iPad/iPhone SIG
Jo Co Central Resource Library
9875 West 87th Street
Overland Park, KS
Conference Room 01

Friday, Oct.18, 2019, 2:00–3:30 pm

The main goal of our special interest group (SIG) is to share our knowledge of all things iPhone and iPad.  This SIG is free and open to the public, so feel free to bring your friends.

Ray Martinez convenes the iPad/iPhone SIG
(913) 991-0155

Android SIG
Oak Park Library
9500 Bluejacket St
Overland Park, KS
Approx. one block W of Hwy 69 & 95th St.


Wednesday, Oct 23, 2019, 2:30–4:00 pm
Large Meeting Room

This would be a good time to find a friend with Android issues and bring them to the meeting. We can show how important good information is to them and if they decide to join SenCom you can earn a $20 gift card while their first year or two of membership will be only $25 per year. This is our Fall Membership Drive starting in September until the end of the year.
Bring your questions and devices too, please.
See you there,
Bob Bowser, sencomprez@gmail.com

Visitors Always Welcome

Saturday, November 2
12:00 – 3:00 pm CT
3:15 pm CT

See the details on: https://kcsenior.net/apcug/

(For Geeks Only)
By Joe Callison
28 September 2019

Yes, You Can Still Upgrade to Windows 10 for Free

As of September 23, 2019 the free upgrade to Windows 10 is still working except for those blocked from the upgrade due to hardware or software incompatibilities. The following link details how to perform the free upgrade and how to determine and possibly fix any software blocks to the upgrade: https://wccftech.com/how-to/upgrade-windows-7-download-windows-10-free/

As a reminder, the Microsoft support of Windows 7 will be ending on January 14, 2020. After that date, there is no guarantee that Microsoft will issue any further security updates for Windows 7, even though we have seen occasional emergency updates for the non-supported Windows XP in the past. Internet browsers and other software running on Windows 7 will eventually not be supported with updates either. The free upgrade to Windows 10 could be ended by Microsoft at any time, so if you are considering it, don’t put it off too much longer!

By Joe Callison
18 September, 2019

Snip & Sketch App

If you use the Snipping Tool in Windows 10, you have probably seen the message from Microsoft about it moving and suggesting you try Snip & Sketch:

The Snip & Sketch app does offer some nice features if you enable them in the Clipboard settings, found under Settings, System, Clipboard:
Continue reading→

October is
National Cyber Security Awareness Month→

01  Why everyone should care about online security→
02  Securely backup your data→
03  Mobile device security basics→
04  How to know if you can trust mobile apps→
05  How do you know when it’s time to change your password?→
06  How to create strong passwords→
07  Better account security with multi-factor authentication→
08  Enable two-factor authentication but don’t lose access to your accounts→
09  Understanding HTTPS→
10  How a VPN increases privacy and security→
11  Don’t be fooled, nothing is unhackable→
12  Ransomware 101→
13  Phishing 101→
14  Tech support scams – what you need to know→
15  Remove unused and unnecessary software→
16  Remove the online accounts that you no longer need→
17  The security and privacy risks of third party apps→

Senior Computer Users Group of Greater Kansas City
2019 Fall Membership Drive

SenCom is holding a Membership Drive this fall. We would like to encourage our present members to bring a friend or significant other to our public meetings (General Meeting, Lunch & Learn, Senior Techies SIG, Android SIG, iPhone/iPad SIG) in September, October, November, and December. During this period, we will offer a one-year membership for $25 or two-year membership for $50 to all new members (regularly $35/$60). In addition, if an existing member sponsors a new member, the existing member will receive a $20 Visa gift card.
A new member is one that has not been a member of SenCom at any time during the previous 12 months.

Benefits of SenCom Membership include:

  1.  Increasing your computer knowledge
  2.  Taking classes to explore new developments for computers, tablets, and phones
  3.  Having access to educational programs
  4.  Learning about the latest computer risks and how to protect your computer and other devices
  5.  Participating in social interaction at meetings and Special Interest Groups
  6.  Getting help with your specific computer problems, issues, or needs through Q&As at every meeting


SenCom is a Kansas not-for-profit corporation that is run by volunteers. There are several ways to help out, some of them require little or no technical expertise. If you would like to inquire about ways to volunteer, call or email our president:
Bob Bowser, (785) 608-4904,  sencomprez@gmail.com

SenCom gratefully acknowledges the
following organizations for their support:

Google Fiber

City of Shawnee,
Parks & Recreation Department

Johnson County Library:
Central Resource, Oak Park



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