Author Archives: Toby Scott

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 142

Andy Toth: 1. My android phone updated again. It transferred all my contacts to the google contacts app from my LG contacts app. It also deleted How do I disable the google contact app? 

Andy Toth: 2. I got tired of clicking no and by accident I have my photos going to the google photo app. How do I have my photos go to a folder on the SD card. I cannot seem to find how to disable it. 

Andy Toth: A final note. When my phone updated, I also lost numerous photos that were copied from photos last year and then deleted. They all disappeared with this update. Back to my offline archives but how can I stop the deletion process. Google does not forget. Most malware and viruses are more benign than google.

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Q&A with CIPCUG: Session 141

                 Samsung Fold

Michael Megowan   What are your thoughts on the new Norton 360 VPN?

Fred Krueger   where do I go in settings to keep my computer from restarting after a power outage

Bart Koslow   I just tried to open the downloaded April TOE on my computer and and the latest version of AVG deleted it as a virus.. Toby, please discuss this matter at our next meeting. I will bring it up.

Craig Ladd   I found Found I had the TOE on my computer. Updated AVG and and then ran Scans using AVG and Malwarebytes with no issues or problems.

News Item:   As Alexa’s secret human army is revealed, we ask: Who else has been listening in on you?

News Item:   Could the Samsung Galaxy Fold Be Worth It?

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News Item:   Microsoft says hackers were able to view Outlook.com emails

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 140

Fred Krueger   I bought a remote HDMI switch, but the IR pickup for the remote for the hdmi switch seems to only have a range of only 4 t0 5 feet.

 

K Edward Lynch   My mouse got jumpy and jerky a week ago… driver says it’s current and OK.  Mouse is wireless, laser which  looks clean, batteries are fresh.

 

Lisa Toth   Sometimes when I click on a link, it appears that the link didn’t work. Sometimes I’ve clicked 5 or 6 times on different parts of the link as I’ve discovered that some links have only a small area that is actually clickable.  Suddenly I notice that the internet icon in the system tray is blinking. When I click on that, there is a page for each time I clicked. I’ve had quite a few at times. LOL

 

News Item:   UK Wants to Hold Companies Liable for Harmful Online Behavior

 

News Item:   Dozens of Credit Card Info Skimming Scripts Infect Thousands of Sites

 

News Item:   Microsoft Released the Windows 10 May 2019 Update to Insiders.  Latest expected date for Windows Update 1903 is late May

 

News Item:   Sextortion Scams Now Using Password Protected Evidence Files

 

Q&A with CIPCUG session 139

5G wireless

John Weigle   I was using my laptop today and checked on security. I couldn’t find what used to be the usual spot to update the Windows 10 anti-virus program. Just to be sure I had something in the way of an A-V program, I installed Avast’s free version and had no problems. Is the old program dead or just well hidden?

K Edward Lynch   how do you stop Windows from rearranging icons on desktop???

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News Item:   Windows 10 April 2019 Update Almost Ready

News Item:   Oracle Sends Warning Emails About Paid-for Critical Java 8 Update

News Item:   5G wireless technology is coming to Ventura County — not everyone is happy about it

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 138

Facebook safe

Lisa Toth   I want to migrate from windows live mail to the latest ms mail in Office 365.  I have seen a note somewhere that Outlook and Mail are the some program. However, mail, “where my contacts moved to w/out my permission. looks entirely different from Outlook 365. Can I merge them or move my contacts from ‘Mail’ to ‘Outlook 365?

Fred Krueger   What can you report about credit Karma?  I think, they get their info from the three major ones

Lisa Toth   What is your current feelings about the tablets available now? Tablets are almost computers now but I have trouble with the ones I have.  Some things are just easier on my laptop.  What is your current feelings about the tablets available now?

Fred Krueger   I hooked up an amazon cube and had to use a hdmi switch. The problem is the IR remote will not work more than 3 to 4 feet away from the pickup. 

Norbert Bob Gostischa    Facebook has never been “safe”

News Item:   Change your Facebook password

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