OUR NEXT MEETING
All meetings are free and open to the public
The next meeting is Tuesday, June 4th at 7:00 PM in Multi-Use Room 3 at the Fort Collins Senior Center.
Once upon a time, there was Plain Old Telephone Service (POTS):
Today, there is an almost bewildering array of communication options. Plan to attend the June meeting to learn about some of these options; e.g., Skype, Magic Jack and a few others. Some are free. Some are free . . . but . . . you need to read the Terms of Service (TOS) before you make your decision; that is, if you can find them.
Odds and Ends of Computer and Technology News—May 2013
50 Best Websites 2013
What is the best website? How about:
- Digital Public Library of America?
NPR First Listen?
"Wouldn't it be wonderful if someone let you listen to great music before it hit stores?"
- Distance to Mars?
Explore these websites and 47 other ". . . sites and services that keep you entertained and informed, save you time and money—and maybe even change your life"
Adobe Says Goodbye to Its Suite. Is Microsoft Next?
"It's another nail in the coffin of the whole business model of software as it existed in the pre-Internet days."
As Amazon and Barnes & Noble Slash Prices, the Cheap Tablet Wars Are Getting Interesting Again
"Right now, Amazon and Barnes & Noble are both offering discounts on their respective Kindle Fire and Nook tablets, in honor of Mother's Day"
EA scores exclusive rights to develop future Star Wars games
"Electronic Arts and Disney announced a multi-year agreement today that will see future Star Wars video games exclusively developed and published by EA. This news comes a little over a month after the house of mouse made the decision to stop internal development at LucasArts."
Can Facebook lead to psychosis? One study says so
". . . Facebook and its ilk can move the vulnerable (which might mean anyone) in the direction of psychosis and delusion."
ASK YOUR QUESTION
Our Monthly Meetings provide an open forum for questions on PC hardware and software; or anything digital, from your mobile phone to your music player. We welcome all questions, whether you are a beginner or an expert.
PAST MEETING PRESENTATIONS
Presentation material from selected past meetings is available on the Meeting Presentations page.
You will find information on such topics as eReaders, backup techniques, burning CDs and DVDs—and much more.
PAST MEETING TOPICS
You really are invited to our meetings. The meeting topics are prepared for the general public. They are NOT just for the PhD computer scientist. Would you like to know what kinds of topics are presented at our meetings? Check out this list of Past Meeting Topics.