Creating a Facebook page for your business or community group

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When: Monday 18 July from 11:00 am – 12.15pm

Where:  City of Tea Tree Gully Library

Facebook logo It seems that everybody is on Facebook nowadays.

In addition to socialising online with your friends, Facebook can be a very effective vehicle to keep in regular contact with your business’s customers or members of your community group.

You can use your Facebook page to promote products and events, attract a new clientele and build relationships and goodwill with your existing customer or membership base.

If you are you interested in starting a Facebook Page for your business or community group, this free session will teach you the steps involved in creating a Facebook page and how to market to your audience.

Perhaps you have questions you want answered such as:

¨ Can I assign someone else to help manage my page?

¨ What is the best strategy to grow my page?

¨ Should I pay Facebook to advertise my business or community group?

Then this is the course for you!  Bookings are essential and can be made online.  Or telephone 8397 7333.

 

 

NBN Info Session Wed 22 July

What is the NBN? When is it coming? How much will it cost? How do you get ready for it? How do you connect?

NBN Info Session

To answer these and other questions, NBN Co and the City of Tea Tree Gully invite you to attend an NBN Community Information Session: You and the NBN – getting ready and getting connected.

This is your opportunity to hear from NBN Co and Internet service providers on:

  • What to consider before you connect
  • How to connect
  • Pricing and packages

When: Wednesday 22 July
1-2pm Sit-down presentation  – book here
2-5pm Drop-in for a coffee & a quick personal Q&A – no bookings required
6-7pm Sit-down presentation – book here

Bookings are essential. Book online through the links above or phone 8397 7333.

NBN Community Info Session

What is the NBN? When is it coming? How much will it cost? How do you get ready for it? How do you connect?

NBN Info Session

NBN Info Session

To answer these and other questions, NBN Co and the City of Tea Tree Gully invite you to attend an NBN Community Information Session: You and the NBN – getting ready and getting connected.

This is your opportunity to hear from NBN Co and telephone and/or internet service providers on

  • What to consider before you connect
  • How to connect
  • Pricing and packages

When: Wednesday 13 May
1 – 2pm sit-down presentation
2 – 5pm drop-in for a coffee & a quick personal Q&A
6 – 7pm sit-down presentation (repeat)

Bookings are essential. Phone 8397 7333 or book online

My Favourite App: Word Lens

Word Lens is not a new app but has reached viral stage this week when it’s creator Quest Visual published it for free for Apple and Android platforms.

Word Lens is a real time translator, able to translate simple phrases and sentences as found on signs, menus and catalogues. After downloading, you choose which language to translate from (eg from Spanish to English) point the device’s camera at the sign and it appears on the screen translated.

Word-Lens-Gear-PatrolA wonderful app for travellers overseas!
Do you have a favourite app?
Want to find out more about apps? Try the links below, search the library catalogue or book online for an informative group session at the Modbury Digital Hub this month.

Apple Store – for iPads, iPhones or Mac computers
Google Play Store – for Android tablets and smart phones

 

My Favourite App: Card holder

Are you tired of carrying and extra purse/wallet around just to contain all of your loyalty and borrower cards? If like me, you are a member of Stratco, Myer One, Jb Hifi, the Library, Video Ezy and a large range of other businesses and organisations, you can now store all of your cards on your smart device using this app.

Card Holder - screenshotCard Holder is a free Android app that allows you to scan your card’s barcode and stores it in an easy-to find scrolling menu. It also lets you take an image of the front and back of your card, meaning you can store all of your loyalty and membership cards digitally and not need to carry them with you! Whenever you need a card, scroll the menu to the correct card, and the barcode will display. This digital barcode can be read by most modern barcode readers.

 

 
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Apple have similar apps called Cards Holder or Wallet+ available at a small cost.

Do you have a favourite app?
Want to find out more about apps? Try the links below, search the library catalogue or book online for an informative group session at the Modbury Digital Hub this month.

Apple Store – for iPads, iPhones or Mac computers
Google Play Store – for Android tablets and smart phones

My Favourite App: State Library of South Australia

If you spend lots of time walking around in the Adelaide city centre, or are generally interested in the city’s history, you might enjoy a walking tour!

lostbuildings_resizedSteph from the Programs team recommends the State Library of South Australia app. The app gives you a selection of self-guided walking tours that allow you to discover Adelaide’s historic buildings, art and stories. You can explore them at your own pace and start wherever you like – the tours range from 1-2 hours and have numbered ‘stops’ where you can get information about a landmark, but you don’t have to see all of them.

So how do you go on a tour? Just open the app, choose from the list of currently offered tours, then download your chosen tour. It will then work even if your device is not connected to the Internet – but depending on your device it may be best to leave it on so you can use your device’s GPS navigation.
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We hope you’re enjoying our My Favourite App posts. Everything we highlight in these blog posts is free and can be downloaded on iOS and Android devices.

Want to find out more about apps? Try the links below, search the library catalogue or book online for an informative group session at the Modbury Digital Hub this month.

Apple Store – for iPads, iPhones or Mac computers

Google Play Store – for Android tablets and smart phones

Do you have a favourite app? Leave a comment and tell us about it!

Getting to know iOS 7

If you have a newer iPhone or iPad then it may be compatible with Apple’s latest operating system, iOS 7. This means a better interface and lots of new features – even a new version of Siri!

Our Digital Hub staff have some tips for making the transition as smooth as possible.

The iOS 7 update is being progressively rolled out to compatible devices over the next few months – and contrary to some rumours it does NOT make your device waterproof!

You can check for the iOS 7 update by going to your device’s Settings > General > Software Update.

With technology moving at such a fast pace, you may find that just as you get used to an operating system it all changes. So here at the Modbury Digital Hub we thought we would give you a few quick tips to help you with some of the new features.

The biggest change is what is best ipad5described as the ‘swipe in’ feature.  This is where you put your finger on the edge of the screen and swipe onto the centre of the screen in a single motion.

Doing this will bring up a menu that allows you to perform some actions quickly without having to dive into your iPhone settings. From here you can adjust airplane mode,WiFi, bluetooth and volume. You can also use this screen to quickly access your camera, clock or music.

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Once you are done to make this screen disappear you can press your Home button, or swipe down from the arrow above the bluetooth icon.

ipad6If you want to close all the apps that you have running you can still do this in iOS 7 but it is a little different. You still ‘double-click’ the home button to bring up all the apps that are running – but to close each app you use your finger to ‘push’ the selected app up off the screen in one motion.

We hope that this has helped make the transition a bit easier. What are your thoughts on iOS 7 and do you have  any tips for the new operating system?

If you need some help using your iPad, check out our Digital Hub group sessions. You can book online or call us on 8397 7333.