Speakers Bureau

If your group is a member of APCUG and you are looking for new speakers with fresh ideas, the Speakers Bureau features well over 100 Webinar presentations in 24 categories. Choose your presentation, complete the form and the presenter will get in touch to book it.

Presentations are given by sponsors, user group officers and members via Skype, Zoom.us, TeamViewer, etc. All your group needs is a broadband, DSL, or mobile hotspot Internet connection.

If you have any questions, please contact jtaylour@apcug.org

Presentation Subjects below:
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Android
Back-up
Cloud Computing
Digital Photography
Email
Ergonomics

Free Software
General
Hardware
iDevices/Mac
Internet
Linux / Open Source

Mac
Music / Video
Operating Systems
Preventive Maintenance
Printers / Printing
Security

Social Media
Software
User Groups
Utilities
Virtual Machines
Websites


Using Your Smartphone for Everything, Part 1 (E)
This presentation will look at some of the Apps that are available on Smartphones that allow you to work, play and really use your Smartphone for virtually everything. Although the Android phone will be the primary instrument used in this presentation, the concepts can be applied to both Apple and Android products.
Bill James, Computer Club of Oklahoma City

Using Your Smartphone for Everything, Part 2 (E)
It’s a remote control & more! No need any longer to have to fumble with or look for traditional remote control when you can download apps that can control everything from your TV to your home security system.
Bill James, Computer Club of Oklahoma City

Backup Data Files in Windows 8 and 8.1 (E)
Windows 8 and 8.1 provides you with some new bundled applications for backing up your data files: The File History feature of Windows 8 and 8.1 automatically stores copies of changed data files at designated time intervals. Storage Spaces is also a new feature that can be used to set up a pair of hard drives that mirror each other in real time. If and when one of the hard drives fails, the other hard drive will still contain a complete set of your data files/folders.
Francis Chao, Tucson Computer Society, WINNERS, Greater South Bay PCUG

Backing up, Sharing, Protecting and Organizing Your Hard Drive (E)
In today’s computer networks, the ability to share conversation and pictures with others is a growing trend. Facebook and Twitter have become overnight sensations. However, these tools are not the best way to share your photos and other computer files with others. Acronis True Image 2015 has introduced a new function that allows you to easily share certain files with your other computers and with friends across the internet.
Gene Barlow, User Group Relations

Backing Up Strategies (E)
The Maestro strongly believes there is more to owning a computer than simply turning it on and hoping for the best. Unfortunately, too many computer owners buy the least expensive unit and never pay attention to protection and preventive maintenance. He calls this the “plug and pray, then walk away” method of computer ownership. This presentation covers basic backup skills that are too often over-looked; what information is missing from your backup; protecting your computer backup; why cloud backup alone may not provide full system protection; the Maestro’s 4R’s model of better backups.
Elliott Stern, Maestro Computing Services

Hard Drive System Image Backups and Bare-Metal Restores Using Bundled Programs in Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 (I)
Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 are all bundled with a Microsoft program that you can use for creating a system image of the C: drive partition and the System Reserved partition. When you encounter problems with your computer at a future time, the system image can be used for performing a bare-metal restore.
Francis Chao, Tucson Computer Society, WINNERS, Greater South Bay PCUG

Successes and Failures with Storage Spaces in Windows 8 and 8.1 (E)
Storage Spaces works wonderfully with some hardware configurations and terribly with others. If you use the hardware configurations that work well, you will have a great free way of mirroring hard drives that will save you from paying for not-free third-party alternatives.
Francis Chao, Tucson Computer Society, WINNERS, Greater South Bay PCUG

Using Storage Spaces for Backing Up and/or Moving Your Data Files in Windows 8 and 8.1 (E)
Storage Spaces is a new feature in Windows 8 and 8.1. It provides for real-time mirroring of two hard drives or two hard drive partitions. In addition to not losing data when a single hard drive fails, you can use Storage Spaces to back up and move your data files to another Windows 8 or 8.1 computer.
Francis Chao, Tucson Computer Society, WINNERS, Greater South Bay PCUG

A Comparison of OneDrive, Google Drive, Box, Dropbox, and iCloud (E)
This detailed comparison between the five cloud storage services provides you with the objective information for selecting which ones to use.
Francis Chao, Tucson Computer Society, WINNERS, Greater South Bay PCUG

Cloud Computing (E)
This presentation covers: What is Cloud Computing? What devices does it serve? 5 Cloud Characteristics, Popular Apps that Use the Cloud, Cloud Benefits, Concerns, Security, Storage; Why should I use the Cloud? Who Provides Cloud Services?
Jere Minich, Lake-Sumter Computer Society

The Cloud is Here – Don’t Get Left Behind (E)
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.
Judy Taylour, President, SCV Computer Club

To Cloud or Not to Cloud. That is the Question (E)
You have heard of the term the Cloud. What does it mean? What can you do there? One of the great things you can do with THE CLOUD is to share and store data. What if you have many devices, a desktop, laptop, tablet and phone — how important is it for you to share files and information between them. How to share and store data using the cloud will be covered in this presentation by using cloud storage; you will also lean about some of the programs and websites that can make your life easier.
David Williams, Central Iowa Computer User Group

Using Apple’s iCloud Cloud Storage (E)
iCloud gives you an initial 5 Gigabytes storage on Apple’s server farms. To obtain this amount of storage, you have to first obtain an Apple ID by either filling in the form at the Apple Web site or by using the screens inside the iTunes program. Then you can use this Apple ID to obtain an iCloud account from inside a Mac running OS X 10.7 or higher, a recent model iPad, or a recent model iPhone. If you do not own one of these Apple computers or devices, you have to borrow one from someone. Then you have to create yourself a temporary account inside this device. Then you can run the iCloud applet to create yourself an iCloud account using your Apple ID. Finally, you have to delete the temporary account from the borrowed Apple computer or device.
Francis Chao, Tucson Computer Society, WINNERS, Greater South Bay PCUG

Using Box Cloud Storage (E)
Box gives you 5 Gigabytes storage on their server farms. You can upload and download entire folders of data files or digital photos at the same time using most Web browser but uploads and downloads using Google’s Chrome browser are especially fast, compared to uploads of folders for OneDrive and Box. Box has the best online viewing and editing of data files because they over their own viewer, viewing and editing with Zoho, and viewing and editing with Google Docs.
Francis Chao, Tucson Computer Society, WINNERS, Greater South Bay PCUG

