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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 3rd Jul2:00 pm16 Winchester Way
Mon 15th Jul2:00 pm16 Winchester Way
Wed 7th Aug2:00 pmTBA
Mon 19th Aug2:00 pm16 Winchester Way
Wed 4th Sep2:00 pm16 Winchester Way
Mon 16th Sep2:00 pm16 Winchester Way

17th June 2019

Only four today, then Steve had to leave early.
Not much to talk about, although we covered the subject of mobile phones, their storage
capacities, battery lives and related issues.
Storage comes in three sorts: RAM, which should nowadays be 4 GB or more; ROM, which
should be 32 GB or more; and removable MicroSD card storage, which is increasingly less
likely to be available. This comes in all sizes from 8 GB up to 256 GB in some phones.
The advice seems to be to back up to the Cloud, rather than use an onboard chip.
A tip for extending the life on one charge is to switch off Wi-Fi when out and about. It isnít
needed to make and receive phone calls but keeps your phone active updating apps and
searching for data.
We next meet on Wednesday July 3rd, at 16 Winchester Way at 2.