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Under the Computer Hood Users Group (UCHUG)
Under the Computer Hood Users Group (UCHUG) is a non profit Users Group. UCHUG membership consists of first time computer users through Computer Consultants. This diverse audience allows users of all experience levels to feel comfortable with exchanging ideas and obtaining help for problem resolution.
May 1st - Topics: Digitizing Video Tapes, VoIP - "The Challenge of Digitizing Your Old Video Tapes". Do you still have some analog video tapes containing important memories? Those memories are at risk as the tapes are degrading, and may not be easy to view. We will demonstrate the process of converting old VHS tapes to digital and compare three different devices for digitizing video.
"Low Cost VoIP Options". Is your home phone bill too high? Do you have broadband Internet and use a cell phone in place of a land line? Check out our panel discussion of VoIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) options to provide a low cost home phone service through your Internet connection.
June 5th - UCHUG annual picnic meeting at Crown Point. Join us under the hood this month for our 18th Annual Picnic Under the Sun, or maybe some June Gloom. Bring the family, eat some pizza and enjoy one of our non-computer benefits!
Our Meeting place: Mission Bay Park, Crown Point 5:00 P.M. (Google Map to Crown Point)
July 3rd - Proposed meeting topic will be guest speaker Bob G. giving a presentation on virus protection using the free Avast! Software.
THIS MONTH on the UCHUG web pages
April 2013 Drive Light in Acrobat PDF format is now available to the public on the Drive Light Archive page.
Just a few of the new May library files - AlwaysMouseWheel will let you use your mouse wheel to scroll in any window without clicking on it even if the application in the window does not support mouse wheels - use Fatbatt to squeeze extra minutes our of your batteries charge time - Run-Command is a standalone utility that has many enhanced features over the built in run command.
Check out the new link in Hot Sites to MakeUseOf.com. This website has a lot of useful information including how to tips, best of comparisons, help items and much more.
Windows 8 has been released and is the OS that will be installed on new PC’s. Our group has started collecting guides and tips for this new OS. Check out the information on the Windows 8 Guides page located in New Library Links. New content will be added as it is received, so be sure to check this area periodically.
Updated 27 April 2013
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