SFUptown.Com


Senior Friends United by Providence


Search & Find It Uptown
Computer Tech Support in the 34481 Area:
See CheckWithArthur.Com


Online Updates

SFUptown.Com was established in 1999 in San Francisco, and is currently managed from Ocala, FL to provide online shopping and web search assistance in concert with computer technical support and website development services in our senior communities.

We serve a local customer base in area "55-Plus" communities, focused on seniors, retirees and their families, and on clubs, church organizations and businesses nearby.

Shopping, merchandising and commercial links are offered through "affiliate" or "affinity" agreements offered by online organizations and retailers. Ownership of this domain may derive incentive incomes from sales made through these links.

Public policy, news, commentary and professional subject matter is currently being handled through several external portals including social networking sites. We do not take positions on public debate issues, but rather offer assistance in form of referrals and bookmark exchange programs to facilitate public research and education objectives.


New! Deep Discounts on Popular Magazines


Magazineline.com

Save up to 88% on Magazine Subscriptions

Search Box



Webmaster's note - This is a great online source for ordering gift subscriptions to popular magazines at substantial discounts.




TECHNICAL TIPS ARCHIVE
Prepared for Local 34481 Neighborhood Residents
Using Current Versions of Windows

Each page following lists a variety of topics which computer users ask about frequently.
New computer topics and trouble-shooting areas will be added here each month in response to your calls and feedback.
All of these are among the computer concerns I help people solve, or subject areas I cover in classes and tutorials here in the neighborhood.

[ Overview ]

2016-2017 Computer Tips – Compilation of Selected Topics – Email, Backups, Word Processing, Recommended Apps
2016-2017 Holiday Reminders – Handy Seasonal Tips including Guest Accounts, Pictures, Contacts, Deals, Tax & Finance

Desktop Personalization

Background Pictures – Finding New Wallpapers and Screensaver Pictures for Your Computer
New Microsoft Desktop Pictures for Window Computers – Collections, Screensavers, Wallpapers, Photo Rotations, Slideshows
Removing Desktop Icons – Customizing and De-Cluttering Your Main Windows Screen
Screensavers – High-Quality Windows Screen-Saver Pictures
Screensavers and Wallpapers – Attractive Pictures Available for Windows Desktop and Slideshows

Early Windows Versions

XP and Vista – What to Do When Your Internet Browser Software Stops or Slows
Safe Mode - How to Use It – Boot-Up Tool to Help Fix Glitches and Remove Infections (Applies to Windows 7 & 8.1 and Prior Versions)

Email (also see “Gmail” topic under “Google” heading)

Resolving Recent Email Troubles – for Bright House (Roadrunner) Customers

Emergency Preparedness

Hurricane Readiness - Battery Recharge Preparations Pay Off
Hurricane Shopping - AAA Business Partners for Storm Safety Needs - Before, During and After

Facebook

Facebook for Computer Tips – Computer Tech Articles Postings at “Online-Tech-Resource-Page” on Facebook
Facebook Shortcuts for Computer Users – Find 50 Recommended Links for Computer-Related News Stories on Facebook

Games & Entertainment

Brain Exercise - Free Games from the Microsoft Store
Games and Gaming – Improvements on Windows 10
Smart TV – Browsing the Internet with a Smart Television

Google

Google Services – Learning to Use Free Google Services
Google & Gmail – Making Your Internet and Email Experience Easier and Faster with Google
Gmail Reference Aid – Saving, Printing or Forwarding a Message

Internet Connections

Lost Internet Connection – What to Do When You’ve Lost Your Internet Signal
Wireless Protected Setup - WPS feature on newer modem-routers can speed up getting printers and devices connected to your WiFi

Maintenance & Safeguards

Faster Computer Performance – How to Speed Up Windows 10 by Tweeking Your Update Retrieval Settings
Flash Drives - Practical Backup Considerations
Home Computer Maintenance - Tips and Guidelines – Checklist to Keep a Computer Running Fast, Smooth and Stable (Applies to All Windows Versions)
Repair Discs – Making a Windows Repair Disc in Control Panel
Tidying Up Your Computer Space - Tips to Make Your Computer Work Area Easier and More Enjoyable to Use

