Welcome to Senior Tech Tuesdays!

Senior Tech Tuesdays  is the home of the Senior Tech Club’s  FREE live online training. 

Intended for users of iPhones and iPads, Senior Tech Tuesday sessions are an easy and casual way for older adults to learn about their technology.  It’s like a group of us sitting around the kitchen table (via Zoom) demonstrating features of your smartphones and tablets.  In the sessions Don will present a topic, demonstrate the actions and invite you to explore from your home. 

Each Senior Tech Tuesday session will last about an hour. 

The sessions are FREE.  All that is required is that you register with Zoom before the class to receive your meeting link.  The same Zoom link can be used for all Tuesday sessions between January and May. 

You will need to register for your Zoom meeting link

The sessions are held on Zoom.  Get your Zoom meeting link for our January through May sessions by clicking on the blue button below.  You will register with your name and email and immediately receive your link.  You will also receive the link via email.  Save this email because you can use this link for every Senior Tech Tuesday through May 2021.  

Click Here to Learn More about Zoom

At the Senior Tech Club, we provide lessons and classes on using Zoom. 

Your best experience for Tuesday sessions is to use the Zoom app on a laptop, computer or tablet allowing you to use your iPhone to follow along and explore.  

Learn more about Zoom by clicking on  one or both of links below to review the process for accessing our Zoom meetings.

How to Attend a Zoom Meeting

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Upcoming Senior Tech Tuesday Topics

Below are the planned topics and dates for upcoming Senior Tech Talk Tuesdays.   Our live classes are scheduled for 10:00 AM CDT and last about an hour.  Use the Zoom Registration button above to get your Zoom link for these sessions.  

During April and May 2021 our focus is Health, Fitness and Safety.  Specific topics and dates are below.

TitleSummaryDate
Senior Tech Tuesday #26 IOS 14.5 Privacy Updates and More

IOS 14.5 is getting a lot of attention in the press because of new privacy policies that Apple will be enforcing with third party apps. Apple wants to ensure you privacy by limit tracking by third party developers. And many third party developers actively use your tracked activity to generate revenue. We will discuss and explore the changes and challenges. And we will identify some other new functions that come with the update.

05/18/21
Senior Tech Tuesday #27 Apple Watch Health, Fitness and Safety Functions

The Apple Watch has a number of functions to support your health and safety. This includes SOS calls, heart monitoring and irregularity detection (some models), fall detection and more. We’ll review the key functions that make the Apple Watch a great device for healthy living.

05/25/21
Senior Tech Summer Vacation – Coming Soon, the Senior Tech Summer Academy

The Senior Tech Club Summer Academy will begin on Sunday, June 13 and will include 10 weeks of lessons and learning opportunities over the summer with a new format. Senior Tech Tuesdays are not scheduled during the months of June, July and August.

06/1/21

Previous Senior Tech Tuesday Pages

Below are the online pages for previous Senior Tech Talk Tuesday sessions.   On these pages you can find the slide decks for the discussion and links to any relevant Recipes and Nuggets.  

Click the session title to access the online page.

TitleDateTopics
Senior Tech Tuesday #1 Home Screen Customization10/20/2020

Learn IOS 14 Home screen customization. Topics include Jiggle mode, Widgets and App Library

Senior Tech Tuesday #2 IOS 14 App Changes10/27/2020

Explore notable app changes in IOS 14 including Magnifier, Translate, Messages Changes, Compact Interface for Calls & Siri, Photos

Senior Tech Tuesday #3 IOS 14 Hidden & Privacy Changes11/03/2020

Hidden additions to IOS 14. Topics include Back Tap, Detect Camera & Microphone Access, Photo Access & Privacy, Approximate Location, Safari Privacy Report

Senior Tech Tuesday #4 All Q&A11/10/2020

This Tuesday session feature questions submitted by our community. Discussed was NFC, security, handling a second call, public WiFi and Email garbage.

Senior Tech Tuesday #5 – FREE Books11/17/2020

For all who like to read books on their devices, this session focused on how to find Free or affordable ebooks on Kindle, the Apple Book store, the Gutenberg Project and your local library.

Senior Tech Tuesday #6 iPhone and IiCloud Storage11/24/2020

Exploring iPhone and iCloud storages and recommendations about optimizing your devices storage.

