Getting Comfortable With The Basics

Gathering Monday 10:00 AM at Phoenixville Library
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We do not have any prerequisites, just come, ask questions, bring your tech issues and enjoy.


Program Archive – 20172016

September 25, 2017 at 10:00 AM – The Gadget Guru – Everyone welcome! We do not have any prerequisites, just come, ask questions about previous presentation session topics, or any other tech questions you might have. Glenn will be at the Library for one-on-one assistance with your computers, smartphones, cameras, tablets, etc. Bring your tech issues and enjoy.

October 2, 2017 at 10:00 AM – Back To The Basic – 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.

October 9, 2017 at 10:00 AM – The Gadget Guru – Everyone welcome! We do not have any prerequisites, just come, ask questions about previous presentation session topics, or any other tech questions you might have. Glenn will be at the Library for one-on-one assistance with your computers, smartphones , cameras, tablets, etc. Bring your tech issues and enjoy.

October 16, 2017 at 10:00 AM – Google Photos Assistant Is A Must Have Tool – One of the best features of the Google Photos app is Assistant. Ther's lots to learn in Google Photos, but the new Assistant feature is here to help.If you want to check up on the status of your photo backups, see the latest Creations that Google Photos has made for you, be alerted of space to be freed up on your device, Assistant is here to help. It's just a tap, swipe, or click away from your photo library, and it'll keep you in the loop with what's going on in the Google Photos world. It's an all-in-one notification center for everything that's happening with your photos, and it's quite useful. Here's how you use it.

October 23, 2017 at 10:00 AM – The Gadget Guru – Everyone welcome! We do not have any prerequisites, just come, ask questions about previous presentation session topics, or any other tech questions you might have. Glenn will be at the Library for one-on-one assistance with your computers, smartphones , cameras, tablets, etc. Bring your tech issues and enjoy.

October 30, 2017 at 10:00 AM – Program to be announced

November 6, 2017 at 10:00 AM – Program to be announced

November 13, 2017 at 10:00 AM – Program to be announced

November 20, 2017 at 10:00 AM – Program to be announced

November 27, 2017 at 10:00 AM – Program to be announced

December 4, 2017 at 10:00 AM – Program to be announced

December 11, 2017 at 10:00 AM – Program to be announced

December 18, 2017 at 10:00 AM – Program to be announced

December 25, 2017 Merry Christmas! See you in April.


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The Phoenixville Tech Group brings technology users together to share knowledge and experience. Everyone welcome!

We do not have any prerequisites, just come, ask questions, bring your tech issues and enjoy. 

Gadget Gurus – Bob, Susan and/or Glenn will be at the Clubhouse for one-on-one help and group discussion of computer use issues and to help with questions you have about any presentation session (programs) or any other tech questions you might have, to help do tech 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 a computer 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.  And please understand that, while a listed presentation topic may not be of particular interest, the discussion often branches into other topics of interest to those attending and that there is no meeting where you don't learn something new.  

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 making 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.

Program Archives2017 – 2016 

During our group meetings and clinics, we cover the following topics and more.

  • Getting started with a computer
    • What computer, printer, backup drive… should you buy
    • Connecting to the Internet and WiFi arrangements
    • Securing your computer
    • Using your computer and its software
    • Help with your e-mail
    • How to search the Internet
    • Backup your photos to the cloud
    • Speed up a sluggish computer
  • Using the Internet more effectively
  • Cell Phones
    • Finding an economical plan
    • Choosing a phone
    • Programming your cell phone
    • Using Apps
    • Backup your photos to the cloud
  • Shopping online
  • Cable TV or Fios issues, cutting the cord (get rid of cable TV)
  • Talking online using video chat, web cam, and Skype
  • Digital camera and photo problems, what camera to buy
    • Sharing photos on the Internet
  • Using social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, MySpace, etc.
  • Setting up your own web address and personalized e-mail address
  • Building web pages 

Notice for Visitors to the Web Site: As you will see, this is an open web site, with access granted to all Internet users.  The Senior Tech Group uses this site as a resource for the three communities we support, i.e., Coldstream Crossing residents and the Phoenixville Library visitors in Pennsylvania and The Groves community in Fort Meyers, Florida.  We provide direct support, including house calls, at appropriate times of the year for the Coldstream Crossing and Groves communities.  All of the services we provide are pro bono.

We welcome visitors from outside our supported communities, to view the resources on the web site. While we attempt to maintain all the information and links the best we can, we disclaim responsibility for any use or misuse of any information or links to other sites or information contained here within.  


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