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How to Avoid Computer Mistakes Course Modules:

Click to Reveal Computer Mistakes Course Module #1

Track Length Description
1 2:43 Introduction
2 6:05 First Computer Mistake, Part A

Failing to Back Up Your Computer Often Enough and In the Right Way – Learn Worth’s personal story of how he made this mistake over 20 years ago and regrets it to this day

   3 26:07 First Computer Mistake, Part B

Understand the basic pros and cons of different methods for backing

up your computer


   4 22:57 First Computer Mistake, Part C

How to protect your files and learn how to back up the way Worth recommends, using simple and effective methods


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Click to Reveal Computer Mistakes Course Module #2

Track Length Description
1 14:21 Second Computer Mistake

What Are Viruses and Worms, and Why You May Be At Risk, Even If You Think You’re Safe – understand common mistakes that put your system at risk and hear simple advice on what to do to stay safe

2 14:22 Third Computer Mistake

Why You’re Risking a Lot if You’re Not Protecting Your Computer With the Right Type of Firewall – discover a really simple way of understanding what a firewall is and what it actually does to protect your computer.

Learn what the two basic types of firewalls are and how one protects you better than the other, and how having two firewalls can be a big problem if you do it the wrong way, but a big benefit if done the way you should

3 20:11 Fourth Computer Mistake

Dangerous Software You May Be Installing Without Even Knowing it – viruses and worms are only the beginning of the types of dangerous software out there trying to infect your computer. The fact is, “malware” is big money for criminal organizations and they are doing everything they can to profit from infected computers.

Learn more about different types of threats and simple steps you can take to protect yourself from them.

4 17:18 Fifth Computer Mistake

Exposing Your Life to Strangers With These Common Password Mistakes – How people tend to make a lot of the same dangerous mistakes when choosing and using passwords, why thinking that no one would target you is missing the point, plus some solid advice on exactly what you should be doing when choosing and using passwords not just online, but offline as well

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Click to Reveal Computer Mistakes Course Module #3

Track Length Description
1 33:05 Sixth Computer Mistake

Ways You May Be Physically Damaging Your Computer Without Even Realizing It – Most people do not understand how their computer works and frequently fail to take basic steps that could protect their computer from breaking down before its time, or worse yet, do things which can actually ruin their expensive computer

Learn important lessons that can help extend the life of your investment and save you hundreds or even thousands in costs of repairing or replacing your computer and other electronics

Discover tips to avoid lousy computer techs who don’t know what they’re doing and can make matters worse when “repairing” your computer, in a way that can’t even be traced back to them!

2 22:02 Seventh Computer Mistake

How to Recognize Ways Some Sites Trick You Into Revealing Too Much About Yourself Online – Everyone knows online privacy and security are critical these days, but many people don’t understand the ways that big companies want and profit from invading your privacy.

Those companies are so good at this now, that people often don’t even realize what’s happening or why they’re at risk — this chapter will explain some of those hidden risks and how to avoid them so you can feel safe

Beyond companies profiting from your personal information, there are many other potentially severe consequences to revealing the wrong information about yourself — discover what these are and learn suggestions to avoid having to face those problems


3 8:57 Conclusion & a Final Computer Mistake

That May be The Biggest One of All


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How to Back Up Your Mac Course Modules:

How to Back Up Your Mac Module 1



Using “Time Machine

How to Set a Drive to Use With Time Machine


Time Machine is the backup program which comes with your Mac, and can be used as part of a good backup strategy to protect your files.

In this lesson I’ll show you how easy it is to set a drive to use with Time Machine

How to Exclude Unwanted Folders from Being Backed Up


Sometimes you might not want to back up everything on your hard drive using Time Machine, such as a folder containing lots of very large files which are less important to you and which could fill the backup drive very quickly.This lesson shows you how to optionally tell Time Machine to ignore certain folders during backup

How to Start a Backup With Time Machine



One of the things I don’t like about Time Machine (along with many other backup programs) is that it assumes you’re going to keep your backup drive turned on and connected all the time, which is a bad idea since it causes more wear and tear on the drive and thus makes it less reliable.

In this lesson I’ll show you how to easily tell Time Machine to back up with a couple of clicks so you can keep your backup drive turned off most of the time so it is a safer place to keep a backup copy of your files

How to “Restore” a File or Folder from Backup with Time Machine


At some point you may need to “restore” a file from backup since you deleted it or want to go back to an earlier version.This lesson shows you how to do so by going into Time Machine
Using Carbon Copy Cloner

Carbon Copy Cloner is a program that makes a 100% backup copy of your hard drive, and is the backup program which I use myself and which I recommend the most to my students and clients.

After a one-time setup, CCC will back up your drive automatically (and very quickly), as easily as flicking the power switch on your backup hard drive.

Downloading & Installing Carbon Copy Cloner


This lesson shows you how to download the program Carbon Copy Cloner, and how to install it.

Easy 1-time setup that completely automates your backup


This lesson shows you how, in just a few clicks, you can set Carbon Copy Cloner up to automatically back your hard drive up as soon as you plug it in and turn it on

A Look at The Actual Backup Process


Just sit back and see how easy it is to back up automatically when you plug in and turn on the drive.

Recovering Files Backed Up to External Hard Drives


This lesson shows you how you can manually retrieve a file from the backup drive when needed to replace a lost file, or for similar reasons

How to Back Up Your Mac Module 2



External Hard Drives

Understanding External Hard Drives


I explain the basics of an external hard drive; what it is, advice on buying the right one, and a brief recap of why it is very important to have one (see my audio report “7 Common and Costly Computer Mistakes” for more information).

Formatting your new hard drive


This lesson shows you how you can “format” your hard drive so it is ready to be used. This is a one-time step, and should be done before you try adding any files to the drive.

USB Flash Drives

Understanding USB Flash Drives


In this video I explain what a USB flash drive is, why you might want to get one, and what the pros and cons are of using them compared to other options.

How to Use a USB Flash Drive


Now that you understand what a USB flash drive is, this video shows you the steps to using them to back up your files, move files between computers, and more

How to “Format” Your Flash Drive To Work Better With Other Computers


Macs are the most compatible computers around, but sometimes it works better if your computer uses disks in “Mac only” mode (or Mac formatted, to use the proper term), but if you want to share files with Windows computers using a USB flash drive it needs to be “Windows formatted”, so the Windows PC can read it.

This lesson shows you how to format your USB flash drive for either Mac or Windows (tip: flash drives are cheap. Why not get one for Windows, one for Mac for the best of both worlds) .

