technology

Summer is here at last. For many people, it’s time to get the car ready for a long road trip. And with GPS-enabled smartphones, it’s now a lot easier to navigate these drives without getting lost.

While most of us haven’t been travelling much lately, many of us have occasion to be out of our normal calling area and need to make calls. Normally, not a big deal, but what if you have to make a bunch of long-distance calls?

I recently had a friend call me up about a network connectivity problem in their house. Their second bedroom/ occasional office upstairs has terrible WiFi connectivity and no ethernet port. Consequently, the office wasn’t nearly as useful as it could have been.

We tend to think that complexity is what makes a good password, but we don’t really understand complexity. We think if it looks more complicated then it must be better, but entropy is a better measurement of difficulty in guessing than complexity.

One of the requests I get regularly is how to send large files to other people. While there is no best way there are better ways than just attaching it to an email.

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These aren’t specific to Gmail, but that’s the context. Specifically, Gmail when it’s used in the context of Google Apps.

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Repeats every week every Thursday until Wed Nov 27 2019 except Wed Dec 25 2019, Fri Dec 27 2019.
Thursday, November 7, 2019
Thursday, November 14, 2019
Thursday, November 21, 2019
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Thursdays 3:45pm - 4:45pm (ages 7+) 
October 3-Nov 28th excluding Oct 31st, 2019

We are building a Lego town complete with all our favourite parks, places, shops and amenities. This is a registration only program. You must register online.

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Repeats every week every Wednesday until Wed Dec 18 2019 except Wed Dec 25 2019, Fri Dec 27 2019.
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Wednesday, December 18, 2019
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Are you a senior that is keen to learn about your ipad, laptop or tablet? Do you have questions about your gmail account, the app store, youtube or reading/ listening to books online? Come and join a librarian on Wednesday afternoons and succeed in unraveling some of these mysteries in technology. Please bring your device & any necessary passwords. There is a limit of one device per session to allow time for other patrons

I recently had a friend contact me about a disturbing email they’d received. The writer of the email purported to have compromised my friend’s account. That they had access to their computer, their email, and their webcam.

Recently a friend asked me about managing photos on her iPhone. She is a prolific photographer, taking photos for personal and professional social media use. Her challenge is managing the volume of photos, but also being able to go back and find them again.