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Thanks to all who contributed to CE<br />

Magazine. Have an article you would like<br />

contribute? You can mail it to:<br />

CE, P.O. Box 8619<br />

Michigan City In 46360<br />

Or E-Mail it to<br />

computerease@juno.com<br />

Founder & Chief Editor<br />

Peter Nadal<br />

Editor<br />

Pamela Kennoy<br />

Art & Design<br />

Peter Nadal<br />

Our Writers<br />

Rodrigo Esperanza : Nomar Shaw<br />

Diane G : Big Poppa<br />

Outside Sour<strong>ce</strong>s On This Month issue<br />

NortonLifeLock employee<br />

In our Vol 5 April <strong>2023</strong> Issue 5<br />

6 Hey Pete some fun in spa<strong>ce</strong><br />


11 Biz Cards Board<br />

12 Who Say’s Your too old for a<br />

Happy Birthday!<br />

13 How to connect a wireless<br />

printer to your laptop<br />

15 The 5 most popular online scams<br />

To be aware of in 2020<br />

21 Think Spring<br />

CE Magazine® is part of OtherSide Ministries © all rights reserved<br />

Michigan City Indiana Vol 4 April 2022 issue 4<br />

Front Cover… Oliver, Malcolm and Sasha !<br />

Original Computer-Ease logo ©<br />



We welcome you and we thank you for reading CE <strong>magazine</strong>;<br />

It was time for a new picture on our front cover and it was a lil hard to get it right,<br />

but, it came through, The front cover is two brothers, Oliver and Malcolm Pier<strong>ce</strong><br />

not to forget Sasha too. The brothers and Sasha examine all sorts of mountains and<br />

valleys for their pictures and such AND MAY I SAY ALL OF THEM ARE<br />

SPECTACULAR! Here is their Fa<strong>ce</strong>book link.<br />

https://www.fa<strong>ce</strong>book.com/Kottamichi<br />

A HAPPY BIRTHDAY to me from my staff and the month of April, the<br />

<strong>ce</strong>lebrations are off the hook, so, have fun especially with the little ones<br />

Got a business card, post it on our Biz Card Board, it‟s free and if you have it on<br />

your computer send a copy to computerease@juno.com . If you had it made by an<br />

outside sour<strong>ce</strong> put it in an envelope and send it to Computer-Ease, Po Box 8619,<br />

Michigan City In 46360, we will scan it and put it on the board.<br />

Any comments or questions we will gladly answer them and will put it on our next<br />

issue for our readers, if they should have the same question.<br />

Peter Nadal<br />

Support your local DAV<br />

https://www.fa<strong>ce</strong>book.com/Kottamichi<br />


How do you do that, repeat!<br />

Well, I have to confess we here at the offi<strong>ce</strong> did April Fool‟s day pranks<br />

(April 1 st ) on each other AND to our readers, so, if you guessed the scroll<br />

and the picture is made up, THEN YOU ARE RIGHT! So, let‟s start from<br />

the beginning …<br />

Step 1: The Beginning!<br />

2 TV Tables as the rear deck of the<br />

cockpit standing behind the pilot.<br />

No special effects … yet<br />


Step 2: The illusion<br />

Pic A:<br />

The remote for my Fugetek Camera<br />

Stand FT-569<br />

Pic B:<br />

After draping a curtain my remote is<br />

behind my left hand and the right<br />

ex<strong>ce</strong>pt for the pinky showing the rest is<br />

hiding with the remote<br />


Step 3: Cropping!<br />

Cropping the picture then<br />

eliminate the background.<br />

Step 4: Copy<br />

Highlight the pilot control<br />

panel and copy it<br />

step 5: Paste control panel at bottom of picture and adjust length and<br />

height<br />


The last is me pasted, adjustment and feather were the cut lines of me was<br />

using Corel paint 12, I added 4 windows bra<strong>ce</strong>s and some instruments to<br />

complete the illusion.<br />

So, as you can see it is not hard to create a fantastic picture that will leave<br />

your family and friend scratching their heads wondering … REAL or<br />

NOT REAL…..Enjoy!<br />



By Nomar Shaw<br />

Your-birthday-quarantine-style<br />

Old computer themed birthday<br />

Virtual birthday party for kids<br />

Virtual birthday party ideas for kids<br />

For more birthday computers click on<br />





Prokop Vejdělek, 22<br />

Years Old (Oath of<br />

Enlistment), 101<br />

Years Old<br />

Bedřiška Köhlerová,<br />

26 Years Old<br />

(Wedding), 103<br />

Years Old<br />

For more<br />

wonderful photos<br />

click on the link<br />

https://doyouremember.com/35352/now-people-photographed-young-adults-100-<br />

year-olds/4<br />


How to Connect a Wireless Printer to<br />

Your Laptop<br />

Updated: 06-23-2017<br />

A wireless printer connects to your laptop either through a technology<br />

called Bluetooth, which requires devi<strong>ce</strong>s to be next to each other or, if you<br />

have ac<strong>ce</strong>ss to a wireless network, using Wi-Fi (available to devi<strong>ce</strong>s within<br />

