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Postby Joan » Sat Sep 10, 2016 3:19 pm

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.

All Things Windows Education Group
Tuesday, September 13th, 4:00 PM - Led by Jolyn Bowler


Now that the first year of Windows 10 is behind us and many of you have either upgraded your existing systems or have purchased a new computer with Windows 10 installed, you have questions. Come join the discussion and bring your questions, problems, answers and solutions to share with other members. You'd be surprised how common most questions are. You may also have found a solution already to working Windows 10 your way. You are welcome to bring your own laptop or use our systems at the Center. Please contact Jolyn with any questions @jolyn.bowler@gmail.com and to let her know you'll be there.


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.


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.

Forget Your Google Password and Sign in with Your Phone
By Ben Patterson - PCWorld - September 7, 2016

Login to Your Google Account with a Few Simple Taps on Your Phone.


Yes, I get the reason for safeguarding our accounts—especially our precious Google accounts—with lengthy “strong” passwords that are safe from all but the most determined of hackers.
Still, I resent the five or six extra taps it takes to open my password manager whenever I’m prompted to unlock my Google account yet again. Can’t there be an easier way of proving that I am, in fact, me?
Turns out there is. A relatively new Google feature lets you ditch your Google password (well, for the most part, anyway) and sign in to your account with a few taps on your Android phone or iPhone. Here’s how it works and how to set it up.

Click Here to read more.

Microsoft Windows 10 Anniversary Update Gets Fix For Login Freeze Issue
By Horia Ungureanu -Tech Times - September 5, 2016

Microsoft rolled out some of the best operating systems in the world, but even those came with inherent bugs that caused systems to run slower than expected or even to freeze altogether.
The recently released Windows 10 Anniversay Update that came out at the beginning of August hit users' systems hard, leaving their webcams disabled and causing them more than a few login freeze issues. Microsoft assured its customers that it was preparing an update to take care of the bugs, and it kept to its word on the last day of August.
Keep in mind that the upgrade to Windows 10 Anniversary Update came out on Aug. 2, with a slew of novel features and enhancements targeting both everyday users and enterprise clients. Features such as a less power-hungry Edge browser, Windows Ink, Cortana improvements, polished gaming experiences, security upgrades and more were delivered in the update.

Click Here to read more.



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 and Ken Carlozzi); 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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