Presentations by OPCUG members

at the Ottawa Public Library

This list is subject to changes, for the latest information check the OPCUG.ca's "Presentations" page.
Presentations are scheduled as they are arranged with the Ottawa Public Library Programs. Free registration is required.
2015
235: Tue, Mar 24, 06:30PM-08:30PM, Beaverbrook
232: Tue, Mar 17, 06:30PM-08:30PM, Hazeldean
Basic Digital Photo Editing - It is easy to take dozens or hundreds of photos with your digital camera. But then what? Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will help you discover some easy ways of fixing up your photos to correct many basic flaws so you will be proud to display them.
221: Tue, Feb 10, 06:30PM-08:30PM, Hazeldean How to Buy a Digital Camera - When buying a digital camera, you are faced with a bewildering array of choices. Chris Taylor, Ottawa PC Users' Group President will help "focus" your search for the ideal digital camera.
225: Wed, Feb 25, 06:30PM-08:30PM, Elmvale Acres How the Internet works... and doesn't - Did you ever wonder how your computer communicates with servers on the Internet? Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will explain in simple terms how computers find each other and connect so they can exchange information. As well, Chris will give some hints on how to troubleshoot things when they don't work as they are supposed to.
237: Thu, Mar 26, 06:30PM-08:30PM, Rideau
224: Mon, Feb 23, 06:30PM-08:30PM, Carlingwood
Protecting Your Computer - The average time it takes for an unprotected computer to be compromised after connecting to the Internet is under 15 minutes. Don't let it be yours. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you the simple steps you need to take to keep your computer from being hacked.
231: Sat, Mar 14, 01:00PM-03:00PM, Rosemount
227: Wed, Mar 4, 07:00PM-09:00PM, Nepean Centrepointe
226: Sat, Feb 28, 01:00PM-03:00PM, St-Laurent
222: Thu, Feb 12, 06:30PM-08:30PM, Emerald Plaza
Media Streaming 101 - Broadband internet has significantly transformed the delivery of media content to our households. With more content readily available, a growing number of Canadians are cutting the traditional cable and satellite umbilical cord and opting for online alternatives. Jeff Dubois, Publicity Chair, Ottawa PC Users' Group examines some of the alternatives, restrictions and solutions used to maximize your streaming experience.
233: Thu, Mar 19, 06:30PM-08:30PM, Sunnyside
223: Sat, Feb 14, 01:00PM-03:00PM, Orléans
VoIP 101 - Today's internet has transform the telecommunications industry. Reasonable quality internet connections have served to facilitate the effective use of VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) as an alternative to the traditional landline telephone. Jeff Dubois, Publicity Chair, Ottawa PC Users' Group examines a number of free and low-cost options to replace or augment your existing telephone service
236: Wed, Mar 25, 06:30PM-08:30PM, Ruth E. Dickinson Backup Strategies - The only thing you can guarantee about your hard drive is that it will fail. And, when it does, you will wish you had a recent backup. Alan German, Treasurer, Ottawa PC Users' Group will show how to create full backups with disk imaging software, synchronize files and folders, and implement a real-time backup system for data files. Use one or all of these techniques and keep your data safe.
229: Mon, Mar 9, 06:30PM-08:30PM, Greenboro District
228: Thu, Mar 5, 06:30PM-08:30PM, Sunnyside
HTML 101 - Would you like to be able to create your own web pages? Alan German from the Ottawa PC Users' Group will take you through the basics and get you up to speed.
230: Thu, Mar 12, 06:30PM-08:30PM, Emerald Plaza So You Want to be a Blogger? - You want to keep your family up to date on your world travels, share your mouth-watering recipes with friends, or simply impart your philosophy to the world. You need a blog. Alan German, Treasurer, Ottawa PC Users' Group will have you creating a blog, and making your first post, within 15 minutes of deciding what to name your blog. And it won't cost you a cent.
234: Thu, Mar 19, 06:30PM-08:30PM, Orléans Is Free Software Really Free - And, if it is free, can it be any good? In this session, we will find that the answer to both questions is a resounding yes. There is lots of free software available, and many free programs are very good indeed. So, join Alan German from the Ottawa PC Users' Group to find out about some must-have - and absolutely free - software!
