Getting Comfortable With The Basics

Senior Tech Group
 Snowbird Tech Group​ – Phoenixville Tech Group
We’re Currently Gathering Online.
Each Monday at 12:45 and 7 PM Note: — New Time

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Snowbird Tech Group​ meets in the Groves Pavilion Mondays at 2:30 PM.


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 – 20212020201920182017 – 2016


Online Meeting, G Suite Meet Instructions Read this first!


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

Mar 8, 2021, at 12:45 and 7 PM –  Join Online Meeting  – In The Groves Pavilion at 2:30 PM
United States Post Office – USPS –
Consider creating an account on USPS.com; they have many services, including printing your own package shipping labels with postage, get notification of mail to be delivered, hold mail during vacations, and changing address.
GotFreeFax.com – Free Fax Service – Fax cover page plus 3 pages per fax maximum free, 2 free faxes per day maximum.

Mar 15, 2021, at 12:45 and 7 PM – Join Online Meeting  – In The Groves Pavilion at 2:30 PM
Optimize Your Computer, E-mail, and WEB Use – 
Windows 10 has built-in real-time antivirus named Windows Defender. It automatically runs in the background, ensuring all Windows users are protected against viruses and other nasties.

Mar 22, 2021, at 12:45 and 7 PM  – Join Online Meeting   – In The Groves Pavilion at 2:30 PM
Back To The Basic –
And the “basics” aren’t just for beginners.  You always hear something new, or something you have forgotten because you haven’t used it for a long time.

Mar 29, 2021, at 12:45 and 7 PM  –  Join Online Meeting ​​  – In The Groves Pavilion at 2:30 PM
Remote Support for Windows, Mac, and Android phones and tablets. – 
We have implemented a software system/tool to connect to your computer remotely. This allows us to provide remote help installing a program, using an application, fix a problem.

Apr 5, 2021, at 12:45 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.

Apr 12, 2021, at 12:45 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 type and edit a document by speaking in Google Docs. Note: This feature is only available in Chrome browsers.

 


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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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