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Bribie Island Seniors' Computing Club

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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
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Photo: Don McEwen
Pumicestone Passage
CLUB NEWS
Next BISCC Monthly Meeting: 10:30am Wednesday 24 September 2014.  Bribie RSL, Auditorium.
Pre-Meeting Workshop:  9:00-10:30am.
   Android Tablets - Loading Music, Ebooks, Pictures from Computer to Tablet.
   Contact colin@biscc.com if you wish to attend.
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 14 October 2014.
Family History:
   Beginners: Next Meeting: 1:00pm Tuesday 07 October 2014.
   Advanced: Next Meeting: 10:00am Thursday 09 October 2014.

Link to:   GENERAL INFO
 Laptop Battery Calibration.
 New Standard for USB Connectors, "USB Type-C"

 HP recalls Australian AC power cords Type LS-15. Read More


Workshops - Geoff's Place
BISCC September Timetable
Phone: 3410 0076.   Email:  geoff@biscc.com
Please note the following workshops have been cancelled: Monday PagePlus, Tuesday Beginners & Friday Refresher.

Treefrog Workshops - Colin's place
Tablets: More Tips and Tricks - For those with some previous experience.  Wednesday September 10.  9:00am-12noon.
Digital Images: Using PhotoPlus X6 to fix photos and to breathe life into old or damaged photos.  Wednesday September 17.  9:00am-12noon
Book a lesson at the August Meeting.

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)

GENERAL INFO

Laptop Battery Calibration.
To Improve the life of your Laptop battery you should calibrate it regularly ( once a month!).  To calibrate the battery on your Laptop, you'll need to perform a full cycle through the battery's life.
  1. Plug in the power adapter and fully charge your Laptop's battery until the onscreen meter in the menu bar indicates that the battery is fully charged.
  2. Allow the battery to rest in the fully charged state for at least two hours. You may use your computer during this time as long as the adapter is plugged in.
  3. Disconnect the power adapter while the computer still on and start running the computer off battery power. You may use your computer during this time. When your battery gets low, the low battery warning dialog appears on the screen.
  4. At this point, save your work. Continue to use your computer; when the battery gets very low, the computer will automatically go to sleep.
  5. Turn off the computer or allow it to sleep for five hours or more.
  6. Connect the power adapter and leave it connected until the battery is fully charged again.
Even though safe sleep mode will save any open files when your computer goes to sleep, it's a good idea to save everything and close your apps before it goes to sleep.
Once you've run the calibration cycle, your computer will have a much better idea of how much power is really left in your battery.



New Standard for USB Connectors, "USB Type-C"
USB Type-C is smaller in size than current USB connectors, roughly the same size as existing Micro-USB connectors at the bottom of smartphones, but it's reversible, meaning no more upside down.  Set to be available next year, the new 18 Pin Type-C USB will support USB 3.1 with the top speed of 10Gbps and has much high power output of up to 20V(100W) and 5A.
  Articles by:
   Jim Hillier (Daves Computer Tips) August 18, 2014.
   Sebastian Anthony (ExtremeTech) August 12, 2014.
   Dong Ngo (CNET) 23 August 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"

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