How to Avoid Getting Scammed Online

When Pop-Ups Turn You Into an Idiot

Last week I did a Facebook Live talking about how to avoid getting scammed online. Every single client of mine who’s fallen for these things is really bright, they just panicked when a pop-up appeared. Our brains are hard-wired to send resources to our bodies (not our brains) when we panic. This is why these online scams work so well. Sometimes your Google search results will show you the wrong phone number for Apple support and other major brands. I have a number of clients who’ve fallen for this too. Check out my talk here for the key things to look for so you don’t get scammed.

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New Book from Steve Jobs' Daughter

One thing many people don’t talk much about is Steve Jobs’ family. In fact, he denied Lisa was his daughter until she took a paternity test. He even denied he named the Lisa computer after her until Bono asked him about it. After a long pause and staring at his plate, he fessed up he did name it after her. Lisa wrote a book that’s coming out September 4th and I’ve got it on pre-order from Audible. I can’t wait to read it! If you want to join the fun, here’s a link to the Audible version and the Kindle Version.

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New App for Digital Library Books

If you’re not already getting digital books from the library, I think you’re missing out! Have you used Overdrive before? They just released a new app called Libby and it’s really nice. Searching for books is faster, the interface is cleaner and I think all around it’s much easier to use. What I love most about getting books from the library is that I always buy the Audible version of a book. The thing is, I like reading it too. When I buy a book from Audible, I search for it in Libby and download the Kindle version. Often, you can download the audio version right in the Kindle app to use Whispersync. It’s awesome! If you want to learn more about Whispersync and other e-readers, check out my video library on Facebook here.

 

Track All Your Packages in One App

My father-in-law, Michael, sent this one over to me. I think it’s his new favorite app :) It’s called Arrive and it will track all of your packages in one app. I don’t know about you, but trying to track down some of my packages is really annoying as the receipts get buried. (Yes, I order almost everything online!) You’ve got Michael’s approval, and likely mine soon :) I’m downloading it now!

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Rescheduling Meetings Just Got Easier

If you’re serious about your calendar, you’re likely using Google Calendar. I’m excited to try out this new feature for easy rescheduling. When you get a calendar invitation, at the bottom there’s a new option to Propose New Time. The meeting organizer will get an alert and can approve or deny the proposed time. Pretty sweet huh? The feature should roll out for everyone the 13th of August, so keep an eye out!

Finally! You Can Delete an iCloud Account

I’d bet the dominating philosophy of most people into organization is getting rid of stuff. Whether that’s deleting something you don’t need on the computer, or donating physical stuff you don’t need. Not being able to delete an extra Apple ID/iCloud/iTunes account that we don’t need has driven me nuts! When you don’t need something, especially an account that allows you to purchase things and those items are attached to that ID, WE DON’T NEED EXTRAS! *Limit one per customer please :) Anyway, here’s the link to delete an Apple ID you don’t need. You’re welcome :)