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This group is the place for you, 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.

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


Program Calendar       Archives – 2023202220212020201920182017 – 2016


Program Notes for 1st week2nd week3rd week4th week | 5th week of the Mont.

Ongoing Special Program – Immediately after the 1 and 7 PM meetings each Monday.
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Feb 6, 2023, 1 and 7 PM | Join Online Meeting > Navigating Google, Gmail, Calendar, Maps, Wallet, Docs… | Google provides Internet services that let you search the web, send an email, word processing, and spreadsheets. Type With Your Voice | You can edit a document by speaking in Google Docs. Note: This feature is only available in Chrome browsers.
3 Reasons to Have a Google Voice Number – By Anna Burgess Yang debugger.medium.com

Feb 13, 2023, 1 and 7 PM | Join Online Meeting > The Gadget Gurus, we have no prerequisites. Just ask questions about previous topics. I will also review the current tech news. We will do our best to answer computers, smartphones, apps, cameras, tablets, and internet questions. So bring your tech issues and enjoy the meeting.

Feb 20, 2023, 1 and 7 PM | Join Online MeetingLearn What A Chromebook Can Do | If you own a Chromebook, here is where you start learning how to use it. Interested in buying a Chromebook? Learn what to look for.

Feb 27, 2023, 1 and 7 PM | Join Online Meeting > The Gadget Gurus, we have no prerequisites. Just ask questions about previous topics. I will also review the current tech news. We will do our best to answer computers, smartphones, apps, cameras, tablets, and internet questions. So bring your tech issues and enjoy the meeting.

Mar 6, 2023, 1 and 7 PM | Join Online MeetingSettings  | Settings are essential if you expect the best experience running programs from the web or directly on your computer.  Web services, social networks, webmail, and even your banking service will have settings you should pay attention to.  Many of these settings greatly influence how secure and private your online experience will be.

Mar 13, 2023, 1 and 7 PM | Join Online Meeting > The Gadget Gurus, we have no prerequisites. Just ask questions about previous topics. I will also review the current tech news. We will do our best to answer computers, smartphones, apps, cameras, tablets, and internet questions. So bring your tech issues and enjoy the meeting.

Mar 20, 2023, 1 and 7 PM | Join Online Meeting > Use Google Photo To Manage Your Digital Pictures| All photos are organized and easy to find. Pictures on your computer or smartphone are backed up safely, organized, and labeled automatically. Google Photos is my favorite tool for managing photos to share with friends.

Mar 27, 2023, 1 and 7 PM | Join Online Meeting > The Gadget Gurus, we have no prerequisites. Just ask questions about previous topics. I will also review the current tech news. We will do our best to answer computers, smartphones, apps, cameras, tablets, and internet questions. So bring your tech issues and enjoy the meeting.

Apr 3, 2023, 1 and 7 PM | Join Online Meeting > Browser – Search Engines – Research Tools | A web browser or Internet browser is a software application for retrieving, presenting, and traversing information resources on the World Wide Web.

Apr 10, 2023, 1 and 7 PM | Join Online Meeting > The Gadget Gurus, we have no prerequisites. Just ask questions about previous topics. I will also review the current tech news. We will do our best to answer computers, smartphones, apps, cameras, tablets, and internet questions. So bring your tech issues and enjoy the meeting.

Apr 17, 2023, 1 and 7 PM | Join Online MeetingUsing Search Tools | How big is the Web?  Currently, there are around 1.14 billion websites in the World. 17% of these websites are active, and 83% are inactive.

Apr 24, 2023, 1 and 7 PM | Join Online Meeting > The Gadget Gurus, we have no prerequisites. Just ask questions about previous topics. I will also review the current tech news. We will do our best to answer computers, smartphones, apps, cameras, tablets, and internet questions. So bring your tech issues and enjoy the meeting.

May 1, 2023, 1 and 7 PM | Join Online Meeting > Streaming Video Your Best TV Entertainment Value | Streaming video is content sent over the Internet and displayed in real|time. The user needs a player that can be either a browser, a set|top box, or built into a Smart TV.

May 8, 2023, 1 and 7 PM | Join Online Meeting > The Gadget Gurus, we have no prerequisites. Just ask questions about previous topics. I will also review the current tech news. We will do our best to answer computers, smartphones, apps, cameras, tablets, and internet questions. So bring your tech issues and enjoy the meeting.

May 15, 2023, 1 and 7 PM | Join Online Meeting >Privacy.com Virtual Credit Cards | put the control in your hands when you make a purchase online. Protect your card details and money by creating virtual cards at each place you spend online or for each purchase.

May 22, 2023, 1 and 7 PM | Join Online Meeting > The Gadget Gurus, we have no prerequisites. Just ask questions about previous topics. I will also review the current tech news. We will do our best to answer computers, smartphones, apps, cameras, tablets, and internet questions. So bring your tech issues and enjoy the meeting.

May 29, 2023, 1 and 7 PM | Join Online MeetingIntroduction to Spreadsheets  | Spreadsheets have many uses in the organization and maintenance of information.   We use them extensively to collect and store information for future analysis or research. 

Jun 5, 2023, 1 and 7 PM | Join Online Meeting > The Gadget Gurus, we have no prerequisites. Just ask questions about previous topics. I will also review the current tech news. We will do our best to answer computers, smartphones, apps, cameras, tablets, and internet questions. So bring your tech issues and enjoy the meeting.


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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 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. 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 ensuring everyone knows what we are doing and how/why we are doing it.

We cover the following topics during our group meetings and clinics, 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
  • Help 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. In addition, 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.


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