Friday, August 10, 2018

John Silvestervich recognized


Although John has been a member of the DPCUC for 17 years - many of those as president - much his earlier career in public education involved computer learning... starting with the introduction of the first personal computers. He's been taking some time off, from volunteering, to tend to both his family and to his own medical treatments. In recognition of John's devotion to our organization, he was presented with a lifetime membership in the Club.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Aug 09 2018 -Techboomers

Steve Black created and maintains a great set of resources for those wanting a quick and neat source of information for handling today's technology. Although Techboomers started out as a FYI/DIY for his parents, it has morphed into a "HELP ME!" resource for anyone... and it's now totally free. Steve is a Waterloo grad, residing in Canada. The Techboomers website is replete with tutorials (many with video and text journals), links for alternate software, and advice regarding security and privacy. We'll be showing parts of his APCUG podcast, and have a look at the website.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

July 2018 - 3D Printing: Technology of the Future

Dhruv Malhotra will describe current and future uses for 3D printing, while demonstrating a portable, commercially available, printer.

June 2018 - Resources for Online Help

Anne Delong, and a few other club members, demonstrated sites they use when seeking helpful information regarding fixing, understanding, and keeping current with technology. The links are now on our club web site.


May 2018 - Home Automation

Brent Streeter has tested numerous devices in his own home, for controlling lighting, monitoring surroundings, and allowing access.
 During his live demonstration, Brent opened his garage, using a phone app, while monitoring all on a wireless camera. A similar set-up controls the front door lock and lighting in other parts of the house where cameras also monitor the area.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

April 2018 - VMedia

Fred Bernbach uses VMedia for Phone, Internet, and TV streaming, all at a reasonable price.


March 2018 - Les Shaw (The Computer Mechanic)

How Windows 10 Rules My Live (A Blessing and A Curse)
Les, a long time Oshawa computer expert and television host, has now steered his attention toward helping companies install and maintain their systems. Much of the 'fixing' can now be done remotely. He regaled us with tales related to his work, shifting from praise to complaint when comparing Windows 10 to all earlier versions.

February 2018 - Backup Strategies

Dan Saywell, of the Oshawa Canada Computers Store, provided extensive advice regarding the latest NAS devices and strategies for easy and guaranteed back-ups.


Thursday, January 11, 2018

January 2018 - Newest Voice Technology - Greg Skalka

References  [ https://youtu.be/GRFIJM39wHI ] ·       https://www.cnet.com/how-to/things-alexa-can-do-that-google-home-cant/
·       https://www.cnet.com/products/amazon-echo-review/
·       https://www.cnet.com/how-to/amazon-echo-alexa-tips/
·       https://www.cnet.com/news/amazon-echo-alexa-easter-eggs/
·       https://www.cnet.com/how-to/the-complete-list-of-alexa-commands/
·       https://www.cnet.com/products/google-home/preview/
·       https://whatrocksandwhatsucks.com/ultimate-guide-to-amazon-echo-amazon-tap-echo-dot/
·       https://www.howtogeek.com/315571/how-to-use-vour-amazon-echo-as-an-intercom-with-drop-in/
·       https://www.howtogeek.com/306818/how-to-call-and-message-friends-using-vour-amazonecho/?tag=823814-20

December 2017 Frauds, Scams, and Safety for Seniors - Durham Region Police

And our annual Christmas event...



November 2017 - HD Home Run with Kodi and Plex - Jason Arnaud

HDHomeRun with Kodi: https://my.hdhomerun.com/instructions/kodi/ and http://kodi.wiki/view/HDHomeRun