Using Free Cloud Storage–an Overview (E)
You can use free cloud storage services to store data files and digital photos for free. The benefits of storing data files are:
o Reduce the chance of losing data files and photos due to hard drive crashes and operator error.
o Facilitates collaboration between multiple people working on the same project
o Provides you with the ability to synchronize data files and digital photo albums between multiple computers, tablets, and cell phones.
Francis Chao, Tucson Computer Society, WINNERS, Greater South Bay PCUG

Using Google Drive Cloud Storage (E)
Google Drive gives you 15 Gigabytes of free storage on Google’s server farms. You can upload and download entire folders of data files or digital photos at the same time using most Web browser but uploads and downloads using Google’s Chrome browser are especially fast, compared to uploads of folders for OneDrive and Box.
Francis Chao, Tucson Computer Society, WINNERS, Greater South Bay PCUG

Using Microsoft’s OneDrive Cloud Storage (E)
Microsoft’s OneDrive provides you with 15 Gigabytes of free storage space. The data files and digital photos that you store on OneDrive can be accessed from at Windows, Apple, Linux, and Android computers, tablets, and cell phones but it is especially well-integrated with the Start screen and the legacy Desktop of Windows 8 and 8.1.
Francis Chao, Tucson Computer Society, WINNERS, Greater South Bay PCUG

How to Succeed at Close-up Photography (E)
There are many ways you can do close-up photography and this presentation explores the most popular ways that are used and gives information about why one approach works better than others. The presentation covers some of the challenges of shooting excellent close-up photos of wild flowers so you can control the shot to get the very best possible pictures. Gene uses his and his wife’s wild flower photos to demonstrate the dos and the don’ts of close-up photography. Gene will also talk about the importance of backing up so you don’t lose your beautiful photos.
Gene Barlow, User Group Relations

Picasa (E)
What can you do when a photo looks awful but you just can’t throw it out? Actually, quite a lot – Picasa to the rescue. With Google’s FREE digital editing program, edits are easy, using simple, intuitive controls. It takes very little time to get photos from your camera organized and sorted on your computer, edited and ready for sharing.
Wil Wakely, Past President, Seniors Computer Group

Picasa (E)
From the Camera to the Web, Picasa handles it all. It’s *fast*, it’s *easy*, and it’s *free* from Google. It’s the fast and easy way to make all your photos look better.
Jim & Chris Guld, Geeks on Tour

Picasa – Advanced (I)
Learn about some of Picasa’s advanced features like facial recognition, movie-making, and geotagging.
Jim & Chris Guld, Geeks on Tour

Email Basics (E)
A typical email system consists of three servers up in the Internet cloud. Your end-user computer communicates with these three servers in order to send and receive email messages. To help you understand your options for sending and receiving email, this presentation will tell you about how email works.
Francis Chao, Tucson Computer Society, WINNERS, Greater South Bay PCUG

Email Options for Windows 8 and 8.1 (E)
Windows 8 and 8.1 provide you with two user interfaces: the new Start screen and the legacy Desktop. This results in more choices for you to make for how you access your e-mail: Desktop-based Web browsers, Desktop client software applications, Mail App in the Start screen, or Internet Explorer 10 in the Start screen. Each of these ways to access your email has advantages and disadvantages.
Francis Chao, Tucson Computer Society, WINNERS, Greater South Bay PCUG

Email Etiquette/Email Protection and Beyond (E)
The topics included in this presentation are: Good email etiquette practices, All about sending email, Managing your email for system protection and improved performance, Email protection, Email – the technical stuff, and Email marketing.
Elliott Stern, Maestro Computing Services

Good Computer Habits: Ergonomics, Netiquette, & How to Make a Difference (E)
Abby will discuss online netiquette for e-mail and blogging, tips on how to be sure you’re not hurting yourself when on the computer, and how to do good deeds with a click of the mouse.
Abby Stokes, Is This Thing On?
A Friendly Guide to Everything Digital for Newbies, Technophobes and the Kicking & Screaming
Abby Stokes

An Almost-Free Motion Detection Alarm inside Your Windows Computer (E)
If you install (or already have) a Webcam and you install the free ContaCam or Yawcam software programs into your Windows computer, you can use the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) server of your email service to have ContaCam send photos of motion detection events (intruders, wildlife, authorized personal, etc.) to your cell phone or laptop.
Francis Chao, Tucson Computer Society, WINNERS, Greater South Bay PCUG

Free and Alternatives to Free Software (E)
Where money doesn’t have to speak and you still want quality software, learn about many alternative programs that you can get for free to do your computing tasks. Many of these programs are cross-platformed (meaning they have versions for Windows, Macs, and Linux) so it’s easy to share files with just about anyone.
John Kennedy, East Central Ohio Technology Users Club

Free Online Computer Training (E)
Your computer and its Internet connection can provide you with hundreds of hours of free training that you can access in the comfort of your home. The Tucson Computer Society has a collection of categorized hyperlinked shortcuts to Web sites that have free computer training. These shortcuts include free training from the Web sites of Adobe and Microsoft. You also can get free and non-free training from the Web sites of training organizations such as Lynda.com, Hewlett Packard, SeniorNet, Oasis, and various public libraries.
Francis Chao, Tucson Computer Society, WINNERS, Greater South Bay PCUG

Free Software-Based Timers and Alarm Clocks for Windows (B)
You can download and run free software that provides you with virtual timers and alarm clocks for your Windows computer. These virtual timers and alarm clocks are equivalent to real high-end timers and alarm clocks that cost hundreds of dollars each.
Francis Chao, Tucson Computer Society, WINNERS, Greater South Bay PCUG

Free Software versus Free Services (B)
For any given computer function, you often have both free software and free Web-based software as a service to choose from. Free software has the advantage of not requiring an Internet connection. Free Web-based services have the advantage of storing automatically on the Web to save you hard drive space. But to run a free Web-based service, your computer has to be connected to the Internet and the Internet connection can act as a bottleneck for the creation and editing of larger data files. Francis will compare free software and free online services for doing work processing, spreadsheets, presentation creation, video frame capture, and karaoke music.
Francis Chao, Tucson Computer Society, WINNERS, Greater South Bay PCUG

Karaoke Machines inside Your Computer (E)
You can play free karaoke song files with free karaoke software inside your computer instead of using a real karaoke machine with Windows, Mac OS X and Ubuntu Linux computers.
Francis Chao, Tucson Computer Society, WINNERS, Greater South Bay PCUG

