Technology for 55+

We discuss how to effectively and safely use digital technology (smartphones, digital cameras,  tablets and computers, except Apple products) with those 55 and older who join our club.

Our 150 members can attend any of several sessions per month, held at Silver Threads Passmore Center, kitty corner to Tillicum Mall, south-east corner (click for map).  Scroll down for more articles.

To attend Computer Club events you must be a member of the Victoria Computer Club.  Join us.  New Computer Club members get their first month’s computer club membership for free – attend your favourite club course or try them all. (Silver Threads drop-in fees still apply.)

Memberships are $25 per person.  Memberships last 365 days from the anniversary of joining, (395 days the first year.)

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More Search Techniques – Part 2 – Oct 15, 2018 – Ed

Ed continued with showing us many features of searching in terms of how you use the words and how you get different searches, as well as how to store your searches.  The class notes can be found at this link:

https://tinyurl.com/ydylluh4

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Improve your Searches – Part 1 – Sept 10, 2018 – Ed

Ed showed us how to use other search methods in addition to Google.  This was so informative that we continued in October as Part 2.  The class notes can be found at this link:

https://tinyurl.com/y7byy6hw

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Security Tips – Oct 1, 2018 – Charles

Here are the slides from Charles Kim’s presentation on Security, Oct 1, 2018

 

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Password Managers – Sept 24 2018 – George

Here is the link to today’s presentation by George

https://tinyurl.com/y9htmjlm

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Facebook Security – A Review – Sept 17 – Dorothy

Dorothy covered some of the areas that you need to check for security on your Facebook page.  She has given everyone homework to go through their ADS, Access your Information and watching the 3 videos which are on the last slide. Continue reading

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Improve your Google Searches – Sept 10 – Ed Prior

Ed reviewed some of the ways to get a better Google search as well as using different browsers that don’t track you.  Presentation can be found here:

https://tinyurl.com/y7byy6hw

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Executive Meeting Minutes –  August 20, 2018,

Executive Meeting Minutes –  August 20, 2018, 10 am-12 pm Continue reading

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Cloud Computing – July 23 – Charles Kim

Below is the link to the class presentation for Monday, July 23, 2018. For those who intend to come to this Monday, you can take a quick look at what will be covered.

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1Ca-Le8rJ5V3WzbQxoWo8Hbi4kvwCqqntFksXt8dvWhw/edit?usp=sharing

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Windows 10 Tips Con’t – July 9 – Dorothy

Continuation of learning different easy tips in Windows 10, as well as trying to use the Help features that are built in.  Also covered a few of the new features in the April Update 1803, but will continue this next month.  To see some of the presentation, go to https://tinyurl.com/y992yeuz 

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Windows Updates You Must be Aware of – June 18 – Dorothy

We covered topics such as Windows Defender which comes with Microsoft, ensuring you have a virus scanning program on your device, make sure thereare no RED marks and that the software is being updated and scanning.  We also talked about how to check if your device is getting the weekly or updates from Microsoft.

Here is the link to the presentation:

https://tinyurl.com/ybko7ldj

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