Getting Comfortable With The Basics

Gathering Each Monday
Coldstream Club House - at 7 PM 
Everyone Welcome

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. 


April 14, 2014 at 7:00 PM - Heartbleed bug:An encryption flaw called the Heartbleed bug is being called one of the biggest security threats the Internet has ever seen. The bug has affected many popular websites and services, like Gmail and Facebook — and could have quietly exposed your sensitive account information (such as passwords and credit card numbers) over the past two years.   It affects both Windows and Mac users.  We will cover the necessary steps to make sure you are no longer at risk.
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April 21, 2014 at 7:00 Pm – Clinic -  Will review last weeks program on the Heartbleed bug with the latest updates.  Also answer questions on implementation of LastPass – Password Manager the use of Strong passwords and Two factor authentication

April 28, 2014 at 7:00 Pm - Back to the Basics -    And the “basics” aren’t just for beginners.  You always hear something new, or something that you have forgotten because you haven’t used it for a long time.  And we always appreciate having experienced users in these sessions to contribute their experience and knowledge to the group.  Find out all the things you can do when you “right click” on the mouse – or the things you can do from the keyboard without the mouse.  

May 5, 2014 at 7:00 Pm – Clinic - Everyone welcome!  We do not have any prerequisites, just come, ask questions, bring your tech issues and enjoy.   Glenn and 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 (programs) or any other tech questions you might have.

 May 12, 2014 at 7:00 Pm - 

 


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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.

Click to submit your tech question for discussion at one of our group meetings.

For the latest information and schedule check the Senior Tech Group Calendar.

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

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