Senior Tech Group

Getting Comfortable With The Basics

Scam Alert

Scam Alert

This one keeps coming back.  Sounds like it’s active again.  You get calls from someone, often with an Indian accent, claiming to be from Microsoft or the Windows Support Group claiming that they have detected a problem with your computer.  This is a hoax.  Microsoft doesn’t operate this way.   Just hang up on them.  If you really have a problem, contact Glenn or Bob.  

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.  On the other hand, if  you are served by Verizon FIOS you can still receive the local channels (3-1, 6-1, 10.1, etc)  and a lot of other channels on a Digital TV set without a converter box.    

Gmail Guide - H0w-To Geek School series

  • Gmail Guide 1: Getting to Know Gmail
    This series is intended to help you master the important and useful features of Google’s Gmail and its simple but smart interface. By the end of these lessons, we’ll take you from a rookie to a power user.

  • Gmail Guide 2: The Mobile App, Composing Mail, and Conversations
    In this lesson, we’ll continue our tour of Gmail interface by covering the Gmail app, specifically the Android version.

  • Gmail Guide 3: Inbox Management and Labels
    In today’s lesson, we’re going to help you understand how to better categorize your inbox and organize your messages with labels and some predefined but configurable tabs.

  • Gmail Guide 4: Mail Filters and the Star System
    This Geek School lesson will broaden our discussion of labels in Gmail to include filters, and then move onto tracking important emails with stars.

  • Gmail Guide 5: Attachments, Signatures, and Security
    In this lesson, we focus on attachments and how you can spruce up your email messages with a personalized signature. We close things out with information on how to best protect your account data.

  • Gmail Guide 6: Invitations and Vacation Responders
    Integration of Google Calendar in Gmail allows you to send event invitations directly within Gmail without accessing Google Calendar. You can also add events from Gmail messages.

  • Gmail Guide 7: Use Gmail as a Task List
    For today’s lesson, we’re going to cover how to use Gmail as a task list. Gmail integrates a simple to-do list into your account. Google Tasks allows you to creates lists of items, set due dates and add notes.

  • Gmail Guide 8: Multiple Accounts, Keyboard Shortcuts, and Remote Signout
    In this How-To Geek School lesson, we discuss how to use multiple accounts, sign out of your Gmail remotely, and how to use Gmail with keyboard shortcuts — one of the features that every power user needs to know.

  • Gmail Guide 9: Use Your Gmail Account to Access Other Accounts
    After all we’ve shown you about how useful Gmail can be, you may decide to check all your email accounts (Hotmail, Outlook, Yahoo Mail, etc.) in Gmail. Luckily, Gmail can act as an email client and allow you to get email from other email accounts as long as they support POP access.

  • Gmail Guide 10: Power Tips and Gmail Labs
    We wrap up our How-To Geek School series on Gmail by uncovering a few power user tips and closing things out with Gmail Labs features. Load Gmail Faster by Switching to the Basic Version If you’re accessing Gmail over a slow

Document Formatting


  1. Lesson 1: Word The Interface, Fonts, and Templates
  2. Lesson 2: Word Paragraph Formatting and Creating Lists
  3. Lesson 3: Word Tables and Other Formatting Controls
  4. Lesson 4: Word Working with Pictures, Shapes, and Graphics
  5. Lesson 5: Word Mastering Styles and Document Themes
  1. Lesson 1: Excel Why Do You Need Formulas and Functions?
  2. Lesson 2: Excel Defining and Creating a Formula
  3. Lesson 3: Excel Relative and Absolute Cell Reference, and Formatting
  4. Lesson 4: Excel Useful Functions You Should Get to Know
  5. Lesson 5: Excel Lookups, Charts, Statistics, and Pivot Tables