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Issue #709: February 21-27, 2021

Q: My wireless printer HP 8130 is new. When I set it up, I could print without any issues. Now my laptop says my printer is offline. My printer shows that it is connected to the Wi-Fi and has no issues. The Wi-Fi is the same one my laptop is connected to. How do I […]

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Issue #708: February 14-20, 2021

Q: I have a mesh Wi-Fi system (Amplifi) set up in my home. The router has a wired connection to my ISPs modem. My computer also has a wired connection to the modem. Recently I bought a new printer and set up wireless printing with my computer. Unfortunately, when the computer is using the wired […]

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Issue #707: February 7-13, 2021

Q: I tried to log into my Quicken software which I have had on my computer since the 90″s. My last version was 2014. When it came up, it was a different Quicken screen asking for all types of private information before I could continue with a new version (I believe it was dated 2017). […]

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Issue #706: Jan 31 – Feb 6, 2021

Q: Came to Destin, using Wi-Fi from condo building (every condo unit has own router, all have same password.) Hubby noticed someone “took over” his computer, visited different websites, etc. We actually saw the cursor move, etc.  Husband hooked up with a VPN, and thought we had solved the problem, but it happened again today. […]

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Issue #705: January 24-30, 2021

Geek Note: I swear to you, my dear Geeks, that the appearance of the below question at this particular time is a mere coincidence, and was in no way motivated by anything you may have seen in the news recently about Facebook locking accounts, or anything of that nature.  In fact, in the interest of […]

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Issue #704: January 17-23, 2021

Q: I have old DVDs containing videos I took over the years of my daughter and grandchildren. I want to save them on my iMac hard drive to a) preserve them and b) enable viewing on my TV. via my Apple TV device. Currently, I have my Apple TV set up so that I can […]

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Issue #703: January 10-16, 2021

Geek Note: As the new year picks up steam, I want to close the books on some unfinished business from 2020.  So, pardon me while I do a little early spring cleaning and publish some bits and pieces that didn’t make it to the column anywhere else. • • •  Near the end of August, […]

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Issue #702: January 3-9, 2021

Q: Each morning I get up, get my cup of coffee and sit down to scan the newspaper before I start my day. Problem, about every 3rd day I sit and wait for about 10 – 15 minutes while the little wheel goes round and round and msg says “wait updating.” I have a Samsung […]

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Issue #701: Dec 27, 2020 – Jan 2, 2021

Greetings, my dear readers, and welcome to the last edition of It’s Geek To Me for the year 2020.  It has been an amazing roller coaster of a year for all of us.  As I read somewhere since this all began, we are not all in the same boat, but we are all subject to […]

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Issue #700: December 20-26, 2020

Q: I think that it was after doing something with iCloud that I got this problem. When I turned on my computer again, I got a black screen and this message “Fatal application initializing error. The application failed to initialize. Settings database cannot be constructed properly.” The worst part is it seems to have cleaned […]

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