NC #551 Amazon Prime Now Miracle, Asus Chromebook Flip, Dell’s Certificate Fiasco

This week was Thanksgiving in the US so I’m going to start out by telling you a story I call “A Thanksgiving Day Miracle”. After that, George from Tulsa joins us to give a review of the Asus Chromebook Flip. He mentions this in his review, but I specifically asked for help this week because I was hanging out with my family instead of working on the podcast most of the week. I also urged George to go long, so he included a bunch of other awesome information. It’s in the style only George can deliver of course. I was going to give you my impressions of the iPad Pro after a few weeks of use (after the gushing had worn off) but I think I’ll hold off on that for a week because Bart joined me in an out of band Security Lite episode to talk about the Dell certificate fiasco. It’s really interesting and really important that we get the knowledge out there about what happened, who should be worried, how worried they should be and most importantly to hear how to fix this very serious problem.

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Amazon Prime Now – A Thanksgiving Day Miracle

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I was skeptical when George first talked about the Asus Flip on our Google Plus community ( as you could tell by my totally non-snarky comment about it being a netbook. I think he really gave his case well and I have to admit this seems like a really swell little device. I don’t know that I need one but now I want one! George is the best about including a lot of links in his shownotes along with images, and he didn’t disappoint. I converted all of the Amazon links to affiliate links so if you do end up buying one on George’s recommendation, or the SSD he recommended, I’d sure appreciate the help for the show. Btw, the November statement (which is 3 months in arrears) came out and it looks like you guys are doing a great job using the links, you spent 28% more in August than you did last year!

As you know I don’t advertise for Clarify any longer, but I told you I would continue to tell you the more inspirational stories because I just can’t stop. A year ago Lindsay got a new phone and then realized that she had saved some very special voicemails and they were now gone. I did some research, found out how to do it and incorporated the good work others had done (giving them credit of course) and created a Clarify tutorial with pictures and annotations and detailed explanations. This week I received an email from Dennis that brought tears to my eyes:

Hi Allison, I lost my voicemails from my late father while getting a new phone this weekend. I was dumbfounded, lost for words as I came to realize what had happened. I went for a mad scramble to figure out how to recover those memories.

Luckily, I stumbled across your blog post and was able to recover those voicemails, hopefully for the long term.

I just wanted to express my heartfelt thanks and gratitude for sharing this post. Having these voicemails back means so much to me.

I was so touched at the thought that one of my little tutorials could have such a great impact on someone. I will keep doing these tutorials forever.

That’s going to wind this up for this week. Don’t forget to send in your Dumb Questions, comments and suggestions by emailing me at [email protected], follow me on twitter @podfeet. Check out the NosillaCast Google Plus Community too – lots of fun over there! If you want to join in the fun of the live show, head on over to on Sunday nights at 5pm Pacific Time and join the friendly and enthusiastic NosillaCastaways. Thanks for listening, and stay subscribed.

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