Tonight’s post involves the continuing spread of various Facebook hoax information, even though they have been proven to be a hoaxes for months or even years. There is a current “State Farm” commercial with the line “They can’t put anything on the internet if it isn’t true”. In my opinion, the commercial is more realistic then intended because unfortunately there are people who actually believe the “They can’t put anything on the internet if it isn’t true” line.
The following are just a handful of the hoaxes that I see on a weekly basis.
Amazon has a cyber Monday deal going for the original 7″ Kindle Fire. The kindle comes with 8 GB of storage usually runs $159, however for cyber Monday, if you order it and use promo code FIREDEAL, you will get $30 off. That makes this Kindle Fire a great deal at $129.
In this day and age, with airlines reducing flights, it’s not always easy to find availability, especially when you are trying to get to a major tourist destinations like Los Angeles, New York, or Orlando. If you are a casual traveler, you may not be aware of all your options when trying to figure out airline travel. In addition, even if you are able to get seats to your destination, many premium destinations also cost a premium $$$ amount to fly to.
So what is a traveler to do, if the city they want is sold out or extremely expensive? What the casual flyer may not be aware of is that many cities are close enough to one another (especially on the east coast) that you may just find a way to your destination, even when the city you intended to go to have no seats or is expensive on your travel day. The following chart shows a list of some of the major airports in the U.S. and Canada, and the alternative airport to each of those (plus the distance to the original airport).
So how do you uninstall Trend Micro, when the normal function refuses to uninstall?
Usually to uninstall a program from a Windows PC all you need to do is go into the Control Panel and select either “Add / Remove Programs” (Windows XP) or “Programs and Features” (Windows 7 and 8). Unfortunately there are times when the normal way to uninstall doesn’t work, and this post is about one of those situations.
I’ve recently attempted to uninstall the “Trend Micro Titanium Internet Security 2012 from a couple of computers.
According to the Sprint Blog, “Sprint is crediting back late fees; overage charges for voice, text and data; roaming fees; and call-forwarding fees for Sprint services used between Oct. 29 and Nov. 28. These credits apply to Sprint customers in select counties based on zip code in the states of Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island.” In addition to credits to Sprint users, those using “Boost Mobile Monthly Unlimited, Virgin Mobile Beyond Talk and payLo by Virgin Mobile Unlimited Talk and Text plans will receive extended service if they are at risk of not making their payment due date. Boost Mobile Pay As You Go and payLo customers will receive a $10 account credit”.
So if you are a Sprint, Boost Mobile, Virgin Mobile, and payLo user, on the East Coast who lives in the affected areas of Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island, you will want to check your current bill to make sure you get your “Disaster Relief Credit”
Source: via Sprint Blog (http://community NULL.sprint NULL.com/baw/community/sprintblogs/announcements/blog/2012/11/01/sprint-continues-to-restore-service-to-customers-impacted-by-hurricane-sandy)
For those who do not live in the U.S., Black Friday is the name given to the day following Thanksgiving Day, and is considered the traditional beginning of the Christmas shopping season. Black Friday is not an official holiday, but since many employees (who don’t work in retail) get this day off as well as Thanksgiving, it is considered an “unofficial” holiday by many, and is routinely the busiest shopping day of the year.
For those who don’t know the originals of Black Friday, it originated in Philadelphia, where it originally was used to describe the heavy and disruptive pedestrian and vehicle traffic which would occur on the day after Thanksgiving. Use of the term started before 1961 and began to see broader use outside Philadelphia around 1975. Later an alternative explanation began to be offered: that “Black Friday” indicates the point at which retailers begin to turn a profit, or are “in the black”.
**This post updated 11/20/12
For those interested in getting the Samsung Galaxy SIII on Sprint, you may want to check out the deal with Radio Shack (http://radioshackwireless NULL.com/template/simpleautocontent NULL.aspx?pageid=11254&r=radioshack&refcode1=RSK_1119_002_HPCSPRGSIIIFA). Radio Shack is offering a $50 Google Play Store gift card with Samsung Galaxy S3.
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