Mobile Devices

E-Reader User Manuals – Available Online for Nooks & Kindles
Kindle and Ebook Readers – Advantages and Comparisons for Avid Readers
Notebook Computers – Considering a Notebook Computer for Mobility and Preparedness (Home Mobility, Hospital / Rehab Use, Travel Hotspots, Family Visits)

Organizing on Your Computer

Getting Passwords Organized – Keeping It Simple
Managing Your Files and Folders – Putting File Explorer (Windows Explorer) to Work
Organizing Your Contacts and Address Lists – Tips to Simplify the Process
Organizing Your Files – Recommended Video on Managing Your Documents, Pictures, Etc. with Windows

Personal Tutoring Resources

Reference Sheets – Recommended Source for Handy Windows 7, 8, 10 Reference Sheets
Windows 7 – Checklist for Home Tutoring or Group Classes
Windows 8 – Checklist for Home Tutoring or Group Classes
Windows 10 – Checklist for Home Tutoring or Group Classes
YouTube Videos – Free Computer Learning Online

Pictures

Picasa Photo Software – Discontinued by Google, but Most Program Features Still Work Normally
Picture & Photo Software – Apps for Organizing, Editing, Sharing, Transferring Picture Files
Picture-editing Software Tip - GetPaint Shareware Program

Popular Websites

AARP Online – AARP Website Resources and Shortcuts
Consumer Reports Online – Reviews & Ratings

Printing & Printers

Printer Won't Print – What to Do When Your Computer and Printer Don’t Communicate
Printing a Document to PDF Format – When You Need to Print Something Later, or from Another Device or Location

Security

Annoying Phone Calls – Identifying Suspicious Phone Numbers as Spams and Scams
Browser Popup Scams – Continuing Advisory – Beware of these Popups, Do Not Call Them
Frauds & Spams – Sample Case of Stopping a Fraudulent Email Scheme
Utility Scams Online - Information Available from Duke Energy

Settings

Control Panel – Check List of Windows Settings Categories, Handy for Planning Tutorials, Individual or Group Classes, Q&A Sessions

User Accounts – How to Set Up and Manage User Accounts on Your Windows Computer

Software Programs

Basic Letter-Writing Apps – Making Correspondence Easier
Computer Clean-Up App – Cleaning and Speeding Up Your Computer with Glary Utilities
Free Word Processing Software – Easy-to-Use Software You Can Download to Use in Place of MS Word, and Still View Word Documents
LibreOffice Word Processor - Another Free Writer App
Quicken 2016 and 2017 – Recent Glitches and Options
Quicken and TurboTax – Links for these Leading Intuit Softwares, for Personal Finance and Tax Filing

Trouble-shooting

Error Tip – How to Take a Screen Shot of Error Messages When You Need to Show Somebody What Came Up on the Screen
Remote Tech Help – Remote Technical Support Apps and Windows 10 Quick Assist

Web Browsers

Microsoft Edge - Windows 10 Internet Browser Improved
Replacing Internet Explorer with Mozilla Firefox – Faster and More Stable Web Browsing
(Also see info on browsers for XP and Vista under “Early Windows Versions” above.)

Windows Updates

Windows 7 & 8 – Schedule Changes in Windows Updates
Windows 10 Creators Update Expected – Major Update Expected in April 2017
Windows 10 Creators Update Installation Tips – Following Initial Rollout Announcement
Windows 10 Update Bugs – Fixes for Windows 10 Update Problems
Windows 10 Updates, Microsoft Edge, and Cortana – Learning to Find Things More Easily on the Web


ONLINE RESOURCES & BOOKMARKS

34481 - Ocala, Florida:

Computer Help - 34481
Info Page
User groups: McBug, OTOW: Central Computer Club

Business & Affiliate Systems:

E-Bay
Google Adsense
Hayneedle
KO
KWIK
LSN
Medley
SAS
SmallBusinessComputing
Webopedia
WinPlanet

