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You may download and view any of the following previous or upcoming presentations for the general assembly of CUGG. For your convenience, the links to the presentations are listed by topic and by presenter. Under each topic and presenter is a list of one or more links listed in chronological order beginning with the most recent.

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Building a New High End Computer, Part 1
Summary: Choosing the parts for a new high end computer
Presenter: Ron Mettler, CUGG
Presentation Date: February 11, 2017
File:

Specifications with Photos (547 kB)


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OneDrive
Summary: Understanding Microsoft's cloud storage service
Presenter: Eric Moore, CUGG
Presentation Date: October 8, 2016
File:

Presentation slides (30 kB)


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Protecting Your Computer from Ransomware
Summary: Understand the threat of ransomware and how to protect your computer from it
Presenter: Ron Mettler, CUGG
Presentation Date: September 10, 2016
Links:

How to Do a System Restore of Windows 10

How to Beat Ransomware


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Using Windows 10
Summary: Basic things to know about using Windows 10
Presenter: Ron Mettler, CUGG
Presentation Date: August 13, 2016
File:

Presentation Notes (342 KB)


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Advantages and Disadvantages of e-Book Readers
Summary: Comparison of different types of e-Book Readers and why you'd choose one type over the other
Presenter: Eric Moore, CUGG
Presentation Date: June 11, 2016
File:

Powerpoint Presentation (1.1 MB)


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Windows 10 Essential Settings
Summary: Essential settings you should change for Winows 10
Presenter: Ron Mettler, CUGG
Presentation Date: January 9, 2016
File:

Presentation notes (29 KB)


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Internet Resources for International Travel
Summary: Internet resources for planning a trip abroad
Presenter: Ron Mettler, CUGG
Presentation Date: October 10, 2015
File:

Presentation notes (29 KB)


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Windows 101: Windows Keyboard Shortcuts
Summary: An overview of useful shortcut keys for Windows users
Presenter: Eric Moore, CUGG
Presentation Date: August 8, 2015
File:

Presentation notes (203 KB)


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Windows 10 Q&A
Summary: An overview of Windows 10 and the Quantum View tablet
Presenter: Sam McMichael, CUGG
Presentation Date: July 11, 2015
File:

Presentation summary (20 KB)


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LastPass
Summary: An overview of LastPass, a program for easily managing your passwords
Presenter: Ron Mettler, CUGG
Presentation Date: July 11, 2015
File:

Presentation summary (172 KB)


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Securely Erasing Your Hard Drive
Summary: An overview of software tools you may use to securely erase data from your old hard drive
Presenter: Ron Mettler, CUGG
Presentation Date: April 11, 2015
File:

Notes (75 KB)


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Android 5.0 ("Lollipop")
Summary: An overview of what's new in the latest version of Android OS for smartphones, tablets, watches, TVs and cars
Presenter: Eric Moore, CUGG
Presentation Date: February 14, 2015
File:

Slideshow (75 KB)


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Windows 10 Preview
Summary: A preview of Microsoft's latest Windows operating system
Presenter: Ron Mettler, CUGG
Presentation Date: February 14, 2015
File:

Presentation outline (629 KB)


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My Favorite Android Programs
Summary: An overview of useful apps for Android devices
Presenter: Ron Mettler, CUGG
Presentation Date: November 8, 2014
File:

Presentation outline (48 KB)


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What Is the "Cloud"?
Summary: An overview of cloud computing and some of the services you may use on the "cloud"
Presenter: Eric Moore, CUGG
Presentation Date: November 8, 2014
File:

Powerpoint presentation (177 KB)


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Types of Kindle Devices
Summary: An quick overview of the prices and features of various Kindle devices
Presenter: Eric Moore, CUGG
Presentation Date: September 13, 2014
Files:

Presentation (83 KB)

Presentation outline (179 KB)


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What's New with Amazon and Google
Summary: An overview of new products and services provided by Amazon and Google
Presenter: Eric Moore, CUGG
Presentation Date: August 9, 2014
Files:

Presentation (100 KB)

Presentation notes (176 KB)


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Windows-equivalent Software for Linux Mint
Summary: An overview of software for Linux Mint that is equivalent to what is available for Windows
Presenter: Ron Mettler, CUGG
Presentation Date: July 12, 2014
Files:

Presentation (25 KB)

