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Hello All,
This is a repost of the announcement sent by Judy Taylour of APCUG
Ralph Sutter

Saturday, August 15
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm ET / 12:00 – 3:00 CT
11:00 – 2:00 MT / 10:00 – 1:00 PT
Register at:
Registration closes at 11:59 PM ET on August 14.
•   You do not need an Eventbrite account or eTicket, or a Zoom account to attend the conference.
•   Download the current version of Zoom:
•   Information about the presentations plus presenter bios: 
•   More info:
1:00 PM ET
Saving Your Life with Technology, Part 2
Ron Brown, Program Chair, Silvercom Computer & Technology Club
This is a continuation of Mary’s story, who is a fictitious senior, widowed and lives in a resort in Mesa, Arizona. She has a fall at night that results in a broken hip from an undiagnosed heart problem. Part 1 covered the importance of knowing what your heart rate is and the many devices that can monitor and record it. Part 2 focuses on fall detection, emergency notification, and home automation to ensure safety for a senior living alone. Ron will discuss how to set up a home network, the Echo Show, Google Nest, and the new Zoom all-in one home appliance.
2:00 PM ET
"FreeNAS - A Great Choice For A Home Server"
Don Arrowsmith, President, Philadelphia Area Computer Society
This presentation details how Don replaced his aging Windows Home Server 2011 system.
3:00 PM ET
Chromebooks for Geeks
Bill James, Vice President, Computer Club of Oklahoma City
A Chromebook does the things that many people want a computer to do, better and faster than any other laptop, regardless of price. It is the most secure portal to the web that has ever been built because of super-fast updates and sandboxing. A Chromebook can pair with your Android phone and be used for messaging and video calling. It is perfect for anyone who wants to grab a laptop, sign in, and spend an afternoon watching Netflix or shopping online. You can also use it as a terminal to connect to your Windows PC or Mac. Chromebooks are Fun! Learn more from this informative presentation.
Track 2
1:00 PM ET
Fundamentals of Microsoft 365
Rob Truman, Webmaster, Computer Booters of Sun Lakes
A hands-on demonstration to learn how to use the many useful apps included in the Microsoft 365 subscription. Rob will also review the various subscription packages available along with what discounts are available.
2:00 PM ET
Solve Your Password Management Problems
Kenneth Tubaugh. Educational Services Director & Program Coordinator
Columbus Computer Society
Password theft is a serious problem. The websites and apps that you use are under attack every day. Security breaches occur, and your passwords are stolen. When you reuse the same passwords everywhere, hackers can easily access your email, bank, and other important accounts.
Stay Safe with a Simple Password Manager. Security experts recommend that you use a different, randomly generated password for every online account that you create. But how are you supposed to remember and keep up with that many passwords? Bitwarden Password Manager helps you create and manage secure passwords so that you can get back to enjoying your life online.