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Welcome to this week's edition of the Computer Kindergarten Newsletter.
Today is Sunday, June 12, 2016

In this Issue:
Special Feature: Special Feature: Travel Scams Don’t Have to Ruin Your Trip
Special Feature: Top 25 Most Popular Anti-Spam Tips, Tricks and Secrets: How to Make Sure Your ISP Does Not Filter Your Newsletters as Spam
Today's Topic: Windows 10: What If I Don’t See The Windows 10 Notification?
Special Feature: iPhone Tips & Tricks: How to Quickly Update All Your Apps at Once
Websites of Interest: The History of Flag Day; Flag Etiquette; Evolution of the American Flag; What to Buy (and Avoid Buying) in June; Long Island: Things to Do With Your Family This Summer; June is Adopt a Shelter Cat Month; Your Best Friend Is Waiting

This is your newsletter! What can we do to make it better? Please let us know about topics you are interested in and we can add articles to upcoming newsletters.

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Special Feature: Travel Scams Don’t Have to Ruin Your Trip

From excess charges on your credit card to disappearing wallets to Wi-Fi dangers to fraud and cons, the best way to protect yourself is by being knowledgeable and prepared. Take a look at this article by Sid Kirchheimer of aarp.com to learn what is out there and how to protect yourself and your family.

http://tinyurl.com/zwtqtsy

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Special Feature: Top 25 Most Popular Anti-Spam Tips, Tricks and Secrets: How to Make Sure Your ISP Does Not Filter Your Newsletters as Spam

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.

You may not be aware of it, but your Internet Service Provider (ISP) is probably filtering all your email for spam automatically.

As long as they only filter out the spam this is a good thing (though not even this should happen without the user's consent), but important mail or newsletters may fall victim to these spam filtering tactics, too. The ISP is certainly not doing this on purpose, so you should inform them about the situation to help avoid such false positives.

If you are suspecting that your ISP is filtering mail you do want to receive — if you have signed up for a newsletter, for example, but never got an issue, or delivery suddenly stopped:

* Visit your ISP's support Web site and look for their spam policy.
o Maybe you can opt out of the filtering,
o whitelist certain senders manually (to make sure you're receiving your newsletters, whitelist the newsletter’s domain, for example) or
o report specific problems through a dedicated form.
* If you find neither of these options, contact your ISP via email or by phone and describe the problem with as much detail about the erroneously blocked email as possible.

In our example of Computer Kindergarten newsletters not showing up in your Inbox, tell your ISP something like:

Hi,

I have recently signed up for a newsletter from Computer Kindergarten at <http:// ComputerKindergarten.com/>. I have yet to receive an installment.

Can this have something to do with server-side spam filters catching this wanted piece of mail? Could you please investigate this and maybe whitelist " ComputerKindergarten.com"?

thanks a lot!

In our next edition: Don't Believe Spammers When They Say "You Requested"

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Today's Topic: Windows 10: What If I Don’t See The Windows 10 Notification?

Windows 10 is the latest version of Microsoft's operating system for PCs and tablets. It was released July 29, 2015. It is free download until July 29, 2016.

Unlike previous versions of the Windows operating system, Windows 10 is available as a free upgrade, as long as you have Windows 7 or Windows 8.1. This free upgrade offer will expire after July 29, 2016. For those who don't get Windows 10 during this time, it will be available for purchase.

If you're using Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, you'll 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

If you don't see this notification, it means you need to download to the most recent update for your operating system.

For Windows 7 users, the most recent update is Service Pack 1, which can be found here:
http://tinyurl.com/bvo2e3a

For Windows 8 users, the most recent update and instructions can be found here:
http://tinyurl.com/pkjclrw

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Special Feature: iPhone Tips & Tricks: How to Quickly Update All Your Apps at Once

With the introduction of iOS 9.3, 3D Touch was added to some major Apple apps. When you 3D Touch an app icon, Quick Actions pop up that allow you to jump directly into specific, and common used, places within an app. Now, you can do the same with the App store icon in order to quickly update all of your apps. Here’s how to 3D Touch the App Store icon to update all your apps.

From Home screen, 3D Touch the App Store icon by firmly pressing.

The following options will pop up: Purchases, Update All, Redeem, Search.

Tap Update All. You’ll be quickly redirected to the Updates page within the App Store, and your apps will begin to update.

This tip works on iPhones with 3D Touch (currently the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus) that are running iOS 9.3 or later. For a review of 3D Touch, take a look at our last newsletter:

http://computerkindergarten.com/060516.html

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Websites of Interest:

The History of Flag Day
http://www.usflag.org/history/flagday.html

Flag Etiquette
www.usflag.org/flagetiquette.html

Evolution of the American Flag
www.americanhistory.about.com/library/weekly/aa040202a.htm

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

Long Island: Things to Do With Your Family This Summer
https://www.longislandpress.com/2013/04/29/101-long-island-things-to-do-with-your-family-this-summer/

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