October 20, 2013


Today’s meeting of the GTPCC was held in Community Room of Howell Furniture, 6095 Folsom, Beaumont, Texas

 Attendance:  14 members and 7 guests.

    1 New Member: John Rodrigues

    0 Renewals:


Guest Speaker: Clarke Baker, Financial Advisor at Merrill Lynch

Speaker Presentation:  Financial Security on the Cloud


At 1:30 pm: Dr.Sams Q&A Session: Topics discussed:

         Microsoft essentials: No longer available

         Antivirus free and paid versions

         Start page

         Mophia battery cases

         iPhone 5c &5s deals

         Grocery iQ app

         7” & 10” Tablets

         Deja Vu syncing software


At 2:30 pm: Guest Speaker Presentation:

Our guest speaker, Clark Baker with Merrill Lynch, spoke to us on financial security in the cloud.

         Mr. Baker started with a short history of a computer in the 1950's that filled a room designed for one user on to 2001 with the jump start of iCloud service by Amazon that has morphed in to today's version. He reassured us how secure the Cloud is now and how it is in the best interest of companies such as Bank of America to protect consumers against hackers. He also explained the “Vault” at Bank of America with their firewall protection and the Good app for secured mobile work and led a discussion on consumer privacy. 

3:20pm Announcements

Next month:  Ira Wilsker on Freeware and Deal Sites

         December:  Open Format

         Explanation of door prizes 

3:30pm: Door prize drawing held by Treasurer Jerry McDaniel. See "Door Prizes" page for door prize winners and donors.

3:40pm: Meeting adjourned

Submitted by,

Gwen Jones

GTPCC Secretary