Things to Do After Installing Linux Mint (22 KB)

iPiccy.com web-based photo editing (1.9 MB)


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Improving Traffic Efficiency
Summary: How traffic efficiency on 10th Street has been improved with adaptive traffic signal control
Presenter: Eric Bracke, Greeley City Traffic Engineer
Presentation Date: June 14, 2014
File:

Powerpoint presentation (21 MB)


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TV Terminology, Part 2
Summary: Part two of a discussion on the meanings of various TV terms
Presenter: Eric Moore, CUGG
Presentation Date: June 14, 2014
Files:

Powerpoint presentation (249 KB)

Outline (54 KB)


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Heartbleed Bug
Summary: Overview of the Heartbleed bug and how to protect yourself
Presenter: Eric Moore, CUGG
Presentation Date: May 10, 2014
Resources:

Presentation Outline with links to more information (52 KB)


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Tag-along Software
Summary: How to avoid inadvertently installing unwanted software on your computer
Presenter: Eric Moore, CUGG
Presentation Date: April 12, 2014
Resources:

Powerpoint presentation
Article by Ask Leo about PUPs, foistware, drive-bys, toolbars, and other annoying software


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TV Terminology, Part 1
Summary: Part one of a discussion on the meanings of various TV terms such as LCD, plasma, OLED, etc.
Presenter: Eric Moore, CUGG
Presentation Date: April 12, 2014
File:

Powerpoint presentation (255 KB)

Outline (64 KB)


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Home Networking, Part 2
Summary: Tips for troubleshooting your home network
Presenter: Jamie Leben, CUGG
Presentation Date: March 8, 2014
Link:

Google Docs Presentation


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Documenting Your Network
Summary: Suggestions on how to organize the documentation about your network
Presenter: Ron Mettler, CUGG
Presentation Date: February 8, 2014
File:

Illustration (571 KB)


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Internet and Home Networking
Summary: How your home networking is connected to the Internet
Presenter: Jamie Leben, CUGG
Presentation Date: February 8, 2014
Link:

Google Docs Presentation


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Mapping Your Data Geographically
Summary: How GIS combines geographic data with software to serve a wide variety of uses
Presenter: Esther Worker, Esri Corp.
Presentation Date: January 11, 2014
Links:

What is ArcGIS? (short video)

Story Maps

City of Greely GIS

Weld County GIS and Mapping

Colorado Hunting Atlas

Colorado Fishing Atlas

Make your own maps!

Geospatial Revolution

Esri Free online training

ArcGIS resources

Esri Education site

Esri Press Books


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Gift Ideas for 2013
Summary: Latest technology products that make great gifts
Presenter: Jamie Leben, CUGG
Presentation Date: December 14, 2013
Link:

Google Presentation


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Creating Your Own Website at Google Sites
Summary: How to quickly and easily create your own website using Google Sites
Presenter: Jamie Leben, CUGG
Presentation Date: November 9, 2013
File:

Presentation Notes (52 KB)


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Taking Good Photos with Your Digital Devices
Summary: Tips on how to take good photos, whether with a digital camera, smartphone, or tablet computer
Presenter: Don Wiegel, CUGG
Presentation Date: October 12, 2013
File:

Presentation (7.5 MB)


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What We Learned from Your Questionnaire
Summary: An overview of the information that was collected from attendees as to what computer technologies they use
Presenter: Jim Conant, CUGG
Presentation Date: October 12, 2013
File:

Questionnaire Data (93 KB)


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Synchronization
Summary: A short explanation of what is data synchronization and why you would use it
Presenter: Eric Moore, CUGG
Presentation Date: October 12, 2013
Files:

Presentation Slides (75 KB)

Presentation Outline (62 KB)


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Favorite Linux Programs
Summary: An overview of Ron's favorite Linux programs for Linux Ming
Presenter: Ron Mettler, CUGG
Presentation Date: September 14, 2013
File:

Presentation Notes (32 KB)


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Social Apps: Snapchat, Pinterest, Vine, Instagram, Path
Summary: An overview of current and popular social apps
Presenter: Jamie Leben, CUGG
Presentation Date: September 14, 2013
File:

Presentation Notes (48 KB)


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Security and You
Summary: An overview of prvacy and security, including e-mail encryption, anonymous web browsing, and VPNs
Presenter: Jamie Leben, CUGG
Presentation Date: August 10, 2013
File:

