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APCUG

The Association of Personal Computer User Groups (APCUG) is a worldwide organization that helps groups devoted to the world of technology including computers, tablets, smartphones, digital photography, genealogy, etc

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    Cayenne - Security on the Cheap!
    Created on 2017-09-26 06:01:07
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    Mary Jo Loves the Xbox One X
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    Moms Can: Code
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Meeting every second Tuesday of the month at 7:00pm except for July and August

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The CPUser Group is preparing some of the best presentations of the year for the spring and fall. Visit our website often so you don't miss any important meetings or information. Over the summer don't forget to check out our website for conferences, new technology information and other events.


The CPUG Newsletter is finally finished. Click here to go to our Newsletter.

This is our first Newsletter in may years. In this newsletter you can read about how our club was started and many other articles.

CPUG Newsletter

 

In consideration of our members, the June 2th SIG and June 9th meeting are cancelled at the church due to the Coronavirus. But we will still have all our monthly meeting virtually using ZOOM.

Check your email and website regularly for updates on future virtual meetings.


Due to election day the June 2nd 2020 Virtual SIG meeting is cancelled!


What is happening at the next Virtual meeting:

June 9th, 2020

We will be having a big ass raffle.

Main Presentation:

The Main presentation will be on a software called Jumbo Privacy. Quentin Maniguet will be giving the presentation on the Jumbo Privacy Application for iOS and Android. Quentin Maniguet is the Product Manager at Jumbo Privacy.

He has collaborated with a few startups in Europe - primarily in the cultural industry - before moving to New York where he started working with Pierre 2 years ago.
His role at Jumbo evolved from software engineer in the early days, when the team was only 5 people, to leading the product development today as we are more than 20.
He is working closely with our 3 engineering teams: iOS / Android and Javascript, as well as design and marketing teams to define product specifications and build new features!

Quentin also included a link to the Jumbo Privacy blog: https://blog.jumboprivacy.com

Second Presentation:

There will be a presentation on "When to use Raster vs vector graphics".

Third Presentation:

Easily Install Windows 10 On The Raspberry Pi 4 Or Raspberry Pi 3! Real Windows 10 On ARM!

Latest tip/gadget/tech news:

Come see and hear about it at the meeting. 

 Jumbo Privacy

Quentin Maniquet

 

 


What happened at the Last Virtual meeting:

May 12th, 2020

Main Presentation:

Free and Alternatives to Free Software
Where money doesn’t have to speak and you still want to get quality software. We learned about the 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 from East Central Ohio Technology Users Club presented to us the many FREE alternative programs that you may not know even existed.

https://www.alternativeto.net

https://www.techsupportalert.com

https://www.sharewareonsale.com

Second Presentation:
The second presentation was by John Korkowski  on Apple iPhone / iPad tips and tricks.

Third Presentation:

The third presentation was by Jon Mazur on Turn an old smartphone into a webcam.

https://www.kinoni.com

Fourth Presentation:

The third presentation was on NASA's Eyes and The World Wide Telescope by Michael Ceschini. These two programs give you a way for you to learn about your home planet, our solar system, the universe beyond and the spacecraft exploring them.

NASA's Eyes website

NASA's Eyes Video

World Wide Telescope website

World Wide Telescope Video

Latest tip/gadget/tech news:

Charger Super Calla Technology

Free Software 

 iPhone

 


What happened at the Last Virtual meeting:

April 14th, 2020

Main Presentation:

SURPRISE! What’s on Your Computer You Didn’t Know About

The presentation explained to viewers about the different kinds of Personally Identifiable Information (PII) that may be on their computer that they do not know about. Information such as Social Security Numbers, Credit Card Numbers, and other health and financial information.
Viewers were guided through how to determine what information constitutes PII, how it may have gotten on their computers, how to find it, and how to keep it secure in the future.
The presentation featured a live software demo. The software was provided following the presentation.

Presented by: John Cornwell, CIST, CDP

John Cornwell Bio

Click here for presentation

CUSpider

Bitwarden

Second Presentation:

This months presentation was by Jon Mazur on Readly app.

Click here for website

Third Presentation:

Digital Estate Planning: What Happens When I Die?

Making technology convenient and secure is a problem we deal with daily. We make trade-offs and use techniques to hopefully strike an appropriate balance. A more difficult dilemma that we rarely think about, however, is death or serious illness or injury. If something were to happen to you, would the people you leave behind be able to access the information they need? What happens to your encrypted data, online accounts, social media, online finances, pictures, and digital-whatever-else if you're not around to access it? Jon Mazur lead us with a short video followed by an online discussion on this very important topic.

