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Welcome to Sydney PC & Technology User Group

We meet at   - Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts, 280 Pitt Street - check [Meetings] Monthly Calendar for times -   Visitors are always welcome

   Our next Main Meeting is at the Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts starting at 5:30 pm on Tuesday 22nd June.
Note: You can now link to club meetings that were held using Video Conferencing during the Covid19 restrictions:
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May 2021 Main Meeting

Watches, chargers and updates were among the presentations at this meeting.

Max-Mini on showAlex had a lot to show us and he started with the new Apple watch explaining how the new ECG or heart rate monitor worked. He also showed us the new Belkin 3 in one charger for Apple devices shown here.

We had a quick look at the new Apple updates and those available for Android and Windows. Then we looked at the cost of new SSD storage.

As there was a great interest in the new Apple Air Tags we then had a look at some Apple videos on Air tags while Alex discussed the concept.

See the report here.

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April 2021 Main Meeting

The newest Apple and Microsoft devices were on show at this meeting.

Max-Mini on showAlex was again on hand to show some of the new products and services Apple has launched, including Airtags, new iMacs, new iPads and more.
We then looked at the new Surface models Microsoft has recently launched as seem here, plus several other new gadgets and gizmos.
We also did lots of Q&A and caught up on other interesting tech news as well.
See the report here.

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March 2021 Main Meeting

The Apple M1X Mac Mini was one of many items Alex reviewed at this Zoom meeting.

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At about 2/3 the size of an A4 sheet and weighing just 1.2kg, the Apple M1X Mini Computer packs a lot of punch. With 8GB of RAM they are available in 256GB and 512GB storage versions and could be an excellent replacement for that tired old desktop PC you’ve been struggling with for way too long.
If coupled to an optional USB-C Hub as shown here, an extra USB-C data port, three USB-A 3.0 ports, plus micro/SD card readers, and a 3.5mm headphone jack port are added to provide convenient access to even more of your peripherals.
Alex also discussed the new MacBook Air, ran a live 5G speed test and lots more. »

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February 2021 Main Meeting

Samsung’s Home robots on show at the recent Consumer Technology Association

pets viewing Samsung robot

Our February Main meeting was again presented by Alex via Zoom from Canberra. He began by showing a number of short video highlights of Samsung’s Home robots seen at the recent Consumer Technology Association show. These included robots performing office duties, house cleaning, stacking a dish-washer and even robotic pets.
Other topics discussed were 5G smartphones, cheaper phone plans, satellite broadband and more. Alex even managed to squeeze in a short local radio interview on technology that we were able to listen in on. » View the full report here.

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