Facebook Profile Tip: Don’t Expose Your Friends List and Open Yourself Up to Cloning

Facebook cloning is a technique in which scammers create fake Facebook profiles by using images and other information stolen from someone’s real Facebook page. Once the fake profile is created, the scammers start to send requests to people who are already on your Friends list. It only takes a few of your friends to accept, and the scammers will start to send them links to online scams.

Hide Your Friends List

You can prevent successful cloning by making your Friends list private. Here’s how.

  1. Click the Friends list, then click the Pen to Edit Privacy.
  2. Change who can see all of your friends to ONLY ME.

Facebook profile cloning hacking

Now is the perfect time to go to Facebook and do this.

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Bluetooth Speaker for the Bathroom, Pool, and other Wet Activities

When Mom does her morning routine in the bathroom, she wants to listen to the radio. She was turning the radio in the living room up loud, and the sound wasn’t good (old radio = terrible sound).

 

Bluetooth speaker for the bathroomMy brother bought this waterproof Bluetooth shower speaker, Aqua Sound, to use with an old iPhone. It’s in her bathroom. Great sound. It has a suction cup to affix to the tub or sink. $5.00 at some kind of 5 and Under store.

 

Here it is on Amazon.

 

  • Compatible with any Bluetooth capable player, phone or tablet.
  • Skip songs and forward/back/pause/play right from the water resistant speakers.
  • Answer calls right on it and hold a conversation through the built in microphone.
  • Features a suction cup for easy attachment to wall or any flat surface.
  • Great for showers, baths, swimming pools, boats, marine. IPX4 Waterproof.

He just bought me one. I’ll use it in my car because my speaker system is pitiful (old car = old system). When I’m listening to music, I can push to next or previous song. I can also answer my phone if I want to. $5!

 

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(VIDEO) Paste Text from a PDF to Word and Fix the Short Paragraphs with this Shortcut

Did you end up with a bunch of short lines of text when you copied text in a PDF and pasted it to Word? You had a paragraph mark (or manual line break) at the end of each line instead of only when there is a new paragraph (or new line).

I’m talking about these things. They’re the culprits. I’ll show you how to find out if they’re there and how to get rid of them.

Have you gone through an entire document line by line deleting these? You’ll be happy to know you won’t have to again. You can use Word’s Find and Replace command to clean your entire document with just a few keystrokes.

Would you agree that when you know which buttons to click, you can finish work quicker and go home?

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VIDEO: How to Use a Mac Pages Document on a PC – Open in Word, Print It, Convert to PDF

If someone sends you a document with the .Pages extension (a Mac document) and you’re on a PC, this edition of Suite Tuesday’s real quick video series shows you how to open it in Word, print it, or convert to PDF.

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I’m Standing Up to Work. Here’s My Home Office Setup

I’d been reading a lot about the benefits of standing up to work (or in other words, not sitting all day). Last week, I started configuring my home office, and wanted to avoid buying anything. Here’s what I did.

I already had the sturdy snack table, and it fit perfectly on my laptop table. I took a shelf from the table, and put it on top of the snack tray. That gave me enough expansion for my mouse (I’d ordered a mouse tray, but it didn’t work for my table).

Peggy Duncan on Standing Up to WorkUnderneath the snack table is a wireless keyboard I already had that works with my laptop. I use it when I want to sit down to work (haven’t done that much yet). I adjust the laptop screen and type on this keyboard so I don’t have to move the laptop.

With this setup, I still have access to my dual monitor and microphone.

Standing has gotten easier, and it wears me out enough to sleep even harder. Comfortable shoes make the difference.

Have you tried standing up to work? Leave a comment to explain.

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VIDEO: Insert Text and Graphics Using this Shortcut in Word – AutoText

I shake my head every time I see formal documents such as a letter or certificate “signed” with a typed signature. This is never appropriate and can be easily avoided.

A fancy font does not make it OK.

I’m not a paper person and will take the electronic route every chance I get. If I have to sign a Word document, my actual signature is saved as a graphic on my computer. If I have to sign a PDF, it’s a Custom Stamp in Adobe Acrobat and Foxit PhantomPDF.

In this video, I’ll show you how to save the graphic of your signature, etc., in a timesaving feature in Word called AutoText. Once stored as an AutoText entry, you’ll sign your document with your actual signature using a couple of clicks. Your company logo will be at your fingertips instead of two hours away as you try to find it on your computer network.

I’ve used AutoText in every version of Word that I can remember, and am still surprised users don’t take advantage of it. Anything you can display on a page and select can be turned into an AutoText entry.

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VIDEO: Embed Downloaded Fonts Into a Document You Share or Show on Different Computers

In a previous video, I showed you how to find and install fonts on your computer. If you use these installed fonts in a Word document, PowerPoint presentation, etc., you’ll want to embed them when you save. This is especially important if you’re sharing a document or you’re presenting on a different computer, and those fonts may or may not be installed.

If you create a template to base future documents on, click to embed fonts in it so you don’t have to remember to do this every time.

embed fontsThis video shows you how to embed fonts into your documents: True Type Fonts (TTF), created by Apple decades ago; and Open Type Fonts (OTF), more robust fonts created by Adobe and Microsoft.

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NOTE: After I installed all the fonts, I moved the files into a separate INSTALLED folder. This way, as I download more, I’ll only deal with the new ones.

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VIDEO: How to Find and Install Fonts to Your PC – Windows 10/8/7

I wanted to add a lot more creative fonts to my computer. DaFont.com has it all. In this video, I’ll show you how to search, download, relocate to a folder outside of your default Downloads folders, extract all files, and finally, install.

If Used, Embed

If you use these installed fonts in a Word document, PowerPoint presentation, etc., be sure to embed them when you save. This is especially important if you’re sharing a document or you’re presenting on a different computer and those fonts aren’t installed. When you save your file, be sure to tick the box to Embed fonts (this video shows you how).

NOTE: If you create a template to base future documents on, click to embed fonts in it so you don’t have to remember to do this every time.

WordMark.it

Here is a cool Website I found that allows you to type a word or phrase in a text box to see what it’ll look like in all the fonts on your computer. WordMark.it

Wikipedia Font List

In addition to seeing how fonts on your computer look inside your Office document, you can see them on this Wikipedia list.

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How to Create a Photo Slideshow on YouTube and Add Music (with video)

It’s SUITE TUESDAY, and this week’s real quick video shows you how to create a photo slideshow on YouTube. After your event, family reunion, or whatever, you can create a photo slideshow and share it with the public or a select few.

Free music selections are available, but you cannot add your own. I’ll record another video on how you can add your own music using PowerPoint.

At the end of this video, you’ll see a link to video I recorded on how to download your photo slideshow to your computer.

If you don’t already have a free YouTube channel, sign into your Google account and click to create one. Here’s more information on that.

Video: Add a Trailer to Your YouTube Channel (for New Visitors and Subscribers)

Have you created a trailer for your YouTube channel? You can set one up for New Visitors and have the same or a different one for Returning Subscribers.

I recorded a real quick, how-to video to show you how. First, upload your video to YouTube and make it public.

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