999 Lower Ferry Road, Ewing NJ 08628
(609) 883-1776 ext 6205
Each month, we hold a workshop that consists of a "Question and Answer" session on any computer issues followed by a talk on a current computer topic. The presentations will be on the first Tuesday of the month, beginning at 2:00 p.m., in the meeting room at the Ewing Community Center, 999 Lower Ferry Road. The program, which is free and open to the public, will be preceded at 1:30 p.m. by an open question and answer session during which audience members will be invited to present their computer questions. No prior registration is required.
“Storing your digital life on a PC or a laptop has never been easier. However, keeping your treasured memories, family photographs, emails and contacts, digital entertainment, and crucial documents in one place also means that you are in constant danger of losing it in the blink of an eye.” So warns David Shinkfield, an instructor with the non-profit Computer Learning Center in Ewing. “Viruses, mechanical failure, or even a house fire can destroy your records. That is why protecting your data with regular backups is more important than ever.”
On Tuesday, April 4, Shinkfield will discuss how to safeguard that vital information during his program, “How to Back Up Your Windows Computer and Protect Your Information.” It will begin at 2 p.m., in the main meeting room of the Ewing Community Center, 999 Lower Ferry Road. The program, which is free, will be the latest in the CLC’s Computer Tips and Tricks series presented as a public service on the first Tuesday of each month. Preceding the program at 1:30 p.m. will be a question and answer session during which the audience can address their computer questions to members of the CLC’s all volunteer faculty. No prior registration is required.
Shinkfield will discuss the dangers of losing your personal information, what information to back up, and how often to do it. “Windows 10 offers several options for backing up your data,” Shinkfield notes. “All of them are included and free to Windows 10 users. In addition, we will take a look at the Acronis True Image program. Some people may need additional hardware to enable the backups, so I will also discuss those options and the approximate cost.”
Shinkfield, who teaches several courses at the Computer Learning Center, has shared his familiarity with computers as a volunteer instructor with the CLC for the past five years. He is also an active volunteer in the Mercer County community where he coaches foreign students and their families in English. Prior to his retirement, he was a managing partner with the international PA Consulting Group based in London and the US. During his career with that firm he undertook assignments in the UK, France, Germany, and finally in the United States where he has spent the last 20 years.
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The all-volunteer non-profit Computer Learning Center at Ewing, which sponsors the Computer Tips and Tricks programs as a public service, also offers a variety of PC and iPad computer skills courses for adults in central New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania. For further information about this program, courses or directions, call 609-882-5086 or visit the CLC website at .www.clcewing.org