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

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


HHICC Christmas Party

A sincere thanks to Emory, and Jolyn, their helpers and all of our volunteers who made this party and this year possible. Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and our best wishes for a wonderful, happy and healthy New Year!

Click on the image above to view the full collage.

Click here to view individual photos.


It’s That Time of the Year – Beware

Thanks to a member for sharing!

"This morning I got a call on my home phone number (caller ID showed an area code 265 number, but after call ended the number had vanished from my call history), and upon answering, the caller (clearly a non English speaking voice) said that he was calling from "WINDOWS" and that they had noticed a problem with my computer that they would like top help me fix. Their phone number on caller ID was probably spoofed anyway.

Having heard about this classic phishing scheme before, I responded by saying that I didn't believe anything he was saying and that he was full of crap! Before I could get all of those words out, the caller had hung up. I am not sure if these hackers call areas with lots of gullible retired people or they call randomly to people everywhere.

Having learned about this scheme from a friend, the so-called "WINDOWS" person talked my friend through all sorts of changes to his computer that were all geared towards stealing his stored information and installing viruses that only the WINDOWS guy could possibly fix for a mere $39.95!!! It took us several hours to get my friend's computer back to normal after this event!

Be advised that WINDOWS and/or Microsoft NEVER will call you, in fact you can almost never reach a live person at Microsoft even when you call them!

Don't fall prey to this scheme, now that you have been warned!"


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

* Searching for the Best Weather App Among Weather Underground, Weatherbug and More
* How to Set Up and Use Find My iPhone


Microsoft Office Special Interest Group
Monday, December 15th, at 4:00 pm

presented by Norm Galloway and Jim Snediker

The presentation and discussion at this month’s Office SIG will focus on Microsoft Publisher. We will review the similarities and differences between Microsoft Word and Publisher, and then demonstrate how some of its templates might be used. Please direct questions to Norm Galloway at (norm@hhigalloway.com.)


All Things GOOGLE Special Interest Group
Tuesday, December 16th, at 4:00 pm

presented by Jolyn Bowler

Jolyn will share some of the new projects that Google is working on like Google Cardboard, an inexpensive VR fold-out cardboard smartphone mount that, when combined with lenses, etc... affords a virtual reality experience. As always, Jolyn will answer questions regarding Google Search, Gmail, Maps, YouTube, and the many other services Google offers. Please email Jolyn with questions or topics of interest for you @ jlbowler@gmail.com ahead of time if there are any questions or issues you would like to discuss. NOTE: There will be no All Things Images SIG on December 23rd as the Resource Center will be closed for the holidays. See you in 2015.


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
- SIRI
- Settings
- Battery Life
- Google Chrome rather than Safari
- Email
- Print

Click here to view 30 minute YouTube video


Tablets



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)


Reminder - ALL THINGS APPLE HELP AT THE COMPUTER CLUB

    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


FINDING OUR NEW LOCATION!

(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:

HHICC
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
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HHICC
Suite A, 4-189
33 Office Park Road
Hilton Head, SC 29928-3564
(843) 842-4475

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