Click here for presentation

Click here for video

Fourth Presentation:

Michael Ceschini's presentation On Line Tech Shows to watch while your stuck in Doors was skipped due to time constraints.

Click here for presentation

Final Presentation:

The presentation Hands on with the New XBOX Series X - The world's most power console was presented by Michael Ceschini.


Latest tip/gadget/tech news:

Come see and hear about it at the meeting.

SURPRISE! What’s on Your Computer You Didn’t Know About

 Readly

 Digital Estate Planning

On Line Tech Shows to Watch while your stuck in Doors 

Xbox Series X


What happened at the last meeting:

March 10th, 2020

Main Presentation:
Password Managers: "What They Are and Why You Need One". Member John Korkowski talk to us about just what a password manager is and the importance of using one in this age of online uncertainty.

Password Managers

Password Help

Windows 10 Security

Second Presentations:
There was another Android "Tips 'n' Tricks" segment for members who have these type of phones and tablets by member Mark Hanley.

Third Presentations:

Also there was a short video on "Juice Jacking" and how to prevent it when using public charging stations.

Juice Jacking Video

Safe Charging PDF

Beginner Presentation:
There was not be a beginners presentation this month.

Latest tip/gadget/tech news:
Come see and hear about it at the meeting.

 

Password Manager


What happened at the last meeting:

February 11th, 2020

Main Presentation:
Mary Bach, Consumer Advocate, AARP Pennsylvania Volunteer Chair, presented a program on “Flim, Flams, Schemes and Scams”. How to avoid scams both online and on the phone.
Mary works tirelessly to help AARP members and the public avoid becoming victims of frauds and scams. She leads AARP’s Consumer Issues Task Force and is a well-respected expert by national, state, and local officials on scams targeting older adults. She has won numerous awards for her tireless work to help older adults prevent frauds and scams.
She is a familiar and regular interview guest on TV and radio, and has appeared on monthly Scam Watch news segments. She is the star of “Outsmarting the Scammers”, her own YouTube series that reviews popular scams and how to prevent them. She has appeared on the Today Show and Good Morning America, among others, and has been quoted in numerous national and international newspapers and magazines.

Other Presentations:
This months presentation was by John Korkowski on Apple iPhone / iPad tips and tricks.

Beginner Presentation:
This months presentation for beginners on Windows 10 Shortcut Keys.

Click here to watch 20 Windows 10 shortcut keys

Click here for print out of 20 Windows 10 shortcut keys

Latest tip/gadget/tech news:
Come see and hear about it at the meeting.

Apple iPhone / iPad tips and tricks 


 What happened at the last meeting:

January 14th, 2020

Presentations:
This month was our annual bring in your new Tech Items for show and tell.

Main Presentation:
This months presentation was by Mark Hanley on Android Phone apps.

Beginner Presentation:
There will not be a beginners presentation this month.

Latest tip/gadget/tech news:
Come see and hear about it at the meeting.

Andriod Phone Apps

 


 What happened at the Last meeting:

December 10th, 2019

Presentations:

This month was our annual Christmas party with lots of food and raffle gifts.

Main Presentation:
This months presentation was by John Korkowski on Apple iPhone / iPad tips and tricks.

Other Presentations:
The second presentation was a couple of future technology videos.

Beginner Presentation:
There will not be a beginners presentation this month.

Latest tip/gadget/tech news:
Come see and hear about it at the meeting.

Raffle Winner

The main raffle winner at the 2019 Christmas party was Ernie Romito who took home an Xbox One S with two joysticks and 3 months of Game Pass Ultimate.

Merry Christmas

 Apple iPhone / iPad tips and tricks

Christmas 2019 Raffle Winner


What happened at the last meeting:

November 12th, 2019

Presentations:

Main Presentation

This months presentation was on the History of the smart phone.

Other Presentations

The second presentation was by Mark Hanley on Android Phone apps.

Beginner Presentation:

There was not a beginners presentation this month.


Latest tip/gadget/tech news:

Come see and hear about it at the meeting. 

 Andriod Phone Apps

What happened at the last meeting:

October 8th, 2019

Presentations:

Main Presentation

This months presentation was on drone technology by Dr. Lori Paluti, CEO and founder of Pittsburgh Drone Services.

Tello Drone Presentation

Other Presentations

The second presentation was on favorite websites by APCUG Regional Advisor Gabe Goldberg.

Gabe's favorite websites

There was not enough time for a presentation by Mark Hanley on Android Phone apps.

Beginners Presentation:

There was no beginners presentation this month.

Latest tip/gadget/tech news:

Come see and hear about it at the meeting. 

Drones 

Andriod Phone Apps


 

What happened at the last meeting:

September 10th, 2019

Presentations:

Main Presentation

There was a presentation from Skyview Radio Society on Today's Ham Radios and Computers.

