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Backups, second time around

The slides for the  Seniors SIG presentation March 20th on computer backups can be found here, at http://tinyurl.com/mu5fla8.  March 27th we will cover slides 16 to the end.

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Presentation March 28th : Seniors’ Services in Greater Victoria.

According to the 2011 census, the total number of seniors (65+) in Greater Victoria was 18.4 % of the total population. This is above the national proportion of seniors (14.8%) and the provincial share of seniors (15.7%). With the significant number … Continue reading

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Training Survey

Please fill out this training form.

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Gmail no longer supporting Chrome Browser version 53 and below

Starting February 8, 2017, Google will show a banner at the top of the Gmail interface for users who are still on Google Chrome Browser v53 and below to encourage upgrading to the latest version of Chrome, currently version 55 … Continue reading

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Bodies in the Bathroom, Bottom of the Stairs

If you fall in the bathroom, you may be in for a terrible time trying to raise a neighbour. To counter this, “Fall Alert” devices, worn on the wrist or around the neck, can be rented for about $40 per month … Continue reading

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Smart phones at Seniors SIG

George presented Smart Phones at the Seniors SIG Jan. 30.  The slide show can be viewed here.  Included were Cell phone evolution ​Phone relationships: Love ‘em or Hate ‘em Smartphone Uses Choosing a smart phone Wireless communications Smart phone sensors … Continue reading

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Feb 28th Presentation – The Importance of Computer Security in our Daily Lives

In our era, most of us are connected to the internet almost all the time. Although this connectivity brings a lot of opportunity for all of us, it raises unprecedented threats for some of us too. In this talk, we … Continue reading

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Seniors SIG workshop on LastPass Jan. 16th

On January 16th at 10am at the Seniors SIG, George will lead a workshop on using LastPass, a password manager you can use from multiple computers, including those at the clubhouse. To prepare for the workshop, please bring your email … Continue reading

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Annual General Meeting Tuesday January 24th, 2pm at Silver Threads

The Annual General Meeting of the club will be held Tuesday January 24th, 2pm at Silver Threads, 286 Hampton Rd, Saanich, BC V8Z 1H1. Lunch is at 1pm. Please email RSVP for $7 lunch requesting sandwich type (fish or chicken or … Continue reading

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2017 Global Fraud and Cybercrime Forecast by IT Canada

What fraud and cybercrimes will 2017 present?  IT Canada offers this prediction, that most hacks will originate from phones. But what can our members with smart phones do? Require a pattern or code to open your phone. Add an app to completely wipe your … Continue reading

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