APCUG 2018 Winter Virtual Technology Conference (VTC27)

Saturday, February 10, 2018


Hewie, I enjoyed your search engine session today.  I am retired from college administration in Kentucky.
Elaine Larson, Member Central KY Computer Club


1:00 PM ET

Social Networking: How to Navigate Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram

Abby Stokes, Author, “Is This Thing On?”

Abby will explain what everyone is talking about when they bring up Facebook, Twitter, and other social networking sites. She’ll also share how you can enjoy the benefits without risking the loss of your privacy and can avoid scams.


2:00 PM ET

Protect Your Important Tech ‘Stuff’

Toby Scott, Tech Guru, Channel Islands PCUG

From wildfires in California to hurricanes in Texas and Florida, Toby’s presentation will cover how to protect your important tech ‘stuff’ in the event of a natural disaster.


3:00 PM ET

2 Factor Authentication (2FA)

Ron Brown, Program Chair, Silvercom Computer and Technology Club

This presentation will show you a simple technique that can prevent unauthorized access to any of your accounts.



1:00 PM ET

Google apps at home and on the go

Phil Sorrentino, The Computer Club newsletter contributor

Most of us know Google as a website we visit to get answers to all kinds of questions, but there is a lot more behind the company and the term Google. Google is a company, a website, a number, and a verb. Phil’s presentation will cover many Google’s apps.


2:00 PM ET

Becoming Your Own Computer Expert

Philip “Phil” Bock, President, Lake County Area Computer Enthusiasts

Current club members (and potential new members) may have widely different levels of computer expertise. Moreover, the field keeps changing – new hardware, new applications, new software and, sadly, new security challenges!

Family members, co-workers, fellow club members and knowledgeable friends may be able to provide help when needed, but they are not always available or may not have the answer(s).

The solution? Become your own computer expert! It is not as hard as it sounds. In this presentation, Phil offers a two-step process to help with every day “how-to” questions and the more urgent “why” and “why doesn’t” questions when things don’t go as you expect: (1) already knowing the information you need, and (2) knowing where to find needed information that you don’t know.

Phil’s presentation is designed to elaborate on these two themes – Step #1 is to build a base of personal computer knowledge; Step #2 is to develop sources and strategies to get answers about things you do not know when you need to.

(As the saying goes, two heads are better than one. While Phil happily shares his version of this presentation, he anticipates that clubs who choose to do their own similar presentation will find ways to improve on / add to what he has put together. Phil’s hope is that we can share these efforts to the benefit of all.)

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3:00 PM ET

Getting Better Google Search Results

Hewie Poplock, APCUG Rep/Windows SIG Leader, Central Florida Computer Society; Chromebooks for Seniors Proponent, http://hewie.net, http://cb4s.net/

The presentation will show various ways to get better results quicker. You will learn many tips & tricks to help in your Google search. There will also be numerous ways demonstrated to get information quickly without having to go to websites but get the answer in your search results.