Presentation Notes (61 KB)


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Build Your Own Computer
Summary: A follow-up to Ron's Linux PC SIG, discussing the suggested hardware components for building your own PC
Presenter: Ron Mettler, CUGG
Presentation Date: July 13, 2013
File:

Presentation Notes (24 KB)


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Useful Computer Utilities
Summary: Learn about an assortment of software tools for testing your computer hardware, fixing software problems, and recovering lost data
Presenter: Jamie Leben, CUGG
Presentation Date: June 8, 2013
File:

Presentation Notes (38 KB)


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Augmented Virtual Reality, A Pleasant Experience
Summary: Learn about Ingress, a new multi-player, augmented virtual reality game from Google
Presenter: Jamie Leben, CUGG
Presentation Date: May 11, 2013
File:

Presentation notes (54 KB)


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Building a New Computer with Linux Mint
Summary: Learn how Ron built a new computer from scratch and the benefits of using Linux Mint for his OS
Presenter: Ron Mettler, CUGG
Presentation Date: May 11, 2013
Files:

Presentation notes (145 KB)

Ron's Computer Components (208 KB)

Partitioning Suggestions (1 MB)

Installing on an Older Computer (137 KB)


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What shape is your computer in?
Summary: Learn how to inspect the hardware components of a computer for damage or failure
Presenter: Jamie Leben, CUGG
Presentation Date: February 9, 2013
File:

Presentation notes (58 KB)


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Evernote
Summary: A free application for synchronizing information between your PC, smartphone, and tablet
Presenter: Jamie Leben, CUGG
Presentation Date: February 9, 2013
File:

Presentation notes (48 KB)


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Podcasts
Summary: Podcasts as a source of news and useful information
Presenter: Jamie Leben, CUGG
Presentation Date: January 12, 2013
Links:

A few of Jamie's favorite podcasts:

This Week in Tech
Windows Weekly
Triangulation
Freakonomics
American Radioworks
This American Life
99% Invisible
Straightdope
Radiolab


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Demo of the Microsoft Surface with Windows RT
Summary: A demonstration of the Microsoft Surface Tablet with Windows RT
Presenter: Eric Moore, CUGG
Presentation Date: December 8, 2012
File:

Presentation Notes (62 KB)


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Apple iPad Features and Purchase Recommendations
Summary: An overview of the various models of Apple iPads, including the iPad 3 and iPad 4
Presenter: Ron Mettler, CUGG
Presentation Date: November 10, 2012
File:

Presentation Notes (15 KB)


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Government Web Sites
Summary: A list of politically neutral websites for information about federal laws and policies
Presenter: Jamie Leben, CUGG
Presentation Date: October 13, 2012
Links:

Legislative information at the Library of Congress

U.S. Government Accountability Office

Congressional Budget Office

U.S. Government Printing Office

Presidential Documents App


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Solid State Drive Upgrade
Summary: A review of solid state drives (SSDs) and the advantages they have over traditional hard disk drives
Presenter: Jamie Leben, CUGG
Presentation Date: October 13, 2012
File:

Presentation Notes (102 KB)


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Preview of Windows 8 and Surface
Summary: A preview of Microsoft's new operating system and tablet computer
Presenter: Jamie Leben, CUGG
Presentation Date: September 8, 2012
File:

Presentation Notes (122 KB)


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Scanning for and Removing Malware
Summary: Understand the various types of malicious software ("malware") and how to detect and remove them
Presenter: Jamie Leben, CUGG
Presentation Date: August 11, 2012
File:

PowerPoint presentation (268 KB)


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What's New in Text Messaging
Summary: A review of the latest technologies for text messaging
Presenter: Stan Sameshima, CUGG
Presentation Date: July 14, 2012
Files:

PowerPoint presentation (434 KB)

Presentation notes (363 KB)


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Computer Hardware and Connectors
Summary: Understand the different types of hardware connectors (ports) on your computer
Presenter: Ron Mettler, CUGG
Presentation Date: July 14, 2012
File:

Computer Hardware Chart (2.4 MB)


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Adobe Acrobat X Professional
Summary: How to create your own PDF documents using Adobe Acrobat X Professional
Presenter: Ron Mettler, CUGG
Presentation Date: June 9, 2012
File:

