Come join other Smartphone users. Share and learn from one another.

Most of us carry a smartphone, either an Android or an IPhone But these phones are either over-powered (too smart) or we just don’t know how to use all its features.

But some of us are more versatile, and we use some apps to make our daily life easier. While others fumble to even figure out how to reboot their phones.

What are all these buttons?


Well, let’s bring all smart phone users together. If you are using an app, and you like to share and help our other fellow members, come join SHC Smartphone users group.

And if you get frustrated everyday wondering how to maximise the use of your SGD 600 phone, come join us too. There will be someone to help you.

Only one way to participate. To join this “SHC smartphone users” group, simply whatsapp to +65 9489 4360, and send “Join Android” or “Join Iphone”.

Closing date for registration: Fri 3 Nov 2017 5pm sharp. Discussions start Sat 4 Nov. Strictly for SilverHairsClub members.

Rules:
1. No hellos, good morning, afternoon or night. Max 5 messages a day.

2. Screenshots allowed. TEXT communicated is best. No URLS, videos and pictures.

3. No invitation to outside activities.
Strictly, no unrelated messages or topics.

4. Before participation, everyone is required to introduce their first name and the phone you are using, so others can help you.

5. This Smartphone sharing will run from 4 Nov to 30 Nov 2017. After 30 Nov, we will continue for one more week. Participants can then invite one another for Smartphone discussions. You may send pictures and URLs too.

This discussion group closes on 5 Dec 2017. SilverHairsClub hopes you will benefit from this activity.

By the way, if participants fail to follow the above rules, a * for EXIT will be given.

Have fun. Look forward to a fun event.

Terence Seah

IT Talk on Internet Security (Saturday, 10-12-2016)

What is Internet Security? Internet Security is the online ways and methods to prevent your
data, your identity, etc. being stolen by hackers. Come and learn the proper ways to minimise your risk of getting into trouble when connected to the Internet.

Topic: Internet Security
Date: 10th Dec 2016 (Saturday)
Time: 3.00PM to 5.00PM
Course Fee: Free (no charge)
Venue: Bukit Merah Library

Direction: Nearest MRT: Tiong Bahru, exit and turn right, up escalator and take bus number 5 or 16 or 851 to end (Bukit Merah Bus Interchange). About 5 minutes walk to library.

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hewlee (EC)

Talk on Cloud Storage (Computing)

Cloud storage is about storage and sharing of information. Be it a document, a movie or just images. Six storage (computing) methods will be discussed. They include 1) Apple iCloud, 2) Google Drive, 3) Microsoft OneDrive, 4) Dropbox, 5) Youtube and 6) Blogging.

Topic: Cloud Storage (Computing)
Date: 12th Nov 2016 (Saturday)
Time: 3.00PM to 5.00PM
Course Fee: Free (no charge)
Venue: Bukit Merah Library

Direction: Nearest MRT: Tiong Bahru, exit and turn right, up escalator and take bus number 5 or 16 or 851 to end (Bukit Merah Bus Interchange). About 5 minutes walk to library.

Some people slow down at 60, but not me …

hew lee (EC)

Time of Your Life (1st Oct – Saturday)

Come this 1st Oct (Saturday) NLB is holding “Time of Your Life” Expo in the open space in front of the Central Library at 100 Victoria Street. I am manning a booth catering to seniors interested in digital devices like the smartphones, the Apps, etc. The Expo is from 9AM to 4PM.

During this Expo time, I will be sharing with you six of the more popular mobile Apps (for seniors) and they are:

  • SG Radio
  • Youtube
  • Google Maps
  • WhatsApp
  • SG Buses
  • NLB Mobile & OverDrive

Come and see what the library has rolled out for you in time of our lives as seniors.

Some people slow down at 60 but not me …

https://youtu.be/2EkpN9yInvg

hew lee (EC)

Coffee Chat – 17th Sept (Saturday)

This coffee chat is for those who believe in lifelong learning. Do you know no one is excluded in this “Digital Inclusion” – An Initiative by IDA. All you need is your mindset that You can do IT (Information Technology). The rest will be taken care of if you qualify for the “Home Access” programme.

