Sunshine Coast Computer Club Inc Bulletin issued 22 May 2017

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What is Included in this Bulletin

 

  • Raffle to be Drawn at Caloundra on Sat 10 Jun 17

  • Tutorials Given by Peter Daley at Caloundra - Sat 22 Apr17 - Website Links

  • SCCC Meetings At Buderim – Internet - Important Please Read

  • SCCC Meetings At Buderim – Packing Up at Conclusion of Meetings – Important Please Read

  • Bits'N'Bytes Jun 17
  • Stay Smart Online Alerts

  • Update On WanaCry Global Ransomware Incident - Priority Level - High

  • ScamWatch Radar Alert

  • Fraud Week 2017 - Spot Social Media Scams

  • Can You Spot a Social Media Scam?

  • Found at Caloundra Meeting 20 May 17

  • Help Sites for Members


What's On

Buderim
When -Thu 25 May 17, 1.00 pm to 4.00 pm
Where - Buderim Good Life Centre, 100 Buderim Pines Drive, Buderim
Cost - $4. Tea, coffee and biscuits provided.

Main Hall

There is the possibility that a volunteer tutor named below may not be able to attend this meeting.

1.00 pm

4.00 pm

Hands on help with Windows, Linux, Mac, Graphics, Open Office.

1.00pm

4.00 pm

Special Interest Groups Main Hall
Apple Mac - John Smith
Linux
Beginners – Jim Haxton
Android Tablets and Phones - Nevil Eyre
iPhones and iPads - Rodney Border
(The above will be regular weekly sessions depending on availability of tutors and attendance by members)

2.30 pm

2.55 pm

Afternoon Tea Break

Tutorial Room (Tutorial Room is accessed by going through the new Goodlife Reception area on top floor and following the passage way. A red cone with a sign on is outside the tutorial room)

1.10 pm

1.40 pm

Question and Answer Session

1.50 pm

2.25 pm

Bill Maxwell – Back up your data?

3.00 pm

3.50 pm

David Gould - Transferring copies of photos from your mobile phone or tablet to your computer as a backup.

Caloundra
When - Sat 27 May 17, 9.00 am to 12.10 pm
Where - Caloundra Community Hall, Queen Street, Caloundra.
Cost - $4 Tea, coffee and biscuits provided.

From

To

Area

Tutorial

All members are welcome to do tutorials at club venues. Just let Jean Lear, the Club Administrator know when, and where.

There is the possibility that a volunteer tutor named below may not be able to attend this meeting.

09.00 am

12.10 pm

Various

Hands on help with Windows, Mac, Linux, Open Office, Office, Graphics etc

09.00 am

09.30 am

Annex to Main Hall

Peter Daley - Record cleaning and Audio tips

09.00 am

12.10 pm

Main Hall

Linux - Find out the finer points of using this free powerful/safe Operating system.

09.00 am

10.00 am

Stage Area Main Hall

One to one help using iPad, Android and Kindle tablets.

09.00 am

12.00 noon

Stage Area Main Hall

Apple Mac - Apple Mac Basics. An excellent way to find out about Apple computers and how to use them. - Chris Phillips

10.00 am

10.40 am

Main Lecture
Area

Peter Daley - How to freely convert movie files to other formats.

10.40 am

11.05 am

Main Hall

Morning Tea

11.10 am

11.40 am

Main Lecture Area

Peter Daley - Organize your filing system. How to create folders and sub folders, plus create easy links to access them quickly.

11.50 am

12.10 pm

Main Lecture Area

Mini Tutorial - Peter Daley - How to convert document files to pdf format freely and easily.


Raffle to be Drawn at Caloundra on Sat 10 Jun 17

The raffle to be drawn at Caloundra on Sat 10 Jun 17 has the prize of a Unisurf 14 inch Quad Core Notebook. This notebook has 32 GB of Storage and 4 GB RAM and has Windows 10 installed. To complete the prize is a Belkin topload computer bag.

Full specifications are on display where tickets are being sold.

Tickets will be one dollar each and buying of tickets is voluntary.

 

Tutorials Given by Peter Daley at Caloundra - Sat 22 Apr17 - Website Links

1. Youtube video creators revenue has plummeted, so a lot of excellent video creators are moving their content to alternative Internet video viewing sites. Find out what these other video sites are like. You will find a great videos on these sites that you did not know existed!

Here are some suggestion for the best Youtube Alternatives.

https://www.thetoptens.com/best-alternatives-youtube/

https://beebom.com/youtube-alternatives/

 

2. How to set up your ADSL or NBN modem wireless settings to get get a good signal strength, plus to improve safety and security.

Peter Daley will have an article on this subject in the Jun 17 Bits'N'Bytes that can be used for notes on this subject.

On Thu 8 Jun 17 at Buderim Peter Daley will do a tutorial and demonstration on modem security set up.