PDF Presentation (480 KB)


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Car Video Camera
Summary: Using a car video camera to record information about your drive
Presenter: Lowell Shatraw, CUGG
Presentation Date: June 9, 2012
File:

Word Document (2 MB)


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Windows 7 Libraries
Summary: How to use Windows 7 Libraries to quickly find your favorite files
Presenter: Lowell Shatraw, CUGG
Presentation Date: March 10, 2012
File:

Word Document (1.2 MB)


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Open Source Firmware for Your Router
Summary: How to replace the firmware of your router to extend its capabilities
Presenter: Jamie Leben, CUGG
Presentation Date: March 10, 2012
File:

OpenOffice Document (22 KB)


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Google Chrome, Picasa, and Web Albums
Summary: Tips to using Google Chrome for web browsing, and Google Picasa for managing your digital photographs and web albums
Presenter: Ron Mettler, CUGG
Presentation Date: March 10, 2012
File:

PDF Presentation (816 KB)


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Windows 7 backups, Anti-virus Software, and Firewalls
Summary: Protecting your computer from file loss, malicious software, and computer crackers
Presenter: Jamie Leben, CUGG
Presentation Date: February 11, 2012
Files:

Backing Up Your Computer (91 KB)

Computer Security (120 KB)


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2011 Holiday Tech Ideas
Summary: Christmas gift ideas for 2011
Presenter: Jamie Leben, CUGG
Presentation Date: December 10, 2011
Link: Presentation

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Google+ and Facebook Updates
Summary: Social networking with Google+ and Facebook
Presenter: Jamie Leben, CUGG
Presentation Date: October 8, 2011
File: Presentation Notes (18 KB)

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Lowell's Tips
Summary: Tips on using Microsoft Windows 7
Presenter: Lowell Shatraw, CUGG
Presentation Date: October 8, 2011
Files: PowerPoint 2007 presentation (5.6 MB)
How to Use Problem Steps Recorder (807 KB)

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The Month in Review
Summary: News about the laptop checkout program through the High Plains Library District, Steve Jobs, Apple vs. Samsung, HP, Google, and online privacy
Presenter: Eric Moore, CUGG
Presentation Date: September 10, 2011
File: PowerPoint 2007 presentation (848 KB)

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Educational Websites
Summary: A review of educational websites for teachers and students
Presenter: Stan Sameshima, CUGG
Presentation Date: September 10, 2011
Links: WikiSpaces page with links

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The Month in Review
Summary: News about buying a new Acer Aspire laptop, patent wars, Firefox to the rescue, CUGG on The Greeley Tribune Community page, CUGG on Facebook, nanotargeted Facebook ads, Apple MacBook Air, HP TouchPad, Bandwidth throttling, Carbonite, Google, Ron Wayne, AOL, MySpace, Facebook/Skype partnership, Hamster eBook Converter, Shrek virus, the grown-up brain, and remote-controlled model airplane
Presenter: Jim Conant, CUGG
Presentation Date: August 13, 2011
File: OpenOffice Document (349 KB)

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eBook Applications
Summary: A review of some of the features of the Adobe Digital Editions and Mobipocket Reader ebook applications
Presenter: Eric Moore, CUGG
Presentation Date: July 9, 2011
File: Handout (43 KB)

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The Month in Review
Summary: A review of what's new in Internet Explorer 9, Gmail, Apple Glass Multi-Touch Trackpad, improving drivers' field of view, Google+, IBM's 100th anniversary, Microsoft Office XP, Apple iPhone, Shrek Virus, smartphone app for your health, Carbonite, Google, AOL, Ron Wayne, MySpace, Facebook and Skype, Hamster free ebook converter, pilotless jet fighters, and the grown-up brain
Presenter: Jim Conant, CUGG
Presentation Date: July 9, 2011
File: OpenOffice Presentation (174 KB)

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Neat Useful Internet Sites
Summary: Jim Conant's useful Internet sites
Presenter: Jim Conant, CUGG
Presentation Date: June 11, 2011
File: List of sites with URLs (33 KB)

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Social Networking as a Tool for Change
Summary: How social networking is being used to achieve social change throughout the world
Presenter: Stan Sameshima, CUGG
Presentation Date: March 12, 2011
File: Presentation notes with links (349 KB)

