Presenter: Steven Posick, Associate Director, Production Workflow Application Development at ESPNDate: Tuesday, October 7th, 7 p.m.Location: Danbury Hospital Auditorium
If you haven’t heard the term “Internet of Things (IoT)” before, you probably will soon. We’re all used to accessing the Internet from a computer and now our smartphones and tablets. You may even have your home theater equipment, such as a DVR, Blu-ray player, or video streaming device set up to access the Internet through your home network. But soon other devices in our household, such as our thermostat, will be accessing the Internet to pull information that enables them to run more intelligently. Home automation is soon to become more commonplace, and not just to be found in Bill Gates’s house.
A lot of companies are starting to look closely at this area. Apple is just now releasing their HomeKit framework in iOS 8 to enable home automation developers to connect their accessories to your iPhone or iPad. You might soon be able to tell your iOS device, “Time for bed,” and it can send commands that lock your doors, dim your lights, and adjust your thermostat. In January Samsung announced its own platform for the smart home. Microsoft thinks this Read more...
By Richard TeasdaleAt the DACS September 2014 general meeting, Ellen Williams gave us an overview of the advantages of using e-mail and social media for sales and marketing. Ellen, a regional development director for Constant Contact, is an expert on the subject.
Constant Contact, based in Waltham, Mass., is a Read more...
From all the outstanding feedback I got about our August general meeting, I missed a great presentation from Bob Gostischa on protecting Yourself, Your Computer, and Your Identity. The beginning of August must be a popular time for vacations since a lot of you and I missed this presentation. Read more..
Moderated and reported by Jim Scheef. Q – Richard Corzo asked the first question, which we had discussed prior to the meeting: What causes attachments sent by Windows users, mostly using Microsoft Outlook (the “real” Outlook that is included in most versions of Office), to arrive in my inbox transformed into something called “winmail.dat”? We have discussed this recurring problem Read more..
At this meeting we discussed 2 essential WordPress plugins: Wordfence and BackWPup. Wordfence offers comprehensive settings to control security, anti-spam, and more. We explored all the different options and saw Read more..
Free and open to the public, DACS general meetings are held the first Tuesday of the month. For directions and parking information, click here. Our meetings have two parts: Ask DACS - a moderated question and answer session taking questions, and a featured presentation from industry professionals, DACS members and/or software vendors, Topics cover the broad spectrum of technology in homes, industry and even city government.