Saturday, Jan 18th, 1 PM 3rd Saturday
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
4210 Roberts Road, Fairfax, VA 22032-1028
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This presentation will show you how to configure your Android phone or iPhone to prevent the phone from ringing for any call other than one from a person in your phone's Contacts list. This is a way of avoiding robocalls, those "cold" calls that phish for your social security number and other identifying information, with the hope of stealing your bank account, IRS refund, or your identity. If you have no idea what is meant by robocalls, come on in and you will literally hear some that John found in his voicemails. John learned of this smart phone technique from an online columnist who asked his readers to describe their ways of coping with robocalls. While the columnist reported various reader approaches, some of them hilarious, he did not explain the smart phone configuration steps needed to make the most effective technique work for you. John figured out those steps and has been using the configuration for about three months on his Android phones, and will show you exactly how to do it yourself during the presentation.
John Krout is a former president of the Washington Area Computer User Group (WAC), one of two groups that merged to become the Potomac Area Technology and Computer Society (PATACS). He has been writing about personal computer uses since he joined WAC in the early 1980s. He is a frequent contributor to PATACS Posts, and occasionally provides presentations on tech issues at PATACS meetings. He lives in Arlington VA and is a writer for the Thales Group, a major maker of automated fingerprint identification hardware, supporting the use of that hardware in the computer system of a major federal government agency.
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Lorrin Garson had a long career in technical publishing of chemical information. His presentations to our computer groups are famous for their thorough research and clarity in explaining topics such as cryptography, encryption of personal data, cloud storage and the origins of personal computers.
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Wednesday, Jan 22nd, 7 PM
5711 S. 4th Street, Arlington, VA 22204
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