Other Presentations

The second presentation was by John Korkowski  on Apple iPhone / iPad tips and tricks.

Click here for presentations

Beginners Presentation:

There was not enough time for the beginners presentation.

Latest tip/gadget/tech news:

There was a presentation on a new guitar amplifier.

What Should You Do About the Windows Tech Support Scam?

Conferences

Click here for up and coming Conference. 

Skyview 

 Apple iPhone / iPad Tips and Tricks


 

What happened at the last meeting:

June 11th, 2019

Presentations:

Main Presentation

This month there was a presentation on Replay Capture Suite by Francis Chao.

Frances Chao's presentation

Other Presentations

The second presentation was by John Korkowski  on Apple iPhone / iPad tips and tricks.

Beginners Presentation:

There was not enough time for the presentation on How to uninstall Cybereason software and install Acronis Ransomware Protection. 

Latest tip/gadget/tech news:

There was a movie presentation on Oculus Go where Nanette Belli won the Oculus Go as the Raffle prize for June.

Oculus Go

Oculus Go Apps

Conferences

Click here for up and coming Conference. 

Replay Capture

Apple iPhone / iPad Tips and Tricks

Acronis Ransomware 

Oculus Go 

Nan wins Oculus Go

Nanette Belli wins Oculus Go


 

What happened at the last meeting:

May 14th, 2019

Presentations:

Main Presentation

This month there was a another round of Tech Trivia. The winner Dee Morrow walked away with a 32 inch Amazon Alexa TV.

Other Presentations

The second presentation was by John Korkowski  on Apple iPhone / iPad tips and tricks.

The last presentation by Michael Ceschini was on Krita a professional FREE and open source painting program.

Krita Presentation

Beginners Presentation:

There was not enough time for the presentation on How to uninstall Cybereason software and install Acronis Ransomware Protection. 

Latest tip/gadget/tech news:

There was no tips, gadget or tech news this month.

Conferences

Click here for up and coming Conferences.

 

 Tech Trivia

 

Krita 


 

What happened at the last meeting:

April 9th, 2019

Presentations:

Main Presentation

When Electricity and Music Collide, the Tesla Coil Sings -The ”Singing Tesla Coil”, sometimes called a zeusaphone, thoramin or musical lightning, is a form of plasma speaker. It is a variation of a solid state Tesla coil that has been modified to produce musical tones by modulating its spark output. There was a live demo of the “Singing Tesla Coil” by fellow Tesla head and electrical engineer Geno Soroka of HackPGH. 

Other Presentations

There was a presentation by John Korkowski on Apple iPhone / iPad tips and tricks.

Beginners Presentation:

There was not enough time for the presentation on How to uninstall Cybereason software and install Acronis Ransomware Protection. 

Latest tip/gadget/tech news:

There was not enough time for  the tips, gadgets and tech news.

Conferences

Click here for up and coming Conferences.

Geno Soroka 

Acronis Ransomware


 
December Raffle Winner:
 Christmas Raffle Winner
The winner of the raffle for December was Karen Murphy. She walked away with a HP Laptop.
 

 
June Raffle Winner:
June 3D Printer Winner 
The winner of the raffle for June was Bill Heinrich. He walked away with a 3D Printer, colored Filament, and three Books on 3D printing.
 

What happened at our past meetings:

 

Click the button below to see what we have done at past meeting. Also, you will find Links, documents, movies, and much more from our presentations.

 

Click here for past meetings


What we offer:

 

 - Two presentations per meeting
 - Library of over 200 books
 - Hardware and software raffles
 - Increased learning
 - Technical assistance
 - Special Interest G
roup meetings
 - Free WiFi access
 - Free and open source software
 - Comradery and friendship
 - Free food and coffee

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 CPUG Meeting
 

Click below for photos from our past meetings:

 

Click the button below to see our photo Gallery. This is where we show pictures of our meetings and members can post their own photos.

 

Click here for photos from our past meetings

 

CPUser Group SIG (Special Interest Group) Meeting:

SIG

 Join our club so you can come to our SIG (Special Interest Group) meetings. Our SIG meetings are held the first Tuesday from 7:00pm to 9:00pm every month except for July and August.

These meetings have topics like:

*Digital Photography
*All Things Apple
*Advanced Hardware and Programming
*Linux
*Operating Systems help

 

Click here for more information on our SIG meetings

 

Click below to find out how to join our club:

  

Click here to find out how to join our club


 

Mike and Jon had the privilege of being interviewed on Saturday Light Brigade Radio while attending the Maker Faire event. Click on the picture to the right or the link below to listen to our interview.

- Jon and Mike's interview

- SLB Radio show website