Gadgets Group


The Gadgets Group meets on the 4th Tuesday of the month at the Ringwood Club, Corner of Oban Road and Maroondah Hwy, Ringwood, at 9.45 a.m. Come and join us for coffee and chat at 9.45 am

Next Meeting



Click the following link for the images from the February 2022 presentation  –  2022 Internet Birthday

Safe Passwords

If your password/s are stolen, possible problems can be:

Your email may be accessed

Posts in social media may be made in your name

Goods may be purchased on line in your name

Your bank or other financial accounts may be accessed

There are computer programs which try to guess passwords, using readily available data. eg name, date of birth, street name, pet’s name, common sequences eg 1234 or any dictionary word.

Safety involves using: 

One password per website

A mixture of numbers, letters and symbols

Longer rather than shorter passwords

The first letter of a phrase, using substitutions for letters such as a! for an a, a 3 for an e,  a7 for an r etc

A safe to store passwords or stored unidentified at a friend or relative’s place – not in a drawer at home


Tablet / Phones Experience in the Users Group
  • Apple iPads
  • Apple iPhones
  • Android Tablets
  • Android Phones

So How Good is a Tablet Camera

You can achieve some very good results from a tablet camera depending upon the model you have and how you use it.

  • Provided you have the tablet camera settings correctly set.
  • If the lighting is good.
  • Using ‘tap to focus’ will help with focus and light.
  • You hold the tablet still you can achieve some very ggod results. 

The photos below are some of the ‘better’ photos from members.  (I have also included a few from an iPhone5 as I don’t have a tablet camera.)

(Click any image to start ‘LightBox’.  Use arrows below image – or on keyboard – to move forward or back.
Click X – or ‘esc’ on the keyboard – to close Lightbox