Free lessons are always available. One such venue is in Bukit Merah Library (lessons conducted by me). Details of coffee chat are as follows:

Date: 17th Sept (Saturday)
Time: 6PM to 8PM
Venue: 313 @ Somerset (Food Court at Level 5)

Do drop by if you have the time.

hew lee (EC)

 

 

All about Mobile Apps

What is a mobile App?
A mobile App is a small program to perform a specific task in your smartphone. All mobile phones come with a standard set of Apps provided by the phone manufacturer. However, there are a lot more that are downloadable (free) from the Internet.

Topic: All about Mobile Apps
Date: 10th Sept (Saturday)
Time: 3PM to 5PM
Venue: Bukit Merah Public Library
Course fee: Free (no charge)
Direction: Nearest MRT: Tiong Bahru, exit and turn right, up escalator and take bus number 5 or 16 or 851 to end (Bukit Merah Bus Interchange). About 5 minutes walk to library.

hew lee (EC)

Life without social media

It is refreshing to read that some millennials are living without social media* I have always wondered why many adults, young and old, are proud to have hundreds of Facebook friends.  I emphasized ‘adults’ as many schoolgirls have been abused by their online friends and we feel that it is because they are still young and gullible and did not realize the dangers of befriending people online. But adults should know better.

What a person says about himself /herself – take it with a big pinch of salt. I had a friend who said if her 10-year-old son strayed off during our holiday trip, she would not go after him. Yet, during the trip, she was always running after her son, leaving me to follow behind!

To know what a person is like we need to see the person and while talking, note his/her body language.  Nonverbal language generally tells more accurately than what a person says about himself/herself.  As for Facebook friends, many are lying – about their gender, age, occupation..etc.  

“There is more to life than Facebook” said one of the millennials featured in the newspaper report*.  How true.

  • Sunday Times, Pg. C3, 17 July.

Introduction of Whatsapp into SHC Forum

I have been told by my software guys that a Whatsapp Button has been installed into our Forum for use by members who are EOs or ECs.

However, I dont see the Whatsapp Button, and these tech guys tell me that only when using the mobile, then one can see the Whatsapp Button.  I am also not sure how it works.  If you have a chance to try this out, please share what you see and maybe how these works.

Terence Seah

Using the Internet

Course Title: Using the Internet
Course Description: What is the Internet?
How do we connect to the Internet? What can Internet do for us? What is a 3G/4G Network? What is a 2G/3G data plan? These and many more will be explained in the 2-hours talk.
Date: 13th Feb 2016 (Saturday)
Time: 3.00PM to 5.00PM
Venue: Bukit Merah Library
Course fee: No Charge

hew lee (EC)

We Can Do IT Too

Four final year NTU Mass Comm undergrads have taken-on a project on “A campaign to help seniors learn how to use their smartphones better” – code name “#wecandoittoo”.

They are focusing on four Apps, via Facebook, Toggle, SG Buses & Google Maps using Apple or Android smartphones.

They, with assistance from iDA, PA and volunteers like us, have worked out the training sessions in Woodlands & Fengshan Community Clubs. Actual lessons will be held from 9 Jan 2016 to 28 Feb 2016.

My involvement is as follows (all on using Apple iPhones):

Date      Day       Time         Place                      Topic
10 Jan   Sun   9AM-12nn   Woodlands CC     Facebook
17 Jan   Sun   9AM-12nn   Woodlands CC     SG Buses & Google Maps
23 Jan   Sat    2PM-5PM    Woodlands CC    Toggle
24 Jan   Sun   9AM-12nn   Woodlands CC     Toggle

hew lee (EC)

 

The calm after upgrading to Windows 10

Help me see where I went wrong.

I have always marvelled at the Blackberry mobile phone, having used it for more than 10 years.  3 days ago, I decided to upgrade the mobile device software to the latest.  I could not because there was not enough space on the Blackberry.  So, I went to my PC, downloaded and upgraded my mobile phone.  It worked well.  And I thought it was safe, I decided to do a backup of my Blackberry. This went well and I had a successful backup in the cloud.

A day later, I thought why not I upgrade my PC from Windows 7 to Windows 10.  So, I did, and why not, Windows 10 was free.  Again successful, although I had to get used to it.

The trouble has just begun.  Itchy as I am always, I decided to restore my Blackberry backup. A whole host of nightmare starated to surface.  I could not restore my contacts.  Nothing else could do the job.  After numberous hours, I decided to go back to Windows 7.  This was difficult, although I need to hunt for the button to revert to Windows 7.  Finally, my PC could talk to the Blackberry.  But, still cannot restore any of my contacts which are still on the PC.

