New Weekly 5 Minute Personal Tech Tips & Tricks Video Series

The SSCL Digital Literacy Team is launching a new series of weekly 5 Minute Tech videos!

The idea is to present basic personal technology tip and tricks in 5 minutes or less.

And this week our video clip shows you how to clear your web browsing history with a keyboard shortcut. 

Clearing your web browsing history is a useful trick to know in case you ever use a computer that is not your own to access your email, your banking information or simply to search the web — because if you clear your browsing history on a computer that is not your own — then that computer won’t remember which web pages you’ve looked at!

This video, and feature weekly 5 Minute Tech videos can be accessed via this blog or on YouTube.

Here’s the YouTube link for this weeks’ video: 

Have a great holiday weekend!

Linda R.

New Low Cost Smartphone Features Corning’s Gorilla Glass

Long time tech columnist & reviewer Walt Mossberg reviews and relatively inexpensive new smartphone on the Re/Code site this week and in his video/print review he mentions that this new phone, the Motorola “Moto E,” which is an entry level Android smartphone that costs $129 and can be used via AT&T & T-Mobile, and he mentions in his review that:

  1. The phone is a solid step up from feature non-smart phones and is recommended to people that haven’t had a smartphone before but who don’t want to pay mega bucks for one either up front or as part of a 2-year contract;
  2. And that the phone is using Corning’s Gorilla display glass!

Here’s a link to the article should anyone be thinking of ditching their old feature cell phone and dipping their toes in the smartphone water:

Have a great day!

Linda R.



Change Your ebay Password!

Hi everyone, if you’re half as busy as were are in library land, and I bet you are!

You may not have seen the news that ebay has suffered a cyber attack and as a result, and for security purposes, they’ve asked all their users to change their passwords.

So if you have an ebay account you might indeed want to change your ebay password!

And here’s a link to a WSJ article on the subject:

And as  P.S., on a unrelated note, we’ll be posting a list on this blog shortly of the exciting upcoming digital literacy/tech programs we’ve got planned for the summer — so stay tuned!

Linda R.