50 to 100 feet or so). Here‟s a rundown of things you should be aware of<br />

when setting up your laptop to connect to a wireless printer:<br />

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Bluetooth and Wi-Fi are short-range wireless connections (meaning<br />

you have to be near the printer to connect to it).<br />

To use a Bluetooth-based wireless printer, you may have to connect a<br />

Bluetooth transmitter to a USB port on your laptop. This transmitter<br />

is a small devi<strong>ce</strong> about the size of a stick of gum that transmits a<br />

signal to your printer. If you have a Wi-Fi–enabled laptop, you can<br />

skip this step.<br />

You should run through the pro<strong>ce</strong>dure in the previous task to set up<br />

the printer in Windows Control Panel and install any required drivers.<br />

After you click Advan<strong>ce</strong>d Printer Setup in the Hardware and Sound<br />

window, click the Printer That I Want Isn‟t Listed link, and then<br />

choose add a Bluetooth, Wireless, or Network Printer in the first<br />

dialog box that appears and follow the instructions.<br />

The Add a Printer wizard walks you through the pro<strong>ce</strong>ss of pairing<br />

your laptop and printer; you may need a passcode (provided with<br />

your printer) for this.<br />

After you‟ve installed the printer, you should be able to print just as<br />

you would with any other kind of printer, but without the hassle of<br />

extra wires littering your desk.<br />


If you run into a problem, check your wireless printer‟s instructions for<br />

help.<br />

If you own a printer with Air-Print capability, you can<br />

print directly from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch<br />

devi<strong>ce</strong>. See your printer‟s user manual to find out<br />

whether your model has this capability and how to use it.<br />

For more on this dummies page click HERE<br />


The 5 most popular online scams<br />

to be aware of in 2020<br />

Written by a NortonLifeLock employee<br />

When the world wide web first launched, a common pie<strong>ce</strong> of advi<strong>ce</strong> was<br />

to avoid giving your information out and talking to strangers. Now, apps<br />

like Uber lead strangers to our doorsteps so that we can go for a spin in<br />

their car.<br />

We‟ve grown so comfortable using the internet that it‟s easy to forget<br />

there are people out there who are up to no good. Cybercriminals like to<br />

create scam websites and online scams so that they can trick users into<br />

willingly handing over information or money.<br />

Not much is changing at the turn of the decade, with many of the most<br />

popular online scams for 2020 looking like familiar foes. By learning<br />

about the most common tactics and pairing that information with security<br />

solutions like Norton 360, you can be better prepared to fa<strong>ce</strong> these<br />

cyberthreats in the new year.<br />


1. Phishing<br />

What it is: Phishing is one of the most common cyberthreats around, yet<br />

it continues to be equally as effective. Phishers take on the persona of<br />

someone trustworthy – a friend, neighbour or colleague – in an attempt to<br />

get you to hand over information or click a malicious link via email, social<br />

media or other messaging apps like WhatsApp.<br />

Phishing attempts take pla<strong>ce</strong> worldwide every single month and while they<br />

often take pla<strong>ce</strong> through email, cybercriminals are expanding their<br />

approach to cover wherever you might talk with someone one-on-one on<br />

the internet.<br />

How to spot it: The most important step in spotting a phishing attempt is<br />

to take your time reviewing the email or message. This will help you spot<br />

inconsistencies, like misspelled names, poor grammar in the text and links<br />

that don‟t lead to the pla<strong>ce</strong> they should.<br />

For the last one, hover over a link with your mouse cursor, if you‟re<br />

unsure of it. In the bottom left-hand corner, you‟ll see the full URL – and<br />

know if they‟re sending you to a real or scam website.<br />

2. Fake antivirus software<br />

What it is: If you‟re browsing the web and all of a sudden you get a pop<br />

up saying that your computer is now infected, chan<strong>ce</strong>s are it‟s an online<br />

