What we're about

The Chesapeake Area Technology Society (CATS) is about using and understanding Personal Computers, Tablets, Smartphones and related devices. If you have a question, a problem, or an interest in personal computer technology, security, and The Internet, then the presentations and question and answer sessions should be of interest to you.
CATS is the expanded version of the Chesapeake PC Users Group (ChPCUG), and a member of the Association of PC Users. ChPCUG is a 501-3c non-profit organization, runs a few Special Interest Groups (SIGS) including the Computer Refurbishing SIG. The CR_SIG restores PC type personal computers and laptops for people in need in the Annapolis Maryland area. Most refurbished PC have been rebuilt with the Mint Linux Operating System to avoid licensing issues. Want Windows, ask. CR_SIG stuff is available at low cost for people in need. Meetings are free and we hope you join.

Upcoming events (5)

CATS - Chesapeake Area Technology Society

Online event

The Chesapeake Area Technology Society (CATS) / Chesapeake PC Users Group (ChPCUG) welcomes you. Due to the Covid19 virus all meetings until further notice are online using Zoom software to talk and see each other. To filter trolls and stop bot attacks, ask to attend using Zoom by sending an email request to -> "Chesapeake Area Tech Society Info @ gmail.com" (remove spaces), and someone will email you before the meeting with the meeting login ID and passcode for that meeting. The meetings are usually on the Second Wednesday from 7 to 8:30PM. April 14, 2021 topics are:

TeamViewer offers free tech support from the comfort of your home (and in your fuzzy slippers) A “picture is worth a thousand words” as we are told. The same goes for being able to “see” people’s computer problems. This program allows you to see someone else’s computer screen, and even talk to them about their problems. And when they are having trouble trying to do what you tell them; you can take over their keyboard with yours and take over their mouse with your mouse. I solved a computer problem with TeamViewer in about 10 minutes that I wasn’t able to do after 25 minutes over the phone, says John Kennedy.

AnyDesk is a remote support solution that helps users access files and documents on any device across multiple locations. Key features of this platform include online collaboration, file sharing, access control and personalized user interface.

Designed for small to midsize businesses, AnyDesk comes with a built-in address book that keeps track of contacts/connections and enables users to view online status for collaborators. It enables enterprises to perform tasks with less bandwidth and in areas with poor internet connectivity. Additionally, the solution’s administration tool allows remote reboot, sessions reporting, automated invoicing and billing. Read More.

Windows 10 Assistant downloads and installs feature updates on your device. Feature updates like Windows 10, version 1909 (a.k.a. the Windows 10 November 2019 Update) offer new functionality and help keep your systems secure. You'll get these updates automatically after you download the Update Assistant.

CATS - Chesapeake Area Technology Society

Online event

The Chesapeake Area Technology Society (CATS) / Chesapeake PC Users Group (ChPCUG) welcomes you. Due to the Covid19 virus all meetings until further notice are online using Zoom software to talk and see each other. To filter trolls and stop bot attacks, ask to attend using Zoom by sending an email request to -> "Chesapeake Area Tech Society Info @ gmail.com" (remove spaces), and someone will email you before the meeting with the meeting login ID and passcode for that meeting. The meetings are usually on the Second Wednesday from 7 to 8:30PM. April 14, 2021 topics are:

TeamViewer offers free tech support from the comfort of your home (and in your fuzzy slippers) A “picture is worth a thousand words” as we are told. The same goes for being able to “see” people’s computer problems. This program allows you to see someone else’s computer screen, and even talk to them about their problems. And when they are having trouble trying to do what you tell them; you can take over their keyboard with yours and take over their mouse with your mouse. I solved a computer problem with TeamViewer in about 10 minutes that I wasn’t able to do after 25 minutes over the phone, says John Kennedy.

AnyDesk is a remote support solution that helps users access files and documents on any device across multiple locations. Key features of this platform include online collaboration, file sharing, access control and personalized user interface.

Designed for small to midsize businesses, AnyDesk comes with a built-in address book that keeps track of contacts/connections and enables users to view online status for collaborators. It enables enterprises to perform tasks with less bandwidth and in areas with poor internet connectivity. Additionally, the solution’s administration tool allows remote reboot, sessions reporting, automated invoicing and billing. Read More.

