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Postby Joan » Thu Sep 29, 2016 4:20 pm

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


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 at jolyn.bowler@gmail.com.

Apple Education Group - Led by Wes Taylor and Judi Shade
Monday, October 10th, at 2:00 PM


On Monday, October 10th at 2 PM, we will discuss another revision of iPhone/iPad basics with the new features of iOS 10.0.2. This new release came out subsequent to our last program and there are some new tricks etc. that we’d like to show the group. Please direct questions to shade@hargray.com.

The best messaging apps with end-to-end encryption
By Derek Walter - Greenbot - September 15th, 2016

If you want to keep prying eyes away from your conversations, then these are the apps that you need to get.


There is a growing consciousness about the desire to keep one’s messages private. Some are concerned about hackers, or worry about the government spying on them, but most people just agree with the general principle that what you say in your chat conversations ought to stay between you and the people you chat with.
It’s not a pleasant idea to think that your messages could be archived for perpetuity on a large company’s server or analyzed by some algorithm. The quest for privacy has birthed a whole generation of apps that promise to give you exactly that. Services like Telegram and Signal have turned the phrase “end-to-end encryption” into a popular discussion. We're here to help you figure out what this is all about and which apps to try.

CLICK HERE to read more.

iOS 10: All the new features, tips and guides
By Sharon Profis - CNET - September 17, 2016

Bookmark this guide to everything new in iOS 10.

iOS 10 is here. Even though it looks just like iOS 9, a lot -- and we mean a lot -- of features are radically different. Messages is a lot more like Facebook Messenger, the lock screen packs a lot more info, and you can finally delete Apple's default apps.
There's a lot more to know, so bookmark this page as you get started with iOS 10.

CLICK HERE to read more.

Staying safe on public Wi-Fi
By Komando Staff - Komando.com - July 9, 2016

If you've been following Komando.com, listening to The Kim Komando Show and subscribing to Kim's popular podcasts, then you know all about the major risks you're taking each time you go online. Those risks can even be greater when you're accessing the Internet using public Wi-Fi.
Crooks use public Wi-Fi to spy on unsuspecting users who join the network. Or, sometimes they even create "honeypot" networks, which are fake networks designed to steal your information. Still, even though the risks are so high, many people use public Wi-Fi networks to check their bank accounts, purchase merchandise and complete other tasks that they'd prefer were private.
If you're not careful, cybercriminals can walk away with your name, address, social security number, email address, and even your username and password. That's why you need to follow these three steps to protect yourself.

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); Thursday mornings (Claudia Bristow); 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 RCVscheduling@HHICC.org.
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