Melbourne PC User Group (Melb PC) started in 1984 and today has 4000 members. Membership of Melb PC is probably the best accessory you can buy for your personal computer. Our motto is "users helping users" - you can contact fellow users and attend specialist meetings and learn from each other!

Further details of these numerous benefits our members enjoy may be obtained from the menu bar above - check them out!

Updates on MelbPC email - please see the New Email Page and the ISP Page for information.

Melbourne PC User Group May Monthly Meeting
The May monthly meeting is on Wednesday May 7th 2014 at 7:00 pm at Melbourne PC User Group headquarters, Level 1, Suite 26, 479 Warrigal Road, Moorabbin (near Corner Cochranes Rd).

May Monthly Meeting Presentations
To be advised

April Monthly Meeting Presentations

Opening new doors with Tablets and Windows 7 and Windoes 8.1
Jan Weiner, Co-convenor of the Windows 7/8 SIG, demonstrated the easy practical ways around in Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. Her experience is in assisting members new to these OSs or those not so comfortable with them. Jan showed how to easily adjust these Operating Systems to be user friendly especially for those unfamiliar with them. Jan also works with various Tablets and discussed who can benefit from this form of computing.

2014 - a Year of Escalating Ransomware, Bitcoin, Privacy and Digital Vagrants
Michael McKinnon (our local AVG Security Advisor) discussed trends in tech and security to shed light on protection needed for 2014.

Melb PC Membership Survey

We have developed a short, easy to fill out, online survey to find out what members appreciate from Melb PC, which areas we can improve, and/or new services we could offer. This input is vital to help the Committee formulate its plans for the future and, in particular, the feedback will help us in our efforts to retain existing members and/or attract new members. All members are invited to complete the survey as per the information in the April newsletter and mailout.

Melb PC New 3G and 4G Data and Phone Plans

Are you looking for 3G or 4G Data or Voice Plans. The Data Broadband Plans may be used for your laptop, computer, tablet, iPad or mobile phone. With our range of great value Postpaid plans you can access Optus 3G or 4G mobile internet - on the go, or from home. Select a wireless device to suit your needs. We have reliable USB modems, mini WiFi modems; or choose a SIM-only plan if you are bringing your own device.

Download the details of All Melb PC Data and Phone Plans and a copy of the Application Form

An Optus Mobile Coverage Map provides an general indication of 3G and 4G data availabilty. Usability may vary with local wireless conditions.

Melb PC Conference and Event Facilities

Download the details of Melb PC Meeting, Conference and Event Facilities available for hire.

PC Update and Newsletter Web Portal
Melb PC has now established a PC Update and Newsletter Web Portal (see here http://pcupdate.melbpc.org.au) to distribute your monthly magazine to the membership. You will receive, via email, a username and password each time a new edition is released. Just place the URL in the URL bar on your browser (not in a search engine - we have had people getting errors doing this) and insert the username and password (which are now case insensitive). Eventually apps for Windows 8 / Windows RT, Android and iOS will be available which will notify you when new issues are released, watch this space!

April Newsletter available for download
The April 2014 Newsletter electronic edition is available for download. If you do not receive MelbPC emails at your preferred email address, please click on the following link for the form to advise office staff of your Preferred Email Address and upon request to receive the download information.

The full calendar for the current month and later events:   March 2014 and April 2014.

Renew Your Membership Online
To make things more convenient for members, we now have an online Renewal Application Form. You will find links to the form on the external website as well as the Internet Services Page. This new functionality also provides members with a new secure way of making on line payment to Melb PC.

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