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Warning!
Facebook Does NOT Have A "Dislike" Button

Is Broadband Internet On Your Wish List?

This Month's FAQ
Why Don't Pictures Within E-Mail Messages Automatically Show Up?

Sites Of The Month
Great Sites To Check Out In December

Short Tutorial
Changing The Font (Text) Size On Webpages

 

 


Greetings from Polar's E-Connections Team

We've filled this December issue with gifts for you—gifts of knowledge, that is. It begins with a warning about a scam that claims to offer the Facebook "Dislike" button; such a button does not currently exist on Facebook and this scam is simply after your personal data. We also give you an explanation of why pictures may not automatically show up within e-mail messages, and a tutorial on how to increase the font (text) size on webpages to be easier on the eyes. And in Great Sites, we share resources to help you reclaim forgotten assets, make impressive cookies and ornaments, and find the best deals on airfares.

The goal of each of our eNewsletters is to keep our subscribers informed regarding their Internet connection and to improve their Internet experience. We think you'll find this information interesting.

To see what's inside this issue, simply scroll down the eNewsletter or click on the links within the index to the left. Thanks for reading!

- The E-Connections Team
 

 

 

 

 

Warning! – Facebook Does NOT Have A "Dislike" Button

Thumbs Down Download Graphics to ViewThere's a new Facebook scam making the rounds and it's taking advantage of a non-existent Facebook feature many users crave: the "Dislike" button. This scam falsely claims to offer such a button and spreads in the form of links that appear to be from friends.

If you see a Facebook status update containing the message, "I just got the Dislike button, so now I can dislike all of your dumb posts lol!!" or "Get the official DISLIKE button now" followed by a link, you should know that it's another one of many scams designed to extract your personal data. It tries to trick you into completing a survey, thereby gaining access to your profile and the ability to spam your friends.

Again, there is currently no official Facebook "Dislike" button—just the "Like" button. The scam is a good reminder not to click on suspicious links on Facebook, especially if they promise something that sounds impossible or unlikely. If you've fallen for the scam, remove the offending app(s) from your Facebook profile and remove the related message from your status, News Feed, and Likes and Interests in the "Edit My Profile" menu.

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Is Broadband Internet On Your Wish List?

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If you're hoping for Broadband Internet this holiday season we can help make your wish come true! Receive FREE installation on Polar Broadband Internet when you sign up before January 7th, 2011!

Call us at 800.284.7222 or e-mail sales@polarcomm.com today!

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This Month's FAQ – Why Don't Pictures Within E-Mail Messages Automatically Show Up?

Question: I often have e-mail messages in my inbox that don't display the graphics. Instead, it says, "To protect your privacy, some pictures in this message were not downloaded." What's this all about?

Answer: The default setting on most e-mail software does not allow users to see graphics automatically when opening an e-mail. This is for security reasons; rogue software contained within such graphics can infect computers when users view the graphics in their e-mail preview pane. In addition, graphics are not automatically displayed in order to protect your privacy and help prevent spammers from knowing that your e-mail account is active.

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All you have to do to view these graphics is click on "Download Images" or a similar phrase used by your e-mail software. It only takes a second—a small price to pay for enhanced security and privacy.

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Sites Of The Month – Great Sites To Check Out In December

Jigsaw Puzzle Fun
ngm.nationalgeographic.com – Need a break from work or something to do on a snowy winter day? This site allows you to put together a variety of jigsaw puzzles, all featuring beautiful National Geographic photos. Choose from animals, landscapes, plants, people, weather, or machines. Each puzzle is timed so you can try to get faster or challenge a friend.

Reclaim Forgotten Assets
www.unclaimed.org – The National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators has created this site to help you reclaim property you may have forgotten about. Unclaimed property can be in the form of bank accounts, stocks, refunds, trust distributions, insurance payments, CDs, utility security deposits, safe deposit box contents, and more. Just click on the map to search in your state by simply entering your name.

Cookies, Cookies, Cookies!
www.foodnetwork.com – The Food Network's "12 Days of Cookies" site is the place to be for cookie lovers this holiday season! View photos of mouth-watering cookies and get the recipes from your favorite Food Network stars. Check out videos of the stars making their recipes; or watch them throw a cookie swap and learn how to plan one of your own.