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Numerous and Varied Internet Search Engines
Summary: A review of the numerous types of search engines to help you find the information you need
Presenter: Jerry Neff, CUGG
Presentation Date: March 12, 2011
Files: PowerPoint Presentation (524 KB)
Internet Search Engine Web Addresses (34 KB)

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Google Tips and Tricks
Summary: Various applications and onsite tools provided by Google
Presenter: Ron Mettler, CUGG
Presentation Date: March 12, 2011
File: Notes and illustrations (1,165 KB)

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Informative Sites You Should Know About
Summary: Informative and educational sites you may want to know about
Presenter: Jamie Leben, CUGG
Presentation Date: February 12, 2011
File: Presentation Notes (17 KB)

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Internet TV throughout the House
Summary: How to enjoy TV over the Internet, anywhere in your house
Presenter: Jamie Leben, CUGG
Presentation Date: January 8, 2011
File: Presentation Notes (20 KB)

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Flip-Pal Mobile Scanner
Summary: Presentation on the Flip-Pal Mobile Scanner
Presenter: Gene Miksch, Founding Associate of Couragent
Presentation Date: January 8, 2011
File: PowerPoint Presentation (6 MB)


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Basic Word Processing Tips
Summary: Word processing tips for Microsoft Word and OpenOffice Writer
Presenter: Ron Mettler, CUGG
Presentation Date: November 13, 2010
File: Outline (130 KB)


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A New, Easy Way to Store & Retrieve Your Data and Music
Summary: How to back up and share your files using Microsoft Windows Home Server and NAS (Network-attached Storage)
Presenter: Jamie Leben, CUGG
Presentation Date: October 9, 2010
File: PowerPoint 2007Slideshow (236 KB)


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Encrypting the Private Files on Your Computer
Summary: Summary of four software tools for encrypting your files, folders, and drives
Presenter: Eric Moore, CUGG
Presentation Date: June 12, 2010
Files: OpenOffice Slideshow (401 KB)

Outline (52 KB)

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Social Network Services
Summary: Overview of establishing an "electronic presence" through Facebook, Twitter, and Foursquare
Presenter: Jamie Leben, CUGG
Presentation Date: May 8, 2010
File: Outline (33 KB)

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The Magic of Google
Summary: Incorporating Chrome, Chrome Extensions, Google News, Google Docs, Google Calendar, and Google Mail into a usable user interface and routine. Plus other useful Google tools
Presenter: Ron Mettler, CUGG
Presentation Date: May 8, 2010
File: Handout (511 KB)

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New Hardware We Need Know About
Summary: Overview of the latest computer hardware: SATA, PCIe, RAM, multi-core processors, and SSDs
Presenter: Jamie Leben, CUGG
Presentation Date: April 10, 2010
File: Presentation Notes (30 KB)

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The Latest Backup Techniques
Summary: Overview of the latest software, hardware, and services for backing up your computer
Presenter: Jamie Leben, CUGG
Presentation Date: March 13, 2010
File: MS PowerPoint 2007 presentation (91 KB)

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Favorite Smartphone Apps
Summary: Members' favorite applications for the Droid and Apple smartphones
Presenter: Jamie Leben, CUGG
Presentation Date: March 13, 2010
File: MS PowerPoint 2007 presentation (1.5 MB)

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Google Tools
Summary: Learn about Picasa 3.6 as well as various Google features: Alerts, Blog Search, Books, Chrome, Dictionary, Finance, 411, Maps, Videos, Web Search, and web design
Presenter: Ron Mettler, CUGG
Presentation Date: March 13, 2010
File: Handout (70 KB)

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Google Tools
Summary: Learn about Picasa 3, Google Chrome Extensions, Google Scholar, Google Translate, Google Maps, and synchronizing your Google calendar with your iPhone or iPod Touch
Presenter: Ron Mettler, CUGG
Presentation Date: February 13, 2010
File: Handout (736 KB)

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Google Chrome and other Fun Google Stuff
Summary: Learn about Google's new web browser and other useful applications
Presenter: Ron Mettler, CUGG
Presentation Date: January 9, 2010
File: Handout (3.8 MB)

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Windows 7
Summary: Overview of what's new in Microsoft's new operating system, Windows 7
Presenter: Jamie Leben, CUGG
Presentation Date: October 10, 2009
File: Presentation Notes (40 KB)

