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Fact Monster - Great for Homework Help

Take a look at Factmonster.com from Information Please for an easy to use basic reference site.  The site has an almanac, dictionary, encyclopedia and atlas plus fun games to enhance the learning experience. 

Geocaching Website

Visit www.geocaching.com and learn about Geocaching.  A fun hobby for the entire family that provides adventure on a budget.  Start planning now for adventures this spring and summer.

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.

Halloween Gift

 Our gorgeous flower arrangement sent to us in memory of our first librarian, Miss Ella Dickey. We receive them every year for her favorite holiday. She would have loved the library story time full of adorable costumed children. Go to our Facebook page by clicking here to see it. You do not have to be a Facebook member to check us out.

 

Beginning Knitting Classes

Sign up now for Beginning Knitting Classes. Classes start Nov 9, 10-12am and continue to Nov 16, Nov 30 and Dec 7. This is our 3rd time offering the classes and they always fill. Sally is a great instructor. Class is free. Call 468-3335 to sign up and get your supply list.

You can always check our events calendar to see what is happening at your local library.

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.

HTC Data Exposure Flaw

HTC Will Issue Fix for Phone Data Exposure Flaw

The makers of the HTC Android smartphone are investigating reports of a vulnerability that exposes personal user data to all Internet-connected applications. The flaw affects several different models of the devices. The problem lies in a program called HTCLoggers.apk, which was recently added and logs large chunks of phone data. The vulnerability has the potential to expose email addresses, GPS locations, SMS data and system logs. HTC plans to issue a fix for the problem.

Google Chrome Update

Google has released Chrome 14.0.835.202 for Linux, Mac, Windows, and Chrome Frame to address multiple vulnerabilities. These vulnerabilities may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review the Google
Chrome Releases blog entry and update to Chrome 14.0.835.202.

http://googlechromereleases.blogspot.com/2011/10/stable-channel-update.html

US-CERT: United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team

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