Thanks to everyone who makes a presentation
to our club
June 8, 2020
Bob Gostischa, Avast Evangelist, got in touch today and asked if he could test drive two new short presentations; it’s always fun when he lets us be one of the first to know when Avast has something new.
Dave Melton, What is a Virtual Machine (VM) aka Virtual Desktop?
1. What does it all mean?
This will give you an easy to understand explanation of these terms...Phishing, Spam, Malware, and many more.
2. All about Scam Spotter.
A description of a new website just released with a little quiz to test your knowledge
of common scams and real offers.
The topics are small and so are the descriptions.
Let’s hope we can pass the test 😉.
What is a Virtual Machine (VM) aka Virtual Desktop? by Dave Melton
A virtual machine app emulates an operating system that works like an actual computer. In other words, the app creates a computer within a computer that works like a separate computer system, complete with virtual hardware devices. The VM runs as a process in a window on your current operating system.
Why would I want a Virtual Desktop?
Perhaps you have a program that only works with Windows 7. With a Win 7 virtual machine, you can work with that program. Perhaps you want to try different browsers such as DuckDuckGo, Vivaldi, or Brave but do not want them on your hard drive while you check them out—create a VM.
If we have time, we’ll take a walk down memory lane through the ‘70’s with a did you have one of these? presentation.
May 11, 2020
Fun pics to make you smile 😉
Patch My PC demo
Exploring File Explorer
April 13, 2020
LastPass Password Manager
Arnie Kazdoy gave us a presentation on LastPass from his home in Chicago. He explained how password managers came to be and told us why he chose Last Pass He also showed the different plans they have and what you can do with it. Then is off on a LastPass demo.
Safer in Place = time to clean our devices. We’ll take a look at how we can clean our computers, tablets, and phones.
Arnie was a member of the SCVPCG for 15+ years. He was born and grew up in Granada Hills and is a former resident of Castaic. He moved with his family to Indiana in June 2011 to be with his wife’s family.
March 9, 2020
Another picture slide show
What’s new in Android 10?—What version do you have?
How to clean your smartphone
One of my favorite apps – what’s one of your favorite apps?
February 10, 2020
Report from LA FBI Scam Working Group
As requested, Do I really need a VPN? mini presentation
Is there a smart home in your future? 2020 is the year for me to put a smart home together.
I was asked to put together a beginners smart home presentation; as usual, you are the test subjects 😉. Suggestions and comments are welcome.
January 13, 2020
Pictures for Seniors
What is 5G Technology?
John Metcalf will continue his Tech Talk on genealogy
Browsers with Hewie Poplock
The computer program or app that we all use the most is the browser. A browser, which is short for web browser, is a software application used to locate, retrieve and display content on the World Wide Web or Internet. Hewie will describe some of the important features of browsers and describe many important settings used in most browsers. He will also talk about little add-on programs called extensions for browsers, including where to find them, how to add them, and talk about some that he has found invaluable.
December 9, 2020
Bob Gostischa, from his home in Albuquerque, gave us a humorous presentation on getting old.
We talked about password managers: What are they? How do they work? Why should we have one? Why are we resistant to using one? If you are using a password manager, please let us know which one and how it is working for you. Has it made your life easier logging onto websites, accounts, etc.
When I give presentations via APCUG’s Speakers Bureau and there is something about passwords in the presentation, I always ask how many are using a password manager. Less than ½ of the attendees usually raise their hands and the person coordinating my presentation usually says they talk about it all the time at the club but…..
John Metcalf with give a Tech Talk on Ancestry.com
Plus a couple of Windows 10 tips.
Who knew we couldn't have meetings in October or November: October - Columbus Day; November - Veterans Day.
September 9, 2019
(Video) It’s been hot and dogs have many different ways to cool themselves down
(Video) We all need hug
How to read and print web pages without ads and other clutter
What’s a Bitly?
Mark Thomas, Lefty.tech, told us about the various streaming media devices that are widely available, with a focus on Roku, Fire Stick, Chrome Cast and Plex. We learned we can access a fairly large amount of content through our Internet connections.
August 12, 2019
Browser Tip: Are you using Reader View?
Expired Password Scam @ Metro – John Metcalf
What’s new in the Windows 10 1903 update
Your phone can save your life in an emergency
This presentation follows up on Ron Brown’s Saving your Life with Technology presentation at our July meeting.
