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APCUG

APCUG

The Association of Personal Computer User Groups (APCUG) is a worldwide organization that helps groups devoted to the world of technology including computers, tablets, smartphones, digital photography, genealogy, etc

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2016 Past Meetings

Over the past years we have had many good meetings and presentations. This page should give you a good idea what kind of presentations the CPUser Group has given over the years.

 

Date Presentations  Photos
January 2016

The Windows 10 Start Menu

The beginners presentation was on the Windows 10 Start Menu.

Click here for presentation.

Tech Toys and Gadgets showcase

The second presentation was the "Tech Toys and Gadgets showcase" which was members bring in their electronic toys they got for Christmas.  This gave members a chance to see some of the new electronic items out this year.

 Tech Toys and Gadgets showcase
February 2016

Main Presentation:
"Drive the world with RealBotics". Chris Quick, Founder and CEO of RealBotics gave a presentation on how his company uses technology to control things over the internet.

https://realbotics.com/


Beginners presentation:
"How to use files, folders and Windows 10 File Explorer"

Click here for Common file types

Click here for Presentation

Answers to Evelyn's questions

RealBoticsFile Explorer 
March 2016

Main Presentation:

Up and Running with Facebook Part 1 of 4 (video) with Justin Seeley.

Get on Facebook quickly and safely. Find out what your friends and family are up to, and share pictures and news with them—all without compromising your privacy.

Beginners presentation:

Windows Accessories for Windows 10

Windows Accessories are free programs that have many uses.

Click here for presentation.

Latest tip/gadget/tech news:

James gave a presentation on a Wireless Audio Amplifier.

Also, there was a discussion on Ransomware and how to protect yourself from it.

Click here for Malwarebytes Anti-Ransomware Beta

FaceBookWireless Audio amplifier.Wireless Audio amplifier. 
April 2016 Main Presentation:

Up and Running with Facebook Part 1 & 2 of 4 (video) with Justin Seeley.

Get on Facebook quickly and safely. Find out what your friends and family are up to, and share pictures and news with them—all without compromising your privacy.

Beginners presentation:

How to create a shortcut to Step Recorder for Windows 7.

Click Here for Instruction.

Latest tip/gadget/tech news:

AppLights LEDs.

Discussion on Ransomware

Articles on Ransomware.

Links from last meeting

Federal Bureau of Investigation Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3).

Sophos

TalkShoe

Replay FX

VLC media player

 

FaceBook

Problem Step Recorder

Christmas Lights

May 2016 Main Presentation:

BeFunky

A cloud Photo Editor, Collage Maker and Designer all in one.

Open 365 Beta

Open365 is an all-in-one productivity suite powered by the open source community.

TeamViewer

TeamViewer is a popular piece of software used for Internet-based remote access and support. TeamViewer software can connect to any PC or server, so you can remote control your partner's PC as if you were sitting right in front of it.

Second presentation:

Up and Running with Facebook Part 3 of 4 (video) with Justin Seeley.

Get on Facebook quickly and safely. Find out what your friends and family are up to, and share pictures and news with them—all without compromising your privacy.

Beginners presentation:

Managing your Apps on Windows 10.

 

Befunky

 FaceBook

June 2016 Main Presentation:

Technology from a Different Perspective
Looking back at technology and comparing it to now, this presentation is an enjoyable and funny comparison combined with the stark reality of what you need to do to keep safe in the modern world. The presentation covers: Computers (Windows and Mac), tablets and Smart Phones.

Join presenter Bob Gostischa, as he takes a comical look back in time and then explains what you need to know to stay safe in the present. He will make your Internet experience and computer operation safe, secure and, enjoyable.
 
Norbert “Bob” Gostischa, Avast Evangelist. After a successful career in banking, Bob enjoys his retirement as an enthusiastic IT security expert for AVAST Software, maker of the most trusted antivirus program in the world, proudly protecting more than 230 million devices from hackers, thieves, spies, etc. in 186 countries. The Avast website has a discussion and help forum where Bob has been helping with security-related and general computer issues since 2004. He has contributed to over 30,000 forum interactions.

Avast Antivirus

Cyber Security Videos

Second presentation:

Up and Running with Facebook Part 3 of 4 (video) with Justin Seeley.

Get on Facebook quickly and safely. Find out what your friends and family are up to, and share pictures and news with them—all without compromising your privacy.

Beginners presentation:

How to change your screen saver and background in Windows 10 was postponed to September meeting.

Latest tip/gadget/tech news:

Come see and hear about it at the meeting.

 

 

 Norbert “Bob” Gostischa, Avast Evangelist 

 

FaceBook

 

Avast Antivirus

   Summer Break  
September 2016 Main Presentation:

NASA's Eyes - is a way for you to learn about your home planet, our solar system, the universe beyond and the spacecraft exploring them. Click here to download.

Second presentation:

Introduction to Linux or what to do with my old PC or laptop?

Third presentation:

The World's Smallest Computer.

Go to the 12 minute mark to watch and listen to The World's Smallest Computer.

Beginners presentation:

A look at Windows 10 Anniversary Edition.

Eyes on NASALinux

October 2016

Main Presentation:

CCleaner for Mac.

Have you ever wanted to install more RAM in your desktop or laptop computer but didn't know how? Come and watch as we do a live demo of removing and installing more RAM into these devices.

Crucial Website

Kingston Website

Computer Hardware Chart

Beginners presentation:

How to change your screen saver and background in Windows 10. Also, How to save Spotlight images. Here is a short version of the Spotlight document in PDF format.

Latest tip/gadget/tech news:

Links presented at the meeting.

Song Tube

Endless OS

Illustration of the ZUtA Pocket Printer

 

CCleaner for MAC

 

Spotlight Images

November 2016

Beginners Presentation:

How to install fonts in Windows 10 Anniversary Edition.

1001 Free Fonts

 

Presentations:

How to turn your TV in to a PC with Intel Compute-Sticks

 

- Logitech Keyboard

 

  

 

 

 

 

AnyDesk remote desktop software

 

 

 

Maker Faire Slideshow

(be patient long load time) 

Pittsburgh's Maker Faire Website

 

 

 

 Switchmate smart switch

 

 

 

 

 

A High quality 3D printer at a low price.

The Monoprice MP Select Mini 3D printer

-Presentation

-Review

-Unpacking video

-Cura software 15.04.6

-Where to buy

1001 Free Fonts

 Intel Compute Stick AnyDesk Maker FaireSwitchMate3D Printer

December 2016 Meeting Topic:

We had fun at our annual Christmas party with food, drink and some amazing raffle gifts.

Also, we had the final nominations and elected the 2017 Officers.

Beginners Presentation:

Resumes in January.

Presentations:

We showed a variety of  movies dealing with technology.

Christmas Party Videos.

Latest tip/gadget/tech news:

None.

Christmas party

Movie on Technology