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Welcome to this week's edition of the Computer Kindergarten Newsletter.
Today is Sunday, June 14, 2015

The writers and editors of this newsletter will be taking vacation for the next several weeks. We wish a Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads, and everyone a happy and safe 4th of July!

In this Issue:
Special Feature: Inside the Grandparents Scam: A Con Artist Reveals All
Special Feature: Your Mac Computer - Getting Started with OS X - Opening Files with Different Applications
This Week's Topic: How to Thoroughly Clean Your Dirty Desktop Computer
Question: How to Back Up Your iPhone Photos
Websites of Interest: June 14 is Flag Day; Father's Day; Summer Solstice; 4th of July - Independence Day


Special Feature: Inside the Grandparents Scam: A Con Artist Reveals All

By Sid Kirchheimer of aarp.org

Donald and Ola Mae got scammed doing what any grandparent would do. Peter got them because he knew that love, indeed, conquers all.

The secret to Peter’s success, like that of any scammer, was to get Donald and Ola Mae to think with their hearts instead of their heads – to get them “under the ether,” as it is called.

Think with your emotions and you don’t think rationally, and that’s what turns targets into victims.

That’s why the Grandparents Scam continues strong – and why you need to watch this important public service video from AARP:



Special Feature: Your Mac Computer - Getting Started with OS X - Opening Files with Different Applications

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.

Opening Files with Different Applications

When you open a file in OS X, it will usually open in the default application for that type of file. For example, a photo will open in Preview. But you may not always want this. In this lesson, we'll show you how to open a file in a different application, as well as how to change the default application so a file will always open in your preferred program.

Use this link to learn to learn how:

In our next newsletter: Working with Flash Drives


This Week's Topic: How to Thoroughly Clean Your Dirty Desktop Computer

By howtogeek.com

Just like your car, your house, and even yourself, your computer needs a good cleaning every once and a while to prevent overheating and dust build up. It’s easy to do and it only takes about 20 minutes.

Click this link to learn how to effectively clean the inside of your desktop computer.



Question: How to Back Up Your iPhone Photos

By Rob DePaolo of iphonephotographyschool.com

Backing up photos is an important, albeit less than exciting task that all of us mobile photographers should do. Having at least one backup of your photos will help prevent permanent loss of your images should you ever lose or damage your iPhone. It also allows you to free up space on your phone if you find that your available storage is starting to wane.

In this article you’ll discover a number of options for backing up your precious iPhone photos:



Websites of Interest:

June 14 is Flag Day

The History of Flag Day

Flag Etiquette

Evolution of the American Flag

Flag Rules and Regulations
At this website, you will learn how to fold, display and retire the American flag, and much more.

Father's Day


Here is a website for fathers with a tremendous amount of resources that can make parenting easier.

Summer Solstice
June 21 is the first day of Summer. Read facts and information about the Summer Solstice at this site.

4th of July - Independence Day

Read the Declaration of Independence at this website:

Learn about history, customs, observances and much more.

July 4th articles, video, pictures and facts

Fourth of July Party Recipes