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Has anyone used Zoom to connect with family, friends and colleagues during the Covid-19 lockdown?
Some friends have used it successfully on their iPads, computers, laptops and android phones, so a few of us had an informal committee meeting on Friday with Zoom.
I used my iPhone and since then have been inundated with what are known as Wangiri phone calls mainly from Africa. My phone rings once then cuts off. When I look at my missed calls there is the number and location of the caller. As you can imagine, getting a phone call in the middle of the night from Burkina Faso is somewhat unusual.
I blocked that number but then the phone rings again from the same place but the last digits of the phone number have been changed. To date, I've had calls from Brazzaville in the Congo, Santo Domingo, Zimbabwe,Lithuania, Algeria, Guinea and Haiti as well as Burkina Faso. All the calls have been blocked but they still keep coming although thankfully not as frequently as yesterday when I had 18. So far today I've only had 4.
A colleague of my neighbour has also had the same problem since using his iPhone with Zoom. I've read in the press that Zoom are saying that their security is not as good as it should be! So, although I suppose it could be a coincidence that I have suddenly started to receive these calls, it would take a lot to convince me that this is so. By the way, a Wangiri call is when the caller phones you but only lets the phone ring once. If you call them back you are immediately connected to a premium rate, high cost call which could cost you a lot of money so please be careful. Needless to say, I would not have returned the call to any of these numbers but some people might.
Hi folks, New joiner here ! I have a question - is there something amiss with the SilverSurfers Facebook page ?? I "liked" the page a couple of months ago but now I find I cannot comment on any of the posts. Not only that, but the option to "Unlike" the page is not there either ! Despite all this I still get notifications to my timeline whenever there is a new post. Any ideas, anyone ?
I joined a couple of years ago, not for very long, as for some reason, it would never allow me to sign in.
Got email from Sally in the end I replied and she has sorted it out. I used another email address which has let me in now. The other one is Gmail and I've had this happen with so many other things over the years. Just wondered why it happens with Google or Gmail? It's happened so many times - goes astray.
Anyone else had the same problem? A couple of my friends have had the same problems too.
Up until I had my stroke, (Christmas morning 2006) I used to go on eBay a great deal. Specialising in buying and selling vintage fashions and dress patterns, mainly the 1950s era, acquired from the USA. Then as my health started going south and then my ex wife passing away. eBay fell by the wayside rather. I still had a small collection of dresses that never got sold just lying in a box so a couple of weeks ago I took them all the charity shop belonging to the hospice that took care of my wife during her last days. It's rather strange, driving past their windows, as I did today and seeing one of the dresses I bought, on display.
I use a PC which was on Windows 7 and a laptop which is still on Windows 8. I have a Windows phone and I use an I Pad when I am away from home. I have just downloaded Windows 10 onto the PC. I am aware that Microsoft are testing W10 by letting the public download it. I understand the upgrades will be coming very regularly. It took hours for it to download, fortunately I clicked the download button just before I went to the cinema. I was just finishing when I got back. Its crashed my sound system, and it now does not work. I understand this is a known problem and a fix is coming. Alternatively I can re down load a new driver. Probably not as easy as it sounds. My photos are not lost but now they are 3 clicks away. I think this is an operator problem and I probably need to spend a minute sorting this out. My PC is much much faster. The Windows 7 system regularly froze my PC. That problems gone away. Anyone else using W10. ??