Gathering Each Monday
Coldstream Club House - at 7 PM
The Senior Tech Group brings technology users together to share knowledge and experience. User groups represent the spirit of the frontier, a community getting together to do things that no individual ought to have to do alone. User groups are founded on the principle of “members helping members.” We are particularly interested in helping those who have limited or no experience with computers so they may participate in the rapid transition from traditional means of communications and commerce to the Internet. So please invite your “non-connected” neighbors to come along to a meeting or clinic and see how easily we can help them learn what they need to know.
Important note regarding Comcast
As of today, February 25th, 2014 Comcast stopped delivering unscrambled local TV channels on their cable. Therefore you will no longer be able to receive ABC, CBS, NBC, etc. without one of their Digital Converter boxes. If you have the ability to install an antenna in your attic, you can receive these channels directly off the air with a digital-capable TV. Depending on your location, you may also be able to receive them with a rabbit ear antenna.
February Status - The unfortunate closing of the clubhouse prohibited Clinic sessions. However a number of house calls were made and telephone support has been available. Bob is headed to Florida on Feb 10th til the 18th, therefore there will be no Clinics until Feb 24th. Telephone support will continue to be provided.
February 24, 2014 at 7:00 Pm – Clinic - With Glenn’s hiatus, Bob will conduct clinic at the Clubhouse on alternating Mondays to try to help with technical issues. Everyone welcome! We do not have any prerequisites, just come, ask questions, bring your tech issues and enjoy. Bob will be at the Clubhouse for one-on-one help and group discussion of computer use issues. We am happy to help with questions you have about any presentation session or any other tech questions you might have.
March 10, 2014 at 7:00 Pm – Clinic - With Glenn’s hiatus, Bob will conduct clinic at the Clubhouse on alternating Mondays to try to help with technical issues. Everyone welcome! We do not have any prerequisites, just come, ask questions, bring your tech issues and enjoy. Bob will be at the Clubhouse for one-on-one help and group discussion of computer use issues. We am happy to help with questions you have about any presentation session or any other tech questions you might have.
An Important Note: Along with much praise for the STG and what we do at our presentations, there are some of our attendees who say “their eyes get glazed over” at how quickly we move through the different screens and options. WE HEAR YOU! We have kicked this around and are committed to make no demonstration clicks or entries on the computer image on the TV screen without making sure everyone knows what are doing and how/why we are doing it.
Senior Tech Group Members (If you attended at least once, you are a member), please let us know what you would like us to cover in the future.
Previous Programs: Windows 8 Tips! - Social Networking - Use strong passwords - LastPass Free Password Manager - Financial Management, Budget, and Tracking Tools - Navigating Goggle, Gmail, Calendar, Maps, Docs.. - Lowering your communications costs: - Create Documents – Spreadsheets – Online - Services Mostly Free - Browser – Search – Research -
We can help with:
- Digital camera and photo problems, what camera to buy
- Programing your cell phone
- Cable TV or Fios issues
- How to use that new GPS
- What computer, printer, backup drive… should you buy
- What is Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Buzz… how do you join in
- Help with your e-mail
- Installing software
- Securing my computer
- Speed up a sluggish computer
- Using software
- How to search the Internet
Gmail makes email easy and efficient. And maybe even fun.