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Postby Joan » Sat Nov 12, 2016 12:15 pm

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 Google Education Group
Tuesday, November 15th, 4:00 PM - Led by Jolyn Bowler

Do you need help with personalizing how Google's Gmail works for you? Join Jolyn for a discussion on how to find your settings and what those settings should be. Also, stay for a review of all the services, new and old, that Google offers. If anyone still has an Google's Android operating system (phone or tablet) question, be sure to come in to visit Jolyn on Tuesday afternoons during her shift between 1pm and 4pm. Bring your questions and please let Jolyn know you'll attend at jolyn.bowler@gmail.com

How to Add Another Column to the Windows Start Menu
By Melanie Pinola - Laptop - January 29, 2016


Windows 10 by default shows three columns of tiles in the Start menu. There's a hidden fourth column, though, that can show you more apps and info at a glance when you click the Windows button. Here's how to enable it.

CLICK HERE to view tip.

How to Set Your Google Account to Automatically Delete (or Share) Upon Your Death


Want to share your family photos after your death, but take your search history to the grave? All that and more is possible with Google’s Inactive Account Manager. Let’s take a look at how you can put your Google account on autopilot when you’re no longer at the wheel.

How You Can Control Your Information After Death

It’s not nice to think about, but one day, you will die, along with the keys to your online kingdom. And these days, those online accounts can hold a lot of stuff you may want to pass on.

CLICK HERE to read more.

Another 40 million people bolt from Microsoft's browsers as mass exodus continues
By Gregg Keizer - Computerworld - November 3, 2016

Firefox is back above 11 percent, wiping out a year's losses in just two months

Microsoft’s browsers hemorrhaged another 40 million users last month, according to analytics vendor Net Applications, pushing the year’s total number of deserters near the one third of a billion mark.
Net Applications pegged the combined user share of Internet Explorer (IE) and Edge at 28.4% for October, a fall of 2.3 percentage points. The month’s decline was the second-largest ever for Microsoft’s browsers, behind only May’s plummet of 2.7 points.
Unlike in most previous months, Microsoft’s bane was not Google’s boon, but instead Mozilla’s. Firefox’s user share jumped nearly 2 percentage points, to 11.1%. Atop an almost-as-large increase in September, Mozilla’s Firefox has stepped away from a precipice, and in two months recovered almost all the losses it incurred during the past year.

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 volunteercoordinator@hhicc.org.
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