Karaoke Music for Free (B)
Karaoke means displaying the timed lyrics while playing the instrumental backing tracks for music that someone (you!) has to sing. Instead of buying karaoke machines and karaoke CD+G discs, you can run karaoke for free in your Windows computer. There are two ways for you to do this: you can use your Web browser to visit various karaoke Web sites and you can download and run various free software programs for playing karaoke. Francis will demonstrate both ways of doing karaoke for free.
Francis Chao, Tucson Computer Society, WINNERS, Greater South Bay PCUG

Over-the-Air Television Reception for Free (E)
You can receive digital television stations over-the-air for free. You will get less channels relative to those provided by cable television and satellite dish services. However, the monthly cost for cable television and satellite dish service has been rising faster than the rate of inflation so this over-the-air technology can save you lots of money, if it is adequate for your needs. This presentation covers the steps for setting up over-the-air television reception.
Francis Chao, Tucson Computer Society, WINNERS, Greater South Bay PCUG

Preparing a Computer for Free Software and Services (B)
Prior to installing free software or free services, you should install the free Adobe Reader, remove existing unwanted software using Revo Uninstaller Freeware or Revo Uninstaller Pro, and make sure that the Windows registry is as clean as possible with the free CCleaner software utility. Francis will use a Windows XP virtual machine to demonstrate these steps for preparing your computer.
Francis Chao, Tucson Computer Society, WINNERS, Greater South Bay PCUG

Removing Trialware and Unneeded Software from Your Windows Computer (E)
Francis will show you various program you can use to remove / uninstall unneeded software from your Windows computer. You can then install a free antivirus program and a free office software suite to replace the trialware (nagware).
Francis Chao, Tucson Computer Society, WINNERS, Greater South Bay PCU

Save $$ With Free Software (E)
Great contributions to computer users have been made by freeware authors and you’ll have the opportunity to get an overview of some of those programs as well as free programs offered by major software vendors.
Free utilities – security programs – digital & video editing + more.
Judy Taylour, President, SCV Computer Club

Webcams and Related Free Software and Services (E)
Francis will show you how a webcam can be used for: Voice and video calling with the free versions of Skype, Windows Live Messenger, or Google Video Chat, interactive games that require a Webcam, taking still photos using free software and free Web-based services, and more.
Francis Chao, Tucson Computer Society, WINNERS, Greater South Bay PCUG

10 Simple Things Every Computer User Should Know How to Do (E)
No matter how savvy you are, there are certain things every one of us has to deal with when using a computer – and we don’t always deal with them in the most efficient ways. Here are 10 things that everyone can (and should) learn to keep their computer fast, safe, and easy-to-use.
Judy Taylour, SCV Computer Club

Common PC Tasks (E)
How to add Hardware, download and remove Software, manage Windows Updates, create and change User accounts to protect your PC.
Jere Minich, Lake-Sumter Computer Society

Demystifying Computers (E)
A reassuring, jargon-free talk to introduce late bloomers, grandparents, technophobes, and the digitally challenged to all the wonders of using a computer, e-mail, and the Internet. (This is really an ultimate beginner’s talk for people who’ve never used or are JUST starting out – super basic).
Abby Stokes, Is This Thing On? A Friendly Guide to Everything Digital for Newbies, Technophobes and the Kicking & Screaming

Disaster Preparedness (E)
September is Disaster Preparedness Month – are you ready?
Judy Taylour, SCV Computer Club

File Managers for Windows 7 & 10 (E)
Windows Explorer and File Explorer are file manager programs built into Windows.
Hewie Poplock, Central Florida Computer Society

File Networking and Storage (E)
Folders are not just for “My Documents” anymore, you can store files anywhere you want to. David will show you how to set up a network, set up storage devices and how to organize your folders.
David Williams, Central Iowa Computer User Group.

Genealogy w/ Family Tree Maker (E)
Computers now make genealogy research very easy with a multitude of programs and resources available. This introduction will get you started in discovering your ancestors and displaying and printing them in a multiple of ways. Family Tree Maker, a popular genealogy program, will also be reviewed.
Wil Wakely, Seniors Computer Group

Is This Thing on? Navigating the Digital World (E)
The digital divide widens with the rapid pace of new innovations and gadgets. What is out there and how it might benefit you can be lost in all the tech talk. Should you buy a tablet or a computer? Stick with a PC or move on to an Apple? How do you maximize your searches and why on earth do people want to share on Facebook? Abby helps “digital immigrants’ (those baby boomers and beyond not born with a keyboard and mouse in hand) understand what everyone is talking about and how to decide what might work best for them.
Abby Stokes, Is This Thing On? A Friendly Guide to Everything Digital for Newbies, Technophobes and the Kicking & Screaming

Kindle Fire (E)
The Kindle Fire is one of Amazon’s popular e-book readers, and boasts many additional features that the earlier models lacked. If you are considering acquiring an e-book reader, this presentation may help you decide which one is best for you.
Wil Wakely, Seniors Computer Group

Make Every Click Count (E)
With our busy lives no one can spare time to search the computer for a lost photo or letter. Abby helps you organize and simplify computer files as well as shows you how to protect your privacy and computer data. Learn how to find volunteer opportunities online and use your voice and your mouse to make a different in your community and beyond.
Abby Stokes, Is This Thing On? A Friendly Guide to Everything Digital for Newbies, Technophobes and the Kicking & Screaming

Password Managers (E)
Your password is used to verify that you are the legitimate owner of an account. Is it a strong password? Do you use the same one for all of your accounts? The risks are real – can your password be easily hacked? Find out why you may need a Password Manager. Also covered is the need to have a Digital Executor in your will or living trust.
Judy Taylour, SCV Computer Club

USB 3 Versus USB 2 Versus eSATA (E)
We have all heard the marketing hype about how USB 3 is 10 times faster than USB 2. Francis will show you the basic facts about these three connection technologies. He will also tell you about the backward and forward compatibilities and incompatibilities of USB 3 and USB 2.
Francis Chao, Tucson Computer Society, WINNERS, Greater South Bay PCUG

Troubleshooting Your Computer (E)
It may look like your computer has crashed and all your data is lost forever. But there are a host of problems that keep you from reaching your data that can be fixed, sometimes in a matter of minutes.
Judy Taylour, SCV Computer Club

Hard Disk Basics (E)
Ever wonder how your hard disk works? This presentation describes the physical components of the drive and how they cooperate to provide your computer with enormous data storage at a very low price.
Wil Wakely, Seniors Computer Group

