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21 - 26 April 2014
  • The Main Meeting


22 April - Microsoft will give a major presentation on  Windows 8.1 


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Hello and Welcome,
The Tuesdays Seniors and the Genealogy groups will hold their meetings on Tuesday and details are below.  
Microsoft will be making their presentation at the Main Meeting next week. This will be an important meeting for members to attend, not only because support for the very popular Windows XP operating system has ended but because of the developments that are occurring in Windows 8.1. 
Tuesday 15 April - Seniors - T Kelly - 9:30am - 12:30pm
Many organisations now provide services that permit large quantities of files to be stored "in the cloud" including Google Drive, Dropbox, and Microsoft's OneDrive and much of this off-site storage is provided free of charge.
Most experts suggest that storage of files in the cloud should be an essential part of our strategy to back up critical computer files, but maintaining the security of those files is an ever present concern.
At this meeting Tim Kelly will look at a number of free programs such as Duplicati, Cloudfogger and BoxCryptor which can increase the security of files by encrypting them before they are uploaded to "the cloud".
A question and answer session will be available at the meeting to help resolve any computer problems members are experiencing.
Tuesday 15 April - Genealogy - T Eakin - 12:30pm - 3:30pm
The construction of the Sydney Harbour Bridge heralded a massive growth in the development of the suburbs situated on the north side of Sydney harbour and changed the lives of the people living in those suburbs.
At this meeting Terry Eakin will discuss the planning and construction of the bridge and the involvement of local people in the opening celebrations. 
This meeting will appeal to everyone who has an interest in Sydney and its history and you are welcome to attend the meeting and participate in the discussion. 
John Mathews

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