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20170312 - Weekly News

Postby dia » Sat Mar 11, 2017 12:55 pm

NOTE: PARKING ISSUE NEXT WEEK AT SENIOR CENTER: Jennifer will be on a trip with the seniors next Monday – Wednesday. returning Thursday, March 16th. They will be leaving 20 cars in the front lot (down as far as you can) for the 3 days. So, overflow parking will probably be necessary out on the grass on Shelter Cove Lane.

Apple Education SIG - Led by Xavier Pereira
Monday, March 13th, at 2:00 PM


On Monday, March 13th at 2 PM, Xavier will lead a presentation on how to acquire, store, and listen to MUSIC across different platforms.

All Things Windows Education SIG
Tuesday, March 14, 4:00 PM - Led by Jolyn Bowler

Join Jolyn at the Resource Center with your questions and problems, answers and solutions to Windows 10. Or if you are still running an earlier version of Windows (8.1 or 7) and have questions, bring them along, too. You'd be surprised how common most questions are and it will give you an opportunity to share with other members. You are welcome to bring your own laptop or use our systems at the Center. If you have a specific topic or questions you'd like covered, please contact Jolyn at jolyn.bowler@gmail.com to let her know you'll be there

The 25 Laptops with the Best Battery Life
These are the current laptops, tablets and 2-in-1 hybrids with the longest battery life.
By by Dan Ackerman - cnet.com, March 3, 2017

The most important feature for many laptop shoppers is battery life, and rightly so. We carry these devices to meetings, to class, on airplanes and even just from room to room at home. Maximizing time away from the power outlet keeps you mobile and lets you move around without lugging a power brick.

Based on the extensive battery testing conducted in the CNET Labs, these are the 25 PCs with the longest battery life scores over the previous 12 months, including Windows and MacOS laptops, Windows 2-in-1 hybrids, and Chromebooks running Google's Chrome OS. (Not included are Android or iOS tablets.)

The top spot is a bit of a surprise, going to the Acer Chromebook R13, a budget-friendly but long-lasting Chrome OS laptop. The top Windows system is Microsoft's 2016 refresh of the Surface Book, which benefits from having a battery in its tablet screen and a second battery in its keyboard base.

CLICK HERE to read more.

Movie Night? Nope. It's a Fake iTunes Receipt from Phishers Targeting Apple Users
Put the popcorn away… there aren’t any movie purchases here.
By David Bisson - grahamcluley.com, February 26, 2017
Submitted by Ken Carlozzi

A new phishing campaign is using a fake iTunes receipt for movie purchases to compromise Apple users' sensitive information.
Fortinet researchers first spotted the phishing campaign over the weekend of 17 February. The attack begins when an Apple user receives a receipt that appears to have come from iTunes. In actuality, an email address based in Norway sent the message. The receipt lists purchases for a series of movies. These films (which include "Allied", "Arrival", and "Jack Reacher: Never Go Back") debuted in theaters recently, which makes the ruse relevant and consequently more believable.

CLICK HERE for article.

You can tell the difference between hot and cold water just by using your ears
By BY Sam Haysom - mashable.com, March 7, 2017

This is one of those weird things that sounds impossible, but the moment you listen to the sound it'll make perfect sense.
CLICK HERE to here and see/listen to the explanation.

The Battle for Online Privacy: What You Need to Know
CNET explains everything you need to know about the latest political battle over how your digital data should be protected.
By Marguerite Reardon -March 8, 2017

Republicans are doing all they can to make sure the Federal Communications Commission can't tell broadband companies how to handle your personal data online.

In the latest move, Republican Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona on Tuesday evening introduced a resolution that would kill rules the FCC passed in October to regulate consumer privacy for internet service providers. The measure, which has 21 Republican sponsors, would use the Congressional Review Act to repeal the rules.

Flake's move follows other recent measures taken by Republicans to get rid of regulation adopted by the previous FCC led by Democrat Tom Wheeler.

Last week, new FCC Chairman Ajit Pai put the brakes on a rule that put in stricter requirements for broadband companies to protect your data from hackers. Proponents like consumer advocacy groups argue that the rules protect your privacy, while internet service providers say the regulations are too strict and don't apply to online companies like Facebook or Google.

So what's all this mean for consumers? CNET has put together this FAQ to help explain the ins and outs.
CLICK HERE to read more.

WATCH YOUR MAIL: Be on the lookout for an invitation to a Presentation on Password Management to be held at 2pm on Monday, March 20.



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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