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eBooks and eAudiobooks Are Here!

Starting today the Webster County Library is proud to offer you best-selling and classic eAudiobooks and eBooks available 24/7. You can browse the collection, place holds, and check out using your library card. Then you can transfer the titles to your computer and many mobile devices.

This new service, powered by OverDrive, is free with your Webster County Library card.

Through the Missouri Library 2 Go Consortium, Webster County Library is pleased to offer downloadable ebooks and eAudio Books to our patrons.

eBooks are Coming Soon!

Beginning on June 6th the Webster County Library is proud to offer you best-selling and classic eAudiobooks and eBooks available 24/7.  You can browse the collection, place holds, and check out using your library card.  Then you can transfer the titles to your computer and many mobile devices.

This new service, powered by OverDrive, is free with your Webster County Library card. Don't forget that the service is not live yet, but June 6th is only a week away!

DNSChanger Malware - 9 July Deadline

On 9 July 2012 the FBI will turn off DSN servers that it has been running since seizing them from cyber criminals. In order to stop millions of people from immediately losing Internet connectivity, the FBI replaced the infected servers with clean servers and continued to operate them. They did this to give people time to clean their infected computers. If your computer is infected with the malware on 9 July you will not be able to connect to the Internet.

Facebook Malware

Security experts are warning of a new type of malware directed at Facebook users. The malware is written using legitimate software framework - Crossfire, primarily used to create cross-browser extensions.

From ComputerWorld: "Malware writers have used Crossrider, a cross-browser extension development framework, to build a click-fraud worm that spreads on Facebook, security researchers from antivirus firm Kaspersky Lab said on Monday.

Fordland Deposit Collection - Spring Break

The Fordland High School which houses our Fordland Deposit Collection in their library will be closed for Spring Break on March 15th and 16th; and April 5th and 6th.  Since the High School will be closed, our Deposit Collection will also be closed on March 15th and April 5th.

Earbuds

We have increased  the price of earbuds from $1 to $1.50. This price reflects the price increases we have incurred in purchasing them.

5 Free Software Programs

 Five Free Software Programs Everyone Should Have, by John C Dvorak.

Why pay when you can get some really great software programs for free? Need a great media player, office suite, or graphics program? Check out John C. Dvorak's column at PCMag.com.

IE posts big drop

 Snipped from ComputerWorld article:

Computerworld - Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE) last month lost the largest amount of usage share in three years, a Web metrics firm said today.

The slide of IE, which dropped 1.8 percentage points to 52.6% during October, came on the heels of a fall of nine-tenths of a point in September. Only IE's November 2008 plummet of more than 2 points was larger, according to data from Net Applications.

Google yanks Gmail app

Snipped from  ComputerWorld article:

Computerworld - Just minutes after launching its first native Gmail app for Apple's iPhone and iPad, Google pulled the program, saying it had "messed up" by issuing a flawed version.

To read the rest of ComputerWorld's article, click here.

 

Apple Releases Updates

Clipped from: SANS NewsBites Vol. 13 Num. 82

Apple Releases Updates for Mac OS X, Safari and iOS (October 13, 2011)

Apple has released Mac OS X 10.7.2, which addresses several security issues and introduces iCloud. Apple has also released updates for Safari (version 5.1.1) and iOS. One of the flaws addressed in the Safari update is extremely critical to patch because it is simple to exploit. The update for iOS (version 5) fixes nearly 100 security flaws. There have been reports that the Mac OS X update has caused computer crashes.

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