Wednesday, December 12, 2018

6 Dec Questions and Answers

Topics of the Day

Quickies:
    Never call the phone number on a webpage that says your computer is infected.  It's the well-known Tech Support Scam. <link>
    The new US-301 is supposed to be open 1 Jan 2019.  It is electronic tolls only: $4 at the DE/MD line by EZ-Pass or $5.60 by mailed toll to the car license on record.  Details here:  <link>  A nice 'fly-over' video is here:  <link>

Beginner Q&As:
     Favorities & Bookmarks  (Just ask Google!  <link>)
     What’s a “PDF?”
     Click vs. Double-Click
     Make the Mouse Pointer Easier to See  <link>
     Can you play Chess Titans on Win10?  Yes!  <link>

A little more techie Q&Ss:
    Make your Christmas address labels with Mail Merge.  Here's a PDF with instructions:  <link>
    HDDs vs. SSDs - the easiest way to speed up a PC!
    The Ccleaner Saga - I still like it, but it drops off my 'recommended' list.  Use v5.40 <link>
    What does it mean? - "Windows 10 is supported for the life of the machine."
    Win10 Feature Update(s) - What interests me, the rest, eh :-/  <link>
    Verizon FiOS - read the fine print.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Next! (Or actually, the first in a while)

Topics of the day

Tech News:

* We've now got a new-to-us B&N "Nook" ereader in our lending library.
* Google now signs you into Chrome without asking.  And remembers you email address.
* Freezing your credit reports at the Big 3 is now free.
* California passed a Net Neutrality bill and gets sued.  By the Federal Government!
* Microsoft withdraws the Windows 10 October update due to customer data loss.
* Did Google hide Google+ data breech?  90% of user sessions in Google+ were <90 seconds.
* The Tesla 3 is the 4th best selling sedan in 3Q 2018, beating all US brands.
* There is a kit to make the Toyota Prius Prime self-driving. (Less than it appears.)

Is this a Phish?  How to dissect and research an unknown email.
Spam or Not?  Email examples: Unsubscribe, Spam, Ignore or Delete?
Dark Patterns Video.  Yes, they are trying to trick you



Links:
* Free eReader program:  https://calibre-ebook.com/
* Google Chrome Login:  https://www.theverge.com/2018/9/24/17895536/google-chrome-69-log-in-sync-password-user-data-privacy
* Free Credit Freeze:   https://askbobrankin.com/alert_freeze_your_credit_files_for_free.html
    https://www.techsupportalert.com/content/how-freeze-your-credit-free.htm
* Net Neutrality:  https://www.npr.org/2018/10/01/653232831/doj-sues-california-over-new-net-neutrality-rules
* Windows 10 1809 Feature update:  https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-pulls-windows-10-october-update-version-1809/
    https://askbobrankin.com/warning_dont_click_this_button.htm
    https://askleo.com/microsoft-we-deserve-better/
* Google problem with Google+: https://www.theverge.com/2018/10/8/17951914/google-plus-data-breach-exposed-user-profile-information-privacy-not-disclosed
* Best selling Tesla 3:  https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-10-03/tesla-s-model-3-is-becoming-one-of-america-s-best-selling-sedans 
* Toyota Prius Prime can drive itself:  https://comma.ai
* Find where an email really came from:  https://whatismyipaddress.com/trace-email * If you're hacked:  https://askleo.com/email_hacked_7_things_you_need_to_do_now/
* Driver Booster (driver updater):  https://www.iobit.com/en/driver-booster.php But beware the 'dark patterns!"
* Dark Patterns Video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxkrdLI6e6M - The one shown.
   Longer, more detailed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zaubGV2OG5U
   Article:  https://lifehacker.com/how-to-notice-and-avoid-dark-patterns-online-1827734449

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

iPhoto and iPhones

Presented by Charlie Boss on September 20, 2018