The meeting was called to order at 1:30 pm by Bob Cappellini

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FREE 2017 WINTER VIRTUAL TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE (VTC)
Saturday, February 11
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm ET
12:00 – 3:00 CT
11:00 – 2:00 MT
10:00 – 1:00 PT

Attend the FREE conference from the convenience of your own home! All you need is your computer, tablet, etc. and Internet access. The sessions are 50 minutes in length and offer attendees the opportunity to ask questions via Q&A; the questions are answered by the presenter at the end of the presentation or via e-mail if there isn’t enough time after the presentation.
APCUG uses ZOOM for the VTC webinar presentations (www.zoom.us). If you have not participated in a VTC, go to https://zoom.us/download to download the app for the device you will be using to ‘attend’ the conference. You should also make sure you have the latest version of Zoom on your device.
Videos from earlier conferences can be found on APCUG’s YouTube channelwww.youtube.com/apcugvideos.
To register for this VTC, please click on the below link:

https://apcug-2017-winter-vtc.eventbrite.com

Spread the word by forwarding this e-mail to your members. VTCs are a great way for them to expand their technology experience and be introduced to new skills. Below are the sessions that are currently scheduled.
TRACK 1
1 PM ET – TRENDY IDEAS FROM A PROUD TINKERER – Stew Bottorf, Teacher & SIG Leader, Tampa Bay Computer  Society

Stew is a proud tinkerer, someone who grew up building a crystal radio and now dabbles with Linux and open source software. Tinkering today has less positive meanings: beginner, dilettante. loafer, novice, or pretender. Once tinkering positively referred to successful inventors whose discoveries required meticulous trial and error testing. In the spirit of these early tinkerers this presentation covers inexpensive SoC (System on a Chip) devices. We’ll look specifically at:
Raspberry Pi and Android SoC devices
KODI Media Player
Digital Signage
plus touch on IoT (Internet of Things)
2 PM ET – SIMPLE TECHNIQUES FOR MAKING A “WINDOWS” COMPUTER EASIER TO USE
– Francis Chao, Member, APCUG OLS Committee; WINNERS UG, GSBUG, and the Tucson Computer Society
This is a hands-on demonstration of some simple tricks for making your Windows computer more user friendly and efficient.
3 PM ET – FACEBOOK FOR YOUR GROUP – Diane McKeever, Author, 101 Amazing Computer Tips
Too many small businesses (our user groups) and organizations just don’t know how to capitalize on the free advertising potential of Facebook. Diane will tell you how you can make your group’s Facebook page better.
TRACK 2
1 PM ET – SOCIAL MEDIA FOR THE NON-TWEETER – Pam Holland, President and Instructor, TechMoxie

Even if you have not yet ventured into the world of Social Media, there is much to learn about how it is shaping communication in personal relationships, business, government and, of course, politics. Pam will give us a tour of and critical look at the most popular social media sites including Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. We will explore the benefits – and risks – in using these sites for breaking news, promoting the arts, research, social connection and communication. Pam will explain many of the new terms that are cropping up along with the new technologies such as hashtag, tweet, and follow.
2 PM ET –  iOS 10 FEATURES FOR iPAD AND iPHONES – Jere Minich, APCUG Advisor, Region 5; Program Chair, Lake-Sumter Computer Society
According to Apple.: “Everything you love is now even better with iOS 10, our biggest release yet….” and Jere will show you what’s new for you to love.
3 PM ET – PREVIEW OF WINDOWS 10 CREATORS UPDATE – Bill James, APCUG Advisor, Region 8; Vice President, Computer Club of Oklahoma City Computer Club
Bill will show you what’s new in the update, arriving Spring 2017.

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Minutes of SNUG meeting for 1-13-2017

The meeting was called to order at 130pm by President Caye Wheeler

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These are a set of utilities and fixes built in to the Windows operating systems. Check out Bob Rankin’s article on the subject here