How to Back Up Your Mac Module 3



Introduction Protecting Yourself By Backing Up Your Computer

Why You’re Making a Huge Mistake if You’re Not Backing Up Regularly


One of the single biggest mistakes I see people making with their computers is failing to back up their files (or not doing so regularly or in a complete way).

In this video lesson I’ll explain why backing up your files is so important and tell you the story of how I learned this the hard way many years ago

A Recommended Backup Strategy


This lesson gives you an overview of the two general options for backing up your computer, as wells as specific recommendations for what method to use to best protect your computer Backup online or synchronize files between computers

What is Dropbox and Why You Might Want to Use It


In this video I explain what Dropbox is and some of the ways you can use it and advantages it offers.

It can be used both as a way to back up your files, or give you easy access to important files on multiple computers. Watch the video to find out more

How to Download & Install the Dropbox Program


Downloading the Dropbox program is free. Watch the video to see the steps to downloading & installing it on your computer.

You can get the program by clicking this link to go to

Running Dropbox for the First Time


Now that the program is installed on your computer, watch to see what happens the first time you run the program, including the simple steps to get it working for you

Overview of Using the Dropbox Program


In this video lesson I’ll walk you through the basics of using Dropbox and show you how simple it is to use it to either back up your files and/or make them available on multiple computers via automatic synchronization

How to Use DropBox to Send Someone a File


How to use Dropbox as a simple and convenient way to send files to someone without clogging up their email inbox or forcing them to wait a long time when getting their mail

A Look At the Dropbox Preferences


This lesson takes a quick look at the preferences (settings) for Dropbox, just in case you need them

Apple Mac Basics Course Modules:

Module 1: Computer Terms & Concepts




Understanding and Seeing the Difference Between RAM (Memory) and Hard Drive


This video lesson shows you what two of the most important parts of your computer look like, and helps you understand what they do for you every time you use the computer.

How to Better Understand Hard Drives


What is ‘formatting’ or ‘erasing’, and one reason why hard drives seem to end up with less space than you paid forIn this lesson I explain a couple of common computer terms and help you better understand your hard drive (the part of the computer where all of your files are stored).

A common point of confusion is why is it that hard drives never seem to have as much room as they say on the box — this lesson will help clear up that mystery.

Computer Dictionary – CPU


In this video I explain in simple terms what a CPU is, and give you some tips to help you chose whether you need a high-end or more “average” speed computer when purchasing your next system, based on how you use the computer.

I also help you understand why it is that a computer that is high end one year, can seem slow and underpowered just a few years later.

Understanding Computer Speed and What’s Slowing Down Your Computer


This lesson helps you understand in a non-technical way some of the different things that affect the speed of your computer. Once you understand the basic ideas I explain in this video, you’ll have a better understanding of not just where the computer is slowing down, but also whether it’s actually your computer that’s slow, or if it’s your Internet connection.

Understanding these things can help you know where to start in fixing the problem, or avoiding it in the first place.

Understanding the Computer Term “OS” or “Operating System”


In this video lesson I explain to you the term “operating system”, which few people understand very well, if at all.

I’ll explain it in a way that actually makes sense, and which anyone can relate to.

Understanding the Term Driver


You’ve probably heard someone use the term “driver”, but never completely understood what it meant. Watch this video to finally understand this important computer term.

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Module 2: Mouse & Keyboard Basics











Mouse Basics – Clicking Correctly


Over the years, I’ve found that a majority of people aren’t really using their mouse the right way. This is not to say they’re using it completely wrong, but they misunderstand when they’re supposed to click once, and when they’re supposed to double-click.

In many cases, they double-click everything, which can cause unexpected results and lead to frustration and confusion.

While there unfortunately is no dead simple, clear-cut rule for when to click and when to double-click that can be said in one or two sentences, this lesson goes over most of the common examples and variations a few times to show you the right way to use your mouse.

Once you see it in context, with a few different examples, it’ll start to make more sense.

The lesson also clarifies terminology that a lot of people misuse, and explains when to “right-click” (or Control-click if you have a single-button mouse) and why you might want to do so.

A Simple Secret That Makes the Computer Faster and Easier to Use









Most people use their computer in a way that slows them down and makes the whole thing more slow and frustrating than it has to be — learn a few simple steps in this quick easy lesson that you can use every day to make things quicker and easier with just a few clicks.

How to Chose the Best
“Pointing Device” For You










In this video I talk about “pointing devices” (a mouse is the best-known type of pointing device, but is not the only type), some of the pros and cons of each, and why using a mouse might not be the best option for everybody.

Using “Modifier Keys” – What Are They, & How Can They Make the Computer Easier?









This video lesson explains the right way to use the “modifier keys” on your keyboard, including Shift, Control, Option, and Command.

I also teach you a few “keyboard shortcuts” that use those keys — when you use keyboard shortcuts along with the mouse (instead of mainly using the mouse to control the computer) it can make the computer easier and faster to use.

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Module 3: Basics of Files & Folders




Understanding Files and Folders


This lesson is a Plain English explanation of exactly what a file is and what a folder is, and why you use them.

A lot of people get the two terms confused, and others don’t really understand either of them. But that’s OK, you will understand them once you’ve watched this lesson.

Making folders to organize your files


See how to make a folder or folders, and how you can use them to organize your files to make things easier for you to keep track of.

Renaming files & folders



How to rename a file or folder — makes it easier to recognize a file by it’s name instead of guessing what it is or having to open it each time to find out.

How to clean up your desktop



In this lesson I show you a very useful thing to do, which is to keep your desktop clean and organize your files.

People tend to have very cluttered desktops, and aside from making it hard to find things, it can slow down your computer.

Using Undo When Working With


It’s not uncommon for someone, whether they are a basic or a more advanced computer user, to slip up and make a mistake when working with files and folders.

This lesson shares a valuable, and very easy technique to “undo” the last thing you did so you can recover from a mistake.

Understanding How to Find Things on Your Hard Drive


Understanding how your computer’s hard drive is structured can help you keep your computer more organized and help you find things when you need them.

This lesson shows you a few things about how to navigate your hard drive and its contents.

Understanding and using “aliases” on your Mac


Aliases are a very common thing on Macs, yet a lot of people don’t understand them or know how to use them.

This lesson explains what they are and how to use them to save time and effort on your computer by setting it up to be convenient for you.

Also has an important tip on what files are, and what files aren’t safe to delete or move around.

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Module 4: Basics of Menus, Buttons & Program Windows




Basic Concepts: Menus


In this lesson I demonstrate some basic concepts about how menus work, show you how to avoid a common mistake I see people making when using menus, and more.

This lesson also reveals a few secrets that nobody else teaches which make learning the computer much easier.

