Oct 242017

Hi everyone, just a quick reminder of the next session –

11am at Los Amigos tomorrow

Roy will show his new mobile phone and let us know how got on
researching security and cameras.

 Posted by at 12:00
Oct 012017
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Following on from our successful session held at the Los Amigos restaurant
in Alcalali, on Wednesday the 27th September.
We will continue in the same theme and be there again on the 25th October
ready for your questions & queries.
Unless otherwise indicated we will continue to hold a session at the
Los Amigos every 4th Wednesday in the month from 11am to 12.30pm


U3A Tech Group
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 Posted by at 02:07
Sep 212017

Hi everyone, once again we will be starting the above group, we are making a change this year see further details below.

The U3A Computing/IT/Technology group has been running since the start of the Val del Pop U3A  11 years this autumn.
Since then we have moved forward from Windows 95 and XP to a plethora of devices, tablets , phones, media devices all with different control systems (Apple, Windows, Android etc).
Things are not standing still, we now have, alarm systems, TVs,  security cameras and even refrigerators adding to the list of items requiring an internet link.
We have regularly demonstrated features and systems in a light hearted social group.
However, with all the different permutations and varied user abilities it has become difficult to interest everyone on a regular basis.
We intend to provide a group more like a surgery giving help and advice (not repairing broken equipment) suggesting where to find further help and services.
We hope this will allow a social group to continue on a self-help basis. Any and all input from members will be greatly appreciated.
We will start on a once per month basis and review this when we are clear how things are working.
For this first session we will be using Los Amigos on Wednesday, 25th September, so hope to see you there, if you need to contact us please email us at the address shown below.


U3A Tech Group
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 Posted by at 01:24
Jun 112017

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As the current sessions are now finished we are
arranging an ‘end of term’ meal at Los Amigos Alcalali.
We can meet at the restaurant 12noon (ish – not obligatory)
with a lunch booked for 1.00pm. 
This would give us the opportunity to have a chat to see how the Tech Group 
could move on as we seem to have come to an impasse with regard to future topics.

If you are interested in joining us for the meal will you please email me at
with names & numbers, partners are also very welcome.?

U3A Tech Group
 Posted by at 17:04
May 192017

At our last meeting as we had no further suggestions re moving forward
with a new topic it was unanimously decided by the group that we
would break for Summer.

We will however still arrange a short session followed by a meal
at Los Amigos in June.

 I will email everyone once the date/time etc has been arranged


 Posted by at 15:02
Apr 242017
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This session we will take a look at Smart TV’s
A ‘smart TV‘ is any TV that has built-in Internet connectivity, allowing it to access a range of online services
including video on demand, social networking and instant messaging and more.

Some TVs even have a fully featured web browser built in which will allow
access to most websites, see an example of this shown above

U3A Tech Group
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 Posted by at 13:38
Apr 112017
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This week I will bring in the ‘Amazon Echo’ and it’s smaller version the ‘Dot’ 
for us to take a look at, ask questions & see what answers we get.

Tucked under the light ring is an array of seven microphones that use
beam-forming technology and enhanced noise cancellation.
With the same far-field voice recognition as Amazon Echo, Echo Dot can hear
you ask a question from any direction—even while playing music.

When you want to use Echo Dot, simply say the wake word, “Alexa,” and
Dot lights up and streams audio to the cloud, where the Alexa Voice Service
is leveraged to recognize and respond to your request instantly.

U3A Tech Group
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 Posted by at 02:15
Mar 212017
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This week we will follow on from the last session
with a talk and discussion re Apps & ones we use to communicate with
once again we would like input from the class re what you use, what works
on what piece of kit ie. Windows/Android/IOS etc and
more importantly which ones can cost money.
 Posted by at 17:30
Mar 062017
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This week we will have a look at Apps & the ones we use to communicate with each other
we would like input from the class re what you are using, what works 
on what piece of kit ie. Windows/Android/IOS etc and importantly which costs money.
There are many Apps that can be used for instant messaging such as:-
Whatsapp, Facebook, Skype, IMO, Snapchat, Google Hangouts etc etc
There will probably be many more so the session will be a talk/discussion and not so much a demonstration 
If demo is necessary we can arrange one for a future meeting.
 Posted by at 19:51