There’s a new browser in town
BobG, security expert and Avast Evangelist, from his home in Albuquerque, will give us a preview of this fast, private and secure browser for Windows, from the makers of CCleaner. They know their users like to keep junk under control, stay private, and get things done fast. That's why they've built a safer browser that puts us in control of our digital footprint and stops browsing cluttering up your PC.
July 8, 2019
National Geographic Beauties
What’s new in the Windows 10 1903 update
Saving your Life with Technology
Ron Brown, MD; Program Director, Silvercom Technology & Computer Club
In this interactive webinar from Ron’s home in Canada, he wears both his Doctor and Technology hats. He started with a fictitious patient who lives alone in a RV Resort in Mesa (his summer home) but develops some medical issues that nearly cause a death. We looked at common medical problems in the elderly that can be helped by wearable devices. IOT (Internet of Things) also can play a big role in helping isolation and communication with seniors.
More on Traveling with Your Devices.
June 20, 2019
Do you know your Google icons?
Winner will receive a prize
What was discussed at the June FBI Stop Scams_LA Working Group meeting
Info on some of the latest Scams
Traveling with your Devices
Road Trips (Jim Cerny, Sarasota Technology Users Group)
International Tips (Komando.com)
International Travel (How-To-Geek)
Tips for a Cyber Safe Vacation (Cybersecurity and Information Security Agency)
Apps and Gadgets to help you stay in touch with friends and family (PC Magazine)
What do you do if you lose your phone? (Komando.com)
April 10, 2019
What’s new in Windows 10 Tech Talk – May 1903 update
With the next version of Windows 10 set to appear in May, it’s a good time to take a look at what’s new and what’s changed in version 1903. (Not much, actually.) But that’s a good thing, according to Computerworld contribution editor Preston Gralla. He explores just that means for Windows in the years ahead with Executive Editor Ken Mingis.
It’s all about Travel!
March 13, 2019
A little bit of this, a little bit of that….
How long should I expect my tech stuff to last / Four signs your computer is about to die
Finding Classic System Tools in the Windows 10 Settings App
How to go incognito in Chrome, Firefox and Edge
Automatically Colorize Black and White Photos Online For Free
February 13, 2019
Videos – Rich Demuro, Rich on Tech - KTLA
Robots taking over luggage duty at LA Sheraton Hotel
12 Tax Deductions that disappear this year
Google’s Phishing Scam quiz
What is Windows 10’s Storage Sense and how do I prevent it from deleting my Downloaded files
Is your cable / satellite bill too high? You don’t want to miss Hewie Poplock’s “Cut the Cord” interactive webinar from Florida. He has done a lot of research on the subject and has cut the cord (he had Spectrum).
Cut the Cord, Things to Consider Before Firing Your Cable Company
Hewie Poplock, Central Florida Computer Society Windows Special Interest Group leader; member, Sarasota Technology Users Group.
There are many reasons to cut the cord. Most do so to save money. Others do it to have better choices and just to be able to fire their cable company. There are many choices of products and equipment, as well as services that are now available to let us change the way we have done things in the past. Hewie will talk about over the air and over the Internet services, including the many ways to fulfill your wants and needs as to TV viewing. He will include information about Broadband and even Internet home phones.
This presentation will help you understand many of the newest possibilities for TV viewing and what to look for to satisfy you and your family. Be prepared to have a lot of the confusion make some sense and to determine if it may be the move for you soon. TV, as we know it will disappear in the next few years and you will understand what is happening and what choices are available now and what to look for down the road.
January 9, 2019
Scams, Scams, and more Scams
How Microsoft Lost the Web
After our December meeting featuring Joe Kissel’s Password Manager presentation, David Kazmer decided to do some research on password managers and backup programs. He’ll walk us through how and what he is researching. Have you decided to use a password manager? Are you backing up?
Backing up with Windows 10 File History or Windows 7 backup utility.
I believe in life-long learning and we’ll be watching an APCUG Virtual Technology Conference video on Digital Literacy with TechBoomers.com. We are one of four groups this week watching the video at a meeting. It has had 150 views since I uploaded it in mid-November. We had members ask for a presentation about Groupon, taking an Uber, and Pinterest; I put them together from TechBoomer tutorials. The articles and tutorials are not about word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, etc., they are for learning about: useful websites and apps, online entertainment, social networks, and shopping online, plus over 100 free tutorials.
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