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EMAIL WARNING - PHISHING SCHEMES CIRCULATING ABOUT WEBMAIL
Be on the lookout for a clever phishing schemes that use email messages claiming to be from the Technical Support Team of your Webmail Messaging Center. The scheme's goal is to gain full access to your email account and be able to send spam posing as you.
For example, the message may claim that your email address has been queued for deactivation as a result of a continuous error script. In order to resolve the problem, you're instructed to reset your email address by replying to the email and providing your current email address and password. According to the message, if you provide incorrect information or ignore the instructions, it will lead to the deactivation of your email address.
DO NOT REPLY to emails of this type. Threats of account deactivation are a common "red flag" of phishing schemes that are used to try and frighten you into taking action. If you're ever unsure of the legitimacy of a message that claims to be regarding your email address, give us a call for assistance.
Never-Aired Apple Commercial
Called "Here's to the Crazy Ones," this 1997 Apple TV commercial was narrated by Steve Jobs but never aired. It celebrates those in history--from Albert Einstein to John Lennon to Amelia Earhart --who went out on a limb for innovation, progress, and change.
Woman Hears For The First Time
Sarah Churman, 29 years old, was born deaf and recently heard for the first time thanks to a hearing implant. This touching video shows Sarah weeping with joy at the moment the device is turned on and then smiling and saying, "My laughter sounds loud."
MCC SANTA DAY - THIS FRIDAY DECEMBER, 2ND
THIS MONTH'S FAQ - IS IT OK TO LET MY COMPUTER SLEEP INSTEAD OF SHUTTING IT DOWN?
Question: If I'm not planning to use my computer for several hours, is it OK to use the computer's sleep mode rather than shut it down completely?
Answer: Generally speaking, sleep mode is most efficient for both Macs and PCs. One of the primary advantages of using sleep mode is that you have easy access to your work when you "wake up" your computer, since you don't have to reopen applications as you do when you boot up the machine from being completely powered down.
As an example, if you're through working for the day and put your computer to sleep and then remember an email you forgot to send, you can simply "wake up" the computer and use the email application that's already running. This process is much easier and faster than waiting for the computer to boot up and then reopening the application.
In terms of energy use, sleep mode does use some power, but not much, and no battery power (assuming your computer is plugged in). Remember that fully shutting down and booting up your computer uses power too.
There are times when you need to completely shut down your computer, such as when installing new hardware or software. It's also best to shut down completely in case of lightning storms or if you won't be using your computer for several days or more. But if your computer will be idle for just a few hours, sleep mode is fine.
SITES OF THE MONTH - GREAT SITES TO CHECK OUT
Coupons Are Cool
Spending money may be fun but this site points out that saving is a whole lot more fun than overspending and dealing with debt. It's packed with ways to save including coupons, rebates, sweepstakes, freebies, online deals, and how-to videos. Use the coupon database to find deals on your favorite products or check out the guides for tips on how to save at popular stores.
Home Décor Ideas
Browse through thousands of inspiring home photos and create your own ideabook to collect the looks you love. Locate photos by style, room, or metropolitan area. You'll also find an extensive section of products to help you reproduce the designs in your ideabook and a Q&A section where you can post decorating questions or answers.
Car Care Central
Use this comprehensive site to manage all aspects of owning your car including diagnosing problems, getting information on a new vehicle, and finding a mechanic. You can also sign up for reminders to keep up with regular maintenance and get help locating parts and accessories. Check out the car dictionary before you visit your local garage to prepare for the mechanic-speak!
*MCC Staff Favorite
Videos For Fun And Learning
From delightful dance routines to cartoon creatures to athletic feats, this site features interesting and educational videos that the kids--and everyone else--should see. You'll find clips of space views, claymation, scientific research, music, toy tricks, and much more. Scroll through the recent posts or click "random post" to see what comes up.
How does Steamed Mahi Mahi With Vegetables and Garlic Mustard Sauce sound for dinner tonight? If you answered, "Expensive," think again. This recipe is just one of many on the Food Network's "Good Food for Less" webpage. Check out scrumptious-looking photos to find a recipe you want to try. Then print, save, or share it.
MCC HOLIDAY FOOD DRIVE - ENDS NOVEMBER 30TH
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