GENERAL MEETING

NOVEMBER MEETING:
Free and Legal Music Download Resources

7:00 PM Tuesday
November 4th, 2014
Fort Collins Senior Center
(See Map Here)


COME TO THE MEETING AND CHECK THESE AND OTHER SPECIAL DEALS!

  • Acronis Backup Products
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  • O'Reilly Books

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Monthly Meetings


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OUR NEXT MEETING

All meetings are free and open to the public

The next meeting is Tuesday, November 4th at 7:00 PM in Multi-Use Room 3 at the Fort Collins Senior Center.

At the September meeting, the topic was media players. At the November meeting, you will learn about free—legally free—music download sources to keep your favorite media player busy. And, perhaps, a little about several websites that allow you to listen (but not download—at least for free) to your favorite music for free.

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There are 2 other important activities scheduled for the November meeting:

  1. Nominations for officers
  2. Dues renewal—for renewing members, dues are $10 for 2015. For new members, the first year's dues are $25.


Odds and Ends of Computer and Technology News—October 2014

  1. CNET
    HP to break itself into two companies
    http://www.cnet.com/news/hp-to-break-itself-into-two-companies/

    "By the end of its next fiscal year, which will end in October 2015, HP expects to officially become two companies. The first, which will include the company's enterprise services, software, and servers, will operate as Hewlett-Packard Enterprise. The other will be made up of its PC and printing businesses and will be known as HP Inc. The latter will retain the current logo, while the enterprise entity will receive completely new branding."

  2. CNET
    Beats claims NFL players' DNA affected by headphone ban
    http://www.cnet.com/news/beats-claims-nfl-players-dna-being-affected-by-headphone-ban/

    "Over the last few years athletes have written Beats into their DNA as part of the pre-game ritual. Music can have a significant positive effect on an athlete's focus and mental preparedness and has become as important to performance as any other piece of equipment."

  3. Engadget
    Redbox Instant's streaming video service shuts down on October 7th
    http://www.engadget.com/2014/10/04/redbox-instant-shutting-down/

    "If you thought that Redbox Instant would have trouble competing against a streaming video behemoth like Netflix, you were right."

  4. ZDNet
    Feds only have themselves to blame for Apple and Google's smartphone encryption efforts
    http://www.zdnet.com/feds-only-have-themselves-to-blame-for-apple-and-googles-smartphone-encryption-efforts-7000034344/

    "The U.S. government is crying foul over Apple and Google's efforts to bolster smartphone encryption. Because accusations that they're going "beyond the law" goes both ways."

  5. ZDNet
    Windows 10 may be the last piece of Microsoft's cloud puzzle
    http://www.zdnet.com/windows-10-may-be-the-last-piece-of-microsofts-cloud-puzzle-7000034349/

    "Windows 10 will be built around continual upgrades and stable releases on a schedule. There won't be a Windows 11, 12 and 13, but the platform will evolve over time."

  6. ZDNet
    My top productivity tools and tricks for managing my daily workflow
    http://www.zdnet.com/my-top-productivity-tools-and-tricks-for-managing-my-daily-workflow-7000034346/

    "Surprisingly enough, there's no Microsoft software in my daily tools. Used to be . . . ."



ASK YOUR QUESTION

Our Monthly Meetings provide an open forum for questions on PC hardware and software; or anything digital, from your mobile phone to your music player. We welcome all questions, whether you are a beginner or an expert.

PAST MEETING PRESENTATIONS

Presentation material from selected past meetings is available on the Meeting Presentations page.

You will find information on such topics as eReaders, backup techniques, burning CDs and DVDs—and much more.

PAST MEETING TOPICS

You really are invited to our meetings. The meeting topics are prepared for the general public. They are NOT just for the PhD computer scientist. Would you like to know what kinds of topics are presented at our meetings? Check out this list of Past Meeting Topics.

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