Category Archives: Tech Tips

Any advice on how to securely wipe a hard drive before sending to trash?

Any techies out there who can offer good advice on how to securely wipe a hard drive before it gets recycled or sold or sent to the trash? How about phones or game consoles?

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Bandwidth comparisons – dialup phone line to fibre connection

Download a copy – suitable for framing. *courtesy Fiopt Communications Services

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Do You Know the Difference Between HTTP and HTTPS?

Do You Know the Difference Between HTTP and HTTPS? by Chantelle Graywheeler, Olds Municipal Library When it comes to “http” and “https”, knowing the difference between the two can ensure that you have safe and secure internet transactions. HTTP stands for … Continue reading

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Infographic: How the internet works

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Smartphones use in agrculture

Watched a Webinar this morning on Smartphones use in Agriculture by Peter Gredig of AgNition.ca who is a farmer & technology guru. Peter predicted that with in a year, 40-50% of North American farmers will have a smartphone. He has … Continue reading

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Facebook: Your Private Information Made Public

by Chantelle Grey-Wheeler, Katimivik Volunteer, Olds Municipal Library If you are one of the 350 million active users on the social networking site Facebook.com, you may think that your personal profile is, well….personal. However, to the dismay of many, the … Continue reading

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Read Twitter and Facebook as a daily newspaper

If you follow lots of folks on Twitter or Facebook, Paper.li is a great way to consolidate their status updates. It works by automatically aggregating feeds from a Twitter or Facebook account or hash tags from Twitter. BTW: It’s free! … Continue reading

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Tech Tip – Using the internet to find our family roots online

Lesley Winfield, Head Librarian at the Olds Municipal Library and a member of the Olds Connected Community Committee talks about using the internet to find our family roots online. How has technology affected family history and genealogy? Genealogy has historically … Continue reading

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Tech Tips – eBooks

Lesley Winfield, Head Librarian at the Olds Municipal Library and a member of the Olds Connected Community Committee tells us about eBooks. What is an eBook? An electronic book (also e-book, ebook, digital book) is a text and image-based publication … Continue reading

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Tech Tips – Connecting a computer to your TV

Why would you want to connect your computer to your TV? There are a lot of reasons. Folks are using their computer as the heart of their entertainment or home theatre system. That’s a lot more involved and complex but … Continue reading

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