Internet SIG, September 2018, The PWAs are Coming… Finally!

June 22nd, 2018
September 22, 2018
10:15 amto12:15 pm

 

 

No, I don’t mean Pirates With Attitude (even though that is in this list!); I’m referring to Progressive Web Apps! What are those, you ask. Imagine mobile apps that don’t take up space, don’t need to be updated, and run the same on iPhones, Android phones, and the web. These were “invented” some time ago, but are finally getting traction. We’ll look at a number of them and a few directories of them.

One slowpoke to get on this train is Facebook, so I have an Android app to show that overcomes a lot of their frustrating ways of doing things.

Do you ever wish you could be 2 people…. at least on the web? I do often and recently found an extension that makes it easy.

All this, the news, funnies, and more…

 

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, September 2018

June 18th, 2018
September 18, 2018
6:00 pmto8:30 pm

 

 

The topic is TBA.

 

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Beginners’ SIG, September 8, 2018

June 8th, 2018
September 8, 2018
10:00 amto12:00 pm

 

 

September 8th 2018:  Browsers & Email:  We’ll show you the World Wide Web, aka “The Internet”, and how you can find practically anything. We’ll demonstrate browsers like Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome. Then we’ll compare Web e-mail like Google G-mail to Client e-mail like MS Outlook, Eudora or  Mozilla Thunderbird. You’ll also learn how to send out letters and pictures and attach files without ever touching paper or licking a stamp. We’ll compare Internet Service Providers like ATT U-verse, Time-Warner Roadrunner and the new Google Fiber. Come to this meeting and get connected.

 

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

Genealogy SIG, September 2018

June 8th, 2018
September 8, 2018
1:00 pmto3:30 pm

 

 

The topic is TBA.

 

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

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Office SIG, September 2018, Libreoffice Impress

June 1st, 2018
September 1, 2018
1:30 pmto3:30 pm

 

 

Libreoffice Impress Software Presentations, avoid the cost of Microsoft Office PowerPoint!

 

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Internet SIG, August 2018, New Toys and Tracking Tools

May 25th, 2018
August 25, 2018
10:15 amto12:15 pm

 

 

I’ve always enjoyed the posters that say “He who dies with the most toys wins!”. While others are far ahead of me, I try to keep up… as thriftfully (is that a word?) as possible.

So I had had my eye on a particular new Chromebook and recently encountered them with a few extras at the warehouse store and so came home with his and hers! There are many nice improvements since my earlier one, but there is also one annoying retrogression (I feel like I’m writing clickbait titles!). I’ll bring them both so we can all take a closer look.

To Do lists are great for most tasks, but not so much for projects with many pieces and parts that progress through a series of steps. I explored a bit and found what I needed was a “Kanban” tool… with “swimlanes”! Most are meant for corporate use, but I found a couple I like where the free version is sufficient… and a big help.

If that’s not enough, I also came across a great deal on a new smartphone and couldn’t resist it either! It’s running Android 9 Pie and didn’t break the bank. So we’ll look at what’s new and the deals too.

All this, news, tips, 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, August 2018

May 21st, 2018
August 21, 2018
6:00 pmto8:30 pm

 

 

The topic is TBA.

 

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Beginners’ SIG, August 11, 2018

May 11th, 2018
August 11, 2018
10:00 amto12:00 pm

 

 

Digital Photography:  We’ll explain the pros and cons of different kinds of cameras including D-SLRs, mirrorless cameras, pocket cameras, smart phone cameras and even film cameras. You’ll learn how to take better pictures and how to crop, enlarge, print and move them to your computer. We’ll show you how to email pics to others or put large collections of photos on CDs for cheap and easy distribution to others. By the way, if you’re still exclusively using film cameras then come see what you have been missing.

 

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

Genealogy SIG, August 2018

May 11th, 2018
August 11, 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, August 2018

May 4th, 2018
August 4, 2018
1:30 pmto3:30 pm

 

 

The topic is TBA.

 

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