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Details of Monthly Meetings

PATACS - Arlington

Wednesday, October 2nd, 7 PM

Please Come Early & Help with Meeting Setup!

Meeting Location: Carlin Hall Community Center,
5711 S. 4th Street, Arlington, VA 22204

Special Zoom Number - This Session Only

Zoom Session: https://zoom.us/j/170481028
Meeting ID: 170 481 028
Using Zoom

Digital Life Protection
Protecting Your Digital Life

Presented by Bob Gostischa

Our security and privacy are constantly in danger of being attacked from many sources. Staying secure and guarding as much of our privacy as possible is a constant challenge. This presentation will cover how we can protect our computers (Windows and Mac), tablets, smartphones, and other smart devices. Join presenter Bob Gostischa as he explains the importance of guarding our online presence. He'll also share what he uses to keep his computers, smart devices as well as connected Internet of Things devices secure.

Norbert "Bob" Gostischa, after a successful career in banking, enjoys his retirement as an enthusiastic IT security expert, most notably for Avast Software s.r.o., the global leader in cybersecurity products. The most known product is Avast Antivirus.

In 2016, Avast purchased AVG Technologies and in 2017 Avast bought Piriform (Ccleaner, Defraggler, Recuva, and Speccy). Avast has been making security software for over 30 years and has more than 400 million users worldwide. Avast prevents 2 billion malware attacks every month. Avast Antivirus is the most used antivirus software in the world.

The Avast website has a discussion and help forum, where Bob has been helping with security-related and general computer issues since 2004. He has contributed over 38,000 forum interactions. Bob's presentations are free-of-charge and are not a sales pitch for Avast, although mentioning Avast and their software in your announcements is appreciated. You can learn more about Bob's presentations and passions in his Blog and YouTube Channel. Bob is a proud member of the APCUG Speakers Bureau.

Arlington Meeting Info & Maps       


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, Oct 19th, 1 PM  3rd Saturday

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

Fairfax Meeting Info, Maps
Agenda / Meeting Info

Oct 19th, 12:45 PM https://zoom.us/j/519103813 or
Zoom Meeting ID: 519 103 813
Using Zoom

Apple TV+
Apple Products and
Eco System Update
Presented by Aaron Davis
Sr. Systems Engineer
Apple, Inc.

Apple Portion of Meeting Not Available
via Zoom or Recording

Aaron Davis from Apple will join us at our October meeting for an update on the latest Apple product releases and operating system updates. Expect to hear about the new iPhone 11 models, a new entry-level iPad, Apple Watch Series 5, new services from Apple like AppleTV+ and Apple Arcade, and the new iOS 13 and iPadOS operating system releases.

Learn in 30

Extended Q&A
Experts Panel
Questions? We've Got Answers! Our team of knowledgeable computer and technology experts answer your questions. Our Panelists will be - Gabe Goldberg, Geof Goodrum, Ray Parker, and Henry Winokur

Please submit questions in advance to: spkrquestions@patacs.org

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

Future Meeting Topics:

November 16th - Brian Belanger - The Murrow Boys News Broadcasting During WWII
Fall Celebration Lunch

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

PC Troubleshooting

PATACS - Arlington,
Wednesday Oct 23rd, 7 PM
Meeting Location: Carlin Hall Community Center,
5711 S. 4th Street, Arlington, VA 22204

Technology & PC Help Desk:
Extended Q&A

Arlington Meeting Info & Maps       
Computer Mechanic

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