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The Computer Group

Leader:  John Howlett - computer@ashbyu3a.co.uk - phone 01530 461774
Helpline: help.computer@ashbyu3a.co.uk

The Computer Group meets twice a month on the first Wednesday and third Monday of the month at 2pm.

We are not all computer geeks, but we do have members who know something about most types of computer whether it is a Windows PC, an Apple Mac, an iPad or an Android tablet.
We also discuss how to look after the files, music or photos on your computer, how to make backups or how to copy them to DVD or all sorts of "interesting" problems.
One thing we can't do is undertake hardware repairs, but we might know someone who can!
So if there is something you don't understand about your computer, from the simplest to the more esoteric, come along and we'll see what we can do for you.
We now have a new Computer Helpline so you can email us with any problems or questions. We can email you back, or better still, you can come along to the next meeting and someone should have worked out your problem and be able to talk you through it.

Send us details of your problem to help.computer@ashbyu3a.co.uk

Future programme

Wed 2nd May2:00 pm16 Winchester Way
Mon 21st May2:00 pm16 Winchester Way
Wed 6th Jun2:00 pm16 Winchester Way
Mon 18th Jun2:00 pm16 Winchester Way

Monday 17th April

Five of us turned up today, with not many problems.
Dave needed help in understanding internet download and upload speeds, and how to use a suitable app.
We discussed the problem of varying speeds dependant on a variety of factors, including traffic, technology, cable versus twisted pair and usage.
The differences in speed on the same device as between being hardwired to the router and connecting via Wi-Fi.
JD discussed changing phone contracts with Mike as his two year contract with Tesco is now up. It was determined that a simple pay as you go arrangement for 5 pounds per month should be more than adequate.
The question of just when the date of the next meeting for any of the Groups changes to the following one was broached as currently it automatically changes as soon as the meeting starts. This could confuse those who check their diaries belatedly!