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November 03, 2015 :5:Viruses, VPNs, and Videos, Oh My!

November 4th, 2015 by

Hola Clubbers!

Thanks for joining me on Tuesday. Sorry this has taken a little longer to get out. We had a great meeting on Tuesday, I counted almost 20 people. Everyone had something interesting to contribute. Here are some of the topics we covered, as well as, links to some of the information:

Great meeting. Can’t wait to do it again. See you next week!

Tech On!
Scott, headNerd at International Computer Solutions (internationalcs.net)

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Great Primer Article “What the Heck is a Roku (or Apple TV or Amazon Fire) and Why Do I Need One?”

April 15th, 2014 by

I just came across this article from Yahoo!TECH. It’s a good primer into your options for devices to stream videos from the internet to your TV. It covers all the options we’ve talked about in club. I think it’s a recommended read for everyone in our club.

What the Heck is a Roku (or Apple TV or Amazon Fire) and Why Do I Need One?.

Podcast from last week’s meeting (Feb. 25, 2014) is finally available

February 25th, 2014 by

This is late again. Today is Club day, and I am finally posting the meeting from last week. I hope to be caught up this week.

This last meeting we spent some time talking about topics that would make a good article for the San Carlos Wireless (our new local paper.)

If you could not be with us last week, then here is your chance. You can listen to last weeks meeting right here bellow this post, or subscribe to our podcast from the iTunes store (search: The San Carlos Computer Club.)

Thanks, tech on, and I’ll see you all today at 9:15am at Tequila’s for this weeks meeting.

Scott

The instructions to Connect Your Netflix Account to Roku Devices

February 18th, 2014 by

Here is a link to Netflix’s support page on how to add your netflix account to a roku device.

Connect Roku Devices to Your Netflix Account.

However, you’ll need a VPN for San Carlos.  Netflix is not supported on Roku in Mexico.

Wireless HDMI! Windows 8.1 + Miracast | Windows 8 content from Paul Thurrott’s SuperSite for Windows

November 14th, 2013 by

This looks pretty cool!

Windows 8.1 + Miracast | Windows 8 content from Paul Thurrott’s SuperSite for Windows.

Club Meeting! May 28, 2013 Xbox One. One Box to Rule them All!

May 28th, 2013 by

Wow! What a fun last meeting before I go to Alaska. We talked at length about the new Xbox One, and it’s always-on camera and microphone. This lead us into privacy and security, and a lot of great entertaining stuff.

I am  glad I didn’t miss it, but if you did, then listen here:

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please leave comments.

Club Meeting! April 30, 2013 – VPNs, Media Servers, and TV Shows and Sports Access

April 30th, 2013 by

VPNs, cloakbox, hotspot sheild and ultrasurf
firtrowsports.eu
movie2k.to

media server software
last pass – encryption

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Club Meeting! February 26, 2013 – TV websites, DirecTV update, Security, and more

February 26th, 2013 by

We had a good meeting.  Here’s the podcast if you’d like to here what we talked about. Bellow are some links provided by Linda for sites providing TV online.

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links for TV:

http://ustvnow.com

http://www.direct-pctv.com: $39.95 one time fee.

http://www.firstrowsports.eu – lots of adds

 

Raspberry Pi Now Has an App Store

December 18th, 2012 by

This thing is amazing.

As small as a pack of gum.

Supports USB, ethernet, HDMI, composite RCA TV,  SD card reader, but no Wifi …yet. Now it has an app-store with at least 23 applications available. What a great idea for teaching basic computer concepts at a dirt-cheap price. However, if the apps fly, and the device supports both linux, and HDMI, it’s not hard to imagine that soon these can be used as a media player for your TV.

Read the article here: Raspberry Pi Now Has an App Store

Could these be our next media players?

In the future, will we be able to use a Raspberry Pi to  make a dumb TV a  smart TV?

Checkout the Raspberry Pi website: http://www.raspberrypi.org/