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Details of Monthly Meetings

PATACS - Arlington

Wednesday, May 1st, 7 PM

Meeting Location: Carlin Hall Community Center,
5711 S. 4th Street, Arlington, VA 22204
Zoom Session: https://zoom.us/j/894485185
Meeting ID: 894 485 185
Using Zoom

iCloud for Windows
iCloud on Windows: Seamless Cross-Device Data/Information Sharing
Presented by Gabe Goldberg

Continuing my Windows 10 adventures, I'll describe/illustrate/demonstrate using iCloud across various devices: Windows 10, iPad, and iPhone (Mac too, of course, but I won't bring that). iCloud is Apple's one-stop service integrating Mail, Contacts, Calendar, Photos, iCloud Drive, Notes, Reminders, Pages (word processing), Numbers (spreadsheet), Keynote (presentations), Find Friends, Find iPhone, Settings, and Launchpad. While I don't use all of these, those I do use are enhanced by always being available on any of my platforms. I'll only discuss iCloud; other cloud services provide similar functions.

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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, May 18th, 1 PM  3rd Saturday

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

Fairfax Meeting Info, Maps
Agenda / Meeting Info

May 18th, 12:45 PM https://zoom.us/j/519103813 or
Zoom Meeting ID: 519 103 813
Using Zoom

Lost my phone again

Lost Your Phone ??
Presented by John Krout

At this presentation you will learn some simple steps you can take in advance to help you find your lost or misplaced smart phone. this is important for at least two reasons. first, smart phones are costly to replace. Second, many of us keep a lot of valuable personal info on smart phones.

For example, not only are my kids identified in my phone, but my phone includes two email apps configured to access my email accounts, a payment app configured to use my credit card, and a cash transfer app configured to transfer money from my checking account. Finding a misplaced phone quickly can be a great relief!

The good news is that both android phones and iphones have built in features which you can enable so that you can use a web site to see the location of the phone on an online map. you will see a demo of those web sites during the presentation. Additionally, the web sites let you take various actions such as ringing the phone so you can hear it.

If your phone is stolen, your first defense is to enable the lock screen on your smart phone. Various unlock options are supported, some more secure, some less secure. You may find all of them to be less convenient than an insecure phone, and you will learn a way to ease that inconvenience too.

If, instead, your phone is found by a good samaritan, you can also use the phone screen to provide info so that person can contact you. You will see examples on my Android phone and iPhone screens.

John Krout is a former president of WACUG, one of the predecessor groups of PATACS. He has been an author and presenter on various personal computer topics since the early 1980s. In addition, he developed custom software for WAC, including a pre-meeting slide show of club announcements and a mailing label printing system for the special mailing label order required for US Postal Service 3rd class bulk mail delivery.

Learn in 30

Displaying Mobile Devices Using Zoom
Presented by Stan Schretter
Mobile Devices w/ Zoom Demonstrating Mobile device operations and apps during OLLI classes has never been fully supported with the Windows PC used at OLLI. Approaches using the docucam or direct cable connections typically have produced unsatisfactory results. Recently Stan has started to use Zoom to display the mobile screen onto the PC and hence into the projector display. This approach seems to provide both high quality displays and sufficient bandwidth to follow rapid movement in the mobile screen. A demonstration of cell phone photo technology will be part of this presentation.

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

Future Meeting Topics:

June 15th - Andy Livingston: Google - MUCH More Than Search; PC Clinic

September 21st - Lorrin Garson: History of Computers, Part 1

October 19th - Lorrin Garson: History of Computers, Part 2

November 16th - Latest Apple Devices and Ecosystem Update

December 14th - John Krout: OTG=On the Go: Adding USB Peripherals to Portable Devices

PC Troubleshooting

PATACS - Arlington,
Wednesday May 22nd, 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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