Google Photos – presented by Ron Brown May 22

Ron Brown from Comox and APCUG, gave a very informative presentation, with lots of learning for all of us.  Please review and try some of the features mentioned.  I never knew all of these things about the history of cameras and digital cameras!

Here is a copy to the presentation:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1uNwnoVL_pG6Fm-oAqIXIpbT4YoqZ5xXv

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Android Class May 17 – I’ve lost my Android!

Here are the class notes:  https://tinyurl.com/y8dc3f2e

We covered many interesting things we should do BEFORE we lose our Android phone or tablet, as well as using the Google features to Find my phone.  This ended up being a very good learning experience for us all.

Write down the IEMI, Model, Make, Serial Number and put it somewhere safe!  Take a picture and save in the cloud.

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Windows 10 Tips – May 7 & June 18

Notes are at this link https://tinyurl.com/y9h4vhf6

We covered aspects of Windows 10 such as Desktop, History of Updates, Personalizing the Start menu, Change Desktop, Background, Theme, Lock Screen, Windows 10 built in Apps, Microsoft Store and some Keyboard Shortcuts.

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MAY PHOTO SHOOTS

There are a lot of public events taking place in the month of May, choose the event and
time that works for you and get out and get some great photos!

Victoria Highland Games at Topaz Park Admission Seniors $10.
Saturday May 19 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
Sunday May 20 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
Monday May 21 8:00 to 5:00 pm

Victoria Day Parade On Douglas Street Mayfair Mall to Belleville Street
Monday May 21st 9:00 am to Noon

Fort McCaulay Historic Interpretation Event at McCaulay Point Park
Saturday May 26 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Swiftsure Clover Point and Dallas Road
Saturday May 26 9:00 am start

National Stand-up Paddle Board Championships Sidney Waterfront
Saturday May 26 Ongoing during the day
Sunday May 27 Ongoing during the day

Victoria Model Railroad Show Admission Adults $7.
West Shore Curling Rink at Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre 1767 Island Highway
Sunday May 27 10:00 to 4:30 pm

These events have websites if you need more information.

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Avoiding Obsolecence



We are drowning in discarded devices and competing information.  Withdrawing is one solution, but perhaps a few wise decisions will save us.   This presentation was given May 14th by George Bowden,

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Tillicum Street Closure Sat, Sun May 12, 13, Sat, Sun May 26, and 27

Tillicum road will be closed for paving for 2 weekends in May. Best to approach Hampton from Burnside which you can get to from Harriet

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Free 2018 Spring Virtual Tech Conference

Club members can attend the Spring session May 5th free REGISTER AT: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/apcugs-2018-spring-virtual-technology-conference-tickets-45148317834  Continue reading

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Scott Munro presents two apps from the Greater Victoria Public Library.  

Tue Apr 24, 12:30  Lunch, and 1:30 Presentation. (10am Help session is cancelled) Here is a corrected link to RSVP by Sunday, to help us plan the room and lunch:  If it fails you can email BigBlueSocial@gmail.com
Presentation – 1:30 – 3pm Scott Munro will be showing us how to use two apps from the Greater Victoria Public Library.  
Please check out the following before attending:

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Chromebook’s planned obsolescence

Though I am still a promoter of Chromebooks, we must now be aware of Chromebook’s planned obsolescence, and take extra extra care when buying a chromebook. Continue reading

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Additonal Security Tips

Dorothy taught the Monday class on March 26, continuing on from George’s previous Security slides referring to passwords, Last Pass and how to become secure with your accounts.

Here is a link to Dorothy’s class notes on her ideas of Security, as well as links to many classes you can take to learn on a continual basis.

https://tinyurl.com/yad6tdnp

 

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