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January 2014 Issue 380

MEETING STARTS - 09:30 - JANUARY 11th
VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY, ST. AUGUSTINE, ROOM 110
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UPCOMING MEETING

GET TO KNOW YOU

I hope all of you had a great and safe holiday. And I hope your health prospers thru the new year.

If you received any new technology or computer related “toys” during the Christmas season, I’m sure all of us would like to know a little something about what you got. So be prepared to talk a little bit about your new smart phone, tablet, HDTV, computer, or other tech gizmos. Tell us about both the good and the bad.

As always we’ll have our usual roundtable discussion of questions, issues, and announcements.

For January's "Get to Know You" topic we will be focusing on the future of the club since as of this writing we have only 9 paid members and one gratuitous member in the form of our sponsor. Therefore, the theme for this meeting is "Ask not what your club can do for you, but what you can do for your club". What new year's resolution are you willing to make to contribute to the future of the club? What computing related goal are you willing to set for yourself that will better yourself and the club? Will you become more active in the club mailing list in announcing your recent technology purchase or posting of your most recent problem? Will you volunteer to host a presentation or round-table session? Will you do an online search including a search of the club website & Google Groups mailing list before breaching your problem to the club membership? Will you become more proficient and active in Google+ Hangouts? If you have a thing against Google, will you make a concerted effort to find a competitive alternative? The future of the club depends on your monthly participation, not just your attendance. The lack of your participation will certainly hasten the demise of the club.

Hopefully, this discussion will help the steering committee with ideas for the future of the club and club meetings.


ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS


LAST MONTH'S MEETING

Attendance:
Since we expected snow, we canceled the normal meeting at Villanova University and conducted a Google+ Hangout on our meeting day. Five people in all attended the meeting on Saturday, December 14th. All 5 attendees were a virtual attendees via Google+ Hangout video chat.

Main Meeting Q&A:
We began last month's meeting with our normal round of questions and announcements. Among the questions and announcements:

Nelson S -

Tom J -

Rich T -

Main Meeting Program:
No main presentation was scheduled since this was to be our December holiday celebration and due to the threat of snow & winter mix the meeting at Villanova University was canceled altogether.


MEETING RELATED SIDEBAR

This section contains web links & other info related to the club or some of the subjects we discussed during our round table discussions and main presentation.

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INTEL NUC
http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/nuc/overview.html

Intel NUC Kit D54250WYK

About the Intel® NUC Kit D54250WYK:

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MLCUG - 2013 IN REVIEW

Changes:

Its been a productive and busy year of changes.


SOFTWARE WORTH A LOOK

ES FILE EXPLORER FILE MANAGER
(FREE, Android)
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.estrongs.android.pop

ES File Explorer is a free, full-featured file and application manager. It functions as all of these apps in one: file manager, application manager, task killer, cloud storage client (compatible with Dropbox, Google Drive, SkyDrive, Box.net, Sugarsync, Yandex, Amazon S3, and Ubuntu One), FTP client, and LAN Samba client. It provides access to pictures, music, video, documents, and other files on both your Android devices and your computers. ES File Explorer allows Android users, no matter where they are, to manage their resources for free. You can see and access all of your files from your mobile device and share them with others. The app makes it easy to stay connected over 3G, 4G, EDGE, or Wi-Fi to share with friends, upload photos, and watch videos.


DIRECTIONS TO MEETING ROOM

Meetings are in the St. Augustine Center (SAC) at Villanova University. These monthly sessions normally meet in Room 110.

VU Map

Enter from the ITHAN AVENUE main gate, then proceed to the upper deck of the 2-level parking garage adjacent to the St. Augustine Center on the Ithan Avenue side of the building. (Click for link to Google Map)

NOTE: additional map & direction links on our website home page - http://mlcug.org/

MLCUG Meetings Schedule Steering Committee Meetings
January 11 January 15
February 8 February 12
March 8 March 12

CLUB STAFF

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MLCUG STEERING COMMITTEE:

President John Deker 610-828-7897
V.President Al Gottlieb 215-793-9725
Treasurer / Sec John Deker 610-828-7897
Webmaster Peter_Whinnery 610-284-5234
At Large Layton Fireng 610-688-2080
At Large Tom Johnson 610-896-2434
At Large Wendy Emery 215-765-3328
At Large Nelson_Schrock 610-834-0117
Audio Scribe John Murphy 610-935-4398