Computers

Computer Club

Tuesdays 10:00am

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.

Coordinator: Doug Cooper
Contact: seniorscentre@aurora.ca

Computer

Information and Activities

We are offering open drop-in help by appointment on Tuesday afternoons between 1 and 3 p.m. If you are looking for help, you can send a request in an email to Bob or Doug. Their email addresses are below.

If you are attending in person and have a short question, you can ask one of the helpers (pending availability) after the Tuesday morning session at 11 a.m.

If you are interested in attending over Zoom we are opening up pre-payment for 2024. When you pay your membership for an additional $40 you can gain Zoom access to all 2024 hybrid sessions (typically 42 sessions). Ask at the front desk when you are in.

Tuesday morning seminar schedule for February:

  • February 6 – General Q&A as well as an overview if the Rakuten cashback service (discuss member device survey coming soon)
  • February 13 – Podcasts (Doug)
  • February 20 – Intro to Apple and Android Auto (Bob)
  • February 27 – Review of the member device survey results & discussion of future sessions (Doug)

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 are always welcome. Send your suggestions to Bob Hedenberg at bobhed65@gmail.com or Doug Cooper at techspeakr@gmail.com.

Tuesday Morning Presentations

February 27 – 2024 Device Survey Results

February 20 – Android Auto and Apple Car Play

February 13 – Podcasts

February 6 – General Q&A

January 30 – Android Basics

January 23 – Apple Watch

January 16 – Moving photos from iCloud to another service

January 9 – Q & A

December 12 – Multipage PDF on iPad, Mac and Android

December 5 – General Q&A

November 28 – Passkeys and Security

November 21 – iOS Basics

November 14 – Bluetooth Headphones

November 7 – General Q & A

October 31 – Speeding up your computer

October 24 – Beginner’s guide to Video editing

October 17 – New Windows 11 and Mac mini systems

October 10 – Windows backup

October 3 – General Q&A

September 26 – AI

September 19 – iOS scanner app

September 12 – Joplin Organizing software and HP Smart Tank printer

September 5 – Q&A

June 27 – Libre Office

June 20 – Accessibility Features of the iPad

June 13 – Internet Scams

May 23 – OneDrive and GoogleDrive backups

May 16 – Safari on iPad and iPad Tips and Tricks

May 9 – Mozilla Firefox and Thunderbird

May 2 – General Q & A

April 25 – Freeware and Open source image resizing

April 18 – Apple iPad & MacBook Tips and Tricks

April 11 – Internet Phones (VOIP)

April 4 – Q & A

March 28 – Google Docs, Sheets and Drive

March 21 – OSX Ventura walkthrough and Mac VPN

March 14 – Air Tags & USB Adapters

March 7 – General Q & A

February 28 – Sharing files with family and friends

February 21 – Apple photo library sharing

February 14 – Adobe Acrobat & PDFs

February 7 – General Q & A

January 24 – Messenger Basics

January 10 – Q & A

December 13 – Tips and Tricks – Search, Outlook.com, must have gadgets

December 6 – Android Basics

November 15 – Apple Mail

November 8 – Gmail App

October 25 – Email Survey results

October 18 – iPad Basics

October 11 – Photos

October 4 – Q & A

September 27 – Organizing with Folders

September 20 – Apple Day – Your Apple Devices

September 13 – Computer Room Etiquette & Edge versus Chrome

September 6 – Q & A

June 28 – Amazon Photos & Google Photos

June 20 – iCloud revisited

June 14 – Using forms and WiFi troubleshooting

June 7 – Q & A

May 31 – Home security systems

May 24 – Self-education sources

May 17 – Apple Day – Notes Features and iOS Tips and Tricks

May 10 – Uinstalling Programs

May 3 – Q & A

April 26 – Favourite Apps & Sites

April 19 – Apple Day, Favorite contacts and Apple sites

April 12 – Differences between Windows 10 and 11

April 5 – Q & A

March 29 – Favorite Sites and Apps

March 22 – Google Docs and Sheets

March 15 – Apple Day – Pages and Numbers on the iPad

March 8 – Q & A

March 1 – Windows and Android Settings

February 22 – Favourite Apps and Sites

February 15 – Apple Day – iPad Accessories and the Files App

February 8 – Q & A

February 1 – USB and Bluetooth

January 25 – Survey Results

January 18 – Apple Day – new laptops & the Notebook app

January 11 – Q & A

January 4 – Backups

December 21 – Apple Password Management with iCloud Keys

December 14 – Q & A

December 7 – Windows 11

November 30 – Tom Presents Photography

November 23 – Q & A

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)

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.

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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