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Postby Joan » Sat Oct 29, 2016 12:09 pm

Windows 10 - Basic Training
Monday, October 31, from 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Norm Galloway, Instructor

This will be a Windows 10 Introduction Class. It will cover everything you need to know to start using Windows 10. It assumes you have been successfully using Windows XP, 7, or 8. This is not intended to be a “hands on” training session but rather an introduction to the features of Windows 10 and a chance to ask some questions. You will be given online tutorials that you may use at home to reinforce the material that is shown in the class. This class does not cover how to upgrade to Windows 10 since the time to do that for free has passed. This introduction will be offered again in January of 2017.
Class size is restricted to 60 people so reservations are required.
CLICK HERE to reserve. A reservation is required and seating is limited to 60.

New Member Orientation
Tuesday, November 1st, 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. Jolyn may be reached at jolyn.bowler@gmail.com

Apple Education Group - Led by Wes Taylor and Judi Shade
Monday, November 14th, at 2:00 PM


On Monday, November 14th at 2 PM, the Apple Group will present a program on 'Backing Up – for not if but when your device fails.’ This is an area that all should be very diligent in performing. We look to see you then. Please direct questions to shade@hargray.com.

16 shortcuts for a better iTunes experience
By Matt Elliott - CNET - July 21, 2016

Make your life easier with these keyboard shortcuts for iTunes 12.4.


iTunes 12.4 introduced a number of design tweaks that may have meant the removal of a few buttons you relied on to navigate Apple's music-movies-and-more app. With a few keyboard shortcuts in your arsenal, however, you can become an easy and efficient iTunes navigator.
You may already use some of these shortcuts and you probably won't remember all of them, but hopefully you'll find a handful of the below 15 keyboard shortcuts useful.
I use a Mac, so I have listed shortcut combinations for a Mac keyboard, but an equivalent Windows shortcut exists for most if you substitute the Command key for the Ctrl key. I note where a Windows shortcut does not exist or is drastically different from the Mac shortcut.

CLICK HERE to read more.

Which Laptop Features Are Worth the Money?
By Avram Pitch - LAPTOP Online - February 6, 2016

It is the best of times; it is the worst of times. The average retail selling price for a Windows laptop is just $448 (NPD data) and you can get a very capable one for much less. However, PC vendors are in business to turn a profit, so they really want you to buy notebooks that cost hundreds or even thousands of dollars more. But if you're going to pay a premium price, make sure you get a laptop that brings something special to the table, not just a couple of high-end components that won't affect the way you use it.

What You Can Get for $450

Some vendors charge more for less, but today you can easily find a laptop with a solid performance, thanks to an Intel Core i3 CPU, a 500GB hard drive and 4 to 6GB of RAM. Though they are not common in this price band, you can also find systems with 1080p or touch displays, Core i5 CPUs or solid state drives. You can even get 2-in-1s — notebooks that convert into tablets.

Overspecced Laptops: A Waste of Money

Most PC vendors seem to think that, if they just pop a faster CPU or discrete graphics card into the same cheap chassis, they can jack up the price and consumers will gladly pay it. However, a plastic laptop with a stiff keyboard that starts at $400 still looks and feels cheap after you add a Core i7 CPU and increase the price to $800.

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 afternoons (Bob Gentzler and Melnee Kasper)
Android on Tuesday afternoons (Jolyn Bowler)
Kindle Fire and e-Readers on Monday mornings (Ed Cliff)
Microsoft Surface: 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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