A topic of conversation at the conference center recently has been about "spoofing" emails that folks have been getting from other nyac email addresses and other institution which vaguely appear legitimate. These are probably "phishing" attempts.
Back in September, I wrote a Tech Tip about using online resources to claim money that you or your church may have forgotten that the states of CT and NY are holding onto for you. Pastor Bill Hagerty and the Fosterdale Church have offered to help you claim those funds.
There are many little "basic" computer tips that are "common knowledge" but not "universal knowledge."
From time to time, people and organizations have assets that for one reason or another have gone unclaimed. Whether it was a savings account that was forgotten, or checking account that got left behind, these funds just aren't on the radar. That doesn't mean that they are lost for good!
AOL recently improved their Mail product to display the name of the person sending you an email instead of the email address in any email that you receive. This can improve your mail experience in identifying the sender of an email.
What is the only guaranteed way to protect your electronic devices during a lightning storm? Unplug them!
Each church in the New York Annual Conference has the ability to update church information for the nyac.com Web site including adding a photo, worship times, Web site address, church e-mail address and more.
Mobile apps are becoming more and more a part of our everyday lives, simplifying ordinary tasks and providing instant access to information on the go.
Is your computer running sluggishly? Do you have problems when you try to open more than a few programs at once? Are you thinking about buying a new computer? DON’T! Click the title above to read more.
Backing up your computer hard drive is one of the most important tasks that most people don’t do! If you get a virus, have your hard disk fail or experience a natural disaster that destroys your computer, you’ll be without all those years of files that currently reside on your computer. Click title to read more.
When Microsoft updated their "Office" products — Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc. — in 2007, the files created with the newer versions now have extensions with "x" at the end: .xlsx, .docx, etc. These files cannot be directly opened in the older versions of Office. There are two ways that you can open these files, without having to purchase the newer version of Office.
This is our 4th year using the online registration system built in to the Conference's Web/database system, and the 2nd year using the newer version. Although things seem to be going rather smoothly this year, there are a few issues that still get in the way: AOL users ability to register, and that Captcha at the bottom of the form.
Be a part of the collective purchasing power of churches and nonprofits across the country! By buying software and hardware through the UM Communications "TechShop," or CCBNonProfits.com you may be able to save money on many of your church's computer needs.
It seems as though the whole world is going mobile! In the not-too-distant future we won't have computers on our desks; we'll all carry them around in our pockets.
Keeping your anti-virus software and virus definitions up to date are two of the most important steps in protecting your computer and your valuable data. Here are my some of my favorite anti-virus products: