Home Page
This Week's Edition
Search the Archives
Upcoming Classes
Contact Info

Like Us on Facebook

Take one of our computer classes at a library or community center. Click here for a list of upcoming classes

Hands-On Computer Classes right at your location. We can present any of our basic, intermediate, advanced or customized hands-on computer training classes for your business, group or organization, right at your location. Click here for more information.


To subscribe, enter your email address in the box below and click the Join Now button

Click here to print this page

Welcome to this week's edition of the Computer Kindergarten Newsletter.
Today is Sunday, September 20, 2015

In this Issue:
Special Feature: Fake PSEG Scams
Special Feature: Your Mac Computer - Getting Started with OS X - Troubleshooting Common Problems
Today's Topic: How Do I Get Windows 10?
Question: For Your iPad or iPhone: How to upgrade to iOS 9
Websites of Interest: International Day of Peace; Doggin' Long Island; Autumnal Equinox; Fall Foliage Map of New York


Special Feature: Fake PSEG Scams

From psegliny.com

Don't Fall Victim to a Scam or Fraud

A nationwide scam is targeting utility customers. Individuals have contacted customers asking for an immediate bill or deposit payment via a pre-paid debit card to prevent a service shut off.

Beware of suspicious activity and trust your instincts. Use this link to learn more about these scams:



Special Feature: Your Mac Computer - Getting Started with OS X - Troubleshooting Common Problems

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.

Troubleshooting Common Problems

Do you know what to do if your screen goes blank? What if you can't seem to close an application—or can't hear any sound from your speakers? Whenever you have a problem with your computer, don't panic! There are several basic troubleshooting techniques you can use to fix issues like this. In this lesson, we'll show you some simple things to try when troubleshooting, as well as how to solve common problems you may encounter.



Today's Topic: How Do I Get Windows 10?

From gcflearnfree.org

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

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 one year, ending sometime in August 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 Microsoft's page on How to Upgrade to Windows 10 for more detailed instructions:


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


Question: For Your iPad or iPhone: How to upgrade to iOS 9

By Grant Brunner of extremetech.com

With the release of iOS 9, Apple has introduced a number of exciting new features. From the stylish News app to side-by-side multitasking on the iPad, iOS 9 is a must-have update for anyone with a device running the previous release.

Ready to make the jump? Here’s how:



Websites of Interest:

International Day of Peace
World Peace Day is observed annually on September 21.

Doggin' Long Island
The best places you and your dog can go.

Autumnal Equinox
Is on September 23. Everything you need to know:

Fall Foliage Map of New York
Here is a color-coded fall foliage map of New York State that gives the approximate times for optimal foliage viewing this autumn, from the Adirondacks to the tip of Long Island.