Computers & Technology at Home
Clearing up Computer Confusion
Are you technology challenged? Do you just want to check your email, look at photos, and do some online shopping, but somehow things always manage to go wrong? If you’re still wondering “what is the cloud, anyway?”, this is your class. Content is based on “how do I” questions from previous class participants, and should clear up confusion on operating systems, updates, browsers, email, and web apps. No matter who set up your device, you’ll better understand password use, safety, and security. This class is appropriate for all Internet devices such as smartphones, tablets, iPads, and computers.
Tips To Protect Data and Avoid Identity Theft
Can you recognize a scam or if you are being trolled on social media? How safe is Wi-Fi internet access? How do bad guys get inside your smartphone? How do you know if those strange warning messages you receive are legitimate? Personal computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones can be targets for online criminals. Be smart and don’t give thieves and predators an opportunity to gain access to your personal and financial information. This class will cover numerous ways you can protect your devices and data, including tips for protecting yourself on home or public Wi-Fi, social media, safeguarding your smartphone, identifying safe emails and text messages to avoid phishing, using/updating strong passwords, apps to protect you, protection of your credit/debit cards, and what to do when you think a scammer has contacted you.
What is the Cloud?
Is it possible to access your electronic files from anywhere the Internet is available? Learn what the cloud is, and how you can use cloud-based services to organize and protect your digital files.