Hard Drive Reliability (B)
Hard drives, like every other part, of your computer have a 100 percent failure rate. That means you have to proactively plan ahead in order to avoid the loss of data files and photo files when a hard drive eventually fails. This presentation covers many ways to backup your system and files.
Francis Chao, Tucson Computer Society, WINNERS, Greater South Bay PCUG

Maintaining and Repairing Hard Drives for Windows Computers (E)
When confronted with hard drive problems, you should perform low-risk, less invasive procedures first, followed by increasingly aggressive, higher-risk procedures. As you perform these increasingly invasive procedures, you will either repair the hard drive and return it to service, or you will decide that it is beyond economical repair.
Francis Chao, Tucson Computer Society, WINNERS, Greater South Bay PCUG

Mirroring Hard Drives in Real Time with Software (E)
You can mirror two or more hard drives in real time using software to avoid data loss due to inevitable hard drive failures. This always-on backup technique can be described as a software-based RAID 1 configuration. Francis will show you three ways to accomplish this automatic backup scheme in an automated manner that is transparent to the computer end-user.
Francis Chao, Tucson Computer Society, WINNERS, Greater South Bay PCUG

Upgrading Your Computer to a Solid State Drive (E)
Gene is an excellent technical presenter and can make complex topics easy for even the novice to understand. At the same time, the more advanced user will learn many new facts from his well thought out presentation. You will enjoy attending this session and will come away with a better understanding of the topic.
Gene Barlow, User Group Relations

Advanced iPad Operations (E)
How to manage Contacts, Calendar, Reminders App, Maps App, Notifications and FaceTime.
Jere Minich, Lake-Sumter Computer Society

iPad 101 (E)
Turning on the iPad, Physical Components, Basic iPad Operations, Using the Keyboard, Connecting to the Internet, Putting the iPad to sleep or Off.
Jere Minich, Lake-Sumter Computer Society

Mac OS X Computers and How They Differ from Windows Computers (B)
This presentation looks at the pricing and models AND the user interface of four Mac OS X computers and compares them to Windows computers.
Francis Chao, Tucson Computer Society, WINNERS, Greater South Bay PCUG

Dial-Up Internet Access for Free (B)
Francis will show you how to access the Internet and the Web for free by using the free versions of Netzero Internet and Juno Internet. You will not set any speed records for upload and download speeds but these two free dial-up Internet Access Providers are available in the entire United States including Alaska and Hawaii. Even if you have a broadband Internet, you can use Juno Free and Netzero Free as a backup means of Internet access when your broadband provider is down. When using slow dial-up, you can speed up your Internet experience a bit by 1) speeding up your computer and 2) by tweaking your computer’s Web browser software so that it does not attempt to display graphics and multimedia. If you cannot dial the nearest Netzero or Juno dial-up phone number as a local call, you can use a calling card to avoid long distance and toll calling charges from your local phone company.
Francis Chao, Tucson Computer Society, WINNERS, Greater South Bay PCUG

Good Computer Habits: Ergonomics, Netiquette, and How to Make a Difference (E)
Abby will discuss online netiquette for e-mail and blogging, tips on how to be sure you’re not hurting yourself when on the computer, and how to do good deeds with a click of the mouse.
Abby Stokes, Is This Thing On? A Friendly Guide to Everything Digital for Newbies, Technophobes and the Kicking & Screaming

Skype (E)
Communicating over the Internet for Free. With Skype you can talk to someone from computer to computer anywhere in the world at zero costs. If you and the person you are talking with each have a video camera, you can even have a live video conference call as well (and it’s free, too). And with Skype there is a way to share desktop screens and files.
John Kennedy, East Central Ohio Technology Users Club

SKYPE Basics (B)
This presentation covers how to use Skype, one of the most popular video call services. You don’t need a lot of equipment and the software is user-friendly, enabling you to make video calls within minutes of downloading it.
Francis Chao, Tucson Computer Society, WINNERS, Greater South Bay PCUG

TeamViewer (E)
Providing free tech support from the comfort of your home. A “picture is worth a thousand words” as we are told. The same goes for being able to “see” people’s computer problems. This program allows you to see someone else’s computer screen, and even talk to them about their problems. And when they are having trouble trying to do what you tell them, you can take over their keyboard with your keyboard and take over their mouse with your mouse. I have solved a computer problem with Teamviewer in about 10 minutes that I wasn’t able to do after 25 minutes over the phone.
John Kennedy, East Central Ohio Technology Users Club

Using Legacy Fax Machines, Fax Modems, and Credit Card Machines on Voice Over IP (VOIP) Phone Lines (E)
Legacy fax devices and analog modems including older point of sale credit card machines often have massive compatibility issues with Voice Over IP (VOIP) phone lines. If you attach these sorts of older devices to a Voice Over IP (VOIP) phone line, you only have a 20 percent chance that the older device will communicate successfully. You can increase your odds for success if you and/or your VOIP provider perform various tweaks on your legacy end-user devices, your network router, and your VOIP connection equipment.
Francis Chao, Tucson Computer Society, WINNERS, Greater South Bay PCUG

A Hybrid Ubuntu / Linux Mint Configuration for Viewing Live Television, Analog Faxing, and Playing Karaoke Music (B)
Learn how to use Linux Mint with Ubuntu running inside it as a virtual machine in order to have a Linux computer that lets you run all three of Francis’ have-to-have open-source programs: Kaffeine, efax-gtk, and PyKaaoke.
Francis Chao, Tucson Computer Society, WINNERS, Greater South Bay PCUG

Introduction to Linux (E)
A free operating system that looks, acts, and meets most people’s everyday computing needs. See what all the talkis about going Linux and how well it works on both new and older computers.
John Kennedy, East Central Ohio Technology Users Club

Installing and Using Ubuntu 14.04 Linux (B)
Ubuntu 14.04 was released on April 17, 2014 by the Canonical company. This latest version of Ubuntu installs faster, starts up faster, and shuts down faster than any prior version. Like previous versions, Francis has been able to install the following third-party software programs using only the graphical interface screens inside the bundled Ubuntu Software Cente:. Kaffeine, efa-gtk, and PyKaraoke.
Francis Chao, Tucson Computer Society, WINNERS, Greater South Bay PCUG

Linux is Like Cars (E)
One of the many “concerns” about Linux is that there are so many different versions / distributions (or distros as Linux users call them) that a new user doesn’t know which one to use. An equal questions is, Why are there so many cars? Because everybody doesn’t like the same car and that also pertains to the Linux desktop. John will take you through the ‘Linux showroom” so you can see for yourself what Linux is all about.
John Kennedy, East Central Ohio Technology Users Club

