APCUG 2014 Winter Virtual Technology Conference (VTC10)

APCUG-VTC-GenericSaturday, February 22, 2014

Presentation Schedule

Click on the Session Titles below for presentation descriptions and YouTube videos.

1:00 pm – 1:50 pm ET | 12 noon – 12:50 pm CT
11:00am – 11:50 am MT | 10:00 am – 10:50 am PT

VTC Track: 1

VTC Number: 10 | VTC Track: 1

This could be a new computer or one that was given to you. This session will cover what to add, what to get rid of and how to secure your new toy.

Presenter Bio

So You’ve Got A New Computer – 2-22-14 VTC – Bob Gostischa.pdf

VTC Track: 2

VTC Number: 10 | VTC Track: 2

We’re always told to use a different password for each account and sometimes we feel that our brains are full and can’t remember one more. If you need to manage your passwords, RoboForm remembers them so you don’t have to. RoboForm has been around since 1999 and has millions of users worldwide. The RoboForm Identities feature lets you securely store your name, address, email, credit cards, and all other personal information which makes it super simple to fill in forms. RoboForm runs on Windows, Mac, Linux, and Windows USB drives. They also have apps for most popular mobile phones including the iPhone, Android, and Blackberry. Dave has arranged with RoboForm to give away five copies of their Pro program. All presentation attendees are asked to sign-in with their name and user group to be eligible for the drawing.

Presenter Bio

Roboform – 2-22-14 VTC – Dave Gerber.pdf

2:00 pm – 2:50 pm Eastern | 1:00 pm – 1:50 pm Central
12:00 noon – 12:50 pm Mountain | 11:00 am – 11:50 am Pacific

VTC Track: 1

VTC Number: 10 | VTC Track: 1

Sometimes you just need a simple one page web page. You don’t want to bother with messy HTML, your friend of a friend expert is too busy and those so-called easy website creation sites are a pain. Well, there are solutions and they are free. In this session, we will look at:
About.me – Remember business cards? Yeah, they are still around, but this is a web version. You can have your group’s logo, a picture, contact information and even a description of you or your group.

Tackk.com – Remember the flyers you used to post on bulletin boards? Now there is web version. Got a great meeting coming up and want to promote with information, directions, map and pictures? In just a few minutes you can have a professional looking flyer that you can share on the web and via email.

Presenter Bio

Quick & Beautiful Web Pages – 2-22-14 VTC – Jim Evans.pdf

VTC Track: 2

VTC Number: 10 | VTC Track: 2

This April WindowsXP® goes away. Has your computer has become slow and slower? Should you buy a new computer?
Give your legacy hardware new life by installing Linux on it. Make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear. The conversion is simple and most Windows tasks are duplicated using free open source applications.
Stew will show you how simple it is for a Windows person to switch: walking you through a full conversion is less than an hour. You’ll gain a more secure connection on the Internet that no longer requires antivirus solutions. Plus, the conversion is free of cost except an hour of your time.

Presenter Bio

Now what can I do with that old XP Computer – Expanded Description -Stew Bottorf.pdf

3:00 pm – 3:50 pm Eastern | 2:00 pm – 2:50 pm Central
1:00 pm – 1:50 pm Mountain | 12 noon – 12:50 pm Pacific

VTC Track: 1

VTC Number: 10 | VTC Track: 1

At the present time, you have a choice between running Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1. Your selection between these operating systems should depend on the differences in their various features. Francis will explore those features.

Presenter Bio

Windows 7, 8, 8.1 Comparison – 2-22-14 VTC – Francis Chao.pdf

VTC Track: 2

VTC Number: 10 | VTC Track: 2

iPads are huge in school classrooms today. In this presentation you will learn how teachers find new ways to use iPads and discover amazing new Apps you might never find on your own. Also, we will take a look at the many free iPad courses, for very basic iPad users to advanced. User group members can learn about iPad Meetups (SIGs) and a new iPad online meeting concept in the works.

There is something for all iPad users here. Come and join us and discover places you have never been before in search for iPad help.

Presenter Bio

iPad in the Classroom – 2-22-14 VTC – Greg West.pdf

4:00 pm – 4:50pm Eastern | 3:00 pm – 3:50 pm Central
2:00 pm – 2:50 pm Mountain | 1:00 pm – 1:50 pm Pacific

VTC Track: 1

VTC Number: 10 | VTC Track: 1

Your user group has rejoined APCUG for another year but is it using all of the benefits that are offered to member groups? This presentation will show you about those benefits; maybe you will find some that you aren’t using and your members will find worthwhile.

Presenter Bio

APCUG and Your $50 -2-22-14 VTC – Judy Taylour.pdf