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It will be helpful for members who wish to post their services/products using WordPress. SHC website is run using WordPress.
I have registered my interest for the 23rd August 2017 session.

Interested?
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Google Cloud and its Application

Learn Google Cloud storing & sharing of photos and documents together with other useful Google Apps

Google has an equivalent sets of Apps (Google Document, Google Sheets & Google Slides) that work quite similar to Microsoft Office (Words, Excel & PowerPoint) and is free for personal use. Google and Microsoft files are not compatible, however you can convert Google files, for viewing only, in the Micorsoft format.

You may have a set of photos taken on your smartphone you wish to share with your friend but the attachment files is so large and is not possible to be sent by standard email account. Using Google cloud is one of the solutions that can achieve what you wanted to do. There is a (IT) Talk in the library with the following details:

Date: 11th March (Saturday)
Time: 3PM to 5PM
Venue: Bukit Merah Library
Admission if free but registration is required

Directions: Nearest MRT: Tiong Bahru Station, 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. Ask for direction, if necessary
If interested in this talk, go to NLB web site via http://nlb.gov.sg/golibrary to register.
Note: NLB will only open for registration sometime after 24/25 of Feb.

hew lee (EC)

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)

Using Microsoft Windows 10 Operating System

Microsoft Windows 10 is the latest Microsoft operating system for all Windows based smartphones, tablet, laptop and PCs.

If you are caught with this Windows 10 operating system after purchasing a tablet or laptop or desktop PC, this is the opportunity for you to learn some tricks to tame the OS.

Topic: Using Microsoft Windows 10 Operating System
Date: 8th October 2017 (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.

For those who have the laptop or tablet installed with Windows 8 or 10 Operating System, please bring along to the class. Please fully charge your devices.

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)

Learn how to Create a Blog (Hands-on)

For those who has a laptop computer and preferably with a smartphone & data plan, wish to learn how to create a blog account and go about publishing topics of your choice, an opportunity has arrived!

A two-days (3-hours each) Creating a Blog Course (hands-on) is organised. Details as follows:

Dates: 23th & 24th of August 2016
Time: 2PM to 5PM
Venue: Bukit Merah Library
Course fee: free (no charge)
Direction: Nearest MRT Station: 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. Ask for direction if necessary.

hew lee (EC)

 

Learn how to Create a Blog (Preview)

A Blog gives you a new way to communicate, to share, to influence, to connect, to outrage, to matter, …

A Blog can be your life journey (A Reflection), your legacy you would like to leave behind. You are the writer, the editor and publisher – all in one. However, whatever you do with your Blog, you are required to conform within the International & Local Laws and Regulations.

If I have interested you, come and see how simple it is to start publishing a Blog in the Internet and it is totally free. No programming or special software required.

All you need is a laptop able to connect to the Internet and some basic knowledge of computing like surfing the Internet and sending/ receiving emails.

Topic: Learn how to Create a Blog (Preview)
Date: 13th August (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 815 to end (Bukit Merah Bus Interchange). About 5 minutes walk to library.

Sample Blogs:
1) itforseniors.blogspot.sg
2) loveinanotherlanguage.wordpress.com
3) goodfood.wordpress.com

hew lee (EC)
Those registered coming:
1) Quan Ray
2)

Using Microsoft Excel to Create a Family Budget Spreadsheet

To understand family budget, we need first to understand what is quality family life.

What kind of Quality Family Life we want for the family. Everyone has a role to play in the family. Be it working smart to earn enough for the family, taking care of the children, spending quality time with the children and also know how to spend wisely. Make provisions for rainy days and save enough for the children’s future education.

There is no such thing as no time to learn something new to understand how “cash flow” can affect the quality of family life. It is just our priority has excluded that event. Sometimes, it is due to poor time management.

With some basic Microsoft Excel skills, we can share with you how a simple Family Budget spreadsheet can be created. If you have a laptop computer complete with the Microsoft Office application program, you can bring along to the class. Details of the session is as follows:

Date: 9th April 2016
Time: 3PM to 5PM
Venue: Bukit Merah Public Library
Direction: Nearest MRT: Tiong Bahru, exit and turn right, up escalator and take bus number 5 or 16 or 815 to end (Bukit Merah Bus Interchange). About 5 minutes walk to library.
Admission is free.

Hewlee (EC)

 

Using Microsoft Windows 10 Operating System

Microsoft Windows 10 is the latest Microsoft operating system for all Windows based smartphones, tablet, laptop and PCs.

If you are caught with this Windows 10 operating system after purchasing a tablet or laptop or desktop PC, this is the opportunity for you to learn some tricks to tame the OS.

Topic: Using Microsoft Windows 10 Operating System
Date: 12th March 2016 (Saturday)
Time: 3.00PM to 5.00PM
Course Fee: Free (no charge)
Venue: Bukit Merah Library

For those who have the laptop or tablet installed with Windows 8 or 10 Operating System, please bring along to the class. Please fully charge your devices.
hew lee (EC)

Those registered coming:
1)

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)

Talk on Core Skills in Using Smartphones

Title: Talk on Core Skills in Using Smartphones
Date: 23 Jan 2016 (Saturday)
Time: 2PM to 5PM
Venue: Woodlands Community Club (1 Woodlands Street 81, Postal Code 738526)
Walk-in registration is welcome.

