Technology for 55+

We discuss how to effectively and safely use digital technology (smartphones, digital cameras,  tablets and computers) 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.

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APCUG YouTube Learning Videos

Here’s a link to the recent classes on Feb 9 from APCUG, as well as all of their past ones:

https://www.youtube.com/user/APCUGVideos/videos

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Income Tax Software – March 11, 2019 – Ed

Had an interesting class with Ed showing Studio Tax, one of the many approved Tax software off the CRA website.  Lots of good discussion.

Here is the link to his presentation: http://tinyurl.com/y34jrsa6

 

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Executive Meeting Minutes – Feb 25th 2019

A meeting of the executive was held monday, Feb 25th 12:30 pm
Attended by Dorothy, George, Barkley, Rosa, Ed, Dawn, Anne. Continue reading

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2019 Winter APCUG Classes – Feb 9, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Pacific Time

Winter Virtual Technology Conference, February 9 – 10:00 – 1:00 pm Pacific Time

Attend APCUG’s FREE 2019 Winter Virtual Technology Conference (VTC) from the comfort of your own home. Even though there are two tracks, you only need to register once. Continue reading

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Basic Computing class presentation links

Here is Paul’s presentation on Google tips from Feb. 4th.

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Data Privacy Day is January 28th 2019

Three Internet Scams Targeting Seniors and How to Avoid Them

Privacy Tips for Older Adults

Test Your Cyber IQ

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Google through the looking glass – Jan 14, 2019 – George

To watch DottoTech’s YouTube channel, you should be logged in and subscribe… Here is how to do it…

Slide show is at https://tinyurl.com/ybtgog8p

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Annual General Meeting Tuesday January 22th, 1:30pm at Silver Threads

The Annual General Meeting of the club will be held Tuesday January 22th, 1:30pm at Silver Threads, 286 Hampton Rd, Saanich, BC V8Z 1H1.

Here is a map:  https://goo.gl/maps/zdXPxpss6Q72

Agenda includes (this post will be updated as available):

  1. Sign in, distribution of new membership cards, quorum count
  2. Approval of last year’s AGM minutes.
  3. Directors reports for the end of our fiscal year, December 31 2018:
    • President’s report: Thanks to volunteers, teachers. Thanks to departing exec: Martin, Iain, Rick
    • Treasurers report, Profit and Loss Report and Balance Sheet which will be emailed to members before the meeting
    • Vice president’s report: automation of membership notices. New membership cards.  Monthly meeting topics.  Bylaws and Constitution filing.
    • Membership report, there were 170 members as of Dec 31 2018.  All members are now regular members.  Associates were made regular members. 75 members are still using up their equity from the old clubhouse.
  4. Motions
    1. Setting of member dues.  It is proposed that dues remain unchanged at $25 per year.
    2. Motion to continue monthly draw of $20 gift cards
    3. Motion to retain membership number 7000 for award
  5. Election of officers for the year.  All positions are open for nomination.  Currently nominated are:
    • Dorothy Cushway, President.
    • George Bowden, Vice President
    • Rosa Benjamin, Secretary
    • Ed Prior, Treasurer
    • Barkley Cox, Membership
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Security Basics for Monday class – Jan 7, 2019 – Charles & Paul

Here is a link to  Monday’s Computer Basics class, Security Basics

on November 19th’ 2018: https://tinyurl.com/yd9qtdwh

and about VPN’s, on January  7th 2019: https://tinyurl.com/ycxadmdr

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Creative LED photography

Vertical sweep

LED Christmas tree lights offer creative opportunities to photographers.  Sweeping over a string of lights with a camera set to long shutter speeds and low ISO settings results in interesting effects.  LEDs on house power strobe at 60 pulses per second, resulting in “string of pearls” effects.  Try circular motions at arms length, and panning .  You never know what you are going to get until you look at the camera’s display of the photo after you take it.

The album Creative LED photography  was taken at the Computer Club Camera group photoshoot on Dec 27.  Photos were edited in Google Photos, adding maximum pop and lowering light levels.

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