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Apple’s Exposure Notification System
The latest iOS 13.5 iPhone update includes a new exposure notification API. By default it’s turned off. The API allows apps, from public health authorities and governments, to track your location and determine your exposure to the COVID-19 virus. The API is only an interface. You can find it under Settings > Privacy > Health > COVID-19 Exposure Logging. A separate app installed later enables tracking. Currently, only Alabama, North Dakota, South Carolina, and Virginia are developing exposure apps. For more up-to-date information, please see Which U.S. states are using Apple’s Exposure Notification API for COVID-19 contact tracing?.
Automatic System Lockout
If you attempt to log in with an incorrect password 5 times within 5 minutes, the system will automatically lock you out for 5 minutes. This happens because the system thinks you might be a hacker and does its best to protect your account and itself.
An Avatar is a small picture, appearing next to your name, representing you as you interact with any of our websites. You are welcome and encouraged to create your own personal avatar. For more information, please go to: https://en.gravatar.com/. Click on the “Create Your Own Avatar” button to get started. Once you’re done, your avatar will automatically follow you around whenever you log in.
Check your SPAM folder
It’s always a good idea to check your email SPAM folder on a regular basis. This is especially true if an expected email message has not yet arrived. SPAM filters are better than ever today, but they’re not perfect. Many have interactive tools that allow you to train and customize the filter’s functions. Here are SPAM configuration links from some common email providers: ProtonMail, StartMail, and Gmail.
Clear Your Browser Cache
Ever notice that your browser displays obsolete information, or maybe doesn’t look quite right? You might need to clear out your browser cache. For speed, browsers automatically cache website information and sometimes they don’t accept change very well. Here’s some handy cache clearing instructional links: MacOS Safari, iOS Safari, FireFox, and Chrome.
Creating Secure Passwords
Hacking is on the rise, so now more than ever it’s important to use secure passwords. If a hacker cracks your passwords, they could gain access to your social media accounts, bank accounts, email, and other sensitive accounts holding confidential personal data, exposing you to the possibility of identity theft. Creating strong passwords is essential. Here’s a handy website that can help you create very secure passwords: https://passwordsgenerator.net.
Download MP3 Files Directly to Your iPhone
It just got real easy to download MP3 audio to your iPhone! Try it on this week’s Solari Report or Catherine’s Money & Markets! Downloaded files can be found in the Files folder app. Now you can listen anytime when you’re off-line.
How do I know if I’m logged in?
If you’re logged in, at the top-right of the page, you’ll see Welcome, followed by your name, LOGOUT, YOUR ACCOUNT, and SUPPORT. If you’re not logged in, at the top-right, you’ll see RESET PASSWORD, SUBSCRIBE, and LOGIN. Underneath that, you’ll see PLEASE LOG IN TO ACCESS SUBSCRIBER CONTENT. If you have questions or need help, please see our FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) site, or visit SUPPORT.
How to Contact Solari If You Can’t Access the Internet
If you can’t get on the Internet, and if your phone is still working, you can always call Solari Customer Service. The phone number is (906) 643-6263 or (866) 311-2543 toll free. We answer during Eastern Time Zone business hours. After hours, you are welcome to leave a message and we will promptly return your call the next business day.
How to Manage your Weekly Update
Did you know that you can manage your weekly Solari Report Update with the link located at the top of any email message? You can change your email address, your name, or cancel future updates. Your friends can sign up to receive the Solari Update, at the main menu, under EMAIL UPDATES on the The Solari Report web page. (Please know that signing up for the Weekly Update is a free service and not a subscription to The Solari Report. If you wish to purchase a subscription to The Solari Report, you can do so at the Solari Store.)
How to Search
Did you know that you can search for almost anything on our website? The search field is located under the main menu at the far right. You can also search for older content in our library.
Is my ISP blocking my access to Solari’s website?
It’s true that AT&T has a history of blocking Solari email, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that your ISP is blocking Solari’s website. It’s not unusual to find a favorite website missing, for a moment or much longer. There are countless reasons why, none of which are anything nefarious from your ISP. Should you find our website has gone MIA, please send us a support request, including as much detail as possible, so we can troubleshoot the issue.
I Want to Renew My Subscription, but I Forgot My Password
Step 1 asks you to enter your email address. When done, hit the return key and the system will respond with “Welcome back! Enter your password to continue.” When your correct password is entered, you can continue. If you can’t remember your password, then click on “Forgot password?” and you’ll receive an email message with instructions to update your password.