How to Use Spotlight Search


Spotlight Search is an incredibly useful feature that can be used to find that important document you misplaced, or as a quick way to open an application you need occasionally but don’t want to have cluttering up your Dock.

This lesson gives you the basics of how to use it to quickly & easily find files and folders on your Mac’s hard drive.

Closing programs the correct way


A common mistake people make using Macs is they will close the window of a program, but end up leaving the program still running and taking up system resources which can slow down some computers.

This lesson shows you how to correctly “Quit” out of a program instead of just closing the window.

Using the toolbar button, or “lozenge button”


There is a button in the upper right-hand corner of many windows on Mac programs that hides or reveals toolbar buttons on the window.

People sometimes click the button accidentally and suddenly important buttons are missing. This lesson shows you how the button works so you can avoid this problem.

Understanding “Multitasking” and Using Multiple Windows


A lot of people don’t use their computer to even close to it’s full capabilities, including missing out on fundamentals which can make it more easy and efficient to use.

This video introduces you to the concepts you need to understand, while the following lesson shows you the steps.

How to Use Multiple Windows


Following from the previous video, this lesson demonstrates how to use multiple windows to make using the computer more efficient and easy

Resizing Windows



I find a lot of people do not realize they can resize and move the windows on their screen, such as the window you are reading this in right now.

Watch this video lesson to see how to easily change the size and shape of just about any window on your computer’s screen.

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Module 5: Basics of Working With Written Documents




An Introduction to Basic Editing Skills


This lesson teaches fundamental computer skills that can make your life easier, save you time, and transforms your computer from an overpriced typewriter into a tool for making writing easier.

More Easy Editing Tips


This lesson gives you a number of useful tips for editing text documents such as emails, word processing documents, and more.

See how to save time by avoiding a common time-wasting mistake I see people make all the time, watch the steps to using the keyboard alongside the mouse to be more efficient and precise when fixing mistakes, and understand how to navigate through long documents more quickly and easily.

The Importance of Multiple Drafts


Most people work on documents (no matter how long, or how often they revise it) and keep saving again and again to the same file.

In this lesson I’ll explain why this can be a mistake, and show you a simple system for saving multiple drafts of a document so you can avoid a common problem the usual way of doing things often causes

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Module 6: Tips to Make the Computer Easier & Save Time




How to Arrange and Organize Icons On Your Desktop


This video lesson gives you some tips on different ways you can make your desktop more organized and set up the way you want.

How to Arrange, Organize, and Easily Find Your Files, Emails, Music and More With Column View


People see their music, photos, documents, emails and more on their screen, arranged in columns every day (think of your email inbox with columns for From, Subject, Date Sent, etc), but a lot of people have no idea you can use column view to quickly and easily arrange things to make them more organized and make things easier to find and work with.

This lesson shows you a few tricks you probably never knew about a wide range of programs on your computer that will make them easier to use.

Overview of the Dock


In this lesson I explain the basics of the “Dock” the strip of icons at the bottom of your Mac’s screen.

How to use Apple’s Expose/Mission Control to Make Using Your Mac More Efficient


I use this feature constantly every day to make it easier to navigate my Mac. It’s hard to describe, so it’s best to just watch the lesson and see what you think.

In the lesson I’ll show you how it works and how to easily set it up on your computer.

How to Make Text Larger and Easier to Read in the Finder



In this lesson I show you how to change a setting in the Finder (the part of Mac OS X through which you view the desktop, as well as all files & folders on your computer) which increases the “font size”.

This makes words, such as the names of files & folders, larger and easier to read.

How to Change the Resolution of Your Computer Screen


The resolution of your computer’s display (screen) is the number of “pixels” (dots) which make up the image on the screen.

Newer computers usually come with very high resolution screens which can sometimes make things look smaller than you might want.This lesson helps you understand exactly what the resolution means to you and helps you decide on the best setting for your computer screen and your personal needs.

The information in this lesson used together with the information in the first lesson above can make a big difference in how clearly you can see what’s on the screen, especially if you have vision problems.

How to Use the Zoom Feature of Your Mac to Zoom in on Any Detail on The Screen


Your Mac comes with a number of features designed to help people with vision or hearing problems use the computer more easily. These features are part of a system called “Universal Access”.

The specific Universal Access feature we’re looking at in this lesson is the Zoom feature, which allows you to easily zoom in and out of parts of the screen.

This can be a huge help if you have vision problems, and a very handy tool even if you can see fine.

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Safe & Easy Email Course Modules:

Click for Mac OS X Mail Module 1:




Mail Setup



How to set up Mail for the first time.

Mail Overview


Gives a general introduction to the OS X Mail program

Address Book


Using the address book — adding people’s email addresses, plus more advanced info.

Composing Email


Learn the basics of composing an email, plus how to use different fonts and colors with your email (and why you might want to avoid doing so), plus a tip to reduce spam and viruses, while protecting your privacy.

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Click for Mac OS X Mail Module 2:




Junk Mail Filtering


Learn how to use the bult-in junk mail filter to protect yourself from up to 90% or more of spam (junk email)

Email Attachments


How to send and receive email attachments, plus tips on common problems with attachments.

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Click for Mac OS X Mail Module 3:




Intro to Rules


Overview of a Mail feature that can make your life easier by making some tasks automatic.

Rules & Folders


Using rules to automatically move or “filter” messages into different folders automatically, to make your life easier and more organized.

Rules & Labels


Using rules to automatically label messages with color so you can spot important messages, recognize emails from people you know, etc. Very useful
iPhoto & Mail

Easiest Way to Email Pictures


A bonus lesson — how to use iPhoto to make it super-easy to email pictures. Saves you several steps, and shows you how to send the right sized pictures instead of too big or too small.

Click to Reveal Module 4: Basics of Gmail




Explanation of Basic Email Concepts


This lesson explains what the pros and cons are of using “webmail” vs using an email “client”, and also gives Plain English explanations of these terms and a few others related to email

How to Get Your Own Free Gmail Email Address


In this lesson I show you the steps to getting your Gmail address for free on the Google Mail website

An Introduction to Using Your New Gmail Account


This continues the lessons on Gmail, giving you an overview of using the service.

If you are a new member and missed last month’s lesson on how to get your free Gmail account, I will be adding it to the online Gold Club member area

How to turn on “POP” mail in Gmail so you don’t have to be limited to webmail


This lesson shows you how to turn on the “POP” server function of Gmail, allowing you to do the steps in the next lesson

How to set up OS X Mail to use Gmail


This lesson shows you how to set your computer up to check your email with Mac OS Mail (the postage stamp icon).

