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Computers, Tablets, Smartphones

The Aurora Seniors Computer group is focused on helping our members use their computers and mobile devices as effectively as possible. We hold seminars Tuesday mornings where we present a program about using technology for entertainment, communications, learning and to access the many services that are available to us online. Tuesday afternoons in the computer room are reserved for helping members one-on- one with whatever technical issues they may be dealing with.

If there is no presentation or Tuesday afternoon drop-in session going on the Computer Room is available for individual use by any member of the Aurora Seniors Association. See below for more information and topics coming up for the Tuesday morning seminars.

See our calendar for scheduled days and times.

Computer Executive

The Computer Group

Top row – Herb Koller, Sandy DeRocchis, Tom Yates, Doug Cooper, Ron Humenchuk, Bob Hedenberg

Middle – Don Keel

Bottom – Allan Church, June O’Donnell, Laureen Campbell, Bill Ault

Missing – Jan Haarink 

Co-Chairs: Bob Hedenberg and Doug Cooper

Information and Activities for November 2021

The computer club will continue to do the Tuesday morning seminars via Zoom until the centre can reopen for computer room sessions. We are also doing drop-in sessions remotely. We will provide drop-in support Tuesday afternoons. If there is a lot of demand we will use some sort of reservation system but for now send an email to both Bob and Doug by end of day Monday and we will make the arrangements. Their email addresses are below.

Tuesday morning seminar schedule:

  • November 2 – Our favourite websites and apps. Let us know what yours are.
  • November 9 – Smartphones. What do you like best about yours? What things do you do
    with yours outside of phone calls and texts? iPhone vs Android.
  • November 16 – Apple has made some new announcements – should you be excited?
  • November 23 – Q&A, we try and answer your technology questions. We ask that you to send
    the more complex ones to us in advance so we have time to research them if necessary.
  • November 30 – Working with photos on mobile devices or your PC. There are some new
    formats you should be aware of. Should you store photos on the cloud, why or why not?

Your suggestions and comments about what you might like the computer club to do or what topics you would like to see in the Tuesday sessions is always welcome. Send your suggestions to Bob Hedenberg at bobhed65@gmail.com or Doug Cooper at techspeakr@gmail.com.

Computer Class

Tuesday Morning Presentations

November 16 – Apple Day – Multitasking

November 9 – What to do when you get a new phone

November 2 – Favourite Apps & Websites

October 26 – Q & A

October 19 – Apple Day – vaccine certificate and iOS15

October 12 – Android

October 5 – Favourite Apps and Sites

September 28 – Q & A

September 21 – Apple Day – Find My Mac, Facebook permissions, Apple news, Safari cookies

September 14 – Android

September 7 – Cash back with Rakuten and Managing your Kindle books

August 31 – Q & A

August 17, 2021 – Q & A

August 3, 2021 – Q & A

July 20 – Q&A

July 6 – Q & A

June 29 – Mirroring to Your TV

June 22 – Most popular iOS and Android apps

June 15 – Entertainment apps

June 8 – Google Accounts and Tools

June 1 – Q & A

May 25 – Files and Default Apps

May 18 – Podcasts and Safari on iPad

May 11 – Q&A

May 4 – Library Services

April 27 – Microsoft Tools

April 20 – Pages for iPad

April 13 – Q & A

April 6 – Messaging Apps

March 30 – Calendars

March 23 – Q&A

March 16 – Apple, Bluetooth & Mobile device printing

March 9 – Maps & Navigation

March 2 – Android phones and tablets

February 23 – YouTube

February 16 – Apple Day

February 9 – Password Managers

February 2 – Q&A

January 26 – Q&A, screen sharing your iPad on Zoom

January 19 – Apple

January 12 – Internet Browsers

January 5, 2021 – Email (Slides)

December 8 – Q&A

December 1 – Smart Speakers

November 24 – eBooks

November 11 – All About iOS 14 with Herb

November 3 – Smart Home Devices (Slides)

October 20 – Apple day, changes with iOS 14

October 27 – AI, machine learning and how that makes searches more effective (Recording)

October 13 – Upgrading or Replacing your PC Part 2

October 6 – Questions and Answers

September 29 – Replacing your PC – buy new, used or revive what you have. (Slides)

September 22 – iCloud features and browser attack recovery

September 15 – Windows 10 recent 2004 update features

Aug 18 2020 – General Q&A session

Aug 4 2020 – Bob talks through important government sites

July 21, Video streaming services available in Canada (Netflix, Amazon Prime and many more)

July 7, Apple, get the most out of Siri including effective voice searches

June 23, Augmented Reality

ASA Computer Group seminar, June 9, 2020. Chat transcript and audio.

Your Microsoft Account & Services

All About Android

Apple Services

2019 Tax Seminar

Google – Security and Services

Doing Effective Searches – Doug Cooper

Photo Backup

Managing Articles and other information

Online Shopping

Spreadsheets 101

Navigation

Sept 3, 2019 Seminar

Technology – Email – Bob Hedenberg (February 27, 2018)

Aurora Seniors Centre

The Aurora Seniors Centre is operated in partnership with the Town of Aurora's Community Services Department. Its success is based on the Seniors who volunteer their time and Town of Aurora staff. Our goal is to provide programs, events and activities that will benefit and enrich the lives of older adults.

Hours of Operation

  • Monday: 8:30am - 4:00pm
  • Tuesday: 8:30am - 7:00pm
  • Wednesday: 8:30am - 4:00pm
  • Thursday: 8:30am - 4:00pm
  • Friday: 8:30am - 4:00pm

Contact

  • 90 John West Way
  • Aurora, ON L4G 6J1
  • 905-726-4767
  • asa@auroraseniors.ca
Aurora Seniors Association
Town of Aurora
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