has generic Rizatriptan

By prescription only. Release dates subject to change. Typed from a Walmart flyer.


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Columbus Library system has some classes January thru June 2012.
The Library has Afternoon & Evening Classes.
Main & Branches: Hilltop, Karl Road, Linden, Gahanna,
Reynoldsburg, Northern Lights, South High, Southeast.
Contact the Library Branches for dates & times.
Classes are open to everyone but reservations are required. To register, call 645-2275.

The classes are:
Introduction to Computers
Basic Internet
Using the Internet: Going Beyond Google.


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CCS Board Meeting Now Meeting at
Sumenos Italian Restaurant
at 7400 Sawmill Road almost at Hard Rd. Except December.
CCS members are welcome to attend.


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Finding a WiFi hotspot
One way to find hotspots is to check out the places you frequent. The next time you visit
your favorite hangout, be on the lookout for advertising about hotspots. Both national chains
and independently-owned locations offer hotspots. You could also find a list of all hotspots in
a location using one of the many websites that catalog the thousands of hotspots across the
country.
Sites like www.jiwire.com, www.wifinder.com, and www.wi-fizone.org,
lists hotspots based on location and type of connection.

Free or Fee?
While free hotspots are, well, free, they may not be available where you need one. If you spend
a lot of time traveling between airports and hotels, you probably don't have time to run
over to the nearest coffee shop for a free dip in the internet pond. It may be beneficial to
subscribe to a nationwide WiFi hotspot provider that services the hotels, airports and
conference centers you visit.

Security
When you connect to a hotspot, every bit of data you send and receive goes over open airwaves.
Any other user on the network could use nefarious means to capture your information.

Some Local(Columbus OH) WiFi hotspots:
McDonald's, Bob Evans, Wendy's, Subway, Donatos, Buffalo Wild Wings, Roosters, WG Grinders, Frisch's,
Max & Erma's, Tim Hortons, Scrambler, Starbucks, Panera Bread and many other food and coffee shops.
Columbus Metro Library branches and Southwest Library branches, Hospitals, Car dealers, Apple Stores,
Barnes & Noble Books, Some Doctors & Dentists Offices, Some(most) Columbus YMCA's.
Some motel, hotels, American Legion and VFW halls
Remember to protect your computer on open WiFis. One is found on http://hotspotshield.com/


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Nov 2012 no meeting:
CCS General Meeting at OCLC Kilgour building auditorium at 7 PM
*** No Meeting *** No Meeting ***
Speaker: Unknown
Topic: Unknown
*** No Meeting *** No Meeting ***
Everybody have a Happy Thanksgiving. John Cramer


The public is welcome to attend. (FREE)

CCS October General Meeting at OCLC Kilgour building auditorium at 7 PM
Speaker: Craig Wright
Topic: Complete presentation on a install of Full house backup power generation system(Home backup power)

Most of the talk will be about selecting, installing, and using a standby generator in a single home setup.

Emergency power systems are a type of system, which may include lighting, generators, fuel
cells and other apparatus, to provide backup power resources in a crisis or when regular
systems fail. They find uses in a wide variety of settings from residential homes to hospitals,
scientific laboratories, data centers, telecommunication equipment and modern
naval ships. Emergency power systems can rely on generators, deep cycle batteries, flywheel
energy storage or hydrogen fuel cells.

The public is welcome to attend. (FREE)

CCS Sept. General Meeting at OCLC Kilgour building auditorium at 7 PM
Speaker: Craig Wright
Topic: partial discussion on a house backup power generation(Home backup power) unit not installed yet.

Most of the talk will be about selecting, installing, and using a standby generator.

Emergency power systems are a type of system, which may include lighting, generators, fuel
cells and other apparatus, to provide backup power resources in a crisis or when regular
systems fail. They find uses in a wide variety of settings from residential homes to hospitals,
scientific laboratories, data centers, telecommunication equipment and modern
naval ships. Emergency power systems can rely on generators, deep cycle batteries, flywheel
energy storage or hydrogen fuel cells.

The public is welcome to attend. (FREE)

August 2012 meeting was: Speaker: Craig Wright
Topic: Mac OSX Mountain Lion

OS X Mountain Lion (version 10.8) is the ninth major release of OS X, Apple Inc.'s desktop
and server operating system for Macintosh computers. OS X Mountain Lion was released on
July 25, 2012. It gains features from iOS, such as Notes and Reminders as applications
separate from Mail and Calendar, in addition to those iOS features introduced in Mac OS X
Lion.