This makes it easier for you to send attachments, keep track of your emails, automatically share photos with others, and more

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Click for Module 5: Simple Tips to Make Emailing Easier










Email Basics Lessons


Replying to & Forwarding Emails the Right Way
















In this lesson I give you some tips on how to work with emails which can be used in a number of ways to improve your communications with others — one of the biggest examples of how to use this is for cleaning up all of those tons of unnecessary email addresses and other junk that shows up at the top of forwarded messages, so they’re cleaner and easier to read before you send them along to others.

A big help a lot of people wish they knew how to do.

Using ‘BCC’ For Greater Privacy & Security


















There is an important feature of email programs which unfortunately few people know about, called “BCC”. BCC, short for “Blind Carbon Copy”, is a way you can easily hide the names and addresses of people you send emails to when you forward a message or otherwise send an email to multiple people at once.

This helps maintain people’s privacy, and actually helps prevent the spread of viruses and spam at the same time. This is something everyone should know how to do.

Two easy methods to email a web page to someone









This lesson shows you two methods (one which works for most people, and another which can work for anybody) which allows you to share a website or web page with someone via email.

Using to solve a common problem









It’s not uncommon for people to try to send links using either of the above methods and run into a problem if the web site address is too long — it “breaks” in emails, or is too long to fit into a message when using systems like Twitter which only allow very short messages.

Using the free TinyURL Firefox add-on











If you find yourself using TinyURL a lot, as I do, you might want a more quick and efficient way of using the free service. If you use Mozilla Firefox to browse the web, it has the ability to add features using “add-ons”, one capability that Apple’s Safari lacks.

This lesson will show you how to install and use the TinyURL Creator add-on, which automates and simplifies using TinyURL.

This will be of most use to people who find themselves using TinyURL a lot, and the steps in the previous lesson will work fine for people who only use it occasionally. It does require you to use Mozilla Firefox for your web browser and will not work with Safari. The method in the previous lesson, however, will work with any web browser.

How to Send Files By Email a Better Way
















There are a lot of drawbacks to sending large pictures or other kinds of files (or too many smaller ones) by email, especially if the person you’re sending it to has dialup.

I explain why in this video lesson, and show you how to use a free service called, which helps solve the problems with sending files by email.

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Click for Module 6: How to Avoid Spam & Scams

Spam & Scams Online Audio

In this online audio lesson module, I help you understand in Plain English what you need to know about some of the more common types of scams and threats that circulate by email and similar means.

Listening to this audio will not only help you understand these threats better, but arm you with valuable knowledge needed to protect yourself against them.

You’ll also get simple tips on the correct way to deal with spam (junk email) which can help you deal better with the spam you already get, as well as how to avoid getting more in the future.


Introduction to Report on Spam & Email Scams


Basic Definition of Spam, How Many People Use the Term Wrong, & The Real Reason It’s Called “Spam”


The Basic Problem of Spam, How it Spreads and Why, Tips to Avoid Getting More


How Viruses & Worms Spread Spam, plus Tips to Help


Understanding and Spotting Common Email Scams – What To Do; Mistakes to Avoid

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Safe & Easy Internet Course Modules:

Module 1: Basics of How to Use Safari Web Browser




Overview of Safari


Gives you a basic overview of Safari, with comparison to Internet Explorer, plus a quick overview of the Web in general



I explain bookmarks, and show you how to bookmark a page. I also explain how to “manage” your bookmarks to keep them organized

Tabbed Browsing


I explain what tabbed browsing is, and show you how to use it and how it can make web surfing more easy and convenient.

Downloading Files


Shows you how to download a file, with info on where to find things to download, plus how to set up a special downloads folder to make your computer more organized and safer

Text Zoom


A quick tip on how to quickly and easily make the words on a web page bigger or smaller

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Module 2: More Lessons on Safari & Web Browsing




General Web Info

These 2 lessons cover topics very important to, but not specific to Safari

Intro to the Web


A general introduction to the Web. Explains what a web browser is, explains elements of a web page, how web addresses work, and more.

Intro to the Search Engine


A general introduction to using a search engine. I use Google as an example, but what I say applies to all search engines (Yahoo, etc.).

Includes: what exactly is a search engine, and when you use it; a common mistake people make when using search engines; example searches; how to search more effectively, and more.

Privacy & Security Tips

These 2 lessons are specific to Safari

Cleaning Private Info and Private Browsing Mode


Quick lesson on how to empty your disk cache, which is needed sometimes to fix problems viewing sites, and how to clear private information like searches you’ve made and the history of pages you’ve been to

What is the ‘Status Bar’, and How it Protects You


In every Web browser (the program you use to browse the Web, such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, or Safari) and most email programs, there is something called a status bar at the bottom of the window that gives you info about the web page you’re visiting (or the email you’re reading), as well as tells you where links will take you if you click on them.

In this video lesson I show you how to turn the status bar on if you don’t see it, and how to use it to verify that links in emails take you to the place you expect them to, which can help protect you by avoiding scams such as “phishing scams”.

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Module 5: Secrets To Making the Web Safer




What is the ‘Status Bar’ & How it Can Help Protect You?



In every Web browser (the program you use to browse the Web, such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, or Safari) and most email programs, there is something called a status bar at the bottom of the window that gives you info about the web page you’re visiting (or the email you’re reading), as well as tells you where links will take you if you click on them.

In this video lesson I show you how to turn the status bar on if you don’t see it, and how to use it to verify that links in emails take you to the place you expect them to, which can help protect you by avoiding scams such as “phishing scams”.

Tips for Spotting Dangerous Email “Phishing” Scams


This lesson dovetails with the previous lesson and shows you examples of three different scam emails of a type known as a “phishing” scam.

A phishing scam involves tricking an unsuspecting computer user into providing personal information such as account passwords, bank account numbers, credit card numbers, social security numbers, etc. for the purpose of identity theft. Arming yourself with the knowledge to protect yourself is your first line of defense.

Critically Important Lesson to Protect Yourself From Online Scam Sites That Are Out To Infect Your Computer


A recent study revealed that 63% of people in the study were not able to tell the difference between a real and a fake popup warning message, and so were falling for a common online scam which is designed to infect your computer.

Since the people in the study were warned ahead of time that they would be getting a mix of legit and fake messages, the fact that 63% of them still couldn’t tell the difference between the two tells me that the number is probably much worse in the real world.

This video lesson is designed to help protect you by showing you several things to look for that should help tip you off when you encounter a fake (scam) error message while browsing the web.

