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Eurobodalla Seniors Computer Users Group news

Ever heard the phrase “Internet of Things’ and wondered what it was about?

Come along to the next monthly meeting of EuroSCUG, (Eurobodalla Seniors Computer Users Group), at the Moruya Golf Club on Wednesday 2 February, when the guest speaker will be Cameron Thompson from the NBN Hub in Batemans Bay who will talk about The Internet of Things. The Internet of Things, or IoT, refers to the billions of physical devices around the world that are now connected to the internet. Thanks to the advent of super-cheap computer chips and the wide availability of affordable wireless networks, it is possible to turn just about anything into a part of the IoT. Cameron will be demonstrating a variety of everyday objects which are controlled by the internet. These range from devices which make your life simpler and easier at home and devices for your health and safety, to how to make the most of your "smart" devices.

Attendees will also be able to experience the latest in Virtual Reality devices.

Following morning tea Cameron will be available to further demonstrate any of these products, or to answer any questions about the NBN.

Before we break for morning tea there will be brief demonstrations on how to apply for a Regional Seniors Travel Card and how to apply for the NSW Government Dine and Discover vouchers. Practical help on this will be available during the small group sessions.

Additional small groups will cover Making Life Easy On Your PC, and Photo Manipulation.

Our usual Help desks will be operating with individual help for available for PCs and Android devices, iPhones and iPads. General help and assistance including obtaining your booster vaccination information, and uploading positive RAT information will also be offered.

In addition to our regular meetings, a member only four session course on Mastering Google Apps on both android and apple devices will be held during March at the Moruya Golf Club. The cost of this course is $10. Bookings and payments can be made at the February and March meetings. It is planned to hold several short courses on various topics during the year

EuroSCUG has been helping seniors to master technology since 2008. We meet at the Moruya Golf Club at 10am on the first Wednesday of each month, and Local Area Groups meet regularly across the Shire. Hands on phone and tablet groups are held monthly. Details of all group meeting times and locations can be found on our website. Anybody attending any EuroSCUG meeting or event must comply with the current NSW Public Health Orders and restrictions.

Each monthly meeting starts promptly at 10:00am but everybody is asked to arrive by 9.45 at the latest so that Covid-19 registration and administrative tasks can be carried out. Before entering the club please check in using the Service NSW app. You then need to register with the club itself, as either a member or a guest. Finally, as you enter the auditorium, you need to sign into EuroSCUG. Please be mindful of social distancing rules as you wait at any of these locations.

President and Vice President at the 2021 Xmas party

EuroSCUG Meeting - Covid Style.

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