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Sydney PC User Group Newsletter 5 - 10 Dec 2016

Don't forget this is the last Communications meeting for 2016 and you are invited to join with members from the Friday Forum for an End-of-Year luncheon at the StarBar - Corner of George St & Wilmot St during the main break from 12:00 noon till 1:00 pm.

Meetings for this week:

Friday 9th Dec

Friday Forum: 9:30 am - 12 noon

Bob Backstrom will talk about the Foxit PDF Reader and why it goes full-screen (196%) every time you load a file. There are ways to set the default to 100% but you have to delve deep into the Preferences to do it.

Did you also know that in viewing a document you can go to the next page with left-click and the previous page with right-click? So simple.

And if you want to select some text, you don't have to change the "Hand" pointer to the "Select" pointer after all?

Roger Foulds has spent some time with his two action head cameras: GoPro3 Black Edition and a look-alike 4K WiFi from Eyesun Technology.

Both can now be controlled from an iPod Touch with their separate Apps. He will demonstrate them and have relevant screen shots to show.

Communications: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Josephine Wiseman will give her final installment of the NBN saga, most of which in the end came down to Optus. She has also learnt after 25 phone calls and 2 letters, how to get the fax to work, and how to keep Daylight Saving Time on her cordless Uniden phones.

Secondly, she has found a Chrome extension which allows you to copy a page or selection. We think Tim Kelly showed us something similar, however it will only take a few minutes to demonstrate. She tried it out on a Chernobyl article which may interest the members.

She will also need about 3 minutes to speak on the new regs and costs from SMSA. She is hoping to find some who attend the various SIGs to give them the booking forms to check. Only Web Design and Programming currently have designated leaders.

John Lucke will present: Microsoft versus Apple versus Google - The battle for supremacy

Never before have these three internet giants battled so intensely to win your ongoing patronage by locking you into their suite of services. Where they once specialised in one main product, now they each provide an ever-growing range of integrated products to satisfy your every need.

These branded products include computers, tablets, phones and wearable devices plus their operating systems and stores filled with apps we now take for granted. They all offer a raft of free services such as Cloud storage, video chats, messaging, sharing and syncing your data across all your devices. And so the constant battle for your custom continues unabated!

At this month's meeting we will compare and discuss some of the current offerings from these giants of the internet world plus a Q & A session as well.

Next week's meetings:

  • Programming: Tuesday, Dec 13 - 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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