Developer Resources

15 Seconds
4GuysFromRolla
API Finder
ASP101
CodeGuru
Developer.com
DevX: .NET Zone , ASP Zone, C++ Zone, Database Zone, Java Zone, Open Source Zone, Semantic Web Zone, VB Zone, Web Zone, Wireless Zone, XML Zone
DevXNews
FlashKit
FreeVBCode
Gamelan
HierMenusCentral
HTML Goodies
JARS
JavaBoutique
JavaScript
JavaScripts
JavaScriptSource
jGuru
PHPBuilder
Project Cool
ScriptSearch
SharePoint Briefing
The Counter
The Guestbook
VB Forums
WebDeveloper
Web Developer's Journal
Web Developer's Virtual Library
Webreference
XMLfiles

Forums:

34481 Forum (CheckWithArthur)
ABestWeb
HighRankings
IHelpYouServices
JimWorld
WebProWorld

Internic:

Kresch)
Internic incl Whois
IP Address Lookup: Psacake.Com (also Network-Tools
Network Solutions incl. Whois

ISP/s:
ELN Site
Control Center
Mail
Sitemap
StarterSite Support
Start Page
SFUptown.Com: Index Page, plus Searcher, Urchin Logs + Engines

Media & News

CNet
Congoo News Circle
Gate
Hammill Post (Beta)
Internet.Com
Internetnews
Linux Today
Reuters
Weather (Local)
YouTube Channel
ZDNet



Miscellaneous IT Resources

AntiOnline
Apache Today
ASPNews
CIO Update
CPU Planet
Database Journal
Datamation
Datamation Product Watch
DBASupport
Earthweb
Hardware

Enterprise IT Planet
Enterprise Networking Planet
Enterprise Storage Forum
eSecurity
Planet

Hardware Central
InstantMessagingPlanet
Intranet Journal
ISP Glossary
ISP Planet
IT Career Planet
IT Channel Planet
ITSMwatch
JustLinux
Linux Planet
PracticallyNetworked
Project Manager Planet
ServerCompare
ServerWatch
Solaris Guide
SQLCourse
SQLCourse2
SysOpt
Virtual DR
VoIP Planet
Wi-Fi Planet
WinDrivers
xSP News

Personal Technology Resources

BlackBerryToday
iPhoneGuide
Jumbo
Megapixel.net
Palm Boulevard
PDAStreet
SharkyExtreme
Smart Phone Today
The List: ISPs
Wi-FiHotSpotList
WindowsMobileToday

SearchEngines:

:: Best choices: Ask.Com/Jeeves, EntireWeb, Metas by HotBot (Lycos), Ixquick, Mamma.Com (pow), Metacrawler.Com, Snap.Com (NBCi).

:: Directory (people): Infospace,

:: Junk: Altavista (adv), Dogpile (adv), Google.Com (adv), MSN Search (www) (build), Netscape, Overture.Com, Yahoo (adv)

:: Yahoo: Customized MY Yahoo + Directory + Groups + HotJobs + Maps + WWW

Security:

Symantec incl.
AntiVirus Research Center
SARC Online Virus and Hoax Encyclopedia

Social Networking:

Facebook (AKB) (AKB on Facebook)
Alumni: Alumni.Net, Classmates.Com, HighPointHS
LinkedIn (Arthur
MSN Communities - NetSociety (Arthur's NetSociety)
MySpace - BirdOfYouth (Arthur)
Twitter (AKB) (Arthurr)

Web Comm Resources

Add-URL Shortcuts
Animation Factory Member Access
Blogs
E-mail Newsletters
Freelancer
Google AdWords Campaign
Hotlist
Internet Shopper
JustTechJobs
Solutions
Term Suggestion
Videos
Webcasts
WorldLingo Translator


Camping World
Camping World

CarsDirect.Com - Best deal on a new car
CarsDirect.com

David's Cookies
David's Cookies

FragranceNet.Com
FragranceNet.com

Gaiam Yoga Essentials
Gaiam.Yoga Banner

Hanes Free Shipping
Hanes.com

MilitaryClothing.Com
MilitaryClothing.com Ships to APO, FPO and DPO

Paul Fredrick - Clearance Center
Paul Fredrick Clearance Section Banner

Sierra Trading Post
Sierra Trading Post

Veterans' Advantage Discounts
Veterans Advantage PBC

Walmart Pickup Discount
Wal-Mart.com USA, LLC


RETURN TO TOP