Mingling and shared problem solving during the coffee break was followed by Bev’s progress report on the Tech Savvy Drop In & the Tech Savvies working group.
During our end of session ‘Q&A’ we learnt that a successful outcome when using USB and cigarette lighter connections in cars for recharging devices depends on matching the power available through the USB connection with the power requirements of the device being charged. Another Q&A question concerned the current advisability of installing Windows 10. Most group members who have installed Windows 10 reported positively. Older versions of Office programs such as Excel may need to be updated for files to open. While updatable subscriptions to Office 365 are available, concern was expressed that taking up such subscriptions may be problematic for older people on limited incomes.
Upcoming sessions will feature a presentation by tech savvy photography buff Ken Jenkins on cameras and the photography related programs he uses, to be followed up later by a complementary session on digital photography by Terry Dillon.