Category Archives: Software
Scam Call 6: Keyboard Shenanigans (4th July 2012)
This was a great one – I got the caller so wound up he actually told me to f-off! Sadly my mobile got a call so the last minute or so wasn’t recorded. I paraphrased the missing audio though at the end of the video. Other highlights were going through every letter on the keyboard until I found the ‘flag’ key he wanted me to press.
Scam Call 5: Microsoft? Windows? Creative Solutions Online?
This was an early morning call and it caught me off guard. However I mumbled something about ‘having to do something’ (i.e. set the phone recording) and asked them to start again saying who they were. Throughout the call they couldn’t make up their mind what company they were calling from. The highlight though was being asked if I had a false leg! For info they called from: 004588632589 and […]
Microsoft Scammer Confused by Dreamweaver on a Mac
The scam calls are coming in thick and fast at the moment! This time I thought I’d start from the outset as being a Mac user – we don’t have the same icons as Windows users so this throws the caller to the point where he had to get his supervisor! Enjoy!
Most Useless Computer Scammer?
It’s been a few months since I had a computer scam call but today’s experience was something new. The caller was completely useless and it was clear they weren’t paying any attention to what I was saying and to what they were supposed to be doing… Maybe I should give them some credit though, it might have been their first day at work and I was being unduly hard on […]
Another Phone Scam – This One Was Fun!
It’s been a while since I recorded a phone scammer but I had another one today. I missed the first 30 seconds or so as I was fumbling with my iPhone to find the SoundCloud app which it appears I’ve managed to delete. Or Mini-MaFt has deleted… So I quickly launched up the Voice Memo app and hit record. The results of my entertaining call from 009806553210 are below. It’s […]
iCloud Notes in Mozilla Thunderbird (The Story)
I’ve used ‘Notes’ quite a lot on my iPhone since I got my first one (an 8GB 3G) in 2008; usually for little reminders, shopping lists, a note of what Christmas presents I’ve already bought etc. When I was bought an iPad in 2010 you could sync notes between the iPhone and iPad using Apple’s ‘me.com’ service. I then started using ‘Notes’ for a few more things – common phrases […]
No FAT Snow Leopards Allowed!
I’ve had a few issues with my MacBook Pro recently mainly, I think, because of low disc space. I ran Disk Utility (Mac equivalent of ‘chkdsk’ on Windows) and it informed me of some file system errors too. With OSX Lion arriving any time soon (and for the bargain price of about £20 ($29.99)) I thought I had better get things into shape before upgrading. In order to do this […]
Music Streaming in the Wake of Spotify Lockdown
Here’s the scenario: My music collection is on my main Windows PC on the middle floor of my house. I do 99% of my work on my MacBook Pro either on the ground floor or the top floor of my house. I like my music but hate iTunes (only use it for syncing iPhone/iPad apps and backups) so using Home Sharing was out of the question – I cannot trust […]