Linux on the Desktop (E)
Linux on your home firewall and router and media center and video security system and… Easier than you think!
Orv Beach, Training Chair, Southern California Linux Expo (SCALE)

Linux Software Store (E)
John will share information about the wide choices of free software available to the Linux user. He will have examples of software that relates to all the common computer tasks we do on a day to day basis. Attendees will see that running a Linux operating system doesn’t hinder them doing anything. A lot of the software John uses is also available for Windows and even Mac’s.
John Kennedy, East Central Ohio Technology Users Club

Making the Free LibreOffice Program Default to the Microsoft Office .doc, .xls, and .ppt File Formats (B)
The free LibreOffice suite of software programs is a great alternative to not-free Microsoft Office. However, you should set the various programs inside LibreOffice to default to the most common file formats of .DOC, .XLS, and .PPT in order to have maximum compatibility. Francis will show you the steps for making LibreOffice Writer, Calc, and Impress get along with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Francis Chao, Tucson Computer Society, WINNERS, Greater South Bay PCUG

Using a Local Area Network (LAN) to Share Files Between Windows Computers and Linux Computers (I)
If you have both Windows and Linux computers on your local area network (LAN), you can use a few network tricks to share files between them.
Francis Chao, Tucson Computer Society, WINNERS, Greater South Bay PCUG

Using UNetbootin to Make Bootable USB Flash Drives for Linux Distros (I)
UNetbootin is a great, free portable software program that can be used to make bootable USB flash drives/devices for booting up various distros of Linux. It runs in Windows, Linux and Mac computers. Francis will show you how it works.
Francis Chao, Tucson Computer Society, WINNERS, Greater South Bay PCUG

Workarounds for Failures of USB 2 Devices Attached to the USB 3 Ports of Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux Computers (E) USB 2 devices sometimes fail when attached to USB 3 ports in Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux computers. Francis will show you two work-arounds to take care of the problem.
Francis Chao, Tucson Computer Society, WINNERS, Greater South Bay PCUG

Accessibility in Windows 8 and 8.1 (E)
Computer users with special needs will find Windows 8 and 8.1 easier to use than prior versions of Windows. Francis’ presentation will show you all accessibility settings and how they can be changed from either the login screen or the legacy Desktop of Windows 8 or 8.1.
Francis Chao, Tucson Computer Society, WINNERS, Greater South Bay PCUG

A Look at the Latest Windows Preview OS and Windows 10 Improvements Over Windows 8.1 (B)
Windows 10 shows us what is in store for users AND it will be free for Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 users.
Francis Chao, Tucson Computer Society, WINNERS, Greater South Bay PCUG

Customizing & Using Windows 10
You will learn how to customize Windows 10 so it works for you: the Desktop, Start Menu, Task bar, security / privacy options, and more.
Hewie Poplock, Central Florida Computer Society

Easy Desktop (E)
It replaces the Windows desktop with a menu system as opposed to the thumbnail picture icon system. EDT has 9 pages of menus with each page holding up to 72 entries. Each entry can be a program, folder, document, picture or title. This presentation will show you how you can eliminate Icon clutter, organize your programs and reduce your computer frustrations, especially with Windows 8.
Wil Wakely Seniors Computer Group

Making the Legacy Desktop of Windows 8 or 8.1 Easier to Use (E)
This presentation covers: Make startup look like Windows 7; use Francis’ Care Package of shortcuts for the Windows 7 Desktop; use the popup Power User’s Context Menu; use Taskbar-based Toolbars; create a shutdown button in the Metro Start and Desktop screens; and make a desktop shortcut to the Snipping Tool.
Francis Chao, Tucson Computer Society, WINNERS, Greater South Bay PCUG

Speeding Up Windows 8 and 8.1 (I)
Francis has prepared extensive step-by-step instructions for you to use to speed up your Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 computer(s). He will use an actual Windows 8 or 8.1 virtual machine to show you how to use the System applet in the Control Panel to perform various speedup tweaks including supersizing the virtual memory swap file. Then he will show you how to run the services.msc in Microsoft Management Console to turn off and disable unneeded services, which will speed up your Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 computer.
Francis Chao, Tucson Computer Society, WINNERS, Greater South Bay PCUG

Turn Off Startup Programs to Speed Up Your Windows Computer (I)
To get even more speed out of your Windows computer, you have to edit the registry to disable some of the startup programs that your software programs put into your computer. Francis will show you how to make your computer run faster – he’s got step-by-step instructions for you to use for all three versions of Windows – XP, Vista, and 7.
Francis Chao, Tucson Computer Society, WINNERS, Greater South Bay PCUG

Windows 8 and 8.1 Mysteries and Misconceptions Explained (E)
Windows 8 / 8.1 is the most mysterious and misconception-prone version of Windows yet. This presentation will cover those misconceptions and mysteries.
Francis Chao, Tucson Computer Society, WINNERS, Greater South Bay PCUG

Windows 10 Hands-on Demo (E)
Windows 8 was a hard sell for many people who were very happy with Windows 7 and they are still using Win 7. Windows 10 starts a new conversation about the Windows operating system that desktop and touch-screen end users are sure to appreciate.
Bill James, Computer Club of Oklahoma City

Workarounds for Windows 8 and 8.1 Issues (B)
Don’t let a few minor issues stop you from taking advantage of the improvements in Windows 8.1. Francis will show you some workarounds to make it easier to transition to Windows 8 or Windows 8.1.
Francis Chao, Tucson Computer Society, WINNERS, Greater South Bay PCUG

Spring Clean Your Computer (E)
Clean up your computer of junk files and improve performance.
Jere Minich, Lake-Sumter Computer Society

How to Save $$$ on Ink (E)
Cut your cost of printing and ordering ink.
Jere Minich, Lake-Sumter Computer Society

Sharing Files and Printers between Windows Computers (E)
When you need to share files and/or printers between Windows 7 computers and computers running earlier versions of Windows, you have to use traditional file/printer sharing instead of homegroups. You might also have to use IP addresses to kick start the sharing process. Using a virtual machine running Windows 7 and one running Windows XP, Francis will show you how file and printer sharing can be done between disparate versions of Windows.
Francis Chao, Tucson Computer Society, WINNERS, Greater South Bay PCUG

Tricks and Workarounds for Installing Printers (I)
You can set up printers for end-user computers faster and with fewer problems if you use a few high-tech tricks, including virtual machine technology, temporary USB connections, and Local Area Network (LAN) communications.
Francis Chao, Tucson Computer Society, WINNERS, Greater South Bay PCUG

