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Inside MCC’s April 2016 eNewsletter:

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STUDENT OPPORTUNITIES - MCC Scholarships - Deadline Soon!

Students: Last week to get your official transcripts to MCC! The deadline is April 15, 2016.



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PHISHING ALERT - Beware of Scams From Downloaded Apps

Given how much information is stored on our mobile devices, it's no surprise that scammers have chosen to target these devices in their ongoing efforts to steal money and data. The latest threat to Android devices is a phishing app called Acecard that gets downloaded with certain legitimate apps. It then gathers information from your banking apps, or other common programs like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, WhatsApp, Skype, PayPal, and Gmail. This sneaky Trojan uses overlays, which are sign-in screens that look just like the ones you'd expect to see for the real apps. With overlays, the scammers capture your login or credit card information and use this data to steal from you directly or sell to others.

Acecard has been in use since 2014, but activity picked up in the second half of 2015, when experts noted 6,000 attacks in countries across the globe. Experts say different versions of the Trojan have been developed, becoming more of a threat over time.

Fortunately, there are steps you can take to avoid such attacks:

1. Note that Acecard is often disguised as a Flash Player, which is no longer used by Android. Don't download anything that includes Flash as part of the package.

2. Avoid downloading anything from third-party sources.

3. Even on Google Store, only download apps from reputable sources, and avoid downloading any app you don't really need.

4. Pay attention to the permissions each app asks for, and don't agree to anything that seems suspicious.

5. Use a security app such as Kaspersky Internet Security, which offers free basic protection.

Remember, by being careful, you can outsmart the scammers.


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LOCAL FEATURED BUSINESS - The Tap Room at Bear Creek

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GO PINTEREST-ING! - Cool Stuff to Pin on Your Pinterest Boards

Pretty And Delicious Flavored Ice Cubes

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Puzzle Pieces Make Fun Kid Room Decor

Simple Crock Pot French Dip Sammies


You haven't started pinning on Pinterest yet and you want to get started?
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FEATURED MOBILE APPS - These Are Well Worth A Look

Flixter offers Rotten Tomatoes' scores and descriptions for movies in theaters and on DVD and Netflix. Also, see what's playing nearby.
Learn more here... http://www.flixster.com/

Retail Me Not
Download this app for coupons from various stores.
Learn more here... http://www.retailmenot.com/mobile/

Garden Answers
Use this app to snap a photo of any plant in your yard to get more information about it -- or ask a specific gardening question.
Learn more here... http://www.gardenanswers.com


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SITES OF THE MONTH - Great Sites to Check Out in April

Site of the month thumbnail image Keep America Beautiful
April is Keep America Beautiful month, and this site will teach you how. The Keep America Beautiful organization has great ideas to end littering, improve recycling, and beautify communities. Find an affiliate in your area, make a donation, or find out how to volunteer.

Site of the month thumbnail image Spring Weeknight Dinners
When the weather changes, so should your food. It's time to eat lighter, do some grilling, and clean up faster to enjoy the extra daylight. This slide show offers great ideas for delicious spring fare. Try Roast Chicken With Spring Vegetables, Pasta Primavera, or Grilled Shrimp and Noodle Salad.

Site of the month thumbnail image Take The Perfect Selfie
This fascinating site shares the "science of selfies" and guides you in presenting your preferred image to the online world. Just a few tricks include making sure your smile is real, learning confident body postures, and understanding what your image conveys when you're photographed from certain angles.

Site of the month thumbnail image Planning A Family Reunion
Want to see your family all together, but dread planning a reunion? Visit this site for helpful hints on everything from activities for kids, to creative decorations, to the perfect location. Discover who to invite, appropriate budgets, and even a list of family reunion jokes.


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Wi-Fi Spots - Local Wi-Fi Locations

         MCC Wi-Fi locations


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  • 2016 MACC Fourth of July Giant Street Parade.
  • 2016 FRS Youth Tour to Washington D.C.
  • Country Christian High School Girls Basketball Summer Invitational tournament.
  • Molalla Police Department.
  • Molalla High School’s Share the Love.
  • 2016 Renaissance Public Academy events and fundraisers.
  • Molalla River Watch.
  • Molalla High School Summer Baseball program.
  • Foothills Freedom 5k and Molalla River Trail Race events for 2016.
  • Molalla Booster Club’s 2016 fundraising dinner and auction for MHS athletics.
  • Oregon Department of Forestry & Molalla Kiwanis Club Molalla Food Bank fundraising dinner and auction.
  • Rural Dell Parent Teacher Club.
  • Butte Creek School.
  • 2016 MHS Graduation party.
  • Molalla River Academy’s 2016 fundraiser dinner and auction.
  • 2016 Goat Mountain Gallop.
  • Wi-Fi setup for Molalla Relay for Life kickoff meeting.


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TWO TO VIEW - Amazing Videos You Don’t Want to Miss

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Flying Underwater
Take a dive under the beautiful waters of Belize and watch these swimmers skim along with help from boat-towed Subwings.

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The Future Of Parking
This Chinese parking system gives a new meaning to the term "self-parking." Drivers simply drop off their cars and let machines do the work.


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SHORT TUTORIAL/FAQ - Eliminating Annoying YouTube Annotations

Question: How can I get rid of those annoying pop-ups that sometimes appear during YouTube videos?

Answer: It's more fun to watch videos without superfluous images and text (called "annotations") getting in the way. Fortunately, getting rid of them is easy. You can eliminate annotations for one video using the following steps:

1. On the video you're watching, click the gear icon.

2. Click the button next to "Annotations." The checkmark should disappear, and you'll no longer see annotations in that video.

To eliminate pop-ups for all videos, you must be signed in with a YouTube account. Here are the steps to follow:

1. In the upper-right corner of the screen, click the avatar icon. You'll see your account information.

2. Within your account information, click the gear icon, which will take you to your Settings.

3. In the left-hand column, choose Playback, and you'll see a new set of options. Under "Annotations and in-video notifications," uncheck the box next to "Show annotations and in-video notifications."

4. At the bottom of the screen, click Save.

Now you shouldn't see annotations in any videos when logged into your account.


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Best regards,

- Your MCC Team

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