Showing posts from May, 2017

HoeflerText font alert

Have you seen it? The HoeflerText font alert is a scam that is associated with a Facebook ad that I clicked on today. I never trust ads because they are so easy for hackers to mess with. Unfortunately, one cannot tell if the actual person that placed the ad is the "bad guy," or if their site was hacked and they actually have no knowledge of it. On Chrome, it looks like this: Hoefler Text font not found alert on Chrome Warning: Regardless of who is at fault... Do NOT install the font.  Be smart online. Whenever you have a pop-up or alert, always open a new browser tab and enter words from the alert into a search engine (I prefer Google), and find out what is really going on BEFORE you download anything. Do NOT click OK on such pop-ups.  X out of them. Close that window. If that doesn't work, try the ESC button in the top left corner of your keyboard. If all else fails, reboot your computer. Pressing the windows key should bring up access t

Alexa by Invitation Only

Alexa, a virtual personal assistant marketed by Amazon, is proudly announcing some new features with Echo Look. I think the new features are brilliant! Yes. Brilliant, but also a little bit creepy. See for yourself... "Alexa, take a video."  Alexa, you are brilliant. Yes, brilliant. Especially if your toddler is dancing, or you want to see how you look in a 360 video - and who doesn't? Sew a Cover Hopefully, the security features are such that no one can ever take control of the camera. Easy fix - cover it up when you aren't using it... like you would cover a bird cage at night time. Then, of course, you will have the added inconvenience of removing the cover before you can use it, but it's a small price to pay for privacy. Would I buy one?  If my girls were still young children? Absolutely!   If I were dressing to kill every day of the week?   Absolutely!   Who am I kidding?   If I were dressing to kill one