My Blackberry now does not have the contacts of all SilverHairsClub members.  So, when an email, whatsapp or telephone comes in, I cannot recognise the name of the sender.

I am now pissed with my Blackberry; can look at it, can touch it but cannot use it.

Terence Seah

All About Mobile Phone APPs

There are TWO IT sessions relating to Mobile Phone APPs. The details are as follows:

Session One: Smartphone Gathering
Date: 9th Nov (Monday)
Time: 6.30PM to 8.30PM
Place: Marina Square Food Court (The Gallerie)
Attendance: No Charge
Trainers: Bobby & Hewlee
Those registered are shown in Smartphone Gathering post.

Session Two: All about Mobile Phone APPs
Date: 14th Nov (Saturday)
Time: 3PM to 5PM
Place: Bukit Merah Library
Attendance: No Charge
Trainer: Hewlee

hew lee (EC)
Those coming for Session Two is registered here:
1) Linda Chan
2)

Setting up a Premier Paypal account for your small business

Paypal is a popular way to sell your things and collect money.  It is also a way to pay for goods and services you may buy internationally or locally.

In Singapore, money that is collected by Paypal on your behalf can be withdrawn to a local Singapore account.  Some of you are doing some selling, and may like to set up a Premier account or a Business account.

We are trying to identify a place.  Yew Kwong has been kind enough to conduct a session, approx 2 hours for members who are interested in setting up a Premier Paypal account.  We have not identified the place yet.

But, if you are interested, please register your name here.  More information will be per provided here, when ready.  Charge approx $5 per person.  Priority given to those who register personally on this forum.

Terence Seah

E-Communication (All about Skype)

This IT talk will walk you through how to download the Skype program and how to create a free Skype account. If you have the right smart TV model, your whole family can even use Skype to video conferencing with your loved ones anywhere around the world provided the other party also has similar arrangement remotely.

Date: 10th October, 2015 (Saturday)
Time: 3PM to 5PM
Venue: Bukit Merah Library
Admission is Free.

hewlee (EC)

Those registered coming:

Embracing a Digital Lifestyle

I am starting a WhatsApp chat group to allow those interested to share their IT (computer) discoveries with those in the group.
For those interested, we can arrange meetups in foodcourt, cafe, library or even in a volunteer’s home. You can also provide feedback to me as to what computer topic or smart devices (iPhone, smartphone, iPad, tablet) you would like to learn more or have trouble with. I can then consider to include in my monthly free IT (computer) talks in the library or other venues.Currently I am providing an IT (computer) talks on the second Saturday of the month in Bukit Merah Library. Please visit my blog for details.

I am also, if time permits, considering doing another two hours IT (computer) Talk on a rotational monthly basis in various library branches.To keep up with active ageing, I do also organize high tea, photo walks, sculptures hunting and other anniversary type of events like the once a year Christmas Walk.

For those interested, please provide me with your full name and mobile number through email, hewlee@gmail.com. Please do not provide your telephone number in the comments of this post.

hewlee

IT Talk – Using Facebook

The talk will cover how to make a new post with photos, comment on posts received from friends including recommended settings on Facebook account and the like.

If you have an iPad or any smart devices (tablet, smartphone) please bring along.

Topic: Using Facebook
Date: 11-07-2015 (Saturday)
Time: 3PM to 5PM
Venue: Bukit Merah Library (BML), Level 3
Attendance is free

Hewlee
EC

Learn how to create and use an Email Account

In 1971, the first email was sent. Before that, we write on a piece of paper, put in an envelope with an address, go to the Post Office to buy the stamps and post it. It may take about 2 weeks to reach our friends or love ones.

Though the above is still available, we now has a better and more efficient way to communicate. We call this “E-Communication”.

With E-Communication, we can communicate through emails (and other means) and your friends or love ones will receive your “letter” almost instantly.

