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Microsoft License Scam?

Folks, a reader wrote and asked me about a phone call they received. The (female) caller claimed to be from Microsoft, and warned the reader that their “Windows license had expired”…

This is a scam. Don’t fall for it. Hang up. And, please, warn your friends and family. As this ‘thread’ says, Microsoft would not call you unsolicited. Nor would they know if any errors existed on your computer.

The article has good information on scams and what you can do. Again, click here to read more.

And thank you Dear Reader for bringing this to my attention.

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Today’s quote:I don’t believe you have to be better than everybody else. I believe you have to be better than you ever thought you could be.” ~ Ken Venturi

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May 3, 2016 Posted by | advice, computers, consumer electronics, cyber crime, Internet scam, Microsoft, Phishing, phraud, security, tech | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sunday Beauty #217

Folks, here’s another interesting image for your weekend.

Click on image to see more by this artist

Click on image to see more by this artist (reco’d)

“beautiful spring” by Alice Popkorn, courtesy of Flickr Commons.

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Today’s quote:Quality is not an act, it is a habit.” ~ Aristotle

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May 1, 2016 Posted by | Digital Images | Leave a comment

How To Solve Mac Printing Problems

Folks, rather than reinvent the wheel, I’ll simply tell you the first thing to do is clear the Printer’s “queue” —

1) Open Apple menu and go to “System Preferences” and choose Printers. (You can also use Finder.)
2) Select the active printer and choose “Open Print Queue” button.
3) Select and cancel the print job(s) as desired, canceling them and removing them from the printing queue.

And point you to this article for the more advanced steps:

* How to resolve Mac printing issues

Printing on a Mac is typically reliable. Occasionally trouble arises, however. Here are a few recommended resolutions for returning printing to proper operation.Read more..

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Today’s quote:Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.” ~ Dalai Lama

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April 28, 2016 Posted by | advice, Apple, computers, consumer electronics, hardware, how to, printers, troubleshooting | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Opera Browser Now Offers Free VPN Service

I tip my geek hat to the folks over at Opera.

* Opera Browser Now Offers Free and Unlimited Built-in VPN Service

Opera’s Free VPN protects unencrypted browser session from leaking on public WiFi networks and will also let unblock firewalls to improve privacy and security.Read more..

* Get the Opera browser here.

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Today’s Pretty Picture:

Not a bad cellphone pic, eh? Click on image to see more by this atrist

Not a bad cellphone pic, eh? Click on image to see more by this artist

“Spring 2011” by SurFeRGiRL30, courtesy of Flickr Commons

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Today’s quote:There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self.” ~ Aldous Huxley

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April 24, 2016 Posted by | advice, browsers, computers, consumer electronics, how to, Internet, News, privacy, security | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

I’ve Got Superman’s Powers in My Pocket..

Well, that’s not true.
Yet.
But soon I’ll have X-ray vision.

Wut?

* The pocket radar: Get ready for phones that can look through walls

Fancy looking through walls using your phone? Well soon it will be possible using a handheld radar.Read more..

[ this new-ish tech has both amazing possibilities, and really, really creepy possibilities… ]

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Today’s quote:Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.” ~ W. Clement Stone

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April 20, 2016 Posted by | cellular, consumer electronics, gadgets, hardware, mobile, News, tech | Leave a comment

SB #216

Folks, here’s yet another interesting image for your weekend.

Click on image to see more from this artist.

Click on image to see more from this artist.

“2011 04 10 Treedom XII watching Taunus in the spring” by Mark Strobl, courtesy of Flickr Commons

Today’s quote:Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” ~ Arthur Ashe (Folks, it really is that simple..)

ATTN: Susan with the Dell Studio Laptop –> I need your proper email address

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April 16, 2016 Posted by | Digital Images | Leave a comment

Senate anti-encryption bill is itself a threat to national security

Folks, a must read:

* Senate anti-encryption bill is itself a threat to national security

The proposed Burr-Feinstein anti-encryption bill would put every American at risk of being spied on by foreign nations, hackers, or even the next US president.”

It’s the bill that has everyone up in arms. In the wake of the dispute between Apple and the FBI over encryption, Congress has weighed in with its long-awaited response, and it was the definition of what people didn’t want.Read more..

Typical of politicians lately… :/
[ write your congress critter, folks! ]

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Today’s quote:Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.” ~ Norman Vincent Peale

ATTN: Susan with the Dell Studio Laptop –> I need your proper email address

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April 15, 2016 Posted by | cyber crime, Cyberwarfare, hackers, Internet, News, privacy, security | 1 Comment

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