238: Mon, Mar 30, 06:30PM-08:30PM, Carlingwood Linux 101 - An Introduction to the "Other" Operating System - Just what is Linux? Is it really better than Windows? Alan German, Treasurer, Ottawa PC Users' Group, will help sort out the facts from the fiction.
2014
206: Tue, Oct 14, 06:15PM-08:15PM, Manotick
196: Thu, Jun 12, 06:15PM-08:15PM, Rosemount
191: Sat, May 17, 01:00PM-03:00PM, Centennial
185: Tue, Apr 29, 06:30PM-08:30PM, Orléans
183: Tue, Apr 22, 06:30PM-08:30PM, Hazeldean
182: Sat, Apr 12, 02:00PM-04:00PM, Emerald Plaza
180: Tue, Mar 25, 06:00PM-08:00PM, Alta Vista
175: Mon, Feb 24, 06:30PM-08:30PM, Carlingwood
171: Tue, Feb 11, 06:15PM-08:15PM, North Gloucester
169: Thu, Jan 23, 06:15PM-08:15PM, Sunnyside
168: Tue, Jan 14, 06:00PM-08:00PM, Hazeldean
Basic Digital Photo Editing - It is easy to take dozens or hundreds of photos with your digital camera. But then what? Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will help you discover some easy ways of fixing up your photos to correct many basic flaws so you will be proud to display them.
198: Tue, Jun 17, 06:15PM-08:15PM, Stittsville
188: Wed, May 7, 06:30PM-08:30PM, Carlingwood
178: Sat, Mar 8, 10:15PM-12:15PM, Main
How to Buy a Digital Camera - When buying a digital camera, you are faced with a bewildering array of choices. Chris Taylor, Ottawa PC Users' Group President will help "focus" your search for the ideal digital camera.
197: Sat, Jun 14, 02:00PM-04:00PM, Orléans
195: Mon, Jun 9, 06:30PM-08:30PM, Carlingwood
194: Thu, Jun 5, 06:15PM-08:15PM, Elmvale Acres
187: Sat, May 3, 10:15PM-12:15PM, Main
176: Sat, Mar 1, 11:00PM-01:00PM, Nepean Centrepointe
How the Internet works... and doesn't - Did you ever wonder how your computer communicates with servers on the Internet? Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will explain in simple terms how computers find each other and connect so they can exchange information. As well, Chris will give some hints on how to troubleshoot things when they don't work as they are supposed to.
218: Tue, Nov 25, 06:15PM-08:15PM, St-Laurent
215: Thu, Nov 13, 06:15PM-08:15PM, Rosemount
214: Sat, Nov 8, 10:15PM-12:15PM, Orléans
211: Tue, Oct 28, 06:30PM-08:30PM, Hazeldean
202: Sat, Sep 20, 02:00PM-04:00PM, Emerald Plaza
186: Thu, May 1, 06:15PM-08:15PM, Rideau
How to Buy a PC - When buying a computer, you are faced with a lot of choices; laptop or desktop, dual or quad core processor, AMD or Intel, how big a hard drive, how big a monitor, is it better to buy a faster processor or more memory. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will help sort out the choices so you can buy the computer that is right for your needs.
210: Sat, Oct 25, 10:15PM-12:15PM, Orléans
193: Tue, May 27, 06:30PM-08:30PM, Hazeldean
181: Thu, Apr 10, 06:15PM-08:15PM, Rosemount
174: Tue, Feb 18, 06:15PM-08:15PM, Rideau
How to Secure a Home Wireless Network - Most wireless routers do not default to the most secure configuration. Make sure you are not the "low hanging fruit" that someone will decide to attack. It is surprisingly easy to make sure your network is secure. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you just how easy it is.
207: Wed, Oct 15, 06:30PM-08:30PM, Ruth E. Dickinson
201: Thu, Sep 18, 06:15PM-08:15PM, Beaverbrook
199: Wed, Jun 18, 06:00PM-08:00PM, Ruth E. Dickinson
192: Tue, May 20, 06:30PM-08:30PM, Orléans
190: Thu, May 15, 06:15PM-08:15PM, Rosemount
177: Mon, Mar 3, 06:30PM-08:30PM, Greenboro District
173: Sat, Feb 15, 10:30PM-12:30PM, Emerald Plaza
170: Tue, Feb 4, 06:15PM-08:15PM, Cumberland
Protecting Your Computer - The average time it takes for an unprotected computer to be compromised after connecting to the Internet is under 15 minutes. Don't let it be yours. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you the simple steps you need to take to keep your computer from being hacked.
