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Postby Joan » Sat Feb 18, 2017 4:25 pm


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HiltonHead Island Computer Club Presentation
Monday, February 20th, 2017 from 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
What is Twitter? And How do I use it?

Presented by Jolyn Bowler

Twitter has become ubiquitous in our culture today, especially due to the political realm. We hear about the tweets that are being posted on a regular basis. But what is Twitter? Join Jolyn for a presentation on this micro-blogging tool that has so many people "a-twitter".

Registration for this presentation is filled.


All Things Google Special Interest Group
Tuesday, February 21st, 4:00 PM - Led by Jolyn Bowler


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Please join Jolyn in the Resource Center for a discussion on Google's Gmail service. Do you know how to change your settings? Would you like to make sure your account is secure? Do you have any questions about how to set up Google Labels (folders) to organize your email? Please send any questions about using Gmail or If you have any topics for discussion or questions, come on down! Please let Jolyn know you will attend. Send an email to jolyn.bowler@gmail.com


More Yahoo users warned of malicious account access via forged cookies
By Graham Cluley - Tripwire - February 16, 2017 - submitted by Ken Carlozzi

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Yahoo is warning more of its users that their accounts might have been accessed by unauthorised parties.
Yahoo believes that hackers managed to break into its internal systems, and used the proprietary code they accessed to forge cookies that would allow attackers to access accounts without needing a password.
It goes without saying that the ability to access Yahoo accounts without needing a password would be incredibly valuable to hackers keen to spy on and steal from targeted users.
Yahoo first started warning users it believed had been compromised through the cookie-forging attack back in December 2016. But the fact that it is now sending out more alerts suggests that it has uncovered that the attack was on a wider scale than previously thought.


CLICK HERE to learn more and read Yahoo alert to subscribers.


New Chrome beta feature looks to make web apps as powerful as native ones
By Michael Simon - Greenbot - February 3, 2017

Progressive Web Apps in Chrome give users the advantages of a native app but without needing to visit the Play Store to download anything.

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Chrome users have been able to add homescreen shortcuts for their favorite websites for years, letting you quickly jump to a site without having to navigate the bookmarks folder, but they’ve always been just that: fancy links. With the latest Chrome beta, Google wants them to be something far greater.
Called Progressive Web Apps, they promise to offer the best of both worlds, allowing users to experience the power of a Google Play Store app without needing to go through a download or update process. “It loads quickly, even on flaky networks, sends relevant push notifications, has an icon on the home screen, and loads as a top-level, full screen experience," Google says.


CLICK HERE to read more.


Apple won't do what's needed to save the iPad
By Adrian Kingsley-Hughes - ZDNet - February 10, 2017

With iPad sales going from bad to worse to awful, Apple is looking for a way to turn things around. Will 2017 be the year that happens? Probably not.

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iPad sales are awful. Truly awful, and while CEO Tim Cook might be bullish about the tablet's future, Apple desperately needs to do something to turn sales around if it's going to come off life support.
"We've got some exciting things coming on iPad," Cook said during Apple's last financial conference call, "and I'm optimistic about where things are headed."
Rumors are all over the place, with everything from the end of March to the middle of 2017.
But when it comes to giving iPad owners reason to upgrade, the rumors don't deliver. It seems to be more of the same -- faster processor, new 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch displays which feature the same True Tone technology found on the 9.7-inch iPad, 12-megapixel camera, and such.


CLICK HERE to read more.


CLUB RESOURCES

ALL THINGS APPLE HELP AT THE COMPUTER CLUB

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

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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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