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20161106 - Weekly New

Postby dia » Sat Nov 05, 2016 12:08 pm


The Board of Directors submits the following recommended slate of nominees for Officers for the calendar year 2017:

President Bob Gentzler
Vice President Bob Manne
Secretary John Ambler
Treasurer David McCoy

For short biographies of these nominees,

Members may nominate additional candidates (including themselves) through Saturday, November 5 by replying to this message.

Voting by electronic ballot will start on Wednesday, November 9 and ends at midnight on Saturday, November 12.

Election results will be announced Monday, November 14, at the Annual Meeting, held at 4 p.m. in the HHI Senior Center, 70 Shelter Cove Lane, Suite L. HHICC members will receive a separate invitation to attend this Meeting. The membership meeting is open to the public.

Norm Galloway
Chair, Nominating Committee

Hilton Head Island Computer Club Annual Meeting
and Presentation on “The Connected Home”
Monday, November 14, 2016 from 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

We will begin with a short business meeting announcing the results of the election of officers for the year 2017 and reporting on the club’s status. This will be followed by a very timely presentation on “The Connected Home.” Blair Witkowski and Jeremy Press from Play and Gourmet will update us on the latest developments in home technology. The number of available devices in the areas of home entertainment, home security, connected appliances and integrated controls is increasing rapidly. Learn how you can take advantage of these exciting technologies. Due to space limitations, we are setting the limit for this meeting to 90 people and reservations are required. If registration exceeds 90 a wait list will be available and we will contact those on the list if space becomes available. As a reminder, parking is only allowed in spots in front of the building and on the grass along Shelter Cove Lane. We expect a large attendance so please come a little early to allow time for parking.
Please sign up to attend this meeting as there is a size limit of 90 people. Please CLICK HERE To Reserve Your Place

All Things Windows Education Group
Tuesday, November 8th, 4:00 PM - Led by Jolyn Bowler


The Windows 10 "Anniversary Update Ver. 1607" has rolled out to most of our systems. You may have noticed some differences in the Start Menu and the Task Bar and Notification/System Tray. As they did with the original version & first update, Microsoft has included a "Get Started" Tutorial with all the updates. We'll cover the update changes and go through the tutorial in part to help familiarize you with the changes. 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 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.

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.

Microsoft Edge Comes Out On Top In Browser Security Test
Lee Mathews, Contributor - Forbes, Nov. 5, 2016
Submitted by Norm Galloway

According to the independent security researchers at NSS Labs, Microsoft Edge is the best browser available when it comes to protecting Windows 10 users from phishing attempts and social engineering attacks. Or at least it’s better than the two most popular non-Microsoft browsers, Chrome and Firefox.
NSS tested the current builds of all three browsers that went live near the end of August this year. Each was subjected to the same set of more than 5,000 malware samples and nearly 1,000 phishing URLs, and Edge came out on top in both tests. In fact, of the three browsers, Edge was the only one to score higher than 90%.

CLICK HERE to read article.

Photo Op: The Biggest Supermoon in 30 Years Is Coming in 2 Weeks

By Gannon Burgett — November 4, 2016 11:33 AM
Submitted by Wes Taylor


Get your cameras ready, ladies and gentleman. The largest supermoon in nearly 70 years is taking place in less than two weeks.
On November 14, 2016, the moon will appear roughly 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter than an average full moon due to being at its closest point to Earth in its elliptical orbit.
If you’re wondering why this astronomical event is more unique than recent supermoons, it’s because this particular supermoon will be the closest the moon gets to Earth until November 25, 2034, and the closest it has been since January 1948.
As explained by NASA, the term ‘supermoon’ has taken on a more generalized definition than in the past. Nowadays, any moon that appears larger than usual, due to its location in its orbit, is often referred to as a supermoon. Originally, the term supermoon only referred to the moon when it was within 90 percent of its closest approach to Earth, which happens far less often.

CLICK HERE for article



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 volunteercoordinator@hhicc.org.
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