OS X Mountain Lion replaces iChat with Messages, which includes support for iMessage, allowing
users to send unlimited messages to other Macs (running 10.8 or later), iPhones, iPads and
iPod Touches (running iOS 5 or later). It also includes the latest version of the Safari
web browser, Safari 6.

Following a soft transition started with Mac OS X Lion, Apple now consistently refers to OS X
Mountain Lion as "OS X" rather than "Mac OS X".



July Meeting. Speaker: John Cramer
Topic: General Discussion


June Meeting. Speaker: Craig Wright
Topic: iTunes

iTunes is a media player computer program, used for playing, downloading, saving, and
organizing digital music and video files on desktop or laptop personal computers. It can
also manage contents on iPod, iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad devices.

iTunes can connect to the iTunes Store to purchase and download music, music videos,
television shows, iPod games, audiobooks, podcasts, movies and movie rentals (not
available in all countries), and ringtones (only available on iPhone and iPod Touch 4th
Generation). It is also used to download application software from the App Store for
the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

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Ubuntu, perhaps the most popular flavor of Linux for the consumer
world, has released their newest version. It was launched, as
Ubuntu 12.04 it arrived late April.
Today June 5, 2012 you can.
Get the most current Ubuntu (2012)12.04 now.
To Get Ubuntu 12.04 or
To Get the LTS Ubuntu 12.04
------------------------
To download Ubuntu, or obtain CDs, visit:
http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/download
or Download Linux Mint 13 Maya-Cinnamon also a LTS
http://www.linuxmint.com/download.php
Also
http://www.mythbuntu.org/
http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/downloadmirrors#alternate


Info for edubuntu and the education layer
http://www.edubuntu.com/Download


To report a cybercrime go to
http://www.ic3.gov/

Curb cellphone spam via FTC list:
http://www.do-notcall.gov/
ANDROID users can find many mobile-phone spam-blocking apps at the Google Play store.
Mr Number is one of the most popular of these services.


Mythbuntu How to get started
The May 16 meeting links and outline:

http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Hardware_Requirements
http://www.mythbuntu.org/downloads
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MythWeb
http://geekyprojects.com/dvr-pvr/building-your-own-dvr-mythtv-quick-setup-guide/
http://www.schedulesdirect.org/
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/38125/htg-explains-what-is-the-linux-fstab-and-how-does-it-work/

Speaker: Mark Hipple
Topic: Mythbuntu How to get started

Mythbuntu is designed to simplify the installation of MythTV on a home theater PC.
After Mythbuntu has been installed the MythTV setup program begins in which it can be
configured as a frontend (a media viewer), backend (a media server), or combination of
the two.

Mythbuntu aims to keep close ties with Ubuntu thus allowing changes to be moved upstream
for the greater benefit of the Ubuntu Community. Due to the close link with Ubuntu, easy
conversions between desktop and standalone Mythbuntu installations are possible. The
development cycle of Mythbuntu closely follows that of Ubuntu, with releases occurring every
six months.



The April18 meeting:
CCS General Meeting at OCLC Kilgour building auditorium at 7 PM
Speaker: Craig Wright
Topic: The new iPad (release 3 tablet)
To help avoid confusion we will refer to the new iPad as the iPad 3.

The third generation iPad (announced as The new iPad, colloquially known as iPad 3)
is a tablet computer designed, developed and marketed by Apple Inc. It serves primarily
as a platform for audio-visual media, including electronic books, periodicals, films, music,
computer games, presentations, and web content.

Apple released eighteen different versions, including black or white external casings;
memory storage capacity variants of 16, 32, and 64 GB; and connectivity and mobile network
carrier variants with Wi-Fi only, 3G, 4G LTE, and combinations.
From:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IPad_%283rd_generation%29

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High price medicine gets generic substitutes in 2012.
Now Lexapro has generic Escitalopram
Lipitor has generic Atorvastatin
Seroquel has generic Quetiapine Fumurate
Geodon has generic Ziprasidone
March-Avapro has generic Irbesartan
April-Provigil has generic Modafinil
May-Plavix has generic Clopidogrel
August-Singulair has generic Montelukast
August-Actos/ActosPlus has generic Pioglitazone
September-Diovan/Diovan HCT has generic Valsartan/Valsartan HCT
September-Detrol has generic Tolterodine
November-Lidoderm has generic Lidocaine Patch
December-Maxalt has generic Rizatriptan

By prescription only. Release dates subject to change. Typed from a Walmart flyer.


