A very warm welcome to BISCC
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Bribie Island Seniors' Computing Club




   Colin Hodges our most popular leader, has retired from BISCC as of 25 July 2016.
   The trigger? He realised he has been involved with BISCC for 15 years and 2 months, which is longer than in any job over his working career; hence time to move on.
   Members acknowledged his successful leadership and particularly his unstinting devotion to helping our members, mainly elderly, to move into the digital age. This he did by presentations and workshops to build a basic framework from which each could expand easily into their particular field of interest, be it letters, emails, photos, videos or surfing the net safely.
   He has an ability to keep up with the times, to master the ever-growing and diverse computer technology, yet take our members along with him enjoying the ride.
   Colin is a true and unforgetable champion who has made his mark in the history of Bribie Island. He was presented with a gift of his favorite wine, and for Sandy his most tolerant wife, a basket of goodies.
E.C.


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
Birds
Emu walking along street
Buckley's Hole - Bribie
Boy throwing Casting-net at sunset - Bribie Is
Three Pelicans swimming
Surf Life Saving Boat - Bribie
Corella
Sunset - Bribie Is
Photo: Don McEwen
Pumicestone Passage

CLUB NEWS

BISCC Discussion Group
Next meeting 1:00pm Tuesday 09 August 2016. - Bribie RSL, Anzac Room.
Please Note:   The "BISCC Discussion Group" has replaced The Wednesday Monthly meetings and the Internet & Email SIG meetings.
   The monthly Discussion Group meetings will be held on the second Tuesday of each Month in the RSL Anzac Room, starting at an earlier time of 1:00pm.
Digital Audio/Video SIG:
   For lessons contact David  david@biscc.com
Family History - Bribie RSL, Anzac Room.
   Beginners: Next Meeting: 1:00pm Tuesday 02 August 2016.
   Advanced: Next Meeting: 10:00am Thursday 11 August 2016.
Link to:   Workshops


GENERAL INFO

Windows 10 Free Upgrade ends 29 July 2016.

Windows 10 Anniversary Update due 02 August 2016


Where to Download Windows 10, 8.1, and 7 ISOs Legally.

You can reinstall Windows from scratch using the product key that came with your PC, but you'll have to find installation media yourself. Microsoft offers free ISO files for downloading; you just have to know where to look.
   There are a few ways to do this, but they're all on the straight and narrow-you won't have to visit a shady BitTorrent site to download ISOs that may be filled with malware. Instead, you get official installation media straight from Microsoft.
Article by Walter Glenn  (How-To Geek: 18Jul16)
   Source Internet

Microsoft Is Giving Away Tons Of eBooks, Again!

Microsoft's Director of Sales, Eric Ligman, is once again sponsoring a mega-giveaway of extremely useful eBooks to the masses. It is absolutely a free, no-catch giveaway that you should definitely explore.
   Included are multitudes of subjects from Windows to Office to Azure to SQL and Servers, too. You won't be disappointed. The sheer number of offerings makes it impossible for me to cover the entire scope, so I'll just have to settle with teasing your taste buds.
Article by Richard Pedersen  (Daves Computer Tips: 14Jul16)
   Source Internet

Is Linux Finally Good Enough to Replace Windows?

Linux has reached a point where it can replace Windows and Mac OS X for the average user?
Article by Bertel King, Jr.  (MakeUseOf: 15Jul16)
   Source Internet
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WORKSHOPS

Macintosh Users - Geoff's place

For lessons contact Geoff  geoff@biscc.com or Phone: 3410 0076

LINKS

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)
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"

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