WorldStart Tech Tips 2016-09-30
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In The News 09-30-2016
Election Ads Shift From TV To Internet
Broadcasters had predicted that this year would see record spending on political ads. Turns out they were wrong. Stocks for TV and radio companies took a big drop after Sinclair Broadcast said they’d seen a significant drop in the amount of political spending.
So what’s up? It’s a hotly contested election. However, candidates, especially Donald Trump, are turning to the Internet opting for viral videos and social media campaigns instead of TV and radio spending.
Windows 10 Anniversary Update Breaks Some Webcams
Having an issue with your external webcam after the latest Windows 10 update? You aren’t alone.
The update caused several models of USB-connected webcams to lock up or shuts down. Microsoft promises to fix the issue with an update soon.
Group Wants Microsoft To Pay For Windows 10 Aggravation
Some people say it’s time for Microsoft to pay up for all this aggravation. A British consumer group called Which? wants Microsoft to pay Windows 10 users for problems caused by their upgrade. It says it has received hundreds of complaints about the upgrade.
Microsoft says the upgrade was voluntary and that they offer free customer support to users who are having problems.
You guys have seen us sell tablets from time to time… You’ve seen the Android 4.0 all the way through Android 5.5. You’ve seen them with keyboards, without keyboards, with and without out Bluetooth, but always without the one thing you really wanted: WINDOWS - just like on your PC.
But after I found this tablet deal I was on the phone making sure everything this tablet had was THE REAL DEAL!
Imagine this… A tablet that is pretty much a LAPTOP!
With this bad boy running off of Windows 8.1 you can use it just like you do a laptop or desktop computer! Except this guy fits easily in your bag, purse, or even your glove compartment! What’s even cooler is that Windows 8.1 is fully supported by Microsoft! That means regular security updates and bug fixes! AND you can use all of your favorite programs like Word and Internet Explorer! (And with Office online or Office apps from the Windows stores, Microsoft Office is completely FREE!)
Being able to use flash is HUGE! Almost all tablets don’t let you use flash, and without flash you can’t play your favorite online games! Also, with this Quad-core processor, you’ll be playing and surfing and having fun SUPER-FAST!
But that’s not all: This BRAND NEW tablet (or laptop, whatever you wanna call it) can do!
Bluetooth 4.0 lets you connect to anything wirelessly! So you can pair your speakers, headphones, or keyboard! A 4.0 Bluetooth connection will make sure that you can getting the fastest wireless use ever! You could even add a Bluetooth mouse to your set-up if you want!
And lets talk about the cameras! Normally on tablets the front facing camera is better than the rear facing camera. But that’s not the case with this guy! Each camera is 2.0MP! So you know those Skype calls you make to family and friends? Well, a 2.0MP camera will ensure that your family or friends get the best!
But wait there’s more!
Every tablet should be protected with a case, but sometimes finding one that fits your needs is a pain! This amazing little laptop comes with a protective case that doubles as a stand! And to add to the awesomeness inside the protective case is a BLUETOOTH KEYBOARD! Yep, a REAL keyboard. Touchscreens are great for playing games, but when you're writing an email or a document, you want a keyboard.
Now we know you guys are thinking that this thing is gonna cost you between $200 to $500. But you’d be dead wrong because we’ve got this BRAND NEW FULLY-LOADED WINDOWS 8.1 tablet for just $59.97!!!
YEAH JUST $59.97!!! That's an INSANE price for a tablet like this! Our tech writer, Cynthia actually cried a little when she saw this price. She paid over $500 for hers and the keyboard was EXTRA!
Hurry and click the link below to grab your tablet today!
Facebook: Mute A Chat Conversation In A Browser
A group message in Facebook can be a great way to get information out about an event, but it can also lead to a heck of a lot of annoying notifications.
A group message could cover anything from an invitation to Thanksgiving to updates on Grandma’s medical crisis. If you aren’t interested at all, you can just leave a conversation. But what if you want to stay informed? You want to get the updates on Grandma, but just not while you’re in a meeting or you want to shut them off to get some sleep. I’m going to show you how you can temporarily shut off those notifications.
Open Facebook in your browser. Then click on Messages and select the group message.