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March 21,2012 featured presentation:
Speaker: Gene Barlow-User Group Relations(UGR)
Topic: Live Webinar:Protecting, Sharing, and Organizing your Hard Drive
Doing regular backups of your computer’s hard
drive is the most important thing you can do to protect the content of your computer. There are
many different approaches on how to do backups. Not all of these backups approaches are equal
and many of them are quite limited. Gene will introduce you to the more popular backup
approaches and point out the advantages and limitation of each approach. He will then
describe the backup approach that will give you the best protection of your computer. This will
be followed by a demonstration of the best backup utility on the market, Acronis True Image Home
2012. The ease of using this powerful backup product will show you that the best protection
possible does not have to be complicated to run.

In today’s computer networks, the ability to share conversation and pictures with others is
a growing trend. Facebook and Twitter have become overnight sensations. However, these tools are
not the best way to share your photos and other computer files with others. Acronis True Image
2012 has introduced a new function that allows you to easily share certain files with your
other computers and with friends across the internet. No expensive online storage is needed
to use this new facility in True Image 2012. After a short description of the many sharing
options available to you, Gene will actually demonstrate how easy it is to use the new
Synchronization feature of True Image 2012.

Finally, Gene will describe the various options you have to better organize your hard drive to
serve your needs. He will conclude with a demonstrate of the Acronis Disk Director 11 Home
utility that will make doing these changes to your computer’s hard drive simple and easy to do.
Attending this meeting will give you a much better appreciation of how to best use your
computer’s hard drive. No avid computer user should miss this presentation.

At the end of the meeting, Gene will offer a free software product to each of the attendees to
monitor the well being of their own hard drive. He will also offer the two outstanding products
he demonstrated at half the normal retail cost for those that wish to try out these exciting
products. He backs up his customers with a special Starter Guide and extended technical
support. “I want everyone that buys from me to be totally successful in using the products I
offer”, he says.

Biography:
Gene Barlow has worked with computers for the past 50 years in various technical, marketing,
and management positions. He had a long career (34 years) with IBM and managed their User Group
Support organization when the IBM PC was first introduced in 1981. He is sometimes called the
Father of PC User Groups for his important early involvement with the user group community. When
he retired from IBM, he set up his own consulting firm, User Group Relations, to continue to
represent various software companies to user groups. He is well known and highly respected in
the user group community. He has presented to thousands of user group meetings over the last 30
years. He is an interesting speaker that has the ability to make even the most complex topics easy
for his audience to understand. You will enjoy and learn a great deal by attending one of his
presentations, so don’t miss it.



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Columbus Library system has some classes January thru June 2012.
The Library has Afternoon & Evening Classes.
Main & Branches: Hilltop, Karl Road, Linden, Gahanna,
Reynoldsburg, Northern Lights, South High, Southeast.
Contact the Library Branches for dates & times.
Classes are open to everyone but reservations are required. To register, call 645-2275.

The classes are:
Introduction to Computers
Basic Internet
Using the Internet: Going Beyond Google.


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CCS Board Meeting Now Meeting at
Sumenos Italian Restaurant
at 7400 Sawmill Road almost at Hard Rd. Except December.
CCS members are welcome to attend.


********

Finding a WiFi hotspot
One way to find hotspots is to check out the places you frequent. The next time you visit
your favorite hangout, be on the lookout for advertising about hotspots. Both national chains
and independently-owned locations offer hotspots. You could also find a list of all hotspots in
a location using one of the many websites that catalog the thousands of hotspots across the
country.
Sites like www.jiwire.com, www.wifinder.com, and www.wi-fizone.org,
lists hotspots based on location and type of connection.

Free or Fee?
While free hotspots are, well, free, they may not be available where you need one. If you spend
a lot of time traveling between airports and hotels, you probably don't have time to run
over to the nearest coffee shop for a free dip in the internet pond. It may be beneficial to
subscribe to a nationwide WiFi hotspot provider that services the hotels, airports and
conference centers you visit.

Security
When you connect to a hotspot, every bit of data you send and receive goes over open airwaves.
Any other user on the network could use nefarious means to capture your information.

