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Senior Tech Group
 Snowbird Tech Group​ – Phoenixville Tech Group
We’re Currently Gathering Online.
Each Monday at 1:00 and 7:00 PM

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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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May 10, 2021, at 1 and 7 PM  | Join Online Meeting
Services, Shopping, Entertainment, and Apps I use. – Here are many of the services I enjoy regularly. You may also find some the interesting and useful.
Chromebooks are fast becoming the star devices in the PC market – By Andy Walker Android Authority

May 17, 2021, at 1 and 7 PM  | Join Online Meeting
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.

May 24, 2021, at 1 and 7 PM  | Join Online Meeting
Low|Cost Wireless Providers | Project Fi is a wireless service offered by Google directly to users with coverage in 200+ countries. Mint Mobile uses fast nationwide 4G LTE data coverage and unlimited talk and text as low as $15 a month. Ting Their slogan is ‘Mobile That Makes Sense.

May 31, 2021, at 1 and 7 PM  | Join Online Meeting
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.

Jun 7, 2021, at 1 and 7 PM  | Join Online Meeting 
What is a Chromebook? –  Is 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, and Docs.

Jun 14, 2021, at 1 and 7 PM  | Join Online Meeting
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.

Jun 21, 2021, at 1 and 7 PM  | Join Online Meeting
Online Shopping – Everyone loves saving money, and online shopping makes it easy. Back in the pre-internet age, if you wanted to save a few bucks, you either had to visit several stores to compare prices or spend an entire Sunday afternoon cutting coupons.

Jun 28, 2021, at 1 and 7 PM  | Join Online Meeting
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.

Jul 5, 2021, at 1 and 7 PM  | Join Online Meeting
Google Photos Assistant Is A Must Have Tool – One of the best features of the Google Photos app is Assistant. There are lots to learn in Google Photos, but the new Assistant feature is here to help.

Jul 12, 2021, at 1 and 7 PM  | Join Online Meeting
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.

 

 


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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 making sure everyone knows what we 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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