Tech Talks: Focus and Productivity (Apple)

Santa Cruz Public Libraries-Virtual Library 117 Union Street, Santa Cruz, CA

Know the focus strategies and other tips for optimizing your productivity. Join us on Zoom for live demos and discussion about the ways we can improve attention and focus when using iPhones and iPads.

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GSSCC presents Gordon Seyffert: Germany & Germans in America (part 1 of 2)

Santa Cruz Public Libraries-Virtual Library 117 Union Street, Santa Cruz, CA

Gordon Seyffert, President of the Immigrant Genealogical Society of California, will present a dynamic two-part program on the subject of German immigrant research. The September meeting will examine some of the common inquiries Mr. Seyffert has encountered during his tenure at the Immigrant Society. Then at the October 4th meeting, Mr. Seyffert will examine questions […]

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Tech Talks: Password Management (Android)

Santa Cruz Public Libraries-Virtual Library 117 Union Street, Santa Cruz, CA

Are passwords driving you crazy? Join us as we explore ways to create and store stronger and safer passwords using third-party password manager apps and the built-in Chrome browser password manager. This event will be taking place online using Zoom. Registrants will receive an email with the Zoom meeting link immediately upon registering for the […]

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Tech Talks: Smartphone 101 (Apple)

Santa Cruz Public Libraries-Virtual Library 117 Union Street, Santa Cruz, CA

Know the basic features and settings to get the most from your device. Ready for a review of the basic features and settings of your iPhone? We will share our favorite features and tips. We hope you will join us and share with us too. This event will be taking place online using Zoom. Registrants […]

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Tech Talks: 2-Factor Authentication (Apple/Android)

Santa Cruz Public Libraries-Virtual Library 117 Union Street, Santa Cruz, CA

Set-up Two-Factor Authentication on your important accounts. Join us for a discussion on increasing security for online accounts. We will review the best practices and strategies for setting up two-factor authentication on your smartphone. This event will be taking place online using Zoom. Registrants will receive an email with the Zoom meeting link immediately upon […]

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Tech Talks: Google Privacy Tune-up (Apple/Android)

Santa Cruz Public Libraries-Virtual Library 117 Union Street, Santa Cruz, CA

Know your options for Google data and privacy. California Consumer Privacy Act gives you access to control your information. Join us for a discussion of the available privacy options for Google search, location, gmail, youtube, etc. Tech Talks are not your typical computer class. These are hands-on workshops that help us better understand our mobile […]

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Viewpoints: Invasion of the Communist Body Snatchers

Santa Cruz Public Libraries-Virtual Library 117 Union Street, Santa Cruz, CA

Nick Rowell, Cabrillo College political science professor, will discuss two Supreme Court decisions about protected speech and the Communist Party. Michael Pebworth, Chair of Global Studies and history professor at Cabrillo, will address 1950’s popular entertainment as he reveals how the period's science fiction and horror comic books treated the Red Scare and the Cold […]

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Tech Talks: Library eBooks and Audiobooks (Apple/Android)

Santa Cruz Public Libraries-Virtual Library 117 Union Street, Santa Cruz, CA

Use your SCPL library card to get ebooks, audiobooks, magazines and more on your computer, mobile device, or kindle. Join us as we explore the techniques for getting the most out of the library's digital media platforms. Tech Talks are not your typical computer class. These are hands-on workshops that help us better understand our […]

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Tech Talks: iPhone Health App (Apple)

Santa Cruz Public Libraries-Virtual Library 117 Union Street, Santa Cruz, CA

Know how to use your Apple device to improve your health. Join us for a discussion and walk-through of the many iOS Health app features and strategies that help you monitor your body and store your health information. Tech Talks are not your typical computer class. These are hands-on workshops that help us better understand […]

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Topic: Tech Talks: Media Manipulation (Apple/Android)

Santa Cruz Public Libraries-Virtual Library 117 Union Street, Santa Cruz, CA

Explore the strategies and tools journalists use for identifying disinformation and misinformation. The online ecosystem is polarized and polluted with misleading information. Join us for a discussion about the primary types of disinformation. We will look at the tools and strategies for critically examining online information. Tech Talks are not your typical computer class. These […]

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Tech Talks: Device and Account Security (Apple and Android)

Santa Cruz Public Libraries-Virtual Library 117 Union Street, Santa Cruz, CA

Are you protecting yourself from theft, scams, hacking and malware? In our workshop Tech Talks: Device and Account Security (Apple & Android) we discuss the tactics used to trick people into giving away access to their accounts and devices. We share recent examples of imposter scams, phishing attempts and other digital security threats. We review […]

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Tech Talks: Search Strategies (Apple/Android)

Santa Cruz Public Libraries-Virtual Library 117 Union Street, Santa Cruz, CA

Do you know the pro tips for searching the web? Using tools like Google search to find information online is not difficult. However, to get the quickest and best results sometimes it can be helpful to access the lesser known search tricks and tips used by professionals. For example, special characters like #, $, -, […]

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