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Sydney Harbour

Hello and Welcome,


Hi everyone!

Just a quick update on tomorrow night's Main Meeting, which will feature a 500GB SSD as a main raffle prize!

Everything is still on track with NBN Co - our special guest will give us all the updates, and no doubt, those with NBN questions and problems will have an NBN person to talk to, pass on feedback and hopefully, get some answers.

However - the meeting also falls on CHRISTMAS in JULY!

If we're lucky we will have some extra nibbles and some red wine during the break to celebrate.

We will also have a 500GB SSD in a 2.5-inch USB enclosure, as well as some other prizes, so as always, it is definitely in your interest to come along to the Sydney PC and Technology User Group Main Meeting to have a great time, learn interesting new tech trends, topics and things, and to win some great prizes!

Bring your friends and enjoy!

Best regards


SIG Presentation

See nine-page PDF file (attached) showing the presentation on all aspects of USB connections from the recent Friday Forum, 14th of July.

"Universal Serial Bus USB, short for Universal Serial Bus, is an industry standard that defines cables,
connectors and communications protocols for connection, communication, and
power supply between computers and devices."

After the presentation we tested a range of different chargers to show their capabilities.

John Symonds

Meetings This Week:

MAIN Meeting - Tuesday 25th Jul - 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

July Main Meeting: Special Guest nbnco

Our special guest presenter this month is Michael Tyler, the nbnco Community Affairs Manager.

The National Broadband Network is constantly in the news as the rollout gathers ever faster pace, with ever more homes finally able to get connected, and millions more continually coming online until 2020.

With a multi-technology mix of FTTP, FTTN, FTTC and fibre to HFC pay TV connections, as well as satellite and wireless, the NBN network takes advantage of the best technologies in each area to bring broadband to everyone.

Michael will give us an introduction to the nbn, what it means for you, how you connect to it and when you can order a service over the nbn. He will also touch on a few things you should consider in selecting an nbn service, and how you can find out more information.

It promises to be a fantastic presentation and invaluable insight into how nbnco is building the network that delivers on the potential we've all been promised the 21st century is bringing to us all.

We'll also have our usual segments - news, consumer reports, interesting websites, new gadgets, Q&A and our regular monthly raffle prize.

See you on Tuesday, 25 July, for another great Sydney PC and Technology User Group main meeting!



Digital Photography - Friday 28th Jul - 9:30 am - 12 noon

More people, including me, are aquiring iPhones and iPads. I was wondering if there were apps that are able to control their cameras with much greater range of features than the inbuilt app. There are, as you probably have assumed, lots.

I found one at least that controls the shutter speed including the bulb setting. It also adjusts ISO and other settings to enable snapshots in adverse conditions. I also found a useful video editor with variable speed control.

So we will look at these and see what other such options are available in the Apple App Store. Some are iPad specific and others iPhone specific and of course some can work on both.

Roger Foulds

Meeting Next Week:

Penrith Group - Saturday 5th Aug - 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Tech Info for Clubs - July 2017

Hello ASCCA members,

Click the links below to view and download our latest Tech Info Newsletter, some new course notes and some other advice.

Tech Info for Clubs July 2017
Photos to Windows from Android - course notes
Photos to Windows from iPhone and iPad - course notes
Apple iOS Trainers Workshop notes
Replacing Windows XP with Linux Mint

Hope you find something here that you can use,


Mark Young — Technical Officer
Australian Seniors Computer Clubs Association
Level LG, 280 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000
PH: 02 9286 3871

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Bob Backstrom
~ Newsletter Editor ~

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