205: Mon, Oct 6, 06:15PM-08:15PM, Beaverbrook
204: Tue, Sep 30, 06:15PM-08:15PM, Stittsville
189: Thu, May 8, 06:15PM-08:15PM, Elmvale Acres
184: Thu, Apr 24, 06:15PM-08:15PM, Sunnyside
179: Tue, Mar 18, 06:00PM-08:00PM, Hazeldean
172: Thu, Feb 13, 06:30PM-08:30PM, Orléans
Clicking, Flicking and Tweeting: Social Networking Controversy - The explosion of social networking websites such as Flickr, Facebook, blogging sites and Twitter has raised more than privacy concerns. Join the discussion with Chris Taylor and Jeff Dubois from the Ottawa PC Users' Group. Jeff will describe the value of social media sites, while Chris will give the cautions about using these tools so that you don't compromise your computer, your job, your identity, or worse.
220: Thu, Dec 11, 06:30PM-08:30PM, Carlingwood
216: Sat, Nov 15, 10:15PM-12:15PM, Orléans
212: Sat, Nov 1, 10:15PM-12:15PM, Nepean Centrepointe
208: Sat, Oct 18, 10:15PM-12:15PM, Main
200: Wed, Sep 17, 06:15PM-08:15PM, Alta Vista
Media Streaming 101 - Broadband internet has significantly transformed the delivery of media content to our households. With more content readily available, a growing number of Canadians are cutting the traditional cable and satellite umbilical cord and opting for online alternatives. Jeff Dubois, Publicity Chair, Ottawa PC Users' Group examines some of the alternatives, restrictions and solutions used to maximize your streaming experience.
219: Wed, Dec 3, 06:00PM-08:00PM, Main
213: Wed, Nov 5, 06:15PM-08:15PM, Cumberland
203: Mon, Sep 29, 06:30PM-08:30PM, Nepean Centrepointe
Backup Strategies - The only thing you can guarantee about your hard drive is that it will fail. And, when it does, you will wish you had a recent backup. Alan German, Treasurer, Ottawa PC Users' Group will show how to create full backups with disk imaging software, synchronize files and folders, and implement a real-time backup system for data files. Use one or all of these techniques and keep your data safe.
209: Tue, Oct 21, 06:15PM-08:15PM, Beaverbrook HTML 101 - Would you like to be able to create your own web pages? Alan German from the Ottawa PC Users' Group will take you through the basics and get you up to speed.
217: Tue, Nov 18, 06:15PM-08:15PM, Greenboro District So You Want to be a Blogger? - You want to keep your family up to date on your world travels, share your mouth-watering recipes with friends, or simply impart your philosophy to the world. You need a blog. Alan German, Treasurer, Ottawa PC Users' Group will have you creating a blog, and making your first post, within 15 minutes of deciding what to name your blog. And it won't cost you a cent.
2013
163: Thu, Nov 28, 06:15PM-08:15PM, Orléans
158: Thu, Nov 14, 06:15PM-08:15PM, Elmvale Acres
155: Tue, Nov 5, 06:15PM-08:15PM, Cumberland
154: Sat, Nov 2, 02:00PM-04:00PM, Greenboro District
153: Wed, Oct 30, 06:00PM-08:00PM, Hazeldean
148: Mon, Oct 21, 06:30PM-08:30PM, Carlingwood
147: Sat, Sep 28, 02:00PM-04:00PM, Rosemount
136: Wed, May 29, 6:15-8:15PM, Carlingwood
130: Thu, Apr 25, 6:15-8:15PM, Orléans
129: Wed, Apr 24, 6:15-8:15PM, Beaverbrook
119: Thu, Mar 21, 6:15-8:15PM, Rosemount
115: Thu, Feb 28, 6:15-8:15PM, Manotick
112: Thu, Feb 21, 6:30-8:30PM, Sunnyside
107: Wed, Feb 6, 6:15-8:15PM, Ruth E. Dickinson
105: Tue, Jan 22, 6:15-8:15PM, North Gloucester
Basic Digital Photo Editing - It is easy to take dozens or hundreds of photos with your digital camera. But then what? Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will help you discover some easy ways of fixing up your photos to correct many basic flaws so you will be proud to display them.
