Sunshine Coast Computer Club Inc Bulletin issued 14 August 2017

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What is Included in this Bulletin

 

  • Raffle Drawn at Caloundra on Sat 12 Aug 17

  • Raffle to be drawn at Buderim on 14 Sep 17

  • OPPO A57 Smartphone

  • Sunshine Coast Daily Newspaper – Celebrating Fifty Years of Sunshine Coast

  • Free Community Seminar on 5G, Smart Meters and The Internet Of Things.

  • Jolie Jones Interview of Professor Olle Johansson About EHS / EMF (Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity / Electromotive Force) Effects

  • Morning and Afternoon Teas at Caloundra and Buderim

  • Gadget Guy Newsletter Reviews and News From Gadget Guy Newsletter

  • Huawei’s Smart Watch Breaks Free From the Phone

  • Product Recalls Issued by ACCC

  1. Rechargeable Fan

  2. Target 4 Slice Toaster

  • Help Sites for Members


What's On

Buderim
When -Thu 17 Aug 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
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 - Copying DVDs (Movies)

3.00 pm

3.50 pm

David Gould - Using Microsoft Word Art to design an attractive invitation


Caloundra
When - Sat 19 Aug 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 find the information you are after quicker and easier, using some simple tricks when searching the Internet.

10.40 am

11.05 am

Main Hall

Morning Tea

11.10 am

11.40 am

Main Lecture Area

Peter Daley - How to create a simple web page, and place it on the Internet. A great way to provide information for others to see from anywhere in the world.

11.50 am

12.10 pm

Main Lecture Area

Mini Tutorial - Peter Daley - How to place a comment onto the club members forum.


Raffle Drawn at Caloundra on Sat 12 Aug 17

The Raffle drawn at the Caloundra meeting on Sat 12 Aug 17 with the prize of a Lenovo Yoga 300 11IBR Net book and a Universal Laptop Sleeve was drawn using the Random Number Generator.

 

The winning ticket number was number 310 which was for a ticket bought at a Buderim Meeting by Judy Smith. Congratulations to Judy who is the hard working Editor of the monthly Bits'N'Bytes magazine.

 

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


Raffle to be Drawn at Buderim on 14 Sep 17

The prize for the raffle to drawn at Caloundra on Thu 14 Sep 17 is an OPPO A57 Smartphone. This raffle will commence on Thu 17 Aug 17 at the Buderim meeting.

 

This OPPO A 57 Smartphone comes with 2 powerful cameras with flash so you can take impressive, high quality selfies, capture memories while you are with family and friends or even record HD videos. The screen size is 5.2 inches with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels.

 

Specifications will be on display where tickets are being sold.

 

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

 

OPPO A57 Smartphone

Gadget Guy writer Thomas Bartlett did a review of this Smartphone two months ago and concludes by saying “And importantly, the phone looks and feels like an $800 one, so this is a budget phone you can use with few people even realising that it is a budget phone.”

 

See full review at - http://www.gadgetguy.com.au/product/review-oppo-a57-smart-phone/

 

Sunshine Coast Daily Newspaper – Celebrating Fifty Years of Sunshine Coast

The Sunshine Coast Daily has been publishing articles on the history of various aspects of the growth of the Coast.

 

Peter Daley was asked to contribute an article on Communications in the past fifty years.

 

The article was published in the Sunshine Coast Daily, titled "Computers Changing The World" as written by the President Peter Daley on behalf of the Sunshine Coast Computer Club with a photograph by club member Don Wallace.
https://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/news/computers-changing-the-world-as-we-knew-it/3210334/

 

Other articles published in this series (164 articles) may be read at -

https://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/topic/sc50/

 

Free Community Seminar on 5G, Smart Meters and The Internet Of Things.

A free community Seminar on 5G, Smart Meters and The Internet Of Things will be held at the Maleny Community Centre, Maple Street, Maleny, opposite and up the road from IGA on Wed 23 Aug 17 from 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm. Parking is available behind the Hall.

 

Members are welcome to attend, plus invite their friends and relatives.