If you have never done this before and are interested to learn, continue to read the following …

Topic for the month: E-Communication
Date: 11th April 2015 (Saturday)
Time: 3PM to 5PM
Venue: Bukit Merah Library (Level 3)
Admission is Free

Hewlee (EC)

 

IT, computer and smartphone courses – Sharing and teaching

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All of us want to learn.  It used to be taken courses on computers – desktops and notebooks.  Today, there are smartphones.  Not a new idea, but we have always talk about closing the digital gap between the savvy and non-savvy members.  If only, we have a place. Many of our members have the knowlede and the experience.  Learners can pay a fee, and the proceeds can go to pay the cost of the venue, the instructors, etc.   Yew Kwong has suggested that we draw up a list of members who are interested to conduct e-sessions.  I too think this is a good idea.  Hew Lee is one good example. Let’s draw up a list of topics, and if you think that you can teach a particular topic, raise your hand here.  Once we have a sizeable team of instructors, we would look at a team of people to organise these courses.  Feel free to add the topics that would be of interest to seniors and Singaporeans in general.

  • Instant messaging – Viber, Whatsapps, LINE, WeChat, facebook
  • Skype
  • Games
  • Emails – smartphones,
  • Android system – Internet browsing, Maps
  • Storage – dropbox, google box, etc
  • Online TV, radio, songs, karoake, youtube
  • Online transport – IRIS, SG All bus

And, if you have suggestions for a venue, please let us know.  Members can offer to conduct these above courses, find a venue, and also charge a fee.  Please go ahead.

 

Terence Seah

Starting an Online Business

Planning for your retirement or have retired and wanting to try on something different. If you are thinking of online business (not online investment), this talk is right for you.

This is a talk on the prerequisites for anyone thinking of starting an online business. Like in any business studies, there are a few things we have to understand well in order to succeed.

It is not an “instant get-rich scheme”. Besides my views, come and share yours.

Details of the talk are as follows:
Topic: Talk on Starting an Online Business
Date: 19-07-2014 (Saturday)
Time: 3PM to 5PM
Attendance fee: Free (no charge)
Venue: Leng Kee Community Centre (Nearest MRT – Redhill MRT)
Address: 400, Lengkok Bahru, Singapore 159049.
Size of Class: Limited to 20.

hewlee (EC)
Those registered coming:
1) Olivia Ros
2) Vivian Lai
3) non-member
4) non-member
5) Winnie Tan
6) Cindy Wee
7) Jazzmine Soh
8) Susan CH Tan
9) Christina Pan (not coming)
10) Myra Chia (not coming)
11) Priscilla Wee
12) Bobby Bok (not coming)
13) Ann Lim
14) Daisy Yeo
15) Lam Hoy Tzee
16) Bee Gek
17) Sock Cheng aka Sockie
18) Lim Yoon Chin
19) Lilian Teo
20) Esther Mok
21) Ann Giri
22) Leon Lau Eng Seng
23) Alice Seah
24) Joan Wong
25) Registration is CLOSED.

Are you still using SMS?

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SMS was and still is one of the best instant messenger. With SMS, we are able to communicate with friends, family members, colleagues and just about anyone around the world.

Nowadays, we have more instant messengers, many of them free to use, if we have an internet or WIFI connections. With SilverHairsClub, we provide a platform for SHCians to meet new and old friends.

With Viber, Whatsapp, LINE, WeChat, Tango, and so many other free applications, we can now communicate quickly and freely. Share with fellow SHCians what you use, how you use these new applications and the when’s and the why’s. Do you talk with this messengers?

Depending on the interests, our next monthly gathering would focus on new ways of modern communication. Or, are you still using SMS.

Terence Seah

The Internet and You

What can the Internet do for You?
How is the Internet governed?
How do you get entertained through the Internet?
How do you avoid getting trouble using the Internet?
How does one get a domain name?

These are, but, some of the questions we will touch on in the first session and through the 12 sessions IT course in Bukit Merah Library.

Details of the IT Course:
Title: InfoComm Skills Package for the 50plus
Venue: Bukit Merah Library
Duration: 12 sessions starting 3rd April on every Thursday (except 1st May)
Time: 6.30PM to 8.30PM
Fee: $24 for the 12 sessions
Prerequisite: You need to bring your laptop if you intend to get involved in the four hands-on sessions.  (Internet, Email, Entertainment & Skype)

Requirements to starts course: Minimum 8 participants. Max.=20
Registration: Those interested must get registered through the NLB web site or go personally to any library to register.
hewlee

Those registered coming (excluding the public)
1) Alice Seah
2) Peter Goh
3) Winnie Tan
4) Lilian Teo
5) Yew Tiong
6) Andrew Koh
7) Ronald Lam
8) Sylvia Ang
9) Richard Wong (Seat given to friend)
10) Olivia Ros
11) Registration CLOSED – Maximum of 20 is reached)

NB: Registration reached full capacity with a few still on waiting list.