Troubleshooting Printer Problems (B)
Francis will show you how to use various screens in the Windows Control Panel and the Services Console to troubleshoot and resolve problems in the print spooler, print processor, and port monitor to resolve problems that are more complex than the usually-misleading fixes that are suggested by the Troubleshoot wizards that Windows provides for your various printers.
Francis Chao, Tucson Computer Society, WINNERS, Greater South Bay PCUG

A Comparison of Free Antivirus Programs (B)
Free antivirus programs are now good enough to meet the needs of most home computer users, many businesses and organizational entities. This presentation covers several of the free programs.
Francis Chao, Tucson Computer Society, WINNERS, Greater South Bay PCUG

Cleaning Malware from Your Windows Computer (E)
The computer techs at a professional computer support company in Tucson, Arizona told us what they do to clean up malware-infected computers. Using their advice, we created this step-by-step cleanup procedure that has successfully disinfected 90+ percent of the infected computers that we have tried it on. This procedure consists of running Malwarebytes AntiMalware, SuperAntiSpyware, and ComboFix in sequence while the computer is in Safe Mode. In addition to providing this cleanup procedure as a step-by-step recipe for you to download and use, Francis will show you some screenshots from some of the successful computer exorcisms that he has performed.
Francis Chao, Tucson Computer Society, WINNERS, Greater South Bay PCUG

How Secure is My Device? (E)
We need to make informed decisions when using any electronic device. Tips for keeping your mobile devices secure and malware free.
Jere Minich, Lake-Sumter Computer Society

How to Safely Surf the Internet and Find (Almost) Anything Online (E)
Everyone is fearful of security breaches and identity theft. Abby walks you through how to create a memorable, safe and unique password. She also shows how to get the most out of your searches online; to safely shop and bank online and share recommendations for websites for travel, health, finance, and more.
Abby Stokes, author, Is This Thing On? A Friendly Guide to Everything Digital for Newbies, Technophobes and the Kicking & Screaming

Identity Theft (E)
Hewie Poplock, a victim of identity theft, presents this informative session which includes many videos of actual occurrences of events and articles that pertain to how ID theft can happen. Then Hewie gives many great suggestions on how to prevent you and your family from experiencing ID Theft. This session is frequently updated with more recent information.
Hewie Poplock, Central Florida Computer Society

Identity Theft: Protecting Yourself, Yourself
ID Theft Tops FTC’s Consumer Complaint Categories for 15 Consecutive Years, For successful scammers and thieves, every day is April Fools’ Day. How prepared are you to avoid becoming a victim of ID theft? Do you know what to do if you become a victim? This presentation covers: Many of the ways your ID can be stolen; What you can do to prevent that happening; What to do, who to contact, etc. if you or someone you know becomes the victim of ID theft and more.
Judy Taylour, SCV Computer Club

Protecting Yourself, Your Computer and Your Identity
This presentation focuses on normal computer users, rather than “IT geeks,” and clearly explains the following topics: Protecting yourself from viruses, worms, Trojans, rootkits and, botnets; Computer safety tips; How to spot phishing attempts; How to recover when your email account has been hijacked’ Email etiquette; Social networking safety tips; Software installation safety tips; Other free software used to create layered protection and the Features and benefits of Avast’s free antivirus program.
Bob Gostischa, Avast Evangelist

Removing Ransomware from a Windows Computer (B)
Ransomware is malware that takes over your computer or part of your computer and offers to give you back access to it when you pay a ransom fee. The more sophisticated instances of ransomware can only be removed by booting up with a bootable rescue media CD-R disc, DVD-R disc, or USB flash drive device. Francis will show you how this is done.
Francis Chao, Tucson Computer Society, WINNERS, Greater South Bay PCUG

Security is Everyone’s Business – Knowledge is King – Ignorance leads to Computer Infection, Identity Theft or Worse! (E)
This presentation covers the loopholes and pitfalls of using a computer and browsing the Internet such as: how to decrease the likelihood of becoming a victim of the many common scams that await the uninformed user; some threats hide in unexpected places; the difference between Privacy and Security and what you can do to enjoy both; Android Smartphone and Tablet safety and security recommendations. Bob will also discuss programs that will keep You and Your Computer safe and secure.
Bob Gostischa, Avast Evangelist

Security Myths, Internet Do’s and Don’ts, the Evolution of Computer Threats + More
It’s common wisdom that avoiding suspicious web-based content and especially ‘dodgy’ websites will keep you safe on the Internet. Unfortunately, that sort of information is ‘old and outdated technology’. Internet security (protecting both your computer and your identity online) can, however, be demystified. This presentation focuses on normal computer users, rather than “IT geeks,” and clearly explains security myths, Internet dos and don’ts, the evolution of computer threats, and more. Join presenter Bob Gostischa, as he simplifies, clarifies, and demystifies your computer, making your Internet experience a safe one and explaining why even AARP recommends avast!
Bob Gostischa, Avast Evangeist

So You’ve Got a New Computer, Now What? (E)
This could be a new computer or one that was given to you. This presentation covers what to add, what to get rid of and how to secure your new toy. The presentation focuses on normal computer users rather than “IT geeks” and clearly explains the following topics: Installing avast! Free on your new computer so you’re protected against viruses, worms, Trojans, rootkits; Features and benefits of Avast’s free antivirus program; Removing pre-installed unwanted/unneeded programs (Trialware and PUP’s); 21 programs that should be on every computer; Computer safety tips and Android Smartphone and Tablet safety and protection recommendations.
Bob Gostischa, Avast Evangelist

Using Encrypting File System (EFS) to Protect Data Files and Folders in a Windows Computer (B)
Many of the editions of Windows have the Encrypting File System (EFS) for securing files and/or folders inside NTFS hard drive partitions. Francis will show you how to use it to protect sensitive data files and folders.
Francis Chao, Tucson Computer Society, WINNERS, Greater South Bay PCUG

Every Traveler Needs a Blog (E)
A quick and easy website to post your photos and tales of your travels. All your family and friends can follow along. If you haven’t seen a blog yet, check out ours: go to www.geeksontour.blogspot.com and click on Our Blog.
Jim and Chris Guld, GeeksOnTour

Facebook Fundamentals (E)
This presentation covers: Types of Facebook pages, getting started with Facebook, your personal profile, security issues, inviting friends, communicating with messages / postings, page layout, and news feeds.
Wil Wakely, Seniors Computer Group

