After the coffee break we broke into ‘Tech Savvies’ and ‘Mentors’ working groups. ‘Tech Savvies’ continued to share news and reading on current issues in IT – with Les later adding three articles to our Dropbox folder – “The Death of Firefox”, “Aging at Home 2 – Some Tech to Watch Over Me” and an article which led to discussion about Samsung’s decision not to install Windows 10. ‘Mentors’ had a productive catch up about the ‘Drop In’ and discussed mid year as an appropriate time to review the program, either by questionnaire or personal contact. Areas suggested for review include attendance patterns and the level of understanding and ‘IT context’ at home (eg. with/without WiFi, in ‘blackspot’) of people who begin the Drop In. Geraldine demonstrated a WiFi Network-ing device that sits beside her iPad which has increased her capacity to use her iPad at home, which is in a ‘blackspot’. Margaret’s report on these discussions has been added to the Mentors working group’s web page.
At our next session Terry Dillon will conclude his presentation on features of Windows 10 and programs/apps which produce high quality digital photography. Windows 10 has now been installed on the W4 computer!