Anglicare Retirement Villages Computer Club Inc.

We are here to help
If you are using a mobile phone or tablet to read this website,
please hold it in the horizontal attitude.
Tutorials and Help
for your computer, mobile phone or tablet.
 Click the blue headings to open each link.

Backing Up
You can always copy and paste files or folders to a USB. This is
fine for selected files or folders.
But for complete systems Windows Back and restore provides
several tools and options.
Another efficient App is SyncBack from 2Brightsparks Pty
Ltd a very adaptable and efficient backup program.
Click the links for access.

Working with PDF files
This link shows how to print to PDF files.  PDF files are a
universal format for sharing documents as all platforms,
Windows, Apple, Linux, Android devices are all capable of
reading PDF files.
It can be printed or viewed.

Working with Word
A guide to getting the most out of Word.
It can be printed or viewed.

Writing Life Stories
A simple guide to writing your life story.
It can be printed or viewed.

Everything You Need to Know About Using
iCloud Drive and iCloud Photo Library
This link is to an Internet page of detailed information

Windows 11 video Tutorial
Click this link to a video tutorial on the new
Windows 11 operating system.  

Windows Tutorials
This link takes you to many  CGFLearnfree tutorials.
CGFLearnfree is an excellent website for free tutorials covering
a wide range of subjects.   There are videos, displays and print

Tablets and Smartphones
History - The history of mobile phones
What is a mobile device?   Explanation of Tablets,
Phones, eReaders and the operating systems

Android systems
These tutorials can be printed or just viewed here
Android phone general user guide
Android Lesson 1
Android Lesson 2
Android Lesson 3

iPads and iPhones
iPhones - the basics
You can view videos or scroll down for written tutorials.
General introduction and much more. Can be printed or viewed.
Why do I need an iPad?
iPhone camera features
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Managing Photos & enhancement
      Using the free program Irfanview
Note: This series of lessons refer to sample photos. These
sample photos are available from the Club, but you can
use these lessons on your own photos.

Converting PDF files for use on Kindle reader
This tip explains how to convert stories in PDF form
to files suitable for use on Kindle readers.

Check scams, Report scams
Click here
Banking & Shopping
Safely on the Internet

Click for information

Presentations on :-
Banking on the Internet is now the most efficient and practical way of managing money. Banks are progressively reducing branch banking and many banks no longer have branches.

Online shopping is now becoming more common for access to a greater selection and lower costs.
Click here for
Using eBay and Paypal for information on how to shop on the Internet safety and reliably.
Keeping fit at home
Being confined to home creates a
problem — how to keep fit.
Here are exercise programs & videos
which you can use, just click:-
NSW Active Seniors
Brows these websites for other exercises
Standing exercises
Low Impact
Core Strengthening

101 Things to do
when stuck at home
Connect here
Watch, learn, visit, cook, explore, exercise (body and brain), listen, watch, relax, have fun and more.
NSW Service
Seniors Health Card Rebate of $200
for 2022 now open
Click HERE to connect
to apply

This rebate is available yearly.
You need to remember to reapply
 after July 1 each year.
You will need on hand -
         1. Your Seniors Health Car
2. Your Energy bill
          3. Your bank account details
Note: This rebate only applies to seniors health card holders, Pensioners and others receive automatic rebates
Cryptolocker Ransomware is the most serious
infection we have had here at the Anglicare villages. In
the last few years, 4 residents have had all their
records locked against access and irretrievable.
It can appear in various forms. Some examples are:-
The Australian Post Office. It arrives as an email
advising that a package is waiting at the post office
for you inviting you to click on a link to download a
pickup form for you to collect the parcel.
AGL Another recent version appears to come from the
AGL, claiming to be your monthly account.
Banks It can also come in the form of bank accounts
and other common sources.
If you click on the link, it will load a nasty program
which searches all your personal files, photos,
documents, music etc and then encrypts them with an
unbreakable code.
You then receive an email demanding you pay an
amount, usually around $500, to obtain a key to un
encrypt your data. Even if you pay there is no way of
knowing if they will send the key, or that it will work.
While we were are able to disable and remove the
Cryptolocker ransomware,
we cannot recover the data.
This is a lesson for us all. No matter how genuine
an email appears do not click on a link without first
double checking on the validity via a direct website.
Also do not leave a back up drive connected.
If you do it will also be corrupted.
Any virus can affect it, while connected.