IPhone Tips and Tricks is the topic for a free presentation open to all interested SaddleBrooke residents on Monday, November 19 at 1:00 p.m. in the MountainView ballroom. Our guest speaker will be Apple expert Dian Lineback, formerly Apple’s VP in charge of educational sales in the western US. We’ll have time for some questions and announcements and a drawing for a useful door prize. Our next presentation will be Monday, January 21, topic to be announced.
Our 2019 class schedule is gradually growing on our website calendar page as our instructors and discussion leaders finalize their teaching plans, a process that continues through the year. Enrollment for 2019 classes will open on December 15 through our website at saddlebrookecc.org. You must be a member of the SaddleBrooke Computer Club and have paid your annual class fee to enroll for any of our classes. We are a registered non-profit organization administered and staffed by our dedicated volunteers since 1998. All funds collected are directed toward classroom equipment and related expenses.
As the holiday shopping season approaches, this is a good time to review your online security precautions. Eighty percent of adults make online purchases and nearly two out of every five American and Canadian seniors have been the attempted victims of online scams. Shopping with a smartphone over a public Wi-Fi hot spot in a coffee shop or hotel is a particularly hazardous situation.
Stop. Think. Connect is a global online safety awareness campaign to help all digital citizens stay safer and more secure online created by a coalition of private companies, non-profits and government organizations with leadership provided by the National Cyber Security Alliance. Visit their extensive informational website at https://www.stopthinkconnect.org for advice about your own security measures. Their Tips and Advice section has abundant good advice in understandable non-technical language.