eCurrents January 2015

In this issue: 

New Year's Computer Resolutions, more!

Link to Advanced Technology, Personal Touch
Two To View – A Couple Of Amazing Videos You Don't Want To Miss

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Lighting Up The Slopes
You've never seen night skiing like this! Suits of LED bulbs and beautiful colored lights on the mountain make the skiers' descent something to behold.
  Firefighter Rescues Kitten
Prepare yourself by getting out the tissues before watching this heartwarming video of a firefighter saving a kitten from a burned house.

Make These New Year's Resolutions About Your Computer
Resolutions About Your Computer3 Rivers encourages you to remember Internet security when you set goals for 2016. Add these important resolutions to your list:

  • I will not respond to any email from anyone asking for my username and password no matter how important they make it sound.
  • I will change the username and password for my wireless router to something different than the defaults it came with to keep the guy parked out in the street off my Internet connection.
  • I will not use the same username and password for every Internet account I have.
  • I will create strong passwords and change them regularly.
  • I will keep my antivirus software updated and keep current with critical Windows Updates through my computer's automatic updates or by visiting

For more valuable Internet ideas, reminders, tips, trends, troubleshooting and terms, 3 Rivers'Website Compass online magazine is an invaluable resource for virtually anything you do online, both at home and at work. Check out the link at the bottom of this email. Back issues are available.

FREE Featured Apps – These Three Are Well Worth A Look

Finding Rover


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Just when you thought getting food delivered couldn't be any easier, there's GrubHub. Find your favorite places, order, and pay — all through the app.

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Finding Rover

Like insurance for lost dogs, Finding Rover allows you to enter your buddy's photo into a database for easy identification in case he gets lost. 

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Scam Alert – Mystery Shopper Scams

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Go Pinterest-ing! – Cool Stuff To Pin On Your Pinterest Boards

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Creamy Hot Cocoa
With Cute Snowflakes
Snow Angel Cupcakes
Are A Holiday Treat
Beautify On A Budget
With DIY Wall Décor

You haven't started pinning on Pinterest yet and you want to get started? If so, click here.

Sites of the Month – Great Sites To Check Out In January

Dream Home Giveaway – Here's your chance to win not only your dream home, but also complete furnishings, a new car, and $250,000 in cash! Just enter the HGTV Dream Home 2016 sweepstakes before February 18. Meanwhile, you can browse photos of this Florida paradise, check out videos, and vote for your favorite space
Expand Your Knowledge With Bite-Sized Courses – If one of your New Year's resolutions is to broaden your knowledge of the world, this site offers an easy way to do it. You sign up to get free content emailed to you each morning that can be digested in just five minutes. Choose from 62 courses across 10 different categories including art, health, history, science, and more.
Restaurant Copycat Recipes – Craving some of your usual restaurant picks but don't want to go out to get them? This site features user-submitted recipes for many classic favorites. Brew up some Dunkin' Donuts Iced Coffee, prepare Red Lobster Shrimp Scampi, or create Denny's-style French Toast. Complete with directions, reviews, and nutrition information.
Clever Ideas For Repurposed Storage – From lunchbox-turned-electronics-organizer to dishrack-turned-file-holder, this slideshow gives you 25 great suggestions for using old storage items in new ways. Looking for a way to round up art supplies? Look no further than an unused cake tray. Want a unique wall shelf? Try an old suitcase.

Short Tutorial/FAQ – How Can I Get Rid Of Facebook Ads?

Question: The ads on Facebook are really annoying, and there are so many of them. Is there a way to eliminate them? 

Answer: The reason Facebook is free to users is that the company makes money by selling ads. As much fun as Facebook is, remember that its true customers are its advertisers, and the product they're buying is your attention. So, Facebook would be doing a disservice to its customers if it removed all ads. However, you can reduce the number of ads you see and make them less annoying. Here's how: 

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  • When you see an ad, move your mouse pointer to the upper-right corner and click on the "X." Then you'll see some options for how you want Facebook to treat similar ads in the future. Pick the one that makes the most sense for you. You can use a similar method for sponsored posts in your news feed – in this case, you'll see a down-arrow in the upper-right corner. 

  • Many Facebook ads are customized for your interests based on your online browsing behavior. (This is why you might notice ads for that cute scarf you were looking at on Amazon right after you viewed the item.) Tools on the Digital Advertising Alliance Consumer Choice Page allow you to learn which companies use this method and opt out from them. 

  • Facebook gives you an option to adjust your ad preferences within its settings. To access these options, go to your home page and click the down arrow in the upper-right corner of your screen. Select "Settings." In the left-hand column, choose "Ads," then make your selections from there.

If all else fails, consider trying a browser extension like Facebook Ad Block, which claims to remove all ads from your Facebook page.

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