Course Contents:
1st hour – Core smartphone skills (iPhones & android phones)
2nd hour – Learning the “Toggle” App (from Mediacorp)
3rd hour – Any other smartphone questions.

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)

 

Haiku, anybody?

About the previous post …

Once a year we meet
Not too much we ask from you
Hope to see you soon

Friendship is what we after
In this Christmas Walk we come
Hope one will last forever

Event needs no cash
Only find and pay with time
As simple as that

If I have more than five interested in haiku poems, I can start a chat line to share. This chat line has rules to keep focus – no video uploads and unnecessary “alarm” postings just to circulate around the world and coming back to you time and again.

NB: Haiku is a type of poetry that can be written on many themes, from love to nature to life experiences.

Resources can be found from the Internet and the library.
We can share our findings and at the same time exercise our brains besides playing mahjong or sudoku.
hew lee (EC)

Those interested:
1) Registered
2) Registered
3) Gabriella Chua
4) Tan Li Li
5) Joy Chuang
6) Jassmine Teo
7) Maureen Lee
8) Registered
9) Daisy Tan
10)

Internet Security

Date: 12th Dec (Saturday)
Time: 3PM to 5PM
Place: Bukit Merah Library
Attendance: No charge

Learn the proper way to minimise your risk of getting into trouble when using The Internet.

The talk will also covers some basic ways to solve computer problems with insufficient memory error messages on Apple and Windows computers.

For those interested, you can register for a seat through NLB’s web site, via http://nlb.gov.sg/golibrary/
Registration normally commences sometime on the last week of November.
Hewlee (EC)

Those confirmed coming:

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)

Smartphones Gathering

Date: 9th Nov 2015 (Monday)
Time: 6.30PM to 8.30PM
Venue: Marina Square Food Court (The Gallerie)
Attendance: No charge
In attendance: Hewlee (iPhone) & Bobby (Android)

The purpose of this gathering is for those who have some problems with their smartphones to come forward to have their problems solved (hopefully). Sometimes it can be the Operating System, installed in the smartphone, is outdated and cannot download the newer APPs. Sometimes it can be a propriety APP.
NB: For those who can help out, please come along. (seniors helping seniors)

hew lee (EC)
Those confirmed coming:
1) Bobby (Trainer)
2) Registered
3) Registered
4) Jennifer Wu
5) Registered
6) Registered
7) Registered
8) Linda Chan
9) Joyce Tan
10) Myra Chia
11) Phyllis Tan
12) Roland Tong
13)

Basic Digital Photography with Photo Editing

Course Title: As above.
Course Description: This course will cover some photography basics including the aspects on composition and photo editing.
Date: 21st October 2015 (Wednesday)
Time: 2.30PM to 5.30PM
Venue: Woodlands Regional Library
Charge: $2.00 per seat
Maximum number of participants: ten (this is a hands-on course)
Registration is on First-Come-First Served basis. Through any library outlets or online through NLB’s GoLibrary web site.

NB: For the Photo Editing part, the free AutoDesk Pixlr software will be used.

Registration is now opened. 

hewlee (EC)

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:

FaceTime and Skype

IT Event for Month of September

Topic: E-Communication (Learn how to FaceTime with iPhones & iPads and using Skype with android smartphones & tablets)

Date: 12th September 2015 (Saturday)
Time: 3PM to 5PM
Venue: Bukit Merah Library
Admission is Free.

hewlee (EC)
Those registered coming:
1) Joy Chuang
2) Lilian Teo
3) Freda Lim
4) Winnie Tan
5) Pauline Chew
6) Eyvonne Chew
7) Ann Giri
8) Priscilla Wee
9) Daisy Yeo
10) Edward Lim
11) Gingko Tay
12) Joan Ang (not coming)
13) Peter Loo
14) Jimmy Tsin
15) Theresa Seow (not coming)
16) Wendy Lum
17)

 

 

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

Talk on Social Networking Using Facebook

Topic: Social Networking Using Facebook
Date: 13th June 2015 (Saturday)
Time: 3PM to 5PM
Venue: Bukit Merah Library (Swordfish Room – Level 3)
Admission is Free

What is Social Networking? Learn how to create a Facebook Account and make use of it smartly. These and more will be discussed in the June IT gathering.

We all are social animals. We need to communicate and keep in touch with our friends, our relatives and love ones. No man is an island (Ref: John Donne). NO one is self-sufficient. Everyone relies on others.
hewlee (EC)

Those registered coming:
1) Walk-in public (more than eight)
9) Susan Sia
10)

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)

 

2-Days Movie Making Course (11/3 & 12/3)

I am organizing another 2-sessions course on Movie Making using Microsoft Windows Movie Maker program. It will be on 11/3 & 12/3 (Wednesday & Thursday) from 2PM to 5PM. The course can only accept a maximum of six participants. I already have three registered and can take in another two or three more.

Those interested are requested to attend a briefing and also to confirm in writing that you are coming and would like to be registered. Details of the briefing session are as follows:

Date: 07-03-2015 (Saturday)
Time: 3PM to 5PM
Venue: City Hall Food Court (MRT – City Hall)
Meeting Place: Just outside ticket gates @ City Hall MRT
We will start walking to food court @ 3.05PM.

hewlee (EC)

Those registered coming:
1) registered
2) registered
3) registered
4) Doreen Tay
5) Priscilla Wee
Registration is now CLOSED.