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20160904 - Weekly News

Postby dia » Sat Sep 03, 2016 10:48 am

REMINDER: The Resource Center will be closed on Monday, September 5th, for the Labor Day holiday. Regular hours resume on Tuesday, September 6th.

New Member Orientation
Led by Jolyn Bowler
Tuesday, September 6th, at 4pm

New Members should drop by for a review of our Club's assets and resources. This is an opportunity for members to meet each other and learn about the Hilton Head Island Computer Club. A great starting point for those of us who don't know what we don't know about computers. If you haven't attended one of these sessions yet, come and learn more about the Computer Club. Please let Jolyn know if you plan to attend. jolyn.bowler@gmail.com

Apple Education Group - Led by Wes Taylor and Judi Shade
Monday, September 12, at 2:00 PM


On Monday, September 12, the subject for the Apple Education Program will be an update on iOS and basics for the iPhones and iPads. We look forward to seeing you at 2:00 PM in the main room at the Senior Center. No reservations are necessary and all interested folks are invited to come and enjoy


As some of you know, we have a subscription to the phenomenal lynda.com online course website on our Apple and Windows systems at the Resource Center. It is a wonderful resource for our members. The lynda.com icon is on the desktop of each system. Please come in when you have some time and learn. You can learn at your own pace. Course duration is different for each one and you can come in and learn for 30 minutes or an hour. Then return when you have time for your next session. Don't hesitate to ask for help from the Volunteer on duty.

Below are descriptions of one course for Apple and one for Windows. You will NOT be able to access the course from your own computer if you are not already a subscriber but the "Click Here" in each description will take you to a REVIEW of the course syllabus. If you are not a lynda.com subscriber and want to take a course, you will need to come in to the Resource Center to take advantage of the Club's subscription. Please be courteous and bring your own headphones/earbuds. Additionally, we have two over the ear headsets to use at the Center or you can purchase earbuds for $1.00. Please let us know if you have questions regarding lynda.com, email resource.center@hhicc.org. We plan to highlight more courses in the future.

Apple Basics ~ Computer Literacy for Mac
~ approximately 3 hours 28 minutes
Learn how to use a Mac computer. Mac expert Garrick Chow explains what goes on inside a computer, how to choose between a laptop and a desktop computer, and how to use your computer to open, create, edit, and save files. He also shows how to connect printers, scanners, external storage devices, Bluetooth-enabled speakers, and other devices to your Mac. Then learn about connecting to a network for Internet access, sending and receiving email, and searching for content on the Internet. He'll even take a brief tour of some common computing tasks, such as word processing, working with data in spreadsheets, photo editing, and file sharing.

Windows Basics ~ Computer Literacy for Windows 10
~ approximately 2 hours 7 minutes
Having basic computer skills is a significant asset in today's modern world. Computers keep us connected to family and friends and help us do our jobs. Learn how to use a computer comfortably, while improving learning and productivity. This course focuses on the Microsoft Windows 10 operating system and offers a thorough, jargon-free introduction to computers, files and folders, networks, and peripherals like printers and keyboards. Garrick Chows also covers basic skills for working with software applications, the Internet, and email.

If you have questions, please contact Jolyn Bowler @ resource.center@hhicc.org


Be on the alert for an email invitation to a Presentation on Buying and Selling on eBay, which is scheduled for Monday, September 19 at 2:00 PM. How much do you pay for printer cartridges, odd sized batteries, razorblades, vitamins, and thousands of other everyday items? Would you like to save time and money to buy the very same items from the convenience of your home?
HHICC will offer a class on eBay on Monday, September 19 at 2:00PM. This class will teach you exactly how to do that by becoming a smart eBay shopper. This is a fun, highly interactive, hands-on class with students directly connected to eBay. You will learn by doing. All students should have a working knowledge of computers and the Internet, a personal email address, and need to bring their laptop to
the class. Because it is interactive, we will have to limit the class size.

How to Stop Getting Malware on Android
Generally speaking, avoiding Android malware is down to common sense and a few sensible precautions
By Alan Martin - alphr.com, Aug 26, 2016

Should you be worried about Android malware? Well, yes and no. “Yes” in that it most definitely is out there, but “no” in the sense that as long as you follow a few simple rules, you should be pretty safe.

Unlike a desktop computer, Android phones provide a more walled garden approach to security, blocking the amount of damage you can do unless you specifically go out of your way to disable them. On a PC, visiting the wrong website could send a “drive-by” download and put your computer at risk. On Android, that isn’t the case by default, and as such, it’s a far less attractive proposition to ne'er do wells: there’s just less chance of the strategy working.

Google scans everything uploaded to the Google Play app store for known malware, and a human reviews process to check the more questionable looking uploads. The real risks come from installing applications obtained from outside of Google Play.

So here are five tips to avoid getting malware on Android. TL;DR: practice some common sense.
CLICK HERE to read more.

Apple’s App Store Purge is Long Overdue — Here’s Why
By Jeff Dunn - Businessinsider.com, Sept. 2, 2016

Apple’s ready to cleanse the App Store. The iPhone maker on Thursday announced that it will soon start to remove apps that “no longer function as intended, don’t follow current review guidelines, or outdated.” In other words, it’s taking out the trash.

This chart from Statista should show why Apple feels compelled to make such a move. Citing data from app analytics firm Adjust, it shows that the number of “zombie” apps — i.e., ones that can only be found by directly searching for them — in the App Store has risen astronomically over the past three years. This year, those invisible apps make up about 90% of the Store as a whole. Getting rid of those should please users and developers alike.
CLICK HERE to view post.


Every Monday morning and Wednesday and Thursday afternoons, a Mac member is at the Resource Center to answer your questions and help you through any issues.
You can also use the iMac computer, bring your laptop, or just come in to get information.
If you have any questions, contact Judi Shade at shade@hargray.com.

Assistance with Tablets

Resource Center volunteers are available to help members with their tablets:

iPad on Monday mornings (Judi Shade, Frank Sullivan and Ed Cliff); Wednesday mornings (Wes Taylor and Karen Kemp); Wednesday afternoon (Judi Shade); Thursday afternoons (Bob Gentzler and Melnee Kasper)
Android on Monday mornings (Joan Knoettner); Tuesday afternoons (Jolyn Bowler)
Kindle Fire and e-Readers on Monday mornings (Ed Cliff and Joan Knoettner)
Nook on Monday mornings (Joan Knoettner)
Microsoft Surface: Monday mornings (Joan Knoettner); Monday afternoons (Norm Galloway);Thursday mornings (Bob Rathke); Friday mornings (Emory Logan)

Please call the Resource Center (842-4475) to verify the volunteer you wish to consult is on duty that day.

Resource Center Substitutes!

Please consider adding your name to our Resource Center Substitute List. The Resource Center is open M-F, in two shifts, 10 AM-1 PM & 1-4 PM, with two volunteers per shift. You would be with a regular volunteer, helping members, and learning along the way. In addition, we will be instituting a training session so that you'll be able to hit the ground running. If you are interested, even if you only have one day of the week when you might be available, please contact Linda Jackson at Volunteer.coordinator@hhicc.org.
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