Keep Your Credit Card Information Up-to-Date
A month before your credit card expires, you’ll receive an automated email message asking you to update your credit card information. You can follow the link provided in the email message, or better yet, log into the Solari Report and click on YOUR ACCOUNT, at the top-right of the page. (NOTE: If your account is canceled, and your credit card expires before the subscription term is over, you will still receive a notice to update your credit card information. You may safely ignore this message. If you purchased your subscription with PayPal, you will not receive credit card expiration notices.)
Keep Your Customer Information Up-to-Date
As a Solari Report subscriber, we want to be sure that your publications and gifts arrive at the correct address. We would also like to follow up with a courtesy phone call, should an issue arise. Please keep your customer information up-to-date by navigating to the YOUR ACCOUNT page, located at the top-right of our home page. Under Update Your Addresses, you can edit your billing or shipping address, and also keep your phone number current.
Microsoft Browser Support
We don’t support the Microsoft Internet Explorer or Edge Browsers. If you use either of these browsers, you may experience compatibility issues with our websites. We recommend that you download and install an open-source solution like FireFox. You can find it here: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/.
If you have an app that is unresponsive, you can force close it, and try again.
If your iPhone freezes up, or simply doesn’t behave well, you can restart it. This process often fixes a multitude of issues.
My Password Doesn’t Work
If you entered your password and you see “ERROR: The password you entered for the username (your email address) is incorrect,” it’s time to take a step back and make sure you’re using the correct password. Is your caps lock key on? If all else fails, you can always go to the top-right of our home page and click RESET PASSWORD to request a new one.
New Video Playback Features
We recently started hosting videos on our own server. As the process evolved, new features were added, allowing better control video playback options. Currently, only the FireFox browser supports all the new features. Right-click (control + click on a Mac) on the video and you’ll see a listing of several new options.
We typically publish Solari Report interview audios (MP3s) every Thursday at 6 PM Central Time. Completed transcripts are usually posted a week or two later.
Catherine’s Money & Markets reports are published late on Thursday evenings, except for the last week of the month, when there are no new Money & Markets reports.
Solari Report interviews are announced in commentaries, published the previous Saturday, and include a guest description with a Just a Taste video excerpt. Money & Markets commentaries are published the previous Friday, to collect stories and subscriber questions, the week before Catherine finalizes her Thursday notes.
Learning how to create a screenshot is an essential skill in today’s computing environment. It’s often much easier than describing the error you see and so helpful for your support agent. Here’s how to make a screenshot on some popular platforms: Mac, iPhone, Ubuntu Desktop, Windows 10, and Android.
Turn Your Phone Sideways
Try rotating your phone 90 degrees, so it’s like your TV and the screen on your desktop/laptop computer. Websites will display much better, and you won’t need to do so much scrolling. If you take a video, be sure and turn your phone horizontally. The result will produce a video that better fits your TV or computer screen.
Would you like to give your old PC hardware a new lease on life? Are you ready to ditch Windows and migrate to Linux? Would you like a much higher level of security? No time is better than the present to load Ubuntu Desktop on your existing computer. Learn about Ubuntu Desktop features here. Go here for an excellent installation tutorial.
Did you know that the Solari Report has a special Welcome Page for first-time subscribers and even seasoned subscribers? New subscribers will find a link to the Welcome Page at the top of their email receipt. You can also find the Welcome Page at the right side of the Solari Report web page main menu. The Welcome Page covers such topics as your first-time log in, where to find the Solari Reports, Money & Markets Reports, News Trends & Stories, Quarterly and Annual Wrap Ups, Special Solari Reports, the Solari Library, and much more!
Where are the Solari Reports?
You must be logged in to see the Solari Reports. You’ll see the word Welcome, followed by your name, at the top-right of the web page. Solari Reports are accessed at the top-center of the website under the main menu. Click on the microphone to see a listing of the past two years. You can go back much further on our library.
Much of what we produce on-line is a work-in-progress. Our home page is constantly updated and improved. Money & Market Report audio is available very late Thursday night. (Catherine does not publish a Money & Market Report in the the last week of the month.) Solari Reports evolve in much the same way. If you visit the current on-line Wrap Up web-presentations often, you’ll see the weekly content segments added right before your eyes. Your patience with us is sincerely appreciated.
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