165: Thu, Dec 5, 06:15PM-08:15PM, Sunnyside
137: Wed, Jun 5, 6:15-8:15PM, Centennial
122: Thu, Apr 4, 6:15-8:15PM, Orléans
114: Tue, Feb 26, 2:00-4:00PM, Hazeldean
108: Thu, Feb 7, 6:15-8:15PM, Main Library
How to Buy a Digital Camera - When buying a digital camera, you are faced with a bewildering array of choices. Chris Taylor, Ottawa PC Users' Group President will help "focus" your search for the ideal digital camera.
161: Wed, Nov 20, 06:15PM-08:15PM, Rideau
139: Thu, Jun 13, 6:30-8:30PM, Sunnyside
132: Sat, May 18, 2:00-4:00PM, Greenboro District
123: Tue, Apr 9, 6:15-8:15PM, Ruth E. Dickinson
How the Internet works ... and doesn't - Did you ever wonder how your computer communicates with servers on the Internet? Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will explain in simple terms how computers find each other and connect so they can exchange information. As well, Chris will give some hints on how to trouble-shoot things when they don't work as they are supposed to.
167: Thu, Dec 12, 06:15PM-08:15PM, Elmvale Acres
159: Sat, Nov 16, 11:00PM-01:00PM, Nepean Centrepointe
149: Tue, Oct 22, 06:15PM-08:15PM, Ruth E. Dickinson
146: Thu, Sep 26, 06:15PM-08:15PM, Sunnyside
138: Sat, Jun 8, 10:15AM-12:15PM, Hazeldean
133: Wed, May 22, 6:15-8:15PM, Rideau
126: Wed, Apr 17, 6:15-8:15PM, Elmvale Acres
117: Tue, Mar 5, 6:15-8:15PM, North Gloucester
111: Wed, Feb 20, 6:15-8:15PM, Elmvale Acres
How to Buy a PC - When buying a computer, you are faced with a lot of choices; laptop or desktop, dual or quad core processor, AMD or Intel, how big a hard drive, how big a monitor, is it better to buy a faster processor or more memory. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will help sort out the choices so you can buy the computer that is right for your needs.
166: Tue, Dec 10, 06:15PM-08:15PM, Manotick
160: Tue, Nov 19, 06:15PM-08:15PM, Stittsville
151: Thu, Oct 24, 06:15PM-08:15PM, Sunnyside
140: Sat, Jun 15, 11:00AM-1:00PM, Nepean Centrepointe
134: Thu, May 23, 6:15-8:15PM, Centennial
131: Thu, May 16, 6:30-8:30PM, Sunnyside
128: Tue, Apr 23, 6:15-8:15PM, Ruth E. Dickinson
125: Tue, Apr 16, 6:15-8:15PM, North Gloucester
109: Mon, Feb 11, 6:15-8:15PM, Carlingwood
How to Secure a Home Wireless Network - Most wireless routers do not default to the most secure configuration. Make sure you are not the "low hanging fruit" that someone will decide to attack. It is surprisingly easy to make sure your network is secure. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you just how easy it is.
164: Wed, Dec 4, 06:15PM-08:15PM, Ruth E. Dickinson
157: Thu, Nov 7, 06:15PM-08:15PM, Rosemount
152: Tue, Oct 29, 06:15PM-08:15PM, Orléans
145: Wed, Sep 25, 06:00PM-08:00PM, Beaverbrook
143: Sat, Sep 21, 10:15AM-12:15PM, Main
142: Wed, Jun 19, 6:15-8:15PM, Elmvale Acres
135: Sat, May 25, 12:30-2:30PM, Hazeldean
124: Thu, Apr 11, 6:30-8:30PM, Sunnyside
118: Tue, Mar 19, 6:15-8:15PM, Stittsville
113: Sat, Feb 23, 11:00AM-1:00PM, Nepean Centrepointe
106: Wed, Jan 30, 6:15-8:15PM, Rosemount
Protecting Your Computer - The average time it takes for an unprotected computer to be compromised after connecting to the Internet is under 15 minutes. Don't let it be yours. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you the simple steps you need to take to keep your computer from being hacked.