Facebook: Not Just for Kids (E)
Reconnect with people you haven’t seen in a life time. Expand both the quantity and the quality of your friendships with more frequent contact.
Jim and Chris Guld, GeeksOnTour

How Technology and the Internet are Changing the Way To Do Things (E)
What is it? Twitter. According to twitter.com, it is “a free social messaging utility for staying connected in real-time.” Twitter, along with Facebook, YouTube, blogs and the rest of the Internet, are changing the face of media as well as how people handle day-to-day tasks such as getting their news or staying in touch with an old friend. As Twitter, Facebook, blogs and podcasts take over our lives will it help us stay more in touch or push us father away from each other? Only time will tell.
David Williams, Central Iowa Computer User Group

Social Networking: What the Heck are Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn??? (E)
Abby explains 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.
Abby Stokes, Is This Thing On? A Friendly Guide to Everything Digital for Newbies, Technophobes and the Kicking & Screaming

Why Engage in Social Media-Especially if you are over 50? (E)
What is Social Media? Why should I care? You use some form of social media every day; we will be talking about the different types and forms of social media as well as how you can get the information you want and need without having to search endlessly to find it. You do not have to sign up for Facebook or Twitter to engage in social media, but we will talk about the advantages and disadvantages to help you plan your strategy. This presentation will also cover how you can use different types of social media to target the information you need.
David Williams, Central Iowa Computer User Group

Evernote (E)
The presentation will include using Evernote on several platforms, including Windows, iOS (iPad & iPhone), and the Android phones & tablets. It also works with the Blackberry OS, HP’s WebOS, and Mac OS X. You can capture anything, access it anywhere, and it works with nearly every computer, phone and mobile device out there. It helps you find things fast. You can search by keyword, tag or even printed and handwritten text inside images. Once you save information in Evernote, it is available to you on any of your devices.
Hewie Poplock, Central Florida Computer Society

MS OneNote (E)
OneNote is a very powerful and versatile program that I use daily. I find it best for organizing projects as you can create a single page for each project that contains links to all the computer files related to that project. The files, such as documents, spreadsheets, photos, videos, etc. might be scattered in many locations on your hard drive. Just click on these Hot-links on the One-Note page and the files appear. You can also add free-form notes and drawings to the page for reference. If you have MS Office, you have OneNote.
Wil Wakely, Seniors Computer Group

MS Outlook (E)
Outlook is not only a good email program, but also can store all of your contacts in easily retrievable and printable form. It also is a powerful calendar program to keep you on schedule and notify you of your appointments. It is a “daily use” utility.
Wil Wakely, Seniors Computer Group

Software Programs and Web Services for Optical Character Recognition (OCR) (B)
OCR stands for Optical Character Recognition. It means converting the graphical representation of text into text that is searched, copied, and edited. This presentation covers using OCR plus free and fee OCR programs.
Francis Chao, Tucson Computer Society, WINNERS, Greater South Bay PCUG

What is the Heck is Access? (E)
If you have Microsoft Office Pro then you have Access, Microsoft’s database. It is a very powerful program, but quite daunting to the beginner because it is not very intuitive. If you like Excel, you will love Access; it is Excel on steroids. Any user group or organization, whatever the size, needs a database in their software arsenal. Even at home you can organize your various collections (music, videos, CD’s, programs, etc.) in ways you never imagined.
Wil Wakely, Seniors Computer Group

APCUG and Your $50 (E)
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.
Judy Taylour, APCUG Board of Advisors Chair

Demise of a User Group (E)
HAL-PC was once one of the world’s largest PC user group and a founding member of APCUG. They will be gone in a few weeks – closing their office, selling their equipment, etc. HAL-PC failed to keep up with the times. Its members grew older and their interests didn’t expand. Does this apply to your group?
Judy Taylour, APCUG Board of Advisors Chair

How to Publicize Your User Group (E)
Are you looking for new members? This presentation will give you an overview of many ways you can publicize your user group / computer club.
Judy Taylour, APCUG Board of Advisors Chair

Tips for Getting Presentations for Your Group (E)
We are all scrambling to find presentations for our user groups and many of us are tired of seeing the same presenters and those presenters are probably tired of being the only person giving presentations to your group. Are you thinking out-of-the-box to come up with new programs? You just might get some new ideas from this presentation.
Judy Taylour, APCUG Board of Advisors Chair

Must Have Utilities for Your Computer (E)
Ever wonder how fast your computer is actually running Do you wonder what type of motherboard you have? Do you want to know the best way to clean up your registry? How about what wireless networks are running in your neighborhood. All this and more is covered in David’s presentation.
David Williams, Central Iowa Computer User Group

Some Utilities and Programs to Help You Stay Connected (E)
Twitter, Facebook, blogs and podcasts – how is technology changing the way we go about our daily business? This presentation will discuss programs and utilities that will help you stay in touch with what is going on in the world around you and your own computer.
David Williams, Central Iowa Computer User Group

Benefits of Using Virtual Machines (E)
Francis will show you how virtual machines can save you time, money, and space. You can use virtual machines to perform activities that you would otherwise have to do with real computers. When you use virtual machines in free virtual machine programs, it is like getting a pile of computers to use for free with all of them residing inside your existing physical host computer. When you run virtual machine programs, you can use fewer real computers because you can create virtual machines instead of keeping old computers around or buying additional new computers.
Francis Chao, Tucson Computer Society, WINNERS, Greater South Bay PCUG

Choosing a Virtual Machine Program for Your Windows Computer (B)
There are three free virtual machine programs that you can run inside your Windows computer: VMware Player, Oracle VM VirtualBox, and Hyper-V. Each of these programs let you create and clone virtual machines which are complete software-based computers. Since they are all free, you can run all of them in your Windows computer–but not at the same time. The compelling reasons for picking one of the virtual machine programs are presented to help you pick the best one for your needs.
Francis Chao, Tucson Computer Society, WINNERS, Greater South Bay PCUG

Creating Virtual Machines Inside Your Windows Computer (I)
Francis will demonstrate the three ways for you to install virtual machines inside your computer: Use the installation media provided by the maker of the operating system; Clone an existing virtual machine so that it runs in the same virtual machine program; and Clone an existing virtual machine so that it runs in a different virtual machine program (= V2V )
Francis Chao, Tucson Computer Society, WINNERS, Greater South Bay PCUG

Extend the Usefulness of Your Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux Computer with Peripheral and Virtual Add-Ons (E)
You can use peripheral and/or virtual add-ons to enhance the usefulness of your computer: fax modems, TV tuners and webcams, free software to create virtualized computer hardware, etc.
Francis Chao, Tucson Computer Society, WINNERS, Greater South Bay PCUG