Open the message. Since there are 16 people on this message, every time someone comments or asks a question, you’ll get a notification. Tap that gear symbol in the top left next to the X.
Choose Mute Conversation from the drop-down menu. If you don’t mind being out of the loop forever, you can choose Leave Conversation.
You can choose to mute the conversation for an hour, until the morning or until you choose to turn it back on. That means the chat window won’t pop up to show you the conversation. This also mutes the conversation on your phone.
When you open the conversation, you’ll see a notice that it’s been muted. You can unmute with one click.
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Snapseed: Add Text To Photos
Now, there’s a cool new feature: The ability to add text to photos! Let’s check out how it works! First, open Snapseed and choose an image to edit. Then select the edit icon. It looks like a pencil.
You’ll see a menu of editing options, including a brand-new option to add text.
Swipe left or right below the image to...
Facebook Coupon Scam
There’s a coupon scam making the rounds of Facebook. It promises a 40% off coupon from Kroger if you just like and share a post. Kroger is a popular grocery chain in the Midwest, but there are also version of this scam that mention Kohl’s Department Stores, Publix, Aldi and many other well-known stores.
But they all work about the same. This post appeared in my feed when a friend shared it.
Click the link and you’ll be directed to this page or one like it.
Users are asked to share the page, comment on Facebook and then hit Like.
But let’s look at that web address again.
Think you’re on Kroger.com? You’re not. You’re actually visiting...
A young man, who was also an avid golfer, found himself with a few hours to spare one afternoon.
Great Way to Look at Things
“Anyone who thinks fallen leaves are dead has never watched them dancing on a windy day.” ~ Shira Tamir
"Autumn is a season followed immediately by looking forward to spring." ~ Doug Larson
"Fall is my favorite season in Los Angeles, watching the birds change color and fall from the trees." ~ David Letterman
Have you ever run across a quote on the internet that you’re familiar with, but the person it is attributed to seems off? This happens all the time on the internet. But how do you fact check a quotation?
Well, you can do very specific searches and then limit the results with filters, or you can head on over to Quote Investigator and see if it is among the quotations already investigated on the site. If it isn’t, you can check out the Resources page for tips on places you can look to find out for yourself who the quote should be attributed to.
The site is easy to use because it is set up blog style. Just scroll down the page and browse through the latest entries.
You can also browse the Archives by selecting a month from the drop down box. Beneath that there is a list of people that you can also choose to browse by as well. Just select a person from the list and you’ll see the quote thought to be said by them followed by the investigation.
What I love about this site is that not only does it solve the mystery of who said something, but it also provides citations for where the information is coming from. This way, you know that the research has been done and you don’t just have to take the Quote Investigator’s word for the way you do with a lot of quotation sites.
Send it to Amanda at email@example.com
You Need To Be Careful!
Fumbling around for your cell phone while driving is GOING to cause an accident! PLUS, In most states, driving with your phone to your ear is AGAINST THE LAW!
That's why you NEED this Bluetooth car kit! With the car kit you decide if you want to wear the Bluetooth headset or use the speaker phone. You can even swap seamlessly between the two! You're in control with this one!
The Bluetooth headset charges easily in the dock while you're not using it! And with an amazing 5 hour talk time you can chat all you want! Even continue your conversation when you get out of the car! That's the beauty of Bluetooth technology.
Plus, it comes with 3 extra ear tips and an adjustable ear hook!
This is the BEST deal on a headset I have ever seen! But wait, I haven't even finished telling you what else this guy can do!
You don't have to use that wimpy speaker on your phone... Those built-in speakers are a joke compared to this guy!
If you want to go "private" with your call just slide out the Bluetooth ear piece and continue to talk.
It's like getting THREE things for half the price of ONE! What a deal!!!
Now I know what you're thinking. I'm just building this up so I can charge you 30 or 40 bucks... WRONG!
This deal is less than HALF of what you'd expect to pay. I got a super-limited deal at an incredible price and I'm passing it along to you. $12.97! Isn't that CRAZY!?!? That's not even 1/3 of the price you'd pay if you got a ticket for using your cell phone while driving!
Order today! Price goes up to $19.97 on Saturday !
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