162: Tue, Nov 26, 06:15PM-08:15PM, North Gloucester
156: Wed, Nov 6, 06:15PM-08:15PM, Ruth E. Dickinson
150: Wed, Oct 23, 06:00PM-08:00PM, Beaverbrook
144: Mon, Sep 23, 06:30PM-08:30PM, Carlingwood
141: Tue, Jun 18, 6:15-8:15PM, Orléans
127: Sat, Apr 20, 10:15AM-12:15PM, Main Library
121: Wed, Apr 3, 6:15-8:15PM, Centennial
120: Tue, Mar 26, 6:15-8:15PM, Hazeldean
116: Mon, Mar 4, 6:15-8:15PM, Carlingwood
110: Thu, Feb 14, 6:30-8:30PM, Sunnyside
Clicking, Flicking and Tweeting: Social Networking Controversy - The explosion of social networking websites such as Flickr, Facebook, blogging sites and Twitter has raised more than privacy concerns. Join the discussion with Chris Taylor and Jeff Dubois from the Ottawa PC Users' Group. Jeff will describe the value of social media sites, while Chris will give the cautions about using these tools so that you don't compromise your computer, your job, your identity, or worse.
2012
082: Sat, Sep 22, 10:30AM-12:30PM, Main Library
086: Wed, Oct 3, 6:15-8:15PM, Orléans
090: Wed, Oct 17, 6:30-8:30PM, Alta Vista
091: Sat, Oct 20, 10:30-12:30PM, Nepean Centrepointe
094: Wed, Nov 7, 6:30-8:30PM, Cumberland
101: Wed, Nov 28, 6:15-8:15PM, Beaverbrook
Basic Digital Photo Editing - It is easy to take dozens or hundreds of photos with your digital camera. But then what? Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will help you discover some easy ways of fixing up your photos to correct many basic flaws so you will be proud to display them.
067: Wed, Mar 7, 6:30-8:30PM, Elmvale Acres
073: Wed, Apr 25, 6:30-8:30PM, Orléans
How the Internet works ... and doesn't - Did you ever wonder how your computer communicates with servers on the Internet? Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will explain in simple terms how computers find each other and connect so they can exchange information. As well, Chris will give some hints on how to trouble-shoot things when they don't work as they are supposed to.
068: Thu, Mar 8, 6:30-8:30PM, Sunnyside
070: Tue, Apr 17, 6:30-8:30PM, Stittsville
083: Tue, Sep 25, 6:15-8:15PM, Blackburn Hamlet
087: Thu, Oct 4, 6:15-8:15PM, Elmvale Acres
092: Mon, Oct 22, 1:30-3:30PM, Carlingwood
097: Wed, Nov 21, 6:15-8:15PM, Orléans
098: Thu, Nov 22, 6:30-8:30PM, Sunnyside
How to Buy a Digital Camera - When buying a digital camera, you are faced with a bewildering array of choices. Chris Taylor, Ottawa PC Users' Group President will help "focus" your search for the ideal digital camera.
063: Wed, Jan 25, 6:30-8:15PM, Rosemount
066: Sat, Feb 25, 2:00-4:00PM, Main Library
071: Wed, Apr 18, 6:15-8:15PM, Ruth E. Dickinson
081: Thu, Sep 20, 6:30-8:30PM, Sunnyside
088: Thu, Oct 11, 6:15-8:15PM, Rosemount
095: Thu, Nov 8, 6:15-8:15PM, Carlingwood
104: Thu, Dec 6, 6:15-8:15PM, Blackburn Hamlet
How to Buy a PC - When buying a computer, you are faced with a lot of choices; laptop or desktop, dual or quad core processor, AMD or Intel, how big a hard drive, how big a monitor, is it better to buy a faster processor or more memory. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will help sort out the choices so you can buy the computer that is right for your needs.
061: Thu, Jan 19, 6:30-8:30PM, Sunnyside
065: Thu, Feb 23, 6:30-8:15PM, Rosemount
069: Thu, Apr 5, 6:30-8:30PM, Elmvale Acres
085: Tue, Oct 2, 6:15-8:15PM, North Gloucester
102: Thu, Nov 29, 6:15-8:15PM, Rosemount
How to Secure a Home Wireless Network - Most wireless routers do not default to the most secure configuration. Make sure you are not the "low hanging fruit" that someone will decide to attack. It is surprisingly easy to make sure your network is secure. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you just how easy it is.