scam.<br />

In reality, these fake antivirus software ads and pop ups want you to<br />

download their free software, which will only give you a virus, malware or<br />

ransomware, among other cyberthreats.<br />

How to spot it: Only trust virus information from your antivirus – and if<br />

you don‟t have one, make sure to get one now.<br />


Be wary of any pop ups with flashy lights or that urge you to take action<br />

immediately by downloading an application. A real antivirus solution, like<br />

Norton AntiVirus Plus, will take care of your issues in the background and<br />

while it may ask you to take an action, it‟ll likely only notify you on<strong>ce</strong> the<br />

cyberthreat has been resolved.<br />

3. Make money easy and fast scam<br />

What it is: We‟d all like to make easy money quickly, and cybercriminals<br />

use that to prey on unsuspecting users.<br />

These scam websites, which often say you can make a week‟s worth of<br />

salary in just a few hours, lure you in with false promises. They then get<br />

you to hand over personal and financial information, often sensitive by<br />

nature.<br />

How to spot it: A little bit of common sense goes a long way. While we<br />

all dream of being paid large sums of money in exchange for doing nearly<br />

nothing, the chan<strong>ce</strong>s of that being real are slim.<br />

If you‟re considering a make money easy and fast scam, be on the lookout<br />

for advertisements that say it takes little to no skill to get involved, that<br />

you can set your own hours or that you need to pay to get started. If the<br />


method to earn easy and fast cash really existed, it‟s unlikely it‟d be<br />

widely shared.<br />

4. Fake shopping websites and formjacking<br />

What it is: Here‟s a two-parter: there are thousands of websites out there<br />

which try to make you believe they‟re the real deal and a part of your<br />

favourite brands. These websites, which are mostly unknown, try to scam<br />

you, even giving you “great deals” that are up to 75 per<strong>ce</strong>nt off.<br />

Similarly, groups of cybercriminals are now commonly using formjacking<br />

– a new cyberthreat that steals credit card information. This can happen<br />

when a legitimate e-commer<strong>ce</strong> website is hacked (without the owners<br />

knowing), allowing cybercriminals to redirect you to different URLs in the<br />

payment pro<strong>ce</strong>ss that look similar but actually steal your information.<br />

How to spot it: E-commer<strong>ce</strong> scam websites have a few commonalities.<br />

They often have similar but not identical URLs to the brand they‟re trying<br />

to imitate. They also likely have spelling errors and unbelievable pri<strong>ce</strong>s<br />

that you won‟t find anywhere else – because they‟re not real. Instead, they<br />

either ship you fake items or take your money and don‟t give you anything<br />

in return.<br />

Keeping on the lookout for formjacking is more difficult. As you enter the<br />

page to put in your credit card details, double check the URL to make sure<br />

you‟re still on the exact same website that you came from. These<br />

cybercriminals will often change the URL very slightly – like adding or<br />

taking away a single letter – to avoid detection.<br />

5. Tech support scam<br />

What it is: Taking the form of either a phone call or an advertisement,<br />

tech support impersonators contact a user to tell them that their computer<br />

or devi<strong>ce</strong> is infected – often without even seeing the devi<strong>ce</strong> beforehand.<br />


After prompting the user to download an application that lets them control<br />

the computer remotely, these cybercriminals download actual viruses or<br />

give the illusion that something is wrong with the devi<strong>ce</strong>. Then, they ask<br />

for money to fix the problem.<br />

How to spot it: Know that Microsoft, Google, Apple – pick whichever<br />

company you want – will never ever call you to tell you that something is<br />

wrong with your computer. At the very most, they may send an email<br />

saying that something is wrong with your devi<strong>ce</strong> and that you should call<br />

them. Always double check that these numbers are the real support<br />

numbers via a Google search.<br />

Similarly, be wary of any tech support that charges large sums of money<br />

to fix your PC or Mac. These sums often total half or more of what the<br />

actual devi<strong>ce</strong> is worth. Scam websites can also pay for advertising on<br />

Google to show up when someone searches for tech support, which means<br />

your best bet for getting help for your devi<strong>ce</strong> is often contacting the<br />

manufacturer itself.<br />

Knowing about these five popular online scams is a great start. Pairing this<br />

knowledge with a comprehensive single solution like Norton 360 can add<br />

another layer of protection for when you‟re online banking, on social<br />

media or browsing.<br />

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and it will take you to „Beware of scammers<br />

Fa<strong>ce</strong>book site‟ (safe site) and lot of info from<br />

folks on the subject!<br />



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