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Weekly Discussion Roundup 5th-11th May, 2014. PDF Print E-mail

1. MacBook Pro user guide. Initiated by Godfrey Ssali

Need for a “first-timers guide” on how to use a MacBook Pro


“If your MacBook is a new one check under the Documents folder. You will find a quick guide.”

“If you go to System Preferences > Trackpad, there are some short videos on how to use the track pad.”


“As a new user of Apple products, I find myself fidgeting with this MacBook Pro, since they are quite different from the normal or ordinary Windows computers.

Where can I get tutorials or guidance on how to use this MacBook Pro laptop?”

Conclusion/ Remarks

“For a first time user, the Mac can be very intimidating. Windows kind of fixes our ideas about computers.  However, trust that with time you will get the hang of things and you will be amazed by the intuitiveness of the designers.”

“Lastly Apple has a section on their website dedicated to new users. You could check it out here…

“[If] you can access Google try typing whatever you want to know about your MacBook.”

2. “Classroom” a Google app for education. Initiated by Margaret Sevume


It weaves together Google Docs, Drive and Gmail to help teachers create and organize assignments quickly, provide feedback efficiently, and communicate with their classes with ease.


“However what I have observed is that…..most teachers in our rural schools have been completely left out. They have challenges with basic computer skills. That is the first major issue we need to tackle in our Ugandan education before our teachers can catch up with tools like the Classroom App.”

Conclusion/ Remarks

Classroom is a new tool coming to Google Apps for use in teaching.

3. “ This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ” error. Initiated by George Lule

A problem with postings from yahoo addresses to I-Network dgroup


“I believe we [Dgroups Mgt.] have resolved the problem: the contributor names should appear correctly in the ‘From’ header, even when sending from a Yahoo address.”


“As I said, we [Dgroups Mgt.] do have this bug and are working to clean it up”

Conclusion/ Remarks

“This is the result of the change of Yahoo email authentication policies. From now on, we [Dgroup Mgt.] have to rewrite the ‘From:’ header for each sender with Yahoo email address.”

“We [Dgroups Mgt.] do have a bug (which we are working on right now) that does not show user’s display name, but the email address in From: header will indeed be ‘ This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ’.”

4. Block exposure / access to online Porn & Nudity. Initiated by Godfrey Ssali

How does one secure their PC form online access to pornography?


“I recently inquired about an online solution to [block] porn & nudity on my PC and… got a very positive lead from one of you. This solution gives you a free license on your computer and installs easily.”


Conclusion/ Remarks

“Yes! Let’s join hands to fight online porn and nudity exposure to our children. Remember that after exposure, next is imagining it, then trying it out, drugs and crime follow and finally......DISEASE, DEATH, DESTRUCTION to the leaders of tomorrow.”

Check out the solution here...


The views, opinions and assumptions expressed in this document are those of the dgroup members and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of I-Network.

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