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Attend APCUG’s FREE 2016 Summer Virtual Technology Conference (VTC) from your own home or have a Technology Tailgate Party with your club members! This VTC will be held on Saturday, August 20, from Central time 12 noon - 3:00 pm. The sessions are 50 minutes in length and offer attendees the opportunity to ask questions via a chat window. You will be able to attend using your computer or tablet with Zoom software. There will be two tracks on May 7th.
You only need to register once. Before the event, you will receive an email with directions and links for attending both tracks of the conference.
Track 1
1 PM ET - Controlling Windows 10 Default Privacy and Performance Issues (+ more Windows 10 issues) - Elliott Stern, PC Maestro - Description coming. You've enjoyed his other VTC presentations: E-mail Etiquette and Backing Up Strategies (many groups have used the YouTube videos for meeting presentations). You will also want to use this one as a presentation for your group.
2 PM ET - How Technology has changed the way we listen to music - Ray Baxter, President, Payson Area Computer Society - This is a two-part presentation: a quick review of our music listening habits during the last 65 years and a look at today’s download and streaming offerings. From 78s to 45s, LPs, the 8-track tape, cassettes, the Walkman, Compact Discs, iPods and more – Ray will cover it all.
Ray considers himself an early Rock and Roll historian and his a digital collection of over 45,000 songs that began when he first started collecting records (most of which he still has) in his pre-teenage years. When living in California, he was the President of the Doo-Wop Society of Southern California, a non-profit organization that for almost 14 years produced live quarterly musical stage shows featuring vocal groups of the 1950s.
3 PM ET - Scrapbooking with Ann Knutson, Secretary & Instructor, Computer Club of Oklahoma City - This presentation will show you how easy it is to do scrapbooking using your computer = digital scrapbooking. Ann will explore a fun way to create scrapbooks of family vacations, old family photos or special events in your grandchildren’s lives.
1 PM ET - Facebook: Friend or Foe - Diane McKeever, CPP, Author, 100 Amazing Computer Tips - Have you found that your Facebook experience is getting worse and worse because your friends are playing, and reporting on, more games? Or that you're seeing more ads about things you're not interested in? Or that you're missing updates from people you really need to keep up with? Well, you need to know that you have so many options that will change the way you view your friends’ updates that you'll look forward to checking your Facebook every day...really.
2 PM ET - Upgrading Your Laptop, Part 3 - Adding USB3 using an ExpressCard adapter - Greg Skalka, President, Under the Computer Hood User Group - Is your laptop still fairly fast? Has a good operating system? Appear to be reliable? You might want to think about adding more RAM, a larger hard drive and/or solid state drive, and faster interface. Greg showed us how to add more RAM in Part 1 and a larger hard drive or SSD in Part 2. Part 3 covers installing a faster interface: USB3.
3 PM ET - Favorite Utilities - Judy Taylour, President, SCV Computer Club - Utility programs, usually referred to as just "utilities," are small apps that can help you and your computer perform better. We all have our favorites although some don’t use utilities at all; they prefer to only use the Windows OS utilities. Judy will share what, over time, have become some of her favorite utilities. Please add your favorite utilities via the Chat window and they will be sent to all of this presentation’s attendees (don’t forget to add your user group name).
For detailed information on the sessions, including the presenters' bios click here. If you would like further information or have questions, please send an email to virtualconferences@apcug.org
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