Wed May 27 @ 6:00PM - 07:00PM

Introduction to Computing Class - Instructor: John King

Location: First Presbyterian Church of San Rafael, 1510 5th Ave at E Street, Sanctuary room (main church)

Class 3.  Hard Disk Organization and Windows Utilities

* Hard Disk organization overview

* Using Windows Explorer for disk and file management

* The Search utility

* The Windows Recycle Bin - restoring deleted files

* Disk Error Checking, Disk Cleanup and Disk Defragmenter

Wed May 27 @ 7:15PM - 09:00PM

GENERAL MEETING

Location: First Presbyterian Church of San Rafael, 1510 5th Ave at E Street, Sanctuary room (main church)

How to manage passwords and use Dropbox

Speakers: Steve Shank, Babette Bloch, Marcelino Nogueiro

Good passwords are supposed to be complex, long, non-dictionary, and you are supposed to use different passwords for each website and change them frequently. Well, that’s not going to happen unless you use a password manager program, where you have just one master password to remember. Steve and Babette will discuss two of the best: Lastpass and Roboform. Both are free for computer use; low cost for mobile. We’ll also discuss the trend to multi-factor authentication. (Note: Lastpass was also discussed last June).

During the second part of the meeting Marcelino will follow-up last month’s talk on cloud storage with a detailed talk on how to get started using Dropbox. Dropbox is a convenient way to send files too big for email. It is also a great way to share photos, sync files and transfer files from one device to another without a cable or computer. It’s also free for up to 2GB of storage.