11/22/16 Meeting

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iOS 10 and macOS Sierra

Tuesday, November 22, 2016 — 6-7pm One-on-one Help / 7-8:30pm Presentation

DUNHAM PUBLIC LIBRARY, 76 MAIN ST., WHITESBORO, NY 13492

 

Apple’s pattern the past several years has been to release new versions of its iOS operating system for iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touches, and its operating system for Macintosh computers (formerly “Mac OS X,” then “OS X,” and now “macOS”) in the fall. This year, they released iOS 10 and macOS Sierra. So what’s new in these new operating systems? That’s the subject of the November 2016 meeting. We’ll show you what Apple says is great about iOS 10 and macOS Sierra, and then we’ll discuss what unique features (and problems?) users have found who have adopted the new OSs. Hope to see you on November 22 for a lively discussion.

10/25/16 Meeting

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Buyer’s Guide

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 6-7pm One-on-One Help / 7-8:30pm Presentation

DUNHAM PUBLIC LIBRARY, 76 MAIN ST., WHITESBORO, NY 13492

It’s that time of year again! As it gets closer to Christmas we see a number of special offers and incentives for products we would like to give as gifts or buy for ourselves. Every year we try to help you make informed decisions when it comes to making purchases of computers and mobile devices. If you’re considering making such a purchase then bring all of your questions to the meeting with you.

Here are a few you should be thinking about:

1. Is this the right time to purchase a new computer or tablet?
2. Is this the right time to upgrade my phone?
3. How much memory do I need in a new device?
4. What features should I be looking for in a new device?
5. What do you want to use your new device for?

We hope to see you there!

9/27/16 Meeting

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1Password

Tuesday, September 27: 6-7pm One-on-one Help, 7-8:30 Presentation

Dunham Public Library, 76 Main St., Whitesboro, NY 13492

Please join us on Tuesday as group Vice President, Peter Chien, demonstrates and educates us on the powerful security app 1Password. Do you struggle with creating unique, secure passwords for your online accounts or locally installed software? Do you have trouble remembering passwords with varying requirements from site to site? 1Password can generate highly secure passwords for each of your logins and applications requiring just one master password from you to gain access. Now available with family licenses, this is one security application worth taking a look at.

We hope to see you there!

6/28/16 Meeting

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Guest Speaker Al Fasoldt

Tuesday, June 28: 6:00-7:00 Q&A / 7:00-8:00 p.m. PresentationAlFasoldt

DUNHAM PUBLIC LIBRARY, 76 MAIN ST, WHITESBORO, NY 13492

 

We are pleased to once again welcome technofile Al Fasoldt as the guest speaker at our June meeting. Al has been at the leading edge of the local technology scene for over 30 years. In the 90’s he was host of Time Warner Cable’s weekly television show “Point ‘n’ Click.” Al is known far and wide for the witty reviews and commentaries he wrote his weekly tech column which was published in the Syracuse Post Standard from 1983 until recently.

If you’ve never heard Al speak before then you’re in for a treat. His talks are entertaining and educational as he delivers his observations about changes taking place in the computing industry. You’ll laugh, you’ll learn, you’ll be back for more!

Al will cover a number of topics from hardware to software and all things Apple. He’s always full of insights about Apple’s product changes and will gladly fill us in on living the tech life.

You can read more about Al on his website at www.technofileonline.com, including all of his weekly articles back to 2006.

We look forward to seeing you there!

5/24/16 Meeting

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Working with Video Files

Tuesday, May 24: 6:00-7:00 p.m One-on-One Help Sessions / 7:00-8:00 p.m. Regular Meeting

DUNHAM PUBLIC LIBRARY, 76 MAIN ST, WHITESBORO, NY 13492

Have you ever seen iMovie in your applications list and wondered what it was for? Do you know people who have saved their DVD library to a hard drive and wondered how they did it? Group president Dan Herrmann will be explaining the different types of video files and how we can edit the files, convert other media to digital files, etc. Please join us and bring all of your video questions!

Starting with our April 2016 meeting we are offering an expanded help session prior to our regular monthly meetings. If you need assistance with any hardware or software issues you’re having please bring them to this help session. When you sign in you will have an opportunity to provide your question/issue so that someone can come and help you one-on-one before the meeting starts.

