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Melbourne PC User Group (Melb PC) started in 1984 and today has over 3000 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!

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Melbourne PC User Group September Monthly Meeting
The September monthly meeting is on Wednesday September 3rd 2014 at 7:00 pm at Melbourne PC User Group headquarters, Level 1, Suite 26, 479 Warrigal Road, Moorabbin (near Corner Cochranes Rd).

September Monthly Meeting Presentations
Communications
In our series of presentations showcasing activity in our SIGs, Philip Lew is hosting a session on Communications, promising insights into the early history of communications in our club as well as revelations about current and future developments.
Android OS
After the interval, in our series on non-Windows operating systems, Colin Lampshire, Convener of our Android SIG, will round off our series on Other Operating Systems and introduce us to his new Android tablet.
Meeting Raffle Prizes

August Monthly Meeting Presentations
Multimedia Home Entertainment (MHE)
Kelvin Cording from our Multimedia Home Entertainment SIG told us about Industry trends in MHE as discussed at MHE -SIG, including SmartTV, Sound Systems, Home Networks, Media Streaming and more.
Mac OSX
After the interval, in our series on non-Windows operating systems, Philip Richardson, President of AUSOM, talked to us about Mac OSX.

Live Streaming of Monthly Meetings
From 7:00 PM, the monthly meeting can be watched live at http://tv.mpcug.mobi on your PC, Mac, iPad and iPhone. Some but not all Android tablets can work as well. We will start broadcasting from approximately 6:00 PM with some sample streams for testing, so you will have time to set up your computer, television or tablet to watch. Computer users will need to use a web browser with a recent version of Flash Player installed. To get the latest version, visit http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ or install Google Chrome which comes bundled with the latest version of Flash Player. Your iPad, iPhone and compatible Android tablets will play the stream in their respective media players without additional software.
NB: It is expected that watching the entire live stream (including breaks) will use approximately 400 MB of your monthly allowance. Exercise caution if you are on limited data-allowance 3G/4G wireless plans to avoid excess usage charges.

High Resolution Videos of the Monthly Meeting Presentations available for download

August Meeting Videos now available for download.
After entering your MelbPC username and password, videos of the monthly meeting may be downloaded. Videos of presentations at the meetings from April to August are available. These are large file size high resolution videos. If your data download allowance and time is limited, by far the preferred option is to order the videos on Disc from the MelbPC Office on 03 9276 4000 for $4.00 delivered. In particular, the files sizes are too large to download with most wireless broadband plans.

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!

August Newsletter available for download
The August 2014 electronic Newsletter 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 following months:   July 2014 and August 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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