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Bribie Island Seniors' Computing Club

Sunset Bribie Is
Jetty - bribie Is
Rainbow - Bribie Is
Pelican Landing
Sunset - Bribie Is
Black Swan & Family - Buckley's Hole
Bribie, Volunteer Marine Rescue Boat
Emu walking along street
Buckley's Hole - Bribie
Boy throwing Casting-net at sunset - Bribie Is
Three Pelicans swimming
Surf Life Saving Boat - Bribie
Sunset - Bribie Is
Photo: Don McEwen
Pumicestone Passage
The April BISCC Monthly Meeting has been cancelled.   As the meeting date is between Easter and Anzac Day.
Next BISCC Monthly Meeting: 10:30am Wednesday 28 May 2014.
Bribie RSL, Conference Room – Level 1.

SIG Meetings at the Bribie RSL, Anzac Room.   SIG Details & Contacts
Digital Audio/Video SIG:
   Next meeting: 10:00am Thursday 03 April 2014.
   If you wish to attend please contact David
Internet & Email SIG meeting:
   Next meeting: 3:00pm Tuesday 08 April 2014
Family History:
   Beginners: Next Meeting: 1:00pm Tuesday 01 April 2014.
   Advanced: Next Meeting: 10:00am Thursday 10 April 2014.

Workshops - RSL Anzac Room:
   30 minute 1 on 1 Personal Tuition by appointment.
Beginners Computing: Tuesday, April 08, 29 & May 13. 1:00pm-3:00pm.
Refresher: Tuesday, April, 29 & May 20. 3:00pm-5:00pm.
To book a tutorial contact Colin:

Treefrog Workshops - Colin's place
Digital Images: Improving on the snapshot: Wednesday, April 02. 9:00am-12noon.
Make Better use of your Tablet: Wednesday, May 07. 9:00am-12noon.

Family History & Convict Name Databases (BIFHIG)
Searching for your ancestors?    Over 1200 names being researched by members.
100 Useful Websites - Computer Software, Seniors, Mac Stuff, Genealogy, Tutorials, Computer Help, Recreation, etc. (Including Archived Photos from previous BISCC competitions)

Some of the topics Colin covered at the March BISCC meeting.
Password Management:
   1. How Secure is your Password?: By Colin Hodges (pdf)
   2. Passwords, Privacy and Trust: By Bruce Schneier. (pdf)
   3. The Password Management Guide: By Mohammed Al-Marhoon (MakeUseOf) (pdf)
   4 Check the strength of your Password :
 Source Internet

Booking Accommodation Online.
A good site for booking Accommodation online - Home & Abroad:
Deal directly with the property owners - Accepts PayPal.

Windows 8 Has An XP Mode
Forget The End Of Life Woes: Windows 8 Has An XP Mode   By Chris Hoffman (MakeUseOf)
On 8th April, 2014 Windows Windows XP mode is restricted to Professional versions of Windows 7. Microsoft doesn't officially support it on Windows 8, but there's a way to get Windows XP Mode running on Microsoft's latest operating system anyway. You won't need a Windows XP disc or license key - just a computer running Windows 8.

Windows XP - End of Support.
   After April 08, 2014, technical assistance for Windows XP will no longer be available, including automatic security updates that help protect your PC. Microsoft will also stop providing "Microsoft Security Essentials" for download on Windows XP on this date.
   You will still be able to use Windows XP, but hackers could attack unpatched vulnerabilities. Therefore, it's advisable to keep your Anti-Virus & Anti-Malware software up to date, and run them on a regular bases. (Check to see if they both continue to support Windows XP)
It's recommended you:
   Backup your valuable Data onto an external hard drive.
   Disconnect your XP computer from any "Network" you may have, to contain any security breaches.
   Browser: Use Firefox or Chrome instead of Internet Explorer.
   Disable all unnecessary programs and settings on XP.
   An article from "Ask Leo Newsletter" by Leo A. Notenboom: "Will Windows XP keep working after support ends? The end of support for Windows XP means that Microsoft will no longer be issuing security updates. But there are ways to continue using an older machine safely."

Advice to Windows XP Users.
XP Dies 08Apr14 Windows XP: Game Over?   From Bob Rankin's website "Ask Bob Rankin"

   Microsoft Office 2003 - Support ends on April 08, 2014.
 Source Internet
Is your USB Flash Drive having unsafe connections?
To check: Plug Flash Drive in to computer - Navigate to (My) Computer - Right click on Removable Drive - "Scan with AVG or your anti-virus software"