Under the Computer Hood Users Group (UCHUG) is a non profit technology and computer group. UCHUG membership consists of first-time tech users through tech consultants. This diverse audience allows users of all experience levels to feel comfortable with exchanging ideas and obtaining help for problem resolution.
You are invited to attend the meetings at no cost. If you should decide to become a member the dues are $15.00 per year. Membership entitles you access to the monthly newsletter “Drive Light” 30 days prior to it being posted on the web site, a free email address and members-only raffle tickets for prizes at our annual Holiday Cheer potluck, auction and raffle.
Please make checks payable to UCHUG. Checks may be brought to the meeting, or mailed to:
4027 S. Hempstead Circle
San Diego, CA 92116
If you have questions concerning your membership, renewal date, address info or other questions, please contact the membership board member at the meeting or by email at membership @ uchug.org
August 5th - A Comparison of Onedrive, Google Drive, Box and Dropbox
The first presentation gives a detailed comparison between these four cloud storage services and provides objective information for selecting which ones to use.
The second presentation looks at this new USB port which started showing up in computers about four years ago. This port is an ovoid rectangle about one quarter the size of a USB 3 Type A port, but has much greater capabilities.
September 2nd - TBD
Highlights from Previous Meetings
7/1/20 - The group had an online presentation on Home Automation by Bill James the current Vice President of the Computer Club of Oklahoma City. Bill explained how Home Automation technology allows you to control connected devices and appliances from a central hub using a Smartphone or Tablet.
6/3/20 - The group had a presentation on USB hubs and why you might need one. This was followed by a discussion on untethered voice assistant devices such as Echo Dot using Alexia.
5/6/2020 - The membership viewed a Speakers Bureau video by John Kennedy on TeamViewer. this was followed with a Speakers Bureau presentation by Bill James on the built in Windows 10 Quick Assist for remotely helping resolve PC problems.
4/1/20 - A APCUG Webinar was presented by Ron Brown on what the upcoming 5G standard will mean to daily use of cell phones and in home internet via 5G cells.
3/4/20 - A presentation by enthusiast IT security expert Norbert "Bob" Gostischa discussed how using the right programs and apps (free whenever possible) can help keep you safe and increase privacy, so you can have a secure and enjoyable Internet experience.
2/6/20 - The group had a presentation on the San Diego City Library's Digital Memory Lab. The Lab is an innovative conversion space to learn how to access, digitize and share videos,audio recordings and slides. There are eight stations in the downtown library and two in La Jolla that have the capability to digitize video tape, film, audio tapes and records, as well as photos, slides and negatives. It is a great resource. There was also a discussion on best practices of digital hygene to protect your digital information and using Edge on Windows 7.
1/8/20 - The group was given a demo and had a discussion about configuring and using the Thunderbird emil client. After that part 2 of the Digital Resistance series covered how to prioritize your data to help protect what is most important, and the actions you can take.
12/5/19 - UCHUG held their annual Holiday Cheer Pot Luck and Raffle. UCHUG supplied the drinks, paper goods and new raffle items. Members brought their favorite holiday food items and good cheer...along with gently used but working items to donate to the raffle.
11/6/19 - One of the UCHUG members is a volunteer in the IT department at the USS Midway Museum. He gave the group an insider's view of the high tech computer and network installation that keeps this San Diego treasure ticking. This was followed by the first of a series presentations and discussions about cyber threats like social engineering and what you can do now to protect yourself.
10/2/19 - The group had an hands on demonstration of using free, Open Source, GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) as a very capable image and photo editor. GIMP does much of what Photoshop does. Time ran short so the Digital Resilience session was rescheduled for the November meeting.
9/4/19 - The group had a discussion on placing multiple operating systems on a computer with multiple partitions and cleaning up the hard drive to recover space. We also presented some computer repair tips and strategies, and discussed the possibility of hosting a computer repair clinic later in the year.
8/7/19 - The group viewed an APCUG video presentation by Chris and Jim Guld of Geeks on Tour. The presentation highlighted their seven favorite Google Photos features: Editing, All your photos in one place and searchable from any device, Shared Library – automatically save partner’s photos of you, Shared Albums, Make Movies, Google Lens for reading business cards, and how to Navigate to a Photo’s Location. We also did a rapid-fire technology session. Each of our board members presented a new tech topic or tidbit in only five minutes per segment.
7/3/19 - We watched an APCUG Speakers Bureau video on "Are Your Bits Flipped?" which gave a different perspective on approaches to problem solutions. This was followed with a presentation on "Digital Use in the US Navy" following the updates in the military from analog to digital.
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