Make Holiday Ornaments
www.bhg.com – Glitter and ribbons and beads, oh my! This Better Homes and Gardens site offers 24 easy ways to turn them into festive ornaments for your Christmas tree. But don't stop there. Check out the rest of the site for articles and videos with decorating ideas for your table, windows, doors, and mantel.

Best Flight Fares
www.bing.com – Bing Travel allows you to find the best fares for flights from most major U.S. and Canadian cities to destinations worldwide. Enter your departure and destination locations, and get a list of fares plus a Price Predictor that tells you whether to buy (if prices are rising) or wait (if they're dropping). Use the Flexible Search function to find the cheapest time to fly.

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Short Tutorial – Changing The Font (Text) Size On Webpages

Perhaps you're of a certain age and your vision isn't what it used to be. Or maybe it's just been a long day in front of the computer and your eyes are getting tired. In either case, you may want to increase the font size of a webpage you're visiting in order to make it easier for you to read. Thankfully, today's browsers make this a quick and simple process.

IE 8 IconChanging The Font Size On Webpages When Using ...
Internet Browser:
Internet Explorer 8
Computer Operating System: Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7

1.      With Internet Explorer open, click your cursor arrow on "View" from the menu bar and select "Text Size" from the resulting drop-down menu.

2.      You can now choose "Largest," "Larger," "Medium," "Smaller," or "Smallest" from the resulting submenu.

Alternative Methods:
To zoom in (increase font size), select "View" from the menu bar, then "Zoom" from the resulting drop-down menu, and then "Zoom In" from the resulting submenu. You can also press the "command" and "+" keys simultaneously for Mac and "control" and "+" for PC.

To zoom out (decrease font size), select "View" from the menu bar, then "Zoom" from the resulting drop-down menu, and then "Zoom Out" from the resulting submenu. You can also press the "command" and "-" keys simultaneously for Mac and "control" and "-" for PC, or manually select the percent size that you'd like to view from 50 percent to 400 percent.

Firefox IconChanging The Font Size On Webpages When Using ...
Internet Browser:
Mozilla Firefox 3.6
Computer Operating System: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Mac OS X 10.5

1.      With Firefox open, click your cursor arrow on "View" from the menu bar and select "Zoom" from the resulting drop-down menu.

2.      You can now choose "Zoom In" or "Zoom Out" from the resulting submenu. To keep the images the same size and increase the font size only, make sure that you select "Zoom Text Only."

Shortcut Methods:
To zoom in (increase font size), press the "command" and "+" keys simultaneously for Mac and "control" and "+" for PC. To zoom out (decrease font size), press the "command" and "-" keys simultaneously for Mac and "control" and "-" for PC.

Safari IconChanging The Font Size On Webpages When Using ...
Internet Browser:
Safari 4.0
Computer Operating System: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Mac OS X 10.5

1.      With Safari open, click your cursor arrow on "View" from the menu bar.

2.      From the resulting drop-down menu, select "Zoom In" to increase the font size or "Zoom Out" to decrease the font size. To keep the images the same size and increase the font size only, make sure that you select "Zoom Text Only."

Shortcut Methods:
To zoom in (increase font size), press the "command" and "+" keys simultaneously for Mac and "control" and "+" for PC. To zoom out (decrease font size), press the "command" and "-" keys simultaneously for Mac and "control" and "-" for PC.

Chrome IconChanging The Font Size On Webpages When Using ...
Internet Browser:
Google Chrome 5.0
Computer Operating System: Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7

1.      With Chrome open, click your cursor arrow on the down arrow on the right side of the page icon located in the upper right corner.

2.      From the resulting drop-down menu, select "Zoom" and then select "Larger," "Normal," or "Smaller" from the resulting submenu.

Shortcut Methods:
To make the font size larger, press the "control" and "+" keys simultaneously. To make the font size normal, press the "control" and "0" keys simultaneously. To make the font size smaller, press "control" and "-" keys simultaneously.

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Best regards

The E-Connections Team




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