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PATACS - Arlington

Wednesday, October 4th, 7 PM

Meeting Location: Carlin Hall Community Center,
5711 S. 4th Street, Arlington, VA 22204
Zoom Session: https://zoom.us/j/424815429 Meeting ID: 424 815 429

Security Suites

Computer Security Suites
Moderated by Gabe Goldberg


Gabe will discuss Symantec / Norton Premium Security.

" I've used Norton products for decades -- Norton SystemWorks, Norton 360, now Norton Security Premium. It's had highs/lows in comparative ratings but has been consistently useful/valuable to me. I understand there are plenty of free alternatives but I've appreciated Norton support at a level impossible to find for free.

Norton recently replaced Norton 360 with Norton Security, and I purchased two-year subscription to the Premium level, to continue/expand (5GB to 25GB) online storage provided. I did NOT do a rigorous evaluation/comparison; I simply continued with what I'm familiar with and has worked well for me.I've used Norton products for decades -- Norton SystemWorks, Norton 360, now Norton Security Premium. It's had highs/lows in comparative ratings but has been consistently useful/valuable to me. I understand there are plenty of free alternatives but I've appreciated Norton support at a level impossible to find for free.

Norton recently replaced Norton 360 with Norton Security, and I purchased two-year subscription to the Premium level, to continue/expand (5GB to 25GB) online storage provided. I did NOT do a rigorous evaluation/comparison; I simply continued with what I'm familiar with and has worked well for me. I'm not evangelizing for it -- there's no "referral bonus" -- here's a favorable article about it,"
https://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2488738,00.asp

Come and Share your favorite security applications with the group!

 

Arlington Meeting Info & Maps       


HAVE YOUR COMPUTER QUESTIONS ANSWERED!

The program planners for our First Wednesday PATACS meetings in Arlington are looking for topics that members would like to have explored or questions answered - this is your opportunity to have a say in subjects addressed at this meeting. This is a smaller meeting than the Fairfax meeting, and it allows for much more interaction between members than is possible in Fairfax. And – there's the post-meeting Pizza and Salad SIG, the post-meeting social at a nearby restaurant - another value-added feature of your membership! Please send your suggestions to our meeting program planners at arlmtgpgm@patacs.org.


OPCUG / PATACS Joint Meeting,
Saturday, October 21st, 1 PM

3rd Saturday

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
Tallwood, TA1
4210 Roberts Road, Fairfax, VA 22032-1028

Fairfax Meeting Info, Maps

October 21st, 12:45 PM https://zoom.us/j/952305326 or
Zoom Meeting ID: 952 305 326

Enter - the Elecronic Library






Resources from the Electronic Library
Technology and Your Library:
What Is and What's On the Way

Presented by
Margaret Kositch & Stephen Walker



Fairfax County Public Library Technology Director Margaret Kositch and FCPL Internet Architect Steve Walker present an overview of technology at the public library. Topics include:
1. Online resources that you can get from your PC, tablet or smartphone.
2. Technology that empowers 200K unique library customers a month.
3. Niche technology services offered at branch locations and offsite venues.
4. Behind-the-scenes technologies that help library staff get things done.
5. On the horizon: new catalog system with features such as the ability to receive texts about your holds, and an easier way to recommend purchases; online training; and circulating laptops and hotspots.
We’ll spend some time looking back at where we were and looking ahead to what’s possible.

About the Presenters:

Margaret Kositch is a northern Virginia native, born in an ambulance on Route 1 on the way to Dewitt Army Hospital. She has degrees from the University of Virginia and the University of California at Berkeley and has been at Fairfax County Public Library since 2006. She has one husband, two children and a rescue greyhound.

Steve Walker is a native of Ontario, Canada, and has lived in Fairfax County since 1988. His technology career and interests cover PC building/network configuration, graphic design, and web design, development, and publishing. Steve has one wife, two sons, two daughters-in-law, and one rescued Pointer/Lab mix.


Win 10 Edge Browser



Learn in 30:
Microsoft Edge Browser
Presented by Leti Labell

Microsoft Edge is the web browser included in Windows 10, replacing Internet Explorer as the default web browser. This lecture is an overview of the capabilities of Edge, and a tutorial on how to use the various functions. You may have your own "favorite" browser, but here's your chance to learn about an alternative.

Leti Labell is an OLLI member and PATACS member with a lifelong love of computers. She has an MS in computer science, and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). Leti retired in 2014 from a long career in software development and general project management in the telecommunications industry and as a contractor to the federal government. She enjoys helping others with computer issues.  


Contact director2 (at) patacs.org
to arrange a presentation !!


Future Meeting Topics:

November 18th - John Acton:3D Printing - What's It All About?
Learn in 30 - Henry Winokur: Photo Basics - Shutter Speed, Aperture, ISO

December 9th - Rob Pegararo
Learn in 30: Gabe Goldberg - Useful Handheld Apps

January 20th - Paolo Amedeo: Viruses

February 17th - Jay Castillo: Preserving Digital Assets

March 17th - Lorrin Garson: Peter Piper Picked Powerpoint

April 21st - Joe Kissell - Take Control of Your Digital Legacy

May 19th - To Be Announced

June 16th - Lorrin Garson - Comparing Microsoft PCs to Apple Computers


PC Troubleshooting

PATACS - Arlington,
Wednesday October 25th, 7 PM
Meeting Location: Carlin Hall Community Center,
5711 S. 4th Street, Arlington, VA 22204


Technology & PC Help Desk: Extended Q&A
Troubleshooting

Arlington Meeting Info & Maps       
Computer Mechanic



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