 

SCCC Meetings At Buderim – Internet - Important Please Read

The internet available at Buderim meetings has been unsatisfactory for some time which was put down to the building alterations culminating to no internet at one recent meeting. Thanks to the efforts of George Lupsa and Nevil Eyre, as from the meeting of Thu 18 May 17 the Club now has a connection to the ABN for all meetings at Buderim.

 

SCCC Meetings At Buderim – Packing Up at Conclusion of Meetings –

Important Please Read

It seems that some members in the main room hear tables being folded up and think it is a signal that the meeting time is up and also start packing up.

Following are some facts about packing up at meetings at Buderim.

  • The Club is limited to two cupboards to pack all our equipment away in so everything must be put away in a certain order. This is done by the same members who know the placement needed in the cupboards.

  • The afternoon tea utensils are cleared away as soon as members move back to their working areas and the tables used there are cleared and folded up. This is understandable as there is no point in leaving this to the final packing up time.

  • The library books and items used in the signing in area are also removed from tables to be packed away in the cupboards earlier than the meeting finishing time as they too are put away in certain places in the cupboards.

 

Tutors and members who are working at computers, tablets etc might think they have time to finish what they are doing but then find they are being disconnected from power and internet so tables can be folded up well before the time for the finish of the meeting. Power and Internet must not be cut off if some unused tables are being folded up prior to the finish of the meeting. It only takes about ten minutes after the power and cables are disconnected for the tables, chairs and equipment to be put away when there are a lot of members helping. There is no need to start the main packing up so early that members do not have time to finish what they are doing in the full time for the meeting.

Bits'N'Bytes Jun 17
Members are reminded that contributions to the Bits'N'Bytes are always welcome.
The deadline for copy for the Jun 17 Edition is 22 May 17 but should be sent to reach the Editor as soon as possible.

This also includes Classified Advertisements including requests for advertisements from May 17 Edition be included (space permitting) or deleted.

Mail copy to the Editor, Post Office Box 384 Caloundra 4551 or e mail - editor@sccc.org.au 


Stay Smart Online Alerts

In this Bulletin the Stay Smart Online Alerts will be listed with the link to each and an outline of the content of the Alert. Members should therefore read the list of Alerts and follow the link to read further if they think it may be of concern to them.


Update On WanaCry Global Ransomware Incident - Priority Level - High

From Stay Smart Online 15 May 17

(https://www.staysmartonline.gov.au/alert-service/update-wanacry-global-ransomware-incident)

The Australian Government is aware of a large-scale ransomware campaign that has impacted organisations globally.

We recommend Australian businesses, households and individuals take steps now to protect their computers, networks and devices.

 

The above website gives further information and links to further websites -

  • Recommended Action

  • What is Ransomware, and

  • More Information

 

ScamWatch Radar Alert

Fraud Week 2017 - Spot Social Media Scams

(http://mailchi.mp/accc/scamwatch-radar-alert-fraud-week-2017-spot-social-media-scams?e=9946c11d39)

Can You Spot a Social Media Scam?

In 2016 more people than ever reported to the ACCC that they lost money to scams through social networking sites. In 2015 $3.5 million dollars was lost to social media scams. In 2016, more than $9.5 million was reported lost.

This National Consumer Fraud Week (15–19 May), the Australasian Consumer Fraud Taskforce is providing information to help social media users learn how to spot scams.

Two common scams you might encounter while using social media are dating and romance scams and fake trader scams.

The above website gives details on Dating and Romance Scams and Fake Trader Scams with videos on each plus how to Protect yourself.

 

Found at Caloundra Meeting 20 May 17

Meeting Date

Meeting

Item

Sat 20 May 17

Caloundra

Pair of Glasses left on Windows Help Tables


Owner may claim same at the next meetings at Caloundra and Buderim. Other arrangements can be made by telephoning the Club Information Line 54921005 (Leave a message if the call is not answered) or e mailing sccc@internode.on.net
Items will be included in this list for two issues of the Weekly Bulletin unless claimed before that period expires.

 

Help Sites for Members

 

Weekly Bulletin on Club Website

The Weekly Bulletin is posted to the Club Website (sccc.org.au) under the Club Events Calendar. To use the calendar simply hover your mouse pointer over calendar item 'What's On Today? and click for 'This Week's Bulletin'.

 

Bulletin compiled by SCCC Inc Administrator Jean Lear

 

For any further information about the above content please telephone the Club Information Line : 54921005 (Leave a message if the call is not answered) or e mail to – sccc@internode.on.net

 

Club Web Site

http://www.sccc.org.au

 

SCCC Web Site Members Only area

To access the 'Members Only' area of the web site, members must be registered. Enter the link (http://sccc.org.au/membership-signup) into your web browser and follow the instructions to get registered. SCCC Forum is now in operation in the 'Members Only' area of the Website where members may ask questions or enter comment and other members can provide answers or further comment.

 

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