General Meeting Topic – November 2019

November 20, 2019 at 7:00 PM Battle of the Browsers Presenter: Bill Crowe – APCUG (Web Presentation) Synopsis: “We all use a browser to access the internet. Many tips and tricks can be employed to make using the internet faster and easier. This presentation focuses on the functions that are available on nearly all browsers but are used by relatively few of us. Do you use Tabs, a Favorites Bar, Bookmarks, and Bookmark Folders? Do you use the address/search bar? Do you clear your active Continue reading →

General Meeting Topic – August 2019

August 21, 2019 at 7:00 PM How to Navigate Social Media Presenter: Abby Stokes – APCUG (Web Presentation) Brief Synopsis: “Social Networking: How to Navigate Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram” Abby Stokes, Author, “Is This Thing On?” explains what everyone is talking about when they bring up Facebook, Twitter, and other social networking sites. She also shares how you can enjoy the benefits without risking the loss of your privacy and how to avoid scams.

General Meeting Topic – July 2019

July 17, 2019 at 7:00 PM Google Photos Presenters: Ron Brown, APCUG (Web Presentation) Brief Synopsis: It’s FREE. It’s like a shoe-box full of photos but you can easily find a specific photo. Since we now take most of our photos with our phone, it’s designed for mobile-first but can also be used with our computer. It’s easy-to-use, with unlimited storage. • Do you need a backup strategy? • How to sync them? • Who can see my photos? • How do they get archived Continue reading →

General Meeting Topic – May 2018

May 16, 2018 at 7:00 PM Social Media for the Non-Tweeter Presenter: Pam Holland (Web Presentation) Even if you have not yet ventured into the world of Social Media, there is much to learn about how it is shaping communication in personal relationships, business, government and, of course, politics. Pam will give us a tour of and critical look at the most popular social media sites including Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. We will explore the benefits – and risks – in using these sites for Continue reading →

General Meeting Topic – March 2018

March 21, 2018 at 7:00 PM Photo Editing with The GIMP Presenter: Dennis Rex, APCUG VTC (Web Presentation) Like taking digital photos? Looking for a cost-effective way to restore, enhance or fix images? The GNU Image Manipulation Program might be an option. Cross-platform and Open Source, this powerful application contains features that both beginners and advanced users will appreciate. SoCal Linux Expo’s Dennis Rex offers tips on using the GIMP to tame your most stubborn image challenges. Topics include file conversion, RAW editing, filters, and Continue reading →

General Meeting Topic – April 2018

April 18, 2018 at 7:00 PM Staying Safe Online – Prevent ID Theft Presenter: Bob Gostischa (Web Presentation) This presentation covers the dos and don’ts and what you need to know to stay safe on your devices (computer – Windows and Mac, tablets, and smartphones) and the Internet. You will learn to use the tools that make visiting the internet safe and enjoyable. It really isn’t important what you use to get to the Internet: It’s important to use the right tools once you get Continue reading →

General Meeting Topic – February 2018

February 21, 2018 at 7:00 PM Picking the Best Backup Approach Presenter: Gene Barlow, User Group Relations, APCUG VTC (Web Presentation) Backing up your hard drive on a regular basis is the most important process that all end-users must do on a regular basis to protect their computer from a crash or virus attack. Anti-virus utilities are not always completely reliable for this protection. Only a good backup can protect you 100% from a total loss of your computer system. Unfortunately, there are many different Continue reading →