20160918 - Weekly News

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20160918 - Weekly News

Postby dia » Sat Sep 17, 2016 12:53 pm


Monday, September 19 at 2:00PM - Led by Bob Soltys

HHICC will offer a Presentation on eBay on Monday, September 19 at 2:00PM. 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? 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. CLICK HERE to be added to waitlist.

All Things Google Education Group
Tuesday, September 20, 4:00 PM - Led by Jolyn Bowler


Are you interested in learning more about your Android phone or tablet? Please join Jolyn to discuss how to use your device and how to improve the experience. Google has created a terrific, but sometimes confusing, operating system. Bring your questions and please let Jolyn know you'll attend at jolyn.bowler@gmail.com


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.

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.

Here's Why Samsung Note 7 Phones Are Catching Fire
By Sean Hollister - cnet.com, Sept 15, 2016

You plug your smartphone into the bedside charger and place it on your nightstand with care.

You wake to find your nightstand in flames, smoke billowing everywhere.

Or maybe your Jeep. Your hotel room. Your entire home.

How could this have happened? Simple: your phone is a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 -- and it's one of over a hundred that have spontaneously burst into flames.

After 35 reported incidents of overheating smartphones worldwide, Samsung made the unprecedented decision to recall every single one of the Galaxy Note 7 smartphones sold. That's said to be 1 million of the 2.5 million that were manufactured. (Since the recall was first announced, the number of explosive Note 7s has nearly quadrupled.) The company says it's stopped all sales and shipments of the Note 7 and is working with government agencies and cellular carriers around the world to provide refunds and exchanges for the phone.

In every country, the message is the same: return your Samsung Galaxy Note 7 now, just in case something bad might happen to you. (Read our full recall FAQ.)

CLICK HERE for more information.



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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