060: Wed, Jan 18, 6:30-8:30PM, Elmvale Acres
062: Mon, Jan 23, 6:30-8:30PM, Carlingwood
064: Wed, Feb 22, 6:30-8:30PM, Orléans
074: Tue, May 1, 6:15-8:15PM, Manotick
075: Wed, May 2, 6:30-8:30PM, Elmvale Acres
089: Tue, Oct 16, 6:15-8:15PM, North Gloucester
093: Wed, Oct 24, 6:15-8:15PM, Ruth E. Dickinson
096: Thu, Nov 15, 6:15-8:15PM, Elmvale Acres
103: Tue, Dec 4, 6:15-8:15PM, Rideau
Protecting Your Computer - The average time it takes for an unprotected computer to be compromised after connecting to the Internet is under 15 minutes. Don't let it be yours. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you the simple steps you need to take to keep your computer from being hacked.
072: Sat, Apr 21, 2:00-4:00PM, Greenboro District
076: Thu, May 3, 6:30-8:30PM, Sunnyside
077: Thu, May 17, 6:30-8:30PM, Elmvale Acres
078: Wed, May 23, 6:30-8:30PM, Orléans
084: Thu, Sep 27, 6:15-8:15PM, Manotick
099: Sat, Nov 24, 2:00-4:00PM, Greenboro District
100: Tue, Nov 27, 6:30-8:30PM, Nepean Centrepointe
Clicking, Flicking and Tweeting: Social Networking Controversy - The explosion of social networking websites such as Flickr, Facebook, blogging sites and Twitter has raised more than privacy concerns. Join the discussion with Chris Taylor and Andrea Wells from the Ottawa PC Users' Group. Andrea will describe the value of social media sites, while Chris will give the cautions about using these tools so that you don't compromise your computer, your job, your identity, or worse.
079: Wed, Sep 12, 6:15-8:15PM, Manotick Is Free Software Really Free - And, if it is free, can it be any good? In this session, we will find that the answer to both questions is a resounding yes. There is lots of free software available, and many free programs are very good indeed. So, join Alan German from the Ottawa PC Users' Group to find out about some must-have - and absolutely free - software!
080: Wed, Sep 19, 6:30-8:30PM, Orléans So You Want to be a Blogger? - You want to keep your family up to date on your world travels, share your mouth-watering recipes with friends, or simply impart your philosophy to the world. You need a blog. Alan German, Treasurer, Ottawa PC Users' Group will have you creating a blog, and making your first post, within 15 minutes of deciding what to name your blog. And it won't cost you a cent.
2011
057: Sun, Nov 20, 1:00-3:00PM, Nepean Centrepointe
050: Thu, Oct 6, 6:30-8:30PM, Sunnyside
046: Wed, Sep 21, 6:30-8:30PM, Elmvale Acres
045: Tue, Sep 20, 6:30-8:30PM, Rosemount
044: Sat, Sep 17, 2:00-4:00PM, Greenboro District
041: Mon, May 9, 6:30-8:00PM, Elmvale Acres
040: Tue, Apr 12, 6:30-8:00PM, North Gloucester
How to Buy a PC - When buying a computer, you are faced with a lot of choices; laptop or desktop, dual or quad core processor, AMD or Intel, how big a hard drive, how big a monitor, is it better to buy a faster processor or more memory. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will help sort out the choices so you can buy the computer that is right for your needs.
059: Sat, Nov 26, 2:00-4:00PM, Greenboro District
058: Mon, Nov 21, 7:00-8:30PM, Carlingwood
055: Wed, Nov 16, 6:30-8:30PM, Elmvale Acres
051: Sun, Oct 23, 1:00-3:00PM, Nepean Centrepointe
048: Mon, Oct 3, 6:45-8:15PM, North Gloucester
How to Buy a Digital Camera - When buying a digital camera, you are faced with a bewildering array of choices. Chris Taylor, Ottawa PC Users' Group President will help "focus" your search for the ideal digital camera.
056: Thu, Nov 17, 6:30-8:30PM, Sunnyside
053: Tue, Oct 25, 6:30-8:30PM, Rosemount
049: Tue, Oct 4, 7:00-9:00PM, Nepean Centrepointe
042: Tue, May 31, 6:30-8:00PM, North Gloucester
039: Thu, Mar 24, 6:30-8:30PM, Sunnyside
Protecting Your Computer - The average time it takes for an unprotected computer to be compromised after connecting to the Internet is under 15 minutes. Don't let it be yours. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you the simple steps you need to take to keep your computer from being hacked.
