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10 - 15 March 2014
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Hello and Welcome,
We have a Main Meeting, an Annual General Meeting and two SIG meetings for members next week. Alex Zaharov-Reutt's message and other details are below.
Tuesday 25 February - Annual General Meeting - 5:45pm
You are invited to come and participate in the AGM. This is your opportunity to comment on the activities of the club and to elect the office bearers for 2014.
Tuesday 25 February - MAIN Meeting - 6:00pm - 8:30pm
We're already well into the second month of 2013, and nearly into the third, but before we let February slip by, we have the Sydney PC Users Group monthly main meeting to experience first!
After last month's stellar turnout for Microsoft, which sadly was postponed until April on the morning of the main meeting due to an unexpected flu virus taking out our Microsoft presenter, our guests for February are world-class and globally known accessories company, Kensington.
Our guest presenter is Sam Goldstein, manager - Marketing and Business Development, Kensington, who will "look at how devices are taking over technology. Looking at a range of trends and shifts like the move towards mobile payments as well as showing off products in Kensington's range."
We're told that Kensington and Mr Goldstein will also "bring along some of their latest products for a hands-on experience as well as something for the raffle."
Now, if you take a look at Kensington's website,, you can see an awesome range of top quality accessories for laptops, desktops, smartphones and tablets, and as Mr Goldstein says, we'll not only get the low-down on the upside Kensington delivers to the booming accessories market, but we'll also get a timely report on all the mobile trends and shifts that have fast become reality for so many of us in today's modern world.
As you can see, February promises to be another rip-roaring event, where we'll not only have the AGM to elect the new committee members, but also as many of our usual segments as possible, including a brief look at Toshiba's latest 8.1-inch Windows 8.1 tablet which I currently have in my possession for review purposes - with Toshiba, HP and others being lined up to present to us later in the year.
So, see you at next week's main meeting, complete with a raffle prize kindly donated by the Kensington crew!
Friday 28 February - Digital Photography - 9:30am - 12:30pm
The photographic exercise for the February was black and white photos of buildings and structures and the photographs taken by members will be reviewed and discussed at this meeting.
The members will then build on the lessons they have learn in the exercise by examining and discussing the some of the black and white photographs that have been regarded as outstanding in recent years.
The group will also look at the increasing photography power of smartphones and the impact they are having on the compact camera market.
Saturday 1 March - Penrith Group - F. Bowman - 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Frank Bowman and the members will spend some time at this meeting looking at Microsoft's Movie Maker to see how a short piece of video recorded from a television channel can be edited.
They will also look at some Australian Information Technology sites that provide information about computer hardware and software on the Internet. Many technologies have come and gone in the last 30 years and the group will have a look at how the changes are reflected on the sites.
The popular question and answer session where problems, advice and tips are shared around the table will be an important part of the meeting.
The Penrith group meets at St Clair High School, Endeavour Avenue, St Clair. You are welcome to attend.
John Mathews

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