Tech Tips Home
The Best Tech Tips And Daily Deals
Newsletter On The Internet!

WorldStart Tech Tip And Store Search
Email: Password: Login Remember Me

Like what you see here? Subscribe to the Tech Tips newsletter!   Email: Subscribe

In The News 12-05-14

Thursday, December 4th, 2014 by | Filed Under: In The News

Five Most Popular Facebook Scams Revealed

According to the folks at Bitdefender, Facebook scams tend to fall into five categories  that target different areas of need.

1. See who viewed your profile

2. Change the appearance of Facebook such as background color or add a dislike button

3.Prize scams offering things like free iPads or gift cards.

4. Celebrity (view shocking videos of the famous or learn what this celebrity has done now.)

5. General shocking videos.


Many of these scams rely on people not understanding that you just can’t see who viewed your Facebook profile and that changing the background or adding a dislike button to Facebook would be just about impossible. It also counts on the fact that people will share or click on links they may even suspect are phony, thinking that “it can’t hurt” and they might win an iPad. Of course, it does hurt to share all your contact information with scammers.

 TGI Friday’s Flying Mistletoe Drones For Christmas

Customers at TGI Friday’s restaurants in the UK will see drones carrying mistletoe as part of what the comany calls “Togethermas.” The Mistletoe carrying drones will fly around the restaurant (controlled by employees) and encourage kisses that will be caught on a kiss cam.


A spokesman for the restaurant chain said, “Not only are they great fun for the entire restaurant, but they help people get a little closer at this time of the year.”

Google Ups Free Chromebook Storage to 1 TB

Google is playing its own version of storage wars with Microsoft. New buyers of Chromebooks will receive 1 TB of free Google Drive storage.  That comes as Microsoft takes a direct swipe at Chromebooks with the small, inexpensive laptops like the Stream that rely mostly on cloud-based storage. The Stream runs a full version of Windows 8.1, comes with a free year of Office 365 and also 1 TB of OneDrive storage.

Chromebooks and Streams are available for under $200, which should make for a competitive holiday shopping season.

~ Cynthia

Tags: , , , , , ,

Leave a Reply

Like these tips? Get them for FREE in your email!

WorldStart's Tech Tips Newsletter

  • Tech Tips Daily - Become a tech pro! Get the very best tech and computer help sent directly to your email every weekday!

  • Tech Tips Weekly - If you don't want our Tech Tips newsletter every day, then sign up for this weekly newsletter to get the best information of the week. Sent on Fridays.

Other Newsletters

  • WorldStart's Daily Deals - Every week, we send out great deals in our Daily Deals newsletter. Many of these deals are exclusively for our Daily Deals newsletter subscribers and can't be found with our regular specials.

  • Just For Grins - Each issue includes a couple clean jokes, some funny quotes, and a hilarious reader's story. Newsletter is sent five days a week.

Enter Email Address:


Your e-mail address is safe with us!
We only use it to send you the newsletters you request. It is NEVER disclosed to a third party for any reason, ever! Plus, if you decided you don't like our newsletters (don't worry, you'll love them), unsubscribing is fast and easy.

Free Newsletter Signup

Tech Tips Daily

Become a tech pro! Get the very best tech and computer help sent directly to your email every weekday!

Tech Tips Weekly

The week's best in tech and computer help. Get your issue sent to your email every Friday!

WorldStart's Daily Deals

The very best deals on the Internet! Get a new set of incredible sales every day of the week!

Just For Grins

Clean jokes, funny quotes, and hilarious comics. Sent 5 times a week straight to your email.


Love Worldstart? Refer A Friend!

WorldStart's Premium Membership

Tip Archive