Sunshine Coast Computer Club Inc Bulletin issued 18 September 2017

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What is Included in this Bulletin

  • Raffle Drawn at Buderim on 14 Sep 17

  • Raffle to be Drawn at Caloundra on Sat 14 Oct 17

  • Tutorials Given by Peter Daley at Buderim Thu 7 Sep 17 and Caloundra - Sat 16 Sep 17 on Security Basics - Website Link

  • Help Sites For Members Incorrect Information Published in the Weekly Bulletin of 11 Sep 17

  • Gadget Guy Newsletter Reviews and News From Gadget Guy Newsletter of 14 Sep 17

  1. Apple Launches 3 New iPhones, Watch 3, Apple TV 4K

  2. Hands On With Apple’s iPhone X

  • Stay Smart Online Alerts - Beware of Targeted e-Toll and AusPost Malware emails - Priority Level - High

  • Scamwatch Radar Alert – Do Not Gift a Scammer iTunes Cards

  • Ladies or Girls Bike for Sale

  • Help Sites for Members


What's On

Buderim
When -Thu 21 Sep 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 Room

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 – Ian Stringer and John Smith
Linux
Beginners – Jim Haxton will not be at this meeting
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 to Meeting Room number one)

1.10 pm

1.40 pm

Question and Answer Session

1.50 pm

2.25 pm

Extended Question and Answer Session

3.00 pm

3.50 pm

Peter Dodwell – How to Use Windows 10 Backup and Recovery Tools

Caloundra
When - Sat 23 Sep 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 - Storm season has begun. How to protect devices and computers from storm damage.

10.40 am

11.05 am

Main Hall

Morning Tea

11.10 am

11.40 am

Main Lecture Area

Peter Daley - How to use your virus checker correctly. Most people have virus checker installed but are not using it properly. This can leave people open to a virus attack.

11.50 am

12.10 pm

Main Lecture Area

Mini Tutorial - Peter Daley - How to set up permanent network IP address and DNS setting. This can often fix network connection issues.


Raffle Drawn at Buderim on 14 Sep 17

At the meeting at Buderim on Thu 14 Sep 17 the raffle with the prize of an OPPO A57 Smartphone was drawn using the Random Number Generator. The number that came out as the winning number was 258. That ticket was held by Lorraine Kaminski who bought the ticket at a Buderim meeting. Congratulations to Lorraine.

 

Thank you to the members who supported this raffle and to the ticket sellers at the meetings.

 

Raffle to be Drawn at Caloundra on Sat 14 Oct 17

The next raffle is to be drawn on Sat 14 Oct 17 at Caloundra.

 

The prize for this raffle is one of the popular Samsung Galaxy Tablets. The one for this raffle is a 10.1 in Galaxy Tab A6 which will give you that extra viewing area.

 

Full specifications are on display where tickets are being sold.

 

Tickets are one dollar each and buying of tickets is voluntary.

 

Tutorials Given by Peter Daley at Buderim Thu 7 Sep 17 and Caloundra - Sat 16 Sep 17 on Security Basics - Website Link
For those members who were not able to attend the special tutorials held at Caloundra and Buderim on security basics, you can download your copy of the notes and check list here.
http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Security-Basics.pdf


 
Help Sites For Members Incorrect Information Published in the Weekly Bulletin of 11 Sep 17

Unfortunately the information published in the Weekly Bulletin of 11 Sep 17 was incorrect. The correct address for

IT Knowledge Base for Seniors (Bill's Web Page) – is http://itreddenet.000webhostapp.com


 
Gadget Guy Newsletter Reviews and News From Gadget Guy Newsletter of 14 Sep 17

1. Apple Launches 3 New iPhones, Watch 3, Apple TV 4K

(http://www.gadgetguy.com.au/apple-launches-3-new-iphones-watch-3-apple-tv-4k/)

Written by Thomas Bartlett

Our man in Cupertino will be reporting in depth on the iPhones, but here is a taster. As we reported yesterday, there are three iPhones, the new Apple Watch 3, and a 4K upgrade to the Apple TV, but it will be the iPhone X that attracts most of the attention for the moment.

 

The above website gives a short review of all three. Item 2 below gives a detailed review of the iPhone X.

2. Hands On With Apple’s iPhone X

 

(http://www.gadgetguy.com.au/apple-launch/)

Written by Valens Quinn

Now that the wraps are off of the new iPhone X, what is it like to use? We were at the launch event at Apple Park in Cupertino, and had a chance to try it out.

 

The first thing that strikes you about the iPhone X is the screen size and lack of bezels. While the phone’s body is smaller than the iPhone 8 Plus, which has a 5.5 inch display, the X has a larger 5.8 inch display, albeit in a smaller package. This means that you get more screen and less phone, which is great for those who want a lot of display real estate without carrying a big device.

Read the full illustrated review which also contains video segments at the above website but remember to read other reviews also.

 

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.


1. Beware of Targeted e-Toll and AusPost Malware emails - Priority Level - High

(https://www.staysmartonline.gov.au/alert-service/beware-targeted-e-toll-and-auspost-malware-emails)

From Stay Smart Online 12 Sep 17

These scam emails use the same ‘View in OneDrive’ hook to entice email users to download malware onto their computer -

  • Example of E-toll malware email

  • Example of Auspost malware email

Do not click on the ‘View in OneDrive’ link on these e mails - it will take you to a web page where you will be advised to download a file that may install malware onto your computer. (At the time of issue the type of malware has not been confirmed, but is most likely ransomware.)

 

The above website contains examples of E-toll and Auspost Malware emails and what to do if you receive one of these scam emails.


Scamwatch Radar AlertDo Not Gift a Scammer iTunes Cards

From Scamwatch 11 Sep 17

(http://mailchi.mp/accc/scamwatch-radar-alert-dont-gift-a-scammer-itunes-cards?e=9946c11d39)

The ACCC is warning people to be on the lookout for scammers who are trying to con their victims into paying for scams with Apple iTunes gift cards.

 

During 2017 to date, reports to the ACCC’s Scamwatch show 1236 people lost nearly $540,000 to scammers using gift cards as payments.

 

This is a growing trend. In the 2015-16 financial year losses were about $480,000.

 

Scammers are increasingly getting their victims to pay with iTunes gift cards as they can quickly on-sell them and pocket the money,” ACCC Deputy Chair Delia Rickard said.

 

If someone asks you to pay for anything using an iTunes gift card, it is a scam. There are never any circumstances where a legitimate business or government department will ask for payment this way.

 

The above website give the information as to how the scam works and how important it is to avoid these scams.

 

Ladies or Girls Bike for Sale

A member has for sale a ladies or girls bike. Details are -

24" brand new ( 20 kms on clock )

St Moritz "Apollo" Silver

Shimano 21 gears

Velo soft seat

Quick release front wheel

Carrier and saddle bags

Bike stand

Excellent Condition (garaged )

$600 ONO

Pauline Timms 0403 682 276 or 5493 2338

Help Sites for Members

 


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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

 

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