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Module 6: Understanding the Internet Online Audio


Introduction to Understanding the Internet


Basic Computer Terms Internet, Web & Email – How Many People Get These Terms Wrong


Understanding Different Types of Internet Connections & How to Choose the Right One


How to Make it Easier When You Switch Internet Service Providers


Pros and Cons of VOIP or Voice Over IP Internet Telephone Service


Understanding How to Protect Your Computer From a Common Problem
& Tips to Keep Your Internet on Even When the Power is Off

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iPhoto Course Modules:

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iPhoto Lessons
iPhoto is a program that comes with all Macs, and allows you to hook a digital camera up to your computer, easily copy the photos onto the computer, then change or fix them, share them, and more.

Overview & intro to iPhoto






















This lesson gives an overview and introduction to iPhoto Overall, the program is still very similar in how it works compared to the last couple of versions of the program, but introduces a number of new features, including facial recognition

Intro to iPhoto (Older versions)








This lesson gives a basic overview and quick intro to the older version of iPhoto for those who have an earlier version

Getting oriented in iPhoto









In this lesson I give you a general overview of the main iPhoto window. You’ll see the basics of how to navigate around and find your photos.

Importing photos into iPhoto
















This lesson shows you what happens when you hook your digital camera up and import photos into iPhoto. Importing is the process of copying photos from your camera to the computer.

How to make some basic changes to your photos








Learn the basics of how to edit your photos, fixing problems and improving or making them more the way you like.

I also show you how to bail yourself out of any unwanted changes you might make, freeing you to really have fun and play around without worrying you’re going to mess your pictures up.

Getting rid of red eye














See how to remove red eye from pictures — where a normal person looks like they have glowing red eyes, which used to run what would’ve been great pictures.

Now you can get rid of it with a click or two. Plus I show you a way you can use the same tool to make some fun changes to a picture that are a little different than just getting rid of red eye.

How to automatically enhance your photos with a single click








This lesson shows you how to use the iPhoto enhance tool, which can fix many common problems with otherwise great photos that were ruined by bad lighting or colors that didn’t come out right.

I also show you what to do if you’re trying to edit a photo but some of the buttons seem to be missing.

How to use the adjust tool














This lesson shows you the basics of using the adjust tool in iPhoto. The adjust tool includes a number of tools for making changes to the color, the brightness, and other elements of your pictures.

It is more advanced than some of the other photo editing tools in iPhoto, and gives you more control over the changes you’re making.

How to use the retouch tool














This simple iPhoto tool lets you “airbrush” out imperfections in pictures including those annoying power lines that get into the perfect shot, or even magically reduce or erase crows feet or skin problems, so your pictures come out better than real life.

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iPhoto albums








This lesson shows you how to create “photo albums” in iPhoto which can be used just to organize your photos or as a starting point for other projects

Printing photos with iPhoto















This lesson shows you how you can print out your photos with a number of different options including multiple photos per page.

Burning a photo CD














How to burn a photo CD so you can make backup copies of your photos, or share them with other people.

Using photo effects








How to use the photo effects to apply any of several preset “effects” to your photos, including black & white, vignette, and more.

Make your own professionally bound book of photos














How to design and publish your own customized and personal book of photos chosen from your iPhoto library. Design it and order it through iPhoto — makes a great gift, or good conversation starter on your coffee table.

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iTunes Course Modules:

How to Use iTunes Module 1:



iTunes Lessons iTunes is a free program that allows you to purchase music online, plus copy music off your own CDs, play them on your computer or on an iPod, make your own custom CDs, and more.

Downloading iTunes


Shows you how to go online and download iTunes for Mac OS X. This is not necessary for most Mac OS X users since it’s normally preinstalled, but it’s still good to understand.Note: This lesson mentions iTunes 7, but the steps are still the same.

Installing iTunes


This lesson shows you how to install iTunes once you have downloaded it from Apple.Note: This lesson mentions iTunes 7, but the steps are still the same.

Running iTunes for the first time


I show you what will happen the first time you run iTunes.

Overview of iTunes & Switching To More Useful View


This video gives a quick intro to iTunes, looking at the biggest (and potentially most confusing) change between the current version of iTunes and earlier ones.Also, a simple fix for this change by using a suggested setting which actually makes it much easier to organize and enjoy your music and more in iTunes

General overview of iTunes music library


In this lesson I give you a general overview of the iTunes music library, showing you some of the basics like playing songs, arranging them and finding them once you’ve added a lot of music.

How to Import a Music CD With iTunes


This lesson explains how to import a CD (i.e. how to copy the music from an audio CD to your computer) using iTunes. I also explain the meaning of the main settings for the import process, and give you some suggestions on which setting you might want to choose.

How to Set iTunes to Use Larger Fonts for Easier Reading


In this lesson, I show you a quick tip on how to increase the size of the fonts in the program to make the text larger and easier to read.

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How to Use iTunes Module 2









iTunes Lessons
iTunes is a free program that allows you to purchase music online, plus copy music off your own CDs, play them on your computer or on an iPod, make your own custom CDs, and more.

How to make a playlist








See how to make a “playlist” or a custom list of songs (any songs you have in iTunes, in any order) with iTunes. Making a playlist is needed if you want to burn a music CD.

How to “burn” music CDs


This lesson shows you how to “burn” a music CD with iTunes, creating either a copy of one of your CDs, or making a custom mix CD with the songs you want in the order you want. Please watch the lesson on making a playlist before watching this lesson; you need to make a playlist before burning a CD.
The music CDs you make should play in most CD players or on any computer, but some older CD players may not recognize the disk.
Tip: You do not need to buy blank CDs labeled “Music CD” — any CD-R will work, and the “music CD” ones are usually more expensive.

How to subscribe to free “Podcasts”








“Podcasts” are audio (or even video) programs you can download for free through iTunes.

Many radio shows are available ranging from NPR, to Fox News, to BBC Radio and a lot more. And unlike the regular radio, you can listen to the latest episodes whenever is convenient, instead of being forced to listen on someone else’s schedule.

Beyond that, there is a vast selection of content from individuals who get together and talk about their favorite hobbies, teach you new things, and more. If there’s a subject you’re interested in, there’s probably a podcast you can listen to about it.

They make a great source of entertainment and a great source of education. This lesson shows you how to get them through iTunes.

Listening to Internet radio through iTunes


How to use the Radio feature of iTunes to listen to any of dozens of Internet radio stations, choosing from over two dozen categories or genres.

Signing up for an iTunes Store Account


This lesson shows you how to sign up for a free iTunes store account that is needed to purchase music or videos from the iTunes Store, and is also needed to be able to download album cover art.

Using the iTunes Store








Gives an overview of how to find and buy what you’re looking for in the store, with examples of two ways to find music, movies, TV shows, etc. — browsing and searching.