052: Mon, Oct 24, 6:30-8:30PM, Elmvale Acres
036: Thu, Feb 17, 6:30-8:30PM, Sunnyside
035: Tue, Feb 8, 7:00-8:30PM, Carlingwood
034: Sat, Feb 5, 2:00-4:00PM, Greenboro District
How to Secure a Home Wireless Network - Most wireless routers do not default to the most secure configuration. Make sure you are not the "low hanging fruit" that someone will decide to attack. It is surprisingly easy to make sure your network is secure. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you just how easy it is.
037: Thu, Mar 10, 6:30-8:00PM, North Gloucester How to use the Ottawa Public Library's Digital Media Collection - The Ottawa Public Library has an extensive digital media collection of e-books, audio books, and music. This seminar shows how to effectively use the collection, demonstrating how to find the material you want and get it to your computer for reading or listening. Supported portable devices are explored and explained. Limitations that come as a result of digital rights management are explained. Library policies are covered.Presented by Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group.
054: Tue, Nov 15, 6:30-8:30PM, North Gloucester
047: Thu, Sep 22, 6:30-8:30PM, Alta Vista
043: Thu, Jun 16, 6:30-8:30PM, Sunnyside
038: Tue, Mar 22, 7:00-9:00PM, Nepean Centrepointe
Clicking, Flicking and Tweeting: Social Networking Controversy - The explosion of social networking websites such as Flickr, Facebook, blogging sites and Twitter has raised more than privacy concerns. Join the discussion with Chris Taylor and Andrea Wells from the Ottawa PC Users' Group. Andrea will describe the value of social media sites, while Chris will give the cautions about using these tools so that you don't compromise your computer, your job, your identity, or worse.
2010
033: Thu, Nov 25, 6:30-8:30PM, Sunnyside
028: Sat, May 8, 2:00-4:00PM, Greenboro District
How to Buy a Digital Camera - When buying a digital camera, you are faced with a bewildering array of choices. Chris Taylor, Ottawa PC Users' Group President will help "focus" your search for the ideal digital camera.
032: Tue, Nov 9, 7:00-9:00PM, Nepean Centrepointe
026: Mon, Mar 29, 6:30, Hazeldean
024: Tue, Feb 23, 6:30PM, North Gloucester
023: Sat, Jan 30, 2:00, Greenboro District
Protecting Your Computer - The average time it takes for an unprotected computer to be compromised after connecting to the Internet is under 15 minutes. Don't let it be yours. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you the simple steps you need to take to keep your computer from being hacked.
031: Tue, Oct 19, 7:00-9:00PM, Nepean Centrepointe How to Secure a Home Wireless Network - Most wireless routers do not default to the most secure configuration. Make sure you are not the "low hanging fruit" that someone will decide to attack. It is surprisingly easy to make sure your network is secure. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you just how easy it is.
030: Thu, Oct 14, 6:30-8:30PM, Sunnyside
025: Mon, Mar 8, 6:30, Hazeldean
How to Buy a PC - When buying a computer, you are faced with a lot of choices; laptop or desktop, dual or quad core processor, AMD or Intel, how big a hard drive, how big a monitor, is it better to buy a faster processor or more memory. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will help sort out the choices so you can buy the computer that is right for your needs.
029: Wed, Sep 22, 6:30-8:00PM, North Gloucester Downloading audiobooks and e-books program - Yes, it's now possible to download digital books that you can read or listen to for free! Learn how to get audiobooks and e-books using Overdrive from the Ottawa Public Library website!
027: Tue, May 4, 7:00-9:00PM, Nepean Centrepointe Clicking, Flicking and Tweeting: Social Networking Controversy - The explosion of social networking websites such as Flickr, Facebook, blogging sites and Twitter has raised more than privacy concerns. Join the discussion with Chris Taylor and Jeff Dubois from the Ottawa PC Users' Group. Jeff will describe the value of social media sites, while Chris will give the cautions about using these tools so that you don't compromise your computer, your job, your identity, or worse.
