The April BISCC Monthly Meeting has been cancelled. As the meeting date is between Easter and
Next BISCC Monthly Meeting: 10:30am Wednesday 28 May 2014.
Bribie RSL, Conference Room – Level 1.
Digital Audio/Video SIG:
Next meeting: 10:00am Thursday 01 May 2014.
If you wish to attend please contact David firstname.lastname@example.org
Internet & Email SIG meeting:
Next meeting: 3:00pm Tuesday 13 May 2014
Beginners: Next Meeting: 1:00pm Tuesday 06 May 2014.
Advanced: Next Meeting: 10:00am Thursday 08 May 2014.
Workshops - RSL Anzac Room:
30 minute 1 on 1 Personal Tuition by appointment.
Tuesday, April 08, 29 & May 13. 1:00pm-3:00pm.
Tuesday, April, 29 & May 20. 3:00pm-5:00pm.
To book a tutorial contact Colin: email@example.com
Treefrog Workshops - Colin's place
Digital Images: Improving on the snapshot: Wednesday, April 02. 9:00am-12noon.
Make Better use of your Tablet: Wednesday, May 07. 9:00am-12noon.
100 Useful Websites
- Computer Software, Seniors, Mac Stuff, Genealogy, Tutorials, Computer Help, Recreation, etc. (Including Archived
Photos from previous BISCC competitions)
Windows 8 Has An XP Mode
Forget The End Of Life Woes: Windows 8 Has An XP Mode By Chris Hoffman (MakeUseOf)
On 8th April, 2014 Windows Windows XP mode is restricted to Professional versions of Windows 7. Microsoft doesn't officially support it on Windows 8, but there's a way to
get Windows XP Mode running on Microsoft's latest operating system anyway. You won't need a Windows XP disc or license key - just a computer running Windows
Windows XP - End of Support.
After April 08, 2014, technical assistance for Windows XP will no longer be available, including automatic security updates that help protect your PC. Microsoft
will also stop providing "Microsoft Security Essentials"
for download on Windows XP on this date.
You will still be able to use Windows XP,
but hackers could attack unpatched vulnerabilities. Therefore, it's advisable to keep your Anti-Virus &
Anti-Malware software up to date, and run them on a regular bases. (Check to see if they both continue to support Windows XP)
It's recommended you:
Backup your valuable Data onto an external hard drive.
Disconnect your XP computer from any "Network" you may have, to contain any security breaches.
Browser: Use Firefox or Chrome instead of Internet Explorer.
Disable all unnecessary programs and settings on XP.
An article from "Ask Leo Newsletter" by Leo A. Notenboom:
"Will Windows XP keep working after support ends? The end of support for Windows XP means that Microsoft will no longer be issuing security updates. But there are ways to
continue using an older machine safely."
Advice to Windows XP Users.
Windows XP: Game Over? From Bob Rankin's website "Ask Bob
Microsoft Office 2003 - Support ends on April 08, 2014.
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"