Some Local(Columbus OH) WiFi hotspots:
McDonald's, Bob Evans, Wendy's, Subway, Donatos, Buffalo Wild Wings, Roosters, WG Grinders, Frisch's,
Max & Erma's, Tim Hortons, Scrambler, Starbucks, Panera Bread and many other food and coffee shops.
Columbus Metro Library branches and Southwest Library branches, Hospitals, Car dealers, Apple Stores,
Barnes & Noble Books, Some Doctors & Dentists Offices, Some(most) Columbus YMCA's.
Some motel, hotels, American Legion and VFW halls
Remember to protect your computer on open WiFis. One is found on http://hotspotshield.com/


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February General meeting was:
Speaker: Eagan Foster
Topic: Columbus Red Light Traffic Cameras and Safety

Details:
City of Columbus Focus on Safety Program
Eagan Foster will give a presentation about
the City of Columbus’s experience in implementing a program looking to provide a cost-effective
enforcement of traffic regulations utilizing video-camera technology. The impact of the
program on traffic engineering will be discussed, including how the timing of traffic signals was changed by new state law.

The program began in 2005 with the identification of a twenty camera network for
red-light running enforcement at eighteen intersections around the Columbus area –
primarily in the central city. Selection of locations is based on crash experience. Cameras
were installed and activated during 2006 and 2007.

Columbus City Council authorized Phase 2 of the project for an additional twenty
intersections. In the second phase of the project, the cameras have extended throughout
the community. Another new facet of the project in the second phase is speed enforcement in
school zones.


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2012 January general meeting.
Speaker: Craig Wright
Topic: Mac OSX (10.7) Lion & More
New features of Lion.
Mac OS X Lion (version 10.7) is the eighth and current major release of Mac OS X, Apple's
desktop and server operating system for Macintosh computers. Lion was released on July 20, 2011,
as announced during Apple's third quarter 2011 earnings report. Apple's promotional
webpages refer to it as OS X Lion, although press releases announcing the system's
availability included the "Mac".
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mac_OS_X_Lion


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DAS GSD State and Federal Surplus Services
View State Surplus Auction Dates. State of
Ohio, Department of Administrative Services is improving and streamlining its presence on
the World Wide Web. See:
http://das.ohio.gov/Divisions/GeneralServices/Surplus/AuctionScheduleandDirections/tabid/228/Default.aspx
Auctions:
WAREHOUSE dates: for 2011
Details- http://das.ohio.gov/Divisions/GeneralServices/Surplus/MiscellaneousProperty/tabid/343/Default.aspx
Click here to view Auction Pictures
http://dasapps.ohio.gov/surplus/warehouse
/index.htm
VEHICLE dates: for 2011
Details- http://das.ohio.gov/Divisions/GeneralServices/Surplus/AuctionScheduleandDirections/tabid/228/Default.aspx
List details:
http://www.dasapps.ohio.gov/Surplus/nextauction.asp


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RAM Memory
Shop for low price Desktop Memory, Server Memory, Notebook Memory or Printer Memory at PremiumMemory.com.

User Group Member Offer - Save an additional 5%
Use
Coupon Code: UG-Discount


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Misc notes from the past:

Nov 2008 meeting covered:
Speaker: John Cramer & others
Topic: Digital to Analog TV Converter boxes
Main talk about Dishnetwork's DTV-Pal
One member reported 11 channels with a box & rabbit ears
$40 Off with government coupon. Issued two per family, also having a 3 month expire date for use
Feb. 17,2009 is announced cut-over date
Websites: http://www.dtv.gov
http://www.dtv2009.gov
http://www.dtvpal.com
Solidsignal has many boxes and U can compare them using:
http://www.solidsignal.com/dtv2009/compare/digital/converter/boxes/
http://www.solidsignal.com/cat_display.asp?main_cat=03&CAT=Digital%20Converter%20Boxes
http://www.solidsignal.com/
DTVPal, Magnavox, RCA, Zenith

Converter boxes
Sears-DTVPal$60, Magnavox$50
Wal-Mart-Magnavox $50
Wal-Mart-RCA $49.97
H H Gregg-Zenith$60
RadioShack-Zenith$60
Target STB7766G1 $49.99
Target GE w/smart Ant interface $59.99
Micro Center has 2 models.
TIVAX STB-T8 $54.99 (tivan.com)
DigitalStream $49.99 (dsconverter.com)