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Operating Systems and the Future
Summary: Overview of what's new in today's operating systems and what is to come; covers Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux
Presenter: Jamie Leben, CUGG
Presentation Date: August 8, 2009
File: Presentation Notes (60 KB)

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Computer Hardware Shopping
Summary: Recommendations on what to look for when shopping for computer hardware, including the CPU, RAM, hard drive, and graphics card
Presenter: Jamie Leben, CUGG
Presentation Date: August 8, 2009
File: Presentation Notes (47 KB)

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WordPress
Summary: Learn about a hosted service for designing your own website
Presenter: Ken Weaver, CUGG
Presentation Date: March 14, 2009
File: Handout (20 KB)

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Recognizing and Cleaning Viruses
Summary: Learn about viruses and other malicious software ("malware") and how to remove them
Presenter: Jamie Leben, CUGG president
Presentation Date: March 14, 2009
File: OpenOffice Slideshow (265 KB)

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Windows Application Shortcut Keys
Summary: Members of the board weigh in on their favorite Windows application shortcut keys.
Presenter: Jim Conant, program coordinator
Presentation Date: January 10, 2009
File: PDF Document (81 KB)

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Christmas Gift Ideas for 2008
Summary: Members of the board weigh in on their suggested Christmas gift ideas for 2008.
Presenter: Jim Conant, program coordinator, and members of the board
Presentation Date: December 13, 2008
File: HTML Document (17 KB)

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Tips on Buying Your Next Digital Camera
Summary: Information for buying the digital camera that best fits your needs
Presenter: Bill Popejoy, CUGG
Presentation Date: November 8, 2008
File: Handout (32 KB)

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The Difference Between DVD-R and DVD+R
Summary: A quick overview of DVD-R and DVD+R media including which is best for multimedia recordings versus data backups.
Presenter: Don Wiegel, CUGG
Presentation Date: September 13, 2008
File: Adobe Slideshow (363 KB)

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Data Execution Prevention
Summary: Though provided as a security feature to prevent malicious software from running under Windows Vista, Data Execution Prevention (DEP) can also hinder the user.  Learn more about what it is and how to disable it.
Presenter: Don Wiegel, CUGG
Presentation Date: September 13, 2008
File: Adobe Slideshow (754 KB)

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Basics of Backing Up Your Computer
Summary: Links to information about backing up your computer
Presenter: Eric Moore, CUGG
Presentation Date: September 13,  2008
Files: OpenOffice Slideshow (15 KB)

PowerPoint Slideshow
(92 KB)
Links: Questions and Answers about Backups by Eric Moore

The Best Backup Tools by Michael Munchmore, PC Magazine

Perfect Backup Approach by Gene Barlow, User Group Relations

Windows XP Backup Made Easy by Ed Bott, Microsoft Press

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Good Buys on Printers for Photos
Summary: An overview of what's good and bad in today's printers and information on the pros and cons of using third-party ink
Presenter: Bill Popejoy, CUGG
Presentation Date: August 9, 2008
File: Handout (21 KB)

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Google Notebook
Summary: An online application provided by Google allows the user to keep notes and annotations while browsing the world wide web
Presenter: Dick Maxfield, CUGG
Presentation Date: August 9, 2008
File: Handout (25 KB)

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The Windows Vista Control Panel
Summary: An overview of the Control Panel for Microsoft Windows Vista 
Presenter: Don Wiegel, CUGG
Presentation Date: August 9, 2008
File: Adobe Slideshow (2.9 MB)

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Downloading Videos, Part 1
Summary: Links to sites with software that enables you to download and save Adobe Flash videos to your computer
Presenter: Eric Moore, CUGG
Presentation Date: July 12, 2008
Links: FLV (Flash video) player

K-Lite Codec Pack with video & audio player

TubeSucker YouTube Video Downloader

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Downloading Videos, Part 2
Summary: An overview of various applications that allow you to download and replay streaming video from the Internet
Presenter: Don Wiegel, CUGG
Presentation Date: July 12, 2008
File: Adobe Slideshow (1.3 MB)

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Windows Help and How-to Site
Summary: A free site provided by Microsoft with tips on digital photography, making movies, and moving to Windows Vista
Presenter: Eric Moore, CUGG
Presentation Date: July 12, 2008
Link: http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/windows/en-us/usingwindowsxp.mspx

