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Mac Users: Think You Can’t Get A Virus? Think Again.

7 Oct

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IT’S A COMMON MYTH THAT I HEAR OFTEN: MACS DON’T GET VIRUSES. It’s simply not true. What is true? If you don’t have up-to-date anti-virus software, you’re playing with fire.

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Norton automatically detected this phishing site, which, coincidentally, is designed to look like a legitimate Norton page.

I use Norton Internet Security, which is available for Mac and PC. A one-year subscription is about $60, and makes sure I have the latest virus definitions through its LiveUpdate feature. This is CRITICAL. If you don’t have the latest definitions installed, your software will only search for old viruses. Updating the definitions ensures that you have protection against the latest ones.

Norton also has other protections. For example, it warns me if I visit a suspicious website, as it did when I was searching for the url to add to this post. To be clear, this warning can be triggered by suspicious content from any source, not just a Norton impersonator.

Even with my vigilant efforts to prevent my Mac from getting a virus, Norton AntiVirus, the software I use, found not one, but two. The infected files were sent in SPAM emails that made it into my Time Machine backup volume. They proved tricky to delete at first, but with the help of Norton support, I was able to get rid of them before they did any damage.

Don’t put yourself and your data at risk. Whether you have a Mac or PC, to make sure your computer is virus free, you MUST have anti-virus software, and update the definitions regularly! 

 

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Halloween Treats and Tricks at Udemy!

30 Oct
Learn how to make a spider web in Adobe Illustrator!

Learn how to make a spider web in Adobe Illustrator!

Halloween is upon us, and I have treats of many tricks for you! 

First, learn how to create a fun holiday design in my new FREE video lecture, Make a Halloween Spider Web with Adobe Illustrator. Sign up for my ALWAYS FREE Udemy course, Easy Snowflakes and More with Adobe Creative Suite, and you’ll find it as newly-added Lecture 18, in Section 6. And, if you’re taking that course, you’ve already got it!

For more sweet stuff, get a selection of my Udemy courses for FREE, $5, or $10 THROUGH HALLOWEEN ONLY!* Each price has a limited number of coupons, so act fast! Use the following coupon codes or just click the links, and feel free to share this offer with colleagues, family, and friends. If you have any problems at all redeeming coupon codes, contact Udemy directly at support@udemy.com.

In other news, I’m excited to be finishing up a brand new Adobe InDesign course. Look for an announcement in the coming weeks.

Don’t forget to Follow @josephcaserto on Twitter to get more specials that won’t be announced here through Udemy, as well as software tips, design inspiration, and the business of being a creative.

PS: Don’t forget to download the FREE Udemy app for iPhone and iPad, to make your courses mobile, and learn on the go.

Coupon Codes

  $0: TRKTRTFREE

  $5: TRKTRTFIVE

$10: TRKTRTTEN

Adobe Digital Publishing Suite (DPS) for Beginners (reg $69)

$0: https://www.udemy.com/adobe-dps-for-beginners/?couponCode=TRKTRTFREE

$5: https://www.udemy.com/adobe-dps-for-beginners/?couponCode=TRKTRTFIVE

$10: https://www.udemy.com/adobe-dps-for-beginners/?couponCode=TRKTRTTEN

Color Basics for Print Designers (reg $9)

$0: https://www.udemy.com/color-basics-for-print-designers/?couponCode=TRKTRTFREE

$5: https://www.udemy.com/color-basics-for-print-designers/?couponCode=TRKTRTFIVE

Create Your Own iPad & Android Publications

  $0: https://www.udemy.com/designing-for-the-ipad/?couponCode=TRKTRTFREE

  $5: https://www.udemy.com/designing-for-the-ipad/?couponCode=TRKTRTFIVE

$10: https://www.udemy.com/designing-for-the-ipad/?couponCode=TRKTRTTEN

Easy Snowflakes and More with Adobe Creative Suite (FREE as always)

  $0: https://www.udemy.com/adobe-cs-snowflakes/

Interactive PDFs with Adobe InDesign: No-Code Digital (reg $29) 

  $0: https://www.udemy.com/interactivepdf/?couponCode=TRKTRTFREE

  $5: https://www.udemy.com/interactivepdf/?couponCode=TRKTRTFIVE

$10: https://www.udemy.com/interactivepdf/?couponCode=TRKTRTTEN

Intro to Adobe InDesign (reg $49)

  $0: https://www.udemy.com/intro-to-adobe-indesign/?couponCode=TRKTRTFREE

  $5: https://www.udemy.com/intro-to-adobe-indesign/?couponCode=TRKTRTFIVE

$10: https://www.udemy.com/intro-to-adobe-indesign/?couponCode=TRKTRTTEN

*Offer expires 11:59 PST, Thursday, October 31, 2013.

