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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

 

 

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 232

Craig Ladd   Never heard of Signal messaging – what can they offer

Lisa Toth   How can I fix the way FB is displaying on my Surface Pro?

News Item:   Hackers bypassed MFA to access cloud service accounts

News Item:   The Internet’s Biggest Darknet Just Got Taken Down

News Item:   Tech replaces a car’s instrument panel with a holographic display

News Item:   Samsung inadvertently uses iPhone to tweet Galaxy promo

News Item:   Russia may fine citizens who use SpaceX’s Starlink Internet service

News Item:   Investigation into Google’s ‘Privacy Sandbox’ browser changes

News Item:   France’s online ad lobbies file antitrust complaint against Apple

News Item:   French lawmakers pass controversial bill that restricts the publication of images of police

News Item:   Angela Merkel in surprising reaction to Trump’s Twitter ban

News Item:   Walking on leash breached Quebec’s Covid curfew

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 231

Lisa Toth   There is a move afoot to leave FB for other social sites promising not to monetize  subscribers.

News Item:   WhatsApp: Share your data with Facebook or delete your account

News Item:   Wi-Fi’s biggest upgrade in decades is starting to arrive

News Item:   Bitcoin soars to $40,000, doubling in less than a month

News Item:   Researchers close in on ‘universal’ flu vaccine as COVID-19 fight takes priority

News Item:   Chip Shortage Hits Global Automakers

News Item:   Sci-Hub Founder Criticizes Sudden Twitter Ban Over  “Counterfeit” Content

News Item:   Tesla closes day as fifth most valuable U.S. company, passing Facebook

News Item:   Lenovo’s ThinkReality AR glasses can project virtual desktops into your eyes

News Item:   The US economy lost 140,000 jobs in December.  Women lost 156,000

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 230

The Stig:  Why is anti-trust inappropriate for tech?

News Item:   Companies Are Fleeing California. Blame Bad Government.

News Item:   House overrides Trump veto, defying demand to repeal Section 230

News Item:   Your Most-Played Song of 2020 on Spotify Is … ?

News Item:   Ten-Year Long Study Confirms No Link Between Playing Violent Video Games as Early as Ten Years Old and Aggressive Behavior

News Item:   Pandemic-boosted remote workforce may be in for a shock at tax time

News Item:   Police turn to car data to destroy suspects’ alibis

News Item:   Brexit deal mentions Netscape browser and Mozilla Mail

News Item:   Are old-school magnetic tapes the data storage medium of the future?

 

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