Most of us have a phone, some phones are smartphones. But, there are so many features in these phones. Tues 21 Jan 2014 (1700 hrs – 2030 hrs)

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As the subject heading goes, most of us have a telephone.  And,some are smartphones. Many of these smartphones have so many features, that we rarely use all of them.  But, many of us use the phone to communicate, in voice or in text.

I had chanced upon a few members during the Yangon trip, and they know so many features that I found valuable.  Bobby Bok introduced me to the talking dictionary which helps to translate one language to another in audio.  I had checked with Hew Lee, and he felt a gathering where we share smartphone experiences would be useful to members. There is whatsapp, viber, talkKao and line.  These applications are broken down by the type of systems eg Androids, Iphone, etc.  Mine is the Blackberry; I refuse to give it up.

I also appreciate Yew Kwong, who thinks a gathering of smartphone users sharing and chatting about its features, and applications would be useful too.  I know there are many things for all of us to learn; but I was thinking of smartphones.  So, how about a gathering strictly for smartphone users.  We can break down by Android users, IPhone users, Blackberry users, and others.  And we can break down by the phone brands eg Nokia, Samsung, HTC, etc.  Each group sits around a table, and try to show one another what we have, what we know and what applications we have.

Once you put your name down here, we know which group you can join, and put you together.  Let’s max it to between 4 to 10 persons per group.  But, we leave it to you.

We can call this a gathering of Smartphone users.  Details of the meeting are as follows:

  • Date:     Tuesday, 21 January 2014
  • Time:     5 – 8.30 pm
  • Venue:  Han’s Restaurant, Upper Pickering Street
  • EO:         Bobby Bok

So, if you are game, let us know your smartphone brand, model, and we will try to arrange you by groups.  Each group can have a leader; you can raise your hand later.

A great way to know one another better, and learn something which we may not know.

Terence Seah

Registration List: (Grouped according to brands of smartphones used)

Samsung

  1. Terence Seah
  2. Daisy Yeo
  3. Charles Chua
  4. Bobby Bok
  5. Rosalind Lee
  6. Maureen Lee (tentative)
  7. Lawrence Lee
  8. Angie Ng
  9. Peter Lim
  10. May Woo
  11. Evyonne Chew
  12. Becky
  13. Gingko Tay
  14. Kristy  Quek
  15. Daniel Chan
  16. Marg Tian
  17. Peggy Yap
  18. Arthur Yap
  19. Steven Chan
  20. Winnie Tan
  21. Tan Li Li
  22. Rosalind Soh
  23. Theresa Seow
  24. Ann Lim
  25. Ng Meng Wai
  26. Evon Lim
  27. Maria Tan
  28. Paul Kong
  29. Peggy Kong
  30. Nina Choo
  31. Pat Oei
  32. Lisa Ong
  33. Fred Heng
  34. Peri Liew
  35. Dolly Lim
  36. Sock Cheng
  37. Leow Soon Huat
  38. Andrew Koh
  39. Susan C H Tan
  40. Hou Chong
  41. Lina Ng
  42. Caroline Gee
  43. Judy Lim

Apple Iphone

  1. Hew Lee
  2. Gabriella Chua
  3. Annto
  4. Barbara Lim
  5. Zara
  6. Mega Abdullah
  7. Johnny Pow
  8. Helen Yeo
  9. Lin Chuah
  10. Dan Huang
  11. Ronald Lam
  12. Freda Lim (for future mtg if any)
  13. Kenneth Tan
  14. Wee Chin
  15. Grace Kok
  16. Doreen Leong
  17. Thomas Loh
  18. Norlinda
  19. Susan Chang
  20. Lily Ho

LG

  1. Charles Wee
  2. Frisna Tan
  3. Amy Ko

Nokia

  1. Christina Pan
  2. Malcolm Chen

HTC

  1. Anne Chee
  2. Annie Loh

 

Are You a Victim of the Digital Divide?

