Getting Comfortable With The Basics

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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 – 202220212020201920182017 – 2016


Program Notes for 1st week2nd week3rd week4th week | 5th week of the Month &
In-Person Tech Group Program Notes

Oct 3, 2022, 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.
How to Enable Two-Factor Authentication or Two-Step Verification for Your Google Account – by guidingtech.com

Oct 10, 2022, 1 and 7 PM | Join Online Meeting > Low-Cost Land-line Phone I use Google Voice with the OBi200 adaptor for a one-time cost of less than $50. I do pay for GV911.COM $12 per year for E911 service.

Oct 17, 2022, 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.

    In-Person Tech Group program Phoenixville Library Community Room
Tuesday, Oct 18, 2022, 1:30 PM
| Staying Safe Online – This program will highlight things you should be aware of and do to be safer online. Using strong passwords with the aid of a password manager. Confirm your identity with 2-factor authentication and avoid phishing attacks. We will also discuss security software.

  • View the live program stream by clicking the “Enter Online Meeting” link. Please try to check in 5 or 10 minutes before the program begins.

Oct 24, 2022, 1 and 7 PM | Join Online Meeting > Cloud Computing, Create Documents & Spreadsheets Online – You don’t need to buy Microsoft Office! Create basic documents from scratch or start from a template. You can easily do all the basics, including making bulleted lists, sorting by columns, adding tables, images, comments, formulas, changing fonts, and more. And it’s free.

Oct 31, 2022, 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.

Nov 7, 2022, 1 and 7 PM | Join Online Meeting > ICE – In Case of EmergencyICE stands for “in case of emergency,” and it’s what emergency responders have been taught to look for if someone needs medical attention. What if that person is you? Where is your ICE info?

Nov 14, 2022, 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.

Nov 21, 2022, 1 and 7 PM | Join Online Meeting > Freezing Credit Is Now Free. Here’s Why You Should Do it Now. – Turning on a credit freeze is now more straightforward and more friendly to activate and temporally lift than ever. Placing a security freeze on your account makes it difficult for criminals to use stolen data to open fraudulent accounts, or borrow money, in your name.

Nov 28, 2022, 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.

Dec 5, 2022, 1 and 7 PM | Join Online Meeting > Registrar, WEB host, URL forwarding, Email Forwarding – You can have a personal web name. If you buy your own domain like (mysite.com), you’ll generally be able to choose any email addresses that end with your domain name [email protected], [email protected], and so on. A personal URL (Domain Name) is about $10 a year.

Dec 12, 2022, 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.

Dec 19, 2022, 1 and 7 PM | Join Online Meeting >E-Mail – What is Bcc?– BCC stands for Blind Carbon Copy. It refers to the practice of sending an email to multiple recipients without disclosing the individual email addresses. Highlighting – Cutting – Copying – Pasting – Resizing Windows – Some of the very basic skills one has to master to work with computers. Unlike typewriters, while writing on computers, if you make a mistake, you can easily erase it (by backspacing) or cut it to remove it. 

Dec 26, 2022, 1 and 7 PM | Join Online Meeting > No Gathering this week.

Jan 2, 2022, 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 nationwide 4G LTE data coverage and unlimited talk and text as low as $15 a month.
Ting Their slogan is ‘Mobile That Makes Sense.
In The Groves Clubhouse at 2:15 PM  |


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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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