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Tech Tips

Marin Villages helps older adults manage their technology, from smartphones, smart tablets, smart watches, smart TV and of course laptop and desktop computers.

This page will offer reqular tips from Marin Villages tech volunteers and members and will tap into some of the great videos on the internet that are greated to providing technology assistance to seniors.

Technology / Computer Help Office Hours

3rd Wednesday of the month
February 21, 4:00 – 5:30pm
via Zoom

Issues with your printer? iPhone not syncing properly? If so, join our volunteer tech support group for the answers to these and all of your other burning technology questions! We look forward to continuing to help solve your frustrating tech problems. This is a space where you can "drop in," ask questions, and receive personalized, individually focused, expert tech advice from some of our wonderful tech volunteers. Even if you'd just like to sit in to learn a little more about technology, we'd love to have you participate! So bring your questions about your computers, tablets, phones, smart watches and smart TVs etc., and our dedicated tech volunteers will do the rest. This opportunity is available to all Marin Villages members and volunteers. Please join us at this link!


Tip of the Month - WatchOS 10

Apple has rolled out a significant software update for all Apple Watch models - WatchOS 10.

Explore the exciting new features of WatchOS 10 in this video review!

From the revamped Control Center with status indicators to the improved App Switcher, Grid View, and the introduction of Smart Stack, this update brings a fresh and organized feel to your Apple Watch experience. Discover the convenience of adjusting flashlight brightness, logging your mood with the Mindfulness app, and receiving medication reminders with the updated Medication App.

WatchOS 10 also allows you to use your Apple Watch as a Camera Remote to record videos to capture all your special moments. 

Ellen's Tips for Seniors is a good resouce for tips on the iPhone and iPad  - geared to seniors Ellen has created a series of blog posts and videos. While the site pushes a paid consultancy service - there are plenty of free resources including a blog and a YouTube channel.