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Westchester PC Users Group
We are a nonprofit computer club located in Westchester County, New York. Our goal is to increase the computer knowledge of our members and our community
In case of inclement weather please call 914-946-5511 for schedule changes

General Meetings

Wolfram Alpha

November 1, 2018 @ 7 pm

Keller Williams Realty
120 Bloomingdale Rd.   ****location map****
1st Floor
White Plains, NY 10605

Plan now to attend!


Computational knowledge engine Wolfram Alpha will be demonstrated by our Michael Metz in a presentation at this month’s General Meeting.

While Google sorts relevant articles and videos, Wolfram Alpha is great at assembling factual knowledge into a user friendly and interactive report, unlike Google’s results. This is extremely helpful for searches in a wide array of subjects on science, math, sports, finance, geography, history, food, and many more. The basic version of the Wolfram Alpha search engine is free for personal noncommercial use.

WPCUG member Michael Metz has a background as an optical physicist, holographer, entrepreneur, computer consultant, teacher, trainer, software developer, and medical device quality systems expert. He is also an accomplished acoustic folk guitarist and musician. Mike volunteers as a community ambassador for Wolfram Research.

Oh, and one more thing...................

At every General Meeting we have door prize drawings.

This month's door prize:

ASUS Transformer Book
2-in-1 Laptop/Tablet combo
Intel Atom Quad Core 1.86GHz
32GB eMMC 'hard drive'
Windows 8.1 32-bit (Asus)
2GB MicroSD storage


The draw prize is open to members only but non- members can easily join at the front desk to be eligible for the drawing. Only $50 per year per family with the winner taking home this computer.

For further information, email our Program Chair,  at

Holiday Gifting

December 6, 2018 @ 7 pm

Keller Williams Realty
120 Bloomingdale Rd. ****location map***
White Plains, NY 10605

Plan now to attend!

Allan and Heather Turnbull will take us on a digital camera shopping tour at the Dec. 6 General Meeting. Just in time for the holiday gift season, they will discuss digital cameras from phones to DSLRs (digital single lens reflex). Besides discussing what’s available, what’s new, and what’s intriguing, they will share their personal experiences on what cameras would be a perfect gift! Their presentation also will touch briefly on the history of cameras.

WPCUG members Allan and Heather Turnbull are steeped in photography and run our digital photography workshop on the fourth Thursday of each month. Allan retired from MTA and is a longtime photography enthusiast. Heather is an art school graduate, who later worked at MetLife in its graphics department. Back in the day, they remember bringing their kids to an Apple computer club where they used early Macintosh computers and its predecessor—the Lisa.

For further information, email our Program Chair,  at

Starting in September 2018 - Topics

The following topics will be covered during a series of monthly on-going workshops on virtualization.

Come join us. Find out, on your existing computer, how to:
  • Do your banking or any other sensitive activities in a clean, safe environment
  • Run old software that is incompatible with your current operating system
  • Safely visit dated, insecure websites (i.e. http, not https)
  • Run a second copy of a software application with different credentials or a different configuration
  • Make a backup of your “second computer” by simply copying a folder
  • Try new software without fear of infection
  • Try a new or old version of an operating system
  • Run macOS on Windows or Windows on macOS
  • Test software in a variety of operating systems or environments
  • Adjust your environment at will - add a second disk, lessen the amount of memory, add a printer, install potentially conflicting software, etc.

You can do all of the above without a spare computer and without compromising your existing computer. You will be using a software application that emulates another computer. This is called virtualization.

For a schedule of these topics and other events - see our calendar.

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Join our computer club - WPCUG

join usNow you can join Westchester PC Users Group or renew your  membership conveniently and safely online via credit card or PayPal. You can also make a tax deductible donation.

Conventional mail / check payments are still available too. Click here to join, renew, or donate.

For questions, email our membership chair, George Hauss at


WPCUG Tech Support Consultants

You can download a list of WPCUG members who are offering their services to members and non-members alike. Members get a discount.

Join our Meetup group

meetupPlease join our Meetup group so you can enjoy its many benfits and look for other interests as well. Click the Meetup image on the left to go to our Meetup page, then look for the red Join Us button to get started.

Westchester PC-Renew
A project of WPCUG


Westchester PC-Renew - We refurbish donated computers and provide them free to nonprofit groups in the community who can't afford to purchase new computers.

Click link above to learn more about our activities and how to get a refurbished computer.

Applyhere for a computer

WPCUG - Newsletter

The November 2018 Westchester PC Users Group Newsletter is now online. You can view it here Or preview the table of contents. For past newsletters view here.  Please note that while the preview is available to everybody, the complete newsletter is for club members only.


presentation imageA selection of  workshop & general meeting presentation documents are now online. Click here to  view.

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Operation Clean Slate

In the last several years, the use of malicious software (malware) by online criminals has emerged as a global cybersecurity threat. Of the available intrusion devices, the “bot,” or Web robot, is particularly pervasive, allowing an attacker to take control remotely of a compromised computer or computers. Invisible to victims, these networks, called “botnets,” can include hundreds of thousands of machines around the world, controlled by a cyber criminal, or “bot herder.” . Read more.....

Weekly Update Email

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View the archives of the Weekly Update.

Receive the latest information on our meeting schedule and events as well as timely and important links to computer related tips and news.

You'll find the Weekly Email Update link on the on the Members Services page on the left side navigation after signing in - Members.

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