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Melbourne PC User Group (Melb PC) started in 1984 and
today has over 3000 members. Membership of Melb PC is probably the best accessory you can buy
for your personal computer. Our motto is "users helping users" - you can contact fellow users
and attend specialist meetings and learn from each other!
Further details of these numerous benefits our members enjoy may be obtained from the menu bar
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Melbourne PC User Group September Monthly Meeting
The full calendar for
the following months:
July 2014 and
The September monthly meeting is on Wednesday September 3rd 2014
at 7:00 pm at
Melbourne PC User Group headquarters, Level 1, Suite 26, 479 Warrigal Road, Moorabbin (near Corner Cochranes Rd).
September Monthly Meeting Presentations
In our series of presentations showcasing activity in our SIGs, Philip Lew is hosting a session on Communications, promising insights into the early history of communications in our club as well as revelations about current and future developments.
After the interval, in our series on non-Windows operating systems, Colin Lampshire, Convener of our Android SIG, will round off our series on Other Operating Systems and introduce us to his new Android tablet.
Meeting Raffle Prizes
August Monthly Meeting Presentations
Multimedia Home Entertainment (MHE)
Kelvin Cording from our Multimedia Home Entertainment SIG told us about Industry trends in MHE as discussed at MHE -SIG, including SmartTV, Sound Systems, Home Networks, Media Streaming and more.
After the interval, in our series on non-Windows operating systems, Philip Richardson, President of AUSOM, talked to us about Mac OSX.
Live Streaming of Monthly Meetings
From 7:00 PM, the monthly meeting can be watched live at
http://tv.mpcug.mobi on your PC, Mac, iPad and iPhone. Some but not all Android tablets can work as well. We will start broadcasting from approximately 6:00 PM with some sample streams for testing, so you will have time to set up your computer, television or tablet to watch. Computer users will need to use a web browser with a recent version of Flash Player installed. To get the latest version, visit
http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ or install Google Chrome which comes bundled with the latest version of Flash Player. Your iPad, iPhone and compatible Android tablets will play the stream in their respective media players without additional software.
NB: It is expected that watching the entire live stream (including breaks) will use approximately 400 MB of your monthly allowance. Exercise caution if you are on limited data-allowance 3G/4G wireless plans to avoid excess usage charges.
High Resolution Videos of the Monthly Meeting Presentations available for download
August Meeting Videos now available for download.
After entering your MelbPC username and password,
videos of the monthly meeting may be downloaded.
Videos of presentations at the meetings from April to August are available. These are large file size high resolution videos. If your data download allowance and time is limited, by far the preferred option is to order the videos on Disc from the MelbPC Office on 03 9276 4000 for $4.00 delivered. In particular, the files sizes are too large to download with most wireless broadband plans. The disc also contains all copies of PC Update and the alternate Monthly Newsletter.
Are you looking for 3G or 4G Data or Voice Plans? The Data Broadband Plans may be used for your laptop, computer, tablet, iPad or mobile phone. With our range of great value Postpaid plans you can access Optus 3G or 4G mobile internet - on the go, or from home. Select a wireless device to suit your needs.
We have reliable USB modems, mini WiFi modems; or choose a SIM-only plan if
you are bringing your own device.
Download the details of
All Melb PC Data and Phone Plans
and a copy of the Application Form
An Optus Mobile Coverage Map provides an general indication of 3G and 4G data availabilty. Usability may vary with local wireless conditions.
Download the details of Melb PC Meeting, Conference and Event Facilities available for hire.
PC Update and Newsletter Web Portal
Melb PC has now established a PC Update and Newsletter Web Portal (see here
http://pcupdate.melbpc.org.au) to distribute your monthly magazine to
the membership. You will receive, via email, a username and password
each time a new edition is released. Just place the URL in the URL bar
on your browser (not in a search engine - we have had people getting
errors doing this) and insert the username and password (which are now
case insensitive). Eventually apps for Windows 8 / Windows RT, Android
and iOS will be available which will notify you when new issues are
released, watch this space!
September PC Update available for download
The September 2014 electronic edition is available for download.
If you do not receive MelbPC emails at your
preferred email address, please click on
the following link for the form
to advise office staff of your
Preferred Email Address and upon request to receive the
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To make things more convenient for members, we now have an online
Application Form. You will find links to the form on the external
website as well as the Internet
Services Page. This new functionality also provides members with a
new secure way of making on line payment to Melb PC.
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