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Q&A with CIPCUG Session 178

Andy Toth  I copied merged all contacts into a .vcf file. After the update I was missing a number of contacts. I loaded the .vcf file and recovered most. The interesting thing is when I now add a new contact. It cannot be found in a contact search. There is a icon in the lower right corner of the search page says search other contacts. The contact is available and now I can use it but it can only be retrieved by searching ‘other contacts’. Where/What is ‘other contacts’? This happens after every phone update.

Andy Toth   I am trying to determine what software is used as the phone app on my Android phone. I have 68 apps installed, not by my doing. It was on this LG K20 phone out of the box. If my phone icon is not an installed app, what is it?

News Item:   Microsoft is giving up on Windows on the PC  and rolling out its Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD).

News Item:   Mozilla Adds Additional DNS-Over-HTTPS Provider to Firefox

News Item:   Microsoft Outlook for the Web to Support Sending Email As Alias

News Item:   How to Run Classic and Chromium Microsoft Edge Side-by-Side

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 176

Lisa Toth   When Andy was trying to prepare my computer somehow he uninstalled Windows office 365.  When log into OneDrive, it says I need to associate a program with the file. I have no idea how to do this.

Fred Krueger   I have been trying to speed up my computer by cleaning out things I do not use or need. Do you have any suggestions for me and anyone that might also be interested?

Common Question:  Do you know about . . .?

Lisa Toth   Is there an app to compare what is in One Drive with what is on my Seagate backup?

News Item:  Microsoft Pushes Windows 10 Autopilot Update by Mistake

News Item:  Attackers Terrify Homeowners After Hacking Ring Devices

News Item:  Google Now Bans Some Linux Web Browsers From Their Services

News Item:   African IP Address Theft

News Item:  VISA Warns of Ongoing Cyber Attacks on Gas Pump Point-of sale Systems

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 174

Sue Nethercott   How do I convert a .mov video to a format that twitter will accept, and how do I rotate it?

News Item:  Scam Browser Notification Prompts Increased by 69% in 2019

News Item:  Over 38 Million Healthcare Records Exposed in Breaches Over 2019

News Item:  Mozilla to Block Fingerprinters by Default in Firefox 72

News Item:  Windows 10 1909 Update Causes File Explorer Issues

News Item:  Windows 10 2004 is the Next Feature Update

News Item:  It’s Way Too Easy to Get a .gov Domain Name

News Item:  Beware of Thanksgiving eCard Emails Distributing Malware

News Item:  Louisiana’s ransomware disaster far from over

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 175

Lisa Toth   A lot of my files are on both OD and my computer.  On which do I delete the files? If I delete on my computer do they delete on OD

Fred Krueger   Opened up chrome today and everything was in Russian? Why can I not get audio from my USB 2.0 port.

News Item:  FTC Warns of Ongoing Scam Spreading Scary Terrorism Allegations

News Item:  China fires denial-of-service toward Hong Kong

News Item:  Can state law be published behind a paywall?

News Item:  Microsoft Starts Forced Feature Updates on Windows 10 1809

News Item:  Microsoft Enhances Tracking Prevention in Microsoft Edge 79

News Item:  Over 30,500 Online Piracy Sites Shut Down in Global Operation

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 173

Lisa Toth   I thought I had successfully transferred my documents to OneDrive but a lot of stuff did not go. Mostly in the documents file.  I don’t want or need everything but there is enough that it would take a long time to open each one and save it to the cloud.  I have an external drive and I am thinking I should put everything on that and then do it from there with the drive attached to my surface.

Lisa Toth   With my tablets, I would press the on off button just enough to turn off the screen. I’ve done this a few times with the surface and today it occurred to me that may not be good for it.. Any thoughts?

Lisa Toth   Office 365.  We have it.  When the Surface Pro 7 came, it came with office not 365.  Andy uninstalled it from my Toshiba so he could install it on my Surface.  This immediately meant I don’t have email etc.  Now we are wondering if we need to uninstall the office suite that is on the Surface before we install 365.

Lisa Toth   Many of my folders in the cloud appear to be empty and should not be.

News Item:  ‘Unblockable’ web trackers have arrived

News Item:  Iran Has Shut Off its Internet

News Item:  It’s the user’s fault if a Ring camera violates your privacy according to Amazon

News Item:  Cops put GPS tracker on man’s car, charge him with theft for removing it

News Item:  Microsoft Is Adding DNS-Over-HTTPS (DoH) to Edge

News Item:  Another company is dialing back expectations for self-driving taxis

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