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Q&A with CIPCUG: Session 69

Patch Tuesday for Windows

Kathy Van Slyke:   Is the Atlantic Discount Store a legitimate site? On the site they state that they are a Microsoft registered partner. I tried to check on what I thought was a legitimate site reviewing businesses and the reviews were high. But one never knows.

Kathy Van Slyke:  Is there anyone who is familiar with Libre Base or know of a good source to read about it. The things so far that I have seen on the internet are confusing. I am trying to convert an Access file to Libre base as the person who I wish to give it to does not have Access. I have read that you can move tables but not Queries, forms, and Reports. I also have read that you need to convert Tables over to an earlier form of Access but have not succeeded beyond that.

News Item:  Patch Tuesday a week ago

News Item:  Microsoft’s mystery update, Photos Add-On, arouses anger, suspicion among Windows 10 users

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 68

RIP windows XP

Lisa Toth   Is a way to make my task bar a bit bigger on my Asus.

Lisa Toth   I am wondering if in this day and age it is necessary to unplug from the charger if the battery is charged

Lisa Toth   I love the uBlock Origin in Firefox. Is there a version for email?

News Item:   AOL Instant Messenger is shutting down after 20 years

News Item:   Mozilla to End All Firefox Support for XP and Vista in June 2018

News Item:   Cyberstalking Suspect Arrested After VPN Providers Shared Logs With the FBI

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 67

more on equifax

Kathy Van Slyke   Does anyone know if scdkey.com is a legitimate site? Ads for them have appeared on various sites and some of their prices are low enough to be suspicious.

Lisa Toth   I have a Pinterest button, the last pass button and the ublock origin button in the upper right space next to the search cell in Firefox. Can’t remember what it is called. Can I put a one note button there too?

Lisa Toth   I no longer have the button on the task bar that has the three one note options for adding.  I haven’t been able to get things into One Note except by using the print function and choosing OneNote.

Message for Andy Toth, the latest Opera now imports Edge Favorites.

News Item:   Google warns that govt is demanding more of your private data than ever

News Item:   You published an article about the Equifax breach and what to do about it.  Where can users read it and what are the highlights?

Q&A with CIPCUG Session No.66

Janet van Duinwyk   Three weeks ago my HP 8710 printer was happily printing my reports and then it abruptly stopped.  I tried rebooting but that didn’t help.  2 days ago I turned on my computer and my printer started spitting out reports.  What happened and how do I fix it if it happens again?

Andy Toth   When my windows phone’s battery gets critically low, the phone beeps periodically. I turn the phone off but it turns itself on after a period of time to inform me the battery is critically low.

John Weigle   In Firefox, Chrome and Opera, clicking on a mailto link takes me to a Google search page rather than opening my email program (Thunderbird).  How do I select my default program for email?

Andy Toth   I downloaded and installed opera. I’ve been using edge browser. How do I get opera to install my edge favorites?

Lisa Toth   In Facebook, sometimes when a person shares something the post does not have a share button. Why is that?

Lisa Toth   When I sent something to OneNote I am offered options as to where to put it. However, once I click on a folder, I have to choose a page in the folder. Am I missing how to add a page to place the new info?

Lisa Toth   Sometimes The material I want to add to one note is several pages long. If I want to move those pages to another one note page can I select all of the pages I want to move?

News Item:  Open or create your personal my Social Security account

Q&A Session 65

This July 21, 2012, photo shows Equifax Inc., offices in Atlanta. Credit monitoring company Equifax says a breach exposed social security numbers and other data from about 143 million Americans. The Atlanta-based company said Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, that “criminals” exploited a U.S. website application to access files between mid-May and July of this year. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart)

Lisa Toth   I have found a site called unit converter. It has a wealth of conversion charts for all kinds of measurements.  I’d like to create a way to have quick access to this site.

Bill Hinds   Is there a way to get LastPass for an iPad for free? It looks like I have to buy the premium version for $24.

News Item:   Google deletes Android backups if you don’t use your phone for two months

News Item:   Apple announced 3 new phones, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X

News Item:   The Equifax breech was possible because they didn’t install updates to Apache Struts web-application software. The whole thing was completely avoidable by proper maintenance.

Dr. Bunny

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