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TicoByte for August, 2014

PC Club members,

The PC Club meeting will be on the 3rd Saturday, August 16th this month, at the Pan American School in Belen  starting at 9 AM. This is the next-to-the-earliest day in the month that the meeting can occur, so don't get caught short. Coffee, snacks, and conversation will be available, as usual, at 8:30.  Bring anything computer-related that you have questions about or would like to share with the group.

  1. Ken's Treasurer's report:  $2028 in the treasury with 42 paid members for 2014 and one already for 2015.

  2. As always, the microphone will go around the room to hear your news and questions.

  3. Topics of interest

    1. Dick & Chuck:  The Member Forum is active. We'll try to use it in place of adding new listservers.

    2. Tio: Microsoft is appealing a recent ruling that they must produce emails held in Ireland.

    3. Chuck will talk about:

      1. He too has a new MDHearingAid, like Dr. Bob's.
      2. The Knoppix distro that he received from Charlie.
      3. Shipping from the USA via Boxcorreos. (Note: Others are Aerocasillas and JetBox.)
    4. Dick: Frans pointed out a reason to be careful w/ USB sticks.

    5. Ongoing, how to stream TV Over Internet (TVOI) in Costa Rica

      1. Sling Box
      2. Apple TV
      3. Rabbit TV
      4. USTvNow
      5. Chromecast
      6. Roku TV
      7. Amazon Fire TV
      8. Cuevana
  4. Future topics: Tell us what you want to know about.

    1. John to talk about sync vs. backup.

    2. Bill to explain the "+" in front of phone numbers.

  5. Here are some highlights in the Web News recently:

'See you at the meeting,

Dick Sandlin


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