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Every day at the Resource Center,
10 am to 4 pm, Monday - Friday,
(843) 842-4475

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* There's No Excuse for Not Backing Up Your Computer. Do It Now.
* How to Avoid Installing Junk Programs When Downloading Free Software
* Apple Pay could put an end to data breaches

Microsoft Office Special Interest Group (NEW)
Monday, September 15th, at 4:00 pm

presented by Norm Galloway and Jim Snediker

The Microsoft Office Special Interest Group is intended to share user experience in using the Microsoft Office programs including Excel, Work, Power Point, Outlook, Publisher and One Note.


The topic this month will be Mail Merge using Word and Excel. ​You will receive an invitation shortly. Please registerif you plan to attend.

Click Here To Register For This Presentation

All Things GOOGLE Special Interest Group
Tuesday, September 16th, at 4:00 pm

presented by Jolyn Bowler

Jolyn will discuss the many services that Google offers. Search engine, web browser, email service, image or video search, translate, maps, music, photos & Picasa, books, You Tube, news, finance, mobile, bookmarks, iGoogle home page, Google toolbar, Google desktop, Google+ and more. Be sure to email Jolyn with questions or topics of interest for you @ jlbowler@gmail.com

HHICC Education Series Offering
"Windows 8 for Windows Users"

Wednesday, September 17 and Thursday, September 18,
from 4:00 - 5:45 pm
HHICC Resource Center

Norm Galloway, Instructor

”Windows 8.1 for Windows Users" is a two session class on Wednesday, September 17 and Thursday September 18, 2014, from 4:00 to 5:45 PM. The class assumes a working knowledge of Windows operating systems and file structures such as Windows 7 or Windows XP. The first session will be "setting up a Windows 8.1 PC and using the start Screen and the desktop". The second session will be "The Two faces of Internet Explorer 11". Students with Windows 8.1 laptops are free to bring their own laptops to the class. Please indicate if you intend to do this in the registration.

Class size is limited to 8 people, laptops are encouraged. A $10 donation will be collected at the beginning of the first class.

Click Here To Register For This Class

HHICC Presentation
A Brief Introduction to Picasa

Monday September 15th at 2 pm

led by Jack Wilfore

Click Here To View Jack's Slides and Handout

Member Warning!

HHICC Downloading Tip
If you are downloading a program or other piece of software, it is always advisable to try to download it from the developer's site as opposed to a download service. Many of these services install adware and malware which can infect your browser. Do some research before simply downloading. Ask HHICC volunteers for help, Monday through Friday from 10 am to 4 pm, or call 843-842-4475.

Help for the iPad

Here is a neat 30 minute video introduction to the latest iPads. This video addresses many of the issues that both new and experienced iPAD users might experience, such as
- Resolve Freeze - Hard Reset
- Multitasking - double clicking home button shows multiple apps that are running
- Apple TV mirrors iPAD on your TV
- Camera tip - don't use shutter button, Vol+ acts as a shutter without moving the iPAD
- Settings
- Battery Life
- Google Chrome rather than Safari
- Email
- Print

Click here to view 30 minute YouTube video

Microsoft Office for the iPad
Click Here for Review from PC World


Assistance with Tablets

Resource Center volunteers are available to help members with their tablets:

iPad: Monday mornings (Ed Cliff and Judi Shade), on Wednesday mornings (Wes Taylor and Karen Kemp), Wednesday afternoon (Judi Shade),
Android: Tuesday afternoons (Jolyn Bowler), and Thursday afternoons (Rosemary Sparacio)
Amazon Fire and e-Readers: Monday mornings (Ed Cliff), and Thursday afternoons (Joan Knoettner)
Android and Nook Tablets: Thursday afternoon (Joan Knoettner)


    Every Monday morning and Wednesday afternoon, a Mac member is at the Resource Center to answer your questions and help you through any issues. You can also use the iMac computer, bring your laptop, or just come in to get information. If you have any questions, contact Judi Shade

NOTE: Recent Presentation Handouts
March 3, 2014 - Getting Started on Windows 8.1, by Norm Galloway
Click Here for Norm's Slides and Two Handouts
May 5th - To Stay with XP or Not
Click Here for Bob Manne's Slides and link
May 19th - A Brief Introduction to Picasa
Click Here for Jack's Slides


(click here for map and directions)

Members, please take note: IF you are mailing anything to the club, donations, your membership dues, a note of thanks, etc, please do not use the street address. Please use the following address only for mail:

Suite A, 4-189
33 Office Park Road
Hilton Head, SC 29928-3564

Call for Volunteers - Resource Center Substitutes!

Many of you are familiar with the Resource Center. It’s the place you go, call, or come to when you have a PC or Mac question or problem. Our volunteers do their very best to help members with their PCs, Macs, software or hardware. Now we need your help. Please consider adding your name to our Resource Center Substitute List. Our substitutes fill in for the Resource Center Volunteers when they can’t be there…I mean everyone is entitled to take a vacation, right?

The Resource Center is open M-F, in two shifts, 10 AM-1 PM & 1-4 PM, with two volunteers per shift. You would be with a regular volunteer, helping members, and learning along the way. In addition, we will be instituting a training session so that you’ll be able to “hit the ground running.”

If you are interested, even if you only have one day of the week when you might be available, please contact Rosemary Sparacio for more details at RCVscheduling@HHICC.org

New Computer Coach Program to help members with purchasing and setting up a new computer!
Click here

Notice To All Members - We now have a special page for members to renew their membership each year or to pass along address changes, both e-mail and regular; Click Here

You can also check on when your membership expires Click Here

Note: if you see your friend or neighbor's name without a valid e-mail address, please let him/her know about it.

Security Advice - With all the security risks currently circulating on the Internet, NOW would be a good time to update your anti-virus program and then scan your computer for viruses and worms. Click Here for Microsoft Security Essentials

HHICC Resource Center
70 Shelter Cove Ln
Suite L
Hilton Head, SC 29928
(843) 842-4475
Send Checks / Mail To
Suite A, 4-189
33 Office Park Road
Hilton Head, SC 29928-3564
(843) 842-4475

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