2009
022: Tue, Nov 24, 7:00PM, North Gloucester
021: Mon, Nov 23, 7:00PM, Carlingwood
015: Thu, Oct 1, 6:30PM, Alta Vista
014: Sat, Sep 19, 2:00PM, Greenboro District
How to Buy a PC - When buying a computer, you are faced with a lot of choices; laptop or desktop, dual or quad core processor, AMD or Intel, how big a hard drive, how big a monitor, is it better to buy a faster processor or more memory. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will help sort out the choices so you can buy the computer that is right for your needs.
020: Sat, Nov 21, 2:00PM, Greenboro District How to Buy a Digital Camera - When buying a digital camera, you are faced with a bewildering array of choices. Chris Taylor, Ottawa PC Users' Group President will help "focus" your search for the ideal digital camera.
013: Thu, Sep 17, 7:00PM, Sunnyside
012: Mon, Sep 14, 7:00PM, Carlingwood
How to Secure Your Computer - The average time it takes for an unprotected computer to be compromised after connecting to the Internet is under 15 minutes. Don't let it be yours. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you the simple steps you need to take to keep your computer from being hacked.
018: Sat, Oct 24, Greenboro District Windows 7 Launch Party - With the release of Windows 7, this was a chance to look at the new features and the things that make this perhaps Microsoft's greatest desktop operating system to date.
011: Sat, Feb 21, 2:00PM, Greenboro District Chris Taylor will let you know what you need to do to protect your computer from attacks. The average time it takes for an unprotected computer to be compromised after connecting to the Internet is under 15 minutes. Don't let it be yours.
010: Thu, Jan 29, 6:30PM, Alta Vista Home wireless networks are very useful and easy to set up. But if left unsecured, you could be hacked and your network could be used for illegal activities. Chris Taylor will let you know the simple steps you need to do to protect a home wireless network.
009: Sat, Jan 24, 2:00PM, Greenboro District Chris Taylor will give advice on "How to Buy a Digital Camera." With the huge number of choices out there, Chris will help sort out what features to look for. This will be the same presentation given in the spring at the North Gloucester Branch.
008: Thu, Jan 22, 6:30PM, Alta Vista Chris Taylor will let you know what you need to do to protect your computer from attacks. The average time it takes for an unprotected computer to be compromised after connecting to the Internet is under 15 minutes. Don't let it be yours.
019: Thu, Nov 5, 6:30PM,Alta Vista
017: Mon, Oct 19, 7:00PM, North Gloucester
016: Thu, Oct 15, 7:00PM, Sunnyside
Is Free Software Really Free - And, if it is free, can it be any good? In this session, we will find that the answer to both questions is a resounding yes. There is lots of free software available, and many free programs are very good indeed. So, join Alan German from the Ottawa PC Users' Group to find out about some must-have - and absolutely free - software!
2008
007: Mon, Nov 24, 6:45PM, Carlingwood Chris Taylor will give advice on "How to Buy a Digital Camera." With the huge number of choices out there, Chris will help sort out what features to look for. This will be the same presentation given in the spring at the North Gloucester Branch.
006: Thu, Nov 20, 7:00PM, North Gloucester Alan German will answer the question "Vista - Is It a Good Thing?" If you have not yet made the leap to Vista, you might be wondering what it offers that another option such as Windows XP or Linux doesn't.
005: Thu, Oct 23, 7:00PM, North Gloucester Alan German will be presenting "HTML 101." Would you like to be able to create your own web pages? Alan will take you through the basics and get you up to speed.
004: Thu, Sep 25, 7:00PM, North Gloucester Chris Taylor will be presenting "How to Secure a Home Wireless Network." Most wireless routers do not default to the most secure configuration. Make sure you are not the "low hanging fruit" that a cracker will decide to attack. It is surprisingly easy to make sure your network is secure.
003: Wed, Jun 4, 7:00PM, North Gloucester When buying a digital camera, you are faced with a bewildering array of choices. Chris Taylor from the Ottawa PC Users Group can help you sort them out.
002: Wed, May 21, 7:00PM, North Gloucester Just what is Linux? Is it really better than Windows? Find out with Alan German from Ottawa PC Users Group.
001: Wed, May 7, 7:00PM, North Gloucester Keep hackers away and your computer safe by following advice given by Chris Taylor of the Ottawa PC Users Group.
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