TECHNOLOGY: Why don’t all devices “phone home” or … …

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Why don’t all devices “phone home” or … …

… … record somewhere in the cloud their last know location. 

It would save me a lot of prayers to Saint Anthony!

Argh!

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TECHNOLOGY: Verizon Fios is changing email providers

Saturday, March 11, 2017

2017-Mar-08

Verizon Fios switching over to AOL Mail Servers

Effective April 06, 2017, we’ll no longer provide verizon.net email service. Other than this change, your Verizon service(s) won’t be affected.

We have two options for you to consider below. Please review both options and take action today to avoid losing access to your email.

Choosing an option is easy.

Click here to sign into your verizon.net email account.
Simply select Keep verizon.net email address or Try any other email provider to complete the setup.

Option 1. Keep your current email address with AOL Mail.

By choosing this option you will:

Keep your verizon.net email address
Migrate to AOL Mail
Retain email, contacts and calendar(s) automatically

Option 2. Try any other email provider.

By choosing this option, you will:

No longer be able to use your current verizon.net email address
Establish an account with a mail provider of your choosing like Outlook.com or Gmail
Manually move your email, contacts and calendar(s)

To confirm this message is valid, visit verizon.com and select Announcements under the Tools section at the bottom of the page.

Have questions? More information can be found at verizon.com/Email.

Take action by April 06, 2017 or you’ll lose access to your verizon.net
email account.

Don’t wait, act now.

We hope you are enjoying AOL Mail. We value
Verizon customers and want to make your
transition as smooth as possible.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does AOL have a mobile email app?

When it comes to getting your AOL Mail on your mobile device, you have choices – the Alto for Mobile app or the AOL app. To learn more visit the Verizon Move to AOL Mail: Using the Alto for Mobile App and the AOL App help article.

Can I use a third party email program such as Outlook or Thunderbird, to access my verizon.net email with AOL Mail?

Yes, you can use a third party email program such as Outlook or Thunderbird to access your verizon.net email with AOL Mail.

If you previously used a third party program to access your mail, you simply need to update your password to the one you created when you registered with AOL Mail. To update your password settings, follow the instructions in the help article titled, Verizon Move to AOL Mail: Updating your third party email program or mobile device with your new account information (POP3).

If you would like to use an email client with your new AOL Mail account and you ARE NOT currently using an email client configured with POP3, follow the steps in the help article titled, Verizon Move to AOL Mail: Setting up your new AOL account in a third party email program or mobile device (IMAP).

How do I get support for email or if I notice any problems during the move of my email to AOL?

Refer to our AOL Mail for Verizon Customers Help page for articles related to common questions and additional information about AOL Mail. You can also contact Verizon at 1-800-VERIZON or verizon.com/support.

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Another example of why you should not trust any ISP with your email address.

May I suggest that you have your own domain? The common wisdom, or is that common whizdumb, is to own your own name as a domain name. I own “reinke.cc”. (I like saying “sea sea me at reinke.cc”! me@reinke.cc will actually work!) I gives one quite a bit of control. And, it’s very cheap. I know three solutions at 15$/year using wordpressdotcom with gmail, 25$/year email only with 1and1, and 60$/year for domain+email+webspace also at 1and1. My point is not that you should use 1and1. http://www.1and1.com/?k_id=9113251 I could care less which one you use. It’s that getting on to your own domain with email is cheap and easy. And, it’s not hotmail, yahoo, or gmail. It IS your own “personal brand”.

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TECHNOLOGY: Testing WordPress for Google Docs

Friday, March 10, 2017

2017-Mar-08

Now this is a most interesting “feature”.

If it works, then it could make blogging even easier and more “fun”.

We’ll have to test and see.

It claims to carry over everything.

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INLINE_DRAWING: InlineDrawing

Well, the inline drawing didn’t come over.

Nor the change in font size. Needs some more “testing” but I like it.

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LINKEDIN: Continues to reduce its value equation

Monday, February 6, 2017

Relationship Section of Profile – No Longer Available

We’re always looking for ways to simplify and improve your experience, helping you be more productive and successful. This sometimes means removing features that aren’t heavily used to invest in others that offer greater value to you. We’re removing the Relationship Section of your profile, which allowed you to add Reminders, Notes and Tags to your connections.

If you want to download your existing Notes and Tags, you’ll have the option to do so through March 31, 2017.

We recommend that you download your data immediately to retain these details. Learn more about accessing your account data.

To request a download of your data, including Notes and Tags:

  1. Navigate to the data export page or access it from the Privacy & Settings menu.
  2. On the Account tab, under the Basics section of your Privacy & Settings page, click Change next to Getting an archive of your data.
  3. Click Request archive.
  4. You’ll receive an email with a link to download your data archive. Your notes and tags will be in the file named Contacts.

If you are looking for similar functionalities, consider our Sales Navigator or Recruiter Lite products that allow you to transfer and view your existing notes and tags. Learn more about importing your LinkedIn.com Notes and Tags directly into Sales Navigator if you’re a Sales Navigator user.

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Just makes room for a competitor!

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SOFTWARE: Google’s PhotoScan app RECOMMENDED

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

https://www.google.com/photos/scan/

“Get the photo scanner from the future”

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OK, I’m a sucker for apps, phones, and all technology gadgets and tchotchkes (NB: I’ve been criticized all to often for using big and or strange words so now I am linking to their meaning. OK?) (NB: A “gadget” becomes a “tchotchke” when it: (a) doesn’t work as advertised; (b) breaks; (c) gets purplanted by a better gadget; or (d) I lose a part of it — usually the power supply. I have an old digital video camera waiting for me to find the power cord to it.)

I read about the app somewhere — I’d have thought Google would let me know about it … … personally — and downloaded it BECAUSE I have a ton of old framed pictures that I was considering HOW to digitize. It’d be a lot work to take them out of the frame — if they’d survive that — scan them and put them back.

So this holiday, I tried it on two framed pictures. 

Judge for yourself the results.

2016 00xxx xx shore group

and

File Dec 26 10 17 47

Very impressive, no?

Anyway, I’m impressed. 

As usual, FWIW and YMMV.

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RANT: Kvetch from long ago and far away

Friday, December 23, 2016

Sorry to say, I haven’t written this. It was of interest to me at the disinterest in my power problems by employees of the various companies to who I turned to for help. (I was paying and not asking for charity.) Special excoriation for Dell, Sams Club, WalMark, OfficeDepot, Staples, the two 24 hour laptop repair firms in Vegas, and the pawn shop (it advertised computers, but had none). The only bright spot was Brookstones. Their EWR employee sold me something he thought would work (it didn’t) but correctly told me of their return policy. Their LAS employee accepted the return with no problem and showed me what I should have been sold. She made an interesting observation that the if the EWR site didn’t have the CORRECT one, he could have checked with the LAS site and they would have had it for me when I arrived. I intended to compliment them on that idea. The young women in Vegas is a gem. Sigh, now I have to try to make the midnight deadline for Jasper Jottings.

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I found this on my old phone. I don’t know when I wrote it, but I thought it was worth sharing.

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HARDWARE: Drone on drone action

Friday, December 23, 2016

https://youtu.be/32IPBmcwplQ

This makes me want to get one

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