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Q&A With CIPCUG, Session 46

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Lisa Toth   I sent a question about “snap” What the heck is it?

Sue Nethercott   Given that companies are wont to end services without warning, like AOL AIM chat outside the US, how can I download all my emails from gmail in a useful format?

Sue Nethercott   People have been having problems finding decent chat software since problems arose with java. Is IRC any good?

Lisa Toth   What is Tor browser, and is it safe?

K Edward Lynch   What’s the name of the Form software that has been recommended at CIPCUG?

K Edward Lynch    Chrome book or Surface???

Lisa Toth   I need a refresher course on basic computer skills. I was once a power user. I taught other people how to use and set up their computer. Now I feel like a dunce. what can I do?

News Item:  Hundreds of privacy-invading apps are using ultrasonic sounds to track you

Q&A with CIPCUG: Session 45

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NSA Seal

Lisa Toth:   Andy and I have Microsoft phones with AT&T. They came with an email program on

them. An AT&T product I surmise. We seem to be unable to delete mail except for one at a time.  This is very annoying as I get 60 or 70 emails a day.

News Item:  Google and Facebook have confirmed that they fell victim to an alleged $100m scam.

News Item:    A FuturePets.com database with critical information on over 100,000 customers was left exposed for six months.  The unprotected data included:

  • Customer names
  • Shipping addresses
  • Credit and debit card details – This included 16-digit numbers, expiration dates and cardholder names
  • Email addresses
  • Phone numbers
  • Plain-text passwords

News Item:  N.S.A. Halts Collection of Americans’ Emails About Foreign Targets

Q&A with CIPCUG; Session 44

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Hard Drives

John Weigle: This is the message I’ve been getting.  “Microsoft Account You need to fix your Microsoft Account for apps on your other devices to be able to launch apps and continue experiences on this device.”

Paddy Ruzella:    I use Windows Live Mail on Windows 10 and I have somehow changed the format and don’t know how to return to what I had – that was files down the left hand side, a list of emails across the top half of the page and the actual message being viewed on the bottom half of the page. Now I have the list of files and one message covering the rest of the page. I’ve lost the list I used to scroll through and would like to get it back.

John Weigle:     If viruses can’t be found on flash drives, why can they be found on SSDs? Isn’t the basic concept the same? Or did I misunderstand the dangerous flash drive story?

News Item:  Google Earth has a new face and lots of new toys. Explore.

News Item:  Locky ransomware crypto-virus is making a comeback.  No longer being sent via .zip file attachments.  Now using PDF files with .doc bundles.

Q&A with CIPCUG: Session 43

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Amazon’s Jeff Bezos

Tony Pizza   I’m asking for a friend (of course). Verizon router/modem, home network used by wired Win 10, wireless Win 10, Wired XP, wireless XP. Can the XPs be set to use the home network without allowing connection to the internet?

Bunny Vreeland   How to tell if the email is real or fake (like the one I got from the ‘bank’)

John Weigle   Interesting change in Kim Komando’s recommendation (and advertiser). Does anyone here use IDrive?

Lisa Toth   How can I access more themes for my desktop?

John Weigle   I have Windows 10, version 1607, build 14393.1066. When I booted up today, I got a message about having trouble with my Microsoft account (I don’t log on with an MS account) and almost all the icons on the desktop were gone. I rebooted and things were fine. I’ve been getting lots of messages urging me to use an MS account. Is this just a result of the update or is MS going crazy about wanting us to use MS accounts for everything?.

Lisa Toth  I have been trying to set up my two in one. Trying to log into my Microsoft account on all my devices and I am getting a message on my main device, the laptop, that I need to fix Microsoft. Any ideas? It doesn’t say what is wrong.

News Item:  Interesting stuff from Jeff Bezos to Amazon shareholders. Not one customer ever asked for Amazon Prime. They have 66 million customers, but it still hasn’t turned a profit because they have spent more than a billion dollars to create the fast delivery infrastructure and the other items they have added to the service.

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 42

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Nokia

Lisa Toth   Andy and I both have windows phones.  Is the Windows phone going away?  If so what would be the best replacement?

Janet van Duinwyk   I hear there is a new Windows update coming …any words of advice

Roger Houston   A friend of mine just got hijacked? His Chrome page said to contact a phone number. Chrome will not open any other page. Explorer does not work. Is he hosed with a Crypto plague?

Lisa Toth   If I see something on Facebook that I would like to refer to at a later date, what is the best way to save the information.

Tony Pizza   Does a Win 10 image backup need a dedicated usb hard drive, or can the drive be used for other things, like an image from another Win 10 computer?

Lisa Toth   I haven’t been able to find and download Windows Live for my email on my new ASUS. How can I do that?

Lisa Toth   I keep getting a message on both of my computers that my outlook settings are out of date. I don’t really want to use Outlook at all, can I disable it and stop these messages?

News Item:  Warning, a USB Kill Stick, a terrifying USB drive impersonator that destroys any electronic device into which it’s inserted is available for purchase.

News Item:  Opera Software today boasted that the number of new U.S. users of its namesake browser more than doubled days after Congress voted to repeal restrictions on broadband providers eager to sell customers’ surfing history.

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