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What's New in Microsoft Word 2007
Summary: An overview of the new features in Microsoft Word 2007, including a revamped interface, new file formats, support for publishing blogs, and improved proofing tools
Presenter: Don Wiegel, CUGG
Presentation Date: June 14, 2008
File: Adobe Slideshow (1.1 MB)

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Portable Applications for your USB Flash Drive
Summary: Learn how to set up your favorite USB flash drive with applications that you can take with you and use on any Windows-based computer
Presenter: Don Wiegel, CUGG
Presentation Date: June 14, 2008
File: Adobe Slideshow (878 KB)

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Windows Vista Control Panel:  Adjusting the Screen Resolution
Summary: Learn how to Change the video resolution for Windows Vista
Presenter: Don Wiegel, CUGG
Presentation Date: May 10, 2008
File: Adobe Slideshow (243 KB)

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Managing Digital Photos in Windows Vista
Summary: Learn how to view, manage, and modify your digital photos in Windows Vista
Presenter: Don Wiegel, CUGG
Presentation Date: May 10, 2008
File: Adobe Slideshow (869 KB)

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Creating a Slide Show
Summary: Learn how to create a Microsoft PowerPoint slide show of your favorite photographs
Presenter: Bill Popejoy, CUGG
Presentation Date: May 10, 2008
File: Handout (30 KB)

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Windows Control Panel:  Basic Information about Your Computer
Summary: Learn how to find basic information about your Windows computer, including the version of Windows, RAM, and processor speed
Presenter: Don Wiegel, CUGG
Presentation Date: March 8, 2008
File: Adobe Document (339 KB)

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Windows Control Panel:  Folder Options
Summary: Learn how to access the settings for how Windows handles folders and program associations
Presenter: Don Wiegel, CUGG
Presentation Date: February 9, 2008
File: Slideshow (1.4 MB)

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Microsoft Virtual PC 2007
Summary: Learn how to install and run another operating system as another Windows application
Presenter: James Wiegel, CUGG
Presentation Date: January 12, 2008
File: PowerPoint Presentation (1.1 MB)

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Picasa
Summary: Learn how to manage and modify digital photos with Picasa
Presenter: Charlotte Rathke, CUGG
Presentation Date: October 13, 2007
File: Handout (27 KB)

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Cookies
Summary: Learn what are web browser cookies, whether they're dangerous, and what to do about them
Presenter: Eric Moore, CUGG
Presentation Date: October 13, 2007
File: OpenOffice Slideshow (15 KB)

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All About Monitors Today
Summary: Learn the latest on LCD monitors and what to look for when shopping for one
Presenter: Don Wiegel and Jamie Leben, CUGG
Presentation Date: September 8, 2007
File: Monitors 101 - Definitions and FAQ (42 KB)

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Remarkable Genealogy Resources on the Web
Summary: Learn about useful online resources for researching your family's history
Presenter: Jackie Glavinick, Weld County Genealogical Society
Presentation Date: July 14, 2007
File: Handout (26 KB)

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Moving to Microsoft Windows Vista
Summary: Learn what to expect if you decide to upgrade to Microsoft's latest operating system and how to plan for the big change
Presenter: Ron Mettler
Presentation Date: June 9, 2007
File: Presentation Summary (192 KB)

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Tips on Closeup Flower Photography
Summary: Tips on getting good results when taking closeup photographs of flowers
Presenter: Bill Popejoy
Presentation Date: May 12, 2007
File: Handout (Word Document) (27 KB)

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Recording Audio with Audacity
Summary: Notes from Jamie Leben's presentation on using Audacity to record sound
Presenter: Jamie Leben
Presentation Date: May 12, 2007
File: Notes (plain text) (2 KB)

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Backing Up with Norton Ghost
Summary: Learn the features offered by Norton Ghost to perform backups and quick restorations of a damaged Windows operating system
Presenter: Ron Mettler
Presentation Date: January 13, 2007
Files:

Norton Ghost Review (PDF Document) (3.5 MB)

Hard Drive Backup (PDF Document) (13 KB)

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Home Networking
Summary: Learn about setting up a home network, including routers, wireless connections, and security.
Presenter: Ron Mettler
Presentation Date: November 11, 2006
Files:

