Saturday, November 4
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm ET
12:00 – 3:00 CT
11:00 – 2:00 MT
10:00 – 1:00 PT

Attend the FREE conference from the convenience of your own home! All you need is your computer, tablet, etc. and Internet access. The sessions are 50 minutes in length and offer attendees the opportunity to ask questions via Q&A; the questions are answered by the presenter at the end of the presentation or via e-mail if there isn’t enough time after the presentation.

APCUG uses ZOOM for the VTC webinar presentations (www.zoom.us). If you have not participated in a VTC, go to https://zoom.us/download to download the app for the device you will be using to ‘attend’ the conference. You should also make sure you have the latest version of Zoom on your device.

Videos from earlier conferences can be found on APCUG’s YouTube channel www.youtube.com/apcugvideos.

To register for this VTC, please click on the below link:


Spread the word by forwarding this e-mail to your members. VTCs are a great way for them to expand their technology experience and be introduced to new skills. Below are the sessions that are currently scheduled.


1:00 PM ET
Tips for Staying Safe Online and Preventing Identity Theft
Bob Gostischa, Avast Evangelist

Learn to use the tools that make visiting the Internet safe and enjoyable. It really isn’t important what you use to get to the Internet.

  • It’s important to use the right tools once you get there
  • It’s important to exercise caution when visiting the Internet
  • It’s important to avoid the dangers found on the Internet

This presentation will cover the do's and dont's and what you need to know to stay safe on your devices (computer – Windows and Mac, tablets and Smartphones) and the Internet
2:00 PM ET
Internet Camouflage Using VPN
How to Use VPN As Your Cloak of Invisibility When Accessing the Internet
Joe Melfi, D-Link
How do we keep the curious and the devious from seeing our activity while using the Internet?  We all have critical information like passwords and account logins that we don't want to be known, some info we consider private, or we simply don't want anything to be seen by others because it's nobody's business.  It's our data, our conversations, and only those we grant permission should see that data.  You may have heard that your web surfing and emails could be vulnerable to snooping.  It may be easier than most people know, especially when using public Wi-Fi!  We'll discuss the best way to help make your data unreadable and untraceable - by implementing VPN. 

  • Anyone in public... Free/Paid Wi-Fi at coffee shops, restaurants, libraries, hotels, etc.
  • Mobile users and travelers that may need to use unfamiliar networks
  • Home users for security and privacy


  • Focus on VPN solutions
  • How it works
  • Types available
  • Apps and software
  • Devices and hardware
  • Free versus pay options
  • Caveats and compromises (nothing is perfect)

3:00 PM ET

iOS 11 Tips & Tricks
Jere Minich, Program Chair, Lake-Sumter Computer Society
iOS 11 has many more custom options than usual and many of them are first-rate. Jere will show us how to tailor some of these options to meet our needs.


1:00 PM ET

 Hands-on LibreOffice Demo
John Kennedy East-Central Ohio Technology User's Club
Free software - it’s all about sharing. John (otherwise known as Free-John) will be sharing the flagship productivity suite called LibreOffice. This piece of software has all the components (and a couple extras) that another major software company has, that is widely used in business. He will take us on a hands-on tour of the different sub-programs LibreOffice has and hopefully you discover a free program that has all the features you would need in a productivity suite.
2:00 PM ET
Google Photos
Ron Brown, Program Chair, Silvercom Computer and Technology Club
Stats – 1B users; 1.2B photos uploaded each day. And, it’s FREE. It’s like a shoebox full of photos but you can easily find a specific photo. Since we now take most of our photos with our phone, it’s designed for mobile first but can also be used with our computer. It’s easy-to-use with unlimited storage. Do you need a backup strategy? How to sync them? Who can see my photos? How do they get archived after death? All these topics and more will be covered in Ron’s presentation. As well as a hands-on demo.
3:00 PM ET
Voice Operated Assistants
Greg Skalka, President, Under the Computer Hood UG

What’s new in technology? First it was the Cloud and now it’s Voice Operated Assistants = the future is here! Voice operated assistants like Amazon Echo, Dot and Tap and Google Home are here to help us with automated tasks and more. Siri, Cortana, and Google Assistant also help us with our technology.

  • What can they do?
  • What are the benefits?
  • How about the dark side?

Virtual Technology Committee
Judy Taylour, Chair

Francis Chao
Jim Evans
John Kennedy
Jere Minich
David Williams