Windows 10 Assistant downloads and installs feature updates on your device. Feature updates like Windows 10, version 1909 (a.k.a. the Windows 10 November 2019 Update) offer new functionality and help keep your systems secure. You'll get these updates automatically after you download the Update Assistant.

CATS - Chesapeake Area Technology Society

Online event

The Chesapeake Area Technology Society (CATS) / Chesapeake PC Users Group (ChPCUG) welcomes you. Due to the Covid19 virus all meetings until further notice are online using Zoom software to talk and see each other. To filter trolls and stop bot attacks, ask to attend using Zoom by sending an email request to -> "Chesapeake Area Tech Society Info @ gmail.com" (remove spaces), and someone will email you before the meeting with the meeting login ID and passcode for that meeting. The meetings are usually on the Second Wednesday from 7 to 8:30PM. April 14, 2021 topics are:

TeamViewer offers free tech support from the comfort of your home (and in your fuzzy slippers) A “picture is worth a thousand words” as we are told. The same goes for being able to “see” people’s computer problems. This program allows you to see someone else’s computer screen, and even talk to them about their problems. And when they are having trouble trying to do what you tell them; you can take over their keyboard with yours and take over their mouse with your mouse. I solved a computer problem with TeamViewer in about 10 minutes that I wasn’t able to do after 25 minutes over the phone, says John Kennedy.

AnyDesk is a remote support solution that helps users access files and documents on any device across multiple locations. Key features of this platform include online collaboration, file sharing, access control and personalized user interface.

Designed for small to midsize businesses, AnyDesk comes with a built-in address book that keeps track of contacts/connections and enables users to view online status for collaborators. It enables enterprises to perform tasks with less bandwidth and in areas with poor internet connectivity. Additionally, the solution’s administration tool allows remote reboot, sessions reporting, automated invoicing and billing. Read More.

Windows 10 Assistant downloads and installs feature updates on your device. Feature updates like Windows 10, version 1909 (a.k.a. the Windows 10 November 2019 Update) offer new functionality and help keep your systems secure. You'll get these updates automatically after you download the Update Assistant.

CATS - Chesapeake Area Technology Society

Online event

The Chesapeake Area Technology Society (CATS) / Chesapeake PC Users Group (ChPCUG) welcomes you. Due to the Covid19 virus all meetings until further notice are online using Zoom software to talk and see each other. To filter trolls and stop bot attacks, ask to attend using Zoom by sending an email request to -> "Chesapeake Area Tech Society Info @ gmail.com" (remove spaces), and someone will email you before the meeting with the meeting login ID and passcode for that meeting. The meetings are usually on the Second Wednesday from 7 to 8:30PM. April 14, 2021 topics are:

TeamViewer offers free tech support from the comfort of your home (and in your fuzzy slippers) A “picture is worth a thousand words” as we are told. The same goes for being able to “see” people’s computer problems. This program allows you to see someone else’s computer screen, and even talk to them about their problems. And when they are having trouble trying to do what you tell them; you can take over their keyboard with yours and take over their mouse with your mouse. I solved a computer problem with TeamViewer in about 10 minutes that I wasn’t able to do after 25 minutes over the phone, says John Kennedy.

AnyDesk is a remote support solution that helps users access files and documents on any device across multiple locations. Key features of this platform include online collaboration, file sharing, access control and personalized user interface.

Designed for small to midsize businesses, AnyDesk comes with a built-in address book that keeps track of contacts/connections and enables users to view online status for collaborators. It enables enterprises to perform tasks with less bandwidth and in areas with poor internet connectivity. Additionally, the solution’s administration tool allows remote reboot, sessions reporting, automated invoicing and billing. Read More.

Windows 10 Assistant downloads and installs feature updates on your device. Feature updates like Windows 10, version 1909 (a.k.a. the Windows 10 November 2019 Update) offer new functionality and help keep your systems secure. You'll get these updates automatically after you download the Update Assistant.

Past events (43)

CATS - Chesapeake Area Technology Society

Online event