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Welcome to this week's edition of the Computer Kindergarten Newsletter.
Today is Sunday, December 6, 2015

In this Issue:
Special Feature: Watch out! Holiday Scams Are Tricky This Year
Special Feature: Special Feature: Best New Features in Your Mac’s Operating System El Capitan: Split View
Today's Topic: How Do I Get Windows 10?
Special Feature: How to Back Up an iPhone
Websites of Interest: Happy Chanukah, How to Choose a Christmas Tree, The Best Sites for Tracking Holiday Shopping Deals, This Guide to Holiday Shipping Cutoffs Ensures Your Gifts Are on Time

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Special Feature: Watch out! Holiday Scams Are Tricky This Year

Be extra careful of scamsters during the holiday season.

Countless scams, particularly holiday hoaxes which prey upon the kindness and vulnerabilities of people, go unnoticed until it's too late. The result: thousands become ill-fated victims.

Learn more about holiday season scams:
http://tinyurl.com/puktayz

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Special Feature: Special Feature: Best New Features in Your Mac’s Operating System El Capitan: Split View

By Karen Haslam of Macworld

With Mac OS X El Capitan, Apple is focusing on performance and introducing only a handful of new features - but the feature set makes up in quality for what it lacks in quantity.

Split View

An improved full-screen mode lets you have more than one app open at once.

Clicking and dragging the green window-resize button activates a new Split View that fills the screen with two apps at once.

Users can choose the amount of space given to each app.

Note that some apps won't work with Split View.

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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:

http://tinyurl.com/onszjht

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Special Feature: How to Back Up an iPhone

Make sure all your precious photos, videos and documents don't get lost by following these simple steps to backing up an iPhone and its contents. We'll show you how a backup in iCloud or iTunes could give you real peace of mind and save the day if disaster strikes and your iPhone dies.

http://tinyurl.com/pqffrh8

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Websites of Interest:

Happy Chanukah!
Laws, customs, recipes and inspiring videos and articles.
http://www.aish.com/h/c/

Hanukkah Recipes
Menus, dinner ideas, latkes and more
http://allrecipes.com/recipes/holidays-and-events/hanukkah/

Choose from thousands of recipes for holiday fun, including cookies, cocktails, edible gifts, and more.
http://www.epicurious.com/recipesmenus/holidays/hanukkah/recipes

Chanukah Traditions Around the World
http://tinyurl.com/p6p8xpc

How to Choose a Christmas Tree
Tips for choosing the perfect Christmas tree
http://tinyurl.com/y8zvq9v

The Best Sites for Tracking Holiday Shopping Deals
http://tinyurl.com/oslw47x

This Guide to Holiday Shipping Cutoffs Ensures Your Gifts Are on Time
http://tinyurl.com/k6s9r8z