Installing a Virtual Machine Program into Your Windows Computer (I)
Francis has created detailed step-by instructions to help you to install the following free virtual machine programs into your Windows computer: VMware Player, Oracle VM VirtualBox, Windows Virtual PC, and Microsoft Virtual PC. Francis will demonstrate the actual installation of one or more these amazing programs into a Windows XP computer.
Francis Chao, Tucson Computer Society, WINNERS, Greater South Bay PCUG

Installing and Running Windows and Linux OSs in Virtual Machines with UEFI and Secure Boot (B)
Since 2012, all Windows computers must have an UEFI with Secure Boot enabled. UEFI stands for Unified Extensive Firmware Interface. This means that all Windows 8 / 8.1, and all future Windows 10 computers that are sold at retail AND display the Windows 8 logo, or the Windows 8.1 logo, or the future Windows 10 logo, must boot up with a UEFI with Secure Boot enabled instead of the legacy Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) that Gary Kildall invented in 1975. At the present time, the only virtual machine program that can provide a virtual machine with a UEFI with Secure Boot enabled is the bundled Hyper-V program running in one of the following operating systems: Windows Technical Preview (of Windows 10), Microsoft Hyper-V Server Technical Preview, and Windows Server Technical Preview.
Francis Chao, Tucson Computer Society, WINNERS, Greater South Bay PCUG.

Running Android inside a Virtual Machine in Your Computer (B)
You can install and run a free copy of Android 4.3 in a virtual machine inside a virtual machine program in your Windows or Mac OS X computer. This gives you a chance to learn about the Android flavor of Linux without or prior to spending money for an Android phone or tablet.
Francis Chao, Tucson Computer Society, WINNERS, Greater South Bay PCUG

Secure Web Access Using a Two-Router Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) and a VMware Virtual Machine (B)
From inside a VMware virtual machine that connects with a USB-to-Gigabit Ethernet adapter to a two-router De-Militarized Zone (DMZ), you can access the Internet with the maximum amount of protection from malware.
Francis Chao, Tucson Computer Society, WINNERS, Greater South Bay PCUG

Using a Free Virtual Machine to Simulate a Hewlett Packard Stream 11 Laptop (B)
From inside your existing computer, you can use a free copy of Windows inside a free virtual machine to simulate a $200 Hewlett Packard Stream 11 laptop. Francis’ hands-on presentation shows how to do this.
Francis Chao, Tucson Computer Society, WINNERS, Greater South Bay PCUG

Using a Free Virtual Machine to Simulate a Specific Model of Computer (B)
From inside your existing computer, you can use a free copy of Windows inside a free virtual machine to simulate a computer that you or someone else plans to buy. Presentation covers the advantages of using a virtual machine to simulate a computer.
Francis Chao, Tucson Computer Society, WINNERS, Greater South Bay PCUG

Using a Real Computer to Make a Virtual Machine (I)
In addition to the three ways to create a virtual machine, you can also create a virtual machine from an existing, real Windows computer. This process is called Physical to Virtual. It is also known as P2V. To use a real, physical computer to create a virtual machine (P2V) that can be played in any Windows computer that has a VMware Player, Oracle VM VirtualBox, or Windows Virtual PC, you can use VMware vCenter Converter Standalone or Microsoft’s Disk2vhd. Let’s demonstrate the steps for using these two free software programs.
Francis Chao, Tucson Computer Society, WINNERS, Greater South Bay PCUG

Using a Virtual Machine to Do Real Computing (I)
After creating some virtual machines, you can start using them to do real computing. Francis will start off by looking at the virtual hardware in virtual machines inside VMware Player, Oracle VM VirtualBox, Windows Virtual PC, and Hyper-V. Then look at how the mouse cursor and keyboard work when you are inside a virtual machine. Finally, Francis will take a look at the virtual networks that are connected to your virtual machine.
Francis Chao, Tucson Computer Society, WINNERS, Greater South Bay PCUG

Using Free Virtual Private Network (VPN) Services and Virtual Machines (VMS) for Secure Public Internet Access (E)
When commercial companies give remote Local Area Network and Internet access to their road warrior employees, they usually provide them with a virtual private network. As a private, non-commercial computer user, you can take advantage of these security enhancements by using a free account from a virtual private network service. The virtual private network service provides you with an encrypted tunnel to their server which provides you with regular access to the Internet. For extra security and redundancy, you can connect to the virtual private network service from inside a virtual machine running inside your laptop computer. You can store clones of the virtual machine on an external USB or eSATA hard drive. If something catastrophic happens to your laptop computer, the cloned copy of your virtual machine on your external hard drive allows to you use another laptop computer to access the Internet securely by means of the virtual private network service.
Francis Chao, Tucson Computer Society, WINNERS, Greater South Bay PCUG

Using the Bundled Hyper-V Virtual Machine Program in Windows 8, 8.1, or 10 (B)
Hyper-V is bundled with the Pro and Enterprise editions of Windows 8, 8.1, and the Windows 10 Technical Preview. You can use Hyper-V to run virtual machines containing guest operating systems such as Windows XP, 7, 8, and 8.1; Puppy Linux, Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Fedora, and Debian. The net result is that you can put free virtual computers and a free virtual network inside most Windows 8.1 computers.
Francis Chao, Tucson Computer Society, WINNERS, Greater South Bay PCUG

Using Virtualization of Hardware to Save Money, Time, and Space (E)
You can save money, space, and time by using the virtual software devices to simulate all or part of real, physical equipment: Microsoft Fax, a USB tuner and WinTV or Windows Media Center, the Virtual CloneDrive instead of a read DVD/CD drive, etc.
Francis Chao, Tucson Computer Society, WINNERS, Greater South Bay PCUG

Virtual Fax Machine inside Your Computer (E)
You can use a fax modem and fax software instead of a real fax machine from: Windows, Mac OS X, and Ubuntu Linux computers.
Francis Chao, Tucson Computer Society, WINNERS, Greater South Bay PCUG

Creating a Website with Weebly.com + Using Tackk for PR (E)
Do you know how to Drag & Drop? If the answer is yes, you will find both Weebly and Tackk easy programs to use to create a website or a Tackk ‘flyer’ you can share via social media.
Judy Taylour, SCV Computer Club

Tips for Creating a Website (E)
Know your audience, identify website goals, color scheme, text / fonts, graphics, copyright – all this and more is covered in this presentation.
Judy Taylour, SCV Computer Club