Beginners’ SIG, July 2018

April 14th, 2018
July 14, 2018
10:00 amto12:00 pm

 

 

PC Alternatives: PCs aren’t the only game in town. Mike Goggin will demonstrate a Chromebook and Peter VanOveren and Jim Fahrnkopf will demonstrate Macbooks. Each will explain his computer’s user interface and how to do basic operations on it. If you’re looking for something different than a PC or need a survival guide for using these alternative platforms then don’t miss this meeting.
 

Chromebooks outline is here

See the Beginners SIG page for location, contacts, etc.

Genealogy SIG, July 2018

April 14th, 2018
July 14, 2018
1:00 pmto3:30 pm

 

 

The topic is TBA.

 

See the CCA Genealogy SIG page for location, contacts, etc

See the AustinGenSIG site for expanded coverage directly from the Website

Also Visit AustinGenSIG on FaceBook

Office SIG, July 2018

April 7th, 2018
July 7, 2018
1:30 pmto3:30 pm

 

 

The topic is TBA.

 

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Internet SIG, June 2018, Unlimited Photos Worth Unlimited Words

March 23rd, 2018
June 23, 2018
10:15 amto12:15 pm

 

 

If a picture is worth a thousand words, unlimited pictures (photos these days) must be worth unlimited words. As requested and alluded to (grammar?), our main topic will be Google Photos. It has a lot to offer, especially for finding those ones of interest in the myriad of photos many people have these days… and the price is right!

Besides that, there are some new Andorid apps for better sharing, listening to podcasts, and examining the world around us.

And would you believe there is an up and coming video site that is challenging the current behemoth?

All this, more news and the funnies…

 

Click here for the Internet SIG page. It includes information on the location, contacts, etc, for the meeting and the breakfast pre-meeting.

Mobile Wireless SIG, June 2018

March 19th, 2018
June 19, 2018
6:00 pmto8:30 pm

 

 

The topic is TBA.

Note: Change of location (trial with possibility of becoming permanent)
La Madeleine French Bakery Cafe
9828 Great Hills Trail Suite 650
Austin, TX 78759
(512) 502-2474 (map)

 

See the Mobile Wireless SIG page for location, contacts, etc.

Beginners’ SIG, June 9, 2018

March 9th, 2018
June 9, 2018
10:00 amto12:00 pm

 

 

Printers & Scanners:  Learn the differences between ink jet and laser printers and how to install and use them to print great looking documents. We’ll also demonstrate the use of a scanner and how to get printed pictures and documents from paper and into your computer. We’ll explain the mysteries and utility of OCR, Optical Character Recognition, discuss the various file formats used by printers and scanners and cover pdf files and the Adobe reader.

 

See the Beginners SIG page for location, contacts, etc.

Genealogy SIG, June 2018

March 9th, 2018
June 9, 2018
1:00 pmto3:30 pm

 

 

The topic is TBA.

 

See the CCA Genealogy SIG page for location, contacts, etc

See the AustinGenSIG site for expanded coverage directly from the Website

Also Visit AustinGenSIG on FaceBook

Office SIG, June 2018

March 2nd, 2018
June 2, 2018
1:30 pmto3:30 pm

 

 

The topic is TBA.

 

See the Office SIG page for location, contacts, etc.

Beginners’ SIG, May 26, 2018

February 26th, 2018
May 26, 2018
10:00 amto12:00 pm

 

 

Important Note:  For May only, the Beginners SIG will meet on the 4th Saturday, May 26th at the usual time and place. In June and thereafter we’ll be back to our usual 2nd Saturday.

May 26th 2018: Spreadsheets for Calculations: MSO Excel Spreadsheets make working with numbers as easy as word processors work with words. Spreadsheets are the easiest and fastest way to tally up income tax deductibles, analyze mortgages and create financial statements, small mailing lists, bids, invoices, graphs and more. The spreadsheet is the famed “killer app” that, back in the 1980’s, turned obscure “hobby” computers into ubiquitous “personal” computers and made the PC a must-have for most everybody. Come to this meeting and find out why spreadsheets are so useful and what you’ve been missing. We’ll also introduce you to free spreadsheets like Open/Libre Office and Google Sheets.

 

See the Beginners SIG page for location, contacts, etc.

Internet SIG, May 2018, More Gmail Craziness, New Podcase Semi-Client, and DMV’s?

February 19th, 2018
May 19, 2018
10:15 amto12:15 pm

 

 

Please note:  We’re back to our usual locations, but a week earlier than usual so as to avoid Memorial Day weekend.

A few of the recently announced changes to gmail were not active when we last met, but they are now, so we’ll check ‘em out.

At least on Android, you can now listen to podcasts without a podcast client app!  Whaaaat?

Speaking of “whaaat”, wait till you see what they want us to put on our cars!

And the latest Gboard has a bunch of tricks up its sleeve!

All this plus the news and the funnies…

 

Click here for the Internet SIG page. It includes information on the location, contacts, etc, for the meeting and the breakfast pre-meeting.