CLOUD: Google’s New Trusted Contacts Shares Your Location with Loved Ones In Real Time

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Google’s New Trusted Contacts Shares Your Location with Loved Ones In Real Time

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Ever since “a certain young lady” has me watching the crime shows (i.e., L&O of all genres and Investigation Discovery), I’ve realized how important it is for me to have “trusted contacts” in case she “sacks” me. (Never knew how many women killers there were IRL!)


You might want to avail yourself of it. 

Android only! (Boo, on Google!)

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CLOUD: Another “cloud” is proved unreliable

Tuesday, September 6, 2016


MAILCHIMP is unresponsive.

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You submitted your compliance questionnaire on Aug 14, 2016 8:08 pm, and our team is reviewing your responses. While your account is under review, you’ll be unable to send live or test campaigns, but Campaign Builder, signup forms and reports still work.

We respond to users in the order their information is received, so someone will be in touch with you soon. Our office hours are Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm EST.

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CLOUD: Backup your work ALWAYS

Friday, July 22, 2016

Google takes down man’s blog, erasing 14 years of work
By Michael Harthorne  Published July 19, 2016  Newser

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An acclaimed artist says he lost 14 years of work when Google took down his blog last month.

Artist Dennis Cooper made a horrifying discovery June 27: His 14-year-old blog—the sole home of his experimental writing, research, photographs, and more—was gone, Art Forum reports.

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Backup, backup, backup.

“Two is one; one is none.” (Old military preparedness adage.)

There really is no excuse for getting caught short like this.

Take this as your OFFICIAL warning.

(Despite the illusion, only BAD stuff stays on the inet forever!)

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Was it done to stick one in the eye of the ordinary viewer who looks at the hijab as a sign of the slavery of Muslim women by a male- dominated and clearly violent religion?

CLOUD: FACEBOOK has new “forgot password” hurdle

Saturday, May 28, 2016

2016-May-28 1020

Last night I was playing “tech support” and helping a noob get setup on my “loaner chromebook” while his win doze machine was at the Geek Squad for some kind of service. (Sounds like a motherboard failure.)

Of course, like most people — even those who should know better — he doesn’t remember his passwords.

(Of course, he doesn’t use LASTPASS, KEYPASS, or any other the other countless utilities. Argh!)

So we walked him through “forgot my password” on GMAIL, FACEBOOK, etc. etc.

All was going well, until FACEBOOK allowed him to reset his password, but then locked him out for 24 hours. 

(I could not get a screen shot of it. Others were at the controls “to learn” cause I go to fast. Argh!)

So be advise, FACEBOOK has put another wrinkle in your way.



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CLOUD: Let’s explain why our service won’t do something so obvious?

Monday, May 2, 2016

Dear Valued Client,


We are unable to resolve this via an e-mail request. Please allow us to explain to you the situation. Please call Paytrust Customer Service at 1-800-729-8787 and a member of our support staff will assist you with your concern properly. I apologize for any inconvenience.




Lebanon M.
April 30, 2016

Bill Payment Services Provided by Metavante Payment Services, LLC
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Argh! (Nice font though.)
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CLOUD: OneDrive reduces your space

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

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Changes to OneDrive
We want to let you know about some upcoming changes to OneDrive. On July 13, 2016, the amount of storage that comes with OneDrive will change from 15 GB to 5 GB. We are also discontinuing the 15 GB camera roll bonus. You can learn more at our FAQ.
There is no action you need to take, because your OneDrive account is currently below the new storage limits. Even though you aren’t currently affected, we want to keep you updated on all important changes to OneDrive. If you’d like to check your account, you can visit the Storage page.
We realize these are big changes to a service you rely on. We want to apologize for any inconvenience they may cause you. We made a difficult decision, but it’s one that will let us sustainably operate OneDrive into the future.
Thank you for using OneDrive.

– The OneDrive Team


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CLOUD: Google Wallet bites the dust

Thursday, April 7, 2016
Your Wallet Card will stop working on June 30
Hello Ferdinand,
We want to thank you for using the Wallet Card and for any feedback you’ve shared.
After careful consideration, we’ve decided that we’ll no longer support the Wallet Card as of June 30. Moving forward, we want to focus on making it easier than ever to send and receive money with the Google Wallet app.
Here’s what this means for you:
  • You can only make purchases with your Wallet Card until June 30.
  • You won’t be able to add money to your Wallet Balance from a debit card or bank account after May 1, but money you receive from others will still be added to your balance.
  • If you have money in your Wallet Balance after May 1, you can keep it there, send it to others, or cash out anytime for free.
If you’re interested in finding a replacement for your Wallet Card, both American Express and Simple offer debit accounts with similar features, including a card. Plus, we’ve teamed up with them so that Wallet Card users will get an added bonus after signing up.
As we wind down support for the Wallet Card, we’re excited to continue enhancing Google Wallet to give you the best possible experience when paying friends and family. We’re hard at work on new features, so keep an eye out for those in the coming months.
If you have any questions, visit our FAQ.
The Google Wallet Team


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