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Bribie Island Seniors' Computing Club

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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
Next BISCC Monthly Meeting: 10:30am Wednesday 27 August 2014.
Bribie RSL, Conference Room – Level 1.

Pre-Meeting Workshop:  9:00-10:30am. Topic to be advised.
SIG Meetings at the Bribie RSL, Anzac Room.   SIG Details & Contacts
Digital Audio/Video SIG:
   Next meeting: 10:00am Thursday 07 August 2014.
   If you wish to attend please contact David  david@biscc.com
Internet & Email SIG meeting:
   Next meeting: 3:00pm Tuesday 12 August 2014
Family History:
   Beginners: Next Meeting: 1:00pm Tuesday 05 August 2014.
   Advanced: Next Meeting: 10:00am Thursday 14 August 2014.

Link to:   GENERAL INFO

Workshops - RSL Anzac Room:
Beginners Computing: Tuesday July 22, 29, August 12, 19, 26.  1:00pm-3:00pm.
Refresher: Tuesday July 22.  3:00pm-5:00pm.
Book a lesson at the July Meeting.
Others: Tuesday July 29, August 19, 26.  3pm-5pm.   
Anyone prepared for a refresher on internet/email, and anyone wanting to have a look at PagePlus X6/16, either newbies or oldies.
Book a lesson at the July Meeting or ring Geoff on 044 8026 920 or email him at geoff@biscc.com
   Geoff will of course help anyone foolish enough to use a Mac or iPad. In addition, he showed the Adelaide mob how to use voice recognition on a PC, orders to control actions on the computer as well as to dictate so that it types with fewer mistakes than he makes actually typing!
Alternate days to Tuesday may also be available - if Tuesday doesn't suit contact Geoff and arrange an alternative.

Treefrog Workshops - Colin's place
Skype:  For Beginners or Refresher. Wednesday July 30.  9:00am-12noon.
GIMP: More Tips and Tricks:  For those with some previous experience. Wednesday August 06.  9:00am-12noon.
Tablets: More Tips and Tricks:  For those with some previous experience. Wednesday August 13.  9:00am-12noon.
Digital Images: Using PhotoPlus X6 to fix photos and to breathe life into old or damaged photos. Wednesday August 20.  9:00am-12noon
Book a lesson at the July 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

Firefox OS
Firefox Operating System for Smartphones was launched about 1 year ago, and is now operating in 17 countries.
Mozilla's browser-based smartphone OS continues to expand - Recently landed in Germany - with France, Asia, and more to come.
Not yet available in Australia.


Android
Why RAM Boosters And Task Killers Are Bad For Your Android  by Joel Lee (MakeUseOf, 9th July 2014)
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/ram-boosters-task-killers-bad-android/

9 Proven, Tested Tips To Extend Your Android’s Battery Life  by Guy McDowell (MakeUseOf, 30th May, 2014)
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/9-tips-extend-androids-battery-life/

Large Collection of Free eBooks from Microsoft
Microsoft has put together collections of free eBooks and made them available for download before but this one is the biggest to date. The collection includes previously available titles plus a heap of new ones, totaling almost 300 and all available in one place. There is a wide variety of topics to choose from, catering for the less experienced through to professionals.
   Article by: Jim Hillier (Daves Computer Tips)
Link to Microsoft's Collection of Free eBooks.   Including: Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Office 2013, Office 365, Office 2010, SharePoint 2013, Dynamics CRM, PowerShell, Exchange Server, Lync 2013, System Center, Azure, Cloud, SQL Server, and much more.
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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