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Windows 10 Free Upgrade ends 29 July 2016.
After 29th July 2016:
Windows 10 Home will cost  AU$ 179
Windows 10 Pro     will cost  AU$ 299.
Windows lifecycle:
Operating SystemsEnd of extended support
Windows 7 (SP 1)January 14, 2020
Windows 8 (Win 8.1)January 10, 2023
Windows 10October 14, 2025

Windows 10 Anniversary Update due 02 August 2016.

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 27 July 2016.  Bribie RSL, Auditorium.

SIG Meetings at the Bribie RSL, Anzac Room.   SIG Details & Contacts

Digital Audio/Video SIG:
   For lessons contact David  david@biscc.com
BISCC Discussion Group
Next meeting 1:00pm Tuesday 09 August 2016. - Bribie RSL, Anzac Room.
At the last "Internet & Email SIG" meeting held Tuesday 12 July 2016.
It was agreed that the group will continue running, under a new name:  "BISCC Discussion Group"
The monthly meetings will still be held on the second Tuesday of each Month in the RSL Anzac Room, starting at an earlier time of 1:00pm.
Family History - Bribie RSL, Anzac Room.
   Beginners: Next Meeting: 1:00pm Tuesday 05 July 2016.
   Advanced: Next Meeting: 10:00am Thursday 14 July 2016.
Link to:   Workshops


Hostage situation on your PC - Ransomware.

Those affected may find it quite spooky, either parts of or their entire system is no longer accessible. Instead, they are presented with notifications that can give you goosebumps: A police department is supposed to have found illegal material on their machines. Their copy of Windows is illegal and they need to purchase a license or they have violated copyright laws. Other messages may be more "honest" and will tell mortified users their PCs have been taken over and that their files have been encrypted. They are now required to pay a ransom because they fell victim to ransomware.
Article by Sven Krumrey  (Ashampoo BLOG: 12Jul16)
   Source Internet

What Happens to Your Online Accounts When You Die?

Policies and Steps to Take for Contacting Popular Sites About a Deceased User - As more people continue to jump on the latest social networking site or app to share their lives and interests with friends, dealing with the grim task of figuring out what to do with all the online accounts and social profiles of a deceased loved one is becoming more of a common situation that families are needing to face these days.
Article by Elise Moreau  (About Tech: 12Feb15)
   Source Internet

Why Is Windows Hibernating Instead of Fully Shutting Down?

Windows' hibernation setting can be a very useful "feature" when you need to quickly start your computer, but there are times when you want or need to completely shut down your operating system every time instead of just occasionally. With that in mind, today's SuperUser Q&A post has a quick and easy solution to a frustrated reader's problem.
Article by Akemi Iwaya (Asian Angel)  (How-To Geek: 14Jul16)
   Source Internet
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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"