Antenna information
http://tvfool.com/
http://www.antennaweb.org/aw/Welcome.aspx
Target Philips Ant. SDV2115/27 $9.99
Target Philips Ant. SDV2210/27 $12.99
Target Philips Ant. SDV2710/27 $19.99+
Target Philips Amplified Ant SDV2730/27 $30+
Target Philips Ant. SDV2740/27 $39.99
www.rca.com
WalMart-RCA Ant111 $8.96
WalMart-RCA Ant1050 $19.84
WalMart-RCA Ant1450 $29.96+
WalMart-RCA Ant1500 $49.96
WalMart-RCA 18dB Ant806 $68.96
WalMart-Philips Ant. SDV2210/17 $9.96
WalMart-Philips Ant. SDV2711/27 $19.92
WalMart-Philips 18dB Ant SDV2740/27 $27.92
WalMart-Philips 24dB Ant SDV2750/27 $36.96
WalMart-Philips 18dB Ant MAN960 $38.22
Philips SDV9011K - HDTV / TV / radio antenna - Outdoor from Philips. FM, UHF, VHF
The SDV9011K offers the longest range reception for analog and digital TV. Receive signals from
up to 140 miles away. Tune in channels 2 through 69, plus FM. Enjoy excellent long range reception.
Lowes-Asst, Philips Ants $5.47>$99.98
Lowes-RCA ant121 $16.97
Lowes-RCA ant 1500 $44.97
My Uncle Leon Hipple made one of these in the 60's.
I remember alumfoil and woodthreadspools on Cardboard. jwc
http://uhfhdtvantenna.blogspot.com/
or
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWQhlmJTMzw
or
http://www.tvantennaplans.com/

I searched for:
How to build a HDTV Antenna


Columbus Digital TV Channels:
http://tvfool.com/
http://columbusoh.about.com/od/television/a/digital_tv.htm

DC.Columbus--WCMH 4-01/NBC--becomes 14
DC.Columbus--WCMH 4-02/METV--becomes 14
DC.Columbus--WSYX 6-01/ABC--becomes 13
DC.Columbus--WSYX 6-02/MYTV&THIS--becomes 13
DC.Columbus--WBNS 10-01/CBS--becomes 21
DC.Columbus--WBNS 10-02/Weather10TV--becomes 21
DC.Columbus--WTTE 28-01/FOX--becomes 36
DC.Columbus--WOSUHD 34-01/PBS--becomes 38
DC.Columbus--WOSUD1 34-02/Ohio Chnl--becomes 38
DC.Columbus--WOSUD2 34-03/How to Chnl--becomes 38
Newark --WSFJ 51-01/IND ptl_tbn--becomes 24
DC.Chillicothe--WWHO 53-01/CW--becomes 46

DC - Digital Channel now

Call signs for Columbus, OH Local channels(last modified 28-Apr-2011)
W16BT W22DE W23BZ W27DG-D W32AR W33BW W43CZ-D W59DL WBDT-DT WBNS-DT WCLL-CA WCMH-DT
WCSN-LD WCSN-LP WDEM-CD WDTN-DT WGCT-CD WHIO-DT WHIZ-DT WIVX-LD WKEF WLWD-LP WMFD-DT
WMNO-CA WOCB-CD WOHZ-CA WOSU-DT WOUB-DT WRCX-LP WRGT-DT WSFJ-DT WSYX WTTE-DT WWHO-DT
W43BZ WCPX-LP WPTD WWRD-LP WXCB-CD

Call signs for Dayton, OH Local channels(last modified 28-Apr-2011)
W17AA W17AY W20CT-D W22DE W23BZ W23DE-D W32DS-D W43BZ W59DL WBDT-DT WBNS-DT WBQC-LD
WBQC-LP WCET-DT WCLL-CA WCMH-DT WCPO-TV WCSN-LD WCSN-LP WCVN-DT WDEM-CD WDTN-DT
WDYC-LP WGCT-CD WHIO-DT WIPB-DT WKEF WKOI-TV WKRC-DT WLIO-DT WLMO-LP WLQP-LP WLWD-LP
WLWT-DT WMUN-LP WOCB-CD WOHL-CD WOSU-DT WOTH-LD WPTD WPTO-DT WRCX-LP WRGT-DT WSFJ-DT
WSTR-TV WSYX WTLW-DT WTTE-DT WWHO-DT WWRD-LP WXCB-CD WXIX-DT WCPX-LP WOTH-CA




FreeGeek Columbus
email to info@freegeekcolumbus.org
http://freegeekcolumbus.org
The address: 82 E 16th Ave, Columbus OH
Free Geek Columbus, a non-profit organization dedicated to recycling and re-using computers, benefiting both the environment and the community. For more information on donating, volunteering, or earning a free computer, visit:
http://freegeekcolumbus.org
A recommended $10 fee is collected for each monitor donated
John Cramer is also a contact for them. 614.403.3403
FreeGeek Columbus Phone number is 614-360-2182
Location: 82 East 16th Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43201
(Corner of Waldeck and East 16th Ave

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