Computer Networking Glossary (PDF Document) (24 KB)

D-Link Router Setup Example (PDF Document) (1.3 MB)

Linksys Router Setup Example (PDF Document) (443 KB)

Networking Equipment Options (PDF Document) (145 KB)

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Digital Camera Technology
Summary: A summary on digital camera technology and what to look for when shopping for a new camera.
Presenter: Bill Popejoy
Presentation Date: October 14, 2006
File: Presentation Notes (Word Document) (28 KB)

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Creating PDF Files
Summary: Learn what a PDF file is and tips on creating your own PDF files
Presenter: Ron Mettler
Presentation Date: September 9, 2006
File: Creating PDF Files (641 KB)

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Backing up Your Computer
Summary: Learn the basics of what to back up on your computer and the types of media available for the job
Presenter: Jamie Leben
Presentation Date: August 12, 2006
File: MS PowerPoint Slideshow (77 KB)

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Researching Your Roots Using Computers
Summary: Learn about online resources and software to assist you in researching your family history
Presenter: Bill Popejoy
Presentation Date: July 8, 2006
File: Handout (17 KB)

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Vonage VOIP
Summary: Learn about saving money by using Vonage to make phone calls over your broadband connection
Presenter: Dick Maxfield
Presentation Date: April 8, 2006
File: Basics of VOIP (37 KB)

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How to Give a Presentation
Summary: Learn the methods and tools for giving an effective presentation
Presenter: James Wiegel
Presentation Date: March 11, 2006
File: MS PowerPoint presentation (204 KB)

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Organizing Your Favorites
Summary: Learn about ways to effectively organize your web browser's bookmarks
Presenter: Eric Moore
Presentation Date: March 11, 2006
File: MS PowerPoint presentation (137 KB)

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OpenOffice 2.0
Summary: Learn about the benefits of using an inexpensive alternative to Microsoft Office and other commercial office productivity suites
Presenters: Eric Moore
Presentation Date: February 11, 2006
Files:

OpenOffice presentation (25 KB)

MS PowerPoint presentation (53 KB)

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Upgrading Your Computer's RAM
Summary: Discusses why you would upgrade your computer's RAM, what to shop for, and how to install new RAM
Presenter: Jamie Leben
Presentation Date: January 14, 2006
File: MS PowerPoint presentation (163 KB)

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Mozilla Thunderbird
Summary: Learn about a free, alternative program for managing your e-mail, news, and RSS feeds
Presenter: Eric Moore
Presentation Date: January 14, 2006
File: MS PowerPoint presentation (169 KB)

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Browser Tips: Mozilla Firefox
Summary: Discusses the benefits of using Mozilla Firefox instead of Internet Explorer
Presenter: Eric Moore
Presentation Date: November 12, 2005
File: MS PowerPoint presentation (558 KB)

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Computer Security: What We Need to Know and Do
Summary: Learn how to protect yourself from malicious software and impostors who want your sensitive data
Presenter: Jamie Leben
Presentation Date: October 8, 2005
Files:

MS PowerPoint slideshow (Part 1) (145 KB)

MS PowerPoint slideshow (Part 2) (72 KB)

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Inkjet Printers: An Update
Summary: Discusses what to look for when shopping for an inkjet printer
Presenter: Bill Popejoy
Presentation Date: August 13, 2005
File: Review of Features and Prices (28 KB)

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The REAL Cost of Printing
Summary: Takes a look at the printing cost per page for different types and models of printers
Presenter: James Wiegel
Presentation Date: August 13, 2005
File: MS PowerPoint presentation (21 KB)

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Backing up Your Computer
Summary: Discusses different software options for backing up your computer and gives a quick primer on using Microsoft Backup
Presenter: Eric Moore
Presentation Date: April 10, 2004
Files:

MS PowerPoint presentation (136 KB)

Handout

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What to Do with Your Free Web Space (Part 1)
Summary: Discusses the benefits of creating your own web site and the software tools and protocols to choose from
Presenter: Frank Whiteley
Presentation Date: February 14, 2004
File: MS PowerPoint presentation (33 KB)

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What to Do with Your Free Web Space (Part 2)
Summary: Discusses available software tools, recommendations, and considerations when designing your own web site
Presenter: Eric Moore
Presentation Date: February 14, 2004
File: MS PowerPoint presentation (23 KB)

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