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Q&A with CIPCUG Session 77

                        the Bitcoin rate

Jerry Schrum   Can I run the paid version of Malwarebytes (which has full-time malware protection) at the same time I have my Norton antivirus program on?

Lisa Toth   What is an RSS feed? How do I find them and then how do I get them to listen to?

Lisa Toth   What is a podcast? How do I find them and listen.

Tony Pizza With all the millions of Win 10 security updates and semiannual version updates from Microsoft for free (so far), how do they pay for them?

Craig Ladd   Is there any advantage with NVMe SSDs other than speed?

Lisa Toth   Does anyone know anything about the Honey Chrome add-in?

News Item:   Keylogger Found in HP Notebook Keyboard Driver

News Item:   Bitcoin price fluctuates madly

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 76

Compuserve forums closing

Lisa Toth   I used to use Thunderbird, switched to Windows live; liked it but now I find it is not supported anymore.  My windows 10 Toshiba laptop has “mail” (outlook?)  I like the idea of having the program include calendar and such. Should I go back to Thunderbird?

Lisa Toth   My experience makes me think my contacts are not on my computer. What is actually happening.

Andy Toth   I used to have no issue with connecting my phone to my computer via USB. Downloading my pictures uploading music no problem. I’ve tried a dozen times or more in the last three days and my phone is no longer recognized.

Lisa Toth   I wanted to change my email address. It still doesn’t work for the old address and that is where my contacts were. When I looked at Mail/outlook, there are my contacts! How do I move them to my new account?

News Item:   AOL is ending CompuServe forums on December 15.

News Item:   What’s Quad9 DNS?

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 75

Google Tracking locations

Tony Pizza   After making a disk image, Win 10 wants to make a repair disk, which I did. It also made a recovery usb. Are both needed? If so, what for?

Lisa Toth   Since I became “past president” I’ve been inundated with spam sent to its email address. I took some time today to unsubscribe to as many as I could. At some point in the future I may set up folders for the email I care about but that is going to be a lot of folders.  Did APCUG sell my address?

John Weigle   I have a small external hard drive that I have used for backups, but it no longer shows up on my desktop when I plug it in. I tried plugging it into my laptop, and it shows up with a drive letter and shows the contents when I open it. Any ideas about what I can do to make it work on the desktop? If I remember right, I did try it in an alternate USB plug.

Lisa Toth   I can’t figure out how to make folders and rules in windows live. Does anyone know how? I have windows 10 on my toshiba laptop

Craig Ladd   puzzling: writing original post in FB not possible, FB app let’s me do that, blue tooth keyboard does, latest version FireFox does, but using Chrome does not.

News Item:  FBI Gave Heads-Up To Fraction Of Russian Hackers’ US Targets

News Item:  Google admits tracking users’ location even when setting disabled

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 74

Lisa Toth   Some time ago I asked what “snap” is.

Roger Houston   I have mixed results installing Win-10 v-1709. Laptop installed perfectly. Faster desktop will NOT install!!! It seems like it is just doing a normal Reboot/Restart. Three times I used the fix errors in Window install. I selected to fix minor ones that were found, however, I still got normal restarts and no v-1709. No warnings to not turn off system during update. No auto restarts either.

Lisa Toth   I’ve been inundated with spam. I took some time today to unsubscribe to as many as I could. At some point in the future I may set up folders for the email I care about but that is going to be a lot of folders.

News Item:  Dark Web Shops Are Leaking IPs Left and Right

News Item:  Co-ordinated groups of Twitter bots pushing pro-Russian propaganda have developed an odd but occasionally effective strategy – retweeting messages that the bot-makers disagree with and flooding their enemies with followers.

Q&A with CIPCUG: Session 73

Lisa Toth   What is a mobi file. I downloaded an ebook I had purchased. It came to file explorer in 3 formats, IE, pdf and .mobi I

know what to do with the pdf I have a place for ebooks in pdf.  What do I do with IE and .mobi?  How would I use them?

Sue Nethercott   When going to my website, I get sometimes “401 – Unauthorized: Access is denied due to invalid credentials.” errors. For example, I get a 401 if I put in the www, but I don’t if I go without it.  What can I fix on my web site to avoid the errors?

Ray Escobedo   I have a new 64 bit Windows 7 computer. I need to transfer my Windows Live Mail emails and the program from my old 32 bit Windows 7 computer to the new computer. I can’t find a Live Mail or Windows Live Essentials program on Google that will download. At the very least, I need to move my emails to the new computer. Hope you can help.

Lisa Toth   I am seriously thinking about the LG K20 phone. Any comments?

Lisa Toth   Can you talk about twinui? An organization I am a member of sent me a file. When I clicked the download button I saw the arrow in the right of my screen indicating the file was downloading. When I went to my downloads folder, it was not there.  Actually it said it was opening it via twinui. When I could not find the twinui file, I tried to save it. Cannot find the file. What am I missing?

News Item:   Try the Vivaldi browser

News Item:  Google says hackers steal almost 250,000 web logins each week

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