Phone Plans to Flash Plug-in Uninstall Request
This week on Tech, Tips & Help we share experiences with getting notification about the Flash Plug-in uninstall recommendation to cell phone plan options. Have questions? We all do join the discussion Wed., 10am on https://Highway61.co/ use code 125645 . . . 50+ chat. . . Here is what we discussed . . .
Cell Phone Plans how to change carriers . . .
The participant asked about cell phone plans and option of changing her iPhone to Spectrum. Robin shared her experience and recommended going to Wallmart to get one on one support, she had success with that approach. The three options that were discussed were LifeLink, Spectrum and Consumer Cellular, we can continue this discussion on our weekly Wed., 10am Tech, Tips & Help on Highway61.co/ use code 125645. SafeLink - SafeLink Wireless and Consumer Cellular https://www.consumercellular.com/ and Spectrum - Bring Your Own Phone
Adobe Flash . . . End of Life . . . Uninstall or Not?
Flash plug-in is at 'end of life' and it was brought up in the discussion that many people including myself, have gotten notice to uninstall the flash plugin and that it will not be supported by browsers. This is troubling to me as I have content created in Flash . . . River of Birds Project . . . one solution that is promising is a browser that supports flash so it will play Flash files that will still be on some websites and there is another effort to collect all Flash content and offer it in a curated format. Here is a good article from Forbes Adobe Flash Cut-Off Will Kill Millions Of Websites Here are some web resources that were helpful in understanding the issue, starting with Adobe's Flash end of life document and then some sites with solutions. Adobe Flash End of Life https://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/end-of-life.html
Here is an interesting article for MAC Users https://macreports.com/adobes-support-for-flash-player-will-end-what-does-this-mean-for-mac-users/ 'Adobe Flash player is an important thing, and it’s used to run videos, moving images, and other animations. Lots of online game support flash player and you can’t do live streaming without flash player installed. There are lots of Adobe Flash Player alternatives available on the web, and it entirely depends on what you want to do.' According to the Article by TecViral https://techviral.net/adobe-flash-player-alternatives/ I am personally going to keep my plugin installed because I like Flash content and want to continue to view it online and offline.
Jenny Donegan, Founder of TechHeroes Program shares the wisdom and solutions created through outreach and action to Bridge the Digital Divide . . . Celebrating 10 years 2010-2020. Having successfully worked with elders as a technology advocate and leader in technology outreach and troubleshooting, connecting our elders to resources, family and knowledge through the Internet and Computer Technologies. Currently serving the Bloomington, Indiana community as Commissioner for the Commission on Aging. Jenny's goal is to see TechHeroes become a way of life in communities, bridging the digital divide with creative solutions. www.jennydonegan.com