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Welcome to this week's edition of the Computer Kindergarten Newsletter.
Today is Sunday, June 7, 2015

In this Issue:
Special Feature: Spring Clean Your Identity Theft Risks
Special Feature: Your Mac Computer - Getting Started with OS X - Keyboard Shortcuts
Today's Topic: Speed Up a Slow Computer
Question: Should You Update Your iPhone or iPad To IOS 8?
Websites of Interest: What to Buy (and Avoid Buying) in June; 10 Places to Ask for a Discount; June is Adopt a Shelter Cat Month; Your Best Friend Is Waiting

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Special Feature: Spring Clean Your Identity Theft Risks

By Sid Kirchheimer of aarp.org

Spring cleaning should include more than decluttering your garage and closets. Take these simple steps to reduce your risks of identity theft:
http://tinyurl.com/kguzeyb

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Special Feature: Your Mac Computer - Getting Started with OS X - Keyboard Shortcuts

From gcflearnfree.org

Whether you're new to computers or just new to OS X, it's important to learn the basics of using your computer. If it all seems a little overwhelming right now, don't worry! We'll take you through it step by step and show you some of the most fundamental things you'll need to know.

What are Keyboard Shortcuts?

Keyboard shortcuts are keys or a combination of keys you can press on your keyboard to perform a variety of tasks. Using keyboard shortcuts is often faster than using a mouse because you can keep both hands on the keyboard. Keyboard shortcuts are also universal, which means you can use many of the same shortcuts in a variety of applications. For example, you can use the shortcuts to copy and paste text in a word processor and in a web browser.

Use this link to learn more Keyboard Shortcuts and watch an informative video:
http://www.gcflearnfree.org/osxbasics/8

In our next newsletter: Opening Files with Different Applications

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Today's Topic: Speed Up a Slow Computer

We hope you enjoyed our Speed Up a Slow Computer series that we just completed.

We’ve already received so many requests to repeat articles that we put together two books of articles by topic. Here’s how it works:

Use this link to go to our website:

http://computerkindergarten.com/speedup.html

You will see two books, each containing a list of Speed Up a Slow Computer articles by topic. Click on Book One or Book Two and then scroll through to get to the article you would like to read.

If you would like to save either or both of the books, hold down the CTRL key on your keyboard and press and release the s key. Select a save location and click Save.

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Question: Should You Update Your iPhone or iPad To IOS 8?

By Ashleigh Allsopp of Macworld

Should I update my iPhone or iPad to iOS 8? What are the pros and cons of upgrading? In our iOS 8 upgrading article we've got all the information you need to know about iOS 8, Apple's new iOS operating system for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, and detailed advice on whether it makes sense for you to update your Apple device to iOS 8. Plus, find out what's new in Apple's iOS 8.3 update and what we know so far about iOS 8.4.

http://tinyurl.com/p3ok3or

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Websites of Interest:

What to Buy (and Avoid Buying) in June
http://tinyurl.com/p8tvwxy

10 Places to Ask for a Discount
From AARP, shopping on certain days or asking for a price break at these places can save you money.
http://tinyurl.com/ltah8px

June is Adopt a Shelter Cat Month
http://tinyurl.com/3vdczxy

Your Best Friend Is Waiting
Petfinder can bring you together.
http://tinyurl.com/lb4fp2z