SenCom Lunch & Learn

Pegah’s Family Restaurant
12122 West 87th Street
Lenexa, KS 66215
Second block W of Quivira Rd, N side


Friday, June 28, 2024, 11:30 am ~ 1:30 pm

Computer Device Trouble?
Bring your Questions

Visitors Always Welcome

Mary Ann Baltuska is the Hospitality Director

SenCom Lunch & Learn usually meets on the 4th Friday of the month. This is a social gathering, with casual computer talk and good times. You can join in the conversation or just come and listen. Everyone learns something!

Past Demos:

Wi-Fi Calling (PDF)→
by Joe Callison, 3/22/2024

Internet Dangers (PDF)→
by Joe Callison, 1/26/2024

LogoFAIL Attacks & What to Do for Protection (PDF)→
by Joe Callison, 12/22/2023

PDF to Word (PDF)→
by Joe Callison, 8/25/2023

Browser Extensions
by Joe Callison, 7/28/2023
These 34 Google Chrome Extensions may steal your credit card info→
A recommended browser extension→

Topics as time permits: (PDF)→
by Joe Callison, 6/23/2023

1. Using Windows 7 Safely
2. Amazon / FTC Settlement on Ring & Alexa
3. Two-Factor Authentication

Backup: Easy as 1, 2, 3! (PDF)→
by Joe Callison, 9/23/2022

What is Bloatware and How Do I Remove It? (PDF)→
by Joe Callison, 8/26/2022

Some Top Downloads (PDF)→
by Joe Callison, 6/24/2022

Our Favorite Apps (PDF)→
by Bob Bowser & Ray Martinez, 4/22/2022

Why shutting down a PC and restarting is not the best advice for fixing problems anymore.
Windows 10 PDF→Windows 11 PDF→
by Joe Callison, 3/25/2022

February Demos – by Joe Callison, 2/25/2022
Chrome OS Flex – Chrome OS for PCs and Macs up to 13 years old
Setting up a new Windows 11 computer without a Microsoft Account


8 Ways to Find Blogs – wikiHow – by Joe Callison, 1/28/2022

Buying from Amazon – by Bob Bowser, 9/24/21

Best Buyer Practices

Reviews (and Review Fraud)


Free Shipping

Amazon Prime

Smartphone Cameras – It’s All About the Lens – by Joe Callison, 8/27/21
Handout (PDF)

An Easier Way to Find Relevant Web Content – by Joe Callison, 6/25/21
Also: Windows 11, Amazon Sidewalk, News & Interests on Windows Taskbar, AT&T Email, and Secure Mail Key. PDF→

About End-to-End Encryption for Messages and Emails – by Joe Callison, 11/22/19
What is end-to-end encryption, why do people use it, what is available and how does it rate with pro-privacy groups? PDF

Free Backup & Recovery Software & Features: – by Joe Callison, 10/25/19
A comparison and explanation of the features of three leading free backup software products. PDF

Windows Snip & Sketch – A Better Snipping Tool – by Joe Callison, 9/27/19

What is Account Hijacking? by Joe Callison, 7/26/19
What to Do if Your Account is Hijacked and How to Prevent It PDF

New Version Windows 10 – by Joe Callison, 5/24/19
← Click to enlarge

How to Protect Your Privacy in Windows 10 – by Bob Bowser, 4/26/19

Free Mobile Apps you should be using by Joe Callison, 2/22/19
Mobile Apps for Android and iOS (PDF)→

Accessing Your Internet Service Provider’s Wi-Fi Hotspots or Creating Your Own with Your Phone – by Joe Callison, 1/25/19

Get your iPhone & PC to get along (Android siblings will not be left out)
by Joe Callison, 12/28/18 – PDF

Introducing the Windows 10 Phone app – by Bob Bowser, 12/28/18

Buying Guides for best battery power banks, surge protectors, laptops, and many other items – by Joe Callison, 8/24/18
Wirecutter reviews →
Amazon buyer reviews →
Consumer Reports, print & online subscriptions → (Also available at public libraries).

Computer & Phone Li-Ion Battery Information – by Joe Callison, 7/27/18
Windows 10 has stuff in the battery monitor and battery settings that most people have never seen.  PDF

Using DNS or VPN for Privacy & Security – by Joe Callison, 6/22/18

Smartphone Types & Buying Tips – by Joe Callison, 2/23/18 – PDF

“Photos” Windows 10 App – by Bob Bowser, 9/22/17
This app can be accessed in the start menu. The photos in your OneDrive account and in your local Pictures library will show up in this app, organized by date taken. You can select file information for a photo and get more info about that photo, including its filename, location (in the cloud or on your PC), and other useful information such as size, date, and time it was taken, and device the photo was taken on if present.
Save Money & Stay Safe While Holiday Shopping Online – by Joe Callison, 9/22/17
This was a review of an article that appeared on the SENIOR PLANET website on 11/25/2015. Click on the following link to read about the many ways to “Save Money & Stay Safe While Holiday Shopping Online

“Calculator” Windows 10 App – by Bob Bowser, 5/26/17
This app can be accessed in the start menu. The calculator types include Standard, Scientific, Programmer, and Date Calculation. Also included is a CONVERTER for Volume, Length, Weights, and Mass, Temperature, Energy, Area, Speed, Time, Power, Data, Pressure, and Angle.

LastPass Password Manager – by Jack Pearce, 5/26/17
There are other good password managers available, but this is the only one I have tried and used. The main function is to save login information and fill the login fields thereafter. Besides computer browsers, it can also be used on portable devices. It is available as an Add-on or Extension in all major browsers. When first added to your browser, it appears as a dark square to the right of the address bar. To set up an account and start using it, just click the dark square and fill in your email address and a master password for LastPass. Store a copy of the master password in a secure location off of the computer. After this sign-in procedure is finished, the dark square will turn red and LastPass becomes available to save all future login information. A comprehensive user manual is located at:

 “Store” Windows 10 App – by Bob Bowser, 3/24/17
The symbol for the Store app is a shopping bag. It is one of the tiles originally displayed when you click the start button. It can also be accessed in the start menu and the taskbar. The store contains paid and free Apps and Games, Music, Movies & TV

Chrome Cleanup Tool – by Joe Callison, 3/24/17
This tool is a standalone Google executable application that can find and remove unwanted programs that come bundled with other programs (mostly the free ones) that you installed. It works for Chrome and other major browsers.