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Microsoft Word for Mac Course Modules:

Basics of Word for Mac Module 1:




Introduction to Word


A basic overview of the main Word window, including the “toolbars” which contain buttons for many of the main functions of Word.

Basic layout of documents in Word


How to do basic “layout” in Word.In other words, how the lines of text are laid out on the page, such as making a line centered, aligned left, aligned right, etc.

Basic formatting of text in Word


Watch and see how you can change how the text (words, letters, numbers, etc.) are formatted on the page — bold, italic, larger or smaller, different fonts , etc.

Making lists in Word


How to easily create two types of lists in Word: a bullet list (a series of items with “bullets” at the beginning of each line) and numbered lists (a series of items automatically numbered 1,2,3, etc. on each line)

How to automatically number pages in Word


Set Word to automatically number each page in your document, and chose where the number appears on the page

Spell checking your Word document


See two ways to have Word help correct your spelling mistakes, and how to “teach” Word less common words (like names, for example) which Word thinks are misspelled, by adding them to your own personal dictionary so they don’t get marked as wrong in the future.

Using the “Zoom” function to make your documents easier to read on the screen


This lesson shows you how to use the Zoom feature to make the words appear larger on the screen without making them oversized when you print them out.Please see the lesson on formatting of text to see how to change the size of words when you print your document.

Using the find feature


Learn how to use the Find feature in Word to locate a word or phrase, plus how to use the Find/Replace feature to automatically replace any word or phrase in your documents.

How to open an existing Word document


How to use the “open” feature in Word to open up an existing word processing document

How to save a Word document


How to save a new document, plus tips on avoiding common mistakes made when saving, tips on saving when working on a document that goes through more than one draft, and how to easily avoid a mistake Mac owners often make when saving a file that makes it hard or impossible for the file to be read when sent to a Windows PC.

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Basics of Word for Mac Module 2:

In the following lessons I show you more of the basics of Word, as well as an introduction to the free NeoOffice:

It can be expensive to buy Microsoft Office, and not everybody has it, so I have included lessons on how to get the free program NeoOffice for Mac which is a 100% free “open source” alternative to Microsoft Office.










Microsoft Word Lessons

How to Add Photos to Word Documents








This lesson shows you the steps to adding a picture to a Word document

Using Multiple Columns in Word








Sometimes you might want to write a document with multiple columns (like in a newspaper) — this lesson shows you how

The Importance of Multiple Drafts









Most people work on documents (no matter how long, or how often they revise it) and keep saving again and again to the same file. In this lesson I’ll explain why this can be a mistake, and show you a simple system for saving multiple drafts of a document so you can avoid a common problem the usual way of doing things often causes

Using the Recent Items Menu Option to Save Time








There is a great feature in Word and many other programs which a lot of people miss: the “recent items”. This is a quick and easy way to open up documents you were working on recently without having to hunt for them.

Using the Free Program NeoOffice Instead of The Expensive Word Program








NeoOffice is an “open source” program (made through the collaboration of many people around the world instead of by a single company) which is a high quality free alternative to Microsoft Office, including Word. The program does everything most people want, but costs nothing, instead of hundreds of dollars.

Downloading & Installing















This lesson shows you how to download the free program NeoOffice, and how to install it.

Introduction to NeoOffice word processing








A basic overview of the main NeoOffice window, including the “toolbars” which contain buttons for many of the main functions, and a comparison to Word.
For most things, using NeoOffice is almost identical to using Word, so refer to the Word lessons on how to do different things like formatting text, etc.

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Skype for Mac Course Module:

Skype Lessons

Skype is a free program that lets you have text, audio, or video “chats” with other people around the world for free. It’s easy to use and works great even when calling from a Windows computer to a Mac or vice versa, unlike some of the alternatives.
I’ll be showing you how to download the program and set it up so you can have text chats (where you type back and forth in an ongoing conversation), audio chats (like a phone call to another computer), or even face-to-face video chats (think “video phone”).












Downloading & Installing Skype


This lesson shows you how to download and install the free program Skype.

Running Skype for the first time










This lesson shows you what happens the first time you open Skype, including how to set up the free account that is needed to use the program.

Adding a contact or “buddy” to your list


Skype, like most chat programs, uses a list of contacts or “buddies” that lets you keep in touch with your friends, family, or whomever you want to be able to talk to with the program. This lesson shows you how to find and add a contact to your list.

Setting your “status”








Your “status” is a way to let people know if you are available for a conversation in Skype. Setting your status to Available, Away, Busy, etc. is easy to do, and being able to recognize when one of your contacts in Skype might not be able to chat is a simple but important skill.

Having a text chat








One of the ways you can talk with people using Skype is by having a “text chat”. This is sort of like an email in that you’re typing messages back and forth, but it’s live and in real time, sent one or two lines at a time via “instant messages”. Take a look at the lesson to see what I mean.

Calling someone with Skype








See how to call someone in your contact list so you can have an audio (voice) conversation, or even a video conversation with them for free, anywhere in the world.
Note: voice chats may work on dialup connections, but video chats will not, because dialup is just too slow. Video chats also need a web cam, which often comes included in many modern computers.

Please also note that during the lesson you see me on a video chat and you may notice my voice and my lips’ movement is not in sync — this is caused by the recording of the video lesson, and does not happen when you are in an actual video chat.

When someone calls you with Skype


This video lesson shows you what you see when someone tries calling you for a chat, and how to go from there.

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 Bonus Computer Lessons Available in the Ultimate Bundle: & Kindle eBook Reader Course – 1 Module:

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Kindle eBook Reader
The lessons in this area are meant to go with others in the lessons section below. It’s up to you to whether you want to watch the Kindle lessons first, and the Amazon lessons second, or go back and forth between the two groups of lessons.

Understanding Computer Terms eBook and Kindle














What are eBooks and what is Kindle.
“Kindle” refers to both a physical ebook reader device, as well as ebook reader programs available for your computer, as well as an Apple iPhone or iPad.

In this lesson and the ones below, I help you understand what all of this means, and how it can help you enjoy great books (sometimes whole collections of books) for as little as 99 cents

How to Download and Install the Free Kindle For Mac Software














How to download the free Kindle eBook reader program for your computer. When you have this software installed on your computer, you can use it to read any Kindle ebooks you buy from

One-Time Setup The First Time You Open The Program














This lesson shows you what happens the first time you run the program, including getting it linked to your Amazon account so it automatically loads any books you may buy.

A Basic Overview of the Kindle Software














A basic overview of how to use the Kindle software to download newly purchased ebooks and how to read them and navigate through them more quickly and easily than a regular book.

