Sydney PC User Group Incorporated
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Meetings During the Week 7 - 12 September 2015

1st Floor
Sydney Mechanics'
School of Arts
280 Pitt Street, Sydney

Sydney PCUG's Blog

14 - 19 September 2015
  • Tuesday Forum
  • Family History SIG
  • Web Design SIG

Computer performance

Computer performance can be improved with cheaper priced solid state drives.

Read the details here.

ASCCA Newsletter

with details of Alex Zaharov-Reutt's session at the ASCCA Conference is available here.

SPCUG members talking at the Customs House library 

 Steve O'Brien - The Internet  of Things - 25  September 

 Details can be seen  here.

 Terry Eakin - Irish Family History - 23 October 2015

 Details can be seen here.


Hello and Welcome,
Details of next week's meetings are below.
Tuesday 8 September - Programming - N Hoffman - 5:30pm - 8:30pm
At the August meeting we were joined by Martin on Skype from Germany. If you have ever attended our meetings you can participate by arranging a Skype connection. Martin talked about his Pebble Time Steel watch. With a glance to his wrist he can see mails, messages, and texts, make voice notes and quick replies. And tell the time.
Alex talked about the IOIO development board. It has a PIC microcontroller that allows you to interface an Android device or a PC to a microprocessor circuit and program it.
We were also shown the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0". For a user new to the Android system used by this tablet it is helpful to take the free 1 hour course offered by Samsung in their stores.
Summaries of many of the previous meetings can be seen at:
The members will have some new microprocessor applications and programming examples at Tuesday's meeting.                                                       Neville Hoffman
Friday 11 September - Friday Forum - 9:30am - 12:30pm
Using the Internet for entertainment is the theme of this day's two meetings.
In the afternoon John Lucke will talk about the entertainment services that are available on the Internet.
At this meeting Roger Foulds will discuss how video that is seen on the Internet can be captured, edited and saved for later use.
There will also be a general question and answer session to help members solve computer problems at the meeting.
Friday 11 September - Communications - J Lucke - 12:30pm - 3:30pm
While the Internet was initially used almost exclusively for e-mailing and locating information, these activities are now being overtaken by users looking to the Internet for various forms of entertainment. 
With improved Internet speeds and cheaper prices, a whole range of new entertainment services can now be enjoyed at each userís convenience.
The services that can be found on the Internet such as streaming video, music, radio, interactive games, catch-up TV and lots more will be discussed at this meeting.
The usual question and answer session and general discussion will be held at the meeting.
John Mathews

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