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Every day at the Resource Center,
10 am to 4 pm, Monday - Friday,
(843) 842-4475

PLEASE NOTE: The Resource Center will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 27th and 28th. Regular hours resume on Monday, December 1st.
Happy Thanksgiving

The Resource Center and the Senior Center will be closed the weeks of December 22 and Dec 29th reopening on Monday, January 5th. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to Y'all.

Click on the Weekly News icon above for these additional items!

* U.S. government issues alert about Apple iOS "Masque Attack" threat
* How To Boot Into Safe Mode On Windows 8 or 8.1 (The Easy Way)
* How net neutrality affects Apple users

All Things Apple Special Interest Group
Monday, November 24th, at 2 pm

led by Wes Taylor and Judi Shade

The All Things Apple SIG will meet on Monday, November 24 at 2:00pm in the large room at the Senior Center. Theme for the meeting will be an open forum on Apple computers, iPads and iPhones. We will explore features of the new Operating Systems and how they interact, security concerns, and questions from members. We hope to have several of our Apple volunteers in attendance to assist members with their devices. Please direct questions to Judi Shade at shade@hargray.com.

All Things Images Special Interest Group
Tuesday, November 25th, at 4 pm

presented by Jolyn Bowler

Bring your questions about photo editing, taking pictures, transferring those images to your system and sharing with family and friends. Be sure to email Jolyn with questions or topics of interest for you @ jlbowler@gmail.com

Tuesday, December 2nd, 4 pm to 5 pm
presented by Jack Wilfore

New Members should drop by for a review of our Club's assets and resources. This is an opportunity for members to meet each other and learn about the Hilton Head Island Computer Club. A great starting point for those of us who don't know what we don't know about computers. If you haven't attended one of these sessions yet, come and learn more about the Computer Club. Please let Jack know if you plan to attend.   jwilfore@gmail.com.

HHICC Annual Meeting
and Tablet Expo
Monday, November 10th

The Annual Meeting slides, the approved By Laws and the handouts for Androids, Kindle Fire and ereaders, and Microsoft Tablets and Surface have been placed on the Bulletin Board. Simply click on the "Club BB" navigation link on the left of this home page, then scroll down to
Board index ‹ The Club ‹ Club Documents ‹ Public,
and open 2014 Annual Meeting / Tablets, Tablets Tablets. To by pass that process ...

Click here for those slides and handouts!

HHICC Presentation
Files, Folders and the Finder for Macs
Monday October 27th

Presented by Xavier Pereira

Click here for Xavier's video, handout and slides.

HHICC Presentation
Files, Folders and Search for Windows
Monday October 20th

Presented by Suzi Huisman

Click Here for Suzi's Slides, Handout and Follow Up Questions

Member Warning!

HHICC Downloading Tip
Do some research before simply downloading. Download and install software only from websites you know and trust. If you are downloading a program or other piece of software, it is always advisable to download it from the developer's site as opposed to a download service. However, even developers many times offer free programs or add-ons, and are compensated by other companies for installing tool bars, changing search engines, home pages, etc. Read the information during the download process. Beware of checked boxes that will download and install things that you just don’t want and/or can infect your browser with pop ups, malware and adware. Ask HHICC volunteers for help, Monday through Friday from 10 am to 4 pm, or call 843-842-4475.

Help for the iPad

Here is a neat 30 minute video introduction to the latest iPads. This video addresses many of the issues that both new and experienced iPAD users might experience, such as
- Resolve Freeze - Hard Reset
- Multitasking - double clicking home button shows multiple apps that are running
- Apple TV mirrors iPAD on your TV
- Camera tip - don't use shutter button, Vol+ acts as a shutter without moving the iPAD
- Settings
- Battery Life
- Google Chrome rather than Safari
- Email
- Print

Click here to view 30 minute YouTube video


Assistance with Tablets

Resource Center volunteers are available to help members with their tablets:

iPad: Monday mornings (Ed Cliff and Judi Shade), Wednesday mornings (Wes Taylor and Karen Kemp), Wednesday afternoons (Judi Shade), Thursday mornings (Claudia Bristow),
Android: Tuesday afternoons (Jolyn Bowler), and Friday mornings (Rosemary Sparacio)
Kindle Fire and e-Readers: Monday mornings (Ed Cliff)
Microsoft Surface: Monday afternoons (Norm Galloway), Thursday mornings (Bob Rathke), Friday mornings (Emory Logan)


    Every Monday morning and Wednesday afternoon, 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

NOTE: Recent Presentation Handouts
March 3, 2014 - Getting Started on Windows 8.1, by Norm Galloway
Click Here for Norm's Slides and Two Handouts
May 5th - To Stay with XP or Not
Click Here for Bob Manne's Slides and link
May 19th - A Brief Introduction to Picasa
Click Here for Jack's Slides


(click here for map and directions)

Members, please take note: IF you are mailing anything to the club, donations, your membership dues, a note of thanks, etc, please do not use the street address. Please use the following address only for mail:

Suite A, 4-189
33 Office Park Road
Hilton Head, SC 29928-3564

Call for Volunteers - Resource Center Substitutes!

Many of you are familiar with the Resource Center. It’s the place you go, call, or come to when you have a PC or Mac question or problem. Our volunteers do their very best to help members with their PCs, Macs, software or hardware. Now we need your help. Please consider adding your name to our Resource Center Substitute List. Our substitutes fill in for the Resource Center Volunteers when they can’t be there…I mean everyone is entitled to take a vacation, right?

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 Rosemary Sparacio for more details at RCVscheduling@HHICC.org

New Computer Coach Program to help members with purchasing and setting up a new computer!
Click here

Notice To All Members - We now have a special page for members to renew their membership each year or to pass along address changes, both e-mail and regular; Click Here

You can also check on when your membership expires Click Here

Note: if you see your friend or neighbor's name without a valid e-mail address, please let him/her know about it.

Security Advice - With all the security risks currently circulating on the Internet, NOW would be a good time to update your anti-virus program and then scan your computer for viruses and worms. Click Here for Microsoft Security Essentials

HHICC Resource Center
70 Shelter Cove Ln
Suite L
Hilton Head, SC 29928
(843) 842-4475
Send Checks / Mail To
Suite A, 4-189
33 Office Park Road
Hilton Head, SC 29928-3564
(843) 842-4475

Web Master:
Associate Web Master:
Jack Wilfore
Bob Rathke
Questions / Comments Email 
With Special Thanks To: Harvey Beeferman
Jim Harty

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