Learning with Mr. Ben! (5/11/19 Part 2)

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Learning is a skill. Its a skill you can practice and improve, too. This is great since there’s online resources, books, and more! Learning with Ben! And its easier to learn when you can have someone who’ll help you along the way one-on-one! Ben Howard teaches at Maui EdVenture / UH Maui plus does private tutoring! We also take your calls, because we love them! Maui Computer Learning

Windows? Mac? Chrome? What’s the right fit for me? (4/27/19 Part 1)

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Would you wear a pair of high heels for a hike in ‘Iao Valley? Or go ballroom dancing in steel-toe construction shoes? Ever saw someone tap-dance wearing diving fins? Which Fits? – Part 1 Even if its the best of what they are, the wrong shoes are simply the wrong shoes. Computers are no different, believe it or not! Today we’re talking about Windows, Macs, Chromebooks plus tablets and phones! What do you need? Well, sit right down, and let us listen! Oh, and if you’ve not seen Avengers Endgame yet? You might want to read this article by PC Magazine on how to limit spoilers! https://www.pcmag.com/news/368011/how-to-avoid-spoilers-online

Picking out your perfect match! No, not for dating… (4/27/19 Part 2)

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Its love at first sight. Smart, beautiful,and right there looking back at you. Do you make the move? Which Fits? – Part 2 Okay, okay, so maybe buying a new computing device isn’t quite a romantic comedy. But like signing up for a dating site, there’s some questions you should ask yourself about your perfect match! And we get into that. Windows? Mac? Chromebook? Tablet or Smartphone?

Astronomy 101: Easy ways to get started! (3/30/19 Part 1)

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Everyone has hobbies they love, and they all had to start somewhere. Be it curiosity, perhaps a friend or family sharing, those first steps are important! J.D. Visits! – Part 1 So today we’re sharing easy ways to get into astronomy and stargazing for you, kids in your life, and more! Want to see what’s coming up in the week? Check out http://www.astronomy.com/observing/sky-this-week Did you know you can buy astronomy activities and games for the family? https://myasp.astrosociety.org/products/familyastro Got a smartphone? There are apps to help out novice stargazers! https://www.forbes.com/sites/jesseshanahan/2018/05/09/the-best-free-stargazing-apps-of-2018/

Astronomy 101: Cool happenings and cool stuff! (3/30/19 Part 2)

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Ready to get started on astronomy? We get into that! You don’t even need to buy expensive equipment! Just go out and look! J.D. visits! – Part 2 Did you know that the UH Institute for Astronomy has monthly public talks? This Friday, April 5, 2019 at 6:30pm there’s one featuring Guy Jette talking about doing astronomy south of the equator! And, did you know there are astronomy clubs here on Maui? You should go check them out! Fun links! http://www.ifa.hawaii.edu/info/press-releases/Gault_Mar2019/ http://aerith.net/comet/weekly/current.html http://astrobiology.com/2019/03/the-l-98-59-system-three-transiting-terrestrial-sized-planets-orbiting-a-nearby-m-dwarf.html Want to buy LD some coffee? Check out our Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/mauionline/overview

Facebook! Passwords! Hacking! Fer cryin’ out loud… (3/23/19 Part 1)

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Facebook is the biggest social network in the world at the moment. Which, of course, makes it a HUGE target for the bad guys. While lots of them have been content to run scams, steal identities, and such? Well, some still like to steal things. Another Password Hack… So… yeah. Change your password. Also, if you’re wanting links to the news stories today? Microsoft Defender coming to Mac: https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2019/03/microsoft-ships-anti-virus-for-macos-as-windows-defender-becomes-microsoft-defender/ Internet Freedom survey: https://freedomhouse.org/report/freedom-net/freedom-net-2018/rise-digital-authoritarianism For Password changing goodness? Here are the promised links! xkcd Password: https://www.xkcd.com/936/ PC Magazine’s Best Password Managers for 2019: https://www.pcmag.com/roundup/300318/the-best-password-managers PC Magazine’s Best Authentication apps for 2018: https://www.pcworld.com/article/3225913/what-is-two-factor-authentication-and-which-2fa-apps-are-best.html How to change your password: https://www.facebook.com/help/213395615347144?helpref=topq How to use 2-Factor Authentication with Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/help/148233965247823?helpref=search&sr=1&query=2%20factor%20authentication  

Phishing has nothing to do with rock band… (3/23/19 Part 2)

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Nom nom nom… Phishing is a way of trying to steal account information. Phishers attempt to get logins, passwords, payment information, and more. And its not nearly as hard as you’d hope! Phishing 101! So, we talk about it today, and what you can do to protect yourself. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phishing https://us.norton.com/internetsecurity-online-scams-how-to-protect-against-phishing-scams.html https://www.consumerreports.org/money/how-to-protect-yourself-from-phishing/ https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204759 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4033787/windows-protect-yourself-from-phishing Information on SHAKEN/STIR from the news: https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0381-how-does-robocall-work-infographic https://www.fcc.gov/call-authentication https://www.zdnet.com/article/at-t-comcast-successfully-test-shakenstir-protocol-for-fighting-robocalls/