Sunshine Coast Computer Club Inc Bulletin issued 17 April 2017

Get the printable version here.

 

What is Included in this Bulletin

 

  • Raffle Drawn at Buderim on Thu 13 Apr 17

  • Raffle to be Drawn at Caloundra on Sat 13 May 17

  • Tutorial Given by Peter Daley at Caloundra - Sat 15 Apr17 - Website Links - You Tube in Crises - Find Out What is Happening, Plus Why so Many Video Creators are Losing Income!

  • Stay Smart Online Alerts - Beware of Fake myGov Emails and SMS Messages - Alert Priority High

  • Product Recall Issued by ACCC - Panasonic Australia Pty Ltd — Panasonic Tablet FZ-G1 (Mk1 to Mk3) and Battery Pack

  • Help Sites for Members


What's On

Buderim
When -Thu 20 Apr 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.

Tutorial room is not available. All activities will be in the 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 - Ian Stringer.
Linux.
Beginners – Jim Haxton.
Android Tablets and Phones - Nevil Eyre.
iPhones and iPads – Rodney and Carol.
(The above will be regular weekly sessions depending on availability of tutors and attendance by members)

1.10 pm

1.40 pm

Question and Answer Session

1.50 pm

2.25 pm

Bill Maxwell – Windows 10 – Creators Update 1703

2.30 pm

2.55 pm

Afternoon Tea Break

3.00 pm

3.50 pm

David Gould - Using the free AntiDupl software from Source Forge to find duplicate files including photos on your computer.

Caloundra
When - Sat 22 Apr 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 create really good secure passwords and easily remember them. This is very important if you wish to avoid being hacked!

10.40 am

11.05 am

Main Hall

Morning Tea

11.10 am

11.40 am

Main Lecture Area

Peter Daley - This device allows you to use your computer as universal battery charger and charge D, AA and AAA rechargeable batteries. It works on Windows, Apple and Linux computers, or with your phone charges. Great for emergencies or when camping and you need to charge some batteries.

11.50 am

12.10 pm

Main Lecture Area

Mini Tutorial - Peter Daley - How to turn the touch pad on your laptop on and off easily.


Raffle Drawn at Buderim on Thu 13 Apr 17

On Thu 13 Apr 17 at Buderim the Raffle was drawn for the Voucher for three hundred dollars.


The number that came from the Random Number Generator was 137 which was held by Morry Phillips. Congratulations to Morry.

 

The ticket was bought at a Buderim Meeting.

 

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

 

Raffle to be Drawn at Caloundra on Sat 13 May 17

The prize for the raffle to drawn at Caloundra on Sat 13 May 17 is an OPPO F1s Smartphone.

 

This OPPO F1s Smartphone comes with 2 powerful cameras so you can take impressive, high quality selfies, capture memories while you are with family and friends or even record HD videos. It has a durable design which combines a Corning Gorilla Glass Screen and a drop resistant casing to ensure your phone withstands your daily adventures.


Specifications are on display where tickets are being sold.

 

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

 

Tutorial Given by Peter Daley at Caloundra - Sat 15 Apr17 - Website Links

You Tube in Crises - Find Out What is Happening, Plus Why so Many Video Creators are Losing Income!

Your favourite You Tube sources could disappear. Why?

 

Example -

The first six minutes of this video explains what is happening, plus how it is affecting Youtube content creators. The You Tube advertiser boycott is affecting large numbers of You Tube creators.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Rxf998FuVQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39VT1W4PThU

 

A lot of You Tube creators are moving their videos across to Patreon, a subscriber bases system.

https://www.patreon.com/

 

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.

 

Beware of Fake myGov Emails and SMS Messages - Alert Priority High

From Stay Smart Online 13 Apr 17

(https://www.staysmartonline.gov.au/alert-service/beware-fake-mygov-emails-and-sms-messages)

You are advised that fake emails and SMS messages claiming to be from the Australian Government Department of Human Services’ myGov website are targeting the community.

 

These fake messages seek to gather sensitive personal details from recipients and use them for malicious purposes.

Anyone who has received an SMS or email claiming to be from the Department of Human Services myGov and logged into their myGov account by accessing the link provided within, should contact the myGov helpdesk immediately on 13 23 07.

 

Read further at the above website.


Product Recall Issued by ACCC
The following Product Recall has been issued by ACCC. -

Panasonic Australia Pty Ltd — Panasonic Tablet FZ-G1 (Mk1 to Mk3) and Battery Pack

(https://www.productsafety.gov.au/recall/panasonic-australia-pty-ltd-panasonic-tablet-fz-g1-mk1-to-mk3-and-battery-pack)

  • PRA No. 2017/16009 Date published 13 Apr 2017

  • Product description - Panasonic FZ-G1 tablet computer with a rechargeable battery pack. This product can be charged from AC or DC power sources.

  • Tablet serial numbers: FZ-G1Axxxx, FZ-G1Cxxxx, FZ-G1Fxxxx, Fz-G1Lxxxx, FZ-G1Mxxxx, FZ-G1Nxxxx

  • Battery Pack serial number - FZ-VZSU84U

  • What are the defects?

  • The battery pack supplied with the product may overheat when in use.

 

Read further at the above website which contains illustrations of where to find the battery number on the item.

 

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

 

Club Web Site

http://www.sccc.org.au

 

SCCC Web Site Members Only area

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