Remote Computer Help and Lessons
Are your employees having trouble setting up work from home or need help when doing so?
Do you have an isolated family member who needs help setting up video calls on their computer or tablet?
Call us and we can help them to get set up and going over the phone, until they can use the video call or remote access program comfortably.
From April 1 to June 30, 2020, we will be offering a special low rate of $75 per hour plus HST for remote computer help or computer lessons. This is in order to minimize costs for companies and individuals affected by the Covid-19 crisis.
All engagements have to be paid for in advance online.
Each session is $75 per hour before applicable HST taxes.
The client must have a reliable telephone line and high speed internet.
How to Order
Please call (647) 262 5658 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
How does it work?
There are two steps, initial setup and the subsequent lessons:
We are here to help you.
You can get help with your computer, iPad or smartphone without leaving your home.
If you need help with any of your devices at home, you can get remote assistance without leaving your home. Our talented team can help you to set up Zoom or Teamviewer on your device and get your usual lesson or tech help in the safety of your own home.
How It Works
We have been using Zoom and Teamviewer with clients who are outside Toronto and the GTA for over two years now.
For more information on how it works, call us at (647) 262 5658 or email info@Seniorstechservices.ca
If you prefer a tutor or technician to come to your own in person, we can also do that, after the shutdown.
Join our Seniors Tech Services team
Are you patient, professional and passionate about helping seniors? If you love technology and teaching others, join us.
We are looking for computer tutors and workshop instructors in Toronto, Oakville, Richmond Hill, across the GTA. Send your resume to us at email@example.com
Our security experts are going to have an Online Safety Workshop for Seniors on Friday, 28 February, at our offices right at Yonge and Sheppard.
This workshop will provide you with valuable information on how to protect yourself online and current threats, including:
Space is very limited. Sign up for the workshop at Eventbrite here
Holiday Season Gift Certificates for private lessons
We are pleased to announce that our popular holiday season gift cards are now available. Give your loved ones a gift that will last a lifetime, 5 lessons with a private tutor on any device. This could be learning how to use a laptop computer, iPad or any other tablet, smartphone, or a combination.
A single gift card for $250 gives you 5 lessons in Toronto at home, no additional charges. Each lesson will be 1 hour.
To order your gift card, simply fill in the form below and we will contact you to complete your purchase by credit card or transfer.
Please note that there will be additional charges for clients outside Toronto in the GTA, or nearby towns.
We wish everyone Happy Holidays!
Seniors Tech Services is honoured to have been asked to contribute to an article in the latest edition of the Readers Digest Canada.
You can read the article here:
Always Cover Your Laptop Camera—And 12 More Secrets Your Computer Wants You to Know
At Seniors Tech Services we want to empower mature adults with the skills and devices that can transform their lives in a positive way to help them achieve every day functions easily, to make their lives more comfortable, and connect them with family, friends and the rest of society in real time.
Through technology we want you to feel that you are part of society and not a fringe group and have a voice.
We don't do this often, but please VOTE for us in the The Toronto Star Reader's Choice Awards 2019.
Voting is easy. Please click on the button below. Thank you in advance
The iPad is now one of the most popular tablets for the elderly, including a large percentage of our personal clients. It's not by accident. Here are a few cool features that help the elderly to use an iPad easily and effectively.
Due to advancing age, many seniors experience a decline in eyesight. The Digital Zoom feature on the iPad increases the size of text and other items.
Increase Text Size
To complement Display Zoom, you are also able to increase the size of font, making it easier to increase overall readability.
Speak Selection is a great feature that allows you to select and highlight text and Siri will read it out loud. It is useful when the user prefers to hear audio instead of staring at the screen.
Voiceover helps you by reading the menu items on the screen. It can be activated very easily with a single tap anywhere on the screen, making it useful for the visually impaired.
Colour Filters and Invert Colors
The iPad allows you to adjust the screen and background colours, which is especially useful for clients with vision impairment.
Siri’s voice commands allows you to make FaceTime calls without physically touching the iPad or even send a message by speaking to the iPad and it will automatically type. This allows you to you cut down on physical interactions with the iPad. You can also type an email, document or message by pressing the microphone and speaking into it. The iPad will automatically type as you speak.
These are just a few useful features of the iPad. If you require further details or want a lesson on how to activate these features on your iPad/iPhone, please feel free to contact us. We will be happy to schedule an appointment.
June is Seniors Month, a special month for a special generation.
We love and respect our senior clients. It gives us great joy to help them every day learn to use technology and discover the joys that technology can bring.
Our Special offer
We are proud to offer a 10% discount for all new clients who sign up for any of our services in the month of June. To sign up and receive this offer simply ask for the June offer when you call to request a personal tutor.
Call (647) 874 8333 and start your lessons with a 10% discount or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
1. What do you want to use it for and what is your budget?
2. The Computer Processor
The processor is an important, if not the most important factor when you are choosing a computer but there is a wide range. Generally a desktop will run efficiently with a processor such as MD Ryzen 3 2200G or an Intel processor. For a laptop you may consider a 7th Gen Intel Core processor i7-7700K or AMD FX-8320 series.
3. RAM (This is your Computer Memory)
Basically, the more RAMs you have, the more browsers and programs you can open. The basic nowadays is 4Gb, but we recommend 8GB for general home use. If you want to run and edit videos, graphics and play games on your computer you will need more, 16GB or more.
4. Hard Drive and Graphics
How much space do you need on your computer to store your pictures, videos, documents and programs? You will need to choose between 250GB, 500 GB, 750 GB or 1 TB. Remember you can also move pictures and files to an external drive or store items in the cloud. Google gives you up to 15GB of free storage. Dropbox, iCloud and OneDrive are also other options.
Check the graphics that come built in with your computer, you want videos and other media to run smoothly on your computer.
If you are buying a new PC it will come with Windows pre-loaded, usually Windows 10. You can also request additional software to be installed upon purchase. Compare the price of installation with downloading the software yourself at home and buying directly from the vendor.
6. Anti-Virus Software
You need to have a good antivirus program to protect your computer from malicious software. At some point you will be attacked. Your internet service provider may also provide anti-virus software with your plan for free or for a small monthly fee. When you have installed it, keep it updated.
7. Your Internet Provider
Compare internet service providers in your area for speed, reliability and any additional charges if you go over your limit. Don’t pay for extra usage that you don’t need.
We hope that this list is useful for you. If you need any help selecting your computer and installing it, please feel free to contact us at email@example.com or (647) 874 8333
Seniors Tech Services