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Issue #828: June 4-10, 2023

Q: My question is regarding an orange pop up that appears at the top of my screen every time I open my email in Windows 10.  It states: “Account notice: We’ve run into a problem with your Microsoft 365 subscription and we need your help to fix it.”   There is a “FIX” button and a […]

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Issue #827: May 28 – Jun 3, 2023

Q: I think you missed an educational opportunity in your Cookies and Tracking article (Geek Note: I.G.T.M. #821, April 16, 2023). Why not tell people how to search incognito so they aren’t tracked?  – Jody M.Inlet Beach, Florida A: Thanks for writing, Jody.  It wasn’t so much that I missed the opportunity as it is […]

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Issue #826: May 21-27, 2023

Geek Note: I decided to take this week’s question out of order from my queue for a couple of reasons.  First of all, I personally invited the person to write-in with the question, so it seems only right that I answer it as quickly as possible.  Second, the issue itself –the advantages and disadvantages of […]

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Issue #825: May 14-20, 2023

Q: I’m at my wits’ end! No search strategy has yielded success. I have 20 files that comprise an audiobook.  In Windows File Explorer, I wish to change ONE attribute for all 20 to the same value, say TITLE OF BOOK. All I’m able to do now is right-click on each file, click PROPERTIES, then […]

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Issue #824: May 7-13, 2023

Q:  I know you have answered this question before, but I have difficulty finding the answer in your column’s history because of my weak skills. Can you please give the number of the column which explains the procedure? – William K.Fort Walton Beach, Florida A: I had a little difficulty decoding your self-referential question, William.  […]

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Issue #823: Apr 30 – May 6, 2023

Happy Star Wars Day, Geeks!  I’m sure you all are familiar with the basis for this sentiment – specifically, “May the fourth be with you!” – that malapropism send-up of the famous line from George Lucas’s Star Wars movie.  Now, I don’t harbor any false allusions that you are actually reading this on the fourth […]

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Issue #821: April 16-22, 2023

Q: I have Avast Premium Security, which notifies me periodically of a tracking cookie, in anticipation of me registering for another program. Is there any way for me to recognize a tracking cookie?  – James M.Fort Walton Beach, Florida A: Whew!  Seldom have I seen a question so full of unasked questions.  Well, I think […]

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Issue #820: April 9-15, 2023

Q: My question is regarding Windows Hello, which seems to be required to use the Microsoft Store. I do not have a PIN and I don’t know where to get one. The app just goes round and round with questions that go back to this PIN, even when I say I don’t have one or […]

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Issue #819: April 2-8, 2023

Q: When you open a pdf file using Adobe Acrobat, the file’s actually open and you cannot change any attributes. I need to do this many times because files names are not as descriptive as I need them to be; some default names are actually cryptically non-descriptive. I have found that I can right click […]

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Issue #818: Mar 26 – Apr 1, 2023

It’s dealer’s choice this week, and I’ve selected a hot topic that I’ve wanted to talk about for a while now.  I’m talking about Artificial Intelligence, or AI for short.  AI is not exactly new – it’s been around in one shape or form for decades.  But recent developments in AI have made worldwide headlines, […]

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