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Tech Lab: Computer Skills Practice

This is a great time to get help setting up an email account or use one of the Library’s computer skills tutorials including Learning Express Library and Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing! The Computer Lab is reserved and staffed on Wednesday mornings for self-directed learning about technology topics.

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Tech Basics: Introduction to Computers

If you've felt intimidated by today's computer technology, there's hope! The Victoria Public Library invites you to a basic introduction to the computer. Learn computer terminology and learn to use the mouse—an important step to mastering the world of computers. The class will use an online mousing tutorial and is designed for those who have never touched a computer.

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BBB Warning: Expect Scammers to Use Leaked Celebrity Photos as ‘Click Bait’

 

Better Business Bureau (BBB) serving Central, Coastal, Southwest Texas and the Permian Basin is warning that it expects to see scammers taking advantage of the recent leak of celebrity photos to trick consumers into clicking links to fraudulent websites. Scammers tend to take advantage of sensational news and public curiosity to spread malware that can lead to identity theft.

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BBB: College Students at High Risk for Identity Theft

Information sharing has become second-nature to many college students who have grown up in an era of social media, smartphones and widely available internet access. Unfortunately, this also makes students more susceptible as a target for scams and fraud.

Identity thieves look to college-age adults because they often have good, clean credit scores. Young adults are also prime targets, not just because of their willingness to share information online, but also the high number of forms

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© 2014 Skeeter Nash
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Tech Lab: Computer Skills Practice

This is a great time to get help setting up an email account or use one of the Library’s computer skills tutorials including Learning Express Library and Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing! The Computer Lab is reserved and staffed on Wednesday mornings for self-directed learning about technology topics.

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Tech Extra: Cypress Resume

Learn how to quickly and easily create resume with the Victoria Public Library’s new resume tool, Cypress Resume. You can generate a professional-looking resume full of the keywords that resumes need in about 30 minutes

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BBB Advice For Safe Shopping Online

Online shopping has become an easy way for consumers to purchase products from the convenience of your computer or portable device. While online shopping allows you to avoid crowds and lines, there are certain risks involved when spending at online retailers. Last year, BBB received over 2,000 complaints against online retailers nationally. Complaints cover a wide range of issues. Some allege the product did not match its description, others state delivery issues, and problems receiving a refund.

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Tech Basics: Microsoft Excel 2010

Learn the basic elements of Microsoft Excel 2010 spreadsheet software. Create a spreadsheet using formulas and chart the data. The class will be held at the Library (302 N. Main St.) on Tuesday, August 19th at 9:30 a

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Tom Hanks’ Typewriter App Shoots To The Top Of The App Store

When I was in junior high school in the early-1970's (yes, I'm not a "Spring chicken" anymore), I learned to type in a summer school class, on a manual typewriter. At about that same time, my Mom bought an electric typewriter, and for the next 15 years or so, I used that machine to type out everything from homework reports in high school to song lyrics for bands I played in over the years. Sometime in the early-90's, it finally died, and I moved on to computers with word processors. I'm sure there are many people reading this who have never experienced the feeling of pushing down on a character key and hearing the "clack" as the letter hammer snapped into contact with the paper, transferring--character by character--your thoughts to a blank sheet of paper.

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BBB Warns Social Media Users to Beware of Phishing Messages

These days almost every social media outlet allows for private messaging. Even Pinterest recently jumped on the messaging bandwagon. The unfortunate side effect is that scammers are quick to jump on too.

When con artists create emails, links or web pages assuming the identity of a trustworthy source and prompt you to share sensitive personal data, it’s called “phishing”. Phishing is big business for cyber criminals.

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BBB: Students Give Financial Aid Scams a Failing Grade

The college fall semester will kick off soon, so now is the time to beware of scams targeting students. Scholarships and financial aid are a great way to help with the high cost of education. Even though finances have already been planned out for the school year, scammers still use this time as an opportunity to take advantage of students and parents. Before you think about last-minute financial assistance, Better Business Bureau (BBB) serving Central, Coastal, Southwest Texas and the Permian Basin wants you to be wary of financial aid fraud.

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Tech Basics: Microsoft Word 2010-Pt. 1

Learn the basic elements in Microsoft Word 2010 word processing software. Participants will edit an existing document in a variety of ways: Exercises include: adding a bulleted list, cutting and pasting text, copying and pasting text, editing the quick access toolbar, spell checking, tracking changes, saving and printing the document.

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