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Q&A with CIPCUG Session 129

Samsung folding phone demo

Fred Krueger   Would it be possible to have a cell phone without having to have it hooked to a provider. And how would you get a usable number for that phone?

Jerry Crocker   5G hype? Any good?

John Norbutas   Sometimes when I’m on the internet at a web page and I click on a link, I go directly there. Other times, I get a new tab opened. And occasionally, I get another browser page loaded. I like two browser pages open because I can split screen them. Is there a way that I can control which happens?

Jerry Crocker   Samsung foldable demo-phone? What is it?

News Item:   John Weigle:   Inept government officials do it again.

News Item:   https://haveibeenpwned.com/Passwords

News Item:   Dutch Surgeon Wins Landmark ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Case

News Item:   Free VPN Risk Index: Android Apps

News Item:   Amazon, Apple, Others Hit with GDPR Complaints, €18.8B Maximum Penalties

News Item:   Google hit with $50m GDPR fine over ads

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 128

Windows 7 Share gets patched

Andy Toth   If the drive my OneDrive folder is in crashes, are the files in the cloud left intact?

Lisa Toth   You told me about the cntrl-scroll button to enlarge things. This works pretty well except when I want to make things the normal size again sometimes the pictures get smaller and the print becomes minuscule!

John Weigle   I have Publisher 2013 and Publisher from Office 365. I have a file that can be opened by only one of them.

Andy Toth   I’ve moved from Thunderbird to Outlook 365. Thunderbird EML files are not readily importable to Outlook (eml vs. pst formats).

News Item:   US Carriers Promise Again to Stop Selling Customer Location Data

News Item:   Microsoft Releases Update to Fix Windows 7 Share Issues

News Item:   Mozilla to Disable Flash Plugin by Default in Firefox 69

News Item:   Firefox 65 to Show Certificates Used in Man-in-the-Middle SSL Attacks

News Item:   U.S. Government Shutdown Leaves Its Sites with Expired TLS Certificates

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 127

New Amazon Key delivers to garage

Fred Krueger   How do I import contacts to Vivaldi e-mail, I am having some difficulty.

Andy Toth   I’ve installed Office 365 on four win10 Home computers. Files I move to the OneDrive quick access or OneDrive folder now exist in the others and are synced automatically.  Except for the quick access, no OneDrive folder in the local folder system was created. If I copy a file to OneDrive folder quick access I have to right click the file on the local drive and select keep local and sync. If I unlink this PC, the OneDrive the quick access folder is removed and I have to reinstall to get it back.

News Item:   Microsoft Pulls Office 2010 January 2019 Updates After Excel Blunder.

News Item:   AT&T, Dish, Comcast all raising cable TV rates to counter cord-cutting.

News Item:   Amazon will soon offer to deliver packages to your garage so they don’t get stolen.

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 126

OneDrive

Roger Houston   Both of my Win 10 PC’s are locked from me. Seems that they are in an endless loop. Been over 3 hours. Could this be the win 1809 update? How long does it take? I am tempted to force a reboot, but will wait a couple more hours.

Andy Toth   Lisa and I both enter into Quicken. Currently we use/share the folder on her drive and I save backup to my OneDrive which she has access. Quicken has the option of opening a file. The issue is it does not recognize the OneDrive drive. Is there some way to get quicken to list this drive in its folder listing? I am using Quicken 2013 home and office.

Lisa Toth   How can I get rid of the little boxes that pop up on the left side of my FaceBook page telling me someone has posted something.

Lisa Toth   I need an explanation about RSS feeds and the like. I don’t know what happens after I select to receive something that way. How do I access the content I want etc.

Sandy Tsutsui-Trujillo   What do you recommend to replace winzip

News Item:   Beware of American Express Emails With Attached Phishing Form

News Item:   California utilities panel cancels planned ‘text tax’ vote after FCC rules that texting is an ‘information service’

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 125

Sextortion: Don’t fall for it.

Craig Ladd:   Clean Master for android – posts say use this app for optimizing storage – miscellaneous data works great, does it?

Roger Houston:   I thought LastPass was a Microsoft product. Now it seems to be from: LogMein.

News Item:   The Pew Research Center has found that more adults get their news from social media than newspapers.

News Item:   Pressing F7 in the Command Prompt Lists Previously Entered Commands

News Item:   Sextortion Emails now Leading to Ransomware and Info-Stealing Trojans

News Item:   How apps pay for free apps

Q&A Session 124

 John Weigle   I’m having problems using Save or Save As with the latest Word update. Either I forgot to save my stamp column for The Star this week or completely lost where the heck it went when I did save it.

John Weigle   If I try to save a Thunderbird email or email attachment on the My Documents folder (it’s on my E: drive, not the C: drive), I end up saving things to a folder on the desktop and then moving them to where I wanted to put them in the first place.

Steve Costello   How to get Samsung Galaxy S9 to stop random alarms

Craig Ladd   Talk about net neutrality.

Roger Houston   How to stop a GS-9 from reading out loud any texts, maybe emails.

Sandy Tsutsui-Trujillo   Someone asked how to stop their phone from automatically reporting the places they go.

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 124

samsung galaxy 9

John Weigle   I’m having problems using Save or Save As with the latest Word update. Either I forgot to save my stamp column for The Star this week or completely lost where the heck it went when I did save it.

John Weigle   If I try to save a Thunderbird email or email attachment on the My Documents folder (it’s on my E: drive, not the C: drive), I end up saving things to a folder on the desktop and then moving them to where I wanted to put them in the first place.

Steve Costello   How to get Samsung Galaxy S9 to stop random alarms

Craig Ladd   Talk about net neutrality.

Roger Houston   How to stop a GS-9 from reading outloud any texts, maybe emails.

Sandy Tsutsui-Trujillo   Someone asked how to stop their phone from automatically reporting the places they go.

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 123

The unavoidable

Fred Krueger   I use Netgear routers and a Netgear extender to get Amazon Prime and other channels to my TV. I have an older router laying around that I discovered.  Would that router work better than an extender? It is a Netgear d3000.

Bob G:   I did mention that the only way to keep an Amazon Echo  secure was to not plug it in and not connect it to wifi. 🙂 Don’t feel bad, I didn’t listen to my advice either.

News Item:   The People of Ohio Can Now Pay Their Taxes in Bitcoin

News Item:   According to Adobe Analytics, shoppers are expected to spend $7.8 billion on Cyber Monday,

News Item:   Half of all Phishing Sites Now Have the Padlock

News Item:   Chrome and Firefox Developers Aim to Remove Support for FTP

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 122

Paid VPN vs Free VPN

Fred Krueger   I have router with dual capability and it seems always to use only the 2 GHz range. why is that?

Judy Griffin   About free VPNs; I have several computers and would like to save some money by not having to buy one for each PC.

News Item:   Washington Post offers invalid cookie consent under EU rules

News Item:   Russia: We did not hack the US Democrats. But if we did, we’re immune from prosecution

News Item:   Chip Cards Fail to Reduce Credit Card Fraud in the US

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 121

Youtube CEO says impossible to comply with new EU demands on copyright laws

Fred Krueger   Today I keep getting error 461 code whenever I click on something on a page in yahoo mail, usually it is just looking for more info on something. What is this code 461? This is after our internet was down for about 30 hrs. I assume due to the fire.

News Item:  Beware of “Unofficial” Sites Pushing Notepad2 Adware Bundles

News Item:  U.S. Secret Service Warns ID Thieves are Abusing USPS’s Mail Scanning Service

News Item:  Patch Tuesday Today

News Item:  YouTube CEO Says EU’s Proposed Copyright Regulation Financially Impossible

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