Upgrading to Windows 8

Posted on 30 January 2013, by Geoff

If you are considering upgrading to Windows 8, here is a list of resources you might find helpful.

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How to Format a USB Flash Drive on Mac OS

Posted on 18 October 2012, by Geoff

In this video tutorial, Martina Oprey talks about USB flash drives and shows how to erase, format and rename a USB flash drive on a Mac computer.

Martina explains how to format a USB drive as FAT32 for Windows compatibility, as well as how to correctly eject a USB flash drive.

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Using iTunes

Posted on 5 September 2012, by Geoff

Meeting Presentation: 4 September 2012.
Presenter: Ian Craig.

Topics covered included:
• Downloading and installing iTunes
• How to open an iTunes account, how to find the music you want and listen to a sample before you buy
• Importing music into iTunes from a CD
• Syncing with an iPod
• Other iTunes features, including internet radio, Podcasts, iTunes U.

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Become a Google Search Power User

Posted on 1 September 2012, by Geoff

A while back Google ran an online course titled “Power Searching with Google”. This series of lessons has now been made available for all.

While Google is really easy to use, many people do not use it to its full advantage. Through this course, Google hopes to help you become even faster at finding what you need.

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Password Security and Password Management

Posted on 3 July 2012, by Geoff

Meeting Presentation: 3 July 2012.
Presenter: Noel Ferguson.
Good password practice involves using strong passwords and not using the same password for different accounts. But how do you remember all those passwords? Using a Password Manager has several important benefits, however your internet security is most likely to be compromised by a phishing scam where you unwittingly provide your username and password.

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How to recognize a phishing email

Posted on 28 June 2012, by Geoff

Phishing emails are fraudulent email messages designed to trick you into disclosing personal information like usernames and passwords. These messages appear to come from legitimate sources such as banks, internet service or email providers.

Phishing messages can appear at first to be authentic, with convincing images, logos or other content.

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What is RSS?

Posted on 8 June 2012, by Geoff

RSS is a way to publish frequently updated content to the Web. RSS makes it easy for originators to make their content quickly and broadly available. Many devices, including tablets, smartphones and PCs can easily access this content.

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Good Computer Security

Posted on 2 June 2012, by Geoff

Meeting presentation, 7 June 2011.
Good computer security is easier than you think, and needn’t cost you a cent.

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