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Senior Tech Group
Snowbird Tech Group​ – Phoenixville Tech Group
Each Monday at 1 and 7 PM
We're currently gathering online.
SeniorTechGroup.com – Everyone Welcome 


No matter what operating system your computers, tablets, or phone uses, or if you are thinking about getting involved with some new tech or making a change, this is the place for you.

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

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Program Calendar                          Program Archives – 2020201920182017 – 2016 


Online Meeting, G Suite Meet Instructions Read this first!


Online Tech Group meeting, please try to check in 5 or 10 minutes early.

    Aug 10, 2020, at 1 and 7 PM – Online Meeting tab ​​– The Gadget Gurus – We do not have any prerequisites, just come, ask questions about previous topics. I will also review the current tech news. We will do our best to answer questions concerning computers, smartphones, apps, cameras, tablets, the internet, and more. Bring your tech issues and enjoy the meeting.

    > > Weekly App – Weather Underground for Android and Apple iOS version in the iTunes Store

    •  The new Weather Underground Android app provides the world's most accurate hyper-local weather forecasts in addition to interactive radar, satellite maps, and severe weather alerts. 

    Aug 17, 2020, at 1 and 7 PM – Online Meeting tab ​​– What is a Chromebook? – A Chromebook is a new type of computer designed to help you get things done faster and easier. Powered by Google's Chrome OS™, and featuring built-in, up-to-date virus protection along with Google apps and services like Gmail™, Google Calendar™, Docs and Google Play™ (plus thousands more in the Chrome Web Store™). Unlike traditional PCs, Chromebooks update themselves automatically for free, so you always have the latest and greatest version, while your stuff stays safe with Google Drive™ online file storage that's automatically backed up. And Chromebooks play nicely with your other devices—your phone, tablet or another computer—so you can stay in sync with your day from. 

    > > Weekly App – Rain Alarm Pro for Android and Apple iOS version in the iTunes Store

    •  This weather app alerts you when rain is approaching. 

    Aug 24, 2020, at 1 and 7 PM – Online Meeting tab ​​The Gadget Gurus – We do not have any prerequisites, just come, ask questions about previous topics. I will also review the current tech news. We will do our best to answer questions concerning computers, smartphones, apps, cameras, tablets, the internet, and more. Bring your tech issues and enjoy the meeting.

    > > Weekly App – Google Authenticator for Android and Apple iOS version in the iTunes Store

    •  Google Authenticator generates 2-Step Verification codes on your phone.

    Aug 31, 2020, at 1 and 7 PM – Online Meeting tab ​​–  TBA


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    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.


    The Senior 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.

    User groups 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. Some of our attendees 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 screen without making sure everyone knows what are doing and how/why we are doing it.

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

    • Getting started with a computer
      • What computer, printer, or backup drive should you buy
      • Connecting to the Internet and WiFi arrangements
      • Securing your computer
      • Using your computer and its software
      • Help with your email
      • 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 economic 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, webcam, 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 web address and personalized email address
    • Building web pages

    Notice for Visitors to the Website: As you will see, this is an open website, 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 website. 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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