APCUG 2012 Summer Virtual Technology Conference (VTC4)

2012 Q3 descriptions – YouTube Links

Using the FamilySearch Website for Genealogy
Jeri Steele, President, Bowling Green Area Microcomputer User Group, Kentucky

FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. For over 100 years, FamilySearch has been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide. Jeri will show you how to freely access their resources and service online at FamilySearch.org.


Using FamilySearch.org for Genealogy  Research –  Jeri Steele – APCUG VTC 8-4-12.pdf



Using Hyper-V in Windows 8
Francis Chao, Member, Tucson Computer Society

It’s bundled with the free Windows 8 Consumer Preview and will be available with the future Windows 8 Pro edition. You can use Hyper-V to run virtual machines containing guest operating systems such as Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Puppy Linux, and Ubuntu 10.10. The net result is that you can put free virtual computers and a free virtual network inside any real Windows 8 Consumer Preview computer.


Using Hyper-V in Windows 8 – Francis Chao – APCUG VTC 8-4-12.pdf


Cyber Crime, Cyber Terrorism, Cyber War
Ira Wilsker, Associate Professor at Lamar Institute of Technology; weekly technology radio talk show host on KLVI News Talk AM560; technology columnist, The Examiner, Beaumont TX; and Deputy Sheriff specializing in cybercrime

Cybercrimes are defined as: “Offences that are committed against individuals or groups of individuals with a criminal motive to intentionally harm the reputation of the victim or cause physical or mental harm to the victim directly or indirectly, using modern telecommunication networks such as Internet and mobile phones “. Such crimes may threaten a nation’s security and financial health.


Cyber Crime, Cyber Terrorism, Cyber War – Ira Wilsker – APCUG VTC 8-4-12.pdf


Why You Should be Using Linux
Orv Beach, Training Chair, Southern California Linux Expo (SCALE)

Linux has become the most widely-used operating system in the world. It’s used in everything from supercomputers to smartphones. The last remaining frontier for Linux remains the desktop computer. Orv will discuss why you might want to take a look at it now for your Internet use.


Why You Should Be Using Linux – Orv Beach – APCUG VTC 8-4-12.pdf


How to Succeed in Close-up Photography
Gene Barlow, User Group Relations

Close-up or macro photography is an exciting area of digital photography. Since the pictures you get are usually ones you would not see in normal life, they are very interesting to the viewer. Seeing things close-up is something you don’t always enjoy seeing. There are many ways you can do close-up photography and we will explore the most popular ways that are used and give information about why one approach works better than others. My personal favorite close-up photography is wild flowers. I will try to cover some of the challenges of shooting excellent close-up photos of wild flowers so that you can control the shot to get the very best possible pictures. Throughout the presentation, I will use my wife and my wild flower photos to demonstrate the do’s and the don’ts of close-up photography. Hopefully, you will learn some techniques by attending this session that will improve your own close-up photography. Gene will also talk about the importance of backing up so you don’t lose your beautiful photos.


How to Succeed With Macro Photography – Gene Barlow – APCUG VTC 8-4-12.pdf


Into the Cloud – The Future of Computing is Here
Judy Taylour, APCUG Board of Advisors Chair; President, SCV Computer Club

What is the Cloud? Where is it? Do I need it? Am I already using it? All this and more is covered in this presentation.


Into the Cloud – The Future of Computing is Here – Judy Taylour – APCUG VTC 8-4-12.pdf


Fundraising for User Group
Marie Vesta, APCUG Vice President

Fun and easy ways to raise money for your User Group treasury.


Fund Raising for User Groups – Marie Vesta – APCUG VTC 8-4-12.pdf