Beware: Facebook Scam Emails

facebook icon thumbs downSome email scams are obvious, others are not. The best ones (or worst ones, rather) are those that take advantage of familiarity to trick you into clicking on them.

You have a new personal message

I recently received a email with the familiar Facebook colour scheme and layout. I noticed that the sender was not “Facebook” but was from some stranger, “Ava”.

The subject heading of the email read:


You have unread messages that will be deleted in a few days


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    Keyboard Kung Fu logoHave you ever tried to memorise a list of keyboard shortcuts? Most of us have found a list of keyboard combinations and pinned them on the wall next to the desk in the hope that they’ll become a part of everyday keyboard use and increase productivity. I’ve done that a few times. I started using a Mac several years ago and have only recently learned more than the handful of general keyboard combos that make life easier.

    So I’ve started a series called “Keyboard Kung Fu” to help make learning the useful keyboard manoeuvres much easier and more fun. For now I’ll be focusing on the Mac but may cover Windows keyboard shortcuts at a later time.

    How to Memorise More Keyboard Combinations?

    The problem with the list of keyboard shortcuts that you pinned next to your computer was that there is nothing memorable about two or three symbols or words printed in black on a white page. There is nothing for your brain to hook onto to make one line any different or distinctive from the rest of the items on the list.
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      Are you receiving Twitter notifications on your iOS device that have nothing to do with you? There’s a fix for that.

      New Notifications Center

      With the release of iOS 7 came the redesigned three-fold Notifications Center to give easy access to the day’s events, all your notifications or just those notifications that you’ve missed. What’s more, the Notification Center can now be reached directly from the lock screen, making access much easier and faster.

      Screenshot of iOS 7's Notification Center

      Receiving unwanted alerts in Notification Center


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        Vine Arrives on the Web!

        Vine Vintuitive logo combinedAt the end of last year Vine rolled out it’s vanity URLs in preparation for the web version of Vine. Today Vine has come to the web.

        Easily Share Your Vine Page

        An aspect of Vine that has frustrated users in the past is the inability to share your profile with others on the web. That’s all in the past as users can now simply hand out their Vine vanity URL: https://vine.co/vintuitive
        Now you can like, comment, and share and browse videos just as you do on the mobile app.
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          Twitter’s video service Vine enabled vanity URLs for verified accounts on December 20 and wasn’t due to open up sign-ups to those of us without the special little blue check mark until Dec. 23.

          Twitter Gives an Early Christmas to Everyone

          It seems Twitter decided to bring Christmas to us all early as I, an unverified user, secured my vanity URL just a few minutes ago.

          Vine URL Request
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            Australian Flag with Big BrotherAustralia missed out on being ranked among the world’s top 10 countries due to concerns over state surveillance and the lack of safeguards against it.

            While Australia ranks near the top of the list at 2nd position in regards to providing access to ‘relevant content’ we fare poorly when compared to other nations in areas such as providing universal access and ensuring freedom and openness. Where the ‘free and open’ web is concerned Australia comes in at a low rank of 30th out of the 81 countries surveyed.
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              Twitter Opens Office in Australia

              Twitter AustraliaTwitter officially opens it’s corporate office in Sydney this week.

              Although the new Sydney office has been in operation for the past month, the official opening will take place this week.

              Twitter currently has around two million users in Australia and hopes to increase that number with the new office. The new local foothold will also be focusing on increasing it’s advertising revenue by offering sponsored tweets by Australian businesses.

              Former Google executive for the Asia-Pacific region, Karen Stocks will be joining Twitter as the Australian managing director.
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