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Postby dia » Sat Jan 28, 2017 9:57 am

Windows 10 Apps and File Explorer
Monday, February 6 at 2 PM
Presenter: Norm Galloway


This education session is one of three short follow-ups to the Windows 10 Basic Training class. This session will ONLY cover finding, installing and using Microsoft Apps from the Windows Store. Setting up the Windows 10 Mail, Calendar and People apps will be covered in order to take advantage of Windows 10 features such as sharing and notifications. There will be a quick overview of Windows 10 File Explorer and new features in Windows 10 for quickly finding files and folders. This is not a “hands on” training session so you do not need to bring your PC. Class size is limited to 60 people.Limit is 60 people. Watch for your invitation.

Welcome: Jim Bell, Liz Bundy, Karin Clark, Rich Emmett, Megan Fields, Diane Fornari, Gabe Fornari, Mitzi Ganelin, Mary Kay Hoffmann, Juliana Linn, Christina Millhauser, Lou Natale, Helen Orros, Peter Parrot, Marilyn Patterson, Barbara Read, Rae and Bill Scott, Janet Sherman, Patrick and Mary Sullivan, Bob Willock, Ausma and Imants Zeidlickis.

Your Mother's Maiden Name Is Not a Secret
By Liz Weston - Island Packet, January 27, 2017
Submitted by Jolyn Bowler

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'Where Does Cloud Storage Really Reside? And Is It Secure?'
By Quentin Hardy - nytimes.com - Jan. 23, 2017

“Cloud” data is stored on hard drives (much the way data is usually stored). And yes, it’s probably more secure than conventionally stored data.

What makes cloud storage different? Instead of being stored directly on your own personal device (the hard drive on your laptop, for example, or your phone), cloud-based data is stored elsewhere — on servers owned by big companies, usually — and is made accessible to you via the internet.

When people think of cloud computing, they often think of internet-connected public clouds run by the likes of Amazon, Microsoft and Google. (If you use Gmail, Dropbox or Microsoft’s Office 365, you are using a cloud service.) There are also consumer clouds that, for example, hold your pictures and social media posts (think of Facebook or Twitter), or store your music and email (think of Apple or Google). Each of these companies has cloud computing systems — computer servers and storage devices, connected with computer networking equipment — that span the globe. (Facebook’s systems can allow more than one billion people to interact with them.) Your data is in their computers, usually stored in a regional data center close to where you live.

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IBM CEO Ginni Rometty Downplays Fears of a Robot Takeover
By Claire Zillman - fortune.com, Jan 18, 2017
Submitted by Wes Taylor

On Wednesday, January 18, speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland she explained Watson's foray into oncology. The platform was fed textbooks, medical journals, and possible treatments and then trained on cancer causes. As a result, Watson is now able, in some instances, to spot cancer better than a panel of human experts—an outcome that points to AI's (Artificial Intelligence) potential to "find solutions to the world's most unsolvable problems," Rometty said.

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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, Ken Carlozzi, Xavier Pereira, and Linda Jackson); 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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