I am one of the recipients of Silver Infocomm Wellness Ambassador (Ref: C3A –Ageing Well) award 2013. Not quite sure what I am supposed to do.

Anyway, for those who have a passion on smart devices, Information Technology (IT) and the like but do not know how to get started or get involved and challenge yourself, you now has a friend (or ambassador) to come to.

Do you know any senior (or PR) over 50 years of age can now go to any public library and make use of the computers there free of charge (I think for the first hour per day. For longer time, there is a nominal charge).

There are three kinds of seniors … those who know IT and enjoy every minute of it. Those who understand what IT are about but do not know the good and bad about IT and the Internet. I call this group as “driving blindly through the Internet” and many have got their fingers burnt. This is the second kind. The third kind of seniors is those who heard about the usefulness of IT and the smart devices (smartphones, tablets), never use the Internet and do not know how or where to start.

Cha bau wo eng (after eating, still have time) – Do you know, on a monthly basis, I do organise an EC event or IT Interest Group (ITIG) gathering where the above-mentioned three groups have a chance to meet, make friends, get involved and challenge yourselves more. As photography is now also IT related, I do also conduct Photo Walks like yearly Christmas Walk along Orchard Road, Sculpture Hunting in Singapore and places of interests. So far, I have captured about 80 odd. View link to see my on-going project. http://ho-emily.com/pages/index-sculpture.html

For those in the first and second groups and would like to learn more about your iPhones, smartphones or IT related topics, you can contact me through my email address hewlee@gmail.com

For those in the third group who don’t even have an email address of your own, you can come to our monthly ITIG gathering and make yourself known. See what we can do for you. As the saying goes …

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. (“?????????”).

Most of us still do not know the usefulness of being connected to the Internet. I only have one comment to these people … As we enter the group we call ourselves silver hairs or white, brown or no hair, we are becoming less mobile, we tend to stay at home more often. Knowing how to surf the Internet, we can still keep ourselves updated, be in touch with our friends and love ones through emails and video conferencing (Skype, Facetime, etc.), see movies, view videos on things some crazy people do, see magic shows; things we think are impossible but proved us wrong right in front of our eyes, etc. Most of these things are FREE.

hewlee

How to start your own Club or blog, using the example of SilverHairsClub.com?

The SilverHairsClub was not started as an intended organisation by the original founders.  However, it has progressed itself to be a stable social group, using the internet to gather friends.

There are many ways to start a blog, and making it into a Club.  We use the WordPress application software, host the Club at a major home in Singapore and manage SHC to what it is today.

I intend to show you how this SilverHairsClub is started and taking you through the steps in detail.  This includes buying a name, a space, determining the size, protecting it and making sure it runs every year.

Due to my limited time in Singapore, the course will be for serious members.  Conducted over 3 days during weekends, 4 hours per session.  The workshop will cost no less than $150 per member and $300 per non-member.  This excludes cost of domain names, hosting fees.  Experts will be invited to ensure you get a fully running blog or Club.  Those who wish to learn, without getting a name and hosting, pay only the min $150.  At the end of the couse, you will know what makes SHC ticks and what does it costs to run SHC as a Club.

The course starts in Nov for 3 consecutive weeks.  Those who registers and pays before 31 Aug 2013 gets a 15% discount.  Those who cancel by 31 Oct gets a 80% refund.  No computers provided.

Covers venue, trainers, lunch, tea and training materials.

Interested, please register here.

Terence Seah

Feedback on our Club software upgrade

Sometimes, you may find your dashboard too cluttered, as you just need to read the comments.

Do look at your screen options.  See arrow below.  You can choose what appears on your screen, especially if you just want to read the comments.

We have the latest version of WordPress.  This software is used by millions of users around the world.  It is also highly recommended by many hosting companies, including Network solutions, which manages global domain names.

For some reasons, some of you may have difficulties finding yourself around the software.  Others may find the new upgrade cumbersome.  Please keep trying.  Where we can find a solution, we definitely will.  No software is perfect.  Any changes we intend to make or improve do cost us time, money and effort.

I have come to be aware that some members complain behind the forum, and feel that we should not have gone ahead with the upgrade, without testing.  These members felt that we should have done complete tests before upgrade.  A lot of tests have been done. Unfortunately, these members do not offer any feedback during the test period.

