Question of the Week * January 23, 2016
Dear --FNAME--,
Get Your Tickets Before They're All Gone
If you live on the Treasure Coast, we want to remind you that tickets are going fast for Disney's The Little Mermaid, presented by the Port Saint Lucie High School Drama Department.  We are sold out ourselves but there are still some tickets available.  Please check with those businesses that sell the tickets:  Remember, tickets are $15 each and performances are January 27th through February 7th. You can get all the information you need regarding dates and times by visiting their website:  When you go, be sure to drop by the orchestra pit and say hello to Joyce at the piano!

Have you signed up for our two January webinars?  Get all the info below.

If you're still thinking about upgrading to Windows 10, or if you have and you're struggling, we invite you to watch our four Windows 10 webinars.  You can view them as many times as you want and they are free!  You'll find them listed at the bottom of this page:

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January Webinars
We're having two webinars in January.  Here's the information you need:

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 * 2:00 p.m.
The App Store: Why?  How?  When?
In this free, 30-minute webinar, we'll explore the app stores available on computers, smart phones and tablets. We'll talk about when to use the store, how to use it and why you use it. This will be a very informative webinar and we encourage you to invite your friends and family!
To enroll, click HERE.

Thursday, January 28, 2016 * 12 Noon
Using The Photos App in Windows 10
If you're new to Windows 10 and totally confused by the Photos app, then this free, 30-minute webinar is for you. We'll look at the various ways of using the Photos app and we'll explain what it can and cannot do with photos. Please tell your friends and neighbors about this webinar and have them sign up too!
Sign up HERE.

Question of the Week
Question:  "I'm looking to buy a new computer.  Should I buy a laptop or just replace my desktop?"

Answer:  This is a question we hear all the time so we're delighted to include it in our Question of the Week email.

Despite the fact that some companies that sell computers and some media outlets want you to believe that desktops are "dead," they aren't.  We sell almost as many new desktops as laptops and there is a large pool of desktops from which we can choose.  That being said, whether to purchase a new desktop or laptop is still a personal choice.  But, here are some of the pluses and the minuses of each:

Laptop - Positive reasons to buy a laptop instead of a desktop:
1) A laptop is portable.  If you want to be able to take your computer with you on a trip, vacation, etc., a desktop is NOT the way to go.
2) There are less wires.  Since the monitor, mouse and keyboard are all part of a laptop, there are less wires to contend with.
3) Laptops take up less space.  If you're limited at home with your work area, this will help.
Laptop - Negative aspects of buying a laptop
1) Laptops are more expensive than desktop towers when comparing the same hardware.  The primary reason for this is that everything in a laptop has to be compact.
2) If the internal power, the sound or the video fail on a laptop, it almost always means a new motherboard.  Unless the laptop is under warranty, you'll probably wind up buying a new laptop when you hear the replacement cost of a motherboard.
3) Some people don't like the built-in mouse on a laptop.  There is a learning curve, for sure.

Desktop - Positive reasons to buy a desktop instead of a laptop
1) If you already have a desktop and your monitor is good, you'll save money because you then only have to buy the desktop tower.
2) You can add and replace hardware on a desktop when, with a laptop, you almost never can.  You decide you want more space, you can add a hard drive.  The sound on the motherboard goes out after a few years, you just install a new sound card and you're back in business.
3) If you don't need portability, you'll save money.  As we mentioned above, you get more hardware in a desktop because there's more room to put it and it doesn't have to be compacted.
Desktop - Negative aspects of buying a desktop
1) It's not portable.  It's going to stay pretty much where you put it.
2) Wires!  There are usually wires everywhere and keeping them neat is a challenge.
3) Desktops and their monitors take up a lot of space.

So, there you have some of the positive and negative sides to buying either a laptop or a desktop.  Oh, and we didn't even mention All-In-One computers.  We'll save that for another Question of the Week email!


February Seminar
February 6, 2016
10:00 a.m.-12 Noon
We had such a great time at our January seminar and attendance was at an all-time high!  If you live on Florida's Treasure Coast, we hope you can join us for our February seminar entitled "Snoopy Vs. The Red Baron."  The cost is still $8 per person.  We're going to explore some features of your computer you may not know exist. It will be a fun session and you're guaranteed to learn something new!  
When:  Saturday, February 6th * 10:00 a.m.-12 Noon
Where:  Trinity United Methodist Church
              2221 NE Savannah Rd
               Jensen Beach, FL  34957 *  Get directions by clicking HERE.