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Many people, especially seniors, are finding more free time while confined to their homes. One technology that is not often considered is audiobooks. Reading becomes more difficult as we age. Listening to someone read has become very accessible. There are many ways to get professionally read books for free, inexpensively, or by subscription. Hewie will give a brief background and then provide ways to find thousands of audiobooks. He will also provide a few sample excerpts of books to illustrate the quality of audiobooks.
The Sarasota Technology User Group (STUG)’s December 2020 presentation was our annual Circle of Learning. This year we had a Zoom Circle of learning where instead moving from table to table, the instructors came to the members. Each presentation was about 15 minutes in length. Then there was a new presenter. Our meeting started with the annual election of officers, followed by the presentations. This year there were 6 presentations. All are on You Tube. You can view them individually or as a collection in a Playlist. The election and meeting portion is not available as a recording.
Through Indiegogo crowdsourcing, I purchased a CZUR Shine Ultra Book Scanner with automatic flatten & de-skew and display projector. This video shows some examples of how I use it. I use a 1990 Central Florida Computer society newsletter as an example book/pamphlet, as well as other examples of way to scan multiple objects quickly & easily.
There are many reasons to cut the cord. Most do so to save money. Others do it to have better choices and just to be able to fire their cable company. There are many choices of products and equipment, as well as services that are now available to let us change the way we have done things in the past. Hewie will talk about over the air and over the Internet services, including the many ways to fulfill your wants and needs as to TV viewing. He will include information about Broadband and even Internet home phones. This presentation will help you understand many of the newest possibilities for TV viewing and what to look for to satisfy you and your family. Be prepared to have a lot of the confusion make some sense and to determine if it may be the move for you soon. TV, as we know it will disappear in the next few years and you will understand what is happening and what choices are available now and what to look for down the road.
The computer program or app that we all use the most is the browser. A browser, which is short for web browser, is a software application used to locate, retrieve and display content on the World Wide Web or internet. Hewie describes some of the important features of browsers and describe many important settings used in most browsers. He will also talk about little add-on programs called extensions for browsers, including where to find them, how to add them and talk about some that he has found invaluable.
QR codes came up in a discussion on having medical emergency information available for emergency responders. Since there were lots of questions about QR codes, especially on how to create them, how to read them & what QR codes can contain, I put this sort video together fo Tech for Seniors.
The topics for the January 2021 Windows SIG meeting are: