Check out this exciting challenge to our group –
information about tablets, smartphones, apps.
It now seems you need to be a Facebook member
to view our Facebook page.
Talk to us if you need some advice.
Thinking about using Facebook but don’t know where to begin?
These links may be of help:
- Create a Facebook Account
- Updated Beginner’s Guide to Facebook (2015) – YouTube video
- Facebook’s Privacy basics
- Facebook for Seniors
- Facebook 101
Take and Edit Photos on Smartphones and Tablets – Open Day 2017 Presentation
For many of us, smartphones have even become our main camera, making photo quality a priority when selecting a smartphone.
Before taking photos:
- Keep your camera still by steadying your elbows on something solid.
- Make sure the lens is clean.
- Tap on the part of the image you want in focus.
- Grid: The iPhone can display a rule of thirds grid on the screen to help you compose your photo.
- HDR (High Dynamic Range): This mode helps you capture more detail in the shadows and highlights of your photos.
- Flash: Many smartphones have a flash to help you take low-light photos.
- Front-facing camera: This allows you to take a photo of yourself or to use Skype, since you can see the screen while you’re taking the photo.
Take and edit photos:
- with your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
- with your android phone
Articles about the best photo editing apps:
- How to Crop and edit Photos on Android
The 10 Best Photo Editing Apps For iPhone (2017 Edition)
- · Best photo-editing apps in 2016
- · 12 Best Free Photo Editing Apps for Android
Adobe Photoshop Express, Adobe Photoshop Mix, Autodesk Pixlr, PicsArt Photo Studio, Snapseed.
Learning about Tablets and Accessories on YouTube
Here are just a few of the thousands of tutorials available on YouTube. If your tablet isn’t featured here, have a search on YouTube for your model!
Please note: there is often an advertisement before the video begins.
Sometimes you can click on skip this add after a few seconds – see bottom right corner for this option.
View these interesting sites:
- 50+ Tips and Tricks for Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7″
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 & 9.7 Tips and Tricks
- 10 Hidden Features of the Galaxy Tab S2 You Don’t Know About
View these interesting sites:
- A Guided Tour of the iPad
- 50+ Tips and Tricks for the iPad Pro
- 5 of the best iPad Pro apps
- iPad Pro – How to Use Split Screen | H2TechVideos
- Apple Pencil: A Guided Tour
- iMovie on iPad 2017 Tutorial
- Movie Tutorial: How To Use iMovie (App Tutorial) iPhone, iPad, iOS – Tricks, Hacks & Effects
New YouTube Videos
- Google Photos Tutorial 2016
- Beginner’s Guide to Google Maps 2017 Tutorial
- Pixlr Editor 2017 Tutorial
- Beginner’s Guide to Google Search Basics and Tips and Tricks
- Google SketchUp Basics Tutorial 2016
Using the Cloud & Backing up
- Setup a cloud drive on your tablet or smartphone
- Backing up your Android device to a SanDisk Dual USB Drive using the new SanDisk Memory Zone app.
Designed to be the perfect companion for your iPhone, the iXpand Flash Drive offers an easy way to free up space on your iPhone, automatically backs up your camera roll, and even lets you watch popular-format videos straight from the drive4. The drive has both a flexible Lightning connector that works with most cases and a USB 3.0 connector to plug into your Mac computer or PC so you can easily move your stuff where you want it.
Using a Samsung tablet or phone?
Androids Basics Course _ from Australian Seniors Computer Clubs Association (ASCCA)
Broadband for Seniors helps senior Australians get the skills they need to use computers and access the Internet.
Helpful resources – http://bfseniors.com.au/for-kiosks/training-resources/
There is also a monthly bulletin called Bytes.
Apple iPad Gets Split-Screen Multitasking in iOS 9
Do you have a Samsung tablet or phone?
A video showing how to transfer your iTunes data (such as your music) to your Samsung tablet or phone.
Our October Tablet Group with Sarah Lynch
Sarah demonstrated the apps Flipboard, Zite and Bonza!
A bonza time was had by all!
Tutorials for Samsung tablets from Broadband for Seniors
Check out these You Tube Presentations:
Produced by ASCCA (Australian Seniors Computer Clubs Association) –
A video talk by Mark Young – Published on Apr 27, 2015
Published on Jun 23, 2015. This talk discusses how using tablets make computing easier and less risky for seniors.-
Prepare your Apple device before updating to iOS9
Painting with Brushes – iPad/iPhone app
Using iMovie – iPad/iPhone app
Tablets_PDF files viewed in iBooks – iPad/iPhone app
You may have just received a PDF copy of our EuroSCUG newsletter and you want to read it on your iPad. You can save any PDF to iBooks on the iPhone or iPad.
An advantage of storing files in iBooks is that you don’t need an internet connection to open them. However the links within the document are active only when you can access the internet.
Other uses include compiling recipe books and travel diaries – include images (such as maps) in your document.
Using the calendar on an iPad or iPhone