Welcome to our August 15, 2020 VTC. Please go to Eventbrite to register. You do not need an Eventbrite account or need to redeem an e-ticket. You also don’t need a Zoom account to attend the VTC.
August 15, 2020
1:00 PM ET
Saving Your Life with Technology, Part 2
Ron Brown, Program Chair, Silvercom Computer & Technology Club
This is a continuation of Mary’s story, who is a fictitious senior, widowed and lives in a resort in Mesa, Arizona. She has a fall at night that results in a broken hip from an undiagnosed heart problem. In Part 1 covered the importance of knowing what your heart rate is and the many devices that can monitor and record it. Part 2 focuses on fall detection, emergency notification, and home automation to ensure safety for a senior living alone. Ron will discuss how to set up a home network, the Echo Show, Google Nest, and the new Zoom all-in one home appliance.
2:00 PM ET
“FreeNAS – A Great Choice For A Home Server”
Don Arrowsmith, President, Philadelphia Area Computer Society
This presentation details how Don replaced his aging Windows Home Server 2011 system.
3:00 PM ET
Chromebooks for Geeks
Bill James, Vice President, Computer Club of Oklahoma City
A Chromebook does the things that many people want a computer to do, better and faster than any other laptop, regardless of price. It is the most secure portal to the web that has ever been built because of super-fast updates and sandboxing. A Chromebook can pair with your Android phone and be used for messaging and video calling. It is perfect for anyone who wants to grab a laptop, sign in, and spend an afternoon watching Netflix or shopping online. You can also use it as a terminal to connect to your Windows PC or Mac. Chromebooks are Fun! Learn more from this informative presentation.
1:00 PM ET
Fundamentals of Microsoft 365,
Rob Truman, Webmaster, Computer Booters of Sun Lakes
An overview of the many useful apps included in the Microsoft 365 subscription. Rob will also review the various subscription packages available along with what discounts are available. He will also provide a feature comparison of Microsoft 365 to Office 2019 and provide some tips on picking which one is right for you.
2:00 PM ET
Solve Your Password Management Problems
Kenneth Tubaugh. Educational Services Director & Program Coordinator, Columbus Computer Society
“Password theft is a serious problem. The websites and apps that you use are under attack every day. Security breaches occur, and your passwords are stolen. When you reuse the same passwords everywhere, hackers can easily access your email, bank, and other important accounts.” Stay Safe with a Simple Password Manager. “Security experts recommend that you use a different, randomly generated password for every online account that you create. But how are you supposed to remember and keep up with that many passwords? Bitwarden Password Manager helps you create and manage secure passwords so that you can get back to enjoying your life online.”
3:00 PM ET
A PC User’s Guide for Avoiding the Grief of Losing your Information
Avram Grossman, CTO E-Novative. Author, Keep Your PC Running Like New.
Many of us in the IT profession seem to have very few problems with our own personal computers and laptops. Yet our clients seem to get a dizzying assortment of computer errors and issues. What is the difference between our computers and the computers our clients use?
As a colleague once said, “Computers don’t break themselves, People do it.”
- Are you treating your computer with the respect it deserves?
- Do you fear your computer because you don’t understand how it works and what it is doing?
- Are you not sure what is the best way to use your computer and do you know how to avoid losing your information?