Welcome to the Prescott Computer Society

The Prescott Computer Society is pleased to offer online meetings that are available to the public FREE OF CHARGE.

Interested in Membership?

Information about joining PCS is available at our Membership Info page.
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To view or download JB Burke's recent presentation at the Prescott Public Library on "The BASICS OF Internet Safety & Security for Seniors" please click here.

Online Meetings Using Zoom

PCS meetings are available to anyone, including non-members, who wish to join us online. We are using Zoom as a means of holding our meetings in the convenience of your own home.

Even if you're not a member of PCS we urge you to attend our online meetings. Both members and non-members may do so in advance of the meeting by registering below. You will receive a password and link to the meeting by email. This step is necessary to keep out spammers and hackers. You may join the meeting no earlier than 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time.

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For information on how to get and use a Zoom account please click the button below.

Getting started with Zoom

For additional information about Zoom by John Carter please click the button below.

Zoom Help

PCS UPCOMING MEETINGS

February 4, 2023 - Saturday - 1:00-3:00 PM
Digital Photography SIG – Leader: Phil Ball

Zoom meeting will open at 12:30 PM

Professor Phil Ball will resume our ongoing education in all things Digital Photography. Phil regularly peppers his programs with an eclectic mix of digital photo examples, shooting suggestions and post-production demonstrations. If you have a digital camera, and who doesn't with a smartphone in their pocket, you will benefit from Phil's expertise.

Register in advance for this meeting

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

February 11, 2023 - Saturday - 1:00-3:00 PM
General Meeting – Leader: JB Burke

Zoom meeting will open at 12:30 PM

Staying Healthy with Technology by Ron Brown, MD
In 2023 we now have technology to monitor our health and be notified when serious medical problems are occurring. Three videos produced by Ron will be shown and discussed in the presentation.

Preventing a Stroke with your Smartwatch
Protecting your Heart
Can Smartwatches Measure Blood Pressure?

Smartwatches have become more than just a fashion statement. They have evolved into powerful health and fitness trackers that can help you monitor your health and activities. Smartwatches can track your heart rate, steps taken, sleep patterns, and even stress levels. They are also equipped with features like GPS tracking, calorie counting and reminders to keep you on the right track. With so many features available, smartwatches are becoming an essential tool for monitoring your health and staying fit.

Register in advance for this meeting

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

February 18, 2023 - Saturday - 1:00-3:00 PM
Tips & Tricks – Leader: Phil Ball

Zoom meeting will open at 12:30 PM

Today’s program will be Windows Adventurer Phil Ball with another helping of his famous Windows 10 Tips & Tricks. No matter how well you know Windows, you will be sure to come away from Phil's session with at least one new insight - and probably many more as well.

Register in advance for this meeting

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

March 4, 2023 - Saturday - 1:00-3:00 PM
Special Topics SIG – Leader: JB Burke

Zoom meeting will open at 12:30 PM

JB will serve up another carefully researched and finely tuned program of Special Topics. You will learn many useful, interesting, unusual, educational, humorous, and ancient chunks of knowledge that you just never thought of. Now you don't have to because JB has thunk them for you.

Register in advance for this meeting

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

March 11, 2023 - Saturday - 1:00-3:00 PM
General Meeting – Leader: JB Burke

Mark Schulman Encryption
Zoom meeting will open at 12:30 PM

ENCRYPTION. Losing a laptop or flash drive might mean you're out some money, but it doesn't have to mean that your private data leaks out into the world. Learn how to use encryption software to protect your private data on PCs, laptops, external hard drives, USB flash drives, and even smartphones. Topics include:
- single-file encryption
- encrypted containers
- whole-drive encryption
- smartphone encryption
The presentation demonstrates several free software apps that make encryption easy to use for anyone.

Register in advance for this meeting

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

March 18, 2023 - Saturday - 1:00-3:00 PM
Tips & Tricks – Leader: Phil Ball

Zoom meeting will open at 12:30 PM

Today’s program will be Windows Adventurer Phil Ball with another helping of his famous Windows 10 Tips & Tricks. No matter how well you know Windows, you will be sure to come away from Phil's session with at least one new insight - and probably many more as well.

Register in advance for this meeting

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Other Computer Groups Sharing Meetings

Through PCS' affiliation with APCUG (see below) you may also virtually attend other computer club meetings throughout the country. Check out the wide selection of programs available to you.

Other Virtual Meetings

random meeting photoA typical PCS meeting scene.

General Information About PCS

The Prescott Computer Society (PCS) is a PC-based users group located in Prescott, Arizona. Our primary attention is focused on IBM-compatible computers, associated software and smart phones. We strive to provide personal, home office and small business computing solutions and presentation topics. You may obtain both basic and advanced information about computers by attending our club's meetings.

We hold several meetings each month to show you how to get the most out of your computer. These are our General meeting and several Special Interest Group meetings. Anyone with an interest in computers is welcome to attend our meetings and join PCS.

PCS is a member of the Association of Personal Computer User Groups (APCUG).

Fun Stuff

A typical "Stump The Geeks" Q&A session which is chaired by some of our favorite PCS members. It's always full of laughter and is enjoyed by all those who attend.

We often hold Question and Answer sessions at General meetings where our members attempt to "Stump The Geeks" with their questions about computer and smartphone problems and other related issues.

Do the geeks ever get stumped? Of course, once in a while they do but we all appreciate the very interesting and informative discussions that are held. I guess you'll just have to come to a meeting to see for yourself.

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