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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (647) 874 8333
In today's world, we all have a lot of passwords to remember. It might be online banking, email, Facebook, and a host of apps on your phone. To complicate matters, you are advised to change your password every six months.
How do you cope?
Many of our clients keep a small book or journal where they record all their passwords. This is easy and quick, as long as you keep the handbook in a safe place and never, ever lose it.
There are also numerous online programs you can use to save all your passwords securely in one place. When you visit a website, the program will enter the password for you, easily and quickly.
If you would like to learn more, contact us and we can help you end the password nightmare.
One of the areas that personal tutors from Seniors Tech Servces can help you is moving from one job to another. We can help you identify the computer skills you will need for a new job and provide professional training to do the job.
Here are some computer skills that are valued by employers in a wide variety of jobs:
Familiarity with spreadsheet programs, especially Microsoft Excel, is referenced in many job announcements and descriptions. Candidates who can create complex macros to organize spreadsheet information are in high demand in many sectors.
We Can Help To Match Your Skills to the Job Requirements
When you’re working on your resume and cover letters, take the time to mention the skills you have that are listed in the job posting. Show the employer that you have the skills the company needs. We can help you to identify and match your skills to a specific job.
To show employers the computer skills you have, include them in a separate section at the bottom of your resume. Always focus on the skills you have that are mentioned in the job requirements.
Here is an example:
Let us help you make the change and apply for a job in a professional way, listing your computer skills relevant to the task effectively. If you need additional computer training for the job, we can help.
A number of our regular clients have called us to their homes to help them to learn the new TTC Wheeltrans website.
It's not as tough as you might think to book an occasional ride or regular ride. Watch this video from Wheeltrans, and follow their YouTube channel.
If you still need help, give us a call or send an email, we're help to help. Seniors Tech Services is there to keep you moving.
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