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Issue #676: July 5-11, 2020

Q: My basic question is how do I configure my three desktops so that they do not force me to use a password? When I set them up (at three different times) I deliberately did not want them to require passwords. I leave them on all the time and they get automatic Windows updates. This […]

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Issue #675: June 28 – July 4, 2020

Q: Regarding my question you responded to in Issue #624, July 7-13, 2019. I believe you by chance solved my problem using the advice in todays issue (Online Searches) (Geek Note: I.G.T.M. #670, May 24-30, 2020). My problem was with my browser. I switched browser to MicroSoft Edge and this solved the problem. I think […]

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Issue #674: June 21-27, 2020

Q: About every two weeks, the volume on my PC running Windows 10 will become greatly diminished so that I have to turn the volume up to maximum to hear videos, music, etc. The only solution that I discovered to correct this is to revert to a restore point that had good volume. I suspect […]

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Issue #673: June 14-20, 2020

Geek Note:  This is going to be a rather unusual column. I don’t usually accept requests for specific businesses or products.  However, I believe this question merits exception to those rules.  If anyone local to the Fort Walton Beach, Florida area knows of, or is a business that can help, contact me either via my […]

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Issue #672: June 7-13, 2020

Q: Hello, Mr. Geek! I often forward interesting YouTube videos to some friends, and one of them just told me “Keith, when you send these neat U tube things, I get an announcement that says, basically, you are not authorized to view this thing. Any way around that? I don’t know anything about his computer […]

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Issue #672a – Special to ION Magazine: June, 2020

Q: Why is there no third-party testing of 5G to ensure it is safe and not a danger as being reported, including being banned in much of Europe? – Joseph H.City Unknown A: I’m going to sidestep the part of your question that asks “Why,” Joseph.  I think it is a bit presumptuous to state […]

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Issue #671: May 31 – Jun 6, 2020

Q: During the COVID 19 stay-at-home period, we have enjoyed the many free online entertainment services such as the Met Opera nightly streaming videos, similar BroadwayHD musicals, etc., but all efforts to make wireless Screen Mirroring/Miracast work using my laptop have proved futile. I have to revert to a 15′ HDMI cable strung along the […]

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Issue #670: May 24-30, 2020

Q: My Verizon Samsung Galaxy S8 sometimes won’t let me open items I receive via email. It says I need to install JavaScript in my browser. Trouble is I don’t know which browser my phone uses as default. I search the web using both Edge and Chrome.   When I Google “Install JavaScript” I don’t […]

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Issue #669: May 17-23, 2020

Q: I use Windows 10 and almost every time I shut down it says wait for updates. Is there a way to turn this automatic off and do it when I’m ready? Sometimes it happens when I turn it on too. – Joanne B.Niceville, Florida A: Great topic, Joanne!  If there’s one thing that users […]

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Issue #668: May 10-16, 2020

Q: I’ve followed your column for several years while living in Okaloosa County, and still follow it from time-to-time now that I live in Leon County. Thank you for your research and perspectives! I have joined my staff in working from home and began addressing email and scheduling through RDP. It did not work well […]

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