I’m Celebrating National Design Week at Udemy

13 Oct
MAPS by Paula Scher

MAPS by Paula Scher, a 2013 National Design Award Winner. http://www.cooperhewitt.org/national-design-awards/2013-winners.

October 12-20 is National Design Week. As Cooper-Hewitt’s largest education initiative, the goal of these next few days is to highlight how design makes our daily lives better. Look for specials all week to get big discounts on my Udemy courses!* To kick off the savings, they’re $4 and $9 TODAY, 10/13/13 ONLY, but act fast; there’s a very limited number of coupons available, and the prices of these courses will not be lower this week. Use coupon code DW13KICKOFF (expires 11:59 PST, Sunday, October 13, 2013), or click the following links:

Don’t forget to download the FREE Udemy app for iPhone and iPad, to make your courses mobile, and learn on the go.

Want to get exclusive deals that won’t be announced? Follow @josephcaserto on Twitter and look for the hashtag #DesignWeek13.

Feel free to share this offer with colleagues, family, and friends, and I hope to have you as one of my Udemy students!

*Design for Coders is not included.

End of September Udemy Discounts

28 Sep

With September almost over, students have settled into the new fall term, and are moving full speed ahead with their studies. To celebrate the end of back to school month, you can get a selection of my Udemy courses for FREE, $5, or $10 through September 30!* Each price has a limited number of coupons, so act fast. Feel free to share this offer with colleagues, family, and friends. Use the following coupon codes or just click the links.I hope to work with  you as one of my Udemy students!

 *Offer expires 11:59 PST, Monday, September 30, 2013.

COUPON CODES

  $0: ENDSEP130

  $5: ENDSEP135

$10: ENDSEP1310

LINKS

Adobe Digital Publishing Suite (DPS) for Beginners (reg $69)

$0: https://www.udemy.com/adobe-dps-for-beginners/?couponCode=ENDSEP130
$5: https://www.udemy.com/adobe-dps-for-beginners/?couponCode=ENDSEP135
$10: https://www.udemy.com/adobe-dps-for-beginners/?couponCode=ENDSEP1310

Color Basics for Print Designers (reg $9)

$0: https://www.udemy.com/color-basics-for-print-designers/?couponCode=ENDSEP130
$5: https://www.udemy.com/color-basics-for-print-designers/?couponCode=ENDSEP135

Interactive PDFs with Adobe InDesign: No-Code Digital (reg $29)

$0: https://www.udemy.com/interactivepdf/?couponCode=ENDSEP130
$5: https://www.udemy.com/interactivepdf/?couponCode=ENDSEP135
$10: https://www.udemy.com/interactivepdf/?couponCode=ENDSEP1310

Intro to Adobe InDesign (reg $49)

$0: https://www.udemy.com/intro-to-adobe-indesign/?couponCode=ENDSEP130
$5: https://www.udemy.com/intro-to-adobe-indesign/?couponCode=ENDSEP135
$10: https://www.udemy.com/intro-to-adobe-indesign/?couponCode=ENDSEP1310

Welcome to Joe’s Place!

27 Aug

If you blog, and no one reads it, does it make a noise? Well, my goal for this blog isn’t to make a lot of noise. Instead, I want to share information, inspiration, and create a forum where creatives, no matter what type or skill level, can share ideas and interact. Look for my thoughts and observations on design, suggestions on developing and building skills, Adobe CS5 tips & tricks, and much more. I hope to post at least once a week, so please let me know if there’s anything you’d like to see here. Thanks for stopping by; come back, soon!

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