APCUG’s FREE Saturday May 1st 2021 Spring Virtual Technology Conference

Welcome to our May 1, 2021 VTC.  Click here to register. You do not need a Zoom account to attend the VTC. Please update to the latest version of Zoom before attending the VTC. www.zoom.us/download

Unlike the Wednesday Workshops, you do not have access to the microphone. Please ask your questions in the Chat box; the moderators (Bill James, Track 1 and John Kennedy, Track 2) will ask the questions. If there isn’t time for all of the questions to be answered, Judy will send them to the speaker and forward the answers to those who put their first and last name (only) into the Chat box for each presentation they attend.

If there are any handouts for a presentation, those who have added their names to the Chat box will receive them as well as the YouTube link to the presentation.

9am  TRACK 1 – Learn all about a VPN (Virtual Private Network)
Don Arrowsmith, President, Philadelphia Area Computer Society

What it is; Why you would want one; How you can get one; and How to use one. You can run your own for free if you have the right router, network file server, or even a Raspberry Pi. There will be detailed information about setting up a VPN on a router with that feature available.

9am TRACK 2 – The Audio in Audacity!
Sharan Kalwani, President, SouthEastern Michigan Computer Organization

Audacity is a versatile program that can be used to record audio, edit sound files, and convert them to various formats. Audacity is Open Source; it is free. It is readily available to the public for download. This tutorial is designed to introduce new users to the basic features of the program.
Avidemux – open-source software for non-linear video editing
Avidemux is a very simple basic video editing tool. Of course, it is free and fun to use. This tutorial on Avidemux will introduce beginners to use this to cut, join, split, rotate videos as well as add filters.

Both of these programs are free cross-platform apps: Linux, BSD, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows.

10am TRACK 1 – Using the Control Center on your iPad
Brooke Thomas, President, Central Kentucky Computer Society

Brooke will demonstrate where the iPad Control Center is, how to customize it, and an overview of the different controls available within the Control Center.

10amTRACK 2 – Your Online Privacy
Joe KissellAuthor, Publisher, Author and Publisher, Take Control Books

Nowadays, it can be difficult to complete ordinary activities without placing our personal data online, but having our data online puts us at risk for theft, embarrassment, and all manner of trouble. Joe gives practical advice that we need to handle common online privacy problems and to develop a sensible online privacy strategy customized for our needs. 

11am TRACK 1 – Music in the Car
Ray Baxter, President, Payson Meetup Club

Remember when it was so “cool” to have a push-button AM radio in the car? This presentation will review how to utilize your existing Compact Disc collection, now that many new vehicles no longer have a CD player, by streaming from an online service, using Bluetooth, flash drives, smartphones, etc.

11am TRACK 2 –Word Tips and Tricks
Jerry Heaton, Member, Central Kentucky Computer Society

During this presentation, you will be amazed at the available tools in the current version of Word. These handy tools will enhance your word processing experience. Speech recognition and editing assistance will also be covered.

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