APCUG 2016 Spring Virtual Technology Conference (VTC20)

Attend the FREE conference from the convenience of your own home! All you need is your computer, tablet, etc. and Internet access.

Register at: http://bit.ly/apcug-2016-spring-vtc

The sessions are 50 minutes in length and offer attendees the opportunity to ask questions via Q&A; the questions are answered by the presenter at the end of the presentation or via e-mail if there isn’t enough time after the presentation.

APCUG uses ZOOM for the VTC webinar presentations (www.zoom.us). If you have not participated in a VTC, go to https://zoom.us/download  to download the app for the device you will be using to ‘attend’ the conference.
Click on the Session Titles below for presentation descriptions and YouTube videos.
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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

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 Bob 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.

Presenter Bio

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YouTube Video

VTC Track: 2

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How to add more storage space and/or speed by replacing your laptop’s hard drive with a larger one or a solid-state drive.

Presenter Bio

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YouTube Video

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

Today’s home network has many parts; including getting the internet into the house and then getting it to all your computers, mobile devices and even some day, your refrigerator. How do you get the fastest speed, protect your data and keep out the hackers? Ken Rogers will talk about what you need and what you need to consider.

Presenter Bio

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YouTube Video

VTC Track: 2

Our club is populated mostly by Seniors who have struggled to keep up with new technology. Most members today are interested only in browsing and email. Our club offers its members free computer repair which may be behind on updates, slow, infected with malware, or poorly used by their owner. When a new computer is needed I almost always recommend a Chromebook.
The idea of a computer that is impervious to viruses and poor use, updates itself, almost never needs repair, and costs half (or less) the price of a new Windows computer — that is the Google Chromebook. With extra user effort a Chromebook can do real work as well as their more costly cousins for a longer time since they consume less battery power.
This Spring 18 TBCS members bought new Chromebooks (most were refurb. units costing less than $130) and signed into my 8 hour Chromebook Class. We’ve discovered Chromebooks are fun to use and work better with a few tweaks I’ll show you today.

Presenter Bio

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YouTube Video

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

This presentation will cover the following (and other things you should know):
• How do I get iOS 9.3? and 9.3.1?
• Why is there a 9.3.1 Update?
• What are the Changes in the Apps?
• What else is New?
• Are there any Security Fixes?

Presenter Bio

iOS 9.3 for iPads and iPhones 7 May 2016 (1)

YouTube Video

VTC Track: 2

This presentation provides you with an under-the-hood view of the operating system, startup programs, third-party software application programs, hardware utilization, and network bandwidth utilization. In addition to being a useful analysis tool, the “Task Manager” in “Windows…..” gives you a powerful way to close down potentially dangerous Web browser tabs and windows and any “drive by” downloads of malware that they might attempt to send into your computer.

Presenter Bio

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YouTube Video