Senior Tech Tuesday #7 Getting Started with the Shortcuts App12/01/2020

This is an introduction to the Shortcuts app where we define its capabilities and demonstrate with some examples.

Senior Tech Tuesday #8 Typing Tips for iPhone and iPad Users12/08/2020

We explore the hidden tips for typing on your device including Caps Lock, Symbol shortcuts, emojis and dictation.

Senior Tech Tuesday #9 Getting More from the Control Center12/15/2020

How to Access the Control Center, explore Key Control Center Functions and learn to Customize the Control Center

Senior Tech Tuesday #10 – Let’s Point and Shoot01/12/2021

We explore the various ways you can launch the camera app and release the shutter. You might be suprised at the number of options.

Senior Tech Tuesday #11 – A Tour of the Camera App01/19/2021

We take a Tour of the Camera app and explore topics including Zoom, Flash, Live Photos, HDR, Focus & Exposure, Filters and Taking Selfies.

Senior Tech Tuesday #12 – Exploring iPhone Camera Modes01/26/2021

We explore the Modes of the Camera app and explore the Photo, Video, Slo-Mo, Time-Lapse, Square and Portrait modes.

Senior Tech Tuesday #13 – Let’s Get Creative02/02/2021

We will explore a few advanced functions of the Camera and Photos app to add creativity to your photos and videos. Topics include iPhone photography accessories, Fun with Time Lapse, Ideas for Slo-Mo, Effects with Live Photos and using Night Mode.

Senior Tech Tuesday #14 – Find & Search Photos02/09/2021

We explore the tools the Photos app provides to find and search for photos.

Senior Tech Tuesday #15 – Organize your Photos with Albums02/16/2021

We explore the tools the Photos app provides to organize your photos with Albums. We will also demo some of the actions that you can take with albums.

Senior Tech Tuesday #16 – Edit your Photos in the Photos app02/23/2021

We explore the tools the Photos app provides to edit, correct and modify photos. We will demo some of the actions that you can take to markup photos.

Senior Tech Tuesday #17 – Share your Photos in the Photos app03/2/2021

We explore the tools the Photos app provides to share your photos using the Share Sheet

Senior Tech Tuesday #18 – iPhone Photography Series Wrap Up & Q&A03/9/2021

We explore the tools the Photos app provides to share your photos using the Share Sheet

Senior Tech Tuesday #19 – Smart Phones, Sharp Brains03/16/2021

We explore the tools the iPhone and iPad tools and apps that will support a healthy-brain lifestyle.

Senior Tech Tuesday #20 – Safe Driving and your iPhone04/06/2021

We explore the tools the iPhone and iPad tools and apps that will support a healthy-brain lifestyle.

Senior Tech Tuesday #21 – Your iPhone in an Emergency04/13/2021

We explore the tools the iPhone provides for storing medical information using Medical ID and making Emergency SOS calls.

Senior Tech Tuesday #22 – Making the Most from the iPhone Health App04/20/2021

You can use the Health app to track fitness and health information. It will automatically track exercise like steps taken and stairs climbed. It will also consolidate health and fitness information from third party apps. This Senior Tech Tuesday session will help you get more from your Health app.

Senior Tech Tuesday #23 – Getting Better Sleep In Spite of your iPhone or iPad04/27/2021

The iPhone and iPad offer a few tools that may help with sleep. This class will explore Night Shit, Sleep Timer and the Sleep functions of the Health App.

Senior Tech Tuesday #24 – Exploring Third Party Fitness App05/04/2021

The iPhone and iPad offer a few tools that may support your quest for healthy activity and exercise. This class will explore and recommend a handful of helpful apps for fitness and exercise.

Senior Tech Tuesday #25 – Exploring Meditation Apps05/11/2021

The iPhone and iPad offer a few tools that may support your quest for healthy activity and exercise. This class will explore and recommend a handful of helpful apps for meditation

Senior Tech Tuesday #26 – IOS Tools,Upgrades and Privacy05/18/2021

IOS 14.5 brings some new privacy setting that are import for our community. We will look in general at IOS updates and break down the new App Tracker Transparency setting.

Senior Tech Tuesday #27 – How I Like my Apple Watch05/25/2021

The Apple Watch has a number of functions related to Health, Fitness and Safety. Let’s review the Apple Watch for the curious.

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