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Postby Joan » Sat Sep 24, 2016 10:36 am

Apple Education Group - Led by Wes Taylor and Judi Shade
Monday, September 26th, at 2:00 PM


On Monday, September 26th at 2 PM, the Apple Education presentation will be demonstrating of Photo Editing. All Mac users are invited to attend. The meeting will be in the main room at the Senior Center. We look forward to seeing you there. Please direct questions to shade@hargray.com.

All Things Images Education Group
Google Photos vs Windows Photo App
Tuesday, September 27th at 4pm
Led by Jolyn Bowler

Windows introduced a new, and improving, Photos App with Windows 10. Google is encouraging use of Google Photos, an online service that is constantly being updated as well. Which is best for you? Bring your questions and solutions to our discussion of image editing in today's world. We also cover transfer of images from a device (camera or phone) to a computer, how to store them in the proper Pictures folder, what program(s) to use for editing, organizing, sharing of images. Remember Picasa from Google, although no longer "supported" is still available and a useful program on your computer. Any questions are welcome so please let Jolyn know of any issues or interests you would like discussed and to let her know you will attend. She may be reached at jolyn.bowler@gmail.com.

macOS Sierra Issues and Fixes
The MacPaw How-tos - September 22, 2016

Sierra installation troubles: what could go wrong? Verify Your Version of Quicken is Compatible with Sierra!

Alert from Judi Shade:Although Sierra works fine, it has serious compatibility issues with non-Apple software including Intuit products like Quicken. I just spent hours restoring my iMac from backup because all my Quicken was not able to be accessed with Sierra. Thank goodness I keep my TimeMachine up to date.
This is the very first time I have experienced this with an Apple OS revision.

Sierra is finally here and everyone’s rushing to install it. While for most it’s a usual pleasurable experience, for some this update had downsides. Here we’ll go over macOS Sierra known issues (the unknown are yet to be discovered, I’m afraid) and try to find the right fix for each.

CLICK HERE to learn more.

Change your password! Yahoo confirms data breach of 500 million accounts
By Lisa Vaas - Sophos.com - September 23, 2016

Yahoo last night confirmed earlier reports that information pertaining to the unprecedented number of “at least” half a billion user accounts was stolen in a 2014 breach.
That may include names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords (the vast majority with the password-hashing function bcrypt) and, in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers.
Yahoo says the breach didn’t include unprotected passwords, payment card data, or bank account information. The company says it doesn’t store payment card data or bank account information in its system.
It’s blaming an unspecified “state-sponsored actor.” The FBI has confirmed that it’s investigating the attack.
Three unnamed US intelligence officials told Reuters that they believed the attack was state-sponsored because of its resemblance to previous hacks traced to Russian intelligence agencies or hackers acting under their command.

CLICK HERE to read more.

Google Safe Browsing beats rivals but still only flags up 10 percent of hacked sites
By Liam Tung - ZDNet - September 23, 2016

An analysis of hijacked websites suggests Google's Safe Browsing technology is only warning users about a small proportion of them.


Thousands of websites have been hijacked in the past three months, but just 18 percent were blacklisted by four major security services, including Google's Safe Browsing system.
Sucuri's Hacked Website Report for the second quarter of 2016 contains a rundown of 9,771 infected sites that it has recovered in the past three months on behalf of customers.
But only 18 percent of these infected sites have been blacklisted by Google's Safe Browsing, Symantec's Norton SafeWeb, Yandex's Safe Browsing service, or McAfee's SiteAdviser, according to Sucuri, meaning the vast majority have been spreading malware without any warning being presented to users.
However, Google's service far outperformed the others, accounting for 52 percent of the roughly one-fifth of sites that have been blacklisted. Symantec account for 38 percent, Yandex 32 percent, and McAfee 11 percent. Sucuri notes that Google blacklisted 10 percent of sites it cleaned up in the quarter.

CLICK HERE to read more.



Every Monday morning and Wednesday and Thursday afternoons, 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 at shade@hargray.com.

Assistance with Tablets

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

iPad on Monday mornings (Judi Shade, Frank Sullivan and Ed Cliff); Wednesday mornings (Wes Taylor and Karen Kemp); Wednesday afternoon (Judi Shade); Thursday mornings (Claudia Bristow); Thursday afternoons (Bob Gentzler and Melnee Kasper)
Android on Monday mornings (Joan Knoettner); Tuesday afternoons (Jolyn Bowler)
Kindle Fire and e-Readers on Monday mornings (Ed Cliff and Joan Knoettner)
Nook on Monday mornings (Joan Knoettner)
Microsoft Surface: Monday mornings (Joan Knoettner); Monday afternoons (Norm Galloway);Thursday mornings (Bob Rathke); Friday mornings (Emory Logan)

Please call the Resource Center (842-4475) to verify the volunteer you wish to consult is on duty that day.

Resource Center Substitutes!

Please consider adding your name to our Resource Center Substitute List. 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 Linda Jackson at RCVscheduling@HHICC.org.
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