You Probably Haven’t Been Hacked

January 9th, 2019 by steve shields

Have you received the message on Facebook that says, “I’ve been hacked”? Or “You’ve been hacked! You’d better change your password”? It’s probably not the case.

Here’s what’s probably happening….

A bad actor sets up a Facebook account in Willis’ name and steals Willis’ profile picture.

Then he looks at Willis’ existing friends and makes friend requests of them.

Willis has not been hacked. Willis is being impersonated.

Willis’ friends have hundreds of Facebook friends so they don’t remember whether they are friends with Willis or not, so they accept the request.

Then Fake-Willis sends them a message: “Hey – I am stranded in Costa Rica with no money. Can you wire me some?!”

So Willis probably doesn’t need to change his password.

He (and his Facebook friends) need to report the Fake-Willis account to Facebook.

SOLVED: How to Subscribe to iTunes Podcast with an Android App

October 31st, 2018 by steve shields

I want to subscribe to a podcast, but I can’t find it when I search for it by name with my Android app.

And I can’t find the RSS link.

Sound familiar?

How do you subscribe to an iTunes podcast with PocketCasts?

How do you subscribe to an iTunes podcast with Google Play Music?

You need the RSS link.

But many podcast sites, without intending to do so, hide the RSS link for an iTunes podcast.

Fortunately, there’s a solution.

It’s at this web site:
http://getrssfeed.com/

Here’s how to use it:

  1. Go to the iTunes site or SoundCloud site for your podcast and copy the url from your browser.(at the top of the screen).
  2. Paste that url into the field at getrssfeed.com and the service will retrieve the public RSS feed of the podcast.
  3. Paste that information into the search field of PocketCasts or whatever podcast catcher you use on your Android.

Enter Code to Claim Facebook Page – SOLVED

February 8th, 2018 by steve shields

Where do you enter the code to claim a place on Facebook?

Where do you enter the code to claim a page on Facebook?

As of the writing of this post, if you’re sitting at a desktop or laptop, you’ll look a long time.

But if you go through the procedure of claiming a Facebook Page using your mobile device — problem solved.

You’ll see the place to enter the code to claim your Facebook page.

Once entered, Facebook says it can take up to two days. I’ve had it take a week and I’ve had it take five minutes.

Good luck. You may need it. 😉