Technology info and resources for Heritage Pines NC residents

Join me the third Saturday of each month at 9 am in the Heritage Pines clubhouse to talk about the technology that permeates every corner of our lives. We'll have questions, we'll have answers, we'll be sharing what works and what doesn't when it comes to computers, smartphones, tablets and more. See you then!

TechTalkHP monthly meetings are in the Heritage Pines clubhouse at 9 am on the third Saturday of the month!


What is Cloud Computing

We hear about "the cloud" all the time but.... what is "the cloud"? And WHERE is it? Am I using it now? SHOULD I use it? The term "cloud" means many different things so in honor of October being National Cybersecurity Month I'll try to "uncloud" your questions and assumptions about cloud computing as well as lay out both the benefits and drawbacks of "being in the cloud"... (more of the former than the latter).


When (and how) to buy new technology/gadgets

Pros and cons of upgrading immediately or waiting.. things to consider when buying upgrades to phones, computers, tablets.


"Fixing" your photos

Want to get that trash can out of the great picture of the North Carolina mountains from a roadside stop? How about blurring out the background of your kids' messy house but keeping the adorable grandbaby in focus? There are a lot of free and low cost apps that can help you with this and more. (NOTE: December meeting is SATURDAY Dec 10th)

(HINT: go to the "Downloads" page to get a PDF copy of the slides used in the presentations...slides should be available the evening before the meeting so you can print out a copy and bring with you to take notes if you desire)

For useful websites and links to valuable (and validated) information see the RESOURCES page

For links to previous presentations/topic, head over to the DOWNLOADS page