Thursday, June 2, 2016 • 1:00 – 3:00 PM
D&R Greenway Trust Facility, Princeton, NJ
Continuing in the vein of our recent March 1st seminar, we’ll focus on some more “big picture” issues, and continue to sidestep the tech jargon that probably scares some of you away from attending these things in the first place.
Therefore, I’m going to ask you all to come prepared to respond to the following topics:
1. Invasion of the Medical Monitoring Monsters
The low price and availability of various Internet-connected remote monitoring devices might mean that in the very near future, your family members may approach you with the idea of installing such a device in your home, in order that they may “keep an eye” on you on a 24/7 basis via webcam and/or other sensors installed around your home. Is this something you would welcome, in terms of modern technology actually HELPING you for once instead of merely frustrating you? Or, would you consider this the ultimate invasion of your personal privacy?
2. Home, Away from Home
One of the advantages of being in the 50+ age bracket is that many of us are now freer to travel, and often for extended periods of time. But with this freedom comes the need to make arrangements for managing your house and your affairs while away; we’re talking about things like paying bills, keeping an eye on your home and property, caring for pets, and monitoring the status of your residence (Did the pipes freeze? Has the power gone out? Did someone attempt to break in? I think I left the oven on…).
Have any of you availed yourselves of a technological option to help handle matters on the home front while you were away? Conversely, do you avoid leaving for an extended period of time due to these concerns, but have not considered–or are unaware of–all those gadgets currently available that can lend a (virtual) hand or eye when needed?
As per usual, I’ll update you on the latest Apple news, including the recent March 22nd product announcements, the latest developments in the Apple vs. FBI/privacy vs. security struggle, still more “scams” (including the discovery of “OSX.KeRanger.A,” the very first instance of Mac “ransomware” found in the wild), and yes, perhaps even a passing reference to passwords, but I promise to keep it brief 🙂
As with previous seminars, I am requesting a suggested donation of $10 to cover the room rental costs. This is not compulsory, and you do not have to pay me anything to attend. In order that no one has to slip me a ten-spot on the sly when the seminar ends, I’m providing the payment form below. Just enter the amount and click the Pay Now button; payment can be made using any major credit card or your PayPal account.
Thanks, and I hope to see you at the seminar!
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P.O. Box 2125
Neptune, NJ 07754-2125