 

Jolie Jones Interview of Professor Olle Johansson About EHS / EMF (Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity / Electromotive Force) Effects

Jolie Jones, daughter of legendary musician and producer Quincy Jones, was forced into being a “refugee from the modern world for seven years” as a result of wireless signals. (Short 8 minute video)

 

Here she interviews Professor Olle Johansson about the effects of EHS/EMF -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWyT2qRlGZc


Morning and Afternoon Teas at Caloundra and Buderim

The matter of the Club using single use non biodegradable drinking cups was raised recently and investigated by the Committee. There are biodegradable drinking cups available but at twice the cost of the cups now in use. If these cups were provided there then is the problem that neither Club venue has a recyclable waste bin to take these cups so they would be put in the normal waste which defeats the purpose of buying the cups at the extra cost.

 

Since this matter was first raised a good number of members have taken up the suggestion that they bring their own mug/cup to meetings and take them home each day. Thank you to the members who are doing this.

 

There have been some comments that the cups provided for use by members are at times unstable. If members are having problems with these cups it is suggested that they bring their own cups to meetings for the safety of themselves and others.

 

Gadget Guy Newsletter Reviews and News From Gadget Guy Newsletter

Huawei’s Smart Watch Breaks Free From the Phone

(http://www.gadgetguy.com.au/huaweis-smart-watch-breaks-free-phone/)

Written by Thomas Bartlett
From next week you will be able to purchase the Huawei Watch 2, a smart watch with quite a difference - it has its own SIM for connecting to the 4G network. Vodafone’s specifically at the outset. It is from Vodafone that it will become available on the 16 Aug 17.

 

Smart watches generally work in conjunction with a nearby smart phone, connecting by Bluetooth. And indeed the Huawei watch does as well. But if you need to step away from the phone, the Internet stuff that a smart watch usually does via the phone, well, the Huawei Watch 2 can continue to do via its own cell network connection.

 

And best of all, you can make and take calls with it, no phone needed! I’m not entirely certain how this works, and I imagine that battery life would be limited, but the device does feature dual microphone noise cancellation. I would have thought the best way to use it, though, would be via one of the dozens of hands free Bluetooth earphone sets one can buy.

 

The Huawei Watch 2 will be available on Wed 16 Aug 17 from Vodafone outlets and will cost $599.

 

The article at the above website has illustrations and further information.

 


Product Recalls Issued by ACCC

The following Product Recalls have been issued by ACCC. -

(Although not computer related and the fans and toasters have been sold nationwide the recalls are published here.)

Fans are in many households and this fan was sold by Big W Nationally between 1 Sep 15 - 19 Jul 17 and as it may be a hazard to any members who have this model it is included here. It poses a fire and electric shock hazard to users.

 

Toasters are in many households and as these toasters were sold by Target nationally between 18 May 17 - 20 Jul 17 and may be a risk of fire or electric shock.

 

1. Rechargeable Fan

(https://www.productsafety.gov.au/recall/oztrail-leisure-products-oztrail -rechargeable-fan)

PRA No. 2017/16221 Date published 8 Aug 2017

Identifying features SKU 883517 Other H-BIGW-GCL-F10R

What are the defects?

The fan unit and supplied power cords have no Australian certificate of conformity or approval and may not comply with Australian Safety Standards.

What are the hazards?

The above web site includes an illustration of the fan and what should be done by anyone who may have one of these fans.

 

2. Target 4 Slice Toaster

(https://www.productsafety.gov.au/recall/target-australia-pty-ltd-target-4-slice-toaster)

PRA No. 2017/16227 Date published 11 Aug 2017

Product description Target 4 Slice Toaster TART1704 Keycode 60024374

Identifying features Electrical approval number SGS-170083-EA

SKU 60024374

What are the defects?

The toaster may overheat due to internal component failure.

The above web site includes an illustration of the toaster and what should be done by anyone who may have one of these toasters.

 

Help Sites for Members


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Bulletin compiled by SCCC Inc Administrator Jean Lear

 

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