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Details of Monthly Meetings

PATACS - Arlington

Wednesday, May 2nd, 7 PM

Meeting Location: Carlin Hall Community Center,
5711 S. 4th Street, Arlington, VA 22204
Zoom Session: https://zoom.us/j/2080042114 Meeting ID: 208 004 2114

GPS Wrist Watch

Two GPS Watches and
a Security Camera
Presented by Lorrin Garson

This short talk is about three new digital gadgets. So, what is a GPS watch and why would anyone want one-or two? What kind of information do GPS watches provide? Aren't security cameras for banks and malls? What is the link between a security camera and digital watch? Come and find out!

Security Cams on Houese


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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, April 21st, 1 PM

3rd Saturday

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

Fairfax Meeting Info, Maps

April 21st, 12:45 PM https://zoom.us/j/2080042114 or
Zoom Meeting ID: 208 004 2114

Digital Legaxy Book Cover

Take Control of Your Digital Legacy

Presented by
Joe Kissell
via Zoom from California

You probably have a will, which states your wishes for what will happen to your money and physical possessions after you die. But what about your digital possessions—all your online accounts, email, photos, documents, social media posts, and so on? In the short term, you’ll want to be sure someone you trust can find your passwords, access your accounts, and take care of essential business. Longer-term, you may want to know your children, grandchildren, and generations to come will be able to learn about your life by seeing your pictures and videos, and reading things you’ve written. Your digital data can last virtually forever, but that won’t happen unless you take steps to make sure it’s organized, stored, and preserved in just the right way. In this presentation, based on his book Take Control of Your Digital Legacy, author Joe Kissell discusses the basics of digital estate planning. He’ll explain why you need a digital will, a digital executor, and a solid strategy for making sure your data outlives you.

Joe Kissell is the author of more than 60 books about technology, covering topics such as email, backups, passwords, privacy, security, and the Cloud. He recently became the owner of Take Control Books, a leading ebook publisher. Joe is also a contributing editor to TidBITS and a senior contributor to Macworld, and was the winner of a 2009 Neal award for Best How-to Article. Before he began writing full-time in 2003, Joe spent nearly eight years managing software development. He lives in San Diego with his wife, their two sons, and their cat.

Link to Joe's book on which this presentation is based: Link

Password Management - Really?

Password Managers - A Better Approach

Learn in 30:
Password Managers

Presented by Jere Minich
Via Zoom from Florida

Using password manager software is a major step in protecting your assets on-line. A password manager assists in generating and retrieving complex passwords, potentially storing such passwords in an encrypted database or calculating them on demand. Types of password managers include: locally installed software applications, online services accessed through the internet, locally accessed hardware devices that serve as keys. Password managers typically require a user to generate and remember one "master" password to unlock and access any information stored in their databases.

Jere Minich entered the US Navy in 1960, and served in Submarines as a computer operator for Submarine Weapons Systems, Missiles and Torpedoes. After retirement from active duty, he was employed for 17 years by the Department of the Navy at the Naval Surface Weapons Center, Dahlgren, VA as a Computer System Analyst.

On retiring, Jere moved to Florida and worked in a computer shop in The Villages, FL. Jere joined the Lake-Sumter Computer Society (www.LSCS.US) in 2007 at Lake-Sumter State College, Leesburg, Florida, and served as Publicity Chairman, and Programs Director.

Currently, Jere teaches basic classes in Windows 7, 8.1, 10, iPad, and iPhone, at the Leesburg Library, for Lake-Sumter Computer Society at the college, and holds numerous Basic Webinars for User Groups across the country. He is a member of the APCUG Speakers Bureau and a frequent presenter for APCUG Virtual Technology Conferences.

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

Future Meeting Topics:

May 19th - BJ Mendelson - The End of Privacy; 40th Anniversary Celebration

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

October 20th - Gary Vaughn - WordPress Websites for All

PC Troubleshooting

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

Technology & PC Help Desk: Extended Q&A

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Computer Mechanic

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