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Special Characters On Your Computer’s Keyboard

We're all familiar with the "Alt" key on our computer keyboards. If you use a password to log in to your Windows® computer, you generally press "Ctrl-Alt-Delete" to get to where you can put in your log in info. "Alt" also has a lot of other functions, but did you know that you can use it to insert "hidden" characters on your keyboard? Take, for instance the symbol for "registered trademark" R inside a circle; I used it a few words back to indicate that "Windows" is a registered trademark of Microsoft®. See? I used it again just then. Wanna know how I did that?

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Heartbleed Hit List: Passwords You Need to Change Right Now

This has been a big news story for the past day or so: an encryption flaw (basically, a "hole" in the security of some websites) called the "Heartbleed" bug has been discovered. The initial reports I heard made it sound like you needed to change ALL of your website passwords; but apparently, that's not the case. Here's a breakdown of which of the websites' passwords you should change, and the ones you don't necessarily need to.

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Keyboarding Basics At Victoria Public Library

Learn or brush up on your keyboarding skills (the typing kind, not the musical kind!) for free at the Victoria Public Library on Thursday, March 27, 2014 starting at 9:30 a.m. Begin Keyboarding teaches you using tutorials demonstrating correct hand position, keystrokes and sequenced lessons

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Free Computer Training

Enhance your skills with more than 110 different tutorials from Learning Express Library and Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing. The Victoria Public Library Computer Lab will be reserved every Wednesday for this self-guided training

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RIP, XP!
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Buh-Bye, Windows XP

Do you still have or use a computer that uses the venerable Microsoft Windows XP operating system? If so, get ready to watch it fade into the sunset! According to a report by USA Today, Windows XP will reach "end of life" on April 8, 2014. What does "end of life" mean, and how will it affect you, if you still use XP?

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This Super-Tiny Computer Actually Works [VIDEO]

With the latest Macbook Air weighing in at just over two pounds, it seems that computers just keep getting smaller and smaller — and this one, smaller than a human finger, is positively byte-sized.

The coolest part? It actually works.

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