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Rewfeed another Internet scam, how it works

Posted by on Jun 12, 2017 in Guides & Help, Security | 2 comments

You might start seeing a lot of social media posts about #Rewfeed (can go as “RevFeed” too) and how incredible this website will give you USD 250 for free to start investing on their own “Social Media Investment platform”. The main selling point is not only that they will give you the 250 to start for free but that you will pay it back once you reach your first USD 10.000 :). They claim that they invented a “social media analyzer” that lets them predict which companies stock´s will go up or down based on people´s perception.

Sounds sweet right? Actually too sweet to be true. Check the analysis of the scam below:

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Global “Google Docs” phishing attack info and how to fix it

Posted by on May 4, 2017 in Guides & Help | Comments Off on Global “Google Docs” phishing attack info and how to fix it

Many persons from different parts of the world started to receive a phishing email today with a link to a “Google Doc” that may appear to be sent by someone you know.

The email looks like this:

Logically, you should NOT click on the “Open in Docs” link, but if you did, you would have probably given full access to your email and contacts to the attacker.

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How to configure your Amazon Echo or Dot (even outside the US)

Posted by on Dec 24, 2016 in Guides & Help | Comments Off on How to configure your Amazon Echo or Dot (even outside the US)

On this Christmas you might receive an Amazon Echo or Dot as a present (lucky you!) 🙂  If this is the case and you happen to live outside the US, then you might scratch your head a bit to understand how to set it up, as the mobile “Amazon Alexa” app is not available on most App stores outside the US.

The Amazon Echo and Dot devices can work independently from each other and there is no need to have either of them first to be able to have the other. The main differences between them are:

Amazon Echo: Has a bigger speaker (thats why the size), but it lacks the possibility to get connected to another speaker through the 3.5mm jack.

Amazon Dot (2nd Gen): Its smaller, has a smaller speaker (the first gen didn’t have a speaker of its own), and has the possibility to connect to another speaker over the 3.5mm jack or Bluetooth.

Tip: While the Dot has volume controls on top as buttons, on the Echo you can control the volume by rotating the top part of the device, like a big dial. Of course both support the control of volume by saying “Alexa, volume 1 to 10”.

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How to see your iPhone or iPad screen on your Mac for free

Posted by on Jan 28, 2016 in Guides & Help | Comments Off on How to see your iPhone or iPad screen on your Mac for free

Sometimes we wish we could visualize the screen of our iPhone or iPad on our Mac without using a third party tool like Reflector from Squirrels for example. You could want this because you need to build up a tutorial or explain something by showing the actual actions on the device and maybe post it on YouTube. Till now, maybe you have been capturing print screens of the device and then downloading somehow the images you have captures to build a manual, but who doesn’t like video? Its really nice to be able to show the exact actions to do something 🙂

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This easy you can be tricked to give access to your Google account

Posted by on Jun 21, 2015 in Guides & Help | Comments Off on This easy you can be tricked to give access to your Google account

With more and more people using Google services, it’s important to bring awareness of social engineering attacks.

Please watch the video below shared by Symantec that explains the attack type and how easy someone can trick you into giving them access to your Google account.

One of the main suggestions is to enable 2 Step verification to secure all your accounts, not only Google ones, but everything else too.

Make sure to send the link to the video to as much people as you know so that they don’t fall into these scams.

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The iPhone 6 headphone jack problem nobody talks about

Posted by on Apr 18, 2015 in Apple, Guides & Help | Comments Off on The iPhone 6 headphone jack problem nobody talks about

I really enjoy the iPhone, the first I got was the 4S and it was superior than any other smartphone at that time. Then I got the 5S which was really nice although I could benefit of a bigger screen. Today I have the iPhone 6 with exactly the screen I wanted.

My personal opinion on the iPhone 6, is that it looks great and in general it works pretty well too, with the recent release of iOS 8.3 Apple have seemed to address several stability problems, but there is one issue that nobody talks about, and I honestly don’t know why.

With my iPhone 5S I was using different type of headphones, some are very cheap, some where not so cheap. Because I tend to loose headphones often, I usually have several pairs around different parts of the house or jackets/backpack.

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MacBook Pro and Yosemite wifi problems

Posted by on Nov 23, 2014 in Guides & Help | Comments Off on MacBook Pro and Yosemite wifi problems

Hi all, I am having problems on my own Retina MacBook Pro 15″  and also on my wife’s which is a 13″. For some reason sometimes the wifi speed is good, and sometimes is really bad.

Here you can see a complete test I shooted today with my iPhone 5S camera, please share your comments in case you have the same issues or if you know what the problem could be. Thanks!

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FIX: Google Apps “A server error occurred and we were unable to save your last change”

Posted by on Oct 20, 2014 in Guides & Help | Comments Off on FIX: Google Apps “A server error occurred and we were unable to save your last change”

Today I was working on a Google Spreadsheet with my Google Apps for work account from work, I was adding multiple images to it. Suddenly an error appeared:

“There was a problem, a server error occurred and we were unable to save your last change. We are restoring your spreadsheet to its previous state.”

The spreadsheet was not getting the latest changes saved and entered into an endless loop of the same error popping up over and over again.

I tried several things I came up with, plus some other suggestions I found online. These are the things I tried and didn’t solve the issue:

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Easily convert .webloc files to .url in OSX

Posted by on Aug 3, 2014 in Guides & Help | Comments Off on Easily convert .webloc files to .url in OSX

Its been several months since I moved from the Windows world to the MAC world (at least at home). But until today, one of the things that annoyed me a lot was the fact that everytime I dragged and dropped a website URL to my desktop to access it later, a .WEBLOC files was created. These files are compatible with Safari Mac Browser, but Windows doesnt know what to do with them. I needed a solution to be able to open the shortcuts of pages I create with both Windows and Mac computers.

So after searching online I found this post on Apple Forums, where a good samaritan called MarkDouma created a free little application called Webloc Finagler for OSX to just drag and drop the Webloc files and the app will convert them to  .URL files. The created files will be pointing to the same website and fully compatible with both OSX and Windows :).

You can download the little App for free from this direct link.

One more time, Apple decided to go out from a widely used standard and create their own. If Apple really wants more people on board, they have to makes easier for Windows users to feel tempted on migrating. I am in favor of creating new standards if they actually are better, but you cant ignore what already exists, it must be backwards compatible too.

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How to fix Snagit to correctly paste images in GMail

Posted by on Jul 30, 2014 in Guides & Help | Comments Off on How to fix Snagit to correctly paste images in GMail

Sometimes you want to paste a captured image with Snagit into a Gmail new mail and you just see an empty box instead of the image. The problem is the depth of the image captured by Snagit, and here is how to fix it.

For existing images you already captured you can do the following

In Snagit Editor (while watching the image you captured and can’t paste in Google Mail), go to the tab “Image” and then go to “Color Effects” then choose “Color Depth” and then change the drop down menu to “True Color 24 bit”.  Now you should be able to paste the images without any trouble in Gmail.

If you want to make this change permanent for all the images you capture

Go to the capture profile settings, choose the little arrow beside “effects” and then go to “Color depth” and choose “Custom color depth“, set it as “True Color 24 Bits” and to end click Ok.

From now onward, every image you paste in Google Mail will work.

 

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