We look forward to seeing you there!

4/26/16 Meeting

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Preview, Spreadsheets, Word Processing

Tuesday, April 26: 6:00-7:00 p.m One-on-One Help Session / 7:00-8:00 p.m. Regular Meeting

DUNHAM PUBLIC LIBRARY, 76 MAIN ST, WHITESBORO, NY 13492

Starting with our April 2016 meeting we will be offering an expanded help session prior to our regular monthly meetings. If you need assistance with any hardware or software issues you’re having please bring them to this help session. When you sign in you will have an opportunity to provide your question/issue so that someone can come and help you one-on-one before the meeting starts.

This month’s meeting will be covering Preview, Spreadsheets, and Word Processing. The OS X Preview application has a lot more functionality than you may be aware of. We’ll be covering some very handy ways that you can improve your computing experience with Preview. Spreadsheets and Word Processing can be managed by a number of programs and we’ll be going over some of the more common software packages that people use for these purposes. Feel free to share your favorite spreadsheet or word processing program with us!

We look forward to seeing you there!

2/23/16 Meeting

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Health and Taxes

Tuesday, February 23: 6:00-6:30 p.m Q&A / 6:30-8:30 p.m. Regular Meeting

DUNHAM PUBLIC LIBRARY, 76 MAIN ST, WHITESBORO, NY 13492

It’s that time of year again…the time that some look forward to and others dread. It’s income tax season! Since many of us use different methods to complete our income tax returns we thought it would be interesting to have a round table discussion regarding your favorite methods and why you’ve chosen the method you use.

New Year’s resolutions are often full of promises to make better choices regarding our health in the new year. Apple makes it easy to track a few bits of health data just by carrying their cell phones, but there are other options out there including devices that attach to your wrist from FitBit, Samsung and Motorola (as well as the Apple Watch, of course). We’ll discuss some of the options available, see what’s being used within the group and the different features these devices offer.

We hope to see you there!

1/26/16 Meeting

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Post-Holiday Potpourri

Tuesday, January 26: 6:00-6:30 p.m Q&A / 6:30-8:30 p.m. Regular Meeting

DUNHAM PUBLIC LIBRARY, 76 MAIN ST, WHITESBORO, NY 13492

Did you receive a cool gadget for the holidays this year? Maybe you won a neat prize at the UAUG Christmas Party and you’d like to share your enjoyment with us. Some of us took advantage of the sales and purchased gifts for ourselves! Whatever the case, we’ll be opening up the floor to anyone who wants to tell us about the fun they’re experiencing with their new toys. We’ll also be holding elections of officers and covering an assortment of other topics.

We hope to see you there!

9/22/15 Meeting

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Cutting the Cord

Tuesday, September 22, 2015, 6pm, One-on-one help; 6:30pm, Presentation

DUNHAM PUBLIC LIBRARY, 76 MAIN ST, WHITESBORO, NY 13492

Is your cable or satellite bill out of control? Are you interested in hearing about some alternatives to Time Warner and DirecTV? Group president Dan Herrmann will be presenting some of the latest options for reducing your television and internet bills. Did you know that you can receive a number of local channels over the air (OTR) with an inexpensive antenna? Or that your TV might have capabilities built into it for watching content over the internet? We’ll learn how Dan recently cut the cord at his house, what his results have been and how they can have a positive impact on your spending. If you or anyone you know might be interested in this topic, please tell them to be at the Dunham Public Library at 6:30pm this Tuesday, September 22.

Thanks and we hope to see you there!

August 25 Meeting

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Question & Answer

Tuesday, August 25, 2015, 6pm – 8:30pm
Dunham Public Library, 76 Main St., Whitesboro, NY

Whether you’re having trouble with your software or hardware we are here to help you! Although we set aside time at the beginning of each meeting to help you with problems that have been bothering you, this is an excellent opportunity to access the group’s collective knowledge. Did your latest update wreak havoc on your files? Did you know that iOS updates often turn on your Bluetooth option? If you don’t use Bluetooth on your mobile device (iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad) then you are draining your battery unnecessarily. These are the types of things you can learn by coming and asking questions!

We hope to see you there!

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