Gadgets Group



In recess until further notice. For up to date information access the club website and club newsletters.

Smart Phones

Want to access your emails, notes, weather or other apps whist on a phone call?

  • Leave the call active and continue talking
  • Go to the home screen (where your Apps appear)
  • Use the app as normal

To return to the call screen

  • Tap on the green bar, (says “touch to return to call) at the top of the screen, and then you can end the call

This applies to I phones and Samsung. Other brands may vary slightly.

Judy Frederick – Convenor 0409 356 368


Gadget Group meets on the 4th Tuesday @ The Ringwood Club, Cnr of Oban Rd & Maroondah Hwy Ringwood.

Come along, discuss and learn about Apple or Android Phones and Tablets or computers generally.

At our last meeting Public Transport Victoria, Vic Emergency, and Stocard Apps were explored, in addition to a brief look at editing and adding effects to photos in the Photos section of Window 10

Judy Frederick 0409 356 368. (New Convenor)

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


At our meeting on Tuesday 25th February 2016, Noel Abley asked each person to take a photo on their tablet and then email the photo to Col Pask so they could be placed on the website. Members were then asked to access the wesbite later Tuesday to see their photos.  The slideshow below shows the photos.


Ah! something to photograph with the iPad.


And here is the item of interest:-