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Q&A with CIPCUG Session 237

K. Edward Lynch: What’s the difference between restarting and shutting down my computer?

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                                                    Photo by CDC on Unsplash

News Item:   America’s vaccine rollout has been among the best in the world

News Item:   New malware found on 30,000 Macs has security pros stumped

News Item:   Passing the $1 trillion mark, Bitcoin is almost as big as Google

News Item:   NVIDIA limits RTX 3060 crypto speeds as it introduces mining cards

News Item:   In Nevada desert, a technology firm aims to be a government

News Item:   Coca-Cola company trials first paper bottle

News Item:   Bitcoin consumes ‘more electricity than Argentina’

News Item:   LastPass to limit fans of free password manager to one device type only – computer or mobile – from next month

News Item:   How the rich got richer: Reddit trading frenzy benefited Wall Street elite

News Item:   Using whale songs to image beneath the ocean’s floor

 

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 235

Sandy Tsutsui-Trujillo   Should I install “optional quality update” 2021-01 (KB4598291)?

Sandy Tsutsui-Trujillo   I think we’ve been hit by malware or spyware on an android system. How do you recommend we approach this?

News Item:   Fewer Children Are Attending School, Remotely and In Person

News Item:   How the NFL’s on-player RFID tags are quietly revolutionizing football

News Item:   Plex Media servers are being abused for DDoS attacks

News Item:   Google launches News Showcase in Australia against Media Bargaining Code backdrop

News Item:   U.S. senators propose limiting liability shield for social media platforms

News Item:   Samsung considers Austin for $17 bln chip plant -documents

News Item:   Nevada bill would allow tech companies to create governments

News Item:   Million-dollar driverless racing challenge coming to Indianapolis

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 234

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Lisa Toth   I’ve set up folders in my email. I am using Edge.  I’d say 80 percent of the time things go as planned and mail goes to the correct folder.  But there are always some that come to my in box even tho I have set a rule to go to a specific folder.

Lisa Toth   Is there a way to combine several tabs into one?  I have several tabs open that are related and I’d like to combine them into one.

News Item:   Whitehouse.gov HTML includes Easter egg for coders

News Item:   Mediacom Warns Top 0.05% of Uploaders to Cut It Out, Cites Network “Stress”

News Item:   Insider Attack on Home Surveillance Systems

News Item:   Facebook ‘Supreme Court’ Orders Social Network To Restore 4 Posts In 1st Rulings

News Item:   President Biden names Jessica Rosenworcel acting FCC chair

News Item:   Treasury nominee Yellen is looking to curtail use of cryptocurrency

News Item:   As Adobe Flash stops running, so do some railroads in China

News Item:   WallStreetBets isn’t robbing Wall Street to help the little guy

 

 

 

 

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 233

Andy Toth   I have a Cannon Printer purchased 16 months ago. I can scan documents very easily. However to print, I have to re-install the printer drivers each time. It is annoying and I’m considering e-waste. Any Ideas?

Lisa Toth   I’ve just spent a very frustrating 2 hours trying to sign in to my new insurance plan.  I did everything the tech

people told me to do.  Finally one of them asked me which browser I was using.  I told her Edge of course.  After discussing other options, The only other browser I have installed is Firefox.  After switching to Firefox, all went as expected. I now many have several browsers installed and I’m wondering how many we should have.  The ins company said they recommend Chrome.

Andy Toth   I am trying to install Office 2019. The CIPCUG purchased product was downloaded and copied to CD. The new computer has no CD drive.

News Item:   Goodbye and good riddance to the 16:9 aspect ratio

News Item:   LG considers exiting smartphones in 2021

News Item:   Microsoft Edge gets a password generator, leaked credentials monitor

News Item:   EU lawmakers want Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google CEOs at Feb. 1 hearing

News Item:   Russian government warns of US retaliatory cyberattacks

News Item:   Google: We’ll shut down Australian search before we pay news sites for links

News Item:   Google agrees to pay French news sites to send them traffic

News Item:   Monkeys in Bali know how much we love our smartphones

 

 

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