Under the Computer Hood Users Group (UCHUG) is a non profit technology and computer group. UCHUG membership consists of first-time tech users through tech consultants. This diverse audience allows users of all experience levels to feel comfortable with exchanging ideas and obtaining help for problem resolution.
You are invited to attend the meetings at no cost. If you should decide to become a member the dues are $15.00 per year. Membership entitles you access to the monthly newsletter “Drive Light” 30 days prior to it being posted on the web site, a free email address and members-only raffle tickets for prizes at our annual Holiday Cheer potluck, auction and raffle.
Please make checks payable to UCHUG. Checks may be brought to the meeting, or mailed to:
4027 S. Hempstead Circle
San Diego, CA 92116
If you have questions concerning your membership, renewal date, address info or other questions, please contact the membership board member at the meeting or by email at membership @ uchug.org
September 5th - Take Control of Your Digital Legacy - Slide Scan Update - Cast Your Phone - The App of Your Eye
• Preserve your data for posterity! Joe Kissell of Take Control Books will discuss how to handle and preserve your digital life - photos, videos, passwords, email and online accounts - as your digital legacy. Learn how to identify your key digital assets, plan for each type of asset, communicate your wishes and preserve your data.
• We will get a brief update from last month's slide scanning presenter.
• Want your phone display on a big screen? We will demonstrate how to cast your smart phone screen using Google's Chromecast.
• Looking for a new favorite phone app? One of our board members will give a quick demonstration of their favorites.
October 3rd - TBD
Highlights from Previous Meetings
8/1/18 - The group had a discussion and demonstration on converting film and slides to digital media. This was followed with a discussion on what topics the membership is interested in for future presentations and assistance.
7/11/18 - The group had a demonstration on using Teamviewer on a Chrome Book for remote access. It was followed by a Speakers Bureau video on a Guide to Synchronizing your PC.
6/6/18 - The group held its annual picnic meeting at Crown Point in Mission Bay. The user group provided pizza, soft drinks and paper goods. The members and guests provided other picnic related food treats and lively conversation.
5/2/18 - The group discussed and viewed videos on the advances in robotics. This was followed by viewing some of the boards favorite and informational online videos.
4/4/18 - The group viewed an APCUG VTC about various ways to get better Google search results quicker. There were also discussions what you can do with an action camera and a brief rundown of the best apps Google offers for Android.
3/7/18 - If it's Connected, it needs to be Protected! - Presenter Bob Gostischa explained the current dangers during use of computing devices that face us every day. He’ll also share what he uses to keep his computers, smart devices and other connected things that are a part of the IoT secure.
2/7/18 - UCHUG hosted a discussion on the practical use of VPN’s, how to use passwords and things to try if your PC will not boot up.
1/3/18 - We viewed the APCUG video presentation "Internet Camouflage Using VPN" which informed us about the best way to help make your data unreadable and untraceable by implementing VPN (virtual private network). We also had a demonstration of the new Linux distro Solus Budgie.
12/6/17 Annual Holiday Cheer raffle and pot luck. The club provided hardware items and gift cards for drawings as well as drinks and paper goods. Members donated gently used hardware and software items to raffle as well as provided their favorite holiday food items for the pot luck. A lot of fun and lively conversation.
11/1/17 - Greg Skalka gave a Preview of his future APCUG Tech Brief on "What’s New on Voice Activated Assistants using such devices as the Amazon Echo". Ray Ferbrache gave a quick rundown on Two-Factor Authentication for LastPass from and article in the Ask Leo NewsLetter.
10/4/17 - October is Cyber Security Awareness Month. We had discussions of several aspects of security and your computer, home and devices. The discussions ranged from home security cameras, to a secure Linux operating system installation, and a general review of passwords, to group discussions from the collective wisdom of our members.
9/6/17 - Continuing with Mobile Devices and home automation, we featured the Samsung Galaxie S8 smart phone, and discussed WIFI controlled Home and Business Thermostats.
8/2/17 - The group had a presentation on what a Wi-Fi Mesh network is, how it is different from Wi-Fi range extenders and the presenter's experience setting up one up. We also had a APCUG video presentation and discussion on how Home Automation technology can allow control of your connected devices and appliances from a central hub using your smartphone or tablet. The presentation will explained how to set up a system using widely available Google Home, Amazon Alexa and Samsung Smarthings hubs.
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