Thought of the Week: I am not a Russian asset, but I will help you fight technology scammers from Russia, India, the U.S. or wherever. I am going to say this again because new clients have gotten on board and it’s been a while since I made this announcement. The real Microsoft, Google, Apple, Yahoo or Facebook are not going to pop up on your screen with a phone number with a person on the other end of the line asking for money. You have an intrusion on your computer and you are one step away from being scammed. Do not call the number! Do not make a $500 – 1000 mistake plus open yourself to identity theft. If you can’t get rid of it call me and I will solve it.
Small Business Spotlight: As you know I am in business to serve sole proprietors and small businesses, along with residential consumers and non-profits. From time to time I like to highlight unique small companies and non-profits. This week I would like to introduce you to Skrewball Whiskey. They are unique in that they sell one product (available for order online and select locations), a peanut butter flavored whiskey. A husband and wife run this operation and there is a really positive immigration related twist to their vision. The husband hails from Cambodia, grew up poor, and never had peanut butter as a kid. Peanut butter was one of the first food items he learned to love in his new American life and thus inspired this venture. Check them out at https://www.skrewballwhiskey.com (Unsolicited)
Apple, Why Did You Do This To Us?
Well well, I have gotten an earful from clients about Apple’s new iOS 13 software (and its sister iPad OS 13). The new versions and subsequent minor updates are hard to avoid. They bring new features and stability and security fixes. However, they bring CHANGES. I work with an older client base. Remember I am the I.T. Guy that specializes in age 55 + at home, at work, and in non-profits run by people in this age bracket. Older adults can be quite resistant to change. It’s not good or bad; it’s a fact of life. I’ve been doing this for 22 years.
I know many of you enjoy putting your photos in the Photos app into albums. These albums will synchronize between iPhone and iPad, as well as the Mac, with iCloud Photo Library turned on. You can also see all of your photos and albums by logging on to iCloud.com from any computer, including a Windows computer. From the iPhone, in iOS 13, the process of adding a photo to an album has changed. Please make a note of this and try this out
In the Photos app
-the Photos tab at the bottom has changed a bit — you now see sub tabs for Years — Months — Days and All Photos. All Photos is still a good place to see all of your photos.
-But if you want to add photos to an existing album, you must click on the Albums tab
-Press the + to create a new album, name the album, from there you can add photos
-However, to add photos to an existing album, you must go to Albums, and open the album
-Then press Edit in the top right, then Add in the bottom center, then choose photos
Rinse and repeat, you will get it!
Song of the Week: (Haven’t done this in a while) Ludovico Einaudi – “Experience” https://youtu.be/91sFlP6aa5Q . A You Tube video will open.
Concluding remarks: Remember, when you choose a small business, you are choosing someone who cares. You are choosing someone who will not cave to corporate pressure. When you choose to patronize someone like me, you are voting with your dollars, stating — I want someone like you to live in my community. Thank you all.