A sophisticated phone scam is targeting bankruptcy filers in several states, using personal information from filings and posing as attorneys to get intended victims to immediately wire money to satisfy a debt.
The National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys issued a warning that “Under no circumstances would a bankruptcy attorney or staff member telephone a client and ask for a wire transfer immediately to satisfy a debt. Nor would the bankruptcy attorney and staff ever threaten arrest if a debt isn’t paid.”
Bankruptcy filers in Vermont and Virginia reportedly have received calls. Vermont’s Attorney General says scammers use software to “spoof” the Caller ID system so the call appears to be originating from the phone line of the consumer’s bankruptcy attorney. Typically the calls come late in the evening or during non-business hours to make it difficult for intended victims to verify the call by contacting their attorney.
Consumers receiving this kind of call are advised to hang up and contact their bankruptcy attorney as soon as possible. Do not give any personal or financial account information to the caller.
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Apple updated its iWork suite for iPhone and iPad today, bringing iOS 9 integration with new iPad multitasking features and keyboard additions, support for 3D Touch on the iPhone 6s, the ability to view and restore versions of files, and a new way to share documents on the web and view them on iOS and Android browsers.
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BBC: iPlayer Radio
Use this website to play current and archived programming from BBC Radio over the Internet, negating the usual constraints of space and time. Choose what to listen to by BBC station, such as BBC Radio 4 or BBC World Service; by category, such as drama, music, or comedy; by Featured; or by Most Popular. Within the Music Category, readers will find an hour long program looking back at the Beatles’ last live performance. This show took place on the roof of Apple Corps headquarters in Savile Row in London in 1969 and was titled “I Hope We Passed the Audition”, based on John Lennon’s remarks when the group stopped playing. Additionally, in the Featured category there are a variety of re-broadcast TED talks on the Ted Radio Hour, and, in Most Popular, sports news from Sunday’s football matches. It’s also possible to find more programming by searching or simply browsing, such as a 3-minute broadcast of Dominic West (familiar to American TV viewers from cable shows The Wire or The Affair) reciting Lord Byron’s 1813 poem, “She Walks in Beauty”. [DS]
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Editor’s Note: The sound quality of the radio stream is excellent; i.e., better than most domestic streams.
From Microsoft: Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 is primed for use on tablets and phones, so you can swipe and tap your way through presentations. There are many features which make the new PowerPoint attractive. Presenter View automatically adapts to your projection set-up, and you can even use it on a single monitor, Themes now come with variations, which make it simpler to hone in on the look you want, and when you’re working with others, you can add comments to ask questions and get feedback. Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 gives you several ways to start your next presentation using a template, a theme, a recent presentation, a not-so-recent presentation, or a blank one. You can send out a link to the slides, or start a full-on Lync meeting that displays the deck with audio and IM.
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Now that AT&T says it can flip the switch and give iPhone owners Wi-Fi calling, we need to turn it on in our phones. That’s easy to do, and assuming AT&T has enabled Wi-Fi calling in your area, lets you use broadband Wi-Fi connections whenever you have a weak cell signal. Read on to see how to turn it on.
First you need to have a compatible iPhone
. That includes the iPhone 5c
6 and 6 Plus, and the iPhone
6s and 6s Plus.
To enable Wi-Fi calling on your iPhone
, click here for step-by-step instructions:
The Wirecutter performed a battery of tests on two top-performing
routers with six devices, and the results were unmistakable: If your
current router is at least three years old, there is no reason not to
upgrade to a new router.
Not only can a newer router improve the speed and range for users, the
routers typically have upgraded internal components and strong external
antennas. Many also support the latest Wi-Fi standard — 802.11ac —
which has top speeds that are nearly three times faster than the
previous standard, 802.11n, for the fastest wireless devices you can buy
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