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Welcome to this week's edition of the Computer Kindergarten Newsletter.
Today is Sunday, June 5, 2016

In this Issue:
Special Feature: What is Ransomware and What Can You Do to Stop It?
Special Feature: Top 25 Most Popular Anti-Spam Tips, Tricks and Secrets: Do Not Threaten Spammers
Today's Topic: The free upgrade to Windows 10 is available until July 29, 2016
Special Feature: How to use 3D Touch on your iPhone 6
Websites of Interest: Yard Sale Items in Demand; Best Books to Read in June; D-Day; Jones Beach Theater Summer Concert Lineup

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Special Feature: What is Ransomware and What Can You Do to Stop It?

By Chris Stobing of digitaltrends.com

You wake up one day and boot up your laptop. Expecting to see a Twitter feed or Facebook profile, instead you’re greeted with a big red image, demanding that if you don’t pay $200 to an unknown party in the next 24-hours, everything you know and love on your computer will be erased, and gone forever.

Welcome to the world of “ransomware,” the newest, hottest way that underground criminals are pulling cash from the pockets of innocent victims and using it to fund their clandestine operations. But what exactly is this ransomware stuff, and is there anything you can do to protect yourself against it?

http://tinyurl.com/zvx7lxm

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Special Feature: Top 25 Most Popular Anti-Spam Tips, Tricks and Secrets: Do Not Threaten Spammers

Spam, spam and spam. How to avoid spam, how to filter spam, and how to complain about spam are the items on this menu of junk mail fighting tips. With the help of Heinz Tschabitscher of about.com, we are presenting an ongoing series of tips and tricks that you can use to minimize the amount of junk mail that you will receive in your email inbox.

Spam is bad, and spamming is bad, but that does not automatically make spammers bad people.

It's natural to get emotional about receiving tons and tons of unwanted email, but this should not make you threaten spammers.

Do Not Threaten Spammers

Sometimes, explanation and education will do the trick, but if you have to resort to threatening, do it with legal means (by means of the law, such as a refusal to accept any mail from people and organizations affiliated with spammers).

In our next edition: How to Make Sure Your ISP Doesn't Filter Your Newsletters as Spam

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Today's Topic: The free upgrade to Windows 10 is available until July 29, 2016

For Windows 7 and 8 users, Windows 10 is free up to July 29.

How Do I Get Windows 10?

You will should see a notification about the Windows 10 upgrade in the lower-right corner of the desktop. Check out the How to Geek's page on How to Upgrade to Windows 10 for more detailed instructions:

http://tinyurl.com/ntht9oe

In our next newsletter: What if I don’t see the Windows 10 notification?

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Special Feature: How to use 3D Touch on your iPhone 6

BY Rene Ritchie of imore.com

3D Touch lets you navigate your iPhone faster than ever.

Multitouch is a natural way to swipe, tap, and pinch your way around your iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. 3D Touch can be just as natural a way to press, peek, and pop your way around even faster. Launch actions instead of apps, preview messages and links, switch keyboards, switch apps, animate Live Photos, vary stroke width—all that and more can be done with 3D Touch, once you know how!

http://tinyurl.com/nuek8cu

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Websites of Interest:

Yard Sale Items in Demand
Items to sell at your next yard sale.
http://tinyurl.com/gwnhstz

Best Books to Read in June
http://tinyurl.com/zsu45vf

D-Day
June 6, 1944 was D-Day in Normandy, France. Visit these sites for information, history, video and spoken recollections of veterans who were there.
http://www.army.mil/d-day/
http://www.dday.org/

Jones Beach Theater Summer Concert Lineup
http://tinyurl.com/hf4eobe