A very warm welcome to BISCC

Bribie Island Seniors' Computing Club Logo

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
Next BISCC Monthly Meeting: 10:30am Wednesday 26 August 2015.  Bribie RSL, Auditorium.
Pre-Meeting Workshop: Implementing Windows 10.  9:15am - 10:15am
  If interested in attending please contact Colin at:  colin@biscc.com
SIG Meetings at the Bribie RSL, Anzac Room.   SIG Details & Contacts
Digital Audio/Video SIG:
   For lessons contact David  david@biscc.com
Internet & Email SIG meeting:
   Next meeting: 3:00pm Tuesday 11 August 2015.
Family History:
   Beginners: Next Meeting: 1:00pm Tuesday 04 August 2015.
   Advanced: Next Meeting: 10:00am Thursday 13 August 2015.
Link to:   Workshops


Windows 10 has arrived! - Email from Colin - 30 July 15

The first of my Windows 10 upgrades arrived at 5pm Wednesday. I have now installed it on my small netbook, upgrading from Windows 7. Final download was about 2G and full upgrade took nearly 3 hours. This morning I have started the upgrade on one of the BISCC laptops and it is going much faster, closer to 2hours. I have yet to test all of my favourite programs but the new Browser "Microsoft Edge" looks promising.
More news later.

Exploring Windows 10

Windows 10 is designed to please both touch and mouse users. It's also designed to be intuitive for users of both Windows 7 and Windows 8.1, incorporating the "best of both worlds" to enhance your experience and help you be more productive.
Link to: Exploring Windows 10.pdf
   Source Internet

How to prepare your PC for the Windows 10 upgrade

On July 29, Microsoft's goal of having Windows 10 running on a billion devices in the next three years begins.
Link to: How to prepare your PC for the Windows 10 upgrade.pdf
   Source Internet

3 Burning Questions Microsoft Needs to Clarify about Windows 10

With the release of its latest operating system, Microsoft is moving into a whole new era of Windows. "Windows as a service" is the term being bandied about by the company but what does that actually mean? To date, Microsoft's announcements regarding the 'Windows as a service' concept have caused more confusion than clarity. What is Windows 10's Support Lifecycle?
Article by Jim Hillier (Daves Computer Tips 17July15)
   Source Internet

Do USB 3.0 Connections Require USB 3.0 Cables?

If you are new to the world of USB 3.0, then you may have plenty of questions about the cables you can and/or should use with USB 3.0 enabled devices. With that in mind, today's SuperUser Q&A post helps a curious reader learn the "ins and outs" of USB 3.0.
Article by Akemi Iwaya (Asian Angel) (How-To Geek 14July15)
   Source Internet

Workshops - Bribie RSL, Anzac Room
Beginners Computing: Tuesday July 28, August 11, 18 & 25.  1:00pm-3:00pm.
   Tablets - Tricks and Tips: Tuesday July 28 & August 18.  3:00pm-5:00pm.
   Windows 10 - Introduction: Tuesday August 25.  3:00pm-5:00pm.
Enrol at Meeting on Wednesday July 22
Treefrog Workshops - Colin's place
Digital Photos - Tips and Tricks  Wednesday July 29, August 12 & 19.  9:00am-12noon.
Enrol at Meeting on Wednesday July 22
Macintosh Users - Geoff's place
For lessons contact Geoff  geoff@biscc.com or Phone: 3410 0076

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"