These members also complain that we do not organise seminars to help members understand how to use the Club’s software.

It is interesting to hear that members complain that the upgrade is a waste of money, and that the costs should have been channelled to other uses.  At this stage, it is important that I highlight that members do not pay for the upgrade.  The upgrade was the result of feedback from members.
 
SilverHairsClub.com is maintained, hosted and managed at no charge to members.  Such words are not necessary.  To these members, please do not incite other members into using this example as to how badly the Club is being run.  I do not need to highlight who these members are; but you definitely can do a part for the Club.

Terence Seah

 

If you find your dashboard too cluttered

Applications on your smartphone – What are you using?

Recently, I was playing with my mobile phone, and suddenly while fiddling with the phone, I came across an application which I could download free.  I think a number of you are already using a couple of applications which you can share with fellow members.  Hew Lee, i am sure, you are very experienced with mobile phone applications.  Guess, Yew Kwong, if you are around, I am sure you too must have loaded some applications. Many are free.

Well, let me tell you about the little application which I loaded.  It’s called Anti Mosquito.  It takes less than one minute to download it to my phone.  When I launch Anti mosquito, it emits a high frequency sound which I could not hear.  But it is effective.  The sound chases away mosquitoes; and as I am sensitive to mosquitoes, this application works well for me.  Now, whenever i go near plantations, I activate the application.

Calling all IT savvy members, do let us know what applications you have downloaded to your phone, share with us how you use it and its usefulness especially to SilverHairs.

I look forward to you sharing.  It may turn out to be fun, or it may turn out to be useless.  But, less hear it from you.

Terence Seah 

SHC Balloon Interest Group, Long Hair Princess, 8 Oct 2012

SHC Balloon Interest Group

Advanced Balloon Workshop

Theme
Long Hair Princess
Fee  : $8 includes material
Date : 8 October 2012, 730 pm to 930 pm
Venue : Tiong Bahru Community Club, conference room

67A Eu
Chin Street S1697151, 
(Before Tiong Bahru Market/Hawker Cenre/near the Park)

Map to
Tiong Bahru Community Club

http://www.streetdirectory.com/asia_travel/travel/travel_id_38941/travel_site_12622/

Please bring black marker (from Popular Book store), balloon pump, scissor, big
plastic bag or laundry basket to put balloon. Camera or mobile to take balloon
pictures.
All are welcome to attend.
(Please rsvp or email sylvia ang at sylviaang38@yahoo.com, in advance as we need to prepare for material. No walk in please).

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September 2012 Balloon Interest Group

September 2012
Balloon Interest Group
Workshop #8
Theme : Big Octupus and Butterfly Hat
Materiial fee $4
Date :10 September 2012, Tuesday, 745 pm to 945 pm
Venue : Tiong Bahru Community Club, conference room

67A Eu
Chin Street S1697151.

(Before Tiong Bahru Market/Hawker Cenre/near the Park)
Please bring black marker (from Popular Book store), balloon pump, scissor, big
plastic bag or laundry basket to put balloon.

All are welcome to attend.
(Please rsvp or email sylvia ang at sylviaang38@yahoo.com
in advance as we need to prepare for material. No walk in please).

CLICK to view photos

SHC Live! Sat 1 Sep 2012

This Saturday o1 Sep 2012, we shall have another SHC Live! session.

  • Date:  Sat 1 Sep 201
  • Venue:  Your own home PC, IPAD or notebook.
  • Time:  2130 hours to 2300 hours.
  • Charge:  Free, strictly for SilverHairsClub members.
  • Dress:  As comfortable as you like.
  • Program:
  • 2125 hrs Please be seated.
  • 2130 to 2200 hrs (Getting to know one another)
  • 2200 to 2300 hrs (Members with ideas for SHC to adopt and consider)
  • 2300 to 2300 hrs
  • Notes:
  • To avoid noise interference, please OFF your radio and TV.  Also OFF your SKYPE video.  Do sit down for a few minutes.  Poor internet may not be disconnected during the meeting.
  • Always say "My name is …… , before speaking, so we know you.
  • Before you join us on Skype, please do make sure you have a picture of yourself.
  • You can textchat one another anytime.

To participate, do let us know if you are coming.  Your registration is important.  Please contact swift_squirrel on SKYPE to register so that we know you are a SHC member.

Terence Seah