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Issue #774 – Publication Week: May 22-28, 2022

Q: Hi Geek, I have a fairly new HP laptop with Windows 10. I use Bitdefender Antivirus Plus and use the VPN when I’m away from home. The company sent out an ad about new capability called Anti-tracking and Ad Blocking. Just went into the settings and enabled them to see if they worked. When […]

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Issue #773: May 15-21, 2022

Q: Lately I’ve been getting 10+ junk emails every day. I mark them junk and block sender, but the email addresses are just random letters and numbers, so that doesn’t work. There’s something similar about them. I’ve attached a sample of 2 via a screenshot. They all contain email.teamsnap.com. Any advice?  – Marianne K.Destin, Florida […]

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Issue #772: May 8-14, 2022

Q: Thank you for putting on Geek Lights again. It was very enjoyable as usual, and I’m sure the gift to CALM that you facilitated will do much good to provide new starts for mothers in need.  Thank you for your column. I have heard/read that one of the things hackers can do with a […]

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Issue #771: May 1-7, 2022

Q:  I have a Dell Inspiron laptop that just stopped working. It won’t turn on when I depress the on switch. I changed the battery and power cable so it’s not those two items. Please help! – Wayne S.Hampton, Virginia A:  Well, I have to say, Wayne, that doesn’t seem like much to work with. […]

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Issue #770: April 24-30, 2022

Q:  I very much enjoy your column and read it each time it appears. I run Windows 10 on an HP laptop and Google Chrome is my web browser. When I try to play YouTube videos all I get is what looks like Greek to me. Maybe its lines of code, but I don’t know. […]

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Issue #769: April 17-23, 2022

Q: Answering your call for questions. I already asked this same question of you before during your last call many months ago, so I’ll make it brief… how do I go about installing and playing older legacy DOS/early Windows games like 95 and XP on my Win 10 computer? Games like Return to Zork, Myst […]

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Issue #768: April 10-16, 2022

Q: I have a student who needs to set up wireless access in a new apartment. This would be used by two people, for school, movies and light gaming. I have two questions. We can get a cable modem with wireless from our Internet Service Provider. My experience (years ago) was that the wireless that […]

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Issue #767: April 3-9, 2022

Q: I have a 2021 Gateway solid state drive laptop. I was using it to stream to my TV with a HDMI cable. Somehow my computer became really slow and then unresponsive. I disconnected the cable, but that didn’t help. I had to perform a recovery using my external backup drive. Which brings up another […]

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Issue #766: Mar 27 – Apr 2, 2022

Q: I have my own domain that I use for email. On my Android phone, I get my email, but the Outlook 365 calendar does not sync with the phone and I have to use a third-party app to accomplish this. Is there a way to have the Outlook calendar sync with my phone natively? […]

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Issue #765: March 20-26, 2022

Q: Last year when I was in the hospital for an operation, my wife bought me a Chromebook to use. It connected easily to free wi-fi there, and I was able to browse the Internet, get email, etc. When I got home, I was unable to connect to my home wi-fi. The error message was […]

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