This lesson assumes you have already purchased at least one ebook, but you can easily watch the lesson without having done so. Basics

How to Create a Free Account on Amazon














Before you can order anything from you need to have an account. The account can also be used for other things, such as rating and giving feedback about the products available on the site.

How to Find and Order Kindle eBooks From Amazon














In this lesson I demonstrate the basics of how to find and order any of the hundreds of thousands of Kindle ebooks available on Amazon.

How to Complete an Order on Amazon














In this lesson I step you through the process of placing an order on Amazon — I cover both ordering a regular product which is shipped to you, as well as an ebook which is delivered electronically straight to a Kindle device or the Kindle software on your iPhone, iPad, or computer.

This includes correctly entering your credit card, address, and other information, as well as selecting shipping method, etc. I also mention at least one tip that can help you avoid a common problem some people run into when checking out on Amazon or any other website.

Using Amazon Wish Lists to Make Giving the Right Gifts Easier









A common problem people have around the holidays, birthdays, and other times when we give gifts is choosing a gift which someone will enjoy, and avoiding giving a gift that person already has.

Amazon and other online retailers have solved this problem with their online gift registries. Personally, I’m pretty good at picking gifts for most people, but some people are just a nightmare to buy gifts for. Unless they have an online wish list, then, problem solved!

This lesson shows you Amazon’s wish lists, but the same basic idea applies to most sites which do this.

Creating Your Own Amazon Wish List to Help Others Give You Gifts You Actually Want








OK, so now you know how to find someone else’s wish list and that helps you buy them something, but what if you want to help people shopping for you? This lesson shows you how to create a wish list on Amazon and how to add items to it.

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“Real Simple Syndication” (RSS) Course – 1 Module:

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RSS Lessons

What is RSS and Why Use It?















This video explains what the computer term “RSS” means, and gives you a few ideas about how you might find it to be very useful, especially if you are interested in an easy and effective way of keeping up-to-date on current news & other information.

How to Download & Install the Free RSS Reader “NetNewsWire”














How to download NetNewsWire, a free RSS feed reader.

An RSS feed reader is a special program designed to let you organize and read all of the RSS feeds you’ve subscribed to, all in one place.

NetNewsWire is considered to be one of the best RSS feed readers available for Windows, and includes a number of useful features, many of which I’ll be covering in these lessons.

Opening NetNewsWire For the First Time









What to expect when opening NetNewsWire for the first time, including suggested initial settings that will help you get the most out of using it.

Overview of Using NetNewsWire

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A basic overview and walkthrough of NetNewsWire, including subscribing to feeds, keeping them organized to make things easier, a couple of suggested settings, and more.

Subscribing to an RSS Feed Directly From a Web Page in Safari















How to use Safari to set NetNewsWire as your “default” (primary) RSS feed reader. Also demonstrates how to subscribe to a feed directly from a web page.

Subscribing to an RSS Feed Directly From a Web Page in Firefox














How to easily subscribe to an RSS feed when you find one on a website, and how to make sure the feed ends up listed in NetNewsWire when using Firefox web browser.

How to Get a Free Google Account
















A number of times in these lessons I mention how I recommend signing up for a free Google account to get the most out of using RSS. A Google account gives you access to not only the Google Reader, but a lot other services, including many useful ones I teach about.

This lesson shows you the quick and easy steps to creating a Google account.

Safari’s Reader View














Starting with Safari version 5, Apple introduced the “Reader View” feature which gives you a very clean, easy to read view of many websites, and can be a nice way to read the articles or information you’re finding through RSS feeds you’re subscribed to.

In this lesson I give you a quick look at this easy, convenient feature which is pretty much unique to Safari.

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The Basics of Safe Social Networking Course – 1 Module:

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Social Networking Sites Online Audio

Social Networking Sites Online Audio


Introduction for Computer Basics – Social Networking Sites


What Are Social Networking Sites – Brief History and Basic Definitions



Things to Understand & Remember When Signing Up For a Site


Examples of Things You Should Not Share on a Social Networking Site


Hidden Dangers of Social Apps and Games


Suggestions to Protect Your Privacy & Security When Using Social Networking Sites


Who Owns Your Information – Risks of Keeping Personal or Business Information on These Sites


Summary and Closing Thoughts

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Twitter Basics & Facebook Privacy Settings Module:

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Social Networking Basics
Social networking sites are a fairly new phenomenon, but they have become incredibly popular in the last few years, with millions of people each year who discover this new way to connect with others around the world.

How to join with a free account





 is a amazing phenomenon which has rapidly grown from a seeming waste of time where people “tweet” about mundane aspects of their day, to an incredible instant news source the like which has never been seen before.

Twitter has empowered people with a voice that can be heard from anywhere. It has proven to be the ultimate source of news of real events the instant they happen around the world, as people report on what goes on around them, even in places where the traditional media is being blocked.

This lesson shows you how to join in with the millions of new Twitter users around the world, many who share common interests or who might be interested in what you have to offer.

Click here to see the latest of Worth Godwin’s posts on Twitter

Make sure you join Twitter and “follow” me to be kept up to date with what I’m writing and teaching about in the future (see lesson below on “following” for the steps)

First steps after signing up for Twitter









This lesson picks up right where the previous lesson leaves off, with the first steps after you get your free Twitter account.

First look at your Twitter home page









This lesson introduces you to your home page on Twitter. This is where you will see all of the “tweets” (think short messages) from the people you are following on Twitter. These messages could be updates on what your friends or family are doing, they could be links to important news stories, or if you follow me, links to new lessons, etc.

How to “follow” me on Twitter









This lesson shows you the steps to “follow” me on Twitter — when you follow someone on Twitter, you are updated whenever they post a “tweet” about what they are doing, share a link to something you might want to see, etc.

You get to chose who you follow and who get to hear from, and you can stop following someone at any time. Some people you follow may follow you in turn.

This can be a great way to keep in touch with people and let them know what’s going on in your life, or to reach new customers if you have a business, and more.

Looking at your profile, customizing it to convey your personality and setting it up to be more secure









Your profile is your public face on Twitter. You can customize it to make it reflect your personality, with your choice of images, colors, and the layout of the page. This lesson shows you how, and goes over some of the settings for your account, including some suggestions to protect your privacy and security.

How to find family, old friends, or new people on Twitter









This lesson shows you how to use the search feature to find people who are using Twitter, or to invite people who you know outside of Twitter to join you there and keep in touch.

Understanding some of the basics of how to communicate with others on Twitter









Talking on Twitter is kind of like email in some ways, but more like an instant message such as you might use on AOL Instant Messenger, iChat, Skype, or other services. This lesson shows you how to reply to “tweets” (messages), how to mark them as favorites you can come back to later, and more.

Facebook Privacy

Facebook is currently the most popular social networking site, but just because it’s popular doesn’t mean it’s the best one. I’m not a big fan because Facebook is actively working against its users, something they do to exploit them by collecting as much information as they can about you so they can sell it to the highest bidder.

How to Set Suggested Privacy Settings in Facebook










I really encourage you to avoid using Facebook, but if you do, you’ll want to watch this video. In this lesson we go through important privacy settings in your Facebook account, explaining what the settings are for, and some important things to understand about them.


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Mac OS X User Account & Firewall Course – 1 Module:

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OS X User Accounts

 Up A New User Account on Your Mac
















In my Secrets of Computer Security audio, I give a few reasons why you should have at least one additional account on your computer, both for convenience as well as for some important security reasons. This video shows you how to create a new account on your computer, and make sure it’s set up the right way.


Older Mac OS 10.4 “Tiger” – Intro to user accounts









Explains what user accounts are, what different security levels are, and why it’s important to set your Mac user accounts up the right way   (version for older Macs)

Adding a new user








Shows you the steps to creating a new limited user account on your computer to protect your privacy and your computer’s security
Software Updates

 How to Use Software Update to Keep Your Computer Safe and Up-To-Date









In this lesson I show you how the Software Update system works on your Mac. It’s easy to do and is important to keeping your computer safe and working smoothly.

Older Mac OS 10.4 “Tiger”:
How to Use Software Updates To Keep Your Computer Safe and Up-To-Date








Explains why you need to do updates to OS X, and shows you the steps to doing the updates if you use OS 10.4 (Tiger) or earlier
OS X Firewall

What is a Firewall and Why Are They So Very Important















This lesson explains exactly what a firewall is (not to be confused with firewire) and why it is so critical for you to not just be using one, but the *right* one. Will help you understand this important concept with a very simple explanation that will make a lot of sense

How to Protect Yourself with the Mac OS Firewall








Shows you how to make sure your firewall is on, which is a critical step to protecting yourself when your computer is connected to the Internet (remember: if you have DSL or cable Internet, you are always connected if the computer is on)

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Secrets of Computer Security Audio Course – 1 Module:

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Introduction to Secrets of Computer Security


Review Of General Internet Security Tips


Setting Up Passwords & Accounts For Added Security & Privacy


A Few Thoughts On Backing Up Your Computer


Preventative Measures Against Theft Of Your Computer


What Are Your Options If Your Computer Does Get Stolen


Conclusion of Secrets of Computer Security

Understanding Upgrading Your Computer – When You Should Upgrade vs When You Should Buy a New One, and Tips to Make it Easier When You Do:

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Why it can be a big risk to have a drive with too little free space, how to know if you’re at risk, & what to do about it


Why it can be a problem for an older computer to run current software


Understanding the hard drive and RAM on your Mac or PC & when is it a good idea to upgrade it?


More on RAM – how much to add when buying a new computer


Extensive advice & tips on migrating to a new computer, including not just upgrading to a new computer of the same type


Understanding what a “product key” is and whether you’ll need a new one if you switch to a new computer

What is WiFi and Other Common Wireless Internet Questions:

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What is the difference between WiFi and Bluetooth?


Can you connect to WiFi without a router & What is encryption?


Can you use two routers at once & understanding “port forwarding”


Can a router get on the Internet without a modem?


Different broadband options including what can you do to get online in a rural area?


Do all computers have WiFi?


Does a computer need special software to connect to WiFi & how expensive is it?


What is the cost of getting online through your phone? Is it free when you use WiFi or not?


Will an iPad work on any wireless network?

Understanding Drives, Data, and More in Plain English:

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Can the stuff installed on your computer slow it down? How can you fix it?


Is it really a good idea to save all of your files on an external drive – why this can be a bad idea


How can external (backup) hard drives be so cheap? Is there a problem with inexpensive drives?


What really happens when you delete a file? Is it really gone or can someone get it back?


What is formatting a drive? When is it needed, and how it relates to “restoring” your computer


Pros and cons of using a backup hard drive vs online backup? Which one can really let you down when you need it, and which gives you more privacy and control over your personal files?

Troubleshooting & Solving Common Internet Problems:

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Figuring out where the problem is when you your Internet seems slow & steps that often solve it


Are there any risks to resetting your router?


Understanding reasons why videos won’t play smoothly on websites (or if the web is slow in general)


Understanding what to do if a website isn’t working because you’re missing a plugin


Some ideas of what might be wrong if your antivirus program won’t update


How to know if a router is bad & more on troubleshooting slow Internet connections


Why videos might start & stop online, and tips to deal with the problem


Understanding more about how websites load & avoiding a common misunderstanding that can leave people stuck

Troubleshooting & Avoiding Common Computer Problems:

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What to do if a liquid is spilled on your keyboard or other electronics

What to do if your computer is shutting off suddenly

Computer freezing on shutdown

Figuring out if your Internet connection is slow, or if the computer itself is the problem

Problems with turning the computer on – error tones

What to do if you have computer problems and no “restore disc”

Tips on how to back up to an external hard drive

Undoing computer mistakes & using “versioned files” to protect yourself

Understanding how storms and other electrical power surges can damage your computer & other electronics — including hidden dangers most people miss

Online Safety and Privacy Tips Explained in Plain English:

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Introduction & overview to computer security 

Picking the right antivirus or Internet security software

Has your computer been hijacked?

Understanding the hidden privacy & personal security risks of posting your photos online

Why Backing up is crucial, and hidden costs and disadvantages of backing up online

Internet Tips & Security Advice:

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Tips on staying safe by choosing the right passwords


What to do if you lose your password for a website or other account


Answering questions on public wireless (WiFi) security


More on whether using WiFi is secure (overlaps with but adds to & reinforces previous lesson)


More on WiFi vs 3G (cellphone) wireless, including mobile devices like the Kindle


Understanding some of the risks of uploading personal information online – not so much in terms of privacy, but in terms of owning your own data (including photographs, writing, etc.)


Email Tips & Security Concepts Explained in Plain English:

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Recognizing and avoiding fake virus scams


Avoiding the “trapped abroad” scam & similar scams


What is the real reason people make and spread viruses and other threats


Are faxes obsolete and is newer technology *always* the better option? A few things most people never consider


Figuring out the cause and possible solutions when you have problems getting your email delivered


Dealing with downloaded files you have problems opening


Avoiding